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        Graf Zeppelin und sein Luftschiff., Mit Vorwort und Buchschmuck versehen von Giorgio Graf von Buonaccorsi.

      Nürnberg: Zerreiss, 1908. - Luxus-Ausgabe in 26 Vollbildern (fotogr. Abb.), u. 1 Portr. d. Erfinders, 32 unpag. Bl., (64 Seiten), davon 3 Seiten Text, H 16 x 24 cm quer, Heft. - Einband und Seiten angerändelt, Rücken schadhaft, Besitzverm. auf Vortitel. Naturwissenschaften / Technik , Luftfahrt, Zeppelin, Bildband, Fotos, Photographie, Bodensee, schwimmende Ballonhalle

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Labyrinth]
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        Ecce homo. (Buchschmuck von Henry van de Velde.

      Leipzig Insel-Verlag ) 1908 - Mit illustriertem Doppeltitel und zahlr. Textvignetten nach Zeichnungen von Henry van de Velde. 154 S., 2 nn. Bl. 25 x 19 cm. Orig.-Halbpergamentband (minimal aufgebogen, Rücken etwas angestaubt und fleckig) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckelvignette sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. Eins von 1100 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 1250) auf Van-Gelder-Zonen. Sarkowski 1201. Schauer II, 15. Wilpert-Gühring 30. - Erste Ausgabe. - Druck in Braun und Schwarz. - Vorderes Innengelenk ganz minimal gelockert, Hintersatz mit kleinem Besitzvermerk. Doppeltitel mit sehr schwachem Abklatsch der gegenüberliegenden Seite. - Ordentliches Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream By with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

      London: William Heinemann, 1908. First trade edition, large 8vo, (vi), 134, (2) pp. 40 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus black and white illustrations in the text. Original gilt decorated tan cloth, some mild marks otherwise a handsome copy.

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        East Africa (British) It's History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources

      The Foreign and Colonial Compiling and Publishing Co 1908-09, Woking - 443 pages, AEG, large 4to., illustrated throughout from photographs, contents clean and tight, original full dark green leather binding with gilt vignette of giraffe and ostriches to upper board within gilt borders, rebacked with original spine relayed some old marking, light rubbing to corners. Although not a hunting title the book gives an in-depth survey of the country and the British attitude. there are some excellent photos including ivory being weighed, the farms and people, the fauna etc., includes a section on game in East Africa by A Blayney Percival.

      [Bookseller: Hereward Books]
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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.

      First edition. An excellent clean copy finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full morocco with pictorial blocking to the upper cover. All edges gilded. Leather-edged slipcase.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        The Baz-nama-yi Nasiri, a Persian Treatise on Falconry.

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

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        The Macrolepidoptera of the World 9: The Rhopalocera of Indo-Australian Faunal Region [Papilionidae, Pieridae, Danaidae, Satyridae, Amathusiidae, Nymphalidae (part)]

      Stuttgart: Fritz Lehmann, 1908. 2 vols: (iv), 7, 712, 141 (of 177) col plates. Hardback. Bound in 2 vols: text + plates, half morocco, teg, minor rubbing to joints. English edition. Incomplete volume. 141 (of 177) colour plates, 712 (of 1197) pages - includes: Papilionidae (pp. 1-118, plates 1-49), Pieridae (pp. 119-190, plates 50-73), Danaidae (pp. 191-284, plates 74-86), Satyridae (pp. 285-402, plates 87-99), Amathusiidae (pp. 403-452, plates 100-106), Nymphalidae (part) (pp. 453-712, plates 107-141).

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        The discovery and settlement of Port Mackay, Queensland.

      Halifax, England: F. King & Sons, Ltd. 1908. Quarto, numerous text illustrations, four fold-out maps and charts, edition of 250; half green morocco by Sangorski. This is a fine presentation copy of Roth's history of Mackay. Roth had been commissioned to investigate the Queensland sugar industry: within he makes interesting notes on natural history, avifauna and observations on the Aborigines of Mackay.

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        L'âme qui vibre

      first edition of the second book of the author and for which it was not drawn large papers.Binding to bradel full black paper with decorative patterns, smooth back, as part of black morocco, wrappers and back preserved and bound in (back and boards with marginal gaps filled and restored tears), signed binding T. Boichot.Precious autograph signed Albert London: "To my friend Henry Beraud, remember."Some angular gaps filled six sheets (particularly page 125) that were badly cut by the dedicatee.Pleasant elegantly drawn copy. E. Sansot & Cie Paris 1908 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        The 1907 Hunt of the Forest City Hunting Club in the Wilds of Northern Maine

      [Cleveland?]: Privately printed, 1908. First edition, one of a few copies printed. Frontispiece, 15 illustrations from photographs, and more than 15 figures in text. 111 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Burgundy cloth titled in gilt, floral patterned endpapers. Spine ends faintly rubbed, very good plus. Book label of Wm. Cronin on front pastedown.Uncommon. First edition, one of a few copies printed. Frontispiece, 15 illustrations from photographs, and more than 15 figures in text. 111 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Accounts of deer and moose hunting in northern Maine, by members of a private club formed in 1901, with a membership limited to ten persons, later raised to 15 members.Rare. Phillips p. 103; Heller 1:739 ("A rare work.")

