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        A ?compliment? from Mark Twain?s new collection of compliments which he read at the 1908 Lotos Club dinner honoring him: a little girl compares him to Jesus ? but when he read it at the dinner, he substituted John the Baptist for Jesus!

      n.p. Autograph Manuscript Signed ?Mark Twain? in text, one page, 5.75? x 8.75?. No place, circa 1908. Fine condition.Headed ?4 / Little Montana Girl?s Compliment? by Clemens. In full, ?She was gazing thoughtfully at a photograph of Mark Twain on a neighbor?s mantelpiece. Presently she said, reverently, ?We?ve got a Jesus like that at home, only ours has more trimmings.?The Lotos Club, one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States, was founded in New York City in 1870 by a group of young writers, journalists and critics. Samuel L. Clemens, who joined in 1873, called Lotos ?The Ace of Clubs.? At the January 11, 1908, Lotos Club dinner in honor of Mark Twain, the guest of honor announced that had become a collector of compliments. Clemens is quoted in the January 12, 1908, edition of ?The New York Times? as telling the dinner guests, ?They say that one cannot live on bread alone, but I could live on compliments. I can digest them. They do not trouble me. I have mis

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Regicide: or, James the First, of Scotland. A Tragedy

      Printed by Subscription for the Benefit of the Author. First edition, preceding the published trade edition of the same year.. Binding a bit rubbed; some dust-soiling and light foxing, with a small damp-stain along the lower edges; a very good, large untrimmed copy.. Rothschild 1908; NCBEL II, 963. 8vo, early 19th century mottled calf (neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down), gilt decorations, gilt inner dentelles, morocco labels, gilt lettering, untrimmed. The Regicide, which Smollett brought with him to London as an 18-year old in 1739 and upon which Smollett had hoped to establish his literary career, was never acted, and he was forced to go to sea as a ship?s surgeon instead. In his preface here, Smollett gives an account of his assorted reversals in attempting to get the tragedy produced; the account of Melopoyn?s tragedy in Roderick Random is the fictionalized version of Smollett?s ill usage at the hands of peers, theatre managers and ersatz patrons.

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        Brockhaus Konversations - Lexikon.,

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus., 1908 - ca.16.500 Seiten, mehr als 1000 teils farbige u. teils doppelblattgroße Tafeln (134 Chromolithographien), 322 Karten u. Pläne, 3000 Holzstichillustrationen. Seemann Bibliotheca Lexicorum Nr.83. Die gesuchte 14. Auflage, mit dem oft fehlenden Supplementband (Bd.17), hier in den sogenannten "Leopardenfell" Einbänden. Einer besonders seltenen u. gesuchten Einbandvariante. Komplette Reihe dieser seltenen Prachtausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 40000 Gr.-8°, original Halblederbde.mit grünen Deckeln und Lederecken, zwei roten Rückenlederschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung (Leopardenfellmuster). Marmorierte Vorsätze und Kopfgoldschnitt. Vierzehnte (14.) vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. Neue Revidierte Jubiläums - Ausgabe. 16 Bände und 1 Supplementband (17 Bde. komplett).

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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon in 16 Bänden zuzüglich 1 Supplement-Band,, 14. vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage, neue revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe,

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1908 - ca. 17000 Seiten. mit ca. 1000 Tafeln, davon über 100 Chromotafeln, ca. 300 Karten und Pläne, sowie ca. 4000 Textabbildungen ORDENTLICHE EXEMPLARE ohne nennenswerten Berieb. Ordentliche, feste Exemplare, 3 Bände mit je einer kleinen Anplatzung am Rücken Sprache: de 26x18, dunkelbraunes OHLdr mit reicher Goldprägung, rotem Rückenschild und Kopf-Goldschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES publiées par les soins de la Société Française de Physique.

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1908 - fort et grand volume in-8, portrait, XXII, 621, (1) pp., figures dans le texte, 2 planches h.t., demi-chagrin havane (rel. moderne), couverture conservée, cachet "Offert par la Société Française de Physique" sur le faux-titre, très bel exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur. Edition originale collective, préfacée par Marie Curie, illustrée d'un beau portrait héliogravé de Pierre Curie et de 2 planches représentant en quatre vues les lieux où ont été effectuées les importantes recherches relatives à la découverte du radium. Printing and the Mind of Man, 394 : "Pierre's Oeuvres is a collection of all his papers on radio-activity. The Curies shared a Nobel Prize for Physics with Becquerel in 1903." ; DSB, III, 508 ; Heirs of Hippocrates, 2223 : "Pierre Curie must be credited with a remarkable amount of original work of extreme importance in the understanding of radioactivity and atomic structure. This volume of collected writings includes works on magnetism, crystal symmetry, pyroelectric phenomena, and an account of the discovery of radium. The laudatory introduction by Marie Curie gives some interesting bits of family history." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ceské melodie. Eine Sammlung von 202 Schachaufgaben von Josef Pospíšil

      A Stein's Verlagsbuchhandlung, Potsdam 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 Pospíšil, 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 Pospíšil'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cabinet Card Photograph of Max Nordau SIGNED

      Paris, 1908. Very Good. NORDAU, Max. Cabinet card Photograph. Signed and Dated by Nordau, Paris, 1906. Measures 5 1/2” x 3 1/2”. Matted and framed. Very Good condition.& & Nordau was born to a religious family in Budapest and moved to Berlin in 1873. He spent most of his life in Paris, where he died in 1923. At the time of this photograph, Nordau was in his 50s, and fully involved in the Zionist cause. &

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        Australian Architecture. A technical manual .

