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        Elemente der exakten Erblichkeitslehre mit Grundzügen der biologischen Variationsstatistik

      Jena: G. Fischer, 1909. Introduction of the Term ?Gene? Johannsen, Wilhelm L. (1857-1927). Elemente der exakten Erblichkeitslehre mit Grundzügen der biologischen Variationsstatistik. 8vo. vi, 515, [1, errata]pp. Text diagrams. Jena: G. Fischer, 1909. 230 x 156 mm. Half morocco, marbled boards ca. 1909, some wear at spine and edges, paper label pasted to front cover. Endpapers a bit spotted, but very good. Library bookplate and stamp (on title) of the K. K. Deutsche techn. Hochschule in Brünn. First Edition of the work that introduced the term ?gene? to describe the unit of heredity. Johannsen?s work was ?the first and most influential textbook of genetics on the European continent. About half the book was devoted to the mathematical and statistical methods needed in the analysis of the quantitative data arising from experiments in genetics. . . . Johannsen defined the basic concepts of a new science?"?gene,? ?genotype,? ?phenotype??"and forecast the effects to be expected from it upon the central problem of biology, that of the mechanism of organic evolution . . . Many European biologists owed to [the Elemente] their introduction to genetics? (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Johannsen was also responsible for coining the terms ?genotype,? referring to the heritable genetic makeup of a cell or organism, and ?phenotype,? referring to the composite of an organism?s observable characteristics or traits (which can be affected both by genes and the environment). Norman / Historyofmedicine.com 6844.

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        The Wild Rose: A Volume of Poems

      London and New York: David Nutt (1909) - London and New York: David Nutt (1909). The second collection of Uranian verse by the American connosieur, which includes eighty-six poems exalting same-sex love, particularly of the pedarastic variety. Warren wrote several books on similar themes, all of which display his zeal for Greek ideals of Platonic love and comradeship. All of his books were published under variations of this pseudonym and the title apparently alludes to Warren's symbol for Greek "comrade-love." A very good copy in the original publisher's suede leather binding with gold embossed cover decoration, covers and spine unevenly darkened, rear cover lightly abraded, light discoloration at front and rear hinges. Quite uncommon. Laid into the book is a 6pp. ALS from the author dated 1921 in which he discusses various personal and family matters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Thorndyke's Cases

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1909., 1909. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.288; [32], advertisements. With fifteen black and white plates. Publisher's brown cloth, spine slightly cocked, a little rubbed to extremities. Near Fine. Formerly sold by |Heritage Book Shop, with their pencil code to rear endpaper. The first Thorndyke collection. Forensic investigator Dr. John Thorndyke was the first truly scientific detective- (Book Collector, 272) Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p137-141.

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        A magnificent recently discovered piece of New York history! The original 21 year lease signed by six Gimbel brothers by which they leased the land upon which they quickly built their landmark New York store which opened in 1910

