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        Kings and the Cats, The

      1908. first edition. Cats in Irish Folklore[WAIN, Louis, Illustrator]. HANNON, John. The Kings and the Cats. Munster Fairy Tales for Young & Old. London: Burns & Oates, Ltd., 1908.First edition. Quarto (9 7/16 x 6 3/4 inches; 240 x 171 mm.). xiv, 78 pp. Including monotone frontispiece and ten full-page monotone plates. Publishers red cloth, front cover ruled and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, plain endpapers. spine ends a little worn, slight staining to upper cover and light marginal foxing, otherwise an excellent copy of this extremely unusual Louis Wain title."Once upon a time there were two kings in Ireland, the King of the South and the King of the North. They were great kings entirely, and they were always going to battle with their soldiers to see which of them was the best man. For seven years at a time they fought like cats, and for seven years at a time they fought like dogs, and neither of them could win at all, they were each of them so strong. There was a wise old woman of Wicklow Hills who was making good pishogues (white witchcraft) all this time in hare cave near the middle part of Ireland…" The Kings and the Cats, and the Wise Old Woman of the Wicklow Hills, pp. 11-31.This is a fascinating little book with very unusual and atypical drawings by Louis Wain. The frontispiece The Wise Old Woman of the Wicklow Hills depicts a witch looking over her cauldron whilst two cats, one black and one white, look on… is at first glance more in the style of the Victorian artist, Sidney Sime. In fact throughout this volume only one of the eleven illustrations Little Fiss and the Wicked Enchanted Bull (facing p. 40) is remotely similar to the Louis Wain that we all love, admire and enjoy. The kingdom of Munster is in the South of Ireland with Limerick in the north and Cork in the south.Dale, 93

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        Antiquités de la région andine de la République Argentine et du désert d’Atacama. Tome premier - [Second], Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1908. 2 tomos.

      1908 - In-4º mayor.- I: xi-1-388 p.- II: 389-948 (1 h.) p.- (Foliación continuada).- 3 mapas desplegables.- 83 láminas en blanco y negro y color, algunas de ellas desplegables.- 73 ilustraciones dentro del texto.- Encuadernación posterior en percalina verde, lomos lisos, títulos dorados.- Ocasionales huellas de herrumbre pero muy buen ejemplar.- Dedicatoria manuscrita del autor al “Señor Carlos Gutiérrez, homenaje de amistad y agradecimiento. E. Boman”.- La obra capital de esta figura señera de la etnografía y la arqueología americanistas. Eric Boman, de origen sueco, llegó a la Argentina en 1888, donde desarrolló toda su pionera labor de estudioso de las antigüedades indígenas del noroeste, acerca de las cuales realizó descubrimientos y aportaciones fundamentales que merecieron el reconocimiento local e internacional. En 1901 formó parte de la expedición científica de Erland Nordenskjöld por Salta, Jujuy y Bolivia, y en 1903 integró la misión de Crequi Monfort y Sénéchal de la Grange, fruto de la cual es la obra presente, hito insoslayable para el conocimiento del altiplano argentino. Basada en un intenso trabajo de campo y en una sólida documentación histórica, añade a su vasta información una iconografía de alcances poco frecuentes. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A g?zök és gázok áramlási jelenségeire vonatkozó legújabb vizsgálatok. Irta: --. Különlenyomat a Magyar Mérnök- és Építész-egylet Közlönye 1908. évfolyamának III-IV. füzetéb?l. [Recent Investigations Regarding the Flow Phenomena of Vapors and Gases.]

