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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

      London: William Heinemann, 1908 - Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, single rule to boards with pictorial title block gilt, inner dentelles gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. With 40 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Signed limited edition, number 757 of 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE COLLECTED WORKS IN VERSE AND PROSE OF WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS.

      - Complete in eight volumes, totalling over 2,000 pages, frontispiece portrait with tissue guard in four volumes (I, III, V and VII), title pages printed in red & black, printed music (Volumes IV & VI), notes, appendices, bibliography; qr. green linen, spines lettered in black, grey papered boards, sometimes slightly marked, with a few light bumps to edges or corners, the spines a trifle soiled or flecked, small chip to head of spine Volume VI; uncut, partly unopened; hinges occasionally starting, outer leaves slightly offset, a few small edge chips or splits, a little light foxing and occasional soiling; Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon, 1908. First edition, 'remaindered' binding. Wade 75-82. *Some of the volumes have ribbon markers, which Wade says were not present in this binding format. (The superior binding was qr. vellum, grey linen boards, with gilt lettering and top edges gilt). *The four portraits of Yeats are by John. S. Sargent, Charles Shannon, A. Mancini, and J. B. Yeats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z.

      Frederick Warne, London., 1908. First edition. Octavo. Unpaginated. 24 colour plates and pictorial endpapers by Edmund Dulac. Linen-backed pictorial paper boards with bevelled edges.Corners a little rubbed and marked. Very good indeed with the plates in immaculate state.

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        The Story of the Noble Opal

      Brisbane, Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey, 1908. Small octavo (166 x 107 mm), 114, [2] (recto blank, with the device of the printers, Outridge Printing Co., on the verso) pages. Original olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine ('Noble Opal' and the author's surname) and front cover (the full title); cloth slightly marked, and lightly rubbed at the extremities; top edge, endpapers and adjacent leaves a little foxed; an excellent copy. Flavelle's Gem Series Number 1. This copy is inscribed and signed to 'C.C. Brittlebank, with kind regards from Sydney B.J. Skertchly. Corinda, Qld. 6.3.08'. Sydney Skertchly (1850-1926) arrived in Brisbane in 1891 after a successful career as a geologist in places as varied as the Fenland and East Anglia, Egypt, California, Burma and China. In 1895-97 he was assistant government geologist in the Geological Survey of Queensland; he was President of the Royal Society of Queensland in 1898, and a founder and first president of the Field Naturalists' Club in 1906 (the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry on Skertchly is most informative, without mentioning this publication). The author's end-note to the reader states that the publishers 'asked me to write a series of little books on gemstones, and gave me an entirely free hand. As this, the first of them shows, they will not be mere gatherings from other harvests, but original works embodying the results of my own experience'. An early, rare and important work on the subject (and we know of no other volumes in the Flavelle's Gem Series). The inscription and signature date from what appears to be the month of publication (reviews begin to appear in Queensland newspapers from 10 March 1908). Charles Clifton Brittlebank (1862-1945), the recipient of this copy, was a notable mycologist and natural history illustrator. Among many original papers on geology and plant diseases, Brittlebank's work includes the illustrations to French's 'Destructive Insects of Victoria' (1891-1911), Archibald Campbell's 'Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds' (1901), and many of the works of Daniel McAlpine, whom he succeeded as Vegetable Pathologist to the Department of Agriculture in Victoria. This copy also carries the later pencilled ownership signature of Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist, author and bibliographer. We currently have for sale two unsigned copies of this item, sourced from a significant collection on the subject. They prove the existence of distinctly variant issues: one contains an unnumbered advertising leaf for 'Queensland, the Queen of the Colonies' (verso blank) tipped in at the rear, the other is printed on textured (and coarser) paper, resulting in a noticeably thicker volume (14 mm as distinct from 11 mm). This signed copy is yet a third variant: while it is printed on the better-quality paper, it does not contain the additional advertising leaf (and it was clearly never present).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF TWELFTH NIGHT Or Do What You Will

      Hodder & Stoughton 1908 - First edition. Original green boards in a green dustwrapper, titled in dark green with a plate mounted to the upper cover. A very good copy indeed in a very good dustwrapper, showing some overall signs of wear. Forty colour plates, one with a light corner crease, tipped onto dark green mounts, and protected by captioned tissue guards. In this book Robinson uses a Pre Raphaelite style of colouring and plates have a dreamy effect, similar to those in his "Song of the English". His illustrations brilliantly sum up the dreamlike atmosphere of the play. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Most engaging Postcard Portrait Photograph, (1904-1918, The Tsarevitch, Assassinated with his family after the Revolution)]

      1908 - showing him full length, full face with a mop of curls, his head tilted to one side, in a little white belted sleeved tunic with embroidered edging and shorts, holding forward in the crook of his left arm his white fur cap, on a patterned marble floor against a dark background, titled below in Russian, 5½" x 3½", no place, copyright 26th August closed tear at foot just touching his feet and one letter of printed title, a few tiny white edge defects to image The Empress so adored these pictures that she allowed them to be released as postcards. She also wanted to publicise how healthy he was.

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        Les Erinnyes. Tragédie antique. Illustrée de compositions et gravures à l'eau-forte de François KUPKA.

      A. Romagnol, 1908. In-4, bradel demi-maroquin cerise à coins, dos lisse orné en long d'une frise antique, couvertures cons., tête dorée, 89 pp. 25 compositions à l'eau-forte dont trois hors-texte et 22 en-tête de chapitre, 8 culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois en trois tons par E. GASPE, 2 compositions en vert et noir avec rehauts dorés pour les pages de titre des première et deuxième parties, encadrements typographiques. Infimes frottements, premier plat. lég. insolé. Bon exemplaire. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur papier d'Arches.

