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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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      London: George Bell and Sons London: George Bell and Sons,. 1908. original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. Free endpapers lightly age-darkened, some minor scattered foxing,. largely to preliminary leaves, still a fine, bright copy. A lovely. copy of this book. (#80376). First edition, first binding with all lettering and decoration on front and spine panels in gold and "George Bell & Sons" at base of spine panel. THE WAR IN THE AIR "is a remarkable rarity in being a future war novel which uses the viewpoint of ordinary people and deals primarily with the effects of aerial warfare on those ordinary people ... the shape of Wells's argument brings him to a conclusion very different from that characteristic of the future war novels written before 1914: civilization is virtually obliterated, and the Scientific Age is brought to an end." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 72. Kingsley Amis (New Maps of Hell) terms this novel the "most forceful" of Wells's scientific romances. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-170; (1981) 1-178; (1987) 1-104; and (1995) 104. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2339. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 801. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 36. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984, p. 236. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 145. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 227-28. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1179. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2407-10. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15106. Currey (2002), p. 425 (binding A). Hammond B11. Wells 35. Wells Society 36.

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        Moderne Wohlfahrtseinrichtungen (4 Parts)

      Carl Ebner Kunstanstalt Stuttgart: Carl Ebner, Kunstanstalt, (1908). Softcover. g. Folio. Rare complete set in four parts with 60 reproductions in photolithography and 22 architectural plans of various buildings designed for the German working class. All plates loose, as issued, protected by tissue guards. Lithographic photos printed on heavy card-stock, plans on thinner paper. Architecture shown located in the German cities of Nürnberg, Heidenheim, Essen, Ludwigsburg, Rheinhausen and Mergelstetten by German architects J. Gröschel, Manz, Krupp'sches Baubureau Schmohl, Burr, Hammer and others. "Vollständig in vier Lieferungen a 10 Mark. Mit 70 Tafeln Naturaufnahmen, Grundrissen, Schnitte etc. in feinem Lichtdruck und Photolithographie. Ausgeführt Format 34 + 35 cm." Original printed wraps. Backwrapper on part 2 missing. All wraps detached. Pulling, creasing, sunning and chipping on wrappers. Few tissue guards missing. Age toning, creasing on tissue. Minor age toning to margins of some plates. Wraps in poor, photographs and plans in very good condition. Complete with all photos and plans present. Scarce.

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        Brockhaus' Konversations Lexikon in 17 Volumes.

      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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        Paysages Suisses - Les Lacs. Avec une suite de douze lithographies originales en couleurs de H(enry) Bing.

      33x44 cm. 32 n.n. S. Text in losen Bogen mit 8 Tuschpinselvignetten im Text und 12 signierte und bezeichnete Originalfarblithographien. In 2 bedruckten Papierumschlägen in goldgeprägter Originalhalbleinwandhülle. Bénézit 2, 41. - Nr. 27 von 100 Exemplaren mit dem Text auf Ingres d'Arches und den Lithografie auf kaiserlichem Japanpapier. Nach 5 Ex.auf Japan mit 2 Suiten und 1 Originalzeichnung, 15 Ex.auf Japan mit épreuves sowie 10 Mitarbeiterexemplaren. (Total 130 Ex.) - Text bei Albert Kundig in Genf gedruckt. Die Lithografien bei Kümmerly und Frey in Bern. - In der Gestaltung und Präsentation künstlerisch kühnes, an den Fauves, vor allem dem frühen Maurice Vlaminck und dem deutschen Frühexpressionismus angelehntes Album. Über Henry Bing (1888 - 1965) scheint sehr wenig bekannt zu sein. Bénézit nennt keine biografischen Daten, bezeichnet ihn als "peintre et graveur français travaillant au Xxe siècle" und erwähnt von ihm neben der vorliegenden Arbeit noch eine Folge von 20 Lithografien unter dem Titel "Au camp" von 1917. 1918 stellte Bing zusammen mit Lucien Schwob im Salon Wolfensberger in Zürich aus. Im Handel sind in den letzten Jahren etliche Karikaturen mit deutschen Titeln auf dem Markt angeboten worden. Von 1925 bis 1932 existierte in Paris die Galerie Bing, spezialisiert auf Werke der Fauves und der französischen Moderne. - Der Text von Gonzague de Reynold (1880 - 1970), der 1894 zusammen mit den Brüdern Cingira und Charles Ferdinand Ramuz die Zeitschrift "La voie latine" gründete, war bereits mit mehreren literarischen und wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen hervorgetreten. Die vorliegenden Texte sind Paraphrasen zum Thema des Sees. Die zwölf Grafiken sind einzeln in Bleistift betitelt: Pommier en fleurs - Zurich - Le Grammont (Lac Léman) - Neuchâtel Le Lac - Genève La Rade - Barques - Le Pilate - Le "Stockhornsee" - Lugano Le Lac - Flüelen - Barques Lac de Zurich - Zurich Le pont. Die Umschlagmappe leicht stockfleckig. [2 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Le village dans la montagne.

