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        Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time. New and Revised Edition.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909 - Octavo (217 × 132 mm). Contemporary red hard-grained half morocco, decorative gilt spine, top edges gilt, pink cloth sides. Contemporary bookplate with the initials W. F. G. Joints lightly worn, a couple of tiny scuffs to leather. An excellent copy. A handsomely bound, extra-illustrated copy, with a clipped Lincoln signature, and many additional portraits of Lincoln and his contemporaries. Also included is an autograph letter signed from the artist and engraver John Sartain (1808-1897) to the collector of historical portraits and custodian of the Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, Herbert Wells Fay (1859-1949), commenting on one of his steel engraved portraits of Lincoln ("the gentleman for whom I engraved it told me it was the best likeness extant"), dated Philadelphia, 24 March 1895 (portrait not included). More importantly, tipped to the engraved portrait frontispiece is the signature of Abraham Lincoln ("A. Lincoln"), a little faint but perfectly legible, on heavy paper (perhaps cut from a portrait as there appears to be a plate mark). An evocative piece that enhances this popular collection of memoirs, which was first published in 1886.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Harvard Classics or The Five Foot Shelf of Books, complete 51 volume set, including the 1914 Lectures PLUS the 1917 20 volume set of the Harvard Shelf of Fiction

      P. F. Collier & Son, 1909. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine to fine. Early books copyright 1909, later books copyright 1910 complete 51 volume matching set, including the "Lectures" volume. Very nice, collectible condition. Spine has four gold, center raised spine bands, with additional top and bottom triple bands, bottom one enclosing "P.F. Collier & Son" between top two and bottom single band. Boards are a deep burgundy, with gold lettering on spine and Harvard crest on front cover in gold. Attractive, with no writing or markings that I could discern (there are 51 volumes, and there may be a stray mark or two, but it's tough to go through them all! they were well cared for, and I knew the previous owner was a bibliophile, so I don't think you will find anything untoward!) A very slight hint of wear to some board corner tips, and slight shelving wear to bottom spine corner ends. (no tears or any real usage wear, although some of the volumes have small shelving nicks in top edge of spine end.).ALSO INCLUDED is the 1917 edition of the Harvard Shelf of Fiction, 20 volume set, in dark green with gold lettering. Pics available. Free shipping will be FedEx for US mailings (sorry, no out of country sales or priority mailing). All books will be individually wrapped and well protected/insured (probably mailed in two separate boxes). If you are "local" to the Pacific Northwest, you can certainly drop by and pick them up!

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        The Works of Oscar Wilde. The Sunflower Edition. Complete in 15 Volumes.

      New York. Lamb Publishing Co., 1909. 8vo, 20.2cm, complete in 15 volumes, limited to 1000 numbered sets, this being #406, various paginations c.[4800] pp., with 62 plates including 15 photogravure frontis plates with captioned tissue guards, original pressed fine grain beige linen, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles and borders, t.e.g., a fine clean bright set, rare especially in this condition. () Oscar Wilde's Collected Works; this edition is rarely seen complete. It includes: Salome; The Duchess of Padua; Vera Lady Windermere's Fan; The Importance of Being Earnest; Lord Arthur Savile's Crime; The Portrait of Mr. W.H., Intentions; What Never Dies; A House of Pomegranates; The Happy Prince; De Profundus; Dorian Gray; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; Poems in Prose; Poems; Epigrams; Essays & Stories by Lady Wilde (Speranza); Essays, Criticisms and Reviews. Also included is "His Life with a Critical Estimate of His Writing". The illustrations in "Salome" are by Aubrey Beardsley.. Hardcover.

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        Heart Of The Antarctic - BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907 TO 1909. Page of Signatures from The Antarctic Book including Shackleton, Wild & Priestley

      , 1909. First Edition. Very Good. In 1909 The Heart of The Antarctic was produced as a Deluxe Special Vellum Binding Issue limited to 300 copies. The edition contained 2 sheets of signatures, 1 from the British participants (14 men) of the shore party and 1 from the Australian participants of the shore party (2 men). The sheets would have been singed prior to binding with some spares in case of accidents. This is one of the spares, a single unbound sheet of signatures of the British participants of the shore party, there is a crease where the sheet has been folded at some time. The signatures are all original. The signatures are of Shackleton, Priestley, Wild, Joyce, Day, Marston, Murray, Brocklehurst, Adams, MacKay, Armytage,Marshall, Mackintosh & Roberts. A rare opportunity to purchase a unique piece on Antarctic history from the "Heroic Era". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3142. .

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        Arsène Lupin

      London: Mills and Boon Limited,, 1909. From the Play by Maurice Leblanc and Francis De Croisset. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in red, small photographic portrait of the author to front board. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with browned spine panel, shallow chips and tears to extremities, with repairs to verso. First edition, first impression, in the scarce jacket. It was originally a four-part play written by Maurice Leblanc and Francis de Croisset, and subsequently novelized by Leblanc and published in French 1909, followed by Jepson's translation into English the same year. The first story in Leblanc's Lupin series, "The Arrest of Arsène Lupin", was published in the French magazine Je sais tout on 15 July 1905.

