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      Cöln (Köln) a. Rh., H. & F. Schaffstein, [1908],. Quer-Folio. Mit zweifarb. Titel u. 16 ganzs. farbigen Lithographien von Ernst Kreidolf. 28 nn. Bl. OHlwd. m. farbig illustr. Vorderdeckel u. Schmuckpapiervorsätzen sowie Orig.-Schutzumschlag.. Erste Ausgabe von Kreidolfs schönem Bilderbuch über Raupen, Nachtfalter u.Ä. - Umschlag m. geringen Randläsuren, Kanten gering berieben. Sehr schönes, frisches und wohlerhaltenes Ex.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        La novela de mi amigo

      - [PRIMERA EDICION].- Alicante: Imp. de Luis Esplá, Suc. de Carratalá, 1908.- 180 p., [2 h.]; 8º menor (16,2 cm.); Enc. en Plena Piel chagrén roja, lomo dorado y con 5 nervios, estuche, no conserva las cubiertas originales. La anteportada reforzada en su margen interior y superior. MUY RARO. Libro en español La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 550.00 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        La industria del salitre en Chile

      1908 - Santiago de Chile, Imprenta Barcelona, 1908. 417 pp. Encuadernación contemporánea. Mínimos puntos de picadura a lo largo de la obra, que no afectan su lectura. Contiene cuadros y mapas plegables. En buen estado de conservación. La obra contiene un completo estudio realizado por los Dres. alemanes Semper y Michels, en el cual se analiza la industria salitrera de Chile, que era la base de la Hacienda Pública de este país. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wind in the Willows, The

      1908. first edition. First Edition of Kenneth Grahame?'s Children?'s ClassicGRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. London: Methuen and Co., [1908].First edition. Small octavo. [8], 302, [1, blank], [1, printer?'s imprint] pp. Frontispiece with original tissue guard.  Original blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt within a single gilt rule border on front cover and pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Minimal rubbing to corners and spine extremities, the gilt bright and fresh. Very light foxing to endpapers. Lower inner hinge expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A near fine copy, housed in a brown cloth clamshell case.The Wind in the Willows, ?"one of the central classics of children?'s fiction, was Grahame?'s fourth book…It began life as a series of bedtime stories told to his son Alastair, known as Mouse…the first of these was told on Mouse?'s fourth birthday, 12 May 1904, and concerned ?'moles, giraffes & water-rats?', these being the animals the boy had selected for subject…Probably the stories continued at intervals over the next three years; certainly a lengthy narrative in which Toad played the principal part (and in which there were no giraffes) had been begun by May 1907. During that month Mouse was on holiday on the South Coast with his governess, Miss Stott, and his father wrote him a series of story-letters…The letters, some of which were addressed to ?'Michael Robinson?', Mouse?'s pet name for himself, continued every few days until September (there are 15 in all, with one apparently missing from the series); they describe Toad?'s adventures much as in the published book, but pay no more that cursory attention to Rat, Mole, and Badger?" (The Oxford Companion to Children?'s Literature).?"Arthur Rackham was asked to illustrate the first edition, but was unable to accept the commission. He deeply regretted this decision, but shortly before his death he was able to illustrate the edition which was published by the Limited Editions Club of New York in 1940?" (Osborne Collection).Osborne Collection I, p. 349.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Sämtliche Werke (9 v. 10 Bänden alles, in 8 Büchern) Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen, Anmerkungen und Lesarten von Carl Georg von Maassen., Bände 1 - 4 und 6 - 10 (Band 5 nicht erschienen). Band 1: Fantasiestücke in Callots Manier. - Band. 2: Die Elixiere des Teufels. - 3. Band: Nachtstücke. - 4. Band: Seltsame Leiden eines Theater-Direktors; Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober. - 6. Band: Die Serapionsbrüder, 2. Band. - Bd. 7: Die Serapionsbrüder, 3. Band. - Bd. 8: Die Serapionsbrüder 4. Band.Band 9/10: Lebens-Ansichten des Karters Murr. Erster und zweiter Band.

      München, Verlag Georg Müller, 1908 - XXVIII, 507 Seiten mit 10 Bildbeigaben und einem Faksimile, XXIII; 374 Seiten mit 6 Bildbeigaben und einer Stammtafel, XXVIII, 447 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben und einem Faksimile, CIII, 342 Seiten mit 15 Bildbeigaben und einer Vignette im Text, LVIII, 403 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben, LII, 403 Seiten mit 10 Bildbeigaben und C, 465 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben, zwei Notenfaksimiles und einer Vignette im Text und 5 Bll., 228, 226 Mit 7 Bildbeigaben und 1. Faksimile. Band eins mit einer Beschädigung am Aussengelenk (kaum sichtbar), sonst guter frischer Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2400 22 cm, Original-Halbledereinband

