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        Art Nouveau Watercolors of Decor and Other Subjects

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        La razza bovina di Val di Chiana.

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

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

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

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        Love Among the Chickens

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

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        Beinn Bhreagh Recorder

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Eat My Words Books]
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        Autographed Letter

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Chums: An Illustrated Paper for Boys Vol XVII No.836 Sept 16 1908 to No. 887 Sept 8 1909

      Cassell and Company Ltd, London 1909 - Includes The Luck Stone by P. G. Wodehouse writing as Basil Windham, in weekly form. 1044 paginated pages. Illustrated red cloth covers with gilt title. Covers worn at extremities. Occasional light crayon colouring to small parts of some illustrations. Pages 602, 622, 624, and 642 have areas cut out. Presentation plate on front free endpaper. Large but light foxing marks on pastedowns. Gutters of both pastedowns repaired. 310mm Tall, Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andmeister Books]
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        Jacopo Sansovino scultore

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        SOTSIAL’DEMOKRAT = LE SOCIALE-DEMOCRATE (NRS. 2--21/22 + SUPPLEMENTS)

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

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A SONG OF THE ENGLISH

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 including the signed "Antarctic Book"

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        La Mule du Pape

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

      [Bookseller: Nouvelleligne]
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        The cottage homes of England. Drawn by Helen Allingham and described by Stewart Dick. With sixty-four full-page coloured plates from pictures never before reproduced

      London: Edward Arnold. 1909. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], xvi, 287, [1]; prelims and terminals spotted, otherwise near fine in contemporary 3/4 green morocco, the gilt- lettered spine repoussé with tan calf panel and raised illustration in blind of a cottage garden in the style of the illustrator, a.e.g. Though not signed, the binding is certainly by Bayntun."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 3. Januar 1909.. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert (Datum des Poststempels: &quote;5. [!] 1. [19]09)&quote;.. An den Maler Willy von Beckerath (1868-1938): &quote;Verzeihen Sie vielmals wenn ich Ihren frd[l.] Brief erst heute beantworten kann: Allein - ich sitze 100000 Meilen tief in Arbeit; meine geschäftliche Korrespondenz hat allmählich grauenerweckenden Umfang angenommen, sodaß die private' darunter zu sehr leiden muß. Ich komme am 14. Januar (Donnerstag) abends 850 an, steige im Hotel Hamburger Hof ab; am Freitag vormittags 9-12½-1 Uhr hab' ich Orchesterprobe; von 1 Uhr ab oder etwas später bin ich in dem Restaurant Schümann' oder ähnlich heißend [...] Nachmittags 4 Uhr hab' ich lange Probe! Abend[s] bin ich hin'! [...] Verzeihen Sie - bitte - mein Geschmiere - aber vor mir liegen Stöße u. Stöße von Briefen zu beantworten. Wenn wir uns treffen am Freitag, können wir ja alles mündlich besprechen! [...]&quote; - Willy von Beckerath, der Sohn von Brahms' engem Freund Rudolf von Beckerath, eines Weingutsbesitzers aus Rüdesheim, war 1902 Mitbegründer der Münchner Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst gewesen und wirkte von 1907 bis 30 als Professor der Monumentalmalerei an der Kunstgewerblichen Lehranstalt des Gewerbemuseums in Hamburg. Neben Portraits, Landschaften, Glas- und Wandmalereien schuf er Kleinplastiken. &quote;Der Wandzyklus Die ewige Welle' (8 Gemälde, Paraphrasen zur Entwicklung der Kultur, 1912-18) gilt als sein Hauptwerk; bekannt wurde Beckerath mit den Bildnissen von Johannes Brahms und Max Reger&quote; (DBE). - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The Road to Oz

      Chicago IL: Reilly and Britton, 1909, Chicago IL - Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition, first state with all Hanff points including appropriate colors of paper in various gatherings, perfect text on "Toto on" on page 34 and number on plate on page 121, ads for 7 Laura Bancroft books and 4 Baum books at rear. First binding, with lower case in all but initials on Reilly & Britton on spine. Gift inscription dated 1909 on half title: "This Book Belongs To" page is unmarked. Some tearing between front pastedown and free endpaper, but no sign of weakening. Two small stains on page block (dark brown ink?): one a maximum of 1cm wide, penetrating less than 1 mm, affecting pages 53-115; the other a maximum of under 2 cm wide affecting p 255 through the end of the book. The book is generally clean and tight inside. The binding is very slightly rubbed in a few places, the spine shows mild bumping at top and bottom, and the lower right front corner is slightly bumped. Still, a quite acceptable copy of the scarce first state on this early Oz book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Other Change of Hobbit]
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        THE SWEET O' THE YEAR. THOUGHTS FROM A VILLAGE GARDEN

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Fantaisies Oubliées.

