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        Liberalism and the Social Problem

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909.. [Politics] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.xxiv; 414. In publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, and gilt signature stamped to upper board. Small mark where a price label has been removed from the top corner of the front free endpaper. pp.295/6 production crease, standing slightly proud of the text block. An extremely clean copy with light sunning to spine and some very light external wear. Near-fine. A collection of speeches edited by Churchill for this volume, in which he makes bold cases for the incipient Liberal Welfare Reforms. One of just 3500 copies published.

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        Sikhim and Bhutan Twenty-one Years on the North-East Frontier 1887-1908

      1909 - First edition. Folding map and ms. facsimile, with 7 fine photogravures and numerous other illustrations. 8vo. Fine copy. xix,331pp. London, Arnold,

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        L. Brade`s illustriertes Buchbinderbuch, ein Lehr- und Handbuch der gesamten Buchbinderei und aller in dieses fach einschlagenden Kunsttechniken

      Wilhelm Knapp, Halle / Saale 1909 - Full light brown Morrocan leather, extensively and ornately tooled and embossed with gilt borders, lines and designs on covers, spines (five raised bands with tooled compartments) and edges. All edges are gilt, silk laid-down onto cover interiors, Tiffany Linen endpapers. A real eyecatcher in a clamshell box. Binding is signed C.A. Pursack. xviii, 465 pp., [2], 24 pp. 5 pages of plates consisting of mounted marbled endpaper examples. Many bw illustrations within the text. One of the finest bindings I have ever laid eyes on, and in like-new condition. Tiffany Linen endpapers. Signed on lower rear cover C.A. Pursack, apparentlyNOT the binder, but the original owner. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Architecture Moderne à Paris. Les Concours de Façades de 1903-1908

      Album consisting of title and list of plates, followed by 40 fine photographic plates showing prize-winning façades at various addresses throughout Paris, designed by a range of architects including Jules Lavirotte, Théophile Leclerc, Ernest Picard, and over 30 others. Folio. Orig. boards portfolio. Some minor soiling and toning, rubbing and wear along extremities. Dourdan, Seine-et-Oise (Librairie Spéciale d'Architecture/Thézard) ca. 1909. The Concours de Façades was an architectural competition organized by the city of Paris, held annually from 1898 through the 1930s, with an interruption during World War I. The contest was inspired by a similar competition held in Brussels, and was originally set up to promote the design and construction of buildings along the new Rue Reaumur before being extended to the whole of Paris. As of November 2017, WorldCat locates five institutional holdings in the United States.

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        Histologie du système nerveux. 4 vols. First ed. in French. Library buckram

      Maloine, Paris 1909 - Ramon y Cajal, Santiago (1852-1934). Histologie du système nerveux de l'homme et des vertébrés. Translated from the Spanish by Dr. L. Azoulay. 2 vols. in 4. xiv, 986; [2], 993, [5]pp. Numerous text illustrations, some in color. Paris: A. Maloine, 1909-11. 263 x 167 mm. Library buckram. Upper corners of volume titles torn away, not affecting text, light toning, but very good. Bookplate in Vol. I. First Edition in French, revised and enlarged by the author. Originally published in Spanish between 1899 and 1904 (the Spanish edition is extremely rare), Ramon y Cajal's comprehensive analysis of all parts of the vertebrate nervous system "must rank as a classic of medical science. This massive work, more than any other, contains the cytological and histological foundations of modern neurology" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Cajal proved many of the connections between one section of the brain and another, and he illustrated these, as well as the many connections one cell makes with others. He described many nerve cells for the first time and also pointed out the plasticity of nerve cells in the brain, a discovery that has only recently come to be appreciated. Cajal's research confirmed the neuron doctrine; his classification of neurons provided a histological basis for cerebral localization. His descriptions of the cerebral cortex are still the most authoritative, and led directly to the cytoarchitectonics of Campbell, etc. He set up the problem of synaptic transmission and developed the theory of dynamic polarization, with transmission of the nerve impulse from dendrites and cell body to axon. He developed new staining techniques, such as the reduced silver nitrate method for displaying neurofibrils. His work overturned concepts of the nervous system that had held sway for over a century, that is since the beginning of investigation with the microscope. In 1906, two years after publication of the Textura, Ramon y Cajal was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine, sharing the prize with Golgi, who, even at this late date tried to dispute Cajal's neuron doctrine in his Nobel lecture. Garrison / McHenry 168-69. Norman, Grolier Medical Hundred (1995) 86. See Garrison-Morton 1293.1. The revised French translation of Cajal's work was translated into English as Histology of the Nervous System by N. and L.W. Swanson (2 vols., Oxford, 1994). Swanson points out in his introduction to the translation that this masterwork, produced with only primitive tools and Cajal's exceptional brilliance, contains many more discoveries than had previously been attributed to it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wappen der Deutschen Souveraine und Lande.

