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        MEMOIRS OF COUNT GRAMMONT

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1908. Our binding is typical of the well-executed, quite pleasing, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings emanated from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780; the bindings done during the Victorian period normally carry the Oxford Street address (as does this one), although Packer also gives the address of Holborn Bars, E.C. during the years 1881-83. Philibert, Comte de Grammont, was a libertine and gambler who resided at the courts of Louis XIV of France (from which he was banished) and Charles II of England. His memoirs, written in an entertaining and ironic style, were either dictated to, or composed by, his brother-in-law, Anthony Hamilton (1646?-1720). Although unreliable historically, they paint a vivid portrait of the character and scandals of the court, as seen by an insider.. 181 x 111 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 3/8"). Two volumes. Edited by Gordon Goodwin. Attractive burgundy crushed morocco by J & E Bumpus (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), triple gilt rule, raised bands, spines with heavily gilt compartments featuring a central green clover leaf, gilt lettering, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 21 portraits, all with original tissue guards, as called for. A Large Paper Copy. A BEAUTIFUL SET, with nothing but the most trivial imperfections.Our binding is typical of the well-executed, quite pleasing, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings emanated from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780; the bindings done during the Victorian period normally carry the Oxford Street address (as does this one), although Packer also gives the address of Holborn Bars, E.C. during the years 1881-83. Philibert, Comte de Grammont, was a libertine and gambler who resided at the courts of Louis XIV of France (from which he was banished) and Charles II of England. His memoirs, written in an entertaining and ironic style, were either dictated to, or composed by, his brother-in-law, Anthony Hamilton (1646?-1720). Although unreliable historically, they paint a vivid portrait of the character and scandals of the court, as seen by an insider.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        My African Journey. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908 - Octavo (181 × 120 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere for Sotheran in late 20th-century red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, facsimile signature gilt to front board, marbled endpapers, edges and turn-ins gilt. Pale blemish to front cover (from a previous attempt at polishing); an excellent copy, handsomely bound. With 3 maps and 61 illustrations from photographs by Churchill and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson. First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power, at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine, 1891-1950). "The result bubbles with Churchill's irrepressible interest in everything new, whether it was the thrill of hunting rhino, the dangers of sleeping sickness, or the engagingly extempore justice of the District Officers" (Woods, Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, 1992, p. 81). Cohen A27; Czech, African Big Game Hunting, p.37; Woods A12. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The lure of the Indian country and a romance of its great resort

      A. Abbott, Sulphur, Okla 1908 - First edition, 12mo, pp. 152; numerous black & white photographic illustrations, light toning, some soiling to extremities, corners and spine ends chipped, else a very good, sound copy in original beige pictorial wrappers. Author is a pseudonym; a collection of stories based on the experiences of a Choctaw woman and includes chapters on Medicine Springs, Statehood, Strategy, White Husband Association, as well as state congressmen and senators. Smith L385. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A House of Pomegranates and other tales. Limited to 1000 copies.

      Methuen and Co 1908 - Some spotting to front cover and mottling to fly leafs. Tiny (10x15mm) bookmark to inside back cover of book. Uncut paper is mottled to page edges. Interior of book is very good indeed pages are very clean and bright. A very good copy of a book that is becoming scarce. More images are available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SWORD OF WELLERAN AND OTHER STORIES

      London: George Allen and Sons, 1908. First Edition. 8vo., 242pp.; VG; spine green with gilt lettering; protected with a glassine covering; mild bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; writing on the ffep that reads 'From the library of Lord Dunsany / B. Dunsany / February 1958'; Markings throughout the first story, 'The Sword of Welleran,' in purple and black, adding and subtracting words and letters, possibly in the hand of Lord Dunsany himself; LP collection. Full-priced Rockville.

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      London: Methuen & Co, 1908. FIRST EDITION. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.. 195 x 125 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 3 p.l., 302 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth, edges untrimmed. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Eyre, p. 62. Half-inch split to cloth along rear joint (and that joint slightly worn), extremities with minor rubbing or fraying, spine a shade darker than the covers, trivial foxing to endpapers and flyleaves, but still an excellent copy, the binding entirely sound and still pleasing, and the text fresh, clean, and bright. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.

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        The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America (Acadia). Translated and Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, Collateral Documents and a Reprint of the Original, by William F. Ganong.

      Toronto. Champlain Society, Publication No. 2. 1908.. Hardcover. 24cm, xvi, 625p. with 16 plates & 15 maps, limited to 550 copies, this being #39, original crested red cloth, t.e.g., spine lightly faded (less than normal - titles clear), a very good copy, scarce. (cgc) T.P.L. 67. From the first edition, Paris 1672. This is both the first English edition and the second French edition as well as the first reprint of the original. Denys lived in Acadia from 1633 to 1671. The first edition was published in Paris, 1672. Denys was a merchant, arrived in Acadia in 1632 and spent the next forty years trying to develop the colony. The present title is a vivid account of Acadia and a reminder that Denys, despite many reverses, promoted French colonial development there for four decades. .

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        The Last of the Plainsmen (Signed Copy)

      NY: Outing Publishing Co. . VG. 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition with "MCMVIII" on the title page and "1908" on the copyr ight page. Bound in green, blue and white cloth with gold lettering. A uthor's signature has been tipped onto the front fly. The subject of t he book, C.J. Jones, has also signed the copy below Grey's tipped-in s ignature. The front endpaper has "Signed by 'The Last Plainsmen'" penc illed at the upper left corner. Under Zane Grey's signature is written "One of America's greatest Authors" in blue ink. Illustrated with bla ck & white photos by Grey. 8vo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") size, 314pp. A Very G ood copy. The cloth covers are mildly faded and dull and show some rub bing to the edges. Small frays to the spine tips. Moderate soiling to spine and covers. Light foxing to the upper edges of a few pages and a few other pages have been roughly opened else content is clean, unmar ked and reasonably tight. .

