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        Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet, with 388 Illustrations from Photographs, Water-Colour Sketchs, and Drawings By the Author, and 1o Maps (3 folding), in Two Volumes

      New York 1909,. Macmillan - large 8vo original redl cloth, two vol. set, 436+441p., 17 color, 360 b.w. photos & illus., 7 maps,3 fold out maps, index, very good cridp and bright copy. One of the most important works by the famous explorer providing an account of his expedition through Tibet from 1906-1908. "Traversing the Chang-tang in Tibet through Srinagar and Leh he reached to Shigatse. Thence he went back to Lake Mana sarowar along the Tsangpo and descended the Indus, and then towards Leh and returned to Simla by the Sutlej route" (Kakushi) Hedin was responsible for putting Tibet on the map, literally. His surveys and mapping expeditions helped to discover for the world the physical geography of the region. The maps he produced were used as a point of reference in 1963, when Gordon Cooper took hyperaltitude photos of Tibet during the last Mercury space mission. The photos were compared against Hedin's survey sightings on mountain peaks to give the scientists a starting point in revising extant maps of the areas. Cooper's mission marked "the beginning of serious planning for Earth resource surveys from space" (Wilford, THE MAPMAKERS, pp. 338-9). This is a highly readable account of Hedin's travels and experiences. A third volume was issued in 1913 and is not included with the two 1909-10 volumes offered here. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas der Elektropathologie. Aus dem k.k. Universitätsinstitut für gerichtliche Medizin in Wien.

      Bln./Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg 1909.. 4°. XI, 92 S. Mit 230 meist farb. Abb. auf 96 Taf. u. 16 Textfig. OHLdr. Kanten berieb. EA Stefan Jellinek (1871-1968 Edinburgh), erforschte 1908 zusammen mit Alexander Kolisko am Institut für gerichtliche Medizin die histologischen Veränderungen in einzelnen Organen nach Elektrizitätseinwirkung und schuf das erste elektropathologische Museum an der Universität Wien.

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        Fighting Ships 1909.

      Sampson Low Marston & Co. Ltd., London 1909 - First Edition.Twelfth year of issue. Inside and outside remarkably well preserved - originating from a 50-years-collection of JANE'S. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, spine slightly bumped at top and tail, first and second adv. with some soiling near edges, binding very firm. +++ Outside near fine, inside VG+: pages mostly bright with some signs of use, thumb index darkened and with some soiling and little creasing. Oblong Quarto ( 7¾" x 12¼"; 20x31cm). 494pp.; complete thus. A very good copy of this scarce issue. No owner's name, no ex-Library, no marks. A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTOR'S ITEM.+++ Need further photos and/or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I¿ll be pleased to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrierte Monatsschrift für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe - Jahrgang VII

       Bruno Cassirer, Berlin, 1909. 5 Blatt, 571 S. mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, 2 Original-Lithographien von Paul Garvarsi, 1 Lithographie von Karl Walser sowie 1 Original-Radierung von August Renoir \"\"Sitzender Akt\"\", original Halbpergament-Einband mit goldgeprägtem Einbanddeckel, quart, (1 Textabbildung und 1 Tafel fehlen/etwas fleckig/Kanten berieben und bestoßen/oberes Kapital eingerissen)Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate,Kunst und Kunstwissenschaften

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        4 TLSs - 4 maschinenschriftliche Briefe mit Unterschrift. - Interessante Beilagen.

      - Czernowitz 24.IX.1909 bis 24.II.1910. 6 Seiten (gr.-) 4°. 2 mit gestempelten Briefkopf. Teilweise leicht fleckig. Mit den Umschlägen. August Böhm von Böhmersheim (1858-1930), österreichischer Geograph, Geologe und Paläontologe, arbeitete insbesondere über die Geomorphologie der Alpen; von ihm stammt die noch heute übliche Einteilung der Ostalpen. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg über dessen Aussichten auf die vakante Professur für Mineralogie und Petrographie in Czernowitz. - - 24.XI.1909. ". Als Referent der Commission, die der Facultät einen Vorschlag . zu machen hat, habe ich mich nun an einige österreichische und reichsdeutsche Capacitäten des Faches gewendet . Zu meiner nicht geringen Verwunderung ist mir nun von reichsdeutscher Seite übereinstimmend und an erster Stelle Ihr Name genannt worden, wobei ich wohl kaum zu betonen habe, dass die Verwunderung bei mir nur deshalb Platz griff, weil ich es mir wahrhaftig nicht hätte träumen lassen, dass wir Sie für Czernowitz gewinnen könnten. Es wurde mir aber geschrieben, dass dies vielleicht möglich wäre, da Sie sich in Heidelberg nicht recht wohl fühlten, dort manche Kränkung erlitten hätten usw. - - . Die ganze Universität - nicht nur unsere Facultät - bildet sozusagen eine einzige große Familie; ich glaube nicht, dass ein solches Zusammenhalten wie hier, anderswo vorkommt. Dagegen will ich nicht verhehlen, dass ich zweifle, ob sich Ihre Frau Gemahlin in die hiesigen wirthschaftlichen Verhältnisse leicht hineinfinden würde; die meisten, ja fast alle Frauen, die aus dem Westen hierher kommen, fühlen sich unglücklich - so auch meine Frau. Das ganze Geschäftsleben ist hier so unsolid. Uns Männer berührt dies weniger, aber die Frauen haben viel Ärger ." - - 31.XII.1909. ". Dass sich . die Tschermak-Coterie sehr für Stark einsetzen wird, ist richtig, . ebenso, wie man sich von anderer Seite sehr für Ippen bemüht. Aber diesen letzteren nehme ich überhaupt gar nicht in den Vorschlag. Ich kann Ihnen ja - vertraulich - mittheilen, wie ich den Vorschlag machen werde: I. Salomon / II. ex aequo Milch und Reinisch / III. Stark. - - Ganz zu vermeiden ist Stark nicht (habilitiert seit October), da er auch von den reichsdeutschen Oberbonzen sehr anerkannt wurde und obendrein Österreicher ist. Er ist gewiss ein sehr tüchtiger und vielversprechender Mensch, aber eben noch zu jung ." - - 15.II.1910. ". Ich wollte, ich könnte noch mehr in der Sache thun, denn ich hätte eine große Freude, wenn ich Sie zum Collegen bekäme ." - - 24.II.1910. ". Das Lied ist aus! Leider ist soeben vom Ministerium die Entscheidung gekommen, dass es Stark mit der Supplierung der Lehrkanzel betraut hat. Diese verdammte Sparwuth bei uns! Er bekommt nemlich nur 3000 K als 'Remuneration'. Wie ich mich ärgere, kann ich Ihnen gar nicht sagen ." - - Beiliegend ein eigenh. Billett auf seiner gedruckten Visitenkarte, 4.VI.1909, und ein Telegramm Böhms. - Ferner beiliegend ein eigenh. Briefentwurf mit Unterschrift sowie 3 Abklatsche von eigenhändigen Briefen Salomon-Calvis, eigenh. Notizen in Kurzschrift u.a., sämtlich die Berufungssache betreffend. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ball der Stadt Wien 1909. Gedenktage aus dem Jahre 1809. Eine Erinnerung. Den Damen Wiens gewidmet vom Ballkomitee der Stadt Wien.

