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        Trans-Himalaya Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet (2 Vol.)

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1909 - P.l., xxiii, 436p., 7 maps, 4p. ads; xvii, 439p., 3 f/o maps, 4p. ads. 2 volumes, bound in burgundy cloth with gilt image to front board of each volume, and gilt lettering to spines. Spines with very light wear at head and heel. Top edges gilt. New endpapers, with bookplate to front pastedown in each volume. Illustrated with black and white plates throughout, some folding, with several maps. Fold-out maps in volume 2 in colour, in fine condition. Books very clean, bindings are tight and square. A very good set. Complete in 2 volumes, a third volume was added in 1916. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Les legendes de Venise. Illustrations de Raffaelle Mainella.

      Istituto Veneto di Arti Grafiche, 1909 - Venise, Istituto Veneto di Arti Grafiche, 1909. In folio de 128-[2]pp., reliure en pleine basane marron postérieure récente, couverture originale montée sur chacun des plats, deux frontispices illustrés en noir et en rouge, grandes lettrines historiées en rouge, texte encadré de différentes dentelles ou roulettes représentants des motifs floraux ou celtes en rouge ou en noir, gravures en bandeau en haut de chaque page de titre de chapitre, culs-de-lampe, diverses planches en phototypie illustrées en couleurs sur papier de Chine sous serpente, grandes marges, exemplaire non rogné, pages de garde récentes, papier filigrané, intérieur frais, édition limitée, le notre numéro 163, bon et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tutte le Opere

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1909. Folio. xvi, 396pp. One of 105 copies on paper, of which 80 were for sale. Frontispiece and five illustrations from drawings by Charles M. Gere, cut on woodblocks by W.H. Hooper. Large initials by Graily Hewitt, printed in red. Text printed in two columns in Subiaco type. In The Ashendene Press, Colin Franklin places the Ashendene Dante alongside the Kelmscott Chaucer and the Doves Press Bible as a "completed trio of unquestioned excellence, the premier cru classé from that day to this." This particular jewel of the Triple Crown was the first folio book produced by St. John Hornby, and as he notes in his bibliography, it was "by far the most ambitious effort of the Press to date and took three years to complete." If the Chaucer was the manifestation of William Morris's deep affection for medieval Gothic and the Doves Bible best reflects Cobden-Sanderson's Teutonic straightforwardness, then the Dante is Hornby's love letter to Renaissance Italy. From the Italian-derived Subiaco type, named after the location of the first Italian printing press, to the columnar layout with Hewitt's rubricated initials, reminiscent of an incunabular page from Giunta, Hornby has clearly created a suitable homage to the "altissimo poeta." This copy retains its original binding of oak boards backed in pigskin by W.H. Smith. The blind tooling and gilt work on the spine are characteristic of Douglas Cockerell, who ran the Smith bindery at this time. Includes fore-edge loop clasps with braided leather thongs. Spine shows very light fading, boards uncharacteristically fine. Includes a printing block with decorative initials forming the word "In" that opens the text. This was designed by Graily Hewitt and was printed in red in the book.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Handbuch der Physiologischen Optik (3 Bände KOMPLETT) - Bd. I: Einleitung - Die Dioptrik des Auges/ Bd. II: Die Lehre von den Gesichtsempfindungen/ Bd. III: Die Lehre von der Gesichtswahrnehmung.

      Leopold Voss; 1909 - 1911.. Dritte Auflage; 376, 391, 564 Seiten; gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt leicht nachgedunkelt; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten;

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Beautiful signed photo of Theodore Roosevelt with clear dark signature, signed as President

      "Photograph Signed, ""Theodore Roosevelt"", the last month of his Presidency, oval sepia portrait matted to 10.375"" x 13.375"", 1 pp., dated February 26, 1909. Inscribed ""To Augustus W. Bennet with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt Feb 26th 1909. ""Copyright 1904 by George Prince"" at the lower right of photo. Matte toned except along margins from previous framing. Minor marginal abrasions along top edge, else fine condition."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      Toronto: William Briggs , 1909.. First Canadian edition. Issued at the same time as the original U. K. edition.Comprises the U. K. sheets with new preliminaries and binding with "Briggs" stamped at the base of the spine panel. Former owner's inked name on front pastedown sheet, else very good, tight copy. Illustrated by H. M. Brock. 20th Century Crime and Mystery Writers, Third Edition p. 824 says "When Baroness Orczy was a struggling young author in London, before the success of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL in play and novel form, the editor of the Pearson magazines suggested that she profit from the popularity of Sherlock Holmes by writing a series of detective stories. The result was THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER, one of the great figures in the early detective story. The Old Man (Bill Owen) sits in a cheap restaurant frequented by journalists and plays with a bit of string, which he ties into elaborate knots as he talks. Addressing himself to Polly Burton, a young newspaperwoman with whom he has struck up a slight acquaintance, he focuses upon crimes mentioned in the newspapers. He summarizes the circumstances, describes the personalities, and then sneeringly provides the correct solution which has evaded the police." Thirty six short stories. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery title and Queens Quorum title # 41. The Canadian issue is rare.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        A history of the county of Brecknock : containing the chorography, general history, religion, laws, customs, manners, language, system of agriculture, antiquities, sepulchral monuments and inscriptions, natural curiosities, variations ... (Truncated)

