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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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        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, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, gilt lettered red cloth covered boards (hardbound). The Index Map of China has a stain with a small piece of paper adhered to it from the facing page (which is the Alphabetical List of Protestant Missions), with resultant damage to that page; neat marginal notes to the Index Map only; the first several sheets of the atlas are beginning to split along the lower gutter (from the tight binding). The binding is worn with splits to the tail of the spine and marking to the front cover. The maps (with the exception of the Index Map are clean and bright). 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, and Mongolia. 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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        Aventures d'Alice au Pays des Merveilles

      Limited Edition #92 of 250 copies (and 20 de luxe copies on Japan paper) Paris: Hachette, [1908]. 4to. (20), 168pp. With 13 color plates and numerous illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. Original white buckram, upper cover stamped in gilt, gilt backstrip. Decorative bookplate designed by George Auriol (prominent Art Nouveau artist and graphic & type designer) for Dr. Albin Guillot, husband of noted French photographer Laure Albin-Guillot to front pastedown. A near fine copy (minor wear; foxing to ffep). A rare edition of one of Rackham's best known books. (Latimore & Haskell pg. 28-28).

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        Marshall-Wells Hardware Co.

      Portland, OR. Marshall-Wells Co. No date. Ca. 1908. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color, paging is not sequential but book is 5 1/2 inches thick, indexes, 12 x 11 inches, bound in a manufacturer-issued expandable binder (cloth covered boards with leather corners and spine) now missing front cover, part of spine missing, very worn and soiled, first page stained and missing lower right 1/4, first five pages with creasing and chipping to edges. Dampstaining affecting lower edge of some pages. Many of the paint samples have been removed, all but one of the sheets of sample wrapping paper have been torn out, occasional soiling, tears and paper loss to interior pages (see further description below), but in general the interior is still very tight and in good condition. Because it has been assembled from individual catalog sections the paging is not sequential eg. jumps from 2942 at end of cutlery department to 2999 at beginning of Sporting Goods, one side of one page is 2193 and the other side 2198. This is a compendium of Marshall-Wells catalogues gathered in an expandable binder for use in a store. The following sections are included, each with index: Saddlery hardware; Saddles, Collars, Harness; Fishing Tackle and Bicycle Goods; Sporting Goods Department; Cutlery Department; Mine, R.R. and Mill Supplies; Stove Department; House Furnishings; Paint Department; Farming and Logging Tools; Tools and Heavy Hardware; Builders' Hardware. It starts with page 129 of the Builders' Hardware section. This section is very similar to another individually bound copy of this section I have examined which is dated 1906; however this store copy seems to be an enlarged version with pages 279-1 to 279-11 inserted, whereas the single bound copy does not have these extra pages. Some of the multitude of different items illustrated and priced are trunks, horse blanket labels (5 pages in color of which 1/3 of one page is missing), all kinds of equipment for horses including boots, bridles and many many pages of harnesses, saddles (including ladies' side saddle and ladies' Australian astride saddles), bicycles, fishing equipment including baits etc (one of two color pages of wooden minnows is 2/3 torn out), 5 color pages of hammocks, row boats and canoes, croquet sets, 12 pages of baseball equipment, baby carriages, sleds (2 pages in color, one with long tear and paper loss at top left corner and in price area), skates, guns, revolvers and other shooting equipment including Remington and Winchester, office supplies, watches, harmonicas, toy banks, clocks (including cuckoo clocks and mission clocks and two color pages of Sessions mantle clocks), silverware, cut glass, cutlery, some very elaborate Art Nouveau design coal stoves, cooking stoves, iron bedsteads, spittoons, bird cages, wagons and buggies, logging tools, axes (18 color pages), tile roofing, ornamental steel ceilings, store cabinets and counters, electric light and gas fixtures, Santa Claus electric lighting, door and cabinet hardware. Price list dated 4-24-08 inserted. An invaluable view into the consumer and social life of early 20th century America.

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        La ville charnelle

      Sansot & Cie. Published the same year as the first edition.Inscribed by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Stains on the first and lower cover. Sansot & Cie Paris 1908 14x18cm broché

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        Schmetterlings-Cabinet für Kinder, oder kurze Beschreibung der europäischen Schmetterlinge. Nebst Anweisung soche zu fangen, aufzubewahren und aus Raupen zu ziehen. 1.-8. Heft in 1 Band.

      8vo. Mit gest. Frontispiz m. Gerätschaften u. 47/93 (st. 112)/75/93/91/87/91/91 nach vorzüglichen Ex. gezeichneten, in Kupfer gestochenen u. illuminirten Abb. auf 16/14 (st. 16)/16/16/16/16/16/16 Taf. 48, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 48, 42 S. Hldr. d. Zeit m. Rückengoldprägung u. RSchild. Engelmann, Bibl. historico-naturalis 508. - Wegehaupt I, 1908 (2. Aufl. m. abweichenden Seitenzahlen). - Nicht bei Nissen. - Erste Ausgsgabe des sehr seltenen Schmetterlingsbuches für Kinder. Es erschienen noch zwei weitere Hefte. Im 2. Heft fehlen Taf. 13/14 (Kopien beiliegend), sonst vollständig mit insgesamt 126 kolorierten Tafeln. . - Einband etw. berieben, Ecken bestoßen, kl. Abplatzungen am RSchild. Namen der Schmetterlinge auf Taf. v. alter Hand. Stellenweise etw. stockfleckig, im 1. Heft stärker bräunender Wasserrand. - Prächtig kolorierte Kupfertafeln.

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        Alpine (Lilienfelder) Skifahr-Technik. Eine Anleitung zum Selbstunterricht. Elfte, methodisch umgearbeitete Auflage mit 30 Vollbildern und einigen Skizzen. Photographische Aufnahmen von Theodor Mark in Scheibbs, Nieder-Österreich.

