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        The Fourth Olympiad Being the Official Report of the Olympic Games of 1908

      London: The British Olympic Association , 1908. Collation, 794pp, illustrated throughout. Bound in original publishers red cloth, with gilt lettering, crest design on both boards. Cloth lightly rubbed, darkened and faded, some vey minor wear. Generally binding in very good condition.Internally, browning to endpapers, pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy.A7. First Edition. Good Plus. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Der Sinn und Wert des Lebens [Unterzeichnet] [The Meaning and Value of Life - Signed] WAS $3,450

      Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $3,450. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in three-quarter dimpled linen with the boards elegantly marbled in black, SIGNED BY RUDOLF EUCKEN on the title page (light curving to boards, paper portion of board bottoms rubbed through, small rub through at top of rear board, evidence of removal of a small sticker to front pastedown's lower left corner). Considered one of Eucken's major works, "Der Sinn und Wert des Lebens" [in English, "The Meaning and Value of Life"] deals with the human's struggle for a spiritual existence, without which, Eucken maintained, one cannot have a life of real meaning and true value. Eucken maintained that, in man, nature and spirit met, that man's spirit (or soul) separated him from the rest of nature, and that it was both man's duty and privilege to overcome his nonspiritual nature and to strive for a spiritual existence. Rudolf Eucken won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life", making him the eighth winner of the Prize. Signed copies of Rudolf Eucken's works are exceedingly difficult to find and our search of the auction records reveals only one of his signed books having come to auction since 1960. Furthermore, this copy has a notable Provenance, having belonged to Murray Gell-Mann -- winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles and for his discovery of the quark -- whose bookplate resides on the front free endpaper. So, we offer here one Nobel Prize Winner's rare signed copy of another Nobel Prize Winner's important work, issued in the same year as that in which the author won the Nobel Prize in Literature. A Very Good copy of one of Rudolf Eucken's most important works, SIGNED BY RUDOLF EUCKEN. EXTREMELY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Il Ruwenzori. Viaggio di esplorazione e prime ascensioni delle pi? alte vette nella catena nevosa situata fra i grandi laghi equatoriali dell'Africa Centrale di S.A.R. il Principe Luigi Amedeo di Savoia, Duca degli Abruz

      Subject: (Viaggi). Milano, Hoepli, 1908, 8vo gr. magnifica legatura coeva in seta bianca con ricami floreali eseguiti manualmente, para angolo metallico al piatto anteriore, in basso, con monogramma A.G. pp. XII-358-(2) con 168 inc. n.t. e 37 tav. f.t. (alcune ripieg. ed a col.) Splendida copia inoltre.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Corrector of Destinies

      New York: Edward J. Clode , 1908. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. The Corrector of Destinies - Melville Davisson Post& & New York: Edward J. Clode Publisher, 1908& & First edition& & Laid in bookplate signed by Melville Davisson Post& & A collection of Randolph Mason stories.& & Boards clean with bump to front top right corner of board& & wear to top & bottom of spine , some loss to the white globe.& & Dedication to half title (1910)& & old tape mark to bottom half of hinge & & old tape mark to hinge of the back of half title& & Textblock clean with very occasional mark and a few page corner creases& & Front and back hinge repair.

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        Assaut d'armes *

      Säuberlin & Pfeiffer, Vevey (8.2.1908). - Un feuillet 21 x 19, plié en deux, couvertures illustrées. Extérieur un brin jauni avec légères taches en bords. Programme d'une manifestation de bienfaisance organisée par la Société d'Escrime de Lausanne au profit de la Croix-Rouge.Beau et intrigant document, imprimé sur un beau vergé à la main, nous rappelant que l'artiste s'adonnait tout jeune à cette discipline sportive.Inconnu au bataillon !

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        Il dilettante legatore di libri. Con brevi cenni storici.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1908, 16mo leg. orig. cart. cop. ill. (con unghie) pp. XII-204 con 109 fig. n.t. + 17 tav. (2 a col.) in nero f.t. e 64 pag. di catalogo dei "900 Manuali". Prima, rara, edizione in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF ELBERT HUBBARD Authors Edition

      1908-1915, East Aurora, NY 1908 - 11 3/8" x 8 1/4". #119 of 1000 sets, with all volumes numbered and SIGNED BY ELBERT HUBBARD. Printed on Roycroft hand-made paper in three colors. Title page and initials by Dard Hunter. 3/4 morocco in either brown or green. Spine with 4 raised bands and tooled Art Deco style design in black with gilt lettering. T.E.G. Untrimmed. Portraits in photogravure throughout. Volume I is inscribed by Elbert Hubbard II to "Katie M. Smith, 1952". The spines of the volumes bound in brown have lightly faded to red-brown.There is foxing mostly light to some volumes and others have only an occasional spot. Many of the volumes have no flaws, but some have light rubbing to joints, spine tips or corners, a few have rubbing to the raised bands. Volume 11 has a small nick to top of spine and Volume 20 shows the most wear, as the joints are more rubbed and it also has a light stain to the page edges of the first 60 pages. Still a very nice attractive set. McKenna # 159 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lost Horizon Bookstore]
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        The Collected Works in Verse & Prose of William Butler Yeats