      Brecknock : Published and sold by Blissett, Davies, & Co. (1909-1930), 1909, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: A history of the county of Brecknock : containing the chorography, general history, religion, laws, customs, manners, language, system of agriculture, antiquities, sepulchral monuments and inscriptions, natural curiosities, variations of the soil... ...stratification, mineralogy, list of rare and other plants and birds, parliamentary history, names and biographies of sheriffs and mayors of Brecknock, also the genealogies and arms of the principal families properly coloured and emblazoned....Near fine copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 4 volumes complete and bound in 2. Illustrated, ports., maps (1 folding and coloured) geneal. tables. ; 32 cm. Notes; Vols. 1-3 ed. by Edwin Davies, vol. 4 published by the Brecknock Society. Half-title reads: History of Brecknockshire. Subjects; Breconshire (Wales) - History. Related edition referenced by: NSTC 0385770.

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        The Plays of Moliere. [Six Volumes]

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1909. Novelist's Library, edition de luxe. Three quarter dark red morocco over light red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, gilt designs and titles to spines. Wear to head and heel of spines with minor loss, spine of volume one rubbed and a bit brittle, otherwise a very good tight handsome set. 8vo. Illus. with b/w drawings. Limited edition of five hundred numbered sets. Introduction by Balzac. V. l. The misanthrope. Le bourgeois gentilhomme. V. 2. Tartuffe. Les précieuses ridicules. Georges Dandin. V. 3. The female pedants. The imaginary sick man. V. 4. The miser. Don Juan. The bores. V. 5. The school for wives. The school for husbands. Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. V. 6. The giddy pate. The forced marriage. The doctor in spite of himself, etc. First published in 1894-7 by The Athenaeum Society.

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        La Grande Revolution 1789-1793 [The Great French Revolution]

      Paris: P.-V. Stock. 1909. First. First edition. Bibliotheque Historique, No. 3. Text in French. Thick 12mo. [I-V] VI-VII [VIII] 1-749pp. Contemporary dark red half morocco and cloth-covered boards, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, light marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. Lithographic armorial bookplate of Ekman-Richert, Goteborg, on the front pastedown. Some darkening to the leather, rubbing at the joints, about near fine. A handsome copy, very scarce in the trade. OCLC only locates copies of the 1976 reprint. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Nibelungen. Dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim. Gerlach's Jugendbücherei, Bd. 22.

      Gerlach, Wien u. Leipzig, 1909.. Erste Ausgabe 67 S. mit Bilder und Ausstattung (u.a. 8 doppelblattgr. farb. u. goldbronzierte Illustrationen) von C[arl] O[tto] Czeschka. Kl.-8°, graues OLn mit Deckeltitel, farb. Vorsätze.. Einband etwas angestaubt, der Rückentitel tw. berieben; kleinerer brauner Fleck auf Vorsatz, innen gelegentlich minimal fingerfleckig. Namenszug und Datum (1909) mit Bleistift auf Schmutztitel. Gutes Exemplar/Good Copy. Vgl. die umfangreiche Literatur dazu: Heller/Gerlach 22; Hinrichs 12, S. 438; Klotz 3304/1; Aspekte S. 23; Bilderwelt 544 und 1357 (mit 2 Abbildungen); Brüggemann 430; Doderer/Müller 670; Evers/May 18/22; Hofstätter S. 244f.; Lachende Kinder 26 (mit ganzseitiger Farbabbildung); Oldenburg/Künstler 147 (mit Abbildung einer Doppelseite); Pressler S. 207 (mit Farbabbildung auf S. 216); Ramsamperl und Klicketick 47; Rifkind I, S. 129 (mit Abb. 183) und II, 459 (mit den Abbildungen aller Illustrationen); Seebaß 726; Seebaß II, 621; Stuck-Villa 356/22; Stuck-Villa II, 156; Vom Jugendstil zum Bauhaus. Deutsche Buchkunst 1895-1930, Nr. 38 (mit Abbildungen); Von Odysseus bis Felix Krull 2/10 (mit Farbabbildung auf S. 34); Wien um 1900, Nr. 526 (mit Abb. 53); Lachende Kinder 26 (mit ganzseitiger Farbabbildung) Bei Bestellungen gegen offene REchnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke!

