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        Original costume design for Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Le Coq d'Or by the noted Russian artist Alexandre Benois, in all likelihood for the character the Tsaritsa of Shemakha

      Possibly a preparatory drawing for the Tsaritsa's costume. Rimsky-Korsakov's last opera, Coq d'Or (The Golden Cockerel) was first performed in Moscow at the Solodovnikov Theatre (Sergey Ivanovich Zimin's private opera company), on September 24/October 7, 1909. It is in a prologue, three acts, and an epilogue by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov to a libretto by Vladimir Nikolayevich Bel'sky after the eponymous imitation folk tale in verse by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, based in turn on 'The House of the Weathercock' and 'Legend of the Arabian Astrologer' from The Alhambra by Washington Irving. "The Golden Cockerel is the only one of Rimsky- Korsakov's 15 operas to have achieved repertory status beyond Russia. This was Dyagilev's doing. At the prompting of the artist Alexandre Benois, the great impresario staged the opera in Paris and London in 1914 (under the title Le coq d'or, which has stuck to it in the West), with the singers seated in rows at the sides of the stage, accompanying the movements of dancers and mimes, who enacted the plot according to the conventions of ballet d'action (choreography by Fokin)... It also set an important precedent for Stravinsky, whose opera The Nightingale, not to mention such later stage works as Renard, The Wedding and Pulcinella, to a greater or lesser extent embodied the same split between singing and movement. It was an important stage in the modernist dismantling of the Gesamtkunstwerk." Richard Taruskin in Grove Music Online. Benois is considered a seminal influence on modern ballet set and costume design. "In 1901, [he] was appointed scenic director of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the performance space for the Imperial Russian Ballet. He moved to Paris in 1905 and thereafter devoted most of his time to stage design and decor. During these years, his work with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes was groundbreaking. His sets and costumes for the productions of Les Sylphides (1909), Giselle (1910), and Petrushka (1911), are counted among his greatest triumphs. Although Benois worked primarily with the Ballets Russes, he also collaborated with the Moscow Art Theatre and other notable theatres of Europe." Wikipedia. Watercolour and pencil on laid paper with partial watermark "MBM." 320 x 240 mm. Signed by the artist with initials and dated 1932 in pencil at lower left. With pencilled notes in Benois's hand. Very slightly soiled; 35 mm. tear to blank right margin repaired; remnants of mounting paper to upper corners of verso.

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        Pre WWI Cookery Manuscript by Hazel Drake, School 45 Desk 4 in Domestic Economics Class

      Manuscript cookery book written by Hazel Drake and dated 14 September 1909 through 31 May 1910. Bound composition book comprised of 45 handwritten pages, 36 contemporary print recipes and household advertisements, and 20 printed assignments provided by the Department of Public Instruction. Notebook also contains 6 handwritten pages, 48 printed recipes loosely inserted into the back. Accompanied by two cookery manuals pasted into the book: [US Food Administration]. Best Wartime Recipes. (New York: Royal Baking Powder Company, 1917); and Wallace, Lilly Haxworth. Household Handbook Containing Reliable Hints and Suggestions for the Household (London: Rumford Chemical Works, n.d.). Black cloth spine and cardboard covers with original paper label to the front; front cover cracked and spine partially detached at the foot, with flyleaf and first page detached; textblock else tight. A rich resource of kitchen recipes, diagrams for table and service etiquette, menu plans, formulas for household cleaning products, first aid instructions and home medical remedies. Compiled by Hazel Drake, a high school student attending home economics classes in Buffalo, NY this book provides a wealth of insight on how young women were being trained in domestic management. In addition to her own handwritten notes and recipes, young Hazel pasted in numerous printed recipes and diagrams to supplement a notebook that she clearly used as a reference following her completion of the course. Each lesson is dated on the upper left corner; and Hazel typically initiated the class day with a handwritten reflection to the top (such as "The glory of life is to give, not to get; to serve, not to be served"; and "Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius"). The tops of various pages are marked with teachers' notes in blue pencil, commenting on the strength or weakness of Hazel's assignments and making recommendations for later improvements. The contents of Hazel's composition book reveal the layered expectations placed on women running homes at the time--as Hazel balances menu plans and recipes for everything from "Broiled Beefsteak" to "Donut Sponge Cake" with laundry-detergent formulas, instructions on unclogging drains to ensure a sanitary kitchen, and information on "Poultices" and emergency remedies. While the final handwritten pages conclude Hazel's 2-year course in school, the amount of inserted information as well as the two later cookbooks tipped into her manuscript suggest that she used the notebook as a reference guide into her adulthood. A rich resource with research possibilities including but not limited to cookery, diet and nutrition, economics, medicine, the history of education, and women's studies.

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        Ardistan und Dschinnistan. Reiseerzählung.

      Freiburg (Fehsenfeld), (1909). 1.- 10. Aufl. 2 Bände. 2 Bl. 602 S. 1Bl.; 2 Bl. 651 S. farb. ill. OLn. von Sascha Schneider. Deckel von Band 2 leicht berieben, Rücken von Band 1 mit leichter Falte, beide Rücken mit farbstarker Goldprägung, innen nur vereinzelt braunfleckig, insgesamt für diese seltene Ausgabe sehr gut erhalten. = Reiseerzählungen, Bd. XXXI + XXXII. EA WG² 62. Plaul 479.1 u. 485.1. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Abenteuer, Amerika, Kinderbücher, Wörterbuch

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        Søren Kierkegaards Papirer 1-11.

      Gyldendalske Boghandel - Nordisk Forlag, København, 1909-1938. 1. udgave. 1. oplag. Halvlæderbind. Særdeles velholdt sæt. Udgivne af P.A. Heiberg, V. Kuhr og E. Torsting.. 11 bind i 20. Sjældent set komplet sæt i 1. udgave. Oplaget af 1. udgaven var kun 500 eks.. Dansk

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        GAMIANI, ou Deux nuits d'exces

      Bruxelles: 1909, 1909. 1 volume, 6-1/2" x 4-1/2", 9 full page erotic illustrations. Bound in full black morocco, elaborately gilt in an art nouveau style, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, others uncut, housed in a black cloth open ended slipcase. The authorship of Gamiani has long been attributed to Alfred de Musset and Georges Sand [the second part] but never proven. The first edition, published in Paris 1833, was a large but slim volume of 26 pages with 12 lithographs in b/w attributed to Achille Devria and H. Grevedon. (Kinsey: 843.7 M98 g2 1909)

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        The Shadow Between His Shoulder Blades

      Small, Maynard And Company, Boston 1909 - In original illlustrated boards, all in shades of gray and black. Illustrations by George Harding. This has to be a very early appearance for Harding whose work first began to appear in The Saturday Evening Post in 1903. Untrimmed edges. The complete dust jacket mirrors the cover art, and though it is a bit rubbed it still presents extremely well and is a remarkable survivor, made possible, no doubt, by the quarter leather slip-case with chemise. Book-plate to the front paste-down. This volume has been cared for and it shows. A novel of reminiscence, relating of time served under the Confederate Officer Nathan Bedford Forrest. 132pp. The rear portion of the slip-case shows spotting and the leather spine face of the case has a few nicks but the book is superb. BAL 7162. Blanck makes no mention of a dust jacket. Near Fine / Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über die Entwicklung unserer Anschauungen über das Wesen und die Konstitution der Strahlung. SS. 482-500. In: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft. Jg. 11, Nr. 20.