      Stratford on Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. Complete in 8 volumes.Books measure 9 x 6 inches.Weight 8kg.Four frontispiece illustrations. Bound in original publishers linen backed paper boards. Bindings rubbed, some minor wear loss on board edges, darkened, library number on spines. Generally bindings in good condition.Internally, library bookplate on endpapers, library stamp on title page and verso, very occasional small library stamp to text, ( about 5 to each volume ). Frontsipieces working loose, some endpaper joints split, contents still holding firm. Pages in good clean condition throughout.A reasonable set. . Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London, William Heinemann; New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.,, 1908. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto (253 × 188 mm). Contemporary green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with floral tools, green silk doublures and free endpapers, triple line rules to boards and turn-ins gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 39 plates, line drawings throughout. Bookplate to second front blank. A little spotting and toning to contents. An excellent copy. First Rackham edition, trade issue. With a large original watercolour by Rackham on the front blank depicting a fairy attacking a bee sitting on a thistle. With Rackham's inscription, "James Gilbert Fell from his Godfather. Arthur Rackham, 16 July 1932".

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        Les Dieux s?en vont, d?Annunzio reste. Dessins à la plume du peintre italien Valeri

      Sansot 1908 Paris, Sansot, 1908. In 8vo; pp.201, 1n.n. Mezza pelle blue posteriore, dorso a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro. Copertine originali conservate in bross. editoriale, al piatto anteriore vignetta con il motto ?Laboremus?. Al frontespizio appare la falsa dicitura: septième édition. Edizione originale. Falqui, pag. 44. Eleganti illustrazioni fuori testo di Ugo Valeri. Una frizzante apologia del poeta le cui opere Marinetti sentiva vicine al movimento futurista. L?elogio di Verdi e Carducci. In antiporta dedica autografa all?attrice e cantante Emile-Marie Bouchard (1877-1939) conosciuta come Polaire. ?A Mademoiselle Polaire hommage de vive sympathie. F.T. Marinetti?.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        SONGS OF SCOTLAND: A SELECTION BY JOHN REID

      New York: Boosey and Co, 1908 RARE BOOK Beautiful Green hardback cloth; gilt lettering;; gilt edges to top only; First Edition. With an Essay By John Foord; label in front signed and dated by John Reid; no tearing; no stains no foxing..259 pages plus index.. see pictures.. on left..

      [Bookseller: Henry Lehrich]
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        Tapis de l’Asie centrale, faisant partie de la collection réunie par A. Bogolubow. / Kovrovyia izdieliia Srednei Azii (Carpets of Central Asia)

      St. Pétersbourg / Leipzig: Manufacture des papiers de l’État / Karl W. Hiersemann. Very Good; 21 x 28 (71 cm) Original Portfolio with gold-stamped title (one . flap detached, one hinge splitting). Plates and text clean and bright.. 1908. Portfolio. Illustrated by 36 chromolithographs, 7 mounted collotypes; GWO 1530. Scarce and complete original edition of the first and one of the most important works on Central Asian, and especially Turkmen rugs. French and Russian texts on loose sheets. Includes additional sheet with preliminary plate list in Russian and French for first part (plates I-XXIV). Also included is text booklet in German, issued separately by Hiersemann and entitled: Teppiche Zentralasiens aus der Sammlung A. Bogolubow ([2], XXVI pp.); translator’s introduction is dated July, 1910. Plates comprise 36 chromolithographs, 7 mounted collotypes, and 2 folded double-page color-lithograph maps of Central Asia (one of them an ethnographic and carpet map prepared by F.A. Mikhailov under Bogoliubov’s direction, the other a general physical and political map). ; 20.5; [1], xxii, [2], xxii, [2] pp. .

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        Der Sinn und Wert des Lebens [Unterzeichnet] [The Meaning and Value of Life - Signed]

      Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, bound in three-quarter dimpled linen with the boards elegantly marbled in black, SIGNED BY RUDOLF EUCKEN on the title page (light curving to boards, paper portion of board bottoms rubbed through, small rub through at top of rear board, evidence of removal of a small sticker to front pastedown's lower left corner). Considered one of Eucken's major works, "Der Sinn und Wert des Lebens" [in English, "The Meaning and Value of Life"] deals with the human's struggle for a spiritual existence, without which, Eucken maintained, one cannot have a life of real meaning and true value. Eucken maintained that, in man, nature and spirit met, that man's spirit (or soul) separated him from the rest of nature, and that it was both man's duty and privilege to overcome his nonspiritual nature and to strive for a spiritual existence. Rudolf Eucken won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life", making him the eighth winner of the Prize. Signed copies of Rudolf Eucken's works are exceedingly difficult to find and our search of the auction records reveals only one of his signed books having come to auction since 1960. Furthermore, this copy has a notable Provenance, having belonged to Murray Gell-Mann -- winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles and for his discovery of the quark -- whose bookplate resides on the front free endpaper. So, we offer here one Nobel Prize Winner's rare signed copy of another Nobel Prize Winner's important work, issued in the same year as that in which the author won the Nobel Prize in Literature. A Very Good copy of one of Rudolf Eucken's most important works, SIGNED BY RUDOLF EUCKEN. EXTREMELY SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        THE FRA (NOT FOR MUMMIES) A JOURNAL OF AFFIRMATION. 42 Issues in 7 Volumes