      Konrad W.Mecklenburg vormals Richter'scher Verlag,, 1908. Berlin, Konrad W.Mecklenburg vormals Richter'scher Verlag, (1908). 8°. 98, (2) Seiten. Softcover - Originale, illustrierte Broschur. Die hier vorliegende Ausgabe wird auf dem antiquarischen Buchmarkt nicht häufig angeboten und ist in diesem sehr guten Zustand von grösster Seltenheit. Ganz kleiner Einriss auf Seite 49. Sonst sehr gut erhalten. Enthält u.a.: Tragen der Skier, Anschnallen, Falscher Stand, Richtiger Stand (Grundstellung), Vorspreizstellung, Schrittstellung, Falsche Schrittstellung, Aufstehen, Gehen: Wenden 1.-5.Phase: Rückspreizstellung, Vorhochspreizen, Zwangsstellung, Stockumsetzen, Bogennachspreizen / Wenden - Fahrstellung, Fahren geradeaus, Stehenbleiben 1.-3.Phase - Stemmstellung, Stemmlage, Schlußstellung / Stehenbleiben, Stemmfahren, Schnellfahren und Hindernisse a. Bodenneigung, b. Schneebeschaffenheit (Schneewörterverzeichnis), c. Fremdkörper / Bogenfahren - Bogen 1.-7.Phase - Schrägfahren, Schrittstellung, Stemmstellung, Zwangsgrätschstellung, andersnamige Stemmstellung und Stockumsetzen, Stemmlage und Stockeinsetzen, Schlußstellung / Bogenfahren, Querfahren, Schenkelsitzbremsen, Absturzhalt, Rettungshalt, Stemmlage rückwärts, Stemmstellung rückwärts, Norwegischer Anhang (Norwegische Technik) : Sprung, Telemarkschwung, Christianiaschwung etc.nnMathias Zdarsky ['zdarski] (* 25. Februar 1856 in Kozichowitz bei Trebitsch; ? 20. Juni 1940 in St. Pölten) war einer der ersten Skipioniere und gilt als einer der Begründer der alpinen Skilauftechnik. Außerdem war er als Lehrer, Maler und Bildhauer tätig.nMathias Zdarsky war das zehnte Kind eines Sägemüllers in Kozichowitz. Zdarsky war in der Kindheit auf einem Auge erblindet, maturierte im Jahr 1878 an der Lehrerbildungsanstalt in Brünn und arbeitete bis 1883 als Lehrer. Anschließend studierte er in München und Zürich Malerei, Bildhauerei, aber auch Technik. Während seines Studiums absolvierte er zahlreiche Reisen entlang der Donau sowie nach Bosnien, Italien und Nordafrika, wo er überall auch zahlreiche Skizzen und Bilder anfertigte.nnDer begeisterte Turner interessierte sich unter anderem auch für das Fliegen. Während dieser Zeit des Studiums erwarb er in Lilienfeld eine Landwirtschaft. Angeregt von Fridtjof Nansens Durchquerung Grönlands interessierte er sich, wie viele andere auch, für die Jahrtausende alte nordische Skifahrtechnik. Zdarsky stellte jedoch bald fest, dass sie für den Alpenraum ungeeignet war, weil die damals übliche Rohrbügelbindung dem Fuß zu wenig Halt gab. 1890 entwickelte er die seitenstabile, stark gefederte Lilienfelder Stahlsohlenbindung, die den Ski lenkbar machte, weil die Ferse nicht mehr seitlich abrutschen konnte, zudem verkürzte er den Ski und machte so erstmals das Befahren von Steilhängen und Torläufe möglich. Er patentierte seine Bindung 1896 und sie wurde die Grundlage moderner Skibindungen. Wie bei den altnorwegischen Skifahrtechniken benutzte er nur einen Skistock. Die von Zdarsky entwickelte ?Alpine (Lilienfelder) Skifahr-Technik? (?Vorlagestemmschwung?) war die erste alpine Schwungtechnik, weshalb Zdarsky als Begründer des alpinen Skilaufs gilt.nnAuch seine Gegner konnten es nicht vermeiden, seine Bindung zu kopieren und aus seiner Fahrtechnik einzelne Elemente herauszugreifen, um ihre ?Pflugtechnik? zu verbessern.nn1898 gründete Zdarsky den Lilienfelder Skiverein, 1900 den ?Internationale Alpen Ski-Verein? (später umbenannt in ?Alpen Ski-Verein?), der mit seinen 1889 Mitgliedern vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg der größte Skiverein Mitteleuropas war. Im Jänner 1905 erfolgte durch Mathias Zdarsky die erste Steilabfahrt. Um die Überlegenheit seiner Skitechnik zu beweisen, lud er sowohl Freunde der norwegischen als auch der von ihm entwickelten Skifahrtechnik zu einer ?Vergleichsfahrt? auf die Breite Ries am Schneeberg ein, bei der sich die Anhänger der norwegischen Technik geschlagen geben mussten. Am 19. März 1905 organisierte er am Muckenkogel bei Lilienfeld unter der Bezeichnung Wettfahrt den ersten Torlauf der Skigeschichte, an welchem sich 24 Teilnehmer beteiligten. Der Kurs ähnelte einem modernen Riesentorlauf. Es wurden sowohl Schnelligkeit, als auch sturzfreies Fahren gewertet. Im Ersten Weltkrieg bildete Zdarsky Gebirgstruppen im Skilauf aus und war als Lawinenexperte tätig. Bei einer Bergung nach einem Lawinenabgang im Niedergailtal erfasste ihn im Februar 1916 eine Nachlawine und er erlitt zahlreiche Knochenbrüche. Zdarsky konnte seine Beweglichkeit jedoch durch eisernen Willen wiederherstellen und noch im Alter von achtzig Jahren schifahren. Die von ihm entwickelte Skifahrtechnik beschrieb er im Buch ?Die Lilienfelder Skilauf-Technik?, das 1897 erschien und in gekürzter und veränderter Form bis 1925 in 17 Auflagen veröffentlicht wurde. Er gilt außerdem als Erfinder des Biwaksacks. (Wikipedia)

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        MAX PLANCK: A group of 18 offprints, monographs and journal issues by and about Max Planck.

