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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Patzer & Trenkle]
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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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        Faust

      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.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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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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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton [1908] - Hodder Sixpenny Novel. 8vo. Bound in publishers colour pictorial card wraps. Cheap paper toned, some expected wear to the fragile paperback, near repair to corner of upper cover; a very good copy. A remarkable survival; an attractive copy of a scarce Churchill sixpenny edition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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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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        Thirty-Seven Years of Big Game Shooting in Cooch Behar, The Duars, and Assam. A rough diary. [Rückentitel: A record of thirty-seven years sport].

      Bombay, Bombay, The Times Press, . 1908 - Goldgeprägter Leineneinband mit geprägter Deckelvignette, originaler Verlagseinband mit blindgeprägter Verlagsvignette rückseitig, gr-8°, xxviii, 461 S., 1 mehrfach gefaltete, farbige Karte, 158 s/w Abbildungen auf Tafeln und im Text, 2 zusätzliche Abbildungen nicht im Verzeichnis; -Einband stärker berieben und bestossen, einzelne Seiten randrissig und mit kleineren Knickspuren, vereinzelte Kritzeleien, Bindung restauriert/ gilt stamped cloth, large 8vo, xxviii, 461 pp, 1 coloured folding map, 158 b/w illustrations on plates and within the text, 2 illustrations between pages 96/97 not listed, title printed in red and black; -cover worn and bumped, some pages torn, very few markings, binding restored.

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        Ice-bound Heights of the Mustagh An account of two seasons of pioneer exploration and high climbing in the Baltistan Himalaya.

      London Archibald Constable & Co 1908 - First edition. 8vo. (24.5 x 17 cms), pp xv, 444, 170 illustrations, some coloured, some full-page, including 3 photogravure portraits, 2 folding maps, original green pictorial cloth gilt, worn at extremities, spine rubbed, a good copy. Account of the authors' 1902-3 expedition in the Baltistan Himalayas. They explored the Chogo Lungma Glacier and later reached the Nushik La from the Hoh Lumba Glacier. All the impressive illustrations are from the authors own photographs. Mrs Workman established a new world height record for women (c.23,000 ft) when she climbed the Pinnacle Peak during a later expedition in 1906. She was aged 47. Neate W123; Yakushi (1994), W229. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die menschliche Komödie. 16 Bände. (Ledereinband).

      Leipzig, Insel Verlag 1908 (-1911) - Rote Ganzleder-Einbände auf 5 Zierbünden, Rückentitel, Bandbezeichnung und Deckelvignette in Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt. Einbände und Schnitte leicht fleckig. Wohl ungelesen. Minimale Beschabungen ein einigen Bänden. Alle Bände von sehr guter Erhaltung. zus. ca. 6500 Seiten. Deutsch 7000g

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        Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest

      1908. Edition De LuxeOne of Five Hundred Copies Signed by Edmund Dulac[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies (this being #0000) signed by Edmund Dulac. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 9 inches; 280 x 225 mm.). xxiv, 143, [1] pp. Forty color plates, including frontispiece, mounted on dark green art paper with captioned tissue guards. Five black and white headpieces for each act. Publisher's full vellum with gilt lettering, vignette, and decoration. Some light marginal foxing, later silk ties. An excellent copy housed in the original white cardboard slipcase (repaired)."Dulac... was working on illustrations for The Tempest which Hodder and Stoughton were to release at Christmas as one of a series of Shakespeare plays on quarto volumes... Dulac's illustrations were much brighter... His feeling for the picture as a whole seemed more convincing and showed greater human understanding as the illustrations moved beyond stage scenes and became mood pictures or tone poems..."Dulac's greater assurance in The Tempest was manifested on many beautifully observed scenes" (White, p. 36).Hughey 19.