      New York, New York, April 23, 1909. 8" x 10.5". "Historically Important Printed Document Initialed and Signed ?Jacob Gimbel,? ?Isaac Gimbel,? ?Charles Gimbel,? ?Daniel Gimbel,? ?Ellis A. Gimbel,? ?Louis S. Gimbel,? and ?Nathan Hamburger? as Tenant (on page 31), 31p, 8? x 10.5?. April 23, 1909. Vintage notation on cover page ?Original ?" fully executed.? Fine condition.The original 21 year lease by which Gimbel Brothers, New York leased the land upon which they built their landmark New York store paying $605,000 for the first three years commencing on August 1, 1910, increasing annually to $615,000 and $620,000, and then to $630,000 for 1916-1920 and $655,000 for the last 11 years ending on July 31, 1931.Also signed ?John Q. Lockman? as President of Greeley Square Realty Company, the Landlord, and ?Jacob Gimbel? as President and, as witness, ?Daniel Gimbel? as Secretary of Gimbel Brothers, New York, the Tenant (on page 27). Corporate Seals of both Gimbel Brothers and Greeley Square are affixed to this page. Lockman?s signature is notarized in Manhattan (page 28) and Jacob Gimbel?s signature was notarized in Philadelphia where he resided (page 29). At that time, the only Gimbel store was in Philadelphia.Attached at the conclusion of this deed is the 35? x 27.5? floor plan dated April 16, 1909. Copies of three letters between the New York law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and Gimbel Brothers relating to this floor plan are attached to it. The plan shows the First Floor, the Basement Floor, and the Sub Basement, noting ?9th Story Floor to be 327.47? elevation.? The Mezzanine and the location of six Passenger Elevators are also noted.Article I of this deed provides that ?There is also hereby reserved by and to Landlord, and Landlord shall have, the right to grant to or vest in Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Company, its successors and assigns, or any of them, all or any of the following rights, which rights shall be superior to the rights of Tenant hereunder, that is to say: The right to the exclusive use and occupation of the spaces hereinafter specified, for the purpose of handling and storing baggage, mail and express matter, and for ticket offices and any other necessary purposes of and adjuncts to ... the underground railroad station to be located at Broadway and Thirty-third Street...?There are sections of the Sub Basement, the Basement Floor, the First Floor, and the 9th Floor marked with red diagonal lines noted ?space hatched red to be occupied by H. & M.R.R. Co.? The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Co. is known today as PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson). Construction began on the existing tunnels under the Hudson River in 1890, but stopped shortly thereafter when funding ran out. Construction of the Hudson Tubes resumed in 1900 and on July 19, 1909, three months after this deed was signed, service began between the Hudson Terminal in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City, New Jersey.Bavarian Jewish immigrant Adam Gimbel (1817-1896) arrived in the United States in 1835. He opened a general store in Vincennes, Indiana, in 1842, moved to Danville, Illinois, in the 1880s, and, in 1887, relocated to the fast growing town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which had a sizable population of German immigrants. His store quickly became the leading department store in Milwaukee. The saying in town was that Gimbel had ""a surplus of capital and a surplus of Gimbels."" With one successful store and planning for the future of his eight sons, Gimbel saw that a second store was needed. In 1894, sons Daniel, Jacob, and Ellis opened a seven-story department store in Philadelphia.On June 16, 1910, ?The New York Timers? headlined ?Gimbel Store Completed,? noting that ?the contract was signed on April 23, 1909, and the excavating work consumed five months, so that the work of construction proper did not actually begin until well in October of last year...? The store opened on September 29, 1910, just 13 days after the death of 55-year-old Nathan Hamburger, a signer of this lease. Nathan had become an apprentice to Adam Gimbel in Vincennes in 1869 and was in charge of the Milwaukee store.Gimbels? new store had two basement floors which was actually a department store in itself with the same kinds of goods as in the upper floors but of a lesser quality and lower price that would attract the small wage earner. The ?Times? called it a ?chief innovation in the new store.?Gimbels soon became the primary rival to the department store across the street, Macy?s. The rhetorical question ""Does Macy's tell Gimbels?"" became a popular phrase which meant that competitors are not supposed to share secrets with one another. While Gimbels closed in 1986, it lives on at least once a year, around Christmas, when ?Miracle on 34th Street? is televised. In the 1947 Oscar winning motion picture, Macy?s Santa sent customers to Gimbels when the store did not have what the customer wanted, initially resulting in his firing. The ?Miracle? refers to what happened next."

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. - One of 750 Copies, Signed by the Artist[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. OMAR KHAYYÁM. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., 1909].Limited to 750 copies, numbered and signed by the artist (this copy being No. 68). Large quarto (12 5/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 313 x 250 mm.). [124] pp. (including inserted title). Twenty color plates mounted on buff vellum-like paper with gilt over tan decorative borders. With descriptive tissue guards. Text printed on rectos only within a brown decorative border.Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Lacking silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Tan end-papers stamped in light olive green with a repeated peacock feather design. Ink name on front paste-down. Minimal discoloration to vellum, otherwise a near fine copy."In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement. was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and a treasure. Its public acceptance was immediate and great."Hughey 21.

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        Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, The

      1909. first edition. With Twelve Fine Color Plates by William Russell Flint[FLINT, W. Russell, illustrator]. AURELIUS, Marcus. The Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Translated by George Long. Illustrated by W. Russell Flint. London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1909. First Flint-illustrated edition, limited to 500 copies on hand-made Riccardi paper, this being copy no. 262. Quarto (10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in; 267 x 193 mm). [4, blank], [8], 108, [1, colophon], [7, blank] pp. Twelve tipped-in color plates with tissue guards captioned in red. Publisher's original holland backed blue boards. Printed paper labels on front board and spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spare front board label tipped-in at end. A fine copy.The second book published by the Riccardi Press, imprint of the Medici Society.Marcus Aurelius (AD 26 April 121 ?- 17 March 180), was Roman Emperor from AD 161 to 180. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors," and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. His classic Stoic tome Meditations [Thoughts], written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and preserve equanimity in the midst of conflict by following nature as a source of guidance and inspiration.Sir Russell Flint, the master water color artist, was born in 1880 in Edinburgh as the first son of Wighton Flint, a watercolorist and designer by profession. His first formal education in art was received at the age of 14 from the Royal Institute School of Art which he attended while working as an apprentice for a firm of printers.Having finished his six year apprenticeship as a draftsman he moved to London where he was employed as a medical illustrator. In 1903 he started working for the Illustrated London News as an illustrator, soon achieving success and fame.His earliest work includes illustrations done for the Illustrated London News from 1903 to 1907 and his first book illustrations: King Solomon?'s Mines in 1905, followed by Imitation of Christ in 1908, two volumes of Savoy Operas (Gilbert and Sullivan) and The Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius. Later prominent works include The Scholar Gipsy (1912) and The Heroes, and The Canturbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer (1913). Ransom, p. 395.

