The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1908

        Renault 1908

      Paris: M.M., 1908. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the margins and a 1" tear in the lower margin. This is the Coal-Shovel nosed Renault, which was very popular and successful in 1906 and 1907. In 1908, the car was less formidable, but could reach speeds of 100 miles per hour. Hungarian Francois Szisz drove his last race for Renault in 1908, in this beautiful car.`The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis.Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries.Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy.The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
 1.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        The Life of James McNeill Whistler

      London: William Heinemann. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1908. First edition, one of 150 Large Paper copies, unnumberd and unsigned. Printed on Japan vellum. Illustrated. 2 vols. 4to. Bound in half brown publsiher's morocco and boards, with Whistler endsheets. Spine sunned. First edition, one of 150 Large Paper copies, unnumberd and unsigned. Printed on Japan vellum. Illustrated. 2 vols. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1908. [UNSODO] Sakai HO-ITSU, Suzuki KI-ITSU & Nakano KI-MEI. SHIKI NO HANA. Kyoto, Meiji 41 [1908] 10 volumes [18.8 X 27.9 cm], complete, bound orihon style in stiff paper covers with printed paper title labels. There are 2 spring, 4 summer, 3 autumn and 1 winter volumes, with a grand total of 237 (232 of which are double page images, approx. 24 X 32 cm, within printed borders) color woodblock prints of Japanese flowers. Identified in the introduction to each season, there is no printed text to mar the lovely color plates. Delicately printed after designs by eminent 19th century Rimpa artists, printed by Unsodo while at the height of their considerable powers. This is a complete set in a chitsu (w/o clasps). A wonderful set in excellent impression and colors (with bokashi) which is almost never found complete nowadays. With only minor cover rubbing, one of the nicer sets we have seen.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Montcalm And Wolfe VOLUME ONE & TWO SET; EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 331 & 332

      London : J. M. Dent. FIRST EDITION EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY # 331 & 332, 2 VOLUME SET, The scarcest set of volumes in the Everyman's Library series. Introduction by Thomas Seccombe. Very good red cloth. Light wear, spine heel fading, rear cover top corner slight discoloring, no jacket. VOLUME 1, [nd, 1908], 12mo, [6], vii-xxvi, [2], 3-327pp. [1], Temple Press, Plate Frontispiece of Louis Joseph Marquis de Montcalm. Seymour 1/1/0/U, Very good red cloth. Light wear, foxing verso pf plate frontis, W. Bury Shaw Brighton bookseller label on endpaper, no jacket. VOLUME 2 [nd, 1980 ], 12mo, [6], vii-xi, [2]. 1-298pp. Temple Press, Plate frontispiece of James Wolfe, 3 Plate maps, Seymour 1/1/1/U, "The names of Montcalm & Wolfe stand as the heroic representation of France and Great Britain in the final contest for Canada which gave Quebec to the British in 1759. |This book was designed as the final volume of a series written to exhibit the last act of a secular conflict which ended long before the revolt of the English colonies in North America. Parkman had access to a large amount of unpublished material, including letters written by Montcalm, when in America, to members of this family in France. this is his acknowledged chef d'oeuvre." RG4 . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1908.

      [Bookseller: BOOX]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Coptic (Sahidic) Version of Certain Books of the Old Testament from a Papyrus in the British Museum.

      London, Edinburgh, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press 1908 - Octavo. Pp. xviii, 191. Frontispiece printed in fine tinted collotype. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's blue full cloth, spine gilt. In fine condition. ~ First edition. Very rare indeed. Henry Francis Herbert Thompson (1859-1944). Influenced by Petrie, stutied under Griffith and Crum, Thompson was one of the foremost Coptic and Demotic scholars of his generation. From the library of renowned Egyptologist Prof. Heerma van Voss with his charming bookplate inside cover. ~ Not in Beinlich-Seeber.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
 5.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        CAT'S CRADLE

      - (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. CAT'S CRADLE by May Byron. London & NY: Blackie & Dodge, no date, [1908]. 7 x 9 3/4", pictorial boards, stain inside edges of covers and spine paper repaired, light edge rubbing, overall a really nice VG copy. An incredible picture book, this is illustrated by Wain in color on every page including 6 full page and nearly 50 large partial page richly colored illustrations. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Wind In The Willows (With The Original DustJacket)

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

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA PBFA]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Le puits de Sainte-Claire

      - Le livre contemporain, Paris 1908, 19x25,5cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edizione illustrata con 14 incisioni originali di Chas-Laborde e ornamenti e le iniziali, una delle 300 copie numerate su asta Rives, la nostra non giustificato, un pareggio con il 14 e il Giappone 50 Olanda. La nostra copia è eccezionalmente uno stato doppio nero di 14 incisioni originali. Un leggero testa intoppo indietro, morde su piccoli piatti, bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 8.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Les Dieux s'en vont, d'Annunzio reste. Dessins à la plume du peintre italien Valeri

