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        Dornröschen: Engelhorns allgemeine Romanbibliothek, 25. Jahrgang, Band 7

      Stuttgart : Engelhorn, 1908.. 158 S. , kl. 8 geb. Leinen. Kanten leicht berieben, leicht gebräunt, marmorierter Schnitt, N. a. V., Fraktura

      [Bookseller: Bücherhof]
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        A Course of Pure Mathematics

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,, 1908. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Spine faded and worn at ends, top edge dusty, foxing to the endpapers and traces of glue, tips worn. Occasional pencil marginalia. A very good copy. First edition of Hardy's first book, a work that was to become the standard text on the subject at Cambridge University for many generations. A disciple of Bertrand Russell, G. H. Hardy (1877–1947) was educated at Winchester and then Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1900. He was to become "generally recognized as the leading English mathematician of his time ... The standard of mathematic rigour in England at that time was not high, and Hardy set himself to give the ordinary student a course in which elementary analysis was for the first time done properly'" (DNB).

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        The Hunts of the United States and Canada: Their Masters, Hounds and Histories

      Boston: Frank L. Wiles, 1908. No. 10 of a deluxe edition of 100 on handmade paper, signed by the authors. 4to. Hand-colored frontispiece and numerous plates. Original 3/4 red morocco gilt, ornamented spine, t.e.g., others uncut, joints rubbed, scratch on upper cover, front hinge broken, else fine and attractive

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        The Works of Oliver Goldsmith

      NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1908. THE TURK'S HEAD EDITION. 10 volumes, 9-1/8" x 6-1/2", limited to 1000 numbered sets of which this is #48, illustrated. Bound in 1/2 light purple morocco, ribbed floral git decorated spines, gilt decorated floral morocco onlays in lower panel, top edges gilt, others uncut, by Erbe, Crombie & Lamothe. In BEAUTIFUL CONDITION.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Great Assassination Association! Lincoln?s Secretary John Hay?s privately published Letters and Diary in 3 volumes presented by his widow to Pres. Garfield?s widow who has signed and dated the flyleaf

      ?Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary,? three volumes, each 6.25? x 9.5?, uncut. Vol. I: 393pp, Vol. II: 368pp, Vol. III: 350pp. Washington: 1908. ?Printed but not Published.? Copyright, 1908, by Clara S. Hay and privately printed by her in an edition of 300 sets. John Hay had died in 1905. Original cloth, paper label on spine. On the front free-endpaper is tipped a black-bordered 3.35? x 2.25? calling card of Mrs. Clara Hay with notation in ink above and below her printed name so it reads ?with / Mrs. Hay?s / compliments.? This page is signed in ink in the upper right ?Lucretia R. Garfield / 1909.? Very Good condition.The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Book of Sark. Twenty-one reproductions in colour from the Royal Academy Exhibits and other paintings in oil and water colours by William A. Toplis. The Text by John Oxenham [pseud. - William Arthur Dunkerley]. Also Professor T.G. Bonney on the Geology, and E.D. Marquand on the Flora of the island

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. . Limited edition, one of 500 copies, signed by both Toplis and Dunkerley (as Oxenham), this copy no. “00” and marked “a Special Proof Copy” in Toplis’ hand, folio, (xii), 98, (2) pp. 21 coloured plates tipped in onto grey art paper with captioned tissues, two small holes in the fly leaf. Original publisher’s gilt titled vellum, lacking three of the ties with one loosely inserted, some light marks, mild rubbing to a small amount of the gilt to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        "Cortina d' Ampezzo. Motiv im Regen."

      . Aquarell auf Karton. 208 x 116 mm.. ohne EK. - An einem Berghang einige Häuser und landwirtschaftliche Gebäude zwischen Wiesen und Ackerflächen; felsiger, Baumbewachsener Hang im Hintergrund, alles in gedämpften Grüntönen. Auf der Rückseite bezeichnet: "Sommer 1908. Cortina d. Ampezzo. Motiv im Regen."

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        Two Autograph Letters Signed, Discussing Publication of a Chapter from his Latest Book, Apparently, "The Origin and Development of Moral Ideas" (London, 1906-1908, 2 vols.), and Mentioning His Recent Return from Morocco].

