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      London: Elkin Mathews 1909 - Small 8vo., slate-gray boards lettered in gilt. First edition, first printing, one of approximately 500 copies. Gallup A3. An absolutely gorgeous copy of a fragile work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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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        Abraham Lansing Recollections

      New York: Privately printed by the de Vinne Press. Very Good. 1909. First Limited Edition. Double ruled green cloth. One of only 300 copies. Top edge gilt, others deckled. A very nice tight, clean copy, ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 266 pages .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc., ABAA, ILAB, FA]
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        Camera Work: Issue Number 28

      Alfred Stieglitz, New York 1909 - FIRST EDITION of issue number 28 of Camera Work, complete with nine original photogravures, including six by David Octavius Hill, one by George Davison, one by Paul B. Haviland, one by Marshall R. Kernochan, and one by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz. Texts by Mrs. William Sharp, Charles H. Caffin, Eugenia Wallace, Benjamin De Casseres, Leonard Van Noppen, and Dr. Paul Schumann. Photogravures entitled (in the order they appear) The Minnow Pool, The Bird-Cage, Portraits-A Group, Portrait-The Gown and the Casket, Mrs. Rigby, Newhaven Fisheries all by David Octavius Hill; Houses near Aix-les-Bains by George Davison; Portrait-Miss G. G. by Paul B. Haviland; Ponte Vecchio-Florence by Marshall R. Kernochan; and On the Embankment by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Containing articles entitled "D. O. Hill, R. S. A." by Mrs. William Sharp, "Unphotographic Paint:-The Texture of Impressionism" and "Prints by Eduard J. Steichen-Of Rodin's 'Balzac'" both by Charles H. Caffin, "The Builders" by Eugenia Wallace, "The Art 'Puffer'" by Benjamin De Casseres, "Come, All Ye Living!" by Leonard Van Noppen, "Some Impressions from the International Photographic Exposition, Dresden" by Charles H. Caffin, and "The 'International Group' at the Dresden Exposition" by Dr. Paul Schumann. New York: Alfred Stieglitz, October 1909. Quarto (23 cm x 35 cm, approx. 9" x 12"), original gray wrappers. Glue residue on front cover. General edgewear to fragile wrappers with partial loss to spine. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        La Boxe & Les Boxeurs [Boxing and Boxers, 1910]

      Paris: La Boxe & Les Boxeurs, 1909. French text. Full year (52 issues) in two volumes. Quarter leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Ads. Moderate wear to bindings. Contents solid. Much coverage of French boxers and boxing, but also covers English and American boxing. Scarce. . Very Good.

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        The Lowrie History as Acted in part by Henry Berry Lowrie, the Great North Carolina bandit, with biographical sketch of his associates. Being a Complete History of the Modern Robber Band in the County of Robeson, and State of North Carolina

      Lumberton, N.C.: Lumbee Publishing Company / (Freeman Printing Company). (1909). Fourth edition of the Norment account; and first edition with the updated history of Robeson County with particular emphasis on the Tuscarora and Lumbee Indians by Olds. Octavo. 192pp., illustrated from photographs. Illustrated printed brown wrappers. Slight loss at the spine ends, but a handsome and nice, else near fine copy. Henry Berry Lowrie, of mixed Native American, Portuguese, and (probably) African-American blood, was made an outlaw (in part to escape conscription in the Confederate forces in the Civil War, and for possessing firearms, which mixed race people were forbidden to own since the Nat Turner Rebellion) and led a gang of similarly stigmatized blacks and Native Americans in North Carolina, and was considered something of a Robin Hood figure. After the War, Lowrie and his gang (while by no means angels, engaging in robbery and murder of establishment figures) fought against the reinforcement of white supremacy by reconstruction officials and gained the sympathy and protection of the non-white population. While most of the gang was eventually killed or captured, Henry Berry Lowrie's fate, in true legendary fashion, was disputed: some saying he died cleaning his shotgun, others that he escaped and was occasionally seen in the area. This initial account by Mary Norment, whose husband was killed by the Lowries, while unsurprisingly unsympathetic, is nevertheless compelling. Usually found rebound, and very scarce in wrappers. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        JIMBO: A FANTASY

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,. 1909. original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind.. Spine panel a trifle faded, else a fine copy in printed dust jacket. with some shallow chipping at the spine ends, top edge of rear panel,. and upper corners. A very attractive copy of a scarce book. (#11816). First edition. The author's fourth book and first novel, preceded by three collections of short fiction. "JIMBO is one of the best of Blackwood's studies of the peculiar horrors and ecstasies of childhood." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 178. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01391. Ashley A.4.1.

