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        The Dürer Society 1998-1903, 1905-1906, 1908. Series 1-6, 8-10, 9 Vols

      London: The Dürer Society, 1908. First edition. Portfolios. g- to vg. Elephant Folio. Original brown or green cloth over brown paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover; string ties. This monumental undertaking by the Dürer Society included influential artists, printmakers and writers of the time to oversee the production of the first series of an attempted catalogue raisonné of Dürer's work. Members of the committee were the art historian and museum curator Campbell Dodgson, the illustrators Walter Crane, Sir John Bernard Partridge and Alice B. Woodward, the sculptor George Frampton, a leading member of the New Sculpture movement in the latter part of the 19th Century, the printmaker Frank Short, credited with the revival of mezzotint and aquatint engraving, Gleeson White, the first editor of the influential magazine "The Studio," an illustrated magazine of fine and applied art, among others. S. Montagu Peartree, a frequent collaborator of Dodgson, joined Campell Dodgson to write the text for the descriptive and illustrated tables of content for each series. These tables printed on laid paper in portfolio size are rebacked with brown and green cloth in series one and two, after that sewn with red and black printed title page and publisher's device; decorative b/w or color initials, black decorative endpieces and illustrated with a variant number of b/w reproductions of artwork, few in color. The 9 series at hand feature 59 magnificent reproductions in photogravure and 104 collotypes.The Dodgson and Peartree texts accompanying the reproductions of some 300 paintings, drawings, engravings and woodcuts published in the ten portfolios contain: title, size, attribution, medium of reproduction, and provenance with commentary for each work that feature one or more works of Dürer and his contemporaries. The portfolios contain an average of 22 plates each with tipped-on reproductions in photogravure, collotype, monochrome and other methods. Some reproductions are printed in color or on colored paper. The descriptive text elaborates on details and history of the respective works of art and their historical context with provenance and location of each work as well as changes in attribution. Each table of content extensively describes one or more of the works included. The nine series are in good- to good+, the art work in very good condition.Vol. 1: 22 (2)pp., 18 plates with 22 images. 1898. Portfolio with cloth-backed descriptive table of content. Photogravures of Dürer's paintings of "The Feast of the Rose-Garlands" and "Portrait of a Man." Reproductions of six drawings including one collotype of Dürer's "Portrait of himself at the age of 13." Facsimiles of five engravings from various collections including one from the School of Mantegna and one photogravure of Dürer's "The Coat of Arms with a Cock." Five of Dürer's woodcuts reproduced from the original and "Samson and the Lion" from the impression at the British Museum. "The Portrait of Charles V at the age of 18" from an unknown artist after a unique impression in the Dresden Cabinet and two reproductions of woodcuts by Albrecht Altdorfer and Hans Springinklee. The plates are tipped onto heavy card stock boards, two of them with tissue guards. Some wear to edges of portfolio. Foxing to inside of portfolio with minor foxing to edges of boards, string ties torn but present. Foxing to title page.Vol. 2: 19 (1)pp., 19 plates with 23 images. 1899. Descriptive table of content as in vol. 1. Three in-text illustration. Six photogravures, one collotype, two monochromes of watercolors, one color reproduction from a pen and ink drawing, washed with watercolors, facsimiles and other reproductions, seven of them with tissue guards. The collotype is a reproduction of a painting by Lorenzo di Credi. Titian's "Conversation with St. Eustace" is reproduction of a pen and bistre drawing by Titian and a photogravure of Dürer's "St. Eustace." Contains one photogravure from an engraving by Giulio Campagnola, one facsimile of a woodcut by Hans Burgkmair, another from an anonymous Augsburg artist. A note on Spinginklee's woodcut from volume one at rear. Foxing as in vol. 1 with marginal foxing to plate one not affecting image. One of the string ties torn but present.Vol. 3: 14 (2)pp., 22 plates with 31 images. 1900. Portfolio with sewn descriptive table of content as are parts 4-10. Includes five photogravures and 13 collotypes, five with tissue guards. Altdorfer's nine small engravings reproduced on one plate, one collotype by Andrea Mantegna, one photograph of a woodcut of an Ornamental Letter S. reproduced on handmade paper, uncertain of attribution, possibly Dürer School. Table with heavy age toning and foxing to title page, offsetting of image from plate I to back cover of the table. Marginal foxing and tissue guards, not affecting images. Portfolio with inside foxing, string ties missing. Vol. 4: 17 (3)pp., 22 plates with 31 images. 1901. Table contains two small, tipped-in illustrations, a biographical note on Martin Schongauer, the great engraver of the 15th century. Six photogravures of works attributed to Schongauer. Part two with seven photogravures of Dürer's work including his famous 1515 drawing "Rhinoceros," one of six collotypes. 13 images with tissue guards. Portfolio with wear along edges, foxing inside, plates along edges, tissue guards, not affecting images. Upper inside flap of portfolio separated but present. String ties intact. Vol. 5: 15 (1)pp. 24 plates with 31 images. 1902. Three reproductions of woodcuts in text. Two photogravures, fourteen collotypes, 8 with tissue guards. Includes a photogravure of a "Portrait of himself at the age of twenty-six," two drawings by Peter Vischer and five woodcuts from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493, illustrated by Michel Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Foxing to inside portfolio and in margins of plates and tissue guards, not affecting images. Water stain (4 x 1") in margin of last board and portfolio, decreasing in size on 10 preceding boards. Some wear along edges of portfolio, string ties missing. Table with light yellowing of front cover. Vol. 6: 16pp. 24 plates with 27 images. 1903. Three illustrations in text, one of them tipped in. Contains eight photogravures, 12 collotypes, 9 with tissue guards. Includes one drawing and three woodcuts by Hans Sebald Beham. Beham's Vine Pattern with Satyr is a foldout reproduction of a woodcut (21 x 25"). This motif was meant to be continued so that a whole wall could be covered. The image was intended and used for printing on linen, e.g. Dr. Lippmann's volumes of Dürer facsimiles, and has been used as wallpaper. The images in this portfolio are numbered through XXIX whereas the pamphlet numbers them through XXVII due to a misnumbering of the four piece "Life of the Virgin," numbered XXIII-XXIV in the pamphlet though numbered correctly on the plate. Some wear along edges of portfolio with foxing on inside covers, margins of boards and tissue guards, not affecting images. String ties missing.Vol. 7: missing Seventh Series, 1904Vol. 8: 20 (4)pp. 23 plates with 29 images. 1905. Two illustrations in text. Contains ten photogravures and 15 collotypes, eight with tissue guards. Collotypes of plates IV, a portrait painting of Sixtus Oelhafen, double plate with printed front cover cut as passe-partout of the reproduction, and XXIX, a foldout of the woodcut "The Siege of a Fortress" from 1527. Laid in a small printed plate with Change of Address info for the Dürer Society. Portfolio with light wear and foxing on inside boards, margins of plates and tissue guards, not affecting images. String ties missing.Vol. 9: 25 (3)pp., 23 plates with 38 images. 1906. Fourteen illustrations in text, 11 of them on three tipped-in plates. Contains six photogravures and 18 collotypes, six with tissue guards. Plate XXVI is "A leaf from the Prayer-book of Emperor Maximilian I." printed on front and verso. The portfolio includes a photogravure of the painting "The Virgin and Child enthroned,..." by Hans von Kulmbach, the collotype "The Crucifixion" by the "Master of the Amsterdam Cabinet." Portfolio with light wear along edges, light foxing to inside boards, string ties missing. Light foxing of cover of pamphlet with age toning along the lines of portfolio flaps. Vol. 10: 24 (4)pp., 25 plates with 47 images. 1908. Three in-text illustrations, two of them tipped-in, one of them in color. Contains autogravure of Dürer's painting of Hans Tucher and a twofold foldout of "The Small Triumphal Car" reproduced from an impression in the British Museum. The artworks for the numbers XLVI., Hans Springinklee's "The Mystery," and plate XLVII, the preliminary Drawing in color for the "Mystery," the latter attributed to the "School of Dürer," with tipped-in reproductions and described and illustrated in the table of contents only, as issued. Contains one autogravure from the Autotype Company, one heliogravure, four photogravures, and 24 collotypes, 6 of them with tissue guards. Laid in a printed Dürer Society announcement date August 8, 1908, reminding members that the Annual Subscription is suspended, the Tenth Portfolio being the last of the First Series. The Index to the ten volumes will be issued in due course to subscribers. Portfolio with some wear along edges, foxing on inside boards, top flap detached but present, bottom flap barely attached, string ties missing. Foxing in margins of plates and on tissues guards, one minor spot on image of plate III., else images not affected. Pamphlet covers with some foxing. Missing vol. 7; Index (vol. 11) and Notes & Sketches (vol. 12) published later.

