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        A Midsummer-night's Dream

      London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Trade Edition. Large 8vo. Original beige cloth with gilt design on cover. 40 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards by Arthur Rackham. WITH ORIGINAL COPPER PLATE FOR THE ILLUSTRATION APPEARING ON P. 102, "ARE YOU SURE THAT WE ARE AWAKE?" Cloth split along outer spine, generally very good copy. Housed in large morocco folding case with copper plate nicely bound-in at the front in a fixed matte. Scarce thus.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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      1908. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare. London & NY: Heinemann & Doubleday, 1908. 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), tan cloth stamped in gold, Fine condition. 1st 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 of one of Rackhams most sought after titles.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Riddle of the Sands A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved

      London, UK: Smith, Elder & Co., 1908. First Edition . Hardcover. Good. Size=5"x7.5. Text Map, Folding Map. (full book description) Smith, Elder & Co., London, UK, 1908. 1st Ed. (U.K.) Good-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5"x7.5", 336pgs. Text Map, Folding Map. Original black with white sailing ship on front cover. Cloth torn along front and rear spine edges down to cloth mesh leaving 1/16" to 1/8" gap, page ends lightly browned, The Observer lists this book in 2003 at #37 in "The 100 Greatest Novels" from the past 300 years. Foxing in text, cloth slightly worn at fore-edge corners, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller -]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) on the Red Cross and dissension

      Glen Echo [MD], 15 May 1908. Letter. Faint crease from folding. Fine with excellent content. A four-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on two adjoining sheets (5-1/4" x 6-1/2") dated 15 May 1908 from the founder of the American Red Cross and SIGNED with her initials "C. B." To Roscoe [G. Wells] and Harriette [L. Reed]. In part: "I am afraid I almost killed you with my letters of Sunday. And it may be I was entirely mistaken, and that the papers to go out to the people, are not to call direct for meóand that this excellently expressed paper is only for the men who are to lead, and not for the publicóAnd this would be all so right. You will perhaps understand, how these especially Red Cross days (of San Francisco) are made to bear a little heavily on me, and they are not missing their opportunity neither in New England, or here. Their spades are full of earth just now to ignominiously bury the poor old Red Cross. You will realize that it is not restful for me to feel Miss Boardman visiting in the families, and talking to the people of the city of my home, who have always been so willing to let me go on and do the hard things they could not do themselves; and when I do not hear of one who even asks her a question of the past, but all accept her with honor and confidence, you will not wonder so much, that I recoiled against asking those same people to show me favor. It was foolish I know, but one cannot help being human, even if foolish and [?]. It is all over now. I am stronger today, and have reflected that I was probably mistakeníThe R.C. here is steering very hard in these last weeks to both justify and magnify itself. They are not yet succeeding to the full measure of their hopes. I wonder if you realize what an anchor to my soul you of Boston are? and how every moment my thoughts turn to you with that glimmer of hope--and [?] of gratitude that keep the spirit up...." Throughout her life, Barton thrived on a "hands-on" approach to matters, often managing Red Cross chapters from in the field. As the organization became more established, new board members opposed this style with some participants looking to remove her from power; "Miss Boardman" was Mabel Boardman, who emerged as her main competitor. Following a multi-year power struggle, Barton's supporters elected her president "for life" in 1902. The organization fractured into Barton and Boardman supporters, with this letter, penned eight years after that pivotal vote, revealing the bitterness that still existed at the thought of "Miss Boardman visiting in the families, and talking to the people of the city of my home, who have always been so willing to let me go on and do the hard things they could not do themselves. In addition to founding the Red Cross, Barton established in 1905 the National First Aid Association of America to promote first aid training. Roscoe Green Wells was assistant to the president and commander of the ambulance corps of the association. Harriette L. Reed, Barton's closest friend whom she often called "sister," became president of the association following Barton's death. Barton was also an ardent suffrage supporter. She was a friend of Susan B. Anthony and spoke at many suffrage conventions, including the first national women's suffrage convention held in Washington, D.C. (1869) and National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Conventions of 1893, 1902, 1904, and 1906.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Modern painters / by John Ruskin [complete in 6 volumes, including index]

      London : George Allen & Sons, 1908. 5th Edition in this form. Physical description: 6 v. : illus. , fronts. , plates; 16 cm. Vols. 1-5 are all 5th edition in small form, published 1908. Volume 6 (index) is a 3rd edition in small form, published 1903. Fronts. And plates to vol. 3, 4 & 5. Subjects: Painters - Painting - England - 19th century. Aesthetics - 19th century - England. Contents: v.1. Of general principles, and Of truth --v.2. Of the imaginaitve and theoretic faculities --v.3. Of many things --v.4. Of mountain beauty --v.5. Of leaf beauty, of cloud beauty, of ideas of relation. --v.6. General index, bibliography and notes. Very good copies bound in contemporary polished aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Kingswood School coat-of-arms gilt-stamped to front panels, with gilt-tooled double-lined borders. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Prize label tipped in to prelims. of vol. 1. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        THE LIFE OF TOM MORRIS. With glimpses of St. Andrews and its golfing celebrities.