      (Braunschweig Vieweg) 1909 - (21,5 x 14,5 cm). SS. (415)-548. Mit Abbildungen. Rückenbroschur. Erste Ausgabe seines berühmten, in Salzburg vor der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher gehaltenen Vortrags mit einem Diskussionsbeitrag von M. Planck am Schluss. Einstein vertritt hier die Auffassung, dass dem Licht neben einem Wellencharakter auch eine körnige Struktur zugeschrieben werden muss. Pauli bezeichnet zurückliegend Einsteins Vortrag als einen "Wendepunkt in der Entwicklung der theoretischen Physik". Die Arbeit erschien im gleichen Jahr auch in der Physikalischen Zeitschrift. - Sauber und wohlerhalten. - Weil 30 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Marinetti, Poupées électriques

      Marinetti, Poupées électriques. , , CODICE settore rosso COLLANA AUTORE F.-T. Marinetti TITOLO Poupées électriques LINGUA francese LUOGO (editore/traduttore) Parigi - Bibliothèque internationale d'édition, E. Sansot e C. ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE/EDIZIONE anno di stampa 1909 FORMATO 11,5x17,5 TIPO COPERTINA brossura N° PAGINE 194 ILLUSTRAZIONI non presenti. DESCRIZIONE LIBRO con dedica autografa dell'A. Testo in francese. Contiene in introduzione la fondazione e manifesto del futurismo, e una intervista all'A. sul futurismo tratta da 'Comoedia' del 26 marzo 1909. Il volume è in perfette condizioni, dorso restaurato copertina originale come da foto, interno in ottime condizioni, prime 13 pagine con leggera fioritura, ultime 2 pagine con leggera fioritura. Prima pagina risulta tagliata in alto perché chi possedeva la copia ha voluto eliminare il nome riportato nella dedica a firma dell'Autore Per spedizioni internazionali scriveteci per sapere le tariffe applicate For international shipping please contact us to find out the fees charged Pour les envois internationaux s'il vous plaît nous contacter pour connaître les frais facturés

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        MODES & MANNERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. Translated from the German of Dr. Oskar Fischel and Max Von Boehn. Translated by M. Edwardes, with an Introduction by Grace Rhys - [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES]

      London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Limited; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co 1909 - Three octavo volumes. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in contemporary red morocco, spines richly gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates, photographs, and illustrations in the text. Overall very good indeed, some rubbing to spines and hinges. Shelved in Case #13. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ricerche sui fenomeni ipnotici e spiritici con 57 figure intercalate nel testo e 2 tavole separate

      Utet. Cm. 24,5, pp. viii, 319 (1). Con decine di ill. n.t. (disegni e fotografie) e 2 tavole f.t. (una di autografi in doppia pagina e una a colori). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Trascurabili segni del tempo alla legatura, peraltro esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Cesare Lombroso (Verona 1835 - Torino 1909) fu il più autorevole studioso italiano di antropologia criminale. Quest'opera, uscita postuma, è il frutto delle ultime fatiche dell'Autore basate su esperimenti condotti insieme alla medium Eusapia Paladino tra Napoli (1891), Milano, Genova e l'Institut General de Psychologie di Parigi. Dopo un atteggiamento iniziale di rifiuto nei confronti dei fenomeni spiritici, Lombroso giunse a teorizzare l'ipotesi di una forza psichica non giustificabile scientificamente, forse condizionato dal fatto di aver avuto la visione della madre durante una seduta spiritica. Prima edizione. Cfr. Iccu..

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        Badens Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Wappen, Standarten und Flaggen und die Uniformen der Großherzoglich Badischen Civil-Staats-Beamten. Nach amtlichen Quellen bearbeitet.

      Karlsruhe, Friedrich Gutsch 1909 - Several parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Royal quarto. Pp. ix, 276. Plus a total of 28 plates, numbered 1-21, comprising of 12 chromolithographic plates printed on glossy card tipped-in, and 16 lithographic plates, mostly folding. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's red full cloth, elaborate gilt decoration on cover, decorative white and gilt lettering to cover and spine, decorative endpapers with various motifs, all edges gilt, cloth inner hinges; spine-ends trifle bumped, vague small traces of paper on first paste-down, minute spot on back cover. In fine condition. A splendid copy. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum". For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). Also present is an earlier bookplate, beautifully excuted, of John R. Lynch, whose neat signature, dated 1938, is at head of title-page. A most beautiful production. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Complete Volumes I-IV (1-4) of THE TREASURY OF HUMAN INHERITANCE, with Index volumes: 19 original Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs volumes in hardcover library bindings

      Dulau & Co / Cambridge University Press, 1909. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; Ex-library; good condition; ORIGINAL COPIES in black cloth university library binding, most with original paper covers retained; each of the 19 separate hardcover books binds one issue of the Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs; publication dates range from 1909 to 1948; The Treasury of Human Inheritance series (which continued beyond Volume IV) was a subset of the Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs; not every single volume is in Good condition (though most flaws are minor) but the great majority are in Good condition; please note that Volume III only consisted of a single publication, despite it being labelled 'Part I'. HEAVY BOOK(S) 19.25kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Under the Stars and Bars a History of the Surry Light Artillery (1909)

      Everett Waddey Company 1909 - Hardcover. 1909. Everett Waddey Company. 297 pages. Weak hinges and some wear, else Very Good condition. First Printing. Howes J-192. Owners name on endpaper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 297 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die andere Seite, ERSTAUSGABE von 1909 in absolutem Traumzustand!

