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        La Chasse au météore Le Pilote du Danube

      Paris: Hetzel, 1908. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1908], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Edition adorned with illustrations by George Roux. Cardboard Hetzel publisher "" the range and the elephant "" in full red calico signed Engel, Engel signed first polychrome dish with the title in a black and gold range, several frames in black and gold, a head from top left golden elephant, three small illustrations and various gold navigational instruments and exploration, all framed in green foliage second type of dish "" i "" as indicated by JAUZAC, back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. split internal hinges with traces of glue. spine uniformly past and tail fairing slightly rubbed. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée d'illustrations de George Roux. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "à l'éventail et à l'éléphant" en pleine percaline rouge signé Engel, premier plat polychrome signé Engel présentant le titre dans un éventail noir et doré, plusieurs encadrements en noir et à l'or, une tête d'éléphant dorée en haut à gauche, trois petites illustrations ainsi que divers instruments de navigation et d'exploration dorés, le tout encadré dans des feuillages verts, second plat de type ""i"" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos orné de plusieurs illustrations en couleur et à l'or, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Charnières intérieures fendues présentant des traces de colle. Dos uniformément passé et coiffe de queue un peu frottée.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        LONE STAR DEFENDERS A CHRONICLE OF THE THIRD TEXAS CAVALRY, ROSS' BRIGADE

      New York & Washington: Neale Publishing Co., 1908. ...[276 pgs.]...FIRST EDITION...THE THIRD TEXAS CAVALRY WAS VERY ACTIVE AND DISTINGUISHED IN THE FIGHTING OF THE WESTERN CAMPAIGNS. BARRON RECALLS SOLDIERS LIVES IN CAMP AND IN THE FIELD...BEAUTIFULLY REBOUND IN FULL NAVY CALF WITH GILT STAR ON COVER AND GILT LETTERING AND DECORATION ON SPINE...GILT ON TOP EDGE...New marbled endpapers...Illustrated with a frontis of the "Battle-Flag of the Third Texas Cavalry Regiment" plus 10 b/w photo portraits...Brief ink specks on a few pages...Short tear on last text leaf repaired with tape... A SCARCE COPY OF A CHRONICLED NARRATIVE OF THE BATTLES AND SKIRMISHES OF THE WESTERN CAVALRY...HOWES 178.... First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens Bd 1 - 24 (24 Bände)

      Leipzig Wien: Meyer 1908 - 1913; mit mehr als 17.600 Abbildungen im Text u. auf teils ausfaltbaren 1610 Bildtafeln (darunter farbige Chromolithographien), Karten, u. Plänen sowie 180 Textbeilagen; 6., gänzlich neubearbeitete u. vermehrte Aufl., neuer Abdruck; hier 24 Bände: Bde. 1 - 20, Bd. 21 Ergänzungen und Nachträge, Bd. 22 Jahres-Supplement 1909 - 1910, Bd. 23 Jahres-Supplement 1910 - 1911, Bd. 24 Jahres-Supplement 1911- 1912; zus. über 21.500 S.; unikate Meistereinbände, massive moderne Handeinbände in braunem Halbleinen mit durchgefärbten schwarzen Deckeln ohne Überzugs- u. Vorsatzpapier, rundum Schwarzschnitt u. mit Rückentitel in Gold von Frida Schoy (1889 - 1963, Schülerin von Otto Dorfner, Dozentin an der Folkwang-Schule, Buchbinderin, zuletzt in Essen), vermutlich aus den dreissiger Jahren; jeder Band mit Schoys persönlichem handnumerierten ExLibris aus Japan-Papier auf dem Innendeckel; ausserordentlich stabile Bände in einzigartiger, für die damalige Zeit wohl hochmoderner Ausstattung; Unikat aus der Hand und aus der Bibliothek der bedeutenden Einbandkünstlerin; gering berieben, Rücken gelegentlich leicht fleckig. Halbleinen. Gut. 25 cm. Handeinband.

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        Der Unterkiefer des Homo Heidelbergensis aus den Sanden von Mauer bei Heidelberg. Ein Beitrag zur Paläontologie des Menschen.

      Lpz.,Engelmann 1908. 4°. (8),67 S. mit zahlr. Tab. u. Tafeltl. mit XIII Taf. (mit gegenüberstehender Legende). Ln. mit Rückenschildchen, gering berieben, Rücken geschossen, innen häufig etw. (finger)fleckig, 1 S. mit Besitzstempel, 2 Bl. mit kleinen Eckabrissen im weißen Rand, 1 Taf. mit sauber geklebten Einrissen, 7 Bl. mit durchgehendem vertikalen Knick, insges. trotz dieser Mängel noch ordentliches Expl. Erstausgabe. Klassisches Werk der Anthropologie und Paläontologie. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Paläontologie, Geologie, Anthropologie

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        MEYERS Großes Konversations-Lexikon Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens

      Lpz. u. Wien, Bibliogr. Inst. 1908-11.. 6. gänzl. umgearb. u. verm. Aufl. Neuer Abdruck. Bde. 1-23 (inkl. Ergänzungen/Nachträge und 2 Jahressupplementbde.). 4°. Mit zahlr. Textabb., 1522 Taf. (darunter 180 Farbtaf., zumeist Chromolith.), 343 Kartenbeilagen sowie 160 Textbeilagen im Hauptwerk (Bde. 1-20). Braune OHLdr.-Bde. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kap. tlw. eingerissen. 1 Rü. m. Fehsltelle am ob. Kap. Seemann 430 - Mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln. Mit den Jahressupplementbänden 1909/10, 1910/11.

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        ROCK-CLIMBING IN SKYE.