      1908-1948. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1. Die Einheit des physikalischen Weltbildes: Vortrag gehalten am 9. Dezember 1908... Leipzig: Verlag von S. Hirzel, 1909, 38 pp. Original wrappers, some edge chipping, inscribed at top margin by American philosopher of science, Ernest Nagel (March 1925). First edition. -2. New paths of physical knowledge. Extract from: Philosophical Magazine, 1915, vol. 28, p. 60-71. Stapled. -3. Über neuere thermodynamische Theorien. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1912, 34 pp. Original printed wrappers, unopened, some edge chipping. First edition. -4. Neue Bahnen der physikalischen Erkenntnis... Leipzig: Barth, 1916, 28 pp. Original wrappers, little stained. Second edition. Ownership stamp by Richard Prager, astronomer and pioneer of stellar photometry. -5. Das Prinzip der Erhaltung der Energie. Leipzig u. Berlin: Teubner, 1921, 278 pp. Original printed boards, soiled and chipped. Fourth edition. -6. Neue Bahnen der physikalischen Erkenntnis... Leipzig: Barth, 1923, 28 pp. Original printed wrappers. Third edition. -7. Kausalgesetz und Willensfreiheit... Berlin: Julius Springer, 1923, 52 pp. Original printed wrappers, unopened, some chipping at spine. First edition. -8. Ansprache, gehalten in der öffentlichen Sitzung am 24. Januar zur Feier des Jahrestages König Friedrichs II. Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 19. Februar 1924, 8 pp. Little staining to gutter. -9. Das Weltpild der neuen Physik. Leipzig: Barth, 1929, 52 pp. Original printed wrappers. Second edition. -10. Das Weltpild der neuen Physik. Leipzig: Barth, 1930, 52 pp. Original printed wrappers. Third and fourth edition. -11. [FERGUSON, Allan]. Prof. Planck and the Principle of Causality in Physics. In: Nature,Vol. 130, No. 3271, July 9, 1932, pp. 45-48. -12. Feier des 80. Geburtstages des Ehrenmitgliedes der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft Herrn ... Max Planck... Offprint from: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1938, pp. 57-76. Stapled as issued. -13. Sinn und Grenzen der exakten Wissenschaft... Leipzig: Barth, 1942, 33 pp. Original printed wrappers, browned. Some pages with annotations in pencil. First edition. -14. Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie. Leipzig: Barth, 1948, 34 pp. Original printed wrappers, little browned. Second edition. -15. Die Physik im Kampf um die Weltanschauung... Leipzig: Barth, 1948, 30 pp. Original wrappers, little browned. Fifth edition. -16. Vom Wesen der Willensfreiheit... Leipzig: Barth, 1948, 30 pp. Original wrappers. Fifth edition. -17. Max Planck in seinen Akademie-Ansprachen. Erinnerungsschrift der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1948, 199 pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. -18. [FLINT, H. T.] Prof. Max Planck, For. Mem. R. S. Reprinted from: Nature, Vol. 161, p.13, 1948. 4 unnumbered pages. Author's dedication copy, monographed. -. Very Good.

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified male recipient.

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Garmisch, July, 20, [19]08. On lined paper. In French (with translation). An important letter in which Strauss discusses the forthcoming Dresden, Berlin, and Monte Carlo premières of his opera, Elektra. "... Tell [Raoul Gunsbourgh] that I am sure to finish the score for Elektra by September, that everything will be printed by the beginning of December and that the French première at Monte Carlo can take place towards the end of February or the beginning of March... I myself will be able to conduct Elektra at Monte Carlo if all circumstances permit. I want to personally assist in the première of Elektra at Dresden (at the end of January)... " Very slightly soiled; creased at folds. As promised, Strauss completed the score for Elektra on September 22, 1908. The opera premièred at the Dresden Hofoper on January 25, 1909, followed shortly thereafter by a performance in Berlin on February 15. Although publically announced in newspapers such as the New York Times, the Monte Carlo première appears not to have eventuated. The French language première of the opera was actually given by the Manhattan Opera Company on February 1, 1910; Strauss accorded the first American performance of Elektra to this fledgling company of Oscar Hammerstein's as something of an act of revenge upon the Metropolitan Opera for banning his previous opera, Salome. Raoul Gunsbourgh (1860-1955) was the longest-serving director of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, his career there spanning almost six decades.

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      [Munich circa -10] 1908 - Large 4o, [1] uncut price list, [45] loose sheets with b/w photoreproductions, in original brown portfolio with mounted paper wood-cut supralibros (Very good, clean condition, minor scuffing to the corners of the portfolio). A rare, highly decorative portfolio with samples for metal lamps in Art Nouveau style, made by a Munich-based firm Reinhold Kirsch circa 1910. This highly decorative set of photoreproductions of lamps in Art neuveau style was done as a catalogue for a Munich-based metalwork firm Reinhold Kirsch, who mostly specialied in lamp design. It includes images of lamps in strong black and white contrasts on 45 sheets with brief descriptions. A separate sheet includes a list of prices. Reinhold Kirsch (1881-1954) was a son of a metalwork manufacturer from Munich and was schooled in Lyon. After working in London, New York and Barcelona, he took over his fatherÕs firm in 1907 in the Auenstrasse in Munich together with his brother Heinrich. The firm was founded already in 1878 and had showrooms in different parts of the world, making lamps and other metal objects for high society, including the royalties. Most of the objects were produces in only one example. Although the firm existed until WW II, it had its highlight in the late 19th century and in the years before WWI. This catalogue was probably made in the years, when Reinhold Kirsch took over his fatherÕs firm. In 1908 the firm participated at the interior design exhibition Wohnkunst und Kunstgewerbe in Munich. It is possible the catalogue was made for the exhibition. We would not find any other examples in the institutions worldwide.