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        The Wind in The Willows

      U S Charles Schribners Sons 1908 - First American Edition. Very Slight Foxing Uncut Pages Bound in 1/2 Morocco and Marbled Boards VG. [Attributes: 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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        Ausgeführte Bauten und Studien von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz, Köln - Widmung und Signatur von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz an Dr. Cremer

      DuMont, Köln 1908 - Inhalt: Bauten der Kölnischen Zeitung. Haus Regierungsrat Dr. Best. Landhaus Geh. Regierungsrat Schmandt. Landhaus Oberlandesgerichtsrat Braubach. Haus Geh. Kommerzienrat Max Mueller. Wohnhaus Kommerzienrat Dr. Josef Neven DuMont. Wohn- und Geschäftshaus Hohenzollernring 62. Haus Benauen bei Rösrath des Rittergutbesitzers Felix Mayer. Wohnräume von Müller Erkelenz, Hohenzollernring 80. Haus Froitzheim Heumarkt 10. Wohnhaus Neven DuMont Overstolzenstraße 5-13. geschäftshaus Schmitz-Schlagloth, Hohe Straße (Kempinskihaus), Villa Rudolf Diehl, Lindenthal, Geschäftshaus Neven DuMont, Breite Straße, Metropoltheater Köln, Westdeutsche Asphaltwerke, Deutz, Villa Frau direktor Joly, Kleingedankstraße u.a.m. ca. 200 S. Mit zahlreichen s/w-Photographien, Plänen und Rissen. Pappschuber wenig bestoßen, leicht berieben, kaum angeschmutzt, Einband und Rücken gering bestoßen, sauber, Schnitt wenig angebräunt, sauber, Seiten kaum lichtrandig, sauber, Gesamtzustand gut. Auf fl. Vorsatz handschr. Widmung und Signatur von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz an Dr. Cremer, datiert Köln 26. Nov. 1909. (Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz, 1878-1945, deutscher Architekt, mehrjähriger Mitarbeiter von Carl Moritz, nach seiner Niederlassung als Freier Architekt 1904 in Köln, baute er hier zahlreiche Wohngebäude für Gesellschaften, Hotels, Firmengebäude, Kaufhäuser und Villen.) Size: 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Verlag IL Kunst, Literatur & Antiquariat]
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        THE NAVY GIRL, Class Of 1911

      C. Allan GIlbert 1908 - Original artwork, pastel on paper/stock. Image: 18 1/2" x 26"; frame:24" x 33". Signed in graphite, and dated. In mid-20th century wood frame, with acrylic glaze. Dominant colors are blue, brown, gold, flesh, white and sky blue. Shows an art nouveau woman, in naval overcoat, in profile, with the navy symbols of anchors and propeller behind her. The propeller has written on its blades " '11, USNA". An eagle sits atop the symbol. *** Charles Allan Gilbert (1873-1929) was a well-known illustrator, perhaps best known for his early work titled ALL IS VANITY, a double image of a woman admiring herself in a mirror, which, when viewed from a distance appears to be a skull. Gilbert drew VANITY as an 18 year old art student, eventually selling it 10 years later in 1902, to LIFE. He then was an established artist, drawing covers for various magazines, like LADIES HOME JOURNAL, etc. This work, THE NAVY GIRL, was used by the US Naval Academy's cadets for their class of 1911 as a Christmas card. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE IRON HEEL.

      Girard, Kansas: Appeal to Reason, 1908. First edition thus. Wear to spine ends, mended tear at center of spine, covers clean and cover design bright, clean text. Original dark blue pictorial cloth decorated in light blue and gilt, octavo, xiv, [1], 354 pp. + 4 pages ads at rear. Binding and cover design is the same as the Macmillan first edition, except for the absence of any publisher name at foot of spine. Title page is a cancel, with "1908 / APPEAL TO REASON / Girard, Kansas" at foot of title page (instead of Macmillan, 1908 imprint), copyright page (verso) is identical to the Macmillan first printing with "Published February, 1908" in publishing line and Norwood Press, etc. at bottom of page. One of Jack London's darkest tales, a fictional account of the bloody end of American democracy. This the rare "Appeal to Reason" edition. London had offered "Appeal," a successful left wing weekly newspaper published in Girard, Kansas, the opportunity to publish The Iron Heel serially, though this did not transpire. London also extended an open offer to "Appeal" granting them permission to publish The Iron Heel free of charge "in any way they see fit." (see The Letters of Jack London, Stanford, 1988, pp. 660, 683, 751-2). This edition not noted in BAL. SIsson & Martens p. 123 (note); Woodbridge 62 (note).

