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      UNK. The Quintessential Cowboy Movie Star. Original photo print, matted and framed. 17" x 14 1/2." Image size 12" x 9 1/2." Inscribed by Tom Mix, who is in full western costume. Tom Mix appeared in over 300 Western films, his career spanning 26 years from 1909 through 1935. Mix's movies were famous for their quick action and dare-devil stunts, all performed by Tom and his horse, Tony. Fine.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Il Corriere dei Piccoli. Supplemento illustrato del "Corriere della Sera". Rivista settimanale.

      S. t., S. l. 1909 - In 4°, br., ogni fasc. è di 16 pp. Disponiamo : Anno I - 1909 - nn. 10, 11, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30, 43 e 50, alcuni fogli sciolti e con mende. Anno III - 1911 - nn. 13, 24 e 51, mende su alcuni fogli. Anno IV - 1912 - nn. 4, 5, 27 e 36, piccole mende su alcuni fogli. Anno VI - 1914 - nn. 5, 6, 8 e 33. Anno IX - 1917 - 48 numeri su 52, risultano mancanti i nn. 1, 4, 7 e 15, mende su alcuni fogli. Anno XXIV - 1932 - n. 1 ( con mende alle prime pp. e mancante dell'ultimo foglio- p.15/16), 3, 4, 5, dal n. 10 al 20 , dal 23 al 51, per un totale di 44 numeri. Numerosi disegni a colori. Piccoli strappi e/o alcuni fogli sciolti, il n. 18 è mancante della metà inferiore della prima p. Gli anni dal 1909 al 1914 compresi sono alti cm. 30,5 i restanti anni cm. 38. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        Gestern. Dramatische Studie in einem Akt in Versen. Dritte Auflage.

      Berlin, Fischer, 1909. - 56, (6) SS. Originalpappband. Vortitel mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Autors "zu freundlichem Gedenken" an den Dramaturgen und Schriftsteller Franz Horch (1901-51) mit Unterschrift, datiert 1923. - Die insgesamt vierte Ausgabe von Hofmannsthals Erstlingswerk (die zweite unter diesem Titel). - Der Einband gering lichtrandig. Jacoby 3. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. 6 Bde. (3 Bde. u. 3 Ergänzungsbände).

      München, Albert Langen, o. J. (1909ff.) - 4°, zus. ca. 2400 S., unzähl. Textabb, zahlr., meist farb. Taf., OLwd. m. Deckel- u. Rückenpräg. (die Normalbände m. farb. Deckelschildern), gelbe (Normalbde.) bzw. schwarze (Erg.bde) Rundumschnitte., Stempel a. Vs., selten die Lwd. min. unfrisch (Fingerflecken) und tlw. min. unsauber ( 3 Rücken etw. unsauber), allg. etw. locker im Gelenk, 3 Bl. in 2 mit geflickten Rissen (2 cm), frisches und schönes Ex. Bd. 1: Renaissance; 2: Die galante Zeit; 3: Das bürgerliche Zeitalter. In den Ergänzungsbänden das jeweils verfängliche Material, darum als Privatdruck gekennzeichnet. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hodder & Stoughton 1909 - 1909. Very good condition with no wrapper. Autograph Edition De Luxe, Limited to 50 copies. Large format (32 x 26cm). Bound in attractive brown leather with gilt titles, vignettes and borders. 30 lovely tipped-in colour plates mounted on cream card with green decorative borders and captioned paper guards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. This is copy no. 22, SIGNED by the author. Corners are slightly worn and covers a little edge rubbed. Spine has been professionally rebacked retaining the original spine piece (which is worn). A few light fingermarks and tiny foxspots else contents clean. A very nice copy of a handsome and very scarce book. [R] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Song of the English, A

