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        CAT'S CRADLE

      Published by Blackie & Son Ltd., 1908. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. A Picture-Book for Little Folk. Green cloth spine, green paper boards with pictorial onlay to front. White pastedowns, endpapers are first and last pages of book. 6 full page colour illustrations of cats plus colour illustrations to every page, again, of Wain's unmistakable anthropomorphic cats, accompanied by a rhyme. First rhyme is 'Father'. Covers discoloured to grey and grubby. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Lower corner of pictorial onlay has slight loss. Joints slightly pulled. Grubby marks throughout. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        A Transcript of the Register of the Parish Church, Bretforton, in the County and Diocese of Worcester, from AD1538 to AD1837; Transcribed and Edited with XXIII Appendices By The REv. WH Shawcross, F.R.Hist.S., Vicar of Bretforton

      Evesham: WH Shawcross, 1908. Contents listed in two volumes but bound as one, all pages printed on face side only and numbered as such:- Volume I: The Register, 52pp; Index to the Register, 27pp. Volume II: Appendices (23), 86pp; Index to the Appendices, 19pp. Also, 4pp corrections and additions bound behind title page. Annotation and newspaper cutting to verso of 1 page in the appendices, in the style of the previous owner (JW Willis Bund). Large quarto hardback, half-bound in black leather on blue boards, recently rebacked using original spine (gilt on black, 7 bands). Originally bound by JS Cook, The Foregate Press, Worcester. Slight discolouration to upper section of front board, otherwise light wear only; internally, light ageing only, contents clean, tight and VG. Purchased from the JW Willis Bund collection, bound in is a letter from the author to Willis Bund, in which the author asks if it meets with his approval, and then asks for the book fee! The author notes in his preface that 80 copies have been printed, in his letter to Willis Bund he adds that '....66 copies bound (all available), 60 have been sent out'. A fascinating work with excellent provenance, and of course, extremely scarce. Packed weight approx 2.3kg, shipping at cost will be required, please email for more information.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Privately Printed.

      [Bookseller: Sedgeberrow Books]
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        Fourneaux de Cuisine. 1908. 11, Rue Viete, Paris

      Paris: Nessi Oncle & Neveu, 1908. Quarto, [2]+27 mostly double-paged plates. A handsome trade catalogue from this Parisian stove manufacturer. According to the catalogue, the installed stoves, rotisseries, and hot water service in apartments, chateaux, restaurants, hotel particuliers, and hospitals. The original wrappers are bound in to gilt-stamped green cloth-covered boards. One small tear to the spine cloth otherwise fine. [Worldcat locates no copies].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        Marshall-Wells Hardware Co

      Portland, OR.: Marshall-Wells Co.. No date. Ca. 1908.. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color, paging is not sequential but book is 5 1/2 inches thick, indexes, 12 x 11 inches, bound in a manufacturer-issued expandable binder (cloth covered boards with leather corners and spine) now missing front cover, part of spine missing, very worn and soiled, first page stained and missing lower right 1/4, first five pages with creasing and chipping to edges. Dampstaining affecting lower edge of some pages. Many of the paint samples have been removed, all but one of the sheets of sample wrapping paper have been torn out, occasional soiling, tears and paper loss to interior pages (see further description below), but in general the interior is still very tight and in good condition. Because it has been assembled from individual catalog sections the paging is not sequential eg. jumps from 2942 at end of cutlery department to 2999 at beginning of Sporting Goods, one side of one page is 2193 and the other side 2198. This is a compendium of Marshall-Wells catalogues gathered in an expandable binder for use in a store. The following sections are included, each with index: Saddlery hardware; Saddles, Collars, Harness; Fishing Tackle and Bicycle Goods; Sporting Goods Department; Cutlery Department; Mine, R.R. and Mill Supplies; Stove Department; House Furnishings; Paint Department; Farming and Logging Tools; Tools and Heavy Hardware; Builders' Hardware. It starts with page 129 of the Builders' Hardware section. This section is very similar to another individually bound copy of this section I have examined which is dated 1906; however this store copy seems to be an enlarged version with pages 279-1 to 279-11 inserted, whereas the single bound copy does not have these extra pages. Some of the multitude of different items illustrated and priced are trunks, horse blanket labels (5 pages in color of which 1/3 of one page is missing), all kinds of equipment for horses including boots, bridles and many many pages of harnesses, saddles (including ladies' side saddle and ladies' Australian astride saddles), bicycles, fishing equipment including baits etc (one of two color pages of wooden minnows is 2/3 torn out), 5 color pages of hammocks, row boats and canoes, croquet sets, 12 pages of baseball equipment, baby carriages, sleds (2 pages in color, one with long tear and paper loss at top left corner and in price area), skates, guns, revolvers and other shooting equipment including Remington and Winchester, office supplies, watches, harmonicas, toy banks, clocks (including cuckoo clocks and mission clocks and two color pages of Sessions mantle clocks), silverware, cut glass, cutlery, some very elaborate Art Nouveau design coal stoves, cooking stoves, iron bedsteads, spittoons, bird cages, wagons and buggies, logging tools, axes (18 color pages), tile roofing, ornamental steel ceilings, store cabinets and counters, electric light and gas fixtures, Santa Claus electric lighting, door and cabinet hardware. Price list dated 4-24-08 inserted. An invaluable view into the consumer and social life of early 20th century America. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co.. 1908. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first state, 1908. Small 4to, sky blue cloth lettered in black with gold color pictorial onlay to front cover, yellow and black pictorial endpapers, color plates. A very good or better copy in an incredibly bright, tight fine binding; the only blemishes to this copy are a Christmas '08 inscription in black ink on verso of the 'This book belongs to' page, careful red hand coloring to most of the title words on the half title page, a small coffee-colored blotch to the lower outer edge of the half title and faint foxing or spottiness evident to color frontispiece and facing title page. Otherwise a lovely tight, bright copy (faintest hint of soil to rear board); we have rarely seen this title in such great shape.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED.

