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        THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Gjoa 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander of the Expedition

      Constable, London 1908 - Two volumes, xiii,335, ix, 397 pp., 139 black and white illustrations, 2 folding maps at rear of each volume, original green cloth, neatly rebacked preservomg original spine, some faint dampstaining to outer edge of volume 1, but still a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE Being The Record Of A Voyage Of Expodition Of The Ship GJOA 1903-1907 By ROALD AMUNDSEN With A Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander Of The Expedition. in 2 Volumes

      Archibald Constable and Company Limited 1908 - First edition in 3/4 leather with gold titles to spine;green cloth covers.Lightly rubbed extreameties,clean and tidy;library bindings.No DW.Ex.Library with usual stamps and pockets.139 illustrations and 3 fold out maps.Stamps on all illustrations.Copy appears in unread condition.Hinges all sound with cloth tape bindings,very nice tidy copies,square and straight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Queenhoo-Hall, A Romance: And Ancient Times, A Drama. (4 Volumes complete)

      Printed by James Ballantyne & Co, For John MurrayFleet Street, London And Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh 1908 - All four volumes half blue leather with blue cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine. All page edges are gilt. All four volumes in very good condition. Owners book plaste on front fly paste-down of each volume. First Edition. Volume 1, 253 pages. Vol. 2, 247 pages. Vol. 3, 242 pages. Vol. 4, 211 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Kaukas Books]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen and Co., London 1908 - Gilt design on spine and front board fresh and bright. Tissue-guard over frontispiece is a little yellowed. An inscription on the front free endpaper has been neatly obscured by some sort of ink-remover, not causing any damage to the paper. A really bright and desirable copy. Photographs available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Camilla's Bookshop]
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        The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.

      London, Methuen and Co., 1908 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine slightly rolled, three corners very lightly bumped, a little browning to free endpapers through paste-action as always with this title but less than usual, a very good copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen and Co., 1908 - Frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard Gilt lettering and designs fresh and bright, a little wear at edges and covers with a few very light stains, some professional colour restoration; preliminaries and end-leaves somewhat darkened and foxed as usual and edges of some leaves also foxed, but a nice copy of an increasingly scarce book. Ownership inscription erased from fly-leaf but from the library of Dame Freya Stark and her husband Stewart Perowne, bearing their Asolo bookplate Published twenty-three years before the first appearance of Ernest H. Shepard’s illustrations of of this classic tale of Toad, Ratty, Mole and their friends, the first edition has a representation of Toad in motoring costume on the spine and an illustration for the controversial chapter VII, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", on the upper cover. Never originally intended for publication, it was first written in the form of letters to Grahame’s son, Alistair. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Methuen & Co. London. 1908 FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with mono frontis by Graham Robertson. Some occasional light spotting to a few leaves and neat repair to tear on frontis, without loss, otherwise a very good copy finely bound in full green morocco leather binding. Spine wwith raised bands, gilt. Decorative block from original binding showing Pan at the water side with Ratty and Mole, reproduced in gilt to front board. Single ruled gilt border on both boards. Gilt inner dentelles and green marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. Beautiful binding by The Chelsea Bindery of London. A truly lovely copy of this classic.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: London, Methuen & Co.,, 1908. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, pictorial block to front board, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. First Edition of Grahame's children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Sports and Sportsmen set:

      London: Sports and Sportsmen, Ltd., / "British Sports and Sportsmen",, [1908-35]. Sportsmen of the Past (two volumes); Hunting; Shooting and Deerstalking; Big Game Hunting and Angling; Yachting and Rowing; Cricket and Football; Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits; Athletic Sports, Tennis, Rackets and Other Ball Games; Golf, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey and Other Ball Games, Winter Sports; The Story of Shipping; Racing; Modern Flat-Racing, Steeplechasing, Point-To-Point Racing, Coursing and Greyhound Racing; Polo and Coaching; Commerce and Industry; Modern Commerce, Transport, Motoring and Aviation. 15 works in 16 volumes, folio (370 × 265 mm). Original red full morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rules to boards gilt and blind, inner dentelles gilt, titles, crests and/or initials to front boards gilt, marbled endpapers with red cloth strip to hinges, all edges gilt. Photographic and engraved plates throughout the set. A superb set, all sound, attractive and in excellent condition, with occasional nicks to corners (light wear to foot of Polo & Coaching volume), minor scratches or marks to covers, some light spotting to end matter and occasionally some stains to the margins of a few leaves. A superb complete library set of the magnificently bound British Sports and Sportsmen series, including the rare Polo & Coaching volume. Each title limited to 1,000 numbered copies (varying numbers in the set).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY SEÑOR SOROLLA Y BASTIDA AT THE GRAFTON GALLERIES, with nearly 100 reproductions in Black and White and a Biographical and Critical Essay on Sorolla´s Art