      London 1908 - Two letters: London¿ 10 October 1908; Helsingfors, 26 April 1909. Each Small Octavo (ca. 17,5x11 cm); black ink on watermarked laid paper. In all 6 pp. of text in English. Mild fold marks, otherwise near fine letters. Two letters to fellow scientists from a Finnish philosopher and sociologist Edward Alexander Westermarck, who at the time worked as a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1907-1931), and a professor of practical philosophy at the University of Helsinki (1906-1918). In the first letter Westermarck notes that he has just returned from Morocco and discusses his recent publication: "The article in Sexual Problems is a translation of the chapter in my book (which will be out at the end of this month or in the beginning of November), but I could not tell whether the translator has given all the footnotes. I thank you for your Chronique and for your kind appreciation of my article with contribution to the subject. The material is of course extremely defective, and the score of my work compelled me to be brief . P.S. There is no foundation for the statement made by the editor of Sexual Problems that I consider the chapter in question to be the most important part of my book. I cannot understand from where he has got this notion." This letter most likely refers to Westermarck's "The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas" (London, 1906-08, 2 vols.). The second letter states that Westermarck is in Helsinki and thus is not able meet his correspondent in London. "Edvard Alexander Westermarck was a Finnish philosopher and sociologist. Among other subjects, he studied exogamy and the incest taboo. The phenomenon of reverse sexual imprinting (when two people live in close domestic proximity during the first few years in the life of either one, both are desensitized to later close sexual attraction), now known as the Westermarck effect, was first formally described by him in his book The History of Human Marriage (1891). He has been described as "first Darwinian sociologist" or "the first sociobiologist." He helped found academic sociology in the United Kingdom, becoming the first professor of sociology (with Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse) in 1907 in the University of London" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        The Book of Sark. Twenty-one reproductions in colour from the Royal Academy Exhibits and other paintings in oil and water colours by William A. Toplis. The Text by John Oxenham [pseud. - William Arthur Dunkerley]. Also Professor T.G. Bonney on the Geology, and E.D. Marquand on the Flora of the island.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton 1908 - Limited edition, one of 500 copies, signed by both Toplis and Dunkerley (as Oxenham), this copy no. "00" and marked "a Special Proof Copy" in Toplis’ hand, folio, (xii), 98, (2) pp. 21 coloured plates tipped in onto grey art paper with captioned tissues, two small holes in the fly leaf. Original publisher’s gilt titled vellum, lacking three of the ties with one loosely inserted, some light marks, mild rubbing to a small amount of the gilt to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1908. With Sixty-One Illustrations from Photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and Three Maps. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and pictorial decoration to front board in black, blue, and grey. 16 pages of advertisements. Photographic frontispiece, 50 photographic plates, and 3 maps of which one is folding. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine a touch sunned with small nick to head, some typical but light spotting to edges of text block, mild browning to endpapers, light foxing to prelims, endmatter, and margins of text block. An excellent copy with the striking pictorial front board design still fresh and bright. First edition. Describing his journey down the Nile River from Lake Victoria to Cairo in late 1907, My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism. Before embarking on this expedition, he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power: at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine). Published to favourable reviews, the Saturday Review called it "a delightful literary performance" (Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, Vol 106, p.721).

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        My African Journey. With Sixty-One Illustrations from Photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and Three maps

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908., 1908. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.xiv; 226; [18], catalogue. All plates and maps present and correct. Publisher's pictorial red cloth with gilt titles to spine. Some edge-spotting and foxing within, one bump to upper corner, two light marks to flyleaves, binding a little rubbed and frayed otherwise an exceptionally bright and clean copy. My African Journey may not be one of Churchill's best known works, and it is certainly not among the most widely available. It is, however, one of his better ones. First and foremost it gives another glimpse of Churchill at his best as a journalist, at a time when he was still writing his own books. Because it was written, or perhaps dictated, on the spot it echoes much of the freshness to be found in The Story of the Malakand Field Force and is a showcase for Churchill's powers of observation.

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1908. With Sixty-One Illustrations from Photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and Three Maps. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, titles and pictorial decoration to front board in black, blue, and grey. 16 pages of advertisements. Photographic frontispiece, 48 photographic plates, and 3 maps of which one is folding. Board edges worn, spine faded, edges slightly foxed. A good copy. First edition. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power, at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine).

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        The Novels

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1908–1909. With general introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. 10 volumes, small octavo. Bound in contemporary green half calf, spines lettered in gilt with gilt compartments, green cloth sides, coloured pictorial endpapers, top edges gilt. Each volume with a frontispiece and 9 colour plates. Spines faded, tips rubbed; internally fresh with bright, clean plates. An excellent set. An attractively bound and beautifully illustrated set of the St Martin's Illustrated Library edition.

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        The Book of the Pearl

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

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        The Man Who Was Thursday. A Nightmare

      Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, London,, 1908. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in gilt and front board in black. Recent bookplate to front pastedown. A little shaken, spine very lightly sunned and rolled, mild spotting to edges and fore margins of early leaves. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, first issue with 2 pp. advertisements at the rear and the "J. W. Arrowsmith / Bristol" imprint at the base of spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ausgeführte Bauten und Studien von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz, Köln

