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        Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. First edition of the last work published by Twain during his life. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, tissue guard. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small chips to the extremities. Uncommon in the original dust jacket. Although not published until 1907 in Harper's Magazine, followed by a slim book version with some revisions in 1909, the story was quite old. The original manuscript dated back perhaps as far as 1868, and an 1873 version has survived. The story was revised several times, and chapters 3 and 4 of the manuscript became the Harper's story. Longer versions of the manuscript have subsequently been published, including one edited by Dixon Wector which appeared as part of Report from Paradise (1952), and in part 1 of Mark Twain's Quarrel with Heaven: "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" And Other Sketches" (Ray B. Browne, ed., 1970). Twain claimed that the story in its early version was a satire of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward's The Gates Ajar, a very popular novel published in 1868.

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        COACHING WAYS AND COACHING DAYS

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1909. First published in 1883, this nostalgic look at the highways and byways of pre-railroad Britain is the most popular work by William Outram Tristram, offered here in a pleasing Chivers vellucent binding with a lively vignette based on the book illustrations. Tristram (fl. 1883-1911) takes the reader down seven major coach routes--the Bath, Exeter, Portsmouth, Brighton, Dover, York, and Holyhead roads--and regales us with anecdotes about the inns, sights, and characters one might meet along the way. Anyone who has read 19th century novels that include journeys by coach will appreciate this opportunity to see what such a trip might have been like for characters such as Austen's Elizabeth Bennet. Charming illustrations like the ones in the present volume made the name of illustrator Hugh Thomson (1860-1920), who, according to Houfe, "created an idyllic world of stage coaches, sedan chairs, feasts and port wine." Cedric Chivers (1853-1929) established binding premises in his native Bath after an inspiring visit to the Paris Exhibition of 1878, and a short time later, after hearing a lecture by Cyril Davenport on the 18th century painted vellum bindings of Edwards of Halifax, he began producing his own work in this tradition, creating what he called the "vellucent" binding. The innovative part of these bindings, as seen here, was accomplished by rendering vellum transparent, then placing it over painted pieces of paper, thereby protecting the surface of the paper from soiling and abrasion. Prideaux says that the process achieves the effect of enriched enamel. The cream color of the paper boards on our copy gives it the look of a painting on ivory, the pastel hues employed are especially pleasing, and the coaching scene is much more animated than many Chivers designs.. 197 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). xv, [i], 376 pp. CHARMING VELLUCENT BINDING BY CEDRIC CHIVERS OF BATH (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), upper cover with central medallion depicting a coach rollicking along a country lane, this surrounded by a collar of inlaid mother-of-pearl, and with a painted frame of garlands crowned with an inlaid mother-of-pearl horseshoe, smooth spine with titling and similar garland design, gilt-ruled turn-ins, vellum doublures, marbled free endpapers, top edge gilt. With 214 illustrations in the text by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton. Front flyleaf with ink signature of B. Whipham. A touch of soiling to spine, final leaf with small hole affecting a couple of letters, otherwise a very fine copy, quite clean and bright inside and out, with none of the usual splaying to the vellum boards. First published in 1883, this nostalgic look at the highways and byways of pre-railroad Britain is the most popular work by William Outram Tristram, offered here in a pleasing Chivers vellucent binding with a lively vignette based on the book illustrations. Tristram (fl. 1883-1911) takes the reader down seven major coach routes--the Bath, Exeter, Portsmouth, Brighton, Dover, York, and Holyhead roads--and regales us with anecdotes about the inns, sights, and characters one might meet along the way. Anyone who has read 19th century novels that include journeys by coach will appreciate this opportunity to see what such a trip might have been like for characters such as Austen's Elizabeth Bennet. Charming illustrations like the ones in the present volume made the name of illustrator Hugh Thomson (1860-1920), who, according to Houfe, "created an idyllic world of stage coaches, sedan chairs, feasts and port wine." Cedric Chivers (1853-1929) established binding premises in his native Bath after an inspiring visit to the Paris Exhibition of 1878, and a short time later, after hearing a lecture by Cyril Davenport on the 18th century painted vellum bindings of Edwards of Halifax, he began producing his own work in this tradition, creating what he called the "vellucent" binding. The innovative part of these bindings, as seen here, was accomplished by rendering vellum transparent, then placing it over painted pieces of paper, thereby protecting the surface of the paper from soiling and abrasion. Prideaux says that the process achieves the effect of enriched enamel. The cream color of the paper boards on our copy gives it the look of a painting on ivory, the pastel hues employed are especially pleasing, and the coaching scene is much more animated than many Chivers designs.