      1908 - London, 1908. Folio, 127 p., infinidad de pinturas en b/n del pintor español y de publicidad entre el texto. Cartoné ilustrado. Dedicatoria en tinta roja sin firma a un amigo. 1ª Exposición internacional. La mayoría de las bibliografías consultadas no mencionan esta exposición. Muy raro. [Palau nº 319717] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Mansfield Park 1908

      MACMILLAN & CO, LONDON 1908 - Leather ( AS SOFT TO THE TOUCH AS THE SKIN OF MY 5 MONTH OLD GRANDSON ) bound, BRIGHT gilt lettering on spine, gilt fore edges are so bright they CAN BE USED AS MIRRORS. brown ribbon markers, raised ribbed spines, tight binding, clean bodies and unmarked texts, half and full page illustrations throughout book DATE PUBLISHED: 1908 EDITION: 428 FINEST CONDITION LEATHER BOUND WE HAVE HAD GIFT QUALITY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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      G. P. Putnam's 1908 - Sepia; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 10 vols. Goldsmith, Oliver. The Works. New York: G. P. Putnam's, (1908). Turk's Head Edition, #295/1000. 8vo, contemp. 3/4 navy blue morocco leather& marbled bds, gilt, T. E. G. Gilt spine compartments, raised bands; joints occasionally scuffed. Middle band of vol. 3 spine rubbed away. Plates (incl. Photogravure frontispieces) , letter tissue guards. Very minor discoloration from old newspaper clippings on vol. 1 title, otherwise internally clean. Shelf appearance is very handsome. Provenance Sessler's Book Store, mabel Zahn, Wasserman. Nicely cared for. Includes these volumes : Poems; Dramas; The Vicar of Wakefield; The Citizen of the World; The Citizen of the World [2]; Polite Learning - The Bee; Essays; Biographies; Miscellanies - First Series; Miscellanies - Second Series. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Celle qui pleure.

      Mercure de France 1908 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1908, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 3 Japon et 17 Hollande en grands papiers. Bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son amie Louise Marguillier ". Les larmes, chère amie, cela seul vaut quelque chose. Le savez-vous ou ne le savez-vous pas?". Ouvrage illustré d'une héliogravure en frontispice. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        London Suburbs). [Belgravia, Chelsea, Pimlico, Battersea]

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Faust by Goethe. Translated by Abraham Howard with Illustrations by Willy Pogany. [With a Goethe Autograph].

      Boston, Dana Estes & Company Publishers. [Ca. 1908]. "This edition of Faust is limited to five hundred numbered and registered copies, of which this is Number 27 Dana Estes & Co." (A. C. Fowler, Printer [-] London). This copy, extra-illustrated with 2 Goethe portrait prints, and a calligraphic sentiment in German, signed by Goethe & by Gustav Schwab. - Size of the binding: 7 3/4 inches x 10 3/4 in., three extra-illustrations, including the signed sentiment sheet; limitation page; frontispiece with title-printed tissue guard; design title-page printed in red and black, contents, list of illustrations. xx, pp. [1]-[210] + printer's page with printer's name on the reverse; illustrated with 30 color illustrations by Willy Pogany with printed tissue guards, initial letters, decorations. Preface by Roger Ingpen, dated September 1908; appendixes & notes. The extra-illustrations consist of two mounted portraits of Goethe: a steel engraved portrait of the young Goethe (unsigned), and an etching of the older Goethe: Pendleton, Boston (etched by J. Eddy), this shows some tan spotting; and a mounted sentiment, written out in German calligraphic script with place and date, this has then been signed by Goethe, and by G. Schwab who mentions that the signature only is in Goethe's hand. Bound in full, dark green crushed morocco leather with four raised bands on the spine, with gilt title and decorations, the covers show elaborate gilt borders with red leather inlaid roses in the corners, inner doublures of red morroco with gilt dentelles on wide dark green leather turn-ins, leather inner hinges, top-edge gilt, red silk bookmarker ribbon bound in. A very high quality binding, but without a binder's name present. The spine shows some age-related fading to tan of the green leather. The mounted Goethe item bears a tiny paper label at the top: GOETHE, and is four lines of German script (possibly a quote from Faust?), and is dated Weimar 29 December, 1823, with the signature: J W Goethe under the calligraphic sentiment; at the bottom is added in ink: Nota, Nur die Unterschrift ist von Goethes Hand. G. Schwab. Under this are light penciled notes: G. Schwab, died 1850 Lyric Poet [probably Gustav Schwab; 1792-1850]. This mounted sheet shows some age-realted tanning. This specially bound, low-numbered copy, might have been extra-illustrated by the publisher, or specially produced for a bookseller. Weight: 4 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Les vrilles de la vigne.

