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        The Roly-Poly Pudding

      London and New York: Frederick Warne, 1908. First printing: "1908" is present on both title page and copyright page plus "[All Rights Reserved]" appears under 1908 on the title page. Sound binding with intact hinges. Generally clean pages with a few finger smudges. Light cover wear. Cover applique has a small chip at lower left corner and a two pencil lines at the top. Includes a protective clam shell box.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        Toyei Shuko.

      Printed and issued by the Shimbi Shoin. 1908-09., Tokyo, - An Illustrated Catalogue of the Ancient Imperial Treasury Called Shosoin. Compiled by the Imperial Household. Folio. 6 vols. 376 plates, of which 48 are color woodblock prints. Original decorative silk covers, very slightly worn, in cases. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal de Voyage: Égypte, Palestine, Syrie, Turquie, Grèce, Italie

      Davos, Davos SA 1908 - 2 volumes [complete]. An exceptionally well preserved set of this rare title, retaining the unsophisticated slipcase and both dustjackets. 289, vi; 299, v pages. Splendid palm motif to front covers, with gilded titles to front and spine; decorative endpapers, all edges red. Profusely illustrated with photographs tracing the journey from 22 November 1904 to 3 May 1905. Seemingly unread, with no ownership markings.Slight bump to lower right corner of front board of vol. 2. Clean and sound with faint foxing to jackets and blanks at front and rear only; else remarkably as-new. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Osterbuch [Hasenbuch]

      Berlin: B. Cassirer, [1908]. First Edition. Oblong quarto. Color pictorial paper covered boards, color decorated endpapers, 16 superb full-page pochoir colored illustrations by K. F. E. von Freyhold. Celebrated for its depth of feeling and delicate coloration and composition, these series of illustrations by Freyhold are among the finest to be found in any Jugendstil books of the period. A book seldom found without repairs, this copy is completely unsophisticated with all plates clean and bright. The spine has some slight fraying on top and bottom, corners slightly chipped and hinges only starting to weaken with some separation. Covers show some wear and soiling, yet a very nice copy indeed, in its original state of a book many consider to be the finest representation of Jugendstil art.

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        MAX PLANCK: A group of 18 offprints, monographs and journal issues by and about Max Planck.

      - 1. Die Einheit des physikalischen Weltbildes: Vortrag gehalten am 9. Dezember 1908. Leipzig: Verlag von S. Hirzel, 1909, 38 pp. Original wrappers, some edge chipping, inscribed at top margin by American philosopher of science, Ernest Nagel (March 1925). First edition. - 2. New paths of physical knowledge. Extract from: Philosophical Magazine, 1915, vol. 28, p. 60-71. Stapled. - 3. Über neuere thermodynamische Theorien. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1912, 34 pp. Original printed wrappers, unopened, some edge chipping. First edition. - 4. Neue Bahnen der physikalischen Erkenntnis. Leipzig: Barth, 1916, 28 pp. Original wrappers, little stained. Second edition. Ownership stamp by Richard Prager, astronomer and pioneer of stellar photometry. - 5. Das Prinzip der Erhaltung der Energie. Leipzig u. Berlin: Teubner, 1921, 278 pp. Original printed boards, soiled and chipped. Fourth edition. - 6. Neue Bahnen der physikalischen Erkenntnis. Leipzig: Barth, 1923, 28 pp. Original printed wrappers. Third edition. - 7. Kausalgesetz und Willensfreiheit. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1923, 52 pp. Original printed wrappers, unopened, some chipping at spine. First edition. - 8. Ansprache, gehalten in der öffentlichen Sitzung am 24. Januar zur Feier des Jahrestages König Friedrichs II. Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 19. Februar 1924, 8 pp. Little staining to gutter. - 9. Das Weltpild der neuen Physik. Leipzig: Barth, 1929, 52 pp. Original printed wrappers. Second edition. - 10. Das Weltpild der neuen Physik. Leipzig: Barth, 1930, 52 pp. Original printed wrappers. Third and fourth edition. - 11. [FERGUSON, Allan]. Prof. Planck and the Principle of Causality in Physics. In: Nature,Vol. 130, No. 3271, July 9, 1932, pp. 45-48. - 12. Feier des 80. Geburtstages des Ehrenmitgliedes der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft Herrn . Max Planck. Offprint from: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1938, pp. 57-76. Stapled as issued. - 13. Sinn und Grenzen der exakten Wissenschaft. Leipzig: Barth, 1942, 33 pp. Original printed wrappers, browned. Some pages with annotations in pencil. First edition. - 14. Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie. Leipzig: Barth, 1948, 34 pp. Original printed wrappers, little browned. Second edition. - 15. Die Physik im Kampf um die Weltanschauung. Leipzig: Barth, 1948, 30 pp. Original wrappers, little browned. Fifth edition. - 16. Vom Wesen der Willensfreiheit. Leipzig: Barth, 1948, 30 pp. Original wrappers. Fifth edition. - 17. Max Planck in seinen Akademie-Ansprachen. Erinnerungsschrift der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1948, 199 pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. - 18. [FLINT, H. T.] Prof. Max Planck, For. Mem. R. S. Reprinted from: Nature, Vol. 161, p.13, 1948. 4 unnumbered pages. Author's dedication copy, monographed. - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Vitality, Fasting and Nutrition: A Physiological Study of the Curative Power of Fasting, Together with a New Theory of the Relation of Food to Human Vitality (First Edition 1908); with an Introduction by A. Rabagliati, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.S.

