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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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        Picture of Dorian Gray

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

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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        Der sechzehnte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes, e.V. zu Düsseldorf 1908. mit einem Verzeichnis der Mitglieder des Deutschen Schachbundes, e.V

      Potsdam: A Stein's Verlagsbuchhandlung, 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

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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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        Italy, Messina. 1908 Camp for earthquake survivors

      1908 - Photographie,vintage albumen print. Costumi. The 1908 Messina earthquake (also known as the 1908 Messina and Reggio earthquake) occurred on December 28 in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy with a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of XI (Extreme). The cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria were almost completely destroyed and between 75,000 and 200,000 lives were lost. On December 28, 1908, from about 05:20 to 05:21, an earthquake of 7.1 on the moment magnitude scale occurred, centered on the city of Messina, in Sicily. Reggio on the Italian mainland also suffered heavy damage. The ground shook for some 30 to 40 seconds, and the destruction was felt within a 300-kilometer (186-mile) radius. Moments after the earthquake, a 12-meter (39-foot) tsunami struck nearby coasts, causing even more devastation; 91% of structures in Messina were destroyed, and some 70,000 residents were killed.[4] Rescuers searched through the rubble for weeks, and whole families were still being pulled out alive days later, but thousands remained buried there.[5] Buildings in the area had not been constructed for earthquake resistance, having heavy roofs and vulnerable foundations. The earthquake was caused by normal faulting between plates. Italy sits along the boundary zone of the African Continental plate, and this plate is pushing against the seafloor underneath Europe at a rate of 25 millimeters (1 inch) per year. This causes vertical displacement, which in turn can cause earthquakes. Recently it has been proposed that the concurrent tsunami was not generated by the earthquake, but rather by a large undersea landslide it triggered. There were also several fires that destroyed houses and turned them to rubble. News of the disaster was carried by Italian torpedo boats to Nicotera, where the telegraph lines were still working, but that was not accomplished until midnight at the end of the day. Rail lines in the area had been destroyed, often along with the railway stations. The Italian navy and army responded and began searching, treating the injured, and evacuating refugees (as did every ship). Looters soon had to be shot. King Victor Emmanuel III and the Queen arrived. The disaster made headlines worldwide and international relief efforts were launched. With the help of the Red Cross and sailors of the Russian and British fleets, search and cleanup were expedited. The Russian battleships Tsesarevich, and Slava and the cruisers Admiral Makarov, and Bogatyr, British battleship Exmouth and the cruisers Euryalus, Minerva, and Sutlej were ordered to provide assistance; the S.S. Afonwen was in Messina harbor during the quake (anchored in 45 fathoms (80 m) of water, but there were only 30 fathoms (55 m) when she sailed full of refugees). The French battleships Justice and Vérité, and three torpedo boat destroyers were ordered to Messina. The U.S. Navy's Great White Fleet and supply ships USS Celtic and USS Culgoa were also ordered to assist. Other nations' ships also responded. In the years following 1908, precautions were taken when reconstruction began, building architecture that would be able to withstand earthquakes of variable magnitude, if one should strike again. In the midst of reconstruction many of the Italian residents were relocated to various parts of Italy. Others were forced to emigrate to America. In 1909 the cargo ship Florida carried 850 such passengers away from Naples. Lost in a dense fog, the Florida collided with the Republic, a luxury passenger liner. Three people aboard the Florida were killed instantly. Within minutes, pandemonium broke out on the ship. The captain of the Florida, Angelo Ruspini, used extreme measures to regain control of the desperate passengers, including firing gunshots into the air. Eventually the survivors were rescued at sea and brought into the New York harbor where they would start a new life. // Circa 1908 // Tirage albuminé // Format (cm): 20x25

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        Sewing Course comprising directions for making the various stitches

      1908. Sewing Course..by Mary Schenck Woolman. Frederik A. Fernald, 1908, 4th edition, 130 pages, cloth, Directions for making the various stitches and instructions in methods of teaching, actual stitched samples, a real treasure

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        The Distributors

      McClure Company New York 1908 - First Edition. Rare Hubin listed mystery of London's fashionable set, by this early pseudonym of E. Phillips Oppenheim. Near Fine but for innocuous previous owner stamp exhorting borrowers to return book after 5 days at front pastedown and front endpaper, in Very Good plus dustjacket. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über das Relativitätprinzip und die aus demselben gezogenen Folgerungen. [with:] Berichtigungen zu der arbeit "Über das Relativitätprinzip..."

      Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1907/1908. First edition of one of Einstein's most important works, "On p. 443 are probably the first explicit statements both of the equivalence of inertial and gravitational mass and of the equation for mass in terms of energy [E=mc2] now regarded as the theoretical basis for the release of atomic energy" (Weil). In 1905, "Einstein said that all energy of whatever sort has mass. It took even him two years more to come to the stupendous realization that the reverse must also hold: that all mass, of whatever sort, must have energy. ... With mass and energy thus wholly equivalent, Einstein was able in 1907, in a long and mainly expository paper published in the Jahrbuch der Radioactivität [the offered paper], to write his famous equation E=mc2. ... In presenting his equation in 1907 Einstein spoke of it as the most important consequence of his theory of relativity" (Hoffmann, Albert Einstein, p. 81). "Of greatest importance is the last part of the paper which generalizes the principle of relativity from uniformly moving systems to uniformly 'accelerated' systems. ... He introduces the principle of equivalence which claims that the problem of a uniform and stationary gravitational field on the one hand, and the system moving with a constant acceleration without any gravitation on the other hand, are physically indistinguishable situations. This principle put him in a position to find out what effect gravitation has on an arbitrary physical phenomenon, because all he had to do was to observe that phenomenon from an accelerated reference system. He thus obtains the speeding up of clocks in a field of increased gravitational potential, which must lead to a universal red shift of the spectral lines coming from the Sun, and likewise to a bending of light rays near to the limb of the Sun. Furthermore, this hypothesis at once makes it clear why inertial mass and gravitational mass must be, under all circumstances, strictly proportional to one another. ... Hence the principle of the energy value of inertial mass must be extended to the gravitational mass." (Lanczos, The Einstein Decade, p. 153). Stanitz 94; Weil *21; Boni 20; Plotnick 77. In: Jahrbuch der Radioaktivität und Elektronik, Bd. 4, pp. 411-62 and Bd. 5, pp. 98-99 [Berichtigungen]. The complete two volumes offered here: 8vo:230 x 156 mm, bound in two contemporary and uniform half cloth with gilt spine lettering, a fine set.

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        The Doctor's Daughter

      Aurora, Illinois: William W. Walter. (1908). First. First edition. Gilt-stamped blue cloth. Hinges cracked with rear fly corner chipped, spine cocked, corners and spine ends worn, a good only copy. Touting his belief in the healing of the mind and body through the belief in Christian Science. Sequel to The Pastor's Son and written a few years before the author left Mary Baker Eddy's Christian Science church and started his own version called "Eschatology." Scarce first edition. .

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        Werkbau in der kleinen Stadt. Tuschzeichnung koloriert.

      32 x 24 cm, 49 x 40 cm in Passepartout, Rahmen versilbert, Rahmen min. gebrauchspurig, Blatt tadell. Links unten signiert, rechts signiert und datiert. Robert S. Gessner (1908-1982) beschäftigte sich ab 1924 mit abstrakter und ungegenständlicher Malerei. Von 1925 bis 1927 absolvierte er eine Schaufensterdekorateur-Lehre beim Warenhaus Jelmoli in Zürich. In den Jahren 1927 bis 1931 besuchte er die Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich in der Klasse von Alfred Altherr, später erfolgte sein Übertritt in die Grafikklasse, wo er mit den Lehrern Walter Roshardt, Ernst Keller, Karl Hügin, Otto Meyer-Amden und Ernst Gubler in Kontakt kam. Ab 1932 arbeitete Gessner als selbständiger Gebrauchs-/Werbegrafiker und Maler. 1938 wurde er Mitglied der Künstlervereinigung allianz, die ein Jahr zuvor von Leo Leuppi und Richard Paul Lohse gegründet wurde und aus dem Kreis der Zürcher Konkreten hervorging. Von 1940 bis 1956 war Robert S. Gessner an der Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich Beauftragter für die Ausbildung von Lehrlingen und Volontären, 1944 und 1945 war er Hilfslehrer, von 1957 bis 1963 Fachlehrer für Zeichnen für Zeichnen, Prorektor bei Hans Fischer und Leiter der Lehrlingsbildung. In den Jahren 1957 bis 1963 folgten verschiedene Aufenthalte auf Ibiza. [Ein Weihnachtgeschenk für Architekinnen und Architekten.]

