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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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        Pierre Gatier- ice skating in the Bois de Boulogne, 1908.

      Pierre Gatier, ice skating the Bois de Boulogne - "Grand patinage au bois - Valseurs"Ets met aquatint gemaakt in 1908 door Pierre Louis Gatier. Met potlood gesigneerd, gedateerd en betiteld. Uitgegeven in een oplage van 50 stuks. Afm.: 34,8 x 49,4 cm.Tijdens de Belle Epoque trok Tout Paris in de winter naar het Bois de Boulogne. Men kon er schaatsen in stijl. De New York Times berichtte: ?During the Summer season the promenade of the fashionable world is the Bois de Boulogne, the Chanps Elys?es having been given up to the carriageless million. But no one would have ever dreamed, perhaps, that the wood was to become, in the dead of Winter, a place as of much attraction as in the heat of Summer. In the centre of the wood the two artificial lakes which have an extent of nearly a mile, are now covered with a firm sheet of ice, and on it may be seen thousands of skaters of both sexes. To the Parisians this is a novel scene, and you can well imagine that the Bois at once became the centre of attraction.??Gatier (1878-1944) verwierf bekendheid met z?n marine schilderijen en werd daarnaast gevierd om z?n sc?nes van de Parijse nachtclubs en society.Literatuur: Felix Gatier ?Catalogue Raisonne de L'Oeuvre Grav?, nr. 41Prijs: ?2.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        L'orfèvrerie française aux XVIIIe & XIXe siècles

      First edition of 1000 numbered copies on luxury paper.SPine very slightly faded, spine of the second volume cracked to foot, a pale dampstain to head of first pages of the second volume, otherwise a good set.Richly illustrated. Henri Laurens Paris 1908-1912 20x29cm 3 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Book of the Pearl.

      New York, The Century Co. 1908. A finely produced publication dedicated to the magic of the pearl, rarely found in such lovely original condition. Published in New York in 1908, this work is a splendid example of fine book production. Amongst much of interest, there is a long chapter on the Australian pearling industry: "As regards areas of distribution the most extensive pearl-oyster grounds of the world are situated on the northern and western coasts of Australia" the nude divers in the Australian pearl fisheries are mostly Malays and Australian aborigines." (Chapter IX). Large octavo, colour frontispiece and numerous black & white and coloured plates throughout; a very good copy in the original gilt-decorated cloth.

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        The Collected Works in Verse and Prose of William Butler Yeats

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908. FIRST EDITION. Very Good. Various Artists. 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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Die Graphischen Kunste Jahrgang XXXI 1908 + Heft 1, 2, 3, 4.

      Gesellschaft Für Vervielfältigende Kunst, 1908. First Edition . Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition. A rare, uncommonly well preserved copy of a sought after bound art journal with all prints intact. The original prints in these volumes are often removed and then sold to Fine Art Museums or private collectors. Folio, 12" + 15" (30.0 + 39.0 cm) 110 pp, iv, 76 pp. Bound in beige cloth, blind stamped and titled in red to front and spine in the Art Noveau style. The original prints are: 1. Originalradierung von Andre Dauchez: "Penmarch". 1. Heliogravure von Camille Pissarro: "Madchen am Bache" Monotypie. 2. Originalradierungen von William Unger: 'Pieter de Hooch: Wachtstube' & 'Quieringh Brekelenkam: 'Lesende Alte Frau' 1. Orignalradierung von Hans Barthelmess: 'Morgen'. 'Jungere Osterreichische Graphiker' von Karl M. Kuzmany II Holzschnitt: 1 Originalfarbenholzschnitt by Joseph Stoizer: 'Aus Den Niederen Taurn'. 1 Originalfarbenholzschnitt von Karl Thieman: 'Schwan'. 1 Originalholzschnitt von Adolf Zdrasila: 'Rubezahl'. 1 Originalfarbenholzschnitt von Stefan Filipkiewicz: 'Dorfkirche'. 2 original prints von Felix Bracquemond: Bildnis Edmond De Goncourts. & 'Der Hahn' - Nach der Original-Radierung. With articles: V. V. Ioga: Goyas Zeichnungen' 18 pp, A. M. Hind: Camille Pissarros Graphische Arbeiten 19 pp, Karl M. Kuzmany: Jungere Osterreichische Graphiker II 'Holzschnitt' 30 pp. The volume is strongly bound and intact but with little bumps to corners and hint of smudges to cloth. Internal bright and clean without inscriptions or markings. Extra freight will be added. Please inquire. Text is in German. Shipped Weight: Under 999 grams. Category: Art & Design; German Language; Inventory No: 377.

