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        MISSION EN ETHIOPIE (1901-1903)

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

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        [Binding, Fine- Salesman's Dumm] Poetical Works of John Milton

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

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        L'île de France contemporaine

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

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        Auction bridge / by W. Dalton

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

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

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

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

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        Das Buch Esther

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

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        Anne of Green Gables

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

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        La Guerra Carlista. (Los cruzados de la causa. El resplandor de la hoguera. Gerifaltes de antaño).

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

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        LA REGENTA (2 vols.)

      Artes y Letras, Barcelona 1908 - 4º m. 2 vols: 496 p. // 503 p. Tela editorial estampada, cortes pintados. Estuche de dos senos. - Ilustraciones de Juan Llimona, grabados de Gómez Polo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Woodsmen of the West

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

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

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        The Roly-Poly Pudding

      New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1908. First American edition. Original maroon cloth over beveled boards, color cover insert, gilt and green lettering on cover. Full-page color plates and black and white illustrations by Potter. Potter's first large format book. A very nice, tight and clean copy.

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        Über die Geschwülste und entzündlichen Erkrankungen der Knochen im Röntgenbild.

      . Röfo Erg., 16. (Atlas d. normalen u. patholog. Anatomie in typischen Röntgenbildern, hrsg. v. Albers-Schönberg). - Hamburg, Lucas Gräfe & Sillem, 1908, 4°, 49 pp., mit 140 Bildern auf 23 orig. photograph. Foliotafeln, OHLnBd.. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses prächtigen Atlas. Sämtliche Reproduktionen der Enchondrome, Knochenzysten, Exostosen, Sarkome, Carcinome, Osteomyelitis, Tuberkulose und Syphilis sind in natürlicher Größe. - "Wenn ich Ernst von Bergmann Namen dieser anspruchslosen Zusammenstellung von Röntgenbefunden voranzusetzen wage, so geschieht es nicht nur in dankbarster Verehrung des Dahingeschiedenen, sondern in dem Bewußtsein seiner geistigen Miturheberschaft an dieser Arbeit: Die überwiegend große Mehrzahl der Kranken, dessen Röntgenuntersuchung ihren Inhalt bildet, sind Gegenstand seines klinischen Unterrichts gewesen, viele derselben gaben ihm Anlaß zu Demonstrationen in den Sitzungen wissenschaftlicher Gesellschaften. Stets pflegte er bei solchen Gelegenheiten auch den Wert der unterscheidenden Röntgenuntersuchung ins rechte Licht zu setzten. seine Absicht, sich an der Herausgabe dieser Arbeit, deren Förderung ihn bis zuletzt am Herzen lag, zu beteiligen, sollte nicht verwirklicht werden; unerwartet raffte ihn, den Unermüdlichen, der Tod dahin. So bleit mir nur übrig, die Bilder, die von seiner Tätigkeit noch zu erzählen wissen, ehrfurchtsvoll seinem Andenken zu weihen" Vorwort, Oskar Rumpel (1872-1954)

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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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        Schriftstück mit eigenh. U.

      Wien, Oktober 1908.. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Mit Umschlag. Knickfalten. Unterschrift minimal verwischt.. "An das vorbereitende Komitee der Konzerthaus-Gesellschaft zuhanden des Vorsitzenden Herrn Theodor Hämmerle, Wien. | Ich erkläre mich hiermit bereit, dem zu bildenden Aktions-Komitee zur Förderung des Konzerthaus-Baues beizutreten [ ]". - Der Bau des Wiener Konzerthauses wurde am 9. Dezember 1911 begonnen; 1913 wurde es mit der ersten Konzertsaison eröffnet. Der Fabrikant, Mäzen und Ruderer Theodor Hämmerle (1859-1930) beteiligte sich an der Gründung des Wiener Konzertvereins und seines Konzerthauses und war Vorsitzender der Konzerthausgesellschaft, die er ebenfalls mitbegründet hatte.