      London. 25 March 1908. - Half-page, on folded quarto lettersheet. Folded for mailing, slight smudges, very good. To H. Lowenfeld, referring to a misplaced letter and about receipt of a proof: ". I cannot make out what it refers to. You mention a proof copy of something you are sending me. This also seems to have gone astray. Excuse my apparent negligence. I am a bad correspondent at the best of times; but this was pure accident. Yours faithfully, G. Bernard Shaw."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        ROCK-CLIMBING IN SKYE

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1908.. FIRST EDITION, 1908. 8vo, approximately 230 x 160 mm, 9 x 6 inches, 31 full page illustrations, including frontispiece, with tissue guards, 9 diagrams, folding map in pocket at rear, pages: xxiv, 1-330 plus 1 page of adverts, original publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt. Very slight wrinkling to spine, endpapers foxed, pale intermittent foxing throughout, mostly to margins but also affecting a few pages of text, tissue guards age-browned, plates clean, folding map has pale age-browning to blank side, foxing to fore-edge, otherwise a very good bright copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        George Grenfell and the Congo [2 Vols.]

      London: Hutchinson & Co, 1908. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title to spine, blind rule to boards, illustrated with black and white photographs and photgraphic plates, black and white maps and including fold out maps in both volumes, which are presented in black and red, and black and coloured inks respectively. Some rubbing to the cloth at extremites, a little soiling and some light scraches, tanning to endpapers and a little foxing for first several and last few pages.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        George Grenfell and the Congo; a History and Description of the Congo Independent State and Adjoining Districts of Congoland, Together with Some Account of the Native Peoples and Their Languages, the Fauna and Flora; and Similar Notes on the Cameroons ...the whole founded on the diaries and researches of the late Rev. George Grenfell, B.M.S., F.R.G.S.; and on the records of the British Baptist Missionary Society; and on additional information contributed by the author, by the Rev. Lawson Forfeitt....

      London, Hutchinson & Co. , 1908. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. Fronts. , illus. , plates, ports. , maps (part fold. ) facsims. 25 cm. Subjects; Ethnology --Congo (Democratic Republic) . Congo (Brazzaville) . Paged continuously; v. 1: xxiii, 496 p. ; v. 2: 2 p. L. , [vii]-xx, [497]-990 p. , 1 l. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

      Boston: L. C. Page [1908/1944], 1944 Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud). ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Boston: L. C. Page & Company, Boston, 1944. [859th thousand]. 8vo., 396pp + 2p ads. Publisher's gilt lettered & decorated green cloth with upper cover colour image of Anne pasted on, illustrated throughout by Elizabeth R. Withington. A near fine bright copy, neat book plate on the front pastedown, the text block otherwise tight, clean & free of blemishes. In a very good dustwrapper showing moderate use with a 2" chip at the bottom of the front panel & spine heel. There are seven other books advertised on the back of the dustwrapper. Four Avonlea books by L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea, Chronicles Of Avonlea & Anne Of The Island) and three other novels (Kilmeny Of The Orchard, The Story Girl & The Golden Road). Originally published by page in 1908, Anne has become one of the most sought after collectible books ever published with first editions fetching mid five figure sums. All of the later Page printings of this book are desirable particularly in dustwrappers flaws and all.. Early Reprint..

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Chinese Mathematics Manuscript

      Zhaoqing, 1908. Chinese manuscript manual for mathematics. 8vo. String-tied brown paper wrappers, titled in manuscript, measuring approximately 24 x 14,5cm. Contains 16 pages of text, in Chinese, and some diagrams, on 28 double leaf rice paper uniquely bound to create uncut edges, lined vertically in ink. Age-toning, chips to extremities, otherwise in very good condition. Together with a manuscript letter on delicate rice paper, single leaf measuring 11,5 x 25cm. Indication of moisture to corner margin, otherwise in excellent condition. Manuscript mathematics manual in Chinese, dates from the beginning of modern education, together with accompanying letter in a fine traditional calligraphy. The manuscript was one of a series of mathematics books, this being volume 4, belonging to Yan Yan, professor at a Zhaoqing Second Level School, for use in the winter of 1908. Its title, translated into English, is "Practical Exercises in Arithmetic Calculations" and it features a printed attendance register. At the time, great reforms were taking place in China's education system. Teachers and tutors were most likely producing at least some of their own materials, especially in attempting to preserve traditional curriculum, which was rapidly being superseded by foreign influenced works. In 1904, only four years prior, even the long-standing Imperial Civil Service Exam, the cornerstone of China's bureaucratic tradition, was abolished as a symbol of the end of traditional education system. The letter seeps with exuberance towards new opportunities brought forth by the recent and dramatic reformation of education in China. Penned by an educated, intellectual, and appropriately socialized young man named Zidong, who employs the traditional respect in addressing his friend who is slightly older than he, "my brother elder in years," it represents the dawn of prosperity for the young and ambitious men and women in China. The writer is in his late teen years, has lovely penmanship and keen interest in politics and communication. In this correspondence he mentions a reader's group which he is organizing, and reveals an enthusiastic interest in the writings of seventeenth century scholar Wang Fuzhi. He also confirms receipt of the Dagong Bao newspaper published in Tianjin, and makes the following comment (translated excerpts from the letter): "I had originally intended to subscribe to the paper together with Zizhen... In the modern age, if you don't read newspapers, you are blind and deaf." He further warns, "your humble brother has not determined yet if the affair we talked about will actually reach its goal..." The recipient, identified only as Tingnian, is involved with the writer in an ambiguously mentioned campaign, "an affair we mentioned earlier," possibly of political or intellectual controversy for this period of reform, or perhaps the forming of a private club to study Western ways. The traditional Chinese education system worked admirably for more than Traditional education centred around the civil service examination, an esteemed reward for high achievement, which provided only a small group of civilians a channel of upward social mobility in the bureaucrat class, while leaving the majority of society with very little ambition for education. Thus, the curriculum focused excessively on social science education, and overlooked the importance of natural science, mathematics, so on. In traditional China, instead of governments, local lineages and social elites played an extremely active role in providing schooling to children. The absence of public funding for education meant that schooling was still quite limited to middle class and rich families. Furthermore, the schooling system had no rigorous formal regulation, namely clear classification of grades and formal training for teachers. The informal home schooling was the most common education format witnessed in traditional China, and teachers were principally private tutors, directly engaged by the elders. However, at the turn of the 20th century, with increasing exposure to western imperial powers calling for industrialization, tradition was gradually replaced by western and modern education systems, and in 1904, the Imperial Civil Service Exam and its hierarchal status was dissolved. In 1911, the Qing Dynasty was overthrown by revolution, and a republican form of government was established. At that time, government completely abandoned the traditional way of education, replacing those with educational models from Europe, America and Japan. Prior to 1946, China had only 1,300 kindergartens, 289,000 primary schools and 4,266 secondary schools, which is not much considering the population. It was not until very recently, in 1978, with the adoption of the policy of reform and opening to the outside world, that basic education entered an era of real progress. .