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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

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1909. First American edition. Abundantly illustrated with photographic illustrations, maps & plans. 2 vols. 4to. Original blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and upper boards, extremities slightly rubbed, some dampstaining, joints cracked in vol.1. A good copy. Published in the same year as the English edition, The Heart of the Antarctic chronicles Shackleton's first expedition as leader. "Known today as the Nimrod expedition, this proved to be the making of Shackleton, encompassing the first ascent of Mt. Erebus, the first (failed) experiment with an automated vehicle in the Antarctic and, most importantly, the mapping of a viable route to the Pole" (Taurus). Shackleton's party were the first to attain the Magnetic South Pole and came within 90 miles of the pole itself. The expedition is additionally noteworthy for the production and publication of the Aurora Australis, the first book to be printed in Antarctica. cf. Taurus 57; Spence 1098; Conrad p148

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        THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC

      William Heinemann, 1909. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition, Trade issue, 2 Volumes; Vol I, xlviii, 372pp, 112 plate leaves, plus 111 diagrams in text; Vol II, xvi, 419pp, 102 plate leaves, plus 38 diagrams in text; 1 folding page depicting 2 panoramas, 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Original blue cloth lettered in silver, silver pictorial vignettes to upper covers and spines. Shackleton first gained fame as a member of Scott?'s 1901-2 expedition, and in August 1907 he left London as commander of his own expedition, popularly known as the "Nimrod" Expedition and renowned "for having reached within 97 miles of the South Pole (almost four years before Amundsen and Scott achieved the Pole itself) This expedition established Shackleton as a bona-fide English hero," having discovered the Polar Plateau and accomplishing the first attainment of the Magnetic South Pole, as well as the first ascent of Mount Erebus—fully outdistancing his predecessors to a degree unequalled in the history of polar exploration. ( Books on Ice 7.4) On Shackleton?'s return to England, he was knighted by Edward VII, who considered the expedition "the greatest geographical event of his reign" (Huntford, 298). Shackleton would later recall the expedition as "high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and the generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men" ( South ). Rosove.1st (William Heinemann) edition, 2-volume trade issue. 305.B1. London: William Heinemann, [4 November] 1909. Printed by Ballantyne & Co., London. 2 vols. 25.3 cm, dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards with silver lettering on spines and embossed, silver portrait of the Farthest South, top edges gilt, others uncut. Collation similar to Deluxe edition for vols. I and II, with an errata slip for vol. II facing page1. The trade edition differs in the lack of The Antarctic Book, the binding, omission of ribbon bookmarks, shorter paper, use of a somewhat lesser but still excellent paper grade, the name of the publisher in black rather than brown ink, a different imprint, a different verso of the title leaves (?"All rights reserved?" in the deluxe edition; ?"Copyright 1909, London, William Heinemann, and Washington, U.S.A., by J. B. Lippincott Company.?" in the trade edition), the frontispieces and color plates having been printed on white glossy paper rather than mounted on thick, brown paper, and the presence of an errata slip in vol. II that contains 6 corrections (of which the last 3 have been made already in both this and the deluxe edition). Both editions were produced from the same typeset. Ink gift inscription "Alice Hurt from B.H.G.A. Xmas 1909" on fep volume I, Alice Hurt in same hand on volume II. Spine faded, Covers stained, tears and splitting on both volumes, bumped.Contents clean. Very Good. PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote. This is the first Trade edition of the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; 1900-1920; Inventory No: 1065. . This book is extra heavy or expensive, and as such may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Tales From Shakespeare.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1909 - Quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original mauve ribbon ties. A touch of soiling and toning to boards. A very attractive copy. Frontispiece and 12 tipped in colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Signed limited edition, number 202 of 750 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        PICKLES

      London:: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton,, 1909. First Edition. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing with mild scattered foxing, cover edge wear, scuffs covers. Spine expertly rebacked in the past. Complete with 24 Fine color plates on heavy stock illustrated recto only, as issued. 4to.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1909

      John Wisden & Co. 1909 - Forty-sixth edition. Original hardback. Spine darkened and a little stained to lower area. Gilt relatively bright and contents very good. A good overall copy.

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        NEGLECTED NEIGHBORS: Stories of Life in the Alleys, Tenements and Shanties of the National Capital

      Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1909. First edition. Upper front corner lightly bumped, else fine. xi, 342 pp., 96 illustrations, mostly from photographs; 8vo, green pictorial cloth with cover design in white, black, blue, and rose. An exposé of entrenched poverty plagueing the nation's capital. With an introduction by President Roosevelt.

