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      ROBINSON, W. HEATH. (ROBINSON,W.HEATH)illus. A SONG OF THE ENGLISH by Rudyard Kipling. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Large 4to, full vellum stamped in red gold and green, new ties, light cover soil, VG+. LIMITED TO ONLY 500 COPIES SIGNED BY ROBINSON. Printed in hand-made paper. Illustrated by Robinson with 30 magnificent tipped-in color plates with illustrated / lettered guards and with 59 line illustrations throughout the text that reproduce with much detail due to the high quality of the hand-made paper. A beauty. (Beare 61b).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Anne of Avonlea.

      Boston: L.C. Page, 1909. First edition. Octavo, original light green cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright. Color frontispiece with tissue guard in fine condition. At sixteen Anne is grown up. . . almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables as a freckle-faced orphan, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job as the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when she meddles in someone else's romance, finds two new orphans at Green Gables, and wonders about the strange behavior of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. As Anne enters womanhood, her adventures touch the heart and the funny bone.

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        Uber die Moglichkeit, Ascaris-Eier zur Teilung in zwei gleichwertige Blastomeren zu veranlassen

      Kurt Kabitzsch, Wurzburg 1909 - Separat-Abdruck aus den Sitzungsberichten der Physikal.-med. Gesellschaft zu Wu?rzburg. S. 1-4.8voFirst separate edition. Offprint. H. S. Jennings copy with his ownership stamp. Front cover torn, some minor chips to edges, else very good. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Quality, Value, Experience.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1909. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907?-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S. 2 volumes, large octavo (235 x 173 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, red cloth sides, raised bands, titles and panelling to compartments gilt, top edges gilt, patterned endpapers. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded coloured plates, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout. Without the errata slip in volume II. Extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, minor wear to corners, minor foxing to edges and occasional spotting to margins of text blocks. An excellent set. First edition. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907?-9 (Nimrod), reviewed on publication by the Manchester Guardian as "the best book of Polar travel which has ever been written". The sledge expedition "to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886?-1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907?-1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton".

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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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      T Buncle 1909 - Viii, 159 pp, [40] advertisements. Portrait frontispiece of Claud Strachan Carnegie of Tarrie plus 10 plates. Scarce folding colour map of the course in 3 panels tipped-in (often absent). Pictorial card wraps with red titles housed in bespoke clam-shell box with paper title label. Covers creased mainly to spine and rear; minor loss to head of spine. Sporadic foxing; a little marginal pencil marking. Chip to fore-edge pp157-8 (text unaffected) .Comprehensive work covering the purchase and design of the course from its foundation to publication; one of the earliest golf-course histories ever written. Scarce. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Georgian Period. A Collection of Papers Dealing with \"Colonial\" or XVIII-Century Architecture in the United States. Together with References to Earlier an True Colonial Work.

       New York, The American Architect 1908. 12 Tle. in 3 Bdn. gr.-4°. Mit 500 Textabb. u. insges. 450 Taf. z. T. nach Photographien. HLdr. d. Zt. m. RGoldpräg. Kanten schwach berieb. Einzelne Randeinrisse unterlegt.In seiner Ausführlichkeit, beispielloses Werk über die frühe englische Architektur der Vereinigten Staaten, vor allem in den Südstaaten. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Architektur

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        Karl May Im Lande des Mahdi - originale blaue illustrierte Fehsenfeldausgabe als Erstausgabe in 3 Bänden

      Fehsenfeld Freiburg im Breisgau Erscheinungsjahr 1909 - Format Groß8° - Blaue illustrierte Ausgabe in 3 Bänden als EA - , Band 1 : 638 S.+ 17 ( 1 farbig ) ganzseitige Tafeln, beide oberen äußeren Einbandfalze ca 6 cm angerissen , unterer vorderer Einbandfalz 5mm eingerissen, Einband etwas berieben und unfrisch,Einbandecken leicht angestoßen,guter Buchblock, Band 2 : 587 S. + 17 ( eine farbige ) ganzseitige Tafeln , gering berieben ,Einband etwas unfrisch,hinterer Buchdeckel leicht fleckig , unfrisch, Einbandecken leicht angestoßen , schöner fester Buchblock Band 3 : 566 S. + 17 ( eine farbige ) ganzseitige Tafeln , gering berieben und unfrisch, schöner fester Buchblock , Originalganzleinenbände mit kleinem farbigen Deckelbild, Deckel - und Rückenbtitel, insgesamt guter Zustand,jedoch Einrisse bei Band 1 berücksichtigen!

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        Recipes of American and Other Iced Drinks

      London: Farrow & Jackson, Limited, 1909. Good. Early printing, following an 1884, 1887, and 1902 edition. Preface dated 1909. Good. Incomplete and missing pages at end. OCLC lists this entry as having 80 pages, this copy terminates at page 66, followed by a repaired hinge joining that page to the rear free end paper. Rfep chipped at top corner. Pages toned, with light thumbing. Previous owner names and label at front endsheets. Cloth rubbed and lightly soiled. Stitching a little slack. An extremely scarce and early cocktail title, regardless of condition.