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

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        Liberalism and the Social Problem.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909.. [Politics] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.xxiv; 414. In publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, and gilt signature stamped to upper board. Small mark where a price label has been removed from the top corner of the front free endpaper. pp.295/6 production crease, standing slightly proud of the text block. An extremely clean copy with light sunning to spine and some very light external wear. Near-fine. A collection of speeches edited by Churchill for this volume, in which he makes bold cases for the incipient Liberal Welfare Reforms. One of just 3500 copies published.

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        Le Roman de Tristan et Iseult. Renouvelé par Joseph Bédier, professeur au Collège de France. Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie Française.

      Piazza, Paris 1909 - In-4, 214-(2) pp., couverture conservée. Demi-reliure à coins en maroquin vert mélèze, dos à nerfs décoré de bandes de maroquin havane dans les caissons, fers représentant une harpe celtique et une épée, fleurons, tête dorée (Randeynes). Edition illustrée de lettrines, vignettes et hors-texte en couleurs contrecollés par Maurice Lalau. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon et justifiés par l'artiste. Exemplaire exceptionnel comportant quatre dessins originaux : le portrait du roi Marc en pied à l'aquarelle, deux vignettes et un superbe dessin représentant Tristan et le dragon en lavis à l'encre de Chine. Sont aussi reliés in fine le carton d'invitation à l'exposition des dessins originaux, un fac-simile d'une lettre de Bédier concernant les illustrations, le prospectus et l'échantillon de souscription. Maurice Lalau (1881-1961) manifeste dans cet ouvrage son sens de la reconstitution romantique de l'histoire, inspiré de son maître Jean-Paul Laurens. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pulpit. Palma, Mallorca. Cathedral.

      Patterson and Neilson. 1909 - Etching. Signed in pencil. 40 x 54 cm. Original mat with letterpress text. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        STUDIEN ÜBER NATIONALE STICKEREIEN AUS BÖHMEN, MÄHREN UND DER UNGARISCHEN SLOVAKEI [STUDIES IN NATIONAL EMBROIDERY IN BOHEMIA, MORAVIA AND HUNGARIAN SLOVAKIA]. With 30 multicolour lithographic plates and 19 b/w text illustrations in the enclosed text supplement

      ŠÍMA, Josef: STUDIEN ÜBER NATIONALE STICKEREIEN AUS BÖHMEN, MÄHREN UND DER UNGARISCHEN SLOVAKEI [STUDIES IN NATIONAL EMBROIDERY IN BOHEMIA, MORAVIA AND HUNGARIAN SLOVAKIA]. Eine Sammlung von Zeichnungen zum näheren Bekanntmachen mit dem čechoslavischen Stickereiornament. Enthaltend: Das geometrische Ornament, einige Grundmotive stilisierter Blüten und Beispiele von einfachen sowie auch komplizierteren Bandornamenten, Eckverzierungen und Ornamentfüllungen aus verschiedenen Tachtengebieten. With 30 multicolour lithographic plates and 19 b/w text illustrations in the enclosed text supplement. Brno: Píša („Unie") 1909. Folio (50:35 cm, plates) und 4to (supplement). 1 not numbered leaf (title), 30 plates; 24 pages. Original publisher's cardboard map on brown stock with cloth spine, multicolour pictorial title printing, as well as 3 hasps. Extensive collection with striking lithographic plates in bright colours showing fine examples of folkloristic ornaments, nevertheless with modernist approach. Starting with geometric patterns and followed by stylised floral designs, there are also included numerous borders of aprons, corner-pieces in fine open work, simple and ornamental patterns of trimmings, all from national dresses of various regions, presented in correct execution of the designs after original garments, being specially arranged for use in schools of drawing and schools of art-needlework. Hasps fragmented, spine at front joint with one tear of about 2 cm length, cardboard map at edges and corners slightly bumped and worn, title page with slight stains of former cleaning, some plates minimally finger-stained and browned at edges, generally a well preserved map throuhout, a very rarely offered item indeed.