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        Emigrationsutredningen. I-XX + betänkande. Bilaga 1: Nils Wohlin, Utvandringslagstiftning. 2: Utvandringsväsendet i Sverige. 3: Mormonvärfningen i Sverige. 4: Gustaf Sundbärg, Den svenska och europeiska folkrörelse- och omflyttningsstatistiken i sina hufvuddrag. 5: Gustav Sundbärg, Bygdestatistik. 6: Per Stolpe, Geografiska betingelser för näringslifvet inom Sveriges olika landsdelar. 7: Utvandrarnas egna uppgifter. Upplysningar inhemtade genom emigrationsutredningens agenter äfvensom bref från svenskar i Amerika. 8: Bygdeundersökningar: Fryksdals härad i Värmland af Karl Arvid Edin; Jösse härad i Värmland af G. Gerhard Magnusson; Vedbo och Nordmarks härader af Ernst Lundholm; Sundals, Nordals och Valbo härader af Axel Brusewitz; Väne, Flundre, Bjärke och Ale härader av Ruben Mattson; Öland af Helge Nelson. 9: Nils Wohlin, Den jordbrukande befolkningen i Sverige 1751-1900. Statistisk-demografisk studie på grundval af de svenska yrkesräkningarna. 10: Nils Wohlin, Faran af bondeklassens undergräfvande i sammanhang med de gamla arfvejordåskådningarnas upplösning, emigrationen och bondjordens mobiliering. 11: Nils Wohlin, Torpare-, backstugu- och inhyseklaserna. Öfversikt af deras uppkomst, tillväxt och aftagande med särskild hänsyn till torparklassens undegräfvande. 12: Jordstyckningen. 13: Gustaf Sundbärg, Allmänna ekonomisk data rörande Sverige. 14:Småbruksrörelsen å de Brittiska öarna samt inre kolonisationen i Preussen och Förenta staterna. Redogörelser af Gustaf F. Steffen, Paul Bergholm och A. K. Eckerbom. 15: arbetsmetoder i Amerika. Arbetsintensitet och verkstadssorganisation. 17: Utdrag ur uttalanden som till emigrationsutredningen inkommit från rikets hushållningssällskap, skogsstaten, kronolänsmän, pastorsämbeten och provinialläkare. 18: Uttalanden i emigrationsfrågan af svenska vetenskapsmän. 19: Uttalande rörande Sveriges industri, handel och sjöfart som till emigrationsutredningen inkommit från handelskamrar, handels- och sjöfartsnämnder, föreningar samt enskilda affärsmän. 20: Uppgifter rörande svenskarnas ställning i vissa främmande länder äfvensom uttalanden angående åtgärder för återinvandringen.

      Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1908-14. Nitton arbeten + betänkande bundna i sju volymer. Gröna halvklotband. Här saknas två volymer, Bilaga 16: "Det svenska folklynnet" av Gustaf Sundbärg. och registerdelen.. Emigrationsutredningen var en statlig utredning som utfördes från 1907 till 1913 som följd av emigrationen från Sverige till Nordamerika. Utredningen kom till stånd efter påtryckningar från stora opinioner i samhället som oroades över den stora utflyttningen. Utredningen leddes av den vid tiden mycket kände statistikern Gustav Sundbärg. Emigrationen ökade kring år 1900 och nådde en ny topp 1903 då 35 000 personer lämnade landet. En femtedel av alla svenskar var nu bosatta i USA. Siffrorna förblev höga till första världskriget och skrämde konservativa, som såg det som ett ifrågasättande av nationell solidaritet, och liberaler, som oroade sig för att arbetskraft nödvändig för ekonomisk utveckling gick förlorad

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton [1908], 1908. Hodder Sixpenny Novel. 8vo. Bound in publishers colour pictorial card wraps. Cheap paper toned, some expected wear to the fragile paperback, near repair to corner of upper cover; a very good copy. A remarkable survival; an attractive copy of a scarce Churchill sixpenny edition.

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        Suisse]. Soldats suisses au service etranger.