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1908. FIRST EDITION 1908. 8vo, approximately 230 x 160 mm, 9 x 6 inches, 31 full page illustrations, including frontispiece, with tissue guards, 9 diagrams, folding map in pocket at rear, pages: xxiv, 1-330 plus 1 page of adverts, original publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, top edge gilt. Very slight wrinkling to spine, endpapers foxed, pale intermittent foxing throughout, mostly to margins but also affecting a few text pages, tissue guards age-browned, plates clean, folding map has pale age-browning to blank side, foxing to fore-edge, otherwise a very good bright copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Tempest

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Collectible; Very Good. A sharp copy of the 1908 signed/limited. #454 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR EDMUND DULAC on the limitation page. Handsomely bound in publisher's full-vellum with bright gilt-lettering and decoration to front panel and spine. Quarto, 144 pgs., top-edge gilt, fore-edge and bottom-edge deckled. Clean and well-preserved and VG+. 39 of the 40 plates entirely intact and immaculate. Missing onle plate though: the final plate (Prospero), opposite pg. 142. Includes the publisher's front silk tie. Signed by Illustrator.

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        L'Agence Thompson and Co EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1908. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1908-1914], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - First and only edition tall 8vo illustrated boards in chromolithography by L. Benett. Cardboard Hetzel editor "in the range of an elephant" in full red calico signed Engel, various gold scientific instruments in the foreground second type of flat "i" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse, blue endpapers origins all edges gilt. spine very fractionally past guards and blue lightly shaded, otherwise fine copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première et seule édition grand in-8 illustrée de planches en chromolithographie par L. Benett. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "à l'éventail à un éléphant" en pleine percaline rouge signé Engel, divers instruments scientifiques dorés au premier plan, second plat de type "i" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos au phare, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Dos très infimement passé et gardes bleues légèrement ombrées, sinon bel exemplaire.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Déri Sé Adet ou Stamboul porte du bonheur. Scènes de la vie turque...

      Piazza, 1908. Cm. 23, pp. 217 (5). Con decorazioni in cromolitografia e molte illustrazioni a colori di F. Zonaro. Bella legatura coeva in pieno marocchino interamente decorato in stile orientale. Dentelles interna, dublure, sguardie in seta verde e taglio di testa dorato. Preservata all'interno la bella brossura originale illustrata. Legatura firmata Guérin Barcelona. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo una minima screpolatura alle cerniere. Tiratura limitata a 300 esemplari numerati a mano, il presente è uno dei 260 stampati su "papier vélin à la cuve" (ns. n. 285). Cfr. Atabey 1214.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Kramers Taschenbuch der Rassegeflügelzucht.

      Würzburg, Stürtz (1908); 2. Aufl.; 32 Seiten Text mit 1 Portrait + 107 chromolith. Tafeln; Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Deckeltitel und Deckelvignette (5 Tafeln mit winzigen Verklebungen, eine rückseitig mit geringem Textverlust; sonst schönes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Geflügel

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        The Rock Tombs of El Amarna; Archaeological Survey of Egypt edited by F. Ll. Griffith: Thirteenth-Eighteenth Memoir: Parts I....[through] Part VI