      Editions de la vie parisienne 1908 - - Editions de la vie parisienne, Paris 1908, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et bel envoi de l'auteur à son amie Jeanne de Bellune : " A mon copain Jeannot / affectueux souvenir de son amie / Colette Willy." Couvertures illustrées par G. Bonnet et illustrations intérieures du même. Rare exemplaire d'une exceptionnelle provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Chic de Paris. Revue de Mode. Année complète 1908, 12 numéros.

      - Paris, M. G. Martens, 1908. Du N° 145 au N°156. Un fort volume de format in folio (42x33 cm), comprenant pour chaque N° environ 8 à 10 pages de texte, nombreux dessins de patrons les 2 suppléments de planches pour les blouses sont joints. Pour l'ensemble du vol.; 94 planches en couleurs pleine page et hors texte; 12 planches in plano également en couleurs; 23 planches hors texte en noir. Certaines planches sont réhaussées. Robuste reliure muette de l'époque en demi chagrin noir à coins. Tranches marbrées. Coins légèrement marqués, intérieur d'une très grande fraîcheur. Peu commun. Texte bilingue franco-allemand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hans Teichmueller. Biographical Sketch. Addresses and Letters to his family. [Prepared] by his loving wife and daughters

      Von Boeckmann-Jones, Austin 1908 - Small folio. Bound in original publisher's brown boards, upper cover decorated with a large vignette of acorns and oak leaves (signed "M.T."), recent brown morocco spine. A BEAUTIFUL COPY EARLY TEXAS JURISPRUDENCE AS PRACTICED BY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL GERMAN IMMIGRANTS. "Hans Teichmueller (1837-1901), judge and lawyer, was born in Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany, on March 7, 1837, the third son of an army officer. At the age of fourteen, after several years of private training, he attended a boarding school where he had intended to study theology. He later gave up this idea to become a cabin boy on a steamer to New York. While in New York he stayed with a German lawyer who tried to persuade him to remain and study law. Not long afterwards Teichmueller returned to Germany and entered the gymnasium of Blankenburg in the Harz Mountains. The sudden death of his father a few years later made it impossible for Teichmueller to secure a university education, so he came to Texas to join his cousin, Arthur Meerscheidt, who lived on a farm in Fayette County. On June 16, 1858, Teichmueller married Augusta Kellner, whose father, a modern-language teacher, had taught him English when he first arrived in Fayette County. The Teichmuellers had five children. For a few months they farmed near Highhill in Fayette County, before moving to New Ulm, where Teichmueller studied law and taught school. His duties as a teacher exempted him from military service, but he served for about half a year as secretary of a militia at Brenham. Before the end of the Civil War he moved to La Grange, Fayette County, to begin his law practice. He passed his bar examination on May 16, 1866, and then entered the law firm of L. Lindsey and B. D. Shropshire. He served as county judge in 1869-1870 to fill the unexpired term of Reinhardt Hillebrandt. After several law partnerships he formed one with Meerscheidt and a man named Dunn, which terminated with Teichmueller's election to the judgeship of the Twenty-second Judicial District in 1884. Judge Teichmueller, a Democrat, read two papers before the Bar Association of Texas (later the State Bar of Texas) and wrote several articles on such subjects as trusts, economic freedom, expansion of the constitution, American jurisprudence, and bankruptcy; he intended to write a book on the homestead law. He died at La Grange on February 17, 1901" (SOURCE: Rudolph L. Biesele, Handbook of Texas). REFERENCES: Frank Lotto, Fayette County: Her History and Her People (Schulenburg, Texas: Sticker Steam Press, 1902; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981). Proceedings of the Texas Bar Association, 1895, 1896, 1901. * Ours appears to be the only copy on the market. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Very good. This is the British first edition, only printing of My African Journey, Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies.  This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs allegedly taken by the author.  