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        Island Hymn (Patriotic Hymn of Prince Edward Island)

      P.E.I.: Author and Composer 1908, 1st printing. () one. Very good. Broadside (20 X 26.5 cm.) printed on one side only. Paper is cream coloured and printed with black ink. Old fold lines from having been folded into six. A few old creases. Small piece missing from corner. Old closed tear with professional restoration. A great rarity and possibly unique item. The lyrics were written by Montgomery in 1908 and it was sung to the music of Lawrence Watson. It was performed the first time in public on May 22, 1908. It would appear the manuscript and related correspondence are on display at Green Gables House, Cavendish P.E.I.. This printed broadside is nicely signed by Montgomery on the bottom of the page. Its survival seems to have been due to being folded and perhaps stuck in a book. Printed above the signature is the following statement "As only a limited number of copies of this are printed, please do not destroy or lose." Perhaps this was a hand out at the first performance. We can find no reference to this printing anywhere and it does not show up in Russell. A search on the internet does not reveal anything as well. It has been pointed out to us recently that the signature may be in question. As there are elements that match Montgomery's ususal signature, this is not a typical way in which she signed. We do not doubt the authenticity of the broadside but perhaps the signature is by a previous owner or perhaps an admirer at the event had her sign in this way. It still is a remarkablely rare item..

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        Base Ball Cincinnati: A History

      Cincinnati, Ohio: [The Author]. 1908. First. Second edition, revised. 277pp. A lovely, fine copy. One of the most desirable baseball history books, centered around the origins of the Cincinnati Red Legs. Rare, especially in this condition. .

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        [Baseball Shape Book] [cover title]: New York Souvenir September 1908 [Alternative title]: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League sends Greetings and Invites New York to the First Printers' National Baseball Tournament

      New York: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League. 1908. First. Cord tied thick boards die-cut into the shape of a baseball mitt. [114]pp. Elaborately illustrated souvenir volume, copiously illustrated. Some small scrapes on the front board else near fine. Enumerates the various teams that played in the tournament. Rare. Not in OCLC, and we've never seen another copy. .

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        The Poems of Oscar Wilde

      London Methuen & Co 1908. G + : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Spine darkened. Heraldic bookplate to front paste. Light foxing to endpapers. Teg - remaining edges uncut Limited Edition [of 1000 copies] Cream gilt-decorated hardback cloth cover 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 345pp. Includes 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'.

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        Shakespeare�s Comedy of Twelfth Night Or What You Will [ Deluxe Limited Edition - Signed by W. Heath Robinson ]

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Vellum. VeryGood.

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        [Manuscript]: Memorandum on the Treaty Rights of the Jews of Roumania

      London: [no publisher]. 1908. Typescript manuscript. 16pp. String-tied maroon crocodile textured wrappers with hand-titled paper label. Numerous tears and moderate loss to the wraps but with only light toning to the interior pages except for last page which has some creasing, overall very good. This memorandum was prepared by the London Committee of Deputies of Jews, a group formed in the mid-18th Century to safeguard the interests of the Jewish community, and given to Sir Edward Grey, the longest tenured British Foreign Secretary. The memorandum outlines various violations by the Romanian government to the Convention of Paris (1858) and the Treaty of Berlin (1878). It was likely written in reaction to the previous year's Romanian peasants' revolt in which over 10,000 people were killed and the origin of which was falsely blamed on the Jews. A notable document of European prewar Jewish solidarity and reaction to anti-Semitism. .

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        DECKEN UND WANDE FUR DAS MODERNE HAUS. NEUE FOLGE. [ COLOR PLATES CHROMO]

      Julius Hoffmann [1908], Stuttgart - Architecture; Art; Color Printing; Chromo-lithograph; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Publisher's cloth backed paper covered boards. Loose In clamshell folder as issued. Cotains all 24 leaves of Chromo-lithographs. Each leaf holds several plates. Folder solid and in good condition but lacking lower rt corner. Contents generally good with some mainly marginal smudging and scattered shallow edge wear. German language title page, balance is graphics of Mostly art deco ceilings. A single record of appearing at auction [2008], sale for $1485- in lesser condition. Light ink stamp and number on cover. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meister Floh. Ein Märchen in sieben Abentheuern zweier Freunde. Zum ersten Male vollständig herausgegeben von Hans von Müller. Mit zehn farbigen Zeichnungen von Ernst Stern.

