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        Les 9 et 10 Thermidor An IIe de la Republique (27 and 28 Juillet 1794). Soixante dix-sept facsimiles d'estampes et documents originaux reunis decrits et classes par Andre Marty et precedes d'une introduction de G. LeNotre.

      Andre Marty, Paris 1908 - One of 200 copies only, numbered on colophon page, with Acheve d'imprimer noting that heliotypes are by Leon Marotte, pochoirs by Jean Saude and printed on papiers anciens of Jean Barry, and photographs by Langlois. Page size: 11 x 14 inches; 77 pages of facsimiles; 20pp. introduction and commentary; indices for before Thermidor and "Les Deux Journees". Bound: handsomely rebound in 3/4 red morocco with red and blue marbled endpapers, , top edge gilt, double row of headbands in blue, red and white, original wrappers bound in, near fine.the text contains portraits, cartoons, facsimiles of the broadside printing of "The Rights of Man" as well as documents pertaining to the revolutions, most taken from the originals at the National Archives of France. An extraordinary account of a very troubled period in France copied from original sources by all print means available in 1908. See an Image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        A Gallery of Japanese and Chinese Paintings

      The Kokka Company, Tokyo 1908 - [100 Select Japanese and Chinese Paintings Reproduced in Color Woodblock and Collotype]. Folio (17 x 12 in), one hundred plates (72 in black and white collotype and 28 tipped in color woodblock prints), gold and green brocade silk over boards string tied. All plates are on thick card stock paper. Of the color plates 19 are of Japanese art and 8 are of Chinese art. The plates is protected by a descriptive tissue guards with information in English and Japanese. Each tissue guard provides information on the art and notes it's location. At times two plates are consolidated and have only one descriptive tissue guard before the first plate. All plates are on thick card stock paper. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is fraying of the cloth along the edges and corners. One place at the top has a 1/4 in tear of the cloth. Internally the plates are very clean with no damage to the image areas or tissue guards. There is some darkening of the plate margins, particularly along the outside edge. Faint water staining to the very bottom edge of a few leaves. Significant loss of fabric covering the spine. ~~ Heavy book and additional postage will apply. ~~~ Additional information, to included digital pics, available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        Children and Gardens

      London: Country Life & George Newnes, , 1908. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, decorative title block to spine and front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. With 106 black and white photographs by the author. Some occasional light foxing otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fine signature in both forms and inscription on the title page from "The Last of the Great Scouts" (William Frederick, 1846-1917, 'Buffalo Bill', American Scout and Showman)

      1908 - "with the compliments of the subject W. F. Cody 'Buffalo Bill' to F. C. Hawkins", with the date, 1 side 8vo., 29th July slightly faded

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Diary of a New Chum

      Melbourne: Book Lovers' Library, 1908. 64pp. No inscriptions. Printed by McCarron, Bird & Co., 479 Collins Street Melbourne. Illustrated front cover. Deckle edged pages which are browned. Some wear to spine and yapped edges of the covers. Paul Wenz (1869-1939) was born in Reims. His father Emile Wenz was a wool merchant with wool-buying agencies in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. In 1892 Paul went on a long tour of the family wool interests. He spent two years jackarooing in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Eventually he managed the wool-buying agencies frequently travelling to Sydney and Melbourne. From 1900 onwards he published short stories, written in French, set in Australia. He published his only book in English " Diary of a New Chum" in 1908 at Melbourne under the pseudonym Paul Warrego. . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good..

