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        Ballads & Lyrics of Socialism.

      1908 - The Fabian Society. 1908. 8vo., original red wrappers, lettered in black on spine and upper board. A very good copy. First edition. The author's own copy with her ownership signabture "E. Nesbit, Well Hall, Eltham S.E. 9" on inside of front wrapper. Better known now as the author of The Railway Children and other choldren's books, Nesbit was also a co-founder of The Fabian Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        NEGOTIABLE

      New York: np, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo. Yellow cloth with pasted-on plate to front board. Good plus, with soil and rubbing to boards; light soil & foxing to pages throughout, and several penciled notes to margins. Contains a frontispiece drawing by C.A. Morrissette. Former owner writes in ink to FFEP: "The most remarkable / book I ever read is this / volume [.]" Sound and presentable. 92pp. A deeply troubling post-Reconstruction novel, containing a vivid, racist description of a lynching. The story follows the young Northern businessman Harvard Stringfellow, who moves to Birmingham with his father seeking investment in the Alabama Mineral and Manufacturing Company. Harvard takes over the company directorship from the aging owner Mr. Morgan, and soon falls in love with Morgan's daughter Louise. As director of the company, Stringfellow is met with a labor dispute by the factory's black workers, whom the narrator describes as "dissolute and worthless ... living a life of vagrancy, debauchery and crime." Harvard believes kinder treatment would remedy the workers' attitudes, but the foreman tries to convince Harvard that he "[understands] the negro better." The foreman soon resigns in frustration, and when Harvard tries to implement new policy (amounting merely to lecturing the workers on "industry and application") the result is more "undisciplined labor," presenting an object lesson in the author's conception of failed Northern reform. Harvard, losing all hope in solving "the negro labor problem," fires all workers and replaces them with immigrant Europeans. In a predictable turn of events, the Southern belle Louise (featured on the novel's cover) is attacked by a "burly negro" one night, leading the newly disillusioned Harvard to form a massive lynch mob of "fifty men and boys on horseback" to find the attacker. The narrator defends the necessity of lynching, as "even in the South," courts have been infiltrated by "the negro's friends... [cheating] justice" with bribes and perjury. A truly revolting and detailed account of the lynching follows, after which the story moves on, detailing Harvard and Louise's travels in New York: the former rides in a car-sized blimp, and the latter gets an expensive new form of plastic surgery. Overall an uncommonly racist novel, its violence rivaling and perhaps exceeding Thomas Dixon's contemporary Klan novels. And quite a scarce title; OCLC locates only four copies — at Library of Congress, Ohio State, University of Alabama, and a Birmingham public library.

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        Log of My Motor 1899-1908 & 1908-1911 (Two Volumes)

      Privately Printed - First book published in 1908 in an edition of 200 copies. Lightly soiled blue cloth, with some fraying to head of spine and edgewear, and a small discolored area to rear cover. Overall vg or close to it. Second book is a bright, Vg+ copy in red cloth, published in 1912; no limitation stated, but quite scarce. Marred by a few light scratches and some light spots to endpapers. 206+333pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shiki no Hana å››å£ã®èŠ± Flowers of the Four Seasons). Winter.

      Yamada Unsodo. Kyoto. 1908. Meiji 41. - Single volume of this set, Japanese accordion style binding with paper covered boards, 11 x 7 1/2 inches, 26 double page, 2 single page color woodblock prints. WITH ORIGINAL PAPER TITLED WRAPPER / SLIP. Scattered light soiling to the plates, but overall the plates are clean and bright; two small areas of insect damage to the rear boards, not affecting the interior. This is a single volume of the magnificent ten volume set of illustrations of Japanese flowers from the four seasons "Shiki no Hana," this being the only volume depicting flowers of the winter. The set was published at the beginning of the twentieth century, composed from paintings by Sakai Hoitsu, the son of the Daimyo in Harima Province in the early nineteenth century, his disciple Suzuki Sonoichi, and Nakano Sonoaki. Amongst the plants depicted are several citrus, camellias and spring bulbs. A wonderful collection of floral images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My African Journey