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. - One of 500 Copies, Signed by W. Heath Robinson[ROBINSON, W. Heath, illustrator]. KIPLING, Rudyard. A Song of the English. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1909].First separate edition. Limited to 500 copies (this copy being No. 311), numbered and signed by the artist. Large quarto (12 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 308 x 252 mm.). [65] leaves. Thirty color plates (including frontispiece), mounted on leaves with color border decorations. Descriptive tissue guards, each with a miniature line illustration. Pictorial title and fifty-nine black and white line illustrations in the text (half-page or smaller). Title printed in red and black.Original vellum over boards with front cover pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and spine pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and green. Later brown silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine copy."The next important task I undertook, was the illustration of an edition of Rudyard Kipling’s A Song of the English to be published by Hodder & Stoughton in the year 1908. It became necessary for me to meet the author and discuss the proposed book with him. For this purpose, I travelled down to Burwash where he lived at that time. This was an excursion I shall always remember. I was met at Heathfield and journeyed thence in a motor-car. There were few cars on the road in those days and this in itself was a joyful experience as we drove through the pleasant Sussex lanes. Bateman’s, the house at Burwash, where Rudyard Kipling lived, was a fine old building with stone mullioned windows. It was in the midst of wind-blown Sussex country. There was a faint smell of the sea in the air wafted across the few miles of country from the shore where the Coastwise lights of England watch the ships of England go. It was a fitting setting in which to find the author of A Song of the English.He met and entertained me with a quiet affability, which speedily removed the shyness I felt at first in his presence. Before long I was quite at home with him. His own knowledge of illustration gave him an appreciation of the artist’s point of view. While making suggestions, he realized that the illustrator must have as free a hand as possible. His sympathetic understanding of my part in the undertaking made me feel that I was consulting with a brother artist. I spent a happy and for me a helpful day. It was a great inspiration for the work I had in hand to be in such close association with the author’s interesting personality. I am always glad to remember that he was satisfied with my illustrations to his book." (W. Heath Robinson, My Line of Life. pp.126-127)"This poem originally appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine, May, 1893, prior to its inclusion in The Seven Seas, 1896" (Martindell).Beare 61b. Lewis, p. 215. Livingston 321. Martindell 133 (giving the date of publication as 1913). Stewart 151.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Lavori in Oftalmologia.

      Neapel, V. Pasquale, 1909. - 3 Bde. IX, 348, (2) SS. 332, (2) SS. 343, (2) SS. Mit Portraitfrontispiz und 40 teils farbigen Tafeln. Rote Originalleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln. Folio. Erste und einzige Ausgabe der gesammelten Schriften; selten. Enthält auch den Atlas über Lidbildung, nachgewiesen bei Albert/Norton 586 ("Saggio di blefaroplastie" von 1883, hier in Bd. 2 abgedruckt und ebenfalls mit 19 Tafeln). Dieser "ist dadurch ausgezeichnet, dass die ursprünglichen Störungen und die schließlichen Erfolge im Lichtbild naturgetreu festgehalten, nicht in Umrisszeichnung dargestellt sind" (Hirschberg XIV, § 736, 99f.). Des weiteren zahlreiche Arbeiten über Fibrome des Tränensacks, Tränendrüsen-Geschwulst, Verknöcherung der Linse sowie über Lidkrebs, skrofulöse Tarsitis, Gliom der Netzhaut, Mucocele des Siebbeins, klinische Abhandlungen über Keratoplastik etc. - Carlo de Vincentiis (1849-1904) war Professor der Augenheilkunde in Palermo, "wo er sich einen bedeutenden Ruf als Augenoperateur erworben hat" (Hirsch VI, 120). - Schönes, breitrandiges und sauberes Exemplar. Fischer 1621. Gilhofer, Kat. 141 (Naturwissenschaften), 541 (dieses Exemplar).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Houghton Mifflin 1909-12, Boston - 16 volumes. Illustrated. Bound in full tan crushed morocco, t.e.g, gilt spine titles and rules in the panels and on the bands, red morocco doblures with fancy gilt corner pieces, watered silk flyleaves, the upper and lower covers with sets of seven poppies formed from blue on-lays, each with long stems terminating in small gilt hearts with gilt pointelles between, the entire design inverted below, the entire design surrounded with stylized gilt rule, double rules at the edges The binding are quite possibly the work of Constance Karslake of the Guild of Women Binders. They are strikingly similar to the binding design on "The Centaur", illustrated on plate seven in "The Bindings of Tomorrow" by Eliot Anstruther; and the poppy tools are also strikingly similar to the tools used in a Hampstead Bindery binding in our possession which we attribute to her as well One crown with small chip, the top edge gilt slightly damaged, all else fine - a stunning set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., . 1909 - xvii,551,[1]pp. plus sixteen photogravures (including frontispiece portrait), one folding facsimile letter, and one folding map. Titlepage printed in red and black. Half title. Thick quarto. Original green morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands, covers ruled and front cover stamped in gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, t.e.g. Moderate wear and minor fading to spine and extremities; minor scuffing to boards. Original printed tissue guards intact. Small ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Extremely light foxing on first few leaves, else fine internally. A very good copy. Deluxe issue of the first edition, limited to 250 copies signed by Dorothy Stanley, this copy numbered 22. Containing a finely detailed, folding two-color map of central Africa, with Stanley's routes outlined in three colors and an accompanying outline of England and Wales drawn in the same scale for land size comparison. Henry Morton Stanley, the most accomplished and celebrated 19th-century African explorer, was also one of his era's greatest self- inventors, a feat both chronicled and extended in his posthumously published AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Stanley was born John Rowlands in 1841, the illegitimate son of a housemaid in Wales. As a child, Rowlands suffered years of cruelty at the hands of his family and in the workhouse where he was raised from the age of six. In 1859, Rowlands fled to America and came under the care of a New Orleans cotton merchant named Henry Morton Stanley, who informally adopted Rowlands and gave him his name. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the younger Stanley enlisted in the Confederate Army. In 1862 he fought and was taken prisoner at Shiloh, where, to obtain his release, he enlisted in the Union Army. Soon thereafter, he became a ship's clerk in the Union Navy and would become one of the few people to see battle from both sides of the Civil War (Hochschild, p.25). Following the war, Stanley was hired as a newspaper correspondent for the St. Louis MISSOURI DEMOCRAT. He was assigned to Gen. Hancock's army in the Indian campaigns and distinguished himself with dramatic dispatches to both the .DEMOCRAT and various publications on the East Coast. The entire first half of the book is devoted to Stanley's adventures in the Civil War and the Plains Indian Wars. In 1868 the NEW YORK HERALD hired Stanley to cover war in Abyssinia and in 1869 sent him to find Dr. Livingstone. For the next twenty years Stanley explored and charted much of the African interior, wrote several best- selling books, and helped establish the Congo Free State of Belgian King Leopold II, setting the stage for one of the darkest chapters in the history of European imperialism. In the final years of his life, Stanley lectured widely on his adventures and defended Leopold's massive project against international charges of mass murder and de facto slavery. During this time he also worked on his AUTOBIOGRAPHY, "as he indicates, out of a desire to make his nature and character comprehensible to the world which knew him in the day of his fame" (DAB). The book, which Stanley did not live to complete, was edited and prepared for publication by his wife, Dorothy. Nearly half the work is devoted to Stanley's early life in Wales and America, the formative years that molded the conquering figure of international renown. "It was the American Stanley," according to Constance Lindsay Skinner in the DAB, "the man who had seen the wheel-ruts of pioneer wagons on the western prairie and young sturdy towns on recent Indian battle-grounds, who looked at the Congo region and saw nothing there to daunt determined men thoroughly equipped with the means and methods of civilization." Contemporary scholars write of Stanley and his AUTOBIOGRAPHY with a less celebratory tone, noting the excesses of his career as a Congo taskmaster and the various contradictory and probably fanciful elements in his memoirs (Hochschild, pp.23-25, 235). Nevertheless, Stanley's life and his final boo

