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        Putnam Anniversary Album: Anthropological Essays

      G. E. Stechert & Co., New York 1909 - 627 pp. 4to. Paperback. Wear to covers, heavy bumping to edges and spine ends with many tears and chips. Creasing to spine. Rough cut text block. Ffep removed. 1 1/2" tear to top of rear joint/spine corner. Ex-libris with few usual markings, tape mark to spine at foot. "Presented to Frederic Ward Putnam in Honor of His Seventieth Birthday, April 16, 1909". lllustrated. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        CORDELIA. An Original Watercolour. Illustrating William Shakespeare's King Lear

      Later published by J. M. Dent. 1909. Pen, Ink and Watercolour on Paper. 19.5cm x 12cm. Signed and dated within the image to the upper left corner. Mounted, framed and glazed. In fine condition. With the original 1909 Leicester Galleries exhibition labels to the backboard. The printed illustration appears opposite page 118 of the J. M. Dent published first edition of The Tales Of Shakespeare. A beautiful illustration of Cordelia, the honourable and beloved youngest daughter of King Lear.

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        Vergeten liedjes.

      [Den Haag, eigen beheer], (1909). Verguld soepel heelperkament met linten. (4), 92 p. 1e druk. Gedrukt door de St. Catherine Press te Brugge in rood en zwart op geschept papier in een oplage van 60 exemplaren. Exlibris van Henri de Brauw op binnenzijde voorplat. Aantrekkelijk exemplaar.* Bijzonder mooie luxe-uitgave. Rijkse 2.22.

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        Twelve Years in the Saddle for Law and Order on the Frontier of Texas

      Austin: W.J.L. Sullivan, 1909. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Good+/No Jacket. 284 pages. The exceedingly rare 1909 original edition, in which Sullivan recalls his days as a Texas Ranger in Captain Bill McDonald's Company B, Frontier Battalion. He saw action in West Texas, El Paso, Amarillo and Quanah. Thirteen b/w photos of rangers and bad guys. Tells a little about the author's ancestry and youth, then goes on with the story of his adult life as a lawman. Red cloth covered boards with paste-on b/w photo of Sullivan and bright gilt titles. BTB-200; SixGuns 2165; Herd 2201; Graff 4027, Howes S1129. Good+/No Jacket. Tight, straight binding. Corners sharp. No names or marks. Silverfish lightened along edges & top / bottom of spine. Item #: B8691.

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        Das Schwatzende Herz und Andere Novellen; Der Goldkafer; Gordon Pym; Hans Pfaalis Mondreise; Konig Pest; Das Feuerpferd; Ligeia und Andere Novellen. Seven volumes.

      Georg Muller 1909-1920, Munich and Leipzig - In seven volumes. Limited to 1000 numbered copies (vol. 5 bears no limitation, but is part of the set). 173; 171; 180; 159; 246; 166; 169 pp. Gilt-lettered vellum spines over gilt-printed black boards. Top edge gilt. Illustrations by Alfred Kubin. All in VG condition. German Text.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century

      London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton,, 1909?-27. As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. Translated by M. Edwardes. With an Introduction by Grace Rhys. 4 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in contemporary yellow ochre half calf, spines richly gilt, raised bands, twin black labels, black-and-gold chequerboard paper sides and endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in matching slipcases, the first three volumes in one and the fourth in another. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates, photographic plates and illustrations in the text. Paperclip mark to verso of front free endpaper and recto of first blank, a couple of very small fox marks, a modicum of rubbing to corners and some gentle mellowing to spines, slipcases rubbed to extremities. Overall a handsome set in very good condition. First edition in English. The fourth volume adds two additional chapters by Grace Thompson.

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        THE COTTAGE HOMES OF ENGLAND

      Published by Edward Arnold, 1909. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Allingham, Helen. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. White cloth, gilt title to spine and front cover. Gilt-ruled decoration. Top edge gilt. 64 tissue-guarded colour plates. Limited edition of 500 copies. SIGNED by illustrator (Allingham). Copy no. 475. All plates present. Contents very good. Rear cover soiled, front cover and spine browned. [S]

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        Mission en Ethiopie (1901-1903).

