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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).

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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.

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        A Collection of Seventeen Original Illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo.

      [c.1908-1910] - 17 signed original black & white illustrations in oils, gouache, & crayon, all on heavy artist?s board of varying sizes with printers? annotations on versos; 2 illustrations with sl. damage to board, a few sl. faded, but well preserved overall. A wonderful collection of dramatic and atmospheric black and white illustrations to early 20th century sensation and detective novels including six (likely seven) illustrations to Baroness Orczy?s pioneering and immensely popular tales of Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (published in Cassell?s Magazine in 1909) featuring one of the earliest female detectives. All are marked up on the verso with printers directions and annotations. Born in San Francisco to an Italian family, Cyrus Cincinnati Cuneo, 1879-1916, was determined from an early age to be an artist. He travelled to Paris to study at Whistler?s academy and from there moved to London where he soon found work. His reputation as an illustrator flourished and he worked regularly for The Illustrated London News contributing drawings of Canada (including a commission for the Canadian Pacific Railway), celebrity portraits and scenes from the London underworld. By the age of 30 he was chosen by the ILN to depict the ?epoch-making events? of the early twentieth century: King Edward VII's funeral and the Coronation of George V. He joined and became chairman of the prestigious Langham Sketching Club of which Rackham and Munnings were members and preceded by the likes of Tenniel and Keene. A prolific illustrator of popular novels, Cuneo?s burgeoning career was tragically cut short at the age of 36 when he died of blood poisoning, contracted by an accidental pin prick at a dance. His son, Terence Cuneo, 1907-96, was an English painter known for his railway and military scenes; following in his father?s footsteps he was the official artist at Queen Elizabeth II?s Coronation. (Peppin & Micklethwait, Dictionary of British Book Illustrators: The Twentieth Century.) 1. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell?s Magazine. Sl. faded. A man stands at the head of a table, addressing a room full to bursting with an enraptured audience of over 20 men. 21 x 29cm. Best known as the creator of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy first published Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell?s Magazine in 1909 with the first book edition, also illustrated by Cuneo, appearing in 1910. Running quickly to three editions, Lady Molly was one of the first fictional female detectives and a precursor of the lay sleuth who relies on brains rather than brawn. 2. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell?s Magazine. A man lies in bed as he attended to by a nurse. A lady and older gentleman stand beside the bed looking on. 22 x 31cm. 3. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell?s Magazine. ?Her Serene Highness the Countess of Hohenberg? ?Omit? is written in pencil at the lower margin. Lady Molly walks into a room with her arm outstretched prepared to meet someone, presumably the Countess of Hohenberg. A maid stands behind her in the doorway. 4. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell?s Magazine. ?Oh but now I think of it can you drive a motor car?? Lady Molly sits at a table addressing a handsome gentleman who leans on the table towards her. 25.5 x 32cm. 5. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell?s Magazine. In a large pantry, two ladies stand, engaged in what appears to be an intense conversation. A third lady, looking alarmed, sits at a table in the background. 21.5 x 30cm. 6. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell?s Magazine. ?Ask Philip Baddock if my threats are paltry?? A startled looking gentleman is given the cold shoulder by Lady Molly. 17.5 x 25cm. 7. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Barones [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare. NY & London: Doubleday Page & William Heinemann, 1908. 4to (73/4 x 10"), cloth backed leaf patterned boards with gilt picture, FINE IN ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPER PRINTED WITH SPIDER WEB DESIGN AND IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BOX! (dw chipped with a few mends, box with some wear). The box has a charming line illustration which does not appear in the text. 1st American edition. Illustrated by Rackham with 40 magnificent tipped-in color plates on heavy paper with lettered guards, plus many lovely black and whites in-text. A great copy, rare with the wrapper and box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - POTTER,BEATRIX. THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING. NY:Warne (1908). 8vo, red cloth stamped in green and gold, beveled edges, [70]p. AS NEW! 1st ed., 3rd printing, same as 1st except for few minor technical changes, ca 1913 (based on Warne's address of 12 E. 33rd St. and the fact that in 1918 this large format was published in cloth backed boards). One of Potter's experiments in large format books it was reprinted in 1926 in ordinary small format with the title changed to The Tale Of Samuel Whiskers (See Linder p.194). With 18 wonderful color plates incl. title and 38 b&w drawing by Potter. A particularly nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Frusta - 1908-1909 Politico Amministrativo Quindicinale