      Folio. 260 S. Mit 4 Kupfertiefdrucken auf Tafeln, 53 ganzseitigen und vielen meist farbigen Lithographien im Text von Edmond Bille. Illustrierter Originalhalbleinwandband. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband fleckig. Name auf Vortitelblatt. - Innen sauber.

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        [Manuscript]: Memorandum on the Treaty Rights of the Jews of Roumania

      London: [no publisher]. 1908. Typescript manuscript. 16pp. String-tied maroon crocodile textured wrappers with hand-titled paper label. Numerous tears and moderate loss to the wraps but with only light toning to the interior pages except for last page which has some creasing, overall very good. This memorandum was prepared by the London Committee of Deputies of Jews, a group formed in the mid-18th Century to safeguard the interests of the Jewish community, and given to Sir Edward Grey, the longest tenured British Foreign Secretary. The memorandum outlines various violations by the Romanian government to the Convention of Paris (1858) and the Treaty of Berlin (1878). It was likely written in reaction to the previous year's Romanian peasants' revolt in which over 10,000 people were killed and the origin of which was falsely blamed on the Jews. A notable document of European prewar Jewish solidarity and reaction to anti-Semitism. .

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        Baseball in Cincinnati: A History (Base Ball in Cincinnati)

      The Author Cincinnati: The Author. 1908. First. Second edition, revised. 277pp. A lovely, fine copy. One of the most desirable baseball history books, centered around the origins of the Cincinnati Red Legs. Rare, especially in this condition. .

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      New York: Cochrane Publishing Co. New York: Cochrane Publishing Co.,. 1908. original blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black.. Cloth very lightly rubbed at spine ends and lower corner tips, some. foxing to front free endpaper, a clean, tight, near fine copy. A very. attractive copy of a scarce book. (#104776). First edition. "Imaginative, a treasure-trove of motifs, but lacking literary quality ... Still, a very important work typologically." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1396. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 524. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 08803. Hubin (1994), p. 527. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901- 1925.

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        Die Kunst des Radierens. Ein handbuch.

      Berlin (1908). Stor 8vo. 238 s. Rikt illustrert.. Originalbind. Originalraderingen "Landschaft" av Edvard Munch og "Originalraderingen Anna" av Anders Zorn. Totalt 5 originalraderinger i boken. (Beste utgave) Pene trykk. Boken er bundet om. Pen!

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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.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Privately Printed 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.

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        10 pressefotos af Vigerslev-ulykken lørdag 1. november 1919 kl. 21.01.

      10 pressefotos med påskriften M.S. 11653/19 på bagsiden. Størrelserne varierer fra 17,5 x 27 cm til 18 x 28 cm. 1 nattefoto og 9 dagsfotos (taget den følgende dag) Alle 10 fotos i meget god stand, med ganske små mærker ved hjørnerne.. Dette er de billeder Holger Damgaard fik taget, 1 om aftenen på ulykkesnatten, resten morgenen og formiddagen efter. Da Damgaard ankon sent ud på aftenen, var det et voldsomt sceneri der mødte ham. Redningsfolk forsøgte desperat at redde tilskadekomne ud af vragdelene, arbejdet besværliggjordes af, at det eneste lys, der var tilgængeligt, var fra forlygterne på et bagvedholdende brandtog. Da Holger Damgaard får stillet kameraet op, og affyrer den første magnesiumbombe, for at tage de billeder, det var han job at tage, var han nær blevet lynchet af de rasende redningsfolk. Som Holger Damgaard tørt bemærker i et interview mange år senere, i forbindelse med hans 25 års jubilæum på Politiken: "Der var en tendens til at betragte pressefotografer, som en slags forbrydere, noget pågående pak men det har heldigvis ændres sig fuldstændigt".** Holger Damgaard var sit fags pioner og dagbladet Politikens første pressefotograf, blandt andet tilskrives det første luftfotografi netop ham, under en flyvning med Alfred Nervø hen over København.*** En række mindre fejl og uheld ledte til Vigerslevulykken, der var en særdeles voldsom togulykke med 40 døde og 27 kvæstede. Det begyndte da et barn faldt af Kalundborgtoget, der var på vej ind mod Hovedbanen (hvilket ikke var ualmindeligt dengang, mellem 1908 og 1915 faldt ikke mindre end 52 børn af tog i fart!), toget stoppede og bakkede for at finde drengen, og i mellemtiden fik overportør Hansen adviseret et bagvedholdende brandtog om at de skulle vente lidt, og gav derefter, af gammel vane, grønt lys til Brøndbyøster Blokpost. Sekunder efter han havde gjort dette, gik det i al sin gru op for ham, at han dermed hadve givet klartegn til et eksprestog, der nu med høj fart var på vej direkte mod hans holdende tog. Overportør hansen løb fortvivlet frem med en rød lygte for at advare det frembrusende eksprestog, men opdagede til sin skræk at hans eget tog i mellemtiden var begyndt at bakke, og dermed kørte direkte mod eksprestoget. Derefter kunne overportør blot være passivt vidne til ulykken. Han fik senere hen en dom på 2 måneders fængsel fordi han gav grønt lys til Brøndbyøster Blokpost, men beholdt arbejde og pension i DSB

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        Anmerkungen über Levkas.