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      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,. 1909. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x] [1-2] 3-258 [259-260: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank],. original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind.. Spine panel a trifle age-darkened, gold lettering on spine panel a. bit dull, some age-darkening to free endpapers, partial hairline. cracks to inner hinges, still a very good, tight copy. Two small. unpublished pen and ink sketches by Richardson laid in. A nice. association copy of a scarce book. (#74242). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Blackwood to Edith Richardson who designed the decorative circular borders enclosing each chapter number: "To Edith Richardson /from Algernon Blackwood / April 1909 / But for your appreciation & / sympathy, this book would / never have come out, & the / drawings you made for it / are in my judgment the best / part of it." The author's fourth book and first novel, preceded by three collections of short fiction. "Jimbo is one of the best of Blackwood's studies of the peculiar horrors and ecstasies of childhood." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 178. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01391. Ashley A.4.1.

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        Opinions Chinoises sur les Barbares d'Occident.

      Paris, Plon-Nourrit, Bruxelles, Albert Dewit, 1909. - 1 volume in-8, 308pp., orné d'innombrables gravures, photographies et dessins, in et hors-texte ( y compris la fameuse planche détachable du linghi (supplice chinois du découpage lent). Reliure moderne plein cuir bordeaux, couverture illustrée conservée, bon état général. Cet ouvrage relate de manière ironique les griefs adressés aux "Barbares" Occidentaux par les "Barbares " Chinois à travers 4 récits fictifs intitulés : Opinions d'un lettré éclairé, La découverte de l'Europe par un fils de Han, Opinions d'un lettré agressif , Opinions d'un boxer.

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        The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies

      London: Frederick Warne 1909. 86 pp. Grey paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay and white lettering. Sympathetically repaired, with the spine retaining it's lettering. Spine rubbed. Pictorial endpapers, with previous owner's name in ink. Colour frontis and 26 colour plates illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Quinby . In a green cloth Solander Box with a green morocco spine and gilt lettering. . Very Good. Pictorial Boards. First Edition. 1909. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial block to the front board taken from the original, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With the original endpapers bound in at front and back. With 20 tipped in colour plates, tissue guards. One plate lightly creased otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First Dulac edition.

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        Lost in the Arctic.

      1909 1909 - Being the Story of the "Alabama" Expedition, 1909-1912. 1st edit. London: William Heinemann 1913. With maps and illustr. XVIII + 395 pp. Publisher's pictorial cloth. * Inscribed copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      1909 - [CATHER, Willa]. THE LIFE OF MARY BAKER G. EDDY. AND THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. By Georgine Milmine. Illustrated. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition, first printing. 8vo., blue cloth, stamped in gilt. First printed serially in McClure's magazine, for which Cather edited, reorganized and rewrote much of Milmine's work. The book, however, excludes those passages which can be attributed directly to Cather, though much of it, especially the later chapters, retains her journalistic style. The extent of this involvement, both in the magazine and final book form, still provokes much scholarly controversy. With some spotting to the spine and wear at heel and crown; it is slightly over-opened in one place, and the rear hinge is mended. Still, a very good copy. (Crane

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        Liberalism and the social problem

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, 1909. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tool in compartments, raised bands, signature block to front board, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such issues as the conciliation of South Africa, Imperial Preference, Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance

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        Liberalism and the Social Problem

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's third book of speeches (following Mr. Brodrick's Army and For Free Trade). Liberalism and the Social Problem dates from Churchill's period as an ardent reformer and a bright star of the Liberal Party. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1909, when Liberalism and the Social Problem was published, Churchill had just been promoted to a Cabinet position. His 21 speeches in this volume address a broad range of social issues still topical today, with the young Churchill trying to chart a progressive course between reactionary conservatism and radical socialism. Churchill would remain a member of the Liberal Party until rejoining the Conservatives in 1924. The British first edition is bound in a deep red cloth stamped in gilt on the spine and bearing Churchill's gilt-stamped facsimile signature on the front cover. This copy is in very good condition. The cloth binding remains square and clean. Spine presentation is better than usual, modestly sunned but still retaining bright color and vivid title and author gilt. Light wear is primarily confined to the spine ends and corners and half of the publisher's gilt at the foot of the spine is dulled. The contents are notably clean. We find no previous ownership marks apart from a miniscule sticker with the initials "WHS" affixed to the lower rear pastedown. Spotting is trivial, primarily confined the first and final few pages and the untrimmed bottom edges. The binding remains fully intact, but a little tender at the title page, where there is a cosmetic split to the gutter exposing the mull beneath. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A29.1.a, Woods/ICS A15(a), Langworth p.92.