      - Melbourne, Robertson [1908]. Octavo untrimmed in dark green morocco (spine now a dark brown) by Margaret Chapman, lettered in gilt on the spine and blocked in blind on the sides; [6],544pp, 94 plates (one colour). A very good copy. A special presentation copy bound in a credible (despite some typically clunky lettering) craft binding signed 'MC' on the rear dentelle - Margaret Chapman, one of the first professional craft binders in Australia; she established the Craftsman Bindery and won exhibition prizes in 1907 - with on heavy endpapers, a carefully calligraphed inscription from Haddon to Frank Templeman Mew 'with the affectionate greetings of his one time pupil . inscribed in Melbourne in the year 1909'. and a mounted photograph of Haddon facing the caption 'The author at work in the study at 'Anselm' Caulfield'. Haddon served his articles with Mew in London from 1881. Mew's architectural career was brief; born the second son in a family given to brewing for the eldest son and architecture for the rest, he was still young and unknown in the mid eighties when he was called back to brewing, so becoming a rich and successful businessman. For generations this was the first true Australian architecture book. Before this we have some trade and technical literature, some government reports and scattered papers and, recently discovered, a pattern book printed but probably not published in Melbourne in 1885. So Mr Haddon is now moved down to second place. This is a matter of precedence rather than importance as no-one ever saw the pattern book. Despite Haddon's approach (a textbook rather than pattern book), his examples can easily be traced to his own projects - domestic, commercial, churches, hospitals and shearing sheds. His city office in this book, for example, is a close relative to his Fourth Victoria building in Collins Street, Melbourne. His work was modern, very much Arts & Crafts (or Federation if you like) at this period and he argues for a specific response to local conditions and materials and demands a modern, honest use of materials. Not all his designs hark back to English antecedents; the colour plate here shows a city building owing a dramatic debt to Moorish Spain (and some fairytale castle) and his design for the Swinburne College building appears to be part Spanish mission and part Mesopotamian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        On Safari: Big game hunting in British East Africa

      Edward Arnold, London. 1908 - 8vo. pp, xvi, 340. Profusely illustrated. 4 pages reviews of author's works. 16 page publisher's list dated Sept, 1908. Original decorated cloth, gilt. Spine considerably rubbed; boards marked and corners bruised. Signed and dated presentation copy from the author. "To Mrs Bruce Stevenson with kindest memories of many years, & all good wishes for the future, from her affectionate old friend, the author. Abel Chapman Oct. 23 1908". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BROWNIE CLOWN OF BROWNIE TOWN

      The Century Co., New York 1908 - Cox, Palmer. BROWNIE CLOWN OF BROWNIE TOWN. New York: The Century Co., (1908). First edition. Oblong 12mo - 9-1/8" x 6-7/8". Full color pictorial boards with slight bumping to two corners and a minimal amount of shelf wear for an extremely bright and clean copy of the book. There are 103 numbered pages in absolutely pristine condition. Each page has a full color single panel comic and two lines of text featuring Cox's Brownies, little sprites appearing in the guise of many professions and ethnicities in a mischievous fairy world. It was in this book that speech balloons were first used for Cox's characters. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Extremely rare, especially in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collected Works. Eight Volume set

      Stratford-On-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex lib with stamp of Bolton Public library on verso of titles and remainder marks to spines. Tear to p.49 of volume I. Edges uncut. 1908. First Edition. Quarter cloth spines on grey paperd boards. 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 244pp, 258pp, 239pp, 247pp, 261pp, 266pp, 298pp, 288pp. Frontis portraits of Yeats by John Sargent in alternate volumes. .

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        Ben Logan's Triumph or The Boys of Boxwood University

      New York: Cupples & Leon Co., 1908. Tan cloth, black lettering on spine, pictorial front cover, frontis. ill., vi, 237pp, plus full page ill. plates following pp.20 & 174, 4pp plubs. advs. Spine slightly cocked, ends & corners lightly bumped & rubbed, a few very light & barely noticeable light inadvertent pen marks near front bottom edge, edges faded, name "Joe S. Anderson, Dec. 25, 1912, Salina" pencilled on front free endpaper which has a corrected dogear on top corner, front hinge broken through endpapers but firmly attached, also breaks at p.138/139 and 152/153 with leaves 139/140 and 153/154 detached; leaf 139/140 is a bit tattered at edges but quite readable; all is quite complete and presentable; attractive exterior. The second from the last title in the series, considered quite scarce.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Hessische Landes-Ausstellung (für freie und angewandte Kunst) Darmstadt 1908. Darmstadt, A. Koch 1909. Kl. 4°. 4 Bll., 26 S., 82 Bll., mit farb. Frontispiz, 5 Tafeln u. zahlr. (tls. ganzs.)Textabbildungen, OPbd. mit reich goldgepr. VDeckel.

