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      London and New York: Hodder and Stoughton 1908 - First edition. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A lovely near fine copy, the cloth clean and bright with only slight rubbing to the extremities. The spine lightly faded through the dustwrapper. The contents are entirely complete with no inscriptions or stamps. The forty tipped in colour plates are all present and in fine condition. There is a small tear to one of the tissue guards, otherwise all pages are complete, clean and bright. Complete with the scarce original dustwrapper which is in very good condition showing some rubbing and light chipping to the extremities. The spine is very slightly darkened. A very attractive example in the rarely seen dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Midsummer-Night’s Dream, A

      London: William Heinemann, 1908. - "An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Devic Imagination"Edition de Luxe Signed by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy No. 926. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/16 inches; 292 x 231 mm.). [6], 134, [1, blank], [1, printer's slug] pp. Forty color plates mounted on brown art paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. later silk ties. Bookplate of Agnes Marion Armitage. A bit of mild toning to vellum at edges. Spine a little 'mottled'. Still an excellent copy."Within twelve months appeared Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream, De la Motte Fouqué's Undine, and the Grimm brothers' Fairy Tales, all very different in quality and feeling, as demanded by the texts, but all of extremely high quality. The Dream was, of course, an almost perfect setting for Rackham's devic imagination -- perhaps only bettered by the opportunity of The Tempest -- with the result that some of the fairies, elves and goblins he created for this play are among his finest colour images, and almost all the plates echo perfectly the mysterious interweaving of lightness and depth in this great work. Many of the formal plates are exquisite, whether they depict the principal events of the main theme of the story, such as the translated Bottom with his ass-head mocked by tree sprites, or the night-rule of Titania's haunted grove, those incidents within the subsidiary action, with details hardly dreamed of by Shakespeare, such as the gnomish knife-grinder in a motley group of fairies. Some of the floriated headings for the Dream are the finest of Rackham's line at the time, as for example the heading vignette for Act One, Scene One, which with typical Rackham irrelevance spreads its tendrils over the page, and into the text, ignoring the fact that the setting is supposed, according to Shakespeare, to be the Palace of Theseus, and throwing us immediately into a tangle-wood Rackhamerie, with mice, pixies and a sleeping maiden." (Fred Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 117-123).Latimore and Haskell, p. 32. Gettings, p. 177. Riall, p. 87.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Nymphidia: The Court of Fairy (Limited Edition)

      The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon 1908 - Small octavo. One of 250 numbered copies printed on handmade paper, this being No. 137. Near Fine in publisher's black quarter-cloth and paper-covered boards with gilt titles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

      William Heinemann,, London: 1908 - First Rackham edition, limited issue. One of 1000 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. 11.25 x 9 inches. Full red crushed moroccor by J. May. Spine in six compartments titled in gilt and with remaining compartments stamped with corner and central devices surrounded by a gilt rule, boards with double rectangular panel design and corner devices. One half inch split to upper front joint, faint wear, still a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE HERMITAGE BOOKSHOP ABAA Member]
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        Paysages Suisses - Les Lacs. Avec une suite de douze lithographies originales en couleurs de H(enry) Bing.