      [Bookseller: Vyronas Rare Books]
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        Ernst Heilemann: Kulturfortschritt (Originalzeichnung)

      1908 - Aquarell, Tusche und Deckweiß auf Karton  38 x 27,6 cm  Rechts unten signiert  Veröffentlicht:  Simplicissimus. Jahrgang 13 (1908), Heft 28, Seite 458  Text: „Früher heirateten die Männer, wenn es die Verhältnisse erlaubten, jetzt heiraten sie, wenn es das Verhältnis erlaubt.“ BIOGRAFIE: Ernst Heilemann (1870 Berlin - 1936 Kitchener (Kanada)) Nach ein paar Semestern an der Berliner Hochschule der Bildenden Künste verlässt Ernst Heilemann die preußische Kunstmetropole, um sich auf Reisen nach Italien, Frankreich, Großbritannien und den USA autodidaktisch weiterzubilden. Zurück in Berlin macht sich der junge Künstler innerhalb kurzer Zeit mit Darstellungen aus dem mondänen Gesellschaftsleben sowie als Porträtmaler einen Namen. Diesen festigt er durch regelmäßige Teilnahme an den Großen Berliner Kunstausstellungen sowie durch Einzelausstellungen in der Berliner Galerie Eduard Schulte (1902 und 1912) und im Berliner Künstlerhaus (1918). In der Weimarer Republik wendet sich Heilemann der Neuen Sachlichkeit zu. Zwischen 1898 und 1912 ist Heilemann mit knapp 200 Beiträgen in der Münchner Satirezeitschrift Simplicissimus vertreten. Fast immer handelt es sich um Szenen aus dem großbürgerlich-aristokratischen Milieu, dessen scheinbar sorgloses Dasein und zahlreiche Vergnügungen er mit schwungvollem Strich festhält. Sowohl hinsichtlich der Motive als auch des Zeichenstils orientiert sich Heilemann an den Werken des Simplicissimus-Mitarbeiters Eduard Thöny, mit dem er befreundet ist. Im Gegensatz zu Thöny fehlt bei Heilemann jedoch das karikierende Element, eher sind seine Beiträge von einem eleganten Illustrationsstil geprägt. Das wiederum verbindet ihn mit Ferdinand von Reznicek. Er ist am Simplicissimus für eben jenes Genre zuständig, das Heilemann nicht weniger brillant beherrscht und nach dessen Tod 1909 übernimmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        DAS LENKBARE LUFTSCHIFF . Deutsche Ausgabe

      Schreitersche Verlagsbuchhandlung n.d. [1908]., Berlin - Octavo. pp. [1-3] 4-295 [296: tailpiece], original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold, red, blue, green, brown, black, and white, spine panel stamped in black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, gold endpapers, all edges marbled. First edition. The only edition of this novel (The Dirigible) featuring Thomas Alva Edison, the greatest inventor in the world. This book is the first of the five "Thomas Alva Edison, der grosse Erfinder" books, some of them cheap plagiarisms of Wells, written by one "John Merriman" and pretending to be translations from the English. This is the first and least common of the five Merriman novels with Edison as the protagonist. A handsome boys' book with an advanced airship depicted on the book's front cover. Lexikon 1, pp. 186-8. Bloch (2002) 2125. Rottensteiner, "German SF" in Anatomy of Wonder (1987), p. 380. Former owner's name and faint ink stamp to front free endpaper, light rubbing to edges of cloth, a very good copy. A superior copy of this book. (#140751) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Die Zukunft. Bd. 64 - 118 (55 Bde.).