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        ALS ("Gf. Zeppelin").

      Stuttgart, 2. III. 1908. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. In German, to an unknown recipient: "Ganswindt has publicly alleged to have sent me, by registered mail, the measurements which my airship must have, and that my airship can have any value only insofar as I followed his advice. - I did in fact receive such a letter, but only years after I had already submitted to the Kaiser's commission the design for my airship with the very measurements it later was to have [.]". - The East Prussian inventor Hermann Ganswindt (1856-1934) developed concepts for a space vehicle based on the principle of repulsion. His two-stage vehicle was designed to be driven by a series of dynamite explosions. Since it was to be taken aloft by way of a carrier vehicle, he designed a helicopter as early as 1884. Ganswindt's work is considered to be ahead of his time by several decades since his contemporary fellows had been unable to recognize the impact of his ideas. During his late years he kept in touch with Austrian rocket pioneer Max Valier as well as with German rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth, who shared his knowledge of Robert Goddard's work with him. - On stationery with printed address. Some browning due to paper, otherwise well-preserved.

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        The Roly-Poly Pudding

      New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1908. First American edition. Original maroon cloth over beveled boards, color cover insert, gilt and green lettering on cover. Full-page color plates and black and white illustrations by Potter. Potter's first large format book. A very nice, tight and clean copy.

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        The Bluejacket's Manual 1908

      NAVAL INSTITUTE, MARYLAND 1908 - Gold gilt on spine and cover, good binding, and unmarked text. General shelf wear, rubbed edges and cover, faded spine, front hinge is detaching, shaken binding, and slightly soiled cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1908 EDITION: 405 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE. Being The Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the The Ship "Gjoa" 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander Of The Expedition

      Archibald Constable and Company Limited, 1908. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; Vol I, xiii, 335, 1 colour fold-out map in rear, photogravure frontis,numerous b/w plates and illustrations; Vol II, ix, 397pp, fold-out map before index, numerous b/w plates and illustrations. The great Norwegian explorer and adventurer, Amundsen (1872-1928), commenced in 1903 a sailing voyage in the ship "Gjoa" which ended in 1906; and took him and his crew from east to west through the northwest Passage, in the course of which voyage he located the magnetic North Pole. Amundsen's first great adventure, for which he had to leave Norway in the dead of the night to avoid creditors, who wanted to seize his ship. The GJOA was the first vessel to transit the northwest passage, and the accomplishment brought fame to Amundsen, and gave him the resources to mount his successful 1910-12 South Pole expedition. Rebound , red cloth with gilt titling to spine. Library number on spine usual Ex.Libri with usual stamps and pockets. Maps at end of Volume I has a closed tear, but is in good condition. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 1792. .

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        Ecce Homo.

      Leipzig, Insel, [1908],. 4to. Titelzeichnung u. Buchschmuck von Henry van de Velde in Gold. 154 S., 2, 1 w. Bl. Orig.-Wildledereinband m. goldgeprägt. Deckelvign. (Entwurf: van de Velde). Goldpapiervorsätze, Kopfgoldschnitt. Im modernen Pp.-Schuber.. Sarkowski 1201. - Schauer II, S. 15. - Brinks, S. 160-169. - WG² 30. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eines von 150 numer. Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan (Gesamt 1250), bei Friedrich Richter in Leipzig gedruckt. Mit einem Nachwort von Raoul Richter. - Minimale Druckstellen u. Bereibungen. Reste eines RSchildes. unten, Stempel auf Titelrückseite, Sign. auf Vorsatztbl. verso. Beiliegend Brief der Bibliothek über ordnungsgemäße Aussonderung aus den Beständen. Sonst wohlerhalten.

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        Baldur. Drama. Buchschmuck vom Verfasser.