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        Celle qui pleure

      - Mercure de France, Paris 1908, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition in esecuzione su carta, è stato girato solo 3 Giappone e Olanda in 17 grandi giornali. Bel dedica autografa firmata dall'autore al suo amico Louise Warden "... Le lacrime, mia cara, che da sola vale qualcosa. Sapevate o non lo sai?". Libro illustrato con un frontespizio in fotoincisione. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 3 Japon et 17 Hollande en grands papiers. Bel envoi autographe signé de Léon Bloy à son amie Louise Marguillier "... Les larmes, chère amie, cela seul vaut quelque chose. Le savez-vous ou ne le savez-vous pas?". Ouvrage illustré d'une héliogravure en frontispice. Bel exemplaire.

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

      London: William Heinemann; Doubleday, Page & Co., New York,, 1908. Quarto (287 x 222 mm). Twentieth century dark green morocco by Bayntun, decorative gilt spine, two-line gilt rule panel on sides enclosing ornamental corner pieces, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, richly gilt floral roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 39 colour plates (with captioned tissue guards) mounted on heavy brown paper, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham; title page printed in olive-green & black. Spine lightly sunned, an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 484 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. A handsomely bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'orfèvrerie française aux XVIIIe & XIXe siècles

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

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      Potsdam: A Stein's Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1908. lxxviii+errata+229+[3 ad] pages with diagrams. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original red cloth with black lettering to spine and cover. Translated by M Henneberger. (Betts:33-68) Volume six in the A C White Christmas series. First edition.A general introduction on "The Bohemian theory of the Chess problem" and "The work of Josef Pospíšil, by Laws and Allen, is given both in German (translated by M Henneberger), pages vi-xliii, and in English pages xliv-lxxviii. This is followed by 200 of Pospíšil's problems, comprising 19 two-movers, 157 three-movers and 24 four-movers, with solutions (pages 201-229).Condition:Some light foxing to the preliminary pages, spine sunned, corners gently bumped some slight rubbing to the extremities else a very good copy of one of the scarcer Christmas series.

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        La ville charnelle

      First edition of which there were no large paper copies, falsely stated the 5th edition.Autograph inscription from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti : "A mon cher maître Maurice Le Blond..." on half title and, on the opposite page, his address in Milan.A clear spot and a trace of an angular fold to upper cover, tiny spots on the first free endpaper.  E. Sansot & Cie Paris 1908 13,5x17,5cm broché

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        The 1907 Hunt of the Forest City Hunting Club in the Wilds of Northern Maine

      [Cleveland?]: Privately printed, 1908. First edition, one of a few copies printed. Frontispiece, 15 illustrations from photographs, and more than 15 figures in text. 111 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Burgundy cloth titled in gilt, floral patterned endpapers. Spine ends faintly rubbed, very good plus. Book label of Wm. Cronin on front pastedown.Uncommon. First edition, one of a few copies printed. Frontispiece, 15 illustrations from photographs, and more than 15 figures in text. 111 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Accounts of deer and moose hunting in northern Maine, by members of a private club formed in 1901, with a membership limited to ten persons, later raised to 15 members. Rare. Phillips p. 103; Heller 1:739 ("A rare work.")

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        Laufender Eisbär nach rechts.

      - Bleistift um 1908, auf hellbraunem Velin, rechts unten signiert „Wilh. Kuhnert". 22,8:30 cm. Kleine Fehlstelle an der rechten oberen Ecke restauriert. Kuhnert, der als Maler, Illustrator und Autor tätig war, zählt zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Tiermalern seiner Zeit. Nach einem Studium 1883-1887 an der Kunstakademie in Berlin als Schüler von F. Bellermann (1814-1889) und P. Meyerheim (1842-1915) unternahm er von dort aus Reisen nach Ägypten, Ostafrika und Indien, um vor Ort Tier- und Landschaftsstudien zu betreiben.

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        The Life of Tom Morris with Glimpses of St Andrews and Its Golfing Celebrities

      London: T Werner Laurie. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards dampstained and worn towards extremities. Inner hinges cracked. Some spine lean. Occasional light foxing within (largely confined to margins). [1908]. [First Edition]. Green/gilt illustrated hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 333pp. 27 illustrations. .

