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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 FIRST (AND ONLY) EDITION, possibly withdrawn.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suggests that both these sporting volumes were offered for sale, but were either printed in tiny numbers, possibly withdrawn, or perhaps never issued.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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        THE WATER-BABIES

      Macmillan and Co Limited 1909 - 1st thus 1909. 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. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Spine browned. Scuffing to covers. Font joint cracked, rear joint starting to crack. Small ink booksellers stamp to front endpaper, tear to edge of same page. Fly-leaf possibly removed. Foxing to contents. All plates present, 3 have corner creases. A couple of tissue guards are detached at top but still firmly attached at bottom. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Requiem.

      Insel Vlg., Leipzig 1909.. Erstauflage, 8°, fester Kartoneinband, 26 Seiten, Ex. 456 von 500. Einband etwas berieben und fleckig, minime Eckfalz und Druckstelle an Kanten mittig seitilich, Rücken lichtrandig; sonst schön

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        Friedrich Fennel: Eight color lithographs of Cassel (Kassel)

      Cassel (Hof-Buchhandlung, Cassel).: C. Vietor: Court Bookshop.. . Eight color lithographs, images 14 x 10 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 1/4 x 12 inches. There is a very light damp stain (3 inches wide and 1/8 inch high) on the lower margin of two prints, outside the image and well below the image title. Apart from this, the prints are in excellent condition. SOLD AS A SET OF 8. Eight attractive color lithographs by F. Fennel all signed in the image, with one plate both signed and dated (1909) in the image. These lithographs are primarily architectural studies depicting prominent buildings or picturesque sites that identify the city. The titles of the prints are as follows: Rathaus; Am Naturalienmuseum; An Der Fulda; Am Castell; Theater; Renthof; Am Marställerplatz; Töpfenmarkt. Each image is labeled below the image on the left, Original Steinzeichnung von F. Fennel, Cassel. The eight lithographs in this set comprise beautiful and evocative images of turn of the twentieth century Kassel. .

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        Die Geschichte der Familie Lessing. Herausgegeben von Carl Robert Lessing.

      Berlin, Otto von Holten, 1909. - 2 Bände. Folio. 2 (1 koloriertes) Frontispiz-Porträts, 57 Tafeln, 3 Bll., 273 S.; 2 Bll, S. (275)-592. Hellbraune Original-Kalbslederbände, mit je 2 Rückenschildern, reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckelbordüren und -vignetten, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Seidenvorsätzen und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt in leinenbezogenen Pappschubern. Signiert: W. Collin Hofbuchbinder Berlin W. Erste Ausgabe der bedeutendenden seltenen Genealogie. - Rodenberg I, 241. - In dekorativen Lederbänden des Hofbuchbinders W. Collin. - Einbände etwas braunfleckig, vereinzelte Schabspuren. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Mangbetu (Congo Belge).

      Brüssel, A. de Wit. ed. 1909.. EA. Collection de Monographies ethnographiques Nr. IV. Mit 9 fotogr. Abb. auf Tafeln sowie einer mehrf. gef. Karte (diese mit zwei kleinen Einrissen im Falz). XVI, 594 S. Gr. 8°. Dekorativer, neuer HLdr.-Band mit marmorierten Deckeln (original altes Sprenkel-Papier) und Rücken-Goldprägung. Ausgezeichneter Zustand des empfindlichen Werkes, sauber, vollständig. Es wurden lediglich zahlreiche Seiten entlang der vorhandenen Perforation (fast alle Seiten sind so perforiert, dass sie leicht heraustrennbar sind !?) fachgerecht hinterlegt.. Sicher der mit Abstand seltenste Band der 'Monographies ethnographiques' von v. Overbergh.

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        Etat de la Societe Taitienne a l'arrivee des Europeens

      Papeete: Government printer, 1909. Octavo, 66pp, some browning but good in later quarter cloth with titling wrappers bound in. Bound with another Papeete printed pamphlet Souvenirs de P. Marcantoni... 1879-1931 (Imprimerie de l'Oceanie 1932, 32pp, good in original wrappers although front cover and preliminaries a bit stained).

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        A Song of the English. Signed Limited Edition

      London Hodder & Stoughton [1909]. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Vellum darkened, soiled and marked. Missing ties. Decorated motif on spine dulled, on front board still bright. Staining to limitation page. Lacks several tissue guards, and one with loss. Some corner creasing to several plates, light offsetting and marking within. Teg. Pages untrimmed Limited Edition 296/500 Cream vellum decorated hardback cover 320mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). [124pp] + plates. Signed by W Heath Robinson on the limitation page.