      Stab. Tip. Appulo-Irpino - Ariano (N. 3, 1908) - Tipi Forche Caudine - Benevento (N. 1, 1909). ITALIANO 0,03 Due giornali dei primi del '900 in buono stato, più volte piegati, bruniture, strappo. Su ultima pagina del N. 1, 19 febbraio 1909 inserzioni pubblicitarie con illustrazioni in b. e n. N. 3, 28 agosto 1908, anno I e N. 1, 19 febbraio 1909, anno II del giornale La Frusta - Periodico - Politico - Amministrativo - Letterario quindicinale. USATO

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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.

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        THE FOURTH OLYMPIAD Being The Official Report Of The Olympic Games Of 1908, Celebrated In London Under The Patronage Of His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII.

      London: The British Olympic Association. 1908 [1909]. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine, illustration in black to the upper and lower boards. 794 pages, with over 100 black and white photographic plates and illustrations throughout. A superb near fine copy, the binding square and tight showing a little bumping to the corners, the cloth exceptionally bright and without fading. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A beautiful example, given the size and weight of this volume, copies in anything approaching this condition are rare. The official report of the 1908 Olympics containing comprehensive details including the full programme, full code of rules for each sport, lists of all competitors and results, supported by over 100 illustrations. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      1908 SECOND EDITION Replacement leather spine Some spotting and page edge foxing

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        Lyrics: Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co. 1908. Alphabet book of rhymes brilliantly illustrated and conceived by Edmond Dulac. Quarto, bound in gilt-decorated pictorial boards with bevelled edges, 24 enchanting colour plates, near fine copy.

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        Blau-Rot' : WVZ-Nr. 156, verso hansdigniert.

      Serigrafie mit Leuchtfarben auf Karton 320 g. 71,5 x 57 cm, auf Karton säurefrei punktfixiert, wohnfertig gerahmt 80 x 60 cm, farbfrisches, makelloses Exemplar, Rupprecht Geiger (1908-2009) Sohn von Willi Geiger, 1926-29 Studium an der Kunstgewerbeschule in München.- ab 1947 entstehen erste gegenstandlose Bilder mit großen, markanten Farbflächen. 1949 gründet Geiger zusammen mit Willi Baumeister, Fritz Winter u.a. die Gruppe Zen 49. 4 documenta-Teilnamen 1959, 1964, 1968 1977) machten sein Werk international bekannt.- seit Ende 1950er Jahre benutzt er Leuchtpigmente, ab 1965 setzt er diese dann ausschließlich ein. Von 1965 bis 1976 unterrichtet er als Professor an der Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, zeitgleich mit Norbert Kricke, Joseph Beuys und Gerhard Richter.

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        The Fairies' Fountain and other stories

      Arnold Fairbairns, London., 1908. First edition. Octavo. pp [xii], 268. Illustrated with line drawings, sixteen of which are full-page, by Charles Robinson. Pictorial endpapers. Blue cloth decorated in gilt; top edge gilt.Endpapers slightly spotted. Very good indeed in of the very scarce dustwrapper which is extensively torn and defective at the spine.

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        A Room with a View

      Arnold. True first edition of what is probably Forster's most popular novel and a 20th century classic. In a beautiful fine modern morocco half binding with the original burgundy cloth lettered in gilt tipped in. 324pp +8pp catalogue at rear as required [Kirkpatrick A3]. One of just 2,000 copies and now the scarcest of Forster's 5 major novels. There is occasional spotting. Overall a VERY GOOD copy which has been beautifully rebound in fine binding. A rare highspot of modern literature. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1908.

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        The Northwest Passage

      0 Very Scarce First Edition/First Printing 2 volume set of Amundsen's Northwest Passage. 'With about one hundred and thirty-Nine illustrations and three Maps' Published by Archibald Constable & Company Ltd. London 1908. T.E.G. Both Volumes in VG++ condition with no marks or inscriptions. Very clean and bright pages. Mild spotting to endpages. Cloth covers have minimal wear. Slight shelf wear to bottom front edge of Vol I and small indentation to front of Vol II.