      The Roycrofters 1908-1911, East Aurora, NY - Folio. 42 consecutive issues, bound in 7 volumes, with ads and many additions. 1/2 suede over laid-paper covered boards, printed in black and red. Untrimmed and often unopened. Starting with Vol.1, April 1908, No.1 and ending with Vol 7, September 1911, No.6. Each bound volume has 6 issues. Each issue has 16-32pp. of text and 20-32pp of ads. Text is printed in two colors, usually black and pink, on very nice paper with adds appearing on smooth tan or white paper. Text is numbered consecutively. The cover of these large attractive magazines was designed by Dard Hunter and Hubbard himself wrote most of the ads. Alice Hubbard wrote much of the magazine, but there were many contributors. Some illustrations by Denslow. These bound volumes have what appears to be additional sheets, usually caricatures or jokes as transitions from one issue to another. All covers are present. There is an occasional small edge tear or crease but for the most part, it appears that the volumes were made up of new, unread issues of the magazine with the exception of Volume 5, where the magazines appear lightly used and have some small tears and creases to some of the covers and pages. Two issues, April and May of 1911, have a different style cover (pictorial in blue). The bindings are all in very nice condition; the rear endpaper of Volume 5 has a slight rippling, but no evidence of moisture. There are pencil marks that, appear to be editorial, throughout the text sections of all volumes; they are not particuarly distracting. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Tercentenary of Milton's Birth: Inaugural Meeting at the Theatre Burlington Gardens Tuesday, December 8, 1908 (The Eve of the Tercentenary). Lines by Mr. George Meredith, O.M., Written in Honour of the Occasion

      [London]: The British Academy, [1908]. Ephemera. Good. Ephemera. One of the rarest Meredith items, appearing the year before he died. First edition of a four-page leaflet, an offprint from the Proceedings of the British Academy, with title on first page and two page poem. In her detailed catalogue of the Altschul collection of Meredith (now at Yale), Bertha Coolidge states "Professor Gollancz had a dozen copies printed off on vellum for Meredith and his friends." Only three copies printed on vellum can be located (Columbia, Yale, the Mark Samuels Lasner collection), and this appears to be the only one printed on paper - possibly a proof, considering the poor state of preservation. Small tear, browned, folds, a good copy only. LIT/120712.

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        La Mort de Philae

      Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1908. Livre. Très bon. Chemise, Étui. Ed. originale. In-12. Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1908. 19,5 x 15 cm (R), in-12, 3 ff. n. ch. + 356 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., broché, à grandes marges, couverture orange imprimée, chemise en demi-chagrin prune, titre doré au dos, étui. Edition originale. L'un des 75 exemplaires sur Hollande (EXEMPLAIRE N° 1), premier papier avant 25 sur Japon. Dos de la chemise passé, page de titre et verso du faux-titre brunis, sinon un exemplaire parfait..

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        The Roly-Poly Pudding

      London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., , 1908. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine in blue, titles to front cover in blue and gilt, illustration laid down to front cover. Illustrated throughout by the author. Corners and small patch of spine rubbed, a bright copy. First edition, first impression. With the words "[All rights reserved]" at the foot of the title page. Only 7500 copies of the first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LES VINS DE LA GIRONDE ILLUSTRES - COMPLET 169 PLANCHES

      CHEZ L'AUTEUR 1908 - R300013850: 169 planches en noir et blanc avec pour la plupart une notice du château au dos. Quelques petits accrocs sur les mors. Cet important ouvrage est offert par MM. les Propriétaires des grands vignobles de la Gironde et les principales Maisons de notre département au commerce et aux grands Hôtels de la Belgique, de la Hollande, Suède et Norvège.La plus grande partie des notices de cet ouvrage sont extraites de la 8e édition de l’ouvrage si estimé de M. Edouard Féret : " Bordeaux et ses Vins ", classés par ordre de mérite.Cette 8e édition, parue en 1908, a été complètement refondue et considérablement augmentée.Pendant les années 1907 et 1908, M. Edouard Féret a parcouru notre vignoble Girondin en tous sens, pour connaître les changements survenus dans nos principaux crûs, comme mutation de propriétaires, quantité ou qualité des vins récoltés. Beaucoup de vignobles agrandis ont pris place dans cette nouvelle édition qui a 300 pages de plus que les précédentes, contient de nombreuses gravures et onze petites cartes de nos diverses régions vinicoles.Ce volume, guide précieux des courtiers et négociants en vins, déjà répandu dans tout le haut commerce français et étranger, concourera encore beaucoup, comme notre ouvrage, à faire mieux connaître les richesses vinicoles de notre belle Gironde.Le même ouvrage, édité par M. Henry GUILLIER, a été offert par le commerce de la Gironde et MM. les Propriétaires des vignobles aux Négociants et grands Hôtels de l’Angleten^ lors de l’Exposition Fraijco-Britannique en 1908. ORDRE DE CLASSEMENT DES PLANCHES DANS L'OUVRAGE : Château de BerthoumieuP. Promis, propriétaire.Cru de l’Olivier. .Poujardièu, ' »Château du CrosC,e de la Chàssagne, propriétaire.Pontac-Lanère.'Sylvain Boré, propriétaire.Domaine du Noble .Joseph Dejean, »Propriétés de Numa Médevii.le, de Cadillac-sur-Garonne.Château de MonyBaron de Sinety, propriétaire.Domaine du Moulin de Ballan.- VINS ROUGES -Clos des Cordeliers, G. de Meynot Barton & Guestier.J. Cal [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin

      New York: Publishers Printing Co, 1908. First edition. 8vo. Photographic frontispiece of Houdini; illustrated throughout with reproductions from the Harry Houdini Collection. 319 pp. Publisher's brown cloth, titled in white, upper board pictorial. Spine toned and rubbed at ends. Good plus copy, internally clean. With first and last leaves (only) of the separately printed list of illustrations and index tipped onto lower pastedown . Houdini exposes his namesake and one-time hero Robert-Houdin as a fraud

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        The Vulgate Version of the Arthurian Romances Edited from Manuscripts in the British Museum by H. Oskar Sommer

      Washington, Carnegie Institution, 1908-1916. Eight volumes; 31 cm. Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington. Publication no. 74. Contents: 1. Lestoire del Saint Graal. 1909; 2. Lestoire de Merlin. 1908; 3-5. Le livre de Lancelot del Lac. 1910-12; 6. Les aventures ou la queste del Saint Graal. La mort le roi Artus. 1913; 7. Supplement: Le livre d?Artus, with glossary. 1913; [8] Index of names and places to volumes I-VII. Based on Additional mss. 10292-4 in the British Museum. An excellent untrimmed copy bound in full oatmeal linen by HG bindery. Stock#OB747.

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        Le Triomphe de l' Homoeopathie. Réforme médicale. Néo-hippocratisme. - Doctrine dynamico-spécifiste (envoi autographe de l'auteur - - copy signed)

      Librairie Générale L. Sauvaitre, Paris 1908 - in-4, xxix - 490 pp., contemporary full black chagrin (slightly rubbed), spine raised on 5 bands underlined by stamped fillets, on first side gilt lettered title. Original edition and leading copy with an autograph signature of the author at soon. Charles Isidore Flasschoen. Cfr. Claude Rozet, Bibliographie de l'homéopathie, A 246.-------------------------, in-4, xxix - 490 pp., plein chagrin noir dos à 5 nerfs soulignés de filets estampés. Plats de couverture conservés. Edition originale et exemplaire de tête de ce traité d'homéopathie qui porte aussi un envoi autographe de l'auteur à son fils. Une indication au crayon de son autre fils indique qu'il gratta partiellement cet envoi à la mort de son fils Cf. Claude Rozet, Bibliographie de l'homéopathie [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Las Luchas de Nuestros Días. LOS VENCEDORES

      M.Perez Villavicencio, Madrid 1908 - 230 pags 12x18 cm Rústica Buen estado Retrata la vida de las diferentes clases sociales en Mieres durante la Huelgona de 1906. La crítica que contienen sus páginas a la familia Gilhou, propietaria de la Fábrica de Mieres en cuyas minas se había desarrollado el conflicto, determinó que fuese perseguido y amenazado por el llamado «gabinete negro» hasta que tuvo que abandonar la región. Los vencedores se publicó en 1908 y todos los ejemplares que llegaron a Asturias fueron adquiridos por los dueños de la Fábrica.

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        THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

      Charles Carrington. Paris. (1908) 1910 . FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large 8vo. (10.3 x 7.8 inches). Illustrated with 7 full page engravings by Eugene Dete from drawings by Paul Thiriat, each with a printed tissue guard. A tipped in note from the publisher explains that the volume was intended to be published in 1908, hence the date on the title page, but after the text had been printed the artist fell ill and the book wasn't issued until 1910. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, gilt. Red and green labels, gilt. Ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A lovely copy. - Mason. 335.