      . . Erweiterter Sonderdruck aus der Deutschen Kunst und Dekoration.- Wichtiger Ausstellungskatalog überwiegend mit Jugendstil-Illustrationen.-Der Einband wurde von dem Architekten Jacob Krug gestaltet; das Frontispiz mit dem berühmte Ausstellungsplakat v. F. W. Kleukens.- Mit Abbildungen von Bauten, Gemälden, Skulpturen, Gartenanlagen, Inneneinrichtungen, einzelnen Möbeln, Vasen, etc.- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Ebd. tls. leicht fleckig u. berieben, insges. gutes Ex. des seltenen Kataloges.

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        ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD

      - BEARS. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD. Philadelphia: Edward Stern 1908. 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, 178p.,tips very slightly rubbed else near Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated by R.K. CULVER with 15 color plates plus many black & whites. The Bears meet King Edward and travel in Europe. A great copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meister Floh. Ein Märchen in sieben Abentheuern zweier Freunde.

      Berlin, Julius Bard 1908 - Mit 10 (Original-handkolorierten) Zeichnungen von Ernst Stern. Oktav. 261 SS., 1 Bl. Original-Pergament mit Kopfgoldschnitt und ledernem Rückenschild. Exemplar N° 18 von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. (insg. 1050 Ex.). Druckerei für Bibliophile zu Berlin, auf van-Gelder-Bütten abgezogen und in Ganzpergament gebunden. Buchdeckel leicht gewölbt,sonst sehr gut erhalten und daher selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MODERN AMERICAN RAILWAY PRACTICE; A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION IN RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION. TEN VOLUMES PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED

      Chicago: National Institute of Practical Mechanics, 1908 The complete set of ten volumes: Vol. I] Locomotive Boilers, Care and Operation Including Indicators and Lubricators, also Fireman's Duties, Heat and Fuel Combustion; Vol. II] Locomotive Running and Management Including The Setting of Valves and a Complete Description of Walschaert and Other Valve Gears, Their Defects and How to Remedy Them; Vol. III] Illustrated Air Brake Instruction Covering the Westinghouse and New York Systems and Including the Latest Westinghouse E.T. Locomotive Brake and K. Triple Valve; Vol. IV] Standard Rules for Movement of Trains, Including Train Signals, Forms of Train Orders, Interlocking Switch Rules, Block Signals, And Complete Examination Questions and Answers for Trainmen; Vol. V] Station Work and Telegraphy; A Treatise on the Duties of Stationmen and Telegraphers, Together with a Complete List of Blank Forms Used in Station and Train Work; Vol. VI] How to Repair Locomotive Breakdowns, Giving a Complete Description of Every Possible Form of Breakdown and the Best Method for Quick Repair, Taken from Actual Experience; Vol. VII] First, Second and Third Year Examinations for Locomotive Firing and Running, Being a Complete Set of Questions Adopted as Standard by the Traveling Engineers' Association, with Answers by the Author; Vol. VIII] Roundhouse and Shop, Machine Shop Work; This Book is Intended for the Use of Machinists and Others Who are Interested in the Use and Operationf of the Machine Tools in a Modern Locomotive Shop; Vol. IX] Electricity for Locomotive Engineers, Being a Thorough Treatise on the Elementary Principles of Electricity and its Application to Railway Transportation; Vol. X] Practical Electric Locomotive Running, With Full Descriptions of All the Latest Devices on Both Steam and Electric Locomotives. A complete uniform set of ten volumes bound in half brown leather over light brown pebbled cloth covered boards. Lettering and rule on the spine in gilt. The edges of the text block are marbled. All volumes show wear at the corners and the spine ends, some with a short split to the leather at the head. All are near very good to very good. A handsome set.. Hardcovers.

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        The Three Funmakers

      F. A. Stokes, New York, NY 1908 - Softcover, oblong 8vo, features the Katzenjammer Kids, Happy Hooloigan and Maud the Mule, thin cardboard covers have lost 30% in front and 20% in rear seriously affecting artwork on front board panel, 10" x 15", held together w/brown tape along spine that mars that portion of tzhe cover, first comic book to compile more than one cartoon strip together, inside 30 pages VG with only a few spots on several pages so as to be fairly clean w/o tears, last few pages a bit of jagged rubbing to middle of bottom edges, last inside page has a wonderful graphic promotional ad for Stokes' Comic Juveniles which are listed. Highest grade listed price is $2000, a VG copy went at Hakes auction (item 2107) for $1113 on February 3, 2011. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Skizzenbuch mit orginal Graphik von Rose du Bois - Reymond ?? Griechenlandreise um 1908: Mappe mit 20 Zeichnungen, Skizzen. Teilweise Bleistift oder Aquarelle. Alle im Format 20 x 28 cm in einer Mappe. Vater Emil Heinrich du Bois-Reymond ??