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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. .

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        Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Ergänzungsband. Renaissance. Die galante Zeit. Das Bürgerliche Zeitalter.

      Albert Langen 1909-1912 FUCHS, Eduard. München, Albert Langen, 1909 - 1912. Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Ergänzungsband. Renaissance. Die galante Zeit. Das Bürgerliche Zeitalter. 3 volumi in - 4°, tela edit. ix, 336 pp.; xi, (3), 328 pp.; ix, (3), 341, (3) pp. Complessive 1012 illustrazioni n.t. e 106 tavole f.t. (alcune a colori, altre su doppia pagina). Importante, famoso trattato (redatto da eminenti studiosi dell' epoca) dedicato all' evoluzione dei costumi sessuali attraverso i secoli, all' erotismo, alla pornografia. L' opera è corredata da una vastissima iconografia inerente le tematiche trattate. Bell' esemplare. E' possibile effettuare uno sconto. Uff. Mob. 13

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        List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, A

      White Lotus, Washington 1909 - List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOPPE-SEYLER'S ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR PHYSIOLOGISCHE CHEMIE, 49 Bände: 60 (1909) - 108 (1919/20). Durchgehend vollständig.,

      Strassburg : Karl J. Trübner u.a., 1909 - 49 Bände, insg. ca. 25.000 S., mit Abb. 49 Bände!!! Große und durchgehend vollständige Sammlung von 49 Bänden aus der 1877 von Felix Hoppe-Seyler begründeten Zeitschrift. Die Bände sind einheiltlich eingebunden (blaue Einbände mit goldgeprägten Kunstleder-Buchrücken). Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, jedoch ohne Kennzeichungen (keine störenden Rückensignaturen o.ä.). Einbände tragen deutliche Gebrauchsspuren, außen berieben, teilweise fleckig und leicht staubschmutzig. Ecken und Kanten teilweise bestoßen. Buchrücken von 6 Bänden mit seitlichen Einrissen: 64(1910), 82(1912), 83(1913), 85(1913), 104(1919) und 105(1919). Seiten teilweise nachgedunkelt, sonst aber sauber. Nur stellenweise Eselsohren oder kleine Randläsuren. Bindung bei 105(1919) gebrochen, Buchblock von 103(1918) lose. Bindung bei den restlichen Bänden fest. Überwiegend noch im guten Gesamtzustand. Mehr Fotos senden wir gern auf Anfrage. mbx zqx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 78000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Undine. By De LaMotte Fouque. Adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney and illustratedby Arthur Rackham.

      London. William Heinemann & New York. Double-day Page& Co. 1909. - 4to. 27cm, The First Edition, Limited to 1000 numbered andSigned copies, this being No. 605, Signed by Rackham, viii,136p., With15 tipped in colour plates on brown extra stock paper, with titled fullpage tissue guards, and 30 black & white text illustrations, In finesigned binding: "Bound by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, England". In fullgreen crushed morocco, decorated raised bands, gilt floral centre paneldecoration with additional gilt decoration in the corner in gilt ruledborders, gilt titles, gilt floral decoration on the boards in single giltruled borders, gilt roll decoration on the board edges, wide giltdecorated and ruled dentelles, Cockerell marbled endpapers, all edgesgilt, spine slightly toned, stamping is bright, a fine copy in finebinding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        c ????? ???? ???????? ??????, ? ???? ?????????? ???. ??????? ?????? ???????????? ??????? ?????????????? ???????? ?????????? ??????? ???????? ??????????? ?????? ????????? ??????????? ??????????. [The Book of the Apocalypse. - transliterated: Kniga Apokalipsis . sviatogo apostola i evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova].

      Moskva Staroobriadcheskaya knigopechat i.e. 1909 7418 - Folio (36 x 22 cm). 500 pp., with 72 colour lithographed plates with gold highlights. Contemporary calf, boards and spine decorated in gilt; joints neatly repaired, lightly rubbed at extremities. A beautiful, fresh example of this richly illustrated Apocalypse, printed by the Old Believers very much in the style of their manuscripts. It was published after an early 17th-century manuscript, now in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Uncommon, especially in this lovely condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Song of the English