      Kubin, Alfred, Die andere Seite. Ein phantastischer Roman. München und Leipzig, Georg Müller 1909. mit 52 Abbildungen und einem doppelblattgroßen Plan, 4 Blatt, 338 Seiten, 8, illustrierter Originalpappband, roter Rundumschnitt, Lesebändchen. Absolut makelloses Exemplar. Von der Erstauflage wurden 3 verschiedene Versionen gedruckt. Die allseits bekannte graublaue Version, mit den Goldornamenten, 1 Broschurversion und diese hier vorliegende Version im Original-Pappeinband. Original der Zeit, kein Nachdruck! Die schwer gesuchte Erstausgabe des Klassikers der utopischen Literatur in fast schon unwirklichem Bestzustand. Einmalige Gelegenheit dieses Meisterwerk der expressionistisch- utopischen Literatur in diesem Zustand zu erwerben. With 52 illustrations and a double full-page plan, 4 sheets, 338 pages, 8vo, illustrated. From the first edition 3 different versions were printed. The well-known gray-blue version, with the gold ornaments, 1 brochure version and this version here in the original cardboard cover. Original of the time, no reprint! The hard-searched first edition of the classic of utopian literature in almost unreal best condition. Unique opportunity to acquire this masterpiece of expressionist-utopian literature in this state. Bei Fragen einfach fragen!

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        Anne Of Avonlea.

      L C Page, Boston 1909 - 0 \; Color frontispiece plate after George Gibbs. 8vo, original tan gilt-lettered cloth, pictorial label on front cover, scattered staining including red ink marks to rear cover, light rubbing to label; ownership inscription Mildred Buchanan, Coral Michigan , dampstaining to approximately a dozen leaves. First edition of Montgomery's second book and the first of many sequels to her immensely popular Anne of Green Gables. Book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. Straight attractive copy. True first edition, first impression. Laid in is a charming typed note from the previous owner who lived on a small farm near Coral Lakes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPHED NOTE SIGNED BY PRESIDENT WILLIAM TAFT [ANS] [TOGETHER WITH] AUTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND [TOGETHER WITH] AUTOGRAPH OF E. P. WHIPPLE

      One piece of paper, measuring approximately 9" x 6". On the recto is an ANS signed by Taft and dated March 19, 1909, thanking the owner for letting him add his name to the autograph book. On the verso are attached two separate signatures. On blue/gray paper, approximately 1 1/2" x x4", is the autograph of E. P. Whipple. Below is another piece of paper, approximately 1" x 3", with the autograph of President Grover Cleveland. There are a few small dots stamped out of the word Grover. Shelved DI autograph folder. Dupont.

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        The Swoop

      Alston Rivers 1909 - Always considered a rarity but it wouldn't be in my top ten.Condition though is all important .The book was complete and Richard Reeve has secured the spine .Originally priced at 1/- there is an identical later issue which has a 1/6 sticker . I would have preferred The Globe but have serious doubts that I will ever own a copy however I keep looking [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Aphrodite. Moeurs antiques. Quarante trois compositions dont cinq hors texte. Gravées sur bois en coloeurs par Ernest Florian.

      Ferroud, Librairie des amateurs, Paris 1909. 4°, 43 compositions in colour by Raphaël Collin, engraved in wood by Ernest Florian, beautifully bound in private half vellum, spine richly gilt, all edges gilt, signed: Jakob Baden. no. 215 of 354 copies on Japan Paper.

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        Raum und Zeit.

