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      Paris: Librairie Henri Leclerc, 1909. full red polished calf with original covers bound in including original paper spine, five raised bands on spine, gilt-stamping o.. 4to. full red polished calf with original covers bound in including original paper spine, five raised bands on spine, gilt-stamping o. viii,(ii),283,(5) pages. Text in French. Limited to 125 numbered copies. (Besterman I, 293). Author was a member of the Société des Bibliophiles François. Foreword by Georges Vicaire. Frontispiece. Description of almanacs published in France from the beginning of the 18th century into the early 19th. Introductory chapter gives an overview of almanac publication. Subsequent chapters look at almanacs through the 18th century, the Revolutionary era and the era of the Bourbon Restoration to 1830. Contains detailed descriptive information about all entries, organized by year of publication. Numerous attached illustrations throughout text. Alphabetic table of almanacs and index. Also a study of bookbinding as the original covers were often excellent examples of the craft. A well excecuted signed binding by E. Carayon. Small crack in front hinge along top.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Immensee. Eine Novelle. Leipzig, Insel, 1909. 40 S., 1 Bl., 1 w. Bl. Flex. goldgepr. OPgt. m. Schließbändern (dav. 1 etw. angerissen).,

      1909 - Als siebentes Buch der Ernst Ludwig Presse zu Darmstadt in 200 Exemplaren gedruckt . Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe... Tome XIII: MACROLÉPIDOPTÈRES DE LA RÉGION AFRICAINE. DIURNES.

      Paris, Le Moult, 1909. 4to (325 x 250mm). pp. 615, with 80 chromo-lithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Messiah : the ancestral hope of the ages, "the desire of all nations," as proved from the records on the sun-dried bricks of Babylonia, the papyri and pyramids of Egypt, the frescoes of the Roman catacombs.: . and on the Chinese incised memorial stone at Cho'ang / by E. A. Gordon

      Tokyo : Keiseisha, (ca. 1909) - Physical desc.: 212p., frontis., illus., plates (partly col.) maps. ; 29 cm. Subjects: Messiah - archaeology - Biblical archaeology. Messiah - History of doctrines. Theology - Comparative and non-Christian - General. Contents: King-kiao-pei, or The speaking stone. -The gazelle of Eridu, or The Turanian Christ. -Four great khans, or The divine lawgiver. -The lotus of the pyramids, or The funeral of Jacob. -The king's highway. Front cover title reads: In the name of the Messiah. Very good bound in the original gilt-blocked, string-tied boards. Gilt title to front board, with gilt decorations to front and back boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Minor library marks remain internally. Very light tanning to page margins. 1 Kg. 212 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Ball der Stadt, 1909;

      Meltzer, Vienna 1909 - 12 col. plts; n.p., 450 x 170mm; white lthr decor. in colours & glt (spine a little rubbed); this fine production of the Vienna Secession period was a gift for ladies at the State Ball [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        "Marine-Galerie". Die Entwicklung der Schiffahrt. In 300 farbigen Kunstdruck-Sammel-Karten, nach den Gemälden des Marinemalers Christopher Rave. (Umschlag-Untertitel: 8000 Jahre Schiffahrt in Wort und Bild).

      Berlin, Verlag Heinrich Assmus & Co., o. J. (1909).. 8°. Mit 300 lose beil. farb. Orig.-Postkarten. 67 (1) S., Illustr.-OKart.. Erstausgabe. - Der bedeutende Marinemaler Christopher Rave (1881-1933) stellte sich die Aufgabe, eine Geschichte der Seefahrt über 8000 Jahre in 300 Ölgemälden zu malen, womit er von 1900 bis 1909 beschäftigt war. 1911 stellte er seine 300 Gemälde der Seefahrtsgeschichte in Hamburg aus. Ein Postkartenverlag reproduzierte alle Gemälde und veröffentlichte sie als vorliegende "Marine-Galerie", welche vollständig wie vorliegend heute nahezu unauffindbar ist. - Die erste Karte verso braunfleckig, die letzte mit Randausriss mit etwas Bildverlust, sonst die Karten nur vereinzelt an den Rändern etw. bestoßen. Das Textheft mit der Beschreibung der einzelnen Karten alt gestempelt u. etw. gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Buchblock gebrochen u. dadurch gelockert. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899. A Narrative of the Voyage of the Belgica Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole