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        Raw Edges

      William Heinemann Ltd, 1908. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1908. 312 pages. No dust jacket. Black cloth hardcover, with red titling on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages, with fair tanning on fore-edge and end papers. Plate opposite page 220 is taped in position. Pen inscription on ffep. Hinges are slightly pulled. Boards are acceptable, 2" tear on rear edge of top spine end, light bumping and fraying on corners and spine ends. Slight rub marks and staining on front and back. Pages tanned and text block slightly uneven, few mild parting or cracks to the binding inside.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        Aventures d'Alice au Pays des Merveilles

      Paris: Hachette, 1908. Limited Edition #92 of 250 copies (and 20 de luxe copies on Japan paper). Hardcover. Arthur Rackham. 4to. (20), 168pp. With 13 color plates and numerous illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. Original white buckram, upper cover stamped in gilt, gilt backstrip. Decorative bookplate designed by George Auriol (prominent Art Nouveau artist and graphic & type designer) for Dr. Albin Guillot, husband of noted French photographer Laure Albin-Guillot to front pastedown. A near fine copy (minor wear; foxing to ffep). A rare edition of one of Rackham's best known books. (Latimore & Haskell pg. 28-28). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        The Inner Consciousness

      Chicago: Advanced Thought Institute, 1908: First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition. Pages show foxing, and some overall signs of wear and handle. Previous owner details at front free end paper. Front hinge tender, with a few slightly exposed hinges throughout. Cloth hows wear, rubbing and a few small dampstains. Spine is darkened, with rubbing and light fraying to spine ends. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Military Report on Angola (Portuguese South-West Africa). Prepared by the General Staff, War Office. May 1908. Confidential. (A 1273)

      London: without imprint, first edition , 1908. viii and 75 pages. Folding map and folding chart of Lobito Bay in a pocket, 8 leaf folding panorama of Lobito Harbour, 2 leaf view of Katumbela Railway Bridge. Publisher's black printed khaki boards backed in cloth; there is an ugly shelf label on the spine. Unusual - only 150 copies were printed. The report mainly concerns routes and has a section on the Benguela Railway line.

      [Bookseller: Victor Sutcliffe]
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        (London Suburbs)

      London: , 1908. [Belgravia, Chelsea, Pimlico, Battersea] Size: 520 × 350 mm. Lithograph with original colour. Excellent condition. Sheet 52 from: Bacon's 'New Large - Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs'. Interesting and detailed map of this fashionable part of west London. Shows the area south of Hyde & Green Parks.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Symphonie héroïque. Compositions et gravures de Charles Chessa.

      - Paris, Librairie des Amateurs, Ferroud, 1908. In-4, reliure bradel demi-maroquin mosaïqué à coins (Ch. Lanoë), couverture et dos conservés (dos légèrement insolé, bords légèrement frottés). UN DES 80 exemplaires numérotés sur grand Japon ou grand vélin d'Arches (ici un des exemplaires sur grand Japon), premier papier, avec 3 états des gravures. Belle reliure signée Ch. Lanoë. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        La 628 E8. Croquis marginaux de Pierre Bonnard.

      - Paris, Eugène Fasquelle, Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1908. Fort in-4, XX-416 pp., couverture illustrée rempliée. Un des 200 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches (après 25 sur Japon). Bon exemplaire, très frais. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The Boy Fortune Hunters in Panama (The Boy Fortune Hunters Series)

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Howard Heath. 310pp.; ad leaf. Duodecimo [19 cm] Brown cloth lettered and elaborately embellished in black and white ink. Restoration work at the foot of the spine and front joint. Frontispiece illustration by Howard Heath. Map at p. 96. Good. The extremities are rubbed and lightly soiled. Gently bumped at the spine ends and corners. The spine is sloped. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There is a small crack in the front endsheet along the hinge. The pages are tanned, and have sporadic small stains. With an open book publisher's device on the title page. Text concludes on p. 310 with the words "powerless to control." First published as Sam Steele's Adventures in Panama by Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald [1907]. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notations in pencil on the front free endsheet. Floyd Akers is the pseudonym for L. Frank Baum. The second book in the series of six, and a novel about finding lost tribes of Incas and Mayans.

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      New York: Cochrane Publishing Co.,. 1908. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iv] v-vi 1-242 [243-246: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Charles Beecher Bunnell,. original blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black.. Cloth very lightly rubbed at spine ends and lower corner tips, some. foxing to front free endpaper, a clean, tight, near fine copy. A very. attractive copy of a scarce book. (#104776). First edition. "Imaginative, a treasure-trove of motifs, but lacking literary quality ... Still, a very important work typologically." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1396. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 524. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 08803. Hubin (1994), p. 527. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901- 1925.

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        MEMORIAL DE AYRES. 1° ed.