      Stuttgart, Greiner & Pfeiffer., 1908.. Mit einigen Abbildungen, 103 Seiten und 12 Seiten mit Noten. 14,8 x 19,8 cm, illustrierter Pappband.. Sehr seltener Band des bekannten Dichters, Schriftstellers und Malers Ludwig Fahrenkrog. Er gründete 1913 die Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft, deren Hochwart er bis 1952 war. Einband gering berieben und bestossen, Namensstempel auf Innendeckel, Schnitt gering stockfleckig.

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        George Grenfell and the Congo [2 Vols.]

      Hutchinson & Co, London 1908 - Bound in brown cloth with gilt title to spine, blind rule to boards, illustrated with black and white photographs and photgraphic plates, black and white maps and including fold out maps in both volumes, which are presented in black and red, and black and coloured inks respectively. Some rubbing to the cloth at extremites, a little soiling and some light scraches, tanning to endpapers and a little foxing for first several and last few pages. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1908-1911. In-4 gr., 3 voll., tela edit., tagli sup. dorati: il primo volume, in 2 tomi, è dedicato alle "Trine ad ago" - il secondo volume alle "Trine a fuselli". Questa celebrata opera, con tutte le ill. fotografiche in b.n. applicate alla pag. nel testo e - per le tavole - su leggero cartoncino, è cosi' composta: Trine ad ago, tomo I, pp. 56, con 40 ill. nel testo. Introduzione e descrizione della parte I relativa al modo di esecuzione di: "Modano, con 17 tavole - Fili tirati, con 10 tavole - Buratto, con 9 tavole?" - Parte II relativa a: "Punto a reticello", pp. 22 di descriz. con 19 ill. nel testo e 54 tavole - Indice delle illustrazioni, pp. 11. Tomo II: pp. 28, con 22 ill. nel t. Descriz. della parte III relativa a: "Punto in aria", con 54 tavole Parte IV di Appendice, pp. 4, con 2 ill. nel testo, relativa a: "Macramé, con 5 tavole - Punto avorio, con 5 tavole - Sfilature, con 3 tavole - Uncinetto, con 1 tav." Trine a fuselli (pure diviso in 4 parti), precedute da una Introduzione di pp. 27, con 13 ill. di cui 1 tav. a colori. Parte I relativa a: "Venezia", pp. 45 di descriz., con 33 ill. nel testo e 16 tavole - Parte II relativa a: "Genova", pp. 30 di descriz., con 21 ill. nel testo e 24 tavole - Parte III relativa a: "Milano", pp. 16 di descriz., con 11 ill. nel testo e 24 tavole - Parte IV relativa a: "Abruzzi", pp. 26 di descriz., con 32 ill. nel testo e 14 tavole In entrambi i voll., numerose sono le illustrazioni del testo a piena pagina che riproducono celebri dipinti in cui i personaggi raffigurati indossano abiti impreziositi da trine (colletti, maniche, ecc.). Le trine ad ago sono tutte e sempre veneziane (se si eccettuano i "fili tirati" siciliani, piuttosto ricami che trine) e prendono nome dal modo di esecuzione: "reticello, punto in aria, ecc."; mentre le trine a fuselli sono dette di Venezia, di Genova, ecc., dal paese donde vengono o vennero in origine e donde traggono i loro caratteri particolari. Ricercato ed importante repertorio, in prima edizione. Raro se completo. Con qualche fiorit. margin. ma certamente un buon esemplare, su carta distinta.

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        The Coal Tar Colours of Farbwerke Vorm. Meister Licius & Bruning Hoechst on Main, Germany Applied in Calico Printing

      Farbwerke Vorm. Meister Licius & Bruning, Germany 1908 - Big book. Half-cloth binding. With ink stains to covers and rubbing to cloth and paper boards. Gilt titles to spine dulled with age. All edges stained and dusty top edge. Some shelf soiling at bottom edge. Inside the book has some thumbing, light foxing, inside staples rusted, and the dye from some of the cloth samples have bled onto the paper. Minor damage to fore-edge where the paper is creased. Book has general signs of aging throughout. Book smells old. ix + 419pp. Binding still firm and only minor pencil marks to pages at front and back of book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Trip to Pilawin. The Deer-Park of Count Joseph Potocki in Volhynia Russia.