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        TRANS-HIMALAYA: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet.

      A SUPERB PRIMARY RESOURCE AND EARLY EXPLORATION OF TIBET N.Y. & London 1909- - 13, Macmillan.Red cloth, spine head/tailsworn, 3 vol. set complete, 436+441+436p., index, 543 b.w. 33photos, 14 maps, head/tail of vol. 1,2 worn,vol. 3 very goodmixed set New York vols. 1-2, London vol. 3. FIRST EDITIONS Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Camera Work: Issue Number 27

      Alfred Stieglitz, New York 1909 - FIRST EDITION of issue number 27 of Camera Work, complete with 9 original photogravures, including 5 by Herbert G. French and 4 by Clarence White and Alfred Stieglitz in collaboration. Edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz. Texts by H. G. Wells, Benjamin De Casseres, Bolton Coit Brown, Charles H. Caffin, Paul B. Haviland, Herbert G. French, Oscar Wilde, and Alfred Stieglitz. Containing articles entitled Pamela Colman Smith by Benjamin De Casseres, Seeing Things by Bolton Coit Brown, American Indifference by Benjamin De Casseres, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Christbaum mit Christkind und Weihnachtsengel" originale Pastellkreide und Gouache auf Papier ca. 66x47cm; links unten signiert; um 1950

      - Otto Herbig studiert 1909-11 an der Münchner Akademie bei Angelo Jank. 1911 erhält er Unterricht bei Lovis Corinth in Berlin und bei Albin Egger-Lienz in Weimar. Im Anschluß an eine Reise nach Paris 1913 läßt sich Herbig in Berlin nieder. Während des Ersten Weltkriegs dient er in einem Sanitätstrupp gemeinsam mit Erich Heckel, Anton Kerschbaumer und Max Kaus. 1919 zieht der Künstler in Heckels Atelier in Berlin-Steglitz. Im selben Jahr heiratet Otto Herbig. Seine Arbeiten der folgenden Jahre beschäftigen sich überwiegend mit dem Thema "Mutter und Kind". Bereits während seines Studiums an der Münchner Akademie unternimmt Herbig eine erste Reise nach Italien. Nach dem Tod seiner Frau 1926 begibt er sich erneut nach Italien, weitere Reisen folgen in den 30er und 50er Jahren. 1929 wird er gleichzeitig mit Kerschbaumer und Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendiat in der Villa Massimo in Rom. In den kommenden Jahren erhält Herbig Gelegenheit, seine Werke in Ausstellungen in den Berliner Galerien Möller, Nierendorf und van der Heyde einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zu präsentieren. Nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs unterrichtet Herbig bis 1955 als Professor an der Bau- und Kunsthochschule Weimar. Danach läßt er sich in Kleinmachnow bei Berlin nieder. Seine Bilder zeichnen sich nun durch eine größere Nähe zur Natur aus, behalten jedoch durch ihre Abstraktion eine enge Verbindung zum Expressionismus der "Brücke"-Künstler bei. 1962 wird Herbig mit einer ersten großen Retrospektive in der Nationalgalerie in Ost-Berlin geehrt. Ein Jahrzehnt nach seiner Übersiedlung nach Weilheim stirbt der Künstler am 13. Juni 1971.

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        Der Blitz. Eine radikale Zeitung

      Der Blitz. Eine radikale Zeitung. Wien (1908-1909) - Der Blitz. Eine radikale Zeitung. Wien (1908-1909). One of a number of weekly radical newspapers that flourished in early 20th century Vienna (1908-1924), Der Blitz addressed many social and political issues of the day and paid particular attention to sexual scandals in Austria and Hungary. There were numerous articles on prostitution, homosexuality, lesbianism and related subjects in the weekly tabloid that undoubtedly catered to the bohemianism of the times. Vienna was a hotbed of social activism and there were many newspapers catering to every interest. Included are the following 18 issues (generally 16pp. each): Jahrgang 1: #5, 7, 12, 14, 15, Jahrgang 2: 16, 19 (2 copies), 20, 22, 25, 30, 32, 35, 37, 42, 55, 56. Fair condition, paper browned, edgeworn, some pages are loose, some are torn or chipped. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Efficiency as a Basis for Operation and Wages