      Rebman Company 1908 - Rare hardback copyright 1908; light green cloth boards with gilt lettering and caduceus on burgundy spine (see photo); four gently bumped corners; sunning and very light staining to top of rear board; faint wrinkling midway of spine along rear joint; a few pages show a tiny bit of faint damp staining on top edge only; text block tight and square with pages tanned from age; includes photos of patients taken at various stages during self-induced fasts; a rare and fascinating look at this esoteric subject; 648 pages (bx19) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jane Austen's Novels

      London - J. Dent and Co., 1908 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A relatively scarce collection of Jane Austen's Novels in Ten Volumes edited by R. Brimley Johnson and with coloured illustrations by C. E. and H. M. BrockFive volumes of a ten volume set. Volumes I and II are Sense and Sensibility in two parts (fifth edition); volumes V and VI are Mansfield Park in two parts (fifth edition); and volume X is Persuasion (sixth edition). Henry Matthew Brock (1875- 1960) was a British illustrator and landscape painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Charles Edmund Brock (1870 - 1938) was a widely published English line artist and book illustrator, who signed his work C. E. Brock. He was the eldest of four artist brothers, including Henry Matthew Brock, also an illustrator. Previous owner's ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper to volume I. Condition: In illustratedcloth bindings. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughoutbut with occasional spotting, mostly to text block edge and occasional handling marks to pages. Some endpapers unopened and slight marginal chipping and occasional closed tears where pages have been opened. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Vieux tapis d'Orient: publié par le Musée impérial royal autrichien d'art et d'industrie de Vienne: complement de l'ouvrage Tapis d'Orient, paru de 1892 à 1896 sous la direction du Musée imperial royal de commerce de Vienne; avec préface par A. von Scala,

      Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann. Very Good; 20 x 26.5 (66 cm) Portfolio of original printed cloth with new . half-calf. Edges of text and mounting sheets reinforced. New guard . tissues. Very Good condition. Minor discoloration to foot.. 1908. Portfolio. Illustrated by 25 chromolithographs tipped onto printed sheets; GWO 987. The French edition of Altorientalische Teppiche. Copy # 348 of 400 printed in German, English or French. Sumptuously produced pictorial survey of mostly Persian carpets described and shown in very fine color. [CSROT 4873].; 20; [3], 7, [2] pp. .

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        CHILDREN'S STORIES THAT NEVER GROW OLD

      1908. 1. (NEILL,JOHN R.)illus. CHILDREN'S STORIES THAT NEVER GROW OLD adapted by Mary Stone. Chicago: Reilly & Britt on(1908). 8vo (6 x 7 3/4"), yellow pictorial cloth, 312p. + ads, near Fine. 1st edition. A selection of 19 children's classics including LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, THE STORY OF PETER RABBIT, TOPSY FROM UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, BLACK BEAUTY, RIP VAN WINKLE, HANSEL & GRETHEL and others. Illustrated by Neill with over 70 full page color illustrations plus several black and whites. This includes an early Potter piracy, a wicked looking Sambo, and an interesting Alice among all the other wonderful tales. Nice copies of the first printing are rare and this is a beauty. (See Schiller 403 for later printing).

