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        Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co, 1908. The Reilly & Britton Co, 1908. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co, 1908. First edition (Hanff, et al, 53-54). Hardcover. 256 pp. Very good, lacking jacket. Light blue cloth, first state binding, black and yellow illustrated endpapers, three books on publisher's advertisement, 16 color plates. Minor rubbing on spine edges and corners, showing. Faint scratches and small scrape to gold on pictorial pastedown. 16 colored plates, collated and complete. Frontispiece and plate facing 252 have small scrapes on edge, not affecting pictures. Plates facing page 60 and 220 coming loose at gutter. Two pages have small closed tears at fore edge. Previous owner's name on ownership page. Illustrated by John R. Neill.

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        The Standard Cyclopedia of Modern Agriculture and Rural Economy

      11 - London - The Gresham Publishing Company, 1908. 11 - London - The Gresham Publishing Company, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete and comprehensive agricultural encyclopaedia, arranged alphabetically by Professor R. Patrick Wright. With numerous illustrations throughout, including hundreds of illustrations in the text and two hundred and nineteen plates (collated complete), with extra tipped-in plates to rear pastedowns, many of which are coloured. Some of the contributors to the work include David Bruce, Gerald Bloxsome, John Spier, and Wilfred Scawen Blunt. Including entries on algae, tuberculosis, steam engines and the potato. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In decorative cloth bindings. Externally quite smart, though with some light rubbing and some bumping. A few marks to the boards also. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. End blanks to volume V missing, and some worming to rear of volume IV and front of volume III. Pages are bright, but with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        RAGION POETICA E PROGRAMMA DEL VERSO LIBERO. Grammatica, ricordi e confidenze per servire alla Storia delle Lettere Contemporanee.

      Edizione di Poesia 1908 In - 8 p., brossura orig. figur. (dorso rifatto), pp. 704,(4), con un ritratto f.t. di Gian Pietro Lucini da uno schizzo di Carlo Agazzi. La copertina porta il seguente titolo: "Il Verso Libero 'Proposta'". "Edizione originale." Cfr. Salaris, p. 43 - Falqui, p. 42. Tiratura di 375 esemplari. Pagine lievem. ingiallite per la qualità della carta, altrimenti molto ben conservato, con dedica autografa dell'autore.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Klosterarbeit. Wohl anlässlich einer sog. Einkleidung [Eintritt in ein Frauenkloster]. Holzkasten ca. 50 x 60 cm mit alter Glasscheibe. Fotografie mit reichlich ornamentaler Umrandung. Monogramiert und datiert: J. L., 1908. Neben Silber- und Goldborten wurden für die Umrandung Haare verwendet. Unter dem Monogramm und Datum drei geflochtene Haarsträhnen. [Nonnen wurde beim Eintritt in ein Kloster die Kopfhaare geschoren]

      . . Innen etwas verstaubt, sonst gut. Seltene Klosterarbeit zum Thema Einkleidung. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

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        Modern Power Generators

      London - The Gresham Publishing Company, 1908. London - The Gresham Publishing Company, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extensive engineering work on power generators from the early twentieth century. First edition. Illustrated with many vignette illustrations, diagrams, and eleven coloured composite sectional models. With chapters on steam generators, engines and turbines, electromagnets, vapour engines, and much more. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In green cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some marks and bumping. Wear to the front board and tail of spine of volume II. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Tidemarks to pastedowns of volume I. One hinge is strained. Pages are bright, with just a few instances of foxing, and some ink spots to the rear few pages of volume II. A couple of layers of the composite models are loose, but present. Overall: GOOD..

