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        The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Vol. XVI, July-December 1908. [Rutherford and Royds: Experiments with Radium Emanation; F. Soddy: The Relation Between Radium and Uranium; J.J. Thomson: Positive Rays.]

      Taylor and Francis, London 1908 - Cloth Spine, Papered Boards. Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. July - December 1908, 984 pages, diagrams, figures, 28 plates. Cancelled copy from "Sternwarte Berlin-Babelsberg". Frontcover partially faded, but altogether a very nice copy. Contains important articles by Ernest Rutherford and T.Royds on nuclear physics: Experiments with Radium Emanation. The volume of Emanation; The Spectrum of radium Emanation (with 2 plates); The Action of Radium Emanation upon Water. Also by F. Soddy: Attempts to detect the production of helium from the primary radio Elements; The Realation between Radium and Uranium; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Geology of the Persian Gulf and the Adjoining Portions of Persia and Arabia.

      Calcutta, London & Berlin, Geological Survey of India / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Friedländer & Sohn, 1908.. 8vo. Constitutes: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, vol. 34, part 4. (8), 177, (1), VIII, (2) pp. With 17 plates (some folding, including a large folding map) and 7 text illustrations. (Bound after): Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, vol. 34, parts 1-3. IV, (4), 10, (6), 11-121, (5), 133-157, (6) pp. With numerous illustrations, plates and maps (some folding). Red library coth with giltstamped spine title.. Early, ground-breaking study based on an eight-month tour of the entire area. Includes a detailed, large-scale map of the Gulf Coast and a separate map of Bahrein. G. E. Pilgrim (1874-1943) was appointed to the Geological Survey of India in 1902, from which he retired in 1930, having been a superintendent since 1920. He was president of the Geological Section of the Indian Science Congress in 1925. During WWI he was attached as 2nd lieutenant to the 125th Napier's Rifles, and received war medals for service in Mesopotamia and Persia, 1916-19. - Slight tears to large folding map, otherwise fine. Discrete blue pale ink library stamps on reverse of folding plates of Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh; withdrawn from the Library of the University of California in Davis 1992. - Macro 1810.

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        Lyrics Pathetic And Humorous From A To Z

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1908., 1908. First Edition. Quarto. Illustrated grey paper boards, with beveled edges, and cream cloth spine. A lavishly illustrated alphabet book, it includes twenty four plates, as XYZ are represented by a single plate. Edges of boards are rubbed, particularly at corners, with some fading, and spine is tanned with a mark near top of spine. The plates are all clean and bright. One of Edmund Dulac's most enchanting works, this alphabet book includes twenty humorous limericks by Dulac, which are illustrated by the plates.

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        Distribution of Wealth, A Theory of Wages, Interest and Profits

      MACMILLAN CO, NY 1908 - ex-library, usual markings, tight binding, covers rubbed and some fraying at corners and on spine, back hinge starting to crack DATE PUBLISHED: 1908 EDITION: 442 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

      London: William Heinemann, 1908., 1908. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. 4to. Bound in recent dark brown half morocco with gilt titles and tooling to spine; retaining the publisher's original boards with gilt titles and illustration to upper; top edge gilt. With 40 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissue guards. Light foxing throughout. An attractive copy.

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        The Tempest

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1908 - A sharp copy of the 1908 signed/limited. #454 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR EDMUND DULAC on the limitation page. Handsomely bound in publisher's full-vellum with bright gilt-lettering and decoration to front panel and spine. Quarto, 144 pgs., top-edge gilt, fore-edge and bottom-edge deckled. Clean and well-preserved and VG+. 39 of the 40 plates entirely intact and immaculate. Missing onle plate though: the final plate (Prospero), opposite pg. 142. Includes the publisher's front silk tie. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        HIGASHI YAMA CHA KAI ZU ROKU: TEA ASSOCIATION OF THE EASTERNMOUNTAINS. [A Treatise on Chinese & Japanese Tea-Ceremony]

      A MOST OBSCURE ILLUSTRATED RESOURCE ON CH'AN TEAISM Kyoto 1908, - Shu Chiku Do. Brown stitched wrappers, 4 volumeset, complete, double-page leaves: 29+27+27+31, 39 doublepage illustrations, each sealed by the artist's chop in cin-nabar, bound Chinese style, 11.5 x 19.5 cm., a bright copy. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Die Maschinen-Elemente. Ihre Berechnung und Konstruktion. Mit Rücksicht auf die neueren Versuche in zwei Bänden. - Erster Band: Text. Zweiter Band: Tafeln und Tabellen.