      Paris, Sansot, 1908. In 8vo; pp.201, 1n.n. Mezza pelle blue posteriore, dorso a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro. Copertine originali conservate in bross. editoriale, al piatto anteriore vignetta con il motto "Laboremus". Al frontespizio appare la falsa dicitura: septième édition. Edizione originale. Falqui, pag. 44. Eleganti illustrazioni fuori testo di Ugo Valeri. Una frizzante apologia del poeta le cui opere Marinetti sentiva vicine al movimento futurista. L'elogio di Verdi e Carducci. In antiporta dedica autografa all'attrice e cantante Emile - Marie Bouchard (1877 - 1939) conosciuta come Polaire. "A Mademoiselle Polaire hommage de vive sympathie. F.T. Marinetti".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
 10.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        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. Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        La Divina Commedia nell'arte del Cinquecento (Michelangelo, Raffaello, Zuccari, Vasari, ecc.). A cura di Corrado Ricci

      Fratelli Treves, 1908. In-folio (441x325mm), pp. XXXVIII, 324, legatura editoriale in t. tela rossa con titolo in oro, gigli impressi in oro, figura centrale del Sole raggiante con stelle disposte tutt'attorno, sempre impressa in oro, entro ricchi decori ornamentali impressi a freddo. Titolo in oro al dorso. Frontespizio figurato a più colori da invenzione di G. Amato. 288 disegni intercalati n.t. e 67 tavv. applicate f.t. protette da velina e riproducenti le illustrazioni di Federico Zuccari e di Giovanni Stradano, in gran parte inedite, tolte dal codice esistente presso la Galleria degli Uffizi. "Vi sono pure illustrazioni dell'Inferno di Bernardino Poccetti, incise dal Callot nel 1612". Ex-libris Giorgio Fanan. Minimi restauri al dorso. Bell'esemplare. Sontuosa e monumentale edizione della "Commedia" adorna di una copiosa iconografia attinta ai maestri dell'arte italiana del Rinascimento. Oltre agli artisti citati nel titolo sono presenti riproduzioni di opere di: Correggio, Perin del Vaga, Botticelli, Signorelli, Reni, Carracci, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Pontorno, Romano, Cambiaso, Del Sarto, Procaccini, Bronzino, Beccafumi, ecc. "Magnifica edizione" (Mambelli). Mambelli, n. 530 (con elenco delle recensioni all'edizione). Italiano

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert]
 12.   Check availability:     Link/Print  



      [Bookseller: Hawkridge Books]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Übersetzung und Kommentar zu den altägyptischen Pyramidentexten. 6 Bände (komplett). 2. unveränderte Auflage.

      Quarto (30 x 22 cm). VIII, 409 + 420 + 443 + 376 + 517 + 234 Seiten. Orig.-Leinenbände mit Rückenschild und Deckeltitel. *Die Edition der altägyptischen Pyramidentexte entstand bereits 1908 bis 1910. Vorliegend die Übersetzung und der Kommentar zu den Pyramidentexten, die posthum 1935 - 1962 aus dem Nachlaß herausgegeben wurden in der 2. Auflage des Kommentars von 1962 in einem vollständigen Exemplar in 6 Bänden, sie bilden das Lebenswerk des bedeutenden Ägyptologen Sethe. Sie enthalten Übersetzung und Kommentar zu den Pyramidensprüchen 213 bis 582. Die Übersetzungen und Komentare der Sprüche 1-213 und 583-714 waren von Sethe noch nicht fertig feriggestellt und sind daher bislang nicht erschienen. - Titelblätter rückseitig gestempelt, sonst ein sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in der solide gebundenen Leinenausgabe.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bernd Braun]
 14.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Bd. 1 - 24 (24 Bände)

      Meyer Leipzig Wien 25 cm Halbleinen 1908 - 1913; mit mehr als 17.600 Abbildungen im Text u. auf teils ausfaltbaren 1610 Bildtafeln (darunter farbige Chromolithographien), Karten, u. Plänen sowie 180 Textbeilagen; 6., gänzlich neubearbeitete u. vermehrte Aufl., neuer Abdruck; hier 24 Bände: Bde. 1 - 20, Bd. 21 Ergänzungen und Nachträge, Bd. 22 Jahres-Supplement 1909 - 1910, Bd. 23 Jahres-Supplement 1910 - 1911, Bd. 24 Jahres-Supplement 1911- 1912; zus. über 21.500 S.; unikate Meistereinbände, massive moderne Handeinbände in braunem Halbleinen mit durchgefärbten schwarzen Deckeln ohne Überzugs- u. Vorsatzpapier, rundum Schwarzschnitt u. mit Rückentitel in Gold von Frida Schoy (1889 - 1963, Schülerin von Otto Dorfner, Dozentin an der Folkwang-Schule, Buchbinderin, zuletzt in Essen), vermutlich aus den dreissiger Jahren; jeder Band mit Schoys persönlichem handnumerierten ExLibris aus Japan-Papier auf dem Innendeckel; ausserordentlich stabile Bände in einzigartiger, für die damalige Zeit wohl hochmoderner Ausstattung; Unikat aus der Hand und aus der Bibliothek der bedeutenden Einbandkünstlerin; gering berieben, Rücken gelegentlich leicht fleckig Gut Versand D: 5,50 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Rainer Kocherscheidt ]
 15.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        La ville charnelle