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        UNSERE KRIEGSFLOTTE 1556-1908: MIT 25 BILDERN VON ALEXANDER KIRCHER

      Laibach: JG V. Kleinmayr & Fed. Bamberg, 1908. First Edition. Folio in cloth case; VG-/ G+ case; Blue cloth case with gilt lettering and designs; Several tears to the edges and corners of case, some fraying at the corners and scratches to front and rear; 92 page text has some foxing to the pages, text is clean and free of other marking; Text block has some wear from handling. 25 full color, unbound plates are all present, each covered by tissue--some spots of foxing on tissue, but all images are clear and bright; Some bumping to the edges of the plate's borders. Consignment. **Note** Shelved at Rockville, in the upstairs office opposite of the JPHuffman collection unless otherwise stated by Allan. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        Power Necessary in Flight

      John Leng, UK 1908 - 1st Edition 1908. A very rare and important pamphlet on early flight. Original 20 page pamphet published in Dundee. Soft cover book is good++ and bright. Centre crease, light edge rubbing and light foxing. Inludes a three quater leather bound box. Contents good. More images can be taken upon request. Preston Albert Watson (1880-1915) was a Scottish aviation pioneer, who conceived his own original method of controlling an aeroplane in flight. This was his rocking wing method of lateral control, which consisted of a secondary reverse sesquiplane wing mounted above the main wing on an A-frame that could pivot about its longitudinal axis. Watson's method of lateral control was applied by him in three different aeroplanes; the first was built in late 1909, the second in July 1910 and his third in 1913. On 16 March 1915, Watson gained his Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 1,117 (equivalent of a pilot's licence) with the London and Provincial School at the London Aerodrome, Hendon, having sought a commission with the Royal Naval Air Service with the outbreak of war in 1914. Sadly, on 30 June 1915 he lost his life when the Caudron G.3 aeroplane he was flying disintegrated in flight and crashed in Dunlye field, a few miles from the Cross-in-Hand Hotel, Sussex. Watson is buried in Dundee's Western Cemetery. Preston Watson's achievements have been clouded by erroneous claims of powered flight before the Wright Brothers, which originated from his younger brother James Watson, which he brought to the greater public's attention in an article published in the Manchester Guardian newspaper in December 1953, although an article in The Scots magazine in October 1953 was released by one J.D. Leslie, but is dismissed owing to inaccuracies. Since then, Preston's name has been associated with this false claim and his actual work in promoting aviation is often overlooked. This claim has been repeatedly proven to be false but the myth frequently reappears in Scottish newspaper articles and most recently in a book published in 2014 with the support of the Dundee Museum of Transport titled The Pioneer Flying Achievements of Preston Watson by Alistair W. Blair and Alistair Smith. Born in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland on 17 May 1880, the son of Mr Thomas Watson of Balgowan and his wife Jane, Preston Albert Watson was a pupil of the High School of Dundee and showed considerable interest in things mechanical from an early age. Young Preston possessed an analytical mind, and quite often, he, according to the Sunday, 27 October 1984 edition of The Courier and Advertiser newspaper; ".would sometimes sit overlooking the Firth of Tay and watch seagulls in flight. "One day too, we will be able to fly", he is said to have remarked prophetically, only to be chided by his brother, James (later his great aviation ally) and friends for an idea that was 'just daft' " It was in his twenties whilst studying engineering at University College, Dundee that his interest in aeronautics flourished, but, for a keen and impressionable young adult there was little to read on the emerging science of aviation. If aviation was to become the field in which he was going to start a career, he would have to do his own research. His brother James was to later recount in the December 1955 issue of Aeronautics magazine that; "Before the last century [Preston] studied the flight of gulls, caught many of them, put small weights on their heads, glued their wings into the position he wished, and was frequently seen by passers-by dropping them over the road bridge, which crossed the railway line at the west end of the Dundee Esplanade." On 25 October 1907 Watson applied for a patent that, ".relates to flying machines, the object being to raise and propel a machine through the air without aerostats." Accepted in its entirety nearly a year later, Patent No.23,553 of 1907, titled Watson's Flying Machines comprises eight pages of descriptions of an indigenous rotary-wing means of creating lift and five [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Trait pour trait. Les dessins dhenri cartier-bresson (Albums - Beaux)

      96 (3) Seiten mit 65 Zeichnungen, davon 9 in Farbe, von Henri Cartier-Bresson 4, gebundene Ausgabe, beiger Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit braungeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken. mit Schutzumschlag, dieser durch einen Klarsichtumschlag zusätzlich geschützt, das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, gegenüber dem Vortitel persönlich signiert Widmung des berühmten Fotographen Henri Cartier-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson (* 22. August 1908 in Chanteloup-en-Brie/Frankreich - + 3. August 2004 in Montjustin/Frankreich) war ein französischer Fotograf, Regisseur, Schauspieler, Zeichner, Maler und Mitbegründer der Foto-Agentur Magnum. Er wurde durch seine künstlerische Schwarzweißfotografie bekannt. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg entkam er zweimal aus deutscher Kriegsgefangenschaft und fotografierte die Befreiung von Paris. Widmungen von Cartier-Bresson sind äußerst selten!!

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        THE TRAINING OF THE HUMAN PLANT

      The Century Co., New York 1908 - Early but not first printing, which was in April 1907, of this title which advocated improved treatment of children and eugenic practices such as keeping the unfit and first cousins from marrying. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper to Jacob Riis: "To Jacob Riis/with the profound admiration/of/Luther Burbank/Santa Rosa Cal Mar 20th/1909." Luther Burbank was an American botanist, horticulturist, and a pioneer in agricultural science who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants. Jacob Riis was a pioneering photojournalist and author of the influential book HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES, an illustrated examination of poverty in New York City. His work influenced Lincoln Steffens and helped to create what would become "muckraking" or investigative journalism. Small stain at the top of the front cover. Very Good or better [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Dürer Society 1998-1903, 1905-1906, 1908. Series 1-6, 8-10, 9 Vols

