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        Richard's Comprehensive Geography of the Chinese Empire and Dependencies

      Shanghai: T'usewie Press, 1908 xviii, 713 pp.with four oversize fold-out color maps tucked under a cloth band on each endpaper pastedown. First published in French in 1905, Translated from the French by M. Kennally, Society of Jesuits with some updates and revisions.Designed to aid European and American business interests and considerably more than just a geography of China, the book concentrates on the political organization and trade of each region with additional information on Tibet , Manchuria and Chinese Turkistan. Text is clean, tiht and unmarked. Maps are "as new," Contemporary owner's name on second free page. Brown cloth boards with black stamped titles and a drawing of a dragon show no damage sava closed split along rear hinge. Size: Thick 8 Vo. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
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        The Unmasking of Robert Houdin

      

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        Honeyman Hardware Company No. 6.

      Portland, OR. Honeyman Hardware Company. No date. Ca. 1908. Catalogue No. 6. Massive hardware catalogue; 3/4 leather binding 10.25 x 7 inches; 1325 pp; xxxi pp tabbed index at front. Corners bumped; covers abraded; half inch gouge to leather spine; 4 inch crack along top of spine and front cover; lacks rear free end paper. Lavishly illustrated; contents in very good condition. Dating based on the catalogue listing for Remington Repeating Shotgun, Model 1908, identified by that model number for two years: 1908 and 1909. The catalogue is especially well represented with regard to carpentry tools: for example; saws, drills, planes, screw drivers, etc. Also noteworthy are the many examples of kitchen ware: enamel ware, tin ware, steel ware, galvanized ware, japanned ware, nickel plated ware, etc. Other household goods include stoves, manually operated washing machines; clothes wringers; coffee mills; flatware; door hardware (hinges, locks, handles etc.) Large sections on razors and knives and over 175 pages devoted to Guns and Ammunition (L. C. Smith; Hopkins and Allen; Winchester; Smith & Wesson; Colts; Iver Johnson, etc.) plus Gun Extras and Parts (gun stocks; parts for revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.). Another extensive sections on Fishing Equipment: rods, reels, line; flies, spinners, Dowagiac and other lures, etc. Also miscellaneous goods relating to dogs, horses, and livestock; for example: cow and sheep bells. A fascinating catalogue in very good condition picturing and describing an amazing assortment of hardware items pertaining to various trades as well as domestic usage, goods relating to recreational activities, home maintenance and security, and much more. Contents in very good condition, bright and clean. Only two WorldCat listings for numbered Honeyman catalogues.

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        Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park - Photograph

      - Toned gelatin silver photograph of Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, after the 1908 excavation. Photograph is on paper and measures 20" wide by 16" tall. Back of photograph is lightly soiled and all edges are lightly worn. ¾" tear on right edge and soiling on left side of photo near edge, affecting back and front of photo. After reviewing a collection of 24 photographs acquired from the Pennington heir collection, it seems that most said photographs were artist proofs due to many identical images with slight variations in exposure. William Marion Pennington photographed people and landscapes across the Southern United States in the early 1900's. In 1907, he and fellow photographer, Lisle Updike opened Pen-Dike Studio in Durango, Colorado; Pennington managing the studio, doing portrait work and operating the dark room, and Updike taking photos in nearby towns and mining camps. In 1911 Pennington took sole control of the studio and renamed it Pennington Studio. Around this time he also obtained a contract from the National Park Service to photograph the cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde National Park. This photograph depicts Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America and located at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Looking south through the archaeological site many of the 150 rooms, 75 open areas and 21 kivas are clearly defined. Cliff Palace was occupied by the Ancestral Puebloans from around A. D. 1180 to 1280 and most of the dwelling's construction took place in the last 20 years of habitation. Along with many of the other cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde, Cliff Palace was left around A. D. 1300. Due size of scanner bed image is cropped. Please call for more images of photograph.