      chez Georg & Cie., Genève, 1908 - Genève, chez Georg & Cie. 1908. 33x44 cm. 32 n.n. S. Text in losen Bogen mit 8 Tuschpinselvignetten im Text und 12 signierte und bezeichnete Originalfarblithographien. In 2 bedruckten Papierumschlägen in goldgeprägter Originalhalbleinwandhülle. Bénézit 2, 41. - Nr. 27 von 100 Exemplaren mit dem Text auf Ingres d'Arches und den Lithografie auf kaiserlichem Japanpapier. Nach 5 Ex.auf Japan mit 2 Suiten und 1 Originalzeichnung, 15 Ex.auf Japan mit épreuves sowie 10 Mitarbeiterexemplaren. (Total 130 Ex.) - Text bei Albert Kundig in Genf gedruckt. Die Lithografien bei Kümmerly und Frey in Bern. - In der Gestaltung und Präsentation künstlerisch kühnes, an den Fauves, vor allem dem frühen Maurice Vlaminck und dem deutschen Frühexpressionismus angelehntes Album. Über Henry Bing (1888 - 1965) scheint sehr wenig bekannt zu sein. Bénézit nennt keine biografischen Daten, bezeichnet ihn als "peintre et graveur français travaillant au Xxe siècle" und erwähnt von ihm neben der vorliegenden Arbeit noch eine Folge von 20 Lithografien unter dem Titel "Au camp" von 1917. 1918 stellte Bing zusammen mit Lucien Schwob im Salon Wolfensberger in Zürich aus. Im Handel sind in den letzten Jahren etliche Karikaturen mit deutschen Titeln auf dem Markt angeboten worden. Von 1925 bis 1932 existierte in Paris die Galerie Bing, spezialisiert auf Werke der Fauves und der französischen Moderne. - Der Text von Gonzague de Reynold (1880 - 1970), der 1894 zusammen mit den Brüdern Cingira und Charles Ferdinand Ramuz die Zeitschrift "La voie latine" gründete, war bereits mit mehreren literarischen und wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen hervorgetreten. Die vorliegenden Texte sind Paraphrasen zum Thema des Sees. Die zwölf Grafiken sind einzeln in Bleistift betitelt: Pommier en fleurs - Zurich - Le Grammont (Lac Léman) - Neuchâtel Le Lac - Genève La Rade - Barques - Le Pilate - Le "Stockhornsee" - Lugano Le Lac - Flüelen - Barques Lac de Zurich - Zurich Le pont. Die Umschlagmappe leicht stockfleckig. Sprache: Französisch In 2 bedruckten Papierumschlägen in goldgeprägter Originalhalbleinwandhülle.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1908. Sextodecimo. Original green boards, titles to upper board and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to upper board, pictorial endpapers. With the printed glassine dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 26 full-page colour illustrations. A lovely bright copy with the original price of 1/- in pencil on the front free endpaper, the rare dust jacket lightly chipped to head of spine and upper panel. First edition, in the first issue dust jacket listing only books published prior to 1908 and with the price of 1/- on the spine panel. The first three printings are identical, so the presence of the jacket is crucial in this instance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dictionnaire Français-Chinois contenant les Expressions les plus usitées de la Langue Mandarine

      Ho Kien Fou, Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1908 (Deuxième édition). - 1 fort volume in-8, VIII-1459 pp., broché, couverture imprimée, très frais, excellent état. Le Père Séraphin Couvreur était Missionnaire au Tcheu Li. Cette deuxième édition de son Dictionnaire de la Langue Mandarine est enrichie des expressions et exemples tirés des ouvrages du P. Léon Wieger et du P. Joseph Siao. La première édition de l'ouvrage date de 1884. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Anunciación : Poesías / Carta-Prefacio de Vargas Vila ; Noticia por V. García Calderón

      París : Garnier Hermanos Libreros-Editores, [1908] - ~ Prólogos de José María Vargas Vila & Vicente García Calderón. Nota Póstuma de Santos Chocano ~ Único libro del autor. Las planas del libro ya habían empezado a salir de las prensas de los Garnier cuando, en Diciembre de 1907, sobrevino la muerte accidental del poeta en el Metro de París. El hecho postergó la salida de la obra, dando origen a una 'Nota Póstuma' de Santos Chocano, una 'Asunción' de Vicente García Calderón complementando su 'Noticia' liminar, y un prólogo-esquela de los editores ~ Tela editorial decorada ~ XXXII+127p ~ 18x12x2cm. ~ Muy Buen estado ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hodder & Stoughton. London.,1908. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with 61 illustrations from photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. 16pp of publishers adverts at end. A fine and clean copy bound in recent full tan morocco, spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label, gilt. All edges gilt. Original cloth spine and decorative front board are bound in at the back of the book. A lovely copy.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Arènes sanglantes

      1908 - Livre épuisé 19,3 x 13 cm, plein maroquin doublé rouge, dos à 5 nerfs estampés de filets noirs, titre doré, toutes tranches dorées, triple filet noir d'encadrement sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, couv. cons., quadruple filet d'encadrement doré sur les contreplats avec super-libris doré d'Arthur Meyer, directeur du journal Le Gaulois, figurant un coq (reliure signée Gruel), lettre autographe, aquarelle originale, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre), 409 pp., 1 n. ch. Henri-Achille Zo (1873 - 1933) est un artiste français d'origine basque, élève des peintres Léon Bonnat et de son père Achille Zo avec lequel il partage une thématique commune, les scènes d'Espagne et de tauromachie. Directeur du journal Le Gaulois, Arthur Meyer avait pour habitude de relier avec ses ouvrages, toujours en première édition ou en édition rare, des documents autographes et des dessins, au point qu’on a pu dire de sa bibliothèque qu’elle se composait de «trois collections distinctes, fondues en une seule ( ) : l’une de livres, l’autre d’autographes, la troisième de dessins» (Edouard Rahir). Condition : Edition originale de la traduction française par G. Herelle du chef-d'oeuvre de l'auteur consacré à la tauromachie. L'un des 5 ex. du tirage de tête imprimés sur Hollande (le nôtre le n°1). Exemplaire portant l'ex-libris d'Arthur Meyer, avec sa devise Je chante clair, et sa marque de collection, un coq, dorée en pied du dos de la reliure. Exemplaire truffé d'une lettre autographe signée de deux pages de Vicente Blasco Ibanez, adressée au traducteur G. Herelle, datée de janvier 1902 et rédigée en espagnol dans laquelle il souhaite la bonne année et donne de ses nouvelles et d'une aquarelle originale signée d'Henri-Achille Zo figurant l'évacuation d'un torero blessé. 480g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Burns & Oates 1908 - 1st 1908. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Munster Fairy Tales For Young And Old. 3 stories. Green cloth, gilt title and border. Attractive b/w plates, some cats but not in Wain's usual anthropomorphic style. xiii + 78 pages. A few light marks to covers. Top and tail of spine lightly rubbed. Small bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing throughout. A must for the Wain completist. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Brewster Genealogy 1566-1907: A Record of the Descendants of William Brewster of the Mayflower, Ruling Elder of the Pilgrim Church Which Founded Plymouth Colony in 1620 [2 Volume Set]