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        Cartel Mural de Toros) GRANADA. DESPEDIDA DE "LAGARTIJILLO".

      - 16 de Mayo de 1909. Toros de TEODORO VALLE. Matadores: VICENTE PASTOR y ANTONIO MORENO ("Lagartijillo"). Cartel Mural Ilustrado a Todo Color con motivos Arabescos (103x262 ctms.) MONUMENTAL EJEMPLAR. RARO. Restaurado. (T-138) CARTELES TAUROMAQUIA

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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 (2 Vols.)

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1909. Hardcover. Near Fine. A lovely example of the 1st state of the 1909 1st American edition (the London edition was relesed in the same year), with the silver design to the front panels. Complete in 2 thick quarto volumes. A very handsome set. Clean and easily Near Fine, with one small bump at Vol. II's bottom front corner. Otherwise, clean as could be, with bright silver lettering and design and no writing or markings of any kind internally. 3 folding maps and a folding panoramic photo plate in the rear pocket of Vol. II. Extensive halftone and color illustrations thruout. This is the story of the Nimrod expedition that almost reached the South Pole, turning back in the face of an emergency. It preceded the glorious disaster that was the Endurance expedition. (Rosove 305.C1, Spence 1097).

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        Scènes Galantes et libertines des Artistes du XVIIIe siècle.

      Paris, L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza & Cie 1909 - 38 planches hors texte dont 2 avec double gravure soit 40 illustrations. 10 en couleurs par Eisen, Moreau le jeune, Boucher, Fragonard, etc. Serpentes légendées. Jolie vignette de titre en couleurs, lettrines rouges, culs-de-lampe. Complet & Contrôle. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 275 sur Hollande à la forme fabriqué spécialement. Offert à M. Lucien Descaves, imprimé face au titre. Paris, L'Édition d'Art H. Piazza & Cie - 1909 - 117 pages. Broché sous couverture rempliée imprimée, avec vignette. Pas de rousseur. Papier de soie de protection. Parfait in-4°(31x24). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Orpheus in Mayfair,

      London: Mills and Boon, Limited,, 1909. and other stories. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. Spine slightly faded and rolled. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "C. L. from M. B., 1910". "C.L." is identified in a pencil note on the front pastedown as Lady Constance Lytton. From the library of Anthony Hobson, with his bookplate to the front pastedown; Hobson (1921-2014) was the director of Sotheby's and noted bibliophile.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Quarto. Contemporary green quarter morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With 20 tipped in colour plates, tissue guards. Some occasional light foxing and minor rubbing to spine and corners, an excellent copy. First Dulac edition. A handsomely bound copy.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations- Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens.

      Lpz., Bibliographisches Institut, 1909-13.. 6., gänzl. neubearb. u. verm. Aufl. 21 Bde. 4°. Mit mehr als 11000 Abb. im Text und auf über 1400 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 130 Textbeilagen (teils Chromolitho. Taf.). OHldr., goldgeprägter Rückentitel (Jugendstil). Minim. Gebrauchsspuren. Guter Zustand!.

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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

      Lumbee Publishing Company / (Freeman Printing Company), Lumberton, N.C. 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Few Suggestions for Ornamental Decoration

      1909. PARSONS, Thos. & Sons. A Few Suggestions for Ornamental Decoration. Compiled by F. Scott Mitchell. 130 pp. Illustrated throughout with decoration examples and 4 plates with colour samples. 8vo., 216 x 140 mm, bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt title and floral design on front cover. London: Thos. Parsons & Sons, 1909. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this promotional publication for the firm of Thos. Parsons & Sons, Manufacturers of Varnishes, Japans, Enamels and Fine Colours, a mine of ornamental designs up to the Art Nouveau and Arts and Craft periods, all utilizing Parsons' paints and varnishes.

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        The Philosophy of Chiropractic

      Davenport, Iowa USA: The Palmer School of Chiropractic. 1909. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition, 1909, with long inscription signed by the author on the preliminary blank. Spine labeled as volume V [5] but this was published as a stand-alone volume in the author's series. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, 559, xvii pages, the later pages being advertisements for the first four volumes and other products offered by the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Covers rubbed with light bumping to the corners, 3/8" tear to spine fabric near the title, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with no other names or markings. The inscription, signed and dated May 1909, is to a Miss Mabel Mead - which we have identified as an osteopath licensed by the state of Illinois at that time - thanking her for her assistance with the book. Signed: I Inscribed by The Author

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        Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1908 [1909] - Large quarto. Original light brown cloth box with pictorial label to front cover, dark green art paper portfolio containing title page, 24 colour plates and the parchment endpapers from the book issue, each mounted on dark green art paper. Box with neat repair to one corner, extremities lightly rubbed, a few small bumps to fore edge of front cover, the occasional light crease to corners of mount paper. An excellent copy with crisp plates. Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. First edition, portfolio issue. This deluxe edition is one of about 160 copies and was issued in 1909 (although the imprint states 1908), a year after the trade edition. It is in a much larger format than the standard edition and is extremely scarce.