      London: Archaeological Survey of Egypt / Egypt Exploration Fund, 1908. First Edition. Cloth over boards. Near Fine. Norman de Garis Davies. Folios (12 1/2" x 10 3/8"), VI volumes [of VIII]; grey paper covered boards with tan cloth spine; numerous engraved plates of scale plans, line drawings, and B&W photos: Part I--The Tomb of Meryra (56pp. & 42 plates); Part II.--The Tombs of Panehesy and Meryra II (1-48pp. & 47 plates); Part III.--The Tombs of Huya and Ahmes (1-41pp. & 39 plates); Part IV.--Tombs of Penthu, Mahu, and Others (1-36pp. & 45 plates); Part V.--Smaller Tombs and Boundary Stelae (1-37pp. & 44 plates); Part VI.--Tombs of Parennefer, Tutu, and Ay (1-44pp. & 44 plates). 16 lbs. 4 oz. Rare, magnificently and accurately illustrated, indispensible original edition with detailed and exceptionally clean plates of the earliest excavations by Norman de Garis Davies of El Amarna--the city built in the desert by the controversial monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten near the end of the 18th Dynasty. Because of the widespread destruction of records and artifacts relating to the Pharaoh Akhenaten, his beautiful wife Queen Nefertiti, and his son Tutankhamon--caused by centuries of erosion, robbers, and recently by religiously-inspired vandals at a museum directly across the Nile from Amarna, this series of excellently executed records has even greater importance now than when it was initially published. Norman de Garis Davies, (1865-1941) was a wealthy Englishman and former Unitarian minister who gave up being a pastor for his love of archaeology and associated artistic renderings. Davies was initially active at Tell el Amarna from 1903 to 1907. There, he worked various non-royal and royal grave groups a few miles from the Central City, as well as the royal necropolis of the royal grave (no. 26) and graves no. 27-30. These graves were located in the northern limestone mountains nearly 100-feet up on the steep slope of the desert mountain edge. In his capacity of Field Director / Survey Project of the Archaeological Survey, Davies published layouts of the graves of officials at Tell el-Amarna in the Archeological Survey in 6 "Memoirs" from 1903 to 1908, which we offer here. Between 1905 and 1907, Davies also worked for George Andrew Reisner in Geza and James Henry Breasted in Nubia. In 1906, Norman became engaged to Anna (nick-named "Nina") Macpherson Cummingson, and they married on October 8th, 1907. She is noted for the quality of her architectural drawings and recreations. In 1912, Norman de Garis Davies was awarded the Leibniz Medal of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. The husband-&-wife archaeological-and-artistic studies of ancient Egypt continued throughout their lives. Among their subsequent famous publications, we note Nina's drawings for the MMA from the grave of Djehuty kt 45 (1908). When Egyptologist Alan H. Gardiner saw Nina's work, he became so impressed that he agreed in 1909 to buy as many pictures of her work as he could afford. Thereafter, considerable acclaim attended their Thebes Tomb Series (TTS) in five editions of the "Memoirs" of the EDF from 1915-1933. In addition, for the 1926-27 archaeological excavation season, Norman and Nina received permission from the MMA to help the Egypt Exploration Society in Tell el-Amarna. Their work followed excavations begun by Henri Frankfort in November 1926. Charles K. Wilkinson, who had belonged since 1920 to the graphic department of the Metropolitan Museum, made a series of preliminary drawings, while Norman and Nina made color copies. This work resulted in the book: The Mural Painting of el-'Amarna, which Henri Frankfort issued in 1929 and to which Norman contributed a chapter. Nina also published color copies of the frescoes in the northern palace, and together they were represented by other drawings. Because of thievery, the frescoes were removed later and the fragments brought to the museum in Cairo. Her drawings became an important source for reconstructing the entirety. Norman De Garis Davies died in his sleep of heart failure at Oxford on 4 November 1941. Continuing to work on their unfinished projects throughout the Second World War, Nina prepared Norman's work on the Temple of Hibis. She put together the material and let the drawings photographed. Finally, she sent everything to the Metropolitan Museum. Unfortunately, in their publication of 1953, her earlier work found no mention: see, Part III, The Decoration. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. 1953. Nina & Norman's Egyptian collection was bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and his books to the University College, London. His written documents went to the Griffith Institute. According to Martin Fitzenreiter: Contemporary Art, 2002: "The works by this artist-Egyptologist belong without question to the best that can be achieved by the art of copyists. The accuracy of the strokes, especially the delicacy of color rendering their work of many years of empathy with the nature and art of ancient Egyptian paintings are still unmatched by any technical recording method of the "soul" to mention. " Pharaoh Akhenaten's almost 20-year-long controversial reign appears in Egyptian history as a "cultural revolution" in theology and art. Typically, the pharoah was represented stylistically with an elongated face with feminized features: full lips, a narrow waist, wide hips, a bulbous belly and thighs, and developing breasts. A few statues also show him sexless. The pharaoh and his wife were also depicted with peculiarly long thin fingers and toes. The king was often accompanied by his family as a tender father and lover of his wife Nefertiti whom he embraced. Other scenes depicted him with his children, six princesses, with whom he played. The royal figures of Akhenaten and his wife were often slightly clothed, sometimes naked. A central reference point of Akhenaten's new religion was the light, represented by the sun. In most pictures, one finds representations of the Aten, the sun god, depicted as a stylized sun disk, whose rays flow in life-giving hands. Nefertiti and various high officials are also shown receiving the presence of the Aten. As high priest and embodiment of the Aten, Akhenaten also wrote a solar hymn, which he dedicated in the grave of Eje (Ay). His sun hymn was identified by the French Egyptologist Urbain Bouriant by closely comparing the Davies' engravings with the archaeology (published 1884; rev. 1908). In addition, five shorter hymns to Aton were identified in the graves of Meryre I, Tutu, Mahu, Ipi (Apy) and No. 23. Seymour de Ricci (1881-1942) was a bibliographer and historian--often of French subjects--who collaborated with Davies' on the text of The Rock Tombs of El-Amarna: The tomb of Meyra (1905) and its continuation with the Tombs of Parennefer, Tutu, and Ay (1908). (Some referenes: Obituary of de Garis Davies by Alan H. Gardiner in "The Journal of Egyptian Archeaelogy, Vol. 28, Dec. 1942; Nigel Strudwick: Nina de Garis Davies; Obituary in "The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art"; N. de Garis Davies at the Metropolitan Museum; Alan H. Gardiner: N. de Garis Davies In: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 28, 1942, pp 59-60: Wikipedia article on Norman de Garis Davies in German.).

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        L'herbe d'avril EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Roubaix: Edition du Beffroi, 1908. Fine. Edition du Beffroi, Roubaix 1908, 12x17,5cm, relié. - First edition of the author's second book. Decorated paper boards by Boichot, dark green morocco-like shagreen title label, covers and spine preserved (spine slightly faded). Handsome autograph inscription signed by Louis Pergaud to the poet Georges Duhamel. A good copy in an attractive binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du deuxième ouvrage de l'auteur. Reliure en plein papier à motifs décoratifs, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin maroquiné sapin, couvertures et dos conservés (dos légèrement défraîchi), reliure signée de Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis Pergaud au poète Georges Duhamel. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi.

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        The Fourth Olympiad Being the Official Report of the Olympic Games of 1908

      London: The British Olympic Association, 1908. Collation, 794pp, illustrated throughout. Bound in original publishers red cloth, with gilt lettering, crest design on both boards. Cloth lightly rubbed, darkened and faded, some vey minor wear. Generally binding in very good condition.Internally, browning to endpapers, pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy.A7. First Edition. Good Plus. Large 8vo.

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        Der blaurote Methusalem. Mit einem farbigen Titelbild und 16 Tondruckbildern.

      Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig. Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, o.J. 4. Auflage, die einfarbigen Abbildungen in Schwarzweiß, illustriert von Oskar Herrfurth, 8°. 21,4 x 15,6 cm. (3) Bll.,546 Seiten, roter Leinenband mit farbigen Rücken- und Deckelzeichnungen, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Leinwand, In gutem Zustand. beide Rückenkapitale berieben, das obere einseitig 1 cm angerissen, die unteren Einbandecken leicht bestoßen, der Buchblock papierbedingt minimal gebräunt, aber sauber und gut. Buch ohne Angaben zum Erscheinungsjahr , 5. Auflage erschien 1908, Plaul. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Literatur und Unterhaltung, Abenteuer, Deutsche Literatur, Literatur bis um 1900, Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Literatur in Werkausgaben, Unterhaltung

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        THE MAD SCIENTIST: A TALE OF THE FUTURE ..