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        Ein Sommernachtstraum. Übersetzt von A.W.v.Schlegel. Bilder von Arthur Rackham.

      Müchen, F.Bruckmann Gesellschaft, 1909. - Vitri6 4° (29 x 23 cm). Heller originalganzpergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschmuck und -titel; Deckelvignette. Zeichnungen für Einband und Titel von von Ottomar Starke. Goldkopfschnitt, das hintere ein Seidenverschlußband lose beiliegend. 4 Bll. Titelei, 132 Seiten mit 40 montierten FarbBildern von Arthur Rackham - alle noch mit Seidenhemdchen. Vorsatz und Bildtafeln in schokobraun. Exemplar Nr.116 von 1001. Papier von frischem sauberen Weiß und ohne eine Spur von Braunflecken; einwandfreies Exemplar, keinerlei Einträge. 1001 Exemplare. 2100

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        Complete Works of Oscar Wilde.

      Boston. The Wyman-Fogg Co. 1909. - The Authorized Edition Deluxe. Each volume illustrated with a monochrome frontis. 10 Volumes. 8vo. Bound in brown textured cloth over boards. Imprinted paper spine labels. T.e.g. A scarce collection of Wilde's works, edited by his close friend Robert Ross. Several volumes present small spots of discoloration to front and/or rear covers. Several labels lightly stained. All volumes present light water staining to top and bottom margins of text block throughout (not intruding upon text). Pages delicately waved. This set has obviously seen moisture in it's distant past however, the resultant effects although wide spread are fairly moderate and do not detract from the stability or readability of this set. A Very Good crisp, tight and scarce set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Autograph Manuscript Signed.

      - This well-known French poet, novelist and playwright was elected member of the Academie francaise in 1909; his home at La Garde on the French Riviera is now a museum. AMS, 20pp (rectos only). 8" X 10 3/4", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1890]. Very good to near fine. Custom bound in half grey cloth with gilt spine lettering and marbled paper over boards. Binding is very good, showing mild edgewear. Holograph manuscript for "La Noel du petit Jean," penned boldly in black ink on heavy stock leaves and boldly signed at the conclusion. Clearly a working draft, for it contains crossouts, insertions and corrections throughout. Apparently this was a novel, for the journal "Bulletin Bibliographique" and other scholarly sources of 1890-91 list an Aicard work by this title, one even noting 754 pages -- though perhaps these are lists of works in progress, for no published novel by this title can be found. To confuse matters further, the gilt title of this bound manuscript notes "1909," although this could be an error or simply the year this was bound. After the closing signature on the final leaf, Aicard pens the address of the "journal le Figaro" in Paris. An intriguing manuscript worthy further research. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Government Printing Bureau, Ottawa 1909 - Published by order of Honourable L. P. Bodeur Minister of Marine and fisheries for the Geographic Board of Canada. Almost certainly the best copy in the world of this rarity. Inscribed and signed and dated by Walbran to William H. Langley with the author's best wishes in 1912. Also signed by Langley, a Victoria barrister and Clerk of the Provincial Legislature. Hard bound in original green cloth with gilt titling. P. 546. Illustrated with frontis of George Vancouver and 20 additional illustrations. Folding colour map at rear. Errata. Walbran came to BC in 1888 as master of the Islander, then was master of the lighthouse tender ship Quadra until 1908. Walbran cut a colourful figure, with a gold-braided frock coat and a navy dress sword and ran his ship "navy style." He was also a diligent and gifted researcher, to which this book attests.This is an exceptionally bright book with cloth and cover gilt pristine, excepting one lightly bumped corner. Map also exhibits a closed one inch margin tear. No other faults. Numerous vintage newsclippings regarding Walbran will be included with this purchase. LOWTHER 1578 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Great Sea Horse