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        One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, dedicated by permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury. With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth: Plate I: "Stag Hunting in the Olden Time" / Plate II: "The Meet at Kesgrave" / Plate III: Wolsey's Gate" / Plate IV: "The Stag crossing the Orwell" / Plate V: "Bishops Hill" / Plate VI: "The Stag in Distress".

      Oblong Folio. 7 pages with 6 original, handcoloured etchings. Later 19th century binding (half leather with gilt lettering on spine). With original, illustrated wrapper bound in the rear. The beautiful binding with only minor signs of wear. One of the plates with some stronger wear in the outer margins only. Very minor traces of foxing only. Excellent condition of this extremely rare sporting book. This the scarce coloured edition. [Schwerdt I, p. 228: "A discussion between a young lady and her sporting lover on the cruelty of modern stag hunting illustrated with attractive plates". / An entry in an auction catalogue of THE ANDERSON AUCTION COMPANY from 1909 reads: "A Sporting Book seldom offered for Sale"] Edward Robert Smythe was one of the foremost painters of the Suffolk School. After early aspirations of a military life he became an artist, and worked in Ipswich alongside artists such as Robert Burrows, and his brother Thomas (1825-1906). In 1840 Smythe moved to Norwich, and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman. He was undoubtedly influenced by several Norwich School artists, such as his friend Frederick Ladbrooke. His work attracted commissions from eminent patrons such as the Earl of Cardigan, and the Greene family.

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        GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into several remote nations of the world. Signed Limited edition.

      London, J. M. Dent, 1909. FIRST EDITION 1909, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, 4to, 295 x 215 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, white buckram, gilt lettered and decorated upper cover and spine, gilt illustrated marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, red silk ties, 291 pages. 13 splendid mounted colour plates, frontispiece with tissue guard, 2 full page black and white illustrations, 28 head- and tailpieces. Silk ties a bit faded, small neat old bookplate on front pastedown, tissue guard to frontispiece slightly foxed. Contents very nice. Near Fine excellent copy. Large paper edition de luxe limited to 750 copies SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, this being No. 216. There is an extra coloured plate in this edition not in the trade edition, it is the last plate in the book page 256, 'The Yahoos' as stated on the publisher's tipped-in Notice which is still present. Riall states that the extra plate is 'The Lilliputian tailors...' on page 65 and that the plates have tissue guards but there is only a tissue guard to the frontispiece in the Limited De Luxe edition. He also mentions 7 chapter headings and tailpieces, but there are 28 (see page 91). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        Recollections of a Long Life ... With Additional Extracts from the Private Diaries. Edited by his Daughter Lady Dorchester.