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        HOUSE OF ARDEN

      - NESBIT,EDITH. THE HOUSE OF ARDEN. London: T. Fisher Unwin 1908 (1908). 8vo (5 1/4 x 8"), red cloth stamped in gold, top edge gilt, 348p. + [2]p. ads, slightest of wear to bottom of spine else Fine condition. 1st edition, 1st printing. Two poor children of the Arden family travel back in time to search for clues about where to find the lost family fortune. Illustrated by H.R. MILLAR. This is a companion to Nesbit's Harding's Luck published a year later. A nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ice-bound Heights of the Mustagh An account of two seasons of pioneer exploration and high climbing in the Baltistan Himalaya.

      London Archibald Constable & Co 1908 - First edition. 8vo. (24.5 x 17 cms), pp xv, 444, 170 illustrations, some coloured, some full-page, including 3 photogravure portraits, 2 folding maps, original green pictorial cloth gilt, worn at extremities, a very good copy. Account of the authors' 1902-3 expedition in the Baltistan Himalayas. They explored the Chogo Lungma Glacier and later reached the Nushik La from the Hoh Lumba Glacier. All the impressive illustrations are from the authors own photographs. Mrs Workman established a new world height record for women (c.23,000 ft) when she climbed the Pinnacle Peak during a later expedition in 1906. She was aged 47. Neate W123; Yakushi (1994), W229. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Photo album): College Women Pennsylvania 1907-1908

      Hanover and York, Pennsylvania, 1908. Near Fine. Large oblong octavo. Approximately 11" x 7.5". Cloth over flexible card wrappers. 242 gelatin sliver photographs measuring between 2.25" x 2.25" and 4.75" x 3.5". Almost all are captioned, mostly with printed phrases clipped from magazines or newspapers, a number by hand in white album ink. Light wear at the extremities of the wrappers, else near fine. The images are about fine with some light sunning. The album documents the adventures of a number of young women at a not-clearly-identified college in Southern Pennsylvania, possibly the York College of Pennsylvania. Despite the captions, some confusion exists as to the identity of the school, exacerbated somewhat by the women's tendency to decorate their dorm rooms with pennants from many other institutions. It does seem clear that the school was in proximity to York and Hanover, Pennsylvania.A few images of family members are present, as well as a few of recreations off-campus, but the vast majority are of young women posing on campus and both in their dorm rooms and in front of the building (several of the building bedecked with banners and flags for commencement), in costumes, dressed as Regency dandies, posing with tennis equipment, in formal dresses with flowers, with cameras, on boats (including two of a visit to a battleship), and otherwise happily comporting themselves. While a few men make an appearance in the album, the vast majority of the images are of college women at school.A nice, relatively early album of women at college with few men in evidence.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        (Photo album): College Women. Pennsylvania. 1907-1908

      Hanover and York, Pennsylvania, 1908. Near Fine. Large oblong octavo. Approximately 11" x 7.5". Cloth over flexible card wrappers. 242 gelatin sliver photographs measuring between 2.25" x 2.25" and 4.75" x 3.5". Almost all are captioned, mostly with printed phrases clipped from magazines or newspapers, a number by hand in white album ink. Light wear at the extremities of the wrappers, else near fine. The images are about fine with some light sunning. The album documents the adventures of a number of young women at a not-clearly-identified college in Southern Pennsylvania, possibly the York College of Pennsylvania. Despite the captions, some confusion exists as to the identity of the school, exacerbated somewhat by the women's tendency to decorate their dorm rooms with pennants from many other institutions. It does seem clear that the school was in proximity to York and Hanover, Pennsylvania.A few images of family members are present, as well as a few of recreations off-campus, but the vast majority are of young women posing on campus and both in their dorm rooms and in front of the building (several of the building bedecked with banners and flags for commencement), in costumes, dressed as Regency dandies, posing with tennis equipment, in formal dresses with flowers, with cameras, on boats (including two of a visit to a battleship), and otherwise happily comporting themselves. While a few men make an appearance in the album, the vast majority of the images are of college women at school.A nice, relatively early album of women at college with few men in evidence.

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        Photo album): College Women. Pennsylvania. 1907-1908

      Hanover and York, Pennsylvania 1908 - Large oblong octavo. Approximately 11" x 7.5". Cloth over flexible card wrappers. 242 gelatin sliver photographs measuring between 2.25" x 2.25" and 4.75" x 3.5". Almost all are captioned, mostly with printed phrases clipped from magazines or newspapers, a number by hand in white album ink. Light wear at the extremities of the wrappers, else near fine. The images are about fine with some light sunning. The album documents the adventures of a number of young women at a not-clearly-identified college in Southern Pennsylvania, possibly the York College of Pennsylvania. Despite the captions, some confusion exists as to the identity of the school, exacerbated somewhat by the women's tendency to decorate their dorm rooms with pennants from many other institutions. It does seem clear that the school was in proximity to York and Hanover, Pennsylvania.A few images of family members are present, as well as a few of recreations off-campus, but the vast majority are of young women posing on campus and both in their dorm rooms and in front of the building (several of the building bedecked with banners and flags for commencement), in costumes, dressed as Regency dandies, posing with tennis equipment, in formal dresses with flowers, with cameras, on boats (including two of a visit to a battleship), and otherwise happily comporting themselves. While a few men make an appearance in the album, the vast majority of the images are of college women at school.A nice, relatively early album of women at college with few men in evidence.