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        Sapho et huit poétesses grecques, Evocations, Les Khitharèdes, A l'heure des mains jointes, La Vénus des aveugles, Etudes et préludes

      Alphonse Lemerre - 6 volumes in-8 demi-maroquin à coins, dorés sur tranche supérieure, tous sur grand papier. Sapho: 1909; texte grec et traduction de l'auteur. 212 pages. Evocations: Nouvelle édition 1905. 98 pages. Les kitharèdes: 1904; édition bilingue Grec-Français. 190 pages avec dessins. A l'heure des mains jointes: 165 pages. La Vénus des aveugles: Edition Originale 1903. 196 pages. Etudes et préludes: 2ème édition; 98 pages. Série exceptionnelle par sa reliure et sa fraîcheur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Herausgegeben von Franz Blei. 5 Bände.

      München und Leipzig Georg Müller -13 1909 - Mit 10 (1 farbigen) Tafeln. 22 x 14,5 cm. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände (Rücken farblich minimal abweichend sowie etwas berieben und fleckig, Band 3: stärker berieben) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Buntpapierbezug. Eins von 1200 nummerierten Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 1275). (036). Wilpert-Gühring 27. Hagen 1. 25 Jahre Georg Müller Verlag, 99. - Erste Ausgabe der maßgeblichen Gesamtausgabe. - Gedruckt bei Mänicke & Jahn in Rudolstadt. Titel und Einbandzeichnung von Paul Renner. - Papierbedingt schwach gebräunt, ansonsten innen sauber erhalten. - Beigegeben: Briefe von und an J. M. R. Lenz. Gesammelt und herausgegeben von Karl Freye und Wolfgang Stammler. 2 Bände. Leipzig, Kurt Wolff 1918. Original-Halbleinenbände. - Titel mit winzigem Leipziger Zensurstempel, ansonsten schön erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jean-François Raffaelli, Peintre, Graveur et Sculpteur.

      Paris, H. Floury 1909 - Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage 50 exemplaires numérotés sur papier du JAPON. Celui-ci porte le numéro 35, il contient un double état des 33 gravures originales hors texte. 19 en couleurs et 14 pointes sèches en noir. Et 146 illustrations dans le texte, avec quelques pleines pages. (Complet & Contrôlé) ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, H. Floury - 1909 - 237 pages. Belle reliure bradel demi-maroquin marron à coins de l'époque. Dos lisse avec auteur, artiste et date en pied dorés. Tête dorée sur témoin, non rogné. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(28x22). Arsène Alexandre (Arsène Urbain Pierre Alexandre), est un critique d'art, collectionneur, journaliste et Inspecteur Général des Musées français. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gulliver's Travels

      E. P. Dutton & Co., New York 1909 - (Rackham, Arthur) Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1909. First American edition. 8vo - 6-3/4" x 9-1/4". Tinted top. Bound in dark blue cloth with gold lettering and elaborate gold stampings on the cover and spine. This is a beautiful copy of the book with no signs of handling or wear. 291 numbered pages with twelve full-page illustrations in color, two full-page illustrations in black and white, several chapter headings and tail-pieces and pictorial end-papers, all by Arthur Rackham. Moderate tanning and offsetting to pictorial end-papers. This publication is a reprint from the 1900 edition with added illustrations in color and larger pages. Book comes in the scarce, gray printed dust wrapper with minute wear and moderate darkening to the spine. The original $2.00 price remains unclipped on this NEAR FINE dust wrapper. The condition of this book is FINE. Scarce in this condition with dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Ginger and Pickles

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1909.. Square octavo. Recent green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, pictorial endpapers. 10 colour plates and many black and white illustrations throughout the text. Contemporary gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper, some minor foxing to a couple of leaves, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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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. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A15.

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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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        The Peoples Rights

      First Edition. 8vo., First edition. 8vo., original illustrated yellow paper wrappers. London, Hodder & Stoughton.

