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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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        Cat's Cradle

      1908. first edition. With Fifty-Seven Color IllustrationsWAIN, Louis. Cat's Cradle. A Picture-Book for Little Folk. Cats by Louis Wain. Rhymes by May Byron. London: Blackie and Son Limited, [1908]. First edition. Quarto (9 13/16 x 6 7/8 inches; 249 x 175 mm.). [48] pp. Eight full-page color (including one double-page) illustrations and forty-nine smaller color illustrations. Original color pictorial stiff wrappers with original red silk tie, gray end-papers. Very minor rubbing to one corner, otherwise a near fine copy of this very fragile and precious little book.A fine collection of favorites including: Jack Horner, Miss Muffet, Jack-in-the-Box, Santa Claws and Hey Diddle Diddle. The illustrations also include cats playing cricket, watching a magic lantern and playing 'Squib'.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. “He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves” (H.G. Wells).“From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled…although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!” (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Dale, 37

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        Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago 1908 - First edition, first state, 1908. Small 4to, sky blue cloth lettered in black with gold color pictorial onlay to front cover, yellow and black pictorial endpapers, color plates. A very good or better copy in an incredibly bright, tight fine binding; the only blemishes to this copy are a Christmas '08 inscription in black ink on verso of the 'This book belongs to' page, careful red hand coloring to most of the title words on the half title page, a small coffee-colored blotch to the lower outer edge of the half title and faint foxing or spottiness evident to color frontispiece and facing title page. Otherwise a lovely tight, bright copy (faintest hint of soil to rear board); we have rarely seen this title in such great shape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie 1908 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs ornés (fleurons), médaille de Saint-Benoît reproduite en cuir incisé au plat sup., roulette d'encadrement aux deux plats, Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Paris, 1908, 2 ff., 448 pp. et 6 ff. n. ch. (achevé d'imprimer daté du 25 février 1903 - les culs-de-lampes et lettrines imprimés en rouge, la page de titre datée de 1908 ayant été simplement insérée en remplacement de la page de titre originale) Emouvant exemplaire portant au premier plat la médaille de Saint-Benoît, et dans lequel ont été insérés divers documents qui ne laisseront insensibles aucun ami d'Huysmans : tout d'abord, insérée par les 4 coins au verso de la page de titre, on trouve une image pieuse illustrée, (imprimé par Bonamy Lévrier, Poitiers) "A la mémoire du Révérendissime Père Dom Joseph Bourigaud, Second Abbé de l'Abbaye de St-Martin-de-Ligugé, né à Tilliers le 17 avril 1821, pieusement décédé à Chevetogne le 6 décembre 1910". On découvre également une photo (pliure) de Huysmans, une brochure de 2 p. exposant la vocation de l'Abbaye de Sainte Cécile de Solesmes, et un billet imprimé à la mémoire de l'entrée en religion en cette même abbaye des soeurs Mechtilde A. Payne et Michael Y. de Gastines. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée notamment en dos avec qq. griffures au second plat). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les aqueducs et cloaques de la Gaule romaine.