      The Dürer Society, London 1908 - Elephant Folio. Original brown or green cloth over brown paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover; string ties. This monumental undertaking by the Dürer Society included influential artists, printmakers and writers of the time to oversee the production of the first series of an attempted catalogue raisonné of Dürer's work. Members of the committee were the art historian and museum curator Campbell Dodgson, the illustrators Walter Crane, Sir John Bernard Partridge and Alice B. Woodward, the sculptor George Frampton, a leading member of the New Sculpture movement in the latter part of the 19th Century, the printmaker Frank Short, credited with the revival of mezzotint and aquatint engraving, Gleeson White, the first editor of the influential magazine "The Studio," an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art, among others. S. Montagu Peartree, a frequent collaborator of Dodgson, joined Campell Dodgson to write the text for the descriptive and illustrated tables of content for each series. These tables printed on laid paper in portfolio size are rebacked with brown and green cloth in series one and two, after that sewn with red and black printed title page and publisher's device; decorative b/w or color initials, black decorative endpieces and illustrated with a variant number of b/w reproductions of artwork, few in color. The 9 series at hand feature 59 magnificent reproductions in photogravure and 104 collotypes.The Dodgson and Peartree texts accompanying the reproductions of some 300 paintings, drawings, engravings and woodcuts published in the ten portfolios contain: title, size, attribution, medium of reproduction, and provenance with commentary for each work that feature one or more works of Dürer and his contemporaries. The portfolios contain an average of 22 plates each with tipped-on reproductions in photogravure, collotype, monochrome and other methods. Some reproductions are printed in color or on colored paper. The descriptive text elaborates on details and history of the respective works of art and their historical context with provenance and location of each work as well as changes in attribution. Each table of content extensively describes one or more of the works included. The nine series are in good- to good+, the art work in very good condition.Vol. 1: 22 (2)pp., 18 plates with 22 images. 1898. Portfolio with cloth-backed descriptive table of content. Photogravures of Dürer's paintings of "The Feast of the Rose-Garlands" and "Portrait of a Man." Reproductions of six drawings including one collotype of Dürer's "Portrait of himself at the age of 13." Facsimiles of five engravings from various collections including one from the School of Mantegna and one photogravure of Dürer's "The Coat of Arms with a Cock." Five of Dürer's woodcuts reproduced from the original and "Samson and the Lion" from the impression at the British Museum. "The Portrait of Charles V at the age of 18" from an unknown artist after a unique impression in the Dresden Cabinet and two reproductions of woodcuts by Albrecht Altdorfer and Hans Springinklee. The plates are tipped onto heavy card stock boards, two of them with tissue guards. Some wear to edges of portfolio. Foxing to inside of portfolio with minor foxing to edges of boards, string ties torn but present. Foxing to title page.Vol. 2: 19 (1)pp., 19 plates with 23 images. 1899. Descriptive table of content as in vol. 1. Three in-text illustration. Six photogravures, one collotype, two monochromes of watercolors, one color reproduction from a pen and ink drawing, washed with watercolors, facsimiles and other reproductions, seven of them with tissue guards. The collotype is a reproduction of a painting by Lorenzo di Credi. Titian's "Conversation with St. Eustace" is reproduction of a pen and bistre drawing by Titian and a photogravure of Dürer's "St. Eustace." Contains one photogravure from an engraving by Giulio Campagnola, one facsimile of a woodcut by Hans Burgkmair, another [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      Warne, london 1908 - Frontispiece and 24 color illustrations; colored pictorial end-papers. 32mo, original olive green boards with colored pictorial label. London: Warne, (1908). First Edition. Frontispiece and 24 color illustrations; colored pictorial end-papers. 32mo, original olive green boards with colored pictorial label. London: Warne, (1908). First Edition. The frontispiece has a vertical crease and a crumpled lower corner, otherwise a better than usual copy of this highly popular book which was considered one of her best. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dürer Society 1998-1903, 1905-1906, 1908. Series 1-6, 8-10, 9 Vols