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        A Song of the English Signed Limited Edition

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Vellum darkened, soiled and marked. Missing ties. Decorated motif on spine dulled, on front board still bright. Staining to limitation page. Lacks several tissue guards, and one with loss. Some corner creasing to several plates, light offsetting and marking within. Teg. Pages untrimmed. [1909]. Limited Edition 296/500. Cream vellum decorated hardback cover. 320mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). [124pp] + plates. Signed by W Heath Robinson on the limitation page. .

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        The Fables of Aesop

      New York: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Quarto. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, front board elaborately decorated gilt, buff illustrated endpapers. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 22 plates with captioned tissue-guards. A little wear to foot of spine; an excellent copy with bright plates. First US Detmold edition, first printing.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 5 pp one two separate folded 8vo sheets, n.p. (probably Fort Sheridan, IL), October 17, 1910

      Patton writes a chatty, yet revealing letter to his mother, Ruth Wilson Patton, written just 16 months after he graduated from West Point (on June 11, 1909) where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Cavalry and sent to his first post with the 15th Cavalry at Fort Sheridan. Patton's next post wasn't until December 1911 when he was transferred to Fort Myer, VA. Patton affectionately addresses the letter, "Dear Mama" and begins by discussing football. "Last night I was too stiff to write as the result of playing football...." He then refers to having been at West Point and saying that if he had played football "as well there as I do now I would have made the team." Patton, a graduate in the class of 1909, was known to have been "remarkably deficient in spelling - but an outstanding athlete at the Point." [See Carlo D'Este: Patton: Genius for War, 1995 who also noted that it is likely that Patton had an undiagnosed dyslexia.] Patton continues by mentioning that he made "expert pistol shot" which he says was "easy to do." In the December 22, 1945 obituary of Patton in the "New York Times," it is noted that in 1912 he represented the United States at the Olympics, competing in the pentathlon. Contrary to what he tells his mother in this letter, his "poorest showing [in the Olympics was] in the pistol marksmanship competition, but he subsequently practiced until he overcame this weakness." Regarding his immediate plans, he offers his view on the Army, an interesting view coming from a newly commissioned officer. "We are going out to camp for four days on the Cavalry drill ground... [to] comply with Gen. Wood's newest notion and be inspected in the field...." He expresses his opinion that it is basically a waste of time, proclaiming it "a mere sinecure there is no such thing except in name." He states, "Our whole military system is a... sort of pretext which a palsied national spirit puts up to hide, its nakedness like blesses did the olive branch [sic].They salve their conscience by saying 'we have an army' and put added balsam on it with the equally futile assertion 'we have a militia' but they will wake up some day and I hope it will be sooner than later...." He refers, mostly likely, to Brigadier General Leonard Wood (1860-1927), Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba, and Governor General of the Philippines. He was named Chief of Staff in 1910 by President Taft. He then mentions seeing Dorithy [sic] Wilmot who "is a very nice and pretty girl" and the weather which was warm. He mentioned his "blood hound [which] was too young to ship but I will get him in about a month...." The letter is signed, "With much love your devoted son, George S. Patton, Jr."

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        verhaal van de kleine langoortjes. uit het Engels, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

      , Warne and Co Ltd, 1909. bound, Original wrappers, 27 lithographs complet. 85pp. first translating in Dutch.Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), was an English children's book author and illustrator, primarily. She was also a farmer, a conservationist, and a natural explorer fascinated by science and the wonders of the natural world around her, be they flora or fauna.From a very early age, Potter took to the outdoor world like a fish to water, rambling the countryside, woods and waterways near her home whenever she could. She was a lonely child. Her younger brother Bertram was sent away to boarding school, and Potter had few friends. As well, the lion?s share of her upbringing was seen to by various servants, nannies and governesses. Most days, Potter would only see her parents at bedtime, though they spent time together as a family on special occasions.Perhaps it was this loneliness and isolation that was the catalyst for Potter?s imagination and devotion to nature. Necessity is the mother of invention, and Potter?s few social interactions resulted in her creating an imaginary world of friends inside herself, for amusement and to keep herself company. Her most iconic character, Peter Rabbit (more famous than his siblings Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail) was named for a real-life beloved pet that Potter used to bring along for adventures on a leash. This sense of isolation and longing to belong may also contribute to the enormous popularity with children of Potter's stories - the wonder, delight and magic in the tales are accompanied by a real understanding of the wistfulness and loneliness that color the experience of being little.

