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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage, Bibliotheksausgabe, 20 + 4 Bände, Neuer Abdruck

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1908 - 1913. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden mit 18.600 Seiten und 150.000 Artikeln mit 16.831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text sowie auf 1.522 Illustrationstafeln (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithographien). Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände (Bd. 21: Ergänzungen und Nachträge Bd. 22: Jahressupplemet 1909 - 10 Bd. 23: Jahressupplement 1910 - 11 Bd. 24: Jahressupplement 1911 - 12) sowie drei Kriegsnachträge. Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon seiner Epoche. Es gibt sie in zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Ausgaben, die sich durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Buchrücken kaum berieben, Ecken kaum bestoßen auch Ergänzungsbände bei diesem Exemplar besonders gut erhalten. Deckel überwiegend sehr sauber, allenfalls wenige Deckel vereinzelt fingerfleckig, ein Deckel mit kleiner Schramme. Der sehr gute äußere Ausdruck findet sich auch im Inneren wieder: Seiten frisch und absolut fleckenfrei die Tafel Meeresfauna (wie sehr häufig) teilweise anhaftend, sonst bei der Durchsicht keine Anhaftungen festgestellt bzw. bestehende Anhaftungen gelöst. Zahlreiche noch beiliegende Original-Verlagsprospekte dokumentieren, daß die Bände sehr wenig benutzt wurden. Ferner mehrere zusätzliche Tafeln beiliegend: Eine doppelseitige Schlesien-Karte, eine Chromolithographie "Birnen und Äpfel" sowie die Tafel "Ägyptische Malerei" diese Tafeln entstammen der 7. Meyer-Auflage und wurden vom Vorbesitzer augenscheinlich zum Vergleich mit den entsprechenden Tafeln der 6. Auflage herangezogen, was insbesondere bei der Schlesien-Karte aufschlußreich ist. In toto sowohl außen als innen auch sehr gutes Exemplar, das insbesondere durch sein originales, harmonisches Erscheinungsbild besticht. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        The Story of the Noble Opal

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

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        New Worlds for Old

      London: Archibald Constable & Co, 1908. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. vii,355,(4) pp.pp. Octavo. Original red cloth. Gitl title on front board and spine. Corners a little bumped. The odd bit of foxing in the text. Old crease at the bottom of the spine just along the publishers imprint. Still a very presentable copy and quite bright. very good Inscribed on the half title Dorothy from H.G. "Dorothy" is Dorothy Richardson author of Pilgrimage. While in Bloomsbury in the late 1890s and early 1900s, Richardson associated with the Bloomsbury Group. H. G. Wells (1866ѱ946) was a friend and they had a brief affair which led to a pregnancy and then miscarriage, in 1907. This title is inscribed to her just after the affair. The first 9 chapters were serialized in the Grand Magazine, July 1907-March 1908. 1908

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        The Novels

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Full leather. Very good +. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Full leather. Twenty-four Volumes. Thick octavo. Ruisdael Edition. The Novels And Other Writings Of Lyof N. Tolstoï. This edition is limited to one hundred and fifty copies printed on Ruisdael paper which this is copy 62. Portrait and other illustrations in two states to frontispiece with tissue guard. Title include War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Long Exile, What is Art, What is Religion, Resurrection, The Invaders, Childhood Boyhood Youth, The Death of Ivan Ilvitch, etc. Bound elaborately in full crushed maroon morocco, covers densely gilt decorations wide swirling frame featuring flowers and broad-leaf plants with curling leafy vines quadruple gilt line to corners, top edge gilt, raised bands, gilt titles, spine gilt in compartments of acanthus leaves and stems motif, inner cover gilt rule and a central green and maroon morocco, moiré green silk endleaves. A beautiful collected novel of Tolstoï with a intricate and stunning binding.

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        Les Érinnyes, tragédie antique -

      A. Romagnol 1908 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4. 87 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin havane, large listel de maroquin plus clair mosaïqué de palmes, filets d'encadrements. Dos à nerfs également mosaïqué des mêmes motifs. Doublures de soie brochée dans un encadrement de maroquin orné d'une grecque mosaïquée noire. Toutes tranches dorées sur témoins. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée de Blanchetière - Bretault. Edition ornée par François KUPKA de 25 eaux-fortes originales dont 3 hors texte, tirées en plusieurs tons, certaines avec des rehauts d'or. Exceptionnel exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Celui-ci un des 100 exemplaires numérotés au format in-8°, celui-ci sur papier Japon, accompagnés de deux suites à part des eaux-fortes (eau-forte pure et état définitif, les hors-texte avec remarques) et d'une suite à part des bois (état définitif). Exemplaire enrichi d'UN BEAU DESSIN PRÉPARATOIRE (lavis d'encre) de KUPKA (non signé). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Sardonics: Sixteen Sketches