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        Verschneite Allee.

      - Farbholzschnitt, Weimar 1908, auf dünnem Japan-Bütten, auf schwarzen Untersatz montiert und dort signiert, bezeichnet und datiert. 14,3:16,1 cm, oben und links auf den Darstellungsrand geschnitten, rechts und unten mit schmalem Rändchen. Die in Weimar als Graphikerin und Illustratorin tätige Künstlerin, Tochter des Malers Casimir Geibel (1839-1896), war dort seit 1896 Schülerin von Otto Rasch (1862-1952) und 1900-1902 in Stuttgart an der privaten Kunstschule von Leopold von Kalckreuth (1855-1928). 1902 kehrte sie nach Weimar zurück, wo sie sich die Technik des Farbholzschnitts autodidaktisch aneignete, die sie zeitlebens favorisieren sollte. Sie erlangte Anerkennung durch Ankäufe von privaten und öffentlichen Sammlungen. Besondere Bekanntheit erlangte sie durch Darstellungen Weimarer Schauplätze und geistigen Zentren der Weimarer Klassik, vorrangig das Goethehaus. Sie wurden zu ihren künstlerischen Lebensthemen. Daneben schuf sie Ansichten etwa von der Ostsee. 1918 freundschaftlicher Kontakt mit der Schriftstellerin Erika von Watzdorf-Bachoff (1878-1963). Ihre Radierungen erschienen u.a. in den Jahresmappen des „Weimarer Radierverein" 1905-1910.

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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 an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Internationale Monatsschrift für Anatomie und Histologie. Herausgegeben von E.A. Schäfer, L. Testut und W. Krause et al. Jahrgänge 1-24

      Theodor Fischer, Berlin 1884-1908. - ca. 400 S. je Band mit zahlreichen meist mehrfach gefalteten und teils farbig lith. Tafeln, Die meisten Beiträge in Deutsch, einige Beiträge in Englisch oder Französisch; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 marmoriertes Halbleinen, Bibliotheksexemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit kleinem unscheinbarem Papier-Rückenschild, gutes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Van de Velde, Henry- Art Nouveau Printing Highpoint] Also Sprach Zarathustra

      Drugulin for Insel-Verlag, Leipzig 1908 - Folio. Original stiff vellum with yapp edges with old gilt vignette on front cover, spine gilt with lettering surround by thick gilt-blocked design, after designs by Henry van der Velde. Limited to 430 Copies, to which this is number 265, printed the colophon in gold. A lavish and thoroughly Art Nouveau production featuring some of the best work by Henry van der Velde, Belgium architect and designer who is considered the originator of the Art Nouveau style, characterized by extended and stylized lines depicting natural subjects such as trees, flowers and human figures. A large book, measuring 10 x 15 inches and an inch and a half thick, featuring a double-page ornamental title, printed title with vignette, each part with separate title, head- and tail-pieces, all printed in purple and gold, all after designs by Henry van der Velde, text printed in black and gold, type designed in 1900 by G. Lemmen and Count Harry Kessler. Also sprach Zarathustra, Nietzsche's literary and philosophical masterpiece, consists of four parts, which were published between 1883 and 1885, however the complete work did not appear until 1892, and received little attention during his lifetime. Printed on handmade Van Gelder-Bütten paper with the signet of the Weimar Nietzsche Archive designed by van de Velde as a watermark. Henry van de Velde took over the entire process of book production from design to running of the press. Harry Graf Kessler had already occupied himself with the production of a luxury print of Nietzsche's Zarathustra in 1897 and, quite soon, commissioned Henry van de Velde, whom he had met in November 1897, with a design and Georges Lemmen with the development of the writing. "Thus Zarathustra (1908) came to be printed for the Insel publishing house in the three colors black, purple and gold, monumental in the format of the folio-size binding, monumental in the typographical beauty. [.] The decorative double title underlines [.] van de Velde's intention to impose an artistic form on the object book that gave this life. [.] The recourse to the texts of Nietzsche was, incidentally, closely related to the appointment of van de Veldes to Weimar. A wonderful copy, the binding in near fine condition with a slight weakening to small portion of upper outside joint, usual soiling, internal hinges solid with no signs of starting or weakening. Apart from minimal browntoning to preliminary pages, a fine copy internally. Certainly one of the more beautiful and significant illustrated press books of the period, if not since then. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. und kleinen eh. Korrekturen.