      o. O., o. Vlg., -1922 1908 - Kl.8°, ca 25.000 S., OHLwd., Tadellos Komplett selten. Maximilian Harden (1861- 1927) begründetet 1892 die politische Zeitschrift «Die Zukunft» (bis 1922)». Harden war ein schillernde Persönlichkeit. Sohn eines jüdischen Kaufmanns, Schauspieler, geistvoller Publizist und Essaist, einer der glänzensten Stilisten im gesamten Journalsisten (doch von Karl Kraus angegriffen , der in einen «anmassenden Schwätzer» nannte). Stand im Ruf eines «Censor Germaniae». Bewunderer Wedekinds. Seine publizistische Tätigkeit begann 1888 am «BerlinerTagblatt, u. an den Zeitschriften «Deutsches Montagsblatt» , «Gegenwart», «Nation» (wo er unter dem Namen «Apostata» aufsehen erregte. «Die Zukunft» die er zum grössten Teil selber schrieb (wann hat der Kerl gesoffen? Frauen geschändet? Gekocht? Nichts getan?), griff darin Kaiser Wilhelm und en deutschen Mlitarismus sdcharf an, probagierte die Ideen Bismarcks. Im 1. Weltkrieg wandlung vom Annexionisten zum Pazifisten. Nach 1918 Kritiker der deutschen republik. Focht unter anderem für die Gleichberechigung der Juden u. eine prosowjetische Politik. 1922 wurde er Opfer eines Anschlages Rechtsradikaler. «Die Zukunft» hatte danach - auch aus ökonomischen Gründen - keine Zukunft mehr. 1927 zog Harden in die Schweiz. Harden als initimer Kenner des Theaters war Mitbegründer des Berliner Vereins « Freie Bühne» (1899), Mitanreger der sozialdemokratischen « Neuen Freien Volksbühne». Seit 1905 Förderer u. Berater Max Reinhardts. Beiliegend einige Orig.-Briefumschläge m. der die Zeitschrift verschickt wurde. 65000 gr. Schlagworte: Deutsche Literatur [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DAS LENKBARE LUFTSCHIFF ... Deutsche Ausgabe

      Berlin: Schreitersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, n.d. [1908].. Octavo. pp. [1-3] 4-295 [296: tailpiece], original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold, red, blue, green, brown, black, and white, spine panel stamped in black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, gold endpapers, all edges marbled. First edition. The only edition of this novel (The Dirigible) featuring Thomas Alva Edison, the greatest inventor in the world. This book is the first of the five "Thomas Alva Edison, der grosse Erfinder" books, some of them cheap plagiarisms of Wells, written by one "John Merriman" and pretending to be translations from the English. This is the first and least common of the five Merriman novels with Edison as the protagonist. A handsome boys' book with an advanced airship depicted on the book's front cover. Lexikon 1, pp. 186-8. Bloch (2002) 2125. Rottensteiner, "German SF" in Anatomy of Wonder (1987), p. 380. Former owner's name and faint ink stamp to front free endpaper, light rubbing to edges of cloth, a very good copy. A superior copy of this book. (#140751)

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        The Fair-Haired Lady (RARE EDITION, SUPPRESSED AND SUBSEQUENTLY RE-TITLED)

      Grant Richards, London 1908 - John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975), English author, bibliographer, antiquarian bookseller and Vice-President of the Bibliographical Society of London, in 1934 co-wrote with Graham Pollard "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets," using modern forensic methods to expose as forgeries certain books and pamphlets relating to Keats and Shelley by editor Harry Buxton Forman and prominent book collector Thomas J. Wise -- generally regarded as one of the most notorious literary scandals of the Twentieth Century. Also in 1934, Carter edited for Constable the book "New Paths in Book Collecting," contributing his own essay on the then-new pursuit of collecting detective fiction. There, under "Rarities and Points," we find: "Leblanc is equally difficult. The first Arsene Lupin volume to appear in England was 'The Seven of Hearts' (Cassell, 1908) and beyond its rarity it is not remarkable. The next, however, 'Arsene Lupin versus Holmlock Shears' (Grant Richards, 1909) had originally been entitled 'The Fair-Haired Lady,' from the longest story in the book, and at least two copies exist in this suppressed state. The maroon and black bindings are identical except for the lettering and the same inserted catalogue (Spring, 1908) occurs iin both . . ." And here is one of those copies, in lovely "very good" condition, showing the 1907 U.S. copyright (only), though the aforementioned publisher's catalog at rear is indeed dated "SPRING, 1908." Provenance: Book bears the 1934 bookplate of Samuel Garcia Asher, 1868-1938, Vice-President of University College Hospital and Chairman of the Council of the Medical School, for whom the Asher Prize in Anatomy is named. This copy subsequently passed into the collection of "the late, great collector of detective fiction -- Bob Adey" (1941-2015, author of the definitive study of locked room mysteries and impossible crimes, "Locked Room Murders" -- 1979, revised 1991 -- and additionally of "As It Might Have Been: A Collection of Sherlockian Parodies from Unlikely Sources" -- 1998), according to James M. Pickard, Leicester, ABA, ILAB, PBFA, through whose hands this copy then passed to us. 272 pp. followed by the aforementioned 16-page Grant Richards "SPRING, 1908" catalog. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas. Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas. 4 Bde.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart -1910. 1908 - 4°. Tafelband Schmetterlinge mit 95 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Tafelband Raupen mit 60 chromolithographischen Tafeln. Original Leineneinbände mit farbig geprägter Jugenstilornamentik auf Vorderdeckeln, geprägte Rückentitel (Gelenke fachmännisch erneuert unter Verwendung altem Materials, Tafelband der Schmetterlinge auch Deckel-Außenecken erneuert, etwas berieben und bestossen). - 3. Auflage von E. Hoffmanns Werk, Die Großschmetterlinge Europas. - Bemerkenswert der Tafelband Raupen, da er die Raupen zu großen Teilen an den Wirtspflanzen zeigt. - Durch die erneuerten Gelenke sind die Bücher wieder uneingeschränkt nutzbar und in sich fest, ohne das die Einbände ihren zeitlichen Bezug verloren haben. - 3 Schmetterlingsdarstellungen Tafel 5 durch Abklatsch mit Farbverlust, Titel mit kleinem zierlichen Besitzvermerk von alter Hand, sonst sauberer guter Zustand.