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        Up the Ladder in Foreign Mission

      Nashville, TN: National Baptist Publishing Board. 1908. First. First edition. Wrappers. 269,(1)pp. Illustrated from photographs. Wrappers are new, a facsimile of the title page, first leaf is soiled and has small chips, overall near very good, internally mostly fine. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. Mostly concerned with black Baptist missionaries in Africa, the author was the editor of the Afro-American Mission Herald. Very scarce. OCLC locates only four copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La nave

      Milano: Fratelli Treves Editori. 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, thirteenth thousand. Bound in contemporary full vellum with gilt decorations and red leather label stamped in gold on the spine. Marbled endpapers and top edge. Preserves the original covers. Signed, inscribed and dated by D'Annunzio to an Italian noble woman in the year of publication. Illustrations and guide letters by Duilio Cambellotti who designed the scenes and costumes for the original tragedy which premiered in Rome in January 1908. Text block age-toned. A fine copy. De Medici 68; Vecchioni 36.; Octavo; Signed by Author .

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        El veneciano Sebastián Caboto, al servicio de España y especialmente de su proyectado viaje á las Molucas por el Estrecho de Magallanes y al reconocimiento de la costa del continente hasta la gobernación de Pedrarias Dávila

      Imprenta y Encuadernación Universitaria, Santiago, Chile 1908 - 2 volumes: ix+634 pages with frontispiece, photostat copies of original manuscripts, plates and bibliography; 613 pages with index. Folio (13" x 9 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with red and gilt lettering to spine. First edition. Sebastian Cabot was born to Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), also an explorer variously credited with Genoese or Gaetan origins, and Mattea. In 1508-09 Sebastian Cabot followed in his father's footsteps by leading one of the first expeditions to find a North-West passage, and indeed claimed to have found one, but was forced to turn back by his crew. He may have found the entrance to Hudson's Bay. By 1512 Sebastian was certainly employed by Henry VIII as a cartographer at Greenwich. In the same year he accompanied the English explorer Hugh Willoughby to Spain, where he was made captain by Ferdinand V. After Ferdinand's death he returned to England. In 1516, Cabot and Sir Thomas Pert, then Vice Admiral of England, sailed in two ships to explore the coasts of Brazil and the West Indies for Henry VIII.[1] After coming under artillery fire at Hispaniola, the expedition withdrew and returned to England reportedly because of Pert's faint-heartedness.[2][3] Subsequently, Cabot moved to Spain due to greater support for explorations by the Spanish king.[4] In 1522, although once more in the employ of Spain as a member of the Council of the Indies and holding the rank of pilot-major, he secretly offered his services to Venice, undertaking to find the Northwest Passage to China. Cabot finally received the rank of captain general from Spain, and was entrusted on March 4, 1525, with the command of a fleet which was to determine from astronomical observation the precise demarcation of the Treaty of Tordesillas and then to convey settlers to the Moluccas, in order to strengthen Spanish claims there. It was officially noted as an expedition "for the discovery of Tharsis, Ophir, and Eastern Cathay." This expedition consisted of four ships with 200 men, and set sail from Sanlucar de Barrameda on April 3, 1526. This voyage might have resulted in a second circumnavigation of the world. Upon landing in Brazil, however, rumors of the wealth of the Incan king and the nearly-successful invasion of Aleixo García caused Cabot to abandon his charge and instead further explore the interior of the Río de la Plata. Cabot had already earned the disapproval of his crew by stranding the fleet in the doldrums and running the flagship aground off Santa Catarina Island. His decision regarding the Río de la Plata led to open resistance from Martin Méndez (his lieutenant general), Miguel de Rodas (pilot of the capitana), and Francisco de Rojas (the captain of one of the other vessels). He dealt with the mutiny by marooning them and other officers on Santa Catarina Island. He then traveled into the Río de la Plata and spent five months exploring the estuary. He established a fort called San Salvador at the confluence of the Uruguay and the Río San Salvador. This was the first Spanish settlement in modern-day Uruguay. Leaving the two larger ships there, he sailed up the Paraná in the brigantine and a galley constructed at Santa Catarina. His party constructed a small fort called Santo or Espíritu Santo at the confluence of the Paraná and the Río Carcarañá. This was the first Spanish settlement in present-day Argentina; the town of Caboto was later constructed nearby and named in his honor. Losing 18 men to an ambush, he returned to San Salvador, passing Diego García's expedition as he went. Cabot sent one ship back to Spain, with his reports, accusations against the mutineers, and requests for further aid. In the spring of 1529, he returned upriver to Espíritu Santo, which he discovered had been overwhelmed and burnt by the Indians during his absence. He recovered the cannon and returned to San Salvador. At a council on 6 August 1529, it was decided to return to Spain. Cabot sailed with García to São Vicente. Purchasing 50 slaves there, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Handbuch der Spectroscopie (Spektroskopie), Bände 1 – 4, Halbleder-Ausgabe (1900 – 1908)