      Paris, Alphonse Picard 1908 - Octavo. Pp. viii, 161, (3). Plus 9 plates bound at end. With 6 figures to text. Additions and corrections. Half-title present. Hardcover, recently bound in full leaf-green cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Ouvrage publié en partie seulement dans le volume du "Congrès archéologique de France", session d'Avallon, en 1907. J.-Adrien Blanchet (1866-1957). Rare. KVK, OCLC, and French Union Catalog locate just a single copy in France, that in Bibliotheque d'Art et d'Archeologie.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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      Librairie Nationale 1908 - RO40102667: 12 volumes d'env. 800 pages chacun. Grand In-4°. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte et hors texte. Texte sur 3 colonnes. Belle reliure avec dos et partie des plats en cuir, motifs décoratifs en dorure à chaud et à froid, et plaques de métal ornée sur chaque volume. Lettres, Sciences, Arts. Tome I: A-Autonomiste. Tome II: Autoophtalmoscope-Bousier. Tome III: Bousies-Cessation. Tome IV: Cesse-Cotterill. Tome V: Cottévrard-Eléotrague. Tome VI: Eléotris-Gorette. Tome VII: Gorfu-Kourilien. Tome VIII: Kourinsk-Monologueur. Tome IX: Monomachie-Piécier. Tome X: Pied-Rotenbourg. Tome XI: Rotengle-Tenu. Tome XII: Tenue-ZZ. Par Gabriel Hanotaux, Alfred Rambaud, Georges Duruy, Jules Claretie, Camille Saint-Saens, Marcelin Barthelot, E.Reclus, Gustave Eiffel, Marquis Albert de Dion. In-4 Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        With The British Rugby Team True Story Of The Tour In Maoriland

      The Otago Daily Times And Witness Newspaper Company, Dunedin 1908 - Wrappers missing. Replaced with facsimiles. Final 10 pages in facsimile. Newspaper clippings pasted to advertising leaves at front of book. Paper repairs. Heavy foxing to some leaves. Recent cloth spine. ; 168 pages + frontis + plates + advertisements. Card wrappers. Page dimensions: 215mm x 135mm. Rare. Includes Special Articles: White Lights And Mean Figures - By Andrew Spence; Impressions Of New Zealand Football by Arthur F. Harding; Maoriland And Rugby Football by George H. Hartnett; British Team's Methods: Where They Fail - By J. W. Stead; Training A Touring Football Team - By T. W. Leslie; Financing A Touring Team - By Neil Galbraith; Religion Of Rugby In Maoriland - by Frank Morton; Rugby Football In New Zealand - by "Full Back". ; 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1908 - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, titles to spine gilt, multi-coloured pictorial onlay to the front board after the original cover design, roll to turn-ins, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Illustrated with 24 colour plates by Edmund Dulac. First edition of this humorously poetic alphabet and a fantastic example of The Chelsea Bindery's work. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1908 - Upton, Florence K. THE ADVENTURES OF BORBEE AND THE WISP. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1908. First Edition. Square 4to - 10" x 9-7/8". Maroon cloth backed color pictorial boards with a touch of wear to the head and tail of spine and to the board corners and with minor rubbing and spotting to the boards. Swan motif endpapers. [68]pp. Previous owner's neat gift inscription dated 1917 in pencil on the title page. This fantasy adventure about a boy named Borbee who falls asleep and meets the fairy Wisp who tells him that he must save the Princess, is illustrated with thirty-one full page chromolithograph plates by Florence K. Upton of Golliwogg fame. The pages of the book are bright and clean with a little offsetting from the illustrations. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

      London: Frederick Warne :, First edition, 1908 - 4to., unpaginated, with 24 fine colour plates, illustrated by Edmund Dulac, each featuring a letter of the alphabet (x,y & z are combined) with an accompanying printed limerick printed on one side only, pictorial endpapers, bound in the original linen-backed pictorial boards. An unusally VG+ bright copy with only slight wear to extreme corner tips, with the gutta-percha style binding still holding remarkably well and with no damage whatsoever to front or rear hinges. Born in 1882 France, Edmund Dulac, a gifted teenage artist, made it through two years of studying law before the boredom of law school and the winning of a prize at the Ecole des Beaux Arts tipped him into an art career and he became a full time art student. His arrival in London in 1904 just as the "colour separation" process of reproducing color plates was invented fortuitously placed him at the birth of the illustrated gift-book. Edmund Dulac became one of the five major "Golden Age" gift book illustrators. A gifted caricaturist, Dulac was at his best in Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Toomai of the Elephants. From The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