      Wien, Melzer, 1909. o. Pag. [14 Bll.] Geprägter OLd. in Orig. Kassette, mit den Orig. Seidenbändern zum Tragen. Mit den 12 mehrfarb., ganzseitigen Lithographien v. Geyling. Der weiße orig. Ledereinband mit reicher Gold-, Schwarz- u. Rotprägung. - Kassettenkanten leicht bestoßen. Tadelloses Expl. des Glacé-Ledereinbandes. - Ganz in der Tradition der Wiener Werkstätte. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Viennensia, Wiener Werkstätten

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      Hodder and Stoughton, London and New York 1909 - First Dulac Edition. With 20 tipped in colour Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh, University Press. [162] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Potter 131; Hughey 21 Publisher's rwhite gilt stamped buckram. Fine With 20 tipped in colour Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Printed by T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh, University Press. [162] pp. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Five Months in the Himalaya. A record of mountain travel in Garhwal and Kashmir.

      Arnold London 1909 - First edition. 8vo, (26 x 17 cms), pp. xv, 263, numerous illustrations taken from photographs, some folding, all printed in blue tint, light foxing, 2 folding maps at rear, addendum slip present, original blue cloth gilt, light wear to foot of spine, a very good copy. Account of the 1907 expedition to Trisul in the Himalayas. A successful ascent. He also explored Kashmir, Khagan and the ranges in Garwhal. Neate M179; Yakushi M280a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Profili. Formiggini. Raccolta. 171 Volumi.

      - Modena-Genova-Roma-Milano, A. F. Formiggini Editore/Bietti, 1909-1938. COLLEZIONE COMPLETA DEI 129 VOLL + 42 DOPPI. I Profili, accuratamente impressi in rosso e nero, sono graziosi volumetti elzeviriani ben rilegati in pergamena papirus, adorni di illustrazioni e fregi originali e stampati su carta filigranata di lusso; vivaci, sintetiche e suggestive rievocazioni di figure attraenti e significative. Per la verità, nei trent'anni di attività editoriale solo il formato rimase immutato (cm. 17x10,5 circa), insieme ai fregi di copertina, opera di Artioli, e all'impostazione grafica generale. I materiali impiegati mutarono sulla base delle possibilità di approvvigionamento dell'editore. Si ebbero così tre serie: i primi numeri sino al 43 sono legati in pergamena vegetale fissata su cartoncino rigido; dal n. 44 al n. 62 compreso, per l'impossibilità di reperire sul mercato la pergamena-papirus, si hanno vari tipi di legatura in cartoncino rigido e morbido; dal n. 63 al n. 129 i Profili acquistano la forma definitiva con copertina in pergamena fissata su cartoncino morbido e la prima carta non è incollata. I 129 volumi che compongono la collana si dispongono in un arco di tempo che va dal 1909 al 1938 (il n. 129, Chiabrera, reca le indicazioni: finito di stampare il 31 ottobre 1938). Noi ne possediamo 171 (numeri doppi: 4, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 32, 34, 35, 37, 40, 41, 43, 48, 49, 54, 73, 97, 112, 119, 121, 127), (numeri tripli: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8). Buono stato di conservazione della raccolta. PAx [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David.

      Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1909. , 1909. First US Edition, INSCRIBED BY SHACKLETON. 2 volumes; 4to. Publisher's dark blue cloth, pictorially blocked in silver decoration; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Portrait of E.H. Shackleton as frontispiece to first volume, with portrait of the Northern Party at the South Magnetic Pole to second volume. Both are protected with captioned tissue guards. Generously illustrated throughout with photographic plates and diagrams, in addition to several plates in colour. A used copy showing some general handling, spines rubbed, volume one text block shaken in the case with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters, both volumes with bookplates of Alfred Connor Balch (1862-1957) a resident of New England and ninth descendent of the Pilgrim Father John Alden who arrived on The Mayflower. Author's signed presentation note to Balch to first flyleaf.

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        ANALECTA ECCLESIASTICA, 18 TOMES, 1893-1909, REVUE ROMAINE THEORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DE THEOLOGIE, DROIT CANONIQUE, JURISPRUDENCE, ADMINISTRATION, LITURGIE, HISTOIRE, ETC.

      Analecta Ecclesiastica, Romae 1909 - RO40261906: 18 volumes (tomes). Texte principalement en latin, mais aussi en français. Titres, tomaisons, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Grands In-4°. Epidermures sur les dos. De la 1re année, 1re Livraison, Jan. 1893, à la 17e année, 12e Livraison, Déc. 1909. Avec la Table Générale (Index Generalis) 1893-1902. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: J.M. Dent & Co.,, 1909. - A Fine Copy of the Signed Limited Rackham Gulliver[RACKHAM, Arthur], illustrator]. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909. Large Paper Edition. Limited to [a total of] 750 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 197 of the English issue.Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches; 285 x 211 mm.). [2], xv, [1, blank], 291, [1 blank] pp. xxii, 121, [1] pp. Thirteen mounted and captioned color plates. Two full-page black and white illustrations and seven chapter headings and tail-pieces.Publisher's cream buckram decoratively stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, decorative endpapers. Original rose colored silk ties. Decorative engraved bookplate on front paste-down. A fine copy.Second and best edition, being a reprint of the 1900 edition, with added illustrations in color and larger pages (the 1900 edition contained a color frontispiece and eleven full-page black and white illustrations). This deluxe edition contains an additional color plate not included in the trade edition, "The Lilliputian Tailors Measure Gulliver for a New Suit of Clothes," facing p. 48.Latimore and Haskell, pp. 32-33, Riall, p. 91

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        Die Impressionisten. Pissaro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cezanne, Guillaumin.

      Berlin. Bruno Cassirer. MDCDIX (1909). Leinenband. ca. 26,5 x 20,5 cm. 3 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis, 220 Seiten. mit vielen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln (teils getönt, teils montiert / eine Tafel FEHLT), mit mit 5 Gravüren und 1 Originalradierung (P.M. Roy, Radierung nach Sisley, Flußufer, alle anderen FEHLEN). leicht angebrochen, eine Seite gelockert. durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Leinen wenig gebräunt mit kleinen Flecken. in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart - 3 Bände. Band 1. Renaissance, Band 2. Die Galante Zeit Band 3. Das bürgerliche Zeitalter

      Albert Langen, München 1909 - 28 cm. Ills.: b/w and color illustrations. Volume 2 and 3 are bound in 'Ganzlederband', as one of the 100 copies printed on 'feinstem Kunstdruckpapier', both numbered by hand as no. 16. Volume 1 is the regular one. Cond.: goed / good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Liebe Platons im Lichte der modernen Biologie - gesammelte kleinere Schriften, mit einer Vorrede und dem Bilde des Verfassers

      Bernhard Zacks Verlag Treptow bei Berlin 1909 283 S., Erstes und Zweites Tausend, Originalautograph des Verfassers Benedict Friedländer (* 18. Juli 1866 in Berlin; † 21. Juni 1908 in Schöneberg; Vorname auch Benedikt) war ein deutsch-jüdischer Zoologe, Sexualwissenschaftler, Soziologe und Ökonom), aus dem Inhalt: Einleitung, Vorrede, 1. Bemerkungen zu einem Artikel E. Rüdins: Zur Rolle der Homosexuellen im Lebensprozeß der Rasse, 2. Die physiologische Freundschaft als normaler Grundtrieb des Menschen und als Grundlage der Sozialität...4. Schadet die soziale Freigabe des homosexuellen Verkehrs der kriegerischen Tüchtigkeit der Rasse?..11. Entgegnung auf den Artikel des Herrn Geheimrat Prof. Dr. Fritsch: \"\"Nachklänge zum evangelisch-sozialen Kongreß in Straßburg\"\".. 14. Lebenslauf des Verfassers..., Halbleinen, 16,5 x 25 cm gut erhalten (Fleck auf den ersten beiden Seiten, Namenszug hinten) Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        The Old Man In the Corner.