      Metropolitan Syndicate, Inc [1908], New York - Hardcover. First edition. First issue with integral title leaf, imprint as above. Author's first book. Rare. Inscriptions on the front free endpaper: "Robert W. Jones, / Jan. 1. 1909" and just below it in a different hand: "Presented by the Author, / who did not sign his name herein--durn him". A collection of short stories which "deal with grim incidents of life in the big city. In one story a drunken hotel waiter beats his wife to death with a chair, . in another an Italian pickle dealer stabs a saloon keeper who will not pay his twelve dollars, and yet another story tells how a cab driver took a drunken man into his cab and after driving to a secluded section stabbed him in a fight that followed an attempt to rob . Each story is one incident, a crisis, told in a style both unusual and interesting. Lyon's style is clear, effective, and unaffected" (unidentified newspaper review, pasted in). Bound in the original green cloth titled in red on spine and front cover. A few chips to cloth at foot of spine, minor sunning to spine, small stain to spine, and light wear to corners, otherwise a bright, attractive copy. Clipping from newspaper review of the book pasted to the rear pastedown with offsetting to endpapers. 225 pages. LIT/30119. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rare German Book M.de Montaigne.Gesammelte Schriften.8 vol.1453/1500 1908

      M. de Montaigne. Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen und Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode. 8 Bände. München & Leipzig 1908. 4to. Ca. 2400 S. Orig.-Halblederbde. mit Rückentitel u. Vergoldung. In German  # 1453 von 1500 copies Age and use wear. Some wear and light soiling to covers Rubbing to edges and chipps to spines of covers, missing part of spine (3cm.) tears to hinge and across of vol.2. Yellowing paper. Brown paper to endpapers and first and last pages. To two volumes paper between cover end endpaper torn. Minor foxing stains: some stains to several pages. Weight: 3115 gr. Shipping cost to USA $69. Sorry for this misleading but I'm registered on ebay of USA therefore I can not put above more than $4. I send it EMS insured from ISRAEL

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        Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Oesterreich, Deutschland und der Schweiz. Zum Gebrauche in den Schulen und zum Selbstunterricht. 5 Bände in 13 Teilen (vollständig).

      A. Pichler‘s Witwe & Sohn, Wien, o. J. (1908-1931).. Gr.-Oktav. Goldgeprägtes Halbleder mit marmorierten Bezügen. Ca. 7800 S., mit 280 überwiegend farbigen Tafeln und tausenden s/w-Abbildungen im Text. Vollständig. Die Rücken durch Lichteinfall teils etwas aufgehellt, geringfügig berieben, stellenweise mit Anstreichungen des Vorbesitzers (kaum störend). Schönes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. Nissen, BBI 840 (gibt fälschlich 285 Tafeln an). – Ursprünglich auf nur drei Bände angelegt geriet das Werk ob des immer wieder verschobenen Abschlußes bald zum Sorgenkind des Verlages und lag letzten Endes erst nach 24 Jahren vollständig vor. Im Laufe der Zeit avancierte es zu einem immer wieder neu aufgelegten und bis in die Gegenwart aktualisierten Klassiker der Botanik. – „Ab 1905 erstellte Hegi mit seinem Werk Alpenflora die erste umfassende Darstellung der Pflanzenwelt der Alpen. Auf Wunsch seines Verlegers machte er sich anschliessend an die Aufgabe, ein ähnliches Werk auch für die gesamte deutsche Flora zusammenzustellen. Zwischen 1908 und 1931 hat er dieses Jahrhundertwerk unter dem Titel ‚Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa‘ herausgegeben. (...) Davon hat Hegi etwa zwei Drittel selbst bearbeitet, der Rest stammt von Koautoren.“ (wikipedia, dt.). – Die Illustrationen stammen überwiegend von Gustav Dunzinger und dem Kunstmaler R. E. Pfenninger.

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        Markus Mizne Jewish Russian Artist 3 Abstract Gouache on Print Drawings Signed

