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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'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'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 Poems (Includes a previously unpublished poem)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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Inscribed Photograph Signed / Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

      American composer who based operas on North American Indian themes, perhaps best remembered today (thanks to Hamm's Beer) for his 1908 song "From the Land of Sky-Blue Water." IPS [Moffett], 8" X 10", n.p., n.d. [dated on verso 1927 May 9 in another hand]. Inscribed to John Leiser. Fine. Nice inscription in purple ink on a light portion of a striking portrait in profile. Also signed in red by the photographer, MOFFETT. Together with an AMuQS, 1p, 9¼" X 9¼", n.p. [Los Angeles, CA], n.d. [1927 June 27]. Very good. Bold and handsome. One full page of words and music from "Spring Song of the Robin Woman / from 'Shanewis'," Cadman's 1918 Indian opera. With original envelope addressed in Cadman's hand to pianist John Leiser and signed at upper left. This IPS and AMuQS have been beautifully and archivally double matted side by side and framed in a 1" wood-and-gilt frame (overall dimensions 22½" X 15") under ultraviolet-filtering glass. (The envelope is displayed on the verso.) A gorgeous presentation.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements translated from the text of Heiberg

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1908. with introduction and commentary by T. L. Heath. 3 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, sides with two-line border blocked in blind. Folding frontispiece, line diagrams in the text throughout, with the errata slip. Short nick at head of spine to vol. I, else a fine set. First edition thus, rare. "In this edition the notable tenth book on irrational magnitudes was for the first time rendered into English in an intelligible form; and Heath justified against modern 'improvements' Euclid's rigidly logical choice of axioms and postulates and his order of proof" (ODNB).

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      Dundrum: The Dun Emer [and later:] The Cuala Press, June 1908 - May 1913.. Sixty [4]pp. quarto folded leaflets. Year One through Year Five of the original series (i.e. the first sixty broadsides, of eighty-four). Very good to near fine, in moderately worn blue cloth folder with pictorial labels and remnants of ribbon ties. Two bookplates on folder pastedown First editions thus, each one of three hundred copies printed on Saggart Mill cartridge paper in handset Caslon type, with headline in French Antique wood letter. Most numbers feature three woodcuts (one full-sheet) by Jack Yeats, accompanying poems by various authors, but a few include two. Usually, the two smaller woodcuts in each number are handcolored, but in instances where there are only two woodcuts (one small and one full- page), both are colored. MILLER, p.120.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Collected Works in Verse And Prose

      London, Chapman and Hall,, 1908. Imprinted At The Shakespeare Head Press Stratford-on-Avon. 8 volumes, octavo. Original quarter vellum, grey cloth boards, titles to upper boards and spines gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontis portrait to first volume. Some typical spotting to endpapers and fore edges, boards gently bowed, a couple of hinges a trifle strained as often, slight marking to covers, spine ends a little creased on volumes 4 and 8. A very good set. First collected edition, first issue binding. This marvellous piece of publishing coincides with that transitional period in Yeats's development as a writer when the early project is more or less complete and before the finding of his later voice. This set neatly collects the first canon in a decidedly well printed edition. Sales were slow and perhaps as much as half the edition were later issued in a secondary, cheaper cloth binding. Sets like ours in the primary quarter vellum binding and in nice condition are uncommon.

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        The Collected Works in Verse and Prose

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. . Eight volumes. 8vo. Publisher’s quarter vellum over pale grey linen sides, gilt lettered to spine and boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, contemporary pictorial bookplate of Alfred Cecil Gathorne Hardy. Frontispiece portraits to volumes I, III, V and VII. A few light marks, a very good set. Wade, 75-82. Published in an edition of 1,060 copies, the first tranche were issued in this deluxe vellum binding. As sales slowed the set was remaindered and sold bound in quarter linen over paper boards, with further sets appearing in bound in brown buckram.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Collected Works of Yeats, in Verse and Prose. [set of writings/poems]

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908., 1908. 8 volumes; 8vo. A simply glorious set in original publisher's brown half linen and paper binding with untrimmed page edges, almost untouched and remarkably clean. There is possibly the slightest hint of wear to the extremities on a couple of volumes, but this does not in any way detract from what is a truly exceptional set of Yeats' works. Portrait frontispiece (including a Sargent charcoal drawing that makes Yeats look like Dr. Nikola without his cat) to four volumes (alternate: vol.I, III, V, and VII). Wade 149.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Collected Works in Verse and Prose.