      4°, V, 1 Bl., 61 S. m. 9 farb. Taf. (1 als Frontispiz, 1 doppelblattgross), OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Kapitale berieben, Lwd. tlw. etw. unfrisch, Papier etw. gebräunt, Kopfstege etw. stockfl. EA. Mit handschriftl. Sendeschein des Verlegers (dat. 1909) auf Vs. montiert.

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        Ergebnisse naturwissenschaftlicher Forschungen auf Ceylon in den Jahren 1884/86. 4 Teile in 2 Bdn. u. ein Atlasband(compl.).

      2°, Bd. 1:1. Teil: [6 Bl.], 154 S. 17 lithogr. Taf (einige handkoloriert); 2.Teil: [2 Bl.], 263 S., Vignette und Textillustr., 1 Anhangtaf. u. 24 num. lithogr. Taf.; Bd. 2: 3 Teil: Texbd. [6 Bl.], 599 S., Anhang 7 Bl., 5 Falttaf; 4. Teil: 93 S., 1 Texttaf. u. 10 Taf. (Lichtdrucke). Bd. 3: Atlasband: 84 Taf. (Heliogravüren u. Lithographie)., HLdr. goldgeprägt m. vergoldetem Schnitt und fünf Zierbünden, Etwas berieben, wenig stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Ausserordentliche schwergewichtige und seltene Publikation über Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 4 Teilen: 1T.: Die Augen und das Integument der Diadematiden ; Ueber zwei parasitische Schnecken ; Aus der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Helix waltoni, Reeve ; Knospenbildung bei Linckia multifora, Lamarck ; Ueber die Anatomie der Echinothuriden und die Phylogenie der Echinodermen; 2. T. (1887-1888): Zur Entwicklungsgeschichte und Anatomie der ceylonesischen Blindwühle Ichthyophis glutinosus, L.; 3.T.: Die Weddas von Ceylon und die sie umgebenden Völkerschaften. - 1892-1893 -- [Abteilung 1]: Die Weddas von Ceylon und die sie umgebenden Völk, ein Versuch, die in der Phylogenie des Menschen ruhenden Räthsel der Lösung näher zu bringen -- [Abteilung 2]. Dazugehörend der Atlasband. 4 T.: Die Steinzeit auf Ceylon. - 1908. Paul Benedikt Sarasin wurde am 11. Dezember 1856 in Basel geboren. Er durchlief die Basler Schulen und begann an der Universität Basel ein Studium der Medizin. Nach dem ersten Propädeutikum zog es ihn jedoch nach Würzburg ans Institut des namhaften Zoologieprofessors Karl Semper. Dort widmete er sich zoologischen Studien und promovierte 1882 mit einer Dissertation über die Entwicklungsgeschichte der Wasserschnecke Bithynia tentaculata. In den Jahren 1883 bis 1886 begaben sich Paul Sarasin zusammen mit seinem Vetter Fritz Sarasin auf eine längere Reise nach Ceylon (heute Sri Lanka), um zoologische und anthropologische Feldforschung zu treiben. Das Erscheinen der ersten drei Bände des monumentalen Werks "Ergebnisse naturwissenschaftlicher Forschungen auf Ceylon" in den Jahren 1887 bis 1893 machte die beiden Autoren zu Zoologen und Anthropologen ersten Ranges. Eine zweite Forschungsreise führte die beiden 1893 bis 1896 nach Celebes (heute Sulawesi). Auch hier leisteten sie geographische und geologische Pionierarbeit in einem grösstenteils noch unerforschten Gebiet. Die Ergebnisse dieser und einer zweiten Forschungsreise (1902-1903) wurden in einem fünfbändigen Werk publiziert. 1907 folgte eine weitere Reise nach Ceylon. Nach der ersten Celebesreise hatten sich die beiden Forscher 1896 wieder in Basel niedergelassen. Paul Sarasin wandte sich auch anderen Forschungsgebieten zu und legte eine ausserordentliche enzyklopädische Vielseitigkeit an den Tag. Er fühlte sich nicht nur in der Zoologie, Ethnologie und Prähistorie zu Hause, sondern schrieb auch über Anatomie, Geologie, Botanik, Tierpsychologie, Astronomie, Kunstgeschichte und Religionsgeschichte. Eine neue Periode in Paul Sarasins Leben begann mit dem Erwachen der Naturschutzbewegung. 1906 wurde anlässlich der Jahresversammlung der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in St.Gallen eine Naturschutzkommission ins Leben gerufen, die Paul Sarasin präsidierte. 1910 erfolgte mit der Pacht des Val Cluozza die Grundsteinlegung zum Schweizerischen Nationalpark. Im selben Jahr kam es zur Gründung des Schweizerischen Naturschutzbundes (seit 1997 "Pro Natura"). Am 20. März 1914 schliesslich, gerade noch rechtzeitig vor dem Ausbruch des ersten Weltkriegs, gab die Bundesversammlung dem Schweizerischen Nationalpark ihren Segen und sicherte seinen Fortbestand mit einer Bundesgarantie von CHF 30'000. Es war der erste Nationalpark der Alpen und Mitteleuropas. Parallel dazu setzte sich Paul Sarasin auch für die Idee eines umfassenden Weltnaturschutzes ein. Zunehmende gesundheitliche Probleme zwangen Paul Sarasin zum Rückzug ins Privatleben. Am 7. April 1929 erlag er im Alter von 73 Jahren einer Lungenentzündung. (Nissen ZBI, 3570).