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        Folk Songs of China

      Shanghai, China Printing Company, Ltd, Publishers, 1909 - A large album (30*45 cm), 50 pages with illustrations. Contains illustrated frontispiece, title page vignette and 33 vignettes of black and white caricatures and decorative boards with a roundel of a singing Chinaman clad in a blue gown playing an instrument. A very good copy of this rare album. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Dictionnaire des formes cursives des characteres chinois,

      Leroux, Paris 1909 - Paris, Leroux, 1909. Folio. 202 pages. Half clothbinding, rebound with the original dustjacket. A fine condition, no stamps, no marks. The author was Lieutenant de Vaisseau. A rare dictionnary. Sprache: Französisch A fine condition, no stamps, no marks. Half clothbinding, rebound with the original dustjacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        Sonnets.

      London: The Academy Publishing Company, 1909 - Octavo. Original grey boards, titles to front board gilt, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom grey chemise and slipcase. Spine toned, endleaves lightly spotted; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Lucy Margaret Lamont on the half-title: "To Mrs Lamont, from the author. Alfred Douglas. November, 1910." With an autograph letter signed by the author tipped-in to the front free endpaper: "Dear Madam, I am much obliged to you for sending me a copy of your very delightful and well chosen anthology. I am sending you a copy of my sonnets, published last year, which I hope you will do me the honour of accepting. Yours truly, Alfred Douglas. Nov. 25, 1910." L. M. Lamont, the widow of the artist Thomas Reynolds Lamont (1826-1898), had compiled an anthology of poetry entitled A Coronal, which was published in 1910. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Pepel

      Izdatelstvo Sipovnik/St. Petersburg 1909 - First edition, bound in original wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SLAVICA Verlag Dr. Anton Kovac]
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        Sued-See . Erinnerungen 1909-1910".

      1909/10. 1909 - Album mit 198 lose eingesteckten Originalfotographien mit Bildbeschriftung (Bleistift), die Fotos im Format 8,5 x 13 cm (Bildausschnitt), Leinenalbum der Zeit mit Buchstaben-Applikationen aus Metall („Sued-See"), 25 x 37 cm, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, die Fotographien meist in guten kontrastreichen Abzügen. Privates Fotoalbum aus dem Umfeld des deutschen Gouverneurs von Samoa Wilhelm Solfs (1862 bis 1936). Die Fotographien dokumentieren eine Reise in die Südsee beginnend mit Aufnahmen aus Port Said (27.4.1909), dann Manila, Neu-Guinea, Australien, Neu-Seeland (die erste Aufnahme von Solfs), Fiji, Tonga (Solfs mit König), dann ca. 100 Aufnahmen von den Inseln Samoas (Savaii, Upolu) mit etlichen Aufnahmen von Solfs und vielen stimmungsvollen Impressionen von Land und Leuten und dem kolonialen Leben (Villa Vailima, Schulklassen, Kolonialbeamte, Krankenschwestern, Frau Solfs mit Kind, usw. usw.).

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        In the Grip of the Nyika

      1909. first edition. nor was the god of the wilds content with this sacrificeÂ…" (Preface)PATTERSON, J[ohn] H[enry], Lieutenant-Colonel. In the Grip of the Nyika. Further Adventures in British East Africa. With illustrations. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909. First edition. Octavo (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 213 x 135 mm.). xvi, 389, [1, blank], [1, Map], [1, imprint], [2, advertisements] pp. With 104 photogravure illustrations (some full-page) 8 maps and General Map of British East Africa at end.Publisher's blue cloth, front cover with a gilt camel and tribesman within a double circular frame, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Front inner hinge cracked but still a near fine copy with the just the mildest of rubbing to cloth extremities.Nyika is a Swahili word meaning "bush" or "hinterland" (of the East African coast)."In the following pages I have endeavoured to give a plain account of the trials and adventures which befell me on two recent expeditions through the nyika, or wilderness, in British East Africa. On the first trip there were three of us, and all returned safely to civilisation, although dangers were not wholly absent. On the second and longer expedition there were also three Europeans, but, alas! only two got back, the nyika having claimed the third; nor was the god of the wilds content with this sacrifice, for, in addition, he claimed several of my native followers. He laid his deadly grip on me as well, but I was wrested from him by the care and attention of my companion, to whose skilful nursing I feel I owe my life." (Preface)Lieutenant-Colonel John Henry Patterson, DSO (1867-1947), known as J. H. Patterson, was a British soldier, hunter, author and Christian Zionist, best known for his book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (1907), which details his experiences while building a railway bridge over the Tsavo river in Kenya in 1898-99. In the First World War, Patterson was the commander of the Jewish Legion, "the first Jewish fighting force in nearly two millennia. And as such, he can be called the godfather of the Israeli army." (Wikipedia)

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        REMINISCENCES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY DISTINGUISHED MEN OF HIS TIME.