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        "Lieut Shackleton in Antarctic Regions"

      Penzance, 1909. Vintage photograph on card mount, embossed photographer's stamp on mount ("Preston/Penzance"). Photo 10-3/8 x 13-3/8 in. Fine. This large vintage photograph showing a horse-drawn parade float model of Shackleton's Nimrod with the ship's name and "Lieut Shackleton in Antarctic Regions" painted on the side. Manning the float are 6 young men and a small boy, all in cold weather gear.It's a wonderful demonstration of the interest in polar exploration during the Heroic Age. Many of the expeditions enjoyed send off and welcome parades and this is almost certainly a relic from one of these for the Nimrod expedition, 1907-09. The largest of all parades for the Nimrod was actually held in Lyttleton, New Zealand, where as many as 50,000 people turned out for the send off. Indeed, the photographer here, Preston was based in Penzance. The image was almost certainly taken by him or his son, Richard. The Nimrod Expedition 1907-9 was Shackleton's first Antarctic expedition as leader - he had previously sailed under Scott on the Discovery Expedition. Shackelton was attempting to be the first to reach the South Pole. Though he failed at this, the expedition was notable for reaching the farthest South point, just over 100 miles from the pole, and for the ascent of Mount Erebus. Shackleton returned to England a hero and was subsequently knighted by Edward VII.

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        Lieut Shackleton in Antarctic Regions

      Penzance 1909 - This large vintage photograph showing a horse-drawn parade float model of Shackleton's Nimrod with the ship's name and "Lieut Shackleton in Antarctic Regions" painted on the side. Manning the float are 6 young men and a small boy, all in cold weather gear.It's a wonderful demonstration of the interest in polar exploration during the Heroic Age. Many of the expeditions enjoyed send off and welcome parades and this is almost certainly a relic from one of these for the Nimrod expedition, 1907-09. The largest of all parades for the Nimrod was actually held in Lyttleton, New Zealand, where as many as 50,000 people turned out for the send off. Indeed, the photographer here, Preston was based in Penzance. The image was almost certainly taken by him or his son, Richard. The Nimrod Expedition 1907-9 was Shackleton's first Antarctic expedition as leader - he had previously sailed under Scott on the Discovery Expedition. Shackelton was attempting to be the first to reach the South Pole. Though he failed at this, the expedition was notable for reaching the farthest South point, just over 100 miles from the pole, and for the ascent of Mount Erebus. Shackleton returned to England a hero and was subsequently knighted by Edward VII. Vintage photograph on card mount, embossed photographer's stamp on mount ("Preston/Penzance"). Photo 10-3/8 x 13-3/8 in [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Lieut Shackleton in Antarctic Regions"

      Penzance, 1909. Vintage photograph on card mount, embossed photographer's stamp on mount ("Preston/Penzance"). Photo 10-3/8 x 13-3/8 in. Fine. This large vintage photograph showing a horse-drawn parade float model of Shackleton's Nimrod with the ship's name and "Lieut Shackleton in Antarctic Regions" painted on the side. Manning the float are 6 young men and a small boy, all in cold weather gear. It's a wonderful demonstration of the interest in polar exploration during the Heroic Age. Many of the expeditions enjoyed send off and welcome parades and this is almost certainly a relic from one of these for the Nimrod expedition, 1907-09. The largest of all parades for the Nimrod was actually held in Lyttleton, New Zealand, where as many as 50,000 people turned out for the send off. Indeed, the photographer here, Preston was based in Penzance. The image was almost certainly taken by him or his son, Richard. The Nimrod Expedition 1907-9 was Shackleton's first Antarctic expedition as leader - he had previously sailed under Scott on the Discovery Expedition. Shackelton was attempting to be the first to reach the South Pole. Though he failed at this, the expedition was notable for reaching the farthest South point, just over 100 miles from the pole, and for the ascent of Mount Erebus. Shackleton returned to England a hero and was subsequently knighted by Edward VII.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd.,, 1909. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front board, inner dentelles, dark green endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 40 tipped in colour illustrations, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Minor crease to one plate, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Signed limited edition, one of 750 numbered copies signed by the artist. This is a revised edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations and others redrawn and coloured.