In the summer of 1907 Churchill left England for five months, making his way after working stops in southern Europe to Africa for "a tour of the east African domains."  In early November, Churchill would kill a rhinoceros, the basis of the striking illustration on the front cover of the British first edition of his eventual book.  By now a seasoned and financially shrewd author, Churchill arranged to profit doubly from the trip, first by serializing articles in Strand Magazine and then by publishing a book based substantially upon them.  In November 1908 Hodder and Stoughton published My African Journey as a book, which was a substantial 10,000 words longer than the serialized articles.  The British first edition is striking, with a vivid red binding and a prominent front cover bearing a woodcut illustration in blue, grey, and black of Churchill with his bagged white rhinoceros.  The red cloth spine proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and the lovely books seem to have attracted handling, making wear and soiling the norm.  Spotting is also endemic. This is a quite respectable, very good copy of the British first edition with a few interesting features. The red cloth binding remains better than many, with nicely rounded spine and no corner bumps. Of particular note is the illustrated front cover - the hallmark feature of the book - which here remains beautifully bright and clean. The rear cover is likewise bright with a few barely discernible moisture spots. The spine is sunned as usual, but retains bright gilt. We note light wear at the lower corners, minor fraying at the spine ends, a whitish scuff below the spine title and faint staining at the lower spine. The contents remain tight and complete. The 61 photographs and three maps of this edition were tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be carefully checked to ensure the presence of all illustrations and maps.  All illustrations and maps are present, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. In examining this copy, we made an interesting discovery of bibliographic interest. The map at page 2 is unique in being tipped in as a folding map. None of the many other first edition copies of My African Journey we have examined feature this as a folding map. Closer examination and comparison to other copies reveal this folding map to be exactly the same in content and scale to maps in other first edition copies, the difference being that blank 1 inch margins at the top and bottom of this particular map were left untrimmed after printing, and thus it was tipped into this copy with the top two inches folded over. We find no previous ownership marks. Pasted to the front pastedown is a 1910 newspaper clipping announcing Churchill's appointment as Home Secretary. The clipping features a brief political biography and a portrait of Churchill. There is some transfer browning from the text portion of the clipping on the facing first free endpaper. Spotting is typical for the edition, present at page edges and first and final leaves, and intruding into the blank page margins intermittently throughout. The binging is protected beneath a removable clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81

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        Cat's Cradle

      1908. first edition. With Fifty-Seven Color IllustrationsWAIN, Louis. Cat's Cradle. A Picture-Book for Little Folk. Cats by Louis Wain. Rhymes by May Byron. London: Blackie and Son Limited, [1908]. First edition. Quarto (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 inches; 249 x 175 mm.). [48] pp. Eight full-page color (including one double-page) illustrations and forty-nine smaller color illustrations. Original color pictorial stiff wrappers with original red silk tie, gray end-papers. Very minor rubbing to one corner, otherwise a near fine copy of this very fragile and precious little book.A fine collection of favorites including: Jack Horner, Miss Muffet, Jack-in-the-Box, Santa Claws and Hey Diddle Diddle. The illustrations also include cats playing cricket, watching a magic lantern and playing 'Squib'.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. “He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves” (H.G. Wells).“From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled…although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!” (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Dale, 37