      New York: Doubleday & McClure 1909, 2nd Edition. () xiv,478pp. Very good. Octavo in original decorated cloth, gilt top edge. Frontis portrait. many B&W plates from photos, and illustrations in text from drawings (including map) an attractive copy. Spence 312. Narrative of the voyage of the Belgica in the Antarctic under Gerlache, and the only published first-person account of this expedition. Cook served as surgeon and anthropologist, and Roald Amundsen (then little known) was first mate. This second edition from 1909 seems to be an exact reprint except the publisher failed to reprint pages xv-xxiv. From the introduction, not included the four coloured plates and added a frontis portrait of Cook instead. This printing is much scarcer than the original of 1900..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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      Manchester: J. E. Cornish, 1909. Second Edition n. Hardcover. 178 x 114 mm (7 x 4 1/2"). 157 pp. Second Edition. IN A CHARMING "VELLUCENT" BINDING BY CEDRIC CHIVERS (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), upper cover with wide frame of stylized roses enclosing a painted miniature of an English cottage with garden in full bloom (a band of inlaid mother-of-pearl between the frame and the miniature), flat spine with small panel containing title and longer panel repeating the rose motif, vellum doublures, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed. With frontispiece photograph captioned "The Hyacinth Lawn." One leaf with short closed marginal tear, but A VERY FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, and the binding unworn, unsoiled, and free of the splaying that plagues vellum-bound volumes. This is an unusually well-preserved and altogether appealing example of the particularly distinctive work for which Cedric Chivers is best known. Chivers (1853-1929) established his bindery soon after an inspiring visit to the Paris Exhibition of 1878. A short time later, after hearing a lecture by Cyril Davenport on the 18th century painted vellum bindings of Edwards of Halifax, he began creating his own work in that tradition. These came to be called "vellucent" bindings, and they are what made him famous. The innovative part of these bindings was achieved by placing specially treated transparent vellum over pieces of paper that were painted with figures or scenes (as here), a process that Prideaux says achieves the effect of enriched enamel. In practical terms, the vellum overlay protected the scenes and decoration from all of the agents of deterioration that normally afflict book covers. In his "vellucent" bindings, Chivers not infrequently used mother-of-pearl inlays as frame or decorative elements, their iridescence being well suited to his designs. First printed in 1908, the short essays here combine an appreciation of English gardens with morally uplifting tales. Mrs. Ridgway penned a half dozen inspirational works in the years leading up to and during the Great War.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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 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.

      Brecknock : Published and sold by Blissett, Davies, & Co. (1909-1930) - 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. 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. 10 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        LE ROYAUME DE L'AIR. Ouvrage illustré de 120 gravures et photographies documentaires.

      1909 - Paris, Société d'Edition et de publications, sans date [1909]. In-quarto (203 X 285) percaline rouge vif de l'éditeur ornée sur le premier plat d'une grande plaque polychrome, dos lisse orné de fers dorés (avion et dirigeable), auteur et titre dorés, plats bisautés, tranches dorées (LORNE GRAV.) ; 318 pages, XIX planches hors-texte. Quelques traces de frottements sur le premier plat. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage qui traite des origines de l'aérostation (ballons libres) jusqu'à la traversée de la Manche par Louis Blériot en juillet 1909. « Le Rêve de l'homme - La Bulle de gaz - Les Poissons de l'air - Les Parachutes et les Cerfs-volants - Les Oiseaux artificiels - La Guerre dans les airs - L'Age de l'air ». BEL EXEMPLAIRE, dans son joli cartonnage polychrome décoré de l'éditeur. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. Two volumes, large octavo, portrait frontispieces, extensively illustrated throughout including rear sleeve to second volume containing three folding maps and a large panorama; fine in original decorated blue cloth. A splendid set. A beautifully preserved copy of the first trade edition of Shackleton's famous account, a cornerstone of any Antarctic collection. A veteran of Scott's expedition of 1901-04, Shackleton determined to mount the first attempt on the South Pole. His expedition of 1907-09 came within ninety-seven miles of reaching its goal before turning back so as not to endanger the lives of the party. Their retreat homeward was a desperate march to reach food before they starved; miraculously all men survived. Despite not achieving their primary objective, they were the first to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and a detailed account of this achievement by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David is present here.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Two Volume Set

      William Heinemann, London 1909 - With an introduction byHugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. an account of the first journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professore TW Edgeworth David F.R.S. some colour plates from paintings with tissue guards, numerous black and white photographs, 3 folding maps and a panorama in pocket ant the back of volume II. Fading to spines and part of covers, minor bubbling to cloth of cover of volume I, wear to spine extremities and occasional foxing - not too obtrusive. pp371, 418 inc index. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic Vol. 1-2

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1909. Hard Cover. Very Good /Antarctic. Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. A very good two volume hardcover set with blue boards and silver spine and cover lettering, in mylar. 12 color plates and numerous black and white plates and illustrations. Owner's name on frontpages; light rubbing on spine ends and corners. Vol2 has 3 partially colored maps and 2 panoramas on 1 folding sheet in back pocket. Tight binding. Deckled but clean, unmarked pages. NOT ex-library. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antarctic; Inventory No: 014580.