      Markus Mizne Jewish Russian Artist 3 Abstract Gouache on Print Drawings Signed - watermark monogram on paper Size: 1. 25.5 x 18.5 cm. (10 x 7.2") Size w/ fields: 39 x 27cm. (15.3 x 10.6") 2. 26.5 x 20 cm. (10.4 x 7.8")  Size w/ fields: 39 x 27cm. (15.3 x 10.6") 3. 26 x 10.5 cm. (10.2 x 4.1") Size w/ fields: 38.5 x 24.5 cm. (15.1 x 9.6") Condition - see photos Light creasing to fields of the smaller drawing MARKUS MIZNEMarkus Mizne (1908 - 1994) was born in Kiev and his early influences included his uncle Trympol, a sculptor, painter and museum curator who introduced him to the work of Malevich, Kandinsky, Larianov and Gontcharova. In 1924, while studying Political Science at the Sorbonne in Paris, Mizne discovered the Bauhaus movement and a longing to paint. He was a personal witness to the beginnings of Modern art, the abandonment of the representational, conventional subject matter, and the new approach to reality. He was part of the move towards abstraction and the spiritual. Freedom of expression for an artist is very similar to the scientist's deep dedication to truth, and the philosopher's desire to liberate man from the shackles of convention. For Markus Mizne, his inner world was the real 'tangible,' more deserving of his attention than the outer 'reality' of existence. Markus Mizne's abstract art is real for us now. Vital and visible as a documentary of man's unconquerable spirit, his paintings are an outward expression of an inner desire for individual freedom and a world governed by spiritual power. Markus Mizne (* 1908 in Kiew, Russisches Reich; † 1994 in New York City) war ein ukrainisch-brasilianischer Maler und Kunstsammler. Bekannt geworden ist Mizne durch seine experimentellen Blumenmustermalereien. Markus Mizne wuchs in einer Familie mit künstlerischen und musischen Neigungen auf. Er wurde früh durch seinen Onkel David Trympolsky beeinflusst, einem Bildhauer, Maler und Museumskurator in Kiew, der ihm die Werke von Malewitsch und Kandinsky nahebrachte. In den frühen 1920er Jahren lebte er mit seiner Familie in Moskau. Die Familie schickte ihn auf eine Internatsschule nach Deutschland, wo er mit moderner Kunst durch Besuche von Kursen zum Bauhaus vertraut gemacht wurde. Im Alter von 16 Jahren begann er zu malen. 1931 nach seiner Rückkehr aus Deutschland nach Russland, zogen seine Familie und er nach Polen. 1932, als 24-jähriger, unternahm er eine Reise nach Teheran und Damaskus, weiter nach Europa, schließlich nach Paris, wo er sich niederließ. 1935 heirateten Markus Mizne und die Pianistin Felicja Blumental in Warschau, wo sie sich bereits einige Jahre vorher kennengelernt hatten. In Paris malte Mizne, war mit vielen Künstlern befreundet, u. a. mit Foujita, van Dongen, Braque, Larionow, Gontscharowa, Pevsner und Fautrier. 1939 gelang es ihm vor dem zunehmenden Nazi-Terror aus Europa nach Brasilien zu fliehen. 1962 ließ sich die Familie Mizne wieder in Europa nieder, lebte in Paris, Mailand, Rom und London. 1991 zog Markus Mizne mit seiner Tochter Annette Celine nach New York, wo er 1994 verstarb. Er verkörperte persönlich die Anfänge der modernen Malerei, des Verzichts auf gegenständliche, herkömmliche Darstellung, und eines neuen Anspruchs der Realität. Er war so Teil der Hinwendung zum Abstrakten und Geistigen. Freiheit des Ausdrucks für einen Künstler entspricht dem tiefen Streben des Wissenschaftlers nach Wahrheit und dem Wunsch des Philosophen die Menschen von konventionellen Zwängen zu befreien. Markus Mizne, dessen Innenwelt in seinen Bildern greifbar erscheint, richtete seine Aufmerksamkeit auf die Wirklichkeit des im Inneren Existierenden. Markus Miznes abstrakte Kunst ist wirklich für uns heutige vital und sichtbar als eine Dokumentation unbesiegbaren Geistes; seine Gemälde sind eine Fortentwicklung seines inneren Wunsches nach individueller Freiheit und einer Welt dominiert durch geistiger Kraft.  

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        Handsignierte Radierung von Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870-1928). [Wien um 1920]. 59 x 54 cm.

      - Ferdinand Schmutzer war Mitglied der Wiener Secession, 1908 wurde er Professor an der Akademie der bildenden Künste. Sein besonderes Interesse galt der Radierung, mit dieser Technik schuf er ausdruckvolle, großformatige Darstellungen bekannter Zeitgenossen (z. B. Joachim-Quartett, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss).

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        Michel de Montaignes Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen und Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode herausgegeben von Otto Flake und Wilhelm Weigand. 8 Bde.

      München, Leipzig, Georg Müller 1908 - -1911. 8°. 8 Bde. Bütten. Kopfgoldschnitt. Orig.-Leder. Nr. 33 von 100 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder. Etwas berieben. 2 Kopfkapitale eingerissen. Kopfkapital von Band 7 mit 2x3 cm grosser Fehlstelle. Ex Libris auf den Innendeckeln. Band 1 mit Fleck auf dem Vorsatzblatt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theodore Roosevelt Signed Portrait.

      1908. Large framed signed photograph of Theodore Roosevelt sitting, signed while in office. Inscribed by him, "To John Still, Esq. with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt, April 7th 1908." Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17.5 inches by 22.5 inches. An attractive piece. Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.

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        The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin.