      Leipzig: F.W. Vogel, 1909. First edition of Minkowski's famous lecture on his theory of four-dimensional space-time, the first published account of this theory to be illustrated with 'spacetime diagrams', which were widely used later by Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose and others in the development of general relativity. "In 'Space and Time', read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski's space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein's basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "The laws of physics were written in the language of the geometry of this four dimensional space ... Physics had become geometry, and it was a stunning achievement" (Gerber, pp. 358-9). "'Raum und Zeit' was originally published in Vol. II (1909) of the Verhandlungen of the Deutscher Naturforscher und Aertze [offered here]; it was later reprinted in the Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinigung" (Norman). It is most commonly encountered in the separate (and later) printing from the Jahresbericht published as a tribute after Minkowski's sudden and tragic death. An outstanding copy of the first printing of this landmark lecture, rare in the original printed wrappers. Barchas 1440 (Verhandlungen journal issue); Honeyman 2231 & Norman 1514 (both listing separate printing from Jahresbericht); PMM 401 (Jahresbericht journal issue). Einstein, 'Autobiographical notes,' in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Paul A. Schilpp ed. (1969), pp. 1-94. Gerber, The Language of Physics: The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750-1914, 1988; Gray, The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930, 1999; Petkov, Space, Time, and Spacetime. Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski's Unification of Space and Time, 2010; Walter, 'The Historical Origins of Spacetime,' pp. 27-38 in Ashtekar & Petkov (eds.), The Springer Handbook of Spacetime, 2014. "Minkowski's ... 'Space and Time' lecture given in Cologne in 1908, began with these words: 'The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.' He ended as follows: 'The validity without exception of the world postulate [i.e., the relativity postulate], I like to think, is the true nucleus of an electromagnetic image of the world, which, discovered by Lorentz, and further revealed by Einstein, now lies open in the full light of day'. It is hardly surprising that these opening and closing statements caused a tremendous stir among his listeners, though probably few of them followed the lucid remarks he made in the body of the speech. Minkowski did not live to see his lecture appear in print. In January 1909 he died of appendicitis. [David] Hilbert called him 'a gift of heaven' when he spoke in his memory" (Pais, p. 152). "The impact of Minkowski's ideas on the twentieth century physics has been so immense that one cannot imagine modern physics without the notion of spacetime. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that spacetime has been the greatest discovery in physics of all times. The only other discovery that comes close to spacetime is Einstein's general relativity, which revealed that gravity is a manifestation of the curvature of spacetime. But it was the discovery of spacetime which paved the way for this deep understanding of what gravity really is" (Petkov, p. v). Initially, Einstein was not impressed by Minkowski's four-dimensional formulation of special relativity, describing it as 'überflüssige Gelehrsamkeit' (superfluous learnedness), but he soon realized that his theory of gravity would be impossible without Minkowski's revolutionary contributions. At the beginning of his 1916 paper on general relativity Einstein wrote: "The generalization of the theory of relativity has been facilitated considerably by Minkowski, a mathematician who was the first one to recognize the formal equivalence of space coordinates and the time coordinate, and utilize this in the construction of the theory." In 1946 in his 'Autobiographical Notes' (p. 59), Einstein summarized Minkowski's main contribution: "Minkowski's important contribution to the theory lies in the following: Before Minkowski's investigation it was necessary to carry out a Lorentz transformation on a law in order to test its invariance under such transformations; he, on the other hand, succeeded in introducing a formalism such that the mathematical form of the law itself guarantees its invariance under Lorentz transformations. By creating a four-dimensional tensor-calculus he achieved the same thing for the four-dimensional space which the ordinary vector calculus achieves for the three spatial dimensions. He also showed that the Lorentz transformation (apart from a different algebraic sign due to the special character of time) is nothing but a rotation of the coordinate system in the four-dimensional space." Hermann Minkowski was born on 22 June 1864, in Alexotas, then in Russia, now the city of Kaunas in Lithuania. His parents were German and, from Alexotas, they moved back to their native land, in fact to Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia), when he was only 8 years old. After attending the Gymnasium in Königsberg he attended the University there from which he was to receive his doctorate in 1885. As a young student, in 1883, he won the Grand Prix of the Academy of Sciences in Paris for his work on number theory. From Königsberg, he moved to a position at the University of Bonn in 1887. In 1896, after a brief return to Königsberg, he was appointed to a position at the Polytechnic in Zürich where he was one of Einstein's teachers. Einstein apparently thought Minkowski an excellent teacher of mathematics. Minkowski's view of Einstein, at the time, was less kind. In 1902 he moved again, this time to a chair at the University of Göttingen, where he remained for the remainder of his relatively short life, dying in 1909 at the age of only 44. In Göttingen, under the influence of David Hilbert, he became interested in mathematical physics. In October 1907 Hilbert and Minkowski conducted a joint seminar at Göttingen on the equations of electrodynamics in which they studied Einstein's 1905 paper 'Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper' (Annalen der Physik 17, pp. 891-921), and Poincaré's 1906 article 'Sur la dynamique de l'électron' (Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo 21, pp. 129-76). Participants in the seminar included Max von Laue, Max Born, Max Abraham and Arnold Sommerfeld. On November 5 Minkowski delivered a talk to the Göttingen Mathematical Society entitled 'The Principle of Relativity'; it was not published until 1915 ('Das Relativitätsprinzip,' Annalen der Physik 47, pp. 927-38). Minkowski opened his talk by declaring that recent developments in the electromagnetic theory of light had given rise to a completely new conception of space and time, namely, as a four-dimensional, non-Euclidean manifold. He introduced many of the mathematical concepts and terms that have come to be associated with his name and that became standard in any discussion of relativity, but he did not treat them systematically at this stage. Minkowski's second talk, "The Basic Equations of Electromagnetic Processes in Moving Bodies", was delivered at the meeting of the Göttingen Scientific Society on December 21, 1907, and published in April 1908. "It presented a new theory of the electrodynamics of moving media, incorporating formal insights of the relativity theories introduced earlier by Einstein, Poincaré and Planck. For example, it took over the fact that the Lorentz transformations form a group, and that Maxwell's equations are covariant under this group. Minkowski also shared Poincaré's view of the Lorentz transformation as a rotation in a four-dimensional space with one imaginary coordinate. These insights Minkowski developed and presented in an original, four-dimensional approach to the Maxwell-Lorentz vacuum equations, the electrodynamics of moving media, and in an appendix, Lorentz-covariant mechanics" (Gray, p. 102). ""The basic equations" made for challenging reading. It was packed with new notation, terminology, and calculation rules, it made scant reference to the scientific literature, and offered no figures or diagrams ... Few were impressed at first by Minkowski's innovations in spacetime geometry and four-dimensional vector calculus. Shortly after "The basic equations" appeared in print, two of Minkowski's former students, Einstein and Laub, discovered what they believed to be an infelicity in Minkowski's definition of ponderomotive force density. These two young physicists were more impressed by Minkowski's electrodynamics of moving media than by the novel four-dimensional formalism in which it was couched, which seemed far too laborious. Ostensibly as a service to the community, Einstein and [Jakob] Laub re-expressed Minkowski's theory in terms of ordinary vector analysis ['Über die elektromagnetischen Grundgleichungen für bewegte Körper', Annalen der Physik 26, 1908, pp. 532-540] ... "The form Minkowski gave to his theory of moving media in "The basic equations" had been judged unwieldy by a founder of relativity theory, and in the circumstances, decisive action was called for if his formalism was not to be ignored. In September 1908, during the annual meeting of the German Association of Natural Scientists and Physicians in Cologne, Minkowski took action, by affirming the reality of the four-dimensional "world", and its necessity for physics ... One way for Minkowski to persuade physicists of the value of his spacetime approach to understanding physical interactions was to appeal to their visual intuition. From the standpoint of visual aids, the contrast between Minkowski's two publications on spacetime is remarkable: where "The basic equations" is bereft of diagrams and illustrations, Minkowski's Cologne lecture makes effective use of diagrams in two and three dimensions. For instance, Minkowski employed a two-dimensional spacetime diagrams to illustrate FitzGerald-Lorentz contraction of an electron, and the lightcone structure of spacetime" (Walter, pp. 14-17). Pp. 4-9 in Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. 80 Versammlung zu Cöln. 20. - 28. September 1908. Zweiter Theil, 1. Häfte. Large 8vo (255 x 180 mm), pp. x, 218. Original printed wrappers, uncut, spine strip and corners with light wear. A fine copy. Custom cloth box.

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        Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration.