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        L'Heure Espagnole Comédie Musicale en Un Acte, Poème de Franc-Nohain... Partition pour Chant et Piano Transcrite par l'Auteur. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: A. Durand & Fils [PN D. & F. 7073], 1908. Small folio. Half mid-tan calf with marbled boards, original publisher's wrappers printed in black and red bound in. 1f. (blank), 1f. (title printed in red and black), 1f. (printed dedication "À Madame Jean Cruppi Hommage de respectueuse amitié Maurice Ravel"), 1f. (cast list), [i] (index), [ii] (performance notes), 114 pp. With an autograph inscription signed by Ravel to dedication leaf: "et à G - Jean - Aubry (en moins respectueuse amitié) Maurice Ravel." Wrappers browned and very slightly defective. Slightly worn and browned; small tear to head of dedication repaired; small publisher's monogramatic handstamp to lower edge of verso of last page; contemporary newspaper clippings to recto of blank leaf preceding title, with synopsis and review of the work by Gabriel Fauré. First Edition. Orenstein: Ravel Man and Musician, p. 228. L'Heure Espagnole was first performed in Paris at the Opéra Comique on May 19, 1911 to a libretto closely based on the play by Franc-Nohain. Madame Jean Cruppi (the dedicatee) convinced the director of the Opéra-Comique, Albert Carré, to stage the work in spite of its risqué story line. "In a letter of 17 May 1911, two days before the première, Ravel wrote: 'What I've tried to do is fairly ambitious: to breathe new life into the Italian opera buffa: following only the principle ... the French language, like any other, has its own accents and inflections of pitch.' At the same time he referred to Musorgsky's Zhenit'ba ('The Marriage') as the work's only real ancestor. It also forms part of a larger group of Spanish works that spanned Ravel's whole career, and the necessary Spanish colouring provided him with a reason for a virtuoso use of the modern orchestra, which he felt was 'perfectly designed for underlining and exaggerating comic effects'." Roger Nichols in Grove Music Online. Indeed, composer-writer Reynaldo Hahn somewhat critically referred to Ravel's technique as "a sort of transcendent jujitsu." Noted music critic Georges Jean-Aubry (1882-1949) "belonged to a circle of avant-garde musicians and littérateurs and was a frequent contributor to periodicals. Encouraged by his 20-year friendship with Debussy, he wrote enthusiastically in support of contemporary French composers, noting similarities between their music and that of the 18th century (Couperin, Rameau). He wrote perceptively in praise of Spanish composers (Falla, Granados, Albéniz), but rejected German Romanticism as expressed in the works of Wagner and Strauss." Grove Music Online.

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        L'Agence Thompson and Co

      Hetzel. First and only edition tall 8vo illustrated boards in chromolithography by L. Benett.Cardboard Hetzel editor "in the range of an elephant" in full red calico signed Engel, various gold scientific instruments in the foreground second type of flat "i" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse, blue endpapers origins all edges gilt.spine very fractionally past guards and blue lightly shaded, otherwise fine copy. Hetzel Paris s.d. [1908-1914] 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Lewis Waller as Captain James Wynnegate. Original pencil drawing.

      [1908] Pencil on card, signed; signs of adhesive on margins. 27 x 38cm. Mounted on cream card.Published in the Illustrated London News, January 1908. Frank Haviland (not to be confused with cubist painter and friend of Picasso, Frank Burty Haviland) was a regular contributor to the Illustrated London News

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        The Jungle Book. With illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward Detmold.

      London, MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1908. FIRST COLOUR EDITION. Octavo. Publisher's gilt-pictorial red cloth. With 16 full-page colour plates. Some minor rubbing to binding, flyleaves lightly browned as usual, neat ink inscription. A clean, fresh copy of an important edition. Stewart [125]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Anne of Green Gables

      Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1908 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autour d'une Tiare 1075-1085.

      - Paris, Louis Conard, 1908. In-8, XIV-355p. Première édition illustrée de ce texte publié en 1894, paru juste avant la mort de l'auteur. L'ouvrage n'est tiré qu'à 120 exemplaires, ici le n°112 du tirage sur vélin (100 exemplaires avec 20 japon), justifié à la main par l'éditeur. L'ouvrage est illustré de 25 compositions de Georges Bondoux, dont 8 hors-texte sur cuivre et les 9 en-têtes et 8 culs-de-lampe à l¿eau-forte. Gebhart a voulu écrire ici un conte d'amour ingénu aux terreurs du règne de Grégoire VII & entourer d'une chanson d'abeilles la tiare du pape de Canossa [Grégoire VII]. La reliure porte un décor dans le goût de l'époque de l'intrigue du livre. Provenance : ex-libris gravé Bibliothèque de Coudrée et ex-libris manuscrit L. Gastaldi . (second nom illisible). Il s'agit du château de Coudrée à Sciez-sur-Léman, qui appartenait alors à René Bartholini et son épouse Louise Gastaldi. Reliure signée Vermorel, plein maroquin rouge mosaïqué, dos à nerfs mosaïqué, large bordure sur les contreplats avec mosaïque aux angles, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé. Un très petit accroc sur le dos, dos légèrement bruni, étui abîmé (ouvert), rousseurs anecdotiques. Superbe ouvrage, magnifiquement relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES ESTAMPES DE PETER BRUEGEL L'ANCIENT - Autografi di Pietro Annigoni

      1908. Arte " LES ESTAMPES DE PETER BRUEGEL L'ANCIENT Les estampes de Peter Bruegel l'ancien par René van Bastelaer. Bruxelles : Librairie Nationale d'Art & d'Histoire, G. van Oest, 1908. 71 p., [135] c. di tav. : ill. ; 32 cm ; 4°. Il libro contiene ben tre autografi di Pietro Annigoni, celeberrimo artista di fama mondiale: il primo, alla copertina originale conservata (""Parigi XXXV"", più il suo monogramma); il secondo, alla seconda pagina bianca (monogramma) e il terzo all'occhietto (monogramma, poi ""Pietro Annigoni Parigi XXXV-""). Un libro che contiene anche una gradita sorpresa: due cartoncini pubblicitari d'epoca, di cm 12,4 x 8,8, conservati nel libro da tempo immemore (come dimostra la brunitura della pagina che potete vedere in foto); uno dei due cartoncini contiene, al suo verso, un disegno a china verde: la ""mano"" mi pare evidente, e, anche se non firmato, ed anche se non posso dare nessuna garanzia ufficiale di autenticità, se ne può dedurre molto evidentemente, per tutto ciò che ho scritto sopra, che sia un disegno originale del Maestro. Posso, volendo, estrapolare il cartoncino col disegno e venderlo a parte, cedendo ad una, eventuale, decente offerta. Ma preferirei venderlo insieme al libro. Ciò che, ritengo, sia preferibile anche per il collezionista, che tiene con sé il libro come plausibile  e credibile prova della sua autenticità. Ovviamente NON CHIEDETEMI di vendere il libro da solo, senza il disegno: non avrei più modo di renderne credibile l'autenticità... Legatura in tela con piatti ricoperti da carta colorata a motivi fiorati in rosso. Copertina originale anteriore conservata. Rare fioriture sui tagli e all'interno. L'esemplare è completo, molto ben conservato e presenta 135 belle tavole in b/n fuori testo. Opera elegante e completa, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Se abbisognate di altre foto, scrivetemi alla mia mail privata: Grosso volume in 4° grande (cm 33 x 26,5 x 5). COMPLETO. Minimi segni, ma OTTIMO  ESEMPLARE  !!! viene dichiarata espressamente copia d'autore, omaggio alla maniera dell'autore, riproduzione, in accordo con la Legge Italiana, Decreto legislativo n°41 del 24/01/2004, art.179, codice dei Beni Culturali."

