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        Golliwogg in the African Jungle

      Longmans Green and Co, London, New York, Bombay & Calcutta, 1909, Pictorial Boards, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Florence K UptonSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Oblong, 22cm by 28cm, 64 internal pages. Covers worn and rubbed, front hinge split, title page is first page of book (ie possible missing front free endpaper). one 1cm and one 4cm closed tear in margins of interior pages, a few minor fingermarks to margins. Glorious illustrations, bright and clear, pages tight. Golliwogg leads the five dolls on a journey to Africa to collect a zoo. Beautiful. 560g.

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        Press Cuttings: A Topical Sketch

      New York: Brentano's. 1909. First. First American edition. Copyright printing, one of 50 copies printed simultaneously with the English edition to establish copyright in the U.S. Faint crease to the front wrap, still a fine copy in wrappers. A lovely copy, purchased by us directly from a member of the Brentano family. .

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        The American Architect 6 Volumes

      New York : Swetland Pub. Co, 1909-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Quarto. Illustrated, plans. 1909 Part 1 and 2, 1911 Part 1 and 2, 1912 Part 1 and 2. Bound in 3/4 black leather. Black cloth boards. Gilt to spine. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Moderate rubbing to spine leather. Library markings from Forbes Library. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Aeroplani. Canti Alati di --. Col II° Proclama Futurista di F[ilippo]. T[ommaso]. Marinetti

      Poesia, Milano (Milan) 1909 - First edition. Inscribed to Giacomo Balla: "Al pittore Giacomo Balla omaggio di sentitissima ammirazione da Paolo Buzzi". In original wrappers. Inscribed to Giacomo Balla. 249 p. Giacomo Balla (1871-1958) was an Italian painter, one of the founders of Futurism. Balla signed the second Futurist Painting Manifesto in 1910 with Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo and Severini, although he did not exhibit with the group until 1913. Paolo Buzzi (1874-1956) was a futurist playwright and poet. First edition. Inscribed to Giacomo Balla: "Al pittore Giacomo Balla omaggio di sentitissima ammirazione da Paolo Buzzi" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The House of Whispers.

      London: Eveleigh Nash, 1909 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, colour portrait roundel to upper board. With the dust jacket. Partially erased ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Minor bumps to corners, very slight spotting and partial tanning to endpapers. A superb copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket with a short closed tear. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Life-Histories of Northern Animals. 1st US. 2 vols.

      Scribner's, 1909, - SETON, Ernest Thompson. Life-Histories of Northern Animals : An Account of the Mammals of Manitoba. With 68 Maps and 560 Drawings by the Author. Volume I.- Grass-Eaters. Volume II.- Flesh-Eaters. N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Pp 1267. Lg 8vo, tan cloth, leather labels to spines. Rubbed, spotting to fore-edge of cloth (especially of vol.2), else a very good, solid set. The two volumes for 800.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Histoires souveraines.

      . Bruxelles: Edm. Deman 1909. 368 pp. Bound in publisher's cloth, spine faded and cracked at edges. * No. 2 of 50 copies on Papier Japon..

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        Artificial and Natural Flight With 95 illustrations.