      Berlin, 2. XI. 1908. - 1 S. 4to. An den namentlich nicht genannten Komponisten und Organisten Philipp Wolfrum: "Dein Bachkonzert war ausgezeichnet. Auch Schuch beabsichtigt, dasselbe ebenfalls in kürzester Zeit zu machen. Ich empfehle Dir nur, die Harpeggios in der Klavierstimme noch etwas reicher und voller auszugestalten und im Adagio das Klavier in den drei Takten, wo ich es immer gestrichen habe, ebenfalls zu eliminieren. Ich habe das Menuett nach dem Adagio spielen lassen, und zwischen dem zweiten und dritten Trio die Wiederholung der Menuette gestrichen, was ich Dir gleichfalls empfehle [ ]". - Abgedruckt in: Der Strom der Töne trug mich fort. Die Welt um Richard Strauss in Briefen. In Zusammenarbeit mit Franz und Alice Strauss hrsg. von Franz Grasberger. Tutzing, H. Schneider, 1967, Nr. 175.

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        The World's Great Stories in Brief (20 VOL Signed/Limited Set); ONE OF 32 COPIES SIGNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT

      New York: Author's Press, 1908. Limited Edition. Full leather. Very Good. 7 3/4 X 9 3/4 Inches. (20 VOLUMES). Complete set of 20 volumes in fairly spectacular period leather binding. Signed by one of the authors, Teddy Roosevelt, as well as the illustrators. Three quarter blue morocco leather over blue cloth boards. All volumes have raised hubs, with toolwork and floral designs in gilt on spine. Binding is unsigned. All volumes contain the armoral bookplate of previous owner behind the front board on the pastedown. Top edges gilt and edges are deckled. One of the rare "Autograph Edition" copies (of 32 produced) with the certificate of limitation page and the article "A Shot at a Bull Elk", written and signed by Theodore Roosevelt. Volume one contains hand-illuminated artwork. Volumes one, two, four and 18 have been professionally relaid. All volumes show hints at restoration, but volume one remains a bit discolored and splotchy on the back board. Illustrated with frontispieces in color and signed in pencil by the colorists. A very handsome set overall.

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        The Wind In The Willows

      Methuen and Co. 1908 - The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Methuen and Co., 36 Essex Street W.C., London 1908. Author of "The Golden Age," "Dream Days," etc. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard intact. First Edition, publisher's presentation. Some minor foxing, inscribed by previous owner and price of $5500. in corner of endpapers, otherwise good condition. Gilt design on spine and front. A solid collectible book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1908 - 1908 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1908. This lot is an 1908 Original Hardback Wisden. 13th Hardback! In Good to Very Good Condition. This book has has a small amount of restoration, the spine cloth has been cleaned and possible over writing of gilt (hard to tell) but other than that and the repaired hinges it is very nice, nice and clean inside with photoplate that looks facsimile but a nice book otherwise.

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        Patriotism: a Menace to Liberty.

      New York, Mother Earth Publishing Association, [1908]. - 8vo. 16 pp. Original illustrated wrappers. First edition. Goldman (1869-1940) was an active anarchist, peace activist, anti-militarist, atheist and feminist thinker. Her works focus on atheism, freedom of speech, militarism, capitalism, marriage, free love, and homosexuality. The large title woodcut shows a personification of Patriotism (wearing a Greek helmet) crushing Liberty (who has lost her Phrygian cap). - Insignificant corner chipping to wrappers. Title and final page browned, otherwise fine. Fauvel-Rouif, Anarchism (IFHS), p. 65. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Our First Ambassador To China: An Account of the Life of George, Earl of Macartney with Extracts from His Letters, and The Narrative of His Experiences in China.