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      Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer, Publishers, 1908., 1908. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial color wrappers, 189 pp., plus 3 pp. of advertisements, introduction, illustrated, advertisements. "Harry Hawkeye" is the pseudonym of Paul Emilius Lowe. Also published at the same time and in the same format in New York by L. Lipkind in 1908. "Fred White Sr. notes that this edition was no doubt sold on railroad trains and stations and printed on the cheapest newsprint, a miracle it survived." Chapters include The Kow King's Ranch, The Cattle Thieves, Chasing The Cattle Thieves, Battle With The Cattle Thieves, Captured By The Bandits and Rescued By The Cowboys, Fight With The Indians, The Prairie Fire, etc. Tal Luther listed a copy in 1976, no other records listed since that time. Signatures are tight but moderate wear to the spine, small chips to fore-edges of the rear cover, with front cover intact, else a good+ to very good copy of a rare book.

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        [Photo Album]: Philadelphia and Portland Limited Express

      Philadelphia. 1908. Oblong octavo. Measuring 5" x 7". Black cloth photo album with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. A collection of 21 sepia toned photographs measuring 3.5" x 5" with captions. The album is very good with a crack in the center gutter, containing about fine photos. Images of a boat trip on the Philadelphia and Portland Limited Express around 1908, collected and captioned by Lemuel Sponagle, who claims the journey made "one stop only". The photos capture the travelers as well as the captain and men working aboard the vessel at the wheel, in the rigging, and looking at the sea via binoculars "locating a light ship," all in beautiful photographs taken by Sponagle, presumably an enlightened amateur photographer. Included are two photos of a woman, one her sitting with her back to the camera wrapped in a heavy coat captioned, "lost in thought." Also included are photos of passing ships captioned, "touring up the Delaware," and "our assistant down the Delaware." A unique archive of photographs from the early 1900s displaying travel by boat in wonderful quality photographs. .

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        Le Puits de Sainte-Claire.

      - Paris, Le Livre Contemporain, 1908. In-4, 176p. Belle édition illustrée par Tigrane Polat, tirée à 121 exemplaires, ici le n°36 imprimé pour Jules Le Petit (1845-1915). 42 eaux-fortes dont 17 hors-texte, et 5 planches d'essai. Toutes planches hors-texte sont sous serpentes légendées sauf une planche d'essai (la légende de ces planches indique uniquement planche d'essai). Les planches d'essai semblent présentes dans tous les exemplaires, notre exemplaire est donc bien complet des 22 hors textes. Impression en bistre, cuir de la reliure assorti à l'impression. Le papier est un beau vergé épais (pas de qualificatif dans la justification). Provenance : Jules Le Petit (vente décembre 1917, première partie, n°3458). Le livre était toujours en feuilles sous étui. Reliure signée Levitzky, demi-maroquin à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. Un coin un peu frotté, petit frottis à un nerf. Superbe exemplaire, parfaitement relié par Levitzky. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über 50 Baupläne zur Erbauung eines Teilabschnittes der Murgtalbahn (Hs. Mappentitel: Zeichnungen der Hilfsbauten)