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        Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago 1908 - First edition, first state, 1908. Small 4to, sky blue cloth lettered in black with gold color pictorial onlay to front cover, yellow and black pictorial endpapers, color plates. A very good or better copy in an incredibly bright, tight fine binding; the only blemishes to this copy are a Christmas '08 inscription in black ink on verso of the 'This book belongs to' page, careful red hand coloring to most of the title words on the half title page, a small coffee-colored blotch to the lower outer edge of the half title and faint foxing or spottiness evident to color frontispiece and facing title page. Otherwise a lovely tight, bright copy (faintest hint of soil to rear board); we have rarely seen this title in such great shape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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      Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie 1908 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs ornés (fleurons), médaille de Saint-Benoît reproduite en cuir incisé au plat sup., roulette d'encadrement aux deux plats, Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Paris, 1908, 2 ff., 448 pp. et 6 ff. n. ch. (achevé d'imprimer daté du 25 février 1903 - les culs-de-lampes et lettrines imprimés en rouge, la page de titre datée de 1908 ayant été simplement insérée en remplacement de la page de titre originale) Emouvant exemplaire portant au premier plat la médaille de Saint-Benoît, et dans lequel ont été insérés divers documents qui ne laisseront insensibles aucun ami d'Huysmans : tout d'abord, insérée par les 4 coins au verso de la page de titre, on trouve une image pieuse illustrée, (imprimé par Bonamy Lévrier, Poitiers) "A la mémoire du Révérendissime Père Dom Joseph Bourigaud, Second Abbé de l'Abbaye de St-Martin-de-Ligugé, né à Tilliers le 17 avril 1821, pieusement décédé à Chevetogne le 6 décembre 1910". On découvre également une photo (pliure) de Huysmans, une brochure de 2 p. exposant la vocation de l'Abbaye de Sainte Cécile de Solesmes, et un billet imprimé à la mémoire de l'entrée en religion en cette même abbaye des soeurs Mechtilde A. Payne et Michael Y. de Gastines. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée notamment en dos avec qq. griffures au second plat). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les aqueducs et cloaques de la Gaule romaine.

      Paris, Alphonse Picard 1908 - Octavo. Pp. viii, 161, (3). Plus 9 plates bound at end. With 6 figures to text. Additions and corrections. Half-title present. Hardcover, recently bound in full leaf-green cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Ouvrage publié en partie seulement dans le volume du "Congrès archéologique de France", session d'Avallon, en 1907. J.-Adrien Blanchet (1866-1957). Rare. KVK, OCLC, and French Union Catalog locate just a single copy in France, that in Bibliotheque d'Art et d'Archeologie.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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      Librairie Nationale 1908 - RO40102667: 12 volumes d'env. 800 pages chacun. Grand In-4°. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte et hors texte. Texte sur 3 colonnes. Belle reliure avec dos et partie des plats en cuir, motifs décoratifs en dorure à chaud et à froid, et plaques de métal ornée sur chaque volume. Lettres, Sciences, Arts. Tome I: A-Autonomiste. Tome II: Autoophtalmoscope-Bousier. Tome III: Bousies-Cessation. Tome IV: Cesse-Cotterill. Tome V: Cottévrard-Eléotrague. Tome VI: Eléotris-Gorette. Tome VII: Gorfu-Kourilien. Tome VIII: Kourinsk-Monologueur. Tome IX: Monomachie-Piécier. Tome X: Pied-Rotenbourg. Tome XI: Rotengle-Tenu. Tome XII: Tenue-ZZ. Par Gabriel Hanotaux, Alfred Rambaud, Georges Duruy, Jules Claretie, Camille Saint-Saens, Marcelin Barthelot, E.Reclus, Gustave Eiffel, Marquis Albert de Dion. In-4 Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1908 - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, titles to spine gilt, multi-coloured pictorial onlay to the front board after the original cover design, roll to turn-ins, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Illustrated with 24 colour plates by Edmund Dulac. First edition of this humorously poetic alphabet and a fantastic example of The Chelsea Bindery's work. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1908 - Upton, Florence K. THE ADVENTURES OF BORBEE AND THE WISP. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1908. First Edition. Square 4to - 10" x 9-7/8". Maroon cloth backed color pictorial boards with a touch of wear to the head and tail of spine and to the board corners and with minor rubbing and spotting to the boards. Swan motif endpapers. [68]pp. Previous owner's neat gift inscription dated 1917 in pencil on the title page. This fantasy adventure about a boy named Borbee who falls asleep and meets the fairy Wisp who tells him that he must save the Princess, is illustrated with thirty-one full page chromolithograph plates by Florence K. Upton of Golliwogg fame. The pages of the book are bright and clean with a little offsetting from the illustrations. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