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        MY BUSY DAYS

      - PICTURE BOOK. MY BUSY DAYS by Edith Sturgis. NY: D Appleton 1908 (Oct. 1908). Folio (10 1/2 x 14"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge wear and cover rubbing else VG+. First edition. This is a stunning book of poems for children, illustrated by Brandywine artist MARGARETTA HINCHMAN with 8 particularly lovely color plates (very similar to Green and Betts) plus pictorial endpapers and pictorial borders on text pages. Hinchman studied with Howard Pyle 1895-99 and was the "fourth musketeer" of the Green, Oakley and Smith Brandywine group. She went on to become a landscape painter and muralist as well as being a founding member of the Philadelphia Art Alliance. This is incredibly difficult to find this book in collectible condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'herbe d'avril

      First edition of the author's second book.Decorated paper boards by Boichot, dark green morocco-like shagreen title label, covers and spine preserved (spine slightly faded).Handsome autograph inscription signed by Louis Pergaud to the poet Georges Duhamel.A good copy in an attractive binding. Edition du Beffroi Roubaix 1908 12x17,5cm relié

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        Faust. Eine Tragödie. Jubiläumsausgabe. Satzanordnung und Ausstattung von F. H. Ehmcke (Nr. 705 von 1000 numerierten Exemplaren auf Van-Gelder-Bütten)

      Jena: Diederichs, /1909. 1908 - 4°, 405 Seiten, Kopfgoldschnitt, Orig.-Ganzleder mit 2 Leder/Metallschließen. Doppeltitel, Doppel-Zwischentitel, Doppel impressum. - Zustand: Rücken etwas aufgehellt, Kanten und Bünde teils minimal berieben. Vorsatz und Blattränder etwas stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. minimal stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Japanese Arts. [Translated into English by Y. Takenobu and K. Kawakami]

      Tokyo: Ryubun-Kwan Pub. Co, 1908. Revised ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 vols. plates (a few color), index, xiii, 103, vii, [1], [105]-197, iv, 28, xxviii(p.). Original decorated cloth tied bindings. Orange and white ribbon ties present. Pegged case. Large folio (48cm.). Light cover soil only. A couple of introductory plates creased. No Jackets (as issued). Set is Fine in the original pegged case which is worn but still holding, with both pegs still present. This impressive production was translated into English by Y. Takenobu and K. Kawakami from the original compiled by the Imperial Museum. The third volume in this set is focused on Japanese Architecture.

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        Last of the Plainsmen

      1908. First Edition . Signed. GREY, Zane. The Last of the Plainsmen. New York: Outing, 1908. Octavo, original gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth. $4500.First edition, illustrated with 26 black-and-white photographic plates, inscribed by the book's subject: “With compliments of ‘The Last of the PlainsmenÂ’, C.J. Jones” and by the author: “And the author Zane Grey.”A young dentist more passionate about fishing trips than fixing teeth, Grey in 1907 met ""one C.J. 'Buffalo' Jones, a former buffalo hunter who was attempting to breed 'cattalo'—a hybrid of buffalo and cattle—on his ranch near the Grand Canyon. Grey heard him speak at the Campfire Club in New York, and while most of the audience hooted at his implausible-sounding adventure stories, Grey believed him. Furthermore, he proposed to accompany Jones out West and write a book about his work. Jones agreed, and the planning commenced—until Grey saw how much the trip would cost, at which point he realized he couldn't afford it. But [his wife] DollyÂ… had the vision to see his potential. 'I've got a hunch that this trip to the West will be the turning point in your career,' she told him. The trip—during which he rode into the wilderness with some tough-minded Mormons, shot a mountain lion and drank in the landscape—sparked a lifelong obsession with the West. It also yielded The Last of the Plainsmen"" (Samuel Hughes). During the western excursion recounted in these pages, ""Grey discovered the trappers, hunters, miners and cowboys who were to become the heroes of most of his later fiction"" (Lamar, 454). The trip thus ""determined the subject matter of his most popular books for the next several years and ultimately helped determine what millions of Americans over several generations would choose for their reading material"" (ANB). The Outing Publishing Company was ""best known for its sports magazine with the same name, and few literary critics noticed its booksÂ… [but] sportsmen had enough respect for Outing's books that this work, when it was published, gained Grey a reputation as a daring and accomplished outdoorsman. Certainly Field and Stream thought soÂ… [Its general manager Eltinge Warner] saw Grey as an upcoming writer whose unusual experiences and engaging style would attract new readers and boost subscriptions,"" and, on the strength of The Last of the Plainsmen, began commissioning work from Grey that would further establish him as a popular and profitable author (Pauly, 81-82). Without extremely rare original dust jacket. Myers, 9. A few spots of foxing to interior, only light rubbing and soiling to pictorial cloth, mild toning to spine and edges of rear board. A desirable inscribed copy in extremely good condition.

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        The Roly-Poly Pudding

      A first edition, first printing published by Warne in 1908. A near fine book with an inscriptions to the title page (contemporary). States 'All Rights Reserved' to the title page. Conforms to all first edition points.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest.

      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]
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        Pierre Gatier- ice skating in the Bois de Boulogne, 1908.