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        Seder Haggadah shel Pesach im perush Mishley Yaakov meHaMagid meDubna, Z.Tz.L. [=a righteous man of blessed memory] zeher gute pshotim un zise meshulim tzu verstehen di Agude muatak oif ivri taitch [etc. with four addtions, one by Rabbi Moshe of Voloshin. And the fourth addition being The Songs of Songs]

      Warsaw, Poland Warszawa 1908 - 32 leaves. 5 woodcuts. Bottom of 31st leaf , which is the Song of Songs, not the Haggadah, is damaged with loss of text (to the Song of Songs). Some wine stains. 4 different rubber stamp impressions, one in Hebrew, another in German, all of a previous owner, Rabbi S. (Shaul Leib) Morgenstern of Rajgrod, Handwritten inscriptions in Yiddish on blank end papers by Benyamin Morgenstern. Illlustrated. Yellowed paper. This copy is apparently not listed in Yudlov. It has some similarities with, but is different from, Yudlov 2397. Rajgród [¿rai¿¿rut] is a town in Grajewo County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland, and in 2004 it had 1,680 inhabitants. Rajgrod has a long and rich history, with first human settlements dating back to c. 9000 B.C.E. In the Middle Ages, the Yotvingians founded here a settlement called Raj, which was located on a hill. Raj became main town of a Yotvingian tribe. According to chronicler Wigand of Marburg, in 1360 Polish King Kazimierz Wielki ordered the castellan of Wizna to build a defensive castle near Rajgrod. The fate of the castle has not been established, but probably it was destroyed by the Teutonic Knights. The town of Rajgrod was first mentioned in 1429, when a man named Mikolaj of Rajgrod sold real estate to his brother Jan. Some time in the early 1440s, a gord was established here and Rajgrod emerged as a local wood trade center. After the Treaty of Melno, the gord was transferred from Polish Mazovia to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In c. 1505, King Aleksander Jagiellonczyk gave Rajgrod to a nobleman named Michal Glinski, and in 1509, King Zygmunt Stary handed the area of Rajgrod and Goniadz to Mikolaj Radziwill. In 1568, Rajgrod was granted town charter, and next year, following the Union of Lublin, together with the region of Podlasie it was transferred back to the Kingdom of Poland. In 1570, Rajgrod became a royal town and a seat of a starosta (first starosta was Marcin Dulski). In c. 1602, a large manor house was constructed for the local administration. In 1679, King Jan III Sobieski confirmed Rajgrod¿s privileges and charter, and in 1764, a new church was built. On July 10, 1794, during the Kosciuszko Uprising, a party of patriotic szlachta and townspeople was defeated here by a detachment of the Prussian Army. After the third partition of Poland (1795), the town was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia, but in 1807 it was transferred to the Russian Empire. During the November Uprising, a battle between Polish and Russian forces took place here on May 29, 1831. Rajgrod lost its town charter in 1863, as a punishment for its residents¿ support of the January Uprising, and remained a village until 1924. Additional scans available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repton Cricket

      905, 1908. 905, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A text detailing tracking the events and changes in the Cricket team in Repton, Derbeyshire. With Plans and photographsAlfred Cochrane is the author of 'Collected Verses', 'Told in the Pavilion. 'Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, sound with rubbing, occasionalmarksand fading to spine. Internally, firmly bound very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson

      London and Glasgow - Collins' Clear-Type Press, 1908. London and Glasgow - Collins' Clear-Type Press, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nicely bound collection of the poems of Tennyson. With four tissue-guardedplates, including a photographic frontispiece of Tennyson. Including Locksley Hall, The Princess, and Elaine, amongst others. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Condition: In a red morocco binding. Externally smart, with some light rubbing only. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Tissue guard of frontis detached. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Ecce homo.

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1908.. Ca. 25 x 19,5 cm. 154 Seiten, mit ormamentalem Doppeltitel, zahlreichen Vignetten und Zierstücken in Golddruck von Henry van de Velde. Grauer Original-Wildlederband mit Kopfgoldschnitt und goldenen Vorsätzen,. Erste Ausgabe. Sarkowski 1201; Schauer II, 15. Eines von 150 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan (Gesamtauflage 1250 Exemplare). Handeinband aus grauem Wildleder der Großherzoglich Sächsischen Kunstgewerbeschule, Weimar nach einem Entwurf von Henry van de Velde. Ein Meisterwerk der Buchkunst des Jugendstils mit dem schwungvollen Doppeltitel, den Vignetten, Zierstücken und Anfangszeilen in Golddruck entworfen von H. van der Velde. Einband etwas fleckig und geworfen, Rücken leicht verfärbt. Teils gering stockfleckig, Vorsatz mit Exlibris und altem Besitzvermerk.