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        L'invendable

      Mercure de France 1909 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1909, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse comportant le poinçon de l'éditeur en tête du premier plat. Reliure à la bradel en demi toile bordeaux, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noisette, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à l'abbé Henri Lebel : " à mon bien cher ami Henri Lebel. / "Sibboleth quod interpretatur spica". Annotations à la plume du dédicataire en marge de la page comportant la bibliographie de Léon Bloy. Ouvrage illustré de deux gravures dont un frontispice. Provenance : de la bibliothèque du grand bibliophile Louis Barthou avec son ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of Suffolk County, Long Island New York: Sound Shore Volume II

      Brooklyn New York: E. Belcher Hyde, 1909. All maps with hand coloring; the large format of this atlas, with 26 double page maps + 1 index map; these maps are approximately 27 1/2" x 37" size when opened; all maps are laid onto linen; the locations mapped here include the North Shore of Long Island's Suffolk County and does not include 4 maps: # 13 Shelter Island, # 26 East Marion, # 27 Orient, # 28 Greenport; with condition of each map as follows: Title page darkened, bottom right corner abraded and chipped away, leaving only the linen backing; Index with wear at bottom right corner, no loss of text; Index Map with bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, otherwise good; Plate No. 1 Huntington, closed tear at bottom edge, darkened, about 35 plot numbers written in ink, one property outlined in red, property lines drawn-in for Lloyd's Neck with scale measures, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, otherwise good; Plate No. 2 Huntington about a dozen properties outlined in red; darkened, about 45 plot numbers written in ink, some with property owner names, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, otherwise good. Plate No. 3 Smithtown about a dozen plot numbers, a few names written ink, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, otherwise good; Plate No. 4 Brookhaven about a dozen plot numbers, a few names written ink, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, otherwise good; Plate No. 5 Brookhaven a few properties skillfully outlined in red or other colors, a few plot numbers, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, otherwise good; No. 6 Brookhaven & Riverhead a few inked and penciled markings, plot numbers, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, less than in the previous maps, otherwise good; No. 7 Brookhaven & Riverhead with inset maps of Plum Island and another of Fishers Island, a few inked and penciled markings, plot numbers, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, good condition; No. 8 Riverhead a few markings only, chip at bottom right leaving only backing, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, good condition; No. 9 Riverhead about a half-dozen markings, bottom corners with some wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, good condition; No. 10 Riverhead & Southold about a dozen small markings, plot numbers, a few names and a note regarding land under water at bottom margin, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, good condition; No. 11 Southold about a dozen small markings, these mostly pencil, plot numbers, a few names and a note regarding land under water at bottom margin, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, good condition; No. 12 Southold with 2 maps, an inset map of Orient Point Oysterponds, and another showing the North Fork of the area from the eastern part of Southold town through Greenport, East Marion and to the western edge of Orient; some small markings, these mostly pencil, plot numbers and a note regarding land under water at bottom margin, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, good condition; No. 13 (missing) No. 14 Cold Spring Harbor - Part of Huntington - Part of Smithtown, 3 maps on one page, some markings, plot numbers, bottom corners wear and abrasion, some wrinkling, soiling, good condition; No. 15 Huntington generally clean, a little darkening and soiling, little chipped and wrinkled at bottom edge, good; No. 16 Fairground - Centerport - East Northport, 3 maps on one page, very clean, a little marginal darkening and soiling, especially at bottom edge, closed tear at bottom left margin, good; No. 17 a few notations, a little darkening and soiling, little chipped and wrinkled at bottom edge, good; No. 18 Halesite & Stony Brook, 2 maps, one on each side of the double page plate, a few notations, a little darkening and soiling mostly at bottom edge, good; No. 19 Greenlawn - Smithtown Branch, 2 maps, the Greenlawn much smaller, as an inset; a few notations, a little darkening and soiling, good; No. 20 Vernon Valley and part of Northport - St. James, 2 maps, the Vernon V. smaller, the St. James Map with some ink-spots at center, little darkening and soiling, good; No. 21 Kings Park , little darkening and soiling, very good; No. 22 Setauket and East Setauket a few marks, mostly pencil, little soiling and edgewear, very good condition; No. 23 Echo - Wading River - Cutchogue 3 maps all very clean, in very good condition; No. 24 Mount Sinai and Crystal Brook Park with an inset map of Smithown, very clean, in very good condition; No. 25 Port Jefferson very clean, in very good condition; No. 26 (missing); No. 27 (missing); No. 28 (missing); No. 29 Riverhead a few small inked notations, neat, little soiling at margins, in very good condition; No. 30 Heights Association (Shelter Island) - Shelter Island Park Manhanset Improvement Co. - Jamesport and South Jamesport, 3 maps, little soiling at margins, in very good condition; about half the maps are detached from their guards, loosely laid-in; in the original dark oatmeal cloth covered boards, black spine titles; binding worn; soiling to covers, spine worn and torn at bottom corner; front (blank) endpapers tattered, torn, chipped; in general, the maps are in good condition, with the exceptions as noted above; very large and heavy, 19" x 27 ½" approx., 22 pounds with the shipping; a good Long Island atlas for this area, very detailed, especially useful for ownership, genealogical and historical research and nicely colored.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Emma. With twenty-four coloured illustrations by C. E. Brock.