      New York: The Publishers Printing Co.,, 1908. Octavo. Original light brown pictorial cloth, lettered in white, design to front cover in black and white. Portrait frontispiece of Houdini, illustrations in the text throughout. Bookseller's ticket of Pippen's Book Store, Baltimore. Some marks and pale staining to covers, a couple of bumps at top and bottom of front cover, old tape marks to endpapers, a tight, clean copy. The list of illustrations and index were printed separately and attached to the rear pastedown: copies are often found with these in varying degrees of completeness, ours has only the final leaf of index. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Wm. V. Pippen with best wishes from the author Harry Houdini, April 27/1916, Baltimore, Md." Pippen's Book Store, situated at 605 N. Eutaw Street, was a feature of downtown Baltimore for over a century (1854-1961) and Houdini, an avid collector, would almost certainly have inscribed this copy of his controversial debunking of the great French magician Robert-Houdin, to the owner of the business, on a visit to his shop. It is dated the day after Houdini performed one of his most famous stunts, the suspended straitjacket escape - this time hanging from a derrick above a corner of the Baltimore Sun Building. Photographs show that an astonishing 50,000 people packed onto Charles Street to witness Houdini's performance that day. The image of the great magician dangling upside down was later used on the dust jacket of his Magical Rope Ties and Escapes (London: Will Goldston, 1921). Provenance: presentation inscription on front pastedown from Pippen to Lee Webster Sharpe, manager of the Red Star Bus Line (serving the Delmarva Peninsula) and amateur magician, known locally as the "Wizard of Wicomico"; Claude Crowe (whose bookplate partially obscures Pippen's presentation inscription), head of the family business Liberal Finance & Thrift Corp (based in San Antonio, Texas), was also a professional magician and editor of Texas Magic Collectors' Newsletter. Houdini had a finely-honed sense of publicity and signed copies are not uncommon, however, this is a very attractive presentation copy signed in full, dating from one of his greatest public escape acts, and has an appealing chain of subsequent ownership.

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        Paroles d'un Croyant

      Paris, imprimé pour Charles Meunier 1908 - In-4 (24 x 32,5 cm), exemplaires sans son emboîtage mais bien complet de sa couverture et de ses feuillets, exemplaire n°119 sur 166 sur velin blanc, préface de Gabriel Séailles, illustrations de Carlos Schwabe, avec le feuillet de souscription intitulé "Vient de paraître" en 4 pages, décrivant l'oeuvre et les différents tirages ; petites marques de frottement sur la couverture, par ailleurs bel état. Schwabe Carlos

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        JUDAICA "EVREYSKAYA ENTSIKLOPEDIYA" 16 VOL. BROCKHAUS-EFRON 1st ED. IN RUSSIAN

      JUDAICA "EVREISKAYA ENTSIKLOPEDIYA" 16 VOLUMESIN RUSSIAN FIRST EDITION S-PETERSBURG, BROKHAUS-EFRON [ca. 1908 - 1913), 27 x 19 cm., HARD STAMPED CALICO COVER, GOLD DECORATION AND LETTERING, MARMORIAL ENDPAPERS MANY B/W AND COLORS ILLUSTRATIONS CONDITION: MODERATE WEAR TO COVER AND SPINES (RUBBING, MOST OF CORNERS BUMPED, DISCOLORING TO SPINES, DAMAGES TO TOP AND BOTTOM OF SPINES) BINDING STARTED GETTING LOOSE TO VOL. 1 & 9 TO MOST OF VOLUMES TEAR BETWEEN INNER SIDE OF COVER AND ENDPAPER INTERNALLY - YELLOW/ BROWN PAPER, SOME VOLUMES WITH SPORADIC FOXING STAINS. AND SOME OTHER SMALL DAMAGES. TOTAL WEIGHT: 16.600 gr. Еврейская энциклопедия. Свод знаний о еврействе и его культуре в прошлом и настоящем.

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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 .

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative Lyrics

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1908. First. First edition. Fine in an edge-chipped but else very good example of the printed dustwrapper. Signed by White, with many corrections in his hand, on fourteen different pages. The New Jersey author's first book, a collection of poems including some supernatural verse. Rare in jacket. .

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        Health and Wealth (Association Copy)

      East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1908. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "To Edward Jose A great artist with the high regard of his friend Elbert Hubbard". Edward Jose was a Hollywood actor and director, best known for starring opposite Theda Bara in "A Fool There Was "(1915) and for his 1915 color-tinted film "The Beloved Vagabond". Top edge gilt, 2 photographs tipped in, about Very Good, suede leather at spine deteriorating, leather spine label a bit rubbed. Contents clean and unmarked. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Leather Spine/Cloth Boards. Very Good Minus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy.

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        Health & Wealth (Signed First Edition)

      East Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1908. First Edition. Suede leather. Very Good. Signed by the author. Suede blind-stamped leather, binding is in unusually nice condition for this type, frontispiece portrait, author's inscription on half-title page reads, "A gift to Agnes M. Webster, July 30, 1911, by the Grand Mogul." The Medical Mirror by Isaac Newton Love (page 523) confirms that "Grand Mogul" is Elbert Hubbard. Pictorial pastedown (of Hubbard and his wife?) on free end-paper following the half-title page, 162pp., Full refund if not satisfied. A rare find for the collector! Hubbard rarely signed as the "Grand Mogul

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books]
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        Memories of My Life. FIRST EDITION.