      The Engineering Magazine, New York 1909 - SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front endpage - "To Clyde M. Carr, Esq., This book outlines the theories, in which, building on a foundation already laid, our work supplements yours. I hope what I have written may interest you as much as your plant has interested me. Harrington Emerson Sept. 20, 1909 ". With Clyde M. Carr's period bookplate front pastedown. Carr was one of the key developers of the 1909 Plan of Chicago and President of Ryerson Steel, which had been a client of the Emerson Company, Emerson's quite successful consulting firm. Harrington Emerson, along with Frederick W. Taylor and Frank W. Gilbreth, was one of America's pioneers in industrial engineering and management and organizational theory. His major contributions include his concept of efficiency and installing his management methods at many industrial firms. A great Association Copy of this early and important work in the field. Near Fine, scant edgewear to cloth, and SCARCE THUS. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1909., 1909. First Rackham Edition. Medium octavo, pp.xvi; 291. Contains twelve full colour plates including frontispiece, all with tissue guard, plus several line drawings. Elegantly bound in half red morocco with gilt titles and decoration, raised bands to spine, cloth sides, top edge gilt, others tinted green/brown. With original illustrated endpapers and publisher's elaborate gilt decorated red cloth bound in at the rear. Light and occasional marking within; a very good copy in an attractive leather binding.

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        The Tempest. Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest with Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      London Hodder & Stoughton [1909]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Endpapers browned Reprint Green hardback gilt decorated cloth cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 144pp. 40 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards.

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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

      London: William Heinemann, 1909., 1909. First Edition. 2 volumes; 4to. Elegantly bound in dark blue half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed, coated black endpapers. Publisher's original decorated uppers bound in at rear of each volume. 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. Minor and occasional spotting else fine in an attctive recent leather binding. Packed with a mass of maps, photographs and sketches chronicling everything from penguins to climbing Erebus this work embodies the golden age of polar exploration. Although the expedition team was unable to attain its goal of reaching the South Pole, Shackleton and his companions reached 88° 23' S, a point only 180 kilometres (112 mi) from the Pole. Accomplishments also included the first ascent of Mount Erebus, the location of the Magnetic South Pole by Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and MacKay (January 16, 1909), and the discovery of the Beardmore Glacier passage (named after Shackleton's patron). The group was the first to cross the Trans-Antarctic mountain range and to set foot on the South Polar Plateau. When the party, subsisting on half-rations, returned to base camp on February 28, 1909, Shackleton found a letter stating that Nimrod would sail on February 26. In response, the crew burnt the camp to attract the departing ship's attention. The ploy succeeded, and on March 1, 1909, Shackleton departed for home and returned to the United Kingdom a hero. He was knighted for reaching the furthest south of any human at that time. Regarding the failure to reach the South Pole, Shackleton remarked to his wife: "Better a live donkey than a dead lion.". It would be three more years before Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first to reach the South Pole, followed shortly by Robert Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition.

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        The Old Man in The Corner

      London: Greening and Co., Ltd., 1909., 1909. First Edition: 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial devise and gilt lettering to spine and upper. Book contains a black and white photograph and a SIGNED ink written card from the Baroness to Starrett. Ex Libris Vincent Starrett - prolific writer on Sherlock Holmes, one of the founders of The Baker Street Irregulars and general Holmesian authority. With his label attached to front pastedown. 18 black and white illustration by H.M. Brock. In bright condition apart from some minor wear and discoloration to extemities. Internally clean. A tight copy. Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272).

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        WATER BABIES

      - (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London: Macmillan 1909. Featured here is the LIMITED EDITION OF THE BOOK IN A FULL MOROCCO BINDING HOUSED IN A LARGE PICTORIAL CLAMSHELL BOX WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR USED IN THE BOOK. The book is a thick quarto measuring 9" x 11 1/4", bound in a full blue morocco binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The book spine is decorated in gilt with raised bands and the covers are heavily decorated with triple gilt rules and floral decorated corners. Inside the covers there are gilt dentelles and silk doublures (silk lining). The book is the magnificent DELUXE EDITION, LIMITED TO ONLY 260 COPIES printed on hand-made paper and illustrated by Goble with 32 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards. The book is housed in a velvet lined cradle. On the opposite side of the box is a special insert holding the original watercolor signed by Goble that appears as a full page color plate on page 32 of the book. The actual image measures 13 1/2" wide x 9 1/4" high and is captioned "Play by me, bathe in me mother and child". It is a beach scene with the mother and the water baby reclining on the sand, with the ocean, rocks and beach related flora surrounding them. This image is duplicated in gilt on the cover of the book and also on the cover of the box. The box is 13 1/2" wide x 17 3/4" high with the backstrip rounded to simulate the spine of a book with extensive gilt decorations and raised bands. Goble's Water Babies is arguably the best edition of this classic story. In his book "Early Children's Books" (p.80), Eric Quayle comments on all the various editions of Water Babies and adds about Goble's edition: "None of these in either artistic or financial terms approaches the sumptuous edition of 1909." Nice copies of the limited edition are rare, an offering like this is a once in a lifetime copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Old Man In the Corner

      London; Greening and Co., 1909., 1909. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated by H.M.Brock. 8vo., pp.340. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth, printed in gilt and colours. A little dusting to top edge, some minor toning to spine else a clean, bright copy; near fine. Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272).