      London & New York: J. M. Dent & Co. & E. P. Dutton, 1909 - Octavo. Original full vellum, spine and front boards lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt to spine and front board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Ownership signature to series title, mild browning to endpapers, the occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. Colour frontispiece, decorated title-page and 22 other coloured plates after watercolour drawings by C. E. Brock. A lovely, fresh copy in the deluxe vellum binding, published as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. Though sometimes qualified as "chocolate-box", Brock's illustrations showed a sharp eye for characterisation and the ironic humour of Jane Austen's world. His drawings were also well-researched; he and his brother collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. Gilson E127.

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        Emma

      London & New York: J. M. Dent & Co. & E. P. Dutton,, 1909. With twenty-four coloured illustrations by C. E. Brock. Octavo. Original full vellum, spine and front boards lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt to spine and front board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Colour frontispiece, decorated title-page and 22 other coloured plates after watercolour drawings by C. E. Brock. Ownership signature to series title, mild browning to endpapers, the occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. A lovely, fresh copy in the deluxe vellum binding, published as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. Though sometimes qualified as "chocolate-box", Brock's illustrations showed a sharp eye for characterisation and the ironic humour of Jane Austen's world. His drawings were also well-researched; he and his brother collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio.

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        Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1909. New and Revised Edition. Octavo (217 × 132 mm). Contemporary red hard-grained half morocco, decorative gilt spine, top edges gilt, pink cloth sides. First published in 1886. A handsomely bound, extra-illustrated copy, with 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.

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        UNDINE

      Published by William Heinemann, 1909. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition limited to 1,000 SIGNED copies. Bound in vellum with gilt decoration to spine, gilt title and vignette to front. 15 beautiful tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards. 30 b/w drawings. SIGNED by the artist. Copy no. 130. Covers are grubby and spine slightly browned. Silk ties still present. Light page browning to half-title and last text page. Minimal foxing else contents bright and clean. All plates present and in fine condition. [R]

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        Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes

      London: Blackie & Son Limited, 1909. - Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes - With Twenty-Four Delightful Color Plates by John Hassall[HASSALL, John, illustrator]. Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes Edited by Walter Jerrold. London: Blackie & Son Limited, 1909.First edition with the Hassall illustrations. Small quarto (8 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 212 x 158 mm.). xx, 363, [364] pp. Twenty-four color plates (including frontispiece) and numerous black and white drawings throughout the text.Publisher's tan linen over boards, front cover and spine pictorially decorated in red, black and white and lettered in gilt. All edges stained blue, pictorial endpapers. Some light marginal finger marks otherwise near fine in the exceptionally scarce pictorial gray dust jacket printed in brown. Some archival tape repairs and minimal chipping to spine-ends, otherwise an excellent example of this very rare dust jacket - on a near fine copy of the book."Dear Children, Here is a collection of the good old Nursery Rhymes for you, probably the biggest collection you have ever seen, with more than one rhyme for every day in the year. All of you will find many old favourites, and most of you will find some verses that are new in it, for though every year sees new books of the old rhymes brought out there are always some slight differences - one gives some of the verses and another gives some other ones, though there are of course many of them - those about "Bo-Peep," and "Jack Horner," and "King Cole," and "The Little Man who had a Little Gun," and Miss Muffet," and "Mother Hubbard," which are in most of the collections, however small. Here, however, are brought together more of the rhymes than are to be found in any other collection of which I know anything Hoping that you will recognise many old friends and make many new ones in the pages of this book, I hope further that you will include among them your loving friend, the editor" (Walter Jerrold).John Hassall (1868-1948) was an English illustrator, known for his advertisements and poster designs.In 1890 he had drawings accepted by the Graphic. At the suggestion of Dudley Hardy (along with Cecil Aldin, a lifelong friend), he studied art in Antwerp and Paris. During this time he was influenced by the famous poster artist Alphonse Mucha. In 1895, he began work as an advertising artist for David Allen & Sons, a career which lasted fifty years and included such well-known projects as the poster "Skegness Is so Bracing" (1908). Between 1896 and 1899 alone, he produced over 600 theater poster designs for this firm while, at the same time, providing illustrations to several illustrated newspapers. Making use of flat colours enclosed by thick black lines, his poster style was very suitable for children's books, and he produced many volumes of nursery rhymes and fairy stories such as Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes.Walter Jerrold (1865-1929) wrote biographies, travel books for the Beautiful England series - published by Blackie and Son Limited. He also edited children's books, and produced stories for children under the name of Walter Copeland.