      DuMont, Köln 1908. Inhalt: Bauten der Kölnischen Zeitung. Haus Regierungsrat Dr. Best. Landhaus Geh. Regierungsrat Schmandt. Landhaus Oberlandesgerichtsrat Braubach. Haus Geh. Kommerzienrat Max Mueller. Wohnhaus Kommerzienrat Dr. Josef Neven DuMont. Wohn- und Geschäftshaus Hohenzollernring 62. Haus Benauen bei Rösrath des Rittergutbesitzers Felix Mayer. Wohnräume von Müller Erkelenz, Hohenzollernring 80. Haus Froitzheim Heumarkt 10. Wohnhaus Neven DuMont Overstolzenstraße 5-13. geschäftshaus Schmitz-Schlagloth, Hohe Straße (Kempinskihaus), Villa Rudolf Diehl, Lindenthal, Geschäftshaus Neven DuMont, Breite Straße, Metropoltheater Köln, Westdeutsche Asphaltwerke, Deutz, Villa Frau direktor Joly, Kleingedankstraße u.a.m. ca. 200 S. Mit zahlreichen s/w-Photographien, Plänen und Rissen. Pappschuber wenig bestoßen, leicht berieben, kaum angeschmutzt, Einband und Rücken gering bestoßen, sauber, Schnitt wenig angebräunt, sauber, Seiten kaum lichtrandig, sauber, Gesamtzustand gut. Auf fl. Vorsatz handschr. Widmung und Signatur von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz an Dr. Cremer, datiert Köln 26. Nov. 1909. (Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz, 1878-1945, deutscher Architekt, mehrjähriger Mitarbeiter von Carl Moritz, nach seiner Niederlassung als Freier Architekt 1904 in Köln, baute er hier zahlreiche Wohngebäude für Gesellschaften Hotels, Firmengebäude, Kaufhäuser und Villen.) Kein Schutzumschlag Pappband 4°. Gut

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      Press of The Greer Print, 1908., 1908. First edition. 8vo. Signed by Gladys Fletcher in ink on the front fly leaf, and signed in pencil on the author's page by W. A. Fletcher. Decorated cloth, 193 pp. Fletcher's rememberances has been hailed by historians as a classic and indispensable work of a common foot soldier who happened to have fought in many of the war's most dramatic engagements. Fletcher returned to East Texas following the Civil War, where he owned a successful lumber business until his death in the early 1900s. Howes F194 says, "Best personal narrative by a Confederate private. An excellent Civil War narrative about a man who enlisted in the 5th Texas Cavalry in 1861 and later transferred to the 8th Texas Cavalry in 1864. Laid-in is a newspaper clipping that attributes the book GONE WITH THE WIND to the writings of this book. Most of the [original] edition was destroyed by fire." Some rubbing to the fore-edges of the covers and light wear to the spine ends, else a very good copy of a rare book.

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        The Life and Career of Major Andre

      2 volumes (Part I and  Part II). 7-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches, 216pp part I & Part II page 217 to  page 471 + 6 pages of indexes to page 478 One volume extended to 2, with specially printed title pages Part I and Part II. Original and contemporary 3/4 leather. Morocco with marbles paper boards, some wear. First volume starting. Extra-illustrated with over 300 plates of portraits and views, a unique thus. A very interesting copy. Map at page 303.Previous owner's name and date 1908 neatly written in ink  on blank front page between Marble and half tile page of each volume.Another previous owner, W. Van R. Whithall has  1 x 1/2 inch gold stamped name on leather bookplate with tooled edges!  Neatly placed on each marbled front end paper."This is the best biography of 'the unfortunate Andre,' written in the later spirit of regret which most Americans feel for his execution. The justice of the sentence is widely reviewed and various commentators quoted" [Larned].Prof. E. E. Sparks. Sargent had access to Sir Henry Clinton’s manuscript notes to Stedman’s "American War," and to the war Journals of other participants on both sides. John André (1750-1780) was a British  Adjutant General of the British Army in America with the rank of major.  He was hanged as a spy at Tappan, New York on 2 October 1780 by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British.Howes S113; Sabin 77043.

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        Rapport sur le premier salon de l'aeronautique

      Paris: Librairie des Sciences Aéronautiques, 1908. <p>Rives, Gustave. Rapport sur le premier salon de l&#39;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.</p><p>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. </p>

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        The War in the Air and Particularly How Mr. Bert Smallways Fared While it Lasted [The Pall Mall Gazette Serial Issue] WAS $1,000