      Leipzig, Kröner Verlag, 1908.. 10. Auflage XXIV;952 S.u.148 Bll mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen, 6 Lichtdruck-Tafeln, 65 doppelblattgr. lithogr. Tafeln und Tabellen auf 29 Seiten. 4°, Halblederbände mit Rückenvergoldung marmorierten Deckeln und marmoriertem Schnitt.. Dekorativer Stempel auf Vorsatz und im Innendeckel, Stempel auf Titel, Titelblätter fleckig. Gute Exemplare aus einer Privatsammlung. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

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        Réflexions sure la violence (Reflections on Violence).

      Libraire de "Pages libres", Paris 1908 - 1 blank leaf + TP + Dedication page + [VII]-XLIII = Introduction + [1]-257 + [259] = Printer's information, Octavo. First Edition. On the Regenerative Role of Violence in a Modern Society.Anyone assessing the significance of Georges Sorel must long reflect on whether to classify him as an abstract thinker or as a social philosopher and reformer. He was, in fact, a mixture of both, but since he was a spectator in the workers' movement and not in any way a direct participant, he is most often placed with the thinkers. He is remembered for one book - Reflections on Violence - and for his later intellectual linkage with Communism and Fascism. Although his writing touched on many subjects, Sorel's work is most originally presents a fresh interpretation of Marxism, which was deeply anti-determinist, politically anti-elitist, anti-Jacobin, and built on the direct action of unions, the mobilizing role of myth-especially that of the general strike-and on the disruptive and regenerative role of violence. Whether Sorel is to be understood as a left or a right wing thinker is still a matter of dispute. The Italian Fascists praised him as a forefather, but the dictatorial government they established ran contrary to his beliefs. On the other hand, he was also an important touchstone for Italy's first Communists, who saw him as a theorist of the proletariat. Such widely divergent interpretations arise from the theory that a moral revival of the country must take place to re-establish itself; yet whether this revival must occur by means of the middle and upper classes or the proletariat is a point in question. His ideas, most notably the concept of a spontaneous general strike, have contributed significantly to anarcho-syndicalism. Publisher's original printed wraps. There a two light folds marks to the front cover and spine has been chipped a just a few small places. There is an inch-and-a-half closed tear to the lower rear cover. Although slightly cocked, this is a remarkably preserved copy of this important 100-year-old book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Jouets à la World's Fair en 1904 à Saint-Louis (U-S) et l'Histoire de la Corporation des Fabricants de Jouets en France

      Chez l'Auteur, Paris 1908 - Original green linen-backed wrappers. Some faint age toning, else fine Illustrated with 12 color, 15 b&w plates, numerous illustrations in text. 80 pp. 1 vols. Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Novels of Jane Austen (10 volume Illustrated)

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1908. First edition thus. Very Good +/none. A. Wallis Mills. AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels of Jane AustenLondon, Chatto & Windus, 1908 [First Edition Thus]Published in St. Martin's Library of Illustrated Standard Authors, the set comprises: Vols. I-II: Pride & Prejudice [with general introduction by Brimley Johnson]; Vols. III-IV: Sense & Sensibility; Vol. V: Northanger Abbey [with 'Advertisement by the authoress']; Vol. VI: Persuasion; Vol. VII-VIII: Emma; Vols. IX-X: Mansfield Park.CONDITION: 10 vols, 8vo. Finely bound in half green morocco, gilt titles and decorations to spines, raised bands, original pictorially decorated cloth covered boards. With colored illustrations by A. Wallis Mills. Beautifully bound in very good condition. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. 10 vols, 8vo. Finely bound in half green morocco, gilt titles and decorations to spines, raised bands, original pictorially decorated cloth covered boards. With colored illustrations by A. Wallis Mills. Beautifully bound in very good condition.

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        Die Nibelungen, dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim. Bilder und Ausstattung von C. O. Czeschka.