      1908. Inhalt: Plan 1a: Baueinrichtungen (Faltplan v. Weißenbach nach Langenbrand) ------- Plan 1b: (Faltplan Abschnitt v. Langenbrand - Bermersbach - Gausbach - Forbach) (im Falz gerissen) ----------- Plan 2: Faltplan Konstruktionszeichnungen "Förderbrücke über die Murg oberhalb Weißenbach" ------------- Plan 3: Faltplan "Bremsberg in der Tennetschlucht" --------------- Plan 4: Faltplan "Anlagen zur Bohrung mit Luftdruck" (Flotmannscher Bohrhammer) ----------------- Plan 5: Faltplan Hilfsbauten "Wegüberführung bei Bahnquerschnitt 2-40, Baugerüst für die Eisenbetonkonstruktion" ------------- Plan 6: Faltplan "Feldwegüberführung bei Bahnquerschnitt 0+74" ---------------- Plan 7: Faltplan (1mal gerissen) "Murgbrücke bei Weissenbach, Baugerüst für das Eisenwerk" ----------------- Plan 7a: Faltplan "Murgbrücke bei Weissenbach, Baugerüst für das Eisenwerk" -------------- Plan 8: "Fusswegüberführung für Bahnquerschnitt 8+63, Lehrgerüst für die Eisenbetondecke" ------------- Plan 9: "Feldwegbrücke bei Bahnquerschnitt 26+53, Lehrgerüst für das Betongewölbe" -------------- Plan 10: riesiger Faltplan (über 1m) "Lehr- und Versetzgerüst des Talüberganges bei Langenbrand" ------------ Plan 11: "Rüstungen des Langenbrander Talüberganges, Festigkeitsuntersuchung bei gewöhnlichen Seitenbogen" -------------- Plan 12: "Rüstungen des Langenbrander Talüberganges, Festigkeitsuntersuchung beim außergewöhnlichen Seitenbogen" --------------- Plan 13: Faltplan (über 1m) "Rüstungen des Langenbrander Talüberganges. Lehrgerüste für die Seitenöffnungen" (Ansichten von Bindern), Einrisse in der Falz ----------------- Plan 14: "Lehrgerüst für das grosse Gewölbe des Talüberganges bei Langenbrand" (Kräfteplan für einen Binder) ----------------- Plan 15 (Blatt 1): Faltplan "Lehrgerüst für das grosse Gewölbe des Talüberganges bei Langenbrand" (ca. 90x70cm) (Blatt 2) Ansicht der einen Gerüsthälfte (ca. 90x70cm) (Blatt 3) Schnitt b-b --------------- Plan 16: Faltplan "Portalkran zum Versetzen der Wölbquader am Langenbrander Talübergang" -------------- Plan 17: Faltplan "Talübergang bei Langenbrand (Darstellungen der Senkungen des Lehrgerüstes während und nach dem Einwölben des Hauptbogens, Ansicht)" --------------- Plan 18: "Kreiswegüberführung bei BQ 31+53,79 (Festigkeitsberechnung des Lehrgerüstes)" ----------------- Plan 19: Faltplan "Kreiswegüberführung bei BQ 31 + 53,79 (Blatt 2) Anordnung des Lehrgerüstes)" ---------------- Plan 20: Faltplan "Tennetschluchtbrücke bei Querschnitt...., Versetzgerüst für die Pfeiler und Gewölbe" ----------------- Plan 21: "Tennetschluchtbrücke (Festigkeitsberechnung des Lehrgerüstes, Gerüstnetz und Lastenfläche)" ------------------ Plan 22: "Tennetschluchtbrücke (Lehrgerüst)" ------------------ Plan 23: "Tennetschluchtbrücke (Einzelheiten des Lehrgerüstes)" ------------------ Plan 24: "Rappenschluchtbrücke (Lehrgerüst) -------------- Plan 25: "Rappenschluchtbrücke (Lehrgerüst, Binder...)" -------------- Plan 26: Faltplan "Strassenüberführung bei B.Q. 66+72 (Anordnung des Lehrgerüsts)" ------------- Blatt 27: Faltplan "Darstellung des Tunnelbaues" (Mauerung, Firststollen, Gewölbe, Schwellenbau....)", Plan in der Falz eingerissen ------------ Plan 28: "Einsetzen eines Tunnelschlußstückes in Form eines Betonpfropens" ---------------- Plan 29: "Zeug- und Arbeitsaufwand für den lfm. Sohlenstollen" -------------- Plan 30: Faltplan "Unterfangung der Trockenmauer in der Rappenschlucht" --------------- Plan 31 + 32 + 33 + 34 + 35: "Unterfangung der Trockenmauer in der Rappenschlucht (Herstellung von Pfeiler 1)" ------------------- Plan 36: "Fortgang der Erd-Arbeiten" ---------------- Plan 37: "Fortgang der Trockenmauer-Arbeiten" -------------- Plan 38: "Fortgang der Stütz- und Futtermauer-Arbeiten" ------------- Plan 39: "Fortgang der Bauwerks-Arbeiten" ---------------- Plan 40: "Fortgang der Tunnelarbeiten" ---------------- Plan 41: "Baufortgang des Füllentunnels" --------------- Plan 42: "Baufortgang des Hardttunnels L 158m)" --------------- Plan 43: "Baufortgang des Brachtunnels (160m Länge)" ------------------ Plan 44: "Baufortgang des Stiehltunnels (355m Länge)" ------------ Plan 45: "Baufortgang des Rappentunnels (95m Länge)" ---------------- Plan 46: "Baufortgang des Hackentunnels (177m Länge)" --------------- Plan 47: "Baufortgang des Gausbachertunnels (180m Länge)" -------------- Plan 48a: Faltplan "Baufortgang des Langenbrander Talüberganges (Blatt 2) v. August 1980 bis August 1909" -------------- Plan 48b: "Talübergang bei Langenbrand (Quaderversetzplan des großen Bogens, Arbeitsfortgang von Wölbbeginn 27.IX.08 bis 6.XII.08)" -------------- Plan 49: "Baufortgang der Tennetschluchtbrücke" (dieser Plan schlecht gefaltet)

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Paris: Charles Carrington, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Quarto. 312pp, Original white three-quarter faux vellum over gray boards with gilt ruling on covers, gilt lettering on spine. Publisher's disclaimer glued in: "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. The Publisher." Frontispiece engraving with printed tissue guard. Philosophical novel with strong themes from Faust. Illustrated with 6 additional full page engravings by Eugene Dete from drawings by Paul Thirat, each with a printed tissue guard. First published in Lippingcotts Monthly Magazine in 1890 it offended the moral sensibilities of a number of book reviewers, despite the fact that important material had been deleted by the editor of the magazine, J. M. Stoddart. Binding with light wear along edges and vellum slightly rubbed with small chips at corners, minor at head and tail of spine. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition.

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        Higher Magic: Magic for the Artist [No. 48 of de Luxe ed. SIGNED to Houdini collector & collaborator, Joseph E. Waitt]

      New York: Adams Press Print. Octavo. Gilt-decorated, red leatherette binding; all edges gilt; 492, [8] pp.; illus. This de Luxe edition was limited to 100 signed and hand-numbered copies and issued by the author's own publishing imprint. Teale was an architect, amateur magician and researcher for Harry Houdini and served as the President of the Society of American Magicians from 1908-09. He designed Houdini's graveside exedra and was alleged to have ghostwritten some of Houdini's books. This copy owned by another Houdini collaborator, the Boston dentist, Dr. Joseph E. Waitt. Waitt's collection of Houdini paraphernalia is housed at Harvard (Waitt's alma mater). Some wear along joints and board edges but VG+ overall.

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

      London, Published by The China Inland Mission, 1908. 35 x 24 cm, XII, Übersichtskarte u. 22 kolorierte Detailkarten (einige doppelblattgroß), 16 S. Index, dunkelroter OLnbd. m. gldgepr. Deckeltit. in Englisch und Chinesisch, Kanten etw. berieb., schwache Lichtspuren, Rücken geringf. ausgebleicht, flieg. Vorsatz m. stärkeren Knitterfalten, Vortit. m. Namenszug von alter Hand, einige Karten m. Eckknicken, insges. gutes und sauberes Exemplar. DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Atlas, Landkarten, China, Geography, Maps, China, Travel

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        Frühlingswehen. Roman,

      Bruno Volger, Verlagsbuchhandlung, Leipzig, 1908, 1908 Hardcover, Seiten 510 Format 14x20 Kanten ein wenig berieben, im Vorblatt gedruckte Widmungsseite des Verfassers , angegilbt aber gut erhalten 510 Seiten, Kanten ein wenig berieben, im Vorblatt gedruckte Widmungsseite des Verfassers für Fräulein Sophie Charlotte von Lindenau zu ihrer Vermählung mit Herrn Dr. med. Oskar Glasessgen; sehr seltener Roman Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Shakespeare’s comedy of The Tempest with illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 4to (cm. 24,6), XXIV-143(1) pp. con 40 tavv. a colori f.t. protette da velina parlante. Legatura editoriale in tela verde (leggermente allentata) con titoli e impressioni in oro al ds. e al piatto anteriore. Minime imperfezioni alle cuffie. Dedica (datata 1924) sulla carta d’occhietto. Bell’esemplare. Prima edizione.