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908.. Eight volumes, 8vo. Four portrait frontispieces. Original gilt titled brown buckram, t.e.g., some rubbing with the tips of two spines very slightly worn, a good clean set overall. Wade 75-82.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        THE WORKS OF ELBERT HUBBARD. Signed, Author's Edition. Leather Set, Arts and Crafts. Little Journeys... Complete in 20 volumes

      East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, [1908.]. THE AUTHOR'S EDITION. Signed and numbered by Hubbard. The complete writings of Elbert Hubbard. Author's Edition limited to 1000 sets, signed and numbered by Hubbard. Some volumes are #208/1000 and some #810/1000, complete in 20 volumes. The crown creation of the Roycrofters Press, America's answer to William Morris and The Arts and Crafts movement. Each of the 20 volumes are hand-numbered and signed, "Elbert Hubbard" making 20 autographs. Beautifully printed throughout in letterpress in reddish-brown and black on handmade, Roycroft-watermarked paper. Title page design and initial letters designed by Dard Hunter. Decorated initials printed in black, reddish-brown and light green. Illustrated throughout with etched portraits, duo-tones, etc. 2 pages of original manuscript bound into volume I. Publisher's three-quarter crushed brownish red morocco leather bindings. Tooled in dark brown with an art nouveau design. Raised bands. Gilt spine lettering and decoration. Top edges gilt. This is a hand creation, hand letter pressed set. Printed on 100% rag hand made paper. The two original manuscript leaves are mounted and bound between pages 124 and 125 of the first Volume. Printed on the highest quality rag paper. Thick rich ink. Full page engraved plates protected in tissue. These are very large books measuring 11.5 inches tall. Near FOLIO-SIZED. Roughly 36 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very supple and fresh. Produced from the highest quality materials throughout. All hinges are strongly attached, but several show signs of starting. There is some general rubs/wear, no writing. Free of foxing. This is an exceptional set. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms, and notification of intent to return must be made within ten days of receipt. Hubbard's 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. The Roycrofters were an arts and crafts community founded in East Aurora, New York about 1893. Elbert Hubbard was an American writer, editor, and printer. In 1892, he went to England, met William Morris and became enamored of Morris' Arts and Crafts movement and with his Kelmscott Press. Appalled by the way commercialization cheapened the art of printing books, and inspired by William Morris' Kelmscott Press, Hubbard founded his own press in 1893. 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 set is one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts style in American printing and the epitome of Hubbard's ambitions for his Roycroft Press. Under the Roycroft imprint, Hubbard wrote 170 "conversational" essays (included in this set) which he called "Little Journeys," about the lives and works of famous personages. Included were great English authors, famous musicians, eminent artists and orators, great philosophers and scientists, great lovers and reformers, et al. Each "journey" is accompanied by a portrait of the subject, delicately etched either by Gaspard or Schneider. Hubbard quickly became both popular and famous and collected a community of craftspeople around him in Aurora. The Roycrofters included skilled metal smiths, leather smiths, printers and bookbinders, cabinet makers, etc. Today, items produced by the Roycrofters are highly sought-after by collectors.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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      Marlborough, Times Office, (1908).. FIRST EDITION, (1908). Thin 4to, 270 x 215 mm, 10¾" x 8¼", cloth backed colour illustrated upper cover, black and white vignette to lower board mirroring the vignette on the early editions of the original book. 24 pages of colour illustrations printed 1 side only, closely following the Hoffmann illustrations but using the life of a schoolboy at the famous Marlborough public school as the subject. 'Handwritten' verse text inset. Corners just very slightly worn, covers slightly darkened along edges, covers just very slightly marked, lower board slightly dusty. Contents exceptionally nice. Very good plus copy of a scarce Struwwelpeter imitation. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1908. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Red boards with bevelled edges. Grey border and pictorial onlay of Samuel Whiskers. Larger format. Colour and b/w illustrations. 69 pages. Top of spine bumped. Rear cover marked. Light foxing. Rear joint broken. This is the first edition, 2nd printing. Small name in ink to top of half-title page. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Early Jacketed Edition, Four Volumes)

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1908. Four volumes. First printing of this edition. Near Fine in the original fragile jackets, with illustrated plates from the original designs by Stothard. The jackets are uniformly Very Good plus or better, with light chipping to the corners and spine ends. Bindings clean, firm, and tight, tissue guards present at the frontis of each volume. A very attractive set, extremely uncommon in the original jackets.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Complete Works, The

      1908. A Finely Bound Set of George Eliot's WorksELIOT, George (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans). The Complete Works of George Eliot. With Life by J.W. Cross. With photogravure illustrations from new drawings by Gertrude Demain Hammond, R.I., and Frederick L. Stothard. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1908.Twenty octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; 207 x 137 mm.), including George Eliot’s Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals. Arranged and edited by her husband, J.W. Cross (in three volumes). Frontispiece and plates in each volume.Contemporary three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards ruled in blind. Smooth spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with red and maroon gilt lettering labels, marbled endpapers. A fine and attractive set.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Writings of George Eliot (25 Vols.)