      H. Garnier, Livreiro-Editor, [1908]. - 273 pp. First edition. Text in Portuguese. Bound in red buckram boards with black and gilt stamped spine. Binding tight; boards clean but for extremely faint circular stain on front cover; spine edges rubbed; lacks original wrappers; internally this copy is impeccable but lacks the 36-page advertisement section published with the 1st ed. See additional image provided. A journal of observations by the author in diary format. Final work published during his lifetime (1839-1908). Born June 21, 1839, died Sept. 29, 1908, Machado de Assis was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, and advocate of monarchism. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature, but he did not gain widespread popularity outside Brazil in his own lifetime. He was multilingual, having learned French, English, German, and Greek later in life. Machado's works had a great influence on Brazilian literary schools of the late 19th and early 20th century. José Saramago, Carlos Fuentes, Woody Allen and Susan Sontag are among his admirers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIAL DE AYRES [1° ed.].

      H. Garnier, Livreiro-Editor, [1908]. - 1-273; [1]-36 pp. FIRST EDITION of this Brazilian work of fiction by its most important and influential author; text in Portuguese. The wrappers are in pristine condition, enclosed in glassine protector; sheets foxed internally; owner's name covered in Whiteout on the title page. Final 36 pages of advertisements included. See additional images provided. A journal of observations by the author in diary format. Final work published during his lifetime (1839-1908). First editions of Machado de Assis are uncommon; especially in this scarce condition. Born June 21, 1839, died Sept. 29, 1908, Machado de Assis was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, and advocate of monarchism. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature, but he did not gain widespread popularity outside Brazil in his own lifetime. He was multilingual, having learned French, English, German, and Greek later in life. Machado's works had a great influence on Brazilian literary schools of the late 19th and early 20th century. José Saramago, Carlos Fuentes, Woody Allen and Susan Sontag are among his admirers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia de España

      - Historia de España. Manuales con preguntas y respuestas. (946.0) Bailly-Balliere é Hijos. Madrid. 1908 24 cm. 8 v. lám, grab. Encuadernación en pasta valenciana marron; lomo cuajado, con nervios y dobles tejuelos. Ortega Rubio, Juan 1845-1921. I. Edad antigua. Edad Meda hasta Alfonso VI, XXVI, 500 p, 1 h. II. Edad Media: desde Alfonso VI hasta los Reyes Católicos. XVI, 508 p. III. Edad Media: Reyes Católicos. XXVII, 469 p, 1 h. IV. Edad moderna: dinastía austriaca, XVII, 498 p. V. Edad moderna: dinastía borbónica hasta la abdicación de Carlos IV. Edad contemporánea: guerra de la Independencia y José I.- Fernando VII, XII, 503 p. VI. Edad contemporánea. Isabel II hasta la muerte de Alfonso XII, X, 504 p, 1 h. VII. Edad contemporánea. Regencia de María Cristina, XV, 506 p, 1 h. VIII. Edad contemporánea. Alfonso XIII: sus primeros años de reinado, XV, 494 p, 1 h. España. Historia. Tratados, manuales, etc. Cantos rozados. ME7 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Collection of Two Official Reports Dedicated to the Development of Agricultural and Stock Farming in Rhodesia and Compiled for the British South Africa Company; With Typewritten Copies of Seven Articles on Rhodesia and its Economy:] Rhodesia, Report by Professor Wallace, October 1908; Travels in Rhodesia by London M. Douglas, F.R.S.E; The Progress of Rhodesia.