      [Bookseller: Dickson Street Bookshop]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (Two Volumes)

      William Heinemann, London 1909 - A Two Volume First Edition set, bound in blue cloth with silver gilt vignette of explorers set in rectangular panel on each front bevelled board. Gilt title lettering to spines, dated 1909 on each title page, size is 10" x 8", top edge gilt, condition VG. Volume One, XLV111/373pp with Preface, Introduction, 25 Chapters, Frontis Portrait of Shackleton with tissue guard, 6 coloured plates with tissue guards, 126 Plates and 11 diagrams. Slight wear to corners, spine a little faded with slight wear to top/tail; clean endpapers. Volume Two, XV/419pp with Index, 4 maps in pocket at end, (3 maps perfect. However, panorama on India paper of Northern Party and Mountains South of Mount Markham, is creased down one edge at margin, but complete). Vol.2, also contains14 chapters, 10 Appendices, 6 colour plates with tissue guards, 133 B/W plates and 38 other illustrations set in text. Clean endpapers, spine slightly faded, with wear to top/tail of spine, minor discolouration/sunning to front board and slight wear to corners, fore-edge of front board. One inch long scratch on spine close to author's name, and tiny nick in top edge of front board. Otherwise a nice VG set (See photographs) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Camilla's Bookshop]
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        The Boy Fortune Hunters in China

      Reilly & Britton Company, Chicago 1909 - Pictor. tan cloth bind. sl. rubbed at spine ends, corners; backstrip a bit sunned; owner's name inked on ffep; sm. plate tipped-in at back paste-down; leaf edges lightly foxed/smudged, else a very crisp, tight & clean copy of this Frank L. Baum (writing as Floyd Akers) classic. No dj. ; Nice b&w ils. by E.A. Nelson; though in 1st printing bind., this volume features FRONTIS ILS. ONLY, SANS TWO ADDITIONAL ILS.; BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS SERIES #4. ; BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS SERIES #4 Series; 12mo; 324 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hyde Brothers, Booksellers]
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        Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1909. First. First edition, one of three variants, the sheets bulk 1/2" (no known priority). Illustrated by Albert Levering. Owner's name and address on the front endpaper, spine lettering rubbed, very good in very good dustwrapper with some very modest chipping, mostly on the rear panel, and an old, faint tape shadow. BAL 3511. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas.

      London, Constable & Company, 1909,. 4to (25,5 x 18 cm). Mit 40 montierten farbigen Abb. samt betitelten Seidenhemdchen, 55. s/w-Abb. im Text u. illustr. Vorsatzpapieren von Arthur Rackham. Illustr. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. XV, 325 S. Rote OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückenillustration. Rotschnitt.. Erste Ausgabe mit sämtlichen Rackham-Illustrationen, gegenüber der ersten Auswahlausgabe von 1900 überarbeitet und teils vollständig neu gezeichnet und erstmals 40 farbige enthaltend. - Einband geringfügig, am Rücken ein wenig mehr berieben. Vorsätze gebräunt. Sehr schönes, sauberes Ex. von sehr guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Eisenach, 28. XII. 1909. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Als Student an den namentlich nicht genannten Schriftsteller Wilhelm Raabe, dem er seinen ersten Gedichtband "Im Wechsel" zusendet: "Verargen Sie es bitte einem jungen unbekannten Autoren nicht, wenn er unbescheiden genug ist, seinen Wunsch, ein eben herausgekommenes Bändchen Gedichte in Ihren Händen zu sehen, zu verwirklichen. Das Werkchen, das in diesen Tagen seinen Weg gehen soll, wird wohl an sich nicht allzuviel Beachtung finden; um so größer ist mein Wunsch, es möchte unter seinen wenigen Lesern Sie [.] finden. So übergebe ich es Ihnen denn mit der Bitte, gütigst einen Blick hinein zu werfen [.]". - Mit einem kleinen Einriß im unteren Mittelfalz; sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      1909 - Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue. First British Edition, and first edition in English. This is a tale of a meteor's close brush with Earth, with the main events taking place in Virginia. The story had first appeared in a French daily journal in March-April 1908 -- three years after Verne's death. Despite the date 1909 on the title verso, this book was actually published in November 1908. Though sited in America, the book was not published in the United States.~This is a handsome volume, with one of the 24 Roux plates reproduced upon the decorative front cover. This copy is nearly fine (front endpaper cracked, one tiny nick in the spine head, light foxing throughout on this thick wove paper). Taves & Michaluk V060; Myers 9. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        A bound collection of his individual pamphlet works on metric and phonetic rhythm in English together with some of his MANUSCRIPT CORRESPONDENCE regarding the works and some related clippings.: . the published titles include Fontes Prosae Numeroasae. The Cursus in Mediaeval and Vulgar Latin, Prose Rhythm in English.