      Houghton Mifflin and Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1908 One of 750 numbered copies, this being hand numbered copy 498. Includes The Life of George Eliot by J.W.Cross. Illustrated with full-page plates, frontispieces in color. Bound in contemporary three quarter brown morocco over brown cloth. TEG, other edges untrimmed. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt with roses and leaves in four panels with title and volume lettering in panels 2 and 6 all separated by 5 raised bands. Many unopened pages. Brown silk markers all present. A very sumptuous presentation in unusually fine condition.. Large Paper Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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        WOMAN: in all ages and in all countries. Volume Ten: WOMEN OF AMERICA

      Philadelphia, printed for subscribers only, George Barrie & Sons, copyright 1908.. FIRST EDITION (1908), Volume 10 only of 10 volume set, DE LUXE EDITION LIMITED TO 7 SPECIALLY BOUND COPIES WITH A FULL PAGE ORIGINAL WATER COLOUR, THIS BEING No. 6. Issued with a portfolio containing 10 original water-colour paintings, this is not present. 8vo, 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, very attractive full page original water-colour by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris on half-title, frontispiece in 4 states, the last coloured, after a painting by I. Obregon, coloured vignette on title page, lettering of title page in red and black, divisional titles printed red, 5 further plates in 4 states all with tissue guards, the first on the coloured plate captioned with a description, plus 2 single coloured plates. Very elegant binding by the publisher in full blue morocco, double ruled gilt border to covers with intricate corners, raised bands to spine with gilt decoration in compartments including a central gilt and red peacock in 4 of them, gilt titling in 2 of them, all edges gilt, morocco front pastedown with elaborate gilt red and blue border of peacock feathers and a central oval gilt frame containing a coloured illustration of a young girl in the snow, the front endpaper lined with grey silk, the rear pastdown has the same border enclosing a vignette similar to that on the title page of a naked woman standing on a globe but here done in coloured leather inlays, endpaper silk lined. Spine slightly darkened, no inscriptions, contents very clean. A near Fine example of 1 of the 7 de luxe copies with an original water-colour. Housed in the original very slightly rubbed slipcase, cloth bound and morocco edged, no lettering. The book deals with the history of the lives and position of women in North and South America. Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863 – 1930) was an American painter of historical American scenes plus some oriental scenes even though he had never travelled to the East. He was born in Philadelphia, son of another Philadelphian painter, Stephen James Ferris who was a devotee of the French painter Jean Leon Gerome, after whom he was named. He is best known for his series of 78 scenes from American history, entitled The Pageant of a Nation, the largest series of American historical paintings by a single artist. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte. The Works include: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Professor, Agnes Grey. Edited by Temple Scott

      London, Downey and Co. 1908., 1908. The Thornton Edition. 12 Volumes. 8vo. Publisher's original light green cloth with titles and tooling in gilt to spines, top edges gilt others untrimmed. This set of Thornton Edition of Bronte's works has the same text block as the one printed by John Grant, Edinburgh. It has, however, less illustrations that the latter: one frontispiece per two-volume title. General light rubbing; a little foxing to untrimmed edges. An attractive set in publisher's original cloth.