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        Lyrics Pathetic And Humorous From A To Z.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1908. First Edition. Quarto. Illustrated grey paper boards, with beveled edges, and cream cloth spine. A lavishly illustrated alphabet book, it includes twenty four plates, as XYZ are represented by a single plate.Edges of boards are rubbed, worn at corners, with some fading, and spine is tanned with a mark near top of spine indicating a former label, with a scratch to front board. Some repair to crack in front hinge, gauze showing slightly, some tanning to flyleaves. The plates are all clean and bright, some creasing to top right corners and minor nicks and tears to edges, infrequent minor smudges to margins.One of Edmund Dulac's most enchanting works, this alphabet book includes twenty humorous limericks by Dulac, which are illustrated by the plates.

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        Anne of Green Gables

      Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1908. Hardcover. Good. 1908. First Edition. 429 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards. A gift inscription in ink to the ffep.Mild age toning within and some spotting to page edges. A firm binding. There's some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. One or two odd marks to front and rear boards with a tipped in plate to the front. A solid and attractive copy.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen, 1908 A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1908. A very good book with some light fading to the front panel. Some rubbing and wear to the spine tips and corners. Spine edge and hinge has fallen. The titles on the spine are still strong. Some wear to the top edge of the pages. All very nice and clean internally. In a purpose-made solander box. A nice copy of this rare childrens first edition.[removed][removed]

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        The Wind in the Willows With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson

      London, Methuen & Co. 1908 2nd edition. Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In dark green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial decoration to spine and front. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Extremities rubbed, corners a little bumped, spine darkened. Some darkening to endpapers, Neat inscription to front “J.S. from L.P. 1908.” Some light to mild foxing throughout, some pages more darkened, with some handling marks, else pages overall nice and tight throughout. 302pp. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson.

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

      London: William Heinemann; Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1908 - Quarto (287 x 222 mm). Twentieth century dark green morocco by Bayntun, decorative gilt spine, two-line gilt rule panel on sides enclosing ornamental corner pieces, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, richly gilt floral roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, an excellent copy. Colour frontispiece and 39 colour plates (with captioned tissue guards) mounted on heavy brown paper, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham; title page printed in olive-green & black. Signed limited edition, number 484 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. A handsomely bound copy. Latimore & Haskell p. 32; Riall p. 87. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Collection of Seventeen Original Illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo.