      E. Sansot & Cie 1908 - - E. Sansot & Cie, Paris 1908, 13,5x17,5cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition for which there was no mention of large paper copies, stated the fourth edition. Autograph inscription from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti to Guy Lavaud, with Marinetti's address in Milan. Spine slightly sunned as usual. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 16.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        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.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, Member ABAC, IOBA]
 17.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Das Wesen und der Hauptinhalt der theoretischen Nationalökonomie.

      Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot,, 1908. Octavo. Original grey-green wrappers printed in black, preserved in a custom made cloth box. Vertical crack to spine skilfully repaired, minor loss to lower wrapper along joint restored; an excellent copy. First edition of the author's first major work, "which was probably conceived during his days as a graduate student and written in Cairo. It was a brilliant statement of general equilibrium theory, making clear both what static theory could explain and what it could not" (IESS). The work established Schumpter's fame as an outstanding figure among the younger Austrian economists.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        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.

 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. (sechste) Auflage, Prachtausgabe, 20 Bände, Neuer Abdruck.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1908 - 1909. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden mit 18.600 Seiten und 150.000 Artikeln mit 16.831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text sowie auf 1.522 Illustrationstafeln (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithogra¬phien Vollständiges Grundwerk in 20 Bänden (A - Z). Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei Rückenschildern aus rotem Leder und reicher Goldprägung im Jugendstil-Liniendekor. Einbanddecken mit grüner Leinenbespannung, Goldfileten und Lederecken. Kopfgoldschnitt., seitlicher und unterer Buchschnitt grün eingefärbt. Illustrierte Vorsätze mit Golddruck. Es handelt sich hier um die so genannte Königsausgabe (Prachtausgabe) der viel gerühmten sechsten Meyer-Auflage. Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon seiner Epoche. Es gibt sie in vier unterschiedlichen Einbandvarianten (hinzu kommen mehrere Kriegsausgaben), die sich durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen. Buchrücken in sehr gutem, nahezu tadellosem Zustand, nicht aufgehellt und nicht berieben, Ecken kaum bestoßen, die weinroten Rückenschilder ebenfalls nahezu ohne Aufhellung. Wenige Deckel mit einigen sehr kleinen Flecken. Seiten partiell leicht fleckig, überwiegend aber sauber. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar mit nahezu tadelloser Rückenansicht. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meyers Lexikon Enzyklopädie Konversations-Lexikon Konversationslexikon sechste Jugendstil PrachtausgabMeyers Lexikon Enzyklopädie Konversations-Lexikon Konversationslexikon sechste Jugendstil Prachtausgab

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
 20.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      HEATH, HOWARD. [BAUM,L.FRANK]. BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS IN PANAMA by Floyd Akers (pseud. of Baum). Chic.: Reilly & Britton (1908). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7"), brown cloth stamped in black, cream and white, 310p., VG-Fine (3rd color plate is opposite p.248, cover picture sl. rubbed, small rough area front hinge). 1st edition, 1st printing of the second Boy Fortune Hunters title (open book on title, Chicago printed twice on title, no ads at end, Bienvenue p. 283 variant with last line on p.310 "is powerless to control" not THE END). Illustrated with 4 color plates by Howard Heath. This is a great copy of a rare series book by Baum writing under his pseudonym of Akers.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Fifth Queen Crowned.

      London: Eveleigh Nash,, 1908. A Romance. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to front board and spine gilt. Endleaves rather tanned, boards a little marked, spine faded and rubbed. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. With his signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to his first wife, "Elsie Hueffer affecly [sic] from Ford M. H. 26th March MCMVIII". Elsie's importance in Hueffer's development as a writer is easy to understate. However his progression from the middle ranking early efforts to the masterful and enduring work of genius that is The Good Soldier owes more than a little to her support. The third of Hueffer's Elizabethan novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Kincaid 's battery by George W. Cable ; illustrated by Alonzo Ki

      New York. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908, 1908-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Ex-Library hardcover no dj (red boards) with all the usual markings, possible attachments, and library wear.