      London; Greening & Co., 1909., 1909. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated by H.M.Brock. 8vo., pp.340. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth, printed in gilt and colours. Discreet ownership and bookseller's ticket. Minor wear and edgespotting, near fine Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272).

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        Undine

      1909. A Masterpiece of Sympathetic Understanding"Edition de LuxeWith A Signed Original Pen and Ink Drawing By Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FOUQUE, De La Motte. Undine. London / New York: William Heinemann / Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 large-paper copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. "Special Copy" with a half-page original pen and ink drawing inscribed "To Hugh & Marnie/With all best wishes/from/Arthur, Edyth & Barbara/Rackham/21 July 1927." at lower left. Quarto (11 1/4 x 8 7/8 in; 286 x 224 mm). viii, 136 pp. Fifteen color plates mounted on brown art paper, with captioned tissue guards and thirty black & white drawings in the text.Publisher's full vellum, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Original silk ties missing. Minimal dusting to boards, small green mark on lower cover, a few text leaves very slightly browned, otherwise a fine and bright copy.The fine pen and ink drawing (measuring approximately 5 x 3 inches) shows Undine in her 'Mermaid' form."With the aqueous world of Undine Rackham found an opportunity to revive and develop his earlier art nouveau linear decorative drawing. especially in the need to incorporate waves and water currents in his pictures. He was thus able to connect a felicitious quality of decoration into his plates, was well as a new feeling for flat pattern which harks back to fin de siècle without being too openly mannered" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 123)."Although the waves and eddies of Undine bear the mark of Art Nouveau, the work was still another step forward for Rackham, the unity of conception in the line drawings and the colour plates, the assertion of contrast in the moods of the heroine, rendering it a masterpiece of sympathetic understanding" (Hudson, p. 80).Latimore and Haskell p. 34. Riall p. 93.

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        Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, The

      1909. Second and Best Trade EditionWith Forty Mounted Color Plates by Arthur RackhamRACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1909. Second and Best Trade Edition. Large quarto (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 in; 248 x 186 mm.). xv, [1], 325, [1, colophon] pp. Forty mounted color plates with descriptive tissue-guards and forty-five drawings in black and white (nine full-page). Publisher's red cloth over boards, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge stained red, pictorial end-papers printed in red. Neat ink inscription dated 1914 on front free end-paper. Some light rubbing to extremities but still an excellent copy.?"Reprinted from the 1900 edition, with added illustrations and larger pages?" (Latimore and Haskell), and others redrawn and colored. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative" (Hamilton, p. 11)."The first year of the new century marked a turning point in Rackham's career, for in it were published his original illustrations for Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm...The book was immediately successful, and its publication marked the beginning of Rackham's lasting fame. Two new editions were called for within ten years. At intervals from 1900 onwards Rackham worked on the original drawings, partially or entirely redrawing some of them on colour, adding new ones in colour and in back-and-white, and generally overhauling them as a set, until the final and best-known edition, of 1909, contained forty coloured illustrations and fifty-five line drawings...a comparison between the first and the last editions of his Grimm emphasizes the remarkable progress that Rackham made in a decade" (Hudson, p. 47-8).Latimore and Haskell, p. 34. Riall, p. 97.

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        Handbuch der Physiologischen Optik. Dritte Aufl. ergänzt und hg. in Gemeinschaft mit A. Gullstrand und J. von Kries von W. Nagel.

      Hamburg/Lpz. Voss 1909-11.. 3 Bde. (kompl.) kl.-4°. XVI, 376; VIII, 391; VIII, 564 S. Mit insg. 307 Textabb., 9 Taf. u. 1 Portrait. HLdr. d. Zt. Kanten berieb. Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821-1894), deutscher Physiologe und Physiker. - Bd. I: Einleitung - Die Dioptrik des Auges/ Bd. II: Die Lehre von den Gesichtsempfindungen/ Bd. III: Die Lehre von der Gesichtswahrnehmung.

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        "At last she reached the cellar, and there she found an old, old woman with a shaking head", illustration from The Robber Bridegroom, Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      Watercolor and ink on illustration board, signed lower right "A. Rackham" within rectangle,in script verso "Board of Education S.K./Exhitn. Of Illustr/Illustr. To Grimm. (Freemouth...)". 9-3/8 x 7-9/16 inches. Matted and framed. Fine. Watercolor and ink on illustration board, signed lower right "A. Rackham" within rectangle,in script verso "Board of Education S.K./Exhitn. Of Illustr/Illustr. To Grimm. (Freemouth...)". 9-3/8 x 7-9/16 inches. Exhibition label verso "Exhibition of Works by Arthur Rackham/Held at the Leicester Galleries/Leicester Square, London,/Dec 1909/No. 33./Purchaser Z. Merton Esq.", "Rec. July 16 3 col...not exceed 7 x 5"

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        Ex Libris die sie nicht tauschten.

      Paris, London und Wien, o. V. (Privatdruck), 1909. 42 unpaginierte Blatt aus stärkerem Karton mit 21 montierten Exlibris. Gr.-8° (23,5 x 17,5 cm), Orig.-Halbpergamentband über fünf unechten Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckelbezüge und Vorsätze aus identischem Buntpapier. Brettschneider 86; Hayn-Gotendorf 9, 43. - Erschien als Privatdruck in einer einmaligen Auflage handnummerierter Exemplare - hier Exemplar Nr. 314. Der Künstler Franz von Bayros (1866 - 1824) ist bekannt für seine Illustrationen zu Klassikern der erotischen Literatur und für die von ihm geschaffenen erotischen Exlibris, welche in diesem Fall von besonders eindeutiger Natur sind. Das hiervorliegende ist eines seiner seltensten und gesuchtesten Werke. - Klammern minimal angerostet. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        TA., Rathaus und Langer Markt, "Das Rathaus mit dem Artushofe zu Danzig".

      - Radierung v. H. Ulbrich b. Alfred Langewort, dat. 1909, 70 x 51 (H) Originalradierung von Hugo Ulbrich. Unten rechts in der Platte signiert und datiert. - Mit einer Vielzahl von Personen auf dem "Langer Markt" und vor dem Artushof ( der Börse ). Links im Vordergrund der Neptunsbrunnen. - Mit 2 restaurierten Randeinrissen, knapp ins Bild gehend. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Natural History of British Game Birds

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. Original maroon cloth in very good condition. Top edge gilt. Only 550 copies of this book have been printed, this copy is No. 319. With 18 coloured plates, 17 photogravures, and 2 other illustrations by Archibald Thorburn and J.G. Millais. Shelf wear, head and tail of spine worn and frayed, bumped corners.