      [c.1908-1910] 17 signed original black & white illustrations in oils, gouache, & crayon, all on heavy artist's board of varying sizes with printers' annotations on versos; 2 illustrations with sl. damage to board, a few sl. faded, but well preserved overall.A wonderful collection of dramatic and atmospheric black and white illustrations to early 20th century sensation and detective novels including six (likely seven) illustrations to Baroness Orczy's pioneering and immensely popular tales of Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (published in Cassell's Magazine in 1909) featuring one of the earliest female detectives. All are marked up on the verso with printers directions and annotations. Born in San Francisco to an Italian family, Cyrus Cincinnati Cuneo, 1879-1916, was determined from an early age to be an artist. He travelled to Paris to study at Whistler's academy and from there moved to London where he soon found work. His reputation as an illustrator flourished and he worked regularly for The Illustrated London News contributing drawings of Canada (including a commission for the Canadian Pacific Railway), celebrity portraits and scenes from the London underworld. By the age of 30 he was chosen by the ILN to depict the 'epoch-making events' of the early twentieth century: King Edward VII's funeral and the Coronation of George V. He joined and became chairman of the prestigious Langham Sketching Club of which Rackham and Munnings were members and preceded by the likes of Tenniel and Keene. A prolific illustrator of popular novels, Cuneo's burgeoning career was tragically cut short at the age of 36 when he died of blood poisoning, contracted by an accidental pin prick at a dance. His son, Terence Cuneo, 1907-96, was an English painter known for his railway and military scenes; following in his father's footsteps he was the official artist at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation. (Peppin & Micklethwait, Dictionary of British Book Illustrators: The Twentieth Century.) 1. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell's Magazine. Sl. faded. A man stands at the head of a table, addressing a room full to bursting with an enraptured audience of over 20 men. 21 x 29cm. Best known as the creator of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy first published Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell's Magazine in 1909 with the first book edition, also illustrated by Cuneo, appearing in 1910. Running quickly to three editions, Lady Molly was one of the first fictional female detectives and a precursor of the lay sleuth who relies on brains rather than brawn. 2. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell's Magazine. A man lies in bed as he attended to by a nurse. A lady and older gentleman stand beside the bed looking on. 22 x 31cm. 3.(ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.)Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell's Magazine. 'Her Serene Highness the Countess of Hohenberg'.'Omit' is written in pencil at the lower margin. Lady Molly walks into a room with her arm outstretched prepared to meet someone, presumably the Countess of Hohenberg. A maid stands behind her in the doorway. 4. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell's Magazine. 'Oh but now I think of it can you drive a motor car?' Lady Molly sits at a table addressing a handsome gentleman who leans on the table towards her. 25.5 x 32cm. 5. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell's Magazine. In a large pantry, two ladies stand, engaged in what appears to be an intense conversation. A third lady, looking alarmed, sits at a table in the background. 21.5 x 30cm. 6. (ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness.) Illustration for Lady Molly of Scotland Yard in Cassell's Magazine. 'Ask Philip Baddock if my threats are paltry?' A startled looking gentleman is given the cold shoulder by Lady Molly. 17.5 x 25cm. 7.(ORCZY, Emmuska Orczy Baroness?) 'Philip stood overwhelmed then stepped quickly to her side. She was asleep.' A man lies asleep in bed, a young lady has fallen asleep sitting by his bedside. A man, in distress, walks in through a doorway. 22 x 31cm. Philip is possibly Philip Baddock from Lady Molly of Scotland Yard. 8. Illustration for Cassell's Magazine. 'At the Wells Mouth', from Cassell's Magazine number 6132, September 1908. 9.Illustration for Cassell's Magazine. 'They came up one by one stretching their necks and presenting their lips to the edge of the bucket.' A man sits at the bars of a prison cell holding a bucket of water. In front of him are eight desperate looking prisoners, hands tied behind their backs, waiting in turn to be given water. 20 x 30cm. 10. (unknown publication.) A man, illuminated in white, sits in a living room, his face deeply contorted in pain as he grips his chest with both hands. Another man, dressed formally, reaches out to offer what appears to be a glass of water. 11. (unknown publication.) 'She neither cried nor fainted but said'; publication obscured by old masking tape laid down on verso. A lady lies asleep in a candlelit chamber whilst another lady sits by her bedside turning, in shock, as a man enters the room. 20 x 30cm. 12. (unknown publication.) 'Jehosophat! he exclaimed. Why you're a bloated milionaire!' No. 9. Chap. XV. Two men sit outside on a bench engaged in heated conversation. 29 x 22cm. 13. (unknown publication.) 'Amaris! Amaris! he murmured again, falling on his knees beside the case'. A man in white robes kneels beside an opened Egyptian tomb in which lies the body of a beautiful Egyptian woman. A man in colonial garb stands to the side holding a lantern. 20 x 29cm. 14. (unknown publication.) In a smart drawing room, a man sits in a full dress suit looking startled as a lady reaches to take a framed picture from the wall. 17.5 x 26.5cm. 15. (unknown publication.) 'She leaned forward [across] the board staring and breathless.' A man sits at a table counting money talking expressively to a woman who leans across the table to speak. 21 x 32cm. 16. (unknown publication.) At one time mounted with pieces of old card attached to upper & right margins. In near pitch black, a man holding a small club raises his arm to strike as his victim, almost obscured by darkness, holds up a faint lamp and cowers in anticipation of the blow. 20 x 30cm. 17. (Unknown publication.) 'The unfortunate woman was lying across the small camp - bedstead, with a handkerchief over her nose and mouth, and her throat cut.' 16 x 21cm.

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        Sechster Geschaftsbericht (1907) des hilfsvereins der Deutschen Juden erstattet der Geeneralversammlung am 29. Marz 1908

      Berlin 1908 - Browned, somewhat brittle paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of the Chinese Empire containing separate maps of The Eighteen Provinces of China Proper...and of The Four Great Dependencies...Together with an index to all the names on the maps and a list of All Protestant Mission Stations, &c.

      London. The China Inland Mission. 1908. Color lithographed maps, xii + (index map plus 22 single and double page maps) + 16pp + 4 unnumbered pages of ads, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, gilt lettered red cloth covered boards (hardbound). Light spot to lower edge of the Index Map, very occasional light foxing, very good condition. An uncommonly bright and clean copy of this indispensable atlas of China. Very attractive color maps covering the whole of the Chinese Empire, including maps of Tibet and Mongolia. This is the first edition of this important atlas of China: "in view of the fact that 1907 would be the Centenary of Protestant Missionary effort in China, it was decided by the China Inland Mission, toward the close of 1905, to publish a new Atlas of the Chinese Empire, this Atlas to be accompanied by a book giving a geographical, historical, and missionary survey of each province and dependency of that Empire. It was hoped that these companion volumes would be ready for the Centenary Conference which was to take place in Shanghai during the spring of 1907. Through unexpected delays it was, however, found impossible, without serious loss to the Atlas, to have the maps ready in time, so the book entitled The Chinese Empire was published first. The Atlas, which is now sent forth to the public, has taken about two and a half years to prepare, and is in every respect an entirely new work." The atlas includes maps of Tibet, Manchuria, Mongolia and the Chinese provinces. The maps of the provinces are on the scale of 1:3,000,000 and of the great dependencies on the scale of 1:7,500,000.