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Les soers Vatard

      Les soers Vatard. Illustrées de... J.- F. Raffaëlli. Préface de Lucien Descaves. Paris (A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, successeur) 1909.4to. (265x207 mms). Illustrated with partly coloured etchings in 2 states. Original wrappers.Contemporary full brown morocco binding, slightly worn, inner gilt dentelles, upper cover with mosaic and gilt floral ornaments in colours, spine with gilt titles, partly faded, upper edge gilt, otherwise trimmed (signed DERVOIS). Together with a case. Bookplate H. J. Hintze.Edition printed in 250 copies, this number 65 on large Japan paper with etchings in two states. Very good copie.

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        The Roosevelt I Know: Ten Years of Boxing With the President- and Other Memories of Famous Fighting Men.

      New York. B.W. Dodge and Co. 1909. - The Authorized Special Limited Edition. This is copy number 149 signed in ink by Mike Donovan to the limitation page. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates depicting caricatures and drawings of memorable boxing people and events. 8vo (5" x 7.5"). Bound in gilt titled burgundy cloth. Certainly one of the most sought after and admired books on the sport of Boxing, this signed limited edition is exceedingly rare. Covers and spine rubbed. Portion of rear cover faded light. Reapir to preface page with several small tape offsets as well as trimmed edge. Some scattered, very light foxing. A Very Good, tight, bright copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Large quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial block to the front board taken from the original, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 20 tipped in colour plates mounted, tissues. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy finely bound. Signed Limited Edition of 750 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Goethes Sämtliche Werke 1-45 [With 4 supplementary Volumes, including:] Goethe als Persönlichkeit. ..gesammelt von Heinz Umelung 1749-1832 (3 vols., 1925) [and:] Die Bildnisse Goethes (München, George Müller)

      Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, [1909-1925]. 49 vols., 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches). . Bound in half pebbled black publisher's morocco and cloth, edges black. A nice, solid set

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      1909. American De luxe EditionOne of 200 Numbered Copies[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. OMAR KHAYYÁM. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. New York: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., 1909].American De Luxe Edition. Limited to 200 numbered copies (this copy being No. 192). Large quarto (12 5/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 313 x 250 mm.). [124] pp. (including inserted title). Twenty color plates mounted on buff vellum-like paper with gilt over tan decorative borders. With descriptive tissue guards. Text printed on rectos only within a brown decorative border.Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Tan endpapers stamped in light olive green with a repeated peacock feather design. Vellum spine a little dust soiled, silk ties missing. Housed in the original white cardboard slipcase (worn). An excellent copy, almost identical to the UK De Luxe edition."In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement... was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and a treasure. Its public acceptance was immediate and great."Hughey 21b.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      F. Warne & Co 1909 - First edition. 8vo. Original green paper covered boards with large pictorial onlay in very scarce printed glassine dustwrapper. A fine book, which is very clean and crisp, just a little browning to the edges of the boards, where the slightly undersized glassine has not covered the boards. In a very good glassine dustwrapper, which has a little edge wear, but is unusually complete. One of three large format books issued by Potter. This title is rarely found in its dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Messina e Reggio prima e dopo il terremoto del 28 dicembre 1908. Before and after the earthquake of dec.28 th 1908. Avant et apres le tremblement de terre du 28 decembre 1908. Vor und nach dem Erdbeben vom 28 28 Dez.1908

