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        In des Kaisers Rock durch Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Von Heinz Lüth, ehem. Sergeant der Kaiserlichen Schutztruppe. 1. Teil: Erzählungen aus meinem Tagebuch im Hererofeldzuge.

      Berlin, Schriftenvertriebsanstalt, 1909. - Original-Broschur, 120 Seiten, einige photographische Abbildungen. Einband minimal begriffen, schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Fine original large silver print photograph of the distinguished Ukrainian-born American bass in profile by the noted Hungarian-born photographer Laszlo Willinger (1909-1989)

      - 390 x 290 mm. Signed by the photographer in white ink at the lower left corner. Vienna, ca. 1935. Slightly worn, with slight curl to edges. In very good condition overall. Kipnis was a member of both the Berlin Staatsoper (1930-1935) and the Vienna Staatsoper (1935-1938); he became an American citizen in 1934. "By then he had established himself everywhere as an outstanding Wagner and Mozart bass and a highly distinguished interpreter of Italian and Russian roles. He was much in demand at Bayreuth, singing there between 1927 and 1933, and appeared at the 1937 Salzburg Festival as Sarastro under Toscanini." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove onlineWillinger, who left Berlin for Vienna in 1933, is particularly noted for his portrait photography; his subjects include Marlene Dietrich, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Max Reinhardt and many other notables of the 1930s and '40s. He moved to the United States in the mid-'30s and was one of the first Hollywood photographers to experiment in the use of color. A fine example of this important photographer's early work. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        THREE YEARS IN TIBET: With Original Japanese Illustrations.

      Benares 1909, Theosophist Office. Maroon cloth, very good,. 719p., 59 b.w. photos, color fold outmap, fold out photo of. Mr. Gaurishankara, pages 311-312 in facsimile. VERY RARE. Highly important and valuable primary source, written by the late Rector of Gohyakurakan Monastery, Japan. Illustrated by sketches documenting his pilgrimage & year's stay in Darje- eling, Nepal, Himalaya, Tibet, Lhasa, Sera College, audience with 2 Kings, Katmandu, etc. An extraordinary story, during the time when these countries were closed to occidentals,and current information was nonextant. Superb description of a journey through Tibet to Nepal between 1897-1903 and a years residence in Lhasa. See Yakushi K35. VALAUABLE PRIMARY WORK Cordier [BS]: 4382. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        TUTTE LE OPERE.

      Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1909. First Edition. One of 105 copies only, on paper of a total edition of 111 (6 on vellum). Subiaco type on specially-made Batchelor handmade paper with the watermark of a bugle and arrow above the printer’s initials. Full-page frontispiece and woodcuts throughout by Charles M. Gere, cut by W. H. Hooper. Large red initials by Graily Hewitt; headings and shoulder-notes in red; printed in double column (except for the Prefaces and the Index). Folio, 41.1 x 28.6 cm., original W. H. Smith binding of reddish brown niger morocco backed oak boards with metal clasps, leather richly braided with interlacing blind rules, solid gilt dots at the intersections, and a continuous vertical band at the outer side, made up of blind-tooled small dots and leaves. Inner side of both covers also decorated with leather as the outer sides, but without rules and dots. Spine in six compartments by five blind ruled raised bands (with raised head and tail-caps), title gilt in upper compartment, imprint at tail. Signed (monogram) in blind on the leather at the inner side of the front cover. Douglas Cockerell managed the W. H. Smith & Son bindery from 1905 to 1914. He later stated that all of the bindings signed with the 'WHS' stamp during those years were specially designed by him. xvi + 396. A very attractive copy. With the bookplate of James Curle, noted contributor to the Society of Antiquities of Scotland. Tutte le Opere stands as Ashendene’s crowning achievement, and one of the two or three greatest books of the fine-press movement (along with the Kelmscott Chaucer and the Doves Bible). Its quality was immediately apparent to one reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement, who raved, “Not perhaps since Boccaccio made with his own hand a copy of the ‘Divina Comedia,’ as a present for Petrarch, has such a labour of love been lavished on the works of Dante as in the sumptuous edition... which has just been issued from the Ashendene Press.... No other country, not even his own Italy, has laid a more splendid tribute at the feet of the Florentine poet.” The Ashendene Press was among of the most distinguished of the private presses which arose at the turn of the century, inspired by William Morris’ efforts to revive the moribund art of printing. Founded by C. H. St. John Hornby, managing director for a large British book distributor, the press was a highly personal project that produced works of great elegance and painstaking craftsmanship. Even more care than usual was lavished on this fine edition of Dante. As Hornby wrote in his bibliography of Ashendene, “ This book was by far the most ambitious effort of the Press and took three years to complete. It was the first book for which a professional compositor was employed for setting up the type.” Hornby’s dedication paid off handsomely.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Die andere Seite, Ein phantastischer Roman,

      München und Leipzig, Georg Müller, 1909. mit 52 Abbildungen und einem doppelblattgroßen Plan, 4 Blatt, 338 Seiten, 8°, hellbrauner illustrierte O Pp ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR DES SELTENEN UND GESUCHTEN TITELS IN DER EA, lediglich der Einband leicht angestaubt, der etwas angestaubte Buchrücken behutsam restauriert, nachdem Reste von Tesafilm entfernt wurden Versand D: 5,00 EUR Li 38913, Erstausgaben, illustrierte Bücher, i