      [Bookseller: GuthrieBooks]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest [WITH ITS ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET]

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1908 - Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9"). XXIV, 143, [1]pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over gilt-stamped blue cloth, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Illustrated half-title. Tissue-guarded tipped-in frontispiece. Red- and black-lettered title page within decorative frame. This splendid illustrated edition of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is magnificently illustrated throughout with 40 tissue-guarded tipped-in color plates by renown French-born artist Edmund (Edmond) Dulac (1882-1953). Dulac's style shows some obvious influence of Arthur Rackham, "an influence that eventually traveled both ways, as the two artists were probably influenced by Swedish illustrator John Bauer. However, unlike Rackham, who was making a transition from the old color process , in which a black ink line was needed to "hold" the color and hide the effects of misregistration of the color plates, Dulac started with the new, more accurate process which allowed him to work without the ink lines, which he did for many of his early works, working largely in watercolor and gouache. He eventually came to use outlines more as a nod to the expectations of the market than a technical limitation." (For more information, see: Charley Parker's "Lines and Colors: Notes and Comments on visual Art").Sporadic tiny chipping and creaseing along edges of dust-jacket. Binding slightly rubbed along edges. Paper edges foxed. Some foxing and offsetting to very first and very last leaves. Dust-jacket and binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in good to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Die Prüfung der natürlichen Bausteine auf ihre Wetterbeständigkeit. Nebst einem Vorbericht des Geh. Baurat Prof. H. Garbe. Herausgegeben im Auftrage und mit Unterstützung des königlich preussischen Ministeriums der öffentlichen Arbeiten.

      Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, Berlin 1908 - XX, 675 Seiten mit 54 Lichtdrucktafeln, 4 Tafeln in buntdruck und 133 Textfiguren, Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3280 4°, Original-Leinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit Rückständen vom Rückenschilde, Stempel auf Titel, Einband leicht berieben und lichtrandig, Papier leicht (rand)gebräunt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
 25.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Kochkunstbibliothek. Eine umfassende Sammlung aller in der modernen Küche üblichen und brauchbaren Kochkunstrezepte. 20 Bände: Bd. I: Suppen 1293 Rezepte (3.Aufl.), Bd.II: Vorgerichte und Savouries sowie Käsespeisen 1127 Rezepte (2.Aufl.),Bd.III: Eierspeisen 1026 Rezepte (3.Aufl.), Bd.IV: Saucen u. Fonds Butter , Farcen 496 Rezepte (1.Aufl.), Bd.V: Garnituren Hilfsmittel, Fachausdrücke und Fremdwörter (2.Aufl.),, Bd.VI: Fische und Schalentiere 1000 Rezepte (2.Aufl.),, Bd.VII: Warme Fleischspeisen 2465 Rezepte(2.Aufl.), Bd.VIII: Kalte Fleischspeisen 516 Rezepte (2.Aufl.), Bd.IX1: Gemüse- und Kartoffelspeisen, Teiggemüse und Kompotts 914 Rezepte (2.Aufl.), Bd.IX2: Salatrezepte 489 Rezepte (5.Aufl.), Bd.X1: Warme Süsspeisen und Süsspeisensaucen 945 Rezepte (3.Aufl.), Bd.X2: Kalte Süss-Speisen gefrorenes und Eis-Speisen 881 Rezepte, (3.Aufl.), Bd.X3: Kuchen und Torten sowie kleine Bäckereien 727 Rezepte,(2.Aufl.), Bd.XI: Die modernen Getränke 1212 Rezepte, (4.Aufl.), Bd.XII: Preis-Einmache

      19 x 13 cm. ( Kanten und Ecken tlw. berieben, 1 Kapital ausgefranzt, zwei Einbanddeckel mit kleinen Fehlstellen) "Kochkunst - Bibliothek" Weiss 2027. Komplette Sammlung der Kochkunstbibliothek in 20 Bänden mit Ausgaben von 1908 bis 1930. (Gewicht 6,970 kg)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kochkunst Bibliothek]
 26.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Sommervögel.. Bilder und Reime von Ernst Kreidolf.

      Quer.-4. 28 Bl., mit 1 chromolithogr. Titel u. 16 chromolithograph. Tafeln, HLwd., Deckel beschienen, berieben u. etwas fleckig. Bindung an einer Stelle innen gebrochen. Fliegender Vorsatz etwas falzspurig, innen sonst sauber - gutes Exemplar. 2. Auflage (6.-11. Tsd.) des erstmals 1908 erschienenen Buches des Schweizer Malers und Kinderbuchillustrators Ernst Kreidolf (1863-1956) mit den für ihn typischen personifizierten Insektendarstellungen (Schmetterlinge, Käfer) die bis heute nichts von ihrem Reiz verloren haben.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
 27.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Illustriertes Hausbuch für christliche Familien