      Orginal, um 1908., Potsdam, - 30 x 20 cm. Ca. 20 Blatt. Bücher, 2000 g. EL3. (MGT). Guter Zustand. / Good condition. Wer nun der Künstler war ist für uns nicht eindeutig zu klassifizieren. Es handelt sich in jedem Fall um Originale.von ein und derselben Person gezeichnet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete Writings, The [Authors Edition]

      1908. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man"One Hundred and Seventy “Potted” Biographies of Great Men and WomenHUBBARD, Elbert. The Complete Writings of Elbert Hubbard. East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, [1908-1915].Author’s Edition. Limited to 1,000 numbered sets, signed by the author, this being Number 885. Twenty large quarto volumes (11 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches; 289 x 195 mm.). Title-pages printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispieces and plates. With two pages of Autograph Manuscript in pencil mounted between pp. 124 and 125 in Volume I. Printed on Roycroft handmade paper in black and reddish brown with large decorative initials in green and reddish brown. Title-page and initial letters designed by Dard Hunter.Publisher’s three-quarter dark blue levant morocco, decoratively tooled in blind, over blue boards. Spines decoratively tooled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, others uncut. Neat ink signature on front blank of first volume. Some light 'mottling' to board sides but still a very fine set.Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), “founded an art colony in East Aurora (near Buffalo, N.Y.), where his Roycroft Press imitated with more enthusiasm than success the typography of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press…Among his numerous writings is the series of 170 Little Journeys to homes of great men [English Authors, Great Musicians, Eminent Artists, Eminent Orators, Great Philosophers, Great Scientists, Great Lovers, and Great Reformers]. His best-known work is the narrative essay A Message to Garcia (1899), a typical, timely, Hubbard-inspirational account of an incident in the Spanish-American War, which appealed to industrial magnates so poignantly that they distributed countless copies to promote greater efficiency among their employees. Hubbard died in the sinking of the Lusitania” (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature)."Hubbard described himself as an anarchist and a socialist. He believed in social, economic, domestic, political, mental and spiritual freedom. In A Message to Garcia and Thirteen Other Things (1901), Hubbard explained his Credo by writing "I believe John Ruskin, William Morris, Henry Thoreau, Walt Whitman and Leo Tolstoy to be Prophets of God, and they should rank in mental reach and spiritual insight with Elijah, Hosea, Ezekiel and Isaiah."McKenna 158, 177, 194, 205, 210, 216, and 227.

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        The Life and Writings

      Vincent Parke and Company, New York,, 1908. Containing a biography by Thomas Clio Rickman and Appreciations by Leslie Stephen, Lord Erkine, Paul Desjardins, Robert G. Ingersoll, Elbert Hubbard and Marilla M. Ricker. Edited and annotated by Daniel Edwin Wheeler. 10 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, green morocco labels, decoration to spines, raised bands, roll to board, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Portrait frontispiece to volume one. A fine set. The Independence Edition of the Centenary Issue. Limited edition of 500 copies signed by the editor Daniel Edwin Wheeler.

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        The Complete Writings of Elbert Hubbard: Author's Edition. Complete Twenty Volume Set

      The Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, New York, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: 4to. 20-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Deckled edges (rough cut). Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. The complete 20 volume set, one of 1000 sets published, this being Number 721, each volume signed by Elbert Hubbard, volumes copyrighted 1908 through 1915. Blue gilt stamped & tooled leather and blue paper over boards, frontispiece portrait of Hubbard in Volume I, ribbon place markers, conversational essays ("Little Journeys") about lives and works of historic persons from the arts, government and private enterprise, three color initial letters, designed by Dard Hunter, etched portrait with tissue of the subject by either Gaspard or Schneider, two-pages of Hubbard's manuscript bound into Volume I (discusses Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton). The set is in Fine condition except for some very minor scuffing/scratches to the paper on the boards. Please note: the binding color varies with different shades of blue leather and paper; however, all have the same limitation number and are of the same set. From the Foreword: "Little Journeys does not claim to be a 'Guide' to the places described, nor a biography of the characters mentioned. The work, at best, presents merely outline sketches: the background being washed in with impressions of the scenes and surroundings made sacred by the lives of certain 'Good Man and Great'." This is a large, heavy SET of books which will require extra shipping charges. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Biography & Autobiography. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 008252. .

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        THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND

      London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd.,. 1908. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xiv] [1] 2-300 [301-304: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank preceding half title leaf],. original red vertically ribbed cloth, front panel stamped in gold with blind stamped border, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed.. Title page blind stamped "presentation copy." Bookplate of noted. collector Adrian Homer Goldstone affixed to front paste-down. Lower. corners slightly bumped, spine panel slightly faded, spine lettering. a little dull, some rubbing to spine ends, top edge of text block. dusty, small abrasion to front free endpaper, a near fine copy. A. very attractive copy of book rarely found in superior condition.. (#111922). First edition. Of two known variants, no priority established, this copy has untrimmed bottom edge. Generally considered to be Hodgson's finest novel. "A master at portraying the unnatural and the malevolent, Hodgson is in top form in Borderland" - Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 97. "One of the classics of supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 815. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-99 and (2004) II-533. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 94-5. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-92. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1104. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 22. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 425. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 35. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 29. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 114. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 497. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 94-6. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 203-04. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, 744-48. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-106. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07284.