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        5 Rare Antique Master Prints-GENRE-PACKED DONKEYS-MARKET-SET-Van Muyden-1908

      - 5 Antique master prints, untitled. A group of packed donkeys on an Italian market square. Unique set of 2 working drawings with annotations and 3 proof impressions signed in pencil. Variety of etching & drawing on variety of hand laid, wove and calque paper. Watermark: Imprimerie Ch. Willmann. Description: Made for the "Amis de l'eau-forte" in 1908. State: Three states of probably 4. Ref: Undescribed. Provenance: Societe des Amis de l'Eau-forte (Lugt 113).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Evert Louis van Muyden' after own design. Evert van Muyden (1853-1922) worked as an engraver, illustrator and painter. Condition: Very good, given age. Large margins, the drawing on calque-paper has some tears. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-B3-09 The overall size is ca. 21.7 x 14.2 inch. The image size is ca. 16.7 x 11.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 55 x 36 cm. The image size is ca. 42.3 x 29.8 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ

      Chicago, IL: The Reilly & Britton Co, 1908. First edition, first state, first binding. Octavo, 256pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. Bumping and shelf-wear. Mild wear to boards, including rubbing. Previous owner's inscription on second end page. Heavy chipping and creases to plate between pages 100 and 103. Mild to heavy soiling throughout text. Front and rear hinge cracked. Binding is sturdy. Good copy only. First edition points: Publisher's advertisement listing 3 titles, 16 color plates with caption in black and "Reilly & Britton Co." written at tail of spine. Shelve: CASE # 13 Spine is pale blue with black text. Dupont.

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        Reports of Examination and Survey of the San Joaquin River, Stockton Channel, etc., from San Francisco Bay to Stockton, Cal

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1908. Very Good. First edition. House Document No. 1124 (60th Congress, 2nd Session, 1908-1909). Portfolio. 18pp. (stitched) and 18 loose folded topographical maps (numbered 0-17). Complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth portfolio with cloth tie. Moderate soiling to the portfolio, very good. A scarce complete set of maps and accompanying report, prepared by Lieut. Col. John Biddle of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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        Catalogue of the magnificent library of choice and valuable books & manuscripts; the property of the Rt. Hon. Lord Amherst of Hackney (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 3-5 December 1908 and 24-27 March 1909)

      London, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1908-1909. (25.5 cm), iv, 198 (2) pp., 25 colour plates (for lots 3, 64, 109, 117, 118, 134, 451, 474, 522, 524, 554, 560, 648, 651, 667, 695, 712, 734, 742, 756, 772, 787, 880, 958, 1002). 1031 lots. Contemporary linen-backed boards (original printed yellow wrappers bound in). - The magnificent Amherst Library of Didlington Hall - seventeen Caxtons, a Gutenberg Bible, the 1460 Catholicon, two Grolier bindings, etc. - had been consigned to Quaritch in September 1906 for sale en bloc, and a few months later a "Hand-list" of the books by Seymour de Ricci was circulated. When after a year no buyer emerged, Lord Amherst placed his collections in the hands of Sotheby's. On the eve of the first session, the group of Caxtons was sold by Sotheby's to J. Pierpont Morgan. The sales of 1908-1909 realised £32,592 (not including the Caxtons, reputedly sold for £25,000). Subsequent sales were held on 12 December 1911 (159 lots), 17 January 1921 (lots 529-657), and 14 November 1921 (1730 lots). ¶ Priced in pencil with buyers' names (first and second days only).

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        Photo Album]: Philadelphia and Portland Limited Express

      Philadelphia 1908 - Oblong octavo. Measuring 5" x 7". Black cloth photo album with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 21 sepia toned photographs measuring 3.5" x 5" with captions. The album is very good with a crack in the center gutter, containing about fine photos. Images of a boat trip on the Philadelphia and Portland Limited Express around 1908, collected and captioned by Lemuel Sponagle, who claims the journey made "one stop only". The photos capture the travelers as well as the captain and men working aboard the vessel at the wheel, in the rigging, and looking at the sea via binoculars "locating a light ship," all in beautiful photographs taken by Sponagle, presumably an enlightened amateur photographer. Included are two photos of a woman, one her sitting with her back to the camera wrapped in a heavy coat captioned, "lost in thought." Also included are photos of passing ships captioned, "touring up the Delaware," and "our assistant down the Delaware." A unique archive of photographs from the early 1900s displaying travel by boat in wonderful quality photographs.

