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        Poems,

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

      [Bookseller: SmallWorksBooks]
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        FIRST AND LAST THINGS: A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life

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

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Autograph letter signed to Algernon Methuen

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        THE UNICORN FROM THE STARS AND OTHER PLAYS

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

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        Autographed photograph, black and white half length portrait of Mark Twain

      New York, J. G. Gessford,, 1908. Photogravure. Image size 24 x 17 cm. Paper size 35 x 26 cm. Framed and glazed. Inscribed above and beneath the image by the author "To Mrs. F. B. Rice with the best wishes of Mark Twain" and dated "Feb. 20 / 08". Signed and dated by the photographer lower left. Mrs. Rice was a Bostonian socialite.

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        The Land's End

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

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        OLD CHRISTMAS

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

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        Fauna germanica. Die Kafer des deutschen Reich

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST. Translated out of Latin by Richard Whytford and re-edited into modern English with an historical introduction by Wilfrid Raynal

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        LYRICS PATHETIC & HUMOROUS, FROM A TO Z

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        SELECT POEMS OF WILLIAM BARNES. CHOSEN AND EDITED WITH A PREFACE AND GLOSSARIAL NOTES BY THOMAS HARDY

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        La ville charnelle. 4eme Ždition. SIGNED by author

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

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        Midsummer-Night’s Dream, A

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Seven Little Women

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

      [Bookseller: Jans Collectables]
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        Round the Fire Stories

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

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        The Book of the Pearl

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

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography with additions and corrections by G H Johnston

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

      [Bookseller: High Barn Books]
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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

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

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        The Wind in the Willows

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

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

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

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        Rosa. Af Student Parelius' Papirer. Orig. udgave

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

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        Collected Works. Eight Volume set

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

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

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        Fotografia turistica.

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

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        Voyages en Afrique

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

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        The Testament of John Davidson.

      London: Grant Richards, 1908. - The final installment in DavidsonÕs Testament series. Inscribed on the title page to ÒEBR / from / J.D.Ó The recipient was E. B. Ridgeway. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt lettering. NCBEL III, 620; Colebeck Collection, page 183. Cloth somewhat soiled and worn; very good copy. Davidson presentation copies are very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      The British Academy [1908], [London] - 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. Small tear, browned, folds, a good copy only. In her detailed catalogue of the Altschul collection of Meredith (now at Yale), Bertha Coolidge states that "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. LIT/120712. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Osterbuch [Hasenbuch]

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

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        HAPPYCHAPS

      1908. 1. (CADY,HARRISON)illus. THE HAPPYCHAPS by Carolyn Wells. NY: Century 1908 (Oct. 1908). 4to, 135p., brown pictorial cloth, near Fine. 1st ed. This is a story told in verse about all sorts of humanized creatures. Marvelously illustrated by Cady with full page and in-text drawings of these creatures - full of detail and humor. Rare in such nice condition.

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        THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN (IN TEN VOLUMES) (LEATHER BOUND)

      Chatto & Windus. Good+. 1908. Hardcover. Complete 10 volume set. Red three quarter leather bound covers, with red cloth covered boards, 5 raised bands, and gilt embossed decor over have wear to corners and caps. Spine leather toned and looks maroon. Boards and spine are straight. The front board on volume 5 has reattached with binders tape on the inside. Bindings are tight. Marbled end sheets and paste downs are age toned. Color frontispieces protected by tissue. Illustrated with color plates. Pages clean, but foxed, and appear unread. Untrimmed fore edges. Gilt top edges. .

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

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

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        L'Oblat.

      Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie 1908 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs ornés (fleurons), médaille de Saint-Benoît reproduite en cuir incisé au plat sup., roulette d'encadrement aux deux plats, Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Paris, 1908, 2 ff., 448 pp. et 6 ff. n. ch. (achevé d'imprimer daté du 25 février 1903 - les culs-de-lampes et lettrines imprimés en rouge, la page de titre datée de 1908 ayant été simplement insérée en remplacement de la page de titre originale) Emouvant exemplaire portant au premier plat la médaille de Saint-Benoît, et dans lequel ont été insérés divers documents qui ne laisseront insensibles aucun ami d'Huysmans : tout d'abord, insérée par les 4 coins au verso de la page de titre, on trouve une image pieuse illustrée, (imprimé par Bonamy Lévrier, Poitiers) "A la mémoire du Révérendissime Père Dom Joseph Bourigaud, Second Abbé de l'Abbaye de St-Martin-de-Ligugé, né à Tilliers le 17 avril 1821, pieusement décédé à Chevetogne le 6 décembre 1910". On découvre également une photo (pliure) de Huysmans, une brochure de 2 p. exposant la vocation de l'Abbaye de Sainte Cécile de Solesmes, et un billet imprimé à la mémoire de l'entrée en religion en cette même abbaye des soeurs Mechtilde A. Payne et Michael Y. de Gastines. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée notamment en dos avec qq. griffures au second plat). Français

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        La storia di Venezia nella vita privata: dalle origini alla caduta della Repubblica.