      London: The Dürer Society, 1908. First edition. Portfolios. g- to vg. Elephant Folio. Original brown or green cloth over brown paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover; string ties. This monumental undertaking by the Dürer Society included influential artists, printmakers and writers of the time to oversee the production of the first series of an attempted catalogue raisonné of Dürer's work. Members of the committee were the art historian and museum curator Campbell Dodgson, the illustrators Walter Crane, Sir John Bernard Partridge and Alice B. Woodward, the sculptor George Frampton, a leading member of the New Sculpture movement in the latter part of the 19th Century, the printmaker Frank Short, credited with the revival of mezzotint and aquatint engraving, Gleeson White, the first editor of the influential magazine "The Studio," an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art, among others. S. Montagu Peartree, a frequent collaborator of Dodgson, joined Campell Dodgson to write the text for the descriptive and illustrated tables of content for each series. These tables printed on laid paper in portfolio size are rebacked with brown and green cloth in series one and two, after that sewn with red and black printed title page and publisher's device; decorative b/w or color initials, black decorative endpieces and illustrated with a variant number of b/w reproductions of artwork, few in color. The 9 series at hand feature 59 magnificent reproductions in photogravure and 104 collotypes.The Dodgson and Peartree texts accompanying the reproductions of some 300 paintings, drawings, engravings and woodcuts published in the ten portfolios contain: title, size, attribution, medium of reproduction, and provenance with commentary for each work that feature one or more works of Dürer and his contemporaries. The portfolios contain an average of 22 plates each with tipped-on reproductions in photogravure, collotype, monochrome and other methods. Some reproductions are printed in color or on colored paper. The descriptive text elaborates on details and history of the respective works of art and their historical context with provenance and location of each work as well as changes in attribution. Each table of content extensively describes one or more of the works included. The nine series are in good- to good+, the art work in very good condition.Vol. 1: 22 (2)pp., 18 plates with 22 images. 1898. Portfolio with cloth-backed descriptive table of content. Photogravures of Dürer's paintings of "The Feast of the Rose-Garlands" and "Portrait of a Man." Reproductions of six drawings including one collotype of Dürer's "Portrait of himself at the age of 13." Facsimiles of five engravings from various collections including one from the School of Mantegna and one photogravure of Dürer's "The Coat of Arms with a Cock." Five of Dürer's woodcuts reproduced from the original and "Samson and the Lion" from the impression at the British Museum. "The Portrait of Charles V at the age of 18" from an unknown artist after a unique impression in the Dresden Cabinet and two reproductions of woodcuts by Albrecht Altdorfer and Hans Springinklee. The plates are tipped onto heavy card stock boards, two of them with tissue guards. Some wear to edges of portfolio. Foxing to inside of portfolio with minor foxing to edges of boards, string ties torn but present. Foxing to title page.Vol. 2: 19 (1)pp., 19 plates with 23 images. 1899. Descriptive table of content as in vol. 1. Three in-text illustration. Six photogravures, one collotype, two monochromes of watercolors, one color reproduction from a pen and ink drawing, washed with watercolors, facsimiles and other reproductions, seven of them with tissue guards. The collotype is a reproduction of a painting by Lorenzo di Credi. Titian's "Conversation with St. Eustace" is reproduction of a pen and bistre drawing by Titian and a photogravure of Dürer's "St. Eustace." Contains one photogravure from an engraving by Giulio Campagnola, one facsimile of a woodcut by Hans Burgkmair, another from an anonymous Augsburg artist. A note on Spinginklee's woodcut from volume one at rear. Foxing as in vol. 1 with marginal foxing to plate one not affecting image. One of the string ties torn but present.Vol. 3: 14 (2)pp., 22 plates with 31 images. 1900. Portfolio with sewn descriptive table of content as are parts 4-10. Includes five photogravures and 13 collotypes, five with tissue guards. Altdorfer's nine small engravings reproduced on one plate, one collotype by Andrea Mantegna, one photograph of a woodcut of an Ornamental Letter S. reproduced on handmade paper, uncertain of attribution, possibly Dürer School. Table with heavy age toning and foxing to title page, offsetting of image from plate I to back cover of the table. Marginal foxing and tissue guards, not affecting images. Portfolio with inside foxing, string ties missing. Vol. 4: 17 (3)pp., 22 plates with 31 images. 1901. Table contains two small, tipped-in illustrations, a biographical note on Martin Schongauer, the great engraver of the 15th century. Six photogravures of works attributed to Schongauer. Part two with seven photogravures of Dürer's work including his famous 1515 drawing "Rhinoceros," one of six collotypes. 13 images with tissue guards. Portfolio with wear along edges, foxing inside, plates along edges, tissue guards, not affecting images. Upper inside flap of portfolio separated but present. String ties intact. Vol. 5: 15 (1)pp. 24 plates with 31 images. 1902. Three reproductions of woodcuts in text. Two photogravures, fourteen collotypes, 8 with tissue guards. Includes a photogravure of a "Portrait of himself at the age of twenty-six," two drawings by Peter Vischer and five woodcuts from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493, illustrated by Michel Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Foxing to inside portfolio and in margins of plates and tissue guards, not affecting images. Water stain (4 x 1") in margin of last board and portfolio, decreasing in size on 10 preceding boards. Some wear along edges of portfolio, string ties missing. Table with light yellowing of front cover. Vol. 6: 16pp. 24 plates with 27 images. 1903. Three illustrations in text, one of them tipped in. Contains eight photogravures, 12 collotypes, 9 with tissue guards. Includes one drawing and three woodcuts by Hans Sebald Beham. Beham's Vine Pattern with Satyr is a foldout reproduction of a woodcut (21 x 25"). This motif was meant to be continued so that a whole wall could be covered. The image was intended and used for printing on linen, e.g. Dr. Lippmann's volumes of Dürer facsimiles, and has been used as wallpaper. The images in this portfolio are numbered through XXIX whereas the pamphlet numbers them through XXVII due to a misnumbering of the four piece "Life of the Virgin," numbered XXIII-XXIV in the pamphlet though numbered correctly on the plate. Some wear along edges of portfolio with foxing on inside covers, margins of boards and tissue guards, not affecting images. String ties missing.Vol. 7: missing Seventh Series, 1904Vol. 8: 20 (4)pp. 23 plates with 29 images. 1905. Two illustrations in text. Contains ten photogravures and 15 collotypes, eight with tissue guards. Collotypes of plates IV, a portrait painting of Sixtus Oelhafen, double plate with printed front cover cut as passe-partout of the reproduction, and XXIX, a foldout of the woodcut "The Siege of a Fortress" from 1527. Laid in a small printed plate with Change of Address info for the Dürer Society. Portfolio with light wear and foxing on inside boards, margins of plates and tissue guards, not affecting images. String ties missing.Vol. 9: 25 (3)pp., 23 plates with 38 images. 1906. Fourteen illustrations in text, 11 of them on three tipped-in plates. Contains six photogravures and 18 collotypes, six with tissue guards. Plate XXVI is "A leaf from the Prayer-book of Emperor Maximilian I." printed on front and verso. The portfolio includes a photogravure of the painting "The Virgin and Child enthroned,..." by Hans von Kulmbach, the collotype "The Crucifixion" by the "Master of the Amsterdam Cabinet." Portfolio with light wear along edges, light foxing to inside boards, string ties missing. Light foxing of cover of pamphlet with age toning along the lines of portfolio flaps. Vol. 10: 24 (4)pp., 25 plates with 47 images. 1908. Three in-text illustrations, two of them tipped-in, one of them in color. Contains autogravure of Dürer's painting of Hans Tucher and a twofold foldout of "The Small Triumphal Car" reproduced from an impression in the British Museum. The artworks for the numbers XLVI., Hans Springinklee's "The Mystery," and plate XLVII, the preliminary Drawing in color for the "Mystery," the latter attributed to the "School of Dürer," with tipped-in reproductions and described and illustrated in the table of contents only, as issued. Contains one autogravure from the Autotype Company, one heliogravure, four photogravures, and 24 collotypes, 6 of them with tissue guards. Laid in a printed Dürer Society announcement date August 8, 1908, reminding members that the Annual Subscription is suspended, the Tenth Portfolio being the last of the First Series. The Index to the ten volumes will be issued in due course to subscribers. Portfolio with some wear along edges, foxing on inside boards, top flap detached but present, bottom flap barely attached, string ties missing. Foxing in margins of plates and on tissues guards, one minor spot on image of plate III., else images not affected. Pamphlet covers with some foxing. Missing vol. 7; Index (vol. 11) and Notes & Sketches (vol. 12) published later.

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        5 Rare Antique Master Prints-GENRE-PACKED DONKEYS-MARKET-SET-Van Muyden-1908

      - 5 Antique master prints, untitled. A group of packed donkeys on an Italian market square. Unique set of 2 working drawings with annotations and 3 proof impressions signed in pencil. Variety of etching & drawing on variety of hand laid, wove and calque paper. Watermark: Imprimerie Ch. Willmann. Description: Made for the "Amis de l'eau-forte" in 1908. State: Three states of probably 4. Ref: Undescribed. Provenance: Societe des Amis de l'Eau-forte (Lugt 113).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Evert Louis van Muyden' after own design. Evert van Muyden (1853-1922) worked as an engraver, illustrator and painter. Condition: Very good, given age. Large margins, the drawing on calque-paper has some tears. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-B3-09 The overall size is ca. 21.7 x 14.2 inch. The image size is ca. 16.7 x 11.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 55 x 36 cm. The image size is ca. 42.3 x 29.8 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ

      Chicago, IL: The Reilly & Britton Co, 1908. First edition, first state, first binding. Octavo, 256pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. Bumping and shelf-wear. Mild wear to boards, including rubbing. Previous owner's inscription on second end page. Heavy chipping and creases to plate between pages 100 and 103. Mild to heavy soiling throughout text. Front and rear hinge cracked. Binding is sturdy. Good copy only. First edition points: Publisher's advertisement listing 3 titles, 16 color plates with caption in black and "Reilly & Britton Co." written at tail of spine. Shelve: CASE # 13 Spine is pale blue with black text. Dupont.