      London: Methuen, 1908. - FIRST EDITION, one of 750 copies. Frontispiece, viii, 339 pp; ads. Original cloth. Extremities rubbed. Signature of former owner on flyleaf. Institutional bookplate and small oval stamp to preliminary and some text leaves. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anne of Green Gables

      Boston: L. C. Page & Co., 1908. Undetermined. very good. 1st edition, 1st impression dated April 1908. viiipp. + 1 leaf (list of illustrations),429pp. + 4,4pp. (publisher's advertisements)pp. Bound in the original tan coloured cloth. Gilt lettering on the spine and front board. Eight illustrations including frontis by M.A. And W.A.J. Claus. Illustration of women in profile tipped onto front board. Corners have some minor bumping. Foredge and bottom edge untrimmed. Text very clean with almost no staining or foxing present. Front paste down illustration has a bit of uneven fading but is far superior to most copies. Boards a bit soiled but overall a far superior copy. very good Rare in any condition the book quickly went into reprints with eventually seven more titles about the young red-haired Anne who comes into the life of an elderly couple on Prince Edward island. This is the variant tan coloured cloth binding one of three variants known, no priority. See Editions and Impressiions Collectors and Their Love of the Works of L.M. Montgomery. Lechowick 25, Russell 18. 1908

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        De Vogels van Guyana (Suriname, Cayenne en Demerara)

      F. P. Penard, Paramaribo 1908 - Culturally important work written in Dutch during the authors' 12-year stay in Dutch Guiana and Suriname. The Penard brothers, born and raised in Suriname, wrote some of the most influential literature of their times on Surinamese ornithology, and, apart from their ornithological research also performed extensive linguistic and anthropological research. The books include a collection of the birds of the region, their breeding habitats and their migration patterns. The first volume was published in 1908 and the second was not published until 1910 when proceeds from the sale of the first volume became available. A very detailed account with drawings and exhibits. Maroon cloth, in very good state without any writing or bookplates. First edition of this important, scarce set. Size: 7½" - 10" Vols 1 & 2 0.0 Vols 1 & 2 Vols 1 & 2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GREEN MUMMY

      John Long [1908]., London - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Men of the Day. No. 1117. "Below the Mark." Samuel Langhorne Clemens

      Vanity Fair, London 1908 - Color lithograph. Image measures 14.5 x 8". Sheet measures 15 x 10.25." Accompanying text page with same dimensions. This portrait depicts the American writer Mark Twain, otherwise known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His portrait corresponds directly to his description: "He has white hair, a ferocious, lamby, white moustache, and he wears white dress suits." Made when Clemens was 72, the portrait conveys a sense of the author as famous yet still mysterious. He holds his pipe in one hand and has the other behind his back, his eyes looking intently off the page over his gold-rimmed glasses. The accompanying text describes his various pursuits as a novelist, lecturer, and humorist, which all together make up the enigmatic identity of "Mark Twain." The print is in very good condition with bright white paper and attached tissue as issued. Text printed above and below the image. Text panel has minor discoloration and wear to edges. The British Vanity Fair (1868--1914), a compendium and often critique of Victorian culture, is best known today for its lithographed caricatures of contemporary figures and issues. Its portrait series pictured and described--with both praise and caricature--prominent Victorian and Edwardian politicians, lawyers, doctors, and similar professionals. These images, as well as other series of portraits, accompanies literary and political articles, cultural reviews, serialized fiction, and other standard weekly magazine features. As the publication grew, it turned increasingly toward gossip as a topic, as reflected in the long-running series of portraits.

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        Montcalm And Wolfe VOLUME TWO EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 332

      J. M. Dent, London 1908 - FIRST EDITION EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 332, VOLUME TWO ONLY, Very good red cloth. Light wear, no jacket. [nd, 1908 ], 12mo, [6], vii-xii, [2], 1-298pp. Temple Press, Plate frontispiece of James Wolfe, 3 Plate maps, Seymour 1/1/0/U, "The names of Montcalm & Wolfe stand as the heroic representation of France and Great Britain in the final contest for Canada which gave Quebec to the British in 1759. This book was designed as the final volume of a series written to exhibit the last act of a secular conflict which ended long before the revolt of the English colonies in North America. Parkman had access to a large amount of unpublished material, including letters written by Montcalm, when in America, to members of this family in France. this is his acknowledged chef d'oeuvre." RG4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shakespeare in deutscher Sprache. 10 Bände. Hrsg., z. T. neu übers. von Friedrich Gundolf. Plan und Auschmuck dieses Werkes von Melchior Lechter.