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        Catalec Illustrat del Museu Santacana de Martorell

      64 pp. catalogue describing hundreds of beautifully painted tiles, sculptures, and reliefs in the museum, many from convents and other religious foundations dating from the medieval period, 61 plates (some color). Lightly foxed in margins on a few pp. 4to. Wrpps., cover slightly faded and stained. Barcelona (Viuda Domingo Casanovas) 1909.

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        Sämtliche Werke. Propyläen-Ausg. hrsg.v. C.Höfer u. C.Noch.

      G. Müller u. Propyläen Vlg., München u. Berlin, 1909 - 45 Bde., 3 Ergänzungsbde. u. 1 Suppl.-Bd. in 49 Bdn. München u. Berlin, G. Müller u. Propyläen Vlg. 1909 - 1925. 4°. OHLdr. (etw. berieben u. beschabt, einige Kapitel leicht lädiert u. 1 Kante angeplatzt, ansonsten fleckenfreies u. noch gutes Exempl.). Slg. Dorn 25 - Die Propyläen-Ausg. ist vor allem, wegen ihrer chronolog. Gliederung gesucht. Selten mit d. hier vorhand. Ergänzungsbänden "Amelung, Goethe als Persönlichkeit" u. "Die Bildnisse Gothes" ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Ruskin. Edited by E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn

      London and New York: George Allen and Longmans, Green, and Co, 1909. Library edition, one of 2062 copies printed. Abundantly illustrated. 37 vols. 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). Three quarter red morocco, spines gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Spines uniformly mellowed, some very slight rubbing, else a fine set, with an autograph letter (signed "JRuskin") inserted at the half-title to vol. I. Library edition, one of 2062 copies printed. Abundantly illustrated. 37 vols. 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). With Ruskin A.L.s. Profusely illustrated (including many previously unpublished drawings) and scrupulously annotated, the Library Edition remains the definitive collection of Ruskin's work; two thousand and sixty-two copies were printed, of which two thousand were for sale. The autograph letter, to an unnamed correspondent, on printed letterhead ("Brantwood, Coniston, Lancs." in the Lake District), reads as follows: "My dear sir, May I keep the [?spi...] to end of this week. I most carelessly did not notice the things [?about] elastic threads - and so stupidly bothered you yesterday, Gratefully Yrs., J Ruskin".

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        The Entomologist Vol 42-90

      Simpkin, Marshall, 1909-1957. , plates (some col), figs. . HB/PB. 49 vols, 14 vols in parts as issued, remaining 35 vols bound in 30 (13 vols in orig. orange, publisher's cloth, rest in binder's cloth, mixed bindings). A good run.. .

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        A Lytton Treasury Selections made by Albert Broadbent from the Poems of Robert Earl of Lytton

      Number 16 in the Broadbent Treasury Series. Tall 32mo (150 x 78mm.). Original pictorial cream wrappers, slightly sunned but very good. [2], 44, [2]pp. Manchester, Philadelphia, The Broadbent Press,

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

      Halle / Saale: Wilhelm Knapp, 1909. Hardbound. VG++. 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.

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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. [Together with:] The Antarctic Book. Winter Quarters, 1907-1909.