      The Grafton Press Genealogical Publishers, New York, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edges gilt - bright, rich condition. Copy number 125, includes a letter from the Governor of the Society of Mayflower Descendents in the State of New York regarding the Compiler of this set. Two-volume set complete, blue gilt stamped cloth over boards, Volume I: lxxviii, 604 pages, includes to the eighth generation, includes a frontispiece illustration of "an artist's ideal portrait of elder William Brewster" with a reproduction of his autograph, Abbreviations, Explanatory Notes, Old and New Style of Dating, Coat of Arms, Gov. Bradford's List of the Mayflower Passengers, Elder William Brewster's Inventory in the Settlement of His State, the Brewster Book, illustrated with black-and-white photographs; Volume II: frontispiece portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, pages 605-1415, concludes the eighth generation and goes through the ninth generation, Index, Family Record Blanks, Names of Some of the Brewster's Whose Ancestries Have Not Been Traced or Proved, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Corners and spine ends very lightly bumped with the minor wear, covers moderately scuffed, interior pages lightly toned. This is a heavy set which will require extra postage. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Inventory No: 008335. . This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        Report on Foreign Manoeuvres. 1907–12.

      London: Prepared by the General Staff, War Office, 1908-13 - 6 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spines and upper boards. The whole group has evidently been string-tied with 1907 on the bottom and 1912 on the top, in fairly damp and dusty conditions, and consequently the lower board of the first volume is somewhat damped, with some damping through the last 10 or so leaves, and the upper board of the last is slightly grubby and string-notched at the centre of the four edges, however, that said, the overall condition, both externally and internally, is very good. Half-tone illustrations from photographs and line drawings to the text, diagrams, maps and plans, some folding. First editions of an extremely uncommon series of confidential reports. The print-runs were between 550 to 800, but institutional holdings (just a single copy of an issue for 1906 in the IWM and one for 1912 at KCL; OCLC showing only an 1895 precursor to the series at NLW) are so sparse as to suggest that very few were ever issued. These copies have occasional ink-stamps of the Royal Army Medical Corps library. These are highly detailed, and important, reports from the British army's observers at the manoeuvres of the major foreign powers - varying year to year, but including France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, China, Japan, Russia, Turkey and the United States - in the years leading up to the First World War. As well as remarking on the specifics of organization, tactics, and techniques, there are summaries drawing more general conclusions: the increasing realism of these operations; the importance of staff work; and the "greatly extended employment of mechanical transport." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tapis de l'Asie Centrale.

      St. Petersburg and Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann, 1908. - Large folio (680 x 500 mm). 43 plates (36 of which are in colour), 2 double-page coloured maps. XXVI, (2) pp. Original wrappers. German text in wrappers and loose plates in original grey cloth portfolio with giltstamped titles. First edition of "the first great book on turkoman rugs" (Arntzen/Rainwater). The magnificent plates in full colour are printed on special paper, each sheet bearing the label of the St. Petersburg "Manufacture des Papiers de l'État". - Title page of the text volume shows a closed tear, otherwise fine. Cf. Arntzen/Rainwater P618 (the 1973 reprint only). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Autographed photograph, black and white half length portrait of Mark Twain.

      New York, J. G. Gessford, 1908 - Photogravure. Image size 24 x 17 cm. Paper size 35 x 26 cm. Framed and glazed. Inscribed above and beneath the image by the author "To Mrs. F. B. Rice with the best wishes of Mark Twain" and dated "Feb. 20 / 08". Signed and dated by the photographer lower left. Mrs. Rice was a Bostonian socialite. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LA PREMIÈRE TENTATION DE SAINT-ANTOINE (1849-1856). Oeuvre inédite publiée par Louis Bertrand.