      Berlin, verlegt von Julius Bard, 1908.. Gr.8°. 21,2 x 17 cm. Original-Pergamentband mit Kopfgoldschnitt und goldgeprägtem, ledernem Rückenschild. Einband mit spanischen Kanten. Montiertes heraldisches Exlibris (August von Schmiede) im vorderen Innendeckel. 261 Seiten. Innendeckel und Vorsätze sind gering stockfleckig. Insgesamt richtig gut erhaltenes, wirklich schönes Exemplar.. Erste vollständige Textausgabe von E. T. A. Hoffmanns 1822 erstmals erschienener Erzählung, zugleich prachtvoll handkoloriert. Mit einem Nachwort des Herausgebers. --- Dies ist Exemplar N° 14 von 50 Exemplaren der auf van Gelder-Bütten abgezogenen und in Ganzpergament gebundenen Vorzugsausgabe (insg. 1050 Ex.). #M10040

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        Baseball Shape Book] [cover title]: New York Souvenir September 1908 [Alternative title]: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League sends Greetings and Invites New York to the First Printers' National Baseball Tournament

      The Morning Newspaper Baseball League, New York 1908 - Cord tied thick boards die-cut into the shape of a baseball mitt. [114]pp. Elaborately illustrated souvenir volume, copiously illustrated. Some small scrapes on the front board else near fine. Enumerates the various teams that played in the tournament. Rare. Not in *OCLC*, and we've never seen another copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA.translated from the Spanish, By F.A. Motteux

      Edinburgh John Grant 1908 - 4 volumes. First Edition Thus, Grant's fine printing of 1908. With Provenance. Richly illustrated throughout with 37 engravings designed and etched by Ad. Lalauze on tissue-guarded plates, including a fine engraved portrait of Cervantes at the beginning of Volume I. Title pages printed in red and black. Tall, thick 8vo, in very fine contemporary three-quarter chocolate brown morocco over brown cloth, the back and corner pieces gilt ruled, the spines beautifully gilt tooled in a morning glory motif in compartments separated by finely gilt tooled raised bands, two compartments gilt lettered, fine marbled endpapers, a.e.g. These impressive bindings were no doubt custom made for Sir James Liege Hulett, South African sugar magnate and noted philanthropist, whose engraved armorial plates are affixed to the front endpapers xlii, 445; x, 484; xii, 512; xii, 508 pp. A very handsome set, the fine bindings remarkably free of wear of evidence of use, the text very fine but for the lightest of inevitable spotting which only occasionally appears and is primarily confined to the prelims. A FINE AND HANDSOME SET WITH EXCELLENT ACADEMIC INCLUSIONS. A beautiful set of Cervantes and a very scarce edition edited by J.G. Lockhart who also wrote the included essay on the Life of Cervantes. Motteux’s translation is one of the most famous of the period, and here, the book is presented in lovely style. There is a fine ‘Life of Cervantes’ preceding the text and in addition, important and very copious notes on the text are appended. The content of the notes is of significant interest to the reader as they have been taken from the most important and scholarly editions prepared by Bowle, Pellicer and the Academy. In addition, significant content was gained from researching the old histories and chronicles with which the Spaniards of the 16th century were familiar. Thus, many of the period poetical nuances have here been included in English for the first time. Blackwood’s said of the translation that "This is, we think, out of all sight, the richest and the best. . Motteux, the translator of Cervantes and Rabelais, possesses a native humour which no other translator that we ever met with has approached." And William Prescott said that "The most popular versions in English are those of Motteux, Jarvis, and Smollett. Perhaps the first is the best of all. It was by a Frenchman who came over to England in the time of James the Second. It betrays nothing of its foreign parentage, however, while its rich and racy diction, and its quaint turns of expression, are admirably suited to convey a lively and very faithful image of the original. The slight tinge of antiquity, which belongs to the time, is not displeasing, and comports well with the tone of knightly dignity which distinguishes the hero." Miscellanies, 1845 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RAW EDGES