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        Walden or Life in the Woods

      1909. THOREAU, Henry D. Walden or Life in the Woods. Two volumes. [4], [xxxiv], 208; [8], 263, [1] pp. Illustrated with small etchings and full page photographs by Herbert Gleason throughout. 4to., bound in recent half green morocco. Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1909. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of the full text of Walden. Limited to 483 copies printed for members of the Bibliophile Society only. The wonderful illustrations include a facsimile of Thoreau's original manuscript of the title-page for Walden, frontispiece portrait of Thoreau from an old daguerrotype, a facsimile of a corrected page of text with Thoreau's ample annotations in margins, etching of Thoreau's cabin, and nine divine full-page photographs by Gleason of Walden Pond and it surroundings. Most importantly, the text for Walden in this edition includes the nearly 1200 words omitted from the earlier editions. The original manuscript in Thoreau's hand was only discovered at the beginning of the twentieth-century in a chest of papers belonging to Thoreau's family (this famous chest now resides at the Concord Museum). The manuscript had large sections of text which did not appear in the first edition of 1854 or succeeding editions. Therefore, with their inclusion in this volume, the Bibliophile Society version represents the first truly complete edition of Walden. Fine copy.

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co.,, [1909]. The First and Fourth Renderings in English by Edward Fitzgerald. Octavo. Original blue-green morocco, raised bands, titles to spine gilt, Persian-style roundel to front board in gilt, red, orange, blue and green, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, 12 tipped-in colour plates, black and white head- and tailpieces by Willy Pogány. Spine and board edges faded, fore edge toned; an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, UK issue. Number 99 of 750 specially bound copies signed by the illustrator and with an original etching also signed by him; a further 500 were issued for the US.

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        Maler, Graphiker u. Buchkünstler, Georgekreis (1865-1937): Eigenh. Briefkarte m. U. - Mit. eigenh. adress. Kuvert.

      Berlin "W. 62. Kleist-Str : 3, den 21. SEPT. 1909". - Quer- Kl.-8°. 1 S. auf Büttenkarton. [in Versalien:] "SEHR GEEHRTER HERR DR: / ICH ERWARTE SIE MIT / IHRER DAME MORGEN (MITT- / WOCH) VORMITTAG ZWISCHEN / 11 - ½ 12 UHR. // MIT HOCHACHTUNG IHR ERGE- / BENER // MELCHIOR LECHTER" - // - Auf dem Kuvert eigenh. Adresse [ebenfalls in Versalien und in jedem Wortzwischenraum ein mittig gesetzter Zierpunkt:] "AN . HERRN / DR . CARL . ENDERS / PRIVATDOZENT. / Z . Z. BEI . HERRN . GEHEIMRAT . FRAENKEL / BERLIN . S . W / KÖNIGSGRÄTZER-STR: 104" - // - Die von dem Germanisten Berthold Litzmann (1857-1926) und seinem Schüler und Kollegen Carl Enders (1877-1963) gegründete "Literahistorische Gesellschaft Bonn" (LhGB) veranstaltete bei berühmten Gegenwartsautoren eine Rundfrage über "Ziele und Wege deutscher Dichtung nach Äußerungen ihrer Schöpfer". Die Antworten sollten in Sonderheften der regelmäßig erscheinenden "Mitteilungen der LhGB" erscheinen. - Dass sich zeitgenössische Autoren zur Entstehungsgeschichte ihrer Werke äußern sollten, war in der damaligen Literaturwissenschaft völlig neu. Und dadurch haben sich Lechter und Carl Enders" kennen gelernt. - Die "Dame" ist Lotte Fraenkel, Enders` spätere Ehefrau. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Millionaire of Love: the life story of Charles Hess

      Headley Brothers, 1909. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        ACTA APOSTOLICAE SEDIS. Commentarium officiale. 1909

      1909 - 1909-1949, 40 vol. in-4 demi-basane ou cartonnés, dos toile./De la première à la 41ème année, sauf 1929 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David.

      Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1909. , 1909. First US Edition, INSCRIBED BY SHACKLETON. 2 volumes; 4to. Publisher's dark blue cloth, pictorially blocked in silver decoration; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Portrait of E.H. Shackleton as frontispiece to first volume, with portrait of the Northern Party at the South Magnetic Pole to second volume. Both are protected with captioned tissue guards. Generously illustrated throughout with photographic plates and diagrams, in addition to several plates in colour. A used copy showing some general handling, spines rubbed, volume one text block shaken in the case with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters, both volumes with bookplates of Alfred Connor Balch (1862-1957) a resident of New England and ninth descendent of the Pilgrim Father John Alden who arrived on The Mayflower. Author's signed presentation note to Balch to first flyleaf.

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        Manuscript Journal - Royal Marine Army Midshipman's Accounts Onboard HMS Inflexible - Voyage to New York

      England 1909 - England, Ireland, Scotland, New York, Italy, 1909-1911. Manuscript midshipman's journal kept by a young Royal Navy marine named John F. Tryon, a particularly talented draftsman with a keen interest in torpedoes, who served on four vessels whilst keeping this naval log. Tryon would reach the rank of Lieutenant in 1913, take command a submarine in 1917, and perish at sea in January 1918 during the First World War. Folio. 196 pages in manuscript, plus 17 hand drawn and coloured sea charts and mechanical drawings tipped in throughout, most of which are initialled J.F.T. (S. 519. Journal for the use of Junior Officers, issued by the Royal Navy, 1906.) Brown cloth over marbled boards, labelled to spine, original endpapers. Volume measures approximately 22 x 32 cm. Slight wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, a neatly organized detail rich, and beautifully illustrated seamanship manuscript. This seamanship journal may be all that remains of a little known Royal Navy hero whose life was taken at the age of 27 whilst helping Britain achieve naval supremacy in World War One. A two part work, the first section is a succinct chronological daily naval log, the second section expanding greatly on the procedures and tasks of life at sea, as well as memorable events. Fastidiously, Tryon records barometrical readings and nautical winds, duties performed onboard, pertinent news and notable events, not missing a calendar day. The first entry is made 15 January 1909 onboard HMS Inflexible at Berehaven in Ireland. In February and March he makes a voyage to Aranci Bay in Italy, around Malta, and back to England. At the start of July 1909 he remarks, "War declared imminent. waiting for declaration of war. Indecisive action in early morning with enemy's cruisers." In August 1909 an interesting event unfolds in detail, a visit to England is made by Russian Emperor Nicholas II who lunches with King Edward II at Spithead, a significant location for the Royal Navy. Shortly thereafter, a memorable occasion in American history is attended and documented, together with an exquisite hand drawn and watercoloured map of the voyage to New York for the "Hudson-Fulton Celebration" September 25th to October 9th. The second part of the volume contains an excellent account of the festivities. HMS Inflexible was chosen as temporary flagship of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Hobart Seymour. In New York on September 30th young Tryon lands a small-arms company for a naval parade, in which he was also a participant. The ship departed from New York on October 9th. [The event was an elaborate commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the Hudson River, and of the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton’s first successful commercial application of the paddle steamer.] February and March 1910 finds HMS Inflexible and her crew on a tour around Ireland, with ports of call at Queenstown, Berehaven, Rathmullan, and also Lamlash in Scotland. On May 6th 1910 the crew receives news of the death of Edward VII. After his entry of 12 May 1910 we find an original signature of Captain Charles Lionel Napier (1861-1934) who later retired with the rank of Admiral. At Invergordon in Scotland, on 14 May 1910 he embarks HMS Ettick. On this ship he travelled as far north as Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), where on September 30th the crew carried out preliminary night defence. His final entry from this ship was made at Portland, England, on October 30th. The log continues on HMS Hibernia at Arosa Bay in Spain, 20 January 1911, with the final entry made on 2 December 1911. For the duration of these voyages Tryon is busy with duties such as coaling, painting the ship, preparing booms and masts, giving leave to starboard watch, loading stores, carrying mail, disembarking ammunition, refitting gear, overhauling turret machinery, cleaning engines, running torpedoes, calibrating buoys, arming small ships, landing parties for various reasons, so fort

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        Kritische Erörterungen über Rickert und das Problem der modernen Erkenntnistheorie.