      London: Pall Mall Gazette, 1908. First edition. Very Good +. Michael, A. C.. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $1,000. A Very Good + copy The War in the Air by H. G. Wells as published in the Pall Mall Gazette for the year 1908, being Volume VII and Volume VIII of that popular magazine bound by the Publisher in deep blue cloth with the board edges beveled, the front boards decorated in black and lettered in gilt, and the spines lettered and lined in gilt. Volume VII contains the monthly numbers for January through June, 1908 and Volume VIII those for July through December 1908. The tale was first published in these monthly issues of the Gazette for 1908 and then in book form (1908). Each Volume contains the front cover for the monthly issues therein contained and Volume VII contains a printed photograph of Wells with a facsimile of this signature on the page following the January cover. Each cover (except for the covers for May, 1908 in Volume VII and for the Christmas Double Issue in Volume VIII ) features either the title for the novel or a corner mention thereof. Each Volume is in Very Good + condition with the hinges surprisingly uncracked, some foxing to the pastedowns and front endpapers, trimming to the edges for binding -- lightly affecting the edge printing to each front cover, and rather mild shelf and edge rubs, and darkening and a very small scuff to each spine. Each cover bears a small notation to the upper right corner. A Very Good + set of the novel&#39;s serial publication. QUITE SCARCE. [Please Note: The Buyer&#39;s shipping cost will exceed that quoted by this site. Each Volume weighs approximately four pounds and international shipments must be sent by Priority or Express Mail.]

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Die Herabsetzung der subjektiven Tonhöhe durch Steigerung der objektiven Intensität + Ãœber die neuen Versuche, die Angriffsstellen der von Tönen ausgehenden Schallwellen im Ohre zu lokalisieren

      1908-1910. <p>Ewald, Ernst Julius Richard (1855-1921). (1) (with G. A. Jäderholm) Die Herabsetzung der subjektiven Tonhöhe durch Steigerung der objektiven Intensität. Offprint from Archiv für die ges. Physiologie 124 (1908). 29-36pp. 236 x 162 mm. Original printed wrappers, slight discoloration at edges. Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Ewald to Ernst Mach (1838-1916) on the front wrapper: &#147;Dem Meister in der Akustik E. Mach überreicht von J. Rich. Ewald.&#148; (2) Ãœber die neuen Versuche, die Angriffsstellen der von Tönen ausgehenden Schallwellen im Ohre zu lokalisieren. Offprint from Archiv für die ges. Physiologie 131 (1910). 188-198pp. 235 x 161 mm. Original printed wrappers, slight discoloration at edges. Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Ewald to Mach on the front wrapper: &#147;Ernst Mach in grösster Verehrung vom Verf.&#148; Together 2 items. Fine.</p> <p>First Editions, Offprint Issues. Ewald, who held the chair of physiology at the University of Strasbourg, is best known for his investigations of the vestibular system of the inner ear (see Garrison-Morton 1568 and 1569). Ewald presented the above two offprints on acoustics&#151;&#147;The reduction of subjective pitch by increasing objective intensity&#148; and &#147;On new attempts to locate the points of attack of outgoing sound waves in the ear&#148;&#151;to physicist Ernst Mach, whom Ewald praised as the &#147;Master of acoustics.&#148; In the last decades of the 19th century Mach had devised and perfected optical and photographic techniques for studying sound waves; his famous acoustical studies of shock waves from bullets were published in the 1880s.</p>

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        Oekonomische Politik (spezielle Volkswirtschaftslehre) nach Vorlesungen gehalten im Wintersemester 1907/08 an der Universität München von Prof. Dr. Brentano.

      München 1908 - Manuskript, 662 (1) Seiten. Lnbd., 20 x 14 cm. Sehr detaillierte Mitschrift eines unbekannten Studenten zur Vorlesung Brentanos im Wintersemester 1907/1908. Die Aufzeichnungen sind in sehr leicht lesbarer Kurrentschrift in schwarzer Tinte geschrieben. - Seite 663 trägt den Titel "Drittes Buch. Handelspolitik", die Mitschrift bricht jedoch an dieser Stelle ab (es folgen paginierte Leerseiten bis Seite 670). -Etwas berieben und bestoßen, die ersten und letzten Blätter etwas fleckig; der Außensteg etwas knapp beschnitten (einige Marginalien angeschnitten). Der hintere Spiegel mit modernem Exlibris. - Sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar. 802 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works, The [Turk&#39;s Head Edition]

      1908. The Turk&#39;s Head EditionGOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Works of Oliver Goldsmith. Edited by Peter Cunningham, F.S.A. With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by Horatio Sheafe Krans, Ph.D. With Eighty Photogravures from Original Designs by Frederick Simpson Coburn. New York: G.P. Putnam&#39;s Sons (The Knickerbocker Press), [1908]. The Turk&#39;s Head Edition. Limited to 1,000 numbered sets (this being #552), signed by the publisher. Ten octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 6 inches; 220 x 150 mm.). Photogravure frontispieces, vignette titles, and plates. Descriptive tissue guards. Contemporary full green crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively panelled in gilt, with cream morocco floral onlays, spines lettered and tooled in gilt in compartments with cream morocco floral onlays, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, blue morocco doublures decoratively bordered in gilt, blue watered silk liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spines very lightly and uniformly sunned. A superb set."The Turk&#39;s Head - A London tavern, was a favorite haunt and a kind of social headquarters of the men of letters in Goldsmith&#39;s day. It was at this place of entertainment, too, that the Literary Club, the most famous organisation of its kind in the history of English letters, held its meetings&#133; The illustrations are from designs by Mr. Frederick Simpson Coburn, who has so well earned the enviable reputation as an illustrator which is now his." (Publisher&#39;s note).