      Pierre Gatier,? ice skating the Bois de Boulogne - "Grand patinage au bois - Valseurs"Ets met aquatint gemaakt in 1908 door Pierre Louis Gatier. Met potlood gesigneerd, gedateerd en betiteld. Uitgegeven in een oplage van 50 stuks. Afm.: 34,8 x 49,4 cm.Tijdens de Belle Epoque trok Tout Paris in de winter naar het Bois de Boulogne. Men kon er schaatsen in stijl. De New York Times berichtte: ?During the Summer season the promenade of the fashionable world is the Bois de Boulogne, the Chanps Elysées having been given up to the carriageless million. But no one would have ever dreamed, perhaps, that the wood was to become, in the dead of Winter, a place as of much attraction as in the heat of Summer. In the centre of the wood the two artificial lakes which have an extent of nearly a mile, are now covered with a firm sheet of ice, and on it may be seen thousands of skaters of both sexes. To the Parisians this is a novel scene, and you can well imagine that the Bois at once became the centre of attraction.?'Gatier (1878-1944) verwierf bekendheid met z?n marine schilderijen en werd daarnaast gevierd om z?n scènes van de Parijse nachtclubs en society.Literatuur: Felix Gatier ?Catalogue Raisonne de L'Oeuvre Gravé?', nr. 41Prijs: ?2.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        The Man Who Was Thursday

      J W Arrowsmith, and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company, Bristol and London 1908 - G K CHESTERTON'S MASTERPIECE. AN EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION COPY. Octavo (182 × 120 mm.), pp. viii, 9-329, [3] (with two pages of publisher's advertisements). Title-page reproducing the title-page of the original manuscript by Chesterton. Original publisher's blue cloth; upper cover printed in black, reproducing the title-page; spine lettered in black. A few slight spots, but overall a crisp, clean copy. Binding rubbed and a little worn at head and tail, two large white stains on the upper cover, slight staining on the spine. In an archival folding cloth box. FIRST EDITION, AN EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION COPY, of what is arguably Chesterton's masterpiece. Inscribed by Chesterton to the novelist and theologian M. H. Dziewicki. "The most thrilling book I have ever read. In one way, in more than one way, it could hardly go wrong. The plot concerns spying, terrorism, an anarchist plot and a secret New Detective Corps organised to overthrow it: so much is clear almost from the beginning. But even earlier, on the first couple of pages in fact, the reader starts to suspect that whatever mysteries may lie ahead they are going to reach further and deeper than the twists and turns of an adventure story. When I first read of the phantasmagoric suburb of Saffron Park; the strange, lurid sunset that fell upon a garden there on an evening when "the big Chinese lanterns glowed in the dwarfish trees like some fierce and monstrous fruit"; and the two poets who argued about revolution and murder . . . I was not merely hooked, I was bowled over" - Kingsley Amis (Amis p. 174). This copy in Sullivan's binding variant C (no priority established between the bindings), with the foot of the spine reading "ARROWSMITH / BRISTOL." Inscribed by Chesterton to the novelist and theologian Michael Henry Dziewicki. Dziewicki was author of the supernatural novel Entombed in Flesh (1897) (Bleiler 595); he also edited a number of works by John Wycliffe, including his Tractatus de logica (1893), and De ente (1909). A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Provenance: Michael Henry Dziewicki (c. 1860-1920). Presentation inscription in ink from Chesterton on front free endpaper: "Michael Henry Dziewicki - From G. K. Chesterton." LITERATURE: Amis, K. "The Man Who Was Thursday," The Man Who Was Thursday. London, 2012. Sullivan 11C. Presentation copies are extremely rare. We can locate no presentation copies at auction in the last 40 years. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        'Adeline Mensing - Aet. (= aetatis) 11'.

      Drawing/pastel on paper, 36 x 29,8 (33,5 x 27) cms. Titled in the upper left, signed 'Th. Molkenboer' and dated 'Juni - 1908' in the upper right, all in pencil. Paper uniformly browned but otherwise in very fine condition. Probably depicted Adeline C.M. Mensing, daughter of Anton W.M. Mensing (1866-1936), owner of auction house Frederik Muller & Co. and an Amsterdam art- and furniture dealer. SEE ILLUSTRATION. Molkenboer, Theo.