      - Pp. xvi+ 336(last advertisement, colophon), frontispiece, plus 24 plates, the title page printed in blue & black, index; pictorial cloth, quite flecked, edges worn, the upper joint starting, corners and spine extremities slightly frayed; uncut; later (but not recent) endpapers, hinges starting at a couple of points, a couple of tiny holes near bottom fore-corner pp. 33-38, a few small edge chips or splits, foxing throughout (heavy at times); Werner Laurie, London, n.d.[c. 1908]. First edition. Donovan & Murdoch 37520. *Scarce golf classic. Thomas Mitchell Morris (1821-1908), known as Old Tom Morris, was a pioneer of professional golf, the father of modern greenskeeping, and the player generally credited with making the game universally popular. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      1908. 1. DULAC,EDMUND. LYRICS PATHETIC & HUMOROUS FROM A TO Z. London & NY: Frederick Warne, (1908). 4to (8 1/2 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, beveled edges, slight edge rubbing else near Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated with cover, pictorial endpapers and 24 very wonderful full page color illustrations printed on one side of the paper only - 1 illustration for each letter of the alphabet with xyz are combined. Done with a touch of humor, each letter has a limerick to accompany the illustration. One of his most desired books and a nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Oeuvres completes (29 vols - First Conard Edition 1908)

      Librarie Conard 1908-1910. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Conard Edition 1910. Complete in 29 volumes (this set often found with missing volumes - scarce complete thus). Contemporary blue half morocco over marbled boards. Some rubbing to joints and extremities. Large set so extra postage likely for international sales.

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      Cold Spring Harbor, LI, July 1908 & May 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor wear to binding. Near Fine and unique. A folio (10-3/4" x 13-1/4") volume apparently handbound in full gilt-decorated green morocco, the binding signed "R.G.J. 1909" on the rear inside panel, with pages numbered up to 499. While many pages are blank, there are 105 pages with text surrounded by decorative ORIGINAL watercolor borders, often quite elaborate, and 101 pages without text but with similar decorative borders, almost always on the recto though some pages have writing and/or art on the verso as well. There are also 5 small watercolors pasted in. The album was compiled by Rosalie Gardiner Jones, a wealthy socialite who gained fame as "General Jones" when she organized and led a women's suffrage march in 1912 from New York to Albany and another to Washington, D.C. Jones worked with Harriet Stanton Blatch, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's daughter, but found the American suffragist movement too genteel and gravitated toward the more militant English feminists who called themselves "suffragettes." Perhaps her most famous "event" occurred in 1913 when she was taken up in a Wright Brothers biplane over Staten Island to toss suffrage leaflets. As the 31 May 1913 issue of The New York Times reported: "Gen. Rosalie did not show a sign of fear as she took her seat in the biplane, seized a steel rod, the only thing to hold to, with her left hand, had her skirts tied down with a little piece of blue string, and, with a bunch of yellow Votes-for-Women leaflets in her right hand, nodded a smiling goodbye to the crowd below." Jones lived well beyond the passing of the 19th Amendment by Congress in 1919 and died in 1978 at the age of 94. A number of pieces of ephemera laid in including photographs of the family home as well as photographs of Jones.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        L'Ile des Pingouins

      Paris: Calmann-Lévy,, 1908. Octavo. Contemporary parchment, titles gilt to spine, double ruled panel gilt to boards, top edge gilt, others uncut, original printed wrappers bound in. Bound at the front are two notes, a postcard, and an envelope in France's handwriting and with his signature. Half-title inscribed "A Edouard Champion son ami Anatole France". Parchment slightly rubbed and soiled, marginal browning to the text. A very good copy. First edition of France's great satire in which a group of penguins are accidentally baptized and their society passes through stages mirroring those of the history of Europe. This volume presented to Edouard Champion, a Parisian publisher and bibliophile, with the bound-in letters addressed to both Edouard and his father Honoré.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tempest

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1908]. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 40 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La serenata delle zanzare. Poemetti. Incisioni di Adolfo De Karolis.