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        Professor James' Pragmatism. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 1908.

      London: Harrison and Sons, 1908 - Octavo, pp. 33–77. Original grey paper wrappers printed in black. Extremities a little rubbed with a few creases, front joint starting, contents toned, overall a very good copy. First edition in book form, extremely uncommon, OCLC locating just one copy in institutional holdings worldwide (University of Texas). This is one of the earliest and most powerful objections to William James's philosophy of pragmatism. Written as a critical response to James's article "Pragmatism's Conception of Truth" (1907), Moore's paper forcefully challenged James's definition of truth as a verifiable phenomenon. He observed that "where a proposition concerns the past, it may well be that we are in a situation in which a proposition and its negation are both unverifiable because there is now no evidence either way on the matter. But, he argued, it does not follow that we cannot now affirm that either the proposition or its negation is true, thanks to the Law of Excluded Middle; in which case it cannot be that truth is verifiability — contrary both to James's pragmatism and to logical empiricism" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). James never directly responded to Moore but did refer to him in the preface of The Meaning of Truth (1909) as one of the critics who showed "an inability almost pathetic, to understand the thesis which they seek to refute". Shook, Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography, 1898–1940, 575. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Porträt Richard Luksch u. Elena Luksch-Makowsky. Platindruck.

      1908 - Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R. u. M. Dührkoop", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet u.r. "Herr u. Frau Professor Luksch/Juli 1908", gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel, Im Druck u.l.mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop". Auf Japanpapier und Karton zweifach original-montiert, Doppelporträt des Jugendstil-Künstlerpaares Luksch/Luksch-Makowsky als Halbfiguren im Profil. Der gebürtige Wiener Bildhauer Richard Luksch (1872-1936), der aus dem Kreis um Gustav Klimt stammte, wurde 1907 an die Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg berufen. Seine Frau, die russische Malerin und Bildhauerin Elena Makowsky (1878-1967), Tochter des bekannten Malers Kostantin Makowsky (1839-1915), war das erste weibliche Mitglied der Wiener Secession. Sprache: Deutsch 21,7 x 16,4 cm (Bildmaß), 42 x 30,7 cm (Blattmaß) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        In and Around the Isle of Purbeck. With Thirty-Six Plates in Colour by John W.G. Bond.

      John Lane: The Bodley Head 1908 - FIRST EDITION, plates as listed and full-page map preceding Index, title-page printed in red and black, half-title browned and occasional light foxing, pp. xiv, 237, 4to, original green cloth lettered in gilt to upper board and backstrip with Corfe Castle crest stamped in gilt to former, a couple of light marks, bump to top corners, t.e.g. with others untrimmed and toned, bookplate of Humphry Gifford (see below) to front pastedown with small bookseller sticker (H.V. Day of Dorset) at foot of same, good. With a gift inscription to the flyleaf: 'Thomas Hardy from John Lane, with many happy recollections of Purbeck'. The subsequent owner was a relative of Hardy's first wife, Emma Gifford, with a statement to this effect - accompanying a general statement to certify provenance - on the bookseller's headed paper laid in, along with a couple of other Hardy-related clippings.

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        The Extant Odes of Pindar. Translated into English with an Introduction and Short Notes by Ernest Myers

      London: Macmillan, 1908. 176, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Pencil initials T.E.L. on front flyleaf. Covers spotted and worn. Good plus. Clouds Hill bookplate of T.E. Lawrence on front pastedown. 176, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. T.E. Lawrence's Copy, from Clouds Hill. "Books at Clouds Hill", in: T.E. Lawrence by His Friends, p. 501 (this copy noted)

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        Candle-Lightin' Time

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1908. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition, later printing with 1908 in Roman numerals on the title page (first published in 1901). Near Fine with spine and edges toned. Pictorial stamping to front cover is sharp and bright, though patches of gilt are tarnished or rubbed on spine. Light offsetting to rear end sheet. In a Good dust jacket, with heavy-handed tape repairs made to the blank verso with flaps formerly split then reattached, heavy chipping along the top edge and spine ends, toning to spine and edges with stain to about half of the rear panel, light soiling. A very lovely and bright copy, extremely uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        PRAVDA: RABOCHAYA GAZETA (1-4, 7, 13-25, plus suppliments to 17 & a final suppliment a total of 19 issues)

      Geneva And Vienna, Spilka And Rossiyskaya Sotsial-Demokraticheskaya Rabochaya Partiya(1908-1912). (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. First four issues are 12 pages each (36cm) ; remainder are 4-6 pages each (48cm) . In Russian. Issues 1-13, 15-25 with supplements for 17, 12 and 21 as well as a broadsheet on May Day (International Workers' Day) . Title translates to English as, "Truth: Labor Newspaper. " The original Pravda was founded in 1905 by Spilka, a breakaway party from the Revolutionary Ukrainian Party. In October 1908 Leon Trotsky was called in to edit the newspaper and pick it up from its insignificant and run down state. After several issues, the Spilka left the newspaper to Trotsky - the subtitle "Organ Ukrainskago Soyuza 'Spilki' [Organ of the Ukrainian Union 'Spilka'] appears only on the first two issues - who converted it into a Russian social democratic newspaper aimed at Russian workers. The editorial staff consisted of Trotsky and, at various times, Victor Kopp, Adolf Joffe and Matvey Skobelev, who tried to avoid the factional issues that divided Russian émigrés and concentrated on the issues of interest to Russian workers. The newspaper published its last issue on April 23, 1912. CONTENTS INCLUDES: Pora Prosnut'sya Sel'skim Rabochim [It's Time to Wake Up the Rural Worker] -- Ha Bor'bu s Bezrabotitsey I Golodom [The Fight Against Unemployment and Hunger] -- Balkanskiy Vopros [The Balkans Question] -- Zhizn' I Bor'ba Mirovogo Proletariata [Life and Struggle of the World Proletariat] -- Polozhenie "Pravdy" v Partii [The Position of Pravda in the Party] -- Nasha Partiya I Yeya Zadachi [Our Party and It's Problems] -- Zhelezo I Krov' [Iron and Blood] -- Karl Marks I Rossiya v 1909 g. [Karl Marx and Russia in 1909] -- Natsional'naya Bor'ba I Edinstvo Proletariata [National Struggle and Unity of the Proletariat] -- Kooperativy I Sotsializm [Cooperatives and Socialism] -- Russkie Rabochie I Evreyskoe Bezpravie [Russian Workers and the Jews Without Rights]. Non-archival tape to front of No. 1 with some damage to text. Some light wear and closed tears to edges of several issues, but no other loss of text. Very Good Condition. (RUS-11-12a)