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        AUTOGRAPH GUEST BOOK SIGNED THREE TIMES BY FROST WITH FOUR LINES FROM HIS POEMS

      hardcover. Some corrosion to several pages not affecting Frost's entries; covers detached and very worn. Covers poor, contents Very Good. Autograph Guest Book (8" x 4-3/4") maintained 1908-1947 by Sara J. Oliphant and dated by her Christmas 1908 on the front endpaper. The book has been SIGNED three times by the poet in 1915, 1916, and 1925, with four lines from his poems: Mourning: "The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows"; A Servant to Servants: "The way out is through"; Ghost House: "The footpath down to the well is healed"; and Into My Own: "Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand." Two entries are dated in Littleton, New Hampshire and the other in Amherst, Massachusetts. All are dated and SIGNED by Frost. There are many other entries by family and acquaintances of Ms. Oliphant. Frost was a long-time friend of Charles Oliphant, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Methuen, Massachusetts, and his family. In 1897, Rev. Oliphant, then head of the Methuen School Committee, wrote a letter of recommendation for Frost when he was a grammar school teacher there (Crane F7).

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        VOJNA A MIR (4 vols) (Czech version of WAR & PEACE) SPISY HRABETE LVA NIKOLAJEVICE TOLSTÉHO

      PRAVE PRAGUE: J OTTO Nakladatelstvi , 1908 (nd). First Edition thus. Leather quarters_hardback. Very Good +. Pfeklad rediguje. Pavel Papácek. Svazek 12-15, VOJNA A MIR I-IV. Nakladatelstvi J OTTO, spolecnost s r. v Praze, RUSKÁ KNIHOVNA XLVIII, XLIX, L, LI. Vol I 402-3pp; Vol II 425pp; Vol III 462pp; Vol IV 410pp. First printing in Czechoslovakian by J OTTO of Prague. Four volumes in Very Good+ condition. Fine patterned paper hard covers with leather quarters and spine section; four raised bands to spine, with floral gilt decor and titles TOLSTOJ : VOJNA A MIR - Vol 1 spine title section has small chip at lower corner, not affecting title (see photo). Only some very slight surface wear to gilt at base and top of spine - no wear to actual book material however. Pages in very good order throughout, just a little age-fading in Vol I, but still perfectly good to read. End pages and inside covers uniformly decorated with fine purple deluxe paper. Page edges gilt at top. Magnificent rare collectable predating the Russian Revolution. Presumed 1908-9 as J OTTO is recorded to have published this work. No other copies are currently available online.

      [Bookseller: 1st Impressions Rare Books]
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        Sammlung zwangloser Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Verdauungs- und Stoffwechsel-Krankheiten. Bände 1-9 mit je 8 Abhandlungen. (= zus. 72 Abhandlungen in 9 Sammelbänden).,

      Halle, Marhold, 1908 - 1926. - Die einzelnen Abhandlungen je mit eigenem Titelblatt, meist ca. 50 bis 80 Seiten. *Ein Publikationsreihe zum Thema Verdauungs und Stoffwdechselkrankheiten. Jedes heft war einzeln erschienen und von versch. Autoren wie Curschmann, Paul Cohnheim, H. Strauß, Mosse, Gigon, Boas, Rosenfeld, H. Hirschfeld u.v.a. - Vorhanden ist die komplette Folge von Sammelband 1-9 mit den ersten 72 Heften. Es erschienen noch 3 weitere Bände (Band 10-12) in den Jahren 1927-1934. - Sauber und gut erhalten. Wenn Sie am gleichen Tag 2 oder mehr Bücher bei uns bestellen, erfolgt der Versand (innerhalb der Europäischen Union) kostenfrei für die gesamte Lieferung. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 7000 9 uniforme Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life of James McNeill Whistler

      London & Philadelphia: Wm. Heinemann & J.B.Lippincott, 1908. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. three quarter light brown morocco and brown boards. Teg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 316 & 327 pages. 29 x 22 cm. Nearly 90 plates, many with lettered tissue guards, some are in color and tipped-in. and four text illustrations. Limited edition, copy 102 0f 150 printed on Japanese vellum, signed by Wm. Heinemann. Appendix. Index. Owner inscription. FREITAG 10261. LUCAS p202. Interior contents very fresh and bright, spines darkened, some slight rubbing to extremities.