      Harper & Brothers. New York. 1909. New and Revised Edition. Originally published in 1886. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.2 inches). An extra-illustrated copy, with a clipped original Abraham Lincoln signature mounted on the portrait page, and many additional portraits of Lincoln and his contemporaries. Also included is an autograph letter signed from the artist and engraver John Sartain (1808-1897) to the collector of historical portraits and custodian of the Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, Herbert Wells Fay (1859-1949), commenting on one of his steel engraved portraits of Lincoln ("the gentleman for whom I engraved it told me it was the best likeness extant"), dated Philadelphia, 24 March 1895 (the portrait is not included). Finely bound in contemporary red hard-grained half morocco, decorative gilt spine, top edges gilt, pink cloth on the boards.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        La grande ombre

      P.V. Stock 1909 - - P.V. Stock, Paris 1909, 12,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés sur Hollande par l'éditeur, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, filet doré sur les plats de papier à motif de feuillage dans le goût Art-Déco, contreplats et gardes de papier uni, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation, one of 10 numbered copies on Holland and justified by the publisher only major papers. Binding half . Beautiful specimen pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        IL Metodo Della Pedagogia Scientifica Applicato All'educazione Infantile Nelle Case Dei Bambini

      Roma: Cita Di Castello. Good with no dust jacket. 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. 283 pp + 1 fold plate + 16 plates (on 10 leaves) . Illustrated throughout with figures. In Italian. The first edition of this seminal book. Dark green 1/2 shagreen cloth with hard paper marbled boards. Spine is worn, joints starting to split at top and bottom, boards scuffed and rubbed at the corners. Old owner inscript on first blank. There is a label over the original publisher, showing M. Bretschneider, Roma, as the publisher (you can just make out the Cita Di Castello underneath) . Paper is bit toned throughout, some foxing and light grubbiness. One page with pencil notes in the margin, page 149 bottom corner torn (no loss of text) , sewing showing at the center of the book, bottom margin of 282 and 283 have short clean tear. Plates have foxing, first two pages of plates (which are photos of young students) are a bit rippled but this appears to be a natural process, not a result of damage. A bit aged but all present and presentable, a very scarce first edition of this important and world-changing text. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 283 pages .

      [Bookseller: Greekdrama Books]
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        ROAD TO OZ

      - BAUM,L.FRANK. THE ROAD TO OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1909). 8vo, green pictorial cloth stamped in black, green, tan and red, a fine, bright copy (there is a charming Oz related owner inscription on ownership page and half-title with a mounted poem from a newspaper by Grif Alexander titled the "Road to Oz"). 1st edition 1st state with paper colors in order, earliest copy with no type damage on p. 34, 121, caption and numeral on p. 129, Reilly & Brit. on spine in upper and lower cases. No color plates as issued, but pictorial endpapers and a profusion of black and whites throughout by J.R. NEILL. A beautiful bright copy. Hanff Green V. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Max Klingers Radierungen, Stiche und Steindrucke. Wissenschaftliches Verzeichnis.

      - Amsler und Ruthardt, Berlin 1909. 4°, xviii, 148 pp.+ 69 plates with 331 illustrations. Nº 74 of de luxe edition with engraved frontispiece by Max Klinger, plates printed on »Straßburg Papier« by Lichtdruckanstalt von H. Hadorff Berlin, bound in full suéde by Leipziger Buchbinderei, Gustav Fritzsche, Berlin.Very fine condition

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Photo Album]: Boys Camp

      Massachusetts 1909 - Oblong octavo. Measuring 10" x 12". Black cloth photo album with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover. A collection of 127 sepia toned photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 6" x 8" with captions. An album compiled by Laurence C. Pond while away at a boys camp, Camp Wildwood, Maine in 1909. The photos include two panoramas of the tented encampment, as well as large 6" x 8" images of the campers and counselors, a stone fireplace from the main lodge, a group doing calisthenics, boys in their tent, and swimming. The journey to camp is documented in photos of the train yard and travel through Piscataquis Valley, Maine. Boys are seen participating in a variety of activities from exercise to sawing wood and balancing on logs, as you do. There are images of boys rowing, sleeping in tents, and posing with baseball bats. Maine's natural beauty is the setting for all of these photos showing off mountains, rivers, and lakes, including Spencer pond where they went trout fishing, seen here with a decent catch for the day. An extensive look at a boys camp shown through the amateur photography of a camper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Works of Oscar Wilde. The Sunflower Edition. Complete in 15 Volumes.