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        Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für alle und keinen. Expl. Nr. 394 / 530 * G A N Z P E R G A M E N T - H a n d e i n b a n d

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1908. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzpergament / Pergament / GPgt / Pgt im Folio-Format 26 x 37,5 cm) mit goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, Kopfgoldschnitt und mächtigen Spanischen Kanten. (4),160, (4) Seiten auf kräftigem Büttenpapier - jedes Blatt mit Wasserzeichen -, mit ornamentalem farbigem Doppeltitel, Titelvignette, 4 Zwischentiteln ebenfalls in Purpurrot und Gold sowie zahlreichen Kopf- und Schlussstücken von Henry van de Velde, samt Druckvermerk: \"Für diese Ausgabe des \"Zarathustra\" wurde die Schrift im Jahre 1900 von G. Lemmen gezeichnet und unter Mitwirkung von Harry Graf Kessler geschnitten. Henry van de Velde entwarf Titel, Vortitel, Ornamente und Einband und leitete die Drucklegung. Gedruckt wurden, in der Offizin W. Drugulin zu Leipzig, 530 Exemplare, von denen Nummer 1-100 in Leder, Nummer 101-530 in Pergament gebunden wurden. Dies ist Nummer 394.\" - \"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können.\" Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder-und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20. Jahrhundert, Pergamentband, Pergamentausgabe, Pergament-Handband, Jugenstil. - Erstausgabe / Luxus-Ausgabe in Ganzpergament-Handeinband in guter Erhaltung: der helle Einband mit der eindrucksvollen vergoldeten Vignette ganz wenig fleckig; Schnitt und Vorsätze mit wenigen Stockfleckchen, der überaus kräftige Farbauftrag des Doppeltitels und der Zwischentitel schlägt teilweise durch, sonst hervorragend erhaltenes, außerordentlich breitrandiges Exemplar Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Shakespeares Bischöfe. Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug am Titel.

      [Wien], 1908. - 32 beschr. SS. auf 32 num. SS. Zeitgen. Halbleinband der Zeit. Kl.-4to. Eigenhändiges Manuskript des 1908 in der von Eugen Diehl herausgegebenen avantgardistischen Zeitschrift "Erdgeist" publizierten Textes. - Der aus Galizien stammende Schriftsteller und Journalist war seit 1881 Redakteur des "Neuen Wiener Tagblatts" und wurde bekannt als Shakespeare-Forscher und -Bearbeiter. Gelber, der u. a. mit Josef Popper-Lynkeus befreundet war, verfaßte zudem Märchen und Indianererzählungen und war im Ersten Weltkrieg als Kriegsberichterstatter an der Front. Vgl. ÖBL V, 419.

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        Scouting for Boys: A handbook for instruction in good citizenship. Complete edition, revised and illustrated.

      London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (195 x 128 mm). xii, 288 pp., including frontispiece and several illustrations in text. Bound in fine contemporary dark-purple-blue morocco, boards with gilt embossed floral decoration and ruling, spine has 5 raised bands with gilt-lettering and floral decoration in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (minor rubbing to extremities, spine somewhat sunned, mild spotting of boards). Text with minor browning mainly in blank margins, but generally crisp and clean. Provenance: Presentation copy to unknown recipient, inscribed and signed on first blank "With best wishes / from / Rss Baden-Powell / May 1908". Alltogether a very remarkable, attractive copy in a nice binding and with the rare author's signature. ----PMM / Printing and the Mind of Man 399. - FIRST EDITION in bookform, exceptionally rare, of Baden-Powell's classics. Scouting for Boys was originally issued in six fortnightly instalments of approximately 70 pages each, from January to March 1908. They were produced by Pearson's printer, Horace Cox. The book was largely based on Baden-Powell's military service in Africa, particularly at the Siege of Mafeking. It was so popular that on 1st May 1908 a complete edition containing a slightly revised text and with illustrations by Baden-Powell appeared in both hardback and paperback editions. This revised edition as well as the first printing by Cox are (surprisingly) of exceptional rarity. We can trace only two copies that have appeared at auction in the past 20 years, both being of the first printing by Cox. Scouting for Boys was Baden-Powell's rewrite of his earlier book Aids to Scouting (1899). Although it strongly influenced this book, Scouting for Boys presents Scouting from the perspective of outdoorsmen and explorers rather than military men, and it adds the Scout Oath, Scout Law, honours and games for youth. The book was revised and an enormous variety of editions were published. Many of these editions were edited by others and, far beyond mere editing, whole sections were written by authors other than Baden-Powell. The book was a best seller upon release, and, in its various editions, is claimed to have become one of the best-selling books in history. Scouting for Boys has been translated into many languages. In 1948, editions of the book were still selling 50,000 copies annually. Only in 1967 was a decline noted by the publisher and in the last decades of the 20th century the book came to be seen as a period curiosity even by the Scout Movement. It is claimed to be the fourth bestselling book of the 20th century. A realistic estimate is that approximately 4 million copies of the UK edition have been sold. Extrapolating this to 87 different language editions worldwide, historic world sales of Scouting for Boys can be estimated at 100 to 150 million copies since 1908 (Wikisource). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Near Fine.

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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]

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        Round the World from North to South with Rod & Camera / Collection of three Volumes of printed and manuscript travelogue (reads like a logbook) / Travel Diary. Volume I - Privately printed, luxury photoalbum from the year 1907 - 1908 with 142 pages of printed photographs of a trip through Canada, Alaska South Sea Islands (Suva, Fiji), Tonga, New Zealand with several photographs of a trip on S.S.Manuka (Union Steam Ship Company) with images of life on board and of the trip to Maori Villages, Rotoiti, Tu Moana, Cape Horn, Rio de Janeiro, Teneriffe, Hunting, Fishing, Camping etc. / Volume II: Manuscript Volume in an easy decipherable hand of a trip on the steamer "Pretorian" from Liverpool on July 30th, 1903 to New York, Maryland, then on to V

      Daere (Cumberland), Privately printed and original manuscript, 1903 - 1908. - Octavo. Volume I - 142 pages / Volume II (Manuscript) - 89 pages / Volume III (Manuscript) - 185 pages. Original Hardcover and flexible red leather. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Magnificent account with exact and vivid descriptions of localities and the technique of the trip and its expenses. Ticket Prices, Hotel Costs, Voyage costs from Harbour to Harbour etc. etc. Unpublished account of a british merchant family's private (Cotton Merchant) trip around the world.