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1908 - xiii, 226, b/w frontis, 45 b/w plates, 3 maps (1 folding). . HB. 8vo, orig. dec. cloth, gt, 2cml indentation to front board, just penetrating the surface, with corresponding split to paper on pastedown, but visually not detracting significantly from the appearance of this exceptionally bright copy. Some spotting to edges, endpapers lightly browned. Occasional light foxing. Three plates loose, two with some edge wear, nevertheless a good copy in a very bright binding. Contemporary gift inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1908. 1st edition. In his role as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies Winston Churchill toured Britain's territories in East Africa.in 1907. This fascinating work documents his travels in Uganda, Egypt and Sudan via the White Nile. In the preface Churchill explains that the book presents ‘a continuous narrative of the lighter side of what was to me a very delightful and inspiring journey’. Chapter headings are: The Uganda Railway, Around Mount Kenya, The Highlands of East Africa, The Great Lake, The Kingdom of Uganda, Kampala, On Safari, Murchison Falls, Hippo Camp, Down the White Nile, The Victoria and Albert Railway.This work was originally published, in short form, in the 'Strand'. The illustrations in the book, are photographs by Churchill and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, which were selected from those in the serial. The last two chapters did not appear in the 'Strand', which ended its serialisation at Chapter 9, 'Hipo Camp', plus a final paragraph that appears in another form at the end of Chapter 10 of the book. [F. Woods, A12]. Publisher’s 16-page catalogue at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgie des Gehirns und Rückenmarks nach eigenen Erfahrungen.

      Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1908-1911, 4, XXXVI, 828 pp. mit 185 Illustrationen im Text und 62 farbigen Tafeln, zwei feine Halbledereinbände mit roten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe!Fedor Krause (1857-1937) ist einer der großen Pioniere der deutschen Neurochirurgie. Sein seltenes und gesuchtes Frühwerk, mit superben, großzügigen Illustrationen ausgestattet, ist eines der überragenden Grundlagenwerke moderner neurochirurgischer Forschung. Mit Macewen und Cushing entwickelte er die Neurochirurgie zu einem Spezialfach der Medizin.Heirs of Hippocrates, No.1135. - This work on surgery of the brain and spinal cord is richly illustrated with exceptional black and white and colored plates, which graphically depict the variety of pathological conditions of the central nervous system. Krause has been called "the founder of German neurological surgery (Courville,1224)", was professor of surgery at Berlin where he developed the first operation for extradural excision of Gasserion ganglion for trigeminal neuralgia and approach to pituitary tumor through anterior cranial fossa. He demonstrated also the utility of whole thickness skin grafts.- See Clarke and O'Malley, Human Brain ND Spinal Cord, p. 524f. (for a discussion of this work's place in neurological development Walker, Hist. Neurol. Surgery, 248f., Horrax 130 Haymaker, 557 Garrison & Morton No.4880.1 Große Nervenärzte, vol 3, 199-206 Scarff No.273 Walker No.1285 (Engl. EA)

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        THE GREEN MUMMY

      London: John Long, [1908].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-325 [326] 327-328: ads, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, white and green, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. "Hume's characteristic mix of criminal mystery, flippant romance and exotic adventure, in this case centered on a missing Peruvian mummy and smuggled emeralds. The story has a whiff of fantastic atmosphere -- how could it not when mummies are involved? -- but it belongs more rightly to the previously mentioned genres. The hero, Archie, a struggling artist with just 300 pounds a year to live on, wants to marry Lucy, whose stepfather, a fanatical Egyptologist collector, is not thrilled by the prospect, but he's keen on getting the Peruvian "green mummy," which gives Archie an opening. After numerous complications (some involving corpses), and revelations about parentage, all turns out well in the end, and the couple get married and wind up with nearly a thousand a year." - Robert Eldridge. Listed in Hubin (as is apparently every other book Hume wrote). Not listed in fantasy genre bibliographies. Splotchy fading to spine panel, shallow fraying to cloth at spine ends, some soiling to rear panel, inner front hinge a bit tender, inner rear hinge discreetly strengthened, a sound good copy of a notably scarce book, much harder to find than the U.S. edition of this novel. (#147282)

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        Messina e Reggio prima e dopo il terremoto del 28 dicembre 1908. Before and after the earthquake of dec.28 th 1908. Avant et après le tremblement de terre du 28 décembre 1908. Vor und nach dem Erdbeben vom 28. Dezember 1908.

      437, 8 S. Mit über 400. photogr. Abbildungen auf Tafeln und 3 (davon 2 farb.) Karten. quer-Gr.-8, OLeinen Einband etwas berieben und bestossen. - Texte in ital., franz., engl, und dt.

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        THE WORLD'S DRINKS AND HOW TO MIX THEM. STANDARD AUTHORITY.