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        (Photo album): College Women Pennsylvania 1907-1908

      Hanover and York, Pennsylvania, 1908. Near Fine. Large oblong octavo. Approximately 11" x 7.5". Cloth over flexible card wrappers. 242 gelatin sliver photographs measuring between 2.25" x 2.25" and 4.75" x 3.5". Almost all are captioned, mostly with printed phrases clipped from magazines or newspapers, a number by hand in white album ink. Light wear at the extremities of the wrappers, else near fine. The images are about fine with some light sunning. The album documents the adventures of a number of young women at a not-clearly-identified college in Southern Pennsylvania, possibly the York College of Pennsylvania. Despite the captions, some confusion exists as to the identity of the school, exacerbated somewhat by the women's tendency to decorate their dorm rooms with pennants from many other institutions. It does seem clear that the school was in proximity to York and Hanover, Pennsylvania.A few images of family members are present, as well as a few of recreations off-campus, but the vast majority are of young women posing on campus and both in their dorm rooms and in front of the building (several of the building bedecked with banners and flags for commencement), in costumes, dressed as Regency dandies, posing with tennis equipment, in formal dresses with flowers, with cameras, on boats (including two of a visit to a battleship), and otherwise happily comporting themselves. While a few men make an appearance in the album, the vast majority of the images are of college women at school.A nice, relatively early album of women at college with few men in evidence.

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        Ice-Bound Heights of the Mustagh

      Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, London 10 Orange Street Leicester Square WC 1908 - London 10 Orange Street Leicester Square WC: Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 1908 VG, 1st ed, 1908, 7 pls, 170 illusts. In green gilt printed cloth, coloured mountain image to center, corners & edges bumped & worn slightly. Spine, faded gilt titles to spine, edges bumped. Internally, half title, frontis, [7], (viii-xv), [1], [1], 2-444 pp, 2 maps, 7 pls (4 col), a total of 170 illustrations, 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, 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, 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). Title continues: An account of two seasons of pioneer exploration and high climbing in the Baltistan Himalaya. With two maps and 170 illustrations. American husband and wife team, who made 7 important Himalayan expeditions during the years 1899-1912. AAC founder members. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1908-1909 WYOMING RODEO PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARDS

      Rawlins: Photographed by M. F. Jukes & P. H. Healy, 1908-1909., 1908-1909. First edition. First edition. Fifteen 8.7 x 13.2 cm (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") real photographic postcards which includes one duplicate card, that document Rawlins, Wyoming, rodeo events in 1908-1909. Of the fifteen photographs six are identified as by M. F. Jukes; one is identified as by P. H. Healy; and eight have no identifying names. Fifteen real photograph postcards with all being printed on AZO photograph postcard stock, with split backs and stamp box on the rear. This exceptional group offers an excellent historical record of the Carbon County Rodeo in Rawlins, Wyoming at the beginning of the 20th century. The riders depicted include such noted cowboy performers as Sam Brownell from Iron Mountain, who began performing in the Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1904; Roy "Skeeter Bill" Robbins (1887-1933) was a tall, active cowboy from Glenrock, Wyoming, who became a professional rodeo performer often performing in the East; and his brother Harry Robbins. Mark Frederick Jukes (1877-1971) immigrated to the United States from Canada at the beginning of the 20th century and established himself as a professional photographer in Rawlins, Wyoming, as well as working for the Rio Grande Railroad, becoming a pioneering photographer of early steam railroads in the West. He would later move his studio to Elko, Nevada by 1920, and by the 1930's had established himself in Bellingham, Washington where he would remain until his death in 1971. See Arnold Arluke, "Beauty and the Beast, Human-Animal Relations Revealed In Real Photo Postcards 1905-1935." A very fine set.

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        On Safari Big Game Hunting in British East Africa

      Edward Arnold 1908 - XVI 340 pages, advs, 170 illus by the author and E Caldwell sketch maps and photographs vg in publishers black cloth with pictorial elephant's head to front board, small 2cm circular spot mark to front cover. Hunting elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo etc. Czech 19

      [Bookseller: Hereward Books]
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        22 offprints by Ross G. Harrison 1908-1947

      Various, 1908-1947. PAMPHLET. First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. A rare group of offprints by Ross G. Harrison "was an American biologist and anatomist credited as the first to work successfully with artificial tissue culture." Wikipedia. A complete list of offprints available, please request a copy if interested. Some of the early offprints are the following: Embryonic Transplantation and Development of the Nervous System (1908); The Life of Tissues Outside the Organism from the Embryological Standpoint (1913); Science and Practise (1914); Anatomy: Its Scope, Methods and Relations to other Biological Sciences (1913). Several have Johannes Holtfreter's stamp of ownership. * . Very Good.

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        Die Prüfung der natürlichen Bausteine auf ihre Wetterbeständigkeit. Nebst einem Vorbericht des Geh. Baurat Prof. H. Garbe. Herausgegeben im Auftrage und mit Unterstützung des königlich preussischen Ministeriums der öffentlichen Arbeiten.

      Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, Berlin 1908 - XX, 675 Seiten mit 54 Lichtdrucktafeln, 4 Tafeln in buntdruck und 133 Textfiguren, Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln! ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 8. SEPTEMER 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 11. SEPTEMBER! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3280 4°, Original-Leinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Rückständen vom Rückenschilde, Stempel auf Titel, Einband leicht berieben und lichtrandig, Papier leicht (rand)gebräunt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,

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        THE SACRED SKULL ..

      London: Everett & Co., 1908.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-308 [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original pictorial light brown cloth, front panel stamped in black, white and red, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black in rear panel. First edition. "Fantasy of intrigue, treasure and some Tibetan jewels which have curious properties, including that of infallibly determining whether a murderer is guilty or not." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06385. Early owner's name and 1910 date in ink on front paste-down. Inner hinges strengthened, a clean, tight, very good copy with bright cover stamping. Perhaps Griffith's scarcest fantasy book. (#149860)

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: John Murray, 1908.. [Late Antiquity]. FINELY BOUND, new impression. In eight volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm). With a portrait frontispiece of the author, lithographically reproducing the original copper engraving, as well as 14 maps, 12 folding. In contemporary full tree calf by RIVIERE for SOTHERAN'S, with raised bands, gilt titles to contrasting red and green labels to spines and further gilt decoration to spines. Marbled endpapers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some maps misbound, but complete. Spines sunned; a little light external wear. Very good overall. Originally published sequentially in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall' is universally acknowledged as a historiographical and literary giant of the English language. It has been read by historians of Rome and Byzantium ever since publication, though Gibbon's pessimistic attitude is currently unfashionable amongst scholars of Late Antiquity. Nevertheless, the breadth of his coverage and the depth of his knowledge remains unrivalled.