      London, John Murray, 1909-11. Six volumes in 8vo. ........................, titles printed in red and black, six photogravure portraits, and a few others; volume one with light traces of humidity to front cover, otherwise a very good set; provenance: Very rare complete set in the publisher's binding of all six volumes of the recollections and diary excerpts of Byron's travelling companion and friend. 'At Cambridge Hobhouse founded a whig club and became the close friend of Byron, with whom in 1809 he travelled across Portugal and Spain to Gibraltar. From Malta he and Byron were encouraged by English naval and diplomatic intelligence to travel into Albania, where they stayed with Ali Pasha from 19 to 23 October 1809; an English naval force meanwhile took over most of the Ionian Islands, a fact on which Ali congratulated them. They then went into Greece, where they were surprised to discover considerable anti-Turkish feeling among the inhabitants. They based themselves in Athens, visiting Marathon on 24 January, and then went via Smyrna to Constantinople, where they attended an audience with Sultan Mahmoud II on 10 July. On 31 October 1809 Hobhouse recorded in his diary, "Byron is writing a long poem in the Spenserian stanza" - the first reference to Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (BL, Add. MS 56527, fol. 65r). Prior to its publication Hobhouse had regarded Byron as his poetic equal. Lines 247-62 in the first edition of English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809) are by him. In their absence from England, Hobhouse's anthology Imitations and Translations was published, containing several poems by Byron. On returning Hobhouse published a comic poem, The Wonders of a Week at Bath, and his account of their eastern tour, A Journey through Albania, and other Provinces of Turkey, went through two printings' (ODNB). In 1815 he was best man at Byron's wedding with Annabella Millbanke. 'Hobhouse was loyal to Byron throughout the separation from Annabella, drawing up "a full and scrupulously accurate account" of the events. This was printed privately in 1870 in the wake of the Beecher Stowe controversy, and reprinted in Recollections of a Long Life (2.191-366)' (ODNB). Hobhouse became executor of the poet after his untimely death. The rarity of complete sets is due to the fact that the first two volumes came out in 1909 with the note on the title in two volumes. Volume III and the remaining ones, published in 1910 and 1911 state in four volumes. The politically risky contents of Hobhouse's recollections (he had been a leading radical of his time) probably accounts for the rarity of even incomplete sets.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. First editions. Large octavos, 2 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded colored, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout. Ernest Shackleton here tells the quite remarkable story of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909. Shackleton and his men made it to within 97 miles of the South Pole, experiencing along the way every hardship possible, then returning to their wooden ship before the ice crushed it. "A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written" (New York Times Book Review).

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        The United States with Excursions to Mexico, Cuba, Porto Rico, and Alaska. Handbook for Travellers. With 33 maps and 48 plans.

      Leipzig - New York - London, Baedeker etc. 1909 - CII + 724 S. OLwd. 4. revised Edit. In engl. Sprache. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen E 262. - Ebd. leicht berieben, leichte Gbrsp. - Cover a little rubbed, small signs of use, two maps with tears (japanese tape). Good to very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Some British Ballads Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1909. LIMITED EDITION of 575 copies of which this is No 133, SIGNED by Rackham. Large octavo (29 x 23cm), pp.136. Illustrated with 16 mounted colour plates with captioned tissues plus numerous black and white line-drawings within the text. Bound in recent dark blue full morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt border to boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled end-papers, original covers preserved at the rear. A clean copy, inside and out.

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        La Cathédrale.

      A. Blaizot, René Kieffer 1909 - Soixante_quatre eaux-fortes originales de Charles Jouas, un des 250 exemplaires numérotés (un des 180 exemplaires sur vélin , avec les eaux-fortes avec la lettre, n° 116), 1 vol. in-4 reliure plein maroquin du Cap brun sous étui bordé, riche plaque dorée très ornementée en plats, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorée, couverture conservée, 2 gravures inédites tirées sur satin montées en garde, reliure signée de René Kieffer, collection Eclectique, A. Blaizot, René Kieffer, Paris, 1909, avec joints une eau-forte pure joint (tirée à 50 épreuves) et un dessin en couleur (Porche Nord, au dessus de Melcjisedech, Ange du Sacrifice d'Abraham, Chartres 13 mai 1913 Magnifique exemplaire, à la mesure de ce texte magnifique, et qui ravira tous les amateurs de Huysmans. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909.. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes, quarto (24x18cm), pp.xlviii; 372; pp.xvi; 419; [1]. Portrait of E. H. Shackleton as frontispiece to first volume, with portrait of the Northern Party at the South Magnetic Pole to second volume. Both are protected with captioned tissue guards. Generously illustrated throughout with photographic plates and diagrams, in addition to several plates in colour. Half dark blue morocco, cloth sides, gilt titles, t.e.g., folding maps in pouch at rear of vol. II. Light spotting, exterior unmarked. A very good copy in an attractive recent leather binding. A comprehensive work, filled with a mass of maps, photographs and sketches which chronicle the expedition. This item truly embodies the golden age of polar exploration. Although the expedition team was unable to attain its goal of reaching the South Pole, Shackleton and his companions reached 88° 23' S, a point only 180 kilometres (112 mi) from the Pole. Accomplishments also included: the first ascent of Mount Erebus, the location of the Magnetic South Pole by Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and MacKay (January 16, 1909), and the discovery of the Beardmore Glacier passage (named after Shackleton's patron). The group was the first to cross the Trans-Antarctic mountain range, and to set foot on the South Polar Plateau. Subsisting on half-rations, Shackleton discovered the party's salvation – a letter declaring that Nimrod would sail on February 26, 1909. In response, the crew burnt the camp to attract the departing ship's attention. The plan succeeded, and on March 1, 1909, Shackleton departed for home and returned to the United Kingdom a hero. He was knighted for reaching the furthest south of any human at that time. Regarding the failure to reach the South Pole, Shackleton remarked to his wife: "Better a live donkey than a dead lion.". It would be three more years before Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first to reach the South Pole, followed shortly by Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition.