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        Sonogno, Mai 1953. Original-Aquarell.

      Gerahmt 72 x 56 cm (Bildgrösse 56 x 37), Rahmen mit Passepartout., Der Schweizer Holzschneider Emil Zbinden (1908 - 1991), Mitglied der ASSO, der Association proletarischer Künstlern in Dresden, ist bekannt vor allem durch seine Holzstich-Illustrationen der Jeremias-Gotthelf-Ausgabe (1938 - 1953), die in der Büchergilde Gutenberg erschien. Von Zbinden sind vor allem Holzstiche bekannt, seine Aquarelle sind selten. Darstellung des Tessiner Dörfchens Sonogno. Vom Künstler handschriftlich signiert und datiert («Sonogno, 1956 Mai, Emil Zbinden»). Bei Interesse kann Ihnen gerne eine Farbkopie zugesendet werden.

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        The Life of James McNeill Whistler

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann. 1908. First. Two volumes. Small quartos. Rebound contemporarily in three-quarter red morocco gilt and cloth, with the original spine and printed paper from the front board bound in. Small leather bookplate of investment banker and philanthropist Adolph Lewisohn, and a Whistler postage stamp, on the pastedown of each volume, some light rubbing and edge wear at the extremities, else near fine. .

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

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      Bross., cm 35x25,5, pp 290, 122 tavv. e ill. nel t. e 16 tavv. con molte ill. f.t..

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      Being the Official Report of The Olympic Games of 1908 Celebrated in London Under the Patronage of His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII and by the Sanction of The International Olympic Committee. Drawn up by Theodore Andrea Cook and issued under the authority of The British Olympic Council. Together with the Full Code of Rules in each Sport, Complete Lists of all Competitors and Results and over one hundred illustrations. London: The British Olympic Association, (1909). 794, (2) pp + plates. 25x18 cm. Publisher's pictorial cloth. An excellent copy, only with a very small spot on the front cover. Illustrated mainly with photographical plates in black-and-white

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

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

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      1908. 1. (JOB)illus. JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE! par G. Montorguiel. Paris: Boivin (1908). 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, near Fine. 1st edition THe history of France is presented to children with illustrations of toys portraying historical figures. Each page of text faces a most elaborate and colorful full page color illustration by JOB (pages hinged individually into book). One of JOB's less common and more fanciful titles and a nice copy.

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        The Fossil Turtles of North America

      Carnegie Institution of Washington Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908. First. First edition. Thick quarto. iv, 568pp., 113 plates. A sound copy with many fine black & white specimen plates. Ex-library copy rebound in dark green linen boards with spine label, bookplate, pocket, and perforated stamp on the title page, first text page, and the upper right margin of the plates, else good or better. Scarce in the trade. .

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        Atlas of Maps and Seismograms accompanying the report of the State Earthquake Investigation Commission upon the California Earthquake of April 18, 1906

      Carnegie Institution of Washington Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1908. First. First edition. Large folio. 25 color maps and 15 seismograms. Complete. Measures approximately 19" x 24". Contemporary dark green publisher's cloth. Ex-library copy with bookplate and perforated stamp on the title page and plates. Wear to the board edges and corners, the front hinge is partially split and loose, else very good. Very fine and detailed topographical maps of the San Andreas Fault and surrounding areas in California and Nevada. .

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        Arthur Rackham Book - A Midsummer Night's Dream First Edition Book 1908 in Custom Box

      The First Edition has for sale this collectable Arthur Rackham book of the William Shakespeare book, A Midsummer Night's Dream, beautifully illustrated with 40 colour tipped-in plates and additional line drawings by Arthur Rackham, this being the first edition book from 1908 published by William Heinemann. This stunning example comes with a modern custom made box.____The original tan cloth has gilt stamping and is in Very Good condition with marks to the front and back boards and with discolouration to the spine; and some professional re-stitching. Despite the faults the boards are structurally sound and still very attractive.____There are 132 numbered pages which are in overall Very Good condition with spotting to the blank endpapers as well as occasional spotting throughout the book; inscriptions to the blank front free endpaper; a small retailer's label to the front free endpaper; and a small closed tear to the bottom of page 103 in the margin and not affecting the text.____All plates are in Fine condition except two corner creases to two plates which are barely noticeable when viewed.____This stunning example of Arthur Rackham's book A Midsummer Night's Dream is housed in a modern black case with a black label and gilt lettering to the spine which reads: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare Arthur Rackham 1908'____This is a delightful early Arthur Rackham first edition book, published just two years after Rackham's illustrated editions of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and just the year after Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This is one of Arthur Rackham's most collectable books on the market today.