      Leipzig, S. Hirzel, 1900 – 1908. - Erstes Übersichts- und Nachschlagewerk der Spektroskopie, in dem der Autor Heinrich Kayser das Wissen der damaligen Zeit zusammenfaßte und das unter anderem einen ausführlichen Abriß zur Geschichte der Spektroskopie bis zur Jahrhundertwende enthält. Alle Bände mit Sachregister, Autorenregister sowie zahlreichen Illustrationen; die Bände 2 und 3 ferner mit teils auf Pappe gedruckten, teils ausfaltbaren Tafeln im Anhang. Bd. 1: Geschichte der Spectroscopie – Die Erzeugung leuchtender Dämpfe – Prismen – Die spectroscopischen Apparate - Die spectroscopischen Messungen; XXIV, 781 S. Bd. 2: Emission und Absorption – Strahlung fester Körper – Strahlung der Gase – Verbindungsspectra. Mehrfache Spectra – Einfluß von Druck, temperatur, Entladungsart auf die Spectra – Das Aussehen der Spectrallinien – Das Dopplersche Princip – Gesetzmäßigkeiten in den Spectren – Schwingungen des Lichtes im magnetischen Felde, Mit 4 Tafeln und 57 Figuren; XI, 696 S. Bd. 3: Apparate und Methoden zur Untersuchung der Absorption – Die Veränderlichkeit der Absorptionsspectra – Beziehungen zwischen Absorption und Constitution organischer Körper – Absorption ausgewählter Stoffe – Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der bis jetzt bekannten Absorptionsspectra. Mit 3 Tafeln und 94 Figuren; VIII, 604 S. Bd. 4: Natürliche Farbstoffe der Pflanzen – Die Farbstoffe von Blut, Harn, Galle – Thierische Farbstoffe – Dispersion – Phosphorescenz – Fluorescenz. Mit 1 Tafel und 137 Figuren; XIX, 1.248 S. de 12000 Buchrücken und Ecken leicht berieben; sonst sehr gutes Exemplar des sehr seltenen Handbuchs; wenige (erste) Seiten leicht fleckig, Seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Wissenschaftliche Enzyklopädien: Med.-pharm. Enzyklopädien und Handbücher) Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen; Buchdeckel in blau-roter Marmorierung und mit großen Ledereckern; marmorierter Buchschnitt.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Angelo Garotti-Lugo (Pictorial Viniculture Advertising Placard)

      Italy 1908 - “Angelo Garotti-Lugo” Original Color Pictorial Viniculture Advertising Placard Italy, 1908 13 ½” x 15 ½” framed

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Ice-Bound Heights Of The Mustagh: An Account Of Two Seasons Of Pioneer Exploration And High Climbing In The Baltistan Himalaya

      1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xvi, 444 pp, 161 illustrations from photographs, 4 color and 3 photogravure plates, 2 folding maps (one neatly separated into two parts). Original cloth, somewhat rubbed, corners bumped; contents clean and sound. The American husband and wife team were wealthy, zealous, and energetic explorers who together made many expeditions to the Himalayas. Fanny, a suffragist as well as a bit of a publicity hound, made sure the world knew of her achievements as a pioneering female climber. (Among other achievements, she held the women's altitude record for 28 years after her conquest of 23,000-ft Pinnacle Peak in 1906.) Robinson (Wayward Women) amusingly describes her as having "practically battered the Karakorams into submission, first treading them over with her squat, hob-nailed figure and then pinning them down on virgin maps and charts to take home for the various Geographical Societies of England and America to fight over." This book chronicles the couple's 1902-3 expedition to the Karakoram mountains of Baltistan (norther Pakistan).