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        Moderne Wohlfahrtseinrichtungen (4 Parts)

      Carl Ebner, Kunstanstalt (1908), Stuttgart - Folio. Rare complete set in four parts with 60 reproductions in photolithography and 22 architectural plans of various buildings designed for the German working class. All plates loose, as issued, protected by tissue guards. Lithographic photos printed on heavy card-stock, plans on thinner paper. Architecture shown located in the German cities of Nürnberg, Heidenheim, Essen, Ludwigsburg, Rheinhausen and Mergelstetten by German architects J. Gröschel, Manz, Krupp'sches Baubureau Schmohl, Burr, Hammer and others. "Vollständig in vier Lieferungen a 10 Mark. Mit 70 Tafeln Naturaufnahmen, Grundrissen, Schnitte etc. in feinem Lichtdruck und Photolithographie. Ausgeführt Format 34 + 35 cm." Original printed wraps. Backwrapper on part 2 missing. All wraps detached. Pulling, creasing, sunning and chipping on wrappers. Few tissue guards missing. Age toning, creasing on tissue. Minor age toning to margins of some plates. Wraps in poor, photographs and plans in very good condition. Complete with all photos and plans present. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mansfield Park Volumes one and two 1908

      CHATTO AND WINDUS, LONDON, ENGLAND 1908 - with a note by R. Brimley Johnson, colored front end pages, Beautiful gilt at spine and top edge, Some very light shelf wear. Full color illustrations, light stains to covers, inside is very clean and binding is tight. DATE PUBLISHED: 1908 EDITION: 617 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hermit and the Wild Woman

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London,, 1908. and other stories. Octavo. Original textured blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt. Contents very lightly shaken, edges slightly rubbed but an excellent copy. First UK Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "A.J.H.S. from E.W. January 1909" The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, a close friend of Wharton's.

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        La Police secrète du Premier Empire. Bulletins quotidiens adressés par Fouché à l'Empereur ( 1804-1810 ) --------- Série complète des 5 volumes

      Perrin et Clavreuil 1908 - Paris 1908,1913,1922, 1963 et 1964 . ---- 5 volumes/5. Reliure demi chagrin havane à coins , dos de 4 faux nerfs avec titre doré et aigle impérial . [ Couvertures conservées ]. Format in-8°( 25,3 x 17,5 cm )( 6850 gr l'ensemble ) --------- XVI-595 , 626 , 594, XVII-776 et XII-568 pages , nombreuses tables analytiques , tables des noms de personnes et tables des noms géographiques. ******* Rare réunion de cette série de 5 volumes débutée en 1908 par les éditions Perrin et poursuivie par la Librairie Clavreuil en 1963 pour les 2 derniers tomes . ******** Parfait état , sans aucun défaut , non coupé . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La 628-E8.

      Charpentier et Fasquelle. Eugene Fasquelle, Paris 1908 - With 125 marginal illustrations ("croquis marginaux") after pen and wash drawings by Pierre Bonnard. XX, 416 pp. Small 4to. Bound in red morroco by Esther Founes, with lettering in silver on blue ground with gilt ruled decoration on the upper cover, silvered paper end-papers followed by marbled endpapers. Original wrappers with front cover illustrated by Pierre Bonnard bound in, uncut. Front cover hinge professionally repaired, a little off=setting of the silvered paper. Morroco edged slip-case,a little rubbed. Number 148/ 200 numbered copies on velin d'Arches of a total limited edition of 225 with the marginal drawings exclusively published in this edition. The first edition of 1907 was not illustrated. Mirbeau's account of his journey through Belgium, Holland, and the Rheinland with a car licensed "628-E8". Carteret IV, 283 ("Edition tres rare et cotee en grand papier"); Monod 8213; Skira 23. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE TRAINING OF THE HUMAN PLANT

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

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        Theodore Roosevelt Commissions a Captain

      Washington, D.C. 1908 - Document Signed as President. Commission for John J.A. Clark as Captain in the Philippine Scouts. Washington, D.C., September 19, 1908. 1 p., 21 x 16 in. Excerpt"Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the Patriotism, Valor, Fidelity, and Abilities of John J.A. Clark, I do appoint him, provisionally, Captain in the Philippine Scouts, in the service of the United States.Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight and in the one hundred and thirty-third year of the Independence of the United States. By the President: [signed] Theodore Roosevelt"Historical BackgroundThe Philippine Scouts were organized by the U.S. Army after the Spanish - American War (1898) and existed from 1901 to the end of the Second World War. The unit, intended to combat the Philippine Revolution led by General Emilio Aguinaldo, was comprised of native Filipinos led by white American officers. Aguinaldo, who had led the revolution since 1896, loosely allied himself with the Americans against the Spanish during the war. After the American victory, Aguinaldo declared independence, but neither Spain nor the United States recognized the new nation. Aguinaldo then declared the United States an unfriendly occupying power, and fought the Americans from 1899 to 1902. The war officially came to an end when he was captured. However, conflict with resistance groups continued for close to ten years.The Philippine Scouts were formed in 1901, the final year of the war, and helped the United States in the continuing "unofficial" fighting. The Scouts also played an integral role in helping control the islands through the 1930s. They were among the first U.S. forces to fight against the Japanese during World War II.John J. A. Clark began his Philippine tour as a lieutenant, and upon arrival in 1905, he took possession of a safe from the previous officer. Having secured the safe and the government funds it contained, Clark changed its combination and assigned a responsible guard. Nonetheless, the safe was stolen. Blamed for the loss, he filed suit against the government to recover the funds for which he was responsible. He earned this promotion while the case was pending. It was finally decided in his favor in 1911, the same year he resigned from the army.SourcesUnited States. Court of Claims, Cases Decided in the Court of Claims of the United States.1910 - 1911. (Washington: GPO, 1912) pp. 416 - 424.