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      POGANY, WILLY. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. London: George Harrap (1909). 4to (8 x 11"), publisher's deluxe full vellum binding with elaborate gilt border with a rose / crescent moon motif, spine gilt, vellum turn-ins, a Fine copy in full morocco slip case. ONE OF ONLY 25 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY POGANY printed on Japon vellum. Illustrated with 24 beautiful tipped in color plates and color decorations on every page. Text is in calligraphy also by Pogany. This is a beautiful copy, very rare in the vellum edition.

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        Les Regles de Route en Mer

      Vve Ferdinand Larcier, Editeur, 26-28 Rue des Minimes, Bruxelles, 1909.. Erstausgabe? 549 Seiten mit zahlreichen Figuren, z.B. Schifstypen, Abb. von Segelschiffen, Schiffsquerschnitten, faltbares Klappbild des Turbinenschiffs Princesse Elisabeth, Querschnitt eines Kriegsschiffes,Falttafel von Navigationsmanövern, farbige Abbildung von Schiffslaternen (3 Seiten),farbige Abbildungen von Schiffssignalen (8Seiten), diverse Abbildungen zum Fischfang mit Netzen, Abb. von Signalhörnern (2Seiten), 9 Abb. von Seglern (Handels- und Kriegssegler,sowie diversen Diagrammen. Halbleder. Marmorierter Halbledereinband mit Lederecken. Der Pappeinband in grün marmoriert. Unten auf dem Lederrücken befindet sich ein kleines Papierschildchen, vermutlich aus der Bibliothek des Seeamtes Hamburg. Das Buch ist fadengeheftet und wurde in Hamburg von der Buchbinderei Hugo W. und Sohn fachgerecht eingebunden. Der Einband ist am oberen Kapital vorne etwas verblichen und im Bereich der Gelenke und an den Kanten geringfügig berieben. Stempel des Seeamtes Hamburg auf dem Titel und auch auf dem Vortitel. In einem recht guten Zustand. Dieses Buch dürfte keine sehr große Auflage gehabt haben und taucht weltweit zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt nirgendwo im Onlinehandel auf. Ich konnte nur eine Ausgabe in der Staatsbibliothek in Hamburg recherchieren. Auch konnte ein Verkauf in den großen Auktionshäusern im deutschsprachigen Raum nicht festgestellt werden. Somit offensichtlich absolut selten und sammelwürdig! HP1/39

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        IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD? From My Autobiography

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1909. First edition. Very good in the original green cloth (previous owner's name dated in 1913) in a rather edgeworn but uncommon example of the dust jacket. A discussion, written with Twain's usual humor, of the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy (leading to his conclusion that Bacon must have written the major plays). The second issue with the publisher's note bound in after the title page, but without the ads in the rear. 150 pp.

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        contributes to...'Twenty Five Cricket Stories'. i) Tom, Dick and Harry, ii) The Wire-Pullers, iii) The Lost Bowlers and iv) How Pillingshoot Scored

      George Newnes Ltd., London, n.d. [1909], 1909. FIRST (AND ONLY) EDITION, possibly withdrawn. 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 EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE omnibus and the present copy offered is the publisher's own file copy. We are unable to find a note of any copy 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, but again this has proved virtually impossible to locate. The sheer paucity of copies suggests that both these sporting volumes were offered for sale, but were either printed in tiny numbers, possibly withdrawn, or perhaps never issued. The fact that this copy is the publisher's own copy (and sold as part of the Newnes/Warne archive many years later) may support this as being one of an exceedingly small surviving number. Whatever the actual story, this remains an exceptionally rare book. 208pp. Small octavo. Bound in publisher's illustrated card covers stamped by publisher as the 'File' copy, later linen back, housed in collector's folding box. Some rubbing and wear to joints else fine. McIlvaine E126/127

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        The 7 Stages of Golf and Other Golf Stories in Picture and Verse

      London: John Ousley Ltd. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed and edge-worn. Loss to spine. Content in good condition. 1909. First Edition. White hardback illustrated boards. 330mm x 230mm (13" x 9"). 44pp. 21 full colour plates. .