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes: Two Volume Set

      Macmillan and Co., Limited., London 1908 - Scarce. Two Volumes. 1908. First Thus. Octavo's. lii, 518pp plus 2pp adverts, xii, 542pp plus 2pp adverts. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Some minor rubbing/bumping to extremities, slight fading to spine. T.E.G. Minor off-setting to end papers. Previous owner has tipped-in a newspaper cutting to the reverse of the f.f.e.p. Portrait frontispiece. Otherwise illustrated with plates and folding maps. Generally clean and bright internally. Overall a Very Good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Massenet

      1908. First Edition . Signed. SCHNEIDER, Louis. Massenet. L'Homme — Le Musicien. Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1908. Large quarto, contemporary full burgundy morocco gilt, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. $4500.Limited first edition, number 48 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum, boldly signed by Massenet on the half title, beautifully bound by Maurin.Schneider's biography of Jules Massenet—""the dominating and most prolific opera composer of his generation"" (New Grove 11:800)—is lavishly illustrated with portraits, photographs from opera productions, manuscript facsimiles, poster and title page facsimiles, and material from Massenet's private life. With separate sections for each opera. Lovely original Art Nouveau decorative wrappers bound in. Text in French. An impressive production in fine condition.

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        The Last Plainsmen

      The Outing Company, New York 1908 - First edition, ex-library, signed by Grey and C. J. "Buffalo" Jones on the front free endpaper. Publisher's binding recased with original cloth laid down. Front hinge has been reinforced. Books shows age wear, rubs, and the spine is sun faded. Front pastedown has a picture of Zane Grey attached (signed/purple ink), back pastedown has signed picture of C. J. Jones and a obitutary news clipping about Jones from 1919. There is also an advertising card for the book (Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, Buffalo Jones, all pictured) for sale--$1.50. attached to blank front page. Housed in a custom clamshell box with library pocked-marked reference use only. Top edge is library stamped. No other libary marks. 314 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rare document signed as King 'Edward R & I' (1841-1910, King of Great Britain)

      1908 - addressed to Major Douglas Keith Elphinstone Hall, giving him a license to "accept and wear the Insignia of the Third Class of the Imperial Ottoman Order of the Medjidieh", the decoration had been conferred by "His Highness the Khedive of Egypt authorised by His Imperial Majesty the Sultan of Turkey . to confer upon you the Insignia of the Third Class of the Imperial Ottoman Order .", countersigned by Herbert GLADSTONE (Herbert John, M.P., 1854-1930, from 1910 1st Viscount, Home Secretary, first Governor of the Union of South Africa.), 3 sides folio, Court at St James', 18th September It is very unusual to find anything signed as King.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Engaging and unusual Autograph Manuscript signed at the head "Edward of Wales" on each sheet, (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

      1908 - being his answers to two parts of his English exam at Osborne, in the first he is to re-write a story (about a Bishop of Bourges and a thief who stole his candlesticks), "adding your own details to heighten the interest", the second is a Dictation (about Buddhist pilgrims to Western India who failed to record the details of the countries they passed through), both marked in blue pencil for spelling and occasional misuse of commas, with the printed exam paper headed 'English, Fourth and Fifth Terms', 2 sides 8vo., the manuscript answers are on 3 single sides 4to, Royal Naval College, Osborne, Christmas corners a little dog-eared Prince Edward uses his imagination well - the candlesticks had been in the Bishop's family "about 200 years", the gendarmes were "rather glad they had not to trouble about the man any longer", and he appreciates the final twist when the Bishop calls the thief back "in a calm and quiet voice", not to forget the candlesticks. Prince Edward's spelling is not perfect, the thief gets "upstrepulous" with "the gendarmes", but he has clearly taken the exam very seriously.

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        L'âme qui vibre

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

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        Legend in Japanese Art

      1908. First Edition . (JAPAN) JOLY, Henri. Legend in Japanese Art. A Description of Historical Episodes, Legendary Characters, Folk-Lore, Myths, Religious Symbolism Illustrated in the Arts of Old Japan. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1908. Large thick quarto, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2500.First edition of this richly illustrated survey of Japanese legends and folklore as reflected in that nationÂ’s artworks, with nearly 700 photographic illustrations and reproductions, 16 in color. Handsomely bound by Bumpus.Henri Joly here surveys the legendary and religious characters depicted in a variety of Japanese arts and artifacts and summarizes their stories. The Meiji Restoration of 1868, which opened Japan somewhat to the West and reduced the Samurai class, led to a flood of Japanese items finding their way into the possession of European collectors. Joly—himself an avid collector—compiled this guide for his own reference and edification, only publishing it eventually at the insistence of his fellow collectors. Original pictorial cloth front cover and spine bound in at rear of volume. Bookplate; old dealer description tipped to front flyleaf.A bit of foxing to first few pages only. Fine condition.