      New York: Cochrane Publishing Co., 1908.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iv] v-vi 1-242 [243-246: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Charles Beecher Bunnell, original blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "Imaginative, a treasure-trove of motifs, but lacking literary quality ... Still, a very important work typologically." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1396. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 524. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 08803. Hubin (1994), p. 527. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925. Owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. Some foxing to free endpapers, else a fine copy. A very attractive copy of a scarce book. (#147347)

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        [Bäume].

      [ca. 1908-1910].. Orig.-Zeichnung. 17 x 24 cm. (Blattgr.). In sehr gutem Zustand. vgl. ÖBL I, 92; Fuchs, Erg.-Bd. I, 61 - Unsignierte Zeichnung von Laubbaumkronen. - Gutachten eines ger. beeideten Sachverständigen liegt bei: "Der Unterzeichnete hat diese Zeichnung selbst einem Skizzenbuch der Malerin Tina Blau entnommen […]Die stilistischen Details weisen ganz eindeutig auf Tina Blau als Urheberin dieser Arbeit. […] Die Künstlerin, die regelmäßig viele freie Stunden in den [Wiener] Praterauen verbrachte…"

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        Liguria preistorica. UNITO A: Liguria preistorica. Epilogo.

      Genova, Soc. Ligure St. Patria, 1908, 8vo legatura in mezza tela, tassello al dorso, pp. 761 con 271 fig. n.t. e con 8 tavole f.t. = Genova, Soc. Ligure St. Patria, 1908, 8vo brossura originale (timbro "Omaggio dell'Autore" in cop.) pp. 83 con 8 tavole. Si tratta delle pag. 625/697 dell'opera completa, tirata a parte. Raro.

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes Being Records of Travel on the Amazon and Its Tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupes, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Hualllage, and Pastasa; As Also to the Cataracts of the Orinoco, Along the Eastern Side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the Shores of the Pacific, During the Years 1849-1864.

      London: MacMillan and Co., 1908. Undetermined. fine. 1st Edition. lii,518,(2);xii,542,(2) pp.pp. Octavo. 2 volumes. Original green cloth with gilt title on spine. Top of text block a bit dust soiled. Original printed dust wrappers on each volume. Other than a bit of darkening on the spines the wrappers are in amazing condition for a set of books over a hundred years old. Volume 1 has 49 illustrations and 3 maps. Volume 2 has 22 illustrations and 4 maps. The text and illustrations are clean and crisp and in fine condition. Housed in a purpose built slipcase. fine The Brooke-Hitching's copy with his initials. Spruce was one of the great Victorian English explorer/botanists and spent over 15 years exploring the Amazon basin. Many of his collections are at Kew Gardens in London. He was also was one of the first to cultivate bitter bark quinine and make it widely available for the treatment of malaria. An absolutely amazing copy with a great provenance. 1908

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1908. being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastasa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849–1864. Edited and condensed, with a biographical introduction, portrait, seventy-one illustrations and seven maps. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece, 71 illustrations, 7 maps (the last folding). With the small ownership stamp of Roger Perry and a bookplate recording his donation to the Spruce memorial plaque installed at Coneysthorpe, Yorkshire in 1971. Roger Perry (1933–2016) was director of the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos, from 1964 to 1970. Spines a little faded and worn at ends, browning to endpapers, still a very good copy. First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects [Spruce's] gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB). Spruce had been sent to South America in 1849 by Hooker, Bentham, and other botanists; Bentham was to receive, name, and distribute the plants he sent home. Towards the end of the year Spruce travelled up the Amazon to Santarém, at the mouth of the Tapajos, where he met Wallace and the lepidopterist Henry Walter Bates. Spruce spent three years on the rivers Negro and Orinoco, entering Venezuela and discovering many plants new to science, including 200 species of fungi in the rain forest of the Uapes. His travels were interrupted in 1852 when he returned to the River Negro to assist Wallace, who had been struck down by malaria, and oversee his safe passage down river. After extensive travels, Spruce remained on the Pacific coast until 1864, when he lost his entire capital in the collapse of a Peruvian bank. He returned to England in 1867 after an absence of 18 years. The work stands as a landmark of ethnobotany. Among Spruce's discoveries were a number of plants with medicinal properties, including the datura and coca plants. (It was his samples of the latter, sent to Berlin, which helped Dr Nieman isolate the active principle of the alkaloid cocaine in 1858.) Spruce also made the first detailed reports of ayahuasca and yopo and the ceremonial usage of these hallucinogenic plants. (See Schultes & Hofmann, Plants of the Gods, for numerous references to Spruce.)