      (Oxford) 1909 - 4 letters on Queen's College Oxford headed paper. Subject: Rhythm. Prose. Prose Rhythm. Language. English. Linguistics. Spine title; The Cursus. Provenance; bookplate of Clark's correspondent, John Shelley. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Old Man In the Corner.

      London; Greening and Co., 1909. - FIRST EDITION. Illustrated by H.M.Brock. 8vo., pp.340. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth, printed in gilt and colours. A little dusting to top edge, some minor toning to spine else a clean, bright copy; near fine. Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Le avventure di Fiammiferino

      Firenze : R. Bemporad & F. 1909 - ~ Con 34 vignette da Attilio Mussino ~ Romanzo per bambini con un fiammifero antropomorfizzato per protagonista, pubblicato per la prima volta sulle pagine del "Corriere dei Piccoli". Prima edizione in volume ~ Cartone azzurro, titolo oro al dorso, fregi in oro e "Premio di Lingua Italiana" stampato a bianco al piatto anteriore, 3 tagli oro ~ 185+[5]p ~ 19x19x2cm. ~ Bellissimo esemplare, perfettamente conservato / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sonnets païens

      - L., Siegle (1909). In-16, 34 ff., couv. estampée et imprimée sur peau de daim (?). Dos restauré. E.O., rare, imprimée en Angleterre sur papier de Hollande et diffusé en France par Messein, l?éditeur d?Akademos. Curieux et beau frontispice dans le style de la Sécession viennoise (tête de faune). Ce petit livre se présente normalement sous une couverture de papier vert, il semble s?agir ici d?un exemplaire de luxe. Les titres des poèmes parlent d?eux-mêmes : ?L?Ephèbe?, ?Morphine?, ?Corydon?, ?Adolescents?, ?Chanson du bien aimé? Ces sonnets « procèdent de penchants analogues à ceux d'un Jacques d'Adelsward Fersen et des élégants homosexuels parmi lesquels Jean Cocteau fit ses débuts » (Dictionnaire des ?uvres érotiques, 444). Dédié au poète belge Paul Roba, qui signe également le sonnet initial (Akademos avait annoncé la publication de poèmes de Roba, mais la revue cessa son activité avant). Latouche mourut à l?âge de 28 ans dans un accident d?autobus, alors qu?il sortait de chez Davray (traducteur et proche de Wilde), dont il était le secrétaire. Fersen lui rendit hommage dans la revue Pan, en 1913. Jacques Vaché (l?inspirateur du Surréalisme), qui mourut lui-même prématurément, aimait à évoquer le destin tragique de Roba (étranglé vers l?âge de 20 ans) et de Latouche, dont il saluait les « strophes d?un paganisme rauque ». * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s) Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Green, Elizabeth Shippen] Original Watercolor Painting by Elizabeth Shippen Green

      1909 - Original Elizabeth Shippen Green Watercolor entitled "Clematis XII." Signed lower right: "ESGE To HC With Love, 1909." This is a full-size watercolor painted and given by Green to her friend and gardener, Henrietta Cozens of Cogslea (residence of J.W. Smith, E.S. Green, Violet Oakley and Cozens in early 1900’s). As per the account of Edith Emerson, friend and eventual curator of Violet Oakley’s estate, Green painted it as a present for Cozens, with a gentle ribbing implied in the title. As the story goes, Cozens, who became quite proficient in her gardening skills for the beautiful estate, at the beginning of her tenure as gardener couldn’t quite get the names of the flowers straight. So after misnaming nearly a dozen flowers ‘clematis,’ Green came up with this painting of lilies and snapdragons and named it, sardonically, "Clematis XII" as in, ‘the twelfth try at getting the name right.’ The painting is bright and colorful and in pristine condition, measuring 20" x 15."

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        Die Sechzehnte Ehefreude: Eine Satire Auf Die Funfzehn Freuden Der Ehe [The 16th Joy of Marriage]

      Wein: Dr. Rud. Ludwig. 1909. First edition thus, translated from the French. 12mo. Frontispiece by Franz Von Bayros. Von Bayros-designed bookplate (of an elaborately, if scantily, clad woman complete with riding crop bestride an optimistically large penis) from the erotic library of Arthur Wolf. This is copy number 15 of 25 copies bound specially at the Wiener Werkstatte. Flexible Japanese vellum gilt, yapped edges, string-tied. The strings and the very thin spine partially perished, still an attractive, very good or better example of a rare and fragile Wiener Werkstatte binding. .