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        Complete Writings

      , 1908. 1908. Signed. HUBBARD, Elbert. The Complete Writings. East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, (1908-15). Twenty volumes. Tall quarto, original three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, gilt- and blind-tooled spines, top edges gilt, uncut. $5200.Author

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        ART NOUVEAU – FIRM CATALOGUE, LAMPS: REINHOLD KIRSCH. KUNSTGEWERBLICHE WERKSTÄTTEN FÜR ALLE METALLARBEITEN.

      [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 father’s 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 father’s 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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        Osterbuch. (Deckeltitel: 'Hasenbuch'). Verse von Ch. Morgenstern. [Erstausgabe].

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1908 - Quer-4°. 24,2 x 31,5 cm. Unpaginiert. 17 Blatt. Illustrierter Halbleinenband mit aufgezogener farbiger Deckelillustration und kollorierten Vorsätzen. Erste Ausgabe. Marbacher Kat. 54 (Fitzebutze), Stuck-Villa II, 186 - Doderer/M. 679 - Slg. Hürlimann 1246 - Brüggemann 241. Mit (koloriertem) illustriertem Titel, farbigen Vorsätzen und 16 ganzseitigen, kolorierten Illustrationen, gedruckt auf leicht gelblichem, dickerem Papier. Hauptwerk der modernen Kinderbuchillustration, dessen geplante Auslieferung zu Ostern 1908 sich bis Weihnachten verzögerte, deshalb entstand der neue Titel auf dem Einband. Einband bestoßen, leicht fleckig, fachmännisch (unmerklich) mit Fadenheftung neu aufgebunden, dabei Blätter im Randbereich an der Bindung verstärkt. Gutes, innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sammlung mit 394 (davon 33 farb.) Ansichtskarten mit Motiven und Szenen vom Kaiser-Jubiläum Huldigungs-Festzug 12. Juni 1908 in Wien.

      Wien 1908. - Je ca. 14 x 9 cm (einige ca. 28 x 9 cm). Die Ansichtskarten zumeist aus dem Verlag des Central-Verkaufs-Bureaus, dem Verlag Brüder Kohn, dem Verlag J. Löwy, dem Verlag der Öst. Photographischen Gesellschaft, dem Verlag R. Lechner, sowie einige unbezeichnete Karten.- Anlässlich des sechzigsten Regierungsjahres des Kaiser Franz Josefs I. fand am 12. Juni 1908 der Kaiser-Jubiläums-Huldigungsfestzug in Wien statt. Der Zug defilierte auf der Ringstraße, die auf kaiserlichen Befehl seit Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts an Stelle der alten Stadtmauer neu errichtet wurde. Die Gliederung in zwei Teile, einerseits in einen historischen Teil, der die habsburgische Vergangenheit, die jahrhunderte alte Geschichte in 19 Gruppen zeigte, und andererseits einen ethnischen Teil, der von den einzelnen Nationalitäten des Habsburgerreiches gestaltet wurde, wurde erst im Laufe der Planung festgelegt. Realisiert wurden die 19 Gruppen der Darstellung der habsburgischen Vergangenheit von Künstlern des Hagenbundes, die 1900 von Heinrich Lefler und Joseph Urban gegründet wurde. Die künstlerische Oberleitung des Festzuges, sowie die Zusammenstellung der historischen Gruppen, hatte Heinrich Lefler. Der Architekt Joseph Urban war für die Ausgestaltung des Festplatzes und der Kaisertribüne verantwortlich.- Etliche Ansichtskarten beschriftet und gelaufen. Tlw. mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren und etw. fleckig. Eine Karte mit Eckabriß.- Am Schluß 4 Ansichtskarten mit der Huldigung der Jugendsektion K. F. O. N.-Ö. vor Ihrer Majestät (Kaiser Karl I.) in Schönbrunn 17. 6. 1917. A - NEUEINGÄNGE Februar 2017

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        Lettera autografa firmata indirizzata a ''Caro Goffredo'' Datata 11 Xbre, s.d. (ma 1908 c.a).