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes,

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1908. being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastasa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849–1864. Edited and condensed, with a biographical introduction, portrait, seventy-one illustrations and seven maps. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard to vol. 1, 71 illustrations and 7 maps, the final one folding. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. 1. Slight wear to extremities, light offsetting to endpapers; an excellent set. First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects [Spruce's] gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB). Spruce was sent to South America in 1849 by Hooker, Bentham, and other botanists; Bentham was to receive, name, and distribute the plants Spruce sent home. Towards the end of the year Spruce travelled up the Amazon to Santarém, at the mouth of the Tapajos, where he met Wallace and the lepidopterist Henry Walter Bates. Spruce spent three years on the rivers Negro and Orinoco, entering Venezuela and discovering many plants new to science, including 200 species of fungi in the rain forest of the Uapes. His travels were interrupted in 1852 when he returned to the River Negro to assist Wallace, who had been struck down by malaria, and oversee his safe passage down river. After extensive travels, Spruce remained on the Pacific coast until 1864, when he lost his entire capital in the collapse of a Peruvian bank. He returned to England in 1867 after an absence of 18 years. The work stands as a landmark of ethnobotany. Among Spruce's discoveries were a number of plants with medicinal properties, including the datura and coca plants. (It was his samples of the latter, sent to Berlin, which helped Dr Nieman isolate the active principle of the alkaloid cocaine in 1858). Spruce also made the first detailed reports of ayahuasca and yopo and the ceremonial usage of these hallucinogenic plants. (See Schultes & Hofmann, Plants of the Gods, for numerous references to Spruce). With the bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason (1869–1942), an American Catholic priest, scholar and book collector.

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes. Being Records of Travel on the Amazon and Its Tributaries ...Also to the Cataracts of the Orinoco, Along the Eastern Side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador ... During the Years 1849-1864 [2 vols]

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1908. Pp. lii, 518, [2] - publ. adverts.; xii, 542, [2] - publ. adverts. Green cloth with gilt lettering to the spines, top edge gilt. Illustrated with black and white plates. Edited and condensed by Alfred Russel Wallace with a Biographical Introduction, portrait, seventy-one illustrations and seven maps. Covers slightly scuffed and soiled, invisible repair to lower joint of vol. 1, usual tanning to the endpapers. Previous owner's signature to the front pastedown of both volumes, else a very good, bright and tight set.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        The Life of James McNeil Whistler

      Heinemann, London, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. PENNELL, ELIZABETH and JOSEPH. The Life of James McNeil Whistler, London: William Heinemann, 1908. Large quartos, No. 8 of a large-paper edition limited to 150, pp. xxvi, 316; xiv, 327, gray boards three-quarter-bound in mustard morocco, illustrated with gravures and halftones, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, signed on the limitation page by Heinemann. Condition of these books: Boards worn at extremities, spines sunned with some discoloration. V2 has a damp stain on the back cover. Overall very good. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; 1900-1920; Biography & Autobiography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53432. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        The Wind in the Willows.

      London: Methuen and Co.,, 1908. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered and blocked in gilt (spine showing Toad in his motoring outfit, front cover showing Mole and Rat bowing down before Pan), top edges gilt, untrimmed. Housed in a custom-made, plush-lined green cloth solander box. Frontispiece (with tissue guard). Neat ownership inscription of "Bouverie" on front pastedown; binding lightly rubbed at extremities, small patch of sensitive and superficial restoration to cloth at rear joint, a small few almost imperceptible marks to front cover, touch of foxing to preliminary leaves, but an excellent copy, sound and smart. First edition, first impression, of Grahame's timeless book, "one of the central classics of children's fiction" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature).

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        IAN FLEMING~TLS SIGNED, TO SPY ANTHONY TERRY, author of Casino Royale

      0, 0 - Ian Fleming, (1908-1964) Typed Letter Signed. Important Association Typed letter boldly signed by Ian Fleming in full signature as ¿Yours sincerely, Ian Fleming,¿, Single page, typed on recto and verso, 8¿ x 10¿, on Kemsley House letterhead. Dated ¿October 25, 1949¿. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry ¿Dear Terry¿, of the British Press Centre. Near fine condition. Accompanied by an iconic glossy black and white photo of Ian Fleming in a very pensive silhouette, 8¿ x 10¿. The letter will come with a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA In full: ¿Dear Terry, I am perfectly happy to agree with the views about Berlin you express in your sensible letter of 17th October. I certainly appreciate your point that Berlin has the ¿big city feeling,¿ and towns like Dusseldorf have about as much significance in Germany as Reading has here. Anyway, I have given you carte blanche and I am only anxious that you should establish a secure base as soon as possible. I explained the Hamsher position to you over the telephone this morning and you will hear more from him. I am paying him a retainer of £20 a month, so you need have no hesitation to work him hard. He is officially your Number 2 and normally we shall contact him through you. At the moment we cannot byline him, but I would like you to discuss this point with him and ask him to suggest a name without delay. Please let me know what you think you can get for the Mercedes, and what other car you could purchase with the proceeds? I fear we are not in a spending mood here at present and good housekeeping is the watchword. With Hamsher next door to you, I do not feel that the D.P.A. will be necessary, but please let me know definitely when you have talked over matters with Hamsher. Please keep an eye open for really newsworthy photographs, and let it be known amongst free-lances that you are in the market for anything which might suit the ¿Daily Graphic¿ or the ¿Sunday Graphic.¿ Please particularly keep your eye open for photographs from inside Russia. A series on ¿Stalingrad Today,¿ or on any of the other big Russian cities, would be very acceptable, but watch out for fakes. Normally, you should tell photographers that you are sending their pictures to London and that they will be paid for if used. Naturally, if there is anything in the nature of a scoop, you will have to snap it up and we would be prepared to pay big money if necessary. Individual prints are worth £1 to £2, but a double-page spread in the ¿Graphic¿ would be worth up to £15 or £20. This is only a side line and should not engage too much of your time, although it would be as well to get into the habit of illustrating your feature articles with a suitable picture. Your Sincerely Ian Fleming¿ As foreign manager of the Kemsley newspaper group¿s Sunday Times, Fleming hired Terry to be posted abroad. Meanwhile, Fleming ran an intelligence outfit known as Mercury which used foreign correspondents to gather information in sensitive foreign zones. With several classic tropes of espionage fiction¿including the middleman contact ¿Number 2¿ and Cold War intrigue in Russia¿this is the quintessential Fleming letter. Fleming ran an intelligence agency called ¿Mercury¿ which used foreign correspondents working for the Sunday Times as spies (a parent company of Kemsley Newspapers). The former SIS and MI6 agent Anthony Cavendish described the relationship in his book, ¿Inside Intelligence¿. He wrote: at the end of the war a number of MI6 agents were sent abroad under the cover of newspapermen. Indeed the Kemsley Press allowed many of their foreign correspondents to cooperate with MI6 and even took on MI6 operatives as foreign correspondents. Terry had been recruited by Fleming in 1949 as an intelligence officer and posted to various European countries under the guise of a foreign correspondent with the Sunday Times.A fantastic clandestine lengthy signed letter with superlative content. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Un Sherlock Holmes a Quatre Pattes (A Sherlock Holmes on Four Feet)