      New York. Lamb Publishing Co., 1909. - 8vo, 20.2cm, complete in 15 volumes, limited to 1000 numbered sets, this being #406, various paginations c.[4800] pp., with 62 plates including 15 photogravure frontis plates with captioned tissue guards, original pressed fine grain beige linen, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles and borders, t.e.g., a fine clean bright set, rare especially in this condition. () Oscar Wilde's Collected Works; this edition is rarely seen complete. It includes: Salome; The Duchess of Padua; Vera Lady Windermere's Fan; The Importance of Being Earnest; Lord Arthur Savile's Crime; The Portrait of Mr. W.H., Intentions; What Never Dies; A House of Pomegranates; The Happy Prince; De Profundus; Dorian Gray; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; Poems in Prose; Poems; Epigrams; Essays & Stories by Lady Wilde (Speranza); Essays, Criticisms and Reviews. Also included is "His Life with a Critical Estimate of His Writing". The illustrations in "Salome" are by Aubrey Beardsley. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        The Ghost Pirates.

      London: Stanley Paul & Co.,, 1909. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. Monochrome frontispiece. Spine rolled and slightly faded, spine ends rubbed, tips lightly bumped. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "N. Rendall, Esq. from William Hope Hodgson - "May we be friends e'en though we disagree". Sept. 21st '09." In the preface, Hodgson writes that the book completes "what may be termed a trilogy; for, though different in scope, each of the three books deal with certain conceptions that have an elemental kinship". It follows The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" (1907) and The House on the Borderland (1908).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Cottage Homes Of England

      London: Edward Arnold, 1909. First edition. Limited edition. Signed by Artist.. Hardback. Near fine. Large thick 8vo. (10 x 7.75 inches). pp.xvi +287. 64 full-page colour plates each with letterpress tissue guard. White buckram, gilt title to spine and front cover, gilt-ruled decoration to front cover and spine. White cloth slightly soiled. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Owner's name stamped in ink to front pastedown and rear free endpaper, and handwritten to front free endpaper. Trifle light spotting to endpapers. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Number 248 of an edition limited to 500 copies, signed by H. Allingham to the limitation page. Handsome book. A Near Fine copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        THE WRITINGS OF MRS HUMPHRY WARD (16 VOLUME SET, COMPLETE).

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York 1909 - Autograph Edition, limited to 750 signed and numbered copies. 16 volumes, complete. A Near Fine set. 8vo., each volume approximately 400 pages, illustrated with portrait frontispieces (some colored), and b&w photogravure plates, each with tissue guards which have corresponding titles printed in black ink. Bound in half morocco with marbled paper over boards. Six compartment spine with series title and book title on spine in gilt. Spine compartments decorated with floral pattern, and board morocco double lined in gilt. t.e.g. Marbled end papers matching the boards. Text block printed on artisan paper, with wide margins; many page gatherings unopened. An occasional very small blemish on the leather, ie. a tiny nick, or a spot of soiling, or a rubbed tip. Still a Near Fine set, handsomely bound. ***This beautifully bound, sixteen-volume set of the writings of author, Mrs Humphry Ward, is number 212 of a limited edition printing. This set is an autographed edition with the author signing her name, Mary A. Ward. Mrs Humphry Ward was an important novelist and social worker during the Victorian Era, penning both fiction and non-fiction works with strong religious tones. *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lederstrumpf-Erzählungen. Übersetzt und bearbeitet von K(arl) Federn. Mit Original-Lithographien von Max Slevogt.

      Paul Cassirer, Berlin 1909 - 5 Bde. in 1 Bd. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1909. 47x37 cm. 5 Bl., 473 S., 1 S., 2 Bl. Roter OLn.-Bd. mit goldegepr. Deckelvignetten und Deckelfiletierung. =Publikation der Pan-Presse. - Eines von 250 numerierten Exemplaren. - Titel in Rot/Schwarz, zweispaltig gedruckt. - (Hinterdeckel mit kleinem Fleck. Kanten schwach berieben). - Sauberes Exemplar. Roter OLn.-Bd. mit goldegepr. Deckelvignetten und Deckelfiletierung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Walden or life in the woods

      Boston: for members of the Bibliophile Society. 1909. "Edition limited to 483 copies on Holland hand-made paper, 2 volumes, large 8vo, the first of two ""forms"" noted by BAL with two title pages in volume I (etched and engraved), and a corresponding ""Memorandum"" slip laid in; pp. xxxii, [2], 208; [6], 263, [1]; errata slip, limitation certificate in each volume; portrait of Thoreau after a daguerreotype as etched by etched W.H.W. Bicknell; 2 facsimiles of the Walden MS., engraved headpiece of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond, 9 mounted photographs inserted, glassine jackets; a fine set in publisher's quarter vellum; edges of jacket of volume 1 chipped; publisher's slipcases (a little rubbed and scuffed, top of first slipcase missing), paper labels on spines. BAL 20147: ""A revised edition based on the manuscript then in the possession of W.K. Bixby and, according to the Prefatory Remarks (p. ix), containing upwards of twelve thousand words omitted from the printed editions."""