      1908 - Paris, Charpentier, 1908. In-12 (131 X 198) demi-maroquin havane, dos cinq nerfs, titre doré, date en queue, couverture et dos conservés, non rogné (Pagnant) ; XXXVII-303 pages. Petite cicatrice en tête du dos. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de la deuxième version (1856) avec quelques fragments de la première (1849). UN des QUARANTE exemplaires numérotés sur HOLLANDE (n°23), deuxième papier après 25 Japon. S'il est une oeuvre de Flaubert qui ait été écrite librement, spontanément, avec abondance, c'est bien la première 'Tentation'. Voilà, de toutes les oeuvres de Flaubert, celle qu'il a cru tirer le plus directement de lui-même, où il a pensé le mieux exprimer son idée de l'art et de la vie. « Au milieu de mes chagrins, écrit-il en 1872, j'achève mon "Saint Antoine", cest l'oeuvre de toute ma vie, puisque la première idée m'en est venue en 1845, à Gênes, devant un tableau de Breughel, et depuis ce temps-là, je n'ai cessé d'y songer et de faire des lectures afférentes ». La "Tentation" définitive est probablement supérieure au puissant brouillon de 1849. La première "Tentation" n'en témoignait pas moins d'une IMAGINATION ÉTONNANTE et d'une luxuriance oratoire que Flaubert ne retrouvera plus. Ouvrage contenant une bibliographie des ouvrages consultés par Flaubert et des notes explicatives du docteur Paul Dorveaux. AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié à l'époque par PAGNANT. (Talvart & Place, VI, 8. - Albert Thibaudet, "La Tentation de saint-Antoine", page 166). NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World I Live In

      The Century Co. New York 1908 - First Edition. Sequel to authorÕs first autobiography, and considered a more personal account of the authorÕs reality as an (exceptionally gifted) deaf and blind young woman, with the provocative argument of language as her medium to experience a complete range of senses. Very Scarce in dustjacket. Near Fine with pen ownership inscription to front inside cover, in a Nearly Very Good dustjacket but for splitting along rear flap edge, four inch closed tear to rear panel near spine edge, some dampstaining to front panel, shallow chips and closed tears to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anne of Green Gables

      L.C. Page & Company, Boston 1908 - First impression, April, 1908 to copyright page, pp. [ix], 429, 4+4 [publ. adverts], 8 sepia toned illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Tan/bisque coloured, fine ribbed cloth with an uncredited frontcover onlay of a red-haired woman in profile, gilt cover and spine lettering, fore-edge untrimmed. Tiny owner's signature to head of front free endpaper, else interior clean, tight, and bright. Spine gilt gently faded, minor invisible repairs to head and heel of spine, else superb, collectible copy, housed in a tan cloth, custom-made slipcase in fine condition.; Lechowick p.25-29. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        The Encyclopaedia Japonica: A Dictionary of Commerce *FIRST EDITION*

      Japan. Hardcover. A massive Japanese commercial reference from the early 1900s. Approximately 2,000 pages. Text primarily in Japanese, other than the 18-page bilingual (Japanese/English) index and an intriguing bilingual fold-out sample of various contemporary export documents. Two items laid inside front board include a double-sided bilingual glossary of commonly used trade terms and a wonderful 22" wide by 16" high colour map of the world with trade routes to/from Japan indicated in red. Most text on the map is Japanese with some place names in both English and Japanese. Please note that library name is stamped through the blank upper right corner of the map. Elaborately gilt-decorated backstrip with title in Japanese and English bears considerable wear but is still handsome and, dare we say, mysterious. Per a handwritten inscription inside the back board, this copy was presented to representatives of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo on 24 October, 1908 by Mr. Shonojo Moriyama, Proprietor of the Dobun_____. Edges adorned with partially-faded marbling. Usual library markings. Above-average wear. Binding intact. A marvelously unique item. Shipping weight 3.5kg/8lb. . Fair. 1906. First Edition.

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        Anne of Green Gables.