      1908. 3 pagine in-8, chiaramente vergate e firmate ''Edmondo''. Missiva di tono familiare e affettuoso scritta verosimilmente negli ultimi mesi di vita di De Amicis ad un non meglio precisato amico ''Goffredo''. Lo scrittore fa cenno a suo figlio Ugo, ventinovenne (essendo nato nel 1879 la lettera si deve presumere essere scritta nel 1908), ne descrive la sua passione per l'alpinismo e ai suoi esordi da scrittore ''Caro Goffredo.. Mi rallegro con tutto il cuore del grande successo di Firenze e te ne preannuncio uno eguale a Milano.. Desidera veramente di vederti anche il mio figliuolo Ugo, che a vent'anni (nove anni fa) scrisse una commedia assai promettente, la quale, non so perchè non ebbe sorella. E tu conoscerai in lui un giovane forte e buono, che ti riuscirà simpatico. Sarebbe la mia felicità se non fosse alpinista temerario, irrefrenabile, incurabile, che mi fa tremare ogni anno dal primo di luglio al trenta settembre, quasi senza interruzione..''.

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        Les Erinnyes. Trag

      A. Romagnol, Paris 1908 - In-8, 89 pp., texte entour

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        Fine white china dinner plate made by the Imperial Porcelain factory, (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution)]

      1908 - in St Petersburg, decorated with the Russian eagle emblem of Nicholas II and marked underneath, the rims heightened in gilt, and the crest black emblazoned with gold, blue and red, 9 inches diameter, St Petersburg, circa It is nice to find plates that were used on the Standart in the days when the Imperial family was happy before their tragic end. This china was made for the Imperial family at the time of the coronation in 1896 and replacements were manufactured until 1914. Although a considerable quantity was produced over the years a survey after World War I found only about 1000 pieces had survived. The service was used at the Winter Palace. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lebende Marmorgruppen.

      - [Berlin, Neue Photographische Gesellschaft, 1908], 10 Bromsilber-Photografien lose in Original-Fl

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        Complete Writings

      1908. Signed. HUBBARD, Elbert. The Complete Writings. East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, (1908-15). Twenty volumes. Tall quarto, original three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, gilt- and blind-tooled spines, top edges gilt, uncut. $5200.Author’s edition of the collected Little Journeys, number 894 of 1000 sets, finely printed and bound by Hubbard’s prestigious Roycroft Press, each volume signed by Hubbard. With two pages of Hubbard’s original manuscript for one of the “journeys” bound into Volume I.Appalled by the way commercialization cheapened the art of printing books, and inspired by William Morris’ Kelmscott Press, Hubbard founded his own press in 1893. The Roycroft Press became perhaps the most important touchstone of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America, which sought to revive the standards of medieval craftsmanship by producing books that were themselves works of art. This set is one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts style in American printing and the epitome of Hubbard’s ambitions for the Roycroft Press. Under the Roycroft imprint Hubbard wrote 170 “conversational” essays (which he called “Little Journeys”) about the lives and works of historic personages from the arts, government, and private enterprise. Printed in exquisite typography, on Roycroft hand-made paper, with three-color initial letters designed by Dard Hunter, and decorative devices throughout. Each “journey” is accompanied by a delicately etched portrait of the subject either by Gaspard or Schneider. Two pages of Hubbard’s manuscript bound into Volume I, between pages 124-25. Occasional scattered foxing. Light rubbing to extremities, some sunning to original boards. A handsome set in near-fine condition.

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        DREAM BLOCKS

      - (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. DREAM BLOCKS by Alieen Higgens. NY: Duffield 1908. 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), tan cloth, large pictorial paste-on on cover, slightest bit of cover soil and inconspicuous margin mend on one page else clean, tight and near Fine. First edition. Illustrated by Smith with color pictorial endpapers, pictorial title page plus 14 beautiful color plates (printed on heavy coated stock). There are also red and black illustrations in-text. This is a particularly nice copy of a scarce Smith book, very hard to find with binding intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le piège

      - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1908, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione Troisème. Associazione a bradel metà percaline rosa antico, smussare leggermente diluito con un motivo floreale dorato rosolato data e filo doppio coda, piatti di carta marmorizzata, copertine conservato, legame contemporaneo firmato Pierson. Prezioso autografo firmato Maurice Vaucaire a (Jules) Chéret e sua moglie: "Per i buoni amici Chéret affettuosamente ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisème édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline vieux rose, dos lisse légèrement éclairci orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée de Pierson. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Maurice Vaucaire à (Jules) Chéret et à sa femme : "Aux bons amis Chéret très affectueusement..."