      San Francisco: Pacific Buffet, Pacific Building, 1908. First edition thus. Paperback. Text water (or alcohol?) stained from title-page on in diminishing degrees until about page 60, last few pages with pencil check-marks to margins. Quite sturdy and presentable but thus good only. 139, [1], [12] pp.; 7.25 x 5 inches, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Unpaginated section at rear headed "Some New-Up-To-Now Seductive American Cocktails." An expanded edition of the work first published in 1891 as "Cocktail Boothby's American Bartender." In his introduction to this 1908 edition the author states that his original "American Bartender" was published in 1890 and "Three editions, numbering over 50,000 copies were sold previous to the San Francisco fire,which destroyed the plates and lithographs, together with the stock on hand, necessitating the publication of a new manual . . ." These statements may contain some inaccuracies as the rarity of that earlier publication seems to prove. OCLC/Worldcat record only 3 copies of the 1891 edition and no other editions before this one of 1908. A classic drinks manual. Scarce. Bitting p. 49 (1891 edition); Noling p. 517.

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        Wanderings in Arabia . being an Abridgement of "Travels in Arabia Deserta". Arranged with Introduction by Edward Garnett.

      1908 - London, Duckworth & Co., 1908. 8vo. 2 vols. Publisher's original green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, top edges gilt; pp. xx, 309; x, 297; photogravure frontispiece of Doughty to vol. I, wood-engraved frontispiece to vol. II, 1 double-page map; some chipping to head and tail of spines, foxing at front and rear of each volume; this is a rare inscribed copy presented by the author to G.G. Coulton, signed to that effect on the half title of volume I. First abridged edition. Doughty's Travels in Arabia Deserta was first published in 1888, but abridged by Garnett in the present form. A covering letter from Ruth Robbins contains important information regarding the book's provenance: 'it bears Doughty's own inscription, as he personally gave it to the well-known medieval scholar, Prof. G.G. Coulton of Cambridge. Coulton and Doughty met in Eastbourne, and apparently got on very well together (Doughty did not like meeting people on the whole). They spent many hours in conversation, I have been told, and this gift book was the result.' - Both the first and this edition have become extremely hard to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Behandlung der Okklusionsanomalien der Zähne. Angle's System.

      Autorisierte deutsche Übersetzung v. Josef Grünberg, Orthodontist, Berlin, redigiert von Dr.Albin Oppenheim, Wien. - Berlin, Verlag von Herman Meusser, 1908, 8, XVI, 630 pp., 666 Abb., orig. Leinenband. Erste Deutsche Ausgabe, nach der siebenten, bedeutend vermehrte und vollkommen umgearbeiteten Auflage! Edward Harley Angle (1855-1930), "founder of "Scientific Orthodontica." Provost Smith upon conferring of honorary degrees at the dedication of Thomas W.Evans Dental Institute, 1915, expressed the following tribute to our great teacher, in words that can hardly be improved upon, broad, in their meaning and true in their statement: "Lover of art and nature, intimate friend of trees and flowers, but preeminently founder of the science of orthodontia, to which the best thought of a life has been given in experimentes and test." "The first to incorporate in his teachings and writings the views of Davenport and others, publicly emphasizing that extraction of the teeth in order to cortrect maloclusion was unnecessary and even criminal the importance of restoring normal occlusion in order that the best results might be obtsained and the teeth permanently retained." "Dr Angle read his first paper in December, 1886, "Irregularities of the Teeth", before the Minneapolis Dental Society, repeating this before the Minnesota State Dental Society in May, 1887, and the describing for the first time (in a paper read before the Ninth International Medical Congress, 1887) what is now recognized as the "Angle System". From the simple beginning there has developed that which we now recognize as the leading method of treating irregularities of the teeth. Seven editions of his "Malocclusion of the Teeth" have gone through the press. ... Each edition was more comprehensive than the preceeding one and contained all of the advances made by the author in the intervening years. The first five editions were pamphlets, the sixth however, was more of an elaborate work in this he clearly sets forth at length his method of operating, the devices he designed and their method of construction, with the added advantage of numerous photographic reproductions of models showing various cases before and after treatment, thus greatly enhancing the value of the work. The seventh edition brought out in 1907, a work of 627 pages, was the last published in English." "A brief summary of Dr. Angle's development of his ideas is as follows: The introduction of metal tubes soldered to the band, providing a "simple, compact, and ready means of attachment between band and working appliance" and the Introduction of Nickel Silver (German), of Traction Screw, of Stationary Anchorage, of Silver Solder, of Occipital Anchorage, of Occlusal Anchorage, of Adjustable Clamp Band, of Angle Impression Trays, of Soft Brass Ligature Wire, of Wire Pinches, Under a New Method of Applying Force of Band Forming Pliers, of Resection of Frenum Labii, of Head Gear, of Chin Retractor, of Classification of Malocclusion, of Friction Sleeve Nut, Establishing of the Angle School of Orthodontia, Organized the American Society of Orthodontia, of Metal Ligatures in Orthodontia, of Specialization of Orthodontia, of Normal Occlusion (The full complement of teeth, and that each tooth shall be made to occupy its normal position), of Upper First Molar as a Basis of Diagnosis, established the American Orthodontist, of Working Retainer, of Pin and Tube Applicance, of Ribbon Arch - are contributions to orthodontics by Edward H.Angle. -cf.Weinberger, p.675-719 "Das wesentliche an Angles Geräten war deren Vereinfachung und Standardisierung. Während zuvor jede Apparatur eine mehr oder weniger komplizierte Neukonstruktion darstellte, konnte sich nunmehr aus vorfabriziertem (und patentierten) Grundmaterial jeder Praktiker, sozusagen im Baukastensystem, die dem Fall entsprechende Mechanik zusammenstellen." -cf.Hoffmann-Axthelm, p.281, 418f., 421f., 424f., 427f., 432