      London/New York: Whittaker & Co.. Inscribed by Maxim: To my old Friend Wm. Genth with the compliments of the Author Hiram S. Maxim - London, Jan. 1909". (William Genth was an arcade operator and game reseller. He had a manufacturing company in Cleveland, Ohio). Bound within: Original advertising of "Artificial and Natural Flight" - It is of especial interest and value to those making a study of Aeroplanes". American-born (Maine, 1840) Sir Hiram S. Maxim was rather unsuccessful as a designer of flying machines, but one of the contraptions he invented to simulate flight became one of the most successful amusement park rides of his time, and one that is still popular today, the "Captive Flying Machine." He held numerous patents on items ranging from light bulbs to hair-curling irons, but his great success was the "Maxim Gun." It was a machine gun that proved crucial in the Colonial wars of the British Empire, and which was largely improved by the invention of smokeless gunpowder by one other prolific inventor of the era, Hudson Maxim, who happened to be Hiram's brother. Maxim's true interest since his early years was flight and flying machines, and perhaps the invention and sale of guns was but a means of financing his experiments in flight. A small correction, most likely by Maxim himself, is inserted on p. x of the preface, where a number 20 is crossed out and replaced by a 10 in ink. Boards soiled and discolored at the edges, but still sturdy. Text very clean. Ninety five drawings and photographs. Overall, a good copy of this early treatise by one of the most interesting characters to undertake the exploration of human flight.. London/New York, Whittaker & Co., 1908. 8°. XV, 166 pages. Original cloth in rather poor condition. Inscribed by Maxim: To my old Friend Wm. Genth with the compliments of the Author Hiram S. Maxim - London, Jan. 1909". (William Genth was an arcade operator and game reseller. He had a manufacturing company in Cleveland, Ohio). Bound within: Original advertising of "Artificial and Natural Flight" - It is of especial interest and value to those making a study of Aeroplanes". American-born (Maine, 1840) Sir Hiram S. Maxim was rather unsuccessful as a designer of flying machines, but one of the contraptions he invented to simulate flight became one of the most successful amusement park rides of his time, and one that is still popular today, the "Captive Flying Machine." He held numerous patents on items ranging from light bulbs to hair-curling irons, but his great success was the "Maxim Gun." It was a machine gun that proved crucial in the Colonial wars of the British Empire, and which was largely improved by the invention of smokeless gunpowder by one other prolific inventor of the era, Hudson Maxim, who happened to be Hiram's brother. Maxim's true interest since his early years was flight and flying machines, and perhaps the invention and sale of guns was but a means of financing his experiments in flight. A small correction, most likely by Maxim himself, is inserted on p. x of the preface, where a number 20 is crossed out and replaced by a 10 in ink. Boards soiled and discolored at the edges, but still sturdy. Text very clean. Ninety five drawings and photographs. Overall, a good copy of this early treatise by one of the most interesting characters to undertake the exploration of human flight.

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        Progress Report of the Jamaica Bay Improvement Commission

      Martin B. Brown Press, New York 1909 - First edition. Octavo. 195pp., six large folding maps, with additional maps and illustrations. Original cloth gilt. Complimentary inscription of Philip P. Farley, one of the Commissioners. Slight rubbing and corners a trifle bumped, else near fine. Very scarce. *OCLC* locates six copies (five in New York, and the sixth in Germany). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ex Libris die sie nicht tauschten.,

      Paris, London und Wien, o. V. (Privatdruck), 1909 - 42 unpaginierte Blatt aus stärkerem Karton mit 21 montierten Exlibris. Brettschneider 86; Hayn-Gotendorf 9, 43. - Erschien als Privatdruck in einer einmaligen Auflage handnummerierter Exemplare - hier Exemplar Nr. 314. Der Künstler Franz von Bayros (1866 - 1824) ist bekannt für seine Illustrationen zu Klassikern der erotischen Literatur und für die von ihm geschaffenen erotischen Exlibris, welche in diesem Fall von besonders eindeutiger Natur sind. Das hiervorliegende ist eines seiner seltensten und gesuchtesten Werke. - Klammern minimal angerostet. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-8° (23,5 x 17,5 cm), Orig.-Halbpergamentband über fünf unechten Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckelbezüge und Vorsätze aus identischem Buntpapier. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Märchen aller Märchen oder Das Pentameron.

      . Unter Zugrundelegung der Übersetzung von Felix Liebrecht neu bearbeitet v. Hanns Floerke. 2 vols. München: Georg Müller 1909. With 10 illustrations by Franz von Bayros. LII + 568; 474 + [1] pp. Bound uncut with top edge gilt in publisher's decorated half calf. * Limited to 850 numbered copies..