      Rowland Ward London 1908 - Small 4to. xiv, 115 pp., 2 pages ads at end. Original light blue cloth gilt, photographic onlay to front cover, top edge gilt; ex-Bowdoin College copy with blind-stamp to title, label to spine, near withdrawal label to pastedown. Scarce and important record of sport and preservation before the Great War - a very fresh, clean copy, more or less untouched. In his preface, the noted sportsman Potocki (author of Sport in Somaliland) recounts how he started the preserve at Pilawin to provide a wild habitat for the breeding of elk and that his success encouraged him to import American and Siberian wapiti, the red deer of the Caucasus, and other animals. He was given a breeding pair of European bison from the royal preserve of Bielowicz, and added a herd of American bison as well. The Pilawin preserve, near the Potocki palace of Antoniny (in present day Ukraine), comprised more than 7,000 acres of forests and meadows enclosed by an eight-foot high wooden paling and was part of a larger forest of some 50,000 acres. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the Pearl

      New York: The Century Company, 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Printed by the De Vinne Press. Slight wear to headband and tail band, corners bumped. Front hinge starting, 4" X 5" apparent newspaper stain to flyleaf, 1" tear to frontispiece and tissue protector, otherwise text block very good +. Protected by Mylar cover.

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        Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempset

      Hodder & Stoughton, UK 1908 - London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Limited edition signed by the illustrator being one of 500 copies. Very good condition, lacking ties, with some light foxing to prelims and page edges, signs of ageing to boards. A decent copy with bright gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Futilitates. Beiträge zur Volkskundlichen Erotik. |Band I - IV| [= alles erschienene].

      Wien, R. Ludwig, 1908. - 8°. 3 Bll., 179 S, 1 Bl.; 3 Bll. 180 S., 1 Bl.; 3 Bll., 176 S., 1 Bl.; 3 Bll., 204 S., 1 Bl. Flex. Orig.-HLeinen mit schwarz gedruckten Fronttiteln und rotgedruckter Deckelillustration. |Orig.-Ausgabe|. Jeder Band eins von 550 handschriftl. numerierten Exemplaren dieses Privatdrucks "nur für Gelehrte" und nicht für den Buchhandel. Enthält: Band I: Schamperlieder. Deutsche Volkslieder des 16. - 19. Jahrhunderts. Mit Singweisen [i.e. Noten]. (Hg. Blümml). Band II: Schwänke und Bauernerzählungen aus Nieder-Österreich. (Hg. Polsterer). Band III: Aus den Liederhandschriften des Studenten Clodius 1669 und des Fräuleins von Crailsheim 1747-49. Mit Singweisen. (Hg. Blümml). Band IV: Militaria. Eine Sammlung der typischen handschriftlichen Literatur des deutsch-österreichischen Soldatenstandes. (Hg. Polsterer). Hayn-Got. sehr lobend, z.B. zu Bd. III: "Eine für die Geschichte des dt. Volks- u. Studentenliedes wertvolle Sammlung. Man kann diese Collection . als 'Katechismus der Buhlkunst' hinstellen." Einbände nur ganz leicht berieben, Ecken und Kanten leicht bestossen. Bd. I u. II Buchblock gebrochen, sonst innen sehr gute und frische, unbeschnittene Exemplare. Hayn-Got. II, 484f. Komplett sehr selten. ---------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.|

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        LETTERA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA 2 pp. (mm. 274x212), datata Roma, 28 IX 1908, diretta al M.o Giuseppe Gallignani, Direttore del R. Conservatorio Verdi - Milano, su carta intestata, di 46 righe.