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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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        The Collected Works in Verse And Prose.

      London: Chapman & Hall Limited, imprinted at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1908 - 8 volumes, octavo. Publisher's vellum-backed boards, grey cloth sides, gilt titles to spines and sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An exceptionally nice set with only minimal rubbing at the extremities and the spines all clean and white, endpapers toned but otherwise internally fresh. Excellent condition. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to the front free endpapers of volumes 5 and 6. 4 portrait frontispieces in the set. First collected edition of Yeats's work, signed by Yeats on the half-title of volume IV (very scarce thus), one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher's imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. The signature to the half title of volume four reads "W. B. Yeats, Nov 16 1916" - this volume also bears the illustrated bookplate of Lady Violet Leconfield (1892-1952), who married Charles Henry, 3rd Baron Leconfield (1872-1952) in 1911. They lived at Petworth House (shown on her illustrated bookplate), one of England's greatest aristocratic houses, was friend to numerous authors including Alice Meynell, and even co-wrote a book of poems, "A Petworth Posie" (1918) with Rudyard Kipling. Yeats may have been introduced to Lady Leconfield through Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, who was born at Petworth, or through Leconfield's lifelong friend "Ettie" Lady Besborough, who had been attracting Yeats as a party guest since 1911. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of publishing (Yeats himself was proud of it, remarking, "I think nobody of our time has had so fine an edition - I believe it will greatly strengthen my position"), collecting, with the poet's own selection and arrangement, a substantially complete corpus (poems, plays and prose) of his first canon of work, before the finding of his later voice. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon.

      Leipzig/Wien, Bibliographisches Institut -13 1908 - 6., gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Neuer Abdruck. 24 Bände. Lex.-8°. Mehr als 20.550 Abbildungen im Text und auf 1890 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 204 Textbeilagen. Dunkelgrünes Halbleder mit reicher ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung und zwei dunkelroten Rückenschildern. Wenige Rücken mit kleinen Schadstellen, meist am Kopf. Nicht eingehend kollationiert. Schönes Exemplar in der gesuchten Ausstattung mit Rückenvollvergoldung. Mit dem Nachtragsband und den drei Jahres-Supplementen 1909/10 bis 1911/12.

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        Keys to the Drood Mystery.

      8vo., original red cloth, upper board panelled in gilt, lettered in gilt on spine with facsimile calligraphic note in gilt on upper board "Author's Edition de luxe Edwin Charles", all edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece of Charles Dickens with 7 plates by Ernest Coffin. Spine a little darkened, some spotting, repaired tear to p.81, otherwise a very good copy. Author's Edition de Luxe, signed by the author on title-page. One of presumably a very small number of copies, without publisher's imprint or date, specially bound for the author for presentation. An interesting examination of Dickens's unfinished final novel which was published shortly after J. Comyn's new play The Mystery of Edwin Drood opened with Beerbohm Tree at His Majesty's Theatre.

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

      München / Neubiberg, Oskar Schloss Verlag, o. J - 8°, 640, 574, 701, 657, 608, 785 u. 296 S., Priv.-HLwd. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Lwd. tlw. min. unsauber, Seitenschnitte tlw. wasserfleckig (innen oben tlw. min. -wellig), Papier von Bd. 7 gebräunt u. tlw. wellig, jeweils Stempel («Universitätsprofessor Dr. F. W. König», Wien) auf Titelblatt; gutes Ex. Jeweils Erstausgabe. [Verlagsangaben mit Schildern mit Vorigem überklebt; ursprünglich: Leipzig, Lotus-Verlag bzw. Radelli & Hille oder Theosophisches Verlagshaus, 1908 - 1921] 6100 gr. Schlagworte: Religion - nichtchristliche [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les mille et une nuits

      Fasquelle. Edition dans la traduction complète du Dr. J. C. Mardrus et illustrée par le facsimile? des miniatures persans et hindous qui ornent les manuscrits originaux. Pages avec encadrements orientaux de diverses couleurs, vert, rouge, jaune, bleu...Reiures d'éditeur en demi basane verte d'époque. spine à 4 nerfs ornés de fers orientaux, d'une grande fleur, de croissants et d'étoiles, mosaïqués de rouge et argent. Roulette en queue et tête. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en basane rouge orangée. spine uniformément blonds. Petits frottements à certains nerfs, coins frottés, certains un peu émoussés.Très bel ensemble en binding d'éditeur. Fasquelle Paris 1908 In-folio (25x33cm) 8 tomes en 8 volumes reliés

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        Le puits de Sainte-Claire

      Edition printed in 121 numbered copies on vellum and illustrated with 42 original etchings of Tigran Polat, including a frontispiece, a title device, inset 16 and 24 headers and cul-de-lamp. Our copy is enriched, in-fine, 5 boards testing. A pale wetting at the foot of the case. Nice copy. Le livre contemporain Paris 1908 19x25,5cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Collected Works in Verse and Prose of William Butler Yeats. 8 vols.