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        The Natural History of British Game Birds With Eighteen Coloured Plates, seventeen Photogravures and two other Illustrations by Archibald Thorburn and J.G.Millais.

      New York/Bombay/Calcutta: Longmans, Green and Co.. Original cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Slightly rubbed binding. Number 501 of only 550 copies printed. Overall, but especially inside in wonderful condition. NO foxing to the illustrations.. New York/Bombay/Calcutta, Longmans, Green and Co., 1909. Folio. 142 pages. Original Hardcover. Original cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Slightly rubbed binding. Number 501 of only 550 copies printed. Overall, but especially inside in wonderful condition. NO foxing to the illustrations. [Nissen 636] Includes: The Capercaillie / The Black Grouse / The Red Grouse / The Common Ptarmigan / The True Pheasants / The Common Pheasant / The Chinese Pheasant / Hagenbeck's Pheasant / The Mongolian Pheasant / The Prince of Wales's Pheasant / The Japanese Pheasant / Reeve's Pheasant / The Common Partridge / The Red-Legged Partridges / The Common Red-Legged Partridge / The Quail. John Guille Millais (24 March 1865 ?- 24 March 1931), known as "Johnny" Millais, was an English artist, naturalist, gardener and travel writer who specialised in wildlife and flower portraiture. He travelled extensively around the world in the late Victorian period detailing wildlife often for the first time. He is noted for illustrations that are of a particularly exact nature. Millais is one of the most respected of British ornithologists and bird artists producing between 1890 and 1914 a series of books on birds and other natural history subjects. In the study of ornithology he was renowned for his portraiture of wildfowl and game birds, the subjects of his three most famous works: Natural History of British Feeding Ducks;British Diving Ducks and British Game Birds. They rank amongst some of the finest work on wildfowl ever published. Each bird receives individual treatment in text and detailed exact chromolithographs, some of which are by his friend and pre-eminent bird artist of the day Archibald Thorburn (1860?-1935). Each species is represented by two or three individuals on a plate drawn in attitudes of feeding, resting and courtship. The books are lavish and with just 400 to 600 original editions published are now prized as examples of a certain type of High Victorian grandeur. Millais?' skills are essentially Victorian, as private wealth allowed him to indulge on a grand scale his passions. He was undoubtedly tenacious. His son Raoul Millais spoke of him as an "astonishing man and his power of concentration was such that once he took up a subject he never left it until he knew more about it than anyone in the World". This tenacity to get a job done to the best of abilities was never better illustrated in his preparations for Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland (1904) where he spent months with the whaling fleet in the Atlantic in order to study first hand a group of mammals that had hitherto received little attention. The work which appeared in a limited print run in 1904 also contains illustrations and chromolithographs by George Edward Lodge (1860?-1954) and Archibald Thorburn. He also wrote biographies of his father John Everett Millais and Frederick Courtney Selous. In addition there were important authoritative works on rhododendrons,azaleas and magnolias and also a number of sculptures of birds including one of fighting game birds now owned by the Horsham Museum. (Wikipedia)

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        Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration. By -- Copenhagen. [Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 209. pp. 281-317]

      Royal Society, London 1909 - First edition, offprint. Presentation copy. "N. Bohr" in red crayon on front wrapper. Inscribed in ink in Danish to "Hr. Prof. E. Biilmann ærbødigst fra Forfatteren." [Mr. Professor E. Biilmann respectfully from the author]. In original wrappers. Wrappers with folding mark, little soiling. Spine slightly damaged. Housed in green folder. 281-317, (1) p. Presentation copy of Bohr's first published scientific paper, his only experimental work, written while he was a 20-year-old student at Copenhagen University. Inscribed by Bohr in Danish on front wrapper to Einar Biilmann (1873-1946), chemist and professor at Copenhagen University. The original paper was written in Danish in 1906, it survives in the Bohr Archives, but it was never published. This English translation was submitted to the Royal Society in 1908 where it was published in the following year. Extremely scarce. [Ref.: A. Pais: Niels Bohr's Times, 1991, p. 101.]. In original wrappers. Wrappers with folding mark, little soiling. Spine slightly damaged. Housed in green folder First edition, offprint. Presentation copy. "N. Bohr" in red crayon on front wrapper. Inscribed in ink in Danish to "Hr. Prof. E. Biilmann ærbødigst fra Forfatteren." [Mr. Professor E. Biilmann respectfully from the author] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 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. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo.