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        Higher Magic: Magic for the Artist [No. 48 of de Luxe ed. SIGNED to Houdini collector & collaborator, Joseph E. Waitt]

      New York: Adams Press Print. Octavo. Gilt-decorated, red leatherette binding; all edges gilt; 492, [8] pp.; illus. This de Luxe edition was limited to 100 signed and hand-numbered copies and issued by the author's own publishing imprint. Teale was an architect, amateur magician and researcher for Harry Houdini and served as the President of the Society of American Magicians from 1908-09. He designed Houdini's graveside exedra and was alleged to have ghostwritten some of Houdini's books. This copy owned by another Houdini collaborator, the Boston dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Waitt. Waitt's collection of Houdini paraphernalia is housed at Harvard (Waitt's alma mater). Some wear along joints and board edges but VG+ overall.

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        Das Europaische Porzellan des Bayer. Nationalmuseums

      X, 252 pp. detailed critical catalogue, by Friedrich H. Hofmann, of the fine collection of European porcelain at the museum, listing 1222 pieces, index of artists, concordances, num. text illus., 5 plates of marks, approx. 200 illustrations on 72 plates. 4to. Cloth. Munich 1908. (Kataloge des Bayer. Nationalmuseums, 10). The Munich museum has a comprehensive collection of Nymphenburg figurines and dises, as well as a representative showing of other European factories.

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        Rytířové, panoši a krásné pastýřky. Kniha pohádek [Knights, pages and beautiful shepherdesses]. Illustrated by Minka Podhajská. Signed and inscribed by the author

      Olomouc: Nákladem R. Prombergra, 1908. Small octavo (15 x 15 cm). Original pictorial red cloth; 78, [1] pp. Color illustrations. A very good copy, printed on coated paper stock, possibly part of a preferential print run. Signed and inscribed by Vyskočil in 1908. Minka, or Minnie, Podhajská was a student at the Wiener Werkstätte who later became a prominent toy designer. "The Viennese born Podhajska was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule and her work appeared in the movement's well-known journals Ver Sacrum, Hohe Warte, and Die Flache, as well as designing toys for the Wiener Werkstatte and numerous other graphic works during World War I. She moved to Prague in 1919, the year she created Mesice, and was a founding member of the Czech artists' consortium. Wilhelmina (Minka) Podhajska (1881-1963), famed Viennese designer and illustrator, was a member of the Klimt Group (including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Böhm, Koloman Moser, and Franz Cižek). Podhajska became the most acclaimed student of Adolf Böhm, a founding member of the Secession, and later WFA (Female Women's Academy), the rebellious offspring that broke away from the Vienna Secession in 1905. "Rejecting the fin-de-siècle's oversaturated civilization, Minka Podhajska tapped two main sources for inspiration: children's drawings and traditional wooden peasant toys (particularly those produced in the Grödnertal in the southern Tyrol and in the Erzgebirge mountains between Saxony and Bohemia). Here, within the context of the avant-garde's fascination with primitivism, it is important to reiterate that scientifc and artistic studies frequently conflated the work of women, children, and folk cultures: positive appraisals of this conflation tended to reveal critics' pro-Secessionist affinities." [From: "An Artist in Every Child-A Child in Every Artist": Art for the Child at the Kunstschau 1908, by Megan Brandow-Faller]. An exceedingly important and scarce book. A fine copy." KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Yale and Princeton.

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        Rytí?ové, pano?i a krásné pastý?ky. Kniha pohádek [Knights, pages and beautiful shepherdesses]. Illustrated by Minka Podhajská. Signed and inscribed by the author

      Olomouc: Nákladem R. Prombergra, 1908. Small octavo (15 x 15 cm). Original pictorial red cloth; 78, [1] pp. Color illustrations. A very good copy, printed on coated paper stock, possibly part of a preferential print run. Signed and inscribed by Vysko?il in 1908. Minka, or Minnie, Podhajská was a student at the Wiener Werkstätte who later became a prominent toy designer. "The Viennese born Podhajska was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule and her work appeared in the movement's well-known journals Ver Sacrum, Hohe Warte, and Die Flache, as well as designing toys for the Wiener Werkstatte and numerous other graphic works during World War I. She moved to Prague in 1919, the year she created Mesice, and was a founding member of the Czech artists' consortium. Wilhelmina (Minka) Podhajska (1881-1963), famed Viennese designer and illustrator, was a member of the Klimt Group (including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Böhm, Koloman Moser, and Franz Ci?ek). Podhajska became the most acclaimed student of Adolf Böhm, a founding member of the Secession, and later WFA (Female Women's Academy), the rebellious offspring that broke away from the Vienna Secession in 1905. "Rejecting the fin-de-siècle's oversaturated civilization, Minka Podhajska tapped two main sources for inspiration: children's drawings and traditional wooden peasant toys (particularly those produced in the Grödnertal in the southern Tyrol and in the Erzgebirge mountains between Saxony and Bohemia). Here, within the context of the avant-garde's fascination with primitivism, it is important to reiterate that scientifc and artistic studies frequently conflated the work of women, children, and folk cultures: positive appraisals of this conflation tended to reveal critics' pro-Secessionist affinities." [From: "An Artist in Every Child-A Child in Every Artist": Art for the Child at the Kunstschau 1908, by Megan Brandow-Faller]. An exceedingly important and scarce book. A fine copy." KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Yale and Princeton.

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        Porträt Ernst Heilemann. Platindruck.

      Auf Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R.u.M.Dührkoop", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet "Ernst Heilemann/Januar 1908", u.r. Stempel "Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden", u.l. Stempel "Rudolf Dührkoop/Hamburg/Jungfernstieg 34". Im Druck u.r. mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop/1909", verso Stempel "Rudolf Dührkoop" u.handschriftlich "Ernst Heilemann/Lustige Blätter/M". Auf Japanpapier zweifach auf Karton original-montiert. 16,5 x 21 cm (Bildmaß), 41,6 x 31 cm (Papier) Porträtfotografie des Berliner Malers und Karikaturisten Ernst Heilemann (1870-1936). Als Zeichner für die Zeitschriften wie "Die Jugend" oder "Simplicissimus" wurde er einem breiten Publikum bekannt. Sein lockerer, humoristischer Stil, der das mondäne Großstadt- und Badefreizeitleben der Jahrundertwende thematisierte, erfreute sich großer Beliebtheit.

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        Den lange Rejse.