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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon

      Leipzig, F.A.Brockhaus, 1908.. Neue revidierte Jubiläumsausgabe. 14. Auflage. 16 Bände und Supplementband (komplett). 25 x 18 cm, Halbleder mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Einbände berieben und bestoßen. Bde. 2, 4, 5, 15 mit Rückeneinrissen. Band 10 oben am Rücken mit Verlust. Kein stumpfer Goldschnitt. Innen sauber. Gutes Leseexemplar. Mit dem dekorativen "Leoparden"-Einband.

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        The Roly-Poly Pudding

      London and New York: Frederick Warne, 1908. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good. Potter, Beatrix. Potter, Beatrix. First Printing. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First printing: "1908" is present on both title page and copyright page plus "[All Rights Reserved]" appears under 1908 on the title page. Sound binding with intact hinges. Generally clean pages with a few finger smudges. Light cover wear. Cover applique has a small chip at lower left corner and a two pencil lines at the top. Includes a protective clam shell box.

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        The Gates of Life

      Cupples & Leon, New York, USA 1908 - First US Edition, First Printing. Published in the UK in 1905 as 'The Man' A Book that is in very good condition, the pages are clean and unmarked with light toning. Tight binding with excellent unmarked straight boards. The fragile and rare jacket has some tears and nicks to the edges and is missing a portion on the top left front panel, there is a clean tear with no loss running down the full length of the fold of the spine. Exceedingly scarce is a jacket and the only example we have seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas und Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas - 4 Bände. 2 Textbände und 2 Tafelbände, dritte Auflage von E. Hoffmanns Werk Groß-Schmetterlinge Europas.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1908 - 1910.. 3. Auflage CXXVIII, 385, 523 S. plus 91 TAfeln mit 91 S. Beschreibung, plus 49 Tafeln mit 49 S. Beschreibung, plus 10 TAfeln mit 10 S. Beschreibung Nachtrag 4°, Leinen. Tafelband oben am Buchrücken ca 2 mm eingerissen, sonst alle vier Bände guter Zustand

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        Through a Peer Glass. Winnie&#39;s Adventures in Wastemonster

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1908. Large octavo. Original tan cloth, pictorial decoration and titles to upper board and spine in black and blue. Illustrated by David Wilson. Endleaves rather browned, ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, cloth a little marked, spine lightly rubbed. Very good. First edition, first impression. A parody of Alice Through the Looking Glass featuring a little girl by the name of Winnie Churchill and her experiences in the Houses of Parliament.

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        Zur Geschichte der astronomischen Messwerkzeuge von Purbach bis Reichenbach, 1450 bis 1830 WITH Zur Geschichte der astronomischen Messwerkzeuge, von 1830 bis um 1900

      EXTREMELY RARE FOLIO FIRST EDITIONS OF BOTH VOLUMES of Johann Repsold&#39;s massive and lavishly-illustrated reference work on astronomical instruments and the history of astronomy. The volumes were issued separately, Volume I in 1908 and Volume II in 1914; together they house 323 plates of uncommon astronomical instruments and their components. Volume I is a detailed survey and analysis of the development of astronomy, including astronomers and instrument makers from the years 1450 to 1830. Volume II surveys the bulk of 19th century advancements, covering the years 1830 to 1900. Johann Adolf Repsold (1838-1919) was the son and grandson of two pioneering German instrument makers. "Johann Adolf Repsold&#39;s own designs contributed significantly to the progress of contemporary astronomy&hellip; He also wrote important biographical and technical works on the history of astronomy" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, XI, p. 378). Among the astronomers and instrument makers discussed and illustrated in these two volumes are: Ptolemy, Geber, Purbach, Regiomontan, Copernicus, Apian, von Hessen, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Scheiner, Galilei, Hevel (Hevelius), Gascoigne, Picard, Auzout, Cassini I-IV, Romer, Flamsteed, Halley, Marinoni, Ramsden, Cary, Troughton, Reichenbach, Fraunhofer, J.G. Repsold, Ertel, Merz, Mahler, Pulkowa, Repsold & Sohne, Breithaupt, Starke, Pistor, Martins, Dad Mechanische Institut, Steinheil, Oertling, Meyerstein, Krille, Schroder, Nagel, Dollen-Brauer, Moller, Bramberg, Heyde, Fuess, Reichel, Pessler, Riefler, Jaederin, Gill, Gaultier, Wolf, Beck, Sterneck, Sterneck, Harzer, Hoppe, Troughton & Simms, Th. Jones, G. Dollond, Cary, Elliot, G.B. Airy, Ransome & May, Earl of Rosse, W. Spence, Nach Lassell, T. Cooke and Sons, Horace Darwin, Thomas Grubb, Howard Grubb, Gill, Browning, Gambey, Le Noir, Jecker, Silbermann, Arago, Foucault, Secretan, Eichens, Porro, Sechi, Salmoraghi, Brunner, Huetz, Jobin, Gautier, Talcott, Rogers, Roland, Alvan Clark & Sons, C.L Berger, Fauth & Co., Saegmuller, Warner & Swasey, Chandler, Fargis, Howe, Ritchey, Wadsworth, Perrine, and more. CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: von Wilhelm Engelmann (1908). Leipzig: von Emmanuel Reinicke (1914). Two folio volumes, 13 x 10 inches (325 x 250mm). 323 magnificent astronomical plates. Volume I has been rebound in burgundy cloth over paper covered boards. Black morocco, gilt-lettered spine label. Ex-libris bearing only a small pictorial stamp on the title page of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. Tightly bound, clean and solid. Near fine condition inside and out. Volume II has been rebound in black cloth over tan paper covered boards. Tightly bound, clean and solid. Near fine condition inside and out.

