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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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        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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