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        Frühlingswehen. Roman

      Bruno Volger, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Leipzig, 1908, - 2 510 Seiten Kanten ein wenig berieben, im Vorblatt gedruckte Widmungsseite des Verfassers , angegilbt aber gut erhalten Hardcover,

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        Anmerkungen über Levkas.

      Prag, Verlag von Heinrich Mercy, 1908 - 4°, V, 1 Bl., 61 S. m. 9 farb. Taf. (1 als Frontispiz, 1 doppelblattgross), OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Kapitale berieben, Lwd. tlw. etw. unfrisch, Papier etw. gebräunt, Kopfstege etw. stockfl. EA. Mit handschriftl. Sendeschein des Verlegers (dat. 1909) auf Vs. montiert. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Société Anonyme des Cristalleries du Val Saint-Lambert (Belgique) : Album des pièces diverses en cristal . 1908

      Cristalleries du Val Saint-Lambert (Belgique), Liège 1908 - Reliure simili-cuir d'éditeur. 1908. 29x23 cm. 117 planches. Poids :1325 gr. Illustrations en n/b, première planche en couleurs, quelques planches en double teinte. Pochette en fin de volume pour le catalogue des prix est vide. Etat: couverture frottée aux coins, coiffes, mords et chasses; taches foncées sur le premier plat; quelques taches blanches sur le dernier plat. Rousseurs sur gardes, page de titre et quelques dernières pages. Petites taches noires sur planche 5 et sur verso de planche 4; léger accroc en bas des planches 5 et 6 qui étaient entrecollées; déchirure en haut des planches 20, 34, 35; légère salissure au coin inférieur de certaines pages. Bon état. Très rare ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Norcia : the remarkable Aborigines institution of the Australian Commonwealth situated in the state of Western Australia ; a monument of Benedictine courage, patience and charity / the tribute of an Irish secular priest.

      Burns & Oates, London 1908 - Illustrated with 41 pages of black and white photographs. 19 cm. X, 332 pages G. Good condition with shelf wear, soiling and edge wear to original red cloth covers, light soiling and insect damage, binding loose, period owner on front endpaper, a little foxing, newspaper clipping dated 1909 glued to publisher advertisements at rear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BY SALT MARSHES: PICTURES AND POEMS OF OLD IPSWICH

      1908 - DOW, Arthur Wesley & Everett Stanley HUBBARD. BY SALT MARSHES: PICTURES AND POEMS OF OLD IPSWICH. Ipswich: Privately printed, 1908. No. 103 of approximately 200. [32] pp. 8vo. Quarter brown cloth (unmarked) with color illustrated (front cover only) paper covered boards. Covers worn but still attractive; interior near fine, small pencil numerals to front pastedown. Eight lovely color woodblock illustrations, with other monochrome and two color designs/headpieces. "BY SALT MARSHES is Arthur Wesley Dow's tribute to the old North Shore town of Ipswich, where he was born and spent most of his life, and to his boyhood friend, Everett Stanley Hubbard. It is a collaboration somewhat in the spirit of Meteyard, Carman and Hovey in their Vagabondia books, though Hubbard was undoubtedly a lesser poet and Dow a greater artist. BY SALT MARSHES is his masterpiece, and it is evident from the numerous sketches and proofs in the Ipswich Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities - some dating back as far as 1895 - that it was a labor of love. Infinite care and craftsmanship were expended on every detail. The illustrations are color woodblock prints, such as Dow described in an article in MODERN ART (1896), entitled "Painting with Wooden Blocks." This was a technique Dow had discovered in the course of his study of Japanese art, and he was a master of it, using as many as four or five different blocks, accurately registered, thinly inked to show the grain of the wood, and printed in subtle gradations of tone to achieve a luminosity that effectively evokes the quality of the light on the marshes. Although the text is printed from small gothic type, the lettering on the cover and title page was also cut by hand in woodblocks, after the manner of Meteyard and Dawson-Watson's lettering for the COURIER INNOCENT (1897)." Finlay - Artists of the Book in Boston, 1890-1910.

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        The Book of the Pearl

      The Century Co. 1908 - Published October, 1908 on copyright page. Inscribed and SIGNED by George Frederick Kunz on the second endpaper. 4to up to 12" tall. Inset gilt design and lettering on spine; gilt and white on front panel. Deckled fore and bottom page edges, top edge gilt. Over 100 illustrations, some in color, and 5 pearl producing area maps. The cloth has some soiling, light to moderate rubbing, and a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" irregular stain (appears to be ink) on the front panel. The front hinge is starting between the first and second endpapers and there is the occasional page soiling. A seminal work on the subject, uncommon in first printing, especially so when signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest

      1908. Edition De LuxeOne of Five Hundred Copies Signed by Edmund Dulac[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies (this being #251) signed by Edmund Dulac. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 9 inches; 280 x 225 mm.). xxiv, 143, [1] pp. Forty color plates, including frontispiece, mounted on dark green art paper with captioned tissue guard. Five black and white headpieces for each act. Publisher's full vellum with gilt lettering, vignette, and decoration. Some light marginal foxing, one original silk tie broken (present) otherwise a fine copy housed in the original white cardboard slipcase."Dulac...was working on illustrations for The Tempest which Hodder and Stoughton were to release at Christmas as one of a series of Shakespeare plays on quarto volumes...Dulac's illustrations were much brighter...His feeling for the picture as a whole seemed more convincing and showed greater human understanding as the illustrations moved beyond stage scenes and became mood pictures or tone poems..."Dulac's greater assurance in The Tempest was manifested on many beautifully observed scenes" (White, p. 36).Hughey 19.