      Hodder and Stoughton, London - Limited edition signed by W Heath Robinson. Undated but 1909. Numbered 89 out of 500 in decorative vellum binding, with 30 tipped in colour plates as called for by Heath Robinson and numerous black and white illustrations. The binding is faded on the spine with some cracking at the top and base. It is slightly grubby on the boards with some fading. Ties are present but they could be replacement ones (golden yellow). Internally the text pages are untrimmed and unpaginated apart from the top edges which are gilt edged. Some of the black and white illustrations have offset slightly onto the preceding page and some of the pages have slight marking (sometimes it is not clear if this was part of the original paper). The tipped in plates are all paper guarded (each guard has the title of the plate and a little design) and are in excellent condition with beautiful colouring. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Los Angeles, Cal.: Baumgardt Publishing Co.,. 1909. original green cloth, front panel stamped in white.. A few marks to cloth (probably a bit of insect tracking), a very good. copy. A nice copy of a very scarce book. (#137411). First edition. One of the more confused and shapeless products of eccentric American fantasy from the turn of the century, yet within this congealed lump of prose lurk sparks of unintentional hilarity and odd insight. The main section of the text is a compressed travelogue of a flight around the globe starting in the Gulf of Mexico, heading to the North Pole, thence over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the South Pole, South America and back to North America. The ship is built of aluminum and powered by "liquid air." A touch of a button turns this into "VACUUM- ALUMINUM Corliss engines." The passengers of the ship witness various natural spectacles (lightning storms, tornadoes, volcanoes) and pass over an unknown continent with ruins of a lost civilization that might have been Atlantis. Part II consists of four short sketches, semi-unrelated to the main narrative. These narrate, partly via a speaking Sphinx, an apocalyptic future in which all the armies of the planet align themselves on the side of either East or West, and square off in what was ancient Israel. After one cataclysmic battle, and a cease fire to bury the dead, a lunar eclipse serves as a prelude for a vision of all the wars of the past, from Biblical, classical and medieval times; the sight of it sobers the nations of the world into a state of millennial peace. The author proclaims with Zionist fervor: "The chronometer of the universe is striking twelve. THE HOUR OF THE JEW HAS COME." Mankind finally arrives at the final utopia. An odd work which is not that easy to dismiss out of hand. The prescient rubs shoulders with the preposterous. Liquid air (whatever that means) is one of the author's obsessions, popping up here repeatedly. He foresees in the future the existence of vast factories with steel flues a thousand feet high built in the coldest parts of the earth to manufacture, or extract, liquid air and pipe it to the other parts of the earth. This sounds laughable, but, engineering issues aside, the atmosphere does consist partly of oxygen, which is flammable. The author is also bullish on radium, speculating that it may be the main ingredient of the sun; and that "- LIFE may be produced by means of rays of light generated by RADIUM." Vast pyramids of radium will be constructed in Europe to warm the climate and transform the land into an agricultural paradise. Elsewhere, and more impressively, he declares that Africa is the "birthplace of civilization." (At the time, this honor was usually given to the Fertile Crescent in Iraq; now it is believed that homo sapiens first appeared in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia.) Flying over what we would now call the Brazilian rain forest, he describes this as "God's CLEARING HOUSE of the world's physical forces," the most important source of oxygen and other essential elements. Much of the author's message can be dismissed as boilerplate bomfog (brotherhood of man, fatherhood of God - - which, with Mom and apple pie, has served as the Brazilian rain forest of politicians' oratory since primeval times). Yet in the midst of the sentimental blather and scientific howlers comes a pronouncement which lies still (especially now) at the heart of a vital controversy, ranging Malthusian pessimists and regulators on one side, and entrepreneurs on the other. This principal has only found widespread articulation recently with the arrival of the Information Age. "HUMAN LIFE IS THE GREATEST NATURAL RESOURCE OF THE UNIVERSE." A very short book (mercifully, given the clumsy writing) that manages nevertheless to corral a herd of important fantastic motifs together: the imaginary voyage, the tale of the future (including a future war), utopia, advanced technology, the clash of civilizations, Atlantis and the lost race story. The miraculous vision of past wars recalls the famous Machen tale of "The Bowmen," used several years later for partisan purposes to rally English morale. Here it is used impartially to save the warring parties from themselves. "... deserves notice because it reinforces so many ideas of the period." -- Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 827. Bleiler (1978), p. 212. Reginald 15639. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 147. Smith, American Literature, 1901-1925 W-905.

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        Der Graf von Saint-Germain 2 Bände Erstausgabe,

      Niedersedlitz-Dresden, H.G. Münchmeyer, 1909/10. - 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! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Paris: Paul Ollendorff , 1909. Fine. Paul Ollendorff , Paris 1909, 11,5x18cm, relié. - first edition on the current paper, he was fired as 11 leading copies. Binding half brown morocco, back with five nerves, date tail, boards marbled paper, contreplats and combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, gilded head, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine. Precious autograph signed by the author --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 11 grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin brun, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier jaspé, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier peigné, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Léon Blum à Paul Reboux. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Korrespondenz des Verlegers mit dem Bruder von Peter Altenberg. Wien Berlin 1919-1920. 9 Stücke, 13 S., meist 4°.