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1909 Small 4to. Faux full vellum with gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial giltstamping. xii, 251pp. Top edge gilt. Tipped-in color frontispiece with tissue guard with printed caption, 23 full-page color plates (as called for) also with tissue guards with printed captions, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Scarce and lovely first edition of this author's first children's book -- the edition on handmade paper limited to 300 numbered copies (this #96). "The Great Sea Horse" is very reminiscent of Charles Kingsley's children's novel "The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby," and its superb color plates by illustrator John Elliott remind one of Jessie Willcox Smith's "Water-Babies" illustrations -- Anderson notes in her preface "the fantastic water fairies with real shells, curious fish, and birds of the ocean...." This unique copy came from the personal collection of famed Boston bookseller Charles E. Goodspeed (1867-1950). Goodspeed had a second home in Boca Grande, Florida, and gave a small number of books (including this one) to the local library there, the Johann Fust Community Library whose bookplate appears on the front pastedown. Better yet, this copy was the personal copy of author Isabel Weld Perkins Anderson (1867-1948), the Boston heiress and author, wife of noted diplomat Larz Anderson (1866-1937). Her estate in Brookline, Massachusetts, was a castle known as Weld Estate, and was horticulturally significant because of its lush extensive gardens (now the Larz Anderson Park). Her "Library of Isabel and Larz Anderson" Weld bookplate graves the front pastedown, and a small typed note on the front flyleaf (likely placed there by Goodspeed) notes, "This copy belongs on Globe Table in Living Room at Weld House Brookline." A choice association copy, being the author's personal copy of her own book, thence to the private collection of Boston's most famous bibliopole. Accompanied by two booklets: First, a lovely third printing of the scarce booklet, "Bibliography of the Works of ISABEL ANDERSON LL.D., Litt.D. (Mrs. Larz Anderson)," a 16mo 12pp leaflet in dust jacket published in 1935 by C.A.A. Parker of Medford, Massachusetts. Near fine in very good jacket. And secondly, "A Biographical Sketch of LARZ ANDERSON (New York: James T. White & Co., 1914), a 16mo 4pp booklet in stiff brown wrappers. Near fine. both of these are also Charles Goodspeed's copies, with the bookplate of the Johann Fust Community Library of Boca Grande, Florida on inside front wrapper.

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        Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1909. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. An attractive First Edition, First State, without inserted leaves pertaining to Greenwood's The Shakespeare Problem Restated. Near Fine condition in the original plain Very Good dust jacket. Tight, bright copy with deckled edges top edges gilt, in excellent condition, dust jacket with some small chipping and little tears along the top edge as well as original cutout for book title. Scarce with original dust jacket. BAL 3509 ; Mark Twain's interest in the "Shakespeare question", was reignited in 1908 when he read The Shakespeare Problem Restated. Twain was intrigued by Greenwood's argument that, while there is no evidence that Shakespeare the actor had any familiarity with the law, the author of the plays must have been a lawyer... .

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Eine systematische Bearbeitung der Gross-Schmetterlinge der ganzen Welt.

      Stuttgart, Kernen Verlag, 1909-1954. 20 volumes (bound in 32). 4to. With 1458 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's half calf and publisher's cloth, gilt and & unbound in portfolio (26 volumes in publisher's half calf, gilt or publisher's cloth, gilt and 6 volumes unbound in portfolio). A complete set of this rare work. The fine plates are made by process of 10-14 colour lithography, and its excellent quality has remained unsurpassed. The editor Seitz planned to finish the whole work in 1912. This proved to be quite unrealistic as publication stopped in 1954. Several volumes remained unfinished. The most important collections of butterflies were consulted such as the one of L.W. Rothschild of Tring, the British Museum, the Paris Natural History Museum, the Senckenberg Museum at Frankfurt, as well as collections in Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Australia, South & North America etc./The German edition is textually larger than the English one as it has the complete supplement of volume 4 (published in 1954), which remained unfinished in the English edition. The unfinished volumes 7 and 15 of the German edition also have more text. Apart from the 4th supplement volume the same volumes remained unfinished as in the English edition./The work was published in 16 volumes with 4 supplements and is composed as follows:/Volumes 1-4, Palaearctic Fauna, with 4 supplements; volumes 5-8, American Fauna (volumes 7 & 8 remained unfinished); volumes 9-12, Indo-Australian Fauna (volumes 11 & 12 remained unfinished); volumes 13-16, African Fauna (volumes 15 & 16 remained unfinished).//Single volumes available please visit our special Seitz website:/

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      Published by Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Red/brown cloth spine, with gilt title. Rest of covers are green cloth with orange/red and gilt titles. 24 delightful colour plates by Aldin, telling the story of Pickles the puppy. A few small marks to covers. Couple of tiny holes to spine; a little fraying to cloth. Front joint is partially cracked. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Some foxing; mostly to endpapers and prelims. Plate XVI is edge-worn. Rear endpaper has been repaired at edges with magic tape. [S]

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        THE GREAT LAKES. The vessels that plough them: their owners, their sailors, and their cargoes together with a brief history of our inland seas. With 72 illustrations and a map

      New York: G. P. Putnam, 1909. xvi, 227 pages including index, [5] pages ads; 24.6cm; dark blue cloth binding; gilt decoration; boat picture glued on front cover; inner hinges plastic taped; bottom edges badly rubbed; spine frayed; frontispiece; illustrations from photos listed on pages xi-xvi; folded colored map; facsimile print from Hennepin's Voyages of Niagara Falls and folded facsimile print of George Washington Whistler's Detroit in 1820; owner marks. Great Lakes; ships and shipping.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        LES NAUFRAGES DU JONATHAN Illustrations par George Roux. Planches en chromotypographie. $1”Voyages Extraordinaires”$2.