      Renzo Streglio,, Torino - Genova (Venaria Reale), 1908 - In-16° grande (180x118mm), pp. 93, (3), brossura origjnale con titolo in rosso e nero e illustrazione xilografica in b. n. di De Carolis e fregio al retro. 10 xilografie di De Karolis n.t. Minimali restauri al dorso. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione di questa raccolta di poemetti crepuscolari di Moretti, caratteristici della fase più felice della sua produzione poetica, quella per cui Contini poté parlare di "miracolosa resa esistenziale". Scrive Armando Audoli a proposito di questa e di altre edizioni Streglio: "In tale cornice non pocofané, una cornice maliosa in quanto obliata e polverosa, si incastonano perfettamente le Egloghe, esordio di Massimo Bontempelli (1904, in 8°, pp. 85), Le piccole morte di Fausto Maria Martini (1906, in 16°, pp. 31 + 1) e La serenata delle zanzare di Marino Moretti (1908, in 16°, pp. 93 + 3), una malinconicamente ronzante raccolta di brevi poemi, folgorante per la brossura illustrata in xilografia da De Karolis, per le sue dieci incisioni a piena pagina e per la consistenza della carta: gemme crepuscolari " (I ricercati delle edizioni Streglio in "Wuz", n. 8, ottobre 2002). Gambetti / Vezzosi, pp. 574-75: "Non comune e molto ricercato.". Spaducci, p. 192.

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Anne of Green Gables

      Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.. First edition dated "April 1908" on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In excellent near fine condition, showing some light wear to the extremities and front panel. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Views of the Bazar Valley Field Force, 1908

      Peshawar: Mela Ram photographer,, [1908] . Landscape quarto. Album leaves loose, housed in a blue cloth drop-back box, title - "Photographs" - from the original album mounted on upper panel. 93 gelatine silver print photos, images approx. 140 × 85 mm, mounted on 24 leaves, of these 55 single photos and 6 panoramas, three 2-section, two 3-section and one 4-section, are part of the publication and numbered in the negative with letterpress captions beneath, organized in sections charting the progress of the expedition from Khaibar via Chora, Walai, China, & Halwai, the final section, "Miscellaneous" includes the jirga, or tribal gathering, at which the peace was settled. Additionally there are 27 related gelatine silver prints of privately taken photographs, mounted on the versos of the leaves, mostly approx. 105 × 75 mm, with ink captions identifying groups and individuals of the 59th Rifles and including the names of Lieutenant Anderson and Colonel Carruthers, most relating to the Bazar Expedition, but some from the subsequent Mohmand Expedition, plus 5 photos from Davos, pasted in at rear, including the names Hohenlohe, Thompson, Campbell and Creagh. Inked map, verso of title page showing the route of the expedition. Overall very good. From the time of the end of the Tirah campaign in 1897–8 the Zakka Khel Afridis had "remained the persistent enemies of tranquility and progress. Numerous raids in British territory were proved to have their origin in the Bazar Valley" (Nevill, Campaigns on the North West Frontier p. 331). The autumn of 1907 brought a renewal of activity, raids being carried out "with such daring that even Peshawar city itself became the scene of wholesale robbery under arms. A military expedition was then sanctioned at the beginning of February 1908, 'limited strictly to punishment of Zakka Khel, and not occupation or annexation of tribal territory' " (ibid.) An expedition was raised under the command of Major-General Sir James Willcocks. "I had at my disposal two Brigades of Infantry, with a third on the line of communications, and in reserve four Squadrons of Cavalry, one Battalion Pioneers, with an extra Battalion of Infantry as Divisional troops, two Batteries of mountain guns, and two Companies of Sappers and Miners" (Willcocks, The Romance of Soldiering and Sport). The expedition was swiftly and efficiently successful. "From the first I made up my mind to move so quickly that the Afridis would be taken unawares … The Afridis were quite dumbfounded by our rapid movement, and in twenty-four hours we had practically decided their fate. Owing to the fact that no other Afridi clan joined [them] ... and the Mohmand Lashkars arrived too late, they stood no chance against the highly trained Division under my command. They never got a look in, and within a fortnight, what Punch did us the great honour of calling 'Willcocks' weekend War' was over and we were back in Peshawar." Willcocks was sent a telegram by the king himself congratulating him on the skill with which the operations had been carried forward and on "the bravery and good conduct of the troops, which I consider has been beyond all praise." A superb visual record of campaigning on the North-West Frontier. We have been unable to trace any record of another copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Collected Works Of William Butler Yeats