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        The Northwest Passage

      Archibald Constable & Company Ltd., London 1908 - Very Scarce First Edition/First Printing 2 volume set of Amundsen's Northwest Passage. 'With about one hundred and thirty-Nine illustrations and three Maps' Published by Archibald Constable & Company Ltd. London 1908. T.E.G. Both Volumes in VG++ condition with no marks or inscriptions. Very clean and bright pages. Mild spotting to endpages. Cloth covers have minimal wear. Slight shelf wear to bottom front edge of Vol I and small indentation to front of Vol II. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CAT'S CRADLE

      WAIN, LOUIS. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. CAT'S CRADLE by May Byron. London & NY: Blackie & Dodge, no date, [1908]. 7 x 9 3/4", pictorial boards, stain inside edges of covers and spine paper repaired, light edge rubbing, overall a really nice VG copy. An incredible picture book, this is illustrated by Wain in color on every page including 6 full page and nearly 50 large partial page richly colored illustrations. Very scarce.

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        THE SMOKY GOD OR A VOYAGE TO THE INNER WORLD ..

      Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1908.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [5-10] 11-186 [187-190: ads] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination; frontispiece and other inserted plates are included in publisher's pagination], eleven inserted plates with color illustrations by John A. Williams, original pictorial blue green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in dark blue, red and white, spine panel stamped in dark blue and red. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Emerson dated 1909 to Miss Anna L. Featherstone on the front free endpaper. A late, but representative, hollow earth novel, based on the Symmes theory of concentric spheres and polar voids. Fishermen driven north by a storm enter an unknown interior world via the hole at the North Pole. Here they find the cradle of humanity inhabited by an advanced race of giants who have achieved a high level of civilization through the use of electrical energy from the earth's dull red, sun-like core, which they worship as the Smoky God. "Fictional reconciliation of hollow-earth theories with eclectic Fundamentalism." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 664. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-71 and (1981) 1-66. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 110. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 152-55. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 281. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 57. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 317. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 141. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 68. Reginald 04889. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 E-177. Spine panel just a bit darkened, else a clean, tight, nearly fine copy. Remarkably, all of the perishable white enamel stamping is present. (#151917)

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Steyr, 8. III. 1908. - 8vo. 2 1/2 pp. An den Musikschriftsteller Theodor Helm in Wien: „Wenn ich Sie heute mit einem Schreiben belästige, so geschieht das wegen unserem großen Meister Bruckner .[ ]"

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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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        ROUND THE FIRE STORIES

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1908.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-372 [373-376: ads], inserted frontispiece with illustration by A. Castaigne, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. 6000 copies printed. Collection of seventeen stories, mostly criminous or fantastic, the latter including "The Leather Funnel," an antiquarian ghost story worthy of M. R. James, "Playing With Fire," and "The Brown Hand." Also present are the nearly-Sherlockian stories "The Man With the Watches" and "The Lost Special." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 554. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-73. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Green and Gibson A33a. Wolff 1914. Slight spine lean, tiny nick to lower spine end, top edge of text block dusty, tiny marginal stain on pages 358-59, a very good, bright copy. (#147228)