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. xiii, 226, b/w frontis, 45 b/w plates, 3 maps (1 folding). Hardback. 8vo, orig. dec. cloth, gt, 2cml indentation to front board, just penetrating the surface, with corresponding split to paper on pastedown, but visually not detracting significantly from the appearance of this exceptionally bright copy. Some spotting to edges, endpapers lightly browned. Occasional light foxing. Three plates loose, two with some edge wear, nevertheless a good copy in a very bright binding. Contemporary gift inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1908. 1st edition. In his role as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies Winston Churchill toured Britain's territories in East Africa.in 1907. This fascinating work documents his travels in Uganda, Egypt and Sudan via the White Nile. In the preface Churchill explains that the book presents 'a continuous narrative of the lighter side of what was to me a very delightful and inspiring journey'. Chapter headings are: The Uganda Railway, Around Mount Kenya, The Highlands of East Africa, The Great Lake, The Kingdom of Uganda, Kampala, On Safari, Murchison Falls, Hippo Camp, Down the White Nile, The Victoria and Albert Railway.This work was originally published, in short form, in the 'Strand'. The illustrations in the book, are photographs by Churchill and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, which were selected from those in the serial. The last two chapters did not appear in the 'Strand', which ended its serialisation at Chapter 9, 'Hipo Camp', plus a final paragraph that appears in another form at the end of Chapter 10 of the book. [F. Woods, A12]. Publisher's 16-page catalogue at rear.

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        S/W Fotographie "An der Arbeit im Zeichenkurs Eschenroth im Jahr 1950 in der Gewerbeschule (Saal)" mit eighd. Signatur. [ca. 29,8 x 23,2 cm.].

      Rückw. hds. Kugelschreiber-Titelei sowie Fotografen-Stempel. - Rückw. Abrisse von alter Montierung, leicht stockfleckig. - Auf starken Karton aufgezogen. - Hans Franks, (1908 - 1987), Zugang zur Fotografie war ein fotohistorischer, sein Ziel eine enzyklopädische Sammlung zur Geschichte der Fotografie. Er bemühte sich um die Dokumentation von Fotografen und ihren Ateliers, von verschiedenen Techniken und Funktionen des Mediums. Die Gründung eines eigenen Museums für Fotografie in Bad Ischl 1979 und sein prägender Einfluss auf eine Generation wissenschaftlicher Kräfte bei der Erarbeitung der Geschichte der Fotogafie in Österreich in den frühen 1980er Jahren, waren die zwei herausragenden Momente der Wirkungsgeschichte zu Lebzeiten von Frank. (Zitat)

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        Works.

      Methuen, London and Charles Carrington, Paris., 1908. First collected edition. Octavo. Fourteen volumes. One of 1000 sets. Original cream buckram decorated and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Printed on handmade paper. Only Vol. 1 The Picture of Dorian Gray is published by Carrington.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, with Additional Matter 5: Lady Windermere's Fan 6: Intentions, and The Soul of Man 7: The Duchess of Padua 8: A Woman of No Importance 9: An Ideal Husband 10: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, and Other Prose Pieces 11: Salome; A Florentine Tragedy; Vera 12: Reviews 13: Miscellanies 14: Poems.Covers a little grubby in places, Vol.1 spotted, and the spines of that and another volume somewhat darkened. Endpapers spotted. Very good set.