      Stratford-On-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. Hardcover. Quarter turquoise morocco and cloth. Teg. Fine. 8 vols/No Dust Jacket. 22 x 15 cm. Portrait frontispieces of Yeats after drawings by John Singer Sargent, Charles Shannon, A. Mancini, and J.B. Yeats in four of the vols., titles printed in red and black. The first collected edition, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in quarter turquoise morocco, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt. Limited edition, one 1060 copies. Extensive Bibliography of The Writings of William Butler Yeats by Allan Wade in Volume VIII. WADE 75-82. A.H. Bullen with Frank Sidgwick formed the Shakespeare Head Press and published a collected Shakespeare and collected Yeats. The Press was, renown for its enthusiastic scholarship and admired by literary notables like Swinburne. Mild lower corner wear to a few vols.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        British Hunts and Huntsmen Compiled in Conjunction with The Sporting Life

      NF. In Four Volumes Ñ the complete set: & & The Biographical Press, London, 1908,1909, 1910, 1911 Ñ all First Editions. Folio Ñ 38cm. & The South-West of England Ð [xviii], 591pp. & The South - East, East, and Eastern Midlands of England Ð [xvi], 606pp & England ( North), Scotland, and Ireland Ð [xvi], 625pp.& The North-East, and Western Midlands of England; and Wales Ð [xvi], 664pp. & & PublisherÕs half scarlet-red leather ruled in bright gilt, salmon pebbled cloth coved boards and coordinated marbled end leaves; 5 raised bands to the spine. With bright gilt titles and ruling. All page edges in bright gilt. Wear to extremities only, mild intermittent foxing, no prior ownership or institutional makings. Containing literally hundreds of illustrations and 228 superb half-toned sepia photographic images. Each volume contains a short history of each fox and stag hunt in the British Isles, together with biographical records of masters past and present, and some members of each hunt, also an introductory chapter on mediaeval hunting and articles concerning the tag, the fox, the hound, and the horse, and all subjects allied thereto. & & At least a Very Good + complete set of a lovely set of publications sound, square and tight condition, spines not faded as is typical with this set. This impressive four volume is substantial not only in content, but also in weight with the total unpacked set being over 56 pounds unpackaged. Scarce.&

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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      1908. Fine. MONTORGUEIL, G. JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE: LA FRANCE MISE EN SCENE AVEC LES JOUJOUX DE DEUX PETITS FRANCAIS. Illustrated by JOB. Paris: Boivin & Cie (1908). [76] pp. with almost every facing recto being a full color chromolithograph (printed by Ruckert & Goode). 4to., light blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, red, green, brown, purple, yellow, blue, and black. An extraordinary copy, fine, clean, bright & tight. Pages hinged with paper at joints, as issued. The retelling of history in the illustrations is depicted by toys re-enacting scenes of historical import. A charming book, just fabulous condition-wise.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      Smith, Elder & Co, 1908 - some rubbing to spine top, small smudge to title page, else a beautiful little copy, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FIRST AND LAST THINGS: A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life

      New York & London: Putnam, 1908. Wells, H.G. FIRST AND LAST THINGS: A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life. New York & London: Putnam, 1908. First American Edition. A FINE example in original publisher's green ribbed cloth, gilt. Boldly inscribed PRESENTATION COPY in which Wells complains about the books's printer's errors being "singularly beastly." FIRST AND LAST THINGS was originally conceived in a reading group of the Oxford Socialist movement which included Wells' lover Amber Reeves (the inspiration for ANN VERONICA, his 1909 novel and who bore a child by Wells). Also, FIRST AND LAST THINGS, written during one of the most unsettled times in the author's life, may be one of Wells' most unjustly forgotten books of philosophy (of value in itself) but it's made particularly interesting because the "friend" he alludes to in the book time and again is clearly based on Reeves. According to research, Wells claimed that Reeves responded to his taste for adventurous eroticism, and the "sexual imaginativness" that his wife Jane could not cope with. Reeves, also an author of four novels, was a force to be reckoned with and is still considered one of the most famous early British feminists.. Inscribed By Author. First American Edition. Fine.