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press. 1908 Half titles, front. ports in vols I, III, V, & VII. A fine clean copy. Untrimmed in handsome green morocco, dark green morocco spines, red and green morocco labels with decorative gilt borders. An attractive set.A fine copy of Yeats' first collected edition to include both his prose and poetical works. The portraits of Yeats are after John Singer Sargent, Jack Butler Yeats, Antonio Mancini and Charles Shannon.

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        My African Journey...

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL CLOTH of Churchill stirring account of his African travels. Complete with 61 photographic illustrations and three maps. "In autumn 1907 [Churchill] set out on a tour of east Africa which began as a hunting expedition but turned into a semi-official inquiry into colonial affairs. In Kenya he went big-game hunting and investigated the conditions of African contract workers. In Uganda he visited Christian missions, took tea with Daudi Chewa, the eleven-year-old kabaka of Buganda, and took up with great enthusiasm the project for a dam across the Ripon Falls" (Dictionary of National Biography)."Living more by his pen than his ministerial salary, Churchill contracted to write a series of articles for the Strand Magazine. These were expanded into a book, My African Journey, published in 1908 My African Journey gives a vivid and sometimes exciting picture of Africa and the author's progress. It is also instructive, as befits Churchill's instincts as an itinerant politician" (Sandys, Chasing Churchill: The Travels of Winston Churchill).London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth. Publisher's catalog bound in rear (as issued). Mild fading to spine (less than usual), slight lean to binding, a little foxing to text block edges (text exceptionally clean). A handsome copy with front cover colors particularly strong. Very Good....

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        Harry Houdini signed 1st printing, 1st edition of "The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin"

      n.p.: , n.d, 1908. n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "First edition, First Printing (1908 on the title page and no mention of later printings on the copyright page) of The Unmasking of Harry-Houdin, published by The Publishers Printing Company, New York 1908. Tan cloth boards with light toning, faint damp stain and one small spot to rear board. Slight edge wear to the top edge. The binding is square and just slightly shaken with one hinge just beginning. Signed, with a dedication by Harry Houdini to the front fly leaf as ""With the compliments of the author / Harry Houdini"". The internal pages are clean, crisp, bright, and flat. Original tissue guard is present, 317 pages.A beautiful, rare and boldly signed example of this title in clean condition. "

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        An electrical method of counting the number of [alpha]-particles from radioactive substances.

      London: Harrison & Sons for The Royal Society, 1908. First edition, the invention of the Geiger counter. This device made possible the famous alpha-particle scattering experiment carried out by Geiger and Marsden which led Rutherford to the discovery of the atomic nucleus. "In 1907 Rutherford was translated to the chair of physics in the University of Manchester. Here he found a young graduate of Erlangen, Hans Geiger, with whom he devised [in the present paper] an electrical method of counting the alpha-particles directly, the Geiger counter as it has since been generally called... This counting of atoms one by one was a great achievement" (Whittaker, History of Theories of Aether and Electricity, Vol. I, p. 7). The detector devised by Geiger consisted of a wire in a low-pressure chamber with a voltage applied across the wire and the outside of the tube. The voltage is high enough that a current can almost, but not quite, flow through the gas. When an ionizing particle came into contact with the wire, it disturbs the system enough to complete the circuit, and the resulting completion can be detected by an audible click or by a pointer, depending on the type of counter. Once it was possible to reliably detect, and therefore count, alpha particles, Rutherford devised an experiment to determine the charge on an alpha particle. In 'The charge and nature of the [alpha]-particle' (pp. 162-73 in the present issue), Rutherford and Geiger report the results of that experiment, namely that the charge on an alpha-particle is twice the electronic charge. Hans Geiger (1882-1945) studied physics at the University of Munich and served in the German military before pursuing graduate studies at Erlangen, earning his PhD in 1906 with a thesis on electrical releases through gases. He then moved to England to become a laboratory assistant in Rutherford's laboratory at the University of Manchester. In 1909 he conducted the famous 'gold foil experiment' with Ernest Marsden, and in 1911 he and John Nuttall discovered the 'Geiger-Nuttall law' relating the rate of radioactive decay to the energy of the emitted alpha-particles. In 1914, Geiger returned to Germany, initially to take charge of radiation research at the National Institute for Science and Technology. After World War I, during which he served as an artillery officer, Geiger returned to research, finding a position at the University of Kiel where he collaborated with one of his doctoral students, Walther Muller, on improving his original Geiger counter device, making it more efficient, responsive, durable and portable. Unlike the earlier version, which could detect only alpha particles, the new improved Geiger-Muller counter could detect many different kinds of ionizing radiation. He used the new device to confirm the existence of light quanta in 1925, and later to discover cosmic ray showers, which would claim his scientific attention for the remainder of is career. Geiger was a member of the so-called Uranium Club, a clandestine German effort to develop and produce atomic weapons after the discovery of atomic fission in 1939. The program splintered in 1942, with its scientists moving to other areas of research deemed more urgent, after it was determined (incorrectly) that nuclear fission would not play a major role in ending the war. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series A, Vol. 81, No. 546, August 27, 1908, pp. 141-161. The entire issue offered here in original grey printed wrappers. Large 8vo (256 x 177 mm), pp. 141-220. A very fine and unrestored copy.