      L.C. Page, Boston 1908 - First edition dated "April 1908" on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In excellent near fine condition, showing some light wear to the extremities and front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Anne (with an "e") has been stealing the hearts of readers generation after generation since it was first published in 1908. At that time, there were not many great female protaganists in novels, but there was a great audience of women readers who fell in love with this bright and extremely imaginative red-headed orphan. The book was an immediate sensation and the series followed. It's one of these most beloved girl books ever written, having sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and translated into at least 20 languages. It has also been adapted into numerous films, television series, and plays. "Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Auction bridge / by W. Dalton

      London : Thomas de la Rue 1908 - Physical desc.: xii, 149, v p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Notes: "Containing the laws of auction bridge framed by a joint committee of the Portland and Bath Clubs." Subject: Card games. Auction bridge. Very good copy in the original all-edges-gilt-blocked, blind-ruled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. Publisher's presentation copy inscribed. 1 Kg. 149 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Carte postale autographe signée

      - BALTHUS, Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, dit (1908-2001), peintre. Carte postale autographe signée adressée à M. et Mme André GOMES. 1 p. in-16 oblong. Un : « Salut d¿Anchorage ! », envoyé par Balthus à André Gomès, photographe et Henriette, son épouse, galeriste. Ils étaient des proches de Balthus, Miró, Picasso, Calder et les surréalistes (Breton, Duchamp, Lam, Brauner¿). On notera que pour la petite histoire, la galerie d¿Henriette était au 6 et non au 8 de la rue du Cirque comme l¿écrit Balthus.

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        Hermann und Dorothea

      Ernst Ludwig Press: Insel-Verlag 1908 - First Edition. Red suede boards show fading at spine and edges; one small pen mark to front cover, rubbing to boards and gilt motif. Ghost of bookplate to ffep; else near fine interior. Top edge gilt, uncut pages, gilt & green ink lettering, beautiful gilt title page, gilt publisher's mark on colophon. Limited to 200 hundred copies. Colophon reads "Als Zweites buch der Ernst Ludwig Presse zu Darmstadt gedruckt von F. W. Kleukens und C. H. Kleukens und Erschienen Herbst 1908 im Insel-Verlag zu Leipzig. 200 Exemplare wurden Abgezogen, Davon 20 auf Japan." If no image appears next to this listing, find us on Face Book and check the books in stock photo album. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autogr. inscription signed in: L'Ile des Pingouins.

      Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1908. - 8vo. (4), XV, (1), 419, (1) pp. Contemp. half cloth with giltstamped spine label; original printer wrappers bound within. First edition of this splendid satire, in which a colony of penguins is accidentally baptized and then undergoes all the stages of the development of European history. As much an example of the productiveness of satire in the vein of Rabelais and Swift as a striking precursor to modern Science Fiction. - Half-title bears author's signed autograph inscription to the writer and politician Maurice Spronck (1861-1921): "A Maurice Spronck, souvenir affectueux. Anatole France." - Bottom and foredge untrimmed. Carteret I, 293. KLL 474 7f. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Gjoa 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander of the Expedition

      Constable, London 1908 - Two volumes, xiii,335, ix, 397 pp., 139 black and white illustrations, 2 folding maps at rear of each volume, original green cloth, neatly rebacked preservomg original spine, some faint dampstaining to outer edge of volume 1, but still a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE Being The Record Of A Voyage Of Expodition Of The Ship GJOA 1903-1907 By ROALD AMUNDSEN With A Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander Of The Expedition. in 2 Volumes

      Archibald Constable and Company Limited 1908 - First edition in 3/4 leather with gold titles to spine;green cloth covers.Lightly rubbed extreameties,clean and tidy;library bindings.No DW.Ex.Library with usual stamps and pockets.139 illustrations and 3 fold out maps.Stamps on all illustrations.Copy appears in unread condition.Hinges all sound with cloth tape bindings,very nice tidy copies,square and straight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Queenhoo-Hall, A Romance: And Ancient Times, A Drama. (4 Volumes complete)

      Printed by James Ballantyne & Co, For John MurrayFleet Street, London And Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh 1908 - All four volumes half blue leather with blue cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine. All page edges are gilt. All four volumes in very good condition. Owners book plaste on front fly paste-down of each volume. First Edition. Volume 1, 253 pages. Vol. 2, 247 pages. Vol. 3, 242 pages. Vol. 4, 211 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Kaukas Books]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen and Co., London 1908 - Gilt design on spine and front board fresh and bright. Tissue-guard over frontispiece is a little yellowed. An inscription on the front free endpaper has been neatly obscured by some sort of ink-remover, not causing any damage to the paper. A really bright and desirable copy. Photographs available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Camilla's Bookshop]
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        The Wind in the Willows. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.