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        JOHN SILENCE: PHYSICIAN EXTRAORDINARY

      London: Eveleigh Nash, 1908.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi-viii] 1-390 [391-392: blank], original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. The author's third book, a collection of tales featuring an occult detective. "Probably the best single volume of twentieth-century cases of an occult detective." - Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-27. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 177. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 34. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1443-46. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-32. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01392. Ashley A.3.1. Previous owner's name and address written in ink on the front free endpaper, top of page edges dusty, some fade to cloth of spine, an attractive, nearly fine copy. (#154584)

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        From Peking to Mandalay (A Journey from North China to Burma Through Tibetan Ssuch'uan and Yunnan)

      Published by John Murray, London 1908 - , xii, 460 pages, [8], 35 illustrated plates with titles (including tissue-guarded frontispiece, hand-coloured folding map Author's Itinerary from Hankow to Bhamo, photographs), owner's loose insert (enveloped containing inscription from original endpaper) First Edition , rebound using original cloth spine and upper cover with replacement endpapers, rubbing and marking to original cloth, foxing to edges and some leaves, plates clean, in good condition , green cloth, gilt titles with blindstamped rules to upper board, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt upper edge octavo, 23 x 15.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, 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.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edge gilt. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. 1. Slight wear to extremities, light offsetting to endpapers; an excellent set. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard to vol. 1, 71 illustrations and 7 maps, the final one folding. 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. Howgego S41. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Jules Tallandier, Editeur, Paris - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC AND OTHER ADVENTURES AT SEA by Rowan Stevens, Yates Sterling [sic, i.e. Stirling] , Jr., William J. Henderson, G. E. Walsh, Kirk Munroe, F. H. Spearman, and Others ..

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1908.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-ii] iii-v [vi-viii] ix-x [xi-xii] [1-2] 3-237 [238] [239-242: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, color illustration affixed to front panel. First edition. The first half of this anthology prints short fiction extrapolating future naval battles fought with advanced weapons: "The Battle for the Pacific: Sorakichi-Prometheus" by Rowan Stevens, "The Bombardment of the Golden Gate: How the Attack on San Francisco was Repulsed" by Yates Stirling, Jr., "A Fight in the Fog: A Hard-won Victory" by Stirling, "The Battle Off the Hook: How the North Atlantic Squadron Met the Enemy" by Stirling, "Harry Borden's Naval Monster: A Ship of the Air" by William J. Henderson, and "The Cruise of a Commerce Destroyer: How the 'Calabria' was Captured" by Stirling. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2092. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 724. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 233. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 00940. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1908 B-357. Several stains to cloth, mostly along top edges, a very good copy in very good printed dust jacket with some shallow chipping at edges, mostly spine ends and corner tips and some staining along top edges, mostly rear panel. Rare in jacket. (#108335)

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        Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (Illustrierte Monatshefte für moderene Malerei, Plastik, Architektur, Wohnungs-Kunst und künstlerische Frauenarbeiten), Oktober 1908 bis September 1913. Band 23 bis Band 32 in 10 Bänden

      Koch, Darmstadt, 1908-1913. Insgesamt 4350 S. mit zahlreichen Abb., originale einheitliche Leinen-Verlagseinbände mit reichen Goldverzierungen, quart, (einige Seitenränder waren leicht verklebt, dadurch wenige Abriebstellen/ kein Bild- oder Textverlust/Namensstempel auf Vorsatz) - gute komplette Exemplare -

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        The Pinafore Picture Book: The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore

      George Bell and Sons, London 1908 - Limited, deluxe edition on handmade paper, original ivory publisher's cloth with pictorial gilt issued for this special edition. Pictorial endpapers, with lovely red/black printed title page. 16 color plates tipped in, additional black/white line illustrations throughout text. Book Condition: Good : Cloth foxed and darkened, with one large round spot above title. / [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A SCOUT'S STORY ..