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        Shakespeare in deutscher Sprache. Band 1-10

      Berlin, Georg Bondi, 1908-1918.. Titelseiten in rot und schwarz, Verzierungen in Jugendstil Quart 4°, 25 - 35 cm, gebunden, grüne Original-Saffian-Ganzlederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel und den Initialen "ML" (da Plan und Ausschmuck der Bücher von Melchior Lechter), dreiseitiger grüner Farbschnitt, mit Lesebändchen, Bücher alle am Buchrücken stark lichtverblichen mit einer braunen Färbung, Band 10 auch auf den Buchdeckeln lichtverblichen, einige Bände an den Einbanddeckeln auch leicht beschabt, innen aber durchweg in gutem Zustand. W2

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        Recits D'Une Tante. Memoires De La Comtesse De Boigne Nee D'Osmond, Publies D'Apres Le Manuscrit Original / Par M. Charles Nicoullaud: Complete in Four Volumes

      Paris : Plon-Nourrit Et Cie., 1907-1908 - 4 v. Fronts. (ports. , v. 1-2, 4 [en heliogravure]) 24 cm. Contents: I. 1781-1814.--II. 1815-1819.--III. 1820-1830.--IV. 1831-1866. France (history) - 1789-1900 Sumptuously and uniformly bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands. Title gilt-blocked with matching volume indications. Scans and additional bibliographical detail on request 5 Kg. 4 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Réflexions sur la violence.

      Lib. de 'Pages libres' 1908 - - Lib. de 'Pages libres', Paris 1908, 14x22,5cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Plats légèrement et marginalement passés, une petite déchirure recollée en tête d'un mors, ex-dono sur la page de garde, annotations marginales au crayon de papier. Bel et rare exemplaire de ce texte constitutif du syndicalisme révolutionnaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mansfield Park

      Macmillan and Co., Ltd. London. 1908. With 24 coloured illustrations by C. E. Brock. Stunningly bound in full vellum, with ornate gilt floral decorations and gilt titles to upper cover and spine; top-edge gilt; uncut page-edges. A VG+ example that is showing some minor bowing and light, unobtrusive spotting to the vellum boards. Internally, the pages are tightly-bound and clean, with occasional light spotting to some leaves; a previous owner's gift dedication to the half-title. The outer page-edges are slightly darkened. Overall, a very good example indeed.

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        The Georgian Period. A Collection of Papers Dealing with "Colonial" or XVIII-Century Architecture in the United States. Together with References to Earlier an True Colonial Work.,

      New York, The American Architect 1908. - 12 Tle. in 3 Bdn. gr.-4°. Mit 500 Textabb. u. insges. 450 Taf. z. T. nach Photographien. HLdr. d. Zt. m. RGoldpräg. Kanten schwach berieb. Einzelne Randeinrisse unterlegt. In seiner Ausführlichkeit, beispielloses Werk über die frühe englische Architektur der Vereinigten Staaten, vor allem in den Südstaaten. Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Vergleichende Darstellung des deutschen und ausländischen Strafrechts, Allgemeiner Teil (6 Bände + Registerband). Vorarbeiten zur Deutschen Strafrechtsreform. Herausgegeben auf Anregung des Reichs-Justizamtes.