      London: The Royal Society, 1909. First edition, offprint issue, author's inscribed presentation copy, of Bohr's first published scientific paper. "His first research project, a precision measurement of the surface tension of water by the observation of a regularly vibrating jet, was completed in 1906, when he was still a student, and it won him the gold medal from the Academy of Sciences. It is a mature piece of work, remarkable for the care and thoroughness with which both the experimental and theoretical parts of the problem were handled" (DSB). In 1879 Lord Rayleigh had proposed a method for determining the surface tension of liquids. "His idea was this. When a liquid jet with a non-circular cross-section emerges from a cylindrical tube, its surface vibrates. Rayleigh showed that from the velocity and cross-section of the jet and the wavelengths of its surface vibrations one can determine the surface tension of the liquid. He had not, however, performed quantitative experiments to implement this method. The problem posed by the Academy was to do just that. The question was purely experimental. Bohr, however, included in his work essential improvements on Rayleigh's theory by taking into account the influence of the liquid's viscosity and of the ambient air, and by extending the earlier theory from infinitesimal to arbitrarily large vibration amplitudes ... The prize problem had been announced in February 1905. The deadline for submission was 30 October 1906. Bohr spent most of the intervening time working intensely on the problem, doing the experimental part in his father's laboratory ... He was his own glass blower, preparing long tubes with elliptical cross-section so as to produce an elliptical jet with mean radius less than a millimeter. He examined every tube under a microscope and accepted only those with uniform elliptical cross-section. The jet had to be maintained under stable conditions over long periods (it should not rapidly break up into drops) and at constant temperature. The jet velocity was accurately determined by cutting the jet at a given position at two different times, measuring the time interval and, photographically, the length of the segment cut out. Bohr analyzed the vibration amplitudes of the liquid used, tap-water, by photographic observation in nearly monochromatic light. In order to avoid perturbing vibrations due to passing traffic, many observations he made were at night" (Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, pp. 101-2). ABPC/RBH list only two copies of this offprint: Bruun Rasmussen, 2014, inscribed to Einar Biilmann, €2625; and the Plotnick copy, Christie's, 2002, inscribed to S. Weber, $7170, previously sold by Swann, 1995, $375. Provenance: Carl Wilhelm Oseen (1879-1944) (inscription in Danish on upper wrapper in Bohr's hand). Oseen was a theoretical physicist in Uppsala and Director of the Nobel Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm. "The Bohr brothers had first met Oseen in the summer of 1911 at a congress of Scandinavian mathematicians in Copenhagen. The Swedish physicist, who had read Niels Bohr's dissertation [offered here] with interest (as a Swede he had no difficulties with the Danish language), was among the first to recognize the genius of his colleague in Copenhagen" (Kragh, Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom, p. 45). Nevertheless, Oseen could be critical. "In a letter to Bohr of 11 November 1913 in which he congratulated Bohr on his second paper in the trilogy ['On the constitution of atoms and molecules'], [Oseen wrote that] Bohr had developed his theory 'beyond the region of hypotheses and theories and into that of truth itself'. Praise apart, Oseen was curious to know 'how the Maxwell - Lorentz theory should be modified to allow for the existence of an atom of your type'. Oseen (in contrast to Bohr) continued to worry about the problem, and in a detailed analysis in Physikalische Zeitschrift he reached the following, unequivocal conclusion: 'Bohr's atom model can in no way be reconciled with the fundamental assumptions of Lorentz's electron theory. We have to make our choice between these two theories. One of them may be correct, but not both of them'" (ibid., p. 125). Nevertheless, Oseen was full of admiration for Bohr's theory. In his presentation speech at the award of the 1925 Nobel Prize to James Franck and Gustav Hertz, Oseen "emphasized that although the experiments of Franck and Hertz, were valuable by themselves, 'even more important at the present time is the general finding that Bohr's hypotheses concerning the different states of the atom and the connexion between these states and radiation, have been shown to agree completely with reality'" (ibid., p. 146). As a full professor of a Swedish university, Oseen had the right to nominate Nobel Prize winners, and it was Oseen who nominated Albert Einstein for the Nobel Prize in 1921, for Einstein's work on the photoelectric effect. Einstein was finally awarded the prize for 1921 when Oseen repeated the nomination in 1922. "Niels Bohr (1885-1962) entered the University of Copenhagen in the autumn of 1903 and immediately began the study of physics, with mathematics, astronomy and chemistry as secondary subjects ... With few lectures to attend, he began already as a young student to carry out original research in physics. The field of his earliest work, surface tension and surface waves on liquids, was determined more by the interest of his teachers than by his own choice ... "In those days the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters awarded each year gold or silver medals for monographs on topics specified by the Academy two years previously. Among the prize problems announced in February 1905 was one for physics which read as follows: 'In the Proceedings of the Royal Society XXIX, 1879, Lord Rayleigh has developed the theory of the vibrations which a liquid jet carries out about the cylindric shape when it is somehow made to take another cross-section. From the theory, as well as from the experiments, which Lord Rayleigh has performed on these vibrations, it appears that they could serve to determine the surface tension of a liquid. The Academy, therefore, offers its gold medal for a more detailed investigation of the vibrations of liquid jets with special reference to the application mentioned. It is desired that the investigation be extended to a fairly large number of liquids. The results are to be compared with those previously found in other ways.' "Solutions were to be submitted anonymously by October 30, 1906. Although most winners of these prizes had been mature scholars, the 19-year-old Niels Bohr decided to try his hand on the problem. He carried out the experimental work in the physiological laboratory of the University of Copenhagen, of which his father, Professor Christian Bohr, was the director. His father had to put pressure on him to terminate the experiments and cease making new and time-consuming corrections to the theory. The paper was written at his grandmother's estate, Naerumgaard, a few miles north of Copenhagen. The fair copy was handwritten by Niels Bohr's two years younger brother, Harald. Consisting of 114 pages and 19 figures, it was submitted on the very day of the deadline ... "On November 2, 1906, Bohr submitted an eleven-page addendum with the following note: 'It is respectfully requested that the enclosed addendum, which, owing to an accident in the copying, was not submitted with the main essay, may be appended to the paper with the motto βγδ which was submitted as physics prize essay.' That there was difficulty in meeting the deadline is indicated by the fact that this addendum was handwritten in part by Harald, in part by Niels himself, and in part by their mother ... "The physics prize essays were judged by Professors C. Christiansen and K. Prytz. Their report to the Royal Academy reads: 'In answer to the Physics Prize Problem set by the Society for 1905, in which a detailed investigation of the vibrations of liquid jets was requested, two essays have been submitted ... The author of the other essay, who designated himself by the mark βγδ [i.e., Bohr], has only managed to investigate the surface tension of water, on account of the experimental arrangement used. On the other hand, he has carried out a very extensive investigation of the conditions in the water jet. To produce a sufficiently long, regular, undivided and untwisted jet, the author let the water flow out through a long narrow glass tube whose orifice was made elliptic to bring about the vibratory motion. The jet was examined at a distance of about 25cm from the orifice to permit the viscosity to smooth out regularities in the motion. By selecting from a large number of prepared tubes, a few were found which gave the jet a symmetrical shape with respect to two mutually perpendicular planes through the axis. This symmetry was tested by an optical method which was also used to measure the wavelength. The amplitude of the vibration was found by measurement on an enlarged photograph of the jet. "To determine the constant of capillarity, the author measured the amount of water flowing out in a given time, the velocity of the jet, and the wavelength. The velocity was found by a clever method which consists in cutting through the jet at a given place at two instants separated by a short time interval and measuring the length of the segment cut out and the corresponding time (ca. 1/50 s). The length of the segment cut out was found by photographing the cut jet by instantaneous illumination. The method gave very good results which could be checked by varying the time interval. "To measure the wavelength, the aforementioned optical method was applied. It consists in reflecting a light source at the surface of the jet and finding the positions on the jet where the tangent planes are parallel to the axis. "The performance of a single determination by the author's method requires continued work through many hours. Hence, the jet must be maintained for a long time and under very constant conditions. This long time limits the applicability of the method in the case of liquids which change under exposure to air, and requires a comparatively large amount of liquid. "When the problem was formulated, it was thought that the theory given by Lord Rayleigh should form the basis for the investigation. However, this theory gives only the first approximation. The author of this essay has remedied this by extending the theory so as to take into account viscosity and amplitudes that are not infinitely small. It is obvious that these investigations are of great interest for judging the value of the method and finding under what conditions it may be expected to yield the best results. "This work does not solve the problem as completely as the former, in that it has studied only a single liquid, water. On the other hand, its author has earned so great merit by carrying the solution further at other points that we feel we must recommend that also this essay be awarded the Society's gold medal ... "After receiving the gold medal, Bohr carried out additional measurements of the surface tension of water. At the same time he was occupied with the considerable task of preparing his work for publication. In the latter part of 1908 he submitted a paper entitled 'Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration' to the Royal Society of London. This paper is not a simple translation of the prize essay but deviated from the latter at a number of points ... "On June 9, 1909 he sent a reprint of the paper to his brother Harald, then in G ttingen. The paper appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Of all the papers published by Bohr, this is unique, not only in being his earliest publication, but also in being the only paper in which he reports experimental work carried out by himself. "The addendum submitted three days after the main part of the prize essay was an investigation of the influence of the finite amplitude upon waves on the surface of deep water, progressing without change in shape under the influence of gravity and surface tension" (Collected Works, Vol. 1, pp. 3-11). It was first published in Bohr's Collected Works (in English translation). The other entry for the prize, which also won the gold medal, was by Pio Pedersen. Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 209. 4to (305 x 231 mm), pp. 281-317, [1]. Original printed wrappers (wrappers detached, spine slightly damaged).