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        Hedvig Elisabeth Charlottas dagbok. I-IX. Öfversatt och utgifven af Carl Carlson Bonde [respektive] Cecilia af Klercker.

      P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1908-11. Nio delar bundna i sju volymer (komplett). Faksimiler, porträtt. Ca 4800 s. Gulbruna obetydligt nötta samtida halvskinnband, lätt blekta rikt guldorneradee ryggar med fem upphöjda bind, gröna ryggtiteletiketter, övre guldsnitt. Omslagen medbundna. 23 X 15,5 cm. Exlibris (Georg Ohlsson). Del I-II i andra upplagan

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        Les 9 et 10 Thermidor An IIe de la Republique (27 and 28 Juillet 1794). Soixante dix-sept facsimiles d'estampes et documents originaux reunis decrits et classes par Andre Marty et precedes d'une introduction de G. LeNotre

      Andre Marty Paris: Andre Marty. 1908. One of 200 copies only, numbered on colophon page, with Acheve d'imprimer noting that heliotypes are by Leon Marotte, pochoirs by Jean Saude and printed on papiers anciens of Jean Barry, and photographs by Langlois. Page size: 11 x 14 inches; 77 pages of facsimiles; 20pp. introduction and commentary; indices for before Thermidor and "Les Deux Journees". Bound: handsomely rebound in 3/4 red morocco with red and blue marbled endpapers, , top edge gilt, double row of headbands in blue, red and white, original wrappers bound in, near fine. the text contains portraits, cartoons, facsimiles of the broadside printing of "The Rights of Man" as well as documents pertaining to the revolutions, most taken from the originals at the National Archives of France. An extraordinary account of a very troubled period in France copied from original sources by all print means available in 1908. See an Image.

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        Wind in the Willows

      Methuen and Co., 1908. (same month as the first). Frontis., [viii.], 302 pp., blank, printer's details on verso. In original blue/green gilt lettered and decorated cloth which has had the spine laid down. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Small marks on the rear board, spine has some loss at head and foot. minor foxing otherwise a good copy.

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        An Exact and Perfect Survey and View of the Manor of Sheffield with Other Lands by John Harrison, 1637. Transcribed and Edited by James George Ronksley; with an introduction by R.E.Leader.

      Privately Printed for Arthur Wightman, 1908 FIRST EDITION . A clean sound Presentation Copy of the scarce first impression privately published by Arthur Wightman, J.P.of Hallam Gate & Lady Bower.Large Octavo. pp. viii, 402pp. Original publishers cloth, Inscribed on pastedown to " The Lit & Phil Society Sheffield from the printer Sheffield 10th Dec 08 " An exhaustive account of rents tennants etc ., prepared for the Lord of the Manor,with Hunter's Hallamshire the cornerstone of a Sheffield Collection

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        Originale tegninger til "Robin Hood" af Howard Pyle.

      33 originale tuschtegninger udført som illustration til "Robin Hood", udsendt af Chr. Erichsens Forlag (København) 1908 som pragtudgave. Alle signerede og de fleste dateret 1907. Af varierende størrelse fra 27 x 18,5 cm til 18,5 x 12,5 cm. Næsten komplet; der mangler tegning nr. 2, 20 og 24.. Fremragende række af originale tegninger til børnebogsklassikeren Robin Hood. Mesteren er Karl Hansen Reistrup (1863-1929), der bl.a. blev uddannet i Paris. Reistrup havde et bredt favnende talent og har lavet stor keramisk kunst for Kählers værksted, dekorative malerier i skønvirke-stilen, dekorationer til Københavns Rådhus og Aarhus Teater, skulpturer - især elefanterne på Carlsberg - og ikke mindst bogillustrationer