      Società Fotografica Italiana, Firenze 1909 - La Società Fotografica Italiana a perpetuo ricordo dell'arte che sorrise alle distrutte città, del flagello che le annientò, della fratellanza umana che ne diminuì lo strazio, fece questo lavoro dedicandolo all'Opera naz. di Patronato della regina Elena per gli orfani del terremoto. Formato 8° oblungo( 30x26), pp.437-1 b., con centinaia di fotoincisioni + 1 carta con isosismiche + 1 tavola ripiegata con i grafici del sismografo dell'Osserv. Ximeniano di Firenze + pp.9 con grafici dei sismografi di Monaco, Parc St. Maur, Vienna, Sofia, Ottawa, Tortosa, Rocca di Papa, Tokio + 2 carte di cui una topogr. e una con le profondità marine della parte della Sicilia e della Calabria colpite dal terremoto. Bella legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli impressi e fregi oro oro. Una piccola mancanza ad un angolo bianco di una carta, senza alcuna perdita di testo o immagini, per il resto solo leggeri segni del tempo in esemplare più che buono. Fotografie e testo in italiano, francese, inglese e tedesco. Il testo: G.D'Annunzio: Prefazione; Pasquale Villari: In presenza del disastro; Corrado Ricci: Note messinesi; V.Spinazzola: Reggio!; G.Alfani (dir. dell'Osserv. Ximeniano): Il terremoto e la sua registrazione; Ugo Ojetti: Questo libro. I servizi fotografici: Messina prima del terremoto; Messina dopo il terremoto (con foto anche su due pagg. con vedute di Messina distrutta); Reggio prima del terremoto; Reggio dopo il terremoto (con 1 doppia con veduta di Reggio distrutta); Stilo, Gerace, Bagaladi, Cannitello, Scilla, Seminara, Palmi, Tropea, Pizzo, Amanea prima del terremoto; Pellaro, Gerace, S.Caterina, Catona, Villa S. Giovanni, Cannitello, Scilla, Favazzina, Bagnara, S.Eufemia, Seminara, Palmi, S.Procopio dopoil terremoto; Scene di orrore, salvataggi, provvedimenti; Tipi, usi e costumi; Fenomeni vulcanici; Navi che prestano soccorso dopo la catastrofe (con 59 navi americane, francesi, tedesche, inglesi, russe, spagnole, portochesi e italiane). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Success Magazine: Volume XII - Number 176 - 12 MONTHS BOUND January THRU DECEMBER 1909

      THE SUCCESS COMPANY, NEW YORK 1909 - Black covered boards with 1.5 inch portion of boards and corners in burgundy leather. Moderate book, shelf, edge-wear, rubs and discoloration. Moderate wear to corners. Backstrip of the spine is removed. Front and back hinge cracks. Ex-Library. Library stamp laid in on the front paste-down page. Foxing and browning paes. Few front pages torn but reinforced with tape. Tape on some pages has turned yellow. Illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout. DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 850 [Attributes: 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"

      Wm. Heinemann,, London: 1909 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Philosophy of Loyalty

      New York: Macmillan, 1909 - INSCRIBED by the author and his wife to John Albrecht Walz, "with gratitude and best wishes. " The most important statement of ethics by one of the founders of pragmatism. Royce argues that to lead a morally significant life, one must not simply conform to conventional norms; rather, one actively strive towards a worthy communal goal. Moral responsibility is thus predicated on loyalty towards communal causes. But loyalty is not blind. One must remain critically alert. More important than supporting parochial goals (which may be misguided) is a commitment to universal goods -- a "loyalty to loyalty." Drawing on Schopenhauer and anticipating Existentialism, Royce's philosophy of loyalty has been profoundly influential in molding contemporary democratic theory. Royce had studied philosophy in Leipzig and Gottingen; Walz was a professor of German literature at Harvard, where Royce taught and where these lectures were originally delivered: a wonderful association. A bright, tightly bound near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sense and Sensibility

      MACMILLAN, LONDON 1909 - Leather ( AS SOFT TO THE TOUCH AS THE SKIN OF MY 5 MONTH OLD GRANDSON ) bound, BRIGHT gilt lettering on spine, gilt fore edges are so bright they CAN BE USED AS MIRRORS. brown ribbon markers, raised ribbed spines, tight binding, clean bodies and unmarked texts. half and full page illustrations throughout book DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 340 FINEST CONDITION LEATHER BOUND WE HAVE HAD GIFT QUALITY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Memoir of Colonel James Steel C.B., written and printed by his Son …