      1908 - Ca. 1908-1911. Two Folio bound volumes of typewritten text (ca. 33x21 cm). Report by Wallace: [1], 3, 70, 4 leaves, period pencil corrections in text. Report by Douglas: [1], 100, [1], 43, [8], 30 leaves, with fourteen leaves of related newspaper clippings and ephemera bound in; period ink corrections in text; period ink note "London M. Douglas (personal copy)" on the first free endpaper. Two uniform red cloth bindings with gilt lettered titles on the front boards and spines. Collection of the typewritten articles: 10, 10, 10, 8, 9, 11, 9 = 67 leaves, put together with original staples. The articles numbered from 1 to VIII (article VII is apparently missing). Bindings of the reports slightly rubbed, with corners bumped, the leaves of the articles with minor creases, but overall a very good collection. Interesting collection of original reports and essays on the perspectives of farming and agriculture in Rhodesia, compiled on special request of the British South Africa Company. The first report was made by Robert Wallace (1853-1939), professor of agriculture and rural economy in the University of Edinburgh, who toured Southern Rhodesia on 29 June - 2 September 1908. His main findings were that it was "essentially a live stock country," and for future it was necessary to built a land bank, a hospital and fever camps, to introduce breeding programs for cattle, horses and pigs and to overhaul veterinary regulations. The report presents the statistics for the sheep and camel population and it seems that the "future of Rhodesia as a tame ostrich country still hangs in the balance." One of the main problems for the industry is the native labour "not only of its irregularity, unreliability and inferior quality, but its short supply and its costliness on account of the competition of the mines." The second report by London M. Douglas, "Technical Advisor on Animal Industries" was made after a trip to Rhodesia in July-September 1911, undertaken with the goal to evaluate the present state and possible development of the swine, meat, and dairy industries, together with the building of a bacon curing plant. The volume, from Douglas's personal collection, includes the report together with the detailed travel diary and related Rhodesia newspaper clippings and ephemera mounted on separate leaves. Although agriculture was progressing, Douglas reported that an agricultural college was sorely needed, together with an ice and creamery plant and a bacon factory. The collection of articles titled "The Progress of Rhodesia" consists of 8 essays, dedicated to the country's history, geography, population, agricultural produce, forestry, tobacco, live stock, fruit and vegetables, the author also gives recommendations to prospective farmers. The articles were most probably published in a newspaper titled "Country Life" (or in a column of the same name). "British South Africa Company (BSAC, BSACO, or BSA Company), mercantile company based in London that was incorporated in October 1889 under a royal charter at the instigation of Cecil Rhodes, with the object of acquiring and exercising commercial and administrative rights in south-central Africa. The charter was initially granted for 25 years, and it was extended for a 10-year period in 1915. After 1897 the BSAC administered the two Rhodesia's, encouraging the immigration of white settlers with exaggerated tales of gold deposits. When these claims were proved to be overstated, settlers were encouraged as farmers. Company rule ended in Southern Rhodesia in 1923, when the white settlers were granted responsible government, and in Northern Rhodesia in 1924, when the British Colonial Office assumed control" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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      New York: Metropolitan Syndicate, Inc.,. [1908]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-225 [226-228: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank],. original light green cloth, lettered in red on front and spine panels.. Light wear to crown of spine panel, else a near fine, bright copy.. (#8425). First edition. The rare first issue with integral title leaf bearing the "Metropolitan Syndicate" imprint and bound in non-pictorial green cloth. SARDONICS is the first of Lyon's two books, both collecting some of his short fiction. Lyon's untimely death at age 33 cut short a promising literary career. His fiction was of high caliber and has been favorably compared with that of Stephen Crane and Ambrose Bierce. "The 31 tales and sketches in [SARDONICS and GRAPHICS] can be properly compared with the work of Crane and Bierce for vivid, highly characterized and purposeful narrative. 'The Second Motive' in SARDONICS and 'Revenge' in GRAPHICS are psychological murder tragedies at the two extremes of the social scale. Lyon, like Crane and Norris, died before his talents had fully matured and, unfortunately, when his work had only begun to appear in McCLURE'S MAGAZINE and to attract special attention." - Bennett, A Practical Guide to American Book Collecting, p. 204. Most of the stories in SARDONICS are mystery or detective shorts, some with fantastic elements. "Into the Fourth Dimension" concerns the fate of the inventor of a device to project people into other dimensions who is poisoned in a Chinese restaurant, kills his tormentor, and escapes into another dimension with disastrous results. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-615. Not in Hubin (1994).

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        Gradevole caricatura ad acquarello in tricromia del musicista Giacomo Puccini, con dedica autografa dell'Autore Nullo Musini, datata Roma, 19 marzo 1908.

      Gradevole disegno ad acquarello in tricromia, in formato cm.34x25, raffigurante il M° Puccini al piano su cartoncino leggero color grigio. In basso a destra la dedica autografa "All'illustre Maestro Giacomo Puccini, offre questa caricatura N. Musini. Roma, 19 marzo1908". Sono numerose le caricature conosciute di Giacomo Puccini, sia per il bell'aspetto del Maestro, sia per la sua disponibilità nel farsi ritrarre. Il presente disegno, sconosciuto e inedito, è di buona fattura, assai gradevole, e fu dedicato al musicista dal caricaturista Nullo Musini (Borgo San Donnino, 1883). Musini svolse la professione di medico sulle orme del padre, che fu tra l'altro medico curante di Verdi). Direttore del locale ospedale civile, coltivò con successo la passione del disegno, e in particolare della caricatura, collaborando a numeros etestate quali "Pasquino", "Fracassa", "Il Resto del Carlino", "Il Teatro Illustralo", "La Lettura", "Il Corriere dei Piccoli", Il Secolo XX", etc.

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        ?eské melodie. Eine Sammlung von 202 Schachaufgaben von Josef Pospí?il

      Potsdam: A Stein's Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1908 lxxviii+errata+229+[3 ad] pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original red cloth with black lettering to spine and cover. Translated by M Henneberger. (Betts:33-68) Volume six in the A C White Christmas series. First edition.A general introduction on "The Bohemian theory of the Chess problem" and "The work of Josef Pospí?il, by Laws and Allen, is given both in German (translated by M Henneberger), pages vi-xliii, and in English pages xliv-lxxviii. This is followed by 200 of Pospí?il's problems, comprising 19 two-movers, 157 three-movers and 24 four-movers, with solutions (pages 201-229).Condition:Some light foxing to the preliminary pages, spine sunned, corners gently bumped some slight rubbing to the extremities else a very good copy of one of the scarcer Christmas series.