      Wien u. Leipzig, Gerlach & Wiedling, [1908].. 67 S. Mit Buchschmuck u. 8 doppelseitigen Illustr. in Farb- u. Golddruck (Gerlach's Jugendbücherei, 22). Kl.-8vo (15 cm). OLn. mit illustr. Vorsätzen (Heller: "senkrechte gezaddelte (gelappte) Streifen, dazwischen schmälere, an- und abschwellende weiße Striche, auf Blau").. Erste Ausgabe von Czeschkas "Nibelungen", die einen gestalterischen Höhepunkt nicht nur in "Gerlachs Jugendbücherei" markiert, sondern zu den "Spitzenwerken der Buchillustration schlechthin" zählt (Ries, zit. nach Heller). Fr. C. Heller bezeichnet nur die vorliegende erste Ausgabe als drucktechnisch restlos gelungen. Das oben beschriebene Vorsatzmuster wurde nur für diese Auflage verwendet. Es kommen verschiedene Blautöne vor, hier ein frisches, mittleres Marine-Blau. - Heller, Bunte Welt 105R. - Mit einem Holzschnitt-Exlibris von A. Paul Weber für [Andreas] Probst auf d. vord. Innendeckel (vgl. Schumacher Werkverz. Exlibris, S. 156). - Einband schwach gebräunt u. minimal fingerspurig, innen minimal gebräunt. - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Consists of the following: 1. The Picture of Dorian Gray; 2. The Importance of Being Earnest; 3. A House of Pomegranates; The Happy Prince, and Other Tales; 4. De Profundis, First Edition, with Additional Matter; 5. Lady Windermere's Fan; 6. Intentions, and The Soul of Man; 7. The Duchess of Padua, First English Edition; 8. A Woman of No Importance; 9. An Ideal Husband; 10. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, and Other Prose Pieces; 11. Salome; A Florentine Tragedy First Edition; Vera First Edition; 12. Reviews, First Edition in book form; 13. Miscellanies, First Edition in book form; 14. Poems (Includes a previously unpublished poem)

      13 volumes by Methuen and Co., London; "The Picture of Dorian Gray" at Charles Carrington, Paris, 1908., 13. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, LIMITED to 1000 sets on handmade paper. 14 volumes. 8vo. Finely bound in recent hall dark green oasis morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Fine. A handsome set that includes several first editions. Mason [420-448a]

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        The estate leading innovation units (Set of 4)(Chinese Edition) ZHONG GUO DI CHAN DING JIAN CHUANG XIN HU XING ( TAO ZHUANG GONG 4 CE )

      Dalian University of Technology Press. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date: 2010 Pages: 1908 Language: Chinese in Publisher: Dalian University of Technology Press. China's top real estate innovation Huxing (Set of 4) were leading Chinese real estate innovation units (units) Chinese real estate leading innovation units (the big house) . China's real estate leading innovative units (the villa apartment) . China Land leading innovation units (houses luxury apartment). China Real Estate's top innovation units treasure chest is the first of this type ... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        The Secret of the Serdab. An Incident of the Mutiny of the Egyptian Army against the Khedive

      New York: The Scribner Press, 1908. First edition, Copy No. 3 of only 20 printed. [4], 19pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half cloth and blue boards. Slight rubbing at spine tips, else fine. One of 20 Copies, Inscribed to J.P. Morgan by the Author Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To JOHN PIERPONT MORGAN, Esq. / With sincerest regards / & compliments of the Author / John Barry Ryan / July 5th 1918 / (Confidential until produced.)"

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        Philips Wouwerman - 1619 1668 - The Horse Painter of the Golden Age

      2 inglese 2 volumi, legat. edit. in tela con sovrac. illustrata, cm 31x23 cadauno - An introductory text in 6 chapters of 164 pages followed by a catalogue raisonné of 488 pages, comprising authenticated, attributed, rejected works in public collections, and lost works; followed by 112 pp. consisting of bibliographies, concordance and indexes; 795 illustrations from which 100 plates in colour and 86 comparative figures. - Volume XX in the series 'Aetas Aurea'. - Philips Wouwermans was one of the most versatile and prolific artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Embedded in the artistic environment and tradition of his home town of Haarlem, Wouwermans made an important and highly influential contribution to the canon of seventeenth century Dutch painting. - The exhaustive catalogue raisonné is divided into four parts: the first contains detailed information on accepted, verifiable paintings; the second comprises dubious attributions; the third and fourth part document the rejected works in public collections, as well as works that have been lost. The catalogue is complemented by comprehensive appendixes which contain a list of archival documents, indexes of owners, past and present, and a concordance with Hofstede de Groot's 1908 numbers. This lavishly illustrated reference book provides a basis for further research on the work of Philips Wouwermans.