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        Oeuvres. Publiees par les soins de la Societe Francaise de Physique. Paris, Gauthier-Villars

      1908 - First Edition. 8vo, xxii, 621pp, with frontispiece portrait, diagrams, contemporary dark-blue library cloth, library bookplate [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Baedeker's Palestine and Syria / With the Chief Routes Through Mesopotamia and Babylonia / With 20 Maps, 52 Plans, and a Panorama of Jerusalem / Handbook for Travellers / Fourth Edition, Remodelled and Augmented

      Karl Baedeker / Charles Scribner's Sons, Leipzig / New York 1908 - Dated 1906 to title page, though preliminary list of 36 Baedeker titles to endpapers here dates five titles 1907, while the Egypt, Southern Italy, and Spain/Portugal guides are actually dated 1908. So 1908 is a more likely print date for this 1906 edition. This copy is in near-fine condition with all maps and th panorama of Jerusalem neatly folded in position, though with some marginal pencil notes by previous owner Melvin Robert Laird, mostly noting dates when he visited various sites during March and April, 1909. Gilt titles bright. Still tipped in at title page is the warning notice that "The excessive zeal of the Turkish censorship sometimes even extends to the confiscation of guide-books. The traveller is therefore advised to place this volume in his pocket before crossing the Turkish frontier or entering a Turkish port." Market price for such a well-preserved example might normally run $130, save that this copy retains its original, printed brown paper dust jacket in very good condition (front flap about 1/3 separated at the fold.) Presence of the hard-to-find, original printed jacket on these pre-1915 Baedekers will generally enhance value by a factor of 3 or 4, so a market price here might run $450, save that previous owner has written his full name, "Melvin Robert Laird," to top of front pastedown. This book came back on the market following the 2016 death of former Wisconsin Congressman Melvin Robert Laird, who served as Richard Nixon's Secretary of Defense from 1969-1973, oversaw the American withdrawal from Vietnam, and suspended the draft. But as that Melvin Robert Laird was born 1922, this copy was clearly originally owned by his father, Wisconsin politician, businessman, and clergyman Melvin Robert Laird, Sr. An interesting association copy for the collector, from the family of and doubtless having become the property through inheritance of the notable former U.S. Secretary of Defense. 436 pp. including index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OTTOMAN SATIRICAL MAGAZINE: KALEM [PEN].

      A complete set of 130 numbers, bound in 2 volumes with original bindings (see description below). - Istanbul: 21 August 1324 (3 September 1908) - 16 June 1327 (29 June 1911). A rare complete set of famous Ottoman Turkish and French satirical magazines Kalem, published between 1908-1911 in Istanbul, was bound in contemporary original bindings with Ottoman titles and belonged to the library of Anthony Bryer, a founder of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. - Volume 1: 4°. #1 - 8pp.; #2 - 12pp.; #3 -12pp., #4 - 12pp; #5 - 12 pp., #6 – 12pp., #7 – 16pp., #8 – 16pp., #9 – 16pp., #10 – 16pp., #11 – 16pp., #12 – 16pp., #13 – 16pp., #14 – 16pp., #15 – 16pp., #16 – 16pp., #17 – 16pp., #18 – 16pp., #19 – 16pp., #20 – 16pp., #21 – 8pp., #22 – 16pp., #23 – 16pp., #24 – 16pp., #25 – 16pp., #26 – 16pp., #27 – 16pp., #28 – 16pp., #29 – 16pp., #30 – 16pp., #31 – 16pp., #32 – 16pp., #33 – 16pp., #34 – 16pp., #35 – 20pp., #36 – 16pp., #37 – 16pp., #38 – 16pp., #39 – 16pp., #40 – 16pp., #41 – [1] colour title page 16pp., #42 – 16pp., #43 – 16pp., #44 – 12 pp., extra double-page illustration inserted betwen pp.6-7, #45 – 16pp., #46 – 16 pp., #47 – 16 pp., #48 – 16 pp., #49 – 16 pp., #50 – 16 pp., #51 – 16 pp., #52 – 16 pp., #53 – 16 pp., #54 – 16 pp., #55 – 16 pp., #56 – 16 pp., #57 – 16 pp., #58 – 16 pp., #59 – 16 pp., #60 – 16 pp., #61 – 16 pp., #62 – 16 pp., #63 – 16 pp., #64 – 16 pp., #65 – 16 pp., all pages with illustrations within text or full-page illustrations, all numbers with Islamic numbering system, reversed collation, with two title pages: Ottoman recto and in French verso, numbers 35, 41, 44, 45 with title pages in colour, pink endpapers with bookplate of Anthony Bryer, original half-calf binding with dark red linen covers, with embossed decoration, embossed spine with gilt titles in Ottoman script (Very Good, light foxing, lower parts of #1 folded, back title page of #65 (last in volume 1) with soft horizontal folds, soft folds in the end papers, binding slightly rubbed and scuffed on edges). Volume 2: 4°. #66 – 16pp., #67 – 16pp., #68 – 16pp., #69 – 8pp., #70 – 8pp., #71 – 8pp., #72 – 8pp., #72 – 8pp., #73 – 8pp., #74 – 8pp., #75 – 8pp., #76 – 8pp., #77 – 8pp., #78 – 8pp., #79 – 8pp., #80 – 8pp., #81 – 8pp., #82 – 8pp., #83 – 8pp., #84 – 8pp., #86 – 8pp., #87 – 8pp., #88 – 16pp., #89 – 16pp., #90 – 16pp., #91 – 16pp., #92 – 16pp., #93 – 20pp., #94 – 20pp., #95 – 20pp., #96 – 20pp., #97 – 20pp., #98 – 20pp., #99 – 20pp., #100 – 20pp., #101 – 20pp., #102 – 20pp., #103 – 20pp., #104 – 20pp., #105 – 20pp., #106 – 20pp., #107 – 20pp., #108 – 20pp., #109 – 20pp., #110 – 20pp., #111 – 20pp., #111 – 16pp., #112 – 16pp., #113 – 16pp., #114 – 16pp., #115 – 16pp., #116 – 16pp., #117 – 16pp., #118 – 16pp., #119 – 16pp., #120 – 16pp., #121 – 16pp., #122 – 16pp., #123 – 16pp., #124 – 16pp., #125 – 16pp., #126 – 16pp., #127 – 16pp., #128 – 16pp., #129 – 16pp., #130 – 16pp., all pages with illustrations within text or full-page illustrations, all numbers with Islamic numbering system, reversed collation, with two title pages: Ottoman recto and in French verso, pink endpapers with bookplate of Anthony Bryer, original half-calf binding with dark red linen covers, with embossed decoration, embossed spine with gilt titles in Ottoman script (Very Good, light foxing, spine broken, soft folds in the end papers, binding slightly rubbed and scuffed on edges). This is a rare to find complete set of 130 Ottoman Turkish-French satirical magazine Kalem. The magazine was published weekly in 130 numbers between 21 August 1324 (3 September 1908) and 16 June 1327 (29 June 1911), stating after the Second Ottoman Constitutional Revolution. The magazine was a mixture of satire and a saloon magazine, with focus on poitics, social life and revolution. The only continously running part of the magazine was Haftal?k Dedikodu (Weekly Gossip). The founders oft he magazine were Salah (Selah) Cimcoz (1875 - 1947), a Turkish politician, lawyer and owner of Kalem Newspaper, and Celâl Esat Arseven (1876-1971) was a Turkish painter, writer and parliame