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      The Arthur Westbrook Company, [1908]., 1908. First edition. 7 1/4" x 5" color pictorial wrappers. 94 pages, contents, prologue, "The Trial Recalled." The story of John Henry George Lee, better known as John "Babbacombe" Lee, an Englishman who served several years in the Royal Navy and was a known thief. In 1885, he was convicted of the brutal murder of his employer, Emma Keyse, at her home at Babbacombe Bay near Torquay on 15 November 1884. The evidence was weak and circumstantial, amounting to little more than Lee having been the only male in the house at the time of the murder, his previous criminal record, and being found with an unexplained cut on his arm. Despite this and his claim of innocence, he was sentenced to hang. On 23 February 1885, three attempts were made to carry out his execution at Exeter Prison. All ended in failure, as the trapdoor of the scaffold failed to open despite being carefully tested by the executioner, James Berry, beforehand. As a result, Home Secretary Sir William Harcourt commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. Lee continued to petition successive Home Secretaries and was finally released in 1907. Near fine copy of a scarce item.

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

      Toronto, ON: William Briggs, 1908. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition, stated presentation copy. Three signed letters from retired Hudson&#39;s Bay Company trader Roderick MacFarlane, who contributed the sections on mammals and birds of Northern Canada. Fold-out map of the territory negotiated by the 8th treaty. Brown cloth boards are rubbed on edges, corners are rubbed and starting to fray. Hinges are splitting.

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        Lyrics Pathetic And Humorous From A To Z

      London: Frederick Warne and co., 1908., 1908. First Edition. Quarto. Illustrated grey paper boards, with beveled edges, and cream cloth spine. A lavishly illustrated alphabet book, it includes twenty four plates, as XYZ are represented by a single plate. Edges of boards are rubbed, particularly at corners, with some fading, and spine is tanned with a mark near top of spine. The plates are all clean and bright. One of Edmund Dulac&#39;s most enchanting works, this alphabet book includes twenty humorous limericks by Dulac, which are illustrated by the plates.

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        Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse meiner ethnographischen Forschungsreise in den Südosten Deutsch-Ostafrikas.

      Berlin, E.S.Mittler & Sohn, 1908.. EA. Ergänzungsheft Nr.1' der 'Mitteilungen aus den Deutschen Schutzgebieten', herausgegeben von Dr. Freiherr von Danckelmann. Mit 107 fotogr.Abb. und sehr zahlreichen Zeichnungen auf 63 Tafeln, einer farblithogr. Tafel(Frontispiez) sowie einer mehrfach gefalteten Farbkarte. X, 150 S. plus unpag. Tafelteil. Folio-Format. Neuerer GLn.-Band mit Rücken-Goldprägung und eingebundener Original-Broschur. Sehr guter Zustand! Das seltene Werk fast ohne Gebrauchsspuren.. Alleine die Hälfte dieses bedeutenden Werkes besteht aus hervorragenden Tafeln mit sehr zahlreichen guten Fotografien (überwiegend) und Zeichnungen.

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        2 Enten, tauchend.

      1908. Farbholzschnitt, 1908, (Oliv, Braun, Weiß, Orange, Hellblau), auf Japan-Bütten, im Stock monogrammiert; signiert und datiert. Darstellungsgr. 30,2 : 18 cm, vollrandig. Meisterblatt, tadellos.. Klemm studierte seit 1901 an der Wiener Universität Kunstgeschichte, daneben an der Kunstgewerbeschule und beteiligte sich ab 1904 an Ausstellungen der "Wiener Sezession". Ein Jahr später ging er nach Prag, wo er C. Thiemann (1881-1966) kennenlernte und mit ihm eine Ateliergemeinschaft bildete. Beide Künstler zogen 1908 nach Dachau, wo sie Mitglieder der Künstlerkolonie wurden. 1913 wurde Klemm als Professor für Graphik an die Weimarer Kunstschule berufen.