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      2 pp. (mm. 274x212), datata Roma, 28 IX 1908, diretta al M.o Giuseppe Gallignani, Direttore del R. Conservatorio Verdi - Milano, su carta intestata, di 46 righe. (1908) ?Caro Gallignani, la tua lettera del 23 corr. mi ha trovato a Roma, caldo caldo, dopo un?assenza di parecchi mesi, mesi di vita randagia, di lavoro continuo.. In quanto all?oggetto della tua lettera, ti dico francamente che mi hai messo una pulce nell?orecchio: se, da un lato hai toccato la mia corda sensibile, ricordandomi l?Istituto dove ho studiato e per il quale nutro un sentimento veramente affettuoso, dall?altro lato iil tuo progetto viene a cozzare contro la mia volontà che è quella di non muovermi più, per qualche tempo, di non dirigere più, di non lavorare più. Cosa vuoi: alla stanchezza matriale del mio essere, si è aggiunta una certa nausea del disgraziato ambiente in cui debbo vivere; e sento il bisogno di un po? d?isolamento, di un po? di riposo, starei per dire di un po? d?ossigeno. Inoltre la tua proposta presenta due difficoltà capitali: la prima.. mi chiedi musica nuova.. la seconda è rappresentata dagli editori, che mi stannno alle calcagna.. per stornarmi dalla idea di non lavorare: pensa a ciò che succederebbe se sapessero che per altri lavoro.. Perciò la tua lettera mi ha messo addosso un fermento di nervi.. E con sincero, profondo dolore, sono costretto a dirti: non posso. non posso. Perdonami, caro Gallignani, e credi alla amicizia cordiale di chi forma i voti più belli e più affettuosi per il tuo Conservatorio. Sempre tuo?. Ben conservata.

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

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        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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        Nymphidia: The Court of Fairy (Limited Edition)

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

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        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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        The Wind in the Willows.

      Charles Scribners, New York, 1908.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        New Foundations for Mathematical Logic.[Washington: Mathematical Association of America], 1937.

      First edition, the rare offprint issue, of the paper in which Quine first presented his axiom system for set theory (now usually known as 'NF'). NF is intended to address the 'crisis of foundations' that mathematicians have attempted to resolve since the early 20th century. This 'crisis' refers to the paradoxes which affect 'naive' set theory, the best known of which is 'Russell's paradox': if S is the set of all sets that are not members of themselves, is S a member of itself? If it is, it isn't, and if it isn't, it is. "Although [Quine] is best known to a wider public for his philosophical writings, his most enduring and most concrete legacy for the next 50 years may well turn out to be his most mathematical: he gave us NF" (Forster, p. 838)<br/><br/> The first attempt to resolve Russell's and other similar paradoxes was made by Russell himself (1908) in his theory of types. In this theory, every set is assigned a type (a positive whole number); the bottom type is a type of atoms and sets of type n+1 are sets of things of type n. Every variable of the theory is constrained to range over one level only. This means that Russell's paradox cannot even be formulated within type theory. However, the theory was found to have many drawbacks, as it prevented not only the formulation of the troublesome paradoxes, but also other apparently sensible statements. In addition, it necessarily introduces infinite multiplicities: for example, there has to be one empty set of each possible type, as well as a set of natural numbers of each type, etc. <br/><br/> NF is similar to Russell's theory in that it involves types, but rather than assign a type to each set once and for all, it assigns a type to each variable in a given formula. If a variable x in a given formula is assigned type n, and if 'x e y' appears in the formula, then y must be assigned type n+1. In addition, if 'x = y' appears in the formula, then x and y must have the same type. A formula is 'stratified' if there is an assignment of types to variables in the formula that meets these constraints. The axioms of NF are now simply stated: extensionality, together with a scheme that says that the extension of a stratified formula is a stratified formula. NF avoids the paradoxes of naive set theory because the formulas necessary to formulate the paradoxes are not stratified (for example, a set cannot be a member of itself because x e x is obviously not a stratified formula). But it also avoids the multiplicities and other difficulties inherent in Russell's type theory. <br/><br/> The approach taken in ZF is to restrict what objects can be called sets, rather than to impose restrictions on how sets are defined, as is done in NF. In ZF the empty set is a set, and any collection of sets is a set (and there are no other sets). ZF appears to resolve Russell's paradox because the 'set' of all sets that are not members of themselves is not in fact a set. Although ZF appears to be able to accommodate the whole of mathematics, many mathematicians believe ZF fails to capture the informal concept of a set: in ZF there is no universal set ('the set of all sets'), and the universe of sets is not closed under the elementary operations of the algebra of sets. NF is less restrictive: for example, in NF there is a universal set ('the set of all sets'). On the other hand, it was proved by Specker that the Axiom of Choice is false in NF, which some mathematicians believe restricts its usefulness for mathematics. The debate NF vs. ZF is ongoing. <br/><br/> T. Forster, "Sixty years of NF." The American Mathematical Monthly 104, no. 9 (November 1997), pp. 838-845.. 8vo (255 x 182 mm), offprint from: American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 44 (1937), pp. 70-80, a fine copy in the original grey printed wrappers

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      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&#39;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..

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        Stories from the Arabian Nights

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Hardcover. Very Good. Edmund Dulac. No date (Circa. 1908). 4vo. xvi/ 133 pages. 50 tipped-in colour plates on cross hatched art paper Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Spine hinge has a few small holes and repair to the top corner. Small oil spots on two pages of the preface. Pages are starting to brown at the edges. End pages slightly foxed. 5mm (1/8 inch) tear to the edge of one page. Covers have some edge wear.