      Berlin : Otto Liebmann, 1908 - 1909.. 1. Auflage 7 Bände, 8°, Halbleinen. 7 Bände!!! Vollständiger Allgemeiner Teil des umfassenden Werkes zur Reform des Strafrechts im frühen 20. Jahrhundert. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Einbände stark berieben und etwas angestaubt. Band 2 am Rücken mit 12cm langem Einriss und innen mit einer losen Seite. Seiten teils etwas stockfleckig und an einigen Stellen und mit Bleistiftmarkierungen. Bindungen fest. Brauchbarer Zustand. Noch ein gutes Leseexemplar! Mehr Bilder auf Anfrage. mbx jqx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
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        ENTRANCE TO THE GARDEN, 1908

      White, Clarence H.. Hand-pulled photogravure on tissue, 8 X 6 inches, archivally matted. Fine. The image is a fine richly-toned photogravure from CAMERA WORK 23, 1908.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Indian Ducks and their Allies.

      Pub. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 1908 - pp.xii, 292 with 30 chromolithographed plates by H. Gronvold, G.E. Lodge, and J.G. Keulemans. This edition was limited to 1,200 copies. Occasional light foxing, largely confined to margins. Handsomely bound in half morocco, with 6 raised bands by W.B. Frostick of Peterborough. Gilt lettering. TEG. A lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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        Handbuch des Eisenbahnmaschinenwesens. 3 Bände.

      Berlin, Springer, 1908.. (28 x 20 cm). XV, 819 S./ XI, 845 S./ VIII, 433 S. Mit 1712 Abbildungen und 9 lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Leinwandbände.. Einzige Ausgabe dieses umfangreichen Kompendiums. - Die Bände behandeln die Fahrbetriebsmittel, die Zugförderung und die Werkstätten. - Titel gestempelt. Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        A Collection of 8 A & C Black Titles, and one similar.

      A & C Black - Various publisher’s coloured pictorial bindings in nice condition unless otherwise stated.Calvert (A.F.) Southern Spain. 1908. Spine slightly faded.Wigram (E.) Northern Spain. 1906. Spine slightly faded.Fraser (Hugh). Amid The High Hills. 1923.Bagot (R.) The Italain Lakes. Reprint 1912.Formilli (C.T.G.) The Stones of Italy. 1927. Fine Copy in slightly worn d.w.Omond (G.W.T.) Bruges & West Flanders. 1906.Du Cane (Florence). The Canary Islands. 1911.Dickie (Rev.J.F.) Germany. 1912. Exceptionally nice copy.Similarly:Okey (Thomas). The Old Venetian palaces and Old Venetian Folk. Dent. 1908. Spine slightly faded. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        The Writing of Alfred de Musset. (In English).

      New York: Privatelt printed for subscribers only 1908 - 10 volume set, 8 inches tall. Half green morocco, with gilt raised bands, and very attractive gilt panels. Top edge gilt. This edition De Luxe is limited to 1000 copies of which this copy is number 557. A very finely illustrated and readable set. In excellent condition, but with some marks to the cloth boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, only printing of My African Journey, Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies.  This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs allegedly taken by the author.  In the summer of 1907 Churchill left England for five months, making his way after working stops in southern Europe to Africa for "a tour of the east African domains."  In early November, Churchill would kill a rhinoceros, the basis of the striking illustration on the front cover of the British first edition of his eventual book.  By now a seasoned and financially shrewd author, Churchill arranged to profit doubly from the trip, first by serializing articles in Strand Magazine and then by publishing a book based substantially upon them.  In November 1908 Hodder and Stoughton published My African Journey as a book, which was a substantial 10,000 words longer than the serialized articles.  The British first edition is striking, with a vivid red binding and a prominent front cover bearing a woodcut illustration in blue, grey, and black of Churchill with his bagged white rhinoceros.  The red cloth spine proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and the lovely books seem to have attracted handling, making wear and soiling the norm.  Spotting is also endemic. This is a very good plus copy, notable for an unusually bright binding and bright contents, with minor aesthetic flaws offsetting. The red cloth binding remains tight with nicely rounded spine and sharp corners. Spine presentation is better than usual, with only slight sunning, the color remaining strong against vivid gilt. The illustrated front cover remains beautifully bright. We note only mild overall soiling. The contents remain notably bright and crisp with no previous ownership marks and only very light intermittent spotting, mostly confined to the first few leaves and the page edges. The 61 photographs and three maps of this edition were tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be carefully checked to ensure the presence of all illustrations and maps.  All illustrations and maps are present, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. The minor cosmetic flaw that prevents our grading this copy as near fine and pricing it accordingly is some red staining, potentially bled from the binding dye, to the top edge, lower fore edge, and perimeter of the pastedowns. Withal, a collector-worthy copy in superior condition to most we see. The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81