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        Autograph letter signed to Algernon Methuen

      Someries, Luton, Beds., 1 Jan,, 1908. Single sheet cream laid paper, headed in red, black ink. Fine. An excellent two-page letter to the publisher Methuen apologizing for a tardy response (Conrad puts this down to gout), talking of a recent visit by William Rothenstein, and thanking the recipient for a copy of Max Beerbohm's latest book of caricatures to which Conrad extends lavish praise. Methuen had begun publishing Conrad some 18 months previously.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hole Book (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1908. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in blue cloth with illustration to the front board, without dust jacket. Just a hint of bowing to boards, with hinges just starting, and light fading to the spine and top right corner of the front illustration. A bright, attractive copy of this beloved cautionary children's book, where a die cut hole on each page details the path that a bullet travels after a child accidentally shoots a gun.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Le Pourquoi-Pas ? dans l'Antarctique. Journal de la deuxieme expédition au Pôle Sud. 1908 1910

      Flammarion, Paris - in-8, grand de VII, (1), 428 pages, 1 planche sur double page et 2 cartes repliées, demi-veau postérieur, dos à 4 nerfs orné et portant des pièces de titre en chagrin rouge et vert, tête dorée, Première édition. Outre la cinquantaine de reproductions photographiques en noir et en pleine page, une trés belle reproduction photographique, tirée sur des teintes bleutées, montre la plaque As-de-trèfle. L'ouvrage fut préfacé par Paul Doumer. Bon exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      New York: The Macmillan Co., 1908.. Blue cloth, spine elaborately gilt after a design by Althea Gyles, t.e.g., fore-edges rough-trimmed, lower edges untrimmed. Fore- edge foxed lightly, a few minor spots to lower board, otherwise fine. First edition (after a copyright printing). One of 1200 copies printed. Lady Gregory's copy, with her bookplate. Inscribed: "Lady Gregory from WB Yeats July 7, 1905." The title play to this collection is the only published work to bear both their names as coequal collaborators. The title play was essentially a rewriting of WHERE THERE IS NOTHING, and in a letter to A.H. Bullen (12 February 1908, LETTERS, 1954, p.503), Yeats noted: "Though THE UNICORN is almost altogether Lady Gregory's writing it has far more of my spirit in it than WHERE THERE IS NOTHING which she and I and Douglas Hyde wrote in a fortnight to keep George Moore from stealing the plot...I planned out THE UNICORN to carry to a more complete realization the central idea of the stories in THE SECRET ROSE...." WADE 73.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Land's End

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, 1908. A Naturalist's Impression of West Cornwall. Large octavo. Original blue cloth, mermaid device to upper board and titles to spine gilt, all edges untrimmed. 8 full page plates and 41 illustrations in the text by A. L. Collins. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Ford Madox Hueffer from W. H. Hudson". These two rather mismatched writers met through their mutual friends the Garnetts. Their writings are of a very different style but would occasionally cross paths; indeed, Hudson quotes Hueffer in this book.

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      1908. 1. (ALDIN,CECIL)illus. OLD CHRISTMAS by Washington Irving. London: Hodder & Stoughton (1908). 8vo (6 3/4 x 8 1/4"), full vellum binding decorated in green and gold, ribbon ties, top edge gilt, near Fine. 1st edition, publisher's deluxe edition with the vellum binding and with the color plates mounted on heavier stock. Illlustrated with 19 tipped-in color plates with lettered guards, color pictorial title, 4 non-tipped in color plates plus several smaller color illustrations and text decoration. This deluxe is rare.

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        Fauna germanica. Die Kafer des deutschen Reich

      Stuttgart, Lutz, 1908/16, cinque vol. in-8¡ leg. orig. t.tela con inc. ill. col. al piatto ant. (Lucanus cervus) pp. VIII-248 + 392 + 436 + 236 + 343 con 332 fig. n.t. e 168 bellissime tav. cromolit. f.t.

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        OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST. Translated out of Latin by Richard Whytford and re-edited into modern English with an historical introduction by Wilfrid Raynal