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        Poems of Tennyson

      Henry Frowde - London, 1908. Henry Frowde - London, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very smart copy of this collection of Tennyson's poetry. Oxford Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. Condition: In a half vellum binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. A few spots to the first and last few pages but otherwise bright and clean. P. 59 has a small tear to the fore-edge, not affecting the text. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Die Herabsetzung der subjektiven Tonhöhe durch Steigerung der objektiven Intensität + Über die neuen Versuche, die Angriffsstellen der von Tönen ausgehenden Schallwellen im Ohre zu lokalisieren

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

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        Das Buch Esther - Übersetzt von Martin Luther.

      Insel, Leipzig 1908. - Vitri6 Gr.-8°. Grüner Originalledereinband. 2 weiße Blatt, 1 Blatt Vortitel, 1 Jugendstil-Doppeltitel in schwarz-gold, XXIX (+I) Seiten, 2 Blatt. Kapitelüberschriften und Initialien sind goldgedruckt. Einband und Kanten etwas beschabt, Rücken und Oberkante lichtgedunkelt (bräunlich). Mit Abklatsch des Lesebändchens auf den Seiten II/III, Seiten VIII bis XIV mit bräunlichen Verfärbungen im unteren Rand. Mehrere Blatt im unteren Rand mit Spuren von Bräunung, sonst nur wenig fleckig und gering gebräunt. Durchaus gutes Exemplar. Eines von 275 Exemplaren auf Büttenpapier gedruckt (Gesamtauflage 300) . -- Mit Buchschmuck, Doppeltitel und (zehn) Initialen von Friedrich Wilhelm Kleuckens und C.H.Kleuckens (richtig: Friedrich Wilhelm Kleuckens). Der Druck in schwarz und gold. -- Erstes Buch der Ernst-Ludwig-Presse für den Inselverlag. -- Sarkowski 238. 550

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        Les Vieilles Villes des Flandres

      Paris - Librarie Dorbon-Ain, 1908. Paris - Librarie Dorbon-Ain, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce early edition of this beautifully illustrated book on the Old Towns of the Flanders, both the Belgian and French Flanders by Albert Robida,illustrated by the author with one hundred and fifty-five originals drawings, including twenty-five plates, an etching to frontispiece and a colour illustrated half title. First edition. In French. Albert Robida (1848 -1926) was an illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist. He edited and published La Caricature magazine for twelve years. Through the 1880s he wrote an acclaimed trilogy of futuristic novels. In the 1900s he created 520 illustrations for Pierre Giffard's weekly serial La Guerre Infernale. Condition: In original illustrated cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities andoccasional marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with slight marginal age toning , most pronounced to half title and last page. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Military History of Pershire 1660-1902

      R.A. & J. Hay, Perth 1908 - large 8vo. Pp xxiii, 634; xxi, 316. Portraits, illustrations and maps - all as called for. Original cloth. Teg. Spines sunned, otherwise a fine copy from the library of Tarradale House with its bookplates to the front paste-down endpapers. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

      Glasgow James Maclehose and Sons 1908. VG- : in very good minus condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed, marked and bumped. Foxing to prelims, and light spotting to text. Browning to some plate margins, not impinging. Teg. Remaining edges untrimmed [First Edition] Blue hardback cloth cover 400mm x 300mm (16" x 12"). 51pp + plates. 54 Reproductions in Photogravure [B/W] by J Craig Annan. Subjects include Joseph Crawhall, Sir James Guthrie, Harrington Mann, T Corsan Morton, Alexander Roche, and J Pittendrigh Macgillivray.