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his wife

      New York, March 1908. Folds from mailing, still about Fine, with envelope. A three-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED as "Pearl" (Grey was born Pearl Zane Gray) to his wife "Dolly" on three sheets of illustrated New Grand Hotel stationery with envelope postmarked March 1908. Grey discusses his rotten position: "I'm afraid I can't have Outing publish my book until everybody's got good and ready to let me.... And I, like an idiot signed that paper, which legally gives them the right to my photographs. Why didn't you or Murphy see that? If they don't choose to use the story & pictures I can't get the book published at all. It's most damnably sickening. I don't know what to do.... For a measly little hundred dollars I have about queered my chances.... Murphy says it will work out allright [sic]. I hope so, but tonight I can't see anything but black. Will be on the mountain tomorrow." Zane Grey decided to become a writer just five years before this letter when he wrote a fishing story that appeared in RECREATION MAGAZINE. Outing published Grey's third book, THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN, in 1908 complete with Grey's photographs. It was based on a trip Grey made out West with Col. "Buffalo" Jones in 1907. This trip was the turning point in Grey's life, but his book about Jones and his experiences in the Grand Canyon was not successful. It would be a few more years before Grey became a success with RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. An outstanding early letter revealing the torment of a struggling writer.

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        Biedermeier-Wünsche

      Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann, (1908). Oblong folio. 25pp. + 50ff. loose plates, one of which is in full color. One of 400 numbered copies. This guide to Austrian printed ephemera is illustrated throughout with black-and-white reproductions of valentines, greeting cards, paper games and dolls, and more. The extra plates show examples of ephemera produced by the major publishers of the time. Beidermeier refers to a style of visual and decorative arts that was popular between 1815 and 1848 in Austria, characterized by its elegance. Some Biedermeier cards are elaborately decorated and over-the-top. Many feature movable pictures, with tabs that turn and change the images or animate arms and legs. A fragile publication in remarkably fine condition, save for a slight split to bottom of spine and light discoloration and wear to bottom edge. In paper wrappers printed with the publisher's insignia. Housed with the loose plates in a handsome dark red morocco-backed box.

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        Le Bouton de l&#8217 Armée française.

      J. Leroy 1908 - in-4 ( 205 X 215 mm ), demi-basane fauve, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de chagrin brique, couverture illustrée, non rogné. ( Reliure postérieure ). XIV et 126 pages et ( 1 ) feuillet pour la table générale. 53 planches représentant chacune 24 boutons dont 52 coloriées au pinceau à laquarelle et reproductions dans le texte. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE qui ne fut tirée qu'à 250 exemplaires. Exemplaire sur vélin fort. Histoire regiments armee costumes uniformes [Attributes: First Edition]

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1908. First edition: colonial issue. 8vo. xiv, 226pp, frontis photograph (WSC with a dead rhino) with tissue guard, 46 other tipped-in plates (60 images), 3 maps (with red highlights). Original red cloth, the upper board decorated in blue, grey and black featuring an image of WSC based on the frontis photograph, a gilt asterisk underneath the publisher's name on spine (the only indication that this is the 'Colonial' issue of the edition); the corners a trifle rubbed, head and tail of spine more so with a tiny break at the head, the spine a bit faded and with some damp marks, extending to the foot edge of the lower board. None of this has affected the book-block, the text pages are clean and crisp. The uncut edges a little yellowed. There is some offsetting on the endpapers; the front eps have a bookseller's tiny stamp twice, an owner's name and another's cataloguing mark 'T 281' (the latter repeated on the rear paste-down), a bookplate has been removed from the front free endpaper, with minimal marking. Slight straining of the binding between pages 80 & 81. All plates and maps are present; this is a good to very good copy with minor marking of the spine and foot of lower board. ***Churchill's account of his travels in British East Africa, written while he was Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. This is the only one of Churchill's published works which features his own photographs. .

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        Den lange Rejse.

      6 bd. (Bræen. Skibet. Det tabte Land. Norne-Gæst. Christofer Columbus. Cimbrenes Tog). Alle orig. udgaver. Kbhvn. 1908-23. Indbundet ubeskåret med de originale for- og bagomslag i privat halvlæder.. Et pænt eksemplar af et af hovedværkerne i det 20ende århundredes danske litteratur

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        Liberalism and Socialism by Winston S. Churchill, first edition, only printing, bound in Pamphlets & Leaflets for 1908, Being the Publications for the Year of the Liberal Publication Department