      Cover kann abweichen Auflage: sechste Auflage 1908 840,1

      [Bookseller: Sella Group]
 28.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        The Collected Works:

      London: Chapman & Hall Limited, imprinted at the Shakespeare Head Press,, 1908. Vol.II: The King's Threshold. On Baile's Strand. Deirdre. The Shadowy Waters; Vol.III: Countess Cathleen. The Land of Heart's Desire. The Unicorn from the Stars; Vol.IV: The Hour-Glass. Cathleen Ni Houlihan. The Golden Helmet. The Irish Dramatic Movement; Vol.V: The Celtic Twilight. Stories of Red Hanrahan; Vol.VI: Ideas of Good and Evil; Vol.VII: The Secret Rose; Rosa Alchemica. The Tables of Law. The Adoration of the Magi. John Sherman and Dhoya; Vol.VIII: Dicoveries. Edmund Spenser. Poetry and Tradition; & Other Essays. 8 volumes, octavo. Publisher's vellum-backed boards, grey cloth sides, gilt titles to spines and sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Four portrait frontispieces in the set. 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. First collected edition of Yeats's work, signed by Yeats on the half-title of volume four (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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Tarif Album N°8, Rebattet & Cie, Comptoir Français de Quincaillerie. Fabrique de Cuivrerie d'Ameublement et Bâtiment, Petit Outillage.

      1908. CHEZ L'AUTEUR. 1908. In-Folio.Carré. Relié toilé. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. Catalogue rarissime de 764 pages. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc. Coins frottés. 1ère de couverture passée. Toile se détachant sur la 4ème de couverture.

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre.Com]
 30.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Le village dans la montagne.

      1908Lausanne, Payot, 1908. Gr. in-4°, 260 pp. Edition originale tirée à 1200 exemplaires. Bel ouvrage, illustré de 170 dessins in- et hors-texte, en noir et en couleurs, d'Edmond Bille (dont 54 hors-texte et 4 glyptographies). Reliure cartonnée illustrée d'éditeur avec rousseurs éparses et petite fente, sinon en bon état.

      [Bookseller: Boutique du Livre]
 31.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  

        The Fifth Queen Crowned. A Romance.

      London: Eveleigh Nash, 1908 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to front board and spine gilt. Endleaves rather tanned, boards a little marked, spine faded and rubbed. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. With his signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to his first wife, "Elsie Hueffer affecly [sic] from Ford M. H. 26th March MCMVIII". Elsie's importance in Hueffer's development as a writer is easy to understate. However his progression from the middle ranking early efforts to the masterful and enduring work of genius that is The Good Soldier owes more than a little to her support. The third of Hueffer's Elizabethan novels. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Geschichte des 24. Infanterie-Regiments. Geschichte des 4. Brandenburgischen Infanterie-Regiments Nr. 24. 2 Bände

      2. Aufl. Mittler & Sohn, Bln., 1908. je XII/290/VI/275 S. mit zusammen 8 skizzen, 1 Übersichtskarte u. 7 Plänen., original Leinen-Einbände mit Goldprägung - Sehr schöne Exemplare. Geschichte des Infanterie-Regiments Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (4. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 24 -

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
 33.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Die Taktik der Feldartillerie für die Offiziere aller Waffen auf Grund der für die deutsche Artillerie bestehenden Bestimmungen

      3., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage 1908. Ganzleinen, kein SU, iv, 151 Seiten. Frakturschrift. Zustand: Einband mit Lagerspuren, leicht gefleckt, Rückengoldprägung abgerieben, Deckelkanten etwas verfärbt ExLibris Besitzvermerk auf Titel Inneres gut (keine weiteren Eintragungen, Gelenke intakt, weder stockig noch fleckig).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ralf Bader]
 34.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        A Midsummer-Night’s Dream With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

      4to. London: Heinemann, 1908. 4to, 134 pp, 40 tipped in color plates. by Arthur Rackham. Full crushed blue morocco extra, backstrip panelled and lettered in gilt, gilt top, backstrip toned. Offsetting from the heavy brown paper on which the plates are mounted, as usual. Otherwise a lovely copy. De luxe edition, #484 of 1000 copies signed by Rackham. Latimore & Haskell p. 32. Riall p. 86.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Drugging a Nation the Story of China and the Opium Curse

      New York: Fleming H. Revll, 1908 212 pp with 12 B&W plates and a portrait of He E. Tong Shao -I, leader of the Opium Reform Movement frontis with tissue guard. A journalistic report on the opium trade in China and the Chinese efforts to fend off the Western powers who were promoting and supplying the trade. Samuel Merwin (1874 - 1936) was a reporter sent to China in 1907 by Success Magazine to investigate the opium problem and this book is the hardcover edition of articles published in the magazine. It includes, as an appendix in the form of a letter from the field by Charles F. Gammon, the editor of Success Magazine, an eyewitness account of a public burning of a mountain of valuable opium smoking paraphernalia in Shanghai in 1908. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Red decorative cloth boards with drawings of poppies and opium pipes are "near fine" with a little fading to the spine, otherwise clean, vividly colored and undamaged. Scarce. No other copies currently on offer. Size: 5" x 7.5". First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Hall of Fame: Proceedings of the Second Unveiling of Memorial Tablets in the Hall of Fame at University Heights, New York City, upon Memorial Day, May 30, 1907