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        Central African Game and Its Spoor

      London: Horace Cox, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 315 pp, ill. incl life sized photos of game tracks (one fold out plate of elephant track). When two of Africa's foremost hunter/writers team up you get one of the finest African big game hunting classics. Chapters on stalking, shooting, how to find game etc. Orig. stamped cloth, beveled boards. Little better than vg with slight corner wear and front upper endpapers separated. Good value for someone wanting a true first edition.

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        Gulliver's Travels

      London: J.M. Dent and Cpmpany, 1909. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. Gulliver's Travel Into Several Nations. Illustrated in color by Arthur Rackham. Bound in full green morocco by Bayntun, gilt panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, First Trade Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century

      London: J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton,, 1909. As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. Translated by M. Edwardes. With an Introduction by Grace Rhys. 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in contemporary full tan calf, twin red and green morocco labels, spines richly gilt, raised bands, chequerboard design to sides in blind, enclosed within blind rolls and triple gilt fillets border with flower cornerpieces, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrations throughout the set, including Chromolithographic and photographic plates. A fine set. First edition in English, lavishly bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Originally published in Germany in 1907, under the title Die Mode: Menschen und Moden im neunzehnten Jahrhundert.

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        AS YOU LIKE IT

      - (THOMSON,HUGH)illus. AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Large thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 /12"), FULL VELLUM BINDING, gilt pictorial cover, original silk ties, a few minor marks on the cover and endpaper foxed as usual else Fine. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THOMSON, THIS IS COPY 0000 FOR PRESENTATION AND HAS A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM THOMSON TO J.E. HODDER WILLIAMS, A DIRECTOR AT HODDER AND STOUGHTON. THIS IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LOVELY WATERCOLOR ON THE HALF-TITLE. The watercolor is 5" wide and 8" high and shows a young man leaning against a tree while playing a lute. A bird sits on top of the tree. Printed on fine paper, this is illustrated with 40 beautiful tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards. A fantastic, unique copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Fables of Aesop

      Hodder & Stoughton/ The Musson Book Company, London/Toronto 1909 - Newly bound into quarter cream coloured leather with gilt lettering and stamped in blind decorations to the spine compartments. Terra cotta coloured marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase. This edition limited to seven hundred and fifty numbered copies and signed by illustrator Edward Detmold, this is no. 223. Hodder & Stoughton sheets with The Musson Book Company Toronto imprint on the title page. 25 tipped-in colour plates within embossed border. A couple of plates with corner creases, most of the pages throughout a bit thumbed but overall very good in a new quarter leather binding. A very attractive copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Familie Henneberg (Braunschweig)

       Hof- u. Universitätsdruckerei, Gießen, 1909. VIII/483 S. mit 10 Porträttafeln u. 1 Stammtafel., Halbleder mit ledernem Rückenschild u. 5 Schmuckbünden. (Rücken mit unwesentlicher Fehlstelle.)Versand D: 5,90 EUR Genealogie Heraldik

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        Wappen der Deutschen Souveraine und Lande.

      Bauer & Raspe, Nürnberg 1909 - Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1909. Ca. 28 x 21,5 cm. IV S., 142 Seiten. Mit 141 getönten lithographierten Wappentafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. Aus der Reihe: J. Siebmacher's grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in einer neuen, vollständig geordneten und reich vermehrten Auflage mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erläuterungen. Ersten Bandes erste Abtheilung zweiter Theil: "Wappen der deutschen Souveraine und Lande", neue Folge. Aus dem Inhalt: Das heilige römische Reich; Das Reichsland Elsass-Lothringen; Oldenburg, Schleswig-Holstein und die drei nordischen Reiche; Die Herzogthümer Pommern, das Fürstenthum Rügen, die Grafschaft Gützkow, Westpreussen; Die Grafen von Arnsberg, von Rietberg, von Hoya und die Fürsten von Ostfriesland. Die Grafen von Henneberg. Rücken bestoßen. Titelblatt mit kleinem Einriss. Einige Seiten bzw. Tafeln leicht fleckig bzw. gebräunt. Gutes Exemplar. Halblederband der Zeit mit geprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hudson Tunnel Map and Profil [sic]. [Profile of the first tunnel under the Hudson River, with Certificate]