      Chatto and Windus, London. 1908. FIRST RUSSELL FLINT EDITION . 8vo. (7.6 x 5.4 inches). Includes twelve full page colour plates. The front bank free endpaper has some neat notes written lightly in pencil otherwise a fine bright copy in near fine full blue calf binding by Riviere. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Twin brown labels, lettered and ruled in gilt. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Gilt double ruled border on both boards. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a blue cloth covered slipcase. To and bottom of spine a little rubbed but overall still an attractive copy of this beautifully illustrated edition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      Frederick Warne & Co. London.,1908. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10.8 x 8.5 inches). Fully illustrated with 24 wonderful full colour plates (XYZ appear together on one page) within a border and above a humourous verse, plus 2 double page decorative line drawings, printed in different shades of brown on parchment paper, for the endpapers. Colour pages are printed on one side only. A bright and clean copy throughout. Publishers original grey/dark green paper covered, bevelled edged, boards with lettering and illustration to the front board by Dulac, printed in Gold, white, orange and light green. Rear board with circular design printed in white, gold and green. Plain yellow cloth spine. Some minor marking to the spine but overall a lovely clean, tight, near fine copy. Among the artists best and most imaginative works, this title is also one of the scarcest books that he illustrated. The humour in his verse is far surpassed by the comical imagination of the plates and shows the lighter side of Dulac's nature. The plates have all the decoration and style of those painted for the Arabian Nights and Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam but also have a sense of fun equal to that of William Heath Robinson. Dulac at his very best. Hughey 18.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      London: Henry Frowde, 1908.. Original elaborately gilt decorated cloth, t.e.g., ribbon marker. Usual foxing to endsheets, otherwise a fine copy in lightly frayed and smudged (but very scarce) dust jacket. Slipcase. From the collection of Frederick B. Adams, Jr., with his bookplate. First edition (one of 2000 copies printed). A superb presentation copy, inscribed by Hardy in the month of publication to his future second wife, Florence Dugdale: "Miss F.E. Dugdale: with the Editor's kind regards. November 1908." With an autograph correction by Hardy on p. iv and a few pencil markings in the text. This is one of two presentation copies singled out by Purdy for mention. "...Hardy's most considerable tribute to a Dorset man whom he had known 'well and long', whose friendship he had cherished, and whose poetry had in some measure influenced his own. It entailed uncongenial work of a critical and editorial nature he would hardly have assumed under other circumstances ..." - Purdy. PURDY, pp. 135-7.

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        La ville charnelle. 4eme Ždition. SIGNED by author

      Sansot & C. 1908. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Fourth edition, in French. Signed presentation inscription from the author to Jean de Ricault d'Hericault on half-title, contemporary half morocco, original wrappers bound-in, sm.4to, Paris, 1908. A very nearly fine copy, well preserved by the handsome contemporary bindings.

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        Midsummer-Night’s Dream, A

      1908. An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Devic Imagination"Edition de Luxe Signed by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy No. 926. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/16 inches; 292 x 231 mm.). [6], 134, [1, blank], [1, printer's slug] pp. Forty color plates mounted on brown art paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. later silk ties. Bookplate of Agnes Marion Armitage. A bit of mild toning to vellum at edges. Spine a little 'mottled'. Still an excellent copy."Within twelve months appeared Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream, De la Motte Fouqué's Undine, and the Grimm brothers' Fairy Tales, all very different in quality and feeling, as demanded by the texts, but all of extremely high quality. The Dream was, of course, an almost perfect setting for Rackham's devic imagination -- perhaps only bettered by the opportunity of The Tempest -- with the result that some of the fairies, elves and goblins he created for this play are among his finest colour images, and almost all the plates echo perfectly the mysterious interweaving of lightness and depth in this great work. Many of the formal plates are exquisite, whether they depict the principal events of the main theme of the story, such as the translated Bottom with his ass-head mocked by tree sprites, or the night-rule of Titania's haunted grove, those incidents within the subsidiary action, with details hardly dreamed of by Shakespeare, such as the gnomish knife-grinder in a motley group of fairies. Some of the floriated headings for the Dream are the finest of Rackham's line at the time, as for example the heading vignette for Act One, Scene One, which with typical Rackham irrelevance spreads its tendrils over the page, and into the text, ignoring the fact that the setting is supposed, according to Shakespeare, to be the Palace of Theseus, and throwing us immediately into a tangle-wood Rackhamerie, with mice, pixies and a sleeping maiden." (Fred Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 117-123).Latimore and Haskell, p. 32. Gettings, p. 177. Riall, p. 87.

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        (Rackham, Arthur) A Midsummer-Night's Dream

      London: Heinemann, 1908. Quarto. (iv), 134pp. One of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham. Illustrated with forty tipped-in color plates and thirty line drawings. With a signed one-page autograph letter from Rackham laid in, dated Nov. 21, 1931, accompanied by the original envelope. In the letter, which is addressed to the collector Mrs. Edward J. Pearson in New York, Rackham writes, "I have not succeeded in finding the missing drawing for the Midsummer Night's Dream, so I enclose a cheque for $50." At the end, Rackham mentions that his manuscript book for A Midsummer Night's Dream has just been sent to the New York Library. In 1929, he was commissioned by the library to create a series of watercolors illustrating the play, different from those of his 1908 edition, accompanied by manuscript text. Ribbon ties lacking, spine slightly soiled, else about fine in full vellum, pictorially stamped in gilt. T.e.g.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1908, Early American Edition. () x,126 + 50 illustrations. Very good. Quarto. Original green publisher's cloth with gilt titles and illustration of Peter Pan to front board. Gilt titles to spine, a bit sunned. Very slight bumping to corners and head and foot of spine. One tissue guard bound upside down. An early American edition of this work with 50 fine colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham tipped onto thick paper. The first American edition was published in 1906. A tight, clean copy with unblemished plates bound at the end..