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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas : Band I (Text) + II (Text) + III (Tafelband). Allgemeiner Teil - Spezieller Teil - Tafelteil. Dritte Auflage von E. Hofmann's Werk: Die Gro

      Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (E. N

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        Die schmetterlinge Europas. Dritte auflage von Prof. E. Hoffmann's werk. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge Europas. [Avec : ] Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbartsche, 1908. ____ Dernière édition, la plus complète. Elle est illustrée par 95 planches de papillons et 50 planches de chenilles. La reliure des volumes de texte est différente de celle des planches. Bon exemplaire. *****. 4 volumes in-4. Collation : 2 volume de texte et 155 planches h.-t. Demi-basane, dos à nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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

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

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        Le Gynécée

      Paris. Mercure de France, 1908. 1908, 1908, in-4, 6 pp, 76 planches, broché sous étui d'éditeur, Premier tirage de ces 76 dessins érotiques de Rouveyre, surprenant de violence et d'originalité. Édition originale de la Glose de Rémy de Gourmont; analyse des convulsions et distorsions auxquelles l'artiste soumet les créatures qu'il nous montre. Tirage à 1510 exemplaires, un des 500 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste sur papier d'arches. Envoi de Rouveyre à Manzi. Un important dessin original sur arche, signé, de Jacques Rouveyre a été ajouté en première page

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        THE WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

      New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knockerbocker Press, 1908. "The Turk's Head Edition" limitd to 1000 copies, this no. 593. Fine. "The Turk's Head Edition" limitd to 1000 copies, this no. 593. Ten volumes. Illustrated with 80 photogravures after original designs by Frederick Simpson Coburn. Title pages in black and red, the tissue guards captioned in red. Bound by Stikeman & Co. in full brown crushed morocco with watered silk flyleaves, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, the covers in overall curvilinear and floral Grolieresque designs.

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        The Chase of The Golden Plate.

      London, Collier and Co. 1908. First edition. 8vo. 224pp. Near fine in publisher's ribbed bottle green clothtitled in gilt to the spine and front board. Decorated in blind to front board with two pictorial inlays. Light bumping to head and tail of spine otherwise fine. Internally clean A splendid copy. Jacques Heath Futrelle (April 9, 1875 - April 15, 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring the "Thinking Machine", Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen. Returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-cabin passenger, refused to board a lifeboat insisting his wife board instead, according to his wife, with the belief that her boarding would give him a better chance of surviving; he perished in the Atlantic.

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        A Broadside

      

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        The Golden Helmet.

      New York: published by John Quinn,, [June] 1908. Small octavo. Original boards, title label to front. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. Rebacked with repair to hinges, corners rubbed and a damp stain from the foot of spine affecting boards and leaves, otherwise internally clean, a good copy. First edition, number 25 of 50 copies privately printed by John Quinn, Yeats's American patron, this copy superbly inscribed by Quinn to Yeats's friend Frederick James Gregg (1864?1927), his schoolmate at Howth who had originally encouraged Yeats to pursue literature. Foster notes how it was Gregg who "'first tempted Willie' away from science by inviting when they were schoolboys to join with him in writing a verse play. At this point his father (watching him as closely as ever) believed WBY discovered in himself the ability to write verse by the ream". Gregg had been one of the recipients of Yeats's rare first publication, Mosada. He emigrated to New York in 1891, where he befriended John Quinn and became a journalist, twice publishing notices of Synge's works, and also an essay on "Yeats and Those He Has Influenced" in the October 1915 Vanity Fair. Quinn's inscription, to the limitation page, reads, "To F. J Gregg with the Publisher's compliments, John Quinn, New York June 10 1909". The Golden Helmet is the rare first appearance, here in prose, of the Cuchullain play that would eventually be reworked into verse as the Green Helmet and published in The Green Helmet and Other Poems (Cuala Press, 1910). The play was first conceived in 1907, in the aftermath of the Abbey Theatre riots over Synge's Playboy of the Western World, and was produced at the Abbey Theatre 19 March 1908, where Yeats himself took a curtain call. The only other printing of the text was in the later 1908 Collected Works in Verse and Prose. The Golden Helmet is a notable Yeats rarity: of the 50 copies printed, two were entered in the Library of Congress on 9 June 1908, 25 are recorded by OCLC as being held in libraries worldwide, and the remaining few very seldom come up for sale - there have only been two at auction in the past 30 years.