      London: Ballantyne & Co. Limited for William Heinemann, 1909 - 3 volumes, quarto. Original vellum (volumes I and II), the supplement in vellum-backed grey paper boards, titles gilt to spines, front boards of vols. I and II blocked in gilt with the twin penguin device, top edges gilt, others uncut, broad red silk page-markers to I and II. Front cover of volume I only very slightly dished, light signs of handling (a couple of shallow scratches to front cover of volume II), touch of foxing to etched plates in The Antarctic Book. An excellent set, with the scarce 4-page publisher's prospectus. Titles to Heart of the Antarctic in brown and black, 2 tipped-in photogravure frontispieces and 12 tipped-in colour plates after paintings by George Marston, all wit"one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" captioned tissue guards, 4 double-page photographic plates, 271 photographic illustrations on 195 plates, diagrams, maps, plans & graphs in the text, including 9 full-page, 3 folding maps and 1 folding plate containing 2 panoramic views in end-pocket of vol. II; The Antarctic Book with 4 mounted colour portraits from crayon drawings and 6 original etchings by George Marston. First signed limited edition: Heart of the Antarctic number 130 of 330 numbered copies, The Antarctic Book one of 300 unnumbered, signed by all the members of the shore party, here in the second, corrected state, the contents without the mistaken reference to "Aurora Australis", and no signature "d" to p. 26. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Lord Northcliffe with best wishes from the Author. E. H. Shackleton 1911" on the front free endpaper of volume I. Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922), proprietor of the Daily Mail, was, like Shackleton, of Anglo-Irish background. Northcliffe took a keen interest in Polar exploration, he was an important sponsor of the Discovery Expedition of 1901-04, on which Shackleton served as Third Officer, and the earlier Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to the Arctic in 1894-97. The Daily Mail played a key role in the promotion of Shackleton's iconic status: "When Shackleton returned to civilization [following the Nimrod expedition], he was eager to get word to the Daily Mail, with which he had a contract for exclusive rights to the story. Before the ship returned to Lyttelton harbor [New Zealand], Shackleton slipped in at Stewart Island and sent a lengthy wire to his newspaper. Within days word of his accomplishment spread around the world. Aided by the slant of the Daily Mail, which proclaimed Shackleton the conqueror of the South Pole. Since he had nearly found the route [to the Pole] and determined that the pole was on that lofty plain [the Antarctic Plateau], Shackleton instantly became famous" (T. H. Baughman, Shackleton of the Antarctic, 2009, pp. 41-42). The Heart of the Antarctic is Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod) and "remains one of the half-dozen greatest polar accounts" (ibid.). "Their sledge journey 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). Shackleton's diary entries for the latter, published here "virtually unaltered" constitute "one of the most compelling narratives in the Antarctic literature" (Rosove p.386). 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 pra [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Complete Works. Together with: The Journals.

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903-04; 1909-14. 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).

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        The Fables of Aesop [Signed Limited Edition]

      London:: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1909.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Ltd Edn, #146 of 750 signed copies. Contents, including the 25 plates, fresh and fine. Endpapers slightly tanned, rear pastedown bubbling slightly, and small (5x1.5cm) brown stain to edge of rear endpaper, the adjacent page slightly affected. No names or marking. Top edge gilt. 31.5x21.5cms, large quarto, in the original binding of white/cream buckram, decorated in gilt. Upper board and spine are bright, lower board less so, and the gilt scarab is rubbed. Spine cloth uneven (bubbling): there is also some bubbling along the lower joint, and a very little to the upper board. Corners all good, foot of spine slightly puckered. A beautiful, firm copy. [EXTRA Heavy Book]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1909. Quarto, two volumes. First American Edition. Originally published as a limited edition in London the same year. Publisher's blue cloth, titles, designs and rule in silver on the spine and front boards, top page edges gilt. Shackleton gained fame as a member of Capt. Robert F. Scott's first expedition (1901-1902), and in 1907 came within 100 miles of the South Pole; a record at the time. This expedition of Shackleton's was the first to reach the Magnetic South Pole, the first to ascend the volcano Mt. Erebus, and substantially added to the knowledge of the geology and biology of the region. Three folding maps and one folding panorama at the rear of volume two, all Fine. An attractive set. Very Good plus or better with no dust jackets (presumably as issued), much nicer than usually found. Bookplates at the front pastedowns, spines lightly toned, moderate rubbing to the design on the spine of volume two, faint smudges on the front board of volume one, hinges starting. Spence 1098.

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        Poesia. Rassegna internazionale diretta da F. T. Marinetti. Agosto - Settembre - Ottobre 1909. N. 7 - 8 - 9