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        Songs of the Cowboys (Signed)

      Santa Fe: The Press at the Palace of the Governors, 2012. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Ronald Kil. 4to. 77,(3)pp. A finely printed edition of Jack Thorp's 'Songs of the Cowboys', first printed in 1908. One of 10 special deluxe copies (from a total edition of 100 copies), this copy being copy number 10. Finely printed by Tom Leech and James Bourland on the No. 4 Vandercook Press at the Palace. The text paper is Hahnemühle. Endpaper and cover sheets were handmade by Tom Leech incorporating grama grass harvested near Stanley, New Mexico. This deluxe copy is quarter morocco, gilt, decorated paper boards, bound by Priscilla Spitler. The illustrations were handcolored by the artist, Ron Kil. With an original page from the 1908 first edition tipped-in, this page being pp.29-30, "Coy Boys Lament" and "Chopo". Accompanied by an audio CD performed by Mark Lee Gardner and Rex Rideout. This copy signed on the title page by the contributors: Ronald Kil, Mark Lee Gardner, and Rex Rideout. Also signed in the colophon by the printer and papermaker, Tom Leech. Housed in a custom clamshell case, also made by Priscilla Spitler. A fine copy.

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        My African Journey

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1908, 1st edition - An important book for several reasons. The only Churchill first in decorated cloth and the only ?travel and exploration? title. Bound in bright red cloth, gilt titles on spine and a woodcut illustration of Churchill standing by a dead rhino, blocked in blue, grey, and black. xiv plus 226 pages. Profusely illustrated with 61 photos taken by Churchill on his trip through British East Africa and then on down the Nile, undertaken in his position at the time of Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. Churchill demonstrates a sensitivity to the Africans that way ahead of its time. The photos are tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be collated to verify the presence of all photos and maps. An exceptionally bright example, spine just as red as the cover with shiny gilt, paper is good white shade, a few scattered spots, edges clean. A few of the tipped-in plates are loose, as often happens. Gift inscription dated 1909 on endpaper. (A12a). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le siège de Gènes ( 1800 ) . La guerre dans l'Apenin - Journal du Blocus - Les Opérations de Suchet

      Plon - Paris 1908. 1 volume/1. Reliure bradel demi-toile . Format in-8°( 23 x 14,3 cm )( 924 gr ). ------ 448 pages + en Hors-Texte : 1 portrait frontispice , 2 vues de gènes ( pp 49 & 144 ) et 4 cartes dépliantes in-fine. ********** Très bon exemplaire . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE MARLBOROUGH STRUWWELPETER. Illustrated by the Author.

      Illustrated throughout in colour. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Quarto. First edition. An edition of only 450 copies. Some water-staining to boards and some wrinkling to pages; strained and cracked at inner joints; spine splitting at heel; else a very good copy of this scarce Struwwelpeter imitation. See Baumgartner Vol. 1 Page 51. Loosely laid-in is Programme of the '100th Penny Reading to be given in the Upper School of Marlborough College on Saturday November 7th 1908.' Item 6 is a 'Reading' by A.de C. Williams. The title of the reading, 'The Monkey's Law,' has been added in pencil, and the observation that it was, 'a badly-read ghost-story, which nobody appreciated.' The programme is badly water-stained.

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        ATLAS OF PROPERTIES ON MAINE LINE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD FROM OVERBROOK TO PAOLI. PHILADELPHIA, [Lbc]

      Philadelphia: A. H. Mueller. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1908. Hardcover. MAPS; PENNSYLVANIA; Railroad; Color maps; Elephant Folio 23" tall; Modern cloth, orig. Gilt title on pebbled cloth mounted to front cover. With double-page index map and 29 double page maps. Edges of index map repaired, other edges toned. Hinges firm, text block clean, a very attractive and sturdy example. An early example of this Atlas. .

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        Strindbergs Werke. Deutsche Gesamtausgabe. Unter Mitwirkung von Emil Schering als Übersetzer vom Dichter selbst veranstaltet. (Mischauflage). 36 Bände (von 47). Und: H. Esswein. Strindberg im Lichte seines Lebens u. seiner Werke. - Zusammen 37 Bde.

      Georg Müller 1908-1923, München - Gr.-8vo. Mit einigen Taf. OHldr. m. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung. I. Abteilung. Dramen: 1. Drei Einakter (enth. 3 Jugenddramen). 2. Romantische Dramen. 3. Naturalistische Dramen. 4. Elf Einakter. 5. Nach Damaskus. 6. Rausch. Totentanz. 7. Jahresfestspiele. 8. Märchenspiele. Ein Traumspiel. 9. Kammerspiele. 10. Spiele in Versen. 11. Meister Olof. 12. Königsdramen. 13. Deutsche Historien. 14. Dramaturgische Charakteristiken. II. Abt. Romane: 1. Das Rote Zimmer. 2. Die Inselbauern. 3. Am offnen Meer. 4. Die gotischen Zimmer. 5. Schwarze Fahnen. III. Abt. Novellen: 2. Schweizer Novellen. 3. Das Inselmeer. 5. Drei moderne Erzählungen. 6. Schwedische Schicksale und Abenteuer. 7. Kleine historische Romane. 8. Historische Miniaturen. 9. Schwedische Miniaturen. IV. Abt. Lebensgeschichte. 2. Die Entwicklung einer Seele. 3. Die Beichte eines Toren. 5. Entzweit. Einsam. V. Abt.: Sieben Zyklen Gedichte. VI. Abt. Wissenschaft: 1. Unter französischen Bauern. 2. Naturtrilogie. 5.-7. Ein Blaubuch. 3 Bde. VII. Abt. Briefe: 2. Briefe ans Intime Theater. - Teils etw. bestoßen, m. kl. Schadstellen am Rücken, 2 Bde. stärker beschädigt, Papier teils qualitätsbedingt gebräunt. - Teils ohne Reihentitel. Von der Gesamtausgabe sind nicht alle Bände im braunen Halbledereinband erschienen, einige Bände weichen im Überzugspapier ab, hier sind 6 Bände in schönen Privateinbänden u. 1 in schwarzem OHldr. ergänzt, es fehlen seltene Titel: 1 Bd. Dramen, 2 Bde. Novellen, 2 Lebensgeschichte, 3 Wissenschaft sowie der Nachlaßbd. u. 2 Briefbde. (vollständige Ausgaben sind kaum zu finden). Dekorative Bände, umfangreiche Sammlung. gr.