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        MATIN (LE) N° 9152 DU 19 03 1909

      1909 - LA CRISE DU PARTI RADICAL PAR CAMILLE PELLETAN - ELECTIONS DE 1906 DE DECEMBRE 1908 ET DE 1909 - VA-T-ON FERTILISER LE DESERT - ON DECOUVRE L'ANCETRE DU BLE - PROPOS D'UN PARISIEN PAR CLEMENT VAUTEL - NOUS AVONS DEUX ACADEMICIENS NOUVEAUX - LE BILAN DE LA MARINE VA ETRE DEPOSE A LA CHAMBRE - LES SOLDATS REMPLACENT LES POSTIERS - LE GOUVERNEMENT SUPPRIME LES GARANTIES DU PERSONNEL DANS TOUS LES CAS DE GREVE - LA JOURNEE - Genre : Revue [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Entwurf mit verschiedenen Blüten.

      - Deckfarben und Spritztechnik, über Bleistift, 1909, auf grünlichem Velin, rechts unten monogrammiert „MvL". 24,9:24,6 cm. Aufgezogen, verso mit dem Stempel der „Meggendorfer Blätter", Nr. 266 B (Bd. 77, S. 163). Über die Ausbildung der österreichischen Künstlerin ist kaum etwas bekannt. Sie arbeitete vor allem als Illustratorin insbesondere für Märchen-, Kinder- und Jugendbücher sowie fast 30 Jahre lang für die „Meggendorfer Blätter", einer 1888-1944 herausgegebenen Münchner Zeitschrift für Humor und Kunst mit Witzen, Erzählungen, Gedichten, Karikaturen und Bildergeschichten. Darüber hinaus war sie als Designerin (zweidimensionale Muster für Glasarbeiten) tätig und Mitglied des 1908 gegründeten Künstlerbund Klosterneuburg.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Pörtschach am Wörthersee, 28. VII. 1909.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An den Schriftsteller Richard Specht mit dem Ausdruck seiner Empörung über Richard Batkas im "Prager Tagblatt" veröffentlichten Aufsatz "Brahmsiana": "[...] Wußte er nichts von Ihrem Brief, oder sollte seine mich zum Hunde machende, von Unrichtigkeiten und Ungerechtigkeiten wimmelnde Auseinandersetzung einen Annäherungsversuch bedeuten? Ich weiß nicht, von wem Herr Dr. B. seine Informationen hat - rein ist diese Quelle gewiß nicht. Schon früher verdächtigte er mich einmal im 'Kunstwart' als Erpresser, der Hofoper gegenüber; Mahler habe einem moralischen Zwange nachgeben und meine Don Juan-Übersetzung aufführen müssen [...]". - Seit 1880 in Wien lebend, schrieb Kalbeck für die "Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung", später auch für die "Neue Freie Presse" und die "Wiener Montags-Revue". In seinen Rezensionen vertrat er die Geisteshaltung des bürgerlichen Liberalismus und nahm vehement gegen die Vertreter der "Neudeutschen Schule" Stellung, besonders gegen Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner und Hugo Wolf; mit Johann Strauß Sohn und Johannes Brahms hingegen war Kalbeck freundschaftlich verbunden. Sein bekanntestes Werk ist die große vierbändige Biographie über Johannes Brahms (1904ff.).

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        Elements De La Theorie Des Probabilites ****SIGNED BY EMILE BOREL****

      Libraire Scientifique A. Hermann & Sons 1909 - GOOD; FIRST EDITION; TEXT IN FRENCH; CONTEMPORARY REBIND IN MARBLE BOARDS AND 1/4 LEATHER SPINE; BOTH FRONT AND BACK COVERS OF THE ORIGINAL SOFT COVER BOOK ARE INTACT; THE PAGES ARE BROWNED AND THE EDGES ARE BRITTLE; SIGNED BY EMILE BOREL (1871-1956) AND DEDICATED TO GABRIEL BERTRAND (1867-1962), "M. GABRIEL BERTRAND HOMMAGE DE L'AUTEUR, EMILE BOREL (on the sheet after the front cover); EMILE BOREL WAS A "MATHEMATICIAN WHO CREATED THE FIRST EFFECTIVE THEORY OF THE MEASURE OF SETS OF POINTS, AND WHO SHARED WITH RENE BAIRE AND HENRI LEBESQUE OF FRANCE IN LAUNCHING THE MODERN THEORY OF FUNCTIONS OF A REAL VARIABLE" - ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA; Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE SILVER FOX

      New York: The Century Company, 1909. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Previous owner gift inscription to the front pastedown; otherwise a clean First Edition copy. The spine is a bit darkened, but still legible. Very Good binding.