      London, Heinemann 1908 - Publisher's black boards lettered in red and illustrated in white from a design by Alberto Martini, four interior illustrations by Martini. A few minor marks to covers, spine panel faded, ink inscription to prelim, small label on rear pastedown, interior hinges a little cracked, minor scattered foxing, bookplate on fep, a solid VG copy - a superior example. An uncommon collection containing the classic supernatural tale THURNLEY ABBEY - the Martini illustrations are suitably macabre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Master Influence.

      J R Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London 1908, Copyright 1908, Published April 1908. - Cloth hardcover, grayish green linen, with black lettering on front and spine, with right half of front cover decorated with white roses, green leaves, same roses on center of spine. White frame line edging on front cover which is chipped off in four places. Only light to moderate shelf rubbing on the spine ends, on a little of the bottom edge, and the corner tips. Cloth is clean. Inside is tight, clean, 3 color illustrations are clean and beautifully done on glossy, hinges fine, small bookstore label on front pastedown from Pippen's Bookstore in Baltimore. Page size 5 x 7 1 2 inches; 308 pages, 2 blanks at front, one in back. An important book of its time, and truly scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Sagesse et la destinée

      Eugène Fasquelle (Bibliothèque-Charpentier), Paris 1908 - Paris, Eugène Fasquelle (Bibliothèque-Charpentier), 1908. 19 x 12 cm, in-12, 313 pp., reliure de plein maroquin vert richement décoré aux petits fers à froid, plats biseautés ornés d'une large roulette à froid et dorée sur cuir repoussé, premier plat mosaïqué en relief d'un vase modelé sur un fond de cuir orange le tout entouré d'une guirlande nouée en tête, signature du relieur sur le premier plat, dos à 5 nerfs, doubles filets sur les coupes, encadrement intérieur, gardes et doublures de soie décorée, tête dorée, couvertures non conservées (reliure signée Saint André). On a relié en tête 1) une lettre autographe signée (2 pp. in-12) du relieur intitulée "Légende de la Reliure", expliquant la symbolique du décor de la reliure, 2) une lettre autographe signée (3 pp. in-12) de Sara de Lignereux expliquant à sa "chère Marguerite" qu'elle a voulu lui offrir un livre qui lui était cher et que son mari, "le divin Maître Saint-André", voulut le relier. Les deux lettres sont datées du 20 juillet 1909 et situées au château du Préau à Vimory (Limousin). Ambroise Saint-André de Lignereux (né en 1861) était un décorateur spécialiste du travail du cuir. Il travailla au renouvellement des techniques du cuir d'art et à leur propagation. Son épouse, née Sara Oquendo au Pérou, publia sous le pseudonyme de Arsène Arüss (elle est connue par la BnF sous le nom de Sarah Oguendo). Une reliure surprenante au décor particulièrement riche. Dos et premier plat passés, quelques traces de cire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fossil Turtles of North America

      Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C. 1908 - First edition. Thick quarto. iv, 568pp., 113 black & white specimen plates plates. Ex-library copy rebound in dark green cloth with spine label, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamp on the title page and upper right margin of the plates, good. Scarce in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WAR IN THE AIR and Particularly How Mr. Bert Smallways Fared While it Lasted

      Bell 1908 - First edition. Blue cloth with gilt titles. Inscribed by Wells on the half title, "To W.W. Jacobs from H.G." A very good copy, light discolouration to the rear board and a little spotting to the page edges and margins. William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943), author of novels and short stories, wrote in a number of genres, including seafaring yarns, but is best known for his supernatural thrillers such as The Monkey's Paw. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LOST VIOL