      1908 - as told by himself 1737-1806, from hitherto unpublished correspondence and documents. First edition. Photogravure frontispiece and 18 plates. 8vo. Original decorated cloth, minor wear but overall still a very good copy. xx, 479pp. London, John Murray, Helen Henrietta Macartney Robbins was the great granddaughter of the [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LEGEND IN JAPANESE ART: Description of Historical Episodes Legendary Characters,

      - London [1908], Kegan. Red cloth, 16 color, 700 b.w. plates & illustrations, bibliography, Japanese index, very good, new cloth, original covers layed down, all edge gilt, minor corner wear, else a clean solid copy. FIRST EDITION A detailed iconography, one of the first ever compiled on Japan and still considered the best reference work. Devoted to explanations of decorations on Netsuke, Inro, Tsuba and other sword furniture, sculpture, prints, illustrated books, paintings, etc. Illustrates pieces from the Behrens, Trower, Gilbertson, Saltarel, Kawada, Brockhaus, Tomkinson, Collie, Hawkshaw, Naunton and Victoria & Albert Collections, et al. An indispensable reference work for collectors and students. H. Joly died during the 1920's and was probably the greatest European authority on Japanese sword mounts of his time. * By and large one of the most important Japanese art refere- nce books of the 20th century.

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      E. Saunders & Co., Edinburgh 1908 - 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A four volume set bound in 1/4 black leather over burgundy covered boards with gilt title on spine, TEG. Leather rubbed at hinges and mild shelf rub to cloth. Mild foxing throughout, previous owners bookplate inside front boards. A 20th C. re-print of the beautifully illustrated 19th C. classic from Billings. This set is a combination of fine printing (letterpress ?) on what appears to be cream laid paper combined with illustrations on white glossy paper. Each volume contains separate prelims and end papers, illustrations not counted in pagination. The set is as follows: V1 - E. Saunders, Edinburgh 1908, p1- 120, V2 - T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh 1909, p121- 238, V3 - T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh 1909 p241-342, V4 - T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh 1909, p343-446. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Had I the Heaven's Embroidered Cloths"

      [Dublin: Printed and Published by Elizabeth C. Yeats at the Cuala Press, 1908. Printed broadside with illuminated initial in gold and watercolor. 4to (12 x 9 in.). Fine. Printed broadside with illuminated initial in gold and watercolor. 4to (12 x 9 in.). One of nine "illuminated poems" printed by the Dun Emer and Cuala Press. Wade, p. 404

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        Robert Baser: Painter and Sculptor, 1908-1998

      251 S. Gebundene Ausgabe Sofortversand! Gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Schnitt und SU leicht berieben/bestoßen, leicht schiefgelegen, innen alles in Ordnung good fine Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), interior in good condition 170905axp34 ISBN: 9789655390049

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        Chirurgie des Gehirns und Rückenmarks nach eigenen Erfahrungen.

      Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1908-1911, 4, XXXVI, 828 pp. mit 185 Illustrationen im Text und 62 farbigen Tafeln, zwei feine Halbledereinbände mit roten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung unbeschnittenes Widmungs-Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe - Bedeutendes Widmungsexemplar: "Herrn Geheimrat Prof. Dr. (Paul) von Bruns / Hochachtungsvoll / Berlin 3.X.08 der Verfasser." *)Fedor Krause (1857-1937) ist einer der großen Pioniere der deutschen Neurochirurgie. Sein seltenes und gesuchtes Frühwerk, mit superben, großzügigen Illustrationen ausgestattet, ist eines der überragenden Grundlagenwerke moderner neurochirurgischer Forschung. Mit Macewen und Cushing entwickelte er die Neurochirurgie zu einem Spezialfach der Medizin."Wenn man von Fedor Krause's (1857-1937) Habilitationsarbeit über die malignen Neurome im Jahre 1887 absieht, begann seine systematische Beschäftigung mit der Chirurgie des Centralnervensystems Anfang der 90er Jahre mit den Studien, die mit der Trigeminusneuralgie in Zusammenhang standen." "1892 hat dann Krause den bis auf den heutigen Tag gültigen Weg zum Ganglion Gasseri angegeben: entlang der Schädelbasis, extradural, Anheben der geschlossen bleibenden Dura, nach Versorgung der A.meningea media direktes Treffen auf den 3. und 2. Ast und dann übersichtliche Freilegung des Ganglion. Zunächst begnügte er sich mit der Durchschneidung des 3. und 2. Astes, und als daraufhin die Erfolge noch nicht genügend waren, führte er 1893 die erste Ganglionresektion aus. Als er 1896 seine berühmte Monographie über die Neuralgie des Trigeminus nebst Anatomie und Histologie des Nerven veröffentlichte, lagen dieser Arbeit 14 Ganglionexstirpationen zugrunde." In seinem 1911 erschienen Werk Die Chirurgie des Gehirns und Rückenmarks" wurde über 70 Ganglionexstirpationen berichtet. Der Entstehung und Verhütung der Keratitis neuroparalytica hatte er dabei besondere Aufmerksamkeit zugewandt." "Im Jahre 1897 suchte eine 63jährige Patientin Krause auf wegen dauernder, unerträglicher Ohrgeräusche. Dieser Krankheitsfall veranlaßte ihn, zu erwägen, ob nicht analog der Entfernung der Trigeminuswurzel auch der Akusticus zu durchtrennen sei. Am 14. Juli 1898 wurde dann nach eingehenden vorausgegangenen Studien die hintere Felsenbeinfläche nach Eröffnung der hinteren Schädelgrube freigelegt und der Akusticus durchtrennt die Patientin wurde von ihrem quälenden Zustand befreit. Durch diesen Eingriff wurde die Grundlage für den klassischen Weg zur Freilegung der hinteren Felsenbeinfläche und in den Kleinhirnbrückenwinkel geschaffen. Akusticus, Facialis, Trigeminus, sowie Glossopharyngeus, Vagus und Acessorius können in ihrem Austrittgebiet auf diese Weise freigelegt werden, ganz besonders aber dient dieser Weg der Entfernung der im Kleinhirnbrückenwinkel gelegenen Neubildungen. (Beherend)" Noch im Jahre 1900 wurde in Altna bei einem 20jährigen Techniker nach einem Suicidversuch eine Revolverkugel vom rechten Orbitaldach operativ entfernt. Der Operationsweg wurde dabei transfrontal gewählt. Noch nach 7 Jahren wird der Patient beschwerdefrei gefunden. Da es Krause bei dieser Methode erstmalig gelang, den Opticus vom Chiasma bis zum Foramen opticum zur Darstellung zu bringen, lag es nahe, die gleiche Methode zu versuchen, um einen Weg zur Hypophyse aufzufinden." Fernerhin 1903 und 1907 "unseres Wissens die ersten in der deutschen Literatur beschriebenen, mit Erfolg operierten Kranken mit einem Gehirn-Angiom." 1909 wurde von Oppenheim und Krause "erstmalig das Krankheitsbild und die Operation eines großen medialen, lumbalen Bandscheibenprolapses beschrieben, der nach der damaligen Auffassung mit Enchondrom bezeichnet wurde (Behrend)." Weiterhin ist hervorzuheben eine Operation, die Krause am 23. Juni 1911 an einem von Oppenheim überwiesenen Patienten durchführte. Der 30jährige Kranke bot eine doppelseitige Stauungspupille und eine Kleinhirnsymptomatik." "Bei der Operation wurden beide Kleinhirnhälften freigelegt, der Sinus occipitalis doppelt unterbrochen und auseinandergeklappt. Im Oberwurmgebiet trat ein körniger, rötlich - gelber Tumor von Walnußgröße zwischen beiden Kleinhirnhälften zutage, der allmählich entwickelt und abgetragen werden konnte. Nach seiner Entfernung zeigte sich der 4. Ventrikel breit offen, so daß man die Rautengrube an ihrer charakteristischen Form erkannte und in voller Deutlichkeit übersah. Somit hatte der Tumor im Dach des 4. Ventrikels seinen Sitz gehabt und dieses, d.h. das Velum medullate post., war mit entfernt worden. (cit. nach F.Krause, 1911). Mikroskopisch: Endotheliom. Der Patient überstand den Eingriff. - Der Otologe Güttich schrieb in seinem Nachruf auf Krause: ... als erster Mensch hat Krause in den 4. Ventrikel des lebenden Menschen hineingesehen." "Das bekannteste Werk von Fedor Krause ist Die Chirurgie des Gehirns und Rückenmarks nach eigenen Erfahrungen. Die Eigenart dieses zweibändigen Werkes besteht in der ausführlichen klinischen und operationstechnischen Mitteilung einzelner Krankheitsfälle. Daneben werden didaktisch die von Krause entwickelten Methoden der Trepanation und Laminektomie dargestellt unter Berücksichtigung anderer Autoren. Aus den ausführlich angebenen Krankengeschichten geht hervor, daß bei vielen wichtigen Eingriffen Oppenheim maßgeblich an der Diagnosestellung und der Besprechung über die Einzelheiten des operativen Vorgehens beteiligt war." C.M. Behrend, F.Krause in K.Kolle, Große Nervenärzte, 3.Bd., 199-206.*) Paul von Bruns -(1846-1916) Professor der Chirurgie in Tübingen 1881-1909. "PAUL VON BRUNS hat ein großes literarisches Werk hinterlassen. Er war Mitherausgeber der "Neuen Deutschen Chirurgie2, außerdem gehörte er unter die Herausgeber des Handbuches der Praktischen Medizin. Er gab die "Beiträge zur Klinischen Chirurgie" heraus, die zunächst nur für Tübingen gedacht waren, bald aber für ganz Deutschland und das Ausland Bedeutung gewannen. Besonders hat er sich mit der Kriegschirurgie befaßt und die Geschoßeinwirkungen studiert.Sein Name ist in dem Bruns-Bastianischen Symptomenkomplex bei Rückenmarkverletzungen verankert. ..." Hans Killian, Meister der Chirurgie (2.Aufl.)p.208First Edition -Important Dedication Copy! "This work on surgery of the brain and spinal cord is richly illustrated with exceptional black and white and colored plates, which graphically depict the variety of pathological conditions of the central nervous system. Krause has been called "the founder of German neurological surgery (Courville,1224)", was professor of surgery at Berlin where he developed the first operation for extradural excision of Gasserion ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia and approach to pituitary tumor through anterior cranial fossa. He demonstrated also the utility of whole thickness skin grafts." Heirs of Hippocrates, No.1135- See Clarke and O'Malley, Human Brain ND Spinal Cord, p. 524f. (for a discussion of this work's place in neurological development Walker, Hist. Neurol. Surgery, 248f., Horrax 130 Haymaker, 557 Garrison & Morton No.4880.1 Große Nervenärzte, vol 3, 199-206 Scarff No.273 Walker No.1285 (Engl. EA)