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        François Vernay peintre lyonnais (1821-1896) EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Lyon: L'art libre, 1909. Fine. L'art libre, Lyon 1909, 13,5x16,5cm, broché. - Original, one of five numbered copies on handmade paper Normandy vellum, ours unjustified, leading copy. Illustrations inset of Jacques Martin. Lack head back which also includes marginal tears with tiny gaps, a joint reattached, tiny angular gaps and tears on the second flat, pale wetting the head of the first guard, otherwise good condition inside. Very rare copy of the fifth book of the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur papier à la cuve Normandy vellum, le nôtre non justifié, tirage de tête. Illustrations hors-texte de Jacques Martin. Un manque en tête du dos qui comporte également des déchirures marginales avec infimes manques, un mors recollé, minuscules manques et déchirures angulaires sur le deuxième plat, une pâle mouillure en tête de la première garde, sinon agréable état intérieur. Très rare exemplaire du cinquième ouvrage de l'auteur.

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        La conquête des étoiles EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Sansot & Cie, 1909. Fine. Sansot & Cie, Paris 1909, 14x17cm, broché. - Edition on current paper, false entry of the third edition, which was used in the press service, he was shot in Holland paper that 5 leading copies. beautiful autograph dedication of the author autograph signed and full-page author Marguerite Burnat-Provins. Two tiny gaps minor head and foot of spine, marginal light spots on the second board, rare spots. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de troisième édition qui fut utilisée pour le service de presse, il n'a été tiré que 5 Hollande en grands papiers. Bel envoi autographe signé et à pleine page de l'auteur à Marguerite Burnat-Provins. Deux minuscules manques sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos, taches claires marginales sur le deuxième plat, rares rousseurs.

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        Arroyo Craftsman, Vol. I, No. 1

      Arroyo Guild Press, 1909, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good Plus, First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, This is the first and only issue of the magazine, Arroyo Craftsman, and was published October 1909. Publication of issues was contemplated on a quarterly basis. One of an unstated limitation. 9 x 6 inches. Lightest spruce blue wrappers, with substantial amounts of black-stamped lettering to the front and rear wrappers and, to the front wrapper, a sunburst design in golden yellow with a hand-held hammer and the motto "We Can" in a ribbon. The wrapper paper has faded evenly to a blue-beige. The wrappers are very clean. With 67 numbered pages, plus xv numbered pages of adverts in the rear. There are numerous B&W illustrations, including photo-plates, drawings and plans. A 1 inch tear to the rear wrapper has been expertly repaired; else no pre-existing faults. An exceptionally clean copy. The wrappers protected by a new, heavy-duty, clear Mylar wrap-around. A Very Good Plus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. In October 1909, influenced by William Morris, the Stickley brothers and the Roycroft community, James published the "Arroyo Craftsman" through the Arroyo Guild Press. For the serious collector of books and writings on the California Arts and Crafts movement and, in particular, the Pasadena center of that movement, this magazine issue will take its place as one of the crowning glories of the collector's library.

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

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

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        MAP OF THE SHOOTING DISTRICTS LYING BETWEEN HANGCHOW-NANKINGWUHU AND SHANGHAI. Compiled from the Best Authorities With Numerous Additions 1884-5-6, 1898, 1901-2-3-4.

      A GRAND FOLDING MAP OF THE SHANGHAI & OTHER SHOOTING AREAS [Shanghai 1909] - . Green cloth covers, map opens to 1 m. 20 x76 cm., linen backed, folds down to 16 x 20 cm., colored,keyvery clean. Exceptionally R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Exultations.

      Elkin Mathews 1909 - FIRST EDITION, pp. 52, [12, ads], foolscap 8vo, original burgundy boards, backstrip and front cover gilt lettered, with 'OF' on backstrip, gentle fading around backstrip and at head, untrimmed, good. 1,000 sets of sheets were printed with around 500 of these issued as 'Personae & Exultations' in 1913; Gallup determines that the issue with the external 'of', as here, is likely the earlier one. (Gallup A4)

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        The Game of British East Africa

      Horace Cox, London 1909 - 310 pp, profuse ill, + ads in rear. One of Stigand's more in depth works on East African big game hunting with special sections on stalking, spoor, coloration. Incl the game of Uganda and the eastern Congo as well as the game of the different geographical regions incl. plains and riverine game. In original imit. crocodile cloth gilt. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        9 eigenh. Briefe mit U. und 2 eh. Postkarten mit U.