      London: Ward Lock & Co Limited,. 1908. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-317 [318: blank] + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Howard Somerville,. original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, green and gold.. Hint of rubbing to cloth at head and tail of spine panel and corner. tips, some light scattered foxing to endpapers and text block, still. an about near fine copy with a clean, bright cover. An excellent. association copy of one of Shiel's scarcest books. (#80461). First British edition. Presentation copy with brief inscription in Shiel's hand to fellow writer and Shiel acolyte Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (a.k.a. John Gawsworth) on recto of title leaf: "F. A. / from M. P. Shiel." Realm of Redonda bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Romantic mystery novel first published in New York by Clode in 1905. "The American edition is fairly common in at least one of its variants; the British edition is very scarce." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 196. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), pp. 147-48. Hubin (1994) p. 737. Wolff 6293.

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        DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ

      Chicago: Reilly and Britton. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; First edition, first state, second state binding with Reilly & Britton on the spine. Orig. Blue cloth, color pictorial cover label; light to occasionallymoderate wear, gold of color label occasionally scuffed. With all 16 color plates. Occasional minor internal wear, pp 22-3 small illustrations with neat water color added, but generally attractive copy and otherwise clean throughout.. Greene & Hanff 4; Ahearn "second issue"; 0 .

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        Rapport sur le premier salon de l'aeronautique.

      Librairie des Sciences Aéronautiques, Paris 1908 - Rives, Gustave. Rapport sur le premier salon de l'aeronautique. Grand Palais, Paris, Decembre 1908. 91, [5], [4, adverts.]pp. Text illustrations. Paris: Librairie des Sciences Aéronautiques, 1908. 285 x 230 mm. (partly unopened). Original printed wrappers, extremities of spine a little worn, light spotting. Very good copy.First Edition. Catalogue of the first international aeronautical exposition, held in Paris in December 1908. Included are descriptions, diagrams and photographs of the aircraft exhibited (biplanes, monoplanes, blimps, etc.), plus portraits of aviators / inventors, a timeline and a bibliography of aeronautical literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mars as the Abode of Life,

      The Macmillan Company, NY 1908 - First edition. 8vo. Original red T-grain cloth, gilt titles on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with 8 full page plates and numerous text cuts. Cloth moderately spotted; spine tips neatly and nearly invisibly replaced; pencil underlining and marginalia throughout; else a very good copy of a fairly scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Estudios Antropologicos sobre los Chiriguanos, Chorotes, Matacos y Tobas.

      Imprenta de Coni Hermanos, Buenos Aires, 1908. - EA. Anales del Museo de la Plata, Tomo I, Segunda Serie (Part II, / 2ter Teil). Mit 50 Fototafeln mit jeweils einer bis vier fotogr. Abb, einige Fotografien und sehr zahlreiche Zeichnungen und Tabellen im Textteil. Neuer HLn.-Band mit aufgezogener OBroschur. S. 54-151 plus unpag. Tafelteil. Folio-Format 28x38cm. Broschurtitel mit etlichen Gebrauchsspuren und zwei Stempeln; die ersten Seiten teils an den Rändern mit Einrissen und kleinen Fehlstellen (weit vom Text entfernt) sowie einem etwa 2-3cm langem Riss oben in der Mitte. Das verwendete Papier ist altersbedingt ziemlich brüchig. Alle weiteren Seiten und auch die Tafeln in tadellosem Zustand. Dieser mit vielen ausgezeichneten Fotos ausgestattete zweite Teil de Tomo I, Segunda Serie, ist äußerst selten. Viel häufiger findet man den ersten Teil, 1907 erschienen, Alfarerias del Noroeste Argentino von F. Outes, 52 S., mit einigen Farblithografien.

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        LIVRE DU SACRE DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON.

      Goupil & Cie (Manzi Joyant successeurs), Paris 1908 - Quarto. [vi], 188p. 31 plates, each with title page and legends, with 10 full-page color plates highlighted with gilt and silver (four of which are not included in the regular paper edition), and with 8 double-page spread plates of scenes. Bound by Durvand in full olive crushed morocco with red watered silk endpapers, t.e.g., the spine in uneven panels with gilt titles and Napoleonic decorations, the cover with large central Royal device surrounded with large elaborate gilt frames, denteles. Original wrappers bound in Stunning and rare. pull-off box of straight-grained morocco repeating some of the features of the binding. Box is worn and with a broken panel Limited to 50 copies on Imperial Japon paper, this no. 22 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Ile enchantee. Conte d'apres [William] Shakespeare ["The Tempest"].