      Paris, Collection Hetzel, (1909). In-8 gr., bella legatura edit. in tela rossa con ricca decoraz. a colori e oro (risg. rifatti), tagli dorati, pp. (4),476, molto ben illustrato da George Roux sia nel t. (20 ill. sono a p. pag.) sia f.t. in 12 tavv. in tinta. "Prima edizione in prima tiratura" dell?'ediz. in-8, in un solo volume. Cfr. Gondolo della Riva ?"Bibl. oeuvres de Jules Verne?",78, con l?'illustr. della legatura - Bottin, pp. 308/309. Esempl. ben conservato. .

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        Beautiful signed photo of Theodore Roosevelt with clear dark signature, signed as President

      "Photograph Signed, ""Theodore Roosevelt"", the last month of his Presidency, oval sepia portrait matted to 10.375"" x 13.375"", 1 pp., dated February 26, 1909. Inscribed ""To Augustus W. Bennet with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt Feb 26th 1909. ""Copyright 1904 by George Prince"" at the lower right of photo. Matte toned except along margins from previous framing. Minor marginal abrasions along top edge, else fine condition."

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        Dick in the Everglades

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1909. Hardcover. Very good with no dust jacket. Third printing. Inscribed by the author. In blue cloth. Shows a little wear on the edges.

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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Robinson, W. Heath. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe, limited to 500 copies. Large format (32 x 26cm). White vellum binding with gilt titles and vignettes. 30 lovely tipped-in colour plates mounted on cream card with green decorative borders and captioned paper guards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. SIGNED by the artist, this is copy no. 304. Spine and corners are slightly bumped and slightly grubby. Ties missing. Name plate to front pastedown. There is slight bookworm or silverfish damage to the front endpaper and some slight foxing to contents but generally a very nice copy. [R]

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        Bibliographia Botanica [together with:] Bibliographiae Botanicae Supplementum.

      Berlin 1909-1916. 8vo (210 x 137mm). 2 volumes. pp. xviii, 1039. Publisher's cloth. A rare complete set, with the supplements, of the most comprehensive catalogue on botanical publications produceed by our company. It lists 30286 items and all items are priced. There is an introduction of 15 pages by W. Junk on 'Die botanische Literatur vom bibliographischen Standpunkte'.

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        TRANS-HIMALAYA Discoveries and adventures in Tibet.

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1909-1913. In-8 p., 3 voll., tela edit., tagli sup. dorati, pp. XXIII,436,(4); XVII,441,(3); XV,426,(2); con compless. 544 ill. in tavv. in b.n., da fotografie, schizzi e disegni dell'A.; 4 grandi carte geografiche a colori, più volte ripieg., e 10 cartine e mappe in b.n. f.t. "Prima edizione inglese" di questa classica opera. Cfr. Perret "Guide des livres sur la montagne et l'alpinisme",II, p. 256, n. 2193: "Récit d'une expédition de Hedin de 1906 à 1908: parti du Ladakh, il gagna le Népal en traversant le Tibet occidental et longea la chaine himalayenne d'est en ouest, le plus souvent sur le territoire népalais. Marchant souvent à plus de 4000 mètres, il traversa le Mustang et explora les sources du Brahmapoutre. Ouvrage important sur l'Himalaya. Peu courant et recherché". Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Illustrations of Incidents in Tunnel Construction H. & M.R.R. Co. - Souvenir Presented at the Dinner Tendered to the Directors and Officers of The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Company and Hudson Companies By the Engineers Messrs. Jacobs and Davies