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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas.

      Dritte Auflage von Prof. E. Hoffmann's Werk: Die Gross-Schmetterlinge Europas (and:) IDEM. Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas. Zweite Auflage von Dr. E. Hofmanns gleichnamigem Werke. Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbarthsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1908-1910. 4 volumes. Large-4to (285 x 215mm). With 155 coloured plates and about 400 figures in the text. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Last and best edition of this extensively illustrated work on European Lepidoptera; its plates depict about 5500 illustrations. A fine uniformly bound set with the often lacking volume on the caterpillars 'Die Raupen'.

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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Ten Volumes, Illustrated

      Akron, Ohio: The Werner Company, 1908. This handsome set of Poe (click on photo) is in Very Good Plus condition. Known as The Library Edition, it is bound in brick red cloth covers with die-stamped gilt spine lettering and top-edge gilt. Shelf rubbing is minimal. It has rough-cut pages, most of which are uncut and unread. Only two volumes of tales and one of poems show page-cutting by the original owner. Several pages in Volume II only have small margin stains. (I should point out that Werner also published a less expensive alternate cloth binding in pale gray that used paper labels and did not have re-enforced bindings or colored endpapers. Although the contents are identical in both editions, the gray binding is far less attractive and the paper labels are inferior to the die-stamped gilt found in this more collectible version.) Each volume contains a frontis and other illustrations, all with tissue guards. There are 36 illustrations in all. This century-old set was manufactured with re-enforced bindings so that they remain tight and secure to this day. The book has red marbelized end papers. Each volume has a striking drawing of a sailing ship bookplate from the original owner, whose name was McCruden, on the front endpaper. Each text page features a lovely Art Nouveau-inspired gray-green border. The contents are as follows: Volumes I-V: Tales; Volume VI: Poems; Volumes VII - IX: Criticisms; Volume X: Miscellany. Each volumes measures 5 3/4 by 8 1/4 inches. Length varies per volume, ranging from around 325 through 380 pages. It's a truly lovely set for the Poe aficionado. NOTE: The price will include domestic Media Mail shipping at the single-book rate. However, international buyers should contact me in advance regarding shipping costs. . Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE WAR IN THE AIR AND PARTICULARLY HOW MR. BERT SMALLWAYS FARED WHILE IT LASTED .

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1908 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-389 [390: printer's imprint] [391-392: ads], sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first binding with all lettering and decoration on front and spine panels in gold and "George Bell & Sons" at base of spine panel. THE WAR IN THE AIR "is a remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people . the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Kingsley Amis (New Maps of Hell) terms this novel the "most forceful" of Wells's scientific romances. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-170; (1981) 1-178; (1987) 1-104; (1995) 104; and (2004) II- 1233. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2339. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 801. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 36. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War 1763- 1984, p. 236. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 145. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 227-28. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1179. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425 (binding A). Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36. Free endpapers lightly age-darkened, some minor scattered foxing, largely to preliminary leaves, still a fine, bright copy. A lovely copy of this book. (#80376) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The War In The Air

      London; George Bell & Sons; 1908; - 1st ed; a very good, clean, unmarked copy, with light rubbing, a PRESENTATION COPY-so embossed on the title page & scarce thus; This copy is the primary binding with gilt on cover & spine. With 16 full page illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walt Barrie Rare Books]
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        L. Richard's Comprehensive Geography of the Chinese Empire and Dependencies

      T'Usewei Press, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover (Embossed Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Includes all four maps. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; China; Geography & Maps. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 9545. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        THE WAR IN THE AIR AND PARTICULARLY HOW MR. BERT SMALLWAYS FARED WHILE IT LASTED.