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        Poetry and Ireland: Essays.

      Dundrum: Cuala Press 1908 - FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 250 COPIES, printed in red and black, occasional outbreaks of foxing to borders but text largely clean, pp. [ii], 54, crown 8vo, original quarter buff cloth with blue boards, title stamped in black to upper board, backstrip darkened with light soiling overall and a few spots, corners rubbed, top edge a little dustsoiled, others untrimmed, bookplates to flyleaf and pastedown with some offsetting from the latter, good Inscribed on the first blank, by the printer (and author’s sister) Elizabeth Corbet Yeats: ‘To J.B. Yeats, With love from Lolly, Dec. 1908’. With father (John Butler Yeats) and son (Jack Butler Yeats) sharing the same initials, it is difficult to be entirely conclusive about the recipient: the form of address, however, would make one suspect the latter - in either scenario this is a very significant Yeats association copy. (Wade 254)

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Superb Copy in Original Publisher's Cloth)

      London: Nelson, 1908. London: Nelson, 1908. 'Carroll, Lewis. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and New York: Nelson, (n. d. but 1908). 92 color Illustrations by Harry Rountree. First Edition. 4to. A FINE copy in original publisher's green cloth decorated in color and gilt, t. e.g. A spectacular copy of one of the most important Alice books from the Golden Age of Alice illustration. Rountree's vision of Alice is like no other and the book itself (binding, paper quality, quality of the images) is downright stunning. This example is fresh and virtually faultless. There is a previous owner's tiny inked name on the half-title but the book is otherwise unmarked. The spine and cover gilt are both almost completely unrubbed and the white enamel spine label is unchipped, quite rare thus. Potentially quite the compelling centerpiece to your illustrated Alice collection.. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Fine. Illus. by Harry Rountree.

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        Historical Tales

      Los Angeles - The Angelus University, 1908. Los Angeles - The Angelus University, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first two volumes of Charles Morris' Historical Tales under the subtitle American in the Angelus edition published for the Angelus University. Illustrated with black and white plates. In two volumes. Charles Morris (1833 - 1922) was an American journalist, novelist and author of popular historical textbooks. He abandoned his academic career in 1860, working in business up to 1878, while developing his reputation as a professional creative writer and journalist. He published short stories, poems, and serial novels in Beadle's Saturday Journal. He compiled a series of Historical Tales. These are retold legends and historical events meant to be read for enjoyment rather than used as textbooks. Condition: In cloth bindings with gilt decoration to spines. Externally, in excellent condition but with very slight wear to extremities. Front hinge to volume one slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Les Dessins de D. Francisco Goya y Lucientes

      Rome - D. Anderson, 1908. Rome - D. Anderson, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this collection of the designs of Goya. With an introduction by Pierre D'Achardi in French. Including his Disasters of War, La Tauromaquia and other designs. Francisco Jos de Goya y Lucientes (17461828) was an Aragonese romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. The subversive imaginative element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet, Picasso and Francis Bacon. Containing 64 tinted plates (collated, missing sixteen plates). Condition: In a blue cloth folder-style binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Slight wear to the extremities, with a label to the front pastedown. Plates are unbound. Plates are bright and generally clean, with just the occasional handling mark. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to missing plates, but otherwise quite smart..

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        Old London Churches

      London- Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. London- Hodder and Stoughton, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautiful book describing the appearance and history of many London churches. First edition, limited to five hundred copies,of which this is hand-numbered 79. Signed by both the author and the illustrator. With an introduction by the bishop of London. With twenty-five full colour plates of the paintings of Arthur Garratt, tipped-in on grey paper. Some churches mentioned include St Martin, Ludgate, the Savoy Chapel and All Saints, Fulham. Condition: In a vellum binding with gilt decoration and armorial design to front board. Externally, sound with slight wear to top of front board. Boards warped and lacking tiesas usual. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean but with occasional light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Goethe. Eine Szene