      Masson, Paris, 1908-1909. - EA. 3 Bände. Bd. I = Paris, Masson, 1909; Preface / Histoire de Voyage (Froidevaux)/ L'Ethiopie economique (Collat)/Manuscrits abyssins (Blanchart) . Bd.II = Paris, Masson, 1909; Geologie (Arsandaux) / Anthropologie et Ethnographie (Verneau) / Insectes (Lesne) / Bibliographie abyssine (Regismanset) . Atlasband = Paris, Masson, 1908; Itineraires, tours d'horizon, croquis, notes geographiques et carte du lac Tana. Bd.I mit Frontispiez, 16 Tafeln mit fotogr. Abb., 3 gefalteten bzw. mehrfach gefalteten Farbkarten sowie 85 fotogr. Abb. im Text./ Bd. II mit 23 Tafeln mit fotogr. Abb. (bis auf Tafel XI.= Coleopteres ) sowie 79 Abb. im Text (Fotografien und Zeichnungen). Des weiteren ist zwischen Tafel XII und dem vorliegenden Seidenpapier mit den Erläuterungen ein Original-Fotoabzug im Format 12x17cm eingehängt. / Der Atlasband mit insgesamt 52 ganzseitigen Routenkarten, zahlreichen Horizont-Panoramen sowie 3 mehrfach gef. Farbkarten von 4 Reise-Abschnitten, nämlich 1. 'De Gueldeissa a Asddis-Abeba' , 2. 'D'Addis-Abeba au Lac Tana' , 3. 'Lac Tana' und 4. 'Du Pont sur L'Abbai (Dildil) a Addis-Alem. Bd. I und II HLdr.-Bände d.Z. mit marmorierten Deckeln und Vorsätzen; Atlasband ist HLdr.-Band mit marmorierten Deckeln. XVIII, 440 S. plus unpag. Tafeln / XV, 388 S. plus unpag. Tafeln / Atlasband unpaginiert. 4°. Bde. I und II mit kleinen Bibl. Aufklebern (bzw. Resten davon) auf Einbanddeckel und -Rücken, einige kleine rote Stempel auf dem Titelblatt und auf einigen wenigen Text- und Tafelseiten, Lederrücken teils mit Abrieb; innen sehr guter Zustand, fast völlig fleckenfrei und nur minimale Gebrauchsspuren; Atlasband kein Bibl.-Expl., die eingebundenen OBroschurdeckel und -rücken teils lichtrandig, etwas fleckig und mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle, innen sehr gut, minimal fleckig und knickspurig. Insgesamt sehr guter Zustand dieses dreibändigen Werkes; Atlasband neu eingebunden im Stil von Bd.I und II. Die Bände beeindrucken durch die hochwertige Ausstattung mit Kunstdruckpapier; Fototafeln einzeln eingehängt in Heliogravüre von enormer Tiefenschärfe auf starkem Karton. Selten vollständig in so guter Erhaltung.

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        Personae

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1909 - First edition (one of 1,000 copies printed, 500 of which were used for the combined edition with EXULTATIONS). 8vo. 59, [1] pp. Publisher's drab paper boards lettered in gold on front cover and spine. Lovely copy, with only very faint darkening to spine. Bookplate of Coman Leavenworth on the front pastedown, and red-stamped chop on the flyleaf. Gallup A3a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Une Ténébreuse Affaire.

      Paris, L. Carteret 1909 - Nouvelle Édition illustrée. Couverture illustrée et 28 compositions par François Schommer, gravées au burin et à l'eau-forte par Léon Boisson (Complet & Contrôlé). Édition tirée à 300 exemplaires. Un des 225 sur vélin du Marais n° 133. Paris, L. Carteret 1909. 277 pp. Reliure demi veau glacé vert olive à coins de l'époque. Dos à nerfs filetés et fers à dos en tête et queue. Filet doré bordant les plats. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Non rogné. Très bon état. Format in-4° (27x19). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Undine. Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London, William Heinemann, 1909. Stor 8vo. 136 s. 15 helsides illustrasjoner i farger av Arthur Rackham. Eleg. håndbundet grønt maroquinbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Topp gullsnitt. (Sign. Lewis & Harris, Bath).. Eleg. green half moroco with 5 raised bands. Spine gilt. Top edge gilt. (Lewis & Harris, Bath)

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        In des Kaisers Rock durch Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Von Heinz Lüth, ehem. Sergeant der Kaiserlichen Schutztruppe. 1. Teil: Erzählungen aus meinem Tagebuch im Hererofeldzuge.

      Berlin, Schriftenvertriebsanstalt, 1909.. Original-Broschur, 120 Seiten, einige photographische Abbildungen. Einband minimal begreiffen, schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Jubilee History of Queensland: A Record of Political, Industrial, and Social Development, from the Landing of the First Explorers to the Close of 1909 .