      Istituto italiano d?arti grafiche, Bergamo. [1908-1911]. 3 v. (519 p., X c. di tav. (5 ripieg.); 648 p., XIV c. di tav. (3 ripieg.); 535 p., VI c. di tav. (3 ripieg.), 28 cm, tela. Proponiamo la ?V. edizione corretta e accresciuta sulla sulla IV. interamente rifatta? di un?opera datata ma ancora degna di interesse e insuperata sugli usi e costumi della gente veneziana dalle origini alla fine della repubblica. L?opera consta di tre volumi: I. la grandezza; II. lo splendore; III. il decadimento. Ricchissima la documentazione e numerosissime le illustrazioni, con tavole fuori testo anche ripiegate o a colori. Pompeo Molmenti (1852-1928) fu grande studioso della storia della sua città natale Venezia, cui dedicò numerosi studi di ambito storico e artistico.

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, from the fourth version of Edward FitzGerald's translation.

      George G Harrap & Co. 1908 Published by: George G. Harrap. Printed in Great Britain by McLagan & Cumming Lithographers, Edinburgh, Great Britain, No Date (circa 1930, perhaps a little earlier), Near Fine Full Red Morroco binding, clean, tight, unmarked, Front cover with gilt Arabesque impressed designs, grapes and green leaves on front, no design on back cover. Gilt lettering on spine, some sun fading to spine, some very minimal edge rubbing to edges Top page edge gilt. delicately marbled endpapers. Fore and bottom edges uncut. 8 vo.(6 x 9), unpaginated. Contents with Japon endpapers. Unpaginated. 16 full color tipped in Plates, illustrated by Willy Pogany, with full page illustrations and borders surrounding the color plates. Decorative text printed in olive green calligraphy. ID: mon0000086589

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        Brockhaus' Konversations Lexikon in 17 Volumes.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1908. Fourteenth revised jubilee edition. Bound in publisher's original quarter green pebbled cloth with lighter green cloth boards. Spine stamped and decorated in white and gilt. Each volume with numerous spectacular chromolithographs, maps, charts, full page wood engravings and wood engraved textual illustrations. Text printed in fraktur. Tight and bright. One of the few set available for sale in the United States. Image available on request Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        De hippische sport en het Korps Rijdende Artillerie 1793-1908, I: DE VALKERIJ. Met illustratiën van Hoynck van Papendrecht, Krabbé, Staring en van Es en ornamentatie van Colenbrander en Roskam.

      Arnhem, Coers & Roest - G.J. Thieme, (1908). Folio (370 x 290mm). pp. (16), 172, (18), with 45 plates of which 34 beautifully handcoloured, many of the plates with coat of arms of the Royal Family in gold and silver, many handcoloured figures in the text, numerous richly ornamented handcoloured text borders, painted partly in gold and silver showing falcons, initials painted in red. Original extensively gilt pictorial full cloth. The rarest Dutch book on falconry. Only a few copies were printed for the Royal Family and Members of the Royal Loo Hunting Club. Together with Schlegel and Vester van Wulverhorst's 'Traité de Fauconnerie', the most impressive work published in the Netherlands on Falconry. Printed for private circulation only (as stated on the title page), this sumptuously produced work with the ornaments heightened in silver and gold is virtually unknown and not cited by bibliographies. The present copy has a written dedication of the author Van Es to F.M.L. van Geen, the Chamberlain and Private Secretary to the Queen (Wilhelmina van Oranje-Nasau, Queen from 1890-1948). The first 54 pages describe the life of Prince Alexander of the Netherlands, who died at the early age of 29, and who was the president of the Royal Loo Hunting Club, and a keen hunter. The majority of the attractive handcoloured plates and figures show falcons, hunting scenes and hawking attributes. The book has chapters on falconry in France, Germany, England and the Netherlands as well as a large chapter on the Monarchs of Oranje-Nassau and falconry. A list is given of the members of the Royal hawking club. The list consists of 31 Dutch members of which the majority is nobility as well as members of the Dutch Royal Family and 25 non residing members. The second volume of this publication seems to be less rare and treats military matter. An uncut and very well preserved copy. There is a copy in the Royal Library in The Hague from the famous falconry collection of A. Swaen.

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        Atlas linguistique de la France. Publi par J. Gilliron... et E. Edmont... 1422-1659

      Paris, H. Champion, 1908 & 1909. Fascicules 31, 32, 33, with 100 maps in each; 54.5 cm. Title-page & introductory sheets for fasc. 31 are missing, but those for 32 and 33 are bound in. The regional dialects of France during the late Medieval and Early Modern period. Bound for Romance-language linguist Max Leopold Wagner (1880-1962). Stock#46217 (urciolo). Vg, bound in sturdy green cloth.

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

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

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        Osterbuch [Hasenbuch]

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

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        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

      The British Academy [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. Small tear, browned, folds, a good copy only.In her detailed catalogue of the Altschul collection of Meredith (now at Yale), Bertha Coolidge states that "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.LIT/120712.

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        Das Kapland

      ISBN or SBN Number: n/a. Pioneering work on the flora of the Cape, published as part of the scientific results of the Valdivia expedition. A scarce and sought-after bit of botanical Africana. 436 pp with numerous bw text illustrations, 20 bw plates and 6 pages of maps, partly in colour, As the original was published in wraps, the volume has been bound in modern green linen, gilt on spine and on label on front cover, very good condition, a few spots of foxing on prelims only; bookplate of the eminent botanist H Herre inside covers. All books are shipped from South Africa. We will email with price quote for shipping.

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