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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas. Dritte Auflage von Prof. E. Hofmann's Werk: Die Gross-Schmetterlinge Europas.

      - 4 volumes. E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1908-1910. 4to. Vols. 1-2: Die Schmetterlinge Europas. Allgemeiner Teil - Spezieller Teil. CXXVII+385 + 523 pages. Vol. 3: 95 (numbered 1-91) Tafeln zum I. und II. Band mit über 3500 Abbildungen (chromolitographed plates in colour). Vol. 4: Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas. Zweite Auflage von E. Hoffmanns gleichnamigem Werk. XVI+(60) text pages + 60 chromolitographed plates. Publishers pictorial green cloth with butterfly decorations. Spines and hinges somewhat worn. Some plates slightly foxed. Name on title-page in vol. 1 and on subtitles of the other volumes. * Nice copy of this classical work on Lepidoptera. The set includes the often missing extra volume on caterpillars (Raupen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La vita nuova e il canzoniere - Novelle poetiche di vari Autori - Liriche tragedie e versi vari - Poesie.

      4 VOLUMETTI IN - 64°, (CM. 6, 4 X 4, 5): La vita nuova e il Canzoniere. Dante Alighieri. Firenze, Barbèra, 1908. viii, 208 pp. Novelle Poetiche di vari Autori. Firenze Barbèra, 1906. 372 pp. Poesie. Giacomo Leopardi. Firenze, Barbèra,1916. 354, (1) pp. con ritratto dell' Autore. Alessandro Manzoni. Liriche tragedie e versi vari. Firenze, Barbèra, 1923. 531, (7) pp. con ritratto dell' Autore in antiporta. PIENA PELLE ORIGINALE ROSSA O BRUNA ARTISTICAMENTE DECORATA IN ORO NEI PIANI E NEL DORSO CON VARI FREGI. STAMPATA SU CARTA INDIA. Tagli rossi. >. COLLANA DI CLASSICI ITALIANI PUBBLICATA DA G. BARBÈRA A FIRENZE. Sono i più piccoli libri leggibili ad occhio nudo, in carattere mobile corpo 4. > (BONDY, PP. 99 - 100). CM. 6, 4 X 4, 5. Neg. libri T.

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        Galant." Junge Frau in einer Sofaecke sitzend und hinter ihr stehend und die Arme aud die Sofalehne stützend ein Mann im Frack.

      - Deckfarben und Tuschpinsel in Schwarz, links unten signiert, bezeichnet und datiert „Friedrich Koch Wien 1908". 34,8 x 27,2 cm, auf Karton aufgezogen. Verso betitelt und Datumsstempel vom 23. Mai 1908. Vorzeichnung für eine Illustration in einer illustrierten Zeitschrift. Friedrich Koch war von 1883-86 Schüler von F. Kaulbach in Hannover und später als Illustrator tätig.

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen und Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode herausgegeben von Otto Flake und Wilhelm Weigand. Mit einer Einführung von W. Weigand. 8 Bände.

      München, Georg Müller, 1908-, 1915.. circa 19 x 13,3 cm. 1 Portrait, zusammen etwa 2500 Seiten Original-Halbleder mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Eines von 1500 (insgesamt 1600) numerierten Exemplaren, hier Nr. 1326. Gute Ausgabe mit Einführungen, Kommentar und Register, komplett in 8 Bänden. - Papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt, sonst innen sauber. Etwas berieben, Ecken teils leicht bestossen, sonst eine schöne, dekorative Reihe mit dem Exlibris von Margarete von Siemens.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Wyeth"), to Eric Pape

      Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, 1908. 2 pp. pen and ink on rectos of two sheets of Chadds Ford stationery. 4to. Creased from prior folding, light toning to margins. Wyeth to His Former Teacher Wyeth writes to his former teacher Eric Pape to decline an invitation to move to Boston and teach at the Eric Pape School, where he had studied in 1901. "Extremely sorry at the turn of affairs. As sorry for disturbing any of your plans as for losing any opportunities. The fact that this fall promises to add another member to the Wyeth household and the fact that four large decorations for a western house I find will run into the winter makes it impossible to undertake that stupendous job of moving to Boston ? [I] trust that I am not saying too much by adding , that I hope the future will see satisfactory arrangements carried out ?" Wyeth did eventually change his mind and taught at Pape's school in 1909. The child referred to in the letter is likely artist Carolyn Wyeth (1909-1994).