      1909 1909 - Brisbane: H.J. Diddams & Co., (circa 1909). 4to. Later paper boards with printed titling-label on front cover. (xii, 388pp.). With num. plates one of which is coloured, and text-illusts. Printed in double-column. A very good copy of an uncommon title.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Russkoye Kruzhevo. Uzory i skolki. Sostavila S. A. Davydova [Russian Lace. Patterns and Skolkov. Amounted SA Davydov. Language: Russian]

      S.-Peterburg, 1909, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionLarge format portfiolio folder with lime green ribbon tie. Very good copy in the original title-printed, paper-covered boards over 1/2 cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age with some additional wear to spine. Corners slightly bumped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall with some wear to extremeties; internally tight, bright, clean and strong. Additional scans and images available upon request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical desc.: 50 plates with protective paper covering, 38x30 cm. ill., 40 cm. Subject: Lace Patterns -- Russia -- Embroidery -- Lace. Notes: Additional 7 page supplement inserted.

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        Baseball Team, Native American

      Unknown 1909 - G/N. This is a vintage silver print by an unknown photographer. Size is 20" X 15 3/4". The image is a group of 10 Native American men, 8 of whom are in uniforms with KLAMATH across the chest and a star directly below that. Two individuals are dress in suite & tie, one of them appears to be old enough to be the coach or instructor. Image is mounted to board. On the back of the board is a srtip of masking tape with penned names of the group in unidentified hand. The writting states it is a baseball team and identifies the members. They are Shakespeare Hicks, Quinby Chikscy, Harry Wilson, Warren Skelock, Pat Jackson, John Lee Ball, Edwin Wilson, Johnny Stookes, George Beal, M. Stookes. Two of the men have ball caps on, one has a catchers mitt on his hand. The edges of the paper are slightly chipped and a few small tears but they do not affect the image itself.

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        A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler

      Caxton Club, Chicago 1909 - Near Fine Hardcover with brown cloth spine and tan paper boards, in Very Good original tan dustjacket, housed in acceptable original dustjacket. One of 300 copies printed on French paper. Minimal wear to book, mild edgewear to dustjacket, top side of slipcase missing (see photos). Text clean & unmarked. 267 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Senator and Former Secretary of State Defends an Art Tax

      Washington, D.C. 1909 - Typed Letter Signed as Senator, to Robert Underwood Johnson. Washington, D.C., May 17, 1909. On U.S. Senate stationery. 1 p., 8 x 11 in. Historical BackgroundIn 1883, Congress tripled the tax rate on art brought to the United States from abroad as one of the many new tariffs on imported goods. The tariff was reduced in 1890 and then eliminated altogether between 1895-1897. However, the passage of the controversial Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act reignited the controversy by re-imposing the art tax but exempting works over 20 years old. Despite Senator Root's assertion that the exemption was not intended to prevent artistic "foreign trash" from entering the United States, it did make it much easier to import Old Masters and other classical art forms than more contemporary (and controversial) works of modernism. The tariff provision of the Payne-Aldrich Act was ultimately repealed in 1913 after intense lobbying by the American Federation of Arts.Partial Transcript"I have your letter.with its enclosures. The twenty year limit on works of art may seem unnecessary, but I believe it is the best that we can hope for at present. The limit was imposed to prevent an evasion of the tariff, I think, rather than to exclude 'foreign trash'. It is intended to prevent shrewd importers from trying to bring in, under the 'free art' schedule, newly manufactured articles for commercial use which are not strictly works of art. I should like to see real works of art all admitted free, but the twenty year limit is already an advance and it is the best we can do now."Elihu Root (1845-1937) was a New York lawyer who alternated between government posts and private practice. He served as secretary of War (1889-1904), Secretary of State (1905-1090) and U.S. Senator from New York (1909-1915). He also served executive roles in various Carnegie foundations in New York and Washington. In 1912, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts supporting international arbitration and cooperation.SourcesKimberly Orcutt, "Buy American? The Debate over the Art Tariff. American Art 16, Fall 2002, pp. 82-91.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd.,, 1909. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. Quarto, ( 390 x 235 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front board, inner dentelles, dark green endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 40 tipped in colour illustrations, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 750 numbered copies signed by the artist. This is a revised edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations and others redrawn and coloured.