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        The Chase of the Golden Meteor

      London: Grant Richards, 1909., 1909. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's pictorial blue cloth with gilt titles to upper, white titles to spine with a comet motif. Foxing to edges and margin; minor nick to head and foot of spine; upper hinge just starting. Illustrated with 24 full page plates. A bright, solid copy, in the publisher's polychrome binding, depicting, yes, a Golden Meteor; a rather lavish book production, just before the dust-jacket really took off and thus consigned pictorial cloth to history. Myers [9]

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        Raum und Zeit

      Leipzig: Teubner, 1909. FIRST EDITION of Minkowski?s explanation of the fourth dimension, a critical bridge between Einstein?s theories of special and general relativity. PMM 401. "In ??Space and Time?, read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski?s space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein?s basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions. This strongly reinforced Einstein?s objections to absolute concepts and supported his view of the relativity of events in nature? (Printing and the Mind of Man, 401).In: Jahresbericht der deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, volume XVIII, pp.75-88. Leipzig: Teubner, 1909. The whole volume offered. Contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco. Provenance: Charles L. Bouton, 1912 (signature in pencil on an endpaper). Bookplate and deaccession stamp of Middlebury College- the Egbert Starr Library. Some scuffing to edges of binding and residue from library sticker at base of spine. A few neat annotations (not affecting Minkowski); text fine. NOTE: There were three 1909 (simultaneous or nearly simultaneous) journal printings of Raum und Zeit. The present printing is the one cited by PMM. Very Good.

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        THE WATER-BABIES

      Macmillan and Co Limited 1909 - 1st thus 1909. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 32 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, mounted on brown card with tissue guards. All edges gilt. Goble's most desired work. Spine is browned. Covers are unevenly faded. Bumping and wear to spine and corners and cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, a few page margins and outer page edges. 4 plates have light creases. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Memory Incarnate. A novel

      Jarrolds, 1909. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; Acceptable jacket; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; book in good all-round condition, jacket poor, large scuff on front panel, much repaired with magic tape. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Tales From Shakespeare [writings/plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc ] By Charles and Mary Lamb Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1909., 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto, with 12 colour plates and other black and white drawings. Publisher's green cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to spine and upper, top edge gilt, illustrated end papers, original printed dust-wrapper. Lightly rubbed to extremities, edges toned, offset browning to endpapers, jacket edgeworn with some chips and tears, spine a shade darkened. A story-telling version of some of Shakespeare's best known plays including: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Photo album of an American merchant family as they travel the Philippines and China in the founding years of AG&P

      1909-1913. Paperback. Near Fine. Mottled black cloth over flexible boards; oblong, 10.75x7.25 inches; contains nearly 200 silver prints (ranging in size from about 3x4 to 6x9 inches), mounted 1 to 6 on the recto and verso of every page; most are captioned, either handwritten in ink below the photograph, or in the negative. Includes portraits, landscapes, and panoramas (4 of which are hand-tinted), of industrial interest ("lifting 53-ton guns from S. S. Suruga"), human interest (Philippino children in galvanizing department of AG&P), and even humor (kittens, puppies, a man surfing in a headstand). A remarkable album, compiled (mostly) by Robert P. Sherman, who was a member of an American merchant family with business interests in the Philippines. He proves a very capable photographer -- images are nicely composed, exposed, printed, and arranged. The album begins with a series of snapshots of a fleet in Manila, and then alternates between family snapshots in Marblehead, Massachusetts, back to the Philippines, transitioning to China along the Pasig River and Grand Canal. A few people are identified (Eunice Wilson, Edward Hemingway, Mr. Jenkins, etc.), as are names of ships (S. S. Manchuria, Kioto, Tenyo Maru, Kazembe, and others). Rich, varied, and even beautiful -- worthy of further study.

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        Scott's pocket diary for 1910 ("Army & Navy Thin Pocket Diary") with autogr. ownership inscription on title ("Captain Robert F. Scott. RN &c 36-38 Victoria St. Westminster SW").