      (1908). ?"Caro Gallignani, la tua lettera del 23 corr. mi ha trovato a Roma, caldo caldo, dopo un?'assenza di parecchi mesi, mesi di vita randagia, di lavoro continuo.. In quanto all?'oggetto della tua lettera, ti dico francamente che mi hai messo una pulce nell?'orecchio: se, da un lato hai toccato la mia corda sensibile, ricordandomi l?'Istituto dove ho studiato e per il quale nutro un sentimento veramente affettuoso, dall?'altro lato iil tuo progetto viene a cozzare contro la mia volontà che è quella di non muovermi più, per qualche tempo, di non dirigere più, di non lavorare più. Cosa vuoi: alla stanchezza matriale del mio essere, si è aggiunta una certa nausea del disgraziato ambiente in cui debbo vivere; e sento il bisogno di un po?' d?'isolamento, di un po?' di riposo, starei per dire di un po?' d?'ossigeno. Inoltre la tua proposta presenta due difficoltà capitali: la prima.. mi chiedi musica nuova.. la seconda è rappresentata dagli editori, che mi stannno alle calcagna.. per stornarmi dalla idea di non lavorare: pensa a ciò che succederebbe se sapessero che per altri lavoro.. Perciò la tua lettera mi ha messo addosso un fermento di nervi.. E con sincero, profondo dolore, sono costretto a dirti: non posso. non posso. Perdonami, caro Gallignani, e credi alla amicizia cordiale di chi forma i voti più belli e più affettuosi per il tuo Conservatorio. Sempre tuo?". Ben conservata.

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        RAGION POETICA E PROGRAMMA DEL VERSO LIBERO Grammatica, ricordi e confidenze per servire alla Storia delle Lettere Contemporanee.

      Milano, Edizione di Poesia, 1908. In-8 p., brossura orig. figur. (dorso rifatto), pp. 704,(4), con un ritratto f.t. di Gian Pietro Lucini da uno schizzo di Carlo Agazzi. La copertina porta il seguente titolo: "Il Verso Libero 'Proposta'". "Edizione originale." Cfr. Salaris, p. 43 - Falqui, p. 42. Tiratura di 375 esemplari. Pagine lievem. ingiallite per la qualità della carta, altrimenti molto ben conservato, con dedica autografa dell'autore.

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, only printing of My African Journey, Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies.  This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author.  In the summer of 1907 Churchill left England for five months, making his way after working stops in southern Europe to Africa for "a tour of the east African domains."  In early November, Churchill would kill a rhinoceros, the basis of the striking illustration on the front cover of the British first edition of his eventual book.  By now a seasoned and financially shrewd author, Churchill arranged to profit doubly from the trip, first by serializing articles in Strand Magazine and then by publishing a book based substantially upon them.  In November 1908 Hodder and Stoughton published My African Journey as a book, which was a substantial 10,000 words longer than the serialized articles.  The British first edition is striking, with a vivid red binding and a prominent front cover bearing a woodcut illustration in blue, grey, and black of Churchill with his bagged white rhinoceros.  The red cloth spine proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and the lovely books seem to have attracted handling, making wear and soiling the norm.  Spotting is also endemic. This is a superior copy, better than very good, notable for a square and tight binding with excellent spine color. The spine is nicely rounded and clean with bright gilt and deep, uniform, only very slightly toned color. Spine presentation is marred only by some wear at the spine head, including slight fraying and a miniscule tear. The illustrated front cover - the hallmark feature of the book - remains bright and clean, as does the rear cover, both with minor wear limited to the corners. 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 tipped in as a folding map. Only one other 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. Spotting is fairly mild for the edition, primarily confined to the first few leaves and the page edges. The sole previous ownership mark is a name and "Dulwich | London, S.E." ink stamped to the first free endpaper. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81

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        The Russian Conquest of the Caucasus

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1908. First edition, large 8vo, xxxviii, 518pp., frontispiece, 13 plates, 5 fold-out maps, 2 plans, orig. green cloth, covers lightly scratched, spine a little creased with a couple of small nicks. Provides an excellent account of Russian Confrontations with the Ottoman Empire and Persia in the Caucasus. Later chapters cover the period from 1829 to 1859 and deal mostly with the military campaigns of Sheikh Shamil against the Russians. Still one of the best books on the military history of the Region during this period.