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        Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History).

      London, printed by order of the Trustees, 1909-1916. 4 volumes. Royal 8vo (273 x 185mm). pp. xi, 373, with 270 figures; xii, 529 with 382 figures; xii, 526, with 351 figures; xxvii, 392 with 195 figures. Publisher's gilt cloth [Together with:] 351 original copper engraved blocks, all representing fishes, for the book. An interesting collection of 351 of the original copper engraved blocks (of 1198), all well preserved, of this important treatise on the fishes of Africa. All copper engravings are mounted on oakwood and have the volume number and plate number inscribed at the back. Boulenger's publication is the first major work on the fresh water fishes of Africa and together with a large collection of the original blocks, serving for the illustrations, this represents a unique occasion for any naturalist studying the ichthyological fauna of Africa. "The past decade has been productive of an enormous increase in our knowledge of the Fresh-water Fishes of Africa. The explorations of the Congo and the Nile, undertaken at considerable expense... and of the great lakes of Central Africa, initiated in this country have resulted in the discovery and description of an unexpectedly large number of generic and specific forms, types of most of which are deposited in the Natural History Museum" (From the Introduction). George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937) was a Belgian-British zoologist who worked at the British Museum. He was famous for his monographs on amphibians, lizards and other reptiles and fishes as well as his monographs on the fishes of Africa. "Boulenger's contemporaries have noted his incredible memory for specimens, species descriptions, and for the associated literature, which was the key to the great speed at which he worked. He could read six languages well and converse in most of them, and wrote with equal facility, but his manuscripts were never typed and went straight to the typesetter in longhand. Boulenger was a tireless worker with strict self discipline, and he also had great charm: a distinguished figure in the London scientific establishment and a proper Victorian gentleman" (Adler p. 55).

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      1909 - ALDIN, Cecil. PICKLES. London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton [n.d. ca. 1909]. 48 text pages (versos numbered to XXIV); title page and 24 litho plates. The 24 lithographs are printed on an olive green ground in black white and several colors; the title page is printed in green and black on a white ground. 4to., reddish brown cloth spine stamped in gilt, green cloth boards stamped in gilt and red. Moderate shelfwear, spine sunned, a few small dark spots to front board. Overopened at lightly foxed half-title. Front flyleaf has a few small closed tears; edges of most plates with tiny nick to fore-edge, light foxing to edges of text pages. Delightful Aldin illustrations, all clean and bright, without foxing or any blemishes. Pickles, a boundlessly energetic white puppy, gets into a lot of mischief. Quite scarce.

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        Jean-François Raffaelli

      Paris: H. Floury, 1909. ril mezza tela (half-cloth binding). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. Peintre, graveur et sculpteur. Con oltre 100 illustrazioni nel testo e 33 tavole a piena pagina f.t. molte delle quali costituite da litografie e puntesecche originali dell'Artista. Ogni incisione è protetta da velina

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage, Bibliotheksausgabe, 20 Bände, partiell Neuer Abdruck, 1904 – 1909.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1904 - 1909. - Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon seiner Epoche. Es gibt sie in zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Ausgaben, die sich durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen. de 52000 Gutes, harmonisches Exemplar. Lediglich wenige Bände leicht aufgehellt, somit harmonischer Gesamteindruck. Buchrücken allenfalls geringfügig berieben. Zwei Bände mit kleiner Gelenkkerbe (1 und ½ cm). Wenige Deckel etwas randfleckig. Seiten bei einigen Bänden etwas fleckig. Gepflegtes, ansehnliches Exemplar der Bibliotheksausgabe, in der sich die Jugendstilornamentik der Zeit besonders deutlich widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats. Vollständiges Grundwerk in 20 Bänden. Es handelt sich hier um die sehr gefragte so genannte „Bibliotheksausgabe": Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Rückengestaltung in sehr schönem Jugendstil-Linien dekor nach einem Entwurf von Otto Eckmann. Einbanddecken in farblich passendem olivfarbenen Leinen. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden mit 18.600 Seiten und 150.000 Artikeln mit 16.831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text sowie auf 1.522 Illustrationstafeln (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithogra phien). Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1909. Sextodecimo. Original green boards, titles to front cover and spine in white, illustration laid down to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Gift inscription to the title page. Spine a little rubbed and faded. A very good copy. First edition. The sequel to the tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. The first two printings are identical.