      Berlin: Bondi, 1908-1918. Originalganzlederbände. Gering berieben und bestossen. Nur oberes Kapital von Band VII etwas stärker betossen. Ursprünglich grün gefärbt, sind die Rücken ausgebleicht und naturfarben, die Deckel weitgehend im Originalgrün. Bibliophiler Satz und Druck auf Maschinenbütten. Gesamtherstellung bei Otto von Hollten. -- \"Die Bände enthalten August Wilhelm Schlegels Shakespeare- Übersetzungen Mit Berichtigung einiger Fehler und Missverstaendnisse Nach dem sprachlich gereinigten Text: Die Koenigsdramen- Ausser Heinrich VIII - Romeo, Caesar, Hamlet, Sommernachtstraum, Kaufmann Von Venedig. Was Ihr Wollt, Sturm , Wie es euch gefällt. Dazu kommen meine Neuübertragungen der nicht von Schlegel selbst verdeutschten Hauptwerke und die relativ besten ebenfalls sprachlich gesichteten. nicht-schlegelischen Umdichtungen der geringeren Dramen. Diese letzteren gehören als Ganzes, trotz zarter und mächtiger Einzelheiten nur zum historischen, nicht zum lebendigen Bestand des Schrifttums, so dass nicht soviel darauf ankommt ob sie mehr oder minder vollendet verdeutscht erscheinen; ich wollte meine Energie für dieWiedergabe der großen Schöpfungen aufsparen. Diese Ausgabe will Shakespeare in der deutschen Form bringen die dem heutigen Gefühl der Verantwortung gegen den Dichter und die deutsche Sprache gemäss ist. Schlegels Anteil durfte beibehalten werden. Er lässt sich wohl verbessern i aber nicht übertreffen. Seine Verdeutschung kam aus dem Erlebnis und hat den unerreichbaren Vorzug der Frische der leidenschaftlichen Erweckerfreude. Shakespeare war damals nicht was er heute den meisten ist, der grösste Dichter, ein durch Werk oder Wirkung vertrautes Element.\" (Friedrich Gundolf). Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Morris Rosenfeld költeményei. (Gettodalok). Fordította Kiss Arnold. [The Poems of Morris Rosenfeld. (Songs From the Ghetto). Translated by Arnold Kiss.]

      Deutsch Zsigmond és Társa Könyvkereskedése (Márkus Samu könyvnyomdája), Budapest 1908 - 291, (1) p. First Hungarian edition. Limited, numbered, luxury edition. One of 50 numbered copies. In publisher's vellum, with gilt title on spine and front panel. Printed on thick, handmade paper. With private presentation note in ink on half title. In fine condition. First Hungarian edition of Rosenfeld's collection of poems. One of the fifty luxury copies. The core of the compilation is the material of Rosenfeld's Song's From the Ghetto (Lider-bukh). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Groß-Industrie Österreichs [1848-1908]. Festgabe zum glorreichen sechzigjährigen Regierungs-Jubiläum seiner Majestät des Kaisers Franz Josef I. dargebracht von den Industriellen Österreichs 1908. Redaktion: Leopold Weiss. Künstlerische Leitung: Erwin Pendl. 3 Bände.

      Wien, Verlagsbuchhandlung Leopold Weiss, 1908. - Der erste Band befasst sich mit den einzelnen Zweigen der österreichischen Industrie (Bergbau, Porzellan, Metall, Maschinen, Elektrotechnik, Musikinstrumente, Holz, Leder, Textil, Papier, Zucker etc.), die beiden weiteren Bände stellen einzelne Betriebe vor (von „Abraham Josef, Maschinenziegeleien, Kunowitz" bis „Zündhütchen- und Patronenfabrik, vorm. Sellier & Bellot, Prag" und von „Aktienbrauerei, Sarajevo" bis „Zöhrer Adolfo, Guayaquil". - Der dritte Band mit zwei Anhängen „Pioniere der österreichischen Industrie im Auslande" u. „Dank- und Erinnerungs-Blätter". - Einbände tlw. etw. beschabt u. bestoßen. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Gr.-Fol. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs. Abbildungen im Text u. auf tlw. farb. Tafeln. XXXII, 305 (1); V, 392; VI, 393, XVI, XIV S., OLdr.-Bde. m. Rücken- u. Deckelverg., goldgepr. Rücken- u. Deckeltiteln, Seidenmoiré-Vorsätzen u. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frau am Fenster. Kaltnadelradierung auf Japan,

      (1908). 1908 - Format (Platte): 24 cm x 18 cm. Blattgröße: Unter Passepartout. *Schwarz, 27, II. - Unten links mit dem Monogramm in der Platte, rechts unten mit eigenhändiger Signatur in Bleistift. Auflage: 50 Exemplare (ohne Numerierung). - Etwas gebräunt, kleinere Stockfleckchen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray.