      - Inaugural-Dissertation. Baur'sche Buchdruckerei, Ludwigshafen 1909. 80 S. Brosch. Umschl. berieben u. gering beschäd. Hinterer Umschl. mit kl. Wasserrand. Eine Kante etwas gestaucht. Stockfleckig, anfangs und am Ende stärker. Äußerst seltene Erstausgabe von Blochs Dissertation die nur in sehr kleiner Auflage erschien. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herrschaft und Dienst - (= Opus 1 der Einhorn-Presse).-

      Otto von Holten Berlin 1909 67 Seiten mit illustriertem Doppeltitel von Melchior Lechter, 3 größeren Illustrationen sowie 60 teils wiederholten Initialen von Melchior Lechter. Text teilweise in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Flexibler Original-Pergamentband mit vergoldetem Vorderdeckel sowie Rückenvergoldung, Kleinfolio. Mit marmorierten Vorsätzen, gedruckt auf handgeschöpftem, signiertem Tonbütten-Papier. Numeriertes und handschriftlich von Melchior Lechter monogrammiertes Exemplar einer Gesamtauflage von 510 Stück ( hier die Nummer 89 ). >>Eines von nur 500 von Lechter selbst handschriftlich monogrammierten und numerierten Exemplaren; Gesamtauflage 510 Exx.; Satz in der Neuen Elzevier der Bauerschen Gießerei, die Kapitelüberschriften und Initialen in Lechter-Schrift; gedruckt auf handgeschöpftes, starkes Tonbütten mit dem Wasserzeichen der Presse. - \"Schon beim anblick des buches, der seiten, soll uns die unsichtbare seele der verse, der prosa wie stumme musik umfangen und uns keinen augenblick über ihren charakter im zweifel lassen ...\" ( Aus dem Verlagsprospekt ) <<Mit einem schönen, von Heinrich Vogeler entworfenen und monogrammierten Exlibris für Wanda Frischen-Carus. Am hinteren Vorsatz ist ein Zettelchen montiert. \" Buchgewerbliche Weltausstellung Leipzig 1914, Sondergruppe - Die Frau im Buchgewerbe und in der Graphik - ( mit handschriftlichem Eintrag ) Frau Wanda Frischen, Bremen: Herrschaft u. Dienst, Ludwig Wolters \". Leider ist der Pergamenteinband von schlechter Erhaltung: Offenbar durch Feuchtigkeitseinwirkung fleckig und aufgequollen, die Vergoldung stärker berieben. Innen durchgehend leicht wellig ( aber sauber ), erste 3 Seiten am Rand ( außerhalb des Textes oder der Darstellung ) etwas stockfleckig, ansonsten innen von gutem Zustand. Bis auf den unschönen Einband durchaus brauchbares Exemplar der handmonogrammierten Ausgabe von Melchior Lechter. ( Pic erhältlich - webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Melchior Lechter, Einhorn-Presse, Pressendrucke, Heinrich Vogeler, Monogrammiert, Numerierte Ausgaben, George Kreis, Jugendstil

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY...EDITED BY HIS WIFE, DOROTHY STANLEY. With Sixteen Photogravures and a Map

      London, 1909. Half title. Thick quarto. Original green morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands, covers ruled and front cover stamped in gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, t.e.g. Moderate wear and minor fading to spine and extremities; minor scuffing to boards. Original printed tissue guards intact. Small ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Extremely light foxing on first few leaves, else fine internally. A very good copy. Deluxe issue of the first edition, limited to 250 copies signed by Dorothy Stanley, this copy numbered 22. Containing a finely detailed, folding two-color map of central Africa, with Stanley's routes outlined in three colors and an accompanying outline of England and Wales drawn in the same scale for land size comparison. Henry Morton Stanley, the most accomplished and celebrated 19th-century African explorer, was also one of his era's greatest self-inventors, a feat both chronicled and extended in his posthumously published AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Stanley was born John Rowlands in 1841, the illegitimate son of a housemaid in Wales. As a child, Rowlands suffered years of cruelty at the hands of his family and in the workhouse where he was raised from the age of six. In 1859, Rowlands fled to America and came under the care of a New Orleans cotton merchant named Henry Morton Stanley, who informally adopted Rowlands and gave him his name. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the younger Stanley enlisted in the Confederate Army. In 1862 he fought and was taken prisoner at Shiloh, where, to obtain his release, he enlisted in the Union Army. Soon thereafter, he became a ship's clerk in the Union Navy and would become one of the few people to see battle from both sides of the Civil War (Hochschild, p.25). Following the war, Stanley was hired as a newspaper correspondent for the St. Louis MISSOURI DEMOCRAT. He was assigned to Gen. Hancock's army in the Indian campaigns and distinguished himself with dramatic dispatches to both the ...DEMOCRAT and various publications on the East Coast. The entire first half of the book is devoted to Stanley's adventures in the Civil War and the Plains Indian Wars. In 1868 the NEW YORK HERALD hired Stanley to cover war in Abyssinia and in 1869 sent him to find Dr. Livingstone. For the next twenty years Stanley explored and charted much of the African interior, wrote several best-selling books, and helped establish the Congo Free State of Belgian King Leopold II, setting the stage for one of the darkest chapters in the history of European imperialism. In the final years of his life, Stanley lectured widely on his adventures and defended Leopold's massive project against international charges of mass murder and de facto slavery. During this time he also worked on his AUTOBIOGRAPHY, "as he indicates, out of a desire to make his nature and character comprehensible to the world which knew him in the day of his fame" (DAB). The book, which Stanley did not live to complete, was edited and prepared for publication by his wife, Dorothy. Nearly half the work is devoted to Stanley's early life in Wales and America, the formative years that molded the conquering figure of international renown. "It was the American Stanley," according to Constance Lindsay Skinner in the DAB, "the man who had seen the wheel-ruts of pioneer wagons on the western prairie and young sturdy towns on recent Indian battle-grounds, who looked at the Congo region and saw nothing there to daunt determined men thoroughly equipped with the means and methods of civilization." Contemporary scholars write of Stanley and his AUTOBIOGRAPHY with a less celebratory tone, noting the excesses of his career as a Congo taskmaster and the various contradictory and probably fanciful elements in his memoirs (Hochschild, pp.23-25, 235). Nevertheless, Stanley's life and his final book, here in its finest edition, stand as monuments to his era's boldest notions of personal resolve and self-creation.