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        Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      1909. A Very Fine Copy of the Signed Limited Rackham GulliverIn the Original Printed Box[RACKHAM, Arthur], illustrator]. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co. [and] New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1909. Large Paper Edition, American issue. Limited to [a total of] 750 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 615 of the American issue.Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches; 285 x 211 mm.). [2], xv, [1, blank], 291, [1 blank] pp. xxii, 121, [1] pp. Thirteen mounted and captioned color plates. Two full-page black and white illustrations and seven chapter headings and tail-pieces.Publisher's cream buckram decoratively stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, decorative endpapers. Original rose colored silk ties. A very fine copy in the original printed cardboard box.This is the first time that we have seen the original printed box. The American edition is identical to the UK edition. There was only one printing with the first 600 copies being for the UK market and numbers 601-750 for the American market. The only difference between the UK and the US editions being the publishers name at the foot of the spine.Second and best edition, being a reprint of the 1900 edition, with added illustrations in color and larger pages (the 1900 edition contained a color frontispiece and eleven full-page black and white illustrations). This deluxe edition contains an additional color plate not included in the trade edition, "The Lilliputian Tailors Measure Gulliver for a New Suit of Clothes," facing p. 48.Latimore and Haskell, pp. 32-33, Riall, p. 91

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        K.k. Polizeidirkektion Wien (Herausgeber): Wiener Zentral-Polizeiblatt 1909 (Heft 1-220, komplett);

      . CLXXXIII Seiten (Inhaltsverzeichnis 1909) + 904 Seiten (Steckbriefe, Zensuren, Verbote etc. 1909) + ca. 45 Seiten (Ausweisungen von Ausländern 1909) + ca. 180 Seiten Inhaltsverzeichnis aufgeteilt auf die Monate Januar - Dezember 1909; Pappband der Zeit (23x20cm) mit beschriftetem Rückenschild; k.k. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei Wien 1910 (Papier gebräunt, ohne jeden Textverlust.) Sehr interessanter Band durchgehend mit Steckbriefen, Überwachungs- und Ausforschungs-Anzeigen! Sehr aufschlußreiche und überaus reichhaltige Sammlung von polizeistatistischen Angaben, erstellten und erledigten Steckbriefen, Tat- und Täterbeschreibungen usf. Ein Kultur- und Sittengeschichtlich kaum zu übertreffendes, amtliches Periodikum von größter Seltenheit..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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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 ... (Truncated)

      (Oxford), 1909, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: 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...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.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 letters on Queen's College Oxford headed paper. Subject: Rhythm. Prose. Prose Rhythm. Language. English. Linguistics. Spine title; The Cursus.

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        Eigenhändig geschriebener Brief. Mit Unterschrift. 14.6.1909.

      1909.. 18,5x14 cm. (wohl erhalten). Auflage:0. Lovis Corinth (* 21. Juli 1858 in Tapiau, Ostpreußen; + 17. Juli 1925, Zandvoort, Niederlande; eigentlich Franz Heinrich Louis Corinth), deutscher Maler und Graphiker. Auf persönlichem Briefbogen: "14. Juni 1909 den lieben und verehrten Verwandten Max und Philipp Hermann mit Familien theilen wir mit, daß die verfloßene Nacht Sonntag 1/4 12 Uhr den 13ten uns eine Tochter geboren ist. Der Zustand von Mutter und Kind ist sehr gut. Mit den herzlichsten Grüßen Lovis Corinth und Frau". Beiliegend: I Fotopostkarte der Familie Corinth, Vater, Mutter und zwei Söhne vor ihrem Haus am Kaffeetisch: "Liebe Leutchen, na wie gefallen wir Euch? Ob man auch sehen kann, daß Lovischen den schwarzen Kater in der Hand hat, fragt Minchen. Wann kommen Sie denn alle unter diesen Schirm? Ihre treuen Corinther". II 1 Seite Brieffragment und eine eigenhändig geschriebene Kunstpostkarte von Wilhelmine Corinth-Klopfer (Tochter v. L. Corinth).

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        Three Lives

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

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        Illustrierte Reiseerzählungen, Band 11, 12, 13 / Old Surehand,1., 2., 3. Band (Band 1- 3) / 1. Auflage (erste Auflage!),

      Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, 1909 - 644 + 647 + 566 S. Einbände berieben u. bestaubt u. fleckig, schiefgelesen, einig. S. fleckig u. bestaubt - gutes Exempl. / 1. Band: Buchrücken rissig / 3. Band :erstes Bild lose G1043 *.* Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2840 erstes bis siebendes Tausend / 1. - 7. Tausend / 1. Auflage

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        The Old Man in the Corner

      London: Greening & Co.. 1909. First. First edition. Slight soiling to the spine, and the corners slightly bumped, a lovely, about fine copy, with no rubbing to the usually well-worn pictorial front board, lacking the rare jacket. A collection of stories featuring the nameless detective who never leaves his room, the precursor to Nero Wolfe. A superb copy of a book generally found very worn. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, Queen's Quorum. .