      Surbiton: [For the Author,], 1909. With a Preface by Colonel K. J. W. Coghill … Octavo. Original blue diced cloth, leather title label to the spine. Portrait frontispiece and 5 other plates, 3 plans, one full-page facsimile, facsimile signature to the text. Cloth mottled, spine sunned, light toning, some foxing, very good. First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies on OCLC: BL, London Library, and universities of Minnesota and Arizona. Substantial account of service in the Java expedition, 1811, First Anglo-Burmese War, Second Anglo-Sikh War, and Indian mutiny. Steel became commanding officer of the 2nd Bengal Europeans (later Munster fusiliers) and led them in the Punjab during 1848-9 at the battles of Chillianwalla and Goojerat. This copy inscribed by the author to W. N. Thompson and numbered 48 on the half-title (though the size of the edition is nowhere mentioned). With a letter of presentation tipped-in, in which Steel remarks that "This is not a very satisfactory performance, but as it is not for sale it escapes criticism. It is not an easy thing to start a new trade at the age of 70.

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        Is Shakespeare Dead? From My Autobiography

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1909 - 149 pages with two frontispiece plates. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover and gilt head page ends. (McBride page 233) (Blanck:3509) (Firsts volume 8, number 7/8 page 7) First American edition, second state. Twain was sincerely on the side of the Baconians in the Shakespeare-Bacon Controversy and he explains why in this essay. It also contains revealing autobiographical passages, and so is not without interest. Harper & Brothers was not eager to publish this volume, but they prepared a large edition, the size of which is unknown. Condition: Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket chipped at edges with some loss to spine ends. Jacket first state. Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket professionally restored by Octavaye Studios. A very good to fine copy with a very good but scarce jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The [LE MORTE D'ARTHUR] 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 Greal and in the end le Morte DArthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of them All. The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and Printed by William Caxton at Westminster the Year MCCCCLXXXV and now Spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. MDCCCCIX [1909]