      Albany, NY: State of New York, 1909. First edition. Very good clean copy with long tear repaired on th verso and tiny chips at one fold on map, inch tear to fore edge of certificate and along bottom margin.. Ink on drafting vellum with colored outlines. Docket sheet mounted to verso. In 1874, the Hudson Tunnel Railroad Company (soon named the Hudson River Railway Company) was formed to construct tunnels between Jersey City and Greenwich Village (the route originally to be about two miles commencing at a point under the Hudson River, in the westerly boundaryline of the state of New York, opposite the foot of Clarkson street, at the termination of the Hudson Tunnel Railroad Company of New Jersey, and thence running by a feasible route under the bed of the river and beneath the surface of the city of New York, to a point at or near the westerly side of Broadway between Prince and Eighth streets; from whence the line proceeds via Sixth avenue to Thirty-third street, New York) but stopped construction well before completion. The assets (land, partially-constructed tunnels, trackage, etc.) were eventually sold to the newly-organized New York & Jersey Railroad (incorporated on February 12, 1902), under the leadership of William G. McAdoo, who was later U.S. Treasury Secretary, and which then became the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad (1906). The original of this profile was drafted in 1891 (before the railroad collapsed), and the present certified copy was prepared by the Secretary of State's office on February 25, 1909, almost exactly one year after the official opening of the tunnel (the Pennsylvania Railroad's North River Tunnels, the second to burrow under the Hudson, did not open until late 1910). The reason that a copy of the map was requested is not known but what is known is that the railroad was seeking to extend the Sixth Avenue line later as well as other related projects. Perhaps the map was needed to settle some land issue or in some legal negotiations as the pencilled word "referee" appears after two sets of initials. The tunnels still carry a heavy load of PATH train commuters between Jersey City and Manhattan. Similar maps are difficult to locate. The closest, a printed "Map of Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Hudson tunnel system, January 1908," is located at the University of Chicago and the Jersey City Historical Society. Provenance: Collection of Gerald J. Levy.

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        Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

      Hodder and Stoughton 1909 - Limited UK edition no 242/750 signed by the artist Edmund Dulac (the American Limited edition run is smaller but not signed). Comes with its own custom box. Silk ties and all illustrations are present and covered by tissue guards. Vellum is uniformly browned with patches of orange. Page edges are browned and the bottom rough cut edges are blackened, on one side only, but text is clean. No inscriptions. Extra postage applies. More images available on request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vergeten liedjes.

      Den Haag, Eigen beheer, 1909. Rood marokijn (Studio ars libri) (oorspr. omslag meegebonden). Onafgesneden. Kop verguld. 84 p.*1ste druk. - Oplage: 60 ex. op Pannekoek en gedrukt in rood en zwart door Eduard verbeke. - Smetteloos ex.

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        Stilleben mit Totenkopf und Banjo" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.23x32,5cm; rechts unten signiert und datiert "1909"

      - Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen (35x46cm) der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer.

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        La conquête des étoiles

      1909 - in-8 carré de (8), 192, 62 et Paris, Sansot, 1909, , in-8 carré de (8), 192, 62 et (2) pages, exemplaire broché, couverture verte de l'éditeur, Seconde édition, après une première parue en 1902. Bel envoi autographe de l'auteur à son "cher maitre et ami Edouard Rod". Bel exemplaire portant l'ex-libris de Marcel Bekus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London - [1909]. ONE OF ONLY 200 DELUXE NUMBERED COPIES FOR AMERICA. Large 4to publisher's full pictorial vellum, gilt. Illustrated with 20 full-page mounted color plates by Dulac. Covers just slightly bowed and very slightly dusty. Armorial bookplate of Mary L.R. Taylor on the limitation page; ties lacking. A bright, near fine copy. Very scarce in this edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        FRANCOIS I.

      ROBIDA, ALBERT. FRENCH. FRANCOIS I by Gustave Toudouze. Paris: Boivin 1909. Folio, pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, corners bumped and slight cover soil, VG. 1st edition. This is a lavishly produced book printed on heavy paper with each page individually hinged into the book. Illustrated with remarkably detailed and vivid full page color illustrations (some double-paged) by ROBIDA. Really a beauty with a magnificent pictorial cover. One of the scarcest titles in this series.

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        Costumes Europeens du XVIIe au XIXe siecle Tires des Documents les Plus Authentiques (1ere serie)

      Librairie Centrale d'Art et d'Architecture, 1909. Hardcover folio with ribbon ties on the three open sides, bound in rose cloth along the spine over rose paper covered boards with red lettering, illustrated with 60 colored costume sheets. Text is in French. There is no date but appears to be circa the turn of the 20th century with a date of 1909 given by the World Catalog. The binding along the spine is new and has been neatly reinforced on the interior, ribbon ties old and fragile, boards are soiled wear in spots along the edges with the underlying boards exposed at the corners and damp marks that are more apparent on the rear, light general age toning of end papers and text pages, end papers and half title page lightly soiled, thin (less than a quarter inch wide) line of soiling along lower page edges. All illustrations are present and images clean. This is an over-sized for a book measuring approximately 16.5 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all domestic shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. . No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by .

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire de la Société. Les Confidences d'une Biche 1859-1871.

