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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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      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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        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]

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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 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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      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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      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 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.

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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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      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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      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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      MILLAR, H.R.. 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.

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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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