      1908 1908 - 6 bd. [Bræen. Skibet. Det tabte Land. Norne-Gæst. Christofer Columbus. Cimbrenes Tog]. Alle orig. udgaver. Kbhvn. & Christiania [Oslo]: Gyldendalske, Nordisk 1908-23. De orig. omslag og rygge med lette brugsspor og 'Norne-Gæst' med svag gennemgående fugtskjold i nederste margin ellers rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar med bred margin indbundet med de orig. omslag og rygge i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindene signeret Birgit Kryger. * Et af hovedværkerne i det 20ende århundredes danske litteratur.

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        The Works of James Buchanan, Comprising His Speeches, State Papers, and Private Correspondence

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London, 1908-1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Limited Numbered Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 12-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. This set is number 75 of 750. 12 volumes bound in gilt-stamped dark green cloth, top edges gilt, other edges deckled, they each have approximately 500 pages. Vols I - V published in 1908, Vols VI - IX published in 1909, Vols X - XI published in 1910, Vol XII (Biographical volume) published in 1911. Vols I & XII have frontispiece portraits of James Buchanan. Volume I contains 3 letters written by John Bassett Moore to James Buchanan Henry, nephew to James Buchanan and previous owner of these volumes. The friendly letters, one each from 1908, 1909, and 1910, discuss the publication and reviews of the volumes and reveal a friendship between the two men. There are also several newspaper clippings (one pasted-in facing Table of Contents) relating to James Buchanan or John Bassett Moore. Volumes have some wear: corners and spine ends bumped, covers rubbed, a few volumes have staining or chips to the cloth, a couple have worn fore-edges, scattered foxing on end papers and text blocks, some pages are uncut; Vol IX has damaged front paste down, Vol XII has a previous owner's name & address in pencil. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 45 lbs 0 oz. Category: Politics & Government; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012679. .

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        Porträt Ernst Heilemann. Platindruck.

       1908. Auf Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert \"R.u.M.Dührkoop\", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet \"Ernst Heilemann/Januar 1908\", u.r. Stempel \"Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden\", u.l. Stempel \"Rudolf Dührkoop/Hamburg/Jungfernstieg 34\". Im Druck u.r. mit Trockenstempel \"Dührkoop/1909\", verso Stempel \"Rudolf Dührkoop\" u.handschriftlich \"Ernst Heilemann/Lustige Blätter/M\". Auf Japanpapier zweifach auf Karton original-montiert. 16,5 x 21 cm (Bildmaß), 41,6 x 31 cm (Papier) Porträtfotografie des Berliner Malers und Karikaturisten Ernst Heilemann (1870-1936). Als Zeichner für die Zeitschriften wie \"Die Jugend\" oder \"Simplicissimus\" wurde er einem breiten Publikum bekannt. Sein lockerer, humoristischer Stil, der das mondäne Großstadt- und Badefreizeitleben der Jahrundertwende thematisierte, erfreute sich großer Beliebtheit. Ernst Heilemann, Porträt, Fotografie, Grafiker, Karikatur, Lustige Blätter, Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop, Simplizissimus, Jugend

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream (Signed Ltd.)

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1908. A Very Good copy, complete as issued, with all 40 tipped-in color illustrations and tissue guards (although one tissue guard detached). Signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Lacking the silk ties, as usual. In the publisher's white cloth binding with some of the gilt rubbed & dulled, some colored over in ink. Internal contents are generally in attractive condition with minor separation within the page block, leaves adjacent to the illustration leaves toned and a couple leaves with short tears. One of our favorite Rackham productions, combining Shakespeare's wonderful play with Rackham's whimsical illustrations in a lovely edition. Arthur Rackham was one of the great illustrators of the early 20th century, a period which is referred to as the "golden age" in British book design. His works were produced in both limited and mass market editions as there was a large market for ornately illustrated books before the First World War. Rackham used a unique style, thought to mix European and East Asian influences, that involved both pen and India Ink as well as watercolor. His work was displayed all over Europe - and received awards at International Exhibitions in Milan and Barcelona and Rackham would influence heavily many illustrators, especially those of children's books, who came after him. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative and observant of human nature, while his gnomes, fairies and gnarled anthropomorphic trees in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens or A Midsummer Night's Dream represent his more fantastic side.... He was - and remains - a soloist in front of an orchestra, a player with the responsibility to interpret and add a personal lustre to great works with variations of infinite subtlety and grace." ["Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration," by James Hamilton, Pavilion Books, Ltd., London, 1990]. Very Good. Very Good

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        CALENDRIER PORNOGRAPHIQUE POUR 1909.

      [Paris, 1908]. - Paris, 1908]. 12 superbes grands dessins originaux (24,4 x 15,9 cm) sur feuilles 37 x 27,5 cm. Lavis d’encre de Chine avec rehauts de blanc, avec parfois une pointe de rose. Calendrier imprimé format 11 x 3,5 cm environ contrecollé dans l’angle de chaque dessin. Chaque mois de l’année est légendé à la plume au bas de chaque dessin. Janvier (jour de l’an, la première visite). Février (en carnaval, les deux nez). Mars (giboulées, ça mouille !.). Avril (Pâques, Cloches et carillon). Mai (Printemps, la sève monte). Juin (la communiante, le plus beau cierge). Juillet (le soir du 14, galop final). Août (bains de mer, écume d’amour). Septembre (en Suisse, la crevasse). Octobre (en chasse, le fusil à trois coups). Novembre (le jour des morts, veuve consolée). Décembre (dans le monde, la dernière valse). Très bon état général. Papier support un peu sali parfois. Quelques petites taches. Complet. Nous attribuons ce superbe calendrier pornographique à Lubin de Beauvais (1873-1917) après comparaison avec d’autres lavis d’encre de Chine très similaires dans le trait et la façon. Il a collaboré à de nombreux journaux illustrés et a donné sous divers pseudonymes des illustrations légères. La nature totalement explicite de ce calendrier explique qu’il ne porte aucune signature. Le calendrier imprimé qui se trouve collé ici sur cette suite de dessin correspond à l’année 1909 mais il est plus que probable que les dessins ont été exécutés une ou plusieurs années auparavant. Ces dessins ont servi au tirage de cartes postales et de photographies vendues sous le manteau. ENSEMBLE EXCEPTIONNEL. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stilleben mit blauer Hyazinthe, braunem Krug , Zitrone und Frucht. Aquarell auf Pappe.