      Paris: s.n., 1909 - Tirage à TROIS exemplaires aux dépens de Raymond Claude-Lafontaine, celui-ci le n° 3, in-8; 133p., [2p.]. Reliure bradel de Stroobants en demi-maroquin vert herbe à coins, dos lisse orné du titre doré, plats et gardes marbrés, couverture greige conservée, tranche supérieure dorée, ex-libris Louis Barthou et Jean Inglessi. Très bel exemplaire "Des fragments seuls, avec leur date, pourraient être imprimés avec quelques autres vers, écrits à différentes époques. Un petit volume un jour peut-être, intitulé quelque-chose comme Fantaisies oubliées?" (Alfred de Vigny, Journal d"un poète, page 280). Ces fragments furent effectivement publiés? à trois exemplaires! Quelques fragments inédits, divers extraits du "Journal d"un poète" - Le Bateau, Le Port, L"Esprit Parisien, Un billet de Byron, Satan sauvé?, de "Alfred de Vigny et son temps" par Léon Séché, et quelques pièces parues dans des revues littéraires? [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        SONGS BEFORE SUNRISE

      London: Printed for the Florence Press by Chatto & Windus, 1909. No. 240 OF 650 COPIES printed on handmade paper (and 12 copies on vellum) n. Hardcover. 254 x 178 mm (10 x 7"). ix, [i], 209, [1] pp., [1] leaf (colophon). No. 240 OF 650 COPIES printed on handmade paper (and 12 copies on vellum). IN A VIVID ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE BINDING OF MULTI-COLORED MOROCCO BY KERSTIN TINI MIURA, exterior with all-over design featuring undulating swaths of lavender, blue, and violet above a base of black morocco, (these areas resembling trees silhouetted against hills), then at bottom an animated line of pearlized white morocco onlays and bubble-like dots of cream and lilac rising from them (suggesting foaming sea waves); flat spine with gilt titling, burgundy polished calf doublures and endleaves, top edge gilt, other edges gilt on the rough. In the original leather-lined, morocco-trimmed chemise and matching slipcase, all contained in a second blue cloth slipcase with paper label on upper cover. Tomkinson, p. 85. For the binding: Shoseki "A Master's Bibliophile Bindings: Tini Miura 1980-1990" 157. In virtually mint condition. This is a desirable private press publication offered in a binding of notable richness characteristic of the work of one of the world's leading contemporary female bookbinders. European by birth, Kerstin Tini Miura (b. 1940) studied bookbinding techniques and design in Germany, Switzerland, and France, before choosing to concentrate on French technique. She has taught bookbinding in Sweden and Japan, was a founder and faculty member at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado, for 10 years, and has authored "My World of Bibliophile Binding" (1980). She has been entrusted with the binding of numerous books of very considerable value. Now based in Long Beach, California, she continues to bind books, give lessons, and undertake special projects, including designing Nobel Prize diplomas. As can be seen here, her bindings generally feature abstract shapes that often suggest elements of the natural world and that, above all, are memorably vivid in color. This attractively printed work from the Florence Press is a collection of poems calling for the overthrow of political and ideological despotism of all sorts, prompted by the struggle of Swinburne's hero, the Italian patriot Mazzini. Founded in 1908 by the London publishers Chatto & Windus and operated by Philip Lee Warner, the Florence Press had as its expressed intention the production of "beautiful books in the choicest types," but in somewhat larger and less costly editions than Kelmscott and the other more celebrated English fine presses. Florence books are readily distinguishable by their special type, designed by Herbert P. Horne after 15th century Italian faces that are elegant, simple, and easily readable.

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

      London: John Murray, 1909 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, pattern to front board in gilt. Spine rolled, top edge dusty, minor foxing to the endleaves, inner hinge cracked but holding, front free endpaper loose. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Eva Fowler, to whom he had been introduced the previous year: "To Mrs Alfred Fowler, from the author. 17.5.1909" and with the bookplate of the recipient's husband to both front pastedown and front free endpaper. Eva Fowler (1872–1921) was a minor Edwardian patron of the arts, who the same year as this introduced Manning to Ezra Pound, with whom he became friendly. Pound said later that "Fred", whom he always highly esteemed, had been his first literary companion in England.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        EL VIAJE A NICARAGUA E INTERMEZZO TROPICAL

      Biblioteca " Ateneo ", MADRID 1909 - 165 páginas .- edición original .- medio cuero azul con punteras .- Conserva tapas originales .- muy buen estado.- Size: In 8vo ( 14 X 20 CM) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE COACHBUILDER Comprising Engravings of Popular Australasian Vehicles with Tables of Measurements. Second Edition Revised and Enlarged.