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        Vie de Jeanne d'Arc, 4 volumes

      Paris: Manzi, Joyant & Cie / Calmann-Levy. 1909-10. Hardcover. Near Fine. Four volumes. Full bright blue leather with gilt decorations, gilt ruling on the front covers, gilt titles on spines, gilt decorated compartments on spines, gilt top edges, and gilt ruled pastedowns, silk endpapers, 4 vols. housed in single sipcase, illustrated (including some in color), clean unmarked text, Near Fine copies in Good slipcase, age-toning or discoloration to some pages, covers of the books with some rubbing or wear to the edges, slipcase with wear along the edges, no dust jackets. We have housed the books in mylar. Text in French.

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        MASQUES & PHASES

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1909.. 1909.. Good. ESSAYS BY ROBERT ROSS WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN OSCAR WILDE'S FIRST MALE LOVER AND WAS LATER TO BE WILDE'S EXECUTOR, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ROSS - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine with a gilt-rule frame on the front cover. The head of the darkened spine is heavily chipped and torn. xxii, 315 & [i] deckle-edged pages. The overlapping edges of several pages are slightly darkened and creased. A discreet portrait of Robert Ross, clipped from a periodical, is mounted on the title page. The small book label of the "The Times (Book Club)" is mounted at the bottom of the rear pastedown. Good. A superb association copy, from the library of art historian George Charles Williamson, who is referred to on page 181 (and beyond) in the book, with his book label on the front endpaper and an autograph letter signed by the author Robert Ross addressed to him. The letter, penned on 9 inch high by 7 inch wide cream paper framed by a black-ruled mourning frame is tipped in preceding the half-title. In his letter, dated July 23rd, 1918, Robert Ross mentions his illness though he is still making arrangements to travel to Australia on behalf of the Government. Ross died less than 3 months later, in October 1918. Two obituaries, clipped from newspapers, are tipped in at the top of the letter, with the expected offsetting to the letter.The letter reads as follows: "Dear Dr. Williamson, / You are but one of a hundred on my conscience....I am quite unable now to do anything but neglect correspondence! I have no secretary. I have a vast amount of writing to do for Australia. I work at two government offices. I am really so tired and fagged that I can hardly stand. I am trying to get a passport for Australia. But being of military age (I thought it almost unbelievable) I doubt if I shall succeed. I went at last on Sunday to see Mrs. Tait. I found her as charming as her work. She was most amusing on the subject of Australia. Is there anything you think I can do for her or that you suggest that I should do? She ought certainly to have an exhibition. The Fine Arts Society I think would be the best place. Have you heard any news of Frank Hunt[?]? / Yours very sincerely, / Robert Ross".In an Obituary dated October 7, 1918: "Mr. A. Galt Ross, a brother, said that when he saw him last Thursday afternoon, when he was much amused to think that during his period of ill-health the witness had made so much fuss about the trip which he was to undertake to Australia for the Government in connection with Melbourne Art Gallery".Mrs. Tait, to whom Ross refers in his letter, is the watercolor and miniature painter Bess Norriss Tait (1878-1939) who was born in Melbourne.Additionally tipped-in at the rear of the book is a 6-page publication "Address and Presentation to Mr. Robert Ross", the first page of which is in the format of a form letter by Edmund Gosse, and others dated June 2nd, 1915. Gosse's preliminary text states that: "We enclose a copy of the Address which has been forwarded to Mr. Robert Ross and was published in the Press on the 29th March, 1915, together with a complete list of the signatories, exceeding three hundred. Subscriptions were also invited towards a gift or memorais to Mr. Ross and a sum of about 760 [British pounds] has been secured. It was found that Mr. Ross would himself prefer that the money should be devoted to a public object...." Gosse's introductory letter is followed by a list of signatories who support Ross's contribution to art and literature: "We whose names are set down below claim to be counted among your friends or at least your admirers. We desire in the first place to state publicly our recognition of your services to Art and Literature. You have long been distinguished for the justice and courage of your writings, and you have illuminated the expression of your views with humour and resource...." Among the signatories are such notable figures as H.G. Wells, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, J.M. Barrie, Maxim Gorky, Miss Sands, Siegfried Sassoon, Thomas Hardy, etc. The address is followed by a letter of appreciation from Robert Ross. Printed as a 7-1/2 inch high by 6-7/8 inch wide pamphlet. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened and the pamphlet has a short split along the fold.Openly gay at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, the journalist, art critic and art dealer Robert Baldwin "Robbie" Ross (1869-1918) was believed to have been Oscar Wilde's first male lover. The grandson of Robert Baldwin (who, with Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine) led Canada to autonomy from Britain), Robbie Ross is believed to have been Oscar Wilde's lover in 1886, before he even went to Cambridge. Openly gay, Ross, a student of King's College, Cambridge was the victim of bullying. He and Wilde were embroiled in frequent scandals and brushes with the law and, following Oscar Wilde's imprisonment in 1895, Ross went abroad. Ross returned and supported Wilde, both emotionally and financially, during Wilde's last years and was with him when he died in 1900. Following Oscar Wilde's death, Ross was appointed literary executor, tracking down and purchasing the rights to Wilde's texts (which had been sold off when Wilde was declared bankrupt) and fighting black market publications of Wilde's works as well as forgeries of erotic works alleged to be by Wilde. In 1908, Ross produced the definitive edition of Wilde's works. From 1901 through 1908, Ross managed London's Carfax Gallery which exhibited works by artists such as Aubrey Beardsley, William Blake and John Singer Sargent. An art critic for The Morning Post, Ross went on to mentor young poets and artists during the First World War, including Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Sadly still embroiled in scandal because of his sexuality, Ross and his friends were accused by Noel Pemberton Billings of being one of 47,000 homosexuals who were betraying the nation to the Germans. Even the actress Maud Allan, who played the role of Salome in Wilde's play, was accused by Billings of being part of this "Cult of the Clitoris". Maud Allan's susequent libel suit against Billings caused a national sensation. Robert Ross died suddenly in 1918 as he prepared to travel to Melbourne to open an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.The art historian George Charles Williamson (1858-1942) advised J. Pierpont Morgan on some of his purchases and wrote 3 commissioned catalogs on Morgan's collection, including the "Catalogue of the Collection of Jewels and Precious Works of Art, the Property of J. Pierpont Morgan". Other books which he authored and published include "The Miniature Collector: A Guide for the Amateur Collector of Portrait Miniatures", "Holman Hunt", and "Francesco Raibolini called Francia".