      London, Manchester, Liverpool and other places, 4 Dec. 1909-12 July 1910.. Small 8vo (122 x 90 mm). Pen and pencil on paper. Entries for c. 116 days. Green roan binding.. The hitherto virtually unknown prequel to what is arguably, along with that of Samuel Pepys, the most famous diary in the English language. Scott's pocket journal for his last months in England before his setting out on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition contains brief entries for more than half a year of intense preparation, with addresses and lists of names added on the concluding leaves. It offers a vivid, though elliptical, insight into the frantic pace of getting ready for the expedition, with which almost all the entries are in some way concerned. The earliest, for 4 December 1909, notes "Interview Drs Wilson & Atkinson"; other appointments as the months go by include practical meetings at the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions, the Admiralty and the R.G.S. His departure for Norway is noted on 26 February, where on 1 March he is to "Go to furs people & sledges". Many of the entries reflect Scott's preoccupation with the financing of the expedition, which takes him on tours to Middlesbrough, Manchester, Liverpool and elsewhere, and the necessary round of dinners, lectures and press calls. As the date of the expedition's departure approaches, on 27 April he notes "Medical Exam: for Officers", on 7 May "Ship including experiments" and on 26 May "Huntley & Palmers Directors visit Ship"; on 7 June: "Leave for Cardiff". Amongst the last entries are a series of valedictory audiences: 25 June "Audience Queen Alexandra", 5 July "11.0 Audience H.M. The King", etc. Among the concluding memoranda are a few notes of addresses of expedition members and suppliers, as well as scattered memoranda, including "send Wilson 'Scurvy'" and the poignant "After the expedition a list of firms whose goods were taken and were found to be thoroughly satisfactory will be published". Scott left England for the last time on 16 July, rejoining the Terra Nova in Cape Town. During the expedition to the South Pole, Scott kept a separate diary in which he recorded the hardships of the journey. He and four companions reached the pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that Amundsen's Norwegian team had beaten them by 33 days. The entire party perished on the return journey from the pole. When Scott's records were discovered with the bodies by a search party in November, it cemented the explorer's role as English tragic hero. The famous diary, which helped shape the image of polar exploration, now rests in the British Library under the shelfmark Add. MS 51035. The present 1910 journal, little noted until now, a century after the event which came to be perceived in British collective consciousness as a magnificent failure of near-mythical proportions, provides an unsettling exposition to that legendary tragedy. - Includes a typed leaf "Approximate Programme of 'Terra Nova's' movements" ("Leave London June 1st [...] Leave Lyttelton Novr. 15th"), with four autograph emendations, inserted in pocket inside upper cover. - Provenance: Robert Falcon Scott, and thence by descent to the last owner.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 27. IV. 1909. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Hofkapellmeister Luze: "Bitte dringend mich noch im Lauf des heutigen Tages wissen zu lassen, welche Einlagen zur Mariazeller Messe bei der Haydnfeier gemacht werden [.]". - Der eng mit Johannes Brahms befreundete und später als dessen Nachlaßverwalter eingesetzte Eusebius Mandyczewski war seit 1879 Chormeister an der Wiener Singakademie; von 1887 bis 1929 als Archivar und Bibliothekar der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde tätig, unterrichtete er seit 1896 auch am Konservatorium, wo u. a. Rudolf Bella, Karl Prohaska und George Szell zu seinen Schülern zählten. - Mit gedr. Briefkopf der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.

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        The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of this World of Them All

      [London: J. M. Dent,], 1909. The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and Imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster The Year MCCCCLXXXV and now Spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Quarto (250 x 198 mm). Bound by Bayntun in dark brown half morocco, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and panelling to compartments gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece, 19 similar plates, 21 full-page chapter headings and numerous vignettes and decorations throughout. Spine lightly sunned, minor wear to front joint, small scuff mark to front board, text block slightly toned, occasional spotting to margins. An excellent copy. First one-volume Beardsley edition, limited to 1,500 copies. Beardsley's illustrations first appeared in 12 parts, published by J. M. Dent between 1893 and 1894.

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        All the World's Airships First Annual Issue

      Sampson, Low, Marston & Company, London 1909 - Original copy of the first edition, of a fairly important book even to today. NOTE, book has been damped, with prelims stained, a few pages stuck, tp page26, all pages then on are complete, albeit with damp stains migrating to nothing by page 115, from there on, vg. Front hinge loose to gauze, but text block holding tightly, board, though damped, are holding on well. This has been out library copy for a really long time, but our center is Lighter Than Air, so we are lightening our load. This has been a great information copy, collectors would turn up their noses at it, but c'est la vie, we have over 1,000 aviation books in stock, from 1783 on, so something for everyone. Call for additional photos, or queried on theis or any other aviation wants or needs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

      Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1909, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacketthe boards are very worn and shelf rubbed. edge tears. marked. the spine is missing but was replaced with a strip of leather. foxing. previous owner's inscription. tanning. stained. a bit torn. netting visible. tightly bound. reprint. a reading copy. fair copy. [P.O.] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: ocjz.

