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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.

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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.

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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..

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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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        A Motor-Flight Through France.

      New York: Scribner's, 1908. - First edition. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout. Fine in the original dust jacket which shows some chips to the spine and a large chip to the rear panel. Very rare in the original dust jacket. A Motor-Flight Through France captures all of the riches and charm of France during the Belle Époque in Edith Wharton's, beautiful romantic prose. Wharton was utterly beguiled by France at the dawn of the twentieth century, and in this volume her brilliant sketches of "l’Hexagone" provide an enchanting and indelible portrait of the land during this era. But Wharton’s travelogue is as much about the thrill of travel as it is about place. With the automobile in its infancy, Wharton was experiencing the countryside as few people ever had, liberated from the ugliness of train yards and the constraints of passage by rail. "The motor-car has restored the romance of travel," she wrote. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        THE WAR IN THE AIR AND PARTICULARLY HOW MR. BERT SMALLWAYS FARED WHILE IT LASTED

      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 antiquariat.de]

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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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        THE MAD SCIENTIST: A TALE OF THE FUTURE

      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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        ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD

      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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