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        THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN, NOVEMBER 30, 1864: THE BLOODIEST ENGAGEMENT OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

      NY & Washington: Neale Pub. Co, 1908. 8vo. 88 pp. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth (a little spotted). Very good copy. First edition. The author served as captain of Company D, 37th Mississippi Infantry in the Confederate army. Dornbusch Il, 607. Nicholson, p. 54. Not in Nevins.

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        Memories of Old Cahaba

      Nashville: Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Small octavo. 128 pages. Illustrated. Olive green cloth hardcover with gilt title on front cover. Light edge wear to cloth extremities. The dedication page has an one inch closed edge tear. Contents include the Confederate Roster of "Cahaba Rifles," Company F, Fifth Alabama Regiment. Not in Broadfoot.

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        Twentieth Century Impressions of British Malaya: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources. Abridged Edition ... Assistan Editor: H. A. Cartwright (Singapore).

      

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        The Gentle Grafter

      New York: The McClure Company,, 1908. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a red quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Eugene C. & William D. Brumbaugh to front pastedown; bookplate of Lawrence Solomon loosely inserted. Near contemporary ownership inscription to front pastedown. Text block lightly toned, endpaper along rear inner hinge partially split. An excellent copy in a lightly toned jacket with front flap detached along fold, a couple of closed tears to rear panel, and chips to extremities affecting a few letters. First edition, first printing, first issue with "of" misprint on line 2, p. 226, and with p. 1 indication present. Copies in the dust jacket are exceedingly rare.

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        Reports of Examination and Survey of the San Joaquin River, Stockton Channel, etc., from San Francisco Bay to Stockton, Cal

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1908. Very Good. First edition. House Document No. 1124 (60th Congress, 2nd Session, 1908-1909). Portfolio. 18pp. (stitched) and 18 loose folded topographical maps (numbered 0-17). Complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth portfolio with cloth tie. Moderate soiling to the portfolio, very good. A scarce complete set of maps and accompanying report, prepared by Lieut. Col. John Biddle of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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        The Motor Car in the first decade of the twentieth century. A souvenir and a historical survey of mechanical road locomotion in England from early times to the present day

      Butterworth & Co. - Keller Farmer Company, 1908. In-4° (285x225mm), pp. VIII, (12), 107, (32), legatura editoriale in p. pelle marrone scuro con filetto perimetrale in oro ai piatti, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Taglio di testa dorato, sguardie marmorizzate. All'antiporta, ritratto fotografico di Re Edoardo VII protetto da velina parlante, oltre un centinaio di tavv. f.t. protette da veline parlanti, alcune delle quali a colori. Abili restauri alle cerniere. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione, rara, tirata a sole 650 copie, di cui 250 furono riservate al mercato statunitense. Documentata e fondamentale storia delle automobili in Inghilterra e della pionieristica industria automobilistica britannica nel primo decennio del XX secolo, tesa a ricostruire "the achievements of our century in the art of traveling by mechanically-propelled vehicles... Vigorous minds and fearless spirits worked with feverish anxiety, and that which, not 20 years ago, was but a hobby and a toy is now a vast industry and a machine of splendidly tested and potential capabilities.". Inglese

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        My African Journey

      Hodder and Stoughton, London., 1908. First edition. Octavo. pp xiii, 226. 61 illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson; 3 maps. Later fine binding by Bayntun (Rivière) of three quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, top edge gilt, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Prelims slightly spotted otherwise fine.

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        [Morse, Edna- Illustrated by] A Bird Cage

      New York: B. W. Dodge & Co., 1908. First edition. 4to. Beige cloth with superb color stamped illustration on cover in red, black and green consisting of flamingo, duck, rooster and parrot, by Edna Morse. 110 pp (unpaginated)], printed on khaki-colored thick paper, all pages printed on one side only except for the illustrated title page, 26 superb full-page alphabet illustrations facing pages of text, all by Edna Morse, 1895-1920), known for her fabulous illustrations for the Alice in Wonderland interpretation by her husband Livingston B. Morse. Some light spotting and rubbing, very minor wear to corners, very good. Most scarce and alluring children's book, and a very rare imprint.