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      In-4 gr., 3 voll., tela edit., tagli sup. dorati: il vol. I, in 2 tomi, è dedicato alle "Trine ad ago" - il vol. II alle "Trine a fuselli". Questa celebrata opera, con tutte le ill. fotografiche in b.n. applic. alla pag. nel t. e - per le tavole - su leggero cartoncino, è cosi' composta: Trine ad ago, tomo I, pp. 56, con 40 ill. nel t. Introduzione e descriz. della parte I relativa al modo di esecuzione di: "Modano, con 17 tavv. - Fili tirati, con 10 tavv. - Buratto, con 9 tavv.? - Parte II relativa a: "Punto a reticello", pp. 22 di descriz. con 19 ill. nel t. e 54 tavv. - Indice delle illustrazioni, pp. 11. Tomo II: pp. 28, con 22 ill. nel t. Descriz. della parte III relativa a: "Punto in aria", con 54 tavv. Parte IV di Appendice, pp. 4, con 2 ill. nel t., relativa a: "Macramé, con 5 tavv. - Punto avorio, con 5 tavv. - Sfilature, con 3 tavv. - Uncinetto, con 1 tav." Trine a fuselli (pure diviso in 4 parti), precedute da una Introduzione di pp. 27, con 13 ill. di cui 1 tav. a colori. Parte I relativa a: "Venezia", pp. 45 di descriz., con 33 ill. nel t. e 16 tavv. - Parte II relativa a: "Genova", pp. 30 di descriz., con 21 ill. nel t. e 24 tavv. - Parte III relativa a: "Milano", pp. 16 di descriz., con 11 ill. nel t. e 24 tavv. - Parte IV relativa a: "Abruzzi", pp. 26 di descriz., con 32 ill. nel t. e 14 tavv. In entrambi i voll., numerose sono le illustrazioni del t. a p. pag. che riproducono celebri dipinti in cui i personaggi raffigurati indossano abiti impreziositi da trine (colletti, maniche, ecc.). Le trine ad ago sono tutte e sempre veneziane (se si eccettuano i "fili tirati" siciliani, piuttosto ricami che trine) e prendono nome dal modo di esecuzione: "reticello, punto in aria, ecc."; mentre le trine a fuselli sono dette di Venezia, di Genova, ecc., dal paese donde vengono o vennero in origine e donde traggono i loro caratteri particolari. Ricercato ed importante repertorio, in prima edizione. Raro se completo. Con qualche fiorit. margin. ma certamente un buon esemplare, su carta distinta.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Les Dieux s?en vont, d?Annunzio reste. Dessins à la plume du peintre italien Valeri

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

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        Egenhändigt skrivet brevkort omfattande 9 rader, undertecknat med signatur "AugSg" och adresserat till Emil Schering, Berlin.

      Odaterat. Poststämplat den 6 maj 1908. 9 x 14 cm. (1) s. & adressida. Prydligt monterat i ett gråpappersomslag. Svaga spår efter poststämplingen även på textsidan och obetydligt utsmetat bläck på adressidan.. Ej i "Strindbergs brev". Emil Schering hade 1894 kontaktat Strindberg med en förfrågan om hans verksamhet men det var inte förrän sommaren 1897 som deras korrespondens kom igång på allvar. Schering kom att spela en central roll för spridandet av Strindbergs verk i Tyskland. Han samarbetade nära med Strindberg och hade från 1900 ensamrätt på översättningar till tyska av dennes verk. Bl.a. utgav Schering 1899-1929 Strindbergs samlade skrifter i 46 band. Han fick dessutom ofta i uppdrag av Strindberg att i Tyskland söka böcker till dennes olika forskningsprojekt. I detta brev rör det bland annat jakten på en hebreisk ordbok med fonetisk transkription. Schering verkar ha föreslagit, eller kanske skickat ett exemplar av, Boris Manasevi 's "Grammatik der hebräischen Sprache für den Selbstunterricht". Strindberg svarar: "Nu har jag tre exemplar af Manassewitz hebreiska grammatika. Jag visste dessa principer, men trodde att någon äldre grammatikus varit nog klok att göra språket begripligt." För övrigt rör brevet gravskulpturen "Wiedersehen" ("Återseende") av den tyske bildhuggaren Friedrich Coubillier (1869-1953). Strindberg hade blivit mycket förtjust i den ("detta är det vackraste konstverk jag sett", skrev han till Schering i april 1908) och sökte en god avbildning. Schering förefaller ha försökt men inte hittat någon tillräckligt bra bild: "Tackar nu för Coudrillier [sic], men skada att ej bättre afbildning finnes", skriver Strindberg. Senare fick Strindberg, kanske genom Scherings försorg, ett fotografi av skulpturen med ett brev från konstnären själv. Fotografiet av skulpturen sände Strindberg i sin tur med ett av sina sista brev till Harriet Bosse med kommentaren: "Nu tror jag bara på det andra Återseendet på andra sidan!"

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        Das Prinzip der Wissenschaft.

      Eine logisch-erkenntnistheoretische Untersuchung. I. Die Realität. Uppsala, Almqvist & Wiksells boktryckeri, 1908. 134,(2 blanka) s. Bra gult klbd med tvåfärgad titeletikett i skinn (Bonniers bokbinderi). Främre omslag medbundet, med reparation överst i innermarginalen. Delvis ouppskuren. Några blyertsunderstrykningar och marginalmarkeringar. Dedikation: "Herr lic. John Landquist, vänskapsfullt från förf.". Skrifter utgifna af K. humanistiska vetenskaps-samfundet i Uppsala. XII. 3. Allt som utkom. Här lägger Axel Hägerström fram sin nya kunskapsteoretiska uppfattning, som skulle komma att ligga till grund för utvecklingen av den s.k. "Uppsalafilosofin". Hägerström var vid tiden tillförordnad professor i praktisk filosofi vid Uppsala universitet där John Landquist samma år disputerade med avhandlingen "Viljan. En psykologisk-etisk undersökning". Landquists avhandling "slog inte an [...] bland anhängarna av den framryckande 'Uppsalafilosofin'. Dennas programmatiska indifferentism i värdefrågor skulle Landquist livet ut bekämpa" enligt "Svenskt biografiskt lexikon"

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        Egenhändigt skrivet brevkort omfattande 9 rader, undertecknat med signatur "AugSg" och adresserat till Emil Schering, Berlin.