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        Poetry and Ireland: Essays.

      Dundrum: Cuala Press, 8 October 1908 - Octavo. Original blue-grey paper boards with buff linen spine, lettered in black on upper cover. Housed in a blue morocco-backed bookform slipcase and chemise. Later collector's bookplate of J. O. Edwards. Minor nicks to tips, faint fading around board edges, very few and minor spots within, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, inscribed by Yeats on the first blank for Lady Gregory, "I think some of my part in this little work the best prose I have written. WBYeats 1922", with Lady Gregory's bookplate. This is a major association copy, inscribed by Yeats to his closest a friend and literary collaborator Lady Augusta Gregory (1852-1932), the chatelaine of Coole Park, cofounder of the Abbey Theatre, key figure in the Irish Literary Revival, and the mother of Major Robert Gregory (about whose death in 1918 Yeats wrote one of his most quoted short poems, "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death"). Gregory first met Yeats in 1896, and they were soon engaged in joint folktale-collecting tours in the summer of 1897 and beyond (which would be worked into the enlarged edition of Celtic Twilight, 1902). Foster well describes the nature and significance of Yeats and Gregory's friendship: "She brought him far more than the background of 'order and labour' which he craved, and against which much of his finest work would be written. For Gregory's part. the friendship with the dazzling young poet developed into a literary and theatrical collaboration, and launched her on a career of playwriting and theatrical management which put her at the centre of the developing cultural renaissance in Dublin." (R.F. Foster, Oxford DNB). Only 250 copies of Poetry and Ireland: Essays were printed, and copies inscribed by Yeats are rare. Given the topic of the work, and the pre-eminent importance of both Yeats and Lady Gregory to the Irish Literary Revival, scarcely a better association can be imagined.