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        Reports of Examination and Survey of the San Joaquin River, Stockton Channel, etc., from San Francisco Bay to Stockton, Cal

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1908. Very Good. First edition. House Document No. 1124 (60th Congress, 2nd Session, 1908-1909). Portfolio. 18pp. (stitched) and 18 loose folded topographical maps (numbered 0-17). Complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth portfolio with cloth tie. Moderate soiling to the portfolio, very good. A scarce complete set of maps and accompanying report, prepared by Lieut. Col. John Biddle of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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        Catalogue of the magnificent library of choice and valuable books & manuscripts; the property of the Rt. Hon. Lord Amherst of Hackney (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 3-5 December 1908 and 24-27 March 1909)

      London, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1908-1909. (25.5 cm), iv, 198 (2) pp., 25 colour plates (for lots 3, 64, 109, 117, 118, 134, 451, 474, 522, 524, 554, 560, 648, 651, 667, 695, 712, 734, 742, 756, 772, 787, 880, 958, 1002). 1031 lots. Contemporary linen-backed boards (original printed yellow wrappers bound in). - The magnificent Amherst Library of Didlington Hall - seventeen Caxtons, a Gutenberg Bible, the 1460 Catholicon, two Grolier bindings, etc. - had been consigned to Quaritch in September 1906 for sale en bloc, and a few months later a "Hand-list" of the books by Seymour de Ricci was circulated. When after a year no buyer emerged, Lord Amherst placed his collections in the hands of Sotheby's. On the eve of the first session, the group of Caxtons was sold by Sotheby's to J. Pierpont Morgan. The sales of 1908-1909 realised £32,592 (not including the Caxtons, reputedly sold for £25,000). Subsequent sales were held on 12 December 1911 (159 lots), 17 January 1921 (lots 529-657), and 14 November 1921 (1730 lots). ¶ Priced in pencil with buyers' names (first and second days only).

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        Photo Album]: Philadelphia and Portland Limited Express

      Philadelphia 1908 - Oblong octavo. Measuring 5" x 7". Black cloth photo album with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 21 sepia toned photographs measuring 3.5" x 5" with captions. The album is very good with a crack in the center gutter, containing about fine photos. Images of a boat trip on the Philadelphia and Portland Limited Express around 1908, collected and captioned by Lemuel Sponagle, who claims the journey made "one stop only". The photos capture the travelers as well as the captain and men working aboard the vessel at the wheel, in the rigging, and looking at the sea via binoculars "locating a light ship," all in beautiful photographs taken by Sponagle, presumably an enlightened amateur photographer. Included are two photos of a woman, one her sitting with her back to the camera wrapped in a heavy coat captioned, "lost in thought." Also included are photos of passing ships captioned, "touring up the Delaware," and "our assistant down the Delaware." A unique archive of photographs from the early 1900s displaying travel by boat in wonderful quality photographs.

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        Professor James' Pragmatism. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 1908.

      London: Harrison and Sons, 1908 - Octavo, pp. 33–77. Original grey paper wrappers printed in black. Extremities a little rubbed with a few creases, front joint starting, contents toned, overall a very good copy. First edition in book form, extremely uncommon, OCLC locating just one copy in institutional holdings worldwide (University of Texas). This is one of the earliest and most powerful objections to William James's philosophy of pragmatism. Written as a critical response to James's article "Pragmatism's Conception of Truth" (1907), Moore's paper forcefully challenged James's definition of truth as a verifiable phenomenon. He observed that "where a proposition concerns the past, it may well be that we are in a situation in which a proposition and its negation are both unverifiable because there is now no evidence either way on the matter. But, he argued, it does not follow that we cannot now affirm that either the proposition or its negation is true, thanks to the Law of Excluded Middle; in which case it cannot be that truth is verifiability — contrary both to James's pragmatism and to logical empiricism" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). James never directly responded to Moore but did refer to him in the preface of The Meaning of Truth (1909) as one of the critics who showed "an inability almost pathetic, to understand the thesis which they seek to refute". Shook, Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography, 1898–1940, 575. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Porträt Richard Luksch u. Elena Luksch-Makowsky. Platindruck.

      1908 - Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R. u. M. Dührkoop", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet u.r. "Herr u. Frau Professor Luksch/Juli 1908", gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel, Im Druck u.l.mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop". Auf Japanpapier und Karton zweifach original-montiert, Doppelporträt des Jugendstil-Künstlerpaares Luksch/Luksch-Makowsky als Halbfiguren im Profil. Der gebürtige Wiener Bildhauer Richard Luksch (1872-1936), der aus dem Kreis um Gustav Klimt stammte, wurde 1907 an die Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg berufen. Seine Frau, die russische Malerin und Bildhauerin Elena Makowsky (1878-1967), Tochter des bekannten Malers Kostantin Makowsky (1839-1915), war das erste weibliche Mitglied der Wiener Secession. Sprache: Deutsch 21,7 x 16,4 cm (Bildmaß), 42 x 30,7 cm (Blattmaß) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        In and Around the Isle of Purbeck. With Thirty-Six Plates in Colour by John W.G. Bond.

      John Lane: The Bodley Head 1908 - FIRST EDITION, plates as listed and full-page map preceding Index, title-page printed in red and black, half-title browned and occasional light foxing, pp. xiv, 237, 4to, original green cloth lettered in gilt to upper board and backstrip with Corfe Castle crest stamped in gilt to former, a couple of light marks, bump to top corners, t.e.g. with others untrimmed and toned, bookplate of Humphry Gifford (see below) to front pastedown with small bookseller sticker (H.V. Day of Dorset) at foot of same, good. With a gift inscription to the flyleaf: 'Thomas Hardy from John Lane, with many happy recollections of Purbeck'. The subsequent owner was a relative of Hardy's first wife, Emma Gifford, with a statement to this effect - accompanying a general statement to certify provenance - on the bookseller's headed paper laid in, along with a couple of other Hardy-related clippings.