      Paris: Jules Tallandier, Editeur. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. First Edition. Beautiful French children's version of Sherlock Holmes, with all the characters animals. Circa 1908. Rich chromolithography thruout, wonderfully illustrated by R. de la Neziere. Nicely-preserved and VG to VG+ in its original decorative boards, with very light fraying at the front tips. Tall quarto, 64 pgs.

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        Osterbuch. (Deckeltitel: `Hasenbuch`). Verse von Ch. Morgenstern. [Erstausgabe].

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, [1908]. Quer-4°. 24,2 x 31,5 cm. Unpaginiert. 17 Blatt. Illustrierter Halbleinenband mit aufgezogener farbiger Deckelillustration und kollorierten Vorsätzen. Erste Ausgabe. Marbacher Kat. 54 (Fitzebutze), Stuck-Villa II, 186 - Doderer/M. 679 - Slg. Hürlimann 1246 - Brüggemann 241. Mit (koloriertem) illustriertem Titel, farbigen Vorsätzen und 16 ganzseitigen, kolorierten Illustrationen, gedruckt auf leicht gelblichem, dickerem Papier. Hauptwerk der modernen Kinderbuchillustration, dessen geplante Auslieferung zu Ostern 1908 sich bis Weihnachten verzögerte, deshalb entstand der neue Titel auf dem Einband. Einband bestoßen, leicht fleckig, fachmännisch (unmerklich) mit Fadenheftung neu aufgebunden, dabei Blätter im Randbereich an der Bindung verstärkt. Gutes, innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR illustrierte Bücher / illustrated books; Kinderbuch / children`s book; Kinderliteratur / children`s literature

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        RAW EDGES: STUDIES AND STORIES OF THESE DAYS ..

      London: Published by William Heinemann, 1908.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-312, four inserted plates with illustrations by Alberto Martini, original pictorial black cloth, front panel stamped in red and white, spine panel stamped in red, Heinemann windmill device stamped in red on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Collects thirteen stories. "Mixed collection, including the classic ghost story 'Thurnley Abbey,' also psychological suspense stories 'Railhead' and 'The Gyroscope,' the latter about a horrifying juggernaut which runs amok in a crowded auditorium. Superb lithographs by Alberto Martini." - Robert Knowlton. "The little-known Perceval Landon was capable of considerable suspense, terror, wit, and insight into Edwardian technology. The stories collected in RAW EDGES are a decidedly mixed bag (and not all of them supernatural. According to Jacques Barzun and Wendell H. Taylor in Catalogue of Crime (1974), 'there is much to admire, as well as much to disappoint.' The most often reprinted Landon tale is the superb 'Thurnley Abbey.'" - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-138. "Although Landon published only one collection of short stories with supernatural content, RAW EDGES (1908), the unusual quality of one particular story makes it worthy of note. This is the frequently anthologized tale, 'Thurnley Abbey,' which is ranked by some as one of the greatest ghost stories ever written. Landon's achievement is all the more impressive because of his use of well-worn subject matter. The tale's masterful development of atmosphere is a model of how even cliched material can be given a new lease of life in the hands of a skilled writer." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 309. Landon's only book of fiction. "Thurnley Abbey" is "a Jamesian classic" and "Landon's only Jamesian tale." - Pardoe, The James Gang, p. 11. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 252. Bleiler (1978), p. 118. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 3435. Touch of wear to cloth at lower front spine ends, a bit of light staining to cloth, most to rear cover, free endpapers tanned, a very good copy. (#152966)

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        THE VOYAGE OF THE "WHY NOT" (POURQUOI-PAS) IN THE ANTARCTIC

      Bok. The Journal of the Second French South Pole Expedition, 1908-1910. With numerous illustrations from 51 black and white photographs including frontispiece, index. Text in English. A SCARCE PRINTING AND A CORNERSTONE WORK IN ANTARCTIC LITERATURE. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1911]. 4to. VIII + 315 pp. First English Ed by Philip Walsh. Original blue cloth gilt. Cloth some rubbed & grubby, tears at spine ends, binding a bit shaken. Five plates loosened but all present, some fraying to a few leaf edges, elsewhere in good condition. /---/ Exploration & mapping of 3000 km of the Antarctic Peninsula (Graham Land) by a French expedition. Charcot continued exploring and recording data in the polar water until his death in 1936 in a storm-induced shipwreck on the coast of Iceland.

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1908. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, titles and pictorial decoration to front board in black, blue, and grey. Publisher's 16-page catalogue at end. Photographic frontispiece, 46 photographic plates, and 3 maps. Gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, a little foxing to contents; an excellent copy in unusually bright cloth. First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power, at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine, 1891-1950). "The result bubbles with Churchill's irrepressible interest in everything new, whether it was the thrill of hunting rhino, the dangers of sleeping sickness, or the engagingly extempore justice of the District Officers" (Woods, Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, 1992, p. 81).