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        Imperial Cabinet Photograph of a Seated Maricopa Squaw

      - Cabinet card measures 5 3/4" x 3 3/4". Verso is dated August 3, 1909. And mailed from Tombstone to Bisbee [sic] Arizona. Penciled underneath no doubt by the sender "ain't she a brick". David Daniels in his "Photograph's Wet-Place Interlude in Arizona Territory, 1864-1880" in the Journal of Arizona History notes on p. 192 that this was often done of Apache women being photographs from the waist up. Mollie Fly continued to run the Tombstone gallery on her own and in 1905 she published a number of her late husband's famous photographs. She was inducted in 1989 into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame. A similar photograph measuring 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" sold at the Skinner Auction in 2002 for $811.

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        Bronzen aus Dodona in den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin.,

      Berlin , Verlga Geord Reimer, 1909 - 45 S. mit einigen Abbildungen im Text und 9 Heliogravüren auf 6 Tafeln Beeindruckendes und aufwendig gestaltetes Werk. 'Der Buchdruck und Heliogravüren wurden auf Geldern schem Büttenpapier in der Kunstanstalt von Georg Büxenstein 6 Comp. hergestellt. Den Einband fertigten die Berlner Buchbinder Wübben & Co. Die Schrift der Innentitel, der Widmung und der Entwurf des Einbandes sind von. E.R. Weiss. Durchgehend mit großem, aber hellen Feuchtigkeitsrand und Stockflecken. Einband etwas gewellt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STATISTISCHES JAHRBUCH DER STADT NÜRNBERG, 1. bis 21. Jahrgang (1909 - 1930). Alle 21 Jahrgänge, komplett!,

      Nürnberg : Druck Wilh. Tümmel u.a., 1909-1930. - 21 Jahrgänge in 7 Bänden. 21 Jahrgänge in 7 Bänden!! Umfangreiche Sammlung! Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Jahrgänge 1909-1911 wurden neu eingebunden. Restliche Einbände berieben, lichtgeblichen und angestaubt, Kanten teils bestoßen. Seiten unterschiedlich nachgedunkelt, teilweise an den Rändern leicht eingerissen, fleckig oder gering gewellt. Bindung bei allen Bänden fest. Guter bis akzeptabler Zustand. Es handelt sich noch um schöne Leseexemplare! mbx Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 9500

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        The short cut to India. The record of a journey along the route of the Baghdad Railway.