      London: Duckworth & Co., 1908.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-ix [x] 1-294 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "July 1908" inserted at rear, three inserted plates, one signed Monsell, original pictorial pink cloth, front panel stamped in black, gray and white, spine panel stamped in black and gold, publisher's device stamped in black on rear panel, t.e.g. First edition. Boys' lost race adventure novel set in the Andes of Argentina where a band of avaricious cowboy adventurers seeking "the treasure of the lost race of the mummy men of the Rio Negro" find a secret city inhabited by an ancient race of giant Indians, "pagans who pray to Andes Aloro." The "Pagans" attack the Europeans who are looting their "Treasure of the Sun." They capture several members of the company and take them to their city to be sacrificed to the Sun people's gods. The Europeans massacre hundreds of the Indians and invade the city, much of which is destroyed by fire. Most of the gold, melted by the intense heat, flows into a deep lake near the temple. The adventurers escape and return to civilization where they make plans to return with machine guns and equipment needed to recover the gold. An honest man "never steals anything that he can't carry away." Among the most jingoistic, racist, and bloody-minded lost race stories. The later American edition (using the UK sheets) was attributed to "Owen Rhoscomyl," the bardic name of this once-popular English-born Welsh nationalist. Teitler 1030. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Attractive bookplate of Louis Coues Page affixed to the front paste-down. Small dent in cloth near lower spine end, cloth just a bit dusty, but a bright, very good copy. (#151642)

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        Jatakam. Das Buch der Erzählungen aus früheren Existenzen Buddhas. Aus dem Pali zum ersten Male vollständig ins Deutsche übersetzt von Julius Dutoit. [7 Bde.; komplett].

      München / Neubiberg, Oskar Schloss Verlag, o. J. 8°, 640, 574, 701, 657, 608, 785 u. 296 S., Priv.-HLwd. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Lwd. tlw. min. unsauber, Seitenschnitte tlw. wasserfleckig (innen oben tlw. min. -wellig), Papier von Bd. 7 gebräunt u. tlw. wellig, jeweils Stempel («Universitätsprofessor Dr. F. W. König», Wien) auf Titelblatt; gutes Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. [Verlagsangaben mit Schildern mit Vorigem überklebt; ursprünglich: Leipzig. Lotus-Verlag bzw. Radelli & Hille oder Theosophisches Verlagshaus. 1908 - 1921] Versand D: 20,00 EUR Religion - nichtchristliche

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        Oology of New England: A Description of the Eggs, Nests, and Breeding Habits of the Birds Known to Breed in New England, with Colored Illustrations of Their Eggs

      W. B. Clarke, Boston 1908 - 116 pages and 25 tissue guarded plates as called for. Old pencil price to front and rear free endpaper; pencil signature dated 1920 front pastedown; small number stamp to front and rear pastedown. No inscriptions; binding sound. All plates in superb condition. Size: Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Pierre Curie, publiées par les soins de la Société française de physique.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1908. ____ Première édition. Ces oeuvres contiennent toutes les publications de Pierre Curie sur la radioactivité. Printing and the man of man 394. *-------*. In-8. [255 x 163 mm] Collation : portrait, XXII, 621 pp., 2 planches hors-texte. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Arabia Petraea. 3 Bände (in 4 Bänden, komplett). Erster Band: Moab. Topographischer Reisebericht. Mit1 Tafel und 190 Abbildungen im Text. Zweiter Band, 1. Teil: Edom. Topographischer Reisebericht. 1. Teil. Mit 1 Umgebungskarte von wadi Musa (Petra) und 170 Abbildungen im Texte. 2. Teil: Mit 1 Übersichtskarte des Dreiecknetzes und 152 Abbildungen im Text. Dritter Band: Ethnologischer Reisebericht. Mit 62 Abbildungen im Texte.

      Wien, In Kommission bei Alfred Hölder, 1907-1908. - Groß-8°. 24,5 cm. XXIII, 443, XII, 343, X, 299 und XV, 550 Seiten. Schwarze Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Erste Ausgabe. Erster und zweiter Band (Teil 1) in neuerem Einband, zweiter Band (Teil 2) und dritter Band Halblederbände der Zeit. Einband der Bände 2 und 3 unter Verwendung der Original-Broschur. Bibliotheksstempel und Inventarnummer auf Deckel und Titel, (Band 1 'Bibliothek der Jüdischen Gemeinde Berlin', die Bände 2 und 3 aus der Bibliotek der 'Kaiserl. Deutschen Botschaft Constantinopel', mit Stempel 'ausgeschieden'). Gute bis sehr gute, innen tadellose, komplette Exemplare mit allen Abbildungen, Karten und Tafeln. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Medaille, Silber, Pax Labor, ca. 141 Gramm, Signatur Ch.Pillet.