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        Oeuvres de Pierre Curie Publiées par les soins de la Société Française de Physique

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1908 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Large 8vo (240x155 mm). Frontispiece portrait, diagrams, small library stamp on front free endpaper, half-title and verso of title, library bookplate, contemporary dark-blue library cloth (spine a little tanned). Provenance: University of Texas, The Sir Owen Richardson Collection of the Atom, The History of Science Collections. ---- PMM 394; Garrison-Morton 2003. - First Edition. A collection of all his works on radiation, including radium..

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        The Chase of The Golden Plate. [In the Strand Magazine Original Issues].

      London: George Newnes. 1907, 1908. - First magazine appearance. 4to. Publisher's card wraps. Minor edgewear, a little loss and chipping to spine panels, most notably to the February 1908 issue. Decmeber 1907 is a Christmas issue with extra content and a lavish colour cover. Internally clean and bright with the usual blizzard of advertisments for everything from corsetry to elephant guns these three issues contain the complete "Golden Plate" and numerous other works by such luminaries as W.W. Jacobs and F. Anstey aongside articles on "Babies in Poetry" and "Can Crime be Cured By Surgery?" The answer to that last question by the way is "No! Stop that." to anyone who was toying with it as a theory without an extensive collection of Strand Magazines to hand. As always, The Strand is awesome to behold and marvellous to read and without doubt the closest most of us are going to get to time travel. Protected by a tailor made clamshell box. Futrelle was another of those characters who seemed able to write hundreds of novels covering almost any subject whilst also pusruing a career as a telegram operator, journalist and probably a whole host of other stuff. Strangely enough Futrelle (an American) was in Europe in 1912 seeing publishers and exploring new ground for his stories; he decided to return home on a brand new ship called the Titanic, and is numbered amongst the lost of that disaster. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The True History of the Conquest of New Spain

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1908. Complete in 5 volumes, edited and published in Mexico, by Genaro Garci´a ; translated into English, with introduction and notes, by Alfred Percival Maudlay. Collation, volume 1, lxv+396pp, volume 2, xvi+343pp, volumes 3, case of maps, volume 4, xiii+393pp, volume 5, xiv[2]463pp, xxxvipp list of Hakluyt publications, all maps and illustrations complete as in index. Bound in original publishers blue cloth, with gilt letterng and crest on boards. Cloth lightly rubbed on edges, lightly dust/dirt marked, map case ( i.e volume 3 ) cloth section on top edge split, botton edge has a crease line. generally all binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, no loose pages,neat previous owners name on 1 half title page, age browning to endpapers. Pages and illustrations in very goofd clean condition. A good clean complete 5 volume set. A57. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        House on the Borderland: From the Manuscript, discovered in 1877 by Messrs Tonnison and Berreggnog, in the Ruins that lie to the South of the Village of Kraighten, in the West of Ireland. Set out here, with Notes

      London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1908. First edition. Hardcover. 300pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Red cloth with gilt stamped title and author on front board and backstrip. Good. Spine rolled, backstrip and faded, covers rubbed. The top edge of the text block has multiple very tiny stains. There is a small moisture stain on the spine, and there is a 1/2 inch long split in the cloth at the head of the spine. The spine ends and the corners are bumped. The underlying boards are exposed at the corners. Bookplate on front pastedown, cosmetic splitting to hinges, minor foxing to endsheets. There is a large loss from the fore edge margin of p. 79, not affecting the text. The pages are yellowed and have very occasional light foxing and very light stains. Uncommon first edition of this classic of supernatural fiction. Precedes the Arkham House (American first) by 38 years. This novel is a classic example of the 'found journal' narrative (i.e. Lovecraft's Necronomicon or Danielewski's House of Leaves). The influence of Hodgson on supernatural fiction cannot be overstated. H.P. Lovecraft wrote: "...perhaps the greatest of all Mr. Hodgson's works .... The wanderings of the Narrator's spirit through limitless light-years of cosmic space and Kalpas of eternity, and its witnessing of the solar system's final destruction, constitute something almost unique in standard literature. And everywhere there is manifest the author's power to suggest vague, ambushed horrors in natural scenery. .....a classic of the first water." Bleiler p.101. Currey, p. 243 Reginald 07284.