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        Institutions de prévoyance organisées à la Raffinerie Say

      Société des Raffinerie et Sucrerie Say 1908 - In-folio relié, 390 x 300 mm, 67pp. avec XIV tableaux hors-texte (inclus dans la pagination), 1 gravure photographique en frontispice sous serpente, 1 portrait photographique de Constant Say hors-texte sous serpente. Cartonnage éditeur gravé en noir. Est jointe une photographie non datée, 160 x 120 mm, tirage original contrecollé sur un fort cartonnage du monument érigé dans la cour de la raffinerie Say à la mémoire de Constant et Henry Say. Notice historique de la Raffinerie Say, liste des récompenses, diagrammes sur la stabilité du personnel, les primes, allocations et retraites des ouvriers, la caisse de secours, la caisse de retraites, les dons divers, les sommes allouées, tableaux sur la caisse de secours des ouvriers malades et blessés, sur le fonds de secours immédiat pour les ouvriers, l'assurance contre les accidents de travail, la caisse de retraites des employés, la caisse d'économie, un résumé général des institutions de prévoyances de la Raffinerie Say. Des rousseurs au verso du frontispice seulement, un accroc au bord supérieur du second plat, coins émoussés. Intérieur impeccable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La fontana secca.

      1908 - Paesaggio inciso, raffigura un desolato scorcio di giardino. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Benvenuto Disertori" di Paolo Bellini e Alessia Alberti, scheda n. 75 p. 85. Firma autografa dell’artista. Unico stato, senza alcuna scritta incisa. Formato: Xilografia di dimensioni 16x22 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        The Blessed Damozel

      London: De La More Press, 1908. First edition thus. 16mo. Original publisher's soft leather (blue) over boards with superb gilt blocked design on both covers consisting of repeating book and leaf pattern with stippled geometric borders. 22pp. Inscribed by "G.G." to Evelyn Shaw, wife of famed artist/illustrator Byam Shaw: "Evelyn Shaw, in happy remembrance.. G.G. R.M.S Armadale Castle, 15-1-1909." A.E.G. Slight wear to top and bottom of spine, else near fine. The De La More Booklets are quite scarce.

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        A History of Old Tioga Point and Early Athens Pennsylvania.

      Louise Welles Murray, Pennsylvania 1908 - Quarto. 656pp Brown leather with some scuffing near edges and at spine. Front cover cracked but intact. Bottom corners bumped.Written in authors hand and signed by her reads " Limited to 25 copies of this edition of which this is copy No. 1 for Charles d' Aritremout " [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Honore Daumier.

      . München: Piper 1908. With 133 b/w illustrations and 4 photo-engravings. 122 + 27 pp. + 84 leaves with illustrations. Nice contemporary halfleather richly gilt on spine. Binding signed Anker Kyster..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        [Baseball Shape Book] [cover title]: New York Souvenir September 1908 [Alternative title]: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League sends Greetings and Invites New York to the First Printers' National Baseball Tournament

      New York: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League. 1908. First. Cord tied thick boards die-cut into the shape of a baseball mitt. [114]pp. Elaborately illustrated souvenir volume, copiously illustrated. Some small scrapes on the front board else near fine. Enumerates the various teams that played in the tournament. Rare. Not in OCLC, and we've never seen another copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Frühlingswehen. Roman

      Bruno Volger, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Leipzig, 1908,, 1908. Hardcover,, Kanten ein wenig berieben, im Vorblatt gedruckte Widmungsseite des Verfassers , angegilbt aber gut erhalten, 510 S., 14x20 cm. 510 Seiten, Kanten ein wenig berieben, im Vorblatt gedruckte Widmungsseite des Verfassers für Fräulein Sophie Charlotte von Lindenau zu ihrer Vermählung mit Herrn Dr. med. Oskar Glasessgen; sehr seltener Roman

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        Gedichte. Mit Radierungen von Karl Walser.