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        Elegías III. ELEGÍAS LAMENTABLES.

      Tip. de la Revista de Archivos, Madrid 1908 - JIMÉNEZ Juan Ramón: Elegías III. ELEGÍAS LAMENTABLES. 1908. Madrid. Editorial Tip. de la Revista de Archivos. 1910. 80p. 1h. Rústica. Primera edición. Lomo con pequeñas perdidas como es de esperar, contratapa con pequeño faltante; el resto en buen estado. Buen estado. Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Kramers Taschenbuch der Rassegeflügelzucht (Manual de Kramer de aves de cría)

      - Aves. Ornitología Königliche Universitätsdruckerei . Würzburg. 1908 ? 20 cm. 32 p.; 107 Abbildungen der Geflügelrassen mit erläuternden Texten. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampada. Bearbeitet unter Mitwirkung der meisten Rassezüchtervereinigungen durch W. Kleffner und A. Wulf. Mit einer Einleitung von H. du Roi und einem Bildnis Rudolf Kramers. Idioma: alemán . Cubierta deslucida. HI20 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modern painters / by John Ruskin [complete in 6 volumes, including index]

      London : George Allen & Sons 1908 - Physical description: 6 v. : illus. , fronts. , plates; 16 cm. Vols. 1-5 are all 5th edition in small form, published 1908. Volume 6 (index) is a 3rd edition in small form, published 1903. Fronts. And plates to vol. 3, 4 & 5. Subjects: Painters - Painting - England - 19th century. Aesthetics - 19th century - England. Contents: v.1. Of general principles, and Of truth --v.2. Of the imaginaitve and theoretic faculities --v.3. Of many things --v.4. Of mountain beauty --v.5. Of leaf beauty, of cloud beauty, of ideas of relation. --v.6. General index, bibliography and notes. Very good copies bound in contemporary polished aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Kingswood School coat-of-arms gilt-stamped to front panels, with gilt-tooled double-lined borders. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Prize label tipped in to prelims. of vol. 1. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Quixote. Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe unter Benutzung der anonymen Übertragung von 1837. Besorgt von Konrad Thorer. 3 Bde.,

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag 1908. - Sarkovski 299 VA; Schauer II, 49 (beide m. Abb.). Erste Insel-Ausgabe. Nummer 37 von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten und in Ganzleder. Gedruckt bei Breitkopf und Härtel in Leipzig. Mit einer Einleitung von Karl Poppenberg. Die Bordüren der Doppeltitel und die Einbände entwarf der österreichische Grafiker und Maler Carl Otto Czeschka (1878-1960), der als einer der wichtigsten Gestalter der Wiener Werkstätte gilt. Ebenfalls 1908 erschien sein bekanntestes Illustrationswerk, Das `Nibelungenlied` in der Gerlach`schen Jugendbücherei`. - Im Ganzen bemerkenswert frisches Exemplar dieser wunderschönen, seltenen Ausgabe. 8°. XV(1), 498(2) S.; 3 Bll., 573(3) S. u. 3 Bll., 582(2) S. Jeder Bd. mit ornamental verz., blau- u. schwarzgedr. Doppeltitel (von Carl Czeschka). Dekorative, rote OMaroquinbde. auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Rü.titel u. reicher Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt u. rauem Seitenschnitt (Einbd.entwurf v. Carl Czeschka). Einbde. m. geringf. Stellspuren, ansonsten nahezu tadellose Ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Land and Housing Reform by Winston S. Churchill, first edition first printing, bound in Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1907 Being the Publications for the Year of the Liberal Publication Department

      The Liberal Publication Department, London 1908 - Here is quite a rarity - significant both bibliographically and to collectors. This is a very early and seldom seen Churchill speech. On 20 April 1907, a young Winston S. Churchill gave a speech on Land and Housing Reform at Drury Lane Theatre in London. At the time, Churchill was a rising star of the Liberal Party serving as Under-Secretary for the Colonies under Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. This is the first edition, only printing of this speech. It is bound by the Liberal Publications Department in a volume containing speeches and pamphlets for the year 1907. Fascinating to note, this appears to be the only printing of the full text of this speech. The speech appears on pages 779 to 782 of Volume I of the Complete Speeches published in 1974, but this 1907 first printing of the speech contains significant amounts of text not included in the Complete Speeches presentation. Further, there are fascinating notes on the introduction of Winston Churchill and on the audience ("The theatre was crowded to its utmost capacity with an audience of 4,000 people.") There is even a notation in the text of a comment shouted from the audience and Churchill's reply. The volume in which the speech is bound contains pamphlets and leaflets published before 16 November 1907. Bound in a black leather pebble grain spine over green ribbed buckram covers, the book measures 8.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide by 1 inch thick. It contains a table of contents indexing by subject the numerous bound pamphlets and leaflets. The book is a fascinating piece of history, containing pamphlets and leaflets of various shapes and sizes, many of which are folded in and, we imagine, are unlikely to now be found anywhere else given their fragility and ephemeral nature. Condition of the bound volume is very good. The leather spine shows minor wear, particularly at the head and tail, but retains bright gilt and shows no cracking to the leather. The green cloth top board is clean and bright with minor corner wear. The rear board has a bump to the lower corner and some small white spots, but is otherwise sound and bright. The contents, including the Churchill speech pamphlet, are in excellent condition. The binding is tight, the pages are exceptionally bright and clean, and the top edge retains bright gilt. There is no spotting and no inscriptions. What a very rare and exciting find for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D11, Woods A10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of James McNeill Whistler