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        Contributes [to COLLIER'S WEEKLY, Vol XLI, No.21]; A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes; The Singular Experience of Mr J. Scott Eccles (complete in two parts). Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele. ORIGINAL ISSUE IN WRAPPERS

      New York, August 15, 1908., 15. FIRST APPEARANCE of this adventure, which was later collected in 'His Last Bow'. A fine Sherlockian issue which also contains the articles 'Sherlock Holmes and his Creator', 'Ballad of Baker Street' (a poem), 'Sherlock Holmes Analyzes a Perfect Stranger (a cartoon), and Conan Doyle in South Africa (a photograph). Single newspaper issue in pictorial wraps, with striking full-colour cover by Steele, with numerous black and white illustrations within the text. This copy stapled rather than sewn (both methods employed in tandem). Internally clean, covers are bright, slight edgewear and toning, original gummed address label to upper wrapper, spine fold is strong. A fragile item in near fine condition. Published in August 1908 in a single issue, this precedes the English appearance of the story in The Strand Magazine, over two issues [September and October 1908], renamed 'The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge', concluded with title 'The Tiger of San Pedro'. Literature / Bibliography; Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle [A29.iv]. DeWaal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson [516-7]. Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986). See also Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Queen's Quorum.

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes [2 vols]

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1908. Green cloth with gilt lettering to the spines. Illustrated with black and white plates. Edited and condensed by Alfred Russel Wallace with a Biographical Introduction , portrait, seventy-one illustrations and seven maps. Usual shelfwear; usual browning to the pages. Previous owner's signature to the front pastedown of both volumes.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The Georgian Period. A Collection of Papers Dealing with "Colonial" or XVIII-Century Architecture in the United States. Together with References to Earlier an True Colonial Work

      New York, The American Architect 1908.. 12 Tle. in 3 Bdn. gr.-4°. Mit 500 Textabb. u. insges. 450 Taf. z. T. nach Photographien. HLdr. d. Zt. m. RGoldpräg. Kanten schwach berieb. Einzelne Randeinrisse unterlegt. In seiner Ausführlichkeit, beispielloses Werk über die frühe englische Architektur der Vereinigten Staaten, vor allem in den Südstaaten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Partita for Harpsichord and Orchestra. Dyeline copy of the score and two copies of the solo part issued by B. Schott's Söhne in Mainz

      Folio. Wrappers. 53 pp. score, 49 pp. solo part. & & Both the score and one copy of the solo part signed and inscribed by the composer to the Polish- Brazilian pianist and dedicatee of the work, Felicja Blumental (1908-1991) on the first page of both the score and one of the parts, the score with the autograph date Katowice, April 27, [19]72 and the part with the autograph date Lisbon Oct. 19, [19]72. & & Extensively annotated for performance in both pencil and ballpoint pen, quite likely in Blumental's hand. With additional annotations, corrections and additions in multi- coloured felt-tip pens which appear to be in Penderecki's hand. & & Wrappers worn and partially separated. First leaf of score torn with some loss to inscription; minor dampstaining; one copy of solo part yellowed and with old plastic tape to spine and corners throughout including outer edge of first leaf. . The Partita was commissioned by the Eastman School of Music where Blumental gave the first performance of the work on February 11, 1972 with Walter Hendl conducting the Eastman Philharmonic; she made a recording of the work in that same year and went on to perform it extensively.& & We would like to thank Professor Cindy Bylander for her kind assistance in the cataloguing of this item.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        The Works

      London, J. M. Dent & Co.,, 1908. Edited By Israel Gollancz. 12 volumes, octavo, Bound in half green calf, gilt titles to spine, raised bands, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With many illustrations. Spines faded otherwise very good, bookplate to front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Revue Aérienne. Organe Officiel de «La Ligue Nationale Aérienne». Directeur: Émile Mousset. [Numero 1, 15 Octobre 1908, à Numero 25, 25 Octobre 1909]

      Paris, Imprimerie Coiseur, 1908 - 1909. Rara serie correlativa de los Veinticinco primeros números, tal como salieron a la venta: en 4to., con un promedio por volumen de 35 páginas sin numerar, con ilustraciones y excelentes fotografías entre el texto y 34 grandes láminas fotográficas en total. Cubiertas originales.

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        A CROOKED TRAIL: The Story of a Thousand-Mile Saddle Trip up and down the Texas Frontier in Pursuit of a Runaway Ox, with Adventures by the Way

      Pittsburgh, PA: The Axtell-Rush Publishing Company, 1908. A CROOKED TRAIL- Lewis B. Miller- The Axtell-Rush Publishing Company- Pittsburgh, PA- 1908- 1st Edition-1st Printing- Hardcover:-4to- Near FINE/ no dj as issued- brown pebbled leather with gilt titles and trim by Burson & Sons, Ohio-Binding is clean, tight-no rubs no stains- 184pp are clean, no tears or writing-light soiling and aging on page edges- binding tight and square, PO name lightly in pencil- SEE PHOTOS- "The Story of a Thousand-Mile Saddle Trip up and down the Texas Frontier in Pursuit of a Runaway Ox, with Adventures by the Way." Originally published in The National Stockman & Farmer-Pittsburgh- Bib: Adams Herd 1489 and Howes M-611......A beauty! Gift quality!- Non-fiction-travel-Texas-Old West-memoirs (3081) . 1st Edition-1st Printing. Leather. Near FINE/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Peking Collection - Twenty Eight Photographs by Hedda Hammer [Morrison]