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        The Great Sea Horse.

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Twenty Poems.

      London: [Printed by William Clowes for Maurice Buxton Forman], 1909. - Twenty poems culled from Household Words, 1850-1856, collected and reprinted here for the first time in book form - albeit a piracy with an "unrevealing imprint" (Collins), almost certainly compiled by the son of H. Buxton Forman and published just after Meredith's death. Although it falls beneath the cloud of Buxton-Forman/Wise Inc., Twenty Poems is nonetheless a legitimate first edition and unlike some of their other publications, the limitation of 25 copies may actually be relied upon (well, almost). 8vo, original white buckram, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Unopened. Collie 55; and see John Collins, The Two Forgers, page 197; and Collins and Nicholas Barker, A Sequel to an Inquiry, page 187. Fine copy, enclosed in a cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. First edition, one of 25 numbered copies; this is number 14. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of George Meredith. The Memorial Edition. 27 volumes.

      London, Constable, 1909-, 1911.. circa 22,3 x 15,5 cm. Together about 10000 pages, with several plates Original green cloth with gilt spine. The Memorial Edition complete in 27 volumes with a bibliography, various readings and a large chronological list in the last volume. - Well preserved, bindings a little dusty and faded and with few unobtrusive stains, insid clean and uncut. - A heavy set of 27 volumes! No shipping to Switzerland! Shipping outside the EC will be expensive!.

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        Magie et Religion dans l'Afrique du Nord

      Alger, Edition Adolphe Jourdan 1909 - Reliure pleine toile Marron, pièce de titre or sur toile rouge, 617 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATKINSON'S SIGN PAINTING UP TO NOW

      Frederick J. Drake & Company, Chicago 1909 - oblong small 4to. light brown cloth with decorative lettering in orange, green, and black. (vi), 378 pages. A complete manual of the Art of Sign Painting - Contains Ninety Six Designs or Layouts and accompanying color notes - Seventy Five Alphabets embracing all standard styles, their modifications and alternates - Comprehensive text covering all practical phases of the art - for every day reference in the shop. First edition. Covers rubbed with minor spotting. Inside hinges cracked but solid. light brown cloth with decorative lettering in orange, green, and black [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Le Morte Darthur] The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Grael, and in the End, Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All

      [London]: [J.M. Dent], 1909. Hard Cover. Very Good. Aubrey Beardsley. Aubrey Beardsley. Hard Cover. Second Edition. 1 of 1500 copies of which 1000 were for the United Kingdom and 500 for the U.S. This is the first edition published in one volume. The text was taken as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster in 1485, but now spelled in modern style. In his introduction, Professor John Rhys describes Le Morte as incomparable. The same can be said for Aubrey Beardsley's beautiful and remarkable designs ( a term he preferred to "illustrations"). Beardsley was only 20 years old when Dent commissioned him to do all of the designs for this work. It was a leap of faith on the part of Dent in to take a chance on an unproven artist. The illustrations were done during 1892-1894 for the initial issue in parts, beginning in June 1893. There are sixteen full page and four double-page illustrations, 43 borders, 288 chapter headings, initial letters and ornaments (many repeated). According to Lasner 22B, this edition includes ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the first edition. Large quarto bound in the publisher's green cloth with designs in gilt by Beardsley on the front cover and spine. Some bumping to spine and boards, and very small creases to top and bottom of spine. The covers are quite nice with bright gilt Beardsley design. Offsetting to endpapers, but the text pages are in very good condition, and the illustrations are clean and bright. The paper shows only the lightest of aging. In very good condition. i-liv pages with Rhys and Caxton prefaces, and the table of contents. 624 pages. LIT/102814.