      New York: New York University 1908 - 8vo., purple boards lettered in gilt; with a touch of shelf-wear. First edition. Richard Watson Gilder's coy, with the longtime editor of Century Magazine's library bookplate on the front endpaper. Laid-in is a letter from New York University Chancellor Henry M. MacCracken to Gilder, gifting him this volume and acknowledging his contribution on the occasion of inducting personages to the University's recently founded Hall of Fame, a ceremony for which Gilder had helped organize. Gilder, a member of the National Arts Club, who was responsible for unveiling the tablet in honor of James Russell Lowell, was mentioned in publication. A significant presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1908. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Beautifully bound in full green morocco by The Chelsea Bindery, with a fore-edge painting featuring Toad, Ratty and Mole. All edges gilt. Five raised bands to the spine with titles in gilt. Marbled endpapers and gilt inner dentelles. Black and white frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Light spotting to the prelims otherwise a very fine copy. A beautifully presented first edition of this classic of children?s literature. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest With illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1908]. Limited edition, no. 247 of 500 copies signed by Dulac, 4to, xxiv, 143, (1) pp. 40 tipped in coloured plates with captioned tissues. Original publisher's gilt decorated vellum, t.e.g, still with the original silk ties albeit now rather creased, very mild bowing of the covers and some faint soiling otherwise an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        48 original photographs of mining activities in northern China, and transport there on the Trans-Siberian Railroad and through Manchuria

      1908 - Photographs measuring 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. some a little faded. Manuscript captions in white ink in an album with 12 leaves. 8vo. RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF NORTH CHINA. An excellent group of images documenting a tour though the little known, and rarely photographed, mining districts of northern China. The photographer was likely attached to the Anglo-French Quicksilver and Mining Concession which had claims in the Guizhou province. Among the photographs is an image of Henry Brelich, who was the chief engineer of the Concession.Commencing at Kainsk, the photographer travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway to Lake Baikal, Harbin, then via Mukden to the coal mining towns of Fushun (the coal capital), Kang-shan and Tung-Hwa. There are shots of mines at Ta-miao-erh-kou, Tung-hua, Ta-maio-kou and Fushun, as well as "Korean Miners at Chi-tao-kou", "Ta-miao-erh-kou Placer, Washing Gold", and "Ssu-tao-chiang coal pits"There are shots of the expedition in action: "Crossing the Hun - tributary of the Yalu", "The Expedition en route outside Mukden." "An accident en route", a group shot of the servants. Then some images of local interest such as street scenes at Mukden and Tung-hwa, the "Shrine outside Ling-kai", "Inn at Kwei-tai-mao-tze", a Manchurian farm. Other images include the floating dock at Lake Baikal, views of the Hun Valley, the Kao-li-mutze-ling pass, and the Loh chuen valley.The group provides a fascinating insight into this remote part of China at the beginning of the twentieth century. Anglo-Chinese Treaty of 1902 paved the way for English developers as it included a revision of existing mining regulations. However, the new regulations, which didn't come into effect until the end of 1907, were such that it proved nearly impossible for any foreign firm to gain a foothold, making this expedition one of the very few to gain a concession. Photographs measuring 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 in. some a little faded. Manuscript captions in white ink in an album with 12 leaves. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. (sechste) Auflage, Prachtausgabe, 20 Bände, Neuer Abdruck.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1908 - 1909. Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon seiner Epoche. Es gibt sie in vier unterschiedlichen Einbandvarianten (hinzu kommen mehrere Kriegsausgaben), die sich durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen. Erscheinungsbild der Bände sehr harmonisch. Buchrücken ohne Aufhellungen die Rückenschilder durchweg im ursprünglichen Farbton (weinrot) erhalten, Goldprägungen noch hochglänzend Rückenschild des dritten Bandes seitlich mit kleiner Abriebstelle Deckelbezüge weitestgehend sauber, ein Deckel minimal fleckig der - sehr voluminöse - Band 20 etwas abfallend zwar vom Buchrücken und den Deckelbezügen her auch sehr gut, aber vor allem ein Gelenk deutlicher berieben (die Gelenke der anderen Bände praktisch ohne Bereibung). Seiten partiell leicht fleckig, überwiegend aber fleckenfrei. In toto Exemplar mit kleinen Einschränkungen, aber mit sehr schöner Rückenansicht, wie sie in dieser farblichen Harmonie nur sehr selten anzutreffen ist. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Anton-Heinrich]
 41.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Antiquités de la Région Andine de la République Argentine et du Désert d'Atacama