      (circa1940).. 28 black and white silver gelatin photographs of important Imperial sites in Peking. Images of The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Beihai, Coal Hill and Summer Palace are presented in their original mats. Each signed by Hedda Hammer on the mat just below the lower right corner of photograph. Some light even browning on mats, the photographs are in very good condition. Presented in a custom made cloth covered Chinese folding case with the initials F.W.B. embroidered on an upper flap. Toggle ties. The photographs measure 19 x 14.7cm and the matts 32 x 24.5cm. A very good collection. This is a stunning example of the type of collection that German Australian photographer Hedda Hammer Morrison prepared for wealthy clients. This collection features Imperial sites in Peking and includes images of places that are now no longer accessible to the public such as Yuquanshan or Jade Fountain Mountain which is now a resort for the Military Commission of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee. Hedda Morrison was a photographer of rare ability. Born in Germany in 1908 she did not study medicine, the path her parents would have liked her to have taken, but instead studied photography at the State Institute for Photography in Munich (1929-31). After graduating she worked as an assistant to photographers Adolf Lazi in Stuttgart and Olga Linckelmann in Hamburg. However as Nazi influence grew she became increasingly concerned about the direction Germany was moving in and decided to leave the country. An advertisment in a German photographic magazine led to her taking up the position of manager of Hartung's Photo Shop in Peking in 1933. While living in Peking she met Alastair Morrison, (the son of the Australian G.E. Morrison) and they were married in 1946. The couple left Peking that same year, living for a short period in Hong Kong and then in Sarawak where Alistair Morrison served as a District Officer for over 20 years. Hedda continued to take photographs throughout this period and significant collections of her work can now be found at Harvard, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and National Gallery of Australia. The Morrison's moved to Canberra in 1967 where she lived until her death in 1991. This collection is a beautiful example of the work of Hedda Morrison. Hedda Morrison compiled collections are scarce on the market. [References: The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, Harvard University Library; Powerhouse Museum and Dr Claire Roberts]. .

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        Die Nibelungen dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt. Bilder und Ausstattung von C. O. Czeschka

      Wien/Lpz., Gerlach & Wiedling 1908/09.. quadr.-8°. 67 (1) S. Mit 8 doppelbl.gr., farb. Lithogr. in Blau, Rot, Schwarz u. Gold. OHLn. m. Schwarzpräg. u. blau-weißem Streifenvorsatz. Kanten berieb. 1 Bl. (19/20) m. kl. Eckläsur. Einbd. gering fleckig. - (Gerlach's Jugendbücherei 22) EA. C.F. Heller in 'Die Schiefertafel' Jg. IV, Heft 3, Dez. 1981 S. 156f.; Seebaß II, 621; Hofstätter 244f.; Kat. "Wien um 1900", 526 - Seltene Erstausgabe in der Einbandvariante in Halbleinen mit allen Erkennungsmerkmalen, wie der bronzierten Goldfarbe etc. (Heller, S.158 ausführl.). Für viele das schönste illustrierte Buch des Jugendstils.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. in Color Dustjacket of Blonde Alice with Green Bow in Her Hair & Yellow Dress & Pink Pantaloons & striped Green & White Socks & Black Slippers & Bunny in Black Cape & Top Hat & Red Vest( The Childrens Own Books Series #10 ) by Lewis Carroll Pictured by John Neill , Includes "Humpty Dumpty" from Through the Looking Glass.

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1908 - HBDJ, 1908, 1st Edition THUS , LATER ISSUE, BK VG-/ DJ IS GOOD-, AS-IS, Advertisement page at the rear of this book for the Oz books, listing 15 in the series, ending with "Kabumpo in Oz". Kabumpo was published in 1922, so even though the copyright date states 1908, this must have been printed about 1922, 12mo. Measures about 7 inches tall by 5 1/8 inches wide. 58 pages + AD Lists Thru Kabumpo in Oz. . Hardcover bound in blue pictorial cloth with small rub Fade Edges with a white color pastedown on the front cover, with designs in yellow, blue, red and green that Match DJ Illustration. Comes with the original dust jacket, which has the same image on the front and the back. The jacket is worn and soiled with small brown stains Extremities but is complete. Line of damping on the fore edge and bottom edge of the front panel and covering about the left quarter on the rear panel (also near the fore edge). The damping translates onto the cloth beneath, especially on the rear cover, but it does not affect the interior of the book. There is a small dent at the bottom edge of the rear cover. Back DJ Light edge Wrinkle & Brown around Extremities, DJ light wear Tiny chips Tears Edges, DJ Titled in Green on front. Interior is sound and appears generally clean with Light wear Fox. Illustrated with 16 full page color illustrations (including the frontis), a color title page, and a color half title for the section section (Humpty Dumpty). DJ PROTECTED CLEAR MYLAR, ,Blue Pictorial Cover , with color Label pastedown of Alice in Yellow Dress & Green Bow in Hair & green & white Socks & Rabbit in Pink Vest & Black & Green Cape Holding Black H [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        With Rifle in Five Continents