      Druckerei., 1908. Medaille. Medaille, Silber, Pax Labor, ca. 141 Gramm, ca. 69 mm x 57 mm. Signatur Ch.Pillet, Exposition Franco Britannique Londres MCMVIII / 1908, Erhaltungszustand: Sehr gut. BL Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Second Edition October 1908 Methuen Frontis by Graham RObertson Replacement green leather spine First few pages some light foxing otherwise clean

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        BASSVILLIANA E I PENSIERI D'AMORE, LE ELEGIE E ALTRE POESIE SCELTE

      ORESTE GARRONI, ROMA 1908 - PICCOLA BIBLIOTECA UTILE ITALIANO Piccolo volume, prefazione di A. Piersantelli, firma appartenenza al frontespizio, intonso, pagine leggermente brunite, con fioritura e piccole gore, coperta morbida con fioritura, ingiallita ai bordi, con tracce di umidità e con strappo al dorso ed al lato posteriore

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        JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE!

      - (JOB)illus. JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE! par G. Montorguiel. Paris: Boivin (1908). 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, near Fine. 1st edition The history of France is presented to children with illustrations of toys portraying historical figures. Each page of text faces a most elaborate and colorful full page color illustration by JOB (pages hinged individually into book). One of JOB's less common and more fanciful titles and a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC AND OTHER ADVENTURES AT SEA by Rowan Stevens, Yates Sterling [sic, i.e. Stirling] , Jr., William J. Henderson, G. E. Walsh, Kirk Munroe, F. H. Spearman, and Others ..

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1908.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-ii] iii-v [vi-viii] ix-x [xi-xii] [1-2] 3-237 [238] [239-242: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, color illustration affixed to front panel. First edition. The first half of this anthology prints short fiction extrapolating future naval battles fought with advanced weapons: "The Battle for the Pacific: Sorakichi-Prometheus" by Rowan Stevens, "The Bombardment of the Golden Gate: How the Attack on San Francisco was Repulsed" by Yates Stirling, Jr., "A Fight in the Fog: A Hard-won Victory" by Stirling, "The Battle Off the Hook: How the North Atlantic Squadron Met the Enemy" by Stirling, "Harry Borden's Naval Monster: A Ship of the Air" by William J. Henderson, and "The Cruise of a Commerce Destroyer: How the 'Calabria' was Captured" by Stirling. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2092. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 724. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 233. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 00940. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1908 B-357. Several stains to cloth, mostly along top edges, a very good copy in very good printed dust jacket with some shallow chipping at edges, mostly spine ends and corner tips and some staining along top edges, mostly rear panel. Rare in jacket. (#108335)

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        Der sechzehnte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes, e.V. zu Düsseldorf 1908. mit einem Verzeichnis der Mitglieder des Deutschen Schachbundes, e.V

      A Stein's Verlagsbuchhandlung, Potsdam 1908 - 178+[2 ad] pages with diagrams and tables. Royal octavo (0 1/2" x 6 1/2") bound in half black cloth and marbled boards. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5288) First edition. The Master's section of the 16th DSB Kongress, Duesseldorf, despite the presence of Rudolf Spielmann, Georg Salwe, Jacques Mieses Mieses and a few other of note such as young Karel Trebal of Czechoslovakia, was much weaker that the Vienna and Prague which Marshall had just competed. Marshall rolled over the opposition, to score his sixth international tournament victory. The American scored 11 1/2 - 3 1/2 without a loss. Salwe, second, was a point and half behind, while Spielmann, third, was two points behind. Walter John clear fourth with a score of 9. Jacques Mieses had sole fifth with 8 1/2. Friedrich Köhnlein won the Hauptturnier A, Kurt Moll the Hauptturnier B. Marshall wrote in his unpublished notes that "Chess masters are notoriously superstitious," from the days of Zukertort and Steinitz to his time. He added that he had been "a little superstitious" ever since he had dinner one evening during the Dusseldorf tournament at a table with two Swedish women. After dinner one of the women gave Marshall a small silver pig. "Keep this," she said. "It'll bring you luck in your chess-but also illness to those you love." Marshall kept the pig-and finished 1 1/2 points ahead of second-place Salwe. He had won his first international since Nuremberg 1906, which was also a German Chess Union Congress, and now twice become "Champion of German." (But after his son Frankie fell ill, "I parted with the pig and my child recovered," he wrote. "The friend to who I sent the pig lost his wife a year afterwards!") Condition: Private stamp to insider paste down. title and first leaf at head trimmed, some isolated stains to a few pages else about a very [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MY AFRICAN JOURNEY