      Bruno Cassirer., Berlin, 1908 - Berlin, Bruno Cassirer. (1908). 4°. 38 S. Mit 16 Originalradierungen. Illustrierter Originalpappband mit dreifarbiger ornamentaler Deckelzeichnung und Rückenschild. Wilpert-G. 4. - Badorrek-Hoguth A 29.1. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eines von 300 numerierten und von Rolbert und Karl Walser signierten Exemplaren. - Die schönste Zusammenarbeit der beiden Brüder mit den kongenialen emblematischen Radierungen. "Das Buch bedarf keiner Empfehlung" (Der Ziebelfisch 1909). - Fachgerecht restauriertes und gereinigtes Exemplar, Rücken ersetzt. Sprache: Deutsch Illustrierter Originalpappband mit dreifarbiger ornamentaler Deckelzeichnung und Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        The Marlborough Struwwelpeter

      The Times Office, Marlborough, [1908] - Illustrated throughout in colour, with the text reproducing handwriting. 4to. [271 x 210 x 5 mm]. [1], 24 ff. Original illustrated boards, red cloth spine. (Slightly marked and edges of the boards a little worn). Printed on the rectos only, the last sheet is attached to the rear board. A little creased at the foot but a very good copy. A rare provisional rendition of the Struwwelpter story, written and illustrated by A. de C. Williams. It follows the life and tribulations of a Marlborough College schoolboy, a subject which John Betjeman later returned to in Summoned by Bells. Its publication coincided with W.G. Grace's last first class appearance as a cricketer (for The Gentlemen of England) and he makes a cameo appearance on p.16. He is seen chopping off young Robert's legs with his bat in "The Story of the Snob-Fiend". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Ironic quotation about work penned by Mark Twain to the wife of insurance broker Henry W. Marsh

      "Autograph Quotation Signed ?Mark Twain,? 4.25? x 2?, affixed to the lower portion of a 4.25? x 6.5? cabinet card photograph. No place, February 20, 1908. To Mrs. H.W. Marsh. Light soiling. Darkly penned by Clemens. Fine condition.?Let us save the to-morrows for work. Truly Yours Mark Twain. Mrs. H.W. Marsh. Feb. 20/08.?It is ironic that Mark Twain would say this. In ?A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur?s Court,? he wrote: ?The poorest paid architect, engineer, general, author, sculptor, painter, lecturer, advocate, legislator, actor, preacher, singer, is constructively in heaven when he is at work.?Clemens inscribed this advice about work to Mrs. Henry W. Marsh. In 1905, Henry W. Marsh and Donald R. McLennan formed Burrows, Marsh & McLennan in Chicago becoming the world's largest insurance agency. It was renamed Marsh & McLennan in 1906.This iconic photograph was taken in 1904 by J.G. Gessford. On verso is mounted a label: ?Release granted on copyright for newspaper, and magazine reproduction provided credit is given viz: Copyrighted Photo by Gessford, N.Y. This image was used as the frontispiece for the 1923 Gabriel Wells edition of ?Mark Twain's Speeches.? Another label on verso indicates that this cabinet card photograph was purchased from Louis Katz Art Galleries in New York City."

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        Teatr "Buff".

      Moskau 1908. - Komitscheskaja Opera "Frina". Musyka F. F. Ekkert'. Libretto B. W. Tschaikowski. Original'naja mise en scène A. E. Blumental'-Tamarin. [Text russisch]. Illustr. Opernplakat. 107 × 68 cm. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgabe. - Reizvoll gestaltetes Plakat zur Eröffnung der Wintersaison an der Komischen Oper am 25. September 1908. - Mehrfach gefaltet und am Rand etwas geknickt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MISSION EN ETHIOPIE (1901-1903)

      Paris, Masson, 1908-1909. In-4 p., 2 voll. + 1 atlante, tela edit., pp. XVIII,440; XV,388; illustrati da: 164 figg. nel t.; un ritratto dell'A., 39 tavv. in fotoinc. o in fototipia e 3 carte geograf. f.t. L'Atlante (del Cap. Collat) dedicato a "Itinéraires, tours d'horizon, croquis, notes géographiques et carte du lac Tana; dressé et dessiné par G. Hutin", è così composto: ?"De Gueldeissa à Addis-Abeba?" con 10 tavv. e 7 schizzi + 1 carta geografica a colori più volte ripieg. - ?"D?'Addis-Abeba au lac Tana?" con 19 tavv. - ?"Lac Tana?" con 10 tavv. e 2 schizzi + 1 carta geografica a colori più volte ripieg. - ?"Du Pont sur l?'Abbai (Dildil) à Addis-Alem?" con 13 tavv. + 1 carta geografica a colori più volte ripieg. Resoconto di questa importante missione del governo francese in Etiopia, con i seguenti studi "Histoire du voyage" par H. Froidevaux - "L'Ethiopie économique" par O. Collat - "Manuscrits abyssins" par J. Blanchart - "Géologie", par H. Arsandaux - "Anthropologie et Ethnographie" par R. Verneau - "Coléoptères recueillis en Abyssinie" par P. Lesne - "Bibliographie abyssine" par C. Régismanset. Solo una cerniera interna con spacchi, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        [Binding, Fine- Salesman's Dumm] Poetical Works of John Milton