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        Seven Little Women

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1908 - A rare book. Scuffed, edgewear, large stain on the back board, stains on endpapers in the spine one to two inches, doesn't show on any of the illustrations except on the very bottom edge 1/4 an inch. Like the ten little indians only this one is little girls. A rare really cute book . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Round the Fire Stories

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1908, 1st Ediition. () [viii], 372 + 4 pages publisher's ads. Very good. Octavo. Original publisher's red cloth with gilt titles on spine and gilt titles and vignette of two men on front board. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped. Gilding bright. Engraved bookplate of James Foster Hasbrouck to front pastedown. Lower edge uncut. Occasional light foxing, mostly to preliminary pages, else internally clean. An attractive copy of this collection of stories by the master crime and mystery author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, most famous for his Sherlock Holmes stories. With 17 stories and illustrated frontis..

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        The Book of the Pearl

      The Century Co, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Published October, 1908 on copyright page. Inscribed and SIGNED by George Frederick Kunz on the second endpaper. 4to up to 12" tall. Inset gilt design and lettering on spine; gilt and white on front panel. Deckled fore and bottom page edges, top edge gilt. Over 100 illustrations, some in color, and 5 pearl producing area maps. The cloth has some soiling, light to moderate rubbing, and a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" irregular stain (appears to be ink) on the front panel. The front hinge is starting between the first and second endpapers and ther is the occasional page soiling. A seminal work on the subject, uncommon in first printing, especially so when signed by the author.

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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography with additions and corrections by G H Johnston

      W and A K Johnston Ltd , 1908 . Hardback. . Elephant folio half red morocco publisher's binding with red/gilt boards. 6 raised bands with gilt decoration to front and spine. Marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. Frontispiece + 56 double-page coloured maps with special index to each map. Heavy book - please enquire about postage. VG+ hardback, no dustwrapper as issued. Edgeworn with some scuffing to shelf edge. Water damage as follows: front board is fading to top edge and some spotting, back board has fading to outer edge. Internally very light foxing to endpapers and to World Map (Map 1), otherwise an exceptionally clean, bright and tight copy.

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      London: Methuen and Co., [1908].. Original publisher's medium blue-green pictorial cloth, spine and upper cover elaborately decorated in gilt, t.e.g. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Tiny pictorial bookplate on front pastedown (Mary Elizabeth Hudson), pencil note on front free endsheet, two leaves opened with less than complete care, resulting in purely marginal shallow irregularities, otherwise an unusually nice, virtually fine copy, though wanting the dust jacket. Cloth solander case with chemise and gilt label. First edition of Grahame's enduring contribution to the shared literature of young and old, composed originally as a sequence of letters to his son, and as a consequence of its popularity, the key to Grahame's freedom from clerkdrudgery.

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        Il Ruwenzori. Viaggio Di Esplorazione e Prime Ascensioni Delle Piu Alte Vette Nella Catena Nevosa Situata Fra I Grandi Laghi Equatoriali Dell' Africa Centrale [With] Il Ruwenzori Parte Scientifica: Geologia, Petrografia, E Mineralogia. [With] Camerano, Lorenzo; Estratto Dal Volume 1 Dell'Opera Il Ruwenzore Relazione Scientifische (five parts in one), Presentation Copy from the Author to the last King of Italy, Victtorio Emanuele III, with the King's book plate. [Ruwenzori: An Account of the Expedition of H.R.H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi]

      Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1908 Book. Very Good. Cloth Bound. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1908-9. First Editions. Quarto, 3 vols. xii, 360; xix, [iv], 286; 66, 22, 10, 6, 35 pp. With a color frontispiece, 25 photogravures and five panoramas (four folding) by Vittorio Sella, numerous black & white illustrations from photographs, two folding diagrams, six folding maps including five in color, and 54 (plates 11 and 12 of the third part not bound in) illustrations on plates. Original blue cloth. Third volume period light brown gilt tooled quarter calf with marbled boards. The first two volumes housed in a matching slipcase. A very good set. "An account of the expedition of H.R.H. Prince Luigi Amadeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi. Classic reference work on this tropical range; the expedition succeeded in climbing all the principal peaks" (Neate F27). The second of the Duke's major expeditions. The Ruwenzori, Ptolemy's 'Mountain of the Moon', had never been seriously attempted before this remarkable expedition made the first ascents of this mountain group in central Africa between Lake Albert and Lake Edward on the boundary between Uganda and Zaire. With the rare second and third volumes of scientific data. Howgego, Continental Exploration 1850-1940, F11..