      Società Anonima Poligrafia Italiana. In-8° grande (270x285mm), pp. 92, brossura editoriale con affascinante composizione xilografica di Alberto Martini sospesa tra Simbolismo e Liberty, stampata in bianco e in verde. Illustrazioni in b.n. n.t. (disegni di vari autori) e una caricatura a colori su doppia pag. fra le pp. 46-47. (un disegno di Manca, "Après une grande assemblée futuriste"). Ottimo stato; in barbe. Numero triplo di questo celebre mensile diretto da Marinetti, divenuto organo ufficiale della poesia futurista, pubblicato in complessivi 57 numeri in 31 fascicoli fra il 1905 e il 1909. Testi di Marinetti ("Tuons le clair de lune !"), Giuseppe Lipparini, Alexandre Mercereau, Costis Palamas, Andrès Gonzáles-Blanco, Paolo Buzzi, Gian Piero Lucini, Libero Altomare, Enrico Cavacchioli, Corrado Govoni, Aldo Palazzeschi, Mario Puccini, ecc. "Fondai Poesia, rivista internazionale che, prima fra tutti i fogli d'Italia, portò il nome e le poesie di Paul Claudel, accanto alle prime poesie di Buzzi, di Cavacchioli, Folgore, Palazzeschi, Govoni. Nasceva così il movimento futurista, con un largo e frenetico amore per l'arte nuova e per molti ingegni lirici italiani soffocati dallo scetticismo misoneista. Nasceva il movimento futurista antiscuola, antiaccademia, che doveva sgomberare l'Italia dal passatismo ruderomane, dal professoralismo pessimista e preparare l'attuale rinascenza italiana...". (Marinetti, I Nuovi Poeti Futuristi). Salaris, Riviste, pp. 526 e sgg.: "La bella copertina disegnata da Alberto Martini, raffigurante una fanciulla nuda, la poesia appunto, che ha ferito mortalmente con una freccia un'idra marina, riassume l'umore tutto liberty che traspira dagli ampi fogli tipo album in carta tirata a mano con barbe, un'edizione preziosa che rivela i gusti e le cultura del giovane direttore, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.. Il mito di "Poesia" e della sua redazione in casa di Marinetti circola talmente negli ambienti letterari russi, che più tardi il gruppo futurista Mezzanino di Poesia di Vafim Sersenevi assumerà questo nome proprio in omaggio al periodico milanese. Per la varietà di contributi e tendenze, rispetto ad altre pubblicazioni del tempo ('La Critica', 'Leonardo', 'Hermes', 'Il Regno'), 'Poesia' può sembrare un bazar casuale, senza precise coordinate programmatiche, eppure se la si valuta nell'insieme delle iniziative promosse lungo i quattro anni di vita [...] si capisce che essa riesce a mettere in moto un originale sistema di comunicazione culturale. E dunque [...] possiamo ritenere che la specificità del progetto vada individuata proprio nel complesso delle attività che puntano alla conquista del consenso e alla difesa di uno spazio, con criteri moderni, adatti al configurarsi di una società di massa con cui la cittadella delle lettere deve inevitabilmente fare ormai i conti". Italiano

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        Poems | Night, Chess, Dreams, My Sister Soul, An Evening in the Tropics, The Seaside, Ginevra, Como, The Starry Heavens, The Troubadour's Serenade, Moonlight on the Lake of Maggiore and others [Signed]

      Published by James Bolton, Knightsbridge, London First Edition 1909. 1909., 1909. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original pale aubergine cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the front cover, white moirë watered silk end papers. 8vo. 8¼'' x 6½''. Printed for 'Private Circulation Only'. Contains [vi] 50 printed pages of poetry. 4'' x 3'' period monochrome photograph of the author adhered to the verso of the title page and SIGNED by the author 'Violet Ray' across the bottom right hand corner of the page. Damp stains and discolouration to the boards, this does not affect the interior of the book which is in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Tales from Shakspeare [Shakespeare]

      London: S T Freemantle. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Vellum lightly rubbed and marked. Previous owner's inscription to fep. Scattered foxing throughout. Teg - edges uncut. 1909. First Edition. Gilt illustrated hardback vellum cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 372pp. .

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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.

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        Das Maler-Hauptbuch.

      Karlsruhe: Kunstdruckerei Künstlerbund 1909 / 1913. 110 Bll., 1 Bll. (bis Bll. 108 ausgefüllt). Orig.Halblederbd. mit Lederecken. 34x21 cm. - sehr selten, handsigniert von Rudolf Hause. Ebd. berieben, die mont. Fotographien sind teilweise verblichen,-- Das Malerhauptbuch des Malers ‘Rudolf Hause‘ (1877 - 1961, Münchener Maler, Schüler von Schmid-Reutte) gibt eine detaillierte Auskunft über das Schaffen des Künstlers. Es sind darin handschriftlich 98 Werke registriert. Rudolf Hause führte darin Buch über die Bilder, die auf Ausstellungen bei Händlern gezeigt wurden. Der Künstler hat weiterhin jeweils auf einer Doppelseite des Buches den Titel des Werkes, die Technik, die Bildgröße, Inhaltsangabe des Bildes, das Datum der Fertigstellung, entstandene Unkosten, den Verkaufspreis und den Besitzer des Werkes eigenhändig eintragen. Bei manchen Bildern ist auch eine sehr kleine Fotographie montiert, die das Gemälde zeigt. Ein schöne, äußerst seltene Dokumentation eines Teils der Werke von Rudolf Hause. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Kunst, Malerei, Rudolf Hause.