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit]
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        Le Songe d'une nuit d'été. Illustrations par Arthur Rackham

      Paris, Hachette et Cie 1909 - in-8 (30x23,5 cm), 136 pp., reliure d'éditeur vélin ivoire à la bradel, lettrage doré sur le dos et les plats, fer ornemental au milieu du plat supérieur, tête dorée, non rogné. Tirage à 330 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des trois cents sur papier vélin à la forme. Première édition de la traduction française, illustrée de 40 gravures en couleurs contrecollées d'Arthur Rackham hors texte et de nombreuses illustrations en noir dans le texte. Très bel exemplaire (les lacets en soie manquent, comme très souvent). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Netsuke. Versuch einer Geschichte der japanischen Schnitzkunst. Von Albert Brockhaus. Mit 272 schwarzen und 53 bunten Abbildungen.

      Leipzig: Brockhaus 1909. Zweite [2.] verbesserte Auflage / Second [2nd] revised Edition. XVI, 482 Seiten; mit 272 Textabbildungen sowie 53 farbigen Abbildungen auf Tafeln unter Seidenpapier. Grauer Orig.-Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel sowie Lesebändchen und Kopfgoldschnitt. Standardwerk zu Netsuke in der gesuchten zweiten Auflage. - Ecken und Kanten des sehr sensiblen Veloursledereinbandes leicht berieben, im Bereich des Buchkopfes etwas stärker. Kurzer Besitzervermerk mit Bleistift auf der Rückseite des vorderen Vorsatzpapieres. Deckel mit kleinem Fleck. Zwei Tafeln lose, eine Tafel am Rand minimal eingerissen. Band sonst in gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand. - The corners and edges are somewhat worn, nevertheless the whole book is very solid and nicely preserved. Fine copy. - Hadamitzky/Kocks: Japan-Bibliographie, 898. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Netsuke. Japanese handicrafts. Catalog / Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kretzer]
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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

      Constable, London 1909 - A gorgeous copy of this deluxe limited edition. Number 186 of 750 copies, signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. Beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 40 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, and numerous additional b/w drawings. 325pp., thick short 4to, elegantly bound by Sangorsky & Sutcliffe in full crimson crushed morocco; gilt- decorated spine with raised bands; marbled end papers, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: Constable & Company, 1909. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      - (POGANY,WILLY)illus. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. London: Harrap [1909]. 4to (8 1/4 x 11 1/2"), full limp brown suede binding stamped in gold, top edge gilt, except for a few scattered oxidation spots on first few pages this is VERY FINE IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (flaps reapired). First edition. This is a lavish production, lithographed by Vincent Day and illustrated with pictorial endpapers, 24 tipped-in color plates, and decorative text-pages with calligraphy by Pogany. Magnificent copy, rare in this binding and with the box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Jean-François Raffaelli

      Paris , H. FLOURY, 1909 - Peintre, graveur et sculpteur. Con oltre 100 illustrazioni nel testo e 33 tavole a piena pagina f.t. molte delle quali costituite da litografie e puntesecche originali dell'Artista. Ogni incisione è protetta da velina. 4to. pp. 240. . Molto buono (Very Good). . . . Rara monografia sul Raffaelli, con cronologia delle esposizioni dei suoi lavori sino al 1909 e catalogo delle incisioni originali. Rilegato mezza tela (half-cloth binding) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time. New and Revised Edition.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: That's a Wrap!]
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        The Works of Oscar Wilde. The Sunflower Edition. Complete in 15 Volumes.

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

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Heart Of The Antarctic - BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1907 TO 1909. Page of Signatures from The Antarctic Book including Shackleton, Wild & Priestley

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

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        Arsène Lupin

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Folk Songs of China

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Pepel

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

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

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

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        In the Grip of the Nyika

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

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        REMINISCENCES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY DISTINGUISHED MEN OF HIS TIME.

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        La grande ombre

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

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        IL Metodo Della Pedagogia Scientifica Applicato All'educazione Infantile Nelle Case Dei Bambini

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

      [Bookseller: Greekdrama Books]
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        ROAD TO OZ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Cottage Homes Of England

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

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

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

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

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

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        Walden or life in the woods

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

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        Central African Game and Its Spoor

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

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Gulliver's Travels

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

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

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

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        AS YOU LIKE IT

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

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        The Fables of Aesop

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

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        Geschichte der Familie Henneberg (Braunschweig)

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

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        Wappen der Deutschen Souveraine und Lande.

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

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

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

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        Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

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

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        Vergeten liedjes.

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

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

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

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        Pharos: Antik Islam Und Occident Ein Beitrag Zur Architekturgeschichte

      Druck Und Verlag Von B.G. Teubner, Leipzig 1909 - Folio.Text in German. Representational image #130 of coin cut frrom Tafel III. Some pencil markings at margins of text. Some toning and creasing to leaves; bumping to outer corners. Cover worn with some clear tape to edges. Spine worn and taped, much of lettering missing; head is chipped. D.j. is soiled, has large creases, chips, tears, and what remains of it (frontpanel only) has been taped to spine. Fair [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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