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        Guide book for Yokohama and immediate vicinity

      1909. AMENOMORI, N[obushige]. Guide Book for Yokohama and Immediate Vicinity. [4], 65, [1]; 18, [1]; 4, [1] pp. text; followed by [56] pp. of advertisements. Illustrated with photographic reproductions and colour graphics, plus a folding map of Yokohama City on rear pastedown. 12mo., 140 x 102 mm, bound in publisher's black cloth, title gilt on front cover. Yokohama : Grand Hotel, [1909]. |~||~||~||~| A turn-of-the-century English guide to Yokohama City, printed by the "Japan Gazette" Press and published by the Grand Hotel, with practical instructions for travelers concerning consulates, banking, transportation, and hospitals, as well as vacation essentials including important sites to visit, a glossary of common phrases, and a list of festival days. With more than fifty pages of advertisements, many illustrated, for clothiers, galleries, steamships, and hotels. A fine little book.

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        THE GHOST PIRATES ...

      London: Stanley Paul & Co.,. 1909. original green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed.. There is some uniform discoloration to the cloth on the front and. rear panels, probably from interaction with the boards to which the. cloth is affixed, some dust soiling to upper edge of text block and. mild foxing to half title and title leaves and fore and bottom edges,. else a nearly fine copy with clean binding and bright gold lettering. on the spine panel. A very nice copy. (#149904). First edition. Copies in this green cloth binding were probably issued after those bound in red cloth. "A ship bearing a mysterious curse slips into a hinterland between parallel worlds, where it becomes vulnerable to assault by bestial creatures from the other universe. Credibility is assured by virtue of the author's long experience at sea, and the suspense is handled with great skill. Though far less striking in its imagery than THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND (1908), it is superior in terms of its internal coherency, and is one of the great weird novels." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-91. "Vivid, filled with the minutiae of a sailing vessel, this is one of the great sea novels. While in a sense it is derivative from THE INHERITORS by Conrad and Hueffer, it is highly original in detail and well done. Although it is overshadowed as visionary horror by the more spectacular THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND and THE NIGHT LAND, as a work of art, it is finer." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 816. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 94-5. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 424. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 114. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 203-04. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 601-04. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-105. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 7282.

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        Die Impressionisten. Pissaro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cezanne, Guillaumin.

      Berlin. Bruno Cassirer. MDCDIX (1909). - Leinenband. ca. 26,5 x 20,5 cm. 3 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis, 220 Seiten. mit vielen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln (teils getönt, teils montiert / eine Tafel FEHLT), mit mit 5 Gravüren und 1 Originalradierung (P.M. Roy, Radierung nach Sisley, Flußufer, alle anderen FEHLEN). leicht angebrochen, eine Seite gelockert. durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Leinen wenig gebräunt mit kleinen Flecken. in deutscher Sprache [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. With illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The signed limited edition, number 206 of 750 large paper copies signed by Rackham and with an additional colour plate ('The Yahoos') which is not present i

      J.M.Dent, London, 1909. 4to. 291pp. White buckram, gilt lettered and decorated. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Four red ribbon ties present, although one is only just holding. With a tipped-in captioned colour frontispiece and tissue protector, and twelve splendid tipped-in colour plates, plus endpaper and title page decorations, two full-page black and white plates and various header and tail drawings and vignettes. Buckram marked, soiled and discoloured, with a small crease to the base of the spine panel and some light wear to extremities. Frontis tissue spotted and with some unsightly marking and staining to endpapers and the occasional tiny stain several blank preliminary leaves, but thereafter a lovely bright copy. Publisher's slip noting the additional limited edition plate laid-in, as issued. Ownership inkstamp to front pastedown. A somewhat handled copy, but near fine internally, the plates in particular ("worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist") quite superb.. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        LE SPORTING UNION AGENAIS (LE SPORTING UNION AGEN LOT & GARONNE) 1908-1909

      1909 LE SPORTING UNION AGENAIS (LE SPORTING UNION AGEN LOT & GARONNE) 1908-1909. Primerissima foto de uno de los equipos grandes de Rugby frances. Contiene los nombres de todos los deportistas de la foto con un dibujo en la parte trasera con la firma de F. Dofour. Muy rara. Ref 1.2 Biblioteca A.. Firmado por el autor. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Aceptable.

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        Advertising Kit for a Midwest Clothing Company: Kloethe & Co.

      (Hot Springs, Arkansas, Indianapolis, and Chicago): Kloethe & Co., Kuh, Nathan & Fischer Co.. 1909). Edwardian-era advertising kit with a fascinating group of artifacts preserving the marketing methods of the Sincerity Clothes line of men's suits at the beginning of the 20th Century. It includes advertising price signs of the period, the window display ads, and the Kloethe & Co. advertising scrapbook preserving all of their newspaper advertisements for the 1909 campaign. All housed in a traveling display case, measuring 20.5" x 12" x 8". Black cloth over wooden boards, drop front, slot built into inner lid, nickel-plated clasps and lettered on inner side in silver. Overall very good with moderate wear to the outside of the case and leather handle detached on one side; contents near fine with individual signs with modest wear, ephemera lightly toned and with scattered nicks and tears.Namesake John M. Kloethe (1870-1929) from Boonville, Missouri set up as a tailor in Hot Springs, Arkansas at the end of the 19th Century. He entered into a partnership with a French immigrant tailor, Victor G. Verneux (1870-1937) sometime around 1903, establishing Kloethe & Co. at 607 Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs. Their store thrived selling primarily the Sincerity Clothes line of men's suits. Joining with the Kahn Company of Indianapolis, they sponsored a semipro African-American baseball team called the Kloethe Reds, and continued in business as partners into the 1920s. Sometime around 1925 John Kloethe left the business to begin selling shoes, and Verneux retained the Central Avenue store as a menswear store until his death.The advertising kit contents include 220 signs, of which 81 are chalkboard style signs (5.5" x 7") with white and gilt painted lettering, red painted borders, rounded corners; 19 die-cut suit signs (3.5" x 5.5"); 43 pointing finger directional signs (3.5" x 9.25"), some with an embossed gilt and blue lettering; 65 die-cut framed signs (3.75" x 5.75") with embossed horse and horse shoe logo in blue and gilt in corners; 12 miscellaneous hand lettered die-cut signs. Additionally, three triptych folding promotional advertisements with humorous Arts and Crafts-style advertising art on the front covers that fold out to 21" x 11.25" and each holding a 7" x 11" window display advertising card repeating the illustration, and a 12mo stapled catalog with black and white illustrations throughout, and color illustrated softcovers, with cover art of a pipe-smoking hockey player wrapping his stick.Also housed in the kit are a Sincerity Clothes Winter catalogue offering an excellent guide to the single-breasted suits, suits for the college man, and overcoats of the period; a 78-page octavo advertising scrapbook with 110 tipped-in folding newspaper ads; two letters from suit manufacturer Kuh, Nathan & Fischer; and an amusing real photo postcard of Kloethe standing by a young child who rides on the back of a young elephant with the name of his store in the background. The kit and related material offers an excellent snapshot view of sales promotion methods of the time. .