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        Egypt and the Sudan.

      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1908 - Sixth edition. clxxxiv, 437 pp, 24 maps, 76 plans, and 57 vignettes, with 24pp supplement for "The Egyptian Museum at Cairo", one floor plan, publisher's red cloth gilt; a very good copy. This copy contains the very rare supplement for the Egyptian Museum at Cairo published in 1904 which was issued "gratis" with the fifth edition ( 1902). The supplement was always inserted loose and rarely appears. Issued c.1908. This edition contains new maps of Khartoum and Assuan. Hinrichsen E251 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

      London and New York Frederick Warne and Co 1908 - First edition, first, second or third printing, 16mo., colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour plates, pictorial endpapers, contemporary ink gift inscription dated August 1908 to front free endpaper, original olive green boards with mounted colour illustration, minor shelf-lean, spine a little darkened, otherwise a near-fine copy. An excellent copy of Beatrix Potter's most critically acclaimed work; in many ways the story of the trusting duck, the crafty fox and the heroic dog Shep are a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a number of ironic twists. Jemima Puddle-Duck was also the first of Potter's books to be set wholly at Hill Top Farm, with both the locations and many of the characters such as Shep and the farmer's wife drawn from life. Linder p.427; Quinby 14 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narkologie. Ein Handbuch der allgemeine und lokale Schmerzbetäubung (Narkosen und Methoden der lokalen Anästhesie in 2 Bänden mit zahlreichen Abbildungen von Dr. med. W.B. Müller in Berlin.

      Berlin, Verlag R.Trenkel, 1908, 8, XIV, 608 IX, (3), 234, LXIII (Bibliographie), 203 Abbildungen, feinster Halbledereinband St.a.Tit. Selten - Erste und einzige Ausgabe des wohl umfangsreichsten Handbuches der Zeit zum Thema. Wilhelm Benno Müller widmete dieses Buch "Herrn Prof. Dr.med. M. Borchardt, Chirurg. Oberarzt am Rudolf Virchow-Krankenhaus Berlin" in dankbarer Verehrung. Berlin im Januar 1908. Benno Müller schreibt in der Einleitung " ... haben wir dieses Buch verfasst, in der Absicht, eine Zusammenfassung der jetzigen Ansichten über die Narkosefrage zu geben, und eine Sammlung aller wissenschaftlichen Thesen, Theorien und Versuche zu schaffen, wodurch zum Weiterarbeiten in den geeigneten Bahnen eine Anregung vielleicht gegeben werden soll" und fordert bereits 1908 die Schaffung einer selbständigen Disziplin der Narkologie.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: John Murray, 1908.. [Late Antiquity]. FINELY BOUND, new impression. In eight volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm). With a portrait frontispiece of the author, lithographically reproducing the original copper engraving, as well as 14 maps, 12 folding. In contemporary full tree calf by RIVIERE for SOTHERAN'S, with raised bands, gilt titles to contrasting red and green labels to spines and further gilt decoration to spines. Marbled endpapers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some maps misbound, but complete. Spines sunned; a little light external wear. Very good overall. Originally published sequentially in six volumes between 1776 and 1788, Gibbon's 'Decline and Fall' is universally acknowledged as a historiographical and literary giant of the English language. It has been read by historians of Rome and Byzantium ever since publication, though Gibbon's pessimistic attitude is currently unfashionable amongst scholars of Late Antiquity. Nevertheless, the breadth of his coverage and the depth of his knowledge remains unrivalled.

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        The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America (Acadia). Translated and Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, Collateral Documents and a Reprint of the Original, by William F. Ganong.