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        The Novels of Jane Austen (10 volumes)

      AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels of Jane AustenLondon, Chatto & Windus, 1908Published in St. Martin's Library of Illustrated Standard Authors, the set comprises: Vols. I-II: Pride & Prejudice [with general introduction by Brimley Johnson]; Vols. III-IV: Sense & Sensibility; Vol. V: Northanger Abbey [with 'Advertisement by the authoress']; Vol. VI: Persuasion; Vol. VII-VIII: Emma; Vols. IX-X: Mansfield Park. 10 vols, 8vo. Finely bound in half green morocco, gilt titles and decorations to spines, raised bands, original pictorially decorated cloth covered boards. With colored illustrations by A. Wallis Mills. Beautifully bound in very good condition.

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        Collected Works. Eight Volume set

      The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-On-Avon 1908 - 244pp, 258pp, 239pp, 247pp, 261pp, 266pp, 298pp, 288pp. Frontis portraits of Yeats by John Sargent in alternate volumes. Language: eng G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex lib with stamp of Bolton Public library on verso of titles and remainder marks to spines. Tear to p.49 of volume I. Edges uncut Quarter cloth spines on grey paperd boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("Thomas Hardy") in black ink on imprinted Max Gate letterhead, Dorchester, August 28, 1908. 6 3/4" x 4 1/4", 1 page with integral leaf To Mr. Jacks:* "28:8:1908 Dear Mr Jack: Any time that you would like to call would be convenient & pleasant to me. I shall be here tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon about 5, & on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday at any time in the afternoon. On Thursday or Friday I shall probably be going away for a few days. Yours very truly, Thomas Hardy." *This letter is to L.P. Jacks (according to Professor Michael Millgate, co-editor of The Collected Letters).

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        Autograph letter signed "Dr. Richard Strauss" to composer and conductor Otto Singer

      . 1 page. On a postal card. Dated and postmarked Berlin April 11, [19]08. Densely written in Strauss's characteristic hand in black ink with the recipient's name and address in Munich to verso. In German (with translation). Strauss sends his recommendations for a reduced orchestral version of one of his works -- presumably his opera, Elektra. "I received the scores today. The more I orchestrate, the more I realize that you won't get by with just 2 clarinets and bass clarinet in your transcription. That is why I'd like to ask you to modify the edition for reduced orchestra for e-flat clarinet or bass clarinet (one part), 2 clarinets in F, 1 basset horn. I will then have the e-flat or bass clarinet parts distributed such that, where both are playing, the two parts appear one above the other. When there is only one player, the conductor can choose; when there are two, the parts can simply be assigned. So for these e-flat/ bass clarinet parts you can simply add the passages for 3rd and 4th clarinet where there is room." Very slightly worn and foxed.. Strauss completed the full score for Elektra on September 22, 1908. The opera was first performed at the Dresden Hofoper on January 25, 1909, followed shortly thereafter by a performance in Berlin on February 15, 1909. As this letter indicates, Strauss seems to have conceived the versions for larger and smaller orchestra concurrently. Indeed, Adolph Fürstner published both, along with piano reductions by Otto Singer, in 1908. Otto Singer, Jr. (1863-1931) also produced solo piano transcriptions and/or vocal-piano reductions of works by other important composers, including Beethoven (complete symphonies), Brahms (complete symphonies), Liszt (at least 57 songs), and Wagner (12 operas). He was the son of Otto Singer (1833-1894), a prominent pianist, composer, and ardent disciple of Liszt and Wagner

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        Ecce homo. Wie man wird - was man ist. M. Nachw. hrsg.v. R.Richter.

      Leipzig, Insel, (1908).. 8°-gr. M. Titelzeichn.u. Buchausstattung v. Henry van Velde. 154 S., 2 Bll. OHPrgt. m. gold. Deckelvign. u. Kopfgoldschn. (Einbd. etw. angestaubt bzw. fleckig, Exlibr. V.Achter a.Vors.). Nr. 299 v. 1100 Exempl. a. Bütten.. W./G. 30, Sarkowski 1201. Hirschberg 361. - Nietzsches biographisches Hauptwerk "Ich selber bin noch nicht an der Zeit, einige werden posthum geboren."