      Paris: Charles Carrington, 1908. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto, pp.312. Elegantly bound by Bennett of New York in three quarter red crushed morocco, with gilt to spine, buckram sides ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Illustrated with seven full-page wood engravings by Eugene Dété from drawings by Paul Thiriat of Paris, with titled tissue guards. Inserted before the half-title is a slip of paper (5 x 7½ inches) on the front of which, printed in red, was the following interesting note: "First Illustrated Edition / of / "The Picture of Dorian Gray" / - / This illustrated edition was intended to be issued in 1908, the date given on the title-page; but, after the text had been printed, the artist unfortunately fell ill, and this is the reason why the book has not appeared before the present year, 1910". Internally clean, two bookplates to pastedown Binding a little worn, some scuffing neatly touched-in, label removed from foot. Very good. Mason 335, p.349.

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 9: Die Indo-Australischen Tagfalter

      Stuttgart: Alfred Kernen, [1908]-1927. viii, 1197, 177 fine colour plates. Hardback. 2 volumes bound in 4. Well bound in half-cloth; patterned boards and endpapers. Previous owner's name discreetly inked to title-page. Very good set. German edition. The complete section on Indo-Australian Butterflies. Fine chromolithographic plates.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1908 - 1908 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1908. This lot is an 1908 Original Hardback Wisden. 13th Hardback! In Good to Very Good Condition. This book has has a small amount of restoration, the spine cloth has been cleaned and possible over writing of gilt (hard to tell) but other than that and the repaired hinges it is very nice, nice and clean inside with photoplate that looks facsimile but a nice book otherwise.

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        The Wide World Magazine - Volume 21: May Through October 1908

      George Newnes, London 1908 - Features: More Queer Fixes - A Meeting with a Meteor, In the Dark with a Mamba; A Night Attack; The Shot-Pickers; The Underground Pirates; Housekeeping Troubles in Annam; "In the Name of the Czar!" - I - A Subterranean Duel; Across Africa By Boat - I; Cupid and the Wire; Fallen Among Thieves; Remarkable "Follies"; Through the Black Canyon; Across Australia on a Bicycle; The Crop that Failed; Eight Days on an African Farm; Across Africa by Boat - II; More Queer Fixes - A Ride With Death - Sixteen Days Entombed - Lost in a Swamp; On the Roof of the Western World; Black Magic - A Weird Experience - Tambooze the Zulu; Life in the Sulphur Mines of Sicily; A Fight for Life Under Water; Through New Ontario on a "Jigger"; The Present that Went Astray; The Menace of the "Black Hand"; The Wreck of the "Dundonald"; The Experiences of a "Jackaroo"; The Story of Jasper Brown; Sporting Stories - A Brush with Elephants - The Senator's Tiger - A Ride on a Rhino; Buried Treasures in England; Six Months on a Drifting Ice-Floe; Through New Ontario on a "Jigger" - II; A Deal in Diamonds; Elk-Hunting in Sweden; How I Found My Wife; Across Africa by Boat - III; More Queer Fixes - an up and down affair - a battle with a shark; The Romance of Hermann Ochs; The "Night Riders" of Kentucky; "Captain Starlight"; More Queer Fixes - Imprisoned Under a Ship's Keel - A Motor-Boat in a Cyclone - An Uninvited Guest; A War Against a River; A Railway Stowaway; The Kauri Timber Industry; "Who Am I?"; My Ascent of Aconcagua; Running the Gauntlet; Eight Years in Babylonia - I; The Secret of the Castle; Ruined!; An Island in the Making; A Duel of Brains; Across Africa by Boat - IV; An Encounter with a Waterspout; The Ship that Disappeared; A Mountain of Gold; The "Vultures of Paris"; Eight Years in Babylonia - II; Our Adventures at "Simplicity Hall" - I; Caribou-Hunting in Newfoundland; More Queer Fixes - An Actor's Adventure - A Shifted Cargo; Through France in a Yacht; The Keeper of the Light; Flooded Out; The Bridge-Builders; Five Days in a Blizzard; A Holiday in Crete; A Short Cut; A Lion-Hunt in a Sewer; The Carriers of the Thames; How I Visited the Gouliot Caves; A Day with the South Sea Prince; More Queer Fixes - A Race Against a Leak - Two Hours in a Crevasse - The Millionaire's Messenger; The Perchten Dancers of Salzburg; The Wassmann Diamond; On the Frontier at Gibraltar;; A Romance of Two Islands - I; A Railway Smash to Order; The Ghost of the San Jose Mine; Up the Athabasca with the Fur-Traders; Our Adventures at "Simplicity Hall" - II. Average wear. Modest lean to spine. A sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      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.

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        Der Gehülfe; Roman

      Bruno Cassirer, Berlin 1908 - 8vo, 392pp + 9pp ads; rebound in modern cloth with new endpapers, original front panel (illustrated), rear panel blank) and spine label laid down. The first printing of this early novel is extremely rare. This undated "dritte Auflage" was apparently published in the same year. Contemporary ownership signature; few spots, some toning. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        The Picture of Dorian Gray.