      London: William Heinemann. 1908. First. Two volumes. Small quartos. Rebound contemporarily in three-quarter red morocco gilt and cloth, with the original spine and printed paper from the front board bound in. Small leather bookplate of investment banker and philanthropist Adolph Lewisohn, and a Whistler postage stamp, on the pastedown of each volume, some light rubbing and edge wear at the extremities, else near fine. .

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        ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR FOR "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" "How now, spirit! whither wander you?"

      Heinemann 1908 - A fine original pen, ink and watercolour painting published in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in 1908. Signed and dated in the lower left hand corner. The image is in very good condition, with no repair or damage, there is a small spot of browning to Puck's left hand. 26.5cm x 17cm. The watercolour illustrates Act II, scene I. Exhibited Leicester Galleries October 1908. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vieux tapis d'Orient: publié par le Musée impérial royal autrichien d'art et d'industrie de Vienne: complement de l'ouvrage Tapis d'Orient, paru de 1892 à 1896 sous la direction du Musée imperial royal de commerce de Vienne; avec préface par A. von Scala,

      Karl W. Hiersemann, Leipzig 1908 - 20 x 26.5 (66 cm) Portfolio of original printed cloth with new; Illustrated by 25 chromolithographs tipped onto printed sheets; GWO 987. The French edition of Altorientalische Teppiche. Copy # 348 of 400 printed in German, English or French. Sumptuously produced pictorial survey of mostly Persian carpets described and shown in very fine color. [CSROT 4873].; 20; [3], 7, [2] pp. Very Good half-calf. Edges of text and mounting sheets reinforced. New guard tissues. Very Good condition. Minor discoloration to foot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The True History of the Conquest of New Spain

      Cambridge, Hakluyt Society, 1908 5 volumes: lxv+396 pages with 18 illustrations, including frontispiece and 5 maps (some folding including two in back pocket); xvi+343 pages with 13 illustrations including frontispiece and folding panoramas, 2 maps (including one folding in back pocket); portfolio of 13 folding maps and plans; xiv+395 pages with 6 illustrations including frontispiece and maps including one folding in back pocket; xv+463+[i]-xxxvi pages with 5 illustrations including 3 folding maps in back pocket. Octavo (9" x 6") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria on the cover, decorative blind stamp to covers. Edited by Genaro Garcia. Translated and edited by Alfred Percival Maudslay. Hakluyt Society Second Series Volumes 23, 24 25, 30 and 40. 1st edition. First published in 1601 in Spanish and first published in English in 1800. Volume one contains Books I through V, 1517 to 1519, considering the discover and expeditions of Francisco Hernandez de Cordova and Hernan Cortes, the march inland, and the war in Tlaxcala. Volume two contains Books V to IX, 1519 to 1520, concerning the march to Mexico, the stay there, the expedition against Narvaez, the flight from Mexico and the halt at Tepeaca. Volume three a portfolio of maps and plans, several dating from the sixteenth century, of the valley and city of Mexico. Volume four contains Books X-XIII, relating the siege and capture of Mexico, 1521, and the ensuing settlement. Volume five contains Books XIV to XVII, relating the expedition to Honduras, the return to Mexico, the rule of the Audiencia there, and the record of the conquistadors, with and appendix including the fifth letter of Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, 1526. The True History of the Conquest of New Spain, written by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, one of the Conquerors, was known and appreciated by historians and bibliographers before it was published. Antonio de Herrera quotes it frequently, Friar Juan de Torquemada also refers to it on several occasions, and Licentiate Antonio de Leon Pinelo devotes some line to it in his brief bibliography. Although the original manuscript has always been kept in Guatemala, first by the Author, and afterwards by his descendants, and still later by the Municipality of the Capital, in whose archives it is preserved today, a copy of it was made in the sixteenth century and sent to Spain to King Philip II and was there consulted by the Royal chroniclers. After its publication in Madrid by Friar Alonzo Remon of the Order of Mercy in the year 1632 the True History was universally accepted from that time onwards as the most complete and trustworthy of the chronicles of the Conquest of New Spain. A second edition followed almost immediately in the same city, some four years later a third, a fourth, and a fifth. It was translated in to English by Maurice Keatinge in 1800 and John Ingram Lockhard in 1844; into German by J von Rehfues in 1838 and Karl Ritter in 1848; into French by D Jourdanet in 1876 and Jose Maria de Heredia in 1877, and into Hungarian by Karoly Brozik in 1878 and Moses Gaal in 1899. Several of these translations obtained the honors of a second edition, as that of Keatinge in 1803, that of Rehfues in 1843 and that of Jourdanet in 1877. Condition: Corners bumped and rubbed, book plate on front paste downs, spine ends moderately rubbed with some mild chips, front and back page ends foxed, spine sunned, some inner hinges cracked, half titles age darkened, some foxing. Over all a good to very good set.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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