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        Shakespeare in deutscher Sprache. Herausgegeben, zum Teil neu übersetzt von Friedrich Gundolf. Ausgabe in 10 Bänden

      Berlin, Bondi, 1908. Erstausgabe, selten - 10 Bände komplett: Berlin 1908-18, Georg Bondi, Gestaltung v. Melchior Lechter, Druck bei Otto von Holten, sämtliche Bände I bis X (1908-1918), 409; 382; 324; 358; 403; 394; 423; 433; 390; 433 S., dunkelgrüne Original-Lederbände (10. Bd. als Interimseinband in Ganzleinen, existiert nicht in einer Lederausgabe, da erst 1918 zu dieser Edition hinzugekommen) 4° (26x16), goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitel m. gold. Fileten sowie den Initialen Melchior Lechters, Lesebändchen, Ganzfarbschnitt, zweifarb. Innentitel (Ill.) u. Ornamentschmuck, Bordüren auf allen Textseiten.Z.Tl. leicht lichtgeblasste Buchrücken , Kratzspuren u. Berieb an Kapital, Steh- u. Buchdeckelkante., Bindung stabil, in allen Bänden Exlibris (Holzschnitt- behaarter Mann m. Keule auf einem Buch stehend/"Wilder Mann"/Name,7x11cm) auf der Innenseite des Buchdeckels, Besitzerstempel (3,5 x 2,5) u. handschriftl. Besitzervermerk auf dem Schmutztitel, Blattseiten sonst tadellos.Bd.IV mit kl. Einriß im Falz des Gelenks, Bd.VIII ebenfalls mit (repariertem) Einriß vom Gelenk über die Breite des Buchrückens (3 cm über der Stehkante). Buchblöcke u. Blattseiten aller Bände ohne Makel.Insgesamt in gutem Zustand..

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        Stara Praha: 100 Akvarelu Vaclava Jansy

      B. Koci, Pague, 1908, Half-Leather, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Illustrated By: Vaclav JansaSize: Large Quarto, approx. 11¾ " (300mm) tall, Very solid book, half leather. The first few pages that contain text with legends to the pictures are yeallowed and have a few small tears. The colour reproductions are in v/good condition. All text is in Czech. A great many of the houses in Prague that the painter painted around the 1890s no longer exist, which makes this book very rare indeed. Jansa se pri velké prestavbe Prahy na konci 19. století zameril na obrazy prazských domu a ulic. Mnohé z pamatek, ktere tehdy namaloval uz v desni dobe neexistuji. Zasleme vice informaci i fotografie na pozadani.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1908

      John Wisden & Co. 1908 - Forty-fifth edition. Original hardback. Corners bumped, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Über die Geschwülste und entzündlichen Erkrankungen der Knochen im Röntgenbild.

      - Röfo Erg., 16. (Atlas d. normalen u. patholog. Anatomie in typischen Röntgenbildern, hrsg. v. Albers-Schönberg). - Hamburg, Lucas Gräfe & Sillem, 1908, 4°, 49 pp., mit 140 Bildern auf 23 orig. photograph. Foliotafeln, OHLnBd. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses prächtigen Atlas. Sämtliche Reproduktionen der Enchondrome, Knochenzysten, Exostosen, Sarkome, Carcinome, Osteomyelitis, Tuberkulose und Syphilis sind in natürlicher Größe. - "Wenn ich Ernst von Bergmann Namen dieser anspruchslosen Zusammenstellung von Röntgenbefunden voranzusetzen wage, so geschieht es nicht nur in dankbarster Verehrung des Dahingeschiedenen, sondern in dem Bewußtsein seiner geistigen Miturheberschaft an dieser Arbeit: Die überwiegend große Mehrzahl der Kranken, dessen Röntgenuntersuchung ihren Inhalt bildet, sind Gegenstand seines klinischen Unterrichts gewesen, viele derselben gaben ihm Anlaß zu Demonstrationen in den Sitzungen wissenschaftlicher Gesellschaften. Stets pflegte er bei solchen Gelegenheiten auch den Wert der unterscheidenden Röntgenuntersuchung ins rechte Licht zu setzten. seine Absicht, sich an der Herausgabe dieser Arbeit, deren Förderung ihn bis zuletzt am Herzen lag, zu beteiligen, sollte nicht verwirklicht werden; unerwartet raffte ihn, den Unermüdlichen, der Tod dahin. So bleit mir nur übrig, die Bilder, die von seiner Tätigkeit noch zu erzählen wissen, ehrfurchtsvoll seinem Andenken zu weihen" Vorwort, Oskar Rumpel (1872-1954) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ["Froehliches Osterfest"]. (= Wiener Werkstätte Postkarte, Nr. 157).