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        The 1907 Hunt of the Forest City Hunting Club in the Wilds of Northern Maine

      [Cleveland?]: Privately printed, 1908. First edition, one of a few copies printed. Frontispiece, 15 illustrations from photographs, and more than 15 figures in text. 111 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Cloth. Very good (occasional spotting, minor rubbing to foot). Accounts of deer and moose hunting in northern Maine, by members of a private club formed in 1901, with a membership limited to ten persons, later raised to 15 members. Rare.

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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 good overall condition, showing age and wear, but nonetheless quite respectable, notable for retaining respectable spine color. The binding remains bright overall, the spine only moderately toned and retaining bright gilt. We note overall wear to extremities, corner bumps, some scuffing and staining to the lower right corner of the illustrated front cover, and a minor forward lean to the binding. The contents are complete; all illustrations and maps remain intact, as does the frontispiece tissue guard. Of note, the map at page 2 is tipped in as a folding map. The majority of 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 remain bright overall, with modest spotting primarily confined to the first and final few pages and the page edges. We note a single previous ownership mark in the form of an inked name and date of "April 1916" on the front free endpaper. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81

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        Landschaft mit Schweizer bauernhaus mit Blick zur Jungfrau.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf strukturiertem Papier, aufgezogen, unten signiert "F W Moritz". 19,3:25,4 cm. Auf einem alten Abdeckpapier bezeichnet "Lac de Brienz Suisse peint par Moritz, le beaufrere de ma Grandmere Sophie Willnauer nee Pouchon dont il avait epouse la soeur ".. Literatur: Nach Thieme-Becker (Bd. XXV, S. 158) stammt Moritz aus Herborn in Hessen, was jedoch nicht belegt ist. Nach Brun, Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon (Frauenfeld, 1908, Bd. II, S. 427) hat der Künstler einige Zeit im Hause seines Onkels Gabriel L. Lory (1784-1846) in Bern gelebt und für dessen Verlag gearbeitet. Dann verbrachte er einige Jahre in Italien. Nach seiner Rückkehr, 1831, wurde er bis 1850 Zeichenlehrer an einem Gymnasium für Mädchen. 1842-1855 stellte er zahlreiche Aquarelle auf Ausstellungen der "Societe des Amis des Art de Neuchatel" aus. Moritz zählt zu den geschätzten Aquarellmalern der Schweizer Schule in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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        Autograph letter signed "Dr. Richard Strauss" to composer and conductor Otto Singer

      1 page. On a postal card. Dated and postmarked Berlin April 11, [19]08. Densely written in Strauss's characteristic hand in black ink with the recipient's name and address in Munich to verso. In German (with translation). Strauss sends his recommendations for a reduced orchestral version of one of his works –– presumably his opera, Elektra. "I received the scores today. The more I orchestrate, the more I realize that you won't get by with just 2 clarinets and bass clarinet in your transcription. That is why I'd like to ask you to modify the edition for reduced orchestra for e-flat clarinet or bass clarinet (one part), 2 clarinets in F, 1 basset horn. I will then have the e-flat or bass clarinet parts distributed such that, where both are playing, the two parts appear one above the other. When there is only one player, the conductor can choose; when there are two, the parts can simply be assigned. So for these e-flat/ bass clarinet parts you can simply add the passages for 3rd and 4th clarinet where there is room." Very slightly worn and foxed. . Strauss completed the full score for Elektra on September 22, 1908. The opera was first performed at the Dresden Hofoper on January 25, 1909, followed shortly thereafter by a performance in Berlin on February 15, 1909. As this letter indicates, Strauss seems to have conceived the versions for larger and smaller orchestra concurrently. Indeed, Adolph Fürstner published both, along with piano reductions by Otto Singer, in 1908. Otto Singer, Jr. (1863-1931) also produced solo piano transcriptions and/or vocal-piano reductions of works by other important composers, including Beethoven (complete symphonies), Brahms (complete symphonies), Liszt (at least 57 songs), and Wagner (12 operas). He was the son of Otto Singer (1833-1894), a prominent pianist, composer, and ardent disciple of Liszt and Wagner

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        Marshall-Wells Hardware Co