      On the few occasions we've seen this very early Churchill speech pamphlet offered, it has been removed from a bound volume. Here is not only the speech, but the bound volume. It contains, of course, the elusive first edition, only printing of Churchill's speech defining the difference between Liberalism and Socialism given in Dundee on 4 May 1908. This is a 4 page paper pamphlet dated "15/6/08" published by the Liberal Publication Department and printed by Strangeways & Sons. The volume in which the speech is bound is likewise published by The Liberal Publication Department and contains pamphlets and leaflets published before 16 November 1908. Bound in a black leather pebble grain leater spine over green ribbed buckram covers, the book measures 8.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide by 1 inch thick. It contains a table of contents indexing by subject the numerous bound pamphlets and leaflets. The book is a fascinating piece of history, containing pamphlets and leaflets of all shapes and sizes, many of which are folded in and, we imagine, are unlikely to now be found anywhere else given their fragility and ephemeral nature. Condition of the bound volume is near-fine. The binding is particularly good, with clean and bright boards showing only light wear at the corners. Spine presentation is likewise superior, with bright gilt and only light wear at the spine head and tail. The spine leather remains supple and intact. The contents, including the Churchill speech pamphlet, are truly excellent. The binding is tight, the pages are exceptionally bright and clean, and the top edge retains bright gilt. There is no spotting and no inscriptions. Protected in a removable, archival mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A24, Woods A13.

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        THE WAR IN THE AIR

      1908. [first binding, fine] And particularly how Mr. Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. With Illustrations by A. C. Michael. London: George Bell and Sons, 1908. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this extraordinary tale of a Cockney cycle mechanic who is carried off by a drifting balloon and is then caught up in a surprise German air attack on New York City -- which in turn precipitates the collapse of civilization. Though this book typifies Wells's fantastic "fiction about the future" (and includes a remarkable forecast of aerial warfare), it is perhaps more noteworthy as one of his earliest warnings about "the German menace" -- a topic to which he would devote increased attention over the coming years.~This copy is in Currey's binding "A" (with lettering in gilt on both the front cover and the spine, and with no mounted color plate). This is a remarkably fine, bright copy (free endpapers browned, as always); since this is also the primary binding, one could not hope to find a much better copy. Wells Soc. 36; Hammond B11; Currey p. 526. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        The Dynasts

      London: Macmillan, 1904; 1906; 1908 - A complete set Hardy's verse epic of the Napoleonic Wars First editions, second issue of first part. 3 vols., 8vo. . Bound in three quarter blue morocco and blue cloth, gilt spine, t.e.g., for Sotheran. Spine lightly sunned, else fine. Purdy, pp. 119-134 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Motor-Flight Through France. First edition. Very rare in the original dust jacket. A Motor-Flight Through France captures all of the riches and charm of France during the Belle Époque in Edith Wharton's, beautiful romantic prose. Wharton was utterly beguiled by France at the dawn of the twentieth century, and in this volume her brilliant sketches of "l'Hexagone" provide an enchanting and indelible portrait of the land during this era

      New York: Scribner's, 1908. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout. Fine in the original dust jacket which shows some chips to the spine and a large chip to the rear panel. Very rare in the original dust jacket. A Motor-Flight Through France captures all of the riches and charm of France during the Belle Époque in Edith Wharton's, beautiful romantic prose. Wharton was utterly beguiled by France at the dawn of the twentieth century, and in this volume her brilliant sketches of "l'Hexagone" provide an enchanting and indelible portrait of the land during this era. But Wharton's travelogue is as much about the thrill of travel as it is about place. With the automobile in its infancy, Wharton was experiencing the countryside as few people ever had, liberated from the ugliness of train yards and the constraints of passage by rail. "The motor-car has restored the romance of travel," she wrote.

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        The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America (Acadia)

      Toronto : Champlain Society , 1908 . First Edition . Good . 8VO . Publications of the Champlain Society II. Translatedd and edited, with a memoir of the author, collateral documents and a reprint of the original by William F Ganong. With reproduction of original illustrations, drawings by Ganong and photgraphs of the area including two fold-out maps, both worn but complete. One of the scarcest of Champlain Society publication. An ex-library copy in the original gilt-stamped red binding with usual interior markings, overall light wear to covers with remants of label and evidence of label removals on lower spine, some black marks on rear board, Spine faded, some minor bubbling to rear board.