      2 vols., 948 pp. archeological and ethnographic report on findings in northwest Argentina, incl. many of the early accounts of the region by explorers as well as recently discovered evidence, some notes, ext. bibliography, index, many documents of early expeditions, over 200 illus. on 133 fine photogr. plates. 4to. New cloth. Paris (Imprimerie Nationale) 1908.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Freymüthige Briefe über das Deportationswesen und seine eigne Deportation nach Basel. Nebst mancherley Beylagen, Urkunden und Anmerkungen. Zugeeignet allervörderst dem helvetischen Vollziehungsausschuß, sodann allen Freünden [sic] und Feinden der Freyheit und Menschenrechte.

      Erste Ausgabe. 2 Bände (vollständig). Octavo. Kollation: Band 1 - Frontispiz, XVI, 2 Bl., 335 Seiten plus Errata. / Band 2 - XVI, 1 Bl., 407 Seiten plus Errata. Hardcover / Originale, ganz schlichte und interessante Verlags- Interimsbindungen. Sehr guter Zustand. Vereinzelt stockfleckig. Unbeschnitten (aber aufgeschnitten). Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk aus dem Jahre 1908: "R. Linder, cand. theol.". Lavater wurde am 15. November 1741 in Zürich als Sohn eines Arztes und als 12. Kind geboren und wuchs in der spezifisch zürcherischen Tradition der Aufklärung geprägt von republikanischer Gesinnung auf. Er durchlief die übliche Theologenausbildung seiner Zeit. Am Gymnasium Carolinum wurde er insbesondere durch seine Lehrer Johann Jakob Bodmer und Johann Jakob Breitinger geprägt und zu ersten dichterischen Versuchen angeregt. Aufsehen erregte Lavater 1762, im Jahr seiner Ordination, als er mit seinen Freunden Johann Heinrich Füssli und Felix Hess in einer anonymen Flugschrift dem Landvogt Grebel Amtsmissbrauch vorwarf. Dies führte zwar zu dessen Absetzung und Bestrafung, zwang die Verfasser aber zum zeitweisen Verlassen Zürichs.Während seiner Deutschlandreise lernte Lavater die Dichter Gellert, Gleim, Ramler und Klopstock kennen. Nach der Rückkehr gab Lavater die moralische Wochenschrift Der Erinnerer (1765-1767) und die Schweizerlieder (1768) heraus. Der eigentliche schriftstellerische Durchbruch gelang ihm mit seinen vierbändigen Aussichten in die Ewigkeit, in Briefen an Herrn Johann Georg Zimmermann, königlicher Großbrittanischer Leibarzt in Hannover (1768-1778). Hier entwickelte Lavater ein verinnerlichtes Frömmigkeitskonzept. 1769 wurde Lavater Diakon und 1775 Pfarrer an der Waisenhauskirche, 1778 Diakon und 1787 Pfarrer an der St. Peter-Kirche in Zürich. Das Geheime Tagebuch (1771) und die Unveränderten Fragmente aus dem Tagebuch eines Beobachters seiner Selbst (1773) sind ein bedeutendes Zeugnis psychologischer Selbstbeobachtung, der sogenannten Erfahrungsseelenkunde. Seine Predigten, die christliche Grundprobleme mit den damals aktuellen Zeitfragen in Verbindung brachten, fanden auf der einen Seite eine begeisterte Anhängerschaft, aber auch schroffe Ablehnung. Anfänglich eher rationalistisch orientiert, gelangte Lavater zu einer christologisch-biblischen Ausrichtung. Unter dem Einfluss von Charles Bonnets Palingénésie, die er 1769/70 ins Deutsche übersetzte, vertritt er die Ansicht, dass die sinnlich-leibliche Erkenntnis zum göttlichen Wesen führt, wie es sich im Individuum darstellt. Internationales Ansehen verschaffte sich Lavater mit seinem Hauptwerk Physiognomische Fragmente, zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-1778 in 4 Bänden), an dem unter anderem auch Goethe mitarbeitete. Der Verfasser vertrat darin die Überzeugung, dass die hauptsächlich durch die Silhouette zu gewinnende Kenntnis der unbewegten Gesichtszüge des Menschen Aufschluss über den jeweiligen Charakter gibt. Die Physiognomik bildete demnach den einzigen Zugang zur Beurteilung des Wesens jedes Menschen, seines "dreifachen Lebens", das sich aus "Kraft" (Physiologie), "Verstand" (Intellekt) und "Herz" (Moral) zusammensetze. Satirische Verunglimpfungen, Polemik und Spott über Lavaters Lehre wie über seinen stark polarisierend wirkenden Enthusiasmus blieben nicht aus (u. a. von Georg Christoph Lichtenberg und Moses Mendelssohn). Umstritten blieb ausserdem Lavaters Einsatz zugunsten der "Wasserschauerin" Elisabeth Tüscher aus Biel, des Spiritisten Emanuel von Swedenborg, des Exorzisten und Priesters Johann Jakob Gassner, des "tierischen Magnetismus" des Franz Anton Mesmer, des Phrenologen Franz Joseph Gall oder des Abenteurers Alessandro Cagliostro. In den von ihnen erzeugten Phänomenen glaubte Lavater das Walten göttlicher Kräfte zu erkennen. Dies entfremdete ihn von den meisten Naturwissenschaftlern, aber auch von Goethe und Herder, machte ihn aber gleichzeitig bei einem grossen Publikum populär: Seine Reise nach Bremen 1786 wurde zum Triumphzug. Lavater lehnte die Ideen der Französischen Revolution als glaubensfeindlich ab. In den Spannungen zwischen dem Land und der herrschenden Stadt Zürich suchte der Angehörige einer "regimentsfähigen" Patrizierfamilie 1794/95 zu vermitteln. 1798 wandte er sich mit einem Flugblatt Ein Wort eines freyen Schweizers an die grosse Nation gegen die französische Besatzungsmacht, worauf er 1799 für einige Monate nach Basel deportiert wurde (Freymüthige Briefe über das Deportationswesen und meine eigene Deportation nach Basel, 1800-1801). Von einem Geschoss eines Besatzungssoldaten getroffen, starb Lavater 1801 nach längerer Leidenszeit. Sein hinterlassenes Werk umfasst über hundert Titel und zahllose, meist unpublizierte Briefe. (Quelle: "Merke ch")