      New York City: Jacobs & Davies, 1909. This souvenir's presentation commemorated "...the Anniversary of holing through the First Tunnel under the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York on the Eleventh of March, 1904, and upon the Occasion of holing through the Fourth and last Tunnel forming the complete "Grand Circuit" for the operation of the Uptown and Downtown lines between Jersey City, Hoboken and New York, on the eleventh of March, 1909 Sherry's, New York March 11, 1909"; with 21 very finely-taken photogravures of the engineering feats performed by Jacobs & Davies; printed on good heavy quality paper stock, tissue-guarded and titled with a short paragraph of explanatory text, collated complete; including: holing through the first tunnel under the Hudson River; holing the South Tunnel Uptown Line; south tunnel, uptown line shield reversed driving through...; hydraulic shield erected in tunnel ready to commence construction; shield after completing its journey from the North River to Twelfth Street and Sixth Avenue - "...26,000 sticks of dynamite were used to clear the passage ahead..."; North Tunnel, Downtown Line "The Lid Removed" heavy blow during construction at the Red Star Line Dock Thanksgiving Day, 1908; construction of double-deck reinforced concrete caissons in yard of the Lackawanna Railroad, Jersey City; caisson with lower deck arched; foundation and coffer-dam at Church Street; terminal station and building at Church St.; iron-lined tube tunnel Morton Street into Greenwich St.; caisson enlargements under Fulton St.; typical cross section of tunnel under river complete and in operation; Hoboken terminal, showing the typical groined arch construction of reinforced concrete used in stations; turn-out between twin tunnels under Christopher St.; turnout at Nineteenth St. & 6th Ave; West end of Pennsylvania Station, Jersey City showing the junction of lines to Newark and Hoboken...southerly half; underground double-deck caissons...85 feet below high water (this illustration courtesy of Scribner's magazine); picture of model exhibited at Jamestown Exposition, illustrating precise method of construction of tube tunnels, with air locks and mechanical appliances. This view illustrates cutting edge of shield; (and another of the model) illustrating the operating face of shield with air locks, bulkheads, platforms and erector, showing half longitudinal section of tunnel in place; the final image is a humorous cartoon showing the sub-river tunnel workers scrambling when there's a large storm 'blowing' on the surface; with a page devoted to listing the directors and officers of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Co. and Hudson Companies, which included W.G. McAdoo, Wilbur C. Fisk, Walter G. Oakman, Cornelius Vanderbilt and about a dozen others; and a page each devoted to history of the tunnel construction, with important dates in the process, 1873 - 1909 and statistical information concerning construction of the Hudson tunnel system - Church Street Terminal, Terminal Station Approaches and Tunnel - number of caissons, cubic contents & excavation data, concrete used, distances, iron, coal, cement, dynamite, labor stats; oblong format, approx. 9" x 11 1/2" size; the images average about 5" x 6 1/2"; printed one side only throughout, not credited; original full red leather binding, with gilt cover titles in central panel, with decorative surrounding design of wreath and putto; top cover detached, edges worn & chipped; contents including all gravures clean and in very good condition.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good.

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        Uber Geschlechtschromosomen bei Nematoden

      Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig. PAMPHLET. p. [132]-141.. First Separate Edition. Offprint. Very good. E. M. East and Karl Sax ownership stamp front cover. Genetics. Science. Cytology. Rare. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1909.

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        Uber die Moglichkeit, Ascaris-Eier zur Teilung in zwei gleichwertige Blastomeren zu veranlassen

      Würzburg, 1909.. PAMPHLET. Offprint. First Separate edition. Separat-Abdruck aus den Sitzungsberichten der Physikal.-med. Gesellschaft zu Wu?rzburg. S. 1-4. Cytology. Science. Genetics. Title and author's name on cover in unknown hand. Very good. Rare. Worldcat shows 3 holdings. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Uber Beziehungen des Chromatins zur Geschlechts-Bestimmung

      Sitzb. Phys.-med. Gesellsch. Wu?rzburg, 1909. 1-10. - Pamphlet disbound, though both covers present. Edmund B. Wilson ownership stamp front cover. Edmund B. Wilson ownership stamp front cover. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience.

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        Balkangreuel. 12 Bilder in Licht- und Kupferdruck nach Originalen. Mit einer Einleitung von Herbert Stone.

      Wien, Privatdruck der Gesellschaft Österreichischer Bibliophilen, Stück XVII, 1909.. 4°. 7 S. (Titel u. Einleitung) und 12 Tafeln mit Illustrationen unter betitelten Seidenhemdchen. HLeinen d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RTitel. Die Orig.-Broschur mit Fronttitel miteingebunden.. Seltene Originalausgabe. Eins von 550 numerierten Exemplaren. Das Werk war nicht im Handel. Sieben (geb. 1856) war Schüler der Wiener Akademie. Während einer Rußland-, Balkan- und Kaukasusreise enstanden diese "hocherotischen, ziemlich sadistischen, aber ganz unpersönlichen Zeichnungen" (Bilderlex.), die unter Pseudonym erschienen. Kanten etwas beschabt und Ecken etwas bestossen, oberes Kapital mit kl. Einriss. Innen stellenweise etwas fingerfleckig, Seidenhemdchen teils mit Knitterspuren, 2 mit kl. Randläsuren. Insgesamt jedoch gutes Exemplar dieses raren Werks. Hayn-Got. VII, 721. Bilder-Lex. II, 808. Kalte Blick S. 76f. Polunbi 18 ("unbrauchbar zu machen"). Zum Künstler: Thieme/Becker 29/30, 591 (ohne dieses Werk). ---------- English description available on request. Traduction francaise sur demande.