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        SOUVENIRS DE MADAME DE CAYLUS. ( numéroté)

      Paris, L. Carteret, 1908.** - Relié de l' époque, demi - cuir, dor à nerfs (5) doré, plats de papier marbré, 14x21,5cm, (1) couverture originale, (6), frontispice ( portrait de l' auteur) par Boisson, 304pp, (2), couverture originale, (1), illustré n/b. N° 211 de 350 exemplaieres numéroté sur papier vélin du Marais. Préface par Voltaire, notice de Lescure, M, De. Nouvelle éditions illustré par Lionel Péraux, gravures au burin et a l' eau - forte par Léon Boisson. 700 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Entwicklung der Dampfmaschine. Eine Geschichte der ortsfesten Dampfmaschine und der Lokomobile, der Schiffsmaschine und Lokomotive, Band 1-2.

      Verlag von Julius Springer 1908 834 +. 732 sider. Ganzleinenband Sehr guter Zustand Erstausgabe. Erster Band mit 780 Textfiguren und 32 Bildnissen, Zweiter Band mit 1073 Textfiguren und 6 Bildnissen. Kleiner Fleck auf der Rückseite des ersten Bandes (siehe Photo). Ansonsten ein sehr wohl bewahrtes Werk Tysk

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        The Etched Work of Frank Brangwyn

      London: The Fine Art Society. Good+. 1908. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Lacks plates 1-4, which were original etchings. Some damp stains to spine of portfolio container, tanned feps, owner's signature and date to ffep, lower spine coming away from backing. ; B&W ; 1.7 x 21.4 x 15 inches; 22+ pages; Number 56 of 150. Plates 5 - 51 are reproductions of Brangwyn's etchings and drawings. Grey card with cream cloth spine and black lettering in beige cloth portfolio. Oversize volume requiring additional postage. .

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        La Sagesse et la destinée

      Paris: Eugène Fasquelle (Bibliothèque-Charpentier), 1908. Livre. Bon. Reliure signée. Paris, Eugène Fasquelle (Bibliothèque-Charpentier), 1908. 19 x 12 cm, in-12, 313 pp., reliure de plein maroquin vert richement décoré aux petits fers à froid, plats biseautés ornés d'une large roulette à froid et dorée sur cuir repoussé, premier plat mosaïqué en relief d'un vase modelé sur un fond de cuir orange le tout entouré d'une guirlande nouée en tête, signature du relieur sur le premier plat, dos à 5 nerfs, doubles filets sur les coupes, encadrement intérieur, gardes et doublures de soie décorée, tête dorée, couvertures non conservées (reliure signée Saint André). On a relié en tête 1) une lettre autographe signée (2 pp. in-12) du relieur intitulée "Légende de la Reliure", expliquant la symbolique du décor de la reliure, 2) une lettre autographe signée (3 pp. in-12) de Sara de Lignereux expliquant à sa "chère Marguerite" qu'elle a voulu lui offrir un livre qui lui était cher et que son mari, "le divin Maître Saint-André", voulut le relier. Les deux lettres sont datées du 20 juillet 1909 et situées au château du Préau à Vimory (Limousin). Ambroise Saint-André de Lignereux (né en 1861) était un décorateur spécialiste du travail du cuir. Il travailla au renouvellement des techniques du cuir d'art et à leur propagation. Son épouse, née Sara Oquendo au Pérou, publia sous le pseudonyme de Arsène Arüss (elle est connue par la BnF sous le nom de Sarah Oguendo). Une reliure surprenante au décor particulièrement riche. Dos et premier plat passés, quelques traces de cire..

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        Essays on Life Art and Science

      A.C. Fifield 1908 - Reissue. Original green cloth lettered in black. From the library of Aldous Huxley, with his early ownership inscription, "A.L.Huxley July 26th 1909" to the front endpaper. A very good copy with minor wear to the spine and fading to the back panel. Later bookplate of Newport Reference Library to front pastedown, some spotting to page edges and slight loosening between a couple of sections. Huxley's inscription marks his fifteenth birthday and the subject matter reflects the change in his interest at the time from the family scientific study of his youth to literature and the arts. The last chapter, "The Deadlock in Darwinism", might have been of particular interest. Huxley's grandfather, T.H. Huxley, had been a famously outspoken advocate for Darwin's theory of evolution and Huxley's brother, Julian, was at about the time of the inscription at an international gathering in Cambridge to celebrate the centenary of Darwin's birth. The author would also be of interest to him. Huxley is known to have read and enjoyed Butler's is best known work, a dystopian novel, Erewhon. Huxley later provided an introduction for the 1934 reissue of Erewhon, in which he acknowledges it as the inspiration for his recently published, Brave New World. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (London Suburbs)

      London: , 1908. [Barnes, Chiswick, Fulham, Chelsea, Wandsworth, Putney] Size: 345 × 530 mm. Lithograph with original colour. Excellent condition. Sheet 15 from: Bacon's 'New Large - Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs'. An impressively detailed map of this fashionable part of south west London. Scale of 4 inches to the mile.