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        Manuscript Journal - Royal Marine Army Midshipman's Accounts Onboard HMS Inflexible - Voyage to New York

      England, 1909. England, Ireland, Scotland, New York, Italy, 1909-1911. Manuscript midshipman's journal kept by a young Royal Navy marine named John F. Tryon, a particularly talented draftsman with a keen interest in torpedoes, who served on four vessels whilst keeping this naval log. Tryon would reach the rank of Lieutenant in 1913, take command a submarine in 1917, and perish at sea in January 1918 during the First World War. Folio. 196 pages in manuscript, plus 17 hand drawn and coloured sea charts and mechanical drawings tipped in throughout, most of which are initialled J.F.T.. (S. 519. Journal for the use of Junior Officers, issued by the Royal Navy, 1906.) Brown cloth over marbled boards, labelled to spine, original endpapers. Volume measures approximately 22 x 32 cm. Slight wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, a neatly organized detail rich, and beautifully illustrated seamanship manuscript. This seamanship journal may be all that remains of a little known Royal Navy hero whose life was taken at the age of 27 whilst helping Britain achieve naval supremacy in World War One. A two part work, the first section is a succinct chronological daily naval log, the second section expanding greatly on the procedures and tasks of life at sea, as well as memorable events. Fastidiously, Tryon records barometrical readings and nautical winds, duties performed onboard, pertinent news and notable events, not missing a calendar day. The first entry is made 15 January 1909 onboard HMS Inflexible at Berehaven in Ireland. In February and March he makes a voyage to Aranci Bay in Italy, around Malta, and back to England. At the start of July 1909 he remarks, "War declared imminent... waiting for declaration of war... Indecisive action in early morning with enemy's cruisers." In August 1909 an interesting event unfolds in detail, a visit to England is made by Russian Emperor Nicholas II who lunches with King Edward II at Spithead, a significant location for the Royal Navy. Shortly thereafter, a memorable occasion in American history is attended and documented, together with an exquisite hand drawn and watercoloured map of the voyage to New York for the "Hudson-Fulton Celebration" September 25th to October 9th. The second part of the volume contains an excellent account of the festivities. HMS Inflexible was chosen as temporary flagship of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Hobart Seymour. In New York on September 30th young Tryon lands a small-arms company for a naval parade, in which he was also a participant. The ship departed from New York on October 9th. [The event was an elaborate commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson?'s discovery of the Hudson River, and of the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton?'s first successful commercial application of the paddle steamer.] February and March 1910 finds HMS Inflexible and her crew on a tour around Ireland, with ports of call at Queenstown, Berehaven, Rathmullan, and also Lamlash in Scotland. On May 6th 1910 the crew receives news of the death of Edward VII. After his entry of 12 May 1910 we find an original signature of Captain Charles Lionel Napier (1861-1934) who later retired with the rank of Admiral. At Invergordon in Scotland, on 14 May 1910 he embarks HMS Ettick. On this ship he travelled as far north as Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), where on September 30th the crew carried out preliminary night defence. His final entry from this ship was made at Portland, England, on October 30th. The log continues on HMS Hibernia at Arosa Bay in Spain, 20 January 1911, with the final entry made on 2 December 1911. For the duration of these voyages Tryon is busy with duties such as coaling, painting the ship, preparing booms and masts, giving leave to starboard watch, loading stores, carrying mail, disembarking ammunition, refitting gear, overhauling turret machinery, cleaning engines, running torpedoes, calibrating buoys, arming small ships, landing parties for various reasons, so forth. Ongoing exercises include controlled firing, night firing, battle practice, and rifle drills. The second section of the volume further unveils the actions and events of the aforementioned voyages in fantastic detail, while also describing sightings and encounters with vessels of other nations. Following are some excerpts from the manuscript: 23 March 1909. [HMS Inflexible] "Rear Admiral Callaghan came onboard... Carried out Battle Practice. HMS Canopus towed our target and HMS Minerva was counting ship. Result 29 rounds, hits... Preparing ship for coaling from lighters." 28 March 1909. "... HMS Glory on star: beam, bound for Gibralta. 4.0 a/c to N75W. 4.40. Hauled Patent Log... Did not enter harbour as it was too dark. HMS Glory [1899] arrived." 12 June 1909. "1.30 PM. Dressed ship. The Lord of the Admiralty, Imperial Press Delegates and Admirals Fanshaw and Tate inspected the fleet... submarines steamed down the lines and attached the Dreadnought where the Lords of the Admiralty watched the spectacle... 20 Destroyers and Torpedo Boats... at 20 knots..." 26 July 1909. "... Court martial on Patrick A.B. for a charge of theft..." 26 July 1909. "... The Royal Yacht entered the lines about 2.30, when a royal salute of 21 guns was fired... The procession consisted of 3 torpedo boats in line abreast, Trinity Yacht Irene, Victoria and Albert, Alexandra, [...etc etc...] After the review the King [Edward VII] anchored off the Dreadnought and watched..." 2 August 1909. "6 A.M. weighed anchor and proceeded at 15 kts to meet the Tzar [Tsar Nicholas II, last Emperor of Russia]. Ships were spread 5 miles apart... in company Indomnitable and Invincible. The Russian Squadron was sighted about 7.45 when we closed on the flag... French cruisers then parted company... We escorted to Czar [Nicholas II] to Spithead at 15 kts... the Czar lunched with the King [Edward VII]... During the Czar's stay in England the yacht is patrolled by 4 picket boats day and night. Ships were again illuminated." 31 August 1909. "Hoisted out all boom boats... Ammunition lighter secured. Hoisted out ammunition out of X turret shell room. Eng. Lieut. Carter left ship." 23 September 1909. "At 1.5 P.M. Sighted Nantucket Light ship... At 3.15 P. RMS Lusitania... Both ships' bands played popular tunes and the liner's crew cheered loudly as they passed us." 24 September 1909. "... Sighted Eagle Lt. Anchored off Sandy Hook at 4.10 A.M. about 3 cables abeam of HMS Drake... Rear Admiral Hamilton came onboard... we anchored off 130th street between American and Dutch ships... The English Consul came onboard." 29 September 1909. [New York] "Hands employed cleaning ship... monthly pay... Issued soap and tobacco..." 29 September 1909. "Today the British ships landed two companies totalling about 600 men... at 97th Street [off the Hudson River]... officers were mounted... We began to march about 1.0 P.M. and marched along West Central Park along East 59th Street to 5th Avenue...." 4 October 1909. "The Race for the Battenberg Cup took place this forenoon and resulted in an easy win for the Minnesota... Wilbur Wright made an ascent in his aeroplane... returning to his starting point on Governess Island.. about 33 minutes..." 6 October 1909. "The Admiral gave a farewell dinner to the Vice President of the United States [James S. Sherman] and most of the civil authorities of New York City..." 19 October 1911. [HMS Hibernia] "Rear Admiral King-Hall's flag was hoisted... he and his staff arrived on board at 9.45 A.M." 20-26 November 1911. "Midshipmen held their annual examination... on board, the papers were considerably cut down, there being only a paper in each subject excepting Navigation." End Excerpts. Very little seems to be documented on the life and career of Lieutenant John Francis Tryon, R.N. (18 June 1891 - January 1918), who served in the Royal Navy and died in the Great War, other than this, his own seamanship journal, and a two page record of his naval service held at the National Archives in Kew. He started with the Royal Navy at a very young age in 1904. This volumes begins five years later when he is 18 years of age when he was assigned to HMS Inflexible, the first entry being made 15 January 1909. The volume further records his time on HMS Ettrick, HMS Warrior, and HMS Hibernia. Tryon was promoted to rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 15 January 1912, and to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1913. Tryon is listed in the Admiralty Navy List published in Edinburgh in March 1913, current to 18th February, as an active sublieutenant having seamanship certificates for navigation, gunnery, and torpedo engineering. From this time his naval career would continue on submarines as opposed to cruisers and battleships. He was assigned on 23 Jan 1913 to HMS Bellerophon, a dreadnought battleship in the 1st Battle Squadron. He was appointed to submarine depot ship HMS Arrogant for duty as second in command to Lieutenant in Command A. Gordon Hine, in the submarine C 35 on 6 October 1913. During the submarine fleet reorganisation (June to August 1916) he was with HMS C12, a 38 C-class submarine attached to the 2nd flotilla at Tyne, the depot ship being Astraea-class second-class cruiser HMS Bonaventure. Submarine C 12 survived the First World War. If Tryon had remained with this appointment, he too might have been a survivor. Alas, Tryon was appointed Commander of G 8 on 30 July 1917, and died at sea on or just before 14 January 1918 when the submarine was declared lost somewhere in the North Sea. [HMS G 8 was a British G class submarine of the Royal Navy, built at Barrow in 1916, launched the same year. She carried 5 torpedo tubes and a crew of 32, commanded by Lt. John Francis Tryon. The G8 was discovered and partly raised by wreck hunters after 93 years at the bottom of the North Sea in 2011. Commander Tryon is buried at Portsmouth Naval Memorial 28.] Midshipmen were effectively on board a ship to help lieutenants control the crew. If good enough, they could take command of small boats or prizes. Winning promotion to lieutenant was the aim of most young midshipmen who entered service in their early teens. Some, however, were still in their lowly rank in their 30s, 40s and even older. Lieutenants were the backbone of a ship's command structure, despite only being on the first rung of the commissioned officer classification. As a lieutenant, officers could expect a regular half-pay income, if put in reserve by the Admiralty, but had numerous tasks to fulfill for the security. They would command small boats, gun divisions in battle, oversee a watch, and were most likely to lead dangerous boarding or cutting-out parties. Depending upon the rating of a Royal Navy vessel, there could be up to six lieutenants on board. HMS Inflexible (1907) was an Invincible-class battlecruiser of the British Royal Navy. She was built before World War I and had an active career during the war. Upon commissioning in October 1908, Inflexible was assigned to the Nore Division of the British Home Fleet. She was the temporary flagship of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Hobart Seymour while in New York for the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in September 1909. On 26 May 1911, she was in a collision with the battleship Bellerophon that damaged her bow. She was refitted in October - November 1911, and her fore funnel also raised by 6 feet (1.8 m) to reduce smoke interference with the bridge. HMS Ettrick (1903) was a River-class destroyer named after Ettrick Water in the Scottish Borders area south of Edinburgh, she was the first ship to carry this name in the Royal Navy. In April 1909 she was assigned to the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on its formation at Harwich. She remained there until May 1912. HMS Warrior (1905) was an armoured cruiser, at the time of the above described journal, was part of the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron. HMS Hibernia (1905) was a King Edward VII-class pre-dreadnought battleship. Under a fleet reorganisation on 24 March 1909, the Channel Fleet became the 2nd Division, Home Fleet, and Hibernia became a Home Fleet unit in that division. . Very Good.