      0 - Von Quellenwert über 'Bilderbögen des kleinen Lebens' (1909), dem einzigen Titel Altenbergs, der nicht bei S. Fischer erschienen war und eine heftige Auseinandersetzung zwischen Reiss und Altenbergs Bruder und Nachlassverwalter hervorgerufen hat. Einer der ersten Titel des jungen Reiss, einen Monat nach Verlagsgründung 1908, erlebte im Erscheinungsjahr 1909 drei Auflagen. Nach Altenbergs Tod zehn Jahre später, übernimmt sein Bruder die Nachlassverwaltung (dessen Konkurs 1904 hatte den Dichter in Einkommensschwierigkeiten versetzt) und reklamiert die seither ausgebliebenen Abrechnungen. Die Bilderbögen waren für Reiss bewilligt worden, weil in der dort gleichfalls erscheinenden 'Schaubühne' P.A. eine Veröffentlichungsmöglichkeit fand und für das Buch 30% Autorenhonorar zugebilligt erhalten hatte. Der zweiseitige Verlagsvertrag vom 19.12.1908 ist in einer Typoskript Abschrift hier vorhanden, das Original verschollen. Engländer (Typoskript Durchschläge) 24.4.1919: ". welche Auflage die letzte ist, die Sie als beinahe vergriffen bezeichnen die wievielte und aus welchem Jahr stammend." - 10.5.1919: "Ich bin daher nicht gesonnen, vom Honorar das geringste nachzulassen". - 11.6.1919: "Ihre Bemerkungen . hätten Ihrerseits einen sehr niedergehaltenen Vorschlag für die Ablösung des Buches erwarten lassen, aber nicht nach Ihren Grobheiten noch ein Anbot meinerseits." - Erich Reiss, 20.5.1920, Brief m.e.U. Briefkopf: "Bei uns aber besteht nach wie vor der Wunsch, mit Ihnen nichts weiter zu tun zu haben ." - Engländer, 2.6.1920, eigenh. Brief m.U. 3 S. Briefkopf: "Ihrem Br. v. 20.d.M. zufolge gebe ich Ihnen zur Neuauflage von Peter Altenberg, 'Bilderbögen des kleinen Lebens' eine Nachfrist bis 30. November 1920 . Sie aber protestieren! Sie wünschen ein Anbot dafür; ich aber mache keines mehr .". - Reiss, 16.10.1920, Brief m.e.U. 1 S. Briefkopf: ". in Verbindung mit der 30%igen Honorarbelastung unmöglich, eine Kalkulationsbasis zu finden, so dass wir zu unserem Bedauern von einer Neu-Herausgabe des Buches Abstand nehmen müssen". Das Konvolut befindet sich in einem von Georg und Peter Altenbergs Schwester Marie Mauthner blau beschrifteten Bogen "P.A." Verlag "Reiss". Reiss heiratete 1940 im New Yorker Exil die Fotografin Lotte Jacobi. Sprache: deu [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Der Ruwenzori. Erforschung und erste Ersteigung seiner höchsten Gipfel.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1909, - in-8vo, XII + 471 S., mit 190 von Vittorio Sella aufgenommenen Abb., kleiner Legat Stempel ?Guggisberg?, original blauer ill. Leinenband, kl. Beschädigung oben und unten am Rücken. Schönes Exemplar. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leben und Thaten des scharfsinnigen Edlen Don Quixote von la Mancha. Übersetzt von Ludwig Tieck. Neu herausgegeben mit 16 Originalradierungen von Karl Walser.

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1909 - Die äußerst empfindlichen Wildlederbände sind nur schwach fleckig und teils - nur leicht - berieben; Papier minimal bis leicht, selten auch stärker stock-/braunfleckig; Band 1 ist im unteren weißen Rand stellenweise minimal bis stärker wasserfleckig; die eingefügten Radierungen sind davon nicht betroffen - sie sind alle sehr sauber; insgesamt ist dieses Werk gut erhalten. XXXII, 440; 478; 488; 547 S., je 4 Radierungen, Deutsch 1320g 8° goldgepOrig.-Wildleder mit figurativer Gold-und Blindprägung auf Vorder- und Hinterdeckel, Kopfgoldschnitt,

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        Monatshefte für Freie und Angewandte Kunst. Band 19 - Band 70, 1909 - 1934, lückenlos in 52 Bänden, 52 Bde,

      Bruckmann /1934,, Mchn 1909 - zus. 21.476 S. mit vielen Illustr., 4°, Name auf Vorsatz, priv. Halbleinenbände, Ausnahme Jg. 1912 (Orig.-Einband), etw. berieben, teils geringfügig fleckig, insgesamt gut erhaltene, lückenlose Reihe. Schlagwörter: Architektur; Glas; Innenarchitektur; Innendekoration; Kunst; Kunstgewerbe; Kunsthandwerk; Lampen; Möbel; Porzellan; Schmuck; Textilkunst

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        THREE YEARS IN TIBET: With Original Japanese Illustrations.