      Macmillan, 1908. - Chromolithograph on heavy paper. Image size: 24.5 x 33.5 cm. (9 ¾ x 13 ¼ inches). Framed size: 41 x 56.5 cm. (16 x 22 ¼ inches). Fine condition. Presented in a handmade gold leaf frame. The Detmolds' most celebrated joint achievement, and among the finest book illustrations ever produced, was the set of 16 prints after watercolours depicting scenes from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z

      Frederick Warne, London 1908 - Original grey illustrated cover with cream title and cream cloth spine. Still bright with just very slight bumps to corners.Illustrated eps.Red and black title page. As is usual with this edition all the pages except the last one (XYZ) are disbound but there are no marks left on the pages at all, in fact they look as if they never were attached. All pages are clean and bright with no marks at all. No marks, no inscriptions anywhere. A wonderful example of Dulac's work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Lockenraub. Ein komisches Heldengedicht. Übertr. u. Nachwort von Rudolf Alexander Schröder. Mit neun (davon sieben ganzseit.) Zeichnungen von A. Beardsley.

      Leipzig, Insel 1908.. 4°. (8), 43, (7) S., OPp. mit Goldpr. u. KGoldschnitt. Nur das Fußkapital mit geringer Druckspur, sonst tadelloses Exemplar mit (unbedrucktem) Schutzumschlag u. Schuber mit mont. Titelschild. Umschlag u. Schuber mit kl. Beschädigungen, beides ist allerdings selten und hat den Band bestens ins so gutem Zustand bewahrt. EA WG² 15 (Schröder). Sarkowski 1258 (dort falsche Angaben zum Papier).. * Eins von 800 (im Druckvermerk u. auf dem Schuber) numer. Exemplaren. Schöner Band auf kräftigem Holländisch Bütten und in einem prachtvoll goldgeprägten Einband, den ebenfalls Beardsley entworfen hat.

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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z

      Frederick Warne & Co., London 1908 - corners rubbed; quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1908 - Paris, Société du Mercure de France, 1908. Grand in-8 (162 X 250) demi-veau cannelle à coins, dos cinq nerfs plats ornés de triple filet doré et sertis de filets à froid, caissons de double encadrement de filet doré, titre doré, date en queue, tête dorée, plats de la couverture et dos conservés (Yseux) ; portrait en deux états, 416 pages (dont faux-titre et titre). Petite tache brune au dos. ÉDITION COLLECTIVE en partie originale, comprenant pour la première fois les articles du "Corsaire-Satan" et de "Paris-Journal", illustrée d'un portrait de Baudelaire, non signé, gravé sur bois. UN des 87 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur HOLLANDE et réimposés au format in-octavo, seul tirage en grand papier, contenant un ÉTAT SUPPLÉMENTAIRE DU PORTRAIT en camaïeu. BEL EXEMPLAIRE non rogné dans une reliure de qualité dYSEUX. (Carteret, Trésor du bibliophile, 131. ? Talvart & Place, Bibliographie des auteurs modernes de langue française, I, 293). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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      East Aurora: The Roycroft Shop, 1908-1915. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. Volume 1 rear board detached, but present, volume 2 joints splitting, volume 5 with 3" of lower spine portion lost, volume 8 with small chip to spine head, volume 14 with 1" lost from top of spine, volume 16 spine foot chipped, the rest of the books show minor to moderate scuffing, though no loss of binding material as noted to other volumes. Texts are all very fine: entirely free of fading, discoloration, previous owner markings, etc. Tissue guards over some plates show offsetting from plate image.. 20 volumes (complete), quartos, original 3/4 leather and grayish green boards, various paginations (about 300+ pages per volume), illustrated. A beautifully printed work on fine paper. Decorative initials throughout designed by Dard Hunter. All volumes signed "Elbert Hubbard" on limitiation pages. Each copy hand-numbered "500" of 1000 sets.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("J. Conrad"), to "Dearest Edward [Garnett]