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        Herrschaft und Dienst., Buchschmuck und Illustrationen von Melchior Lechter.

      Berlin, Einhorn-Presse bei Otto-von-Holten, 1909,. - 67 S., O-Pergamenteinband mit vergoldeten Deckelmotiv (Verlagssignet: Einhorn) und Rückentitel in Schuber, Druck in schwarz und rot, illustrierter Doppeltitel von Lechter. Druck auf handgeschöpftem Ton-Bütten mit signiertem Wasserzeichen. Farbiger, handgefertigter Tunk-Vorsatz. Eines von 500 (ges. 510) handschriftlich nummerierten Exemplaren (Nr. 192), im Druckvermerk von Lechter monogrammiert. Opus I. der Einhorn-Presse. Rodenberg 151. Einband mit Flecken (wohl materialbedingt), Vorderdeckel mit ca 1 cm langem Einschnitt(?). Schönes Exemplar dieses Meisterwerkes. Good copy. Handnumbered, limited for 500 copies. Monogrammed by Lechter. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Der Graf von Saint-Germain 2 Bände Erstausgabe

      Niedersedlitz-Dresden, H.G. Münchmeyer, 1909/10. 8° , Broschiert Der Graf von Saint-Germain Roman von Robert Kraft Illustrierte Ausgabe Der Umschlagtitel lautet im Gegensatz zum Innentitel \"Der Graf von Saint Germain\" siehe Braatz S 176-177, 2 Bde. hrsg. H.G. Münchmeyr, Niedersedlitz-Dresden o.J. (EA 1909/1910), illustr. OBrosch, 748+766 S wie alle brosch. Ausgaben dieser Zeit sind diese schlecht gebunden, tlw. geklebt. etwas gebr. im ganzen guter, sammelwürdiger Zustand. rare Erstausgabe! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Erstausgaben

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        The Hooden Horse: An East Kent Christmas Custom

      Published Privately by the Author First Edition 1909. 1909. First edition hard back binding in original very dark green buckram covers, plain gilt lettering to the spine. Quarto 9½'' x 8'' xvi, 124 printed pages of text. Printed on Canterbury note paper with Canterbury Cathedral watermark and text to each leaf. Seven full-page single sided monochrome plates printed on high quality strong rag paper, capable of taking a process block illustration on the paper itself without the intervention of any gelatinous coating. 1 of 303 copies privately printed. List of subscribers. Hoodening is an East Kent winter custom dating back many centuries. A new play is written each year in rhyming couplets by one of the troupe, and references to recent events are included, although the setting is based on a ploughing team from the 19th Century. Over the last few years numerous hoodening groups have appeared in Kent. Most of these appear to be derived from Morris teams; some focus on singing, others on theatre. There is no clear etymology for the words ''hooden'' or ''hoodening''. The Oxford English Dictionary entry is quite brief, but other theories include ''hooded, ''hide'' [as in animal skin or as in concealment] and ''hoaden'' [a type of cloth]. There is a chance that it may have come from ''Woden'' [the Norse god], as he had a famous horse and this has evidently influenced the similar custom of the Schimmelreiter. Small ink name to the top of the front free end paper, light surface rubbing to the fore edge of the upper and lower boards, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Ball der Stadt Wien 1909. Gedenktage aus dem Jahre 1809. Eine Erinnerung. Den Damen Wiens gewidmet vom Ballkomitee der Stadt Wien.

      Vienna, Ballkomitee der Stadt Wien, 1909. Oblong 15 x 17 cm. Illustrated ball book in original box decorated in gold, black and white. Binding of soft white leather decorated in gold, red and black. All edges gilt. 14 stiff leaves, each set to the spine with a strip of white cloth, printed in color lithography and with protection silks. Flyleaves with a design inspired by the arms of Vienna in red, white, gold and grey. First edition. Box a bit worn at the corners, but the book is in excellent condition.* Exceptionally well preserved, opulent ball book in original binding of most delicate white goat leather, entirely lithographed in the style of the Wiener Werkstätte with illustrations by Remigius Geyling, who was at that moment Director of Design of the Vienna Burgtheater. The illustrations call the year 1809 into memory, when Joseph Haydn died, but also with an extraordinary depiction of the shelling of Vienna by the army of Napoleon and the entry of victorious Archduke Charles of Teschen, and a portrait of reigning Mayor Lüger with his 1809 colleague Von Wohlleben. Book and box were expertly produced by Wilhelm Melzer, a craftsman who worked for other members of the Wiener Werkstätte also. A rare and exquisite book.

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