      BY & LARGE, ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE & RAREST BOOKS ON TIBETBenares 1909, - Theosophist Office. Maroon cloth, very good,719p., 59 b.w. photos, color fold outmap, fold out photo ofMr. Gaurishankara, pages 311-312 in facsimile. VERY RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      Minneapolis, Minn.,. 1909. original red cloth, front and rear panels ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold.. Erratum slip affixed to front paste-down. A nearly fine copy.. (#147941). First edition. On a camping trip in rural Minnesota, the narrator encounters a curious creature, partly humanoid but with wings on his back; smaller wings in the front of his body that function apparently as clothing as well as sensory organs; an extra pair of limbs around his mid- section; a huge head with huge eyes and a vertical mouth. It immediately began to communicate with the camper, seeming to understand the camper's spoken words but addressing him telepathically. He is amiable and professorial in demeanor and proceeds to explain society on the Moon, as well as on Mars, which has been colonized by the Lunarians. The import of the book is clearly utopian, with detailed accounts (including measurements in some cases) about various aspects (economic, agricultural, sociological, biological, technological) of the society. The Lunarians' guiding principles are largely progressive (socialist, feminist, etc.). Balancing the didactic nature of the novel is the abundance of vivid and exotic details about life forms on the two planets (for example, the Lunarians have a third gender, and the dominant species on Mars resembles a starfish). The Lunarian professor has also traveled backward in time from the twenty- first century to reach the camper. "A curious book, very interesting for its imagination and unusual ideas. Along with Dail's WILMOTH THE WANDERER and Dieudonne's RONDAH, it falls into the category of fascinating eccentric books." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 31. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 009. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 20. Locke, Voyages in Space 2. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 20. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. [181]. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1985, p. 144. Bleiler (1978), p. 3. Reginald 00171.

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        Leben und Thaten des scharfsinningen Edlen Don Quixote von la Mancha. Übersetzt von Ludwig Tieck. Neu herausgegeben mit 16 Originalradierungen von Karl Walser. 4 Bände.

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1909. - Mit 16 Orig.-Radierungen von Karl Walser. Orig.-Wildlederbände nach Entwurf von Walser mit Rückenschild, blind- und goldgeprägten Deckelvignetten, Kopfgoldschnitt. Badorrek-Hoguth A 6. - Als Text wurden die unbeschnittenen Orig.-Druckbögen der 3. Auflage (Berlin, Reimer, 1830-32) benutzt. Hinzugefügt wurden zusätzliche Titelblätter und die Radierungen Walsers. - Stellenweise gering fleckig und gebräunt. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Feuilles d'automne. Préface de Philippe Godet.

      Ed. Ph. Robert,, Ried, Bienne, 1909 - Ried, Bienne, Ed. Ph. Robert, 1909. 50x38 cm. 45 S., 1 Bl. Mit 18 montierten farb. Abb. nach Aquarellen von Philippe Robert und reicher Jugenstilverzierung von Eugène Grasset. OLn. mit Deckelillustr., in Schuber. Lonchamp 2497. - Numerierte Ausgabe einer nicht genannten Auflage in luxeriöser Ausstattung. - Die kongeniale Zusammenarbeit von Philippe Robert und Eugène Grasset gehört zu den wichtigsten Beiträgen zum schweiz. Jugendstil. - Schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Französisch OLn. mit Deckelillustr., in Schuber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Song of the English.

      London Hodder and Stoughton N.D 1909 - First Trade edition, 4to. 30 tipped-in colour plates by W. Heath Robinson, full blue morocco gilt extra by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers with gilt panels with elaborate corner-pieces and dentelles, panelled spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, third, and fourth, others richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, a fine copy. Comprising: I. A Song of the English, which first appeared in; 'The Seven Seas'; II. The Coastwise Lights; III. The Song of The Dead; IV. The Deep-Sea Cables; V. The Song of the Sons; VI.The Song of the Cities (Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Rangoon, Singapore, Hong Kong, Halifac, Quebeb and Montreal, Victora, Capetown, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobar, Auckland); VII. Englands Answer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems: Second Series

      London A H Bullen 1909. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Edges uncut First Edition, first issue Blue embossed hardback cloth cover with gilt decorated spine 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 162pp. Spine decoration after a design by Alethea Gyles.

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        Eigenh. Entwurf für seine Hochzeitsanzeige und eigenh. Männerportrait.

      Bonn, 5. X. 1909. - Büttenkarton, 90 : 115 mm. 1 Seite Schwarze Tusche und Bleistift in Mackes hübscher kaligraphischer Hand: „AUGUST MACKE | ELISABETH MACKE | GEB. GERHARDT | VERMÄHLTE | BONN 5. OKT. 1909" - Verso Männerporträt [Augustes Ehemann Josef Cordier], Brustbild im Profil, Tuschfeder, in der Ecke bez. an Auguste [Mackes Schwester].