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      Published by Methuen & Co., 1908. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Robertson, Graham. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. The original edition of this much-loved classic about life on the River Bank. Just one illustration - a b/w frontis by Robertson. Dark green cloth, gilt decorations to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 302 pages. 1" split to cloth at base of spine. Small area of wear to top of spine. Corners are bumped. Cover edges are a little mottled - possibly from damp. Contents are clean and bright. [S]

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Charles Scribners, New York, 1908. First American Edition, first printing, published in October 1908. 302pp. Green cloth lettered in gold at spine and upper board and with a gold rule. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tissue-protected frontispiece illustration by G[raham] R[oberston], the tissue a little spotted. Some light marking and staining to boards and a little wear to the cloth at head and base of spine. Lengthy and unsightly crease to front endpaper alongside a bold former owner inked name. Binding just a little tender at pp 88/89. Some very occasional light staining to five or six leaves, almost entirely confined to margins. A really crisp and bright copy of a very scarce and desirable book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        British Hunts and Huntsmen in Four Volumes: Containing a Short History of Each Fox and Stag Hunt in the British Isles, Together with Biographical Records of Masters Past and Present, and Some Members of Each Hunt, Also an Introductory.[4 Volume Set]

      The Biographical Press, London 1908 - Hardbacks, no dust-wrappers. 4 volume set. Handsomely bound in half-morocco. Vol. The South-West of england - xviii, 591pp, 45 engravings, 1908 ; Vol. The South-East, East, and Eastern Midlands of England - xiv, 606pp, 69 engravings, 1909 ; Vol. The North-East, and Western Midlands of England; and Wales - xv, 664pp, 54 engravings, 1910 ; Vol. England (North), Scotland, and Ireland - xv, 625pp, 60 engravings, 1911. Illus. Gilt titles to spines, all edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. A very heavy set. Bindings somewhat rubbed and worn. Small tear (1cm x 1cm) to the tail of spine of one volume. Some wax? marks to the front board of another volume. Inside occasional spotting and the odd mark to contents, but generally clean. An impressive and heavy set, so additional postage will be required for orders outside the UK. (p23) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rosa. Af Student Parelius' Papirer. Orig. udgave

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

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        Collected Works. Eight Volume set

      Stratford-On-Avon The Shakespeare Head Press 1908. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex lib with stamp of Bolton Public library on verso of titles and remainder marks to spines. Tear to p.49 of volume I. Edges uncut First Edition Quarter cloth spines on grey paperd boards 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 244pp, 258pp, 239pp, 247pp, 261pp, 266pp, 298pp, 288pp. Frontis portraits of Yeats by John Sargent in alternate volumes.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Paris Charles Carrington 1908. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Covers darkened and lightly marked with faint ring-mark to front cover. Endpapers browned. Spine faded.Teg - remaining edges uncut Limited Edition [of 1000 copies] Cream gilt-decorated hardback cloth cover 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 251pp. When Wilde went bankrupt in 1896, the copyright of Dorian Gray was purchased by Charles Carrington, a Parisian bookseller. Carrington issued several editions of the novel from Paris and these found their way into Britain during the years during which Wilde's works were blacklisted.

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        Fotografia turistica.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1908, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela con bellissima cop. ill. a colori, pp. XVI-279 con 84 fig. n.t. e 18 tav. f.t. + 64 pag. di catalogo manuali.

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        Voyages en Afrique

      - Résultats Scientifiques des Voyages en Afrique publiés sous les auspices du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Préface de E.Perrier. A Paris Imprimerie Nationale en 1908. In-folio broché de 742 pages non coupées avec Table des Matières. E.O. Portrait d'Edouard Foà et notice biographique. Rapport sur sa mission par Ch.Maunoir. Avec entre-autre un Vocabulaire Tchinioungoué-Français. 113 gravures et cartes. Planches in-texte : 42. Cartes dépliantes, en couleur : 6. Planches hors-texte de poissons, en couleurs : 12. Bon état. [Attributes: First Edition]

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