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London, William Heinemann; New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.,, 1908. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original tan cloth, titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 39 plates, line drawings throughout. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Boards rubbed and dulled, corners and ends of spine bumped with the bump to the upper corner also affecting the contents, spotting and toning to contents. A very good copy. First Rackham edition, first impression, trade issue.

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        The Chase of The Golden Plate.

      London, Collier and Co. 1908 - First edition. 8vo. 224pp. Near fine in publisher's ribbed bottle green clothtitled in gilt to the spine and front board. Decorated in blind to front board with two pictorial inlays. Light bumping to head and tail of spine otherwise fine. Internally clean A splendid copy. Jacques Heath Futrelle (April 9, 1875 - April 15, 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring the "Thinking Machine", Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen. Returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-cabin passenger, refused to board a lifeboat insisting his wife board instead, according to his wife, with the belief that her boarding would give him a better chance of surviving; he perished in the Atlantic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Standard Atlas of Grand Traverse County Michigan Including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County

      Chicago: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1908. hardcover. very good(+). Atlas with with 24 pages of maps (13 of which are double page) and 5 pages of illustrations. Folio, measures 18" x 15.5". Bound in leather with buckram corners and spine; gold stamped title. Expert repairs to binding. Tear to map of Michigan and small tears to a few other maps. Minor overall wear, otherwise maps are in very good condition. Maps and views complete. Chicago: Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1908. Fantastic atlas of Grand Traverse county in Michigan with maps of of each individual township and many towns (including Interlochen, the future site of the world renowned arts center). Town plans show streets, land plots and their owners, waterways and other geographical features and railroad lines. Some maps have several insets. Supplemental maps by George F. Cram of Chicago include the entire county, the state of Michigan, the United States and the world. Atlas also includes 2 pages of advertisements, a patron's reference directory and 11 pages of extensive land survey, governmental, financial and historical information. Illustrations include photographs of private homes, portraits of prominent citizens, and notable buildings.

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        The Battles of Sole Bay and Texel

      London: Navy Records Society, , 1908. Folio. 10 folding chromolithographic plates, linen-backed, c.360mm high, opening to form a panorama nearly 14m long, in contemporary blue cloth portfolio with leather title label. Accompanied by Corbett's A Note on the Drawings in the Possession of The Earl of Dartmouth Illustrating The Battle of Sole Bay and The Battle of Texel. 45pp. Octavo. pamphlet. Very good in the original pink light card wraps. The first 3 plates cover the Battle of Sol (28 May 1672); the remaining 7, Texel (11 August 1673). An excellent set Issued as Volume XXXIV in the Navy Records Society Series, this is by far the scarcest and most desirable of their publications. Corbett's text examines the controversy over the origins and authority of the drawings, discussing how much William Van de Velde the Elder may have had to do with their production. He was present at Sole Bay and Schooneveld, and made drawings of the actions from the Dutch point of view, four of them being in the British Museum, and tapestries made from another bird's-eye view of the engagement hang at Hampton Court. However, he is not believed to have been present at the Battle of Texel, and the execution of this series lacks van de Velde's "masterly touch."; "Still there is strong evidence to show that, directly or indirectly, they originated in the Master's studio." This discussion is followed by an Order of Battle of the Dutch and British Fleets, an examination of the strategies pursued and a detailed description of the plates.

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        Songs of the Cowboys (Signed)

      Santa Fe: The Press at the Palace of the Governors, 2012. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Ronald Kil. 4to. 77,(3)pp. A finely printed edition of Jack Thorp's 'Songs of the Cowboys', first printed in 1908. One of 10 special deluxe copies (from a total edition of 100 copies), this copy being copy number 10. Finely printed by Tom Leech and James Bourland on the No. 4 Vandercook Press at the Palace. The text paper is Hahnemühle. Endpaper and cover sheets were handmade by Tom Leech incorporating grama grass harvested near Stanley, New Mexico. This deluxe copy is quarter morocco, gilt, decorated paper boards, bound by Priscilla Spitler. The illustrations were handcolored by the artist, Ron Kil. With an original page from the 1908 first edition tipped-in, this page being pp.29-30, "Coy Boys Lament" and "Chopo". Accompanied by an audio CD performed by Mark Lee Gardner and Rex Rideout. This copy signed on the title page by the contributors: Ronald Kil, Mark Lee Gardner, and Rex Rideout. Also signed in the colophon by the printer and papermaker, Tom Leech. Housed in a custom clamshell case, also made by Priscilla Spitler. A fine copy.

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        Nymphidia: The Court of Fairy (Limited Edition)

      Stratford-on-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. Small octavo. One of 250 numbered copies printed on handmade paper, this being No. 137. Near Fine in publisher's black quarter-cloth and paper-covered boards with gilt titles.