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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.

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        Spezial-Seefisch-Kochbuch. Besonders für die feinere Küche. Mit farbigen Abbildungen der Fische nach Natur-Aufnahmen.

      Geestemünde Fa G Frerich 1909 - Gr. 8°. 100 S., 2 Bll. Mit 8 chromolithogr. Tafeln. OLwd. mit farbgepr. Deckeltitelornament. ERSTAUSGABE: Weiss 490 (kennt nur die Ausg. Geestemünde, Lenk und Linne 1910); Bitting S. 57; Sgl. Schraemli 282. - Nicht bei Horn/Arndt. -"Das wohl schönste deutsche Fischkochbuch der Zeit." (Weiss) - "Gut illustriertes Werk." (Schraemli). Die Tafeln zeigen Knurrhahn, Forellen, Barsche, Seeteufel, Seelachs, Dorsche, Rochen, Schollen, Seezunge usw. Die einander gegenüber eingeb. Tafeln mit min. Abklatsch. Heftklammern leicht angerostet. Das Buch brachte auf der Auktion von Ketterer in Hamburg im Mai 2011 780 Euro. Deutsch; 0,360 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen_Wissens. 6., gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Neuer Abdruck. Mit mehr als 16800 Abbildungen im Text und auf 1522 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen. 20 Bände. A-Zz cplt. in 20 Bänden.

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1909 - 1909 ff. Zusammen ca. 20000 Seiten. Original-Ganzleinen (!) mit Jugendstil-Ornamentik auf den Rücken. (bei den Bänden 8 und 13 Rückenkanten leicht angeplatzt, bei Band 17 stärker angeplatzt, im Band 20 eine Lage gelockert, bei Bd. 15 oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, sonst erstaunlich frische und wohlerhaltene Exemplare, auch die Schutzblätter sind ohne S). Das umfangreichste Lexikon des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Das vorliegende Exemplar ist eine Bindequote aus der Zeit des Ersten Weltkriegs, deshalb fehlen hier die Karten und Pläne deutscher Städte, um dem Feind die Orientierung zu erschweren. Es wurde auch die preiswertere (aber nicht minder dekorative) Bindungsart Leinen gewählt, anstatt der sonst üblichen Bindungsart Halbleder. 25000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte des crus des eaux-de-vie des Charentes ou de Cognac par J. M. Guillon, Inspecteur de la Viticulture, Directeur de la Station Viticole de Cognac. Cette carte a été approuvée par le Ministre de L'Agriculture comme conforme dans ses limites extérieures au Décret du 1er Mai 1909 et par la Chambre de Commerce de Cognac pour ce qui concerne la subdivision des Crus

      F. Champenois, Imprimeur-Éditeur (Gravé par A. Simon) (1909), Paris - First edition.With a mounted photographic advertisement of the Tesseron distillery at Châteauneuf-sur-Charente. In publisher's folder. 720 × 620 mm. In May 1909 a very precise definition of the outer boundaries of the cognac region and the appellation control (appellation d'origine contrôlée) was made by law, based on characteristics of the soil defined by the geologist Henry Coquand (Description physique, géologique, paléontologique et minéralogique du département de la Charente; 1858). This map accompanied the law, shows the Cognac region and its eight zones (later reduced to six): Grande (or Fine) Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Premier Bois, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, Bois Ordinaires and Bois Communs dits à Terroir. A definition and a short description of each areas by Guillon printed under the cartouche. Folded as published. In fine condition. First edition.With a mounted photographic advertisement of the Tesseron distillery at Châteauneuf-sur-Charente. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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

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        The Alpine Ski Club Annual. A Record of Winter Mountaineering by Members of the... No. 2

      London: Horace Marshall & Son, 1909.. 8vo. (ii), 86, (12) pp. Original printed wrappers, spine sometime sympathetically repaired preserving much of the original and restored in places with a matching paper. 12 plates, each mostly featuring 2 illustrations. Very good. The annual was published between 1908 and 1913, after which time it merged with the Yearbook of the Ski Club of Great Britain, with which it shared some of its contributors. This issue includes articles by W.R Rickmers ("At Random - Two Avalanches"), Arnold Lunn ("The Oberland from End to End") and Henry Hoek ("A Fortnight in the Dolomites"). Towards the end of the volume an account of the club's inaugural annual dinner is provided, presided over by Sir Martin Conway and with the guest of honour Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose speech is recounted over the best part of three pages. Scarce. A few sets of all six volumes are located in institutional libraries, one in the UK and three in the US, plus one issue of this volume on its own in this country.

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        The Road to Oz

      Reilly and Britton 1909 - First edition, (first issue), Very good in the publishers original black, brown, red & green pictorial stamped cloth binding. Book printed in multi-hue signatures and with all the John R. Neill illustrations in the text block in fine condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; 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. In 2 volumes.