      Portland, OR.: Marshall-Wells Co.. No date. Ca. 1908.. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color, paging is not sequential but book is 5 1/2 inches thick, indexes, 12 x 11 inches, bound in a manufacturer-issued expandable binder (cloth covered boards with leather corners and spine) now missing front cover, part of spine missing, very worn and soiled, first page stained and missing lower right 1/4, first five pages with creasing and chipping to edges. Dampstaining affecting lower edge of some pages. Many of the paint samples have been removed, all but one of the sheets of sample wrapping paper have been torn out, occasional soiling, tears and paper loss to interior pages (see further description below), but in general the interior is still very tight and in good condition. Because it has been assembled from individual catalog sections the paging is not sequential eg. jumps from 2942 at end of cutlery department to 2999 at beginning of Sporting Goods, one side of one page is 2193 and the other side 2198. This is a compendium of Marshall-Wells catalogues gathered in an expandable binder for use in a store. The following sections are included, each with index: Saddlery hardware; Saddles, Collars, Harness; Fishing Tackle and Bicycle Goods; Sporting Goods Department; Cutlery Department; Mine, R.R. and Mill Supplies; Stove Department; House Furnishings; Paint Department; Farming and Logging Tools; Tools and Heavy Hardware; Builders' Hardware. It starts with page 129 of the Builders' Hardware section. This section is very similar to another individually bound copy of this section I have examined which is dated 1906; however this store copy seems to be an enlarged version with pages 279-1 to 279-11 inserted, whereas the single bound copy does not have these extra pages. Some of the multitude of different items illustrated and priced are trunks, horse blanket labels (5 pages in color of which 1/3 of one page is missing), all kinds of equipment for horses including boots, bridles and many many pages of harnesses, saddles (including ladies' side saddle and ladies' Australian astride saddles), bicycles, fishing equipment including baits etc (one of two color pages of wooden minnows is 2/3 torn out), 5 color pages of hammocks, row boats and canoes, croquet sets, 12 pages of baseball equipment, baby carriages, sleds (2 pages in color, one with long tear and paper loss at top left corner and in price area), skates, guns, revolvers and other shooting equipment including Remington and Winchester, office supplies, watches, harmonicas, toy banks, clocks (including cuckoo clocks and mission clocks and two color pages of Sessions mantle clocks), silverware, cut glass, cutlery, some very elaborate Art Nouveau design coal stoves, cooking stoves, iron bedsteads, spittoons, bird cages, wagons and buggies, logging tools, axes (18 color pages), tile roofing, ornamental steel ceilings, store cabinets and counters, electric light and gas fixtures, Santa Claus electric lighting, door and cabinet hardware. Price list dated 4-24-08 inserted. An invaluable view into the consumer and social life of early 20th century America. .

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        HISTORIA DE LA ARQUITECTURA CRISTIANA ESPAÑOLA EN LA EDAD MEDIA. Segun el estudio de los Elementos y los Monumentos por.

      El Autor, Madrid 1908 - Tomo Primero (1908), 733 pp. Ilustrado con 590 planos, fotografías, mapas y dibujos. Tomo Segundo (1909), 670 pp. Ilustrado con 625 planos, fotografías, mapas y dibujos y 12 fototípias/ Obra premiada en el V Concurso Internacional "Martorell", Barcelona, 1906/ Cubiertas ligeramente rozadas/ A-244/ TC Size: 22.5x30 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Berlin, 2. Dezember 1908.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Fünf Takte aus seiner Oper "Zaza/Atto III°". Mit eh. Textunterlegung.

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1908. xiii, 226 pp, blue leather brian frost binding with gilt design and lettering, illustrated in b/w with original cloth bound in at rear of book, some foxing to pages and fading to spine, in slipcase. . Very Good. Half Calf. First Edition. 1908. 8vo..

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        Reiseerinnerungen aus Ostasien. Dezember 1908 bis Juni 1909. [Mit dem Recihspostdampfer des Norddeutschen Lloyd Prinz Eitel Friedrich].

      Als privates Manuskript gebunden, 1908.. Unveröffentlichtes Manuskript (Sohn des gleichnamigen Mitbegründers der Deutsch-Ostafrikanischen Gesellschaft?). Aufzeichnungen seiner Asienreise vom Dezember 1908 bis Juni 1909. Felix Graf Behr-Bandelin hat offenbar keinerlei Schriften publiziert. Blauschwarze Original-Leinwand der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und dreiseitigem Schwarzschnitt, 4°, gemustertes Vor- und Nachsatzpapier, 294 maschinenschriftliche Seiten, vorderer Deckel mit kleinen Wasserflecken, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, angesichts der Papierqualität ungewöhnlich fleckenfreies, schönes Exemplar..