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        L'invendable

      First edition, one of the copies of the press service of the punch with the first flat head editor. Binding to bradel half burgundy canvas, smooth back with a gold jewel, double net gilded tail, part of title hazelnut grief, marbled paper plates, covers preserved, contemporary binding. Signed autograph of the author to Abbé Henri Lebel: ". My dear friend Henri Lebel /" Sibboleth quod interpretatur spica ". Annotations to the pen of the dedicatee on the margins of the page with the bibliography of Leon Bloy. Book illustrated with two engravings including a frontispiece. Provenance: Library of bibliophile Louis Barthou with his bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Mercure de France Paris 1909 11,5x18cm relié

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        L'Oeuvre libertine des poètes du XIXe siècle. Préface de Jean Cabanel. Illustrations originales de Paul - Emile Bécat

      In - 8 (22,5 x 17 cm), 191 - (1) pp., demi - chagrin rouge à bandes, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de pointillés, filet or sur les plats, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés. Anthologie illustrée de 8 compositions par Paul - Emile BECAT. Un des 50 exemplaires de tête sur vélin du Marais contenant deux suites des planches, l'une en couleurs et l'autre en noir avec remarques (N° 20). Réédition de l'ouvrage établi par Guillaume Apollinaire en 1909, remanié par Jean Cabanel, contenant des poèmes de : Armand Gouffé, Joseph Méry, Victor Hugo, Jules Janin, Théophile Gautier, Gustave Nadaud, Charles Baudelaire, Alfred Delvau, Charles Monselet, Albert Glatigny, Henry Murger, Georges Camuset, Auguste Barbier, Auguste Barthélémy, Prosper Blanchemain, Félix Bovie, Henri Callo, Henri Cantel, Henry Céard, Jules Choux, Théodore Hannon, E. Hémery, Ernest d'Hervilly, Albert de la Fizelière, Joseph Michaud, Horace Raisson, Albert Semiane, et Lucien Soulvay. (quelques menus frottements). / / Octavo (22,5 x 17 cm), 191 - (1) pp., red half - shagreen with bands on covers, spine with five raised bands tooled with gilt dots, gilt fillet on covers, top edge gilt, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved. Anthology illustrated with 8 plates by Paul - Emile BECAT. One of the 50 first copies on "vélin du Marais" containing two suites of the plates, one in colours, the other in black and white with notes (Nr 20). Reprint of the book settled by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1909, revised by Jean Cabanel, containing poems by Armand Gouffé, Joseph Méry, Victor Hugo, Jules Janin, Théophile Gautier, Gustave Nadaud, Charles Baudelaire, Alfred Delvau, Charles Monselet, Albert Glatigny, Henry Murger, Georges Camuset, Auguste Barbier, Auguste Barthélémy, Prosper Blanchemain, Félix Bovie, Henri Callo, Henri Cantel, Henry Céard, Jules Choux, Théodore Hannon, E. Hémery, Ernest d'Hervilly, Albert de la Fizelière, Joseph Michaud, Horace Raisson, Albert Semiane, and Lucien Soulvay. (some minor rubbings).

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        L'Esprit De La Guerre Navale - Complete in Three Volumes

      Berger-Levrault & Cie, Editeurs, Paris, 1909, Half-Leather, Book Condition: GoodSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Deuxieme edition de l'Etude sur la Strategie navale. Written in French. Maroon leather, blue cloth-covered boards with gilt trim. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Volume I - La Strategie is 384 pages. Volume II - La Tactique is 142 pages. Volume III - L'Organisation Des Forces is 315 pages. (please note that Volume III was printed in 1910) Former copy of the Royal Canadian Naval College Library with usual markings. Only external markings are writing at base of backstrips. Bindings all intact. Moderate to average wear externally. A sturdy copy of this influential work, Ex-Library

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        A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus

      Sydney, William Applegate Gullick 1909 - 349, 311, 223, 343, 160pp. Bon Etat.  5 vol. rel. pleine toile mauve éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré, int. frais. Ces ouvrages sont une référence majeure dans ce domaine. Vol. I (parts 1-10) 48 pl.  Vol. II (parts 11-20) 40 pl. ; Vol. III (parts 21-30) 40 pl. ; Vol IV  (parts 31-40) 40 pl. ; Vol V (part I -5) Part XLI -XLV of the complete  work. Joint: s of new species) JOINT: Notes on eucalyptus (with descriptions of new Species) n° II. et 4 Lettres Tapuscrites datées de 1921 et 1923 entêtes du Botanic Gardens, adréssées a Bernard R. LUCAS et signées de Maiden, Bailey. Vignettes collées sr pages de gardes indiquant "Collection R. B. Lucas". Beaux exemplaires.   [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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