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        The Extant Odes of Pindar. Translated into English with an Introduction and Short Notes by Ernest Myers

      London: Macmillan, 1908. 176, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Pencil initials T.E.L. on front flyleaf. Covers spotted and worn. Good plus. Clouds Hill bookplate of T.E. Lawrence on front pastedown. 176, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. T.E. Lawrence's Copy, from Clouds Hill. "Books at Clouds Hill", in: T.E. Lawrence by His Friends, p. 501 (this copy noted)

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        Candle-Lightin' Time

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1908. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition, later printing with 1908 in Roman numerals on the title page (first published in 1901). Near Fine with spine and edges toned. Pictorial stamping to front cover is sharp and bright, though patches of gilt are tarnished or rubbed on spine. Light offsetting to rear end sheet. In a Good dust jacket, with heavy-handed tape repairs made to the blank verso with flaps formerly split then reattached, heavy chipping along the top edge and spine ends, toning to spine and edges with stain to about half of the rear panel, light soiling. A very lovely and bright copy, extremely uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        PRAVDA: RABOCHAYA GAZETA (1-4, 7, 13-25, plus suppliments to 17 & a final suppliment a total of 19 issues)

      Geneva And Vienna, Spilka And Rossiyskaya Sotsial-Demokraticheskaya Rabochaya Partiya(1908-1912). (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. First four issues are 12 pages each (36cm) ; remainder are 4-6 pages each (48cm) . In Russian. Issues 1-13, 15-25 with supplements for 17, 12 and 21 as well as a broadsheet on May Day (International Workers' Day) . Title translates to English as, "Truth: Labor Newspaper. " The original Pravda was founded in 1905 by Spilka, a breakaway party from the Revolutionary Ukrainian Party. In October 1908 Leon Trotsky was called in to edit the newspaper and pick it up from its insignificant and run down state. After several issues, the Spilka left the newspaper to Trotsky - the subtitle "Organ Ukrainskago Soyuza 'Spilki' [Organ of the Ukrainian Union 'Spilka'] appears only on the first two issues - who converted it into a Russian social democratic newspaper aimed at Russian workers. The editorial staff consisted of Trotsky and, at various times, Victor Kopp, Adolf Joffe and Matvey Skobelev, who tried to avoid the factional issues that divided Russian émigrés and concentrated on the issues of interest to Russian workers. The newspaper published its last issue on April 23, 1912. CONTENTS INCLUDES: Pora Prosnut'sya Sel'skim Rabochim [It's Time to Wake Up the Rural Worker] -- Ha Bor'bu s Bezrabotitsey I Golodom [The Fight Against Unemployment and Hunger] -- Balkanskiy Vopros [The Balkans Question] -- Zhizn' I Bor'ba Mirovogo Proletariata [Life and Struggle of the World Proletariat] -- Polozhenie "Pravdy" v Partii [The Position of Pravda in the Party] -- Nasha Partiya I Yeya Zadachi [Our Party and It's Problems] -- Zhelezo I Krov' [Iron and Blood] -- Karl Marks I Rossiya v 1909 g. [Karl Marx and Russia in 1909] -- Natsional'naya Bor'ba I Edinstvo Proletariata [National Struggle and Unity of the Proletariat] -- Kooperativy I Sotsializm [Cooperatives and Socialism] -- Russkie Rabochie I Evreyskoe Bezpravie [Russian Workers and the Jews Without Rights]. Non-archival tape to front of No. 1 with some damage to text. Some light wear and closed tears to edges of several issues, but no other loss of text. Very Good Condition. (RUS-11-12a)

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        Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für alle und keinen. Expl. Nr. 394 / 530 * G A N Z P E R G A M E N T - H a n d e i n b a n d

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1908. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzpergament / Pergament / GPgt / Pgt im Folio-Format 26 x 37,5 cm) mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, Kopfgoldschnitt und mächtigen Spanischen Kanten. (4),160, (4) Seiten auf kräftigem Büttenpapier - jedes Blatt mit Wasserzeichen -, mit ornamentalem farbigem Doppeltitel, Titelvignette, 4 Zwischentiteln ebenfalls in Purpurrot und Gold sowie zahlreichen Kopf- und Schlussstücken von Henry van de Velde, samt Druckvermerk: \"Für diese Ausgabe des \"Zarathustra\" wurde die Schrift im Jahre 1900 von G. Lemmen gezeichnet und unter Mitwirkung von Harry Graf Kessler geschnitten. Henry van de Velde entwarf Titel, Vortitel, Ornamente und Einband und leitete die Drucklegung. Gedruckt wurden, in der Offizin W. Drugulin zu Leipzig, 530 Exemplare, von denen Nummer 1-100 in Leder, Nummer 101-530 in Pergament gebunden wurden. Dies ist Nummer 394.\" - \"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können.\" Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder-und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20. Jahrhundert, Pergamentband, Pergamentausgabe, Pergament-Handband, Jugenstil. - Erstausgabe / Luxus-Ausgabe in Ganzpergament-Handeinband in guter Erhaltung: der helle Einband mit der eindrucksvollen vergoldeten Vignette ganz wenig fleckig; Schnitt und Vorsätze mit wenigen Stockfleckchen, der überaus kräftige Farbauftrag des Doppeltitels und der Zwischentitel schlägt teilweise durch, sonst hervorragend erhaltenes, außerordentlich breitrandiges Exemplar Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Scouting for Boys: A handbook for instruction in good citizenship. Complete edition, revised and illustrated.

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (195 x 128 mm). xii, 288 pp., including frontispiece and several illustrations in text. Bound in fine contemporary dark-purple-blue morocco, boards with gilt embossed floral decoration and ruling, spine has 5 raised bands with gilt-lettering and floral decoration in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (minor rubbing to extremities, spine somewhat sunned, mild spotting of boards). Text with minor browning mainly in blank margins, but generally crisp and clean. Provenance: Presentation copy to unknown recipient, inscribed and signed on first blank "With best wishes / from / Rss Baden-Powell / May 1908". Alltogether a very remarkable, attractive copy in a nice binding and with the rare author's signature. ----PMM / Printing and the Mind of Man 399. - FIRST EDITION in bookform, exceptionally rare, of Baden-Powell's classics. Scouting for Boys was originally issued in six fortnightly instalments of approximately 70 pages each, from January to March 1908. They were produced by Pearson's printer, Horace Cox. The book was largely based on Baden-Powell's military service in Africa, particularly at the Siege of Mafeking. It was so popular that on 1st May 1908 a complete edition containing a slightly revised text and with illustrations by Baden-Powell appeared in both hardback and paperback editions. This revised edition as well as the first printing by Cox are (surprisingly) of exceptional rarity. We can trace only two copies that have appeared at auction in the past 20 years, both being of the first printing by Cox. Scouting for Boys was Baden-Powell's rewrite of his earlier book Aids to Scouting (1899). Although it strongly influenced this book, Scouting for Boys presents Scouting from the perspective of outdoorsmen and explorers rather than military men, and it adds the Scout Oath, Scout Law, honours and games for youth. The book was revised and an enormous variety of editions were published. Many of these editions were edited by others and, far beyond mere editing, whole sections were written by authors other than Baden-Powell. The book was a best seller upon release, and, in its various editions, is claimed to have become one of the best-selling books in history. Scouting for Boys has been translated into many languages. In 1948, editions of the book were still selling 50,000 copies annually. Only in 1967 was a decline noted by the publisher and in the last decades of the 20th century the book came to be seen as a period curiosity even by the Scout Movement. It is claimed to be the fourth bestselling book of the 20th century. A realistic estimate is that approximately 4 million copies of the UK edition have been sold. Extrapolating this to 87 different language editions worldwide, historic world sales of Scouting for Boys can be estimated at 100 to 150 million copies since 1908 (Wikisource). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Near Fine.