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        Au Théâtre (Deuxième série)

      - Paul Ollendorff , Paris 1909, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta attuale, è stato licenziato come 11 grandi giornali. Binding marocco mezzo marrone, torna con cinque nervi, data di coda, piatti di carta marmorizzata, contreplats e guardie pettinati carta foderato, copertine conservati, testa dorata, firmato vincolante Goy P. & C. Vilaine. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 11 grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin brun, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de papier jaspé, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier peigné, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Léon Blum à Paul Reboux. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909 - 8-1/2 in x 11 in, offwhite cloth, gilt. Slight bubbling to covers, otherwise fine. Hughey #21a. First trade edition, with twenty full-color plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pellar, Hanns] Der Kleine Konig

      George W. Dietrich [1909], Munchen - Oblong quarto. Superb original color pictorial paper covered boards, heightened in gold. A fairytale, with twelve famous pictures by Hanns Pellar of Fritz v. Ostini's wonderful story. "One of the finest and most original children's books of Jugendstil" (Seebaß II, p. 254). - The unusual color-rich picture book of the Viennese artist, Hanns Pellar (1886-1971), reveals the influence of Gustav Klimt as well as that of Pellar's teachers Lefler and Stuck. After a visit to Versailles, Pellar imagined the fantastic and historical scenes, to which Fritz von Ostini constructed his story of fairy tales. "(Bildwelt, p. 352) 24 pages. - Cover slightly stained and tanned. Binding strengthened. Very good or better. The first edition is becoming quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE [ Complete Fifteen Volume Set ]

      Boston: C. T. Brainard. 1909. Edition de Luxe; Limited Edition. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good in boards. Some bumping to spine crown and base. Toning. Chip at spine to "Poems," "Lady Windermere's Fan," and "Essays..." Text is clean and unmarked, illustrated. Frontispiece and color title page to each volume. Limited to 1,000 sets, printed for subscribers only. [I] Poems. --[II] Dorian Gray. --[III] House of pomegranates: The young king; The birthday of the infanta; The fisherman and his sould; The star-child. The Happy prince. The nightingale and the rose. The selfish giant. The devoted friend. The remarkable rocket. --[IV] Lord Arthur Savile's crime. The sphinx without a secret. The Canterville ghost. The model millionaire. The portrait of Mr. W. H. A Florentine tragedy. --[V] Lady Windermere's fan. The importance of being earnest. --[VI] A woman of no importance. An ideal husband. --[VII] Salome. The duchess of Padua. Vera; or, The nihilists. --[VIII] De profundis, from the original unexpurgated German ed. , tr. By Henry Zick. Supplementary letters. The sould of man under socialism. Of him who died at no 13. By L. C. Van Noppen. --[IX] oems in prose: The artist; The Door of God; The disciple; The Master; The house of judgment; The teacher of wisdom; The priest and the acolyte; Rose-leaf and apple-leaf; Some cruelties of prison life; Lecture on the English renaissance; Wilde V. Whistler; The rise of historical critcism; The truth of masks. [X] Intentions: The decay of lying; Pen, pencil, and poison; The critic as artist. --[XI] Epigrams: Oscariana; Sebastian Melmoth; Phrases and philosophies. Oscar Wilde's literary art. Correspondence. Impressions of America. Oscar Wilde in America. --[XII] Essays, criticisms and reviews: A fascinating book; A note on some modern poets; Some literary notes; Literary and other notes. --[XIII] What never dies; a romance by Barbey d'Aurevilly, tr. Into English by Sebastian Melmoth (Oscar Wilde) --[XIV] Essays and stories by Lady Wilde (Speranza) : American women; Irish leaders and maryrs; The poet as teacher; The vision of the Vatican; Suitability of dress; The destiny of humanity; Venus victrix; Spritual affinity; The world's new phases; The bondage of woman; A night with the fairies; A legend of Shark; The doctor's visit; Fairy help; Western isles; St. Patrick and the witch; Historic women-a poem. --[XV] His life, with a critical estimate of his writings. Incredibly scarce complete set. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Fairy Tales.