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        Wilhelmine. Einladung zur Taufe.

      1909. 1909 - Color lithograph. One of 11 impressions annotated by the Nachlass Estate in pencil. 17 x 18 cm. Schwarz, L38.

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        Über die Entwickelung unserer Anschauungen über das Wesen und die Konstitution der Strahlung.

      Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig 1909 - The true first printing (see below), extremely rare author’s offprint issue, of this paper which Wolfgang Pauli said "can be considered as one of the landmarks in the development of theoretical physics" (Schilpp, p. 154). This paper marks the introduction of the modern "photon" concept (although the term itself was introduced much later, in a 1926 paper by Gilbert N. Lewis). It contains "the first well-conceived promulgation of the wave-particle duality of light [which] had implications as profound as Einstein’s earlier theoretical breakthroughs" (Isaacson, p. 157). Einstein here anticipated the principle of complementarity, one of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics. His own proposal for a solution of the wave-particle paradox - that Maxwell's equations for electromagnetic fields be modified to allow wave solutions that are bound to singularities of the field - was never developed, although it may have influenced Louis de Broglie’s pilot wave hypothesis for quantum mechanics, developed in his famous thesis Recherches sur la théorie des quanta (1924). In September 1909, soon after he had become ausserordentlicher Professor at the University of Zurich, Einstein delivered a lecture at a meeting of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärtze in Salzburg, Austria. "Einstein began by explaining how the wave theory of light was no longer complete. Light (or any radiation) could also be regarded, he said, as a beam of particles or packets of energy, which he said was akin to what Newton had posited. "Light has certain basic properties that can be understood more readily from the standpoint of the Newtonian emission theory than from the standpoint of the wave theory," he declared. "I thus believe that the next phase of theoretical physics will bring us a theory of light that can be interpreted as a kind of fusion of the wave and of the emission theories of light ""As a result, he said, light must be regarded as behaving like both an undulating wave and a stream of particles. "These two structural properties simultaneously displayed by radiation," he declared at the end of his talk, "should not be considered as mutually incompatible"" (Isaacson, pp. 156-7). "Einstein’s report on the constitution of radiation at the physics meeting in Salzburg in 1909, where he appeared before a larger audience for the first time, can be considered as one of the landmarks in the development of theoretical physics. It deals with both special relativity and quantum theory and contains the important conclusion that the elementary process must be directed (needle radiation) not only for absorption, but also for the emission of radiation, although this postulate was in open conflict with the classical idea of emission in a spherical wave, which is indispensable for the understanding of the coherence properties of radiation, as they appear in interference experiments. Einstein’s postulate of a directed emission process has been further supported by strong thermodynamical arguments in his subsequent work" (Pauli, ‘Einstein’s contribution to quantum theory,’ in Schilpp, p. 154). The present paper was also published in the Physikalische Zeitschrift 10 (1909), but the Verhandlungen issue has priority: it was published in issue no. 20 on 30 October 1909, the Physikalische Zeitschrift version appeared in issue no. 22 of 10 November. OCLC lists just two copies of the present offprint, one at King’s College, London and one in the Swiss National Library (no copies in America). W. Isaacson, Einstein. His Life and Universe, 2007; A. Pais, Subtle is the Lord, 1982; P. A. Schilpp (ed.), Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, 1949; Ernst Weil, Albert Einstein. A Bibliography of his Scientific Papers, 1960, no. 30. Offprint from Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft 11 (1909). 8vo, pp. 482-500. Original printed wrappers, "Überricht vom Verfasser" printed on the upper cover. A very fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic

      London: William Heinemann, 1909 1st ed, VG, 2 Vols, 12 col plates, numerous other B&W, complete. In blue contemporary pictorial cloth boards, title in silver, corners rubbed. Faded spines, relaid, titles in gilt. Internally, no inscriptions, teg remainder uncut. Vol 1, half title, portrait frontis, paper guard with title, title page in maroon and black, [6], (vii-xlviii), 371, [1], pp, 132 pls (6 coloured), 11 illustrations within text, printed by Ballantyne & Co Limited Tavistock Street, Covent Gardens, London. Vol 2, half title, frontis, paper guard with title, title page with black and maroon text, [5], (vi-xv), [1], [1] errata slip, 418, [1] pp, 139 pls (6 coloured), epd with sleeve containing the 3 large folding coloured Maps plus The 2 panorama plans. Title continues: being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909. With an introd. by H. R. Mill, and an account of the first journey to the south magnetic pole by T. W. Edgeworth David

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