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
 43.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        My African Journey, publisher's presentation copy of the first edition, only printing

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a presentation copy of the British first edition, only printing of My African Journey, Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies.  This copy is embossed in two lines on the upper right of the title page with the words ?PRESENTATION | COPY.? Churchill?s bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen, cites 8,161 copies of the cloth-bound British first edition, of which 7870 were sold and ?291 were distributed gratis.? This copy is undoubtedly one of these 291. We have encountered only one other copy embossed thus, and that copy also bore an original publisher?s review slip, corroborating both early and gratis distribution. Condition is good - sound and original, but unlovely. The striking red cloth binding is square and tight with good spine color and only minor wear to extremities, but regrettably heavily soiled and stained on both covers and spine. The contents remain bright with a crisp feel. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting, endemic to this edition, is very light, with only a few scattered spots within and almost none evident on the page edges. My African Journey is notable, among other things, for being the only one of Churchill many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author. The 61 photographs of this edition were tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be carefully checked to ensure the presence of all illustrations and maps.  All are present here, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. Of note, the map at page 2 is tipped in as a folding map. The majority of first edition copies of My African Journey we have examined feature this as a tipped in map on a single, unfolded page. This folding map is exactly the same in content and scale as maps in other first edition copies, the difference being that blank one inch margins at the top and bottom of this particular map were left untrimmed after printing, and thus it was tipped into this copy with the top two inches folded over. Given presence of the folding map in a publisher?s presentation copy, we incline to attribute the folding map at p.2 to earlier bindings of the first and only printing. In the summer of 1907 Churchill left England for five months, making his way after working stops in southern Europe to Africa for "a tour of the east African domains."  In early November, Churchill would kill a rhinoceros, the basis of the striking illustration on the front cover of the British first edition of his eventual book.  By now a seasoned and financially shrewd author, Churchill arranged to profit doubly from the trip, first by serializing articles in The Strand Magazine and then by publishing a book based substantially upon them.  In November 1908 Hodder and Stoughton published My African Journey as a book, which was a substantial 10,000 words longer than the serialized articles.  The British first edition is striking, with a vivid red binding and a prominent front cover bearing a woodcut illustration in blue, grey, and black of Churchill with his bagged white rhinoceros.  The red cloth spine proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and the lovely books seem to have attracted handling, making wear and soiling the norm.  Spotting is also endemic.  Bright and clean copies are scarce. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        My African Journey.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1908. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, titles and pictorial decoration to front board in black, blue, and grey. Publisher's 16-page catalogue at end. Photographic frontispiece, 46 photographic plates, and 3 maps. Small address stamp in blind to frontispiece and half-title. Spine faded, short split to head of front joint but text block sound, small mark to front cover, one loose plate, light foxing to contents, rear free endpaper creased. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power, at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine, 1891-1950). "The result bubbles with Churchill's irrepressible interest in everything new, whether it was the thrill of hunting rhino, the dangers of sleeping sickness, or the engagingly extempore justice of the District Officers" (Woods, Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, 1992, p. 81).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.