      Odaterat. Poststämplat den 4 mars 1908 [?] (ankomststämpel Grunewald). 9 x 14 cm. (1) s. & adressida. Prydligt monterat i ett gråpappersomslag. Bläcket något utsmetat på adressidan.. Ej i "Strindbergs brev". Emil Schering hade 1894 kontaktat Strindberg med en förfrågan om hans verksamhet men det var inte förrän sommaren 1897 som deras korrespondens kom igång på allvar. Schering kom att spela en central roll för spridandet av Strindbergs verk i Tyskland. Han samarbetade nära med Strindberg och hade från 1900 ensamrätt på översättningar till tyska av dennes verk. Bl.a. utgav Schering 1899-1929 Strindbergs samlade skrifter i 46 band. Strindberg inleder brevet med att fråga: "Är det Hebbel-Teatern? Som vill spela det sämsta, när det bästa finns? Det ser ut som en elakhet bara! och borde af er förbjudas!" Vid mitten av 1900-talets första decennium växte intresset för Strindbergs dramatik i Tyskland, livligt underblåst av Strindbergs tyska impressario Emil Schering, och med god hjälp av till exempel Max Reinhardt och hans "Kammerspiele". Även regissören Richard Vallentin (1874-1908) vurmade för Strindberg och i "Helsingborgs-posten" kunde man 1906 läsa en artikel om dennes nya teater i Berlin som skulle vara inriktad på pjäser av Friedrich Hebbel respektive Strindberg. Teaterns verksamhet kom inte igång förrän 1908 och Strindberg försökte idogt intressera Vallentin för sina nya kammarspel, vilkas tillkomst ju delvis var inspirerade av Reinhardts och Vallentins verksamhet i Berlin. Tydligen ville Valentin hellre spela någon äldre pjäs. Emil Schering fick även agera hjälpreda i Strindbergs vetenskapliga strävanden, och i den andra hälften av brevet undrar Strindberg om resultaten av de efterfrågningar han bett Schering göra kring Hammurabis lagar och kring hieroglyfer, om vilka Strindberg höll på att skriva, mycket skeptiskt, för "Blå boken"

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        Liguria preistorica. genova, tipografia sordomuti, 1908.

      In 4°, pagg. 765, (1) con 271 illustrazioni nel testo e 8 tavole in nero, legatura in mezza pergamena con titoli oro su tassello al dorso. Estratto dal Vol. XL degli Atti della Società Ligure di Storia Patria. Arturo Issel (1842-1922) scienziato e paleontologo genovese, fu professore ordinario di Geologia e Mineralogia presso l'Università degli Studi di Genova dal 1866 fino al 1891, quando fu eletto direttore del Museo Geologico di Genova fino al 1917. Si interessò inoltre di archeologia preistorica e negli ultimi suoi anni di vita fu Presidente della Società Ligure di Storia Patria. L'oggetto delle sue ricerche geologiche fu principalmente la Liguria e tra le sue opere quella più celebre e ricercata è senza dubbio "Liguria Geologica e Preistorica", pubblicata da Donath nel 1892. "Il pubblico fece lieta accoglienza a siffatto lavoro, che rimase in breve esaurito; laonde, trascorsi 15 anni e venuti in luce molti documenti inediti intorno alla materia, pensai di richiamarlo a nuova vita, ponendolo a livello dei recenti progressi. Esaurito il mio compito, ne risulta non già una seconda edizione, ma un'opera maggiore e diversa dall'originaria" (cfr. Prefazione dell'Autore). Opera assai rara e ricercata. Edizione originale. Firma in inchiostro antico al frontespizio. Ottimo stato.

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        [Baseball Shape Book] [cover title]: New York Souvenir September 1908 [Alternative title]: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League sends Greetings and Invites New York to the First Printers' National Baseball Tournament

      New York: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League. 1908. First. Cord tied thick boards die-cut into the shape of a baseball mitt. [114]pp. Elaborately illustrated souvenir volume, copiously illustrated. Some small scrapes on the front board else near fine. Enumerates the various teams that played in the tournament. Rare. Not in OCLC, and we've never seen another copy. .

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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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