      London: Frederick Warne :, First edition, 1908 - 4to., unpaginated, with 24 fine colour plates, illustrated by Edmund Dulac, each featuring a letter of the alphabet (x,y & z are combined) with an accompanying printed limerick printed on one side only, pictorial endpapers, bound in the original linen-backed pictorial boards. An unusally VG+ bright copy with only slight wear to extreme corner tips, with the gutta-percha style binding still holding remarkably well and with no damage whatsoever to front or rear hinges. Born in 1882 France, Edmund Dulac, a gifted teenage artist, made it through two years of studying law before the boredom of law school and the winning of a prize at the Ecole des Beaux Arts tipped him into an art career and he became a full time art student. His arrival in London in 1904 just as the "colour separation" process of reproducing color plates was invented fortuitously placed him at the birth of the illustrated gift-book. Edmund Dulac became one of the five major "Golden Age" gift book illustrators. A gifted caricaturist, Dulac was at his best in Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey Jackson (Bookseller)]
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        Toomai of the Elephants. From The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

      Macmillan, 1908. - Chromolithograph on heavy paper. Image size: 24.5 x 33.5 cm. (9 ¾ x 13 ¼ inches). Framed size: 41 x 56.5 cm. (16 x 22 ¼ inches). Fine condition. Presented in a handmade gold leaf frame. The Detmolds' most celebrated joint achievement, and among the finest book illustrations ever produced, was the set of 16 prints after watercolours depicting scenes from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Der Lockenraub. Ein komisches Heldengedicht. Übertr. u. Nachwort von Rudolf Alexander Schröder. Mit neun (davon sieben ganzseit.) Zeichnungen von A. Beardsley.

      Leipzig, Insel 1908.. 4°. (8), 43, (7) S., OPp. mit Goldpr. u. KGoldschnitt. Nur das Fußkapital mit geringer Druckspur, sonst tadelloses Exemplar mit (unbedrucktem) Schutzumschlag u. Schuber mit mont. Titelschild. Umschlag u. Schuber mit kl. Beschädigungen, beides ist allerdings selten und hat den Band bestens ins so gutem Zustand bewahrt. EA WG² 15 (Schröder). Sarkowski 1258 (dort falsche Angaben zum Papier).. * Eins von 800 (im Druckvermerk u. auf dem Schuber) numer. Exemplaren. Schöner Band auf kräftigem Holländisch Bütten und in einem prachtvoll goldgeprägten Einband, den ebenfalls Beardsley entworfen hat.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Matthias Loidl]
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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z

      Frederick Warne & Co., London 1908 - corners rubbed; quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1908 - Paris, Société du Mercure de France, 1908. Grand in-8 (162 X 250) demi-veau cannelle à coins, dos cinq nerfs plats ornés de triple filet doré et sertis de filets à froid, caissons de double encadrement de filet doré, titre doré, date en queue, tête dorée, plats de la couverture et dos conservés (Yseux) ; portrait en deux états, 416 pages (dont faux-titre et titre). Petite tache brune au dos. ÉDITION COLLECTIVE en partie originale, comprenant pour la première fois les articles du "Corsaire-Satan" et de "Paris-Journal", illustrée d'un portrait de Baudelaire, non signé, gravé sur bois. UN des 87 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur HOLLANDE et réimposés au format in-octavo, seul tirage en grand papier, contenant un ÉTAT SUPPLÉMENTAIRE DU PORTRAIT en camaïeu. BEL EXEMPLAIRE non rogné dans une reliure de qualité dYSEUX. (Carteret, Trésor du bibliophile, 131. ? Talvart & Place, Bibliographie des auteurs modernes de langue française, I, 293). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Through the Mackenzie Basin: A Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River Treaty Expedition of 1899