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        The Last of the Plainsmen (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

      New York: Outing Publishing, 1908. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Inches. 314 pages + 4 pages ads. Signed by both CJ "Buffalo" Jones and Zane Grey directly on the ffep. The book that set the tone for the rest of Grey's career as an author of Western novels, a genre that he established. Signed, "With compliments of The Last of the Plainsmen, CJ Jones and the author, Zane Grey." Original decorated cloth depicting the sweeping scenes of the West. NO REPAIR AND/OR RESTORATION OF ANY KIND. Endpapers are a bit foxed and rubbed and have a bit of ink residue not part of the signature. Pencil name of PO on front and rear endpaper. Binding a bit rubbed and soiled. Text block seems fairly tight although one photograph has separated from the binding and is present, but loose. Overall, an acceptable copy of this rather scarce classic.

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        Souvenirs d'un Montagnard. Seconde Edition, revue et corrigée.

      1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-chagrin maroquiné à coins brun, dos à 5 nerfs orné, initiale N. G. apposée au dos en queue, Imprimerie Vignancour, Pau, Librairie Lafon, Papeterie, Pau (papillon contrecollé en page de titre), 1908, frontispice, 738 pp. et 1 f. Rare exemplaire de la troisième édition, seconde dans le commerce (Russell récusait l'édition originale de 1878). Ouvrage très recherché. Une mention manuscrite en garde précise : "Exemplaire ayant appartenu au docteur Nicolas Georgiadis bey (du Caire). Bon état (dos lég. frotté, bel état par ailleurs). Français

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        Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westindien.

      Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1908-1916. Four parts (of six) in one. 8vo (23.3 x 15.9 cm). 586 pp., one map, 28 plates and 207 text figures. Near contemporary black pebbled cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in rear.= Rare set of the results of a little-known, mainly marine biological expedition to the Caribbean (Tortugas, etc.), which took over 20 years to publish. The last two parts were not published until 1929. The present parts are far more rare, and were published as supplements to the Zoologische Jahrbücher, together forming supplement XI. The later parts comprise supplement XVI. Large sections deal with sea anemones and with Ophiura, as well as Holothuria and Blattaria. Thiele described the Mollusca, and introduced several new species. Bookplate on front pastedown; library label on spine foot; inner joints weak (the book block is heavy), otherwise a very good copy. Rare. Not in Nissen.

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        IN THE FAIRY RING Written and Drawn by Florence Harrison.

      Blackie 1908 - First edition. Large 4to. White cloth with gilt lettering and gilt illustration to the upper cover of a little girl and a fairy hovering above a fairy ring. All edges gilt. A fine, bright copy, with just the slightest bumping to the corners. Pictorial endpapers by Harrison. Twenty four colour illustrations and lots of line drawings to accompany Harrison's fairy poems. An uncommon volume of fairy poetry, written by Florence Harrison. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La chaire de chimie minérale au collège de France

      Paris, Editions de la Revue politique et littéraire, 1908, in-8, de 45 et (3) pages, exemplaire broché, couverture imprimée en couleurs, Unique édition de cette leçon d'ouverture faite au Collège de France le mardi 5 mai 1908. Matignon retrace l'histoire des chimistes qui se sont succédés au Collège de France et des cours qui y furent professés. Exemplaire portant un envoi de l'auteur à Henri Becquerel.

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        The lady of the blue beads

      Her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island. Illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. Melbourne: George Robertson & Co., [1908]. Quarto, oatmeal cloth boards, the upper board decorated in orange and blue (minor stains and wear), front free endpaper with Edwardian period inscription, 102 pp, illustrated throughout, with thirteen full page black and white illustrations and line drawings in the text, occasional light foxing, but overall a very good copy, clean and bright. 'Their first major story book’ (Muir and Holden, p. 40). Muir 6342.

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        Field Operation Zakka Khel 1908 Bazar Valley Field Force

      

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        The absoprtion spectra of the compounds of the rare earths at the temperatures obtainable with liquid hydrogen, and their change by the magntic field [et] On phosphorescence at very low temperatures

      , 1908 et 1909, , 2 volumes in-8 de 16 pages et 4 planches ; et de 13 pages et 2 planches, exemplaires brochés, Deux tirés à part, peu courant, écrit conjointement par Jean Becquerel et Kamerling Onnes, extraits, pour celui de 1908 des Communications from the physical laboratory at the University of Leiden, et, pour celui de 1909, des Proceedings of the Meeting de l'Académie royale des sciences d'Amsterdam. Très bons exemplaires.

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        Theodore Roosevelt Signed Letter To Gutzon Borglum.