      Toronto. Champlain Society, Publication No. 2. 1908.. Hardcover. 24cm, xvi, 625p. with 16 plates & 15 maps, limited to 550 copies, this being #39, original crested red cloth, t.e.g., spine lightly faded (less than normal - titles clear), a very good copy, scarce. (cgc) T.P.L. 67. From the first edition, Paris 1672. This is both the first English edition and the second French edition as well as the first reprint of the original. Denys lived in Acadia from 1633 to 1671. The first edition was published in Paris, 1672. Denys was a merchant, arrived in Acadia in 1632 and spent the next forty years trying to develop the colony. The present title is a vivid account of Acadia and a reminder that Denys, despite many reverses, promoted French colonial development there for four decades. .

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        The Great Boer War

      16mo, 10.5 x 16cm, i - x, 11 - 480. nd. [1908 but with 1900 preface date]. Publisher's original blue cloth binding with ornate floral blocking and publisher's monogram to the upper board, and gilt titles to the spine. Top edge gilt. White endpapers blocked in light blue with a framing device around the publisher's monogram. Some light rubbing and tiny marks. Conan Doyle refused to pass this, the first issue of the second English edition, for publication because it reprinted the first edition without any of the later revisions (hence a return to the preface date of 1900), it had no map, and he disliked the "Sir" Arthur Conan Doyle spine title. His strongest objection was to the use of his portrait as frontispiece, supplanting that of Lord Roberts used in all impressions of the first edition. Although a number of copies had been bound and dispatched, distribution was subsequently halted and the edition destroyed.

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        My African Journey. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and lieutenant-colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, signature block to front board gilt, roll to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Light spotting to pages, an excellent copy in a fine binding. With three maps and sixty-one illustrations from photographs by Churchill and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        My African Journey

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1908. Hardcover. Near Fine . 226 pages, 16 page publishers catalogue, 5.25" x 7.75", 61 b/w illustration, 3 maps. British First Edition. A Near Fine copy, the only flaws are a small scratch across the Rhino on the front cover and more significantly some of the the text block is warped from dampness sometime in its life. The rear hinge shows a cosmetic split to the gutter paper, but the binding is tight. The spine is not sun damaged, no foxing and no inscriptions, an exceptional copy, bright and clean. No need for further description, everyone else has covered at length.

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        Collection of photographs].

      - 14 1908 - 102 photographs (size range from 8 x 6 cm to 11 x 16 cm), including 2 with stamps of Lai Chong studio on reverse, some inscribed in German; margins chipped, some with creases, several images faded. A collection of photographs recording German presence in China and Japan in the years 1908 – 1914. Decades before WWI Germany competed with other industrialised nations to acquire colonies and create "spheres of influence" in the non-European areas, interfering in the Chinese domestic affairs. In the wake that followed the murder of two German missionaries in 1898 Chinese government agreed to lease the territory of Tsingtao to Germany as a colony for the period of 99 years in order to appease the German government. Consequently, the Germans began to assert their influence across the rest of the province of Shandong. They built the city and port of Tsingtao, which became the base of the German Navy's East Asia Squadron that operated in support of German territories in the Pacific. When the WWI erupted in summer 1914 Japan issued an ultimatum ordering the German government to withdraw their warships from Chinese and Japanese waters and transfer control over Tsingtao to Japan. When the ultimatum expired Japan began a bombardment of the port on 2 September 1914. Britain, wary of Japanese intentions in the region, decided to send troops to assist the Japanese and to keep a watchful eye upon proceedings. The Germany garrison held out for over two months before finally surrendering on 7 November 1914 and handing over the port three days later. The surrender of Tsingtao marked the end of the Germans in China and was a great morale booster to the Japanese. Several photographs show SS Patricia, a passenger liner built in 1899 in Germany for the Hamburg-America Packet Steamship Company. In 1914 during WWI she was chartered to the German Government who used it as a troop transport to Tsingtao.

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        L'Imperatrice Elisabeth, epouse d'Alexandre I.

      Manufacture des Papiers de L'Etat St. Petersbourg - 1909 1908 - Octavo (28 x 20 cm), 3 vols. Frontispiece, XIII, 436 pp. with 29 plates; frontispiece, IX, 751 pp., with 33 plates and one facsimile; frontispiece, VIII, 723 pp., with 27 plates and two facsimiles, all plates with tissue guards; one plate in vol 2 loose. Contemporary red calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands richly gilt, bookmarks; very lightly rubbed. A beautiful copy of this fundamental work on the life of Empress Elizaveta Alekseevna (1779 - 1826), a spouse of Aleksandr I, from the library of the prominent public figure and collector Sergey Sheremetiev. The publication of this singular substantial work dedicated to the life of Empress Elizaveta came to life thanks to the efforts of the Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich, an outstanding historian & writer, and cousin to the last Russian tsar Nikolas II. However, the initial idea for writing a biography of the Empress belonged to the Grand Duke Sergey Aleksandrovich, who had collected documents and items related to Elizaveta Alekseevna for a long time. Nonetheless, however comprehensive the present work is, even the Grand Duke was not in power to reveal all the details of the Empress's life. For example, a chapter related to a love affair of Elizaveta was removed from the publication upon the order of Nikolas II. _______________________________ ????????? ??????????? ????????? ?????????? (1779 — 1826), ??????? ?????????? ?????????? I, ?????????????? ??????????? ????? ?? ????????? ????????????? ????????, ???????? ???????? ??????????? ????? ?????????? ???????? ???? ??????? II, ?????????? ???????? ? ??????????, ???????? ????? ??????? ??????????? ?????? ???? ???? ?????????? ???????, ???????????? ????????? ??????????, ???????????? ?? ???, ? ???????? ????? ?????? ??????????????, ??????? ?????? ????? ??????? ????????? ? ????, ????????? ? ????????????, ? ?????? ????????????? ????????? ???? ???? ??? ???????????? ??????????????? ???????, ??????????? ???????? ??????????? ????????? ??????????, ????? ???? ????????? ???????? ???????? ?????? ???? ??????? ????? ?? ???? ???????????? ???, ??? ????????? ??????? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ? ????????? ??????? ????? ????????? ?????????? ? ?????????, ?????, ????????? ? ????? ???????? ???????? ???????????, ???? ?? ?????????? ??????? II ????????? ?? ??????? ? ?????? ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ?????????? ??????????? ??????, ?????? ??????????? ?????????, ??????????? ? ??????????????? ???????, ?? ??????????? ???????? ????? ???? ???????? ?????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????? ?????, ??? ????????? (??????? ? 1792 ?.) ??????????? ? ?? ???????, ??????? ?????????, ? ??????? ??? ?????? ???? ??????????? ??????????, ? ????? ?????? ? ??????? ????? ???????????, ????? ?????????? ??????-????????, ??????? ???? ???????? ???????, ?, ????? ????, ??????? ?????????????, ????? ??????? ???? ????? ????????, ????????? ??????????, ??????? ???????? ? ?????? ???? ??????? ???????????? ????? ?????????? ??????, ??????????? ? ???? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ????????? ?????????? ??????? ? ?????? ??????????? ????????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????? ??????? ????????? ??????, ?????????? ??????? ????????????? ????????? – ?????????? ????????? ????????? ???????, ???????? ???????????? ????? I, ??? ????? ????????? ?????????? I, ??????? «??????????????» ????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ?????????????? ????????, ??????? ???????????? ????? ??????? ? ?????-????? ??????????? ????????, ??????? ????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????????? ?????? ?????????????? ???? ? ?????? ????????????: ??? ?????????? ??????? ??????????? ? ?? ????????? ????????????? ? ?????????. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("G").