      Boston: R. H. Hinkley, [1908]. First edition. Salesman's Dummy comprising superb publisher's full pigskin binding with elaborate impressed designs and about 25 preliminary pages, with the remaining 200+ pages blank. Includes titlepage, selected pages as well as a dozen superb full-page illustrations by W. A. Dwiggins. A rare salesman's sample in impressive binding (special binding for the edition of four volumes). Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        L'île de France contemporaine

      Librairie Nationale 1908 - Signé par l'auteur avec dédicace à Henri d'Hallancourt .Reliure récente , livre de 364 page avec des illustrations. Prévoir 15$ pour la poste vers tous les pays . Ref livre 1124 boîte 93 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Auction bridge / by W. Dalton

      London : Thomas de la Rue, 1908, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in the original all-edges-gilt-blocked, blind-ruled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. Publisher's presentation copy inscribed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 149 pages; Physical desc.: xii, 149, v p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Notes: "Containing the laws of auction bridge framed by a joint committee of the Portland and Bath Clubs." Subject: Card games. Auction bridge.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Aurora Australis. Published at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, during the winter months of April, May, June, July, 1908 ... Printed at the sign of "The Penguins" by Joyce and Wild', 1908. Bottled Liquor Copy. Latitude 77o 32' South, Longitude 166o 12' East, Antarctica. B.A.E. BOTTLED LIQUOR copy

      Cape Royds, East Antarctica: British Antarctic Expedition at the Sign of the Penguins. Very Good. 1908. First. Qtr. Sheep. One of only eighty (or less) copies. Verso of front board reads "[B]RITISH / [AN]TARCTIC / [EXPEDITION]" Rear board recto reads "BOT[T]LED / LIQUO[R] " Eleven lithographs and engravings; 109 unnumbered leaves. Quarter sheep over beveled provision crate boards. As Shackleton (The Heart of the Antarctic, 217-218) relates 'Â…Joyce and Wild set up the little hand-press and sorted out the type Â…and then they started to set and print the various contributions that were sent in by members of the expedition. The early days of the printing department were not exactly happy, for the two amateur typesetters found themselves making many mistakes, and when they had at last "set up" a page, made all the necessary corrections, and printed off the necessary required number of copies, they had to undertake the laborious work ... of distributing the type again. They plodded ahead steadily, however, and soon became more skilful, until at the end of a fortnight or three weeks they could print two pages in a day. A lamp had to be placed under the type-rack to keep it warm, and a lighted candle was put under the inking-plate, so that the ink would keep reasonably thin in consistency. The great trouble experienced by the printers at first was in securing the right pressure on the printing-plate and even inking of the page, but experience showed them where they had been at fault. Day meanwhile prepared the binding by cleaning, planing, and polishing wood taken from the Venesta cases in which our provisions were packed. Marston reproduced the illustrations by algraphy, or printing from aluminium platesÂ….but Â… managed to produce what we all regarded as creditable pictures." A virgin copy (without the usual restorations and/or repairs) of the first book published in Antartica and one of the most desirable of polar titles. Inevitable wear to spine tips. Quarto: 207x272mm; text block 195x260mm. Imaged pages and/or details available. Headland, Chronology of Antarctic Exploration, 1700.; Quarto .

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      Henry Artemus Company, [1908]., 1908. First edition. Inscribed to the author's daughter by the author, "To Daughter Alida with the love of Mr. & Mrs. Geo. R. Chester, College Hill, Cincinnati, O. May 21 - 09." Spine letters faded out, else a very good copy of an elusive Queen's Quorum title. Queen's Quorum 39 says, "The grandiose Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford started his bigtime bamboozling and no apter description of the book can be devised than its own subtitle: A Cheerful Account of the Rise and Fall of an American Business Buccaneer." "Stories to the live business men of America, those who have been "stung" and those who have yet to undergo that painful experience." A book of stories built about a single theme of the separation of the fool and his money.

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        Das Buch Esther

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1908. Octavo. (XXX)pp. One of 25 deluxe copies on Japon. The first book of the Ernst Ludwig Presse, printed in Darmstadt for Insel Verlag. Illustrated with a stunning Egyptian-inspired double frontispiece by Friedrich Kleukens depicting Esther facing King Ahasuerus, who offers her the crown. The two pages are printed in black and metallic gold ink with ornate grape-leaf borders and rich detail, and the decoration continues into the text, with gilt initials and chapter titles. The Ernst Ludwig Presse was the first truly private German press of the 20th century. The brothers Christian and Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens established the press in 1907, naming it after their patron, the Grand Duke of Hesse. Extremely fine in gilt-titled blue calf, with gold raw silk doublures and the original green silk-covered box. A beautiful and scarce book from this important press.