      Paris: Charles Carrington, 1908.. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto, pp.312. Elegantly bound by Bennett of New York in three quarter red crushed morocco, with gilt to spine, buckram sides ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Illustrated with seven full-page wood engravings by Eugene Dété from drawings by Paul Thiriat of Paris, with titled tissue guards. Inserted before the half-title is a slip of paper (5 x 7½ inches) on the front of which, printed in red, was the following interesting note: "First Illustrated Edition / of / "The Picture of Dorian Gray" / - / This illustrated edition was intended to be issued in 1908, the date given on the title-page; but, after the text had been printed, the artist unfortunately fell ill, and this is the reason why the book has not appeared before the present year, 1910". Internally clean, two bookplates to pastedown Binding a little worn, some scuffing neatly touched-in, label removed from foot. Very good.

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        Faust

      The Musson Book Company Limited, Toronto 1908 - Preface dated 1908. Previous owner's signature dated 1910. This deluxe edition was limited to 100 copies of which this is NO. 58. All these copies were signed by the artist Willy Pogany. Ivory publisher's cloth with gilt and aquamarine art deco design on cover, gilt titles on spine. Covers slightly soiled. Top edge gilt, other two sides uncut. Spine starting in three places, unfortunately a trait of this particular edition. With many gorgeous full-page color illustrations with each their own tissue guards, as well as inventive line drawings free for the first letter of each chapter. A real treasure. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin.

      New York: The Publishers Printing Co., 1908 - Octavo. Original light brown pictorial cloth, lettered in white, design to front cover in black and white. Bookseller's ticket of Pippen's Book Store, Baltimore. Some marks and pale staining to covers, a couple of bumps at top and bottom of front cover, old tape marks to endpapers, a tight, clean copy. The list of illustrations and index were printed separately and attached to the rear pastedown: copies are often found with these in varying degrees of completeness, ours has only the final leaf of index. Portrait frontispiece of Houdini, illustrations in the text throughout. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Wm. V. Pippen with best wishes from the author Harry Houdini, April 27/1916, Baltimore, Md." Pippen's Book Store, situated at 605 N. Eutaw Street, was a feature of downtown Baltimore for over a century (1854-1961) and Houdini, an avid collector, would almost certainly have inscribed this copy of his controversial debunking of the great French magician Robert-Houdin, to the owner of the business, on a visit to his shop. It is dated the day after Houdini performed one of his most famous stunts, the suspended straitjacket escape - this time hanging from a derrick above a corner of the Baltimore Sun Building. Photographs show that an astonishing 50,000 people packed onto Charles Street to witness Houdini's performance that day. The image of the great magician dangling upside down was later used on the dust jacket of his Magical Rope Ties and Escapes (London: Will Goldston, 1921). Provenance: presentation inscription on front pastedown from Pippen to Lee Webster Sharpe, manager of the Red Star Bus Line (serving the Delmarva Peninsula) and amateur magician, known locally as the "Wizard of Wicomico"; Claude Crowe (whose bookplate partially obscures Pippen's presentation inscription), head of the family business Liberal Finance & Thrift Corp (based in San Antonio, Texas), was also a professional magician and editor of Texas Magic Collectors' Newsletter. Houdini had a finely-honed sense of publicity and signed copies are not uncommon, however, this is a very attractive presentation copy signed in full, dating from one of his greatest public escape acts, and has an appealing chain of subsequent ownership. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Romaunt of the Rose.

      London: Published for the Florence Press by Chatto and Windus. 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. #357 of 500. 103pp. Full vellum lettered in gold on the front panel and the spine panel, green cloth ties, top edge gilt, others uncut. Printed on Aldwych handmade paper. With twenty color plates by Norman Wilkinson and Keith Henderson. A touch of foxing to endpapers. A bright, near fine copy. ; Octavo .

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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. 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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 20,7 x 16,7 cm. Papier: 41,3 x 30,9 cm.

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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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        Der Gehülfe; Roman

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1908. Third Printing. Contemporary ownership signature; few spots, some toning.. 8vo, 392pp + 9pp ads; rebound in modern cloth with new endpapers, original front panel (illustrated), rear panel blank) and spine label laid down. The first printing of this early novel is extremely rare. This undated "dritte Auflage" was apparently published in the same year.

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        Narrative Lyrics

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1908. First. First edition. Fine in an edge-chipped but else very good example of the printed dustwrapper. Signed by White, with many corrections in his hand, on fourteen different pages. The New Jersey author's first book, a collection of poems including some supernatural verse. Rare in jacket. .

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        Norwegian Anglings and Other Sportings. With Map of Norway and Sweden … Season 1908 (Tenth Year of Issue)

      London: J.A. Lumley & Dowell, Lumley House, 1908. First edition. Illustrated with colored fold-out map and numerous photographs. 246, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial white boards. Back hinge a bit worn, else a very nice, fresh copy of this fragile book. In drop black cloth slipcase. First edition. Illustrated with colored fold-out map and numerous photographs. 246, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Hampton, Modern Angling Bibliography, p. 32 (for 1911 ed.); Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 8

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