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        THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC

      William Heinemann, 1909. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition, Trade issue, 2 Volumes; Vol I, xlviii, 372pp, 112 plate leaves, plus 111 diagrams in text; Vol II, xvi, 419pp, 102 plate leaves, plus 38 diagrams in text; 1 folding page depicting 2 panoramas, 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Original blue cloth lettered in silver, silver pictorial vignettes to upper covers and spines. Contents clean and tight and bright. Fading to spine covers and spines bumped as normal. Very Good. This is the first Trade edition of the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1062. . This book is heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Polar Books]
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        Photograph): Italian Athletic Club. Base Ball Team -- Season 1909. Barre, Vermont

      C. Baris Studio, Barre, Vermont 1909 - Gelatin silver photograph. Approximately 13.25" x 10.5" mounted on a thick card printed in silver and measuring approximately 20" x 14". A trifle rubbed at the corners of the mount, overall fine, with the image particularly sharp. the picture depicts a dozen men in uniform with gloves, one young man (presumably the bat boy) in uniform, and nine men in suit and tie. Each is identified with either their position, or in the case of the suited men, their place in the management of the team. In the middle of the picture is displayed a sign or banner that reads "1909 I.A.C. Amateur Champions of Stare. Barre, Vermont." Presumably I.A.C. stands for "Italian Athletic Clubs". A splendid image of Italian-American baseball players.

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        Through the Sun In An Airship

      Charles Griffin, London 1909 - First edition, second issue. Slight spotting to the front board, modest scattered foxing, a very good plus copy in a near fine dustwrapper with a couple of small nicks at the crown. Exciting tale written in the style of Jules Verne -- two young adventurers take a tour through the solar system, exploring undiscovered planets along the way. Bleiler Checklist, Locke. A Spectrum of Fantasy. Very scarce in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carlo Darwin

      A. F. Formìggini Editore - Modena, 1909. ITALIANO 0,18 Volume dei primi del XX secolo in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartone rigido, vari segnni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli leggermente bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato. Talloncino adesivo con catalogazione bibliotecaria su foglio di guardia. Bella antiporta con ritratto di Darwin. Timbro a secco dell'Editore su frontespizio. Elegante testatina e capolettera su incipit. II volume della collana Profili. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        The Water-Babies : A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1909. First edition with the Warwick Goble illustrations. x, 274, (2) pp. Publisher's original gilt-decorated green cloth. All edges gilt. Spotting & slight fading to spine cloth. Endpapers darkened & spotted. Scattered light foxing. No ownership names. With 32 tipped-in and tissue-guarded colour illustrations by Warwick Goble. Plates clean. Two-page publisher's list of works by Charles Kingsley at rear. . Very Good. Gilt Decorated Cloth. First Edition Thus. 1909. 4to..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Mahler").

      [Vienna, autumn 1909]. - Oblong 4to. 1¼ pp. To the concert promoter Emil Gutmann, written shortly before his third trip to the U.S.: "I am going to embark in Bremen on October 12, so I much regret being unavailable to the gentlemen at Nuremberg, otherwise it would have been a pleasure to me. Nevertheless, if the gentlemen still wish to pursue their intention, I would advise them to invite Hofkapellmeister [Bruno] Walter from the Vienna Court Opera, who is qualified as none other to represent me [ ]". - Also about concerts and the final completion of his eighth symphony. Mahler's Letters, ed. by Herta Blaukopf (1982), no. 427.

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        Autograph Letter Signed TE Lawrence to Mrs Lane Poole

      1 page, with 3 leaves of notes. No place, "Monday", probably

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        Porträt Leopold Bracony. Platindruck.