      London - Rowland Ward 1908 - An uncommon edition of this work on hunting in India, Africa, New Zealand, Ceylon, and many other countries. Illustrated throughout with thirty-two plates and one hundred and seventy-four illustrations in the text. Translated from the original German. With chapters on elk, kangaroo, and tiger-huting, amongst many others. Bookseller's label of Chas E. Lauriat to front pastedown. Condition: In a brown cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some patches of light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dramatic Works (17 Vols.) - An Unsocial Socialist - The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw - The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God - Geneva - Everybody's Political What's What? - Florence Farr & Bernard Shaw & W.B. Yeats: Letters - Hitherto Uncollected Writings (3 Vols.) - Collected Letters 1874-1897 - The Collected Sceenplays of Bernard Shaw - Bernard Shaw & Alfred Douglas: A Correspondence - (C.B. Purdom) A Guide to the plays of Bernard Shaw - (Richard Huggett) The Truth about 'Pygmalion' - (M. & M. Hardwick) The Bernard Shaw Companion - (Michael Holroyd, ed.) The Genius of Bernard Shaw

      London: Constable and Co. Ltd./Max Reinhardt/The Bodley Head/Home & Van Thal Ltd./Rupert Hart-Davis/George Prior Publishers/John Murray/Methuen & Co. Ltd./Heinemann/Hodder and Stoughton, 1908 - 1982 - A. Works by the Author: 1. The (mostly) Dramatic Works of Bernard Shaw (17 Volumes). London: Constable and Co. Ltd., 1908-30. Various Editions, Various Printings. The dates given in brackets appear on the respective title pages. Condition is generally very good or slightly better. Some foxing, ownership inscriptions (in some cases gilt-stamped to the front boards), bookplates etc. The set comprises the following titles: Cashel Byron's Profession (1925) - No. I Widowers' Houses: A Play (1913) - No. II The Philanderer: A Topical Comedy (1908) - No. III Mrs Warren's Profession: A Play in Four Acts (1912) - Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant I (1928) - Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant II (1928) - Three Plays For Puritans: The Devil's Disciple, Cæsar and Cleopatra, and Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1925) - The Perfect Wagnerite (1929) - Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy (1929) - The Doctor's Dilemma, Getting Married, & The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet (1930) - Androcles and the Lion, Overruled, Pygmalion (1929) - Heartbreak House, Great Catherine, and Playlets of the War (1919) - Back to Methuselah. A Metabiological Pentateuch (1921) - Translations and Tomfooleries (1926 - 1st Printing) - Saint Joan: a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue (1924) - Saint Joan: a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue (1930) - The Apple Cart: a Political Extravaganza (1930). 2. An Unsocial Socialist. London: Constable & Company, 1914. First Edition thus, First Printing. A very good copy. 3. The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw (Volume I). London: Max Reinhardt/The Bodley Head, 1930. Third Edition, First Printing (1970). A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 4. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God. Designed and Engraved by John Farleigh. London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1932. First Edition, Second Printing (1932). A very good copy. 5. Geneva: a fancied page of history in three acts. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski. London: Constable and Co. Ltd., 1939. First Edition, Second Printing (1939). A near fine copy in original illustrated boards. 6. Everybody's Political What's What? London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1944. First Edition, First Printing. A very good copy. 7. Florence Farr - Bernard Shaw - W.B. Yeats - Letters. Edited by Clifford Bax. London: Home & Van Thal Ltd., 1946. First Edition, First Printing. Previous owner's stamps on front free endpaper, else a near fine copy. 8. Hitherto Uncollected Writings: How to become a Musical Critic - Platform and Pulpit - The Matter with Ireland. Edited by Dan H. Laurence and David H. Greene. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1960-1962. First Editions. Near fine copies in very good dustwrappers. 9. Collected Letters 1874-1897. Edited by Dan H. Laurence. London: Max Reinhardt, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. A very good Advance Proof Copy in original wrappers. 10. The Collected Screenplays of Bernard Shaw. Edited with an Introduction by Bernard F. Dukore. London: George Prior Publisher, 1980. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 11. Bernard Shaw & Alfred Douglas - A Correspondence. Edited by Mary Hyde. London: John Murray, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. B. Works on the Author: 1. C.B. Purdom. A Guide to the Plays of Bernard Shaw. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1963. First Edition, Second Printing (1964). A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 2. Richard Huggett. The truth about 'Pygmalion'. London: Heinemann, 1969. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 3. Michael and Mollie Hardwick. The Bernard Shaw Companion. London: John Murray, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy. 4. Michael Holroyd, Editor. The Genius of Bernard Shaw. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: 750. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ice-Bound Heights of the Mustagh

      London: Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 1908 An account of two seasons of pioneer exploration and high climbing in the Baltistan Himalaya. With two maps and 170 illustrations. In green cloth with coloured mountain image to center, titles in gilt, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly. Titles in gilt to spine which have faded, edges bumped. Internally, presentation slip to fpd from Sir Alfred Hopkinson 28/4/1912 to the Rucksack Club Manchester and then the bookplate of the Rucksack Club to the fep, some offsetting, half title and title page have small circular stamp of the Rucksack club and then randomly, tissue guards are a little browned, lovely coloured frontis of Mt Chogo, (xv), [1], 444 pp, 2 maps, 7 pls (4 col), a total of 170 illustrations, many pages unopened, text block head edge in gilt, base uncut, no jacket as issued, all illustrations are from photographs taken by the authors. (Neate 927)American husband and wife team, who made 7 important Himalayan expeditions during the years 1899-1912. AAC founder members.