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        The Book Of The Pearl The History, Art. Science, And Industry Of The Queen Of Gems

      NY: The Century Co, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. cloth, front cover and spine elaborately decorated in gilt motifs. Teg. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 548 pages. 29 x 21 cm. 107 illustrations, a few in color,and five maps of leading pearl producing regions. Bibliography. Index. Perhaps the definitive single collection of data on the subject of the pearl by two noted authorities -- covering its history from ancient times to the present, their values, care, and famous pearls and collections. Bright, clean copy save for toned lettered tissue guard frontispiece.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("FATHER"), TO HIS DAUGHTER, JEAN CLEMENS

      Redding, CT. "Thursday night" [2 July] postmarked 1908.. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of a folded small octavo sheet of letterhead. Ca 125 words. Folded for mailing, else very good, with envelope. A somewhat dispirited and loving letter from Clemens to his youngest daughter, Jean (1880 - 1909), then at Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass, during one of the extended separations from her family due to her need for special care for her epilepsy: "I am disappointed, distressed, & low-spirited, for that dream of yours & mine has come to nothing. That house turns out to be a poor trifling thing, like the rest of the ancient farm houses in this region, it has no room in it ... Miss Lyon thinks she told me all about it earlier, but I suppose it went out of my worn-out head, as everything does. I am so sorry. I wish I could situate you exactly to your liking, dear child, how gladly I would do it. And I wish I could take your malady & rid you of it for always. I wish your mother were here; she could help us ... I love you dear, dear, dearly, & I am so sorry, so sorry. What can I do? Father."

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        Les Erinnyes *

      A.Romagnol, Paris 1908. - Reliure signée de Semet & plumelle 29 x 20, demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, signet, couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Dos, coins et charnières un peu frottés. L'un des 190 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Édition soignée de cette tragédie antique, mise en page à l'intérieur d'un cadre typographique dans le goût art-déco de l'époque, avec de belles marges et une impression tricolore. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une variante d'une planche montée en regard, page 50, en tirage avant la lettre.

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        Thirty-Seven Years of Big Game Shooting in Cooch Behar, the Duars, and Assam. A Rough Diary by the Maharajah of Cooch [sic.] Bihar

      London & Bombay: Rowland Ward, Ltd (London) and Bennett, Coleman, & Co., the Times Press (Bombay), 1908. 4to. (9 1/16 x 7 inches). Half title, title printed in red and black. Half-tone frontispiece and numerous half- tone illustrations (many full-page), 1 folding coloured map at end. Full blue morocco, covers tooled in gilt and blind, spine gilt in five compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers, section from the publisher's blue cloth binding mounted on front pastedown, marbled paper-covered slipcase. A beautifully-presented copy of the first edition of this important record of big game hunting in India, and also of a vanished way of life. The text, apparently written by the Maharajah himself, includes detailed descriptions of many of the hunting expeditions, with notes on the names of the elephants and people involved, the animals killed, on the weather and geographical location, all accompanied by some excellent illustrations reproducing some very atmospheric photographs.

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        The "Red and White" Book of Menzies; The History of Clan Menzies and Its Chiefs.

      Plean: Plean Castle, 1908 - 9. - 2nd Edition, privately printed which also contains the whole of the first edition. Large 4to. pp. [6], xxiv, [4], 529; illustrations. Original buckram, paper label, a little worn on the spine. The additional pages for this second edition consist of 2 portraits and 4 pages forming a preface and dedication [loose]. Large Paper Edition de Luxe of which this is No. 2 Queens Edition, signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stara Praha: 100 Akvarelu Vaclava Jansy

      Pague: B. Koci, 1908. Very solid book, half leather. The first few pages that contain text with legends to the pictures are yeallowed and have a few small tears. The colour reproductions are in v/good condition. All text is in Czech. A great many of the houses in Prague that the painter painted around the 1890s no longer exist, which makes this book very rare indeed. Jansa se pri velké prestavbe Prahy na konci 19. století zameril na obrazy prazských domu a ulic. Mnohé z pamatek, ktere tehdy namaloval uz v desni dobe neexistuji. Zasleme vice informaci i fotografie na pozadani.. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Vaclav Jansa. Large Quarto, approx. 11¾ " (300mm) tall..

