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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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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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      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. The "Homestead Edition.. 197 x 133 mm (7 3/4 x 5 1/4").16 volumes. Pleasing contemporary dark brown half morocco, raised bands, spine panels with gilt ear of corn ornament, gilt millefleur patterned boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed and mostly UNOPENED. With frontispiece portrait. Verso of front free endpaper in each volume stamped "Private Library of Barnum B. Wixom." Backstrips just a touch less dark than the leather on the sides (one spine just perceptibly lighter than the others), one leaf with marginal tears from rough opening (no loss), but A VERY FINE SET, clean and fresh internally, and in a virtually unworn binding. One of the most beloved American poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) wrote of the things "closest to his heart" in poems, rooted in elemental experience, that "celebrate everyday life and everyday people and the everyday glories of a beautiful place." (ANB) He is sometimes compared to Robert Burns because most of his poems are written in Midwestern American dialect. A lifelong resident of Indiana, his works are a paean to the beauty, folklore, and values of 19th century Middle America. Like his poetry, the bindings here are relatively simple in design, but well crafted and altogether satisfying.

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      New York. Postmarked 22 May 1908. New York. Postmarked 22 May 1908.. Four pages, in ink, on folded quarto sheet of simple letterhead (21 Fifth Avenue), ca. 275 words, with envelope addressed in his hand, with signed ("S. L. Clemens") return address. A warm 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: "Your beautiful letter has come, Jean dear, & I draw a deep breath of relief - you like the place & my anxieties have vanished away! I had a growing fear - founded on nothing - that you would feel the other way about it. I am unspeakably glad that it pleases you, & now I hope & believe you will have a happy summer. By your description, it is a place that would delight the heart of any one that has the seeing eye for the graciousness of the woods & fields & rocks & their wild inhabitants & for the majestic ocean. You can live out of doors there. You were virtually in prison at Greenwich, & would still have been in prison if you had occupied the whole forlorn & uninspiring town ...." He continues at length about his own activities, assuring her not to "... trouble about me! I am a happy & vigorous loafer." He recounts attendance at speeches and political banquets, games of billiards and the like, then turns to family matters, detailing efforts by Clara and the house staff to keep distresses from him "unless it is something I could remedy ... They know I desire this; for I am taking my holiday, now after 60 years of work & struggle & worry & vexation ... But whenever there is anything that depends upon me & my help, I want to know all about it." He closes: "With ever & ever & ever so much love, dear child, 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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        The Complete Writings of Elbert Hubbard; 20 Vols.; Author's Edition

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

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        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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        The Hole Book (First Edition)

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

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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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      1908. 2. MONTGOMERY,L.M. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Boston: L.C. Page & Co. MDCCCCVIII (April 1908). 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in gold, pictorial paste-on, [i-vi], vii-viii, [ix-x], 1-420 + ads. cloth slightly soiled, cover plate rubbed, a few scattered pale spots else VG+ in custom slip case. Stated FIRST IMPRESSION of this beloved classic, illustrated with 8 plates by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. This is an especially nice copy of one of the rarest of all children's books. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 124.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [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&#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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        Inscribed Photograph Signed / Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

      American composer who based operas on North American Indian themes, perhaps best remembered today (thanks to Hamm&#39;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 &#39;Shanewis&#39;," Cadman&#39;s 1918 Indian opera. With original envelope addressed in Cadman&#39;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.

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        The thirteen books of Euclid&#39;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 &#39;improvements&#39; Euclid&#39;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.

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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&#39;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&#146;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.

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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&#39;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&#39; 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.

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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.

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        THE WORKS OF ELBERT HUBBARD. Signed, Author&#39;s Edition. Leather Set, Arts and Crafts. Little Journeys... Complete in 20 volumes

      East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, [1908.]. THE AUTHOR&#39;S EDITION. Signed and numbered by Hubbard. The complete writings of Elbert Hubbard. Author&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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&#39; 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&#39;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.

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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. &#39;Handwritten&#39; 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.

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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]

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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.

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        Complete Works, The

      1908. A Finely Bound Set of George Eliot&#39;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&#146;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.

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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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