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        HISTORY OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA...translated from the Spanish, By F.A. Motteux

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1908. 4 volumes. Grant’s fine Library Edition, first edition thus. Richly illustrated throughout with 37 engravings designed and etched by Ad. Lalauze on tissue-guarded plates, engraved portrait of Cervantes at the beginning of Volume I. Tall, thick 8vo, in the publisher’s original brown cloth with paper labels printed in red and black on the spines, t.e.g., others untrimmed. xlii, 445; x, 484; xii, 512; xii, 508 pp. A very handsome set, very fine and seemingly unread and unused, the brown cloth with only extremely minor age evidence, paper labels a bit mellowed by time. A FINE AND HANDSOME SET WITH EXCELLENT ACADEMIC INCLUSIONS. A beautiful set of Cervantes and a very scarce edition edited by J.G. Lockhart who also wrote the included essay on the Life of Cervantes. Motteux’s translation is one of the most famous of the period, and here, the book is presented in lovely style. There is a fine ‘Life of Cervantes’ preceding the text and in addition, important and very copious notes on the text are appended. The content of the notes is of significant interest to the reader as they have been taken from the most important and scholarly editions prepared by Bowle, Pellicer and the Academy. In addition, significant content was gained from researching the old histories and chronicles with which the Spaniards of the 16th century were familiar. Thus, many of the period poetical nuances have here been included in English for the first time. Blackwood’s said of the translation that “This is, we think, out of all sight, the richest and the best. ... Motteux, the translator of Cervantes and Rabelais, possesses a native humour which no other translator that we ever met with has approached.” And William Prescott said that “The most popular versions in English are those of Motteux, Jarvis, and Smollett. Perhaps the first is the best of all. It was by a Frenchman who came over to England in the time of James the Second. It betrays nothing of its foreign parentage, however, while its rich and racy diction, and its quaint turns of expression, are admirably suited to convey a lively and very faithful image of the original. The slight tinge of antiquity, which belongs to the time, is not displeasing, and comports well with the tone of knightly dignity which distinguishes the hero.” Miscellanies, 1845

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        The Life of the Icelander Jon Olfasson: Traveller to India, Written by himself and completed about 1661 AD with a continuation, by Another Hand, up to his Death in 1679

      2 volumes: xxxiv+238pp with frontispiece and 2 other plates, 3 maps of which 2 are foldouts,1 chart and index, list of works by the society at end; xxx+290pp with frontispiece and 2 other plates and index. Octavo (9" x 6") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria on the cover, decorative blind stamp to covers. Translated and edited from the Icelandic edition of Sigfus Blondal by Betrtha S Phillpotts. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, Numbers 53 and 68. First edition.The autobiography of Jon Olafsson, Traveler to the Indies, remained unprinted in Icelandic, save for a few excerpts, until 1908-9, when an edition by Sigfus Blondal, Librarian to the Royal Library, was published in Copenhagen by the Icelandic Literary Society. The text in this edition, which was based on a scholarly collation of the extant MMS., has been implicitly followed in the English translation.Condition:Spine ends moderately rubbed, volume II spine lightly sunned. A very good copy lacking jackets.

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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      Smith, Elder, 1908. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1908. 358 pages. No dust jacket. Blue boards with gilt lettering. Clean yellowing pages throughout with firm binding. Boards have light corner bumping with light shelf wear.

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        The Magician

      London, William Heinemann,, 1908. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine lightly cocked, boards a little marked, spine somewhat tanned. Very good indeed. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Mrs Johnston from her friend the author. Nov. 1908". This novel's eponymous central character is largely based on Aleister Crowley.

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        The Works of Aristotle

      London: At the Clarendon Press, 1908-1931. Eleven volumes complete. All first editions. No dust jackets. 8vo (6in.x9in., 150mmx225mm). Translated into English by several under the Editorshipo of W.D. Ross. Approx. 5000 pages. Original dark navy cloth with gilt titles to spines.Gilt crests to front boards.All volumes are considered fine. Light rubbing and bumping to top and bottom or spines. Dogears, previous owner's signature and a few marginal notations in pencil to volume VIII. Scuffing to lower rear board edge of volume V. All texts, including hinges and text blocks, are straight, tight, and clean. No fading, chipping, tearing, or fading. All interiors are clean, bright, and crisp. No foxing, spotting, or staining.Contents: Vol.1- Categoriae, de Interpretatione, Analytica Priora, Analytica Posteriora, Topica, de Sophisticis Elenchis: 1928.Vol.2- Physica, de Caelo, de Generatione et Corruptione: 1930.Vol.3- Meteorlogica, de Mundo, de Anima, Parva Naturalia, de Spiritu: 1931.Vol.4- Historia Animalium: 1910.Vol.5- De Partibus Animalium,de Motu Animalium, de Incessu Animalium, de Generatione Animalium: 1912.Vol.6- De Coloribus, de Audibilus, Physiognomonica, de Plantis, de Mirabilibus, Auscultationibus, Mechanica, de Lineis Insecabilibus, Ventorum Situs et Nomia, de Xenophane Zenone et Gorgia: 1913.Vol.7- Problemat: 1927.Vol.8- Metaphysica: 1908.Vol.9- Ethica Nichomachea, Magna Moralia, Ethica Eudemia, de Virtutibus et Vitiis: 1925.Vol.10- Politica, Oeconomica, Atheniensium Respublica: 1921.Vol.11- De Rhetorica, de Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, de Poetica: 1924.