      Toronto, ON: William Briggs, 1908. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition, stated presentation copy. Three signed letters from retired Hudson's Bay Company trader Roderick MacFarlane, who contributed the sections on mammals and birds of Northern Canada. Fold-out map of the territory negotiated by the 8th treaty. Brown cloth boards are rubbed on edges, corners are rubbed and starting to fray. Hinges are splitting.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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      East Aurora: The Roycroft Shop, 1908-1915. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. Volume 1 rear board detached, but present, volume 2 joints splitting, volume 5 with 3" of lower spine portion lost, volume 8 with small chip to spine head, volume 14 with 1" lost from top of spine, volume 16 spine foot chipped, the rest of the books show minor to moderate scuffing, though no loss of binding material as noted to other volumes. Texts are all very fine: entirely free of fading, discoloration, previous owner markings, etc. Tissue guards over some plates show offsetting from plate image.. 20 volumes (complete), quartos, original 3/4 leather and grayish green boards, various paginations (about 300+ pages per volume), illustrated. A beautifully printed work on fine paper. Decorative initials throughout designed by Dard Hunter. All volumes signed "Elbert Hubbard" on limitiation pages. Each copy hand-numbered "500" of 1000 sets.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Conrad"), to "Dearest Edward [Garnett]

      1908. [to the reader who "discovered" h] One page (plain paper with BBL watermark). No location indicated, but Someries, Bedfordshire. Dated "16 Dec. '08". Edward Garnett (1868-1937), son of the Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum, was one of the most important people in Joseph Conrad's literary life. It was he, as a reader for the publishing firm of T. Fisher Unwin, who in 1894 decided that there was merit in a manuscript submitted pseudonymously by someone named "Kamudi" (Malayan for "rudder"); so sure of rejection was the author that he had included return postage for the manuscript. Garnett then worked with the seaman who had written it, resulting in Conrad's first novel ALMAYER'S FOLLY. He then worked so closely with Conrad on the next manuscript (AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS) that some have suggested Garnett should almost have been listed as co-author. The two remained close for the rest of Conrad's life.~This letter, written in 1908 at a time when Conrad's writing and spirits were at a low ebb, reads as follows:~Dearest Edward,~It is an IMMENSE relief. You don't know how that thing has been lying on us. You see we had the same experience with Borys only some 20 months ago.~You! You speak words of wisdom as to the E.R. That IS the way! I've said already something to the same effect; but I don't want to appear as if I wished to meddle; the more so that I can't pretend to any experience -- tho' I may have some 'sense' of affairs.~Since your letter the year-end doesn't seem so gloomy. I'll be sending the little vol to David in a day or two as I must write him a short note too. Our dear love to you.~Yours ever~J. Conrad~The first and last paragraphs concern Edward's 16-year-old son David, who had just recovered from a severe illness; since Conrad refers to his own son Borys's recent bout with scarlet fever, it may likely have been the same illness. (David "Bunny" Garnett, 1892-1981, would go on, initially as a member of the Bloomsbury Group, to author numerous novels -- and to get into the publishing field as well.) The middle paragraph refers to the English Review, founded just that month with much input from Conrad; Ford Madox Ford was the initial editor, and Conrad's autobiographical SOME REMINISCENCES would be serialized in the first seven monthly issues. For a time the English Review was the foremost English literary journal.~In all, this is an exemplary letter bringing together Conrad's literary and family sides, written to the man who got it all started for him. Condition is fine (a few creases).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.. Very Good. 1908. Quarter cloth. corners rubbed; quarto .

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      Titled, signed and dated in pencil - Screenprint, Artist's Proof, 27 x 32 inches, original narrow silver moulding. The image was laminated before sale as was the fashion at the time. there are some small scratches both to the surface of the image and to the margins and frame. Vasarely (1908 - 1997) was born in P‚cs in Hungary. He studied art in Budapest at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy, then at the Mhely school of graphic arts run by Alexander Bortnyik in the tradition of the Bauhaus. He moved to Paris in 1930, where he worked for ten years as a commercial artist, mainly designing posters showing a particular interest in trompe-l'oeil effects, graphic patterns and space illusions. From 1944 he became a professional artist, painting 'restless conflicting patterns incorporating zebras, chessboards, etc' (Tate catalogue). In the late 1950s he pioneered the Op Art movement, and went on to design an alphabet, screenprints and tapestries. He was awarded the Grand Prix jointly with Burri at the 1965 SÆo Paulo Bienalle and thet major prize for painting at the 1967 Pittsburgh International. He founded a museum of his own work at the Chƒteau de Gordes in 1970 and a Fondation Vasarely at Aix-en-Provence 1976.

      [Bookseller: Marrins Bookshop]
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