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

      London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. 4to. Bound in recent dark brown half morocco with gilt titles and tooling to spine; retaining the publisher's original boards with gilt titles and illustration to upper; top edge gilt. With 40 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissue guards. Light foxing throughout. An attractive copy. Shakespeare's story follows four young Athenian lovers and a group actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of their play is set.

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        El veneciano Sebastián Caboto, al servicio de España y especialmente de su proyectado viaje á las Molucas por el Estrecho de Magallanes y al reconocimiento de la costa del continente hasta la gobernación de Pedrarias Dávila

      Santiago, Chile: Imprenta y Encuadernación Universitaria, 1908. 2 volumes: ix+634 pages with frontispiece, photostat copies of original manuscripts, plates and bibliography; 613 pages with index. Folio (13" x 9 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with red and gilt lettering to spine. First edition.Sebastian Cabot was born to Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), also an explorer variously credited with Genoese or Gaetan origins, and Mattea. In 1508-09 Sebastian Cabot followed in his father's footsteps by leading one of the first expeditions to find a North-West passage, and indeed claimed to have found one, but was forced to turn back by his crew. He may have found the entrance to Hudson's Bay. By 1512 Sebastian was certainly employed by Henry VIII as a cartographer at Greenwich. In the same year he accompanied the English explorer Hugh Willoughby to Spain, where he was made captain by Ferdinand V. After Ferdinand's death he returned to England. In 1516, Cabot and Sir Thomas Pert, then Vice Admiral of England, sailed in two ships to explore the coasts of Brazil and the West Indies for Henry VIII.[1] After coming under artillery fire at Hispaniola, the expedition withdrew and returned to England reportedly because of Pert's faint-heartedness.[2][3] Subsequently, Cabot moved to Spain due to greater support for explorations by the Spanish king.[4] In 1522, although once more in the employ of Spain as a member of the Council of the Indies and holding the rank of pilot-major, he secretly offered his services to Venice, undertaking to find the Northwest Passage to China. Cabot finally received the rank of captain general from Spain, and was entrusted on March 4, 1525, with the command of a fleet which was to determine from astronomical observation the precise demarcation of the Treaty of Tordesillas and then to convey settlers to the Moluccas, in order to strengthen Spanish claims there. It was officially noted as an expedition "for the discovery of Tharsis, Ophir, and Eastern Cathay." This expedition consisted of four ships with 200 men, and set sail from Sanlucar de Barrameda on April 3, 1526. This voyage might have resulted in a second circumnavigation of the world. Upon landing in Brazil, however, rumors of the wealth of the Incan king and the nearly-successful invasion of Aleixo García caused Cabot to abandon his charge and instead further explore the interior of the Río de la Plata. Cabot had already earned the disapproval of his crew by stranding the fleet in the doldrums and running the flagship aground off Santa Catarina Island. His decision regarding the Río de la Plata led to open resistance from Martin Méndez (his lieutenant general), Miguel de Rodas (pilot of the capitana), and Francisco de Rojas (the captain of one of the other vessels). He dealt with the mutiny by marooning them and other officers on Santa Catarina Island. He then traveled into the Río de la Plata and spent five months exploring the estuary. He established a fort called San Salvador at the confluence of the Uruguay and the Río San Salvador. This was the first Spanish settlement in modern-day Uruguay. Leaving the two larger ships there, he sailed up the Paraná in the brigantine and a galley constructed at Santa Catarina. His party constructed a small fort called Santo or Espíritu Santo at the confluence of the Paraná and the Río Carcarañá. This was the first Spanish settlement in present-day Argentina; the town of Caboto was later constructed nearby and named in his honor. Losing 18 men to an ambush, he returned to San Salvador, passing Diego García's expedition as he went. Cabot sent one ship back to Spain, with his reports, accusations against the mutineers, and requests for further aid. In the spring of 1529, he returned upriver to Espíritu Santo, which he discovered had been overwhelmed and burnt by the Indians during his absence. He recovered the cannon and returned to San Salvador. At a council on 6 August 1529, it was decided to return to Spain. Cabot sailed with García to São Vicente. Purchasing 50 slaves there, he coasted Brazil and arrived in Seville on 22 July 1530, returning home with one ship and 24 men. He was arraigned on charges from the Crown, Rojas, and by the families of Rodas and Méndez. He was condemned by the Council of the Indies on charges of disobedience, misadministration, and causing the death of officers under his command and sentenced to heavy fines and a two-year banishment to Oran in North Africa. His banishment was later doubled. During these proceedings, however, the Emperor had been absent in Germany. Upon his return, Cabot presented him with descriptions of the region. Although no pardon is recorded and the fines were still paid, it is known that Cabot never went into exile and was pilot-major of Spain until 1547, when without losing either the title or the pension, he left Spain and returned to England, where he received a salary with the title of great navigator.Condition:Some light edge wear, rebound with original wrappers bound in a very good set.