      J.M. Dent & Co. 1909 - The 1909, Second Edition and incorporates additional work, missed from the First Edition. It is the edition most often reproduced. Sir Thomas Malory's medieval version of the legend of King Arthur, first published by Caxton in 1485, was an important early commission for Aubrey Beardsley. It followed an introduction to the publishers J.M. Dent who were looking for an illustrator for a new edition in medieval and William Morris style but produced less costly than the latter. Beardsley received £250 for his work. Originally issued in 12 monthly parts between 1893 and 1894, it was bound on completion (2 volumes or 3 volumes for the handmade-paper edition). Beardsley's powerful and expressive style changes somewhat through the course of the work and the stylistic mannerisms at the beginning (influenced by Burne-Jones, Walter Crane and William Morris) give way to his own distinctive style later on, although somewhat simplified some say, as he later tired of the book's workload. Morris took an intense dislike to the book, largely because of the mechanical reprographic techniques used. Beardsley's response was: "the truth is that, while his work is a mere imitation of the old stuff, mine is fresh and original." The illustrations contain the first appearance of Beardsley's new signature (three vertical lines and three heart-shaped forms). Stylistically, the illustrations demonstrate Beardsley's evolving powers of design, often pierced with sinister touches, and a weaving together of popular themes in romantic art of love and death, which fascinated Beardsley. There are said to be nearly approx 350 separate initials, chapter headings, borders, ornaments and large and small illustrations. This SUPERBLY BOUND, unique, striking and darkly handsome binding is confirmed as by the British poet and academic, Jane Griffiths, ca. 1993 out of her South Burlingham Workshop, Norfolk, having been commissioned by the poet and publisher, Peter Scupham of the Mandeville Press and Mermaid Books fame. Swirling-grained black leather on heavy boards with raised dark leather artwork of trees and branches probably depict The Forest of Bedegraine. A contiguous design across both boards and spine and continued into and onto the front and rear end-papers creates a sense of total enclosure of the text in the forest. On the back board is a light opaque roundel depicting a pale moon, crossed by bare branches and through which light can pass into the book. A truly remarkable design and metaphor. Bibliographic description: two blank leaves of hand-made paper after end-papers; half-title within ruled floral device; half-title verso carries edition details (2nd edition, limited to 1000 copies for UK and 500 for America 'After printing which the type has been distributed'. Full-page frontispiece by Beardsley (and throughout the book), tissue guard, illustrated title-page with shaped text. Contents [v]-vi, List of Illustrations (collated and complete) [vii]-viii, Introduction by Prof. John Rhys, Oxford, 7 November, 1893 [ix]-xxv, Note on the Text Here Used by F. J. Simmons [xxvi], Caxton's Preface to the Edition of MCCCCLXXXV [xxvii]-xxix, Then to Proceed Forth [xxx], The Table or Rubrysshe of the Contents of the Chapters [xxxi]-liv, [1]-624. Includes General Glossary pp. 621-624. Two leaves of hand-made paper before binding design end-papers. Clean and soft paper throughout with two faults: one page has been professionally repaired (closed tear, see pic.) without loss and hardly noticeable; small inked numbers to t.p. verso. Top edge gilt with rough-trimmed fore-edge. Strong suede-lined, black cloth clamshell box, with paper label, measures 28.5 cm high x 23 cm wide x 7.5 cm deep. Note: the bookbinder, Jane Griffiths, was born in Exeter and worked as a bookbinder in Norfolk and London. Dr. Griffiths is an award-winning poet as well as an academic with research interests in Medieval and Renaissance poetics. 20% PRICE REDUCTION NOW APPLIED. Plus a further 10% reduction. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London Hodder and Stoughton (1909) - Quarto. (3), (74)ff. One of 750 deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator. Complete with twenty enchanting tipped-in color plates surrounded by decorative borders printed in bronze ink. The text is also enclosed by ornamental borders. Bound in decorative gilt-stamped vellum, bearing the title in Arabic-inspired lettering and an elaborate border comprised of peacocks, flowers, and elephants. A few small, light spots and slight soiling to spine, faint scratch to front cover, top edge of spine bumped, else a fine copy with the original silk ties intact. T.e.g. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909 - Unpaginated, original white gilt decorated buckram in glassine DJ, decorative endpapers. DJ creased, chipped to head of front panel with small amount of loss, small tear to head of rear panel. Book very good indeed externally, lightly foxed to edges of text block, internally bright and clean. Housed in the original cream box, decorated and lettered in grey. Uncommon in the DJ and with the box. Potter 131 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hodder and Stoughton nd [1909], London - Quarto. Unpaged. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac, each page with decorative borders in dull gilt over tan. Bound in half red leather over red cloth sides, text block edges stained red, the spine with gilt titles on blue labels and with gilt floral panel ornaments Hughey 21a. Some rubbing and light scratch on upper cover, else tight and attractive, contents and plates all fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909 - No Date. [1909]. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Signed Limited Edition of 750 copies of which this is number 345 signed by Dulac. With 20 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards.Original Publisher's full vellum, with gilt decoration and lettering, very good with a little general wear and rubbing, vellum marked, ribbon ties missing. Original decorated endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, a few inside lower corners of plates creased - as often the case, uncut edges a little dust soiled, a little reading wear. A very good copy of this superb limited edition. Size: Large 4to (26 x 31) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1909 - [1909]. Folio. Limited edition #350 of 750 copies signed by the artist Edmund Dulac (verso of first leaf). Unpaginated. 62 leaves (including the insert title page) accompanied by 20 color plates by Dulac (82 leaves total). The plates are loosely mounted within decorative gilt borders. The text is printed within brown floral borders. Bound in publisher’s full vellum with arabesque gilt title and border design on the front cover. The top edge is gilt; the fore-edge and bottom edge are untrimmed. The vellum binding shows some soiling, particularly on the corners and outer edges. Fore-edge ties are lacking. Pages are generally clean with occasional mild scattered spots of foxing. Text is taken from Fitzgerald’s second edition. [Potter 131]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE MORTE DARTHUR]. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Knoble Knight of the Round Table their marvellous enquests and adventures, the achieving of the San Greal and in the end le Morte D'Arthur with the dolourous death and departing out of this world of them all. The text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and printed by William Caxton at Westminster the year 1485, and now spelled in modern style. With an introduction by Professor Rhys and embellished with many original designa by Aubrey Beardsley.

      London. E. P. Dent. 1909. - Edition limited to 1000 copies for the U.K. and 500 copies for America. 4to. 351 different designs by Beardsley including ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the first edition, 20 full or double page illustrations, 240 chapter headings, 43 borders, 25 initial letters, 19 small ornaments and 4 headpieces, pages lix, 624, including General Glossary. Recently bound in half morocco, gilt over marbled boards. Some very occasional spotting; else a very good copy in a handsome binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1909] - Quarto. Finely bound for The Times Book Club in full dark brown crushed morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Some light scattered foxing, minor crease to frontispiece, spine sunned, a very good copy in a handsome binding. With 20 tipped in colour plates, tissue guards. First Dulac Edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 Greal and in the end Le Morte D'Arthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of them all