      London, Methuen and Co., 1908 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Spine slightly rolled, three corners very lightly bumped, a little browning to free endpapers through paste-action as always with this title but less than usual, a very good copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen and Co., 1908 - Frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard Gilt lettering and designs fresh and bright, a little wear at edges and covers with a few very light stains, some professional colour restoration; preliminaries and end-leaves somewhat darkened and foxed as usual and edges of some leaves also foxed, but a nice copy of an increasingly scarce book. Ownership inscription erased from fly-leaf but from the library of Dame Freya Stark and her husband Stewart Perowne, bearing their Asolo bookplate Published twenty-three years before the first appearance of Ernest H. Shepard’s illustrations of of this classic tale of Toad, Ratty, Mole and their friends, the first edition has a representation of Toad in motoring costume on the spine and an illustration for the controversial chapter VII, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", on the upper cover. Never originally intended for publication, it was first written in the form of letters to Grahame’s son, Alistair. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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      Methuen & Co. London. 1908 FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with mono frontis by Graham Robertson. Some occasional light spotting to a few leaves and neat repair to tear on frontis, without loss, otherwise a very good copy finely bound in full green morocco leather binding. Spine wwith raised bands, gilt. Decorative block from original binding showing Pan at the water side with Ratty and Mole, reproduced in gilt to front board. Single ruled gilt border on both boards. Gilt inner dentelles and green marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. Beautiful binding by The Chelsea Bindery of London. A truly lovely copy of this classic.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: London, Methuen & Co.,, 1908. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, pictorial block to front board, inner dentelles, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. First Edition of Grahame's children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Sports and Sportsmen set:

      London: Sports and Sportsmen, Ltd., / "British Sports and Sportsmen",, [1908-35]. Sportsmen of the Past (two volumes); Hunting; Shooting and Deerstalking; Big Game Hunting and Angling; Yachting and Rowing; Cricket and Football; Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits; Athletic Sports, Tennis, Rackets and Other Ball Games; Golf, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey and Other Ball Games, Winter Sports; The Story of Shipping; Racing; Modern Flat-Racing, Steeplechasing, Point-To-Point Racing, Coursing and Greyhound Racing; Polo and Coaching; Commerce and Industry; Modern Commerce, Transport, Motoring and Aviation. 15 works in 16 volumes, folio (370 × 265 mm). Original red full morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rules to boards gilt and blind, inner dentelles gilt, titles, crests and/or initials to front boards gilt, marbled endpapers with red cloth strip to hinges, all edges gilt. Photographic and engraved plates throughout the set. A superb set, all sound, attractive and in excellent condition, with occasional nicks to corners (light wear to foot of Polo & Coaching volume), minor scratches or marks to covers, some light spotting to end matter and occasionally some stains to the margins of a few leaves. A superb complete library set of the magnificently bound British Sports and Sportsmen series, including the rare Polo & Coaching volume. Each title limited to 1,000 numbered copies (varying numbers in the set).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY SEÑOR SOROLLA Y BASTIDA AT THE GRAFTON GALLERIES, with nearly 100 reproductions in Black and White and a Biographical and Critical Essay on Sorolla´s Art

      1908 - London, 1908. Folio, 127 p., infinidad de pinturas en b/n del pintor español y de publicidad entre el texto. Cartoné ilustrado. Dedicatoria en tinta roja sin firma a un amigo. 1ª Exposición internacional. La mayoría de las bibliografías consultadas no mencionan esta exposición. Muy raro. [Palau nº 319717] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Mansfield Park 1908

      MACMILLAN & CO, LONDON 1908 - Leather ( AS SOFT TO THE TOUCH AS THE SKIN OF MY 5 MONTH OLD GRANDSON ) bound, BRIGHT gilt lettering on spine, gilt fore edges are so bright they CAN BE USED AS MIRRORS. brown ribbon markers, raised ribbed spines, tight binding, clean bodies and unmarked texts, half and full page illustrations throughout book DATE PUBLISHED: 1908 EDITION: 428 FINEST CONDITION LEATHER BOUND WE HAVE HAD GIFT QUALITY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      G. P. Putnam's 1908 - Sepia; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 10 vols. Goldsmith, Oliver. The Works. New York: G. P. Putnam's, (1908). Turk's Head Edition, #295/1000. 8vo, contemp. 3/4 navy blue morocco leather& marbled bds, gilt, T. E. G. Gilt spine compartments, raised bands; joints occasionally scuffed. Middle band of vol. 3 spine rubbed away. Plates (incl. Photogravure frontispieces) , letter tissue guards. Very minor discoloration from old newspaper clippings on vol. 1 title, otherwise internally clean. Shelf appearance is very handsome. Provenance Sessler's Book Store, mabel Zahn, Wasserman. Nicely cared for. Includes these volumes : Poems; Dramas; The Vicar of Wakefield; The Citizen of the World; The Citizen of the World [2]; Polite Learning - The Bee; Essays; Biographies; Miscellanies - First Series; Miscellanies - Second Series. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Celle qui pleure.