      Pátria Irodalmi Vállalat és Nyomdai Részvénytársaság, Budapest 1908 - Three early works, bound into one. In modern paper. 9, (3) p. with: Kármán, Th[eodore]. v[on]. Festigkeitsversuche unter allseitigem Druck. Von Dr. -- in Göttingen. (Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift des Vereines deutscher Ingenieure, Jahrgang 1911, Seite 1749.) [All-around Strength Test Under Pressure.] Berlin, (1911). Julius Springer (A. W. Schade). 9, (1) p., 1 folding plate. Offprint. With numerous text illustrations and diagrams. Text in German. Describes Kármán's pioneering experiments with to so-called triaxial testing in which a short, cylindrical specimen is loaded axially. This method - because of the simplicity of the equipment and the convenient preparation of specimens - is widely used in experimental rock mechanics testing in laboratory to characterize deformation and strength behaviours under in-situ stress states. [Kwasniewski, Marek: True Triaxial Testing of Rocks. ORC Press, 2012.; Paterson, M. S. - Wong, Teng-fong: Experimental Rock Deformation - The Brittle Field. Springer, 2005.] with: Kármán, Th[eodore]. v[on]. Ueber die Formänderung dünnwandiger Rohre, inbesondere federnder Ausgleichrohre. Von Dr. -- in Göttingen. (Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift des Vereines deutscher Ingenieure, Jahrgang 1911, Seite 1889.) [On the Deformation of Thin-Walled Pipes, in Particular Elastic Expansion Pipes.] Berlin, (1911). Julius Springer (A. W. Schade). 6 p. Offprint. With numerous text illustrations and diagrams. Text in German. This work of Kármán is dealing with the stability of (Kármán's) vortex streets, a phenomena that he described the same year and later it has been named after him. [Lamb, H.: Hydrodynamics, 1959.] Theodore (Tódor) von Kármán (1881-1963) was a Hungarian-American physicist, mathematician, aerospace engineer. He achieved key advances in aerodynamics, mainly in the field of supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. Kármán studied engineering in Budapest, later he became assistant in hydraulics at the same University. His research at this time was on fluids and on the compression of structures which had wide ranging applications. In 1906 Kármán left Budapest to study at Göttingen, where he met with Felix Christian Klein, David Hilbert and Ludwig Prandtl. In 1908 his interest turned to aeronautics after watching pioneering aviation flights in Paris. In 1913 accepted a post as director of the Aeronautical Institute at Aachen University. During WWI he served in the Austro-Hungarian army, where he worked on a design of military aircraft and a helicopter. In 1930 Kármán emigrated to the United States and accepted the directorship of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at California Institute of Technology. In 1933 Kármán found the U. S. Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, and continued his researches on fluid mechanics, turbulence theory and supersonic flight. In 1944 United States Government set up the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for rocket researches with von Kármán as director. He resigned in 1949, but remained advisor for the United States Air Force and the NASA. In 1963 he received the first Nation Medal of Science by President John F. Kennedy "for his leadership in the science and engineering basic to aeronautics; for his effective teaching and related contributions in many fields of mechanics, for his distinguished counsel to the Armed Services, and for his promoting international cooperation in science and engineering". Former library copy. In good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE: LA FRANCE MISE EN SCENE AVEC LES JOUJOUX DE DEUX

      1908 - MONTORGUEIL, G. JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE: LA FRANCE MISE EN SCENE AVEC LES JOUJOUX DE DEUX PETITS FRANCAIS. Illustrated by JOB. Paris: Boivin & Cie (1908). [76] pp. with almost every facing recto being a full color chromolithograph (printed by Ruckert & Goode). 4to., light blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, red, green, brown, purple, yellow, blue, and black. An extraordinary copy, fine, clean, bright & tight. Pages hinged with paper at joints, as issued. The retelling of history in the illustrations is depicted by toys re-enacting scenes of historical import. A charming book, just fabulous condition-wise.

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        Atlas of the Chinese Empire, containing separate maps of the eighteen provinces of China proper

      China Inland Mission, 1908. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1908. No dust jacket. Red cloth cover with gilt lettering red tape reinforcement to the spine. Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations.Colour illustrations maps. Ownership stamp on ffep and title page, plus pinned letter on ffep returning the book to the owner.The pages are slightly foxed. Some tape repairs to the hinges front and rear. Moderate rub wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners and the corners have become quite rounded. Red tape reinforcement to the spine.

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        Projekt und Bau der Albulabahn. Denkschrift der Rhätischen Bahn.

      Chur: Schuler, 1908.. 76 S., mit Plänen, Skizzen und Zeichnungen. Or. br., 2°. mit 39 Tafeln, welche unter anderem Streckenkarten und -profile, Konstruktionszeichnungen diverser Brückenbauwerke, Profile des Albulatunnels, Gleispläne, Konstruktionszeichnungen von Lokomotiven und Wagen sowie den graphischen Fahrplan für den Sommer 1907 enthalten. Einband stark berieben, angeschutzt, mit Einrissen, Papierverlust, Deckl mit Schriftzug, Bibliothekskleber und -stempel, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, Stempel auf Titel, Papier gebräunt, mit Anstreichungen im Text, einige Tafeln lose..

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        Mission en Ethiopie (1901-1903).