      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", Stempel "Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden", 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, 22,1 x 16,7 cm (Bildmaß), 41,2 x 31 cm (Blattmaß) 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.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Theaterstücke Band 1 - 4 Die kahle Sängerin - Die Unterrichtsstunde - Jakob oder der Gehorsam - Die Stühle - Opfer der Pflicht - Amedee oder wie wird man ihn los - Impromptu - Mörder ohne Bezahlung - Der neue Mieter - Die Zukunft liegt in den Eiern oder wie furchtbar ist der kleinste Kreis - Der Herrscher - Das heiratsfähige Mädchen - Die Nashörner - Der König stirbt - Fussgänger der Luft - Delirium zu zweit - auf unbegrenzte Zeit - Das Gemälde - Szene zu viert - Die Begrüssungen - Der Zorn - Hunger und Durst - Die Lücke - Der Automobilsalon - Das harte Ei - Wie man ein hartes Ei zubereitet - Der heiratsfähige junge Mann - Gehen lernen.

      1030 (4) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband der Kopfschnitt durchgehend minimal stockfleckig, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortiteln bzw. Titeln mehrzeilige Widmung des Autors in jedem einzelnen Band. Aus dem Französischen übertragen von Serge Stauffer, Erica de Bary, Claus Bremer, Jacqueline und Ulrich Seelmann-Eggebert, Werner Düggelin, Hans Rudolf Stauffacher, Lore Kornell und Gerald Lüdtke. Eugène Ionesco (* 26. November 1909 in Slatina, Rumänien als Eugen Ionescu + 28. März 1994 in Paris) war ein französisch-rumänischer Autor. Er gilt als bedeutendster französischer Dramatiker der Nachkriegsjahrzehnte und als ein führender Vertreter des absurden Theaters. Derartig reichhaltig signierte Widmungsexemplare von Eugène Ionesco sind äußerst selten!!!!

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

      London: Constable and Company Ltd.,, 1909. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial onlay of the dwarf from "The Water of Life" to centre of front board, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. 40 colour and numerous black and white illustrations by Rackham bound in with text. The occasional minor blemish else an excellent copy in a fine binding. Signed limited edition, number 302 of 750 copies signed by Rackham. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Balkangreuel. 12 Bilder in Licht- und Kupferdruck nach Originalen von Archibald Smith. Mit einer Einleitung von Herbert Stone. (= Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen. Stück 17).

      Wien, Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen [d.i. C.W. Stern] 1909. 35 x 28 cm. 7(1) S. (Titel u. Einl.), 12 Tafeln m. Illustr. unter betitelten Seidenhemdchen. Lose in neuer Flügelmappe m. aufgez. Deckel der OBrosch. Teile des OEinbandes angeschmutzt, rissig u. abgerieben, Schnitt stockfl., Titelei u. Tafeln abgegriffen u. z.Tl. an den Rändern u. Ecken bestoßen. \"Englisch, Irrgarten 81,16; Hayn-Got. VII, 721; Bilder-Lex. IV, 808. - Nr.229 von 550 num. Exemplaren einer einmaligen, `nicht im Handel` erhältlichen Auflage. Von Gottfried Sieben unter einem beabsichtigt sehr englisch klingenden Pseudonym in der vom Wiener Verleger imaginierten `Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen` gegründeten Reihe veröffentlicht. - Gottfried Sieben (1856-1918) war österreichischer Zeichner u. Graphiker. Er studierte an der Wiener Akademie und arbeitete als Karikaturist u. Illustrator für zahlreiche österreichisch-ungarische Zeitschriften. \"\"1888 bereiste er Rußland, den Kaukasus und den Balkan. Zu jener Zeit entstanden auch seine hocherotischen, ziemlich sadistischen, aber ganz unpersönlichen Zeichnungen, die er unter dem Titel `Balkangreuel` unter dem Namen Smith in Mappenform herausgab\"\" (Bilder-Lex.). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Erotik, Pornographie, Mappenwerk, Balkan, Russland, Vergewaltigung, Soladaten, Graphik, Illustration, 20. Jahrhundert

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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\", Stempel \"Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden\", 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, 22,1 x 16,7 cm (Bildmaß), 41,2 x 31 cm (Blattmaß) 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. Fotografie, Porträt, Leopold Bracony, Bildhauer, Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop, Hamburg,

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        Komposition. Gouache.