      J. E. Bishop & Co., Sydney And Melbourne 1909 - 280 pages, advertisments, including advert for Eliza Tinsley Iron, Steel & Machinery Merchant of Bourke St. Melb; that has a colour postcard size card of their building pasted to the page, a very nice copy that has been rebound in dark red cloth with the original front cover title design mounted on front cover, paper title label on spine, gilt rule head and tail. This edition is enlarged by the addition of 245 original engravings supplied by the Australasian Coachbuilders and Wheelwrights and from photographs supplied by Australian and New Zealand Coachbuilers, with a total of 430 illustrations + adverts, the last 10 photographs are of automobiles. ; 285 x 230mm

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        The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni (3 volume set)

      London - The Society of Bibliophiles 1909 - 3 volume set. 8vo. Green cloth with gold illustrations on cover and spine. Gift quality, near fine. A superior copy in new condition. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine. binding and cover. Hardcover. Society of Bibliophiles, 1909. Limited Murano edition, with colored frontis. Director of Folger Shakespeare library's book plate inside cover. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military report and general information concerning Nyasaland.

      Intelligence Division London 1909 - [First edition]. 8vo, (17.5 x 12 cms), 342pp, folding plan, slightly creased, one large folding coloured map in rear pocket, original calf backed printed boards, signature on upper cover, joints partly split; a good copy. "The information given in this report is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press, or to any person not holding an offical position in H.M. Service." This guide covers part of Mozambique and part of Angola. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ein Sommernachtstraum. Übersetzt von A.W.v.Schlegel. Bilder von Arthur Rackham. (- Limitierte Ausgabe -)

      Müchen,F.Bruckmann Gesellschaft, 1909. 1001 Exemplare. - M12901 29,5 x 23 cm. Beiger Originalpappband mit Rückenschmuck und -Titel in Goldprägung, Deckelvignette mit Porträt Shakespeares, die Zeichnungen für Einband und Titel von Ottomar Starke. Kopfgoldschnitt, ansonsten unbeschnitten. In einfacher Pappkassette - diese durchweg lädiert, ein Teil lose beiliegend, aber vollständig. Das untere Seidenband fehlend. Der Bucheinband in wirklich gutem Zustand. 2 weiße Bll., 4 Bll. Titelei, 132 Seiten, 2 weiße Bll. Insgesamt 40 montierte Farbbilder von Arthur Rackham - alle noch mit Seidenhemdchen; Vorsatz und Bildtafeln in schokobraun; nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 857 von 1001 numerierten Exemplaren; das Papier sehr sauber. Die Seiten 125 - 128 laienhaft aufgeschnitten. Die Seite 131 /132 und das folgende weiße Blatt mit einem leichten und hellen Feuchtigkeitsrand. Gutes, geprüftes Exemplar. 1980

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. 61(1)pp. beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham with color frontispiece and 50 other color illustrations tipped in at the rear on heavy card stock and captioned tissue guards. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in a beautiful pictorial gilt red crushed morocco depicting Rip Van Winkle, raised bands. spine lettering an all edges gilt, wide morocco turn-ns gilt, stamped bound by Zaehnsdorf, marbled endpapers, with original cloth covers bound in at rear. Minor cosmetic touch up to spine. A lovely copy.. Small Quarto.

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        Die Nordsee von Heinrich Heine, 1825-1826 [The North Sea]

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag. 1909. Limited edition. 1 of 300 copies printed at the Ernst Ludwig Presse, Darmstadt. [2], 45, [2] pp. 23.5 cm. In full vellum with the original glassine wrapper and slipcase; with the text printed in black and gold on Japanese vellum, top edge gilt. Near fine with a few small tears to the edges of the glassine wrapper, else fine, in a very good slipcase a bit bowed at the opening, with small tears to the corners. A lovely volume. .

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        The President who started the tradition of throwing out the first pitch to start the baseball season, William Howard Taft, thanks the President of the Boston Braves for "the silver special ticket issued by the Boston National Baseball Club for the season of 1909 for myself and party ?"