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        Ecce Homo. Wie man wird - was man ist. Nachwort von Roaul Richter. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag (1908). 4to. Ornamentaler Doppeltitel von Henry van de Velde in Rose-Braun. 154 S. auf Bütten. Orig.-Halbpergamentbd. mit Rückentitel u. Deckelvignette in Gold, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Ein Meisterwerk der Buchkunst des Jugendstils. Die Gesamtgestaltung des Werkes lag in den Händen von Henry van de Velde. Gebunden in der Großherzoglich Sächsischen Kunstgewerbeschule, Weimar. Gedruckt in 1100 numerierten Exemplaren. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. - Sarkowski 1201. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/30.

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        Die exotischen Käfer in Wort und Bild

      Leipzig, G. Reusche, 1908. Heyne, Alexander und Taschenberg, Dr. Otto. "Die exotischen Käfer in Wort und Bild". Esslingen und München: J. F. Schreiber, 1908. Fol. (6), VII, (1), 262, L S. und 40 chromolithogr. Tafeln. OillLwd. aus d. Zeit mit gepr. Titel auf dem Rücken. Sauber und gut erhalten.. Titelauflage der ersten Ausgabe (von 1893 bis 1908 in Lieferungen in Leipzig, bei Reusche erschienen) mit dem überklebten Impressum des Schreiber-Verlages in Esslingen. Eines der klassischen und gesuchten Bestimmungsbücher des 19.Jahrhunderts über exotische Käfer mit den prachtvollen Farbtafeln in Chromolithographie.

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      Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1908 Includes the twenty-five maps, some double page, along the San Andreas Fault and fifteen seismograms. Bound in original dark green cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Spine ends reinforced and corners squared and firmed. Offsetting to the endpapers. Light scuffing to the cloth. A very good plus copy seldom found in such handsome condition.. First edition. Large folio hardcover.

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        Inscribed Photograph Signed / Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

      American composer who based operas on North American Indian themes, perhaps best remembered today (thanks to Hamm&#39;s Beer) for his 1908 song "From the Land of Sky-Blue Water." IPS [Moffett], 8" X 10", n.p., n.d. [dated on verso 1927 May 9 in another hand]. Inscribed to John Leiser. Fine. Nice inscription in purple ink on a light portion of a striking portrait in profile. Also signed in red by the photographer, MOFFETT. Together with an AMuQS, 1p, 9¼" X 9¼", n.p. [Los Angeles, CA], n.d. [1927 June 27]. Very good. Bold and handsome. One full page of words and music from "Spring Song of the Robin Woman / from &#39;Shanewis&#39;," Cadman&#39;s 1918 Indian opera. With original envelope addressed in Cadman&#39;s hand to pianist John Leiser and signed at upper left. This IPS and AMuQS have been beautifully and archivally double matted side by side and framed in a 1" wood-and-gilt frame (overall dimensions 22½" X 15") under ultraviolet-filtering glass. (The envelope is displayed on the verso.) A gorgeous presentation.

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        Muir thanks artist David Pell Secor for his letters and ?the book mark so characteristic of the Puget Sound scenery I shall use with very pleasant remembrances??

      Scarce Autograph Letter Signed ?John Muir,? one full page, 5? x 8?. Martinez, California, February 26, 1908. To Mr. Secor. Light toning at lower edge. Fine condition.In full, ?I thank you very much for your letters & book mark. My card was not a reply to your first letter. The card was sent several days before the arrival of the letter. Anyhow I was glad to hear from you & the book mark so characteristic of the Puget Sound scenery I shall use with very pleasant remembrances & with best wishes I am ever Faithfully Yours John Muir?In 1889, artist David Pell Secor (1824-1909) donated two of his drawings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ?A Refuge from the Storm (Shadow from the Heat)? depicting deer in a forest and ?Mountain Landscape.? Secor presented the herbarium collection of botanist William H. Harvey of Trinity College, Dublin, the most complete in the world, containing over 70,000 specimens, to Stanford University, in the summer of 1891, before California?s newest co

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        Tapis de l&#146;Asie centrale, faisant partie de la collection réunie par A. Bogolubow. / Kovrovyia izdieliia Srednei Azii (Carpets of Central Asia)

      St. Pétersbourg / Leipzig: Manufacture des papiers de l&#146;État / Karl W. Hiersemann. Very Good; 21 x 28 (71 cm) Original Portfolio with gold-stamped title (one . flap detached, one hinge splitting). Plates and text clean and bright.. 1908. Portfolio. Illustrated by 36 chromolithographs, 7 mounted collotypes; GWO 1530. Scarce and complete original edition of the first and one of the most important works on Central Asian, and especially Turkmen rugs. French and Russian texts on loose sheets. Includes additional sheet with preliminary plate list in Russian and French for first part (plates I-XXIV). Also included is text booklet in German, issued separately by Hiersemann and entitled: Teppiche Zentralasiens aus der Sammlung A. Bogolubow ([2], XXVI pp.); translator&#146;s introduction is dated July, 1910. Plates comprise 36 chromolithographs, 7 mounted collotypes, and 2 folded double-page color-lithograph maps of Central Asia (one of them an ethnographic and carpet map prepared by F.A. Mikhailov under Bogoliubov&#146;s direction, the other a general physical and political map). ; 20.5; [1], xxii, [2], xxii, [2] pp. .