      London, William Heinemann, 1909, - in-8vo, XLVIII + 371 p. (+1) p., richly illustrated in b/w photography + 6 coloured plates + 1 map / XV + 418 p., num. b/w illustrations + 2 unnumb. p. + 6 coloured plates + 3 folded maps + 2 panoramas on 1 leaf all in rear pocket, untrimmed, small stamp on first free fly leaf ?Guggisberg?, original gilt pictorial clothbound (Image of 3 explorers with flag printed in silver on dark blue cloth). Topedge gilt. Spine with slight discolouring (sunshaded). First edition. Account of the Antarctic expedition of 1907-1909 which successfully extended exploration of the farthest South. Portrait of E.H. Shackleton as frontispiece to vol. I, the Northern Party at the South Magnetic Pole to vol. II, both protected with captioned tissue guards. Generously illustrated with photographic plates and diagrams as well as several plates in colour.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Insurance Maps of McKeesport, Pennsylvania; Plat Maps

      New York: Sanborn Company. 1909. Hardcover. Very Good. 1909. Large folio, 25 x 24 inches, in gray original buckram with leather corners, gilt brown leather front label, and leather spine label. Contains 96 maps with index, additional index affixed to front endpaper, and numerical stiff maroon tabs to fore edges, with corrections up to 1952. Printed on thick paper, slightly wavy, minor soil to top and bottom edges and some finger smudging, but maps in very good condition. Maps printed on both sides, with properties in numerous colors. Insurance maps, cousin to plat maps, show outlines of properties, with changes recorded in pasted-on clippings, giving a history of property ownership and development. Maps of McKeesport, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oversized book requires extra postage, calculated upon purchase.

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        Blauer Ara", 1909.

      - Farbholzschnitt 30 x 26 cm. (Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Wunsiedel/Franken 1881 – 1965 Wien)

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        Contributions to'Twenty Five Cricket Stories': Tom, Dick and Harry; The Wire-Pullers; The Lost Bowlers; How Pillingshoot Scored

      London: George Newnes, c.1909., 1909. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION, EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE. Small octavo, pp. 208. Contains four Wodehouse stories, three of which are published for the first time in book form. How Pillingshoot Scored had already appeared in Tales of St. Austins, 1903. These Newnes-period Wodehouse stories were collected in this rare omnibus. Apart from the publisher's file copy, we are unable to find a note of any example offered for sale or appearing at auction. The bibliographer McIlvaine mentions the title, but does not provide a description. A companion volume Twenty Five Football Stories was also mooted by Newnes the following year – again, this has proved virtually impossible to locate. Bound in publisher's illustrated card covers housed in collector's folding box. Some rubbing and wear to joints, chip/loss along lower portion of cover, one long tear to joint extending to spine and rear. A remarkable survival of an exceptionally rare book. McIlvaine E126/127

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        Emma [With 24 Color Illustrations By C.E. Brock]

      J.M. Dent, London/ E.P. Dutton, New York 1909 - Beige vellum binding with gilt lettering and decoration. 7 1/2 inches tall by 4 3/4. Very minor wear to the spine ends. Slight discoloration to the bottom of the back cover. For best description see the photos. There is a wrinkle of 2 inches on the illustration page and the first page of text located in the page margins. The text and the 24 illustrations by Brock are flawless. There are no markings of any kind. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zopf und Empire in Mittel- und Norddeutschland. 2 Vol.-set (Complete)

      Leipzig: Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. g+ to near fine. Folio. Part 1: 16pp., 90 plates, Part 2: 16pp., 90 plates. Two portfolios in original three quarter green cloth over green paper-covered board with gilt lettering on cover. Decorative paper-covered inside covers and flaps. Introduction by the author and list of halftone plates and in-text photographs with descriptive text in both volumes. Impressive collection of "Zopfbauten" presented in 180 skillful halftone plates based on the 1906 edition of the same title. Zopfstil is an architectural style developing in the transition from Rococo to Classicism in the late 18th Century. Characteristic for this period is a certain simplicity in design and the participation of the well-to-do middle class in defining the period as opposed to the dominant aristocracy up to that point. The images are espically useful for architects working with restoration of doorways, gates and the enterance of these buildings. Text in German. Portfolios with light wear along edges and some scuffing on covers. Plates slightly age-toned, not affecting images. Portfolios in overall good+, interiors in near fine condition.

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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).