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        MISSION EN ETHIOPIE (1901-1903).

      In-4 p., 2 voll. + 1 atlante, tela edit., pp. XVIII,440; XV,388; illustrati da: 164 figg. nel t.; un ritratto dell'A., 39 tavv. in fotoinc. o in fototipia e 3 carte grograf. f.t. L'Atlante (del Cap. Collat) dedicato a "Itinéraires, tours d'horizon, croquis, notes géographiques et carte du lac Tana; dressé et dessiné par G. Hutin", è così composto: ?De Gueldeissa à Addis-Abeba? con 10 tavv. e 7 schizzi + 1 carta geografica a colori più volte ripieg. - ?D?Addis-Abeba au lac Tana? con 19 tavv. - ?Lac Tana? con 10 tavv. e 2 schizzi + 1 carta geografica a colori più volte ripieg. - ?Du Pont sur l?Abbai (Dildil) à Addis-Alem? con 13 tavv. + 1 carta geografica a colori più volte ripieg. Resoconto di questa importante missione del governo francese in Etiopia, con i seguenti studi "Histoire du voyage" par H. Froidevaux - "L'Ethiopie économique" par O. Collat - "Manuscrits abyssins" par J. Blanchart - "Géologie", par H. Arsandaux - "Anthropologie et Ethnographie" par R. Verneau - "Coléoptères recueillis en Abyssinie" par P. Lesne - "Bibliographie abyssine" par C. Régismanset. Solo una cerniera interna con spacchi, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Complete Writings of Elbert Hubbard [20 Volumes]

      East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop 1908, Author&#39;s Edition, Number 292 out of One Thousand Sets. (Hardcover) 281; 313; 320; 364; 360; 362; 380; 322; 278; 296; 315; 316; 328; 295; 273; 314; 322; 304; 304; 312pp. Very good. Quarto. Thee quarto teal leather binding with interesting blind stamped decoration. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Paper covered boards with different colours (Volumes 1-3, 6, 9 and 14 in brownish purple and the rest in deep blue green). A lovely combination of colours. The colour of the endpapers match that of the paper covering the boards. Gilt top edge of text block with other two outer edges untrimmed. Several greyscale, B / W and seppia plates with detailed illustrated or photographic portraits throughout (with a sheet of tissue opposite each plate). Some of the letters throughout the text are illuminated in a decorative manner. All the volumes have a small amount of fading to the spine. Most of the volumes have some rubbing on the boards and fading to the edges of the boards and endpapers. The edges of the text block are slightly darkened. All volumes except 13, 19 and 20 have the previous owners name on the first blank page after the endpapers (the date on this ranges from 1910-1914). Mild bowing to a few of the boards. The ink from some of the plates and illustrations has left a small mark on the page opposite. A truly handsome set. Signed by the author on the limitation page of each volume (this follows the title page). Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 &#150; May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. On a trip to England in 1892 he met William Morris and became enamoured of Morris&#39; Arts and Crafts movement and the Kelmscott Press. This inspired Hubbard to found his own press on his return to America. Previously unable to find a suitable publisher for his series of biolographical sketches he called "Little Journeys" he published them himself under the Roycroft Press. This was accompanied by his founding of Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts movement community in East Aurora, New York in 1895. The Roycroft Press became perhaps the most important touchstone of the Arts and Crafts movement in America, which sought to revive the standards of medieval craftsmanship by producing books that were themselves works of art. This 20 volume set is one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts style in American printing and the epitome of Hubbard&#39;s ambitions for his Roycroft Press. Hubbard&#39;s 170 conversational essays "Little Journeys" are included in this set. They look at the works and lives of famous people who were Authors, Musicians, Artists, philosophers and scientists. Each "journey" is accompanied by a beautiful portrait of the subject. Signed by Elbert Hubbard..

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      Toronto, The Musson Book Company Limited,, [1908]. Translated by Abraham Hayward. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block to upper board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 30 colour illustrations, captioned tissues. A fine copy. Edition de Luxe limited to 100 copies of which this is number 80 signed by the artist.

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        (Kiel 1867 - 1913 Jena). Waldwiese. Öl auf Leinwand. (1908?). Signiert und (schwer leserbar) datiert. 27 x 36 cm. Gerahmt.

      Carl Arp, Sohn eines Kieler Brauereibesitzers und Vetter von Hans Arp, studierte an der Kunstschule in Weimar. Er lebte eine Zeit auf Sizilien, in München und Kiel, bevor er nach Weimar zurückkehrte.- Grüne Wiese unter großem belaubten Baum, davor ein Findling.