      Wien, C. W. Stern 1908.. Wien, C. W. Stern 1908.. 8°. 22 (1) S. Mit photogr. Titelportr. (Friedell als Goethe). OBrosch. Mit Einbandillustr. v. R. H. Bartsch. Namenszug am hint. Innendeckel Kl. Fleck am Vorderdeckel, sonst sehr gut erhalten. EA Kosch V,666; Illig 41 - Mit eigenhänd. Widmung v. Egon Friedell a. d. Votritelbl. Der berühmte Sketch der beiden Autoren Friedell und Polgar wurde am am 1.1.1908 im Kabarett Fledermaus in Wien uraufgeführt. F

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Near fine. This is a superior copy of 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. Truly bright and clean copies are scarce. Here is a near fine copy, particularly notable for its binding. The red cloth binding is square, tight, and immaculately clean, retaining nicely rounded spine and sharp corners. The striking illustrated front cover is simply pristine, as is the blank rear cover. The spine shows only mild color shift, retaining bright gilt. The almost total absence of exterior wear is quite unusual. The sole exterior sign of wear is a .5 inch scuff to the bottom edge of the rear board. The contents remain bright with no previous ownership marks and retain a crisp, unread feel. The 61 photographs 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 in this copy, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. The chief flaw of this copy is one endemic to the edition - spotting, which is heavier to the page edges, first free endpaper, and half title, lighter once past the preface and only intermittent within the balance of the text. The top edge is lightly dust soiled, the fore and bottom edges bright apart from the spotting. The exceptional 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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        The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton

      London- Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1908. London- Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely, Oxfordedition of The CompletePoetical Works of John Milton with an engraved portrait of Milton to frontispiece. Edited after the original texts by the Rev. H. C. BeechingJohn Milton (1608 - 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. Henry Charles Beeching (1859 - 1919) was an English clergyman, author and poet. Aprize presentation copy with bookplateto front free endpaper dated 1910. Condition: In an armorial tree calf binding. Externally, in excellent condition but with slight wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with slight offsetting to endpapers from bindings. Overall:VERY GOOD.

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        Internacional Socialista. Konvolut von 30 Heften:Heft 1- 5 Hefte von 1908, ca. 4 s. pro Heft // 1909, 11 Hefte, ca. 6 S. pro Heft / 1910, 12 hefte, durchgänig kollationiert, 232 S. und 1911, 8 Hefte, durchgänig kollationiert, 96 S. // redaktion Henriko Peus. Tet in Italienisch.

      Dessau, Arbeiter Druckei, 1908- 1911.. 21 x 16 cm. Ca. 400 S. ISBN: Keine. . Privater Ganzleineneinband der Zeit. / coth. No jacket. Einband fleckig und eingestaubt. Innen vereinzelt Anstreichungen. 1. Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! GF1. (ZGN).

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London: William Heinemann., 1908. London: William Heinemann. 1908. Large quarto, original full vellum gilt, top edge gilt, gold titles to the spine, front panel. Limited edition, one of a thousand copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Thirty-nine colored plates under tissue guards, plus illustrations. In very good condition.Arthur Rackham's fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years" (Hodnett, 233).

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        Dictionary of National Biography. being 21 volumes of DNB, 1 volume Supplement (1909), 3 volumes of the DNB Second Supplement (1912), 1 volume DNB1912-1921 with Index (1927) and 1 volume DNB 1922-1930 with Index (1937)

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1908-1937.. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1908-1937., 1908. 27 volumes in all. Large 8vo. Contemporary brown half calf with twin title labels and compartments ruled in gilt to spines, brown cloth boards, marbled end papers and edges. Bookplate to paste down. Binding rubbed and bumped; most joints expertly repaired. Very good indeed.