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        Autographed photograph, black and white half length portrait of Mark Twain.

      New York, J. G. Gessford, 1908 - Photogravure. Image size 24 x 17 cm. Paper size 35 x 26 cm. Framed and glazed. Inscribed above and beneath the image by the author "To Mrs. F. B. Rice with the best wishes of Mark Twain" and dated "Feb. 20 / 08". Signed and dated by the photographer lower left. Mrs. Rice was a Bostonian socialite. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Round the World from North to South with Rod & Camera / Collection of three Volumes of printed and manuscript travelogue (reads like a logbook) / Travel Diary. Volume I - Privately printed, luxury photoalbum from the year 1907 - 1908 with 142 pages of printed photographs of a trip through Canada, Alaska South Sea Islands (Suva, Fiji), Tonga, New Zealand with several photographs of a trip on S.S.Manuka (Union Steam Ship Company) with images of life on board and of the trip to Maori Villages, Rotoiti, Tu Moana, Cape Horn, Rio de Janeiro, Teneriffe, Hunting, Fishing, Camping etc. / Volume II: Manuscript Volume in an easy decipherable hand of a trip on the steamer "Pretorian" from Liverpool on July 30th, 1903 to New York, Maryland, then on to V

      Daere (Cumberland), Privately printed and original manuscript, 1903 - 1908. - Octavo. Volume I - 142 pages / Volume II (Manuscript) - 89 pages / Volume III (Manuscript) - 185 pages. Original Hardcover and flexible red leather. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Magnificent account with exact and vivid descriptions of localities and the technique of the trip and its expenses. Ticket Prices, Hotel Costs, Voyage costs from Harbour to Harbour etc. etc. Unpublished account of a british merchant family's private (Cotton Merchant) trip around the world.

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        Higher Magic: Magic for the Artist [No. 48 of de Luxe ed. SIGNED to Houdini collector & collaborator, Joseph E. Waitt]

      New York: Adams Press Print. Octavo. Gilt-decorated, red leatherette binding; all edges gilt; 492, [8] pp.; illus. This de Luxe edition was limited to 100 signed and hand-numbered copies and issued by the author's own publishing imprint. Teale was an architect, amateur magician and researcher for Harry Houdini and served as the President of the Society of American Magicians from 1908-09. He designed Houdini's graveside exedra and was alleged to have ghostwritten some of Houdini's books. This copy owned by another Houdini collaborator, the Boston dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Waitt. Waitt's collection of Houdini paraphernalia is housed at Harvard (Waitt's alma mater). Some wear along joints and board edges but VG+ overall.

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        Das Europaische Porzellan des Bayer. Nationalmuseums

      X, 252 pp. detailed critical catalogue, by Friedrich H. Hofmann, of the fine collection of European porcelain at the museum, listing 1222 pieces, index of artists, concordances, num. text illus., 5 plates of marks, approx. 200 illustrations on 72 plates. 4to. Cloth. Munich 1908. (Kataloge des Bayer. Nationalmuseums, 10). The Munich museum has a comprehensive collection of Nymphenburg figurines and dises, as well as a representative showing of other European factories.

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        Rytířové, panoši a krásné pastýřky. Kniha pohádek [Knights, pages and beautiful shepherdesses]. Illustrated by Minka Podhajská. Signed and inscribed by the author

      Olomouc: Nákladem R. Prombergra, 1908. Small octavo (15 x 15 cm). Original pictorial red cloth; 78, [1] pp. Color illustrations. A very good copy, printed on coated paper stock, possibly part of a preferential print run. Signed and inscribed by Vyskočil in 1908. Minka, or Minnie, Podhajská was a student at the Wiener Werkstätte who later became a prominent toy designer. "The Viennese born Podhajska was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule and her work appeared in the movement's well-known journals Ver Sacrum, Hohe Warte, and Die Flache, as well as designing toys for the Wiener Werkstatte and numerous other graphic works during World War I. She moved to Prague in 1919, the year she created Mesice, and was a founding member of the Czech artists' consortium. Wilhelmina (Minka) Podhajska (1881-1963), famed Viennese designer and illustrator, was a member of the Klimt Group (including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Böhm, Koloman Moser, and Franz Cižek). Podhajska became the most acclaimed student of Adolf Böhm, a founding member of the Secession, and later WFA (Female Women's Academy), the rebellious offspring that broke away from the Vienna Secession in 1905. "Rejecting the fin-de-siècle's oversaturated civilization, Minka Podhajska tapped two main sources for inspiration: children's drawings and traditional wooden peasant toys (particularly those produced in the Grödnertal in the southern Tyrol and in the Erzgebirge mountains between Saxony and Bohemia). Here, within the context of the avant-garde's fascination with primitivism, it is important to reiterate that scientifc and artistic studies frequently conflated the work of women, children, and folk cultures: positive appraisals of this conflation tended to reveal critics' pro-Secessionist affinities." [From: "An Artist in Every Child-A Child in Every Artist": Art for the Child at the Kunstschau 1908, by Megan Brandow-Faller]. An exceedingly important and scarce book. A fine copy." KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Yale and Princeton.

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        Rytí?ové, pano?i a krásné pastý?ky. Kniha pohádek [Knights, pages and beautiful shepherdesses]. Illustrated by Minka Podhajská. Signed and inscribed by the author