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        Copy of telegram to Frank H. Hitchcock, Republican Party Chairman

      Washington, D.C., 1908. 1 p. typed telegram copy on printed Western Union slip. 12mo. Some vertical creasing. Very good in custom brown morocco-backed folding box. 1 p. typed telegram copy on printed Western Union slip. 12mo. Taft sends a telegram, as Secretary of War, to the Republican Party Chairman Frank H. Hitchock during the Republican Convention in Chicago. Taft states his and President Roosevelt's opposition to "a resolution calling for a reduction of Southern representation. I see no reason why we should prod the South with any such futile threat. Booker Washington and many other negro leaders have assured me of their opposition to the plank on the ground that it will not benefit their race ...".

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        Also Sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen.

      Insel 1908 - 446/430 COPIES (from an edition of 530 copies), decorations printed in claret red and gold, including an extravagant ornamental double title-page, title-page and section titles, with head and tail-pieces and other typographic flourishes, all by Henry van de Velde, the typeface designed by Georges Lemmen and cut with the assistance of Harry Kessler, occasional faint spots, the red off-setting slightly, pp. [vi], 161, [2], folio, original vellum with overlapping fore-edges, van de Velde design stamped in gilt to upper board, backstrip lettered in gilt within decorative border of same, the gilt in all cases showing very gentle rubbing, minor knock at head of backstrip, t.e.g., others untrimmed, endpapers with typographic gold border and some spotting, dropdown box of morocco and cloth, very good. A sumptuous piece of book design, perhaps the finest in the Art Nouveau style - produced under the direction of Count Kessler, with a new typeface by Georges Lemmen and lavish decorations by Henry van de Velde that operate in a very unified way with the text.

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        Famous Fights Historical Record of the Ring Deluxe Edition

      Shurley, London 1908 - Frank Bradley (Author) Edited By Harold Furniss : Famous Fights Past and Present Shurley's Edition Reproduced in this Deluxe Edition of 1908.Full Set of These Magazines from Vol 1 No 1 to Vol IV No 52. This Deluxe Edition has been Signed and Inscribed by Frank Bradley to Charles W Blacklock Esq and dated 1909.Very Rare Historical Record of the Ring [1908] Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good Copy of this book with a full set of Shurley's Famous Fights housed in an attractive red buckram type binding with gilt title lettering to spine and upper cover.This copy has been rebacked at some stage with the original spine laid down and this would have been done professionally by Christopher Paveley of Canterbury Bookbinders and there ticket is present to the top edge of the front pastedown.The book has been Signed and Inscribed by The Author Frank Bradley and his inscription reads. '' to Charles W Blacklock Esq in grateful remembrance of many former kindnesses with the best wishes of the Author Frank Bradley February 15th 1909 '' Famous Fights Past and Present was a weekly newspaper published out of London in England from March 4th 1901 to 1904, and Edited by Harold Furniss.There were a total of 156 issues of a "Police Budget" edition of the newspaper, 16 pages in each. There was also the Shurleys Edition which had 24 pages.This work is the latter.The newspaper covered the history of bare knuckle boxing, with some rare inclusions of fights with gloves.Although the Editor is listed as Harold Furniss,the actual Author of the majority of the articles is clearly not him, but someone else and the real author seems to be J Frank Bradley who later on became The Editor of the The Mirror of Life and then Boxing World. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz (With Rare Olive-Green Endpapers)

      Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago 1908 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sanity of Art: an Exposure of the Current Nonsense about Artists being Degenerate

      London: The New Age Press, 1908. First editions. 3 variant copies. 1 vols. 12mo. In three variant states of the binding: (1) brown paper wrappers with three colons on upper cover; (2) simultaneous binding of quarter white cloth and grey boards; (3) secondary binding of brown paper wrappers with 4 colons on upper cover. In slipcase. First editions. 3 variant copies. 1 vols. 12mo. Three States of Binding. Laurence A86

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1908. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, single rule to boards with pictorial title block gilt, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 40 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. A fine copy. Signed limited edition, number 757 of 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist.

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        Bilderbücher Band Sport und Spiel

      Köln am Rhein: H. & F. Schaffstein (1908). - 12 ganzseitige pochoir-kolorierte Illustrationen. * Kanten und Ecken bestoßen, Einband leicht fleckig, Innengelenk gelockert. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650

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