      Published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., Aldine House, Bedford Street, London Second Edition . London 1909. - Recently rebound in moss green buckram covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, top edge gilt, green silk book tie and headbands. 4to. 10½'' x 8½''. Contains [liv] 624 printed pages of text including General Glossary. This, the second edition, was limited to 1000 copies for the U. K. and 500 copies for America. There are said to be 351 different designs by Beardsley including ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the first edition, 20 full or double page illustrations, 240 chapter headings, 43 borders, 25 initial letters, 19 small ornaments and 4 headpieces. One small mark to the front cover, age darkening of the tissue guard to the frontispiece, without any other foxing or marks and in Very Good clean and bright condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 1909 - A lovely copy of this large HB which is bound in publisher white cloth boards with gilt title & decor. to front and spine, floral endpapers and no inscriptions. All corners are good with very little signs of use. A clean tight copy incl. tipped-in colour plates by Dulac. Size: 22 x 29cm. Also incl is exhibition leaflet for Dulac's original illustrations at Leicester Galleries, London. **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        Poems and Translations

      Cuala Press; Churchtown, Dundrum. 1909 - Very good. Publishers quarter undyed cloth and blue papered boards with printed label to spine. Spine head rubbed to one corner. Lightly and evenly dust darkened, with the odd speck of marking, all as pictured. Internally pristine bar a little ageing in the form of mild, even toning to leaves. 45pp. First impression, only 250 copies printed. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ryan O'Horne Books]
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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. Gr.-8° (23,5 x 17,5 cm), Orig.-Halbpergamentband über fünf unechten Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckelbezüge und Vorsätze aus identischem Buntpapier.. 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.

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        Ex Libris die sie nicht tauschten! [EROTIC PRINTS]

      NP, Paris 1909 - 8vo. Unpaginated. Limited edition 1/500? Half vellum over decorated paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Inside front board sports the ex-libris of none other than Winward Prescott (author of "A Bibliography of Book-Plate Literature"), with an engraving of skull and bones atop a book, surrounded by various crests from other's book plates. Fascinating collection of 20 ex-libris plates mounted on heavy cardstock. Some plates in color. The bookplates are tipped in, some as original engraved prints, others as reproductions, and they belonged to, among others, Minna Tube, Schlossbibliothek Schoeckingen, and Johann Baron Knoop. Artists include Max Bucherer, Adolf Closs, Maria La Roche and T. Falckeisen (original engraving), among others. In German. Under each tipped-in plate is a different mounted b/w reproduction of erotic print. Closed tear on head of spine. Four-inch split along spine on front board, still firmly attached. Small diffuse black stain on front board. Wear to corners and parts of edges. Binding in good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems Translations by Synge John M. 1st Ltd. Ed. 1909

      Cuala Press, Churchtown, Dundrum. Hardcover. First Edition; Limited Edition: One of 250 copies Printed; Poems and Translations by Synge, John M.; 1909; Cuala Press, Churchtown, Dundrum; solid square copy; spine darkened mildly; spine top chipped; some toning to edges; clean copy; blue board with black titles; scarce . Very Good. 1909.

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        The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception or Christian Occult Science,

      Rosicrucian Fellowship; Independent Book Co. c. 1909, Seattle and Chicago - 8vo. 536,(7)pp. Publishers drab green cloth blocked in red, black and gilt on the upper board, and gilt on the spine. All edges gilt. Neat ownership name on the front endpapers, light wear to edges and hinges, spine gilt darkened, old paper clippings on the final blanks else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ART ET DÉCORATION. Revue mensuelle d'art moderne. Du tome 1 (janvier 1897) au tome 27 (juillet-décembre 1910). Attention, manque le tome 26, 1909**.

      Emile Lévy, Editeur., Paris - Pleine reliure verte éditeur estampée. Bon état de l'ensemble. p.

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        SIMPLICISSIMUS jargang 14 (april 1909 a marz 1910) due volumi mz.tela annata completa, Munchen, Langen Albert, 1909

      - Il famoso stile di SIMPLICISSIMUS, divenuto leggendario, aveva un taglio critico-satirico verso il potere e la vita borghese, ma sono interessanti anche gli articoli letterari, poesie e racconti. Fondamentali poi contributi artistici con gli straordinari e graffianti disegni a colori dei grandi disegnatori ed animatori Olaf Gulbranson (riconosciuto come uno dei più grandi illustratori della sua epoca ed anima del giornale), Heine (il creatore del famoso cagnone), Bruno Paul, Reznicef, Schulz, Eduard Thony e tanti altri. Ognuna delle centinaia di figure lancia messaggi e simboli e può essere considerata come un editoriale od un articolo di fondo. Le immagini hanno anche un valore artistico indiscutibile. Assai interessanti le tante pagine di pubblicit? dell'epoca in b/n. Dal numero 1 del 5 april 1909 al n. 52 del 28 marz 1910 Buone condizioni, salvo qualche riparazione interna : non mancano numeri e neppure pagine. Sono anche presenti alcuni "spezial nummer" di rilievo - n. 13 28 juni 1909 SPORT - n. 15 12 juli 1909 JUNKER - n. 18 2 august SOMMERFRISCHE - n. 25 20 sept. 1909 MANOVRE A CAVALLO - n. 41 10 januar 1910 WINTERSPORT. SONO INSERITI, tra il numero 46 ed il 47, due fascicoli speciali dedicati al grande disegnatore REZNICEK CON DECINE DI SUE OPERE, di pp. 10 cadauno L'annata viene offerta, a

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        Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. Two Volumes.