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        Tänzerinnen Gertrud und Ursula Falke, Töchter des Dichters Gustav Falke. Platindruck.

       1908. Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert \"R. u. M. Dührkoop\", verso auf dem O.-Unterlageblatt bezeichnet \"Geschwister Falke/Oktober 1907\". Im Druck u.l. mit Trockenstempel \"Dürkoop / 1908\". Auf Japanpapier und Karton original-montiert. 20,7 x 16,7 cm. Papier: 41,3 x 30,9 cm. Die beiden Schwestern, Gertrud und Ursula Falke, waren Pioniere des Ausdruckstanzes und hatten ab 1916 eine eigene Tanzschule in Hamburg. Ursula Falke-Luksch war die Ehefrau des Bildhauers Richard Luksch und ihre Schwester Gertrud Falke-Heller, verheiratet mit dem Juristen Hermann Heller, war später als Tanztherapeutin tätig. - Minya Dührkoop (1873-1929) begann 14jährig als Assistentin im Atelier ihres Vaters Rudolf D. (1848-1918) zu arbeiten. Seit Rudolf Dührkoop um 1900 zwei Filialen in Berlin eröffnete, betrieb sie selbständig das Hamburger Studio. - Verso auf dem Karton mit dem Atelierstempel \"Rudolf Dührkoop\" und gelöschtem Bibliotheksstempel. Tanz, Dührkoop, Fotografie, Ursula Falke, Gustav Falke, Gertrud Falke, Tanztherapie,

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        THE GREEN MUMMY

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

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

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908 - Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, titles and pictorial decoration to front board in black, blue, and grey. Publisher's 16-page catalogue at end. Gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, a little foxing to contents; an excellent copy in unusually bright cloth. Photographic frontispiece, 46 photographic plates, and 3 maps. First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power, at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine, 1891-1950). "The result bubbles with Churchill's irrepressible interest in everything new, whether it was the thrill of hunting rhino, the dangers of sleeping sickness, or the engagingly extempore justice of the District Officers" (Woods, Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, 1992, p. 81). Cohen A27; Czech, African Big Game Hunting, p. 37; Woods A12. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CATALECH DE LA BIBLIOTECA MUSICAL DE LA DIPUTACIO DE BARCELONA

      - 1908-1909 Oliva, Barcelona 2 vol. Il. en b/n. Amb partitures. 330; 382 p. 29x23 cm. Enq. mitja pell pergamí. Paper de fil Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (bibliofilia, llibre de bibliofil, musica)

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. (Paris), 17. I. 1908.

      1 S. 8vo. Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Adressbriefkopf. Beiliegend der eh. adressierte Briefumschlag. An Fritz Freund (1879-1950), Leiter des "Wiener Verlags": "Monsieur, M. Eugène Fasquelle me communique la lettre que vous lui avez écrite pour demander les conditions de traductions de mon livre: La 628-E.8, en langue allemande. Je demande six mille francs (6000), les six mille francs devront m'être payer directement, dès le pret de la mise en vente de volume. Je vous serais obligé de me répondre, à mon adresse particulière [...]". Der in gesellschaftskritischer Avantgarde wie in Schlüpfrigkeiten furchtlose "Wiener Verlag" hatte seit 1901 zahlreiche Werke Mirbeaus ins Deutsche gebracht; 1908 erschien allerdings nur mehr eine Neuausgabe seines großen Sittenromans "Tagebuch einer Kammerjungfer".

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        Atlas of the Chinese Empire; containing separate maps of the eighteen provinces of China proper on the scale of 1:3,000,000 and of the four great dependencies on the scale of 1:7,500,000 together with an index to all the names on the maps and a list of all protestant mission stations, &c.

      London, Published by The China Inland Mission, 1908. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 35 x 24 cm, XII, Übersichtskarte u. 22 kolorierte Detailkarten (einige doppelblattgroß), 16 S. Index, dunkelroter OLnbd. m. gldgepr. Deckeltit. in Englisch und Chinesisch, Kanten etw. berieb., schwache Lichtspuren, Rücken geringf. ausgebleicht, flieg. Vorsatz m. stärkeren Knitterfalten, Vortit. m. Namenszug von alter Hand, einige Karten m. Eckknicken, insges. gutes und sauberes Exemplar.

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        A PRINCESS IN TATTERS

      Collins Clear-Type Press 1908 - 1st 1908. Very good condition with no wrapper. Blue pictorial cloth, with gilt title labels. Front cover shows artist being watched by girl, spine shows lady with girl 4 colour plates. 336 pages. Purple endpapers. SIGNED by author by means of a dedication to half-title. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed, covers just a little grubby and illustration to spine has faded a little. Front joint cracked. Hinges cracked. Foxing to contents. A nice copy of the first edition. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Room with a View

      London: Edward Arnold, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 324 + 8 pp ads. First edition, first printing. Good. Scratch marks to spine, darkening to cloth. Rubbing at extremities with a bit of fraying and chipping at corners and spine ends. Two shallow insect tracts to pages at rear. Previous owner stamp to front free end paper and inner front hinge shows light separation, as do several hinges throughout text block, though binding is not compromised. A rather uncommon title; one of 2,000 copies in the first printing.

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        Picture of Dorian Gray

      Paris: Charles Carrington, 1908. [1910]. One of Two Hundred Copies with Label. Publisher's tipped-in notice of publication's delay until 1910, with 1908 on title page. Professionally rebacked with gilt-stamped leather spine label. Paper french wrappers mounted over card wrappers, 312 pp., numerous plates under protective tissue. Engraved by E. Dege from illustrations by Paul Thiriat (uncredited).. Covers stained and worn with chipping at edges and corners; edgewear and occasional small chips to leaves; page edges tanned, one page corner turned, faint finger marks to a few margins, dampstain to upper margins of last several pages. Mason 335.. Paperback. Collectible - Good/N/A. Small 4to.