      Bildmaß: 43 x 45 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Künstlerrahmung: Rahmenmaß: 62 x 61 cm ). Das Aquarell rechts unten mit *RFB* monogrammiert, verso vom Künstler signiert, bezeichnet und datiert. Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, das Passepartout unten stärker fleckig, der Rahmen etwas fleckig, gering bestoßen.Der 1908 in Hamburg geborene Künstler besuchte von 1922 - 1925 die Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg bei Hugo Baumann und war später als Maler in und um Hamburg tätig. ( Literatur: Der Neue Rump: Lexikon der bildenden Künstler Hamburgs - Seite 45 ) ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe und Bruchgefahr kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        The Works of James Buchanan, Comprising His Speeches, State Papers, and Private Correspondence

      J. B. Lippincott Company, 1908, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Limited Numbered Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 12-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. This set is number 75 of 750. 12 volumes bound in gilt-stamped dark green cloth, top edges gilt, other edges deckled, they each have approximately 500 pages. Vols I - V published in 1908, Vols VI - IX published in 1909, Vols X - XI published in 1910, Vol XII (Biographical volume) published in 1911. Vols I & XII have frontispiece portraits of James Buchanan. Volume I contains 3 letters written by John Bassett Moore to James Buchanan Henry, nephew to James Buchanan and previous owner of these volumes. The friendly letters, one each from 1908, 1909, and 1910, discuss the publication and reviews of the volumes and reveal a friendship between the two men. There are also several newspaper clippings (one pasted-in facing Table of Contents) relating to James Buchanan or John Bassett Moore. Volumes have some wear: corners and spine ends bumped, covers rubbed, a few volumes have staining or chips to the cloth, a couple have worn fore-edges, scattered foxing on end papers and text blocks, some pages are uncut; Vol IX has damaged front paste down, Vol XII has a previous owner's name & address in pencil. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 45 lbs 0 oz. Category: Politics & Government; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012679.

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        Les Robes de Paul Poiret. Racontées par Paul Iribe. Il a été de cet Ouvrage deux cent cinquante Exemplaires sur Papier Hollande mis dans le Commerce au Prix de quarante Francs l`un [die Gesamtauflage von 250 Exemplaren auf Holländer-Bütten zur einem Verkaufspreis von 40 Francs pro Stück].

      Paris: Société Géneral d`Impression 1908 - 17 einseitig bedruckte Blätter [davon 4 unbedruckt, 2 mit einem schmalen Streifen zum Ausfalten], Fadenheftung, Format 30 x 32,5 cm, hartgebundener Original-Pappband. * Der Katalog zeigt auf 9 Tafeln die Damen-Roben des Modehauses Paul Poiret, auf einem Blatt auch Hüte und Frisuren [insgesamt 10 Tafeln mit Illustrationen]. Abgebildet sind die Damen in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung, d.h. meistens vor irgendwelchen Einrichtungsgegenständen der damaligen Zeit. Alle Illustrationen sind sauber von Hand koloriert. Als digitale Kopie ist der gesamte Katalog im Internet zu sehen, aber die website darf hier nicht genannt werden (einfach mal googeln). Mit dem Original ist die digitale Kopie nicht vergleichbar. Alle Blätter im sogenannten Rauhschnitt, teilweise in unterschiedlichen Formaten (etwas kleiner oder zum Ausfalten). Erhaltung: Die Deckel sind an den Rändern minimal gebräunt. Der fragile Rücken ohne Einrisse an den Kanten. Innen ist alles absolut sauber, fleckenlos und ohne Eintragungen. Ein Blatt mit einem kleinen Randriss, weit entfernt von der Illustration. Insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhalten. Der vordere Deckel zeigt eine Girlande, mit dem Titel in einem Medaillon, demnach ziemlich schlicht. Unser Foto zeigt stattdessen eine aufgeschlagene Seite. Weitere Abbildungen unter der oben genannten website [Bitte beachten Sie auch unsere Bestell-Nr. 20663]. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Last Egyptian

      Edward Stern & Co., New York 1908 - 287 Pp. First Issue, With Publisher's Name Printed Once On Copyright Page, And Illustrations Listed On Verso Of Contents Page. A Bright, Clean Copy With Just A Touch Of Wear At Tips; Hinges Tight, No Foxing, No Marks, No Damage, All Plates Present, All Pages Square, Illustration On Front Cover Bright, Clean, No Marks And Just A Very Faint Touch Of Wear And With An Almost Invisible 3/4" Damp Spot. This Adult Book Was Later Made Into A 1914 Movie By Baum's Movie Production Company. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Japanese Arts. [Translated into English by Y. Takenobu and K. Kawakami]

      Ryubun-Kwan Pub. Co, Tokyo 1908 - 3 vols. plates (a few color), index, xiii, 103, vii, [1], [105]-197, iv, 28, xxviii(p.). Original decorated cloth tied bindings. Orange and white ribbon ties present. Pegged case. Large folio (48cm.). Light cover soil only. A couple of introductory plates creased. No Jackets (as issued). Set is Fine in the original pegged case which is worn but still holding, with both pegs still present. This impressive production was translated into English by Y. Takenobu and K. Kawakami from the original compiled by the Imperial Museum. The third volume in this set is focused on Japanese Architecture. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.

      London: Methuen & Co, 1908. First collected edition of Wilde's works, limited to 1,000 sets made on handmade paper. Octavo, 14 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt topstain, deckled pages. Copyright in The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with his Paris imprint, the rest with with the Methuen imprint. In fine condition. An exceptional set. Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.

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        Figurale Holzplastik. 2 Bände (= komplett).

      Wien, Kunstverlag Anton Schroll 1908/1913. \"42 x 32 cm. 8 S. Text und 70 Lichtdruck-Tafeln mit 150 Abbildungen ; 8 S. Text und 100 Lichtdruck-Tafeln mit 189 Abbildungen. In 2 OHLn.-Mappen, Kanten berieben, ansonsten gut erhalten.- I: Wiener Privatbesitz (Albert Figdor, Eugen von Miller zu Aichholz, Hans Schwarz, Graf Hanns Wilczek). Kirchliche und profane Schnitzwerke. II: Aus österreichischen Museen und Kirchen.\"Versand D: 15,00 EUR Plastik, Holzplastik, Bildhauerei, Österreich

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        The book of the pearl. The history, art, science, and industry of the queen of gems

      The Century Co, 1908. 4to (cm. 28,4), XIX-(1)548 pp. con 5 mappe n.t. e num.me tavv. f.t. (di cui alcune protette da velina e a colori). Elegante legatura editoriale in piena tela celeste con ricche decorazioni in oro e titoli al ds. e al piatto anteriore. Taglio superiore dorato. Esemplare eccellente stato di conservazione impreziosito da una dedica di George F. Kunz al celebre tenore napoletano Enrico Caruso (ms. sulla prima carta bianca e datata 6 Aprile 1909). Prima edizione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        The House on the Borderland, From the Manuscript, discovered in 1877 by Messrs. Tonnison and Berreggnog, in the Ruins that lie to the South of the Village of Kraighten, in the West of Ireland. Set out here, with Notes -by William Hope Hodgson