      Paris, H. Piazza o.J. [1908].. 4°. 146 S., 1 Bl., 40 mont. farb. Taf. nach Edmond Dulac. Rotes Maroquin mit Rverg. Deckel mit Marmorpapierbezug, Spiegel u. Vors. aus marmor. Papier, Kopfgoldschnitt, illustr. OUmschl. beigebunden, (Maroquin lavalliere). Ledglich eine Buchecke min. abgerieben, anonsten sehr schön erhaltenes Exemplar.. Carteret IV, 341; Mahe III, 264; nicht bei Monod. - Eines (Nummer 81) von 300 Expln. (Ges. 1000) auf Japan, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler num. u. signiert.

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        The Works

      London: Smith, Elder & Co,, 1908. With biographical introductions by his daughter, Anne Ritchie. In thirteen volumes. 13 volumes, octavo (200 × 136 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and elaborate Tudor rose decoration to spines gilt, single raised band to each spine, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of the author with tissue guard and further black and white plates. Contemporary engraved bookplate to front pastedown. Spines a little discoloured but gilt still bright, edges of free endpapers slightly tanned, light spotting to fore and bottom edges of text block and endleaves. An excellent set. A finely bound set of the Biographical edition.

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        Die entzündlichen Nebenhöhlenerkrankungen der Nase im Röntgenbild.

      Berlin (Urban & Schwarzenberg), 1908.. Gr. 4°. 15 S. + 20 photographischen auf Karton montierte Tafeln mit je einem Textblatt. OHLnMappe. Ordnungsgemäß aus den Beständen der Volkspolizei ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar (Rückenschild, Stempel).. seltene EA mit einer eigenhändigen Verfasserwidmung an die Schwester auf Titelseite. "The first important work on the radiology of the accessory nasal sinuses" (Garrison/Morton 3316). - Mit ausgezeichneten Abbildungsmaterial; für die Aufnahmen wurde das Rotax-Röntgeninstrumentarium der Elektrizitätsgesellschaft 'Sanitas' benutzt.

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        Nordvest Passagen

      Norway, 1908 - F. Sorvig Nordvest Passagen Norway, 1908 Chromolithograph Sheet size:18 1/2" x 25" Condition: fair, some discoloration visible at top center area; evidence of moisture damage on verso

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        Napoleon

      Henry Graves, London 1908 - Image Size : 440x335 (mm), 17.25x13.125 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 545x425 (mm), 21.5x16.75 (Inches), Black & White

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        Abhandlungen aus der Seuchengeschichte und Seuchenlehre. Zwei Bände (gebunden in 3 Bänden). I. Band: Die Pest. 1. Teil: Die Geschichte der Pest. 2. Teil: Die Pest als Seuche und als Plage. II. Band: Die Cholera.

      Töpelmann (vormals J. Ricker), Gießen 1908 - 1908-1912. Kl.-4to. Spätere private Halbleinenbände mit bedruckten Rückenschildern, VIII, 478; V, 1 Bl., 542 (1); IV, 592 S. Band I.1 mit einer Beilage von 12 Karten (als separates Heft in einer Deckeltasche). Band I.2 mit 5 und Band II mit 4 Textbildern. Sehr gut erhaltene, saubere Exemplare. - Das helle Rückenleinen mit wenigen kleinen, blassen Flecken, sonst tadellos. Kartenheft in Band I.1 mit ganz kleinen Rostflecken an der Klammerheftung. 4500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas der Ätiologischen und Experimentellen Syphilisforschung.

      Berlin, Springer, 1908.. 55 Seiten und 34 meist farbige Tafeln, 26 cm Leinen Antiquarisch sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar K6683.