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        THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING

      1908. London (and New York): Frederick Warne & Co., 1908. Original maroon cloth, beveled, with front cover pictorial onlay. First Edition. Tom Kitten disobeys his mother and goes hunting for adventure, but is captured by Samuel Whiskers and his fellow rats, who then steal dough and other ingredients to prepare a kitten pie. THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING was first published, in this small-format maroon cloth, in 1908; ten years later, it was published (undated) in a larger format; in 1926 the book was again issued in the small format, but with the title changed to THE TALE OF SAMUEL WHISKERS. Condition is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine: the cloth is slightly faded (though as Quinby points out, the cloth is "mixed light and dark threads"), and there is just a touch of wear at the corners; the front endpaper bears a Christmas 1908 gift inscription. Quinby No. 15; Linder p. 427.

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        Antiche trine italiane. Trine ad ago - Trine a fuselli.

      Arti Grafiche,, Bergamo, 1908 - Tre volumi di cm. 35, con moltissime illustrazioni applicate e tavole fuori testo. Legatura editoriale in piena tela blu con titoli in oro. Tagli dorati. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo qualche leggera foritura marginale. Stampato su carta forte. Si tratta dell'intera opera dedicata alle trine italiane e che viene considerata (in Italia ed all'estero) il capolavoro di Elisa Ricci. I primi due volumi sono dedicati alle trine ad ago, mentre il terzo riguarda le trine a fuselli. Opera celebre e ricercata, una delle più classiche ed autorevoli sull'argomento. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD

      1908. 1. BEARS. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD. Philadelphia: Edward Stern 1908. 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, 178p.,tips very slightly rubbed else near Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated by R.K. CULVER with 15 color plates plus many black & whites. The Bears meet King Edward and travel in Europe. A great copy.

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        Natives' Corroboree Darwin N.T. A real-photograph postcard by R. ROHRER, Photographer, Darwin, N.T.

      c. 1908 - Unused and in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Complete Writings / Collected Works, 15 volumes, 1908, finely bound

      Boston and New York: The C. T. Brainard Publishing Co.. 1908. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1908, 15 volumes, complete. One of 1000 sets, this set unnumbered. 8vo, bound in half dark green morocco gilt, with marbled boards, raised bands on spines, gilt titled on spine with gilt decorated and ruled spine compartments. VG to Fine set with minimal rubbing to joints, all spine caps intact, contents nice and clean. A handsome set in a nice binding. We've done some minor recoloring of the rubbing along corners and to corner tips and have also supplied mylar "dust jackets" for each volume. They look great!

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream By William Shakespeare

      William Heinemann & Doubleday Page London & New York: William Heinemann & Doubleday, Page, 1908. hardcover. Orig. decorated cream colored cloth. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 134 pages. 4to, 30 x 24 cm. Limited edition signed by Rackham with no limitation stated. Forty tipped-in full-page mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, plus black and white illustrations in the text. "His interpretations of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and WIND IN THE WILLOWS, for example, have become definitive, and continue to challenge later illustrators to find new approaches." [see: HAMILTON. p.9 "Arthur Rackham A Biography"]. Toning [approx. half centimeter fore-edge and foot] of title, front cover lightly soiled, lacks ties.

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

      William Briggs, Toronto, ON 1908 - First edition, stated presentation copy. Three signed letters from retired Hudson's Bay Company trader Roderick MacFarlane, who contributed the sections on mammals and birds of Northern Canada. Fold-out map of the territory negotiated by the 8th treaty. Brown cloth boards are rubbed on edges, corners are rubbed and starting to fray. Hinges are splitting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BY SALT MARSHES: PICTURES AND POEMS OF OLD IPSWICH