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        Is Shakespeare Dead?

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909. First edition of this Twain work regarding the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with two frontispiece plates statues of Shakespeare and Bacon. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which shows some light wear and tear. Is Shakespeare Dead? is a short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject.

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        Noctuelles et géomètres d'Europe. Iconographie complète de toutes les espèces européennes. Volumes I-IV. [Complete].

      Genève, Villa les Iris [i.e. privately published], 1909-1920. Four volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.2 x 16.2 cm). pp., 152 plates of which 151 chromolithographed with printed tissue guards [I (1909): 220 pp., plates A, 1-38; II (1914-1917) 243 pp., plates 39-81; III (1917-1919) 269 pp., plates 1-37; IV (1919-1920) 167 pp., plates 38-70]. Uniform contemporary black half calf over marbled boards, spine with four raised bands, gilt title and volume number. Marbled flyleaves. Top edge red. = Very nice and rare complete set of the original printing. It includes the plain "A" plate which seems to be omitted in the later reprint. ADDED: an original photographic portrait of the author (11.2 x 8.2 cm), mounted on contemporary cardboard with rounded edges (11.8 x 8.8 cm). A very fine set. Cat. BM(NH) 6, p. 242. Not in Nissen ZBI.

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        Portraitpostkarte mit eigenh. U.

      [Frankfurt a. M., 31. VIII. 1909]. - 2 Zeilen auf 1 Seite. 8vo. Auf der Bildseite einer von seiner Gattin Hedwig Ehrlich an den britischen Bakteriologen Henry George Plimmer verfaßten Postkarte, mit der sie seine Verabredung zum Mittagessen treffen treffen: "Herzliche Grüße [.] P Ehr". - Erwartet wird auch Plimmers Sohn, also vermutlich sein ebenfalls in der medizinischen Forschung tätiger Stiefsohn Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1877-1955). - Die Adreßseite mit Leimspuren.

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        MODES & MANNERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. Translated from the German of Dr. Oskar Fischel and Max Von Boehn. Translated by M. Edwardes, with an Introduction by Grace Rhys - [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES]

      London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Limited; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co, 1909. First edition. Three octavo volumes. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in contemporary red morocco, spines richly gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates, photographs, and illustrations in the text. Overall very good indeed, some rubbing to spines and hinges. Shelved in Case #3. Dupont.

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        TIBORC [Bauer]. Moricz Zsigmond es Boldizsar Ivan irasa.

      4 (31x23,5cm). Mit 24 ganzseitigen Photographien (Porträts) sowie kleineren Porträtphotos im Anhang mit begleitenden Kurzbiographien der porträtierten ungarischen Landarbeiter. 49 S., 1 Bl., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. Erste Ausgabe. First Edition. - Kata Kalman (1909 Korpona - 1978 Budapest) gilt als Wegbereiterin der soziographischen Fotografiebewegung und gehörte, zusammen mit ihrem Mann Ivan Hevesy, Lajos Kassak, Sandor Bortnyik und Moholy-Nagy zum Kreis der ungarischen Avantgarde. Kalmans Fotoarbeiten gelten als grundlegend für das Genre sozialdokumentarischer Fotografie. Sie fotografierte Bauern, Arbeitslose, Bettler und verarmte Kinder. Ihr Foto eines brotessenden Kindes wurde 1932 als Wahlplakat der Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands verwendet. Einband etwas angestaubt. Rückenschild lädert. Titelblatt gestempelt. Sonst sehr guter Zustand. Binding a bit dusty. Stamp on the titelpage. Otherwise very good condition.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1909 - 1909 Original Hardback Wisden

      1909. Hi, Here we have a 1909 Original Hardback Wisden, in Good Condition. The gilt is bright to the front board and spine is bright, the front board has a couple of marks at the base. Internally there is a slight weakness between pages 2 and 3, although hinges are strong. Knock to the base of the rear board as shown, a decent enough Wisden.

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        Orthodoxy.

      New York: John Lane Company,, 1909. Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine and front cover in gilt, blind-stamped ruling to front cover. Ownership inscription on blank flyleaf. Spine sunned, a bit of wear to spine ends, light rubbing to extremities, leaf pp. 11-12 ripped out, slight soiling to top edge. A very good copy. First US edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.

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        (Photograph): Italian Athletic Club. Base Ball Team -- Season 1909. Barre, Vermont

      Barre, Vermont: C. Baris Studio, 1909. Fine. Gelatin silver photograph. Approximately 13.25" x 10.5" mounted on a thick card printed in silver and measuring approximately 20" x 14". A trifle rubbed at the corners of the mount, overall fine, with the image particularly sharp. the picture depicts a dozen men in uniform with gloves, one young man (presumably the bat boy) in uniform, and nine men in suit and tie. Each is identified with either their position, or in the case of the suited men, their place in the management of the team. In the middle of the picture is displayed a sign or banner that reads "1909 I.A.C. Amateur Champions of Stare. Barre, Vermont." Presumably I.A.C. stands for "Italian Athletic Clubs". A splendid image of Italian-American baseball players.