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        New Mexico and Arizona Land Company; A Collection of Financial Documents

      The New Mexico and Arizona Company traced its beginnings to the period of the 19th Century building of Transcontinental Railroads. Once the joint venture between the Frisco and the Atchinson Topeka and Santa Fe built a line from Isleta, New Mexico Territory to Needles, California, millions of acres opened up and the Frisco now had 1.2. million acres of fee land (including surface and mineral rights). In 1908 they incorporated the company and by 1916 it was on the American Stock Exchange. These 396 documents each measuring 12" x 10" and housed in a heavy binder show how many easterners invested in land they would never see. They recorded many investors including the well known author Irving Bacheller. During the period of these records, "Colonel" Sam A. Hughes became the colonization agent for the Frisco Lines. Since he himself was from St. Louis it probably accounts for the many owners in St. Louis although in his own record found here he signs his name Sam A. Hughes and lists Albuquerque, New Mexico as his residence. What made these sales so strong was the belief that they had vast oil and gas deposits just waiting to be taken. When Arizona State Sen. Bob Worsley of Mesa in 1985 invested in the 100 year old company, he said it his way: " Well, after I sold SkyMall I wanted to get into a business that had more diversity. So, I bought the New Mexico and Arizona Land Company - it was the oldest public company on the American Stock Exchange. Its main assets were a 100-year-old portfolio of land and minerals. The portfolio included 100,000 fee acres and a million acres of minerals. And then like all good entrepreneurs, one asks what do I do with this? So I went through almost 100 years of files and discovered that there was uranium and coal in New Mexico, there was some oil and gas in McKinley County; there was potash in the Holbrook area; a large salt deposit below the potash; some helium potential and more." This collection primarily covers the period 1920-1925 and shows how extensive the goal to get rich was in the period just before Black Friday on 1929. Today the company exists in a very small way as a Mesa, Arizona real estate firm.. Good.

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        Anne of Green Gables

      Boston: L. C. Page & Co. 1908, 1st edition, 1st impression dated April 1908. () viiipp. + 1 leaf (list of illustrations),429pp. + 4,4pp. (publisher's advertisements). Very good. Bound in the original chocolate coloured cloth. Gilt lettering on the spine and front board. Eight illustrations including frontis by M.A. And W.A.J. Claus. Illustration of women in profile tipped onto front board. Corners have some minor bumping. Foredge and bottom edge untrimmed. Text very clean with almost no staining or foxing present. Front paste down illustration has a bit of fading but is far superior to most copies. Almost contemporary name on front free and rear endpaper (1915). Front joint with a bit of professional restoration. Overall a far superior copy. Housed in a curved leather backed fold over box. Rare in any condition the book quickly went into reprints with eventually seven more titles about the young red-haired Anne who comes into the life of an elderly couple on Prince Edward island. This is the chocolate coloured cloth binding one of three variants known, no priority. See Editions and Impressiions Collectors and Their Love of the Works of L.M. Montgomery. Lechowick 25, Russell 18..

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        The Collected Works of Yeats, in Verse and Prose. [set of writings/poems]

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908., 1908. 8 volumes; 8vo. Elegantly bound in recent full green morocco with twin burgundy title labels and fine gilt tooling to spines, gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Portrait frontispiece to four volumes (alternate: vol.I, III, V, and VII). A superb collection of this author's works. Wade 149.

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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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        Original Photo Album Documenting the Construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Canada

      High Bluff, Manitoba: Edwin C. Blair [circa 1908]. () [24]. Very good. Oblong quarto. Black cloth photo album, rubbed with some loss of cloth on front board. Spine reinforced with additional patterned cloth. 24 albumen photographs loosely inserted between 12 double-mounted leaves. 10 photos are signed "Blair," a few with additional titling in pen to photo. 23 photos with a stamp on verso: "Real photographs of real life in Canada by Edwin C. Blair, High Bluff Manitoba; 1 photo stamped "Photo by E.C. Blair. Two photos are dated 1908. Photos measure approximately 6.75" X 5". A fantastic collection of photographs documenting the construction of the Grand Trunk Railway in Alberta. Includes a variety of subjects, such as horse-drawn lumber operations, steam-powered construction equipment, hard rock excavation, construction of the Battle River and Clover Bar bridges, steam locomotives, and camp life..