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company,, [1909?]. The First and Fourth Renderings in English Verse. Octavo. Original blue-green levant morocco, raised bands, titles to spine gilt, persian-style design to front board in gilt, red, orange, blue and green, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece, 12 tipped-in colour plates, black and white head- and tailpieces. Spine and edges of boards faded as usual, a few small dampstains to front board and tiny white mark to rear board, top corner of front board a little bumped, fore edge of text block slightly brittle, rear inner hinge starting but still holding firm, faint offsetting and occasional spot to contents but overall bright. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition signed twice by the illustrator. Number 91 of 500 copies for the US from UK sheets, from a total edition of 1,250 copies.

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        Die Nibelungen Bilder und Ausstattung von C.O.Czeschka.

      Wien Wien-Leipzig, Gerlach & Wiedling o.J. (um 1909) 1909. Zustand: Gut bis sehr gut Einband: Halbleinen 1. Auflage Band: Band 22 12° - Duodezformat 0 S.. Autor/in:KEIM, Franz Titel:Die Nibelungen Bilder und Ausstattung von C.O.Czeschka. Format:Kl.-8°- 14,5*15,5 cm Auflage:1. Auflage 1909 Sprache:Deutsch Zustand:leichte Gebrauchsspuren Kurzinfo:Die Nibelungen dem Deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim. Bilder und Ausstattung von C.O.Czeschka Verlag Gerlach und Wiedling, Wien-Leipzig. Czeschka, (1878 - 1960), Hier eines der Hauptwerke der Buchkunst des Wiener Jugendstils: ". übereinstimmend ist die Wertung als eines der wichtigsten und überzeugendsten Beispiele für die moderne Buchkunst der Jahrhundertwende, in dem das Konzept einer künstlerischen Gesamtgestaltung eines Buches in vollendeter Weise verwirklicht ist ." (Heller, S. 188)Buchbeschreibung: n-8, 67 pp mit 8 doppelseitigen goldgehöhten Illustrationen. OLeinenband. Etwas berieben und angestaubt, - Gerlach's Jugendbücherei 22 Erste Ausgabe mit der blauen Doppelwelle als Vorsatz. Bestell-Nr.: AT57/2

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        Man From The Moon [FIRST UK EDITION PUBLISHED 1909 COMPLETE WITH ALL 8 FULL COLOUR PLATES BY FRANK WATKINS]

      Grant Richards, London, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Frank Watkins. Fantasy, fairy story from the Golden Age of Edwardian Children's Fiction, beautifully illustrated throughout with all 8 full colour plates and line drawings in text, by Frank Watkins Book (SEE SCAN) - in Very Good bright blue boards with an elaborate illustrated front board and spine and gilt lettering - some marking to the back board and light bumping and light rubbing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, illustrated paste downs and end papers, spotting/browning to pages 33/40 and to the other occasional page, slight marking to the bottom edge border of colour illustration opposite page 46 otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. An attractive copy in original binding, of this charming Edwardian Children's book. Size: 8.25 inches tall by 6 inches. 296 pages. With a coloured frontispiece with tissue guard and a further 7 full page illustrations in colour and many in black and white. Illustrator: Frank Watkins. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Children. Inventory No: 7211..

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