      Paris, Masson, 1908-1909.. 3 Bände. Bd. I = Paris, Masson, 1909; Preface / Histoire de Voyage (Froidevaux)/ L'Ethiopie economique (Collat)/Manuscrits abyssins (Blanchart) . Bd.II = Paris, Masson, 1909; Geologie (Arsandaux) / Anthropologie et Ethnographie (Verneau) / Insectes (Lesne) / Bibliographie abyssine (Regismanset) . Atlasband = Paris, Masson, 1908; Itineraires, tours d'horizon, croquis, notes geographiques et carte du lac Tana. EA. Bd.I mit Frontispiez, 16 Tafeln mit fotogr. Abb., 3 gefalteten bzw. mehrfach gefalteten Farbkarten sowie 85 fotogr. Abb. im Text./ Bd. II mit 23 Tafeln mit fotogr. Abb. (bis auf Tafel XI.= Coleopteres ) sowie 79 Abb. im Text (Fotografien und Zeichnungen). Des weiteren ist zwischen Tafel XII und dem vorliegenden Seidenpapier mit den Erläuterungen ein Original-Fotoabzug im Format 12x17cm eingehängt. / Der Atlasband mit insgesamt 52 ganzseitigen Routenkarten, zahlreichen Horizont-Panoramen sowie 3 mehrfach gef. Farbkarten von 4 Reise-Abschnitten, nämlich 1. 'De Gueldeissa a Asddis-Abeba' , 2. 'D'Addis-Abeba au Lac Tana' , 3. 'Lac Tana' und 4. 'Du Pont sur L'Abbai (Dildil) a Addis-Alem. XVIII, 440 S. plus unpag. Tafeln / XV, 388 S. plus unpag. Tafeln / Atlasband unpaginiert. 4°. Bd. I und II HLdr.-Bände d.Z. mit marmorierten Deckeln und Vorsätzen; Atlasband ist HLdr.-Band mit marmorierten Deckeln. Bde. I und II mit kleinen Bibl. Aufklebern (bzw. Resten davon) auf Einbanddeckel und -Rücken, einige kleine rote Stempel auf dem Titelblatt und auf einigen wenigen Text- und Tafelseiten, Lederrücken teils mit Abrieb; innen sehr guter Zustand, fast völlig fleckenfrei und nur minimale Gebrauchsspuren; Atlasband kein Bibl.-Expl., die eingebundenen OBroschurdeckel und -rücken teils lichtrandig, etwas fleckig und mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle, innen sehr gut, minimal fleckig und knickspurig.. Insgesamt sehr guter Zustand dieses dreibändigen Werkes; Atlasband neu eingebunden im Stil von Bd.I und II. Die Bände beeindrucken durch die hochwertige Ausstattung mit Kunstdruckpapier; Fototafeln einzeln eingehängt in Heliogravüre von enormer Tiefenschärfe auf starkem Karton. Selten vollständig in so guter Erhaltung.

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        THE LAND'S END A NATURALIST'S IMPRESSIONS IN WEST CORNWALL

      London: Hutchinson, 1908.. Large, thick octavo. Gilt decorated navy blue cloth, t.e.g. Frontis, plates and illustrations by A.L. Collins. Light foxing early and late, and at edges, otherwise a very good or better, bright copy. First edition, likely primary binding, with upper cover stamped in gilt rather than blind. A decent association copy, inscribed by the author on the half- title to editor/critic "Roger Ingpen from W.H. Hudson." PAYNE A26a.

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        The Lure of the Indian Country and A Romance of Its Great Resort

      Sulphur: Abbott. 1908. A collection of tales that appears to be an autobiographical novel written by a Chickasaw woman, but is, according to Marable and Boylan's A Handbook of Oklahoma Writers [Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939], authored by Aaron Abbott. Short tears at foredge and lower spine (repaired); mild creasing; a near fine copy of the issue in the darker charcoal-tan wrappers. A scarce and fragile book; this is the nicest copy we have seen of it. First Edition. Softcover.

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        Sommervögel.

      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.

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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]

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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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        Handbuch des Eisenbahnmaschinenwesens. 3 Bände.,

      Berlin, Springer, 1908 - 28 x 20 cm. XV, 819 + XI, 845 + VIII, 433 Seiten. Mit 1712 Abbildungen und 9 lithographierten Tafeln. *Umfangreiches und detailliertes Werk über die Lokomotiven, Wagen und alle sonstigen Maschinen im Eisenbahnwesen. - Band I: Fahrbetriebsmittel. - Band II: Die Zugförderung. - Band III: Die Werkstätten. - Titelblätter mehrfach gestempelt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel. (Kanten und Ecken etwas beschabt).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        THE MAD SCIENTIST: A TALE OF THE FUTURE

      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]

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        SARDONICS: SIXTEEN SKETCHES .

      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. 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). Light wear to crown of spine panel, else a near fine, bright copy. (#8425) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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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. .

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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]

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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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