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        Le Mémorandum du pâtissier-entremettier

      Meulan, Auguste Réty 1908 - In-8°, demi-veau rouge, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés (reliure de l'époque), VIII- 341 pp EDITION ORIGINALE RARE DE CET OUVRAGE RECHERCHE sur l'art de l'entremettier et du pâtissier. Ex-libris JEAN-PAUL LACOMBE. Très pâles rousseurs marginales, sinon bel exemplaire

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        Wind In The Willows (With The Original DustJacket)

      The Second UK Printing published by Methuen in October 1908 - the same month as the first printing. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and is in remarkable condition for its age. The Wrapper has protected the covers well and the gilt design remains very bright and sharp. Mild pushing at the spine ends with a tiny nick at the lower spine. A few minor small marks to the lower front board. Top edge gilt with other edges uncut as called for. The gilt remains very bright. Free from erasures and inscriptions. Some offsetting to the end papers otherwise apart from the occasional spot, the pages are in very clean condition. The Graham Robertson frontispiece and tissue guard are both present. A very sharp copy. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. It is the correct second issue with the price of 7/6 net to the front panel (differing only from the first issue design with a revised price). Some light soiling in places. Vertical light crease near the spine fold to the front panel. Some edge-wear to the spine ends and corners with a little loss (see images). Toning to the spine. Some light professional japanese tissue paper repairs along the spine folds and rear flap fold to the verso but these do not come through to the front. Colouring of the wrapper remains very good ( some of the images show the colouring more bleached than actually is). The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. Housed in a custom solander book with gilt titling. A very sharp copy. Copies of this title rarely turn up with their original wrapper in such collectible condition. First printings with wrappers command very high prices - This provides a much more affordable alternative.

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        Card signed "Count S. Okuma" also in Japanese characters

      N. P. 1908 - 1 vols. ca. 5 x 4 inches. Founder of the Progressive Party of Japan. Japanese statesman, founder of the Progressive party, Prime Minister from 1914-1916 and in 1898, and President and founder of Waseda University. From the autograph collection of Harry P. Kuhn Jr. Cream card. Some light discoloration, small stain in center, else very good

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        The Story of the Noble Opal. Flavelle’s Gem Series, No 1

      Flavelle, Roberts and Sankey Ltd, Brisbane 1908 - 165 x 105 mm, 114 pages, index. Scattered foxing at the page edges extends to the margin edges of some pages. The title page is foxed at its edges. (It is not as brown as it appears in the photograph.) Grey cloth boards with a few spots of silverfish damage and a small hole just above the author's surname at the lower part of the spine. Gilt titles on the front board and on the spine are bright. An excellent, tightly-bound copy of a rare book. This, the first book written solely about opal, covers the story of the gemstone from the time of the Romans in the Augustine age, its formation, where it is found, and how to care for it. In the end-note to the reader on page 111, Skertchly writes 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'. This may have been the only volume in Flavelle's Gem Series. As most copies appear to have been discarded and destroyed, this is a rare book, much sought-after by collectors of works about opal. Shipping will be reimbursed on this item (ie, free shipping). Near offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Celle qui pleure

      First edition on ordinary paper; there were only 3 large paper copies on Japan and 17 on Hollande. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Léon Bloy to his friend Louise Marguillier "... Les larmes, chère amie, cela seul vaut quelque chose. Le savez-vous ou ne le savez-vous pas? [Tears, my dear friend, are the only things worth anything at all. Do you know that, or not?]".With a frontispiece heliogravure. A very good copy. Mercure de France Paris 1908 14,5x23cm broché

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        Deuteroskopie oder merkwürdige psychische und physiologische Erscheinungen und Probleme aus dem Gebiete der Pneumatologie. Erstes und Zweites Bändchen [kmpl.]. Für Religionsphilosophen, Psychologen, und denkende Aerzte. Eine nöthige Beilage zur Dämonomagie, wie zur Zauber-Bibliothek. Erstausg.