       1950er Jahre. Signiert \"Schaeffer\". Auf leichtem Karton. 21 x 29,6 cm. Blattfüllende, streng komponierte Arbeit der Hamburger Malerin und Graphikerin. - Gertrude Schäffer studierte ab 1909 an der Hamburger Kunstgewerbeschule bei A. Illies. Neben Figurendarstellungen malte Schäffer in den 1950er Jahren abstrakte Farbkompositionen. - Schwache Kratzspur. An den Rändern und in den Ecken partiell minimale Farbabplatzungen. Hamburg, Abstraktion, abstrakte Farbkomposition

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        Ein Sommernachtstraum; Ubersetzt von A.W.v. Schlegel mit Bildern von Arthur Rackham (Midsummer's Night Dream)

      Munich: F. Bruchmann, 1909. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First German Edition. Number 24 of 1001 copies. Includes 40 full color illustrations by Arthur Rackham, each mounted on brown cardstock with captioned tissue guards. Also includes numerous black and white illustrations, some full page and some within the text. Bound in the original vellum boards with gilt title and floral decoration to spine and small emblem of Shakespeare to front cover. The spine design is by Ottomar Starke. Rubbing and light soiling to covers, edges of boards, and spine, as is common. There is a three inch split to the vellum along the bottom of the front hinge; however, the split only affects the top layer and the board remains firmly attached. Light dampstain to top edges of both covers, which also affects the top edges (top margins only) of multiple interior pages. Lacks ribbon ties. Text in German. A few pages have small spots of soiling or finger smudge marks and a few have chips to the edges, but the book remains very clean and bright overall. A beautiful book despite the noted condition issues. 132 pages plus plates. CHILD/081717.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic

      09, 1909 09, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Ernest Shackleton's autobiographical account of his famous expedition to the South Pole. With half-titles. Illustrated throughout with two hundred andsixty-nine plates(collated complete), twelve of which are coloured, and three folding maps and a panoramato the rear of volume II. In February 1907, Shackleton presented to the Royal Geographical Society his plans for an Antarctic expedition, the details of which, under the name British Antarctic Expedition, were published in the Royal Society's newsletter, Geographic Journal. The aim was the conquest of both the geographical South Pole and the South Magnetic Pole. The Great Southern Journey , as Frank Wild called it, began on 19 October 1908. On 9 January 1909 Shackleton and three companions (Wild, Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams) reached a new Farthest South latitude of 88 23' S, a point only 112 miles (180 km) from the Pole. En route the South Pole party discovered the Beardmore Glacier, (named after Shackleton's patron), and became the first persons to see and travel on the South Polar Plateau. Their return journey to McMurdo Sound was a race against starvation, on half-rations for much of the way. At one point, Shackleton gave his one biscuit allotted for the day to the ailing Frank Wild, who wrote in his diary: All the money that was ever minted would not have bought that biscuit and the remembrance of that sacrifice will never leave meInk signatures and blindstamps of E. F. Andrews to the front of both volumes. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings with silver design and lettering to boards, and adhered Brodart wraps. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight bumping and a few marks. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Hinges arestrained. Ink signature and blindstamp to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just some scattered instances of foxing. Some opening tears to the folding plates. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        [one line in Greek, transliterated as] Hom?ri Odysseia.

      Oxford: Pr. at the University Press, 1909. Tall 4to (29 cm, 11.5"). [4 (3 blank)], [227], [3 (blank)] ff. The aesthetic of the fine press movement of the 19th century influenced many non-small press publishers in the 20th century, and here we have => a university press producing a gorgeous limited edition of the Odyssey. Issued in only 225 copies on handmade paper, printed in black and red with wide side and bottom margins, the text is that of David Binning Monro's Oxford Press, 1896, printing. Horace Hart composed it using the Greek type that Robert Proctor designed based on the Greek type of the Complutem Bible, which was used "by arrangement with the owners of the type" (colophon). Proctor's type was cut in just one size — large — making it, in reality, useable only in fine press work and spectacular there.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. Publisher's quarter linen, light blue boards, paper label to spine. All edges untrimmed. Without the slipcase. Paper label a little darkened and rubbed, a few spots of discoloration to the linen, boards a little dusty; lower outer corner of front board with a small waterstain. Interior fresh. => A beautiful book.

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