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        Vieux tapis d&#39;Orient: publié par le Musée impérial royal autrichien d&#39;art et d&#39;industrie de Vienne: complement de l&#39;ouvrage Tapis d&#39;Orient, paru de 1892 à 1896 sous la direction du Musée imperial royal de commerce de Vienne; avec préface par A. von Scala,

      Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann. Very Good; 20 x 26.5 (66 cm) Portfolio of original printed cloth with new . half-calf. Edges of text and mounting sheets reinforced. New guard . tissues. Very Good condition. Minor discoloration to foot.. 1908. Portfolio. 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. .

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        Neuverfertigte Lieder-Concordantz über DC. Kirchen- und andere geistreiche Gesänge ... nach Art der Biblischen Concordantz mühsam zusammen getragen. Dabey ein dazu gehöriges Gesang-Buch und nöthige Anweisung, wie das Werck füglich soll gebrauchet werden. Nebst einer Vorrede Johann Friedrich Mäyers. Dresden u. Leipzig, Mieth u. Zimmermann, 1696. 4°. 523 Bll.; 1 Bl., 376 S., 5 Bll. mit gest. Frontispiz, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      . . VD 17 12:121762N - Breslauer Kat. III (1908), 440 (hat nur den 1. Tl.).- Seltenes Werk aus der Frühzeit der hymnologischen Forschung, von Bedeutung auch für die Bachforschung.- G. Serpilius (Ödenburg 1668 - 1723 Regensburg) studierte in Leipzig evang. Theologie, wurde 1690 Prediger in in Wilsdruff bei Dresden, kam von hier 1695 als Prediger nach Regensburg, 1709 Superintendent. Bis zu dessen Tod stand er in engem Kontakt mit Enoch Zobel (1653 - 1697), dessen 1690 im Vorwort der Advent- und Weinächtliche Vesper-Stunden formulierte Thesen als Beginn der wissenschaftlichen Liederforschung gelten. Die im zweiten Teil abgedruckten 601 Kirchenlieder wurden für den ersten Teil nach Schlagwörtern ausgewertet. Titel mit Wappenstempel, sonst schönes Exemplar.# Rare work from the early days of hymnological research of importance for the Bach research..- Serpelius has collected a total of 601 songs and created to nearly a thousand pages keyword references with the corresponding song number and the relevant verses. "It is immensely useful for the modern researcher, but it also has implications for the way we think about the working methods of 18th-century composers and authors of librettos. ... Some of the relationships between chorale stanzas and the words and themes of church compositions are obvious, and would probably have occurred to any author reasonably familiar with the hymn repertory. For example, the question Bin ichs?' in Bach's St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, is answered by the stanza Ich bins, ich sollte büssen.' But the choice of some theologically appropriate stanzas is more subtle. Even though seasonal hymns would have made a good starting point in most cases, the search for just the right chorale stanza for a given purpose would have been much easier with a tool like Serpelius's concordance. There is every reason to think that authors of cantata and passion texts in the early 18th century - including those who worked with J. S .Bach - consulted Serpelius's work. Modern researchers can continue to put it to good use." (News of the American Bach Society 2002).- Good copy.

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        A History of the Singer Building Construction Its Progress from Foundation to Flag Pole

      New York: Shumway & Beattie, 1908. First Edition. Cloth. Good. First Edition. 117 pages. Publishers&#39; green cloth binding, recased retaining original endpapers with title page tipped back in (edgewear and creasing with minor loss to title page edges). A well used copy, with the name "Chas C Moore & Co Eng." and address front flyleaf. Occasional edge tears and soiling throughout. Edgewear to the binding at head/tail spine panel and corners. Minor soiling to the boards. This is the original edition, binding nearly 10 x 13 inches, and with copious printed photographs throughout. A great addition to any architect&#39;s library. Cloth.

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        Sämtliche Werke und Briefe. 6 Bde. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag 1908-11. 4to. 3700 S. Orig.-Pergamentbde. mit Rückentitel und reicher Jugendstilvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Eines von 100 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Insel-Bütten und von Hand in Pergament gebunden. Ausnehmend schönes Exemplar. - Sarkowski 927 VA.

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