      Mercure de France 1908 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1908, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 3 Japon et 17 Hollande en grands papiers. Bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à son amie Louise Marguillier ". Les larmes, chère amie, cela seul vaut quelque chose. Le savez-vous ou ne le savez-vous pas?". Ouvrage illustré d'une héliogravure en frontispice. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        London Suburbs). [Belgravia, Chelsea, Pimlico, Battersea]

      London: 1908 - Size: 520 × 350 mm. Lithograph with original colour. Excellent condition. Sheet 52 from: Bacon's 'New Large - Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs'. Interesting and detailed map of this fashionable part of west London. Shows the area south of Hyde & Green Parks.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Faust by Goethe. Translated by Abraham Howard with Illustrations by Willy Pogany. [With a Goethe Autograph].

      Boston, Dana Estes & Company Publishers. [Ca. 1908]. "This edition of Faust is limited to five hundred numbered and registered copies, of which this is Number 27 Dana Estes & Co." (A. C. Fowler, Printer [-] London). This copy, extra-illustrated with 2 Goethe portrait prints, and a calligraphic sentiment in German, signed by Goethe & by Gustav Schwab. - Size of the binding: 7 3/4 inches x 10 3/4 in., three extra-illustrations, including the signed sentiment sheet; limitation page; frontispiece with title-printed tissue guard; design title-page printed in red and black, contents, list of illustrations. xx, pp. [1]-[210] + printer's page with printer's name on the reverse; illustrated with 30 color illustrations by Willy Pogany with printed tissue guards, initial letters, decorations. Preface by Roger Ingpen, dated September 1908; appendixes & notes. The extra-illustrations consist of two mounted portraits of Goethe: a steel engraved portrait of the young Goethe (unsigned), and an etching of the older Goethe: Pendleton, Boston (etched by J. Eddy), this shows some tan spotting; and a mounted sentiment, written out in German calligraphic script with place and date, this has then been signed by Goethe, and by G. Schwab who mentions that the signature only is in Goethe's hand. Bound in full, dark green crushed morocco leather with four raised bands on the spine, with gilt title and decorations, the covers show elaborate gilt borders with red leather inlaid roses in the corners, inner doublures of red morroco with gilt dentelles on wide dark green leather turn-ins, leather inner hinges, top-edge gilt, red silk bookmarker ribbon bound in. A very high quality binding, but without a binder's name present. The spine shows some age-related fading to tan of the green leather. The mounted Goethe item bears a tiny paper label at the top: GOETHE, and is four lines of German script (possibly a quote from Faust?), and is dated Weimar 29 December, 1823, with the signature: J W Goethe under the calligraphic sentiment; at the bottom is added in ink: Nota, Nur die Unterschrift ist von Goethes Hand. G. Schwab. Under this are light penciled notes: G. Schwab, died 1850 Lyric Poet [probably Gustav Schwab; 1792-1850]. This mounted sheet shows some age-realted tanning. This specially bound, low-numbered copy, might have been extra-illustrated by the publisher, or specially produced for a bookseller. Weight: 4 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Les vrilles de la vigne.

      Editions de la vie parisienne 1908 - - Editions de la vie parisienne, Paris 1908, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux et bel envoi de l'auteur à son amie Jeanne de Bellune : " A mon copain Jeannot / affectueux souvenir de son amie / Colette Willy." Couvertures illustrées par G. Bonnet et illustrations intérieures du même. Rare exemplaire d'une exceptionnelle provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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. Grant’s fine Library Edition, first edition thus. Richly illustrated throughout with 37 engravings designed and etched by Ad. Lalauze on tissue-guarded plates, engraved portrait of Cervantes at the beginning of Volume I. Tall, thick 8vo, in the publisher’s original brown cloth with paper labels printed in red and black on the spines, t.e.g., others untrimmed. xlii, 445; x, 484; xii, 512; xii, 508 pp. A very handsome set, very fine and seemingly unread and unused, the brown cloth with only extremely minor age evidence, paper labels a bit mellowed by time. 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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        Chic de Paris. Revue de Mode. Année complète 1908, 12 numéros.