      George Bell And Sons, London 1908 - First edition. Colonial Issue in the more handsome blind embossed red cloth gilt binding with George Bell & sons at the foot of the spine. While copies in the regular issue blue cloth abound, the red cloth issue is considerably scarcer. Small Sydney, AU. Bookseller's ticket at the bottom of the front pastedown. 8vo., 390pp plus 8pp ads printed in red + the November 1908 Bell Colonial 16 page catalogue printed in black. One of Wells' famous "Scientific Romances" highly sought after. Illustrated by A. C. Michael with sixteen black & white plates. An attractive near fine copy with a bit of spotting to the page edges. An extraordinary story of a mechanic carried off in a balloon; ".is a remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people. the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425. Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36. Very Nice indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        My Own Farmyard Book The Picture Book Maker Series

      Ernest Nister, London 1908 - A rare un-cut example of one of Nister's Picture Book Maker Series which contain model cut-outs of the illustrations for the reader to cut out and insert in the correct place within the book. There is a pocket at the front of the book which houses 8 sheets of chromolithograph illustrations [40 in all] and 4 sheets of black and white illustrations [19 in all]. Within the book there are several printed stories with blank numbered spaces for the illustrations. The theme of the stories / illustrations is animals / victorian children, all very typical Nister. Only one of the 59 illustrations has been cut out and this has not yet been mounted in the book, all of the other illustrations are un-cut, complete and intact. This book, or in fact any of the six titles in this series, is extremely rare in this complete and un-cut and un-mounted condition. Corners worn, edges rubbed, top/tail backstrip bumped. Boards a bit marked / grubby. The top edges of the front pocket holding the illustrations is torn. There is no loss of paper but I haven't repaired it as it actually makes it easier to remove the illustration sheets. Front hinge starting. Some grubbiness internally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        VITA D'ARTE 1908-1913 rivista mensile di arte antica e moderna (ANNATE I-VI ), Siena, Stabilimento tipografico L. Lazzeri, 1908

      - cm. 23 x 31. Direttori Fabio Bargagli, Petrucci, Pier Lodovico Occhini, con redattori Piero Miscatelli e Luigi Coletti.Buone condizioni generali, con qualche strappetto e rare macchioline. Conservate le copertine, non illustrate, di inizio ogni anno e semestre. Stampa elegante su carta speciale patinata lucida. Indici all'ìnizio di ogni volume. Straordinaria carrellata nel mondo dell'arte (anche antica) italiana e straniera (pittura, scultura, grafica, lavori in ferro e bronzo, ricami e merletti, abiti e moda, mosaici, ceramiche, incisioni, architettura, costruzioni, arti decorative, ecc. con centinaia di foto ed illustrazioni in b/n ed a colori, alcune anche in tav. f. t. su cartoncino e protette da veline. Interessanti alcuni capitoli dedicati ad artisti italiani e stranieri, con i loro capolavori. Numerosi riferimenti anche all'arte senese nelle varie epoche. ANNO I - 1908 - FASC. 1-6 pp. 354 (mancano i fascicoli dal 7 al 12) ANNO II - 1909 - FASC. 13-24 pp. 542 ANNO III - 1910 - FASC. 25-36 pp. 268+ 272 ANNO IV - 1911 - FASC. 37-48 pp. 216+ 216 ANNO V - 1912 - FASC. 49-60 pp. 238+ 206 ANNO VI - 1913 - FASC. 61-72 pp. 208+ 180 Due volumi per annata, bella legatura tutta tela bleu con titoli in oro sui dorsi. La rivista prosegue poi, incorporata in Rassegna d'arte antica e Moderna, dal gennaio 1914 - L'insieme di queste sei annate, per ora non divisibile, viene offerto a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        MEYERS Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens.