      1908. [to the reader who "discovered" h] One page (plain paper with BBL watermark). No location indicated, but Someries, Bedfordshire. Dated "16 Dec. '08". Edward Garnett (1868-1937), son of the Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum, was one of the most important people in Joseph Conrad's literary life. It was he, as a reader for the publishing firm of T. Fisher Unwin, who in 1894 decided that there was merit in a manuscript submitted pseudonymously by someone named "Kamudi" (Malayan for "rudder"); so sure of rejection was the author that he had included return postage for the manuscript. Garnett then worked with the seaman who had written it, resulting in Conrad's first novel ALMAYER'S FOLLY. He then worked so closely with Conrad on the next manuscript (AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS) that some have suggested Garnett should almost have been listed as co-author. The two remained close for the rest of Conrad's life.~This letter, written in 1908 at a time when Conrad's writing and spirits were at a low ebb, reads as follows:~Dearest Edward,~It is an IMMENSE relief. You don't know how that thing has been lying on us. You see we had the same experience with Borys only some 20 months ago.~You! You speak words of wisdom as to the E.R. That IS the way! I've said already something to the same effect; but I don't want to appear as if I wished to meddle; the more so that I can't pretend to any experience -- tho' I may have some 'sense' of affairs.~Since your letter the year-end doesn't seem so gloomy. I'll be sending the little vol to David in a day or two as I must write him a short note too. Our dear love to you.~Yours ever~J. Conrad~The first and last paragraphs concern Edward's 16-year-old son David, who had just recovered from a severe illness; since Conrad refers to his own son Borys's recent bout with scarlet fever, it may likely have been the same illness. (David "Bunny" Garnett, 1892-1981, would go on, initially as a member of the Bloomsbury Group, to author numerous novels -- and to get into the publishing field as well.) The middle paragraph refers to the English Review, founded just that month with much input from Conrad; Ford Madox Ford was the initial editor, and Conrad's autobiographical SOME REMINISCENCES would be serialized in the first seven monthly issues. For a time the English Review was the foremost English literary journal.~In all, this is an exemplary letter bringing together Conrad's literary and family sides, written to the man who got it all started for him. Condition is fine (a few creases).

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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.. Very Good. 1908. Quarter cloth. corners rubbed; quarto .

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      Titled, signed and dated in pencil - Screenprint, Artist's Proof, 27 x 32 inches, original narrow silver moulding. The image was laminated before sale as was the fashion at the time. there are some small scratches both to the surface of the image and to the margins and frame. Vasarely (1908 - 1997) was born in P‚cs in Hungary. He studied art in Budapest at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy, then at the Mhely school of graphic arts run by Alexander Bortnyik in the tradition of the Bauhaus. He moved to Paris in 1930, where he worked for ten years as a commercial artist, mainly designing posters showing a particular interest in trompe-l'oeil effects, graphic patterns and space illusions. From 1944 he became a professional artist, painting 'restless conflicting patterns incorporating zebras, chessboards, etc' (Tate catalogue). In the late 1950s he pioneered the Op Art movement, and went on to design an alphabet, screenprints and tapestries. He was awarded the Grand Prix jointly with Burri at the 1965 SÆo Paulo Bienalle and thet major prize for painting at the 1967 Pittsburgh International. He founded a museum of his own work at the Chƒteau de Gordes in 1970 and a Fondation Vasarely at Aix-en-Provence 1976.

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

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

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        A Course of Pure Mathematics

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

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

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

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        The Works of Oliver Goldsmith

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

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        Great Assassination Association! Lincoln?s Secretary John Hay?s privately published Letters and Diary in 3 volumes presented by his widow to Pres. Garfield?s widow who has signed and dated the flyleaf

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

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

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

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        "Cortina d' Ampezzo. Motiv im Regen."

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

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

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

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

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

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        My African Journey

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

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

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

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        My African Journey

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

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        The Novels

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

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        The Book of the Pearl

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

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        The Man Who Was Thursday. A Nightmare

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

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        Ausgeführte Bauten und Studien von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz, Köln

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

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

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