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        The Frontiers of Baluchistan

      London: Witherby & Co.,, 1909. Travels on the Borders of Persia and Afghanistan. With an Introduction by Col. Sir A. Henry McMahon. Octavo. Original mid-brown cloth, title gilt to the spine, French fillet panels in blind to the boards, top edge gilt, the others uncut. Coloured frontispiece from a watercolour by the author, and 36 plates from photographs, folding route map, and coloured folding area map at the rear. A little rubbed, neatly recased, endpapers renewed, light browning and scattered foxing, but overall a very good copy. First edition, a fairly uncommon book, this copy accompanied by an atmospheric original watercolour by Tate, which is reproduced as a plate in the book, captioned "Nad Ali. The delta of Seistan from the Tell of Surhdik". Fascinating account of the author's travels on the borders of Afghanistan and Baluchistan, and into Seistan, as an Extra Assistant Superintendent, Survey of India, employed on the Baluch-Afghan Boundary Mission, 1895-6, and Seistan Arbitration Mission, 1903-5, on the later Tate was in charge of the survey section. Both missions were undertaken under Sir Henry McMahon, who was later Governor-General of Baluchistan, and who here commends Tate in his introduction for for the "strength and picturesque colouring of his portraiture of the country and people he describes".

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        The Book of the Bench, With Thirty-Nine Reproductions in Colour

      1909. Deluxe Folio Edition with 39 Color Portraits [Vanity Fair]. Spy (Sir Leslie Ward [1851-1922]), and Others. The Book of the Bench: With Thirty-Nine Reproductions in Color by "Spy" and Other Cartoonists. London: James Mackenzie Limited, [1909]. Unpaginated. 39 tipped-in color portrait plates. Folio (13" x 10 1/2"). Original vellum, gilt title and figure of Lady Justice to front board and spine, top-edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges, silk tie detached. Some shelfwear and light soiling, corners and spine ends bumped, board slightly bowed, light toning to interior. Text printed on high-quality heavy stock. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Deluxe folio edition. A marvelous collection of color portrait plates by Sir Leslie Ward, Carlo Pellegrini and others, each accompanied by a brief biography, were originally published in Vanity Fair. This is a deluxe folio edition produced by Henry Stone and Sons for Mackenzie; the trade edition is a 9-1/2" x 11" quarto.

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        Lease signed

      1909. Signed. GIMBEL BROTHERS.Lease signed (Greeley Square Realty Company to Gimbel Brothers, New York).New York, April 23, 1909.Rare original 21-year lease for the site of New York's famous Gimbels department store, dated 1909, signed by six of the Gimbel brothers as well as the original tenant (who had run a Milwaukee Gimbels for decades), fully notarized, with a wonderful 35" by 27-1/2" folding floor plan bound in showing the first three levels of construction, elevator placement, and plans for public transit and also with three legal letters relating to the floor plan.This exceptional 21-year lease is for the site on which the Gimbel brothers built their iconic New York department store, paying $605,000 for the first three years commencing on August 1, 1910, increasing to $655,000 by July 31, 1931. The signatories to the lease include brothers Jacob, Isaac, Charles, Daniel, Ellis, and Louis Gimbel. The document is also signed by the president of Greeley Square Realty Company and the tenant. The document has also been notarized in the appropriate locations. Of particular interest is the 35" by 27-1/2" floor plan dated April 16, 1909 attached to the conclusion of this document along with copies of three letters between the New York law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and Gimbel Brothers relating to the floor plan. The plan itself shows the first floor, basement floor, and the sub basement. The mezzanine and the location of six passenger elevators are also noted. Red diagonal lines are shown with "space hatched red to be occupied by H. & M.R.R. Co." The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Co. is known today as PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson). Construction began on the existing tunnels under the Hudson River in 1890, but stopped shortly thereafter when funding ceased. Construction resumed twice, the second time three months after this deed was signed.Bavarian Jewish immigrant Adam Gimbel arrived in the United States in 1835. He opened a general store in Vincennes, Indiana in 1842, then moved to Danville, Illinois in the 1880s. By 1887, he had moved to Milwaukee, which was being flooded with German immigrants and which provided a perfect location to open his first department store. It was a massive success. People in Milwaukee were known to remark that Gimbel had "a surplus of capital and a surplus of Gimbels." The Gimbels were a success, but they needed to expand. In 1894, a seven-story Gimbels opened in Philadelphia. On June 16, 1910, The New York Times headlined "Gimbel Store Completed," noting that "the contract was signed on April 23, 1909, and that the excavating work consumed five months, so that the work of construction proper did not actually begin until well in October of [the previous] year." The new Gimbels had two basement floors that essentially functioned as an outlet-type version of the upper floors, meant to attract low price seekers and small wage earners. It was a new innovation. The entirety of the store became a chief rival to the store across the street, Macy's. The rhetorical question "Does Macy's tell Gimbels?" became a popular phrase, meaning that competitors were not supposed to share trade secrets. While Gimbels closed in 1986, it lives on in Miracle on 34th Street, the 1947 Oscar-winning motion picture, in which Kris Kringle (Macy's new Santa) sends a customer to Gimbels when the store does not have what the customer wants. For many, though, Gimbels remains a beloved memory of New York (and, indeed, a number of other cities).Only light soiling and slight rubbing to edges of wrappers. An exceptional near-fine piece of New York history.

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