      Blackwood Edinburgh 1909 - First edition. 8vo., xiii, 381pp., 4 pages ads, large folding coloured map, numerous photographic plates, original pictorial red cloth, inner hinges repaired, a very good copy. The author was a Scots journalist who was special correspondent to The Times. The author of several books on the region, this one recounts his experiences travelling by train from Constantinople to the Persian Gulf just before the Young Turks Revolution. Ghani 139. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIFE OF ALICE FREEMAN PALMER

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1909. First edition. Attractive full crushed dark green morocco with bold gilt ruling and blossom design all four corners, front and back; spine with similar gilt blosoms on five compartments, signed with publisher's gilt pallet rear dentelle. An uncommon Riverside binding, produced under the oversight of L.A. Cole, noted binder of the period. George Palmer founded Wellesley College. Fine.

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        HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS (7 Vols plus Addenda and Corrigenda).

      Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons to 1975 1909 - Uniformly bound in green cloth with gilt titles to spines and regimental badge to front covers. The last three volumes in good dustwrappers, one lightly spotted and one scratched to rear with slight loss. The first four volumes are t.e.g. Each volume with bookplate to front pastedown, and some with a small additional label. Includes the paperback volume of addenda and corrigenda. The first two volumes have some stains to the spines. A few corners a little knocked and some general very light wear and spotting, but overall a very good and attractive set. Separately paginated. With very many plates, some in colour, fold-out views and maps, complete as per lists. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Story of the Household Cavalry

      London: Constable, first edition , 1909. 2 volumes. xviii and 777 pages. 33 plates including 6 in colour, 9 maps. Large 4to measuring 12 inches by 10 inches which is about 50% larger than the normal Royal 8vo edition. Large paper copy specially bound for the author in half red morocco and presented to his sister Frederica with a Latin inscription 'sorori suae dilectissimae Fredericae hunc libr: exiguum gratiae pignus d.d. Georgius auctor auxilii tempestius haud immemor MCMIX'. A fine copy of the rare special printing.

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        The Hunmasking of Robert-Houdin. Together with a Treatise on Handcuff Secrets.

      George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1909, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First EditionSize: 13,5cm x 20cm, Frontispiece - [viii] - 333 pages - (1f, portrait of Houdini) - [ix-xvi] - 110 pages - (2p, advertising). Cover is in very good condition, clean and tight. Bookplate of Dr Earl Reum on fep, signature of a previous owner on pastedown and at the top of page 69, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, clean, unmarked and tight. The condition of this book is virtually as new. Photos available upon request, Livre

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        THROUGH THE WALL.

      D. Appleton and Company, 1909. - First edition. Illustrated. Fine, tight, and bright clean copy in original decorated blue cloth. Possibly the earliest mystery to make use of the lie detector in order to determine either guilt or innocence. The description of the methods used are quite vivid, and in many ways are similar to methods used today. Haycraft Queen cornerstone title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Five (5) albumen photos relating to Robert Peary on two separate trips to the Arctic