      A. Jullien 1908-1919, Genève - 8 vol. petit in-8 brochés, couvertures illustrées. Bel exemplaire complet en 8 volumes, à l'état de neuf. Tome I : Journal d'un sous-lieutenant de cuirassiers par Rilliet ; Souvenirs d'un Garde d'honneur par Cramer ; Mémoires inédits d'un Soldat prisonnier en Russie par Mayer. Tome II : Le Vainqueur des Peaux-rouges de l'Ohio par le général Bouquet ; Souvenirs des campagnes de Louis Bégos ; Un Vaudois de l'armée d'Espagne par le capitaine Maillefer. Tome III : Mémoires du Petit-Louis par Sabon ; Mémoires de Rieu ; Les Cent-jours en Belgique et en France par Rilliet. Tome IV : Aventures de guerre du capitaine Gattlen ; Vie et aventures d'un pauvre homme du Toggenbourg par Braecker ; Correspondance et Journal de Massé, garde d'honneur. Tome V : Mémoires d'un lieutenant au service de France par Maillard, tambour, maître d'armes ; Notes d'un appointé de voltigeurs par Bussy. Tome VI : Un Officier neuchâtelois au service de france L. de Marval ; Journal de Morsier ; Une affaire de recrutement au dix-septième siècle par M. Besse, soldat-recruteur. Tome VII : Souvenirs d'un chasseur de la Vieille-Garde par Lamon ; Saint-Germain, 1814 et 1816 par L. Rilliet ; Lettres d'un lieutenant de la Garde prussienne par Stürler. Tome VIII : Journal inédit du chirurgien vaudois Pictet ; Correspondance inédite du capitaine Dubois-Cattin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEYERS Großes Konversations-Lexikon Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens

      Lpz. u. Wien, Bibliogr. Inst. 1908-11.. 6. gänzl. umgearb. u. verm. Aufl. Neuer Abdruck. Bde. 1-23 (inkl. Ergänzungen/Nachträge und 2 Jahressupplementbde.). 4°. Mit zahlr. Textabb., 1522 Taf. (darunter 180 Farbtaf., zumeist Chromolith.), 343 Kartenbeilagen sowie 160 Textbeilagen im Hauptwerk (Bde. 1-20). Braune OHLdr.-Bde. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kap. tlw. eingerissen. 1 Rü. m. Fehsltelle am ob. Kap. Seemann 430 - Mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln. Mit den Jahressupplementbänden 1909/10, 1910/11.

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

      Glasgow James Maclehose and Sons 1908. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket [First Edition] Blue hardback cloth cover 400mm x 300mm (16" x 12"). 51pp + plates. 54 Reproductions in Photogravure [B/W] by J Craig Annan. Subjects include Joseph Crawhall, Sir James Guthrie, Harrington Mann, T Corsan Morton, Alexander Roche, and J Pittendrigh Macgillivray.

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        The Writings of George Eliot, Together with the Life by J.W. Cross; WITH: autograph letter signed by George Eliot as M.E. Lewes

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1908. Twenty-five octavo volumes, contemporary full blue morocco gilt, boards triple-ruled in gilt, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, pale blue endpapers, blue silk ribbon markers, top edges gilt, other edges uncut and partially unopened. Title pages printed in red and black. Illustrated with photogravures throughout text, many in color. Four-page ALS by George Eliot dated April 19, 1873 tipped into Volume I. Deluxe illustrated large-paper edition of George Eliot's writings, number 10 of 750 copies, handsomely bound at the Riverside Press. This set includes all of Eliot's major works, including Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Romola, Daniel Deronda, and Middlemarch: ?"If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.?" Also included are Eliot?'s poetry, essays, letters, and journals, as well as a short life of the author. Tipped into the first volume is a four-page 1873 letter, written by George Eliot as M.E. Lewes on her house stationery at The Priory, Regent's Park. Eliot writes on behalf of herself and her longtime companion, George Henry Lewes, seeking a country house for the fall: ?"The search for a house is always a difficulty, the precise thing one needs seeming of course to be the rarest kind. . . . We desire perfect seclusion & yet nearness to a town -- what is our house, in fact, only that our scale would be much smaller.?" The couple would eventually let a house called Blackbrook in Kent, which despite its idyllic location proved inconvenient. They reluctantly returned to London that fall: ?"In the country, the days have broad spaces, and the very stillness seems to give a delightful roominess to the hours.?" A fine set, including a handwritten letter on one of the great domestic themes by one of the great domestic novelists.

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        Les Robes de Paul Poiret racontées par Paul Iribe.