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        Happy Hearts - A Picture Book for Boys and Girls Including "The Raft in the Bush" and "Chronicles of the Court"

      London and Melbourne: Ward Lock & Co Limited, 1908. Red cloth spine over illustrated boards, coloured frontispiece and 8 other black and white plates, numerous line drawing illustrations, 176pp, illustrated back endpapers. Two long (chapter) stories (The Raft in the Bush and The Chronicles of the Court) by Ethel Turner, two poems by Rigby, and additional stories, verse and poems and stand-alone illustrations. Complete but somewhat battered copy. MInor marks to covers, some rubbing to edges. The first page is the half title page, and the front stuckdown is blank, so it's likely that the original front free endpaper has been stuck to the original front stuckdown. Frontis loose, with a tear that extends into the picture by 2cm: frontis has a crease, additional edgewear, and its tissue guard has some tears. Some light toning/foxing throughout, heavier age shading to endpapers. Pages 78/79 have loss of characters to four words due to paper transfer between the pages, though missing words can be deduced. Owner pencil has been removed from title page, one text page illustration and two plates: pencil indentations can be seen on the reverse of the plates. 1cm by 1mm tear in page 1 and pinhole/puncture to page 13-42, text all still legible. Three 1cm blue lines marking chapters in the contents pages, blue line and blue spectacles on illusration on verso of title page, one 1cm line in a margin at a chapter heading. Tear to margin of plate on p59, small waterstain to bottom of back stuckdown and back cover. Binding tight. Extensive photographs available. . Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by D H Souter; Matthew Arnold . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Le Gynécée *

      Mercure de France, Paris 7.12.1908. - Broché 28 x 23, couverture imprimée rempliée. Tranches jaunies et menus défauts. Suite d'images sans complaisance, et même féroces, de nus féminins, précédée d'une glose par Rémy de Gourmont . Typographie fantaisie, dessiné et gravé sur bois par P.E. Vibert. Édition originale. L'un des 500 exemplaires numérotés et signé sur Arches, outre 10 Chine et 1000 Simili Japon

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        CORNER OF PEMBROKE EAST - BRYN MAWR

      Strand, Paul. Original vintage hand-colored platinum photograph of a dormitory at Bryn Mawr College, 9 3/8 x 7 inches, tipped to original mounting board. Framed and glazed. (No date, but circa 1908). Titled and signed by Paul Strand in the lower margin. Fine condition. At the beginning of Paul Strand's career as a photographer, he travelled to the Ivy League colleges and made hand-colored platinum photographs which he sold to the students and alumni.

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        Rosa Bonheur, sa vie et son ouevre (SIGNED)

      Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1908. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Very rare and collectible. Three-quarter calf morocco with marbled boards (hardcover) with leather covered corners, 32,3 x 23,5 cms., 1st edn, frontispiece in heliogravure as a portrait, VIII, 445, (3) pps. with approx. 300 illustrations + six plates executed in heliogravure, bibliography, iconography, appendices, matching marbled endpapers. Front cover is loose at top portion of spine. Extra illustrations pasted in, loosely inserted engraving by Klumpke who has signed the book in pencil on half page. Her signature is very rare. She and Bonheur were admittedly lovers after they met in Paris in the 1890s. Also signed by Conrad K. Roland, artist of New Jersey bird studies, influenced by Bonheur, whose collection is in the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Wonderful association copy. French text. Heavy weight book..

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        ATLAS OF THE CHINESE EMPIRE

      London, Morgan & Scott, Ltd., published for the China Inland Mission,1908.. containing separate maps of the eighteen provinces of China proper on the scale of 1:3,000,000 and of the four great dependencies on the scale of 1:7,500,000 together with an index to all the names on the maps and a list of all protestant mission stations, &c. 1908, small folio, approximately 345 x 235 mm, 13½ x 9½ inches, pages: xii, index map and 22 coloured maps, 6 are double page, 1 double page map with extending flap, 16 pages of Index, plus 4 pages of adverts, original publisher's red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover in English and Chinese. Spine badly worn and split, corners worn with some card showing, shelf wear to edges, light staining to covers, lacks endpapers, margins of maps have pale age-browning, 2 maps have pale foxing, occasional stain to margins, blank sides of maps spotted with pale staining, a few small closed tears neatly repaired to bottom margins of first few pages of prelims, neat pencil notes on the blank side of first map, last advert leaf reinserted, a fair copy only, in worn binding. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE BREWSTER GENEALOGY 1566-1907

      1908. Jones, Emma C. Brewster. THE BREWSTER GENEALOGY 1566-1907. NY: The Grafton Press, 1908. #666 of a limited edition. 2 volumes. 1415pp., index, frontis. portraits both volumes, illus. b/w throughout. 8vo. Blue cloth stamped in gold, teg. This was the personal copy of Mary Alice James Perkins and included are her hand-written notes and family records and a folded pamphlet on "Constitution and By-Laws of the Kansas Society of Mayflower Descendants", 1915. Perkins family bookplates on front pastedown page of both volumes. Minor rubbing on edges, else fine bright hardcover set

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