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        [Manuscript]: Memorandum on the Treaty Rights of the Jews of Roumania

      London: [no publisher]. 1908. Typescript manuscript. 16pp. String-tied maroon crocodile textured wrappers with hand-titled paper label. Numerous tears and moderate loss to the wraps but with only light toning to the interior pages except for last page which has some creasing, overall very good. This memorandum was prepared by the London Committee of Deputies of Jews, a group formed in the mid-18th Century to safeguard the interests of the Jewish community, and given to Sir Edward Grey, the longest tenured British Foreign Secretary. The memorandum outlines various violations by the Romanian government to the Convention of Paris (1858) and the Treaty of Berlin (1878). It was likely written in reaction to the previous year's Romanian peasants' revolt in which over 10,000 people were killed and the origin of which was falsely blamed on the Jews. A notable document of European prewar Jewish solidarity and reaction to anti-Semitism. .

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        Views of the Bazar Valley Field Force, 1908.

      Peshawar: Mela Ram photographer, [1908] - Landscape quarto. Album leaves loose, housed in a blue cloth drop-back box, title - "Photographs" - from the original album mounted on upper panel. Overall very good. 93 gelatine silver print photos, images approx. 140 × 85 mm, mounted on 24 leaves, of these 55 single photos and 6 panoramas, three 2-section, two 3-section and one 4-section, are part of the publication and numbered in the negative with letterpress captions beneath, organized in sections charting the progress of the expedition from Khaibar via Chora, Walai, China, & Halwai, the final section, "Miscellaneous" includes the jirga, or tribal gathering, at which the peace was settled. Additionally there are 27 related gelatine silver prints of privately taken photographs, mounted on the versos of the leaves, mostly approx. 105 × 75 mm, with ink captions identifying groups and individuals of the 59th Rifles and including the names of Lieutenant Anderson and Colonel Carruthers, most relating to the Bazar Expedition, but some from the subsequent Mohmand Expedition, plus 5 photos from Davos, pasted in at rear, including the names Hohenlohe, Thompson, Campbell and Creagh. Inked map, verso of title page showing the route of the expedition. From the time of the end of the Tirah campaign in 1897–8 the Zakka Khel Afridis had "remained the persistent enemies of tranquility and progress. Numerous raids in British territory were proved to have their origin in the Bazar Valley" (Nevill, Campaigns on the North West Frontier p. 331). The autumn of 1907 brought a renewal of activity, raids being carried out "with such daring that even Peshawar city itself became the scene of wholesale robbery under arms. A military expedition was then sanctioned at the beginning of February 1908, 'limited strictly to punishment of Zakka Khel, and not occupation or annexation of tribal territory' " (ibid.) An expedition was raised under the command of Major-General Sir James Willcocks. "I had at my disposal two Brigades of Infantry, with a third on the line of communications, and in reserve four Squadrons of Cavalry, one Battalion Pioneers, with an extra Battalion of Infantry as Divisional troops, two Batteries of mountain guns, and two Companies of Sappers and Miners" (Willcocks, The Romance of Soldiering and Sport). The expedition was swiftly and efficiently successful. "From the first I made up my mind to move so quickly that the Afridis would be taken unawares The Afridis were quite dumbfounded by our rapid movement, and in twenty-four hours we had practically decided their fate. Owing to the fact that no other Afridi clan joined [them] . and the Mohmand Lashkars arrived too late, they stood no chance against the highly trained Division under my command. They never got a look in, and within a fortnight, what Punch did us the great honour of calling 'Willcocks' weekend War' was over and we were back in Peshawar." Willcocks was sent a telegram by the king himself congratulating him on the skill with which the operations had been carried forward and on "the bravery and good conduct of the troops, which I consider has been beyond all praise." A superb visual record of campaigning on the North-West Frontier. We have been unable to trace any record of another copy.