      [Wien?, um 1908?]. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten, vermutlich sein Kommilitone Emil Freund, der später sein Anwalt und Vermögensberater wurde: "Meine Frau bittet Dich morgen nicht wie ursprünglich festgesetzt um 1 Uhr, sondern um 7 Uhr zum Nachtmal [sic] zu kommen [.]". - Mit einer etwa gleichaltrigen Cousine Emil Freunds erlebte Mahler eine nur kurze Zeit währende Ferienromanze. Das Mädchen nahm sich, nach einer weiteren enttäuschenden Liebesbeziehung im Jahre 1880 das Leben. - Wohl unveröffentlicht.

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        Pamiati Karla Marksa.] Karl Marks (1818-1883). K dvadcatipjatiletiju so dnja ego smerti (1883-1908).

      St. Petersburg, Wolf für O. & L. Kedrow, 1908. - (4), 410 S., l. w. Bl. Gedr. Originalbroschur. 8vo. Gedächtnisschrift zum 25. Todestag von Karl Marx. Enthält u. a. den Erstdruck von Lenins Artikel "Marxismus und Revisionismus", eine detaillierte Analyse revisionistischer Strömungen, die mit der programmatischen Parole schließt: "Der ideologische Kampf des revolutionären Marxismus gegen den Revisionismus am Ausgang des 19. Jahrhunderts bedeutete nur eine Vorstufe zu den großen revolutionären Schlachten des Proletariats, das trotz aller Schwankungen und Schwächen des Spießbürgertums dem vollen Sieg seiner Sache entgegenschreitet." - Titel gering fingerfleckig; die Broschur an den Ecken minimal knittrig; kleine Fehlstellen am Rücken ergänzt. Insgesamt sehr schön erhalten. Selten. OCLC 86139210. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALSs - 11 eigenhändige Briefe mit Unterschrift, 2 eigenhändige Postkarten mit Unterschrift und 1 Postkarte von fremder Hand mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift.