      VII, 256 (recte 254) S. / 1 Bl., 264 S., 1 Bl., 8, Priv. neues Leinen mit Rückenschild u. eingeb. O-Deckeln (beide zus. in einem Bd.) Ackermann I/496: "selten" Cornell S.295 Slg. du Prel 480,I Hayn-Gotendorf III, 209 Bonin S.235: "Deuteroskopie [griech.: Zweites Gesicht] ist eine dokumentierte Sammlung von Prophezeiungen und Wahrträumen, der noch Lehmann (1908: 263) großes Lob zollte." Zum Autor vgl. auch Kiesewetter: Gesch. d. neueren Occultismus S.357 Miers. - Dr. Georg Conrad Horst (1767-Miers:1832 Bonin:1838) war "Verfasser einer Reihe magischer und okkulter Werke, die heute noch von Sammlern gesucht sind." - U.a. über: Voreinnerungen Das nationale hochschottische Schauspiel des second sight Wolkengesichte u. Wolkenbilder Skandinavische Kriegs- u. Schlachtengesichte versch. Art Das Sich-Selbst-Sehen Der Schamane im nordöstlichen Sibirien Geister-Dämonen u. Götterbilder in der Vorzeit Über die Gnostiker u. späteren Hesychasten in Beziehung zum Magnetismus Die Kunst der Mantik Duncan Campbell. Versch. Urtheile über diesen neu-europäischen Wundermann Von sogenannten Doppel-Gängern Versch. Behauptungen über die magische Kraft der Imagination Beschreibung eines Teufels-Opferfestes Elfen-Tanz Fata, oder Fee Morgana Aehnlich prachtvolle Luft-Bilder in Indien u. a. Ländern. - Teilweise leicht braunfleckig u. geringfügig angeknickt, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        [Photo Album]: "Photographs 1913, '14, '15"

      New Jersey. 1908-1918. Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 10". Black cloth over paper boards. Contains 170 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1.5" and 3.5" x 5.5" with some captions. A good only album with edgewear and loose pages and photos with near fine photographs.A family photo album kept by Helen M. Boehm of New Jersey from 1908 to 1918 hand titled "Helen M. Boehm Photographs 1913, '14, '15 - Please leave photos in the book." Many of the early photos are portraits of family members with the date written on the bottom edge. However a majority of the photos are of women enjoying each other's company with captions such as "sisters all" which speaks to the camaraderie between these women seen throughout the album. One section of snapshots are of women posing during a "lunch in the woods" in 1913 with captions like "votes for women" and "posing for the movies." Most of the photos are of women posing sweetly with flowers or playfully with each other, including sitting on each other's laps. There are occasional photos of them with their husbands or children or other families. Some of the photos show girls goofing off at the beaches in the area including Coney Island, Rockaway, and Bethany. Here they can be seen smiling and making human pyramids. A few photos show the start and finish of a "potatoes race" with girls running through a field with potatoes on spoons. Another photo of a group of women dressed as men reads, "our boys?" A section of 10 photos show the women dressed as clowns and posing with one photo captioned "some boy" of a girl dressed in men's clothing. They can also be seen later in the album dressed as Native Americans with headdresses and their hair in long braids. Later in the album there are photos of Helen's brother, James Boehm, who fought in World War I and was killed in 1918 in France. The photos are of James and another unnamed soldier posing with Helen in 1917 presumably after his basic training and before he was shipped overseas.An interesting collection of photographs of a young woman's family and her friendships with other women. .

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        Rytí?ové, pano?i a krásné pastý?ky. Kniha pohádek [Knights, pages and beautiful shepherdesses]. Illustrated by Minka Podhajská. Signed and inscribed by the author