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        The Writings

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company,, 1908. Together with the life by J. W. Cross. 25 volumes, octavo. Contemporary burgundy half levant morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, burgundy cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout with black and white photogravures printed on Japon paper and the frontispiece in two states. Some expert restoration to spines and joints of four volumes otherwise an excellent set. Large paper edition. A handsomely bound set of Eliot's works.

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        Works -- The Writings of George Eliot together with the Life of J. W. Cross. Large-Paper Edition in Twenty-Five Volumes

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA 1908 - Limited edition of 750 copies, this is #261. Books have been rebound in half-leather with gilt on spine, marbled endpapers. Frontis illustrations, red ribbon bookmarks, pages are deckle-edged -- some still uncut. Some volumes show edgewear, a very handsome set. 25 volumes, extra postage required for international shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Island Hymn (Patriotic Hymn of Prince Edward Island).

      Author and Composer, P.E.I. - 1908, 1st printing. () Very good. one. Broadside (20 X 26.5 cm.) printed on one side only. Paper is cream coloured and printed with black ink. Old fold lines from having been folded into six. A few old creases. Small piece missing from corner. Old closed tear with professional restoration. A great rarity and possibly unique item. The lyrics were written by Montgomery in 1908 and it was sung to the music of Lawrence Watson. It was performed the first time in public on May 22, 1908. It would appear the manuscript and related correspondence are on display at Green Gables House, Cavendish P.E.I. This printed broadside is nicely signed by Montgomery on the bottom of the page. Its survival seems to have been due to being folded and perhaps stuck in a book. Printed above the signature is the following statement "As only a limited number of copies of this are printed, please do not destroy or lose." Perhaps this was a hand out at the first performance. We can find no reference to this printing anywhere and it does not show up in Russell. A search on the internet does not reveal anything as well. It has been pointed out to us recently that the signature may be in question. As there are elements that match Montgomery's ususal signature, this is not a typical way in which she signed. We do not doubt the authenticity of the broadside but perhaps the signature is by a previous owner or perhaps an admirer at the event had her sign in this way. It still is a remarkablely rare item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les liaisons dangereuses

      Ferroud, paris 1908 - in 8° reliure bradel très originale polychrome dos masaïqué avec inscription du titre, coiffes et coins émoussés Ex sur Japon avec 2 états des lithographies, 60 exemplaires, plats du brochés conservés, un peu décolorés. Lithographies couleurs de Lubin de Beauvais. Tranches dorées. 202 pp. 1 volumes [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        STORY OF PETER RABBIT

      - [POTTER,BEATRIX]. THE STORY OF PETER RABBIT [and] DICK WHITTINGTON. Chic.: Reilly & Britton (1908). 8vo, red boards, pict. paste-on, 58p. + ads, some finger soil else VG+. A volume in the Children's Red Book Series, illustrated by JOHN R. NEILL with pictorial endpapers, 15 full page color illus. plus b&w's. Althought not credited on the title page, Potter's name does appear on the cover. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les hommes du jour, 2 vol., Nos 1 à 96

      Paris 1908 - 2 vol., reliure demi-toile beige et papier marbré, dos avec étiquette de titre noir et inscription dorée. Contiennent les Nos 1 à 96 de cet hebdomadaire satirique parisien édité dès 1908. Les caricatures de couverture sont de A. Delannoy. Les textes de Flax. L'administrateur est Henri Fabre. Très bon état.

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        Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics. Ed. by James Hastings. With the ass. of John A. Selbie and Louis H. Gray. Vol. 1-12.,

      Edinburgh: Clark; New York: Scribner,, 1908-1927. - Stempel: Kilburg, Public-Library. F467 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 30000 Gr.-8°, 23,5 - 25 cm, O- Half-leather,rot,original buckram, Rückenverg. Blinddruck.Vol 6 etwas wellig, sonst Zustand aller Bände gut bis sehr gut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yatching

      Frank Reed, Bristol 1908 - Image Size : 415x760 (mm), 16.375x29.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Hand Colored, Photogravure

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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

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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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