      Kiel 26.XI.1908 bis 3.VIII.1909 und Leipzig 30.VII.1912 bis 6.VII.1913. 29 Seiten gr.-4 bis 8 und die Karten. Gedruckte Briefköpfe. Vereinzelt gelocht, schwach fleckig oder mit kleinen Randläsuren. Mit 1 Umschlag. Kiel 26.XI.1908 bis 3.VIII.1909 und Leipzig 30.VII.1912 bis 6.VII.1913. 29 Seiten gr.-4 bis 8 und die Karten. Gedruckte Briefköpfe. Vereinzelt gelocht, schwach fleckig oder mit kleinen Randläsuren. Mit 1 Umschlag.Friedrich Rinne (1863-1933), Mineraloge, Kristallograph und Petrograph Begründer der Salzpetrographie, nach ihm ist das Mineral Rinneit benannt. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg, meist dessen Aussichten auf Professuren an verschiedenen Universitäten betreffend.26.XI.1908. "... Graz wäre ein herrlicher Arbeitsplatz für Sie ... Ich war ja nahe daran hinzugehen ...Die Königsberger Affäre hat sich so abgespielt: Sie waren mit Bergeat an erster Stelle vorgeschlagen, für wissenschaftlich gleichwertig taxirt, bei Ihnen war aber noch ganz besonders die ungewöhnliche Lehrbegabung hervorgehoben. Nun kam es so, daß Kollege Tornquist nach Berlin fuhr als das Fakultätsschreiben abgegangen war und bei Ministerialdirektor Naumann um Bergeat bat Sie waren ihm nicht so lieb wie Bergeat, weil er geologische Konkurrenz fürchtete ..."5.II.1909. Dank für Salomon-Calvis großes Werk über die Adamellogruppe. "... Ich bin in der Tat ganz in bewundernder Stimmung über die Riesenleistung ... Sie haben ... unserer Litteratur ein herrliches Geschenk gemacht ...Nun ist also Leipzig im Gange. Ich traf neulich Credner ... Er erzählte mir, daß man sich bald entscheiden wolle. Ohne Zweifel wird sich Zirkel kräftig für Sie auslegen ..."3.IV.1909. "... Die Adamelloschliffe kann ich leider nicht übernehmen ich muß in diesem Etatsjahr äußerst sparsam sein, da ich vom vorigen große Schulden mit hinein nehme ..."13.VI.1909. Rinne selbst war nach Leipzig berufen worden hatte jedoch (vorläufig!) abgelehnt. "... Es wurde mir allerdings ein großes Institut in Aussicht gestellt, sein Bau aber ausdrücklich von der Genehmigung durch den Landtag abhängig gemacht. Dazu kam als besonders wichtiger Punkt, daß der Landtag grade nach Hause gegangen ist und erst in 2 Jahren wieder zusammentritt ..."30.VI.1909. Nach weiteren Verhandlungen und seiner Annahme des Leipziger Rufes wirbt Rinne um Salomon-Calvi als Nachfolger in Kiel. "... Hier in Kiel ist die allerbeste Stimmung für Sie ... Sollte auch der Ruf nach Graz an Sie herantreten, so kann ich nur raten, es so zu machen, wie ich es tat nämlich nach Kiel zu gehen. Sie finden hier ein ganz wunderschönes, gut eingerichtetes Institut ... Ihrem Arbeitsgebiet in Tyrol wären Sie zwar in Graz erfreulich nahe aber es giebt doch Eisenbahn. Die allgemeinen collegialen Verhältnisse sind hier sehr angenehm Theater etc. vortrefflich, Wohnungsverhältnisse sehr gut ..."8.VII.1909. "... Kollege Haas hat seinen Freunden in der Kommission mitgetheilt, daß er seine Lehrtätigkeit ... weiter ausüben wolle und es als eine Kränkung empfinde wenn gerade Sie als ein nach seiner Meinung ihm wissenschaftlich nahe Stehender, ihm zur Seite gesetzt würden. Und diese sentimentalen Gründe hat die Majorität der Kommission gebilligt! Ich habe 2 Stunden dagegen gekämpft ..."2.XI.1912. Salomon-Calvi hatte einen Ruf nach Hannover abgelehnt, für den Rinne eingetreten war. "... Schade, daß Sie nicht angenommen haben. Sie hätten der guten Sache 'Mineralogie und Geologie an technischen Hochschulen' sehr genützt ..."6.VII.1913. Salomon-Calvi hatte einen Ruf nach Leipzig abgelehnt. "... Ich kann es noch gar nicht recht fassen, daß unsere Hoffnung, Sie zu gewinnen, zu Schanden werden soll. Auch im Ministerium besteht die Meinung, daß Sie vielleicht im Affekt unter dem traurigen Eindruck der plötzlichen Krankheit Ihrer Frau gehandelt haben ..."Beiliegend ein Telegramm (Kiel 1909) sowie Abklatsche von 10 eigenhändigen Briefen Salomon-Calvis an Rinne, 1909-1913, z.T. sehr ausführlich zu den jeweiligen Berufungsangelegenheiten.

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        Das Ecce Homo

      [Leipzig]: [Insel Verlag, 1908], 1908. 1st and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 157 p. No. 1026 of 1100 (total edition 1250), first edition, in German. Written in 1888 but not published until 1908, with one of its main purposes being to offer Nietzsche's own perspective on his work as a philosopher and human being. He wrote: "I have a duty against which my habits, even more the pride of my instincts, revolt at bottom". According to one of Nietzsche's most prominent English translators, Walter Kaufmann, the book offers "Nietzsche's own interpretation of his development, his works, and his significance" (N.B., from Wiki). ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in quarter vellum over grey paper boards, stylized title in gilt on the front board, gilt lettering on the spine, brown endpapers, brown decorative title page, brown lettering and decorations throughout; title page, binding and ornaments designed by Henry van de Velde; octavo size (approximately 9.5" tall), pagination: (1)-154, Inhalt (Contents) (155), blank (156), colophon (157); all text in German, limited edition of 1250, this no. 1026. ***CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, gently bumped corners with a minimum of rubbing, the interior is clean and bright with a few scattered spots of foxing, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. We are grading as very good plus due to some light soiling to the binding, minor rubbing to the gilt lettering, evidence of an old dampstain to the upper front corner, and some vintage pencil markings to the front pastedown and the verso of the front free endpaper. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Periodica publicatio PP. Collegii S. Bonaventurae. Annus I - Annus 104. (Complete run from the first year 1908 till fasc. 1-2 of the 104rd year 2011 and added fasc. 1-4 of the 105th year 2012)

      Firenze / Grottaferrata (Roma) Italia, Ad Claras Aquas prope Florentiam / Fondazione Collegio S. Bonaventura, 1908 - 2012. Together 109 volumes, composed as follows: Vols. 1-22 half leather, 23-98 half cloth and 99-105 in 12 fascicles and also included the indices tomorum 1-50 (1908-1957) in half cloth and in paperback the index auctorum 1908-2007 incl. CD-Rom and the Indices tomorum 51-100 (1958-2007) incl. CD-Rom; average size is 24 cm. - (ca. 6 of the early half leather volumes are damaged to the spines/ hinges and are restored, the rest of the volumes is in very good condition, only some small stamps from a monastery library) See picture. More pictures on request. Weight is 115 kg.

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        Ballads & Lyrics of Socialism.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Grey Matter Books]
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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Thomas Nelson & Sons LTD. 1908 - The top and bottom of the spine and the corners of the boards are a little worn. This book has grey pictorial covers and 92 illustrations inside by Harry Rountree. The bottom of the text block is a little grubby and the biding is a little loose. Inside the front cover there are a couple of places where is looks as though someone has glued something in and then removed it leaving some brown card. A couple of the pages have some small smudge marks on too. These are shown in the photographs supplied. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SGOIS]
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