      Lpz. u. Wien, Bibliogr. Inst. 1908-11.. 6. gänzl. umgearb. u. verm. Aufl. Neuer Abdruck. Bde. 1-23 (inkl. Ergänzungen/Nachträge und 2 Jahressupplementbde.). 4°. Mit zahlr. Textabb., 1522 Taf. (darunter 180 Farbtaf., zumeist Chromolith.), 343 Kartenbeilagen sowie 160 Textbeilagen im Hauptwerk (Bde. 1-20). Braune OHLdr.-Bde. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kap. tlw. eingerissen. 1 Rü. m. Fehsltelle am ob. Kap.. Seemann 430 - Mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln. Mit den Jahressupplementbänden 1909/10, 1910/11.

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        SUZANNE ET LES DEUX VIEILLARDS ROMAN BIBLIQUE ET LIVRE DE MEDITATION A L'USAGE DES FEMMES CHASTES

      1908 - Dessin reliure pleine toile fine (cloth-bound) ivoire grand in-octavo, dos long (spine without raised band) décoré or (gilt decoration) - pièce de titre sur fond rouge avec filets or (label of title with gilt line) , tête dorée (top edge gilt)- gouttière non rognée (fore-edge no smooth) long papier (fore-edge - great paper) , marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), couverture conservée (cover preserved - library edition), ), envoi autographe manuscrit de l'Auteur, exemplaire spécialement tiré pour Mr Delpeuch avec dédicace imprimée spécialement pour lui + une aquarelle originale (lavis à l'encre brune) de l'Illustrateur Emmanuel Blanche sur la page de faux-titre + un dessin original dessiné sur la première page à l'encre brune représentant deux faunes courant aprés une jeune femme nue + de nombreux dessins originaux à l'encre brune aux pages : 15+113+145+184+185+221+229+293+309, justification du tirage - 1 des 10 exemplaires sur papier du japon (limited edition -10 copies were printed), trés nombreuses illustrations de bois in-texte en noir d'Emmanuel Blanche, 325 pages, 1908 Paris Societé D'Editions Littéraires Et Artistiques Librairie Paul Ollendorff Editeur, ".Un livre Unique.!!!.", en très bel état (fine condition). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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        L'ILE ENCHANTEE

      H. Piazza & Cie, Paris 1908 - Conte tiré d¿un texte de Shakespeare orné hors texte de 40 illustrations en couleur de Dulac, contrecollées et protégées par des serpentes légendées. L¿artiste a également composé les têtes de chapitre.Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés et signés par Dulac, SEUL GRAND PAPIER. > Très bel exemplaire relié à l'époque par DURVAND : plein maroquin rouge à triple filet or sur les plats, caissons et lettre or au dos à nerfs orné d¿un décor de chauves-souris volant entre des étoiles, tête dorée, filets et motif floral or bordant les doublures, couvertures conservées, chemise et étui assortis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen and Co.,, 1908. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, vignette to spine and front board in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Frontispiece with tissue guard by Graham Robertson. Some foxing to the endpapers and prelims, internally fine; a really excellent copy. First edition, first impression of Grahame's children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        8 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Kopenhagen und o. O., 1908 bis 1913.. 29 SS. Gr.-8vo. Zumeist Doppelblätter. Dänisch.. Inhaltsreiche Briefe an seinen Schüler, den späteren Komponisten, Dirigenten und Organisten, Knud Harder (1885-1967). Am 8. Mai 1908 berichtet Nielsen enthusiastisch von seiner Frau, der Bildhauerin Anne Marie Nielsen, die gerade ein Wettbewerb um für eine Statue König Christian IX. gewonnen hatte: &quote;Es wird die größte Statue sein, die jemals in Dänemark errichtet wurde&quote;.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
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