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. Near fine. This is a superior copy of 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. Truly bright and clean copies are scarce. Here is a near fine copy, particularly notable for its binding. The red cloth binding is square, tight, and immaculately clean, retaining nicely rounded spine and sharp corners. The striking illustrated front cover is simply pristine, as is the blank rear cover. The spine shows only mild color shift, retaining bright gilt. The almost total absence of exterior wear is quite unusual. The sole exterior sign of wear is a .5 inch scuff to the bottom edge of the rear board. The contents remain bright with no previous ownership marks and retain a crisp, unread feel. The 61 photographs 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 in this copy, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. The chief flaw of this copy is one endemic to the edition - spotting, which is heavier to the page edges, first free endpaper, and half title, lighter once past the preface and only intermittent within the balance of the text. The top edge is lightly dust soiled, the fore and bottom edges bright apart from the spotting. The exceptional 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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        The Oxford Thackeray with Illustrations

      London, New York and Toronto - Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1908. London, New York and Toronto - Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This edition of the works ofWilliam Makepeace Thackeray is illustrated throughout and arranged, as far as possible in chronological order. Edited, with an introduction byGeorge Saintsbury. Sixteen volumes of a seventeen volume set. Volume I: The Yellowplush Papers, Major Gahagan, Early Miscellanies etc. with sixty-fourillustrations; Volume II: The Paris Sketch Book and Art Criticisms with one hundredand three illustrations; Volume III: Catherine A Shabby Gentweel Story, The Second Funeral of Napoleaon and Miscellanies 1840-1 with twenty-four illustrations; Volume IV: The Great Hoggarty Diamond, Fitz-Boodle Papers Men's Wives etc. with seventeen illustrations; Volume V: The Irish Sketch Bookand Contributions to the 'Foreign Quarterley Review' 1842 - 4with forty-five illustrations; Volume VI: The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. and theMiscellaneous Papers Written between1843 and 1847 withfifty-seven illustrations; Volume VII: Ballads and Contributions to 'Punch' 1842 - 1850with one hundred and six illustrations; Volume VIII: Miscellaneous Contributions to Punch 1843 - 1854 with one hundred and ninty-seven illustrations; VolumeIX:A Legend of theRhine Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo and The Book of Snobs with three hundred and eightillustrations; Volume X: Christmas Books, Rebecca and Rowena, and Later Minor Papers 1849 - 1861with one hundred and seventy illustrations; [Volume XI: Vanity Fair is absent];Volume XII: The History of Pendennis, his Fortunes and Misfortunes, his Friends and his Greatest Enemy with onehundred and eighty-two illustrations; Volume XIII: Henry Esmond, TheEnglish Humourists, The Four Georges with thirty-six illustrations; Volume XIV: The Newcomes, Memoirs of a Most Respectable Familywith one hundred and seventy-twoillustrations; Volume XV: The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century with one hundred and forty-seven illustrations;Volume XVI: The Adventures of Philip on his way Through the World Shewing who Robbed him, who Helped him and who Passed him by with sixty-three illustrations;Volume XVII: The Wolves and the Lamb, Lovel the Widower, Denis Duval, Roundabout Papers with sixty illustrations. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 -1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. George Edward Bateman Saintsbury (1845 - 1933), was an English writer, literary historian, scholar, critic and wine connoisseur. Condition: Uniformly bound in morocco. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremities, heavy in placesto some volumes, with occaisonal marks to boards, including slightscattered paint marks to one volume. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with occaisonal slight handling marks and foxing to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Francois Le Champi

      London - George Bell & Sons, 1908. London - George Bell & Sons, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Very scarce work in an even more scarce dustwrapper. Drawing on her childhood experiences of the French countryside, George Sand tells the story of Francois le Champi. Bound in cloth with a black line illustration and an unclipped dust wrapper. With little recollection of hisfamily, his background or his age,a little boyis found and brought up by the kind hearted Madeleine Blanchet. Set against a background of French rural life in the nineteenth century, this novel describes, with sensitivity, therelationship between Madeleine and Francois. This book is attractively illustrated with 8 full colour and 11 black and white line illustrations by Gertrude Leese. The front andrear endpapers are also illustrated. There is a short introduction by the author. Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin (1804 1876) is best known by her pseudonym GeorgeSand. She was a French novelist and is considered by some a feminist, although she refused to join this movement. She is regarded as the first French female novelist to gain a major reputation. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There isslight wear to the extremities includingbumping. There are several small chips and closed tears to the dust wrapper, the longest measuring no more than 1cm. Internally the pages are clean and bright with a couple of spots on the first and last couple of pages. Overall the conditionis very good with a very good dust wrapper..