      Kopenhagen bzw. o. O., 31. Januar 1905 bis 10. September 1909. - 20½ SS. Vorwiegend 8vo und 4to. Dänisch. An seinen Schüler, den späteren Komponisten, Dirigenten und Organisten, Knud Harder (1885-1967), der versuchte, Nielsens Werk in Deutschland bekannt zu machen. Er verfasste Artikel über Nielsens Leben und Werk in „Die Musik" (V. Jahrgang, III. Quartal, S. 155-163). I. 3. Mai 1905: Nielsen ermunterte Harder, einen Artikel über ihn in der Zeitschrift „Die Musik" zu schreiben. II. 5. Juli 1905: Nielsen schreibt, dass er leider nicht mehr kostenlos unterrichten könne, ihm aber einen geringeren Preis berechnen werde, sechs Kronen pro Stunde. – Harder reiste nach München, wo er Max von Schillings traf, bei dem er Interesse für Carl Nielsens Musik wecken wollte. III. 7. Juni 1907: Nielsen berichtet von familiären Problemen und der schweren Krankheit seiner Frau. Er bedankt sich, dass Harder Schillings aufgesucht habe, sei sich aber nicht sicher, wie er jetzt handeln solle und welches Werk er Schillings zeigen solle. Er denke dabei vor allem an „Maskerade" [Oper, 1904-06, UA 1906] und an „Søvnen" [das Chorwerk „Der Schlaf" 1903-1904]. IV. 2. Dezember 1907: Nielsen dankt Harder für den Versuch, seine Musik in Deutschland bekannt zu machen, obwohl er wenig optimistisch erscheint, weil er überzeugt davon sei, dass den Deutschen seine Musik als zu hart, trocken und uninteressant vorkommen möge. Nielsen bittet um die Adresse von Schillings, damit er diesem seine „Symphonische Suite" und „Saul og David" (Saul und David, 1898-1901, UA 1902) senden könne. V. o. O. u. D.: Der undatierte, möglicherweise für eine Übersetzung vorgesehene Brief ist ein Briefentwurf an Max von Schillings („Hochgeehrter Herr Generalmusikdirektor!") und bezieht sich auf das von Schillings zugesandte „jugendliche und herzliche Streichquartett" und seine schönen Lieder, die er bereits studiert habe. Nielsen sei begeistert von „Moloch" (von Schillings 1906 vollendete musikalische Tragödie), die alle anderen Werke erblassen lasse. Er schwärmt von der Struktur, der Ernsthaftigkeit und Strenge, die er in dieses Werk gebracht habe. Weiter schreibt er, dass er hoffe, dass das Kopenhagener Publikum in diesen Genuss käme und merkte, dass das deutsche Musikdrama nicht mit Richard Wagner beendet wurde. – Die Briefe sind teilweise publiziert in „Carl Nielsens Breve, Gylderdal, 1954". – Beiliegt: Kabinettfotografie Nielsens (Brustbild im Halbprofil nach links, 10,5 x 16,5. Photographie: Fred Riise, Kopenhagen, ca. 1909. – 1892 entstand Nielsens erste Sinfonie. 1898 der „Hymnus Amoris", eine Liebeserklärung an seine Frau. 1902 debütierte Nielsen bei der Uraufführung seiner Oper „Saul und David" als Dirigent. Im gleichen Jahr erschien seine zweite Sinfonie „Die vier Temperamente". 1905 kündigte Nielsen seine Stelle als Violinist, wirkte aber als Dirigent noch 1906-14 am Königlichen Theater, danach beim Musikverein „Musikforeningen". 1906 hatte die heitere Oper „Maskerade" Premiere. Doch erst die 1912 uraufgeführte dritte Sinfonie „Sinfonia espansiva", „bei der der gewaltige Schwung des 1. Satzes von einer rhythmischen Sprengladung in Gang gesetzt und in einer Themenentwicklung von vorwärtsstürmender Kraft weitergeführt wird; es ist der genialste Satz, den Nielsen geschaffen hat" [MGG IX, 1516] und sein Violinkonzert aus dem gleichen Jahr brachten ihm größere Anerkennung auch im Ausland.

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        Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. With illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The signed limited edition, number 206 of 750 large paper copies signed by Rackham and with an additional colour plate ('The Yahoos') ... (Truncated)

      J.M.Dent, London, 1909, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition, Signed by Illustrator(s). Full Book Title: Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. With illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The signed limited edition, number 206 of 750 large paper copies signed by Rackham and with an additional colour plate ('The Yahoos') which is not present i. 4to. 291pp. White buckram, gilt lettered and decorated. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Four red ribbon ties present, although one is only just holding. With a tipped-in captioned colour frontispiece and tissue protector, and twelve splendid tipped-in colour plates, plus endpaper and title page decorations, two full-page black and white plates and various header and tail drawings and vignettes. Buckram marked, soiled and discoloured, with a small crease to the base of the spine panel and some light wear to extremities. Frontis tissue spotted and with some unsightly marking and staining to endpapers and the occasional tiny stain several blank preliminary leaves, but thereafter a lovely bright copy. Publisher's slip noting the additional limited edition plate laid-in, as issued. Ownership inkstamp to front pastedown. A somewhat handled copy, but near fine internally, the plates in particular ("worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist") quite superb.