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.,, 1909. Translated by Mrs Edgar Lucas. Quarto. Original limp reverse calf with yapp edges, title to spine in gilt with pictorial decoration, moiré silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in a custom brown cloth chemise and slipcase. Tipped-in colour frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 similar plates, black and white illustrations in text, all by Rackham. Cracking to spine, a little bit of loss to foot of spine, covers slightly rubbed, lower outer corner of front free endpaper worn, tape repair to rear free endpaper, occasional spotting to text block. An excellent copy of a notoriously fragile edition. Signed limited US edition, one of 50 copies signed by the artist. Rackham's first version of Grimm's Fairy Tales was published in 1900; this is a revised and enlarged edition with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured, released at the same time as a signed limited UK edition of 750 copies. The translator, Mrs Edgar Lucas, was born Alice Erichsen, the daughter of Hermann Erichsen, a Danish businessman who had settled first in Newcastle upon Tyne, then in Upper Tooting, where Alice met her husband. She made successful translations from the Danish of Hans Christian Andersen and Henrik Pontoppidan. Her sister was the artist and illustrator Nelly Erichsen (1862–1918).

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        Fairy Tales. Translated by Mrs Edgar Lucas.

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909 - Quarto. Original limp reverse calf with yapp edges, title to spine in gilt with pictorial decoration, moiré silk endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in a custom brown cloth chemise and slipcase. Cracking to spine, a little bit of loss to foot of spine, covers slightly rubbed, lower outer corner of front free endpaper worn, tape repair to rear free endpaper, occasional spotting to text block. An excellent copy of a notoriously fragile edition. Tipped-in colour frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 similar plates, black and white illustrations in text, all by Rackham. Signed limited US edition, one of 50 copies signed by the artist. Rackham's first version of Grimm's Fairy Tales was published in 1900; this is a revised and enlarged edition with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured, released at the same time as a signed limited UK edition of 750 copies. The translator, Mrs Edgar Lucas, was born Alice Erichsen, the daughter of Hermann Erichsen, a Danish businessman who had settled first in Newcastle upon Tyne, then in Upper Tooting, where Alice met her husband. She made successful translations from the Danish of Hans Christian Andersen and Henrik Pontoppidan. Her sister was the artist and illustrator Nelly Erichsen (1862–1918). Latimore & Haskell p. 34; Riall p. 97. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Tale Of The Flopsy Bunnies

      Frederick Warne And Co, London & New York 1909 - 85 pages. 14 x 11 cm. Frontispiece and 26 color plates. The first two impressions are impossible to distinguish. Notice board on page 14 in the earliest state. QUINBY 13, 14 & 16. Decorated endpapers, spine retouched. Owner inscription dated 1909. Orig. green brown boards lettered in white, with front cover pictorial label. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Dessins inédits 1907 à 1909. Le Gynécée. Recueil précédé d'une glose par Remy de Gourmont. [cover title].