      Typed Letter Signed ?Wm H Taft? as President, 1p, 7? x 8.75?. The White House, Washington, May 18,1909. To George B. Dovey, President, Boston National Baseball Club, Boston. Mounted on a heavy board of same size, uniformly toned, light smudge at ?Taft.? Very Good condition.In full, ?Senator Lodge has been good enough to present to me the silver special ticket issued by the Boston National Baseball Club for the season of 1909 for myself and party. I thank you sincerely for this, and am glad to receive it.? Republican Henry Cabot Lodge represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate from 1893 until his death in 1924.President Taft had a special relationship with baseball. When the President arrived late for a game in 1909, the game was delayed not because of his entrance, but because of the applause. From 1909-1912, President Taft attend 14 baseball games in Washington, D.C. (7), St. Louis (3), Pittsburgh (2), Chicago (1), and Cincinnati (1

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        Riverhead Suffolk County New York Atlas

      Sanborn Map Company, New York 1909 - List of Maps collated complete; all are hand colored; 11 double page maps, approximately 21" x 25" size opened; Locations include all of the town and surrounds of Riverhead, Long Island, listing businesses, fire houses, water facilities, public utilities, Suffolk County Agricultural Society Fair Grounds with Race Track, Peconic River and all the businesses at the riverside in this time: Tower Roller Mill, C. Hallet's Sons Flour Mill & Electric Light Plant, Auxiliary Plant, Carriage Repository, Lumber & Construction businesses, boat & carpenter shops, American Ice Company, Frank H. Hill & Bro. Monument Works, county buildings-court house complex & jail, Long Island House, Banks, Public Library, tailor, jewelry, drug, tobacco & cigarette retailers, horse boarding & livery stables, S. Terry Hudson Agricultural Implement Works, Riverhead Coal Co., Shinnecock Distributing Co., Beer Agents & Soda Water Bottlers, railroads- train & transportation lines; Wm. Sweezy's Ice Ho., Corwin & Vail Lumber, cemeteries, schools, residences, public works, boarding houses-ie. Benjamin House, E. Griswold & Co., Cigar Factory & Wholesale Candy Dealers, F. C. Lane's Ice House, and much more; bound in the original paper wraps, covers soiled and with old fold line; with slight marginal soiling and darkening, a little bit of edgewear to a few; a bit of bowing from old fold; maps are in very good plus condition overall and clean, colors bright, printed on very good paper with good margins. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        5 eigenh. Briefe mit U. und 1 eh. Postkarte mit U.

      Hall in Tirol und Berlin, 1. August - 25. Oktober 1909.. Zusammen 7 SS. (Briefe, mit Briefkopf "Literarische Anstalt Rütten & Loening") und die Karte. Gr.-4to und qu.-8vo. Gelocht (dort tls. ausgerissen) und mit einem kleinen Einriß.. An den Schriftsteller Abraham Halberthal (1881-1965) in Hamburg, in Verlagsangelegenheiten. Buber war damals Leiter des Berliner Verlages Rütten & Loening. I. Hall in Tirol 1. August 1909: "[ ] Den Bernard nehme ich auf die Reise zum Lesen mit und schreibe Ihnen nach meiner Rückkehr [ ] über meinen Eindruck [ ] Ich rate Ihnen, nicht an Harden zu schreiben, sondern zu warten, und wenn es noch so lang dauert. Wenn Sie nicht umgehend Antwort erhalten haben, so bedeutet das, dass das Manuskript angenommen ist. Wann es erscheint, betrachtet H. als seine ureigenste Angelegenheit, in die ihm niemand dreinzureden hat [ ]". - II. Hall in Tirol, 12. August 1909: "[ ] Der Bernard ist nicht so, dass ich ihn dem Verlag empfehlen könnte; die Anekdoten sind vielfach aus trüben Quellen geschöpft, im Allgemeinen unzulänglich erzählt und das Ganze ist kein Ganzes. Man wandelt eben nicht ungestraft unter Palmen [ ]". - III. Berlin, 21. Oktober 1909: "[ ] Wie steht es mit Jürgensens Novellen? Bitte, veranlassen Sie, dass alle, die bisher in Blättern gedruckt waren, an Kiy geschickt werden, damit zunächst dieses Material gesichtet wird. Auch erwähnten Sie seinerzeit ein Lustspiel von ihm? Können Sie mir nicht Näheres darüber mitteilen? Hoffentlich entdecken Sie bald wieder ein Talent von Jürgensens Range [ ]".

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        Danmark-Ekspeditionen til Grønlands Nordostkyst.

      1909 1909 - Copenhagen 1909. With textual photographs and colourplates. VI + 670 pp. Bound in nice halfleather with golddecorations on spine. Name on titlepage.Vedlagt originalmanuskriptet til Mylius-Erichsens første report til Komiteen for 'Danmarksekspeditionen', som omhandler rejsen fra København 24. juni 1906 til ankomsten i Frederikshavn 26. juni. Reporten er gengivet i sin fulde længde i bogen. * Enclosed the original manuscript to Mylius-Erichsen's first report to the Commitee for 'Danmarksekspeditionen' dealing with the journey from Copenhagen June 24 1906 to arrival in Frederikshavn June 26. The report is set out in full in the book.Nice copy of the first edition of one of the most dramatic expeditions to Greenland, where the job was