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        Philo von Alexandria. Die Werke in deutscher Übersetzung (Band 1 bis 7 cplt.)

      Berlin, De Gruyter, 2. Auflage; Photomechanischer Nachdruck der Ausgabe Breslau, 1909, 1962, Band 1: XII, 409; Band 2: VIII, 426; Band 3: VIII, 331; Band 4: VIII, 187; Band 5: VIII, 294; Band 6: VIII, 277; Band 7: VIII, 411 Seiten, 22 cm, kartoniert, fadengeheftet. sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare mit geringsten Gebrauchsspuren; Bleistiftmarginalien in jedem Band auf wenigen Seiten, meist zu Beginn des Bandes; im Preis mindernd berücksichtigt; Namensstempel einer Privatperson jeweils auf dem Deckel innen.

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        Comoedia illustré 1910 tomes I et 11- Ballets Russes

      Comoedia 1909 - Paris, Comoedia, du n°7, 2ème année, 1 janvier 1909 au n°6, 3ème année, 15 décembre 1910 – 2 vol., reliure éditeur, demi-bradel, couvertures conservées, 23, 5 cm x 31 cm, 730+ 192 pages+ cahier spécial papier peint pour célibataires–Directeur : M. de Brunoff ; plusieurs numéros consacrés aux Ballets Russes dont un numéro spécial de 16 pages-couv. de Léon Bakst Valentine Gross, etc. ; nombreuses photographies noir & blanc in et hors-texte (Ida Rubinstein, Nijinsky, Karsavina, Fokine, etc ) Textes de G. de Pawlowski, Rip, Félix Galipaux, Maurice Lauday, Cerdanes, H. Gauthier-Villars , Mallet-Stevens, etc ; ills in et hors-texte noir et blanc de Ed. Touraine, Bils, Léandre, Rip, Marcel Capy, A.E. Marty, etc ; articles sur Sarah Bernhardt, la crise théâtrale, Réjane, Mimi Pinson, le concours du Conservatoire, les projets des directeurs de théâtre, les théâtres de plein air, la mode, etc ; numéro spécial consacré à « Chantecler » et Edmond Rostand – Très bon état [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mirifiques aventures de Maître Antifer EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1909. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1909], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - First and only edition large 8vo illustrated boards in chromolithography by George Hetzel Roux.Cartonnage editor "in portrait stuck" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome board signed Souze representing various means of transport (tank, locomotive, boats ), a portrait of the author in sepia tones pasted in the center, various navigational instruments accented with gold in the foreground, second flat type "e" as indicated by Jauzac back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, blue pages of backgrounds guard, all slices dorées.spine uniformly irradiated, caps and slightly rubbed corners, a tiny white spot on the second TV, a small tear at the bottom of spine.Quelques tiny foxing on the first and last layers as often. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première et seule édition grand in-8 illustrée de planches en chromolithographie par George Roux. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "au portrait collé" en pleine percaline rouge signé A. Lenègre, premier plat polychrome signé Souze représentant divers moyens de locomotion (ballon, locomotive, bateaux), un portrait de l'auteur dans les tons sépias contrecollé au centre, divers instruments de navigation rehaussés à l'or au premier plan, second plat de type "e" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos orné de plusieurs illustrations en couleur et à l'or, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Dos uniformément insolé, coiffes et coins très légèrement frottés, une infime tache blanche sur le second plat, un petit accroc en bas du dos. Quelques infimes rousseurs sur les premiers et derniers feuillets, comme souvent.

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        ISARTAL. - Das Isartal.

      Callwey,, Mchn., 1909 - 41 x 32 cm. Mit 8 Farblithographien von Ernst Müller-Bernburg. Mit einer 4-seitigen Einleitung von Fritz von Ostini, komplett im Original-Umschlag. Enthält u.a.: Am Georgenstein im Winter; Blick auf Grünwald von Pullach aus; Blick von der Römerschanze; Am Fuss der Römerschanze; Burg Grünwald im Mai; Ickinger Kirche; Blick auf die Zugspitze; Winterabend bei Wolfratshausen. - Sehr dekorative, farblich reizvolle Blätter, jeweils in der Platte signiert. - Umschlaginnenseite mit hs. Widmung des Künstlers! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Foundations of the Origin of Species

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1909. Two Essays written in 1842 and 1844. Edited by his son Francis Darwin. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, bevelled boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Black and white portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, Later bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, small ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine and edges of boards slightly browned, sporadic foxing to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Darwin's two "pencil sketches", the inception of the Origin of Species. The first sketch was written in 1842, after Darwin completed his book The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs and was finally free to work on his emerging theory. The manuscript laid undiscovered for several decades, until the death of the author's widow, in 1896. A number of copies of the 1842 sketch were printed for presentation a few months before the first edition was published. From the library of Oxford professor Francis Pember (1862?-1954), with his signed armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Pember was vice-chancellor of Oxford University in the late 1920s. His daughter Katharine married Charles Galton Darwin, the author's grandson, in 1925. An interesting Darwin family association.