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        Famous Women

      London - Arthur L. Humphreys, 1908. London - Arthur L. Humphreys, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of short biographies of a selection of famous women throughout European history. Covering the lives of Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medicis, Mary Stuart (Mary Queen of Scots), Elizabeth of France, Marguerite Queen of France, selected French noblewomen, and other notable ladies. Translated from the French Vie des Dames, illustres francoises et etrangeres by sixteenth-century historian, Pierre de Bourdeille (seigneur de Brantme). Part of the Royal Library Historical Series. Condition: In blue half-calf binding. Externally quite smart, with some slight wear to the upper corner of the front board and some marks to the boards. Some sunfading to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Armorial bookplate of James and Irene Dunn to front pastedown. Binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Rosa. Af Student Parelius' Papirer. Orig. udgave,

      . Kria. og Kbhvn. 1908. 343 s. Indbundet i smukt privat halvlaeder med 4 bindforhöjninger og rig rygforgyldning. Sign. Petersen og Petersen..

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        Le P?re Goriot

      Paris - Societe D'ditions Litteraires et Artistiques; illustrated by Albert Lynch, 1908. Paris - Societe D'ditions Litteraires et Artistiques; illustrated by Albert Lynch, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An unnumbered copy from a limited edition of Le Pre Goriot by Honor De Balzac. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. From the Oeuvres Completes de H. de Balzac, Scenes de la Vie Parisienne. In French. Le Pre Goriot is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honor de Balzac, included in the Scnes de la vie Parisienne section of his novel sequence La Comdie humaine. Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three characters: the elderly doting Goriot; a mysterious criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin; and a naive law student named Eugne de Rastignac. Honor de Balzac (1799 - 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comdie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing and slight marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with marginal age toning, clean but for the odd spot and slight foxing to first and last pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        Scenes de la Vie Privee:

      Paris - Societe d'Editions Litteraires et Artistiques, 1908. Paris - Societe d'Editions Litteraires et Artistiques, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An edition of this collection of works by renowned French author Honore de Balzac. In French. Illustrated throughout with numerous engraved plates by Edouard Toudouze, Jose Roy and Cortazzo. Honorine is an 1843 novel by French novelist and playwright Honor de Balzac (1799-1850) and included in his series of novels (or Roman-fleuve) known as La Comdie humaine (The Human Comedy) which parodies and depicts French society in the period of the Restoration and the July Monarchy (1815-1848). Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally, generallysmart, though with some marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages have some marginal age-toning and the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Five Nations; The Seven Seas; Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses

      London - Methuen and Co., 1908. London - Methuen and Co., 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of Kipling's poetry. The Five Nations (fourth edition); The Seven Seas (Thirteenth edition); Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses (Twenty-fifth edition). With vignette illustrations to title pages. In three volumes. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Kim, many short stories, and some poetry. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Previous owner's ink inscriptions dated 1917 to front pastedown. Condition: Uniformly bound in half calf with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and minor fading to spine and odd marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with the occasional spot mostly to endpapers and text block edge and the odd slight mark to pages. With slight marginal chipping and a few minor closed tearsand previous repair to closed tear to page 17 to one volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        A Problem in Greek Ethics Being an Inquiry into the Phenomenon of Sexual Inversion

      London - Private Press, 1908. London - Private Press, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An earlycopy of Symond's work about homosexuality in ancient Greek literature. 'Addressed especially to medical psychologists and jurists'. John Addington Symonds (5 October 1840 - 19 April 1893) was an English poet and literary critic. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of homosexuality. He referred to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Slight tidemarks to the gutter and edges of the pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London: William Heinemann., 1908.. London: William Heinemann. 1908. Large quarto, original full vellum gilt, top edge gilt, gold titles to the spine, front panel. Limited edition, one of a thousand copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Thirty-nine colored plates under tissue guards, plus illustrations. In very good condition. Arthur Rackham's fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years" (Hodnett, 233).