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        FAUST by Goethe, Translated by Abraham Hayward

      London: Hutchinson & Co., 1908. First edition, first issue. With 30 colored plates including frontispiece with captioned tissue guards, illustrated title-page and decorative letters throughout all by Willy Pogany. 8vo, publisher’s fine red cloth, with a large decorative device on the upper cover of a Gothic window and climbing vines in blue, green and gilt, and with gilt lettering additional, the spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g xx, 210 pp. A very fine copy, internally pristine and mint, appearing to never have been used at all, partially unopened, the cloth with only the very minimal signs of mellowing or age evidence caused by time on the shelf. THE SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL TRUE FIRST EDITION. This beautiful edition of Goethe’s FAUST is illustrated lavishly with Willy Pogany’s compelling watercolors and black and white drawings. Considered the German poet’s crowning achievement, the play was said to have been a work in progress for thirty years. Pogany has aptly expressed its allegorical and supernatural qualities with memorable images of Faust, Margaret, and Mephistopheles. The play “appeals to all minds with the irresistible fascination of an eternal problem, and with the charm of endless variety. It has every element: wit, pathos, wisdom, farce, mystery, melody, reverence, doubt, magic, and irony; not a chord of the lyre is unstrung, not a fibre of the heart untouched. In Faust we see, as in a mirror, the eternal problem of our intellectual; and, beside it, varied lineaments of our social existence.” -Preface. Pogany’s classic illustrations endure to this day as they thoughtfully render the philosophic richness of Goethe’s great masterpiece. The appendix includes a translation of selected scenes by Percy Bysshe Shelley, and exhaustive notations by Hayward.

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        A History of the Singer Building Construction Its Progress from Foundation to Flag Pole

      New York: Shumway & Beattie, 1908. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 117 pages. Publishers' green cloth binding, recased retaining original endpapers with title page tipped back in (edgewear and creasing with minor loss to title page edges). A well used copy, with the name "Chas C Moore & Co Eng." and address front flyleaf. Occasional edgetears and soiling throughout. Edgewear to the binding at head/tail spine panel and corners. Minor soiling to the boards. This is the original edition, binding nearly 10 x 13 inches, and with copious printed photographs throughout. A great addition to any architect's library.

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        PAIR OF SCROLLS: Portrait of the Qing Imperial Household. TOGETHER WITH: Portrait of the Five Great Oligarchs of the Great Qing Dynasty

      Tokyo.. Meiji 41. 1908. (Qing household). Meiji 42 (1909) (Oligarchs).. Two scrolls each a color lithograph 15 x 19 1/2 inches (38 x 49 cm) mounted on decorative paper sheet size approximately 18 x 20 3/4 inches, upper and lower edge adhered to wooden rods for rolling like a scroll. A few soft creases from rolling, both in very good clean condition. Imperial Household: Publication information in Japanese at left and right edges. The persons surrounding the boy Emperor are identified under the image (in Chinese characters). Oligarchs: publication information in Japanese at left edge. The five statesmen are named under the image in Chinese characters. The faces are obviously from photographs, the rest of the image an artist's rendition (initialed at the right edge). .

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        Round the Fire Stories

      Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1908, 1st Ediition. () Very good. [viii], 372 + 4 pages publisher's ads. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Twentieth-century Impressions of British Malaya: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources

      London: Llloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Company, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Good/N/A. Wright was in the habit of doing PR for the British colonies. He tackled Malaya after his successful volumes on Western Australia, Natal and Ceylon. His role was mianly as editor while he left it to a collection of British contributors with country experience to contribute the main chapters of the book. The result is an unrivalled review of the country's affairs at the time it was first published in 1908. The articles are illustrated with extensive black and white plates on almost every page. 959 pages. The articles include The Straits Settlements, The Federated Malay States, Christmas Island, The Cocos-Keeling Islands and Labuan, The Present Day, List of Governors and High Commissioners, The Population of Malaya - Mrs Reginald Sanderson, The Malays of British Malaya - B.O. Stoney, Malay Literature - R.J. Wilkinson, Native Arts and Handicrafts - L. Wray, Fauna - HC Robinson, Sport - Theodore R Hubback, Constitution and Law, Railways, Botany - HN Ridley, Agriculture - R Derry, Rubber - JB Carruthers, Mining, Fisheries, Metereology, Geoleogy - JB Scrivenor & Harbours. Weight in excess of 5kg. Please ask for a quotation for postage outside Malaysia. Postage within Malaysia is free& Although all the pages of the original are still attached, the binding is loose and in need of attention. There have been repairs carried out to the first and last pages and the endpapers have been taped to the covers for strngthening. The gilt lettering on the spine is bright so the spine may well have been repaired. Although some of the pages have some dirt/damp marks, they are minor. A few of the pages have small tears at the edges. There is no evidence of insect attack or foxing. The pages have lost their original brightness but are not tanned

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        Memorable American Speeches (II. Democracy and Naitionity)

      Lakeside Press, 1908. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. No marks in text.\n\nSPECIAL NOTE: The sample book shown below is brought to you by Open Library and is not the book listed for sale. The book shown below is a great example of the book and is offered to you for your reading pleasure.\n\n

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        The Complete Writings of Elbert Hubbard; 20 Vols.; Author's Edition

      East Aurora: The Roycroft Shop. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine. 1/1000 (ours numbered 202). Twenty volumes, complete (dated 1908-1915). Author's edition. Quarto, 3/4 morocco with embossed tooling (leather in various shades--some vols with green leather that has golden brown edges and spines, some with spines that are nearly orange that blend into a dark green, some with green leather all the way around), gray boards, gilt titles and decorations at spines, raised bands, gilt top edges, ribbon bookmarks, letterpress in black and red-brown with decorative letters in black, red-brown and a yellowish green background, all on hand-made rag paper, heavily illustrated (including photogravures), clean and unmarked text, all volumes about Fine, all vols with bookplate of Christopher Magee Steel (relative of the Pittsburgh Magee family) on the front pastedown and the first volume has a label with Steel's signature on it on the front flyleaf. All volumes signed by Hubbard. A very handsome set--a masterpiece of Art & Crafts design. Rare. Digital images available upon request. . Catalog 10/12

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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.

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        MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

      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.

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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!

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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.

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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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        LYRICS PATHETIC AND HUMOROUS

      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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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (AMS): BOOK OF THE ANCESTRY OF ROSALIE GARDINER JONES with Numerous Original Watercolors

      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.

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