      Wien, Wiener Werkstätte, o. J. (um 1908).. 14 x 9 cm. Farb. lithogr. Postkarte, im Stein monogrammiert "OK".. Abgebildet bei Traude Hansen, Die Postkarten der Wiener Werkstätte, S. 134 (mit dem Eindruck "Froehliches Osterfest"). - Ungelaufen u. unbeschrieben. - Schönes Exemplar; besonders ohne den Eindruck sehr selten. -

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        Tapis de l?Asie centrale, faisant partie de la collection r?unie par A. Bogolubow. / Kovrovyia izdieliia Srednei Azii (Carpets of Central Asia)

      Manufacture des papiers de l??tat / Karl W. Hiersemann, St. P?tersbourg / Leipzig, 1908, Portfolio, Book Condition: Very Good; 21 x 28 (71 cm) Original Portfolio with gold-stamped title (one flap detached, one hinge splitting). Plates and text clean and bright.Illustrated by 36 chromolithographs, 7 mounted collotypes; GWO 1530. Scarce and complete original edition of the first and one of the most important works on Central Asian, and especially Turkmen rugs. French and Russian texts on loose sheets. Includes additional sheet with preliminary plate list in Russian and French for first part (plates I-XXIV). Also included is text booklet in German, issued separately by Hiersemann and entitled: Teppiche Zentralasiens aus der Sammlung A. Bogolubow ([2], XXVI pp.); translator?s introduction is dated July, 1910. Plates comprise 36 chromolithographs, 7 mounted collotypes, and 2 folded double-page color-lithograph maps of Central Asia (one of them an ethnographic and carpet map prepared by F.A. Mikhailov under Bogoliubov?s direction, the other a general physical and political map). ; 20.5; [1], xxii, [2], xxii, [2] pp.

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        The History of the Second Dragoons 'Royal Scots Greys' [With Two Metal Place Card Holders with the Eagle Standard of the Royal Scots Greys]

      London: Alexander Moring Ltd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Light scuffing to cover. Eps a little darkened. Teg. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. Some bumping to covers. [1908]. First Edition. Quarter vellum grey board cover. 310mm x 220mm (12" x 9"). xx, 312pp. 44 illustrations on 43 plates [3 in colour]. Includes list of subscribers. Heraldic book-plate of Alex Dingwall Fordyce of Brucklay 'Altius ibunt qui ad summa nituntur in arduis fortis'. .

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        Plastische Zierformen sämtlicher Stilepochen. 1. Teil: Figur und Ornamentik des Altertums. (Assyrien, Persien, Ägypten, Griechenland und Rom). Ein Ideenschatz für Architekten, Bildhauer, Zeichner, Schulen etc.,

      Leipzig, Verlag von Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1908 - 2°quer, 56 großformatige Tafeln mit ca. 1500 Figuren und Ornamenten inneliegend in illustrierter Originalleinenmappe diese mit Gebrauchssp. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1908. Sehr selten ! a83487 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000

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