      1908. Fine. DOW, Arthur Wesley & Everett Stanley HUBBARD. BY SALT MARSHES: PICTURES AND POEMS OF OLD IPSWICH. Ipswich: Privately printed, 1908. No. 103 of approximately 200. [32] pp. 8vo. Quarter brown cloth (unmarked) with color illustrated (front cover only) paper covered boards. Covers worn but still attractive; interior near fine, small pencil numerals to front pastedown. Eight lovely color woodblock illustrations, with other monochrome and two color designs/headpieces. "BY SALT MARSHES is Arthur Wesley Dow's tribute to the old North Shore town of Ipswich, where he was born and spent most of his life, and to his boyhood friend, Everett Stanley Hubbard. It is a collaboration somewhat in the spirit of Meteyard, Carman and Hovey in their Vagabondia books, though Hubbard was undoubtedly a lesser poet and Dow a greater artist. BY SALT MARSHES is his masterpiece, and it is evident from the numerous sketches and proofs in the Ipswich Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities - some dating back as far as 1895 - that it was a labor of love. Infinite care and craftsmanship were expended on every detail. The illustrations are color woodblock prints, such as Dow described in an article in MODERN ART (1896), entitled "Painting with Wooden Blocks." This was a technique Dow had discovered in the course of his study of Japanese art, and he was a master of it, using as many as four or five different blocks, accurately registered, thinly inked to show the grain of the wood, and printed in subtle gradations of tone to achieve a luminosity that effectively evokes the quality of the light on the marshes. Although the text is printed from small gothic type, the lettering on the cover and title page was also cut by hand in woodblocks, after the manner of Meteyard and Dawson-Watson's lettering for the COURIER INNOCENT (1897)." Finlay - Artists of the Book in Boston, 1890-1910.

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        SEVEN GOSLINGS

      1908. 3. HOUSMAN,LAURENCE. THE SEVEN GOSLINGS. London: Blackie and Son [1908]. 4to (8 x 10"), cloth backed brown pictorial boards, occasional foxing else VG+. 1st edition with all illustrations in color. This is A nursery cautionary tale told in verse. It features 6 fabulous bold color plates by Housman's good friend MABEL DEARMER plus there are lovely color illustrations throughout the text. Scarce.

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        A ROOM WITH A VIEW (Presentation Copy)

      London: Edward Arnold, 1908. First edition. Very Good +. A solid Very Good+ copy with spine a bit soiled, faded and a trifle cocked, but tight. Mild foxing at end pages and the occasional spot to the outer margin with previous owner's name on front end paper, "Charles Bathurst." The boards are generally clean and sharp with bright gilt. "Presentation Copy" stamped on the title page in light blue ink. This is the first such presentation copy that we have come across. Always a rare book in the original cloth, this copy is quite unique. The author's popular third novel about a socially constricted Englishwoman seeking true love. Additional images available upon request. Very Good +.

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        Woodcock Shooting

      New York: [The De Vinne Press] Printed for Private Distribution to the Author's Friends, 1908. No. 29 of 100 copies, printed on Imperial Japan paper. 8vo. Photogravure frontispiece and 38 photogravure plates. 124 pp. Recent half ivory calf and blue paper covered boards, spine rulled in gilt with red morocco label, t.e.g. Fine. Riling 1652; Phillips, p. 96. Not in Pettingill, Frauglione . A splendid work of unsurpassed, almost lyrical, prose and superb photogravures - and of predictable rarity

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        Honeyman Hardware Company No. 6

      Portland, OR.: Honeyman Hardware Company.. Catalogue No. 6.. No date. Ca. 1908.. Massive hardware catalogue; 3/4 leather binding 10.25 x 7 inches; 1325 pp; xxxi pp tabbed index at front. Corners bumped; covers abraded; half inch gouge to leather spine; 4 inch crack along top of spine and front cover; lacks rear free end paper. Lavishly illustrated; contents in very good condition. Dating based on the catalogue listing for Remington Repeating Shotgun, Model 1908, identified by that model number for two years: 1908 and 1909. The catalogue is especially well represented with regard to carpentry tools: for example; saws, drills, planes, screw drivers, etc. Also noteworthy are the many examples of kitchen ware: enamel ware, tin ware, steel ware, galvanized ware, japanned ware, nickel plated ware, etc. Other household goods include stoves, manually operated washing machines; clothes wringers; coffee mills; flatware; door hardware (hinges, locks, handles etc.) Large sections on razors and knives and over 175 pages devoted to Guns and Ammunition (L. C. Smith; Hopkins and Allen; Winchester; Smith & Wesson; Colts; Iver Johnson, etc.) plus Gun Extras and Parts (gun stocks; parts for revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.). Another extensive sections on Fishing Equipment: rods, reels, line; flies, spinners, Dowagiac and other lures, etc. Also miscellaneous goods relating to dogs, horses, and livestock; for example: cow and sheep bells. A fascinating catalogue in very good condition picturing and describing an amazing assortment of hardware items pertaining to various trades as well as domestic usage, goods relating to recreational activities, home maintenance and security, and much more. Contents in very good condition, bright and clean. Only two WorldCat listings for numbered Honeyman catalogues. .

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