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        L'invendable EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1909. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1909, 11,5x18cm, relié. - 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. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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 Léon Bloy 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.

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        GOODMAN, Benny (1909-1986), American clarinetist, 1956, typed letter with signature

      . On blue paper. 20,3 x 15,2 cm; 8 x 6 inches. Good, folded, slightly browned at left margin, remainings of glue at llower left corner, with two small holes at the left margin

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        A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus Volumes 1,2, 3, 4 & 6 (lacking a couple of parts)

      Sydney: The Government of the State of New South Wales [1909 - 1922]. Volumes 1 and 2 in contemporary galf calf, rubbed but otherwise clean and sound, Volumes 3, 4 & 6 in original parts, paperbacks, slightly worn and browned, LACKING Vol 3 part2, Vol 4 part 4, and Volumes 5 and 7 in their entirety, with many plain litho plates throughout. [Duplicates from the National Museum Herbarium, Dublin, with their labels and stamps on the covers of the parts, withdrawn stamps on the title pages of the two bound volumes, and neat stamps on the verso of the plates throughout.] Very heavy - extra postage will be required.. First Edition. Good.

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        The Cottage Homes of England.

      Edward Arnold, London. 1909 - First edition. Quarto. 287 pages. White decorated buckram gilt. Top edge gilt. Sixty-four tipped-in colour plates, with captioned tissue guards, after watercolours by Helen Allingham.Number 262 of 500 copies signed by Helen Allingham.Bookplate (with what looks like a Reynolds Stone design) on front pastedown. Edges and endpapers slightly spotted. Tail of spine bumped. Very good indeed. A bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mafarka le futuriste EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Sansot & Cie, 1909. Fine. Sansot & Cie, Paris 1909, 12,5x18cm, broché. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Autograph signed by the author. Light bites mainly affecting the guards, otherwise nice condition inside. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Filippo-Tommaso Marinetti. Légères piqûres affectant essentiellement les gardes, sinon agréable état intérieur.

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        THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR

      Published by Grant Richards, 1909. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Roux, George. Very good condition with no wrapper. Blue pictorial cloth, gilt title to front, yellow title to spine. 24 b/w plates. Translated from the french by Frederick Lawton. 292 pages. Spine bumped and there is a light mark between the title and the author (looks like a small rubbing/possible erasure mark). Corners very slightly rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned. Foxing to contents but overall a super copy of the first English edition. [R]

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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, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909 - 2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth, front covers with large silver block, spines lettered gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. With the drab paper, typographical dust jackets, Rosove's No.1 without the pricing details. Light damping at the fore-edge of all boards, the silver blocks to the front boards slightly oxidised as always, frontispieces browned verso, light browning else, foxing to the fore-edges, the jackets a touch rubbed, minor chipping and splitting at the heads of the spines, small hole to the lower panel of that of volume II, but overall very good set indeed, entirely unrestored. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded coloured, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout. Without the errata slip in volume II. First edition. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod), reviewed on publication by the Manchester Guardian as "the best book of Polar travel which has ever been written". The sledge expedition "to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907–1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton". Rosove notes "dust-jackets are very scarce". Books on Ice 7.4; Rosove 305.B1b; Spence 1097; Taurus 58. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Immensee. Einband von F. W. Kleukens.

      1909. Insel, Leipzig, 1. Auflage.. Sarkowski 1686. Original-Pergamentband mit Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt, 40 S.. 7. Druck der Ernst-Ludwig-Presse zu Darmstadt. Eines von 180 (insgesamt 200) Exemplaren. Sehr frisches Exemplar.,

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        HISTORIC SHANGHAI.

      ONE OF THE BEST HISTORIES & GUIDES TO THE ANCIENT PORT CITY Shanghai 1909, - Shanghai Mercury. Green cloth, 257p., verygood, fold-outs, 3 maps, 25 b.w. illustrations, 14 x 21 cm.,index, usual corner, head/tail spine wear, else solid, nice.R A R E FIRST & ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic

      London: William Heinemann,, 1909. Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907?-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth, front covers with large silver block, spines lettered gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. With the drab paper, typographical dust jackets, Rosove's No.1 without the pricing details. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded coloured, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout. Without the errata slip in volume II. Light damping at the fore-edge of all boards, the silver blocks to the front boards slightly oxidised as always, frontispieces browned verso, light browning else, foxing to the fore-edges, the jackets a touch rubbed, minor chipping and splitting at the heads of the spines, small hole to the lower panel of that of volume II, but overall very good set indeed, entirely unrestored. First edition. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907?-9 (Nimrod), reviewed on publication by the Manchester Guardian as "the best book of Polar travel which has ever been written". The sledge expedition "to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886?-1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907?-1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton". Rosove notes "dust-jackets are very scarce".

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