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1908 - First edition. First and only issue. Illustrated profusely throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original bright red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and pictorially decorated in colours across the whole of the upper cover. xiii, 226, 16 ads. A very bright and handsome copy, the text with just a light bit of the inevitable foxing to which the title is prone, much less than is typically fencourntered . The cloth is especially fresh with just a bit of very minor age mellowing. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN VERY PLEASING CONDITION, AND A VERY IMPORTANT WORK OF AFRICANA FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL’S EARLY ADVENTUROUS YEARS. Winston Churchill is, of course, chiefly known for his position as England’s Prime Minister during World War II and his political writings, but in his earlier days his love for traveling and big game hunting had the greatest command of his pen. He offers this book, "a continuous narrative of the lighter side of what was to me a very delightful and inspiring journey," in hopes that the British with recently-acquired estates in Africa would have their interest piqued and make the most of what Africa had to offer. It is the companion volume to his earlier African writings, THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE, THE RIVER WAR, and LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Such bright copies of this book are especially elusive because the pictorial images on the front cover were nearly always effected by rubbing. Another delightful installment of Churchill’s African adventures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Berichte über Handel und Industrie. Zusammengestellt im Reichsamt des Innern, Bd. 11 (1908) - Bd. 22 (1915).

      Berlin, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 1908 - 1915. In Jahresbänden gebündelte Bericht-Sammlung über die Wirtschafts- und Strukturentwicklung einzelner Länder und Weltregionen mit einem gewissen Schwerpunkt auf dem Fernen und Mittleren Osten sowie Mittel- und Südamerika. Die Bände enthalten jeweils eine Vielzahl detaillierter, facettenreicher Berichte über Produktionsschwerpunkte und Branchenentwicklungen sowie die Wirtschafts- und Handelsbeziehungen der betreffenden Länder. Die Bericht-Sammlung des Reichsamtes stellt somit einen unermeßlichen Fundus an Informationen, Analysen und Schilderungen über die weltweite Industrieproduktion sowie im Besonderen über das industrielle und sozial-ökonomische Profil zahlreicher, auch exotischer Staaten am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkrieges dar und ist eine erstklassige Quelle zur Erforschung der deutschen und internationalen Wirtschafts- und Handelsgeschichte in dieser Ära. Die Bände mit jeweils ca. 800 S. Enthalten sind zahlreiche Tabellen, ferner teils großformatige, mehrfach gefaltete Karten, vereinzelt auch Fotos. Jeder Band mit Inhaltsverzeichnis sowie alphabetischem Inhaltsregister, so daß Abhandlungen zu einzelnen Staaten und Regionen sehr leicht auffindbar sind. Bd. 14 mit kleiner Schramme am oberen Buchrücken, Bd. 15 etwas heller als die anderen Bände. Sonst alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand auch innen durchweg frische Exemplare Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. In toto sehr gut erhaltene geschlossene Reihe dieses sehr seltenen Werkes zur internationalen Wirtschafts- und Handelsentwicklung, das zu nahezu allen Einzelstaaten detaillierte Informationen und wirtschaftlichen Strukturdaten bereithält. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Hier auch die Inhaltsverzeichnisse aller Bände in chronologischer Reihenfolge.

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        45 Lettres ou pièces autographes, imprimées ou à lui adressées. Documentation relative à son roman Les Trois légionnaires, épisodes de la Légion étrangère au Maroc (Tallandier, 1912).

      1908-1911 1908 - Cet ensemble comporte plus de 20 coupures de presse (Le Journal, Le Matin, L'Aurore) relatant les exploits, souffrances ou crimes de légionnaires en Afrique ; un plan annoté de Sidi-Bel-Abbès et ses faubourgs ; une carte de l'Algérie et de la Tunisie arrachée au Nouveau Larousse illustré ; une lettre de 14 pages de renseignements sur l'organisation, la composition, les traditions de la Légion, ainsi que ses "disparus", d'un ami membre du service géographique de l'état-major ; 8 autres Lettres ou cartes adressées à Bruant (ou Madame), de militaires des Bat' d'Af., dont 3 du commandant Jacquot, du 1er Régiment étranger ; des notes autographes de Bruant : questions topographiques, bibliographie sur le Dahomey ; 3 chansons manuscrites célébrant la Légion ou les légionnaires, etc. Plus les traités et la correspondance avec son éditeur Jules Tallandier. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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