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      Munich. No. XXI, 16. November 1908 u. ff. Tage. 4to, recent blue linen, gilt. Very fine frontispiece portrait of Weber; (4), 340, vii, (1) pages; 4747 lots; 61 superbly produced plates of ancient Greek coins. Fine. The remarkably important and very scarce sale catalogue of this renowned collection of ancient Greek coins. Clain-Stefanelli 2000*. Daehn 2058. Grierson 288: "D'une richesse et d'une importance exceptionnelles." Spring 378 [also listed under "Most important sales of ancient Greek coins" and "Most important sales of Roman provincial coins"].

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        1700-1900. L'orfèvrerie française aux XVIIIè et XIXè siècles.

      Laurens 1908-1912, Paris - LIVRES Importante publication d'après les documents réunis au Musée Centennal de 1900; Ouvrage richement illustré.Exemplaire de l'édition originale spécialement imprimé pour Victor Champier. Envoi de l'auteurà Victor Champier. Il est relié en tête, une lettre de l'auteur annonçant l'envoi de l'ouvrage. Relié également en tête de l'ouvrage une importante note de 4 pages de Victor Champier qui explique les circonstances dans lesquelles l'ouvrage a été réalisé et que c'est lui et lui seul l'auteur ! 3 volume in-4° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Charles Carrington, Paris 1908 - Quarto. 312pp, Original white three-quarter faux vellum over gray boards with gilt ruling on covers, gilt lettering on spine. Publisher's disclaimer glued in: "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. The Publisher." Frontispiece engraving with printed tissue guard. Philosophical novel with strong themes from Faust. Illustrated with 6 additional full page engravings by Eugene Dete from drawings by Paul Thirat, each with a printed tissue guard. First published in Lippingcotts Monthly Magazine in 1890 it offended the moral sensibilities of a number of book reviewers, despite the fact that important material had been deleted by the editor of the magazine, J. M. Stoddart. Binding with light wear along edges and vellum slightly rubbed with small chips at corners, minor at head and tail of spine. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde.

      Printed for Thomas B. Mosher and Published by him at XLV Exchange 1908 - Including Poems in Prose with Notes Bibliographic Introduction Index and Facsimiles of Titlepages. Portland Maine: Printed for Thomas B. Mosher and Published by him at XLV Exchange Street. Square octavo. pp. xxiii, [1], 394, 14 (facsimiles of titlepages). Bound in full crushed levant burgundy morocco. Covers framed by double single gilt fillets. Spine divided into six compartments by five gilt raised bands, title and author in gilt direct in the second, the remainder framed by a single gilt fillet; and arabesque style; fore-edges ruled in gilt; turn-ins gilt; green, blue, purple and gold endpapers; red and gold endbands; red silk marker. Limited edition of 750 copies only on hand-made Van Gelder paper. All edges gilt. A fine copy, ideal for presentation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Munich. No. XXI, 16. November 1908 u. ff. Tage. 4to, recent blue linen, gilt. Very fine frontispiece portrait of Weber; (4), 340, vii, (1) pages; 4747 lots; 61 superbly produced plates of ancient Greek coins. Fine. The remarkably important and very scarce sale catalogue of this renowned collection of ancient Greek coins. Clain-Stefanelli 2000*. Daehn 2058. Grierson 288: "D'une richesse et d'une importance exceptionnelles." Spring 378 [also listed under "Most important sales of ancient Greek coins" and "Most important sales of Roman provincial coins"].

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastasa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849–1864. Edited and condensed, with a biographical introduction, portrait, seventy-one illustrations and seven maps. In two volumes.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. With the small ownership stamp of Roger Perry and a bookplate recording his donation to the Spruce memorial plaque installed at Coneysthorpe, Yorkshire in 1971. Roger Perry (1933–2016) was director of the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos, from 1964 to 1970. Spines a little faded and worn at ends, browning to endpapers, still a very good copy. Portrait frontispiece, 71 illustrations, 7 maps (the last folding). First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects [Spruce's] gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB). Spruce had been sent to South America in 1849 by Hooker, Bentham, and other botanists; Bentham was to receive, name, and distribute the plants he sent home. Towards the end of the year Spruce travelled up the Amazon to Santarém, at the mouth of the Tapajos, where he met Wallace and the lepidopterist Henry Walter Bates. Spruce spent three years on the rivers Negro and Orinoco, entering Venezuela and discovering many plants new to science, including 200 species of fungi in the rain forest of the Uapes. His travels were interrupted in 1852 when he returned to the River Negro to assist Wallace, who had been struck down by malaria, and oversee his safe passage down river. After extensive travels, Spruce remained on the Pacific coast until 1864, when he lost his entire capital in the collapse of a Peruvian bank. He returned to England in 1867 after an absence of 18 years. The work stands as a landmark of ethnobotany. Among Spruce's discoveries were a number of plants with medicinal properties, including the datura and coca plants. (It was his samples of the latter, sent to Berlin, which helped Dr Nieman isolate the active principle of the alkaloid cocaine in 1858.) Spruce also made the first detailed reports of ayahuasca and yopo and the ceremonial usage of these hallucinogenic plants. (See Schultes & Hofmann, Plants of the Gods, for numerous references to Spruce.) Howgego, S41. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chirurgie des Gehirns und Rückenmarks nach eigenen Erfahrungen.