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        Guide Pratique d'Education Physique

      Paris: Vuibert at Nony. (1909). The first edition (1909) of this dense, 508 page, illustrated tome by the French naval officer who developed the Natural Method of training that led to the development of the parcours du combatant (military obstacle course). Both the method and the courses fueled the compulsions of a Vietnamese-French orphan turned Paris fire fighter named Raymond Belle, whose legendary physical prowess inspired his son, David Belle, to turn the methods of "parcours" into parkour, which is undergoing a renaissance more than a century after Hebert's insistence that training be fully functional and involve walking, running, jumping, climbing, lifting, throwing, swimming, balance, and techniques for defense and rescue. As best as we can tell, this was Hebert's first book, and it was followed by a series of volumes on the Natural Method. Here presented in original wrappers, foxed at the edges, pages uncut, and for all practical purposes already separated at the spine into five signatures: a possible candidate for rebinding. First Edition. Softcover.

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        Recollections of a Long Life . With Additional Extracts from the Private Diaries. Edited by his Daughter Lady Dorchester.

      - London, John Murray, 1909-11. Six volumes in 8vo. …………………., titles printed in red and black, six photogravure portraits, and a few others; volume one with light traces of humidity to front cover, otherwise a very good set; provenance: Very rare complete set in the publisher's binding of all six volumes of the recollections and diary excerpts of Byron's travelling companion and friend. 'At Cambridge Hobhouse founded a whig club and became the close friend of Byron, with whom in 1809 he travelled across Portugal and Spain to Gibraltar. From Malta he and Byron were encouraged by English naval and diplomatic intelligence to travel into Albania, where they stayed with Ali Pasha from 19 to 23 October 1809; an English naval force meanwhile took over most of the Ionian Islands, a fact on which Ali congratulated them. They then went into Greece, where they were surprised to discover considerable anti-Turkish feeling among the inhabitants. They based themselves in Athens, visiting Marathon on 24 January, and then went via Smyrna to Constantinople, where they attended an audience with Sultan Mahmoud II on 10 July. On 31 October 1809 Hobhouse recorded in his diary, "Byron is writing a long poem in the Spenserian stanza" - the first reference to Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (BL, Add. MS 56527, fol. 65r). Prior to its publication Hobhouse had regarded Byron as his poetic equal. Lines 247-62 in the first edition of English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809) are by him. In their absence from England, Hobhouse's anthology Imitations and Translations was published, containing several poems by Byron. On returning Hobhouse published a comic poem, The Wonders of a Week at Bath, and his account of their eastern tour, A Journey through Albania, and other Provinces of Turkey, went through two printings' (ODNB). In 1815 he was best man at Byron's wedding with Annabella Millbanke. 'Hobhouse was loyal to Byron throughout the separation from Annabella, drawing up "a full and scrupulously accurate account" of the events. This was printed privately in 1870 in the wake of the Beecher Stowe controversy, and reprinted in Recollections of a Long Life (2.191â€"366)' (ODNB). Hobhouse became executor of the poet after his untimely death. The rarity of complete sets is due to the fact that the first two volumes came out in 1909 with the note on the title in two volumes. Volume III and the remaining ones, published in 1910 and 1911 state in four volumes. The politically risky contents of Hobhouse's recollections (he had been a leading radical of his time) probably accounts for the rarity of even incomplete sets.

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        INAUGURAL SERMON : DELIVERED IN THE TEMPLE OF THE HAR SINAI VEREIN BY DAVID EINHORN BALTIMORE, SEPTEMBER 29, 1855

      Baltimore, Har Sinai Congregation(1909). 1st edition in English. Original string-bound Paper Wrappers, 18, [6] pages plus [5] leaves of tissued photo plates 25 cm. "Translated from the German by Rev. C. A. Rubenstein, A. M. , Rabbi, Har Sinai Congregation, in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of David Einhorn, Nov. 10, 1909.... Personal recollections of Dr. David Einhorn by Solomon Lauer. " SUBJECT (S) : Jewish sermons -- Maryland -- Baltimore. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide, none west of Cincinnati. Touch of edgewear to wrapper which is splitting at spine, all tissued plates and text pages very good. Scarce and important. (kh-3-21)

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        Typed Letter Signed, from Ambrose Bierce to his publisher, Walter Neale, dated July 2, 1909

      Typed Letter Signed, Washington DC 1909 - Typed Letter Signed, from Ambrose Bierce to his publisher, Walter Neale, dated July 2, 1909. Single sheet, measures 6.5 x 8 inches. 12 line letter, including a row of Yankee soldiers that Bierce, a Union veteran, included to poke fun at Neale, who also published books about the Confederacy. Includes a wonderful line about Bierce's writing process, "I do my work nude, with my fan turned on me, full power." Very Good. Folded twice. Two small adhesive stains on the blank side are still a bit sticky and the shadows show through to the front. Neale published a biography of Bierce in 1929. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Photograph by Grete Stern (Bauhaus)

      American dancer (1909-1988) and ballet impresario who run her own company on tour. Beautiful unsigned photo, an unsigned print stamped on verso by famous German-Argentinian photographer Grete Stern (1904-1999), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Stern studied at the famous Bauhaus photography workshop in Dessau, and in 1935 established the first modern photographic art exhibition in Buenos Aires.

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        Complete Volumes I-IV (1-4) of THE TREASURY OF HUMAN INHERITANCE, with Index volumes: 19 original Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs volumes in hardcover library bindings

      Dulau & Co / Cambridge University Press - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; First Edition; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; Ex-library; good condition; ORIGINAL COPIES in black cloth university library binding, most with original paper covers retained; each of the 19 separate hardcover books binds one issue of the Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs; publication dates range from 1909 to 1948; The Treasury of Human Inheritance series (which continued beyond Volume IV) was a subset of the Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs; not every single volume is in Good condition (though most flaws are minor) but the great majority are in Good condition; please note that Volume III only consisted of a single publication, despite it being labelled 'Part I'. HEAVY BOOK(S) 19.25kg. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grimm's Fairy Tales

      Constable,London 1909 - "Grimm's Fairy Tales", by Grimm and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Constable, London. 1909, first UK edition first printing. Translated by Mrs Edgar Lucas and including 40 illustrations by Arthur Rackham Some rubbing to spine with some splitting to top and bottom of the cloth. Few light marks to boards. Small inscription to half title page. Some hinge pulling in places but no loose pages a little give to binding but at no risk. Approx 7 tissue guards missing. One or two plates have a few corner creases. Some faint pencil sketching to one or two tissue guards. 2 plates with hand written title to bottom. One or two light marks to some pages. This is a very hard Rackham book to find in good condition due to it being a children's book and very large.often dropped.boards or hinges ripped etc. This copy is still in good condition and priced accordingly for its flaws. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FONTES IURIS ROMNI ANTIQUI LEGES ET NEGOTIA. SCRIPTORES. POST CURAS THEODORI MOMMSENI EDITIONIBUS QUINTAE ET SEXTAE ADHIBITAS