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1909. - In-12, 309 pp. Demi-maroquin vert bronze à coins, tête dorée, date en queue, non rogné, couvertures et dos conservés. (P. Affolter). Edition originale. UN DES 25 EXEMPLAIRES DU TIRAGE DE TÊTE SUR HOLLANDE N° 24 (signé A. L). Ex-libris gravé aux initiales M. R. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Tales from Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      J.M. Dent 1909 - FIRST RACKHAM EDITION, 203/750 LARGE PAPER COPIES signed by the illustrator, publisher's slip noting the additional plate in this edition at front, tissue-guarded frontispiece and 12 further colour-printed plates tipped in to white card, 2 full-page black and white illustrations and head and tail-pieces to each of the 20 chapters, one or two spots to page-borders and the odd faint handling mark, erased pencil gift inscription to half-title, pp. xii, 304, 4to, original white cloth, lettering and elaborate publisher device stamped in gilt to upper board, backstrip lettered in gilt, original pink silk ties all present and intact, gentlest of knocks to bottom corners and a single spot at foot of upper board, t.e.g., others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers with a Rackham design printed in gold, very good. This Deluxe Edition featuring the plate of Puck not present in the Trade Edition. Ex-libris George Sayer, biographer and friend of C.S. Lewis - though without mark of ownership, the erased gift inscription is to Sayer's first wife Moira Casey from a relative. (Riall p. 90)

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        TRANS-HIMALAYA: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet

      N.Y. & London 1909-13, Macmillan.Red cloth, spine head/tails. worn, 3 vol. set complete, 436+441+436p., index, 543 b.w. 33. photos, 14 maps, head/tail of vol. 1,2 worn,vol. 3 very good. mixed set New York vols. 1-2, London vol. 3. FIRST EDITIONS. A SUPERB PRIMARY RESOURCE AND EARLY EXPLORATION OF TIBET The documentary expedition of discovery to places yet mapped or explored by a westerner. The expedition consisted of some 37 Asian porters and followed ancient camel routes to the high country. This work begins with a departure from Sringar and progresses to Leh, then on to Tibet, over Karakorum and on into unknown country. He traveled through the forbidden lands, over the Trans-Himalaya, to the great banks of Brahmaputra, down the rushing Tsangpo by boat, visit with Tashi Lama, time with the Tibetans, Shigatse...Raga-Tsangpo, Linga Gompa, Nepal, voyage over stormy Holy lake, Tso-Mavang, the discovery of Indus source, on the Roof of the World, 30 days of storm, Bongba. * A fascinating primary source, adventure, exciting experiences, capture by bandits, 40 degrees below, deep snows, rushing rivers, and dry deserts. * Dr. Hedin's works are lucid and his amazing stamina, courage and high regard for scientific research has left us with a fantastic record. * The work is complete in 3 volumes; volume 1, 2 issued 1909, volume 3 in 1913. It was published in both New York and London at the same time. Finding the complete three volume set has become difficult. Often sets are composed of different place, the contents regardless remains identical. * REFERENCES: Marshall 2098 Yakushi HO3c * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        A Song of the English

      Hodder & Stoughton 1909 - Limited de luxe ed. 33/50 signed by the author. 30.5 x 24.5 cm. Unpaginated, 30 tipped-in colour plates by W. Heath Robinson mounted on card with green decorative borders and paper guards. Bound in full pressed morocco with gilt lettering and gilt pictorial design to upper board, top edge gilt. Recent matching spine incorporating part of original, fore corners rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into several remote nations of the world. Signed Limited edition.

      London, J. M. Dent. 1909.. FIRST EDITION 1909, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, 4to, 295 x 215 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, white buckram, gilt lettered and decorated upper cover and spine, gilt illustrated marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, red silk ties, 291 pages. 13 splendid mounted colour plates, frontispiece with tissue guard. 2 full page black and white illustrations, 28 head- and tailpieces. Silk ties a bit faded, small neat old bookplate on front pastedown, tissue guard to frontispiece slightly foxed. Contents very nice. Near Fine excellent copy. Large paper edition de luxe limited to 750 copies SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, this being No. 216. There is an extra coloured plate in this edition not in the trade edition, it is the last plate in the book page 256, 'The Yahoos' as stated on the publisher's tipped-in Notice which is still present. Riall states that the extra plate is 'The Lilliputian tailors...' on page 65 and that the plates have tissue guards but in fact only the tissue to the frontispiece is found in the Limited De Luxe edition of Gulliver. He also mentions 7 chapter headings and tailpieces, but there are 28 (see page 91). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fair Women at Fontainebleau

      London: Eveleigh Nash, 1909. Full leather. One volume, Octavo. Cosway Style Binding. Fair Women at Fontainebleau. Saint (miniature cameo portrait illustrator). Bound in full blue morocco with matching gilt tooling to both front and rear boards; front board has insert hand-painted color centerpiece portrait of Princess Victor of France under glass and discreetly signed "Saint at the center right; gilt tooled spine additional decorated with five raised bands and stamped within second compartment from head plus 1909" dated stamped just above heel, all edges gilt, A splendid cosway style binding. Fine.

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        Honderd verzen en Okeanos. Met een fraaie portret-ets door Willem Witsen.Luxe minder ex.