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        Art Nouveau Watercolors of Decor and Other Subjects

      1909 - Folio, 48 by 33 cm. 39 watercolors and chalk drawings mostly of furniture and decor items but also a smattering of decorative book bindings, architectural details, flowers, animals, landscapes, etc. Particularly nice are the studies of furniture, screens and stained glass windows. Ragot was a student at the Lycee de Laval at the time. The work is generally quite precise, and he satisfyingly captured the prevailing Art Nouveau aesthetic that was soon to recede. All the leaves are now loose from their binding. Many of them are stamped in the corner with the school name and information about when the work was done, how long it took to do, and for what class it was assigned. The folio is quarter calf and heavily worn. The artworks are mostly on heavy card paper and are generally clean.

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        La razza bovina di Val di Chiana.

      - Firenze, Istituto Micrografico Italiano, 1909, in-8 formato album, br. edit. con ill. a col. applicata sulla copertina anteriore, pp. 80. [2]. Con 14 riproduzioni fotografiche applicate intercalate nel testo e 23 illustrazioni (sempre da fotografie, di cui una a colori) applicate su altrettanti cartoncini verdi f.t. Ottime condizioni. Rarissimo: in ICCU è descritto un esemplare scompleto, con solo 19 tavole. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Neu-vermehrter evangelischer Send-Brief, darinnen vier und zwantzig nutzliche Büchlein enthalten, geschrieben an die Lands-Leute in Saltzburg und andere gute Freund, dadurch dieselbigen zur Christlichen Beständigkeit, in der Evangelischen Glaubens-Lehr, Augsburgischer Confeßion, in ihrem Gewissen aufgemuntert werden,... Tübingen, Bauhof u. Franck 1754. 8°. 8Bll. 626S. 4Bll. mit 1 gest. Titelporträt, Ldr. d. Zt. mit 2 Schließen.

      . . Clauß, J. Schaitberger und sein Sendbrief, in: Beiträge zur Bayerischen Kirchengeschichte, 1909, Jg. 15, S 105ff - Dopsch-Sp. II, 1528f. - Wurzbach XXIX, 91.- Seltene Tübinger Ausgabe (die erste Ausgabe dieser Fassung erschien 1710 in Schwabach) der Sendbriefe des Joseph Schaitberger, der sogenannten "Schaitberger-Bibel". Dieses Werk war zweifellos das wichtigste Buch für die Salzburger Emigranten, trotz oder vielleicht gerade weil es von der Salzburger Obrigkeit rücksichtslos verfolgt und vernichtet wurde. Die Ausgabe enthält neben der Einleitung Schaitbergers auch dessen Lebensbeschreibung.- Nur wenig gebräunt od. fleckig, Rückengelenke etw. aufgebrochen, sonst gutes Exemplar in zeitgenöss. Einband.

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        Love Among the Chickens

      Circle Publishing Group, New York 1909 - New York: Circle Publishing Group, 1909. First American Edition, with the Advance Copy notification page. McIlvaine A7b - Wodehouse's first book published in the US. Illustrations by Armand Both. Octavo, 350 pp. (last page not numbered). Beige decorated buckram, black imprinting. Two previous owners' signatures on front pastedown, light age toning to page edges and occasional minute soiling at page edges. Corner torn at one illustration and the ensuing text page, not affecting illustration image. Otherwise a remarkable Near Fine copy, the closest to fine I've seen in this title. Please see scans. Handsome copy of Wodehouse's first novel. Written when he was 25, Love Among the Chickens launched P.G. Wodehouse's career as a novelist and introduced the world to Ukridge, one of the more memorable characters in humorous fiction. This is the true American first, with the Advance Copy notification. L37n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beinn Bhreagh Recorder