      [Kauffmann for] Société du Mercure de France,, Paris 1909 - First edition, inscribed by the illustrator to Natalie Clifford Barney: 'Aux pieds de Natalie Clifford Barney ces corps dévorés et dévorantes. Andr. Rouveyre'. This is one of 500 copies on Arches signed (total edition of 1510). Rouveyre was a prolific newspaper caricaturist, moving in some of the most interesting circles of Paris society and developing his distinct and pioneering style, poised between minimalism and expressionism. Large 4to (275 × 230 mm), pp. [6], [8], plus 76 woodcut plates. Uncut in the original wrappers (slightly dusty). Two additional woodcuts loosely inserted. Author's inscription to initial blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Three Lives

      New York: The Grafton Press, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. One of 1,000 copies, without a dust jacket, as issued. In Very Good condition. Front hinge exposed. Corners and spine ends lightly rubbed, bumping to bottom rear corner. Light mottling to cloth at spine, with a small red speck as well. Gilt stamping on spine is lightly dulled, but remains very sharp on the front board. First edition.

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        An Account of the Arab tribes in the Vicinity of Aden

      First edition. 2 vols. 14 genealogical tables (9 folding) & 3 folding maps. Large 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed and spotted. [vi], ii, 356pp. Bombay, Government Central Press,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Porträt Leopold Bracony. Platindruck.

      1909 - Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R. u. M. Dührkoop", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet u. "No 42/Portrait of the sculptur Bracony/1909", gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel, u.l. Stempel "Rudolf Dührkoop/Hamburg/Jungfernstieg 34.", Im Druck u.r.mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop", verso bezeichnet "II/89740 b". Auf Japanpapier und Karton zweifach original-montiert, Porträt des Bildhauers Leopold Bracony (ca.1840-1926) als Brustbild in Vorderansicht. Der Skulpteur stützt nachdenklich den Kopf in die Hand. Der Fokus liegt auf seinem Gesicht und der Hand, die im Gegensatz zu den umliegenden Partien in voller Tiefenschärfe erscheinen. Minya Dührkoop begann 14jährig als Assistentin im Atelier ihres Vaters Rudolf D. zu arbeiten. Seit Rudolf Dührkoop um 1900 zwei Filialen in Berlin eröffnete, betrieb sie selbständig das Hamburger Studio. Ihre Kunstfotografien vertraten den pictorialistischen Stil, der mittels verringerter Konturenschärfe und einer zerstreuten Lichtführung malerische Qualitäten hervorbrachte. Der Platindruck war bis zum ersten Weltkrieg ein beliebtes Verfahren in der anspruchsvollen Porträtfotografie. Sprache: Deutsch 22,1 x 16,7 cm (Bildmaß), 41,2 x 31 cm (Blattmaß) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. First editions. Large octavos, 2 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded colored, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout. Ernest Shackleton here tells the quite remarkable story of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909. Shackleton and his men made it to within 97 miles of the South Pole, experiencing along the way every hardship possible, then returning to their wooden ship before the ice crushed it. "A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written" (New York Times Book Review).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Paris.

      London, Adam & Charles Black, 1909. 4to. Publisher's original cream cloth, decorated in red with gilt fleurs-de-lys to upper cover, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xii, 185; 75 coloured plates, captioned tissue-guard to each; light foxing to endpapers, cloth minimally marked, a very good copy of the limited edition. Limited De Luxe edition, no. 212 of 500 copies printed. Inman A & C Black Colour Books 252.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. Rare first edition, Special Limited Large Paper Issue of Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909, number 62 of only 300 copies printed. Quarto, bound in full (Heart of the Antarctic) and half (Antarctic Book) vellum, top edges gilt. First and only edition of The Antarctic Book, with the signatures of every member of the party, including Ernest Shackleton. With 16 mounted color plates, photographic frontispieces and over 200 additional illustrations including drawings and photographic plates. Three folding maps and a folding panorama enclosed in the rear pocket of Volume II. The Antarctic Book, which includes the 16 signatures of the shore party, was issued only with this Limited Edition of The Heart of the Antarctic and has never been reprinted. It contains reproductions of drawings done by the party, including four mounted color portraits, the poem "Erebus" by Shackleton and the whimsical story "Bathybia" by Douglas Mawson, also a member of the party. In near fine condition with a touch of wear. A superior example. Ernest Shackleton here tells the quite remarkable story of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909. Shackleton and his men made it to within 97 miles of the South Pole, experiencing along the way every hardship possible, then returning to their wooden ship before the ice crushed it. "A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written" (New York Times Book Review).