      - Paris, M. G. Martens, 1908. Du N° 145 au N°156. Un fort volume de format in folio (42x33 cm), comprenant pour chaque N° environ 8 à 10 pages de texte, nombreux dessins de patrons les 2 suppléments de planches pour les blouses sont joints. Pour l'ensemble du vol.; 94 planches en couleurs pleine page et hors texte; 12 planches in plano également en couleurs; 23 planches hors texte en noir. Certaines planches sont réhaussées. Robuste reliure muette de l'époque en demi chagrin noir à coins. Tranches marbrées. Coins légèrement marqués, intérieur d'une très grande fraîcheur. Peu commun. Texte bilingue franco-allemand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hans Teichmueller. Biographical Sketch. Addresses and Letters to his family. [Prepared] by his loving wife and daughters

      Von Boeckmann-Jones, Austin 1908 - Small folio. Bound in original publisher's brown boards, upper cover decorated with a large vignette of acorns and oak leaves (signed "M.T."), recent brown morocco spine. A BEAUTIFUL COPY EARLY TEXAS JURISPRUDENCE AS PRACTICED BY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL GERMAN IMMIGRANTS. "Hans Teichmueller (1837-1901), judge and lawyer, was born in Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany, on March 7, 1837, the third son of an army officer. At the age of fourteen, after several years of private training, he attended a boarding school where he had intended to study theology. He later gave up this idea to become a cabin boy on a steamer to New York. While in New York he stayed with a German lawyer who tried to persuade him to remain and study law. Not long afterwards Teichmueller returned to Germany and entered the gymnasium of Blankenburg in the Harz Mountains. The sudden death of his father a few years later made it impossible for Teichmueller to secure a university education, so he came to Texas to join his cousin, Arthur Meerscheidt, who lived on a farm in Fayette County. On June 16, 1858, Teichmueller married Augusta Kellner, whose father, a modern-language teacher, had taught him English when he first arrived in Fayette County. The Teichmuellers had five children. For a few months they farmed near Highhill in Fayette County, before moving to New Ulm, where Teichmueller studied law and taught school. His duties as a teacher exempted him from military service, but he served for about half a year as secretary of a militia at Brenham. Before the end of the Civil War he moved to La Grange, Fayette County, to begin his law practice. He passed his bar examination on May 16, 1866, and then entered the law firm of L. Lindsey and B. D. Shropshire. He served as county judge in 1869-1870 to fill the unexpired term of Reinhardt Hillebrandt. After several law partnerships he formed one with Meerscheidt and a man named Dunn, which terminated with Teichmueller's election to the judgeship of the Twenty-second Judicial District in 1884. Judge Teichmueller, a Democrat, read two papers before the Bar Association of Texas (later the State Bar of Texas) and wrote several articles on such subjects as trusts, economic freedom, expansion of the constitution, American jurisprudence, and bankruptcy; he intended to write a book on the homestead law. He died at La Grange on February 17, 1901" (SOURCE: Rudolph L. Biesele, Handbook of Texas). REFERENCES: Frank Lotto, Fayette County: Her History and Her People (Schulenburg, Texas: Sticker Steam Press, 1902; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981). Proceedings of the Texas Bar Association, 1895, 1896, 1901. * Ours appears to be the only copy on the market. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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      Hodder & Stoughton. London.,1908 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with 61 illustrations from photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. 16pp of publishers adverts at end. A fine and clean copy bound in recent full tan morocco, spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label, gilt. All edges gilt. Original cloth spine and decorative front board are bound in at the back of the book. A lovely copy.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Very good. 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 quite respectable, very good copy of the British first edition with a few interesting features. The red cloth binding remains better than many, with nicely rounded spine and no corner bumps. Of particular note is the illustrated front cover - the hallmark feature of the book - which here remains beautifully bright and clean. The rear cover is likewise bright with a few barely discernible moisture spots. The spine is sunned as usual, but retains bright gilt. We note light wear at the lower corners, minor fraying at the spine ends, a whitish scuff below the spine title and faint staining at the lower spine. The contents remain tight and complete. The 61 photographs and three maps of this edition were tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be carefully checked to ensure the presence of all illustrations and maps.  All illustrations and maps are present, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. In examining this copy, we made an interesting discovery of bibliographic interest. The map at page 2 is unique in being tipped in as a folding map. None of the many other first edition copies of My African Journey we have examined feature this as a folding map. Closer examination and comparison to other copies reveal this folding map to be exactly the same in content and scale to maps in other first edition copies, the difference being that blank 1 inch margins at the top and bottom of this particular map were left untrimmed after printing, and thus it was tipped into this copy with the top two inches folded over. We find no previous ownership marks. Pasted to the front pastedown is a 1910 newspaper clipping announcing Churchill's appointment as Home Secretary. The clipping features a brief political biography and a portrait of Churchill. There is some transfer browning from the text portion of the clipping on the facing first free endpaper. Spotting is typical for the edition, present at page edges and first and final leaves, and intruding into the blank page margins intermittently throughout. The binging is protected beneath a removable clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81

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