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        Superb Postcard photograph signed, (Sir Ernest Henry, 1874-1922, British Antarctic Explorer)

      1908 - with the printed caption "Lieutenant Shackleton, Arctic Explorer 1908 nearest the South Pole", showing him in his arctic uniform with fun gloves, standing in the snow with another of the team struggling with a sledge behind him, 5½" x 3½", no place, no date, but South Pole, slightly worn After being invalided home in the relief ship Morning in 1903, Shackleton left the sea as a profession and took up various engagements, each of which he soon abandoned. From 1904 to 1905 he was secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He stood unsuccessfully for parliament as liberal-unionist candidate at Dundee in January 1906 and entered Messrs. W. Beardmore's engineering works in Glasgow, but was already busy planning to return to the Antarctic. One of his main objects was to reach the South Pole, but he also wanted to explore the Barrier. Shackleton sailed in the small whaler Nimrod in August 1907, and reached the Ross barrier in the following January. Forced by pack ice to abandon his intention to land on King Edward Land, he made his base in McMurdo Sound, and accompanied by Dr. Eric Marshall, Lieutenant Jameson Boyd Adams, R.N.R., and Frank Wild, R.N., by way of the Barrier and the Beardmore glacier, which he discovered, succeeded in reaching lat. 88° 23¢ S. on the Antarctic plateau (9 January 1909). The expedition also sent a party under Professor (Sir) T. W. Edgeworth David to the South Magnetic Pole, which was reached 16 January 1909, and another to the summit of Mount Erebus (13,200 ft.), which was gained 10 March 1908. On his return in March 1909 Shackleton was the hero of the hour and enjoyed to the full his well-merited popularity. He received the C.V.O. and a knighthood, was elected a younger brother of Trinity House. Parliament voted £20,000 to defray the liabilities of the expedition, and Shackleton paid other costs by a prolonged lecturing tour in Europe and America. The expedition is described in his The Heart of the Antarctic (1909). The "Great Southern Journey", as Frank Wild called it, began on 29th October 1908. On 9th January 1909, Shackleton and three companions (Wild, Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams) reached a new Farthest South latitude of 88° 23' S, a point only 112 miles (180 km) from the Pole.

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        Autograph Letter Signed 'Niki' (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution)

      1908 - in Russian with translation, saying he has known "Klushin for a long time and well. Let him know that I grant his request (point 3)", Nicholas does "not need to write anything to him, help will be given", bearing the Tsar's crowned monogram 'N[ikolai] A[lexandrovich]' in gold and red, 1 side 8vo. and conjugate blank, Tsarskoe Seló, 16th January (Russian calendar, 29th Western) in fine condition (Translation) Tsarskoe Seló 16th January 1908 I have known Klushin for a long time and well. Let him know that I grant his request (point 3). I do not need to write anything to him, help will be given. Your Niki

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        The Golden Helmet.

      New York: published by John Quinn, [June] 1908 - Small octavo. Original boards, title label to front. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. Rebacked with repair to hinges, corners rubbed and a damp stain from the foot of spine affecting boards and leaves, otherwise internally clean, a good copy. First edition, number 25 of 50 copies privately printed by John Quinn, Yeats's American patron, this copy superbly inscribed by Quinn to Yeats's friend Frederick James Gregg (1864–1927), his schoolmate at Howth who had originally encouraged Yeats to pursue literature. Foster notes how it was Gregg who "'first tempted Willie' away from science by inviting when they were schoolboys to join with him in writing a verse play. At this point his father (watching him as closely as ever) believed WBY discovered in himself the ability to write verse by the ream". Gregg had been one of the recipients of Yeats's rare first publication, Mosada. He emigrated to New York in 1891, where he befriended John Quinn and became a journalist, twice publishing notices of Synge's works, and also an essay on "Yeats and Those He Has Influenced" in the October 1915 Vanity Fair. Quinn's inscription, to the limitation page, reads, "To F. J Gregg with the Publisher's compliments, John Quinn, New York June 10 1909". The Golden Helmet is the rare first appearance, here in prose, of the Cuchullain play that would eventually be reworked into verse as the Green Helmet and published in The Green Helmet and Other Poems (Cuala Press, 1910). The play was first conceived in 1907, in the aftermath of the Abbey Theatre riots over Synge's Playboy of the Western World, and was produced at the Abbey Theatre 19 March 1908, where Yeats himself took a curtain call. The only other printing of the text was in the later 1908 Collected Works in Verse and Prose. The Golden Helmet is a notable Yeats rarity: of the 50 copies printed, two were entered in the Library of Congress on 9 June 1908, 25 are recorded by OCLC as being held in libraries worldwide, and the remaining few very seldom come up for sale - there have only been two at auction in the past 30 years. Foster, vol 1 p 27. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1908. Sextodecimo. Recent grey half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With colour illustrations by the author. Ownership signature to verso of front free endpaper, an excellent copy. First edition, presumed first impression (although the first three impressions are identical).

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