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        A Poppy show

      London: Methuen & Co, 1908 First edition, first printing in good condition without dust jacket. Dark green boards,bumped at corners. Reinforced spine,stating "Poppy Show" and underneath Watson. Edges tanned, inner board scuffed, fairly neat work to repair spine. Title page has tear at top right hand corner 6cm x 0.5cm. Title page states "A Poppy Show" sub title "Being Divers and Diverse Tales". Previous owner inscribed on blank page "C Fossey Aileney" All pages intact (327 in total) text clear,some small marks in places but nothing effecting the readability of the text. A rare book ,this is the only copy available at this time (February 10th 2017) on in any format.

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        A Sheaf of Verses. Poems by . . .

      First edition. London: John and Edward Bumpus Ltd., 1908. 8vo, original decorated pink cloth, gilt rules and lettering, t.e.g. One page of press notices about Hall's first book, and one page with a list of poems she had set to music. ¶Hall's second book, a collection of about 45 poems. ¶ From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. Cloth a little soiled; very good copy.

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        [MENDELEEV'S FAMILY CHRONICLE] Semeinaia khronika v pis'makh materi, otsa, brata, sestior, diadi D.I. Mendeleeva. Vospominania o Mendeleeve ego plemianitsy N.I. Gubkinoi [i.e. The Family Chronicle in Letters of Mother, Father, Brother, Sisters and Unсle of Dmitry Mendeleev. The Memoirs of His Niece N.I. Gubkina]

      St. Petersburg: 1st Mendeleev congress, 1908. [2], 239 pp.: ill., 8 port. and 5 ill. on separate leaves. 23x15.5 cm. Original publisher's wrappers. Very good. The frontispiece is detached from the text block, some minor tears to the wrapper. Rare. One of the first books about Dmitry Mendeleev's life (1834-1907). The memoirs of the relatives are printed for the first time as well as the letters. The second part of the book includes the memoirs by N.I. Gubkina (Kapustina) telling about the time she was spending with Mendeleev as a child since 1860s, also they were very close afterwards. It's the first attempt of a Mendeleev's biography as she goes through the major events of his life. The photos of Mendeleev are supplied from the family archive. The book was printed by the distribution committee of the first Mendeleev congress which took place in Autumn of 1907 in St. Petersburg with more than 1000 participants and became the biggest conference on chemistry of the time. It's been held through the Soviet and modern times with the latest XX congress being held in September of 2016.

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        The Adventures of Borbee and the Wisp, The Story Of A Sophisticated Little Girl And An Unsophisticated Little Boy.

      4to. Original red cloth-backed white pictorial boards, patterned endpapers; pp. [67]; illustrated with a pictorial title-page and a total of 31 exquisite coloured plates with line drawings and decorations in brown; an exceptionally fresh copy of a very scarce book; externally bright and clean with only a very faint trace of dusting and very mild speckling; internally fine throughout. First edition. Florence Upton, together with her mother Bertha, produced the widely celebrated, and collected, series of Golliwogg books which began with The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg in 1895. The work described here, unusually both written and illustrated by Florence, was produced in a very similar format to the Golliwogg books, and printed by the same publisher Longmans, Green & Co. This delightful tale describes how a little fairy called Wisp calls upon Borbee the boy-child to save the inhabitants of Fairy Land from the cruel "Allbad One".

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        THE MARLBOROUGH STRUWWELPETER. Illustrated by the Author.

      Illustrated throughout in colour. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Quarto. First edition. An edition of only 450 copies.Cracked at inner front joint; binding a little rubbed and worn at extremities; else a very good copy of this scarce Struwwelpeter imitation. Loosely laid, but once pinned to the front endpaper, is a manuscript poem by Arthur de Coetlogon Williams, presumably in his own hand, with a list of the prizes he won between 1907 and 1908. In pencil in another hand, 'Keep this Poem written by Arthur.' Also laid in is an original pen and ink and watercolour sketch by the author, signed and date for January 1900, of two soldiers walking through a barren landscape. The sketch looks to have taken from album. On the Dedication leaf of the book is written the owner's name and address, which would appear to be in the same hand as the pencil inscription on the poem - probably a family member.

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