      Signed letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore on White House letterhead dated February 17, 1908. It reads, "My dear Borglum, The head of Lincoln grows upon me more and more. I think it one of the finest things I have seen. I especially like it when seen from the right front. Theodore Roosevelt." Long before beginning his work on Mount Rushmore, Borglum carved a massive marble bust of Abraham Lincoln in 1908 that was exhibited in Theodore Roosevelt's White House. Robert Todd Lincoln praised it as perhaps the greatest likeness of his father he had ever seen, and the bust was donated to the Congress later that year. Over a decade later, when designing Mount Rushmore in the 1920s, Borglum placed President Roosevelt next to Lincoln. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Borglum. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 21.5 inches.

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        L`Ile enchantée. Conte d`après Shakespeare ["The Tempest"].

      Paris, H. Piazza o.J. [1908]. - Carteret IV, 341; Mahé III, 264; nicht bei Monod u. White. - Eines (Nummer 81) von 300 Expln. (Ges. 1000) auf Japan, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler num. u. signiert. 4°. 146 S., 1 Bl., 40 mont. farb. Taf. nach Edmond Dulac. Roter Maroquinband mit Rückenvergoldung, Deckel mit Marmorpapierbezug, Spiegel u. Vors. aus marmor. Papier, Kopfgoldschnitt, illustr. OUmschl. beigebunden, (Maroquin lavalliere). Lediglich eine Ecke minimal berieben, ansonsten sehr schön erhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Extract From a Despatch From the Government of India to the Secretary of State for India in Council, Dated September 21, 1899, Relating to British Policy in Persia.

      London, Harrison & Sons, 1908. - Folio. 11, (1) pp. Sewn. Contains an extensive discussion of the de jure and de facto status of navigation in the Arabian Gulf: legally, the "western and southern coasts are partially owned and partially claimed by Turkey, or are in the occupation of Arab tribes, who have entered into Treaty relationships of varying character, constituting a sort of veiled Protectorate with Great Britain. The islands in the Gulf are owned either by Persia or by Arab Chiefs (in the case of Bahrein under British protection) [.] The de facto position upon the waters and on the shores of the [.] Gulf refelcts a more positive British predominance than the preceding paragraph might indicate. In the early years of the [19th] century the Slave Trade was rapant in the Gulf [.] This conflict [.] resulted in the establishment of Treaty relations with the great majority of the Arab Chiefs, under which they bound themselves to observe perpetual peace, and to refer all disputes to the British Resident at Bushire [.]". - Slight duststaining to cover, but well preserved.

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        Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co.,, 1908. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Octavo. Original blue cloth, pictorial title panel to front cover with metallic ink, spine lettered in black and stamped in metallic silver vignette of the Tin Man on the spine, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece, 15 colour plates embellished with metallic green ink, and line drawings to text by John R. Neill. Rubbing to spine ends and corners, bumping to rear top edge, light rubbing to gold metallic on front board, pages toned. A very good copy. First edition, first printing first issue in the A binding. The 4th Oz title.

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        Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill.

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1908 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, pictorial title panel to front cover with metallic ink, spine lettered in black and stamped in metallic silver vignette of the Tin Man on the spine, pictorial endpapers. Rubbing to spine ends and corners, bumping to rear top edge, light rubbing to gold metallic on front board, pages toned. A very good copy. Frontispiece, 15 colour plates embellished with metallic green ink, and line drawings to text by John R. Neill. First edition, first printing first issue in the A binding. The 4th Oz title. Bienvenue and Schmidt pp. 33 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lord Tennyson's Works in Nine Volumes: The Eversley Edition: Poems I and II; Idylls of The King; Enoch Arden, In Memoriam; Demeter, Etc.; Queen Mary, Harold; Ballads, Etc.; The Princess Maud; Becket, Etc.

      London: MacMillan & Co Ltd. 1908. Complete in 9 volumes. Full red morocco with raised bands to spines and gilt title lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt dentelles. Coloured headbands. Ribbon markers. Bound for Hatchards. Minor marks to a few boards. Offsetting to endpapers from dentelles. Original owner's inscription card lightly attached to endpaper. Internally bright and fresh. A handsome set in Fine condition. . Fine. Full Morocco. 1908. Small 8vo..

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        The Iron Heel

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1908 - Xiv,354 Pp + 4 Pp Ads At Rear.Blue Cloth, Stamped In Gilt And White. Light Rubbing At Cortners And To White Background On Front Cover. All Gilt Brilliant. Endpapers And Pages Clean And White, Slight Even Browning To Edges Of Page Block. No Names Or Marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La rivalità Anglo-Russe au XIXe sià cle en Asie. Golfe Persique, frontià res de L'Inde.