      Olomouc: Nákladem R. Prombergra, 1908. Small octavo (15 x 15 cm). Original pictorial red cloth; 78, [1] pp. Color illustrations. A very good copy, printed on coated paper stock, possibly part of a preferential print run. Signed and inscribed by Vysko?il in 1908. Minka, or Minnie, Podhajská was a student at the Wiener Werkstätte who later became a prominent toy designer. "The Viennese born Podhajska was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule and her work appeared in the movement's well-known journals Ver Sacrum, Hohe Warte, and Die Flache, as well as designing toys for the Wiener Werkstatte and numerous other graphic works during World War I. She moved to Prague in 1919, the year she created Mesice, and was a founding member of the Czech artists' consortium. Wilhelmina (Minka) Podhajska (1881-1963), famed Viennese designer and illustrator, was a member of the Klimt Group (including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Böhm, Koloman Moser, and Franz Ci?ek). Podhajska became the most acclaimed student of Adolf Böhm, a founding member of the Secession, and later WFA (Female Women's Academy), the rebellious offspring that broke away from the Vienna Secession in 1905. "Rejecting the fin-de-siècle's oversaturated civilization, Minka Podhajska tapped two main sources for inspiration: children's drawings and traditional wooden peasant toys (particularly those produced in the Grödnertal in the southern Tyrol and in the Erzgebirge mountains between Saxony and Bohemia). Here, within the context of the avant-garde's fascination with primitivism, it is important to reiterate that scientifc and artistic studies frequently conflated the work of women, children, and folk cultures: positive appraisals of this conflation tended to reveal critics' pro-Secessionist affinities." [From: "An Artist in Every Child-A Child in Every Artist": Art for the Child at the Kunstschau 1908, by Megan Brandow-Faller]. An exceedingly important and scarce book. A fine copy." KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Yale and Princeton.

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        Porträt Ernst Heilemann. Platindruck.

      Auf Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R.u.M.Dührkoop", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet "Ernst Heilemann/Januar 1908", u.r. Stempel "Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden", u.l. Stempel "Rudolf Dührkoop/Hamburg/Jungfernstieg 34". Im Druck u.r. mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop/1909", verso Stempel "Rudolf Dührkoop" u.handschriftlich "Ernst Heilemann/Lustige Blätter/M". Auf Japanpapier zweifach auf Karton original-montiert. 16,5 x 21 cm (Bildmaß), 41,6 x 31 cm (Papier) Porträtfotografie des Berliner Malers und Karikaturisten Ernst Heilemann (1870-1936). Als Zeichner für die Zeitschriften wie "Die Jugend" oder "Simplicissimus" wurde er einem breiten Publikum bekannt. Sein lockerer, humoristischer Stil, der das mondäne Großstadt- und Badefreizeitleben der Jahrundertwende thematisierte, erfreute sich großer Beliebtheit.

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        Den lange Rejse.

      1908 1908 - 6 bd. [Bræen. Skibet. Det tabte Land. Norne-Gæst. Christofer Columbus. Cimbrenes Tog]. Alle orig. udgaver. Kbhvn. & Christiania [Oslo]: Gyldendalske, Nordisk 1908-23. De orig. omslag og rygge med lette brugsspor og 'Norne-Gæst' med svag gennemgående fugtskjold i nederste margin ellers rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar med bred margin indbundet med de orig. omslag og rygge i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindene signeret Birgit Kryger. * Et af hovedværkerne i det 20ende århundredes danske litteratur.

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        The Works of James Buchanan, Comprising His Speeches, State Papers, and Private Correspondence

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London, 1908-1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Limited Numbered Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 12-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. This set is number 75 of 750. 12 volumes bound in gilt-stamped dark green cloth, top edges gilt, other edges deckled, they each have approximately 500 pages. Vols I - V published in 1908, Vols VI - IX published in 1909, Vols X - XI published in 1910, Vol XII (Biographical volume) published in 1911. Vols I & XII have frontispiece portraits of James Buchanan. Volume I contains 3 letters written by John Bassett Moore to James Buchanan Henry, nephew to James Buchanan and previous owner of these volumes. The friendly letters, one each from 1908, 1909, and 1910, discuss the publication and reviews of the volumes and reveal a friendship between the two men. There are also several newspaper clippings (one pasted-in facing Table of Contents) relating to James Buchanan or John Bassett Moore. Volumes have some wear: corners and spine ends bumped, covers rubbed, a few volumes have staining or chips to the cloth, a couple have worn fore-edges, scattered foxing on end papers and text blocks, some pages are uncut; Vol IX has damaged front paste down, Vol XII has a previous owner's name & address in pencil. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 45 lbs 0 oz. Category: Politics & Government; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012679. .

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        Porträt Ernst Heilemann. Platindruck.

       1908. Auf Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert \"R.u.M.Dührkoop\", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet \"Ernst Heilemann/Januar 1908\", u.r. Stempel \"Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden\", u.l. Stempel \"Rudolf Dührkoop/Hamburg/Jungfernstieg 34\". Im Druck u.r. mit Trockenstempel \"Dührkoop/1909\", verso Stempel \"Rudolf Dührkoop\" u.handschriftlich \"Ernst Heilemann/Lustige Blätter/M\". Auf Japanpapier zweifach auf Karton original-montiert. 16,5 x 21 cm (Bildmaß), 41,6 x 31 cm (Papier) Porträtfotografie des Berliner Malers und Karikaturisten Ernst Heilemann (1870-1936). Als Zeichner für die Zeitschriften wie \"Die Jugend\" oder \"Simplicissimus\" wurde er einem breiten Publikum bekannt. Sein lockerer, humoristischer Stil, der das mondäne Großstadt- und Badefreizeitleben der Jahrundertwende thematisierte, erfreute sich großer Beliebtheit. Ernst Heilemann, Porträt, Fotografie, Grafiker, Karikatur, Lustige Blätter, Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop, Simplizissimus, Jugend

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream (Signed Ltd.)

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1908. A Very Good copy, complete as issued, with all 40 tipped-in color illustrations and tissue guards (although one tissue guard detached). Signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Lacking the silk ties, as usual. In the publisher's white cloth binding with some of the gilt rubbed & dulled, some colored over in ink. Internal contents are generally in attractive condition with minor separation within the page block, leaves adjacent to the illustration leaves toned and a couple leaves with short tears. One of our favorite Rackham productions, combining Shakespeare's wonderful play with Rackham's whimsical illustrations in a lovely edition. Arthur Rackham was one of the great illustrators of the early 20th century, a period which is referred to as the "golden age" in British book design. His works were produced in both limited and mass market editions as there was a large market for ornately illustrated books before the First World War. Rackham used a unique style, thought to mix European and East Asian influences, that involved both pen and India Ink as well as watercolor. His work was displayed all over Europe - and received awards at International Exhibitions in Milan and Barcelona and Rackham would influence heavily many illustrators, especially those of children's books, who came after him. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative and observant of human nature, while his gnomes, fairies and gnarled anthropomorphic trees in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens or A Midsummer Night's Dream represent his more fantastic side.... He was - and remains - a soloist in front of an orchestra, a player with the responsibility to interpret and add a personal lustre to great works with variations of infinite subtlety and grace." ["Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration," by James Hamilton, Pavilion Books, Ltd., London, 1990]. Very Good. Very Good

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