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        Anne of Green Gables

      Boston: L. C. Page & Co., 1908. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. First impression, April 1908. viii, 429 pp + adverts. Octavo. Mint green cloth. Untrimmed. Frontispiece with tissue guard plus 7 plates by M. A. and W. A. J. Claus. Cover plate rubbed. Board edges worn and bottom corners bumped. Hinges tender. Owner's bookplate. Sporadic stains of varying severity, mostly in the margins and generally unobtrusive. The plate opposite p. 90 has a spot that bleeds into the text block. There is a touch of stain on the edge of the plate opposite p. 32, but the rest are clean as a whistle. Chip measuring nearly 2" square missing from the bottom corner of p. 73, at the end of Anne's prayer. This copy has the marks of a well-loved book owned by a careful, but frequent, reader. If you are interested, you are probably already aware of how rare and desirable a first edition of Anne is for collectors, probably for yourself. This copy has a very happy-reader quality to it, and while it carries its history on its back, shows the promise of a cornerstone item to the right treasure hunter. (Lechowick, 25)..

      [Bookseller: Brown and Dickson]
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        La Guerra Carlista. (Los cruzados de la causa. El resplandor de la hoguera. Gerifaltes de antaño).

      Madrid, Imprenta de Balgañón y Moreno / Librería de Fernando Fé / Imprenta de Primitivo Fernández, 1908-1909. - En 3 tomos de -13 x 19,5-. T. I (Los cruzados de la causa): 238 págs. + 1 h. T. II (El resplandor de la hoguera): 242 págs. + 1 h. T. III (Gerifaltes de antaño): 252 págs. + 1 h. Enc. en holandesa muy bien realizada, lomo y puntas de piel. Conserva todas las cubiertas originales. (Magnífico ejemplar.) 1.ª edición. (MAGNÍFICO EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Woodsmen of the West

      Book is GOOD in strict observance of grades withiut regard fo age but this is ove a century ol and at least VERY GOOD for its age. Brown boards with black titling. Tissue-protected frontis. Title page as on scan. 12 photos on 8 plates, as published, and all fine condition.Quote:Woodsmen of the West is a novel by Martin Allerdale Grainger, first published in 1908 by Edward Arnold. In writing the novel, Grainger drew on his experiences as a logger working in the coastal forests of British Columbia, Canada.Woodsmen of the West is one of the first examples of realism in western Canadian literature. Grainger based his novel on his unsentimental account of life in the logging camps. This way of writing gave the story a rough edge that was unusual fare for Canadian readers. It is a "dramatic and loosely structured tale... at heart a love story." It also paints the picture of a logging operator both obsessed with the lumber trade and with his own power. The accuracy of detail in Grainger's work has led it to be called "one of the finest examples of local realism in Canadian writing." UNQUOTE.When Woodsmen of the West first appeared in 1908, most readers could not relate to its rendering of the rough edges of logging-camp life. M. Allerdale Grainger refused to sentimentalize the West ?" he drew from life. While his dramatic and loosely structured tale is at heart a love story, it also tells of what happens when the novel?s British narrator encounters a small-time logging operator whose obsession with lumber is matched by his lust for power over other men.QUOTE. Today the novel is recognized as marking a significant shift in fiction written in and about the Canadian West. The accuracy of its detail makes it one of the finest examples of local realism in Canadian writing. It is also a fascinating chronicle of conflicting personalities, and of the genius of British Columbia hand-loggers, the culture of camp life, and the intrigues and corruption of the lumber business at the turn of the century. UNQUOTEAn excessively rare book. I can find no trace of a first edition like this is any library in the world although there ebooks and PODs.

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      The Neale Publishing Company, 1908. - First edition. Red cloth, outlined in black, gold stamping on front cover and spine, 358 pp., frontis. [portrait], introduction. Paher 1883 says, "Fresh from Yale, Stewart went to California in '49 where he mined for ore, fought Indians and became a district attorney. After 1861 he pursued his law career in Virginia City, and in Comstock litigation alone he received $500,000.00 in fees. In 1864 he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Nevada; after leaving office in 1876 he looked in on cattle-raising in Arizona and mining in Sonora. In 1887 Stewart was reelected to the Senate, where not suprisingly he devoted much time lobbying for the silver interests. At 83 and in retirement, Stewart reminisced about his experiences while sitting around his southern Nevada law office at Rhyolite. In this book he recounts the great Comstock legal battles involving $10 million and more, and describes how he championed the cause of "one-ledge" litigants. He also wrote important national mining laws. This informal discussion also has general information on contemporary politics and society, railroads, the Mormons, chapters on "Discovery of the Comstock Lode" and Nevada's territorial and early statehood days. Stewart thus touches upon most everything that happened in Nevada and the West. An important work." Six Guns 295 says "Scarce." Senator Stewart says he witnessed the O K Corral battle, from a distance. Cloth lightly rubbed, else very good, tight copy in dust jacket with chip at head of spine and extending onto the front panel, and with moderate wear to the extremities. PAHER 1883. SIX GUNS 295. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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