      Nákladem R. Prombergra, Olomouc 1908 - Small octavo (15 x 15 cm). Original pictorial red cloth; 78, [1] pp. Color illustrations. A very good copy, printed on coated paper stock, possibly part of a preferential print run. Signed and inscribed by Vysko?il in 1908. Minka, or Minnie, Podhajská was a student at the Wiener Werkstätte who later became a prominent toy designer. "The Viennese born Podhajska was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule and her work appeared in the movement's well-known journals Ver Sacrum, Hohe Warte, and Die Flache, as well as designing toys for the Wiener Werkstatte and numerous other graphic works during World War I. She moved to Prague in 1919, the year she created Mesice, and was a founding member of the Czech artists' consortium. Wilhelmina (Minka) Podhajska (1881-1963), famed Viennese designer and illustrator, was a member of the Klimt Group (including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Böhm, Koloman Moser, and Franz Ci?ek). Podhajska became the most acclaimed student of Adolf Böhm, a founding member of the Secession, and later WFA (Female Women's Academy), the rebellious offspring that broke away from the Vienna Secession in 1905. "Rejecting the fin-de-siècle's oversaturated civilization, Minka Podhajska tapped two main sources for inspiration: children's drawings and traditional wooden peasant toys (particularly those produced in the Grödnertal in the southern Tyrol and in the Erzgebirge mountains between Saxony and Bohemia). Here, within the context of the avant-garde's fascination with primitivism, it is important to reiterate that scientifc and artistic studies frequently conflated the work of women, children, and folk cultures: positive appraisals of this conflation tended to reveal critics' pro-Secessionist affinities." [From: "An Artist in Every Child-A Child in Every Artist": Art for the Child at the Kunstschau 1908, by Megan Brandow-Faller]. An exceedingly important and scarce book. A fine copy." KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Yale and Princeton. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Second Afghan War 1878-80: Abridged Official Account.

      Murray, 1908. - 734p. Folding Maps. Red cloth. Top edge gilt. Gilt lettering on spine. Heavy. Near Fine Copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: "Photographs 1913, '14, '15"

      New Jersey: , 1908-1918. New Jersey. 1908-1918. Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 10". Black cloth over paper boards. Contains 170 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1.5" and 3.5" x 5.5" with some captions. A good only album with edgewear and loose pages and photos with near fine photographs.A family photo album kept by Helen M. Boehm of New Jersey from 1908 to 1918 hand titled "Helen M. Boehm Photographs 1913, '14, '15 - Please leave photos in the book." Many of the early photos are portraits of family members with the date written on the bottom edge. However a majority of the photos are of women enjoying each other's company with captions such as "sisters all" which speaks to the camaraderie between these women seen throughout the album. One section of snapshots are of women posing during a "lunch in the woods" in 1913 with captions like "votes for women" and "posing for the movies." Most of the photos are of women posing sweetly with flowers or playfully with each other, including sitting on each other's laps. There are occasional photos of them with their husbands or children or other families. Some of the photos show girls goofing off at the beaches in the area including Coney Island, Rockaway, and Bethany. Here they can be seen smiling and making human pyramids. A few photos show the start and finish of a "potatoes race" with girls running through a field with potatoes on spoons. Another photo of a group of women dressed as men reads, "our boys?" A section of 10 photos show the women dressed as clowns and posing with one photo captioned "some boy" of a girl dressed in men's clothing. They can also be seen later in the album dressed as Native Americans with headdresses and their hair in long braids. Later in the album there are photos of Helen's brother, James Boehm, who fought in World War I and was killed in 1918 in France. The photos are of James and another unnamed soldier posing with Helen in 1917 presumably after his basic training and before he was shipped overseas.An interesting collection of photographs of a young woman's family and her friendships with other women. .

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        My African Journey

      1908. First Edition . CHURCHILL, Winston. My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Octavo, modern three-quarter navy morocco, raised bands, spine decorated with gilt Churchill lion emblems, top edge gilt. $1800.First edition of this early Churchill travelogue, with three full-page maps and over 60 photographs, many taken by Churchill, handsomely bound.As undersecretary of State for the Colonies in 1907, Churchill traveled to Africa on a tour of inspection. He ""saw the advantages of producing a travelogue on Britain's valuable possessions in East Africa. Among these, Churchill waxes most eloquent on Uganda, which he calls 'a pearl'Â… [My African Journey] includes photographs allegedly taken by Churchill, the only such appearance in the canon; the text is important because it shows Churchill raising prescient questions involving the betterment of the East African population"" (Langworth, 80). With 16-page publisher's catalogue bound at rear. Cohen A27.1. Woods A12. Langworth, 80-83. Light scattered foxing to interior, as often. A fine copy, handsomely bound.

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