      1909, 1909 - (BELL, Alexander Graham). Beinn Bhreagh Recorder. [Baddeck] : Sept. 30, 1909. Pp 338-357,+ 1 leaf (Index) (typed one side only). Includes 3 leaves ofphotographs. 4to, loose sheets. Contents : Beinn Bhreagh Farm Department (Harvesting on Farm; Need of more barn room); Beinn Breagh Nursery (Flower display at Baddeck); Department of Buildings & Wharves; Beinn Breagh Laboratory (research on the Oionos Drome model); Beinn Bhreagh Items; Canadian Aerodrome Company; Diary kept by Mrs. Baldwin at Bentick Farm. Includes 5 pagesof tables on sheep statistics (Relation of Fertility to Color; Relation ofFertility to Sex; Relation of Fertility to Number of Nipples; Relation ofFertility to Fertility in Parents; Detailed table compiled from Dr. Bell'scard-catalogue of sheep born on Beinn Bhreagh 1890-1909). Also, three leaves of plates (Bedwin's sketch of the nose attachment tothe model of Oionos Drome; 2 photos of Model of Oionos Drome showing tail; one of Side view of Oionis model showing tail and nose; and one of Front view of Oionos model showing nose elevated - all photos taken by J. McNeil). "With Casey and McCurdy, his consulting engineers, in Petawawa for an indefinite period, Bell could not avail himself of their services without some medium to keep them intouch. At the same time he was unwilling to fetter himself with the preparation of a regular bulletin. He finally adopted a record book, to be addedto, a few pages at a time, at irregular intervals and to be called the Beinn Bhreagh Recorder. Initially, seven copies, marked A, B, C, etc., would betyped and distributed on loan to heads of departments of the estate, including the Laboratory and aerodrome company. All copies would remain Dr. Bell's property. The first pages of Volume I were dated 24 July 1909." - J.H. Parkin, Bell and Baldwin (1964), pp.279-280. "In July 1909, inspired by therecently discontinued Aerial Experiment Association Bulletin, Bell began issuing the Beinn Bhreagh Recorder, part research bulletin, part house organ,part news magazine, part court circular. As the years passed, the Recorderalso incorporated more and more biographical material, Bell family history, and reprints of Bell's earlier writings. First issued in seven typed copies for the information of Baldwin and McCurdy during their absence on airplane trials, the Recorder came to be mimeographed in twenty copies for friends, family, the Volta Bureau, and the Smithsonian. Eventually the file lengthened to twenty-five bound volumes of four or five hundred pages each." -Robert V. Bruce, Bell (1973), p.480. An unbound copy of one early issue ofthe Beinn Bhreagh Recorder (Sept. 30, 1909). Dark brown mottled staining tomargins of the "sketch of the nose attachment" leaf, and lesser staining to margins of two leaves of photos of Oionos model, first and last leaf havedarkened through age, else very good. 650.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        A Simplified System of Embossed Reading for the Use of the Blind

      London: National Institute for the Blind (Moon Society Branch). Good. 1909. Hardcover. Dr. Moon designed this precursor to Braille in 1843, and published in 1845. Our best guess is that this is a 1909 edition, although it might be earlier. This book, in Moon type except for the title page, is the teaching tool for his system. The binding on this copy is good. The pages are aged, but the Moon type still stands out and that's what matters. Cover (gray cardboard with dark cloth on spine and triangle corners) is quite worn, with the boards showing through in one corner and undone at bottom of spine. Sticker on spine says REVELATION, but it's torn and may have once said more. Whole book is slightly warped because of height of letters. ; 13 1/2" - 11 1/2" tall .

      [Bookseller: Eat My Words Books]
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        Autographed Letter

      Matisse, 1909, N.p. - Matisse, Henri. [1869-1954]. 1 page A.L.S. n.p., 11 03 09. 8vo. Elegantly wood Framed & Glazed with carefully coordinated quad matting. A curious relatively early letter about housekeeping at his villa & studio - a private matter - boldly signed. A very handsome presentation. Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour & his fluid, brilliant & original draughtsmanship. As a printmaker, & sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of colour & drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Jacopo Sansovino scultore

      Venezia: Istituto Veneto di Arti Grafiche, 1909. ril (hard cover). Molto buono (Very Good)/Fioriture leggere (Some light yellowing). 8vo.

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      Paris And Geneva, Rossiyskaya Sotsial-Demokratichnaya Rabochnaya Partiya [Russian Social Democratic Labor Party] 1909-1911 - FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Issues are between 8-12 pages. In Russian. Title translates to English as, "The Social Democrat. " Subtitle: "Tsentralnyy Organ Rossiyskoy Soctsial’demokraticheskoy Rabochey Partii" [The Central Organ of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party]. Contributing authors include Lenin, Trotsky and Martov. Includes supplement to number 19-20. The Social-Democrat was "an illegal Russian newspaper, Central Organ of the R. S. D. L. P. , published from February 1908 to January 1917. Altogether 58 issues appeared. The first issue was put out in Russia, but further publication was arranged abroad, first in Paris, then in Geneva The Editorial Board was made up of representatives of the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks and the Polish Social-Democrats. The paper was largely run by Lenin, [who] fought for a consistent Bolshevik line on the Editorial Board. From December 1911 Sotsial-Demokrat was edited by Lenin Lenin's articles published in Sotsial-Demokrat during the war played an important part in helping to apply the strategy and tactics of the Bolshevik Party on the questions of war, peace and revolution, in denouncing social-chauvinists, and uniting the internationalist forces in the world labour movement" (Encylopedia of Marxism) . CONTENTS INCLUDES: Tsel' Bor'by Proletariata v Nashey Revolyutsii [The purpose of the Struggle of the Proletariat in our Revolution] – Rabochaya Gruppa na Zhenskom Syezd [The Worker's Group at The Women's Congress] –Itogi Syezda Fabrichno-Zavodskikh Vrachey [The results of the congress of factory physicians] – Kont-Revolyutsiya I Burzhuaziya [Counter-revolution and Bourgeois] – Klassy I Partii v ikh Otnosheniy k Religii I Tserkvi [Classes and parties in their relations to religion and Church] – Vopros' o Professional'nykh Soyuzakh v 3-oy Dume [Questions on trade unions in the Third Duma] – O Fraktsii "Vperedovtsev" [About the Faction "Vpered"] – Fraktsiya Trotskogo I Partiynoe Polozhenie [Trotsky's faction and party position] – Mezhdunarodny Sotsialisticheskiy Syezd v Kopengagen [The International Socialist Congress in Copenhagen] – "Krest’yanskaya Reforma" I Proletarski-Krest’yanskaya Revolyutsiya ["Peasant Reform" and the Proletariat-Peasant Revolution]. Many pages darkened with rubbing and edgewear, creases throughout. Some markings in header and top margin, but all text is clear. Good Condition. (RUS-11-1a) xxxxxxxx