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      New York & Washington: Neale Publishing Co., 1908. ...[276 pgs.]...FIRST EDITION...THE THIRD TEXAS CAVALRY WAS VERY ACTIVE AND DISTINGUISHED IN THE FIGHTING OF THE WESTERN CAMPAIGNS. BARRON RECALLS SOLDIERS LIVES IN CAMP AND IN THE FIELD...BEAUTIFULLY REBOUND IN FULL NAVY CALF WITH GILT STAR ON COVER AND GILT LETTERING AND DECORATION ON SPINE...GILT ON TOP EDGE...New marbled endpapers...Illustrated with a frontis of the "Battle-Flag of the Third Texas Cavalry Regiment" plus 10 b/w photo portraits...Brief ink specks on a few pages...Short tear on last text leaf repaired with tape... A SCARCE COPY OF A CHRONICLED NARRATIVE OF THE BATTLES AND SKIRMISHES OF THE WESTERN CAVALRY...HOWES 178.... First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

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        Legend in Japanese Art. A Description of Historical Episodes Legendary Characters, Folk-Lore Myths, Religious Symbolism Illustrated in the Arts of Old Japan

      London.: John Lane.. 1908.. Many black and white photographic plates and 16 full-page colour reproductions, xliii + 453pp, red cloth-covered boards with gilt pictorial spine and upper, gilt edges, spine faded, endpapers soiled and browned, leaves lightly browned, little insect damage to lower cover and last few gatherings, still a rather striking copy of a scarce book. A very valuable reference work for anyone interested in Japanese art. First published in 1908 this comprehensive work includes descriptions of more than a thousand historical episodes, legendary characters, folklore, myths, and religious symbolism. .

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        THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE. Being The Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the The Ship "Gjoa" 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander Of The Expedition.

      London: Archibald Constable and Company Limited, 1908.. 1st Edition; Vol I, xiii, 335, 1 colour fold-out map in rear, photogravure frontis,numerous b/w plates and illustrations; Vol II, ix, 397pp, fold-out map before index, numerous b/w plates and illustrations. The great Norwegian explorer and adventurer, Amundsen (1872-1928), commenced in 1903 a sailing voyage in the ship "Gjoa" which ended in 1906; and took him and his crew from east to west through the northwest Passage, in the course of which voyage he located the magnetic North Pole. Amundsen's first great adventure, for which he had to leave Norway in the dead of the night to avoid creditors, who wanted to seize his ship. The GJOA was the first vessel to transit the northwest passage, and the accomplishment brought fame to Amundsen, and gave him the resources to mount his successful 1910-12 South Pole expedition. Rebound , red cloth with gilt titling to spine. Library number on spine usual Ex.Libri with usual stamps and pockets. Maps at end of Volume I has a closed tear, but is in good condition. Very Good.

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        The Northwest Passage &#132;Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Gjoa 1903-1907 With a Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander of the Expedition.

      NF. London: Constable, 1908. 2 volumes. 1st UK Edition. 8vo. Vol.I: [xiii], 335pp, frontis with tissue guard of Amundsen plus 69 b/w photographic plates _ several full page, plus large fold-out map at rear entitled The Route of the Gjoa Through the Northwest Passage _ complete. Vol. II: [ix], 397pp, frontis of the Gjoa meeting its first whaling ship with tissue guard, plus 70 b/w photographic plates, large fold-out colour map at rear entitled Map of King Haakon VII Coast and Queen MaudÍs Sea, and of Lieut. Hansen and Sergt. RistveldtÍs Sledge Expedition 1905. _ complete. PublisherÍs green cloth with bright gilt lettering, TEG and pictorial cover, spine not faded which is most typical with this publication. Internally very clean with no prior ownership markings, tight un-cracked hinges &#132; an extraordinarily well preserved set inside and out &#132; a very nice set in Near Fine condition.& & &

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        Salome. A Tragedy in One Act. Translated from the French

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1908. Duodecimo. Original white boards, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in green, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Boards rubbed and toned, upper board bowed, spotting to endpapers and edge of contents. A very good copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with two spots and a streak, and toning to the spine panel and edges. An early edition of Salome, originally published in France in 1893.

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        The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Consists of the following: 1. The Picture of Dorian Gray; 2. The Importance of Being Earnest; 3. A House of Pomegranates; The Happy Prince, and Other Tales; 4. De Profundis, First Edition, with Additional Matter; 5. Lady Windermere&#39;s Fan; 6. Intentions, and The Soul of Man; 7. The Duchess of Padua, First English Edition; 8. A Woman of No Importance; 9. An Ideal Husband; 10. Lord Arthur Savile&#39;s Crime, and Other Prose Pieces; 11. Salome; A Florentine Tragedy First Edition; Vera First Edition; 12. Reviews, First Edition in book form; 13. Miscellanies, First Edition in book form; 14. Poems (Includes a previously unpublished poem)

      13 volumes by Methuen and Co., London; "The Picture of Dorian Gray" at Charles Carrington, Paris, 1908., 13. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, LIMITED to 1000 sets on handmade paper. 14 volumes. 8vo. Finely bound in recent hall dark green oasis morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, cloth boards, top edge gilt. Fine. A handsome set that includes several first editions. Mason [420-448a]

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