      I.C.B.MOHRII, P.SIEBECK, 1909. INTERLINGUE 0,89 A cura di Otto Gradenwitz, rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela, gialla e marrone, scolorita al dorso e parzialmente ai piatti, con lieve fioritura, alcune piccole macchie, lieve usura ai bordi ed alle punte, pagine leggermente ingiallite ai bordi, in latino e greco USATO

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        Drake, An English Epic (SIGNED BY SNOW BABY Marie Ahnighito Peary)

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1909 - Hardcover - no DJ as issued. What makes this a special item was the original owner: The book has the bookplate of Marie Peary Stafford on the front pastedown and on the ffep opposite is the signature of her pre-marriage name of Marie Ahnighito Peary. Below the name is a color caricature pasted in. From the University of New England Maine Women Writers Collection website: "Marie Ahnighito Peary was born in Northwest Greenland on September 12, 1893, to arctic explorer Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary and his wife, Josephine Diebitsch Peary, of Portland, Maine, and Washington, DC. Their daughter became known world-wide as the "Snow Baby," a name given to her by the Greenland natives who had never before seen a white baby. In 1909, when Marie was 16 years old, Admiral Peary became the first white man to lead a successful expedition to the North Pole. In 1917, Marie Peary married Edward Stafford, a Washington attorney and during the next three years they had two sons. In 1920, Peary Stafford's father died. In 1932, she set sail to the Arctic to erect a monument in honor of her father and to memorialize his accomplishments.". This book was purchased in 1978 at an auction in Timonium, Maryland, which was the collection of Snow Baby memorabilia collected ny Adm. Robert E. Peary. Included with the book is a photocopy of the Washington Post article dated October 10, 1978. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An imposing vintage sepia-toned gelatin silver portrait photograph of a young Aboriginal woman smoking a pipe. It is still on its original mount (external dimensions 268 x 268 mm), with a brown matt cut to display a circular image 210 mm in diameter

      The photograph is positioned so that the finished product presents as a diamond shape; it is both unusual and effective. Both the matt and photograph are in fine condition. The details of the photographer, 'Chas P. Scott, Waymouth Street, Adelaide', are blindstamped in the bottom right-hand corner of the matt. He is listed as a photographer at that address in South Australian directories 'from 1909 to 1915+' (Photohistory SA website). We have previously handled another example of this photograph, captioned 'Clara of Oodnadatta'. We have handled at least five separate items published in South Australia in the 1920s and 1930s where she appears on the front cover (in two variant photographs). We have recently received further information (thanks to the generosity of a private collector) that suggests that Scott took these photographs at Allendale Station, near Oodnadatta, in 1903-04, and that Clara was later murdered by another Aboriginal women in 1915. We are interested to hear from anyone with additional information.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        The Poetical Works of Robert Burns Volumes 1-4 Talwin Morris.

      GRESHAM, LONDON 1909 - Red Hard Back Cover. A 4 Volume set. Each Volume has Gold Gilt designs and Gold Gilt Edges. Pages are very clean with slight foxing and markings. Text is clear. Contains Colored Photographs. Overall in very good condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 162 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Poesia. Rassegna internazionale diretta da F. T. Marinetti. Agosto - Settembre - Ottobre 1909. N. 7 - 8 - 9

      Società Anonima Poligrafia Italiana, Milano 1909 - In-8° grande (270x285mm), pp. 92, brossura editoriale con affascinante composizione xilografica di Alberto Martini sospesa tra Simbolismo e Liberty, stampata in bianco e in verde. Illustrazioni in b.n. n.t. (disegni di vari autori) e una caricatura a colori su doppia pag. fra le pp. 46-47. (un disegno di Manca, Après une grande assemblée futuriste). Buon esemplare in barbe. Numero triplo di questo celebre mensile diretto da Marinetti, divenuto organo ufficiale della poesia futurista, pubblicato in complessivi 57 numeri in 31 fascicoli fra il 1905 e il 1909. Testi di Marinetti (Tuons le clair de lune !), Giuseppe Lipparini, Alexandre Mercereau, Costis Palamas, Andrès Gonzáles-Blanco, Paolo Buzzi, Gian Piero Lucini, Libero Altomare, Enrico Cavacchioli, Corrado Govoni, Aldo Palazzeschi, Mario Puccini, ecc. Fondai Poesia, rivista internazionale che, prima fra tutti i fogli d'Italia, portò il nome e le poesie di Paul Claudel, accanto alle prime poesie di Buzzi, di Cavacchioli, Folgore, Palazzeschi, Govoni. Nasceva così il movimento futurista, con un largo e frenetico amore per l'arte nuova e per molti ingegni lirici italiani soffocati dallo scetticismo misoneista. Nasceva il movimento futurista antiscuola, antiaccademia, che doveva sgomberare l'Italia dal passatismo ruderomane, dal professoralismo pessimista e preparare l'attuale rinascenza italiana. (Marinetti, I Nuovi Poeti Futuristi). Salaris, Riviste, pp. 526 e sgg.: La bella copertina disegnata da Alberto Martini, raffigurante una fanciulla nuda, la poesia appunto, che ha ferito mortalmente con una freccia un'idra marina, riassume l'umore tutto liberty che traspira dagli ampi fogli tipo album in carta tirata a mano con barbe, un'edizione preziosa che rivela i gusti e le cultura del giovane direttore, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Il mito di Poesia e della sua redazione in casa di Marinetti circola talmente negli ambienti letterari russi, che più tardi il gruppo futurista Mezzanino di Poesia di Vafim Sersenevi assumerà questo nome proprio in omaggio al periodico milanese. Per la varietà di contributi e tendenze, rispetto ad altre pubblicazioni del tempo (‘La Critica’, ‘Leonardo’, ‘Hermes’, ‘Il Regno’), ‘Poesia’ può sembrare un bazar casuale, senza precise coordinate programmatiche, eppure se la si valuta nell’insieme delle iniziative promosse lungo i quattro anni di vita [ ] si capisce che essa riesce a mettere in moto un originale sistema di comunicazione culturale. E dunque [ ] possiamo ritenere che la specificità del progetto vada individuata proprio nel complesso delle attività che puntano alla conquista del consenso e alla difesa di uno spazio, con criteri moderni, adatti al configurarsi di una società di massa con cui la cittadella delle lettere deve inevitabilmente fare ormai i conti. Italiano

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        These Little Ones.

      George Allen, London., 1909. First edition. Octavo. pp [xii], 210. Two pages of adverts at rear. Ten short stories. Ten black and white plates by Spencer Pryse.Pages 197-204 loose as a result of a binding fault. Front endsheet cracked at hinge. Faint trace of bookplate removed from front free endpaper. Covers rubbed at the edges and a bit marked. Good in the scarce dustwrapper which is chipped, nicked and slightly marked, with a long closed tear repaired on the reverse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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