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        Collected Works. Eight Volume set

      Stratford-On-Avon The Shakespeare Head Press 1908. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex lib with stamp of Bolton Public library on verso of titles and remainder marks to spines. Tear to p.49 of volume I. Edges uncut First Edition Quarter cloth spines on grey paperd boards 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 244pp, 258pp, 239pp, 247pp, 261pp, 266pp, 298pp, 288pp. Frontis portraits of Yeats by John Sargent in alternate volumes.

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        REPERTOIRE MACONNIQUE - CONTENANT LES NOMS DES 30000 FRANCS-MACONS DE FRANCE ET DES COLONIES - relevés dans les archives.

      ASSOCIATION ANTIMACONNIQUE DE FRANCE 1908 - R320068243: XXXII + 760 pages - Tampon sur la page de titre et 1er plat - Renfort papier kraft marron au dos - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Tâchée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 366.1-Franc-maçonnerie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0. Ephemera. 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 fighting spirit (there's much more to the letter, but the handwriting is difficult to read). This letter does not include an envelope and is undated. *A two page (half page letterhead from the Fabiola Hospital Association) dated March 8 (1911?) holograph letter from Joaquin Miller at Fabiola hospital - the handwriting is nearly illegible, but appears to be a note of love and care to his daughter . *A single page (half page letterhead from the Fabiola Hospital Association) , undated (assumed to be during March 1911), holograph letter from an attendant at Fabiola Hospital giving an update on Joaquin Miller's condition which was not improving and was partly due to nerves (according to the writer). *Four newspaper clippings regarding Juanita or Joaquin Miller (one from the Oakland Tribune dated Wed. Sept 25, 1968).*A flyer from AMORC (Rosicrucians) to Miss J J Miller.*Eight 8x10" photos (a couple of them have been cut down) of Juanita Miller posing for the camera (Includes duplicates of the same pose). One photo shows her in front of a small wooden cabin of some sort, the other could be a back garden (?)The letters vary in length and in content, but generally cover Juanita's daily life, her work with music and music study, her controlling mother and her desire to come and live with her father. There are instances throughout many of the letters where she discusses something to do with her father's writing, either receiving proof copies of something he wrote, discussion of something she read about or by him, etc. etc. Also the letters give an interesting look at the peripatetic lifestyle Juanita Miller had during this period of time - the letters are sent from a number of different places and she visits, or mentions many friends / acquaintances in her travels. .

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        Félicien Rops, l'homme et l'artiste

      Paris: H. Floury, 1908. First Edition. Frontispiece portrait of Rops; 25 plates and numerous text illustrations reproducing designs by Rops. 4to. Contemporary 1/4 blue levant morocco and decorated blue paper with gilt semé design over boards, matching endsheets; with original illustrated wrappers bound in. Fine copy, contents clean.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens Bd 1 - 24 (24 Bände)

      Leipzig Wien: Meyer 1908 - 1913; mit mehr als 17.600 Abbildungen im Text u. auf teils ausfaltbaren 1610 Bildtafeln (darunter farbige Chromolithographien), Karten, u. Plänen sowie 180 Textbeilagen; 6., gänzlich neubearbeitete u. vermehrte Aufl., neuer Abdruck; hier 24 Bände: Bde. 1 - 20, Bd. 21 Ergänzungen und Nachträge, Bd. 22 Jahres-Supplement 1909 - 1910, Bd. 23 Jahres-Supplement 1910 - 1911, Bd. 24 Jahres-Supplement 1911- 1912; zus. über 21.500 S.; unikate Meistereinbände, massive moderne Handeinbände in braunem Halbleinen mit durchgefärbten schwarzen Deckeln ohne Überzugs- u. Vorsatzpapier, rundum Schwarzschnitt u. mit Rückentitel in Gold von Frida Schoy (1889 - 1963, Schülerin von Otto Dorfner, Dozentin an der Folkwang-Schule, Buchbinderin, zuletzt in Essen), vermutlich aus den dreissiger Jahren; jeder Band mit Schoys persönlichem handnumerierten ExLibris aus Japan-Papier auf dem Innendeckel; ausserordentlich stabile Bände in einzigartiger, für die damalige Zeit wohl hochmoderner Ausstattung; Unikat aus der Hand und aus der Bibliothek der bedeutenden Einbandkünstlerin; gering berieben, Rücken gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Halbleinen. Gut. 25 cm. Handeinband.

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