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        TO NURSERYLAND WITH LOUIS WAIN

      - (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. TO NURSERYLAND WITH LOUIS WAIN edited by Edric Vredenburg with stories and verses by Clifton Bingham, S.K. Cowan and others. London: Raphael Tuck no date, owner inscribed 1909. 4to (8 x 10 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed and some cover soil otherwise a clean and tight, VG+ copy. Illustrated by Wain with glorious color cover, full color frontis plus a profusion of 2-color and black & white depictions of cats portraying traditional nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters. A title in Father Tuck's Golden Gift Series. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vedanta in Practice

      BAKER & TAYLOR CO, NY 1909 - General shelf wear, lightly tanned spine, lightly tanned pages, and slightly loose hinge. DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 140 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. First edition. Dulac, Edmund. 8-1/2 in x 11 in, offwhite cloth, gilt. Slight bubbling to covers, otherwise fine. Hughey #21a. First trade edition, with twenty full-color plates.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        Rand, McNally & Co.'s Enlarged Business Atlas

      Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago 1909 - Rand, McNally & Co.'s Enlarged Business Atlas. Fortieth annual edition. First edition of the year it was printed. Published by Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago, 1909. The Atlas is very large, measuring 15.25" x 20.75". Filled with colorful maps. The book is in good condition. Wear, soiling and staining to the boards with bumped corners. Cloth loss at the spine with the top edge lifting. THe boards are cracked at the hinges, making the case loose. Foxing and soiling throughout the textblock with thumbed edges. Roughly 8" vertical tear at the bottom edge of the textblock from page 7-27. Small moisture stain to the bottom inner gutter. Previous owner's pencil labeling of each map at the top margin. Please view the many other rare titles available for sale at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H9-20) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books and Bindery]
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        'Oodnadatta Jacky - South Australian Native'. A charming sepia-toned vintage gelatin silver portrait photograph of a young Aboriginal boy wearing a large cloth hat and an even bigger grin

      The photograph (visible image 300 x 235 mm) is behind glass in the original wide polished wooden frame (external dimensions 590 x 517 mm); the original mat is inscribed in white ink in a calligraphic hand with the title and photographer's details. These are 'Chas P. Scott. Photo 21A Waymouth St, Adelaide'. He is listed as a photographer at that address in South Australian directories 'from 1909 to 1915+' (Photohistory SA website). The condition of all aspects of this impressive item is uniformly fine.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Minerva: rivista delle riviste. 28 annate complete rilegate (1909-1936)

      Società editrice laziale 1090 - Società editrice laziale, 1909-1936. 28 annate complete rilegate, con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Nota condizioni: segni del tempo, macchie e fioriture diffuse 1500g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ProdigoLibro]
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        The Complete Works. Together with: The Journals

      Riverside Press, Cambridge 1909 - Twelve octavo volumes. Autograph Centenary Edition. One of 600 copies signed by the publisher, and with an autograph manuscript leaf by Emerson bound in to the first volume. The original leaf, which has been expertly and invisibly repaired along the crease, is from "Man The Reformer," a lecture delivered before the Mechanics Apprentices' Library Association on January 25th, 1841. The set of Complete Works is together with a ten-volume, large paper edition of The Journals. One of 600 copies. Photograph of Emerson taken by George Kendall Warren circa 1870 laid in. A touch of sunning to several volumes, else both sets are fine in brown buckram with paper spine labels. Bookplate of George Dillwyn Cross on front paste-down. (Chalmers 10; Myerson, B 19; a 52.1.d). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        John Thorndyke's Cases: Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Catalogue at rear dated "908" for September 1908, predating publication, but no priority.) 288 p. with 32 page catalogue at rear. Original brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, orange and black stamping on front. Very Good. Spine a bit cocked, tips worn, gilt lettering mostly quite bright. Two small pitted scrapes to the fore edge. Tissue guard intact, toned. A bit of offsetting to endpapers. Contents generally clean and nice. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

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