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 29. XII. 1909.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An namentlich nicht genannte Herren: "Ich bin leider derzeit nicht in der Lage, mein seinerzeit der Frau Hofrätin Zuckerkandl gegebenes bedingungsweises Versprechen zu halten. Die Leitung der Schulezerstreut mich derart, daß es mir ganz unmöglich ist, die für einen Vortrag in Ihrem hervorragenden Kreise notwendige Sammlung aufzubringen, gesetzt den Fall, daß ich wirklich der geeignete Mensch wäre, über das von Ihnen gewünschte Thema zu sprechen [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Hodder & Stoughton 1909 - 1st 1909. 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] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 including the signed "Antarctic Book"

      London:: Wm. Heinemann,. 1909.. Limited edition. Hardcover. A fine copy of the special deluxe edition limited to 300 copies, issued on large paper, bound uniformly in vellum with the 3rd volume "The Antarctic Book", which is signed by all the members of the Shore Party. This expedition reached the South Magnetic Pole on a sledding journey, 100 miles from the South Pole. They were also the first to ascend and survey Mt. Erebus. 3 vols, thick demy 4to. Spence 1096. It has recently been ascertained that there are at least 2 states to this limited edition, and this is the corrected state of "The Antarctic Book". The differences lie in the contents page and the typesetting of the "Erebus" poems. In the first state, Shackleton's poem "Erebus" is mistakenly divided into 2 poems. The contents page lists 4 items ("Erebus" and "Aurora Australis", both by Shackleton, "Bathybia" by Mawson, and the "Signature of Every Member of the Shore Party"). The poem "Erebus" finishes at the 8th line of the 2nd page, and the poem "Aurora Australis" commences on a separate page with the line "They, weary, wayworn, and sleepless,...". In the corrected state, Shackleton's poem "Erebus" appears as he intended it. Only 3 items are listed on the contents page ("Erebus" by Shackleton, "Bathybia" by Mawson, and the "Signature of Every Member...") and the text of "Erebus" is combined with that of the erroneous "Aurora Australis". In correcting this mistake, the page count was reduced by one leaf. Vol I (xlviii) 372 pp, mounted photogravure portrait frontis, 6 mounted col. plts, 105 pp ills (3 double) & 11 ills in text- Vol II (xvi) 420 pp, mounted frontis, 7 mounted col. plts, 94 pp ills (l double), 3 fold. maps & 2 fold. panoramas in pocket - Vol III 56 pp, last blank, 4 mounted col. portraits from crayon drawings of Shackleton, Jameson Boyd Adams, Dr. Eric Marshall & Frank Wild, 6 original etchings & tipped-in at front 2 decorated pages containing the original signatures of the Shore Party. Orig. vellum spine & gray hardboard covers, gilt title & "sign of the penguin" emblem on the cover. Printed on special Van Gelder paper watermarked "1907 BAE 1909", top edge gilt, uncut.

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        La Mule du Pape

      Librairie A.Blaizot 1909 - Petit in-4,50 pages(non-paginé).XXVII Compositions Dessinées& Lithographiées par O.D.V.GUILLONNET.Edition originale,l'un des 275 sur japon impérial contenant un seul état des lithographes.Exemplaire non numéroté,reservé à M.A.G.Couverture lithographiée et lettrines rehaussées à l'or.Couverture et dos légèrement salis.Un mini accroc sur le dos ,coiffe en pied ridé. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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