      London, England: London, UK: Chapman and Hall, 1908, 1st edition, First Printing, 1908. -----------hardcover, about 5 x 7.5 inches, a solid Good copy, red cloth, light wear and rubbing, a bit of suuning to the spine, bookplate on verso of front board, offset to the endpapers, some foxing, dustiness to upper edge of the text block,'circular' rub mark to the front board, paper label remnant on rear blank endpaper, no dustjacket, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good (see description)/No Jacket as Issued (?). Illus. by No Dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup ]
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        Higher Magic: Magic for the Artist [No. 48 of de Luxe ed. SIGNED to Houdini collector & collaborator, Joseph E. Waitt]

      New York: Adams Press Print. Octavo. Gilt-decorated, red leatherette binding; all edges gilt; 492, [8] pp.; illus. This de Luxe edition was limited to 100 signed and hand-numbered copies and issued by the author's own publishing imprint. Teale was an architect, amateur magician and researcher for Harry Houdini and served as the President of the Society of American Magicians from 1908-09. He designed Houdini's graveside exedra and was alleged to have ghostwritten some of Houdini's books. This copy owned by another Houdini collaborator, the Boston dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Waitt. Waitt's collection of Houdini paraphernalia is housed at Harvard (Waitt's alma mater). Some wear along joints and board edges but VG+ overall.

      [Bookseller: D. Anthem, Bookseller]
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        Wellington's Campaigns in India.

      Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, India 1908. 4to. Tan half-calf over red cloth-covered boards, spine with raised bands and two red morocco lettering-pieces, No. 948 stamped in gilt on to top right-had corner of front cover; pp. [4], VII, [2], 177, six lithographic mads and plans on one large folding sheet in rear pocket; cloth partly discoloured, otherwise a very good copy of a great rarity. First edition. This restricted publication analyzes Weliington's career and military movements in India, The purpose of this publication was to inform the Army about tactics, strategies and mistakes of the past and to preserve the knowledge of good sterategies applied on the Sub-Continent during the Mysore War of 1799, the Mahratta War of 1803, various guerilla and counter-surgency operations, and other otherwise less documented irregular operations India.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        THE WORLD'S DRINKS AND HOW TO MIX THEM. STANDARD AUTHORITY.

      Pacific Buffet, Pacific Building, San Francisco 1908 - 139, [1], [12] pp.; 7.25 x 5 inches, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Unpaginated section at rear headed "Some New-Up-To-Now Seductive American Cocktails." An expanded edition of the work first published in 1891 as "Cocktail Boothby's American Bartender." In his introduction to this 1908 edition the author states that his original "American Bartender" was published in 1890 and "Three editions, numbering over 50,000 copies were sold previous to the San Francisco fire,which destroyed the plates and lithographs, together with the stock on hand, necessitating the publication of a new manual . . ." These statements may contain some inaccuracies as the rarity of that earlier publication seems to prove. OCLC/Worldcat record only 3 copies of the 1891 edition and no other editions before this one of 1908. A classic drinks manual. Scarce. Bitting p. 49 (1891 edition); Noling p. 517. Text water (or alcohol?) stained from title-page on in diminishing degrees until about page 60, last few pages with pencil check-marks to margins. Quite sturdy and presentable but thus good only [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chanticleer Books, ABAA]
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        Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz (With Rare Olive-Green Endpapers)

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1908. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illustrated By John R. Neill. 256 Pp. First Printing, Binding B, With Olive Green Endpapers.Light Blue Cloth. Front Cover Paper Label Illustrated In Full Color On Metallic-Gold Background; Spine Stamped In Black With Vignette In Silver; Publisher's Spine Imprint In Upper And Lower Case Letters; Advertisement At Front With Three Titles Only; 16 Full Color Plates; Rare Variant Endpapers With Light Olive Green Background, Of Which Bienvenue Reports Only One Copy Known. Light Rubbing, Mostly At Corners; No Names Or Marks; Very Slight Aging To Pages.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Story of the Noble Opal

      Brisbane, Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey, 1908. Small octavo, 114, [2] (blank, colophon), [2] (a tipped-in leaf, being an advertisement for 'Queensland, the Queen of the Colonies', verso blank) pages. Original olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine ('Noble Opal' and the author's surname) and front cover (the full title); cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities; endpapers a little foxed and offset, with two small (offset) tapemarks to both flyleaves; essentially a fine copy. Flavelle's Gem Series Number 1. Sydney Skertchly (1850-1926) arrived in Brisbane in 1891 after a successful career as a geologist in places as varied as the Fenland and East Anglia, Egypt, California, Burma and China. In 1895-97 he was assistant government geologist in the Geological Survey of Queensland; he was President of the Royal Society of Queensland in 1898, and a founder and first president of the Field Naturalists' Club in 1906. The author's end-note to the reader states that the publishers 'asked me to write a series of little books on gemstones, and gave me an entirely free hand. As this, the first of them shows, they will not be mere gatherings from other harvests, but original works embodying the results of my own experience'. An early, rare and important work on the subject (and we know of no other volumes in the Flavelle's Gem Series). We currently have for sale two variant copies of this item, sourced from a significant collection on the subject. The other version does not contain the tipped-in advertising leaf, while this version is printed on untextured (and better-quality) paper, resulting in a noticeably thinner volume (11 mm as distinct from 14 mm).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        The Story of the Noble Opal. Flavelle's Gem Series, No 1

      Brisbane: Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey Ltd, 1908. 165 x 105 mm, 114 pages, index. Preliminary pages, including the title page, foxed. From page 5 to page 111 there is no foxing. An excellent, tightly-bound copy of this rare book, with a little slackening at the spine between pages 64 and 65. Pale blue boards lightly rubbed and with some toning to the edges and spine, gilt titles on the front board and on the spine. This was the first book written solely about opal. It covers the story of the gemstone from the time of the Romans in the Augustine age, how it is formed, where it is found and how to care for it. In the end-note to the reader on page 111, Skertchly writes that the publishers 'asked me to write a series of little books on gemstones, and gave me an entirely free hand. As this, the first of them shows, they will not be mere gatherings from other harvests, but original works embodying the results of my own experience'. This may have been the only volume in Flavelle's Gem Series. As most copies appear to have been discarded and destroyed, this is a rare book, much sought-after by collectors of works about opal. Shipping will be reimbursed on this item (ie, free shipping). Near offers considered.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lawrence Jones]
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