      Paris Paul Poiret 1908 - First edition, limited to 250 copies on Holland paper. 4to (30 x 33 cm), limitation page, 11 leaves with pochoir coloured illustrations by Paul Iribe, including 2 folding and 1 present twice (no. 7), publisher's beige paper boards, title to upper cover in red enclosed by black outlined oval medallion and rose garlands; glacine wrapper. Slight damage to tail of front joint and a few nicks and offsetting to fore-edge of final leaf, else an excellent copy. A handsomely produced publicity album from pioneering Parisian fashion house. Paul Poiret (1879–1944) a leading French fashion designer of the early 20th century, commissioned Paul Iribe (1883-1935), one of the pioneers of Art Deco, to design an album showcasing the innovative designs in his collection. The Japanese inspired prints with their fauvist colours and models in smiling poses caused a stir on two counts. Firstly, for going against the stiff formal attitudes which were the norm in fashion, but more so for the high waist and relaxed line of the dresses, which denounced the accepted corseted look. 'A copy was sent to each European sovereign, bearing, after the flyleaf, a personal, handsomely printed dedication. All of them were well received and much appreciated, with the sole exception of the one sent to Her Majesty the Queen of England, which was returned to me with a letter from a lady in waiting, asking me to refrain in the future from any communication of this kind. I never understood why they took it badly.' (Paul Poiret, En habillant l'époque, Paris, Grasset, 1986, p. 69) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bilderbücher. Band: Sport und Spiel.

      Köln, Schaffstein oJ. 1908. 3. - 4. Tausend. [2. Auflage] Doderer I, 413. - Ries 530. [Datierung nach Geisenheyner, Katalog 78. 2010 S. 37] 12 ganzs. Lithographien, pochoirkoloriert, (1) Bl. Verlagsanzeigen. Illustrierter Orig.-Halbleinenband, Einbanddecken und Vorsätze in Pochoirkolorit. 26 x 31 cm quer, ill. Halbleinen, an den Kanten etwas berieben, vorderes Gelenk innen etwas gelockert. Innen völlig frisch, mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, guter Zustand. Das Pochoirkolorit (von frz. \"pochoir\" = Schablone) bezeichnet eine Methode zum Einfärben von Graphiken, bei der eine Schablone aus Pappe oder Kunststoff angefertigt wird, die die zu kolorierenden Partien freilässt. Die Technik des Pochoirkolorits wurde besonders zur Erstellung von Mode-Journalen aber auch von Künstlern wie P. Picasso, M. Ernst, J. Miró und Salvador Dalí verwendet. **** Konrad Ferdinand Edmund von Freyhold (* 8. Juli 1878 in Freiburg im Breisgau; † 25. Mai 1944 ebenda) war Maler und Bilderbuchillustrator. 1927 ist er Gründungsmitglied der Badischen Sezession, mit der er an Ausstellungen in Freiburg, Stuttgart und Donaueschingen teilnimmt. Bekannt geblieben ist Freyhold durch seine buchkünstlerischen Arbeiten, die schon früh als außergewöhnlich und bahnbrechend von der Kritik eingestuft wurden. Sie sind auch nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg weiterhin als wegweisend für das moderne deutsche Bilderbuch genannt und als Reprint wieder auf den Markt gebracht worden. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Illustrierte Romane, Reisen und Abenteuer. Band 1 - 10. (= die "Erste Serie") Hrsg. von Dietrich Theden. (Bd.1: Der Fährmann am Kanadian. Mit Illustrationen von Ad. Wald. 1906; //.// Bd.2: Die beiden Jachten. Mit Illustrationen von Ad. Wald. 1906; //.// Bd.3: Um Millionen. Mit Illustrationen von Joh. Gehrts. 1907; //.// Bd.4: Haus Montague. Mit Illustrationen von Fritz Bergen., 1907; //.// Bd.5: Der Piratenleutnant. Mit Illustrationen von Richard Mahn. 1907; //.// Bd.6: Der Hochlandpfeifer. Mit Illustrationen von Hans W. Schmidt. 1907; //.// Bd. 7: Die Töchter des Konsuls. Mit Illustrationen von Max Vogel. 1907; //.// Bd.8: Das Loggbuch des Kapitäns Eisenfinger. Mit Illustrationen von Ad. Wald. 1908; //.// Bd.9: Vier Fragmente. Mit Illustra

      Leipzig, List, 1906, 1907, 1908 - je ca. 450 - 496 Seiten. Gutes Exemplar der fortlaufenden Serie. Gelenke ein w. locker. Einbände normal berieben. Private Signatur und Stempel auf dem Vorsatz. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 Illustrierte, grüne Or.-Leineneinbände. Format: 20 x 13,5cm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Sheaf of Verses. Poems by . .