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        Hedvig Elisabeth Charlottas dagbok. I-IX

      Bok. Norstedt & söner 1908-1911. Ca 4800 s., faksimiler och porträtt. Översatt och utgiven av Carl Carlson Bonde resp. Cecilia af Klercker. 7 vol. uniforma halvfranska band, 5 upphöjda bind, marmorerade snitt, bra skick (Östermalms bokbinderi). 16x24 cm. Exlibris (Birger Nauckhoff).

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        ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD

      CULVER, R.K.. BEARS. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD. Philadelphia: Edward Stern 1908. 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, 178p., some wear to corners and edges, clean, tight and VG+. 1st edition. Illustrated by R.K. CULVER with 15 color plates plus many black & whites. The Bears meet King Edward and travel in Europe. A nice copy.

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        The Collected Works in Verse and Prose of William Butler Yeats

      Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-on-Avon 1908 - BEAUTIFUL EIGHT-VOLUME SET IN PUBLISHER'S DELUXE VELLUM OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF YEATS'S WORKS. One of only 1060 sets in the edition; only a fraction of which were issued in the deluxe vellum bindings. "In 1908, aged only forty-three, Yeats had produced an eight-volume Collected Works; though intended as clearing the ground in order to advance, it was a risky gesture. But by now he was a major figure in the literary firmament. Appositely for someone both preoccupied by the doctrine of the mask, and very conscious of the need for self-presentation, Yeats remained a favourite subject for artists all his life. His striking looks as a young man, with his raven hair, olive skin, and dreamy gaze, are preserved in many portraits. The frontispieces to the volumes of his Collected Works run the gamut of images by [Augustus] John, Sargent, Mancini, Shannon, and J. B. Yeats: 'nobody will believe they are the same man', Yeats wrote to John Quinn, 'and I shall write an essay upon them and describe them as all the different personages that I have dreamt of being, but have never had the time for'" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). "Yeats is now seen as one of a handful of Irish writers whose influence and example helped create twentieth-century modernist literature in the English language.his huge international reputation is securely based on the mystery and grandeur of his late verse and the poignancy of his love poetry, but he first came to fame as the exotically Celtic poet of a 'new' nationalist Ireland: almost single-handed, he made Irishness culturally fashionable. Spearheading a great cultural renaissance, he moved into his maturity as the voice of his country" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Includes Yeats's writings (in prose and verse) before 1908, as selected and arranged by Yeats. Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. Octavo, half vellum over linen boards, gilt lettering on spines and front boards; top edges gilt. Complete with portrait frontispieces (as issued) in volumes I, III, V, and VII by various artists. In each volume, handsome bookplate signed by Alfred Wood, likely British professor of Modern History Alfred Cecil Wood, in each volume; scholarly commentary in pencil in several of the volumes. Only light general wear to bindings. In outstanding condition, without the spine-toning so common with the deluxe issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Baz-nama-yi Nasiri, a Persian Treatise on Falconry. Translated.

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1908 - Octavo. Original dark green cloth, title gilt to spine, large gilt block of a Persian hunting scene within double fillet panel to the front board, top edge gilt. Slightly rubbed at the corners, endpapers a touch browned, else very good. Frontispiece and 24 illustrations to the text, some full-page. First edition, one of 500 copies. "A very important work by a falconer who flourished in the middle of the 19th century gives a detailed account of falcons as well as hunting-birds in general, and the author quotes from a number of early authorities on falconry" (Hohenstaufen). The translator, Phillott, joined the 40th foot from Sandhurst, and served later in the 28th Punjab infantry, and in the 3rd Punjab cavalry. He was with the Zhob Valley field force in 1890; and was deputy assistant quartermaster general and interpreter with the Hazara field force in 1891; and employed in the operations on the north-west frontier in 1897–98. After serving as consul in Persia for two years, he was employed in the India Office. "Colonel Phillott was a distinguished Orientalist, the author of many elementary and advanced works for students of Hindustani, Urdu, and Persian. He translated Cavalry Drill and Mountain Warfare into the Indian vernaculars, and contributed many papers to the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, of which he had been general secretary, philological secretary, and twice gold medallist. He was a Fellow of Calcutta University, where he had been Persian lecturer" (The Times, obituary 12 Sept. 1930). Hohenstaufen, The Art of Falconry, p.595, p.607. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        HISTOIRE GENEALOGIQUE DE LA MAISON DE ROUGE

      Vendome, Henri Chartier, 1908. - Grand in-4, cartonnage moderne, dos lisse, pièce de titre marron, couverture conservée, 522pp, errata. Excellent état. NDE: " Ce livre n'est pas une généalogie: la riche nomenclature des noms, titres et fiefs est d'un intérêt restreint. C'est une étude dont le but a été de faire revivre, dans le cadre où elles ont vécu, les générations écoulées d'une antique maison féodale pendant le cours des neuf derniers siècles de notre vie nationale: grands seigneurs ou hobereaux, simples gentilshommes ou vaillants guerriers qui se sont succédés au même pays, souvent à l'abri des murs. C'est en même temps l'histoire de nombreuses familles de l'ancienne chevalerie de l'Anjou et de Bretagne. Ouvrage rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mars as the Abode of Life

      NY: The Macmillan Company, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. 8vo. Original red T-grain cloth, gilt titles on spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with 8 full page plates and numerous text cuts. Cloth moderately spotted; spine tips neatly and nearly invisibly replaced; pencil underlining and marginalia throughout; else a very good copy of a fairly scarce work.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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