       Bln., Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg 1908/1911. 2 Bde. 4°. XII, 176; XXXVI, (1) S. 177-828 S.. Mit 63 Fig. im Text, 24 farb. Taf. u. 1 Lichtdrucktaf. Bd. 2: Mit 185 Fig- im Text, 60 farb. Taf., 1 Lichtdrucktaf. u. 1 schwarzen Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Rücken berieb Namenstempel a. d. flieg. Vors. Sonst in sehr gutem Zustand EA.Garrison/Morton 4880.1 - Fedor Krause (1857-1937), deutscher Neurochirurg. Krause gilt als Begründer der modernen Neurochirurgie, dessen Operationstechniken zum Teil noch heute grundlegend bei Operationen am Frontallappen, dem Ganglion Gasseri oder im Bereich der Augennervenkreuzung. - Krause was a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Medizin

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        Fünfzehn Zeichnungen. Von Aubrey |Beardsley|, Félicien |Rops|, Constantin |Somoff|, Emil |Preetorius|, H. |Theophilaktoff|, Marcus |Behmer|.

      Ohne Ort, Verlag u. Jahr [Leipzig, Zeitler, 1908]. - Kl.4°. 2 Bll. (Titel und Verzeichnis) und 15 Tafeln (9 in Rot und 6 in Schwarz). HPergament-Mappe mit Deckelbezug aus handgefertigtem Buntpapier. Eines von 225 Exemplaren. Einmalige Auflage für die Subskribenten der Zeitschrift „Opale". Das seltene Werk wurde sofort verboten und die meisten Exemplare nach einem Gerichtsprozeß eingestampft. Bemerkenswert ist die spannende Auswahl seltener erotischer Motive von Rops, Somoff, Preetorius [2 Bll.], Theophilaktoff, Marcus Behmer [2 Bll.] und Beardsley [mit 8 Bll. die komplette Serie aus "Lysistrata"]. Die beiden Textbll. stockfleckig, Tafeln am Rand vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig (bei einer im Bild). Hayn-Got. IX,636 ("interessante Mappe"). Sehr selten. ------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.|

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        Of the Imitation of Christ

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1908. 8vo, liii, 280p. Bound in full smooth burgundy calf, with gilt framed boards and gilt framed compartments. Two green leather spine labels lettered in gilt and all edges gilt. Interesting endpapers. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Re-edited into modern English by Wilfrid Raynal. Illustrations and designs by W. Russell Flint. Light fade to spine, otherwise a fine copy. . First Edition Thus. Near Fine.

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        Le puits de Sainte-Claire

      Le livre contemporain 1908 - - Le livre contemporain, Paris 1908, 19x25,5cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition imprimée à 121 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin et illustrée de 42 eaux-fortes originales de Tigrane Polat, dont un frontispice, une vignette de titre, 16 hors-texte et 24 en-têtes et culs-de-lampe. Notre exemplaire est enrichi, in-fine, de 5 planches d'essais. Une pâle mouillure en pied de l'étui. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Illustriertes Hausbuch für christliche Familien

       Cover kann abweichen Auflage: sechste Auflage 1908 840,1 Versand D: 5,50 EUR

      [Bookseller: Sella-Group]
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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

      London: William Heinemann; New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1908 - Quarto (245 × 183 mm). Bound by Riviere & Son for Army & Navy in near-contemporary tree calf, brown morocco label to spine lettered gilt, compartments to spine gilt, foliate gilt borders to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine faded, small abrasion to front board, front joint starting, contents slightly foxed. A very good copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 39 plates with captioned tissue guards, line drawings throughout. First Rackham edition, trade issue. Riall p. 87. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La Ville Charnelle

      Paris, Sansot, 1908. In 8vo; cc.4n.nn.; pp.232. Mezza pelle blu posteriore, dorso a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro. Copertine originali conservate in bross. editoriale, titolo in caratteri neri e rossi, al piatto anteriore vignetta con il motto "Laboremus". Al frontespizio appare la falsa dicitura: sixième edition. Edizione originale di questa rara opera di poemi e prose che anticipa immagini della velocità futurista delle automobili e della tecnologia industriale. Falqui, pag.69. In antiporta dedica autografa all'attrice e cantante Emile - Marie Bouchard (1877 - 1939) conosciuta come Polaire. Ella debuttò a Parigi nel 1902 in "Claudine à Paris" di Colette. "A' Mademoiselle Polaire hommage de mon admiration dévoué. F.T. Marinetti".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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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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        La ville charnelle

      - E. Sansot & Cie, Paris 1908, 13,5x17,5cm, broché. - Edizione originale per i quali non vi è alcuna menzione di importanti documenti, quarta edizione di menzione. autografo firmato di Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Guy Lavaud per la quale dice che il suo indirizzo a Milano. Torna un po 'insolated come al solito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers, mention de quatrième édition. Envoi autographe signé de Filippo Tommaso Marinetti à Guy Lavaud pour qui il précise son adresse à Milan. Dos légèrement insolé comme habituellement.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas I.Band, II.Band und Tafelband (3 Bände)

      Allgemeiner Teil - Spezieller Teil. Rhopalocera, Hesperiidae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Thaumatopoeidae, Drepanidae, Saturniidae, Lemoniidae, Endromididae, Lasiocampidae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Cymatophoridae, Brephidae (1908. CXXVII. 385 S.) und II.Band des speziellen Teils (1910. 523 S.) und Tafelband (95 farbige Chromolitho-Tafeln). Insgesamt über 3500 Figuren auf 95 Tafeln und 505 Abbildungen im Text. 3. Aufl. Quart. Dunkelbraune Halblederbände mit goldener Schrift und verdeckten echten Bünden. 3 Bände von 4 Bänden. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Stuttgart. 1910. Mit Gebrauchsspuren/Used condition. Halbleder/Hardcover. Textanmerkungen,Namenseintrag,leicht braunfleckig,Einband berieben. Sprache: deutsch/german.

      [Bookseller: Antikbuch24]
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        Typed Letter, signed, dated September 16, 1908. To G. M. Phillips of West Chester, Pennsylvania

      1908. Very Good. One page (135 words) on a single letter-sized sheet (21.5cm. x 28cm.). No letterhead (sent from New York City). Blue type. Minor soil. Old fold marks. Minor corner chip. Phillips was Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Educational Commission. BTW is responding to a letter which apparently asked for his views on the matter of separate race schools in Pennsylvania. BTW declines to "give advice in a matter covering local conditions." Instead he suggests that prominent Pennsylvania African Americans be consulted and suggests the names of four such individuals (all of whom were editors of African American journals or newspapers). Also included is the carbon copy of a short letter from Phillips thanking BTW for his letter.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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