      London: John and Edward Bumpus Ltd., 1908 - 8vo, original decorated pink cloth, gilt rules and lettering, t.e.g. One page of press notices about Hall's first book, and one page with a list of poems she had set to music. ?Hall's second book, a collection of about 45 poems. ? From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. Cloth a little soiled; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Writings

      Vincent Parke and Company, New York 1908 - New York: Vincent Parke and Company, 1908. Leathe bound. Ten volumes. Octavo. The Life and Writings of Thomas Paine. Containing a biography by Thomas Clio Rickman and appreciations by Leslie Stephen, Lord Erskine, Paul Desjardins, Robert G. Ingersoll, Elbert Hubbard, and Marillia M. Rickman. Edited and annotated by Daniel Edwin Wheeler.The Grand De Luxe Republic Edition of the Centenary Issue of the writings of Thomas Paine have been printed seventy-five copies which this is number 7 and signed by the editor.Bound in three quarter dark brown morocco, red cloth boards, spine gilt decorations between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, decorative brown marbled papers. Portrait illustrations frontispiece. A handsome set of an american writerand politician.

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

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

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, only printing of My African Journey, Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author. In the summer of 1907 Churchill left England for five months, making his way after working stops in southern Europe to Africa for "a tour of the east African domains." In early November, Churchill would kill a rhinoceros, the basis of the striking illustration on the front cover of the British first edition of his eventual book. By now a seasoned and financially shrewd author, Churchill arranged to profit doubly from the trip, first by serializing articles in Strand Magazine and then by publishing a book based substantially upon them. In November 1908 Hodder and Stoughton published My African Journey as a book, which was a substantial 10,000 words longer than the serialized articles. The British first edition is striking, with a vivid red binding and a prominent front cover bearing a woodcut illustration in blue, grey, and black of Churchill with his bagged white rhinoceros. The red cloth spine proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and the lovely books seem to have attracted handling, making wear and soiling the norm. Spotting is also endemic. This copy is in near very good overall condition, structurally sound and complete with cosmetic blemishes. The binding is notably square and tight with nicely rounded spine. The boards are particularly bright and clean with only light wear. What detracts from the external appearance is a soiled and stained spine with a shallow strip loss at the spine head. Nonetheless, spine gilt remains bright. The contents are complete; all illustrations and maps remain intact. Of note, the map at page 2 is tipped in as a folding map. Most first edition copies of My African Journey we have examined feature this as a tipped in map on a single, unfolded page. This folding map is exactly the same in content and scale as maps in other first edition copies, the difference being that blank one inch margins at the top and bottom of this particular map were left untrimmed after printing, and thus it was tipped into this copy with the top two inches folded over. The contents show modest, intermittent spotting and age-toning. The sole previous ownership mark is a decorative bookplate affixed to the recto of the blank sheet preceding the half title. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81.

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        Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition. 1901-1903.