      MacMillan, New York 1909 - Original two volume set in maroon cloth boards with a Tibetan male figure stamped in gold on the front cover. A third volume was published later as a supplement. From 1905-1908, Hedin despite British and Tibetan opposition to his plans, managed to sneak into Tibet, and explored extensively in its southern and western regions. Hedin claimed the discovery of a "previously unknown" major mountain system, the "Trans-Himalaya," and the sources of the major S. Asian rivers, although these claims were then disputed. He explored extensively on and around Lake Manasarovar. Not by his own choice, spent significant time in Shigatse, where he interacted with the Panchen Lama. Hedin had a phenomenal memory and his books, with their vivid details, are still fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in Asian cultures. Catalog Merlot

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      MacMillan, New York 1909 - Two volumes. xxiii, 436p, 4p ads; xvii, 439p, 4p ads. Illustrated, including ten maps, three folding. Maroon cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt vignette on upper covers. A supplemental volume was published in 1913. Slight fraying with a nick to one crown and one foot, inner hinge paper cracked at one joint, but quite sound, spine gilt faded but still legible. All-in-all a presentable copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studien über Hysterie. Zweite, unveränderte Auflage.

      Franz Deuticke/Leipzig und Wien 1909 - Selten. Halbleinenband der Zeit, lindgrün mit rotem Bezugspapier. 22,5x15,5cm.Innen und außen gut erhalten. Auf Seite III eine hs. Widmung in schöner Schrift. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      F. Warne & Co 1909 - First edition, deluxe issue. 12mo. Brown moiré silk cloth with gilt stamped decoration and colour onlay to the upper cover. All edges gilt. A very good copy. There is a bump to the upper corner of the front board, creasing also to the corner of the initial pages of the book. Pages 32/3 have an abrasion to the lower section, causing surface loss to the page, not affecting any text, other than the page numbers. Pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis and 26 colour plates by the author. These deluxe bindings were based on a design by Beatrix Potter and originally sold at 1/6- rather than the standard copies at 1/-. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

      Frederick Warne and Co., London 1909 - [7], 8-84pp, [2]. Original boards in DJ, illustrated endpapers. Original glassine DJ, price to foot of spine, with text to rear panel and flaps. Large closed tear across the front panel and spine with very minor chipping to edges. Title to spine, title to head of upper cover, with author and publisher to foot, in between is a triangle with rounded points and curved edges, inside which is pasted a colour illustration of rabbits. Covers very slightly faded, very minor rubbing. Internally quite bright and clean. With a frontispiece and twenty-six full page colour illustrations (as called for). Now housed in a velvet lined, cloth drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title to spine, title and author to upper cover, with the illustration from the front cover of the book replicated on the upper cover of the box. The first three impressions all have 1909 on the title page, the illustration on page 14 does not have the notice board, indicating a third impression (see Linder page 428). Quinby 16, Linder, pages 195-196 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Gentleman from Mississippi

      J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co New York (1909 - First Edition. Original blue illustrated cloth and illustrated dustjacket. Rare novelization by Frederick R. Toombs of this extremely popular play by Thomas A. Wise and Harrison Rhodes and produced by William Brady and Joseph Grismer, with 407 performances at the Bijou Theatre on Broadway. Illustrated with eight photographic stills from the theatrical production which feature a very young Douglas Fairbanks who played Bud Haines. This is likely only the second book to feature Fairbanks' image, after a theatre edition of George Broadhurst's The Man of the Hour which was novelized by Albert Payson Terhune under the title, The New Mayor in 1907 and published by Ogilvie. A jacket for either of these first editions is unseen other than this present copy. The play and novel explore the current state of corruption in Washington politics, an honest southern senator beset by political bosses who plan to use him for their own gain. Basis for the 1914 black and white silent film directed by Harrison Garfield Rhodes and starring Thomas A. Wise, Chester Barnett and Evelyn Brent. Near Fine bright copy in Very Good dustjacket with some loss at top spine area. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Librairie Henri Leclerc, Paris 1909 - 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. full red polished calf with original covers bound in including original paper spine, five raised bands on spine, gilt-stamping o. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes [ with an Original Watercolor By Noel Rooke]

      Chatto & Windus, London 1909 - Publisher's pictorial gilt stamped vellum. #39 of 100 copies. Illustrated with color and B&W plates by Noel Rooke and two folding maps at rear. Scattered moderate foxing throughout. This copy includes an original watercolor by Rooke which is the color plate on page 204 entitled "On the Hill of S. Pierre." The watercolor also shows foxing. Scans available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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