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        The House in the Water

      London , Melbourne and Toronto - Ward, Lock and Co., Limited, 1908. London , Melbourne and Toronto - Ward, Lock and Co., Limited, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely illustrated early edition ofThe House in the Water a novel by Charles G. D. Roberts with eighteen full-page plates and illustrated endpapers. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG FRSC (1860- 1943) was a Canadian poet and prose writer who is known as the Father of Canadian Poetry. Robertswas almost the first Canadian author to obtain worldwide reputation and influence; he was also a tireless promoter and encourager of Canadian literature. . . . He published numerous works on Canadian exploration and natural history, verse, travel books, and fiction. At his death he was regarded as Canada's leading man of letters. . With 'Times Book Club' label to rear pastedown. Condition: In an illustrated buckram binding. Externally,smart but with minor wear to extremities, slight rubbing to boards and slight stainto rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land

      London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An accounf of van Dyke's travels on his own pilgramage across Israel and Jordan, taking in many of the sites mentioned in the Bible. With twelve beautiful coloured plates of the sights of Jerusalem, eleven of which are coloured (collated complete). Containing chapters on Jericho, Bethlehem, the gates of Zion and the road to Damascus. Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally sound, with some shelfwear to the spine and some marks to the boards. Some slight bumping to the corners. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge strained but firm. Bookseller's label of Morgand and Higgs, Swansea, to front pastedown. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Concerning Lafcadio Hearn

      London - T. Fisher Unwin, 1908. London - T. Fisher Unwin, 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A biography of Lafcadio Hearn, with five illustrations. First edition. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (27 June 1850 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear and bumping. Internally, binding slightly strained in places. Slight age-toning to first few pages but other wise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Circular Staircase

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merill Company, 1908. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merill Company,, 1908. With illustrations by Lester Ralph. Octavo. Original green cloth with red titles and black-blocked illustrative decoration to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Very slight rubbing to spine and corners, but a superb copy in excellent condition, with the slightly dust-soiled jacket a little rubbed at the extremities. First edition, first impression.

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        The Man who was Thursday. A Nightmare

      Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1908.. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1908., 1908. First Edition, First Issue. Publisher's brick red cloth with titles in gilt to spine and in black to upper. Binding rubbed, corners frayed, f.f.e.p. missing, inner joint missing; W.H. Smith label to paste down on top of others, owner's name to half title. Text sound and generally clean. A well read and used but still presentable copy of this Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

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        33 Originallithographien von Max Slevogt.

      Berlin, B. Cassirer 1908.. 28,5 x 36,5 cm. (2), 59, (3) S., flexibler OGanzpergamentband mit farbiger Deckellithographie, Ganzgoldschnitt u. handgestochenen Kapitalen. Hervorragend erhaltenes Exemplar im Schuber (dieser wie üblich etw. unfrisch). Schauer II.85 (mit Abb.). * Eins von 300 handschr. numer. Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk von Slevogt signiert. Gedruckt auf kräftiges Papier. - Slevogt schuf mit diesem Zyklus eine sehr schöne Illustrationsfolge zu einem der berühmtesten Märchen aus "Tausendundeiner Nacht". Während Satz und Typographie recht sachlich angelegt sind, gelingt es Slevogt mit seinen unkonventionellen Lithographien in vielen verschiedenen, jeweils dem Sujet angepaßten Bildformaten, dem Buch eine märchenhafte Leichtigkeit zu verleihen.

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