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        Jimbo A Fantasy

      London, England: MacMillan and Co., Limited. Fine with no Dust Jacket. 1909. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 5.5 x 7.5 in.: 258 pages. Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. Extremely Bright Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and embossed scrollwork/drawings on spine and front board, no marks or writing found anywhere, pages are clean, bright white, tightly bound, and square cornered. Binding feels "unread", it is so tight. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. A beautiful copy of a classic novel. This is the author's first full-length novel. .

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        Goethes Saämtliche Werke.

      Mnch., Georg Müller bzw. Bln., Prophyläen (1909-1925).. Priv. Halbledereinbände mit Rückenschildchen. 45 Bde.3 Erg.-Bde. u. 1 Suppl.-Bd. (alles). Kl.-4°. Taf. Obere Kante mit Goldschnitt. -Die ersten 4-5 Bde. gering stockfl.. Sehr dekorative Reihe, ausgezeichnete Buchbinderarbeit.

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        THE WORKS OF GEORGE MEREDITH - MEMORIAL EDITION - TWENTY SIX VOLUMES

      CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1909 - 8745 TOTAL Pp. TWENTY SIX VOLUMES OF TWENTY SEVEN VOLUME SET. VOL. I. THE SHAVINGS OF SHAGPAT 298 p., VOL II. THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL 542 p., VOL. III SANDRA BELLONI (i) 298 p., VOL. IV. SANDRA BELLONI (ii) 312 p., VOL. V RHODA FLEMING 499 p., VOL. VI EVAN HARRINGTON 572 p., VOL. VII VITTORIA (i) 320 p., VOL. VIII VITTORIA (ii) 309 p., VOL. IX THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY RICHMOND (i) 342 p., VOL. X THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY RICHMOND (ii) 343 p., VOL. BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER (i) 316 p., VOL. XII BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER (ii) 315 p., VOL. XIII THE EGOIST (i) 294 p., VOL. XIV THE EGOIST (ii) 332 p., VOL. XV TRAGIC COMEDIANS 201 p., VOL. XVI DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS 494 p., VOL. VII ONE OF OUR CONQUERORS 514 p., VOL. XVIII LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA 354 p., [missing VOL. IXX THE AMAZING MARRIAGE], VOL. XX CELT AND SAXON 224 p., VOL. XXI FARINA GENERAL OPIE TALE OF CHLOE 266 p., VOL. XXII THE HOUSE ON THE BEACH GENTLEMEN OF FIFTY THE SENTIMENTALISTS 200 p., VOL. XXIII MISCELLANEOUS PROSE 213 p., VOL. XXIV POEMS (i) 264 p., VOL. XXV POEMS (ii) 271 p., VOL. XXVI POEMS (iii) 279 p., VOL. XXVII VARIOUS READINGS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 373 p. PUBLICATION 1909-1910. COPYRIGHT 1897. MEMORIAL EDITION. DESCRIPTION: GREEN CLOTH HARDBOUND, GILT STAMPED/EMBOSSED TITLE/DESIGN ON SPINE COVER/FRONT BOARDS, TISSUE GUARDED FRONTIS ENGRAVING WITH OTHER NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT TEXTS, GILT UPPER LEAF EDGE. DIMENSIONS: 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 1 1/4 - 1 1/2" each volume. CONDITION: VERY GOOD +; SUNNED SPINE COVERS, SOME VERY GENTLY BUMPED SPINE CROWN/HEELS/RUBBED BOARDS, VOL. I (VERY FINE ENDPAPER TEAR AT FRONT/REAR HINGE), A CRISP CLEAN VOLUME SET. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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;

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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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        THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER

      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.

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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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        JIMBO: A FANTASY

      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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        LIFE OF MARY BAKER G. EDDY

      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 AAAI.ai).

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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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