      Amst., Versluys, 1909. 4to. Blindgestempeld en rijkverguld leder, goud op snee (ontw. theo nieuwenhuis). Met vignetten, initialen en gedichtnummers door dezelfde. 146 p.*Gedrukt op Japans papier in een beperkte oplage t.g.v. Kloos' 50ste verjaardag. [Dit is nummer 9]. - Ingetipt is de aankondiging van de publikatie van deze uitgave: Verzen van Willem Kloos. Wij hebben de eer u mede te deelen, dat eene uitgave van de schoonste gedichten van Willem Kloos, door den dichter zelf gekozen, in het voorjaar van 1909 verschijnen zal. ... Dubbelzijdig blad, ondertekend door H.J. Boeken, Herman Gorter, T. Nieuwemhuis, Arthur van Schendel, W. Versluys en Willem Witsen. - Ex libris van schutblad verwijderd met restsporen; de lederen band is in goede conditie met een miniem vlekje op voorzijde.

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        TOYEI SHUKO: AN ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF ANCIENT IMPERIAL TREASURY CALLED SHOSOI

      Tokyo 1909, Shimbi Shoin. Calico cloth covered boxes, 3 vol. set, 37 x 51 cm.,27p. text, with additional 56p. text:RECORD. OF THE IMPERIAL TREASURY SHOSOIN,the best,"Revised Edition,". some of the box hinges have been reinforced, else clean.. A STUNNING CATALOGUE FROM THE ANCIENT SHOSOIN COLLECTION FIRST & ONLY DE LUXE EDITION *** Consisting of 166 high-quality plates: 25 color, 138 b.w. collotypes on heavy card. A superb set, showing hundreds of Japan's oldest objects from ancient past. * These works were gathered in the Tempyo-Sohoo periods 749-756 A.D. Standing without rival these beautiful works have been protected by the unbroken Imperial Line for over 1200 years. This is the graphic record of the multitude of the objects in a set intended to be complete in 6 volumes. To date, we have not been able to confirm the existence of more than the first 3 volumes. * This work consists of excellent color wood cut and photographic collotypes illustrations done faithfully after the original works. Showing honored and treasured objects called the "Light of Jewels in the Divine Islands of Eastern Seas." * This is a monumental large scale work, published under the watchful eye of the Imperial Household, by the celebrated Imperial publisher, the Shimbi Shoin, Japan's most prestigious press. A couple of the box clips wanting. * A marvelous art and historical reference resource. Seldom found on the market. * WHO WAS THE SHIMBI SHOIN: The Shimbi Shoin was Japans most prestigious publishing and printing house. They printed Imperial items for the Emperor and his household. They also printed catalogs of the Imperial collections, national museums, and private collections. They have been considered Japan's most elegant and Deluxe publisher. . Every item published by the Shimbi Shoin has been a major work of artistic art, the paper used was the finest, and matching lovely bindings always were of the highest standard and quality. Typography was unparallel. Shimbi Shoin only published special publications and the quality of their color printing, woodblock color prints again were unsurpassed. Every publication was expensive, and took a lot of care and time to produce. Production was limited to very small printings due to several reasons per above, it was just too time-consuming and the results were perfection! The cost of production limited the number of clients and publications. The only took on the most important catalogs and publications. Only the Imperial Household, Japanese government, National museums, libraries or the richest of industrial magnates could afford these superb and elegant publications. *** This is a very large and heavy set. Appropriate packing, insurance and shipping charges will apply. At our discretion we may only ship by Federal Express. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Sämtliche Werke. Propyläen-Ausgabe in 49 Bänden.

      Georg Müller Verlag, München / Propyläen-Verlag, Berlin, 1909-1932. Bände 1 bis 45 + 3 Nachtragsbände u. 1 Supplementband, Je Band zwischen ca. 340 u. 530 S., insgesamt ca. 20.000 S., Gr.-8° (ca. 25 x 18 cm), schwarzes OHalbleder, Lederecken, blaugrauer Ganzfarbschnitt. Vollständige Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke in 45 Bänden (Goedeke IV/3, 29 ff. u. IV/5, 528, 4). Mit den drei Nachtragsbänden sowie dem Supplementband: u. a. Heinz Amelung: \"Goethe als Persönlichkeit, Berichte und Briefe von Zeitgenossen, Supplementband von Ernst Schulte-Strathaus: \"Die Bildnisse Goethes\". Die ersten 28 Bände waren von 1909 bis 1914 bei Müller erschienen, ab 1920 mit Band 29 dann bei Propyläen, Berlin. Chronologisch geordnete Ausgabe, Druck in Ungerschen Schriften von der Offizin W. Drugulin, Leipzig, gebunden von Hübel und Denck, Leipzig. Sehr schöne schwarze Original-Halbmaroquinbände mit dezenter Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung und schwarzen Pappdeckeln, vereinzelnd ein wenig berieben, stellenweise kleine Läsuren an den Kapitalen. Dekorative Ausgabe von sehr guter Erhaltung. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Belletristik, Werkausgaben, Bibliographie

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT & kunst Annelore Westerheyde]
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