      [New York ]: [Frederick A. Stokes Company], 1909. No binding. Good. 1) Albumen photograph of Peary's ship "The Falcon" , 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches, mounted to paper with notes. Penciled rectangle for cropping image drawn on photo, some flaking, otherwise in good condition. 2) Albumen photograph of Captain Henry Bartlett, 3-3/4"x4-1/2", and is mounted to paper. Penciled rectangle for cropping image drawn on photo, a couple of creases, otherwise in good condition3) Unknown person (child?) at the helm of the ship. Mounted albumen photo on card. 6-3/4"x 4-3/4 inches, image looks like the right bottom of leg and show have been retouched or darkened, crop marks on front card not into photos and writing on the back of the card, otherwise in good condition.4) Dr. J. W. GOODSELL, surgeon. Mounted albumen photo on card. 5 x 3-1/2 inches, image with crop marks on front card with small pieces of tape not into photos and writing on the front back of the card, otherwise in good condition.5) Charles PERCY, steward. Mounted albumen photo on card. 6-1/2 x 4 inches, image with crop marks on front card with small pieces of tape not into photos and writing on the front back of the card, otherwise in good condition. We have found 4 of these 5 specific albumen photos (1,2,4 &5) were used as photos printed in two books written and published by Frederick A. Stokes Company who most likely had these and used them to produce the final printed books.The books are Northward Over the "Great Ice", 1898 and The North Pole. 1909. Following are details of which photos were used and in which books. We were not able to find the printed book in which #3 Photo of the child at the helm called "hard over" was used.Northward Over the "Great Ice" : a Narrative of Life and Work Along the Shores and Upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897, With a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the Most Northerly Human Beings in the World, and an Account of the Discovery and Bringing Home of the Saviksue or Great Cape-York Meteorites...BY ROBERT E. PEARY. New York Frederick A. Stokes Company Two Volumes. 1898, 1st Edition. Two photos used:#1) Peary's ship "The Falcon", on page 4#2) Captain Henry Bartlett, on page 28In the 1890's Peary made several trips to Greenland, twice accompanied by his wife Josephine Diebitsch Peary. In 1894 the Falcon (built in Bremerhaven as Gronland in 1872 - 160 feet long and 458 tons) took Peary again to Greenland with eight Mexican donkeys, two St. Bernards, several teams of Eskimo dogs and a number of homing pigeons! Falcon arrived in Bowdoin Bay, Greenland on 3rd August and anchored in a small natural harbor which Peary named Falcon Bay.The North Pole. Its Discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic ClubBY ROBERT E. PEARY First Edition published in 1910 by Frederick A. Stokes Co.Two photos used:#4) Dr. J. W. Goodsell, Surgeon (p.18 holding rope) "Dr. Goodsell is a descendant of an old English family that has had representatives in America for two hundred and fifty years. His great grandfather was a soldier in Washington's army when Cornwallis surrendered, and his father, George H. Goodsell, spent many adventurous years at sea and fought through the Civil War in the Union army. Dr. Goodsell was born near Leechburg, Pa., in 1873. He received his medical degree from Pulte Medical College, Cincinnati, O., and has since practised medicine at New Kensington, Pa., specializing in clinical microscopy. He is a member of the Homeopathic Medical Society of Pennsylvania and of the American Medical Association. At the time of his departure on the expedition he was president of the Allegheny Valley Medical Society. His publications include "Direct Microscopic Examination as Applied to Preventive Medicine and the Newer Therapy" and "Tuberculosis and Its Diagnosis." "Dr. Goodsell was a solid, sturdy, self-made physician of Pennsylvania stock. His specialism in microscopy I trusted might give valuable results in a field not hitherto investigated in the North. He was to make microscopic studies of the germ diseases of the Eskimos." quotation from Peary in this book.#5) Charles Percy, steward (p.17 with apron on) Charles Percy, my steward, was a native of Newfoundland… "Hansen in the field and Percy as steward were the same as ever, invaluable in their respective lines. Chief Engineer Wardwell, also of the last expedition, aided by his assistant Scott, kept the machinery up to a high state of efficiency and has given the Roosevelt the force and power which enabled her to negotiate apparently impracticable ice." quoted from The Conquest of the North Pole, The New York Times, September 12 1909.

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        The Writings

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1909-12. With Introductions by the Author. 16 volumes, octavo. Original tan burckram, white paper title labels to spines, fore- and bottom-edge untrimmed. Illustrated frontispieces and plates. Ownership inscriptions. Spines sunned, repaired tear to the cloth at foot of spine in volume 1, very slight rubbing to ends and corners; a very good set, sound and internally clean. Autograph edition"; number 184 (throughout) of 750 copies, with, instead of the signed leaf that is tipped in in some copies, three leaves of original manuscript tipped in to the front of volumes 8, 11 and 12 (presumably in the volumes containing the stories to which they appertain).

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        Anne of Avonlea

      Boston: L. C. Page & Co, 1909. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Impression. viii, 367 pp. + adverts. Octavo. Tan cloth. Untrimmed. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Spine darkened, but retains gilt lettering. Board edges worn and corners bumped. The pictorial illustration on the front board has only some minor wear to the edges and is in fantastic shape. Owner's signature. Some light thumbing and stains. There is a bit of a wave to the text block and an angle to the spine. This is a lovely copy of Montgomery's second "Anne" book, introducing characters dear to this cataloguer's heart such as Paul and his Rock People, and the enigmatic Miss Lavendar. (Lechowick, 31)..

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