      - Paris, Armand Colin, 1908. Small 8vo. Contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards by the Besançon Institute of the Deaf-Mute; pp. viii, 298, lithographic folding map at the end, light toning, mainly marginal, a very good copy; provenance: contemporary stamps of a Besançon military club (Rà union des Officiers). Very rare first edition of this French assessment of the impact of the Anglo-Russian treatise of 1907, which regulated the spheres of influence over Afghanistan and Persia, with Britain controlling the entrance to the Persian Gulf. When the Great Game was drawing to a close, the French physician, political analyst and journalist Rouire examines the growth of influence of the British Empire in the Gulf, Bahrain, Kuwait and in Southern Arabia, before dealing with the geopolitics of Afghanistan, Tibet, and Persia, which was half under Russian and half under British influence, Rouire concludes the volume with an analysis of the impact of the treatise on both Muscat and Kuwait. - The book was never translated into English; however, in 1924 a Russian translation was published. Not in COPAC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA VOCE 1908-1913 CONSISTENTE PARTE DI TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO NELLA TIRATURA A GIORNALE (abbastanza rara), Firenze, La Voce, 1908

      - Questa notissima rivista fiorentina ha catalizzato gli interessi culturali e politici del primo novecento ed attorno ad essa sono stati dibattuti i grandi temi etico-politici ed ideologici . I "vociani" ebbero un ruolo importante nel periodo della entrata in guerra (l'interventismo !) Le varie scissioni ( Papini e Soffici fondarono poi Lacerba ) ed i dibattiti assai accesi ( Prezzolini lascio' la direzione per fondare La Voce Politica nel 1915 e poi ritornò nell'arengo. ) alimentarono notevolmente la cultura storica e letteraria, incidendo profondamente sul Novecento ! L'elenco dei vari collaboratori è impressionante ! : B. Croce, Salvemini, Slataper, Soffici,Papini, Cecchi, Bacchelli, C. Rebora, U. Saba, Palazzeschi, , Lombardo Radice, e poi Govoni C., Baldini, Onofri, Caldarelli, Savinio, Vigolo, Sbarbaro ecc. ecc. Per il rigore, la seriet? dei protagonisti, il coinvolgimento nei fatti culturali e storici, La Voce può essere considerata un illustre progenitore del Mondo di Pannunzio! LA VOCE (formato giornale) Il direttore è stato Prezzolini Giuseppe, salvo un brevissimo periodo nel 1912 quando la direzione passò a Giovanni Papini per poi tornare presto a Prezzolini) ANNO PRIMO (1908-1909) Dal n. 1 del 20 dic. 1908 al 52 del 9 dic. 1909 tutti giornali sciolti - sono presenti soltanto i numeri 41,42,43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 540, 52, ANNO SECONDO (1909-1910) Dal n. 1 del 16 dic. 1909 al 55 del 29 dic.1910 - COMPLETO unico volume rilegato mz.tela ANNO TERZO (1911) Dal n. 1 del 5 genn 1911al 52 del 28 dic. 1911 COMPLETO unico volume rilegato mz.tela ANNO QUARTO (1912) dal numero 1 del 4 gennaio 1912 al n. 52 del 26 -dic. 1912 - COMPLETO unico volume rilegato mz.tela ANNO QUINTO (1913) dal n. 1 del 2 genaio 1913 al n. 52 del 25 dic. 1913 - Dall'annata a giornali sciolti mancano i numeri 1,5,13,17,28,29,30,31,32,34,39,45,47,50,51,52. Questo raroinsieme viene offerto in blocco a euro

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        Arikara medicine fraternity - The prayer. Portfolio plate no. 164. (Large format supplementary plate for The North American Indian)

      Cambridge, MA: 1908. Photogravure. brown ink ; 36 x 44 cm [plate size] Original photogravure produced in Boston by John Andrew & Son Plate from the large format portfolio series , on hand-made Van Gelder, printed by John Andrew & Son, each plate margin with printed title, date, and plate number, also with Curtis' copyright and printers' credit . each plate impress: approx. 16 3/4 x 14 or 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 in; sheets: 22 x 18 in or the reverse. "This impressive picture from the Arikara medicine ceremony shows the priests in a semi-circle about the sacred cedar.." The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.05, The Mandan. The Arikara. The Atsina ([Seattle] : E.S. Curtis ; [Cambridge, Mass. : The University Press], 1909), plate no. 164

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