      Stockholm; Paris; Berlin; London. Lithographisches Institut des Generalstabs; Haar & Steinert, A. Eichler, Succ:r.; A. Asher & Co.; Dulau & Co.1908-1921. Einzige Ausgabe. 6 Bände in 7. (Bände 4.1 u. 4.2) 27,5x22 cm. Moderne, weinrote Leinwand mit goldenem Rückentitel auf schwarzem Grund und fünf Zierbünden. Sehr guter Zustand. Fußkanten tlw. minim. berieben. Innen vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, Titel gebräunt. Mit 59 Beiträgen verschiedener Wissenschaftler u. Expeditionsteilnehmer, davon 11 auf englisch u. 4 auf französisch, die übrigen auf deutsch. Selten komplett anzutreffen. Bd. 1 (1920): Geographie, Hygiene, Erdmagnetismus Bd. 2 (1910): Meteorologie Bd. 3 (1911): Geologie und Paläontologie Bd. 4.1/2 (1908-21): Botanik Bd. 5 (1908): Zoologie I Bd. 6 (1920): Zoologie II Mit zahlreichen, tlw. farbigen Karten und tlw. farbigen lithographischen Tafeln (u. a. gefaltet). Komplett sehr selten. With 59 articles of different scientists and members of the expeditions, 11 in English, 4 in French and all the others in German. Rarely complete edition. With lots of maps (frequently in colour) and lithographic plates (sometimes folded). Nils Otto Gustaf Nordenskjöld (* 6. Dezember 1869 auf Sjögelö im Kirchenspiel Häsleby, Jönköpings län; † 2. Juni 1928 in Göteborg) war ein schwedischer Geologe an der Universität Uppsala und Polarforscher, der für seine Expedition mit dem Schiff Antarctic unter Kommando von Kapitän Carl Anton Larsenbekannt wurde. Er studierte an der Universität Uppsala und wurde 1894 zum Doktor der Geologie und später Dozent und Hilfsprofessor. 1905 wurde er zum Professor der Geografie und Ethnografie an der Universität Göteborg ernannt. Otto Nordenskjöld war der Neffe Adolf Erik Nordenskjölds, der im selben wissenschaftlichen Bereich tätig war und auch einige Expeditionen unternahm.In den Neunzigerjahren des 19. Jahrhunderts leitete Nordenskjöld mehrere mineralogische Expeditionen in Patagonien, 1898 auch nach Alaska und in das Klondike Gebiet. 1901 brach Nordenskjöld zu seiner Schwedischen Antarktisexpedition auf. Nach Zwischenhalt in Buenos Aires stieß sein Schiff, die Antarctic, bis an die Packeisgrenze vor und ließ dort Nordenskjöld und fünf Männer auf Snow Hill Island zurück, worauf sie nach Norden zurückkehrte und die Expedition im nächsten Frühjahr wieder abholen sollte. Das Schiff blieb allerdings auf dem Rückweg in die Antarktis im Packeis stecken und sank am 12. Februar 1903. Kapitän Carl Anton Larsen brachte sich mit 16 Mannschaftsmitgliedern auf der Pauletinsel in Sicherheit. Gerettet wurden die Männer vom argentinischen Schiff Uruguay (Korvette), im Dezember 1903 kehrte man nach Buenos Aires zurück. Die Expedition wurde als wissenschaftlicher Erfolg angesehen und brachte Nordenskjöld zwar großen Ruhm ein, stürzte ihn privat jedoch in tiefe Schulden. Nordenskjöld erforschte 1909 auch Grönland und kehrte Anfang der Zwanzigerjahre nach Südamerika zurück, um Chile und Peru zu erforschen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Botanik und Zoologie; Geographie; Geologie; Meteorologie; Paläonthologie; Südpol; Wissenschaft

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        Hanschens Skifahrt

      Munich: Georg W. Dietrich, [1908]. First edition. 4to. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, blue cloth spine. Olive green pictorial endpapers. Illustrated title, and first page and thirteen stunning full-page color illustrations by Elsa Beskow as well as half-page line drawings by Beskow throughout. One of Beskow's more alluring illustrated books, full of illusory feeling and interpretation. Housed in superb custom made folding case. A near fine copy.

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        Lewis Waller as Captain James Wynnegate. Original pencil drawing.

      [1908] 1908 - Pencil on card, signed; signs of adhesive on margins. 27 x 38cm. Mounted on cream card. Published in the Illustrated London News, January 1908. Frank Haviland (not to be confused with cubist painter and friend of Picasso, Frank Burty Haviland) was a regular contributor to the Illustrated London News, largely drawing portraits from the London theatres. William Waller Lewis, 1860-1915, stage name Lewis Waller, was an English actor and stage manager best known for his roles in swashbuckling romances. Despite being an accomplished Shakespearian actor, Waller was often ridiculed for his more puerile roles and the antics of his travelling fan club known as the K.O.W., Keen on Waller. Captain James Wynnegate was the main character in A White Man produced at the Lyric Theatre in early 1908. Written by the American playwright Edwin Milton Royle, the play first appeared at Wallack?s Theatre on Broadway in 1905 under its original title The Squaw Man. The story is a tale of an Englishman who escapes to the Wild West of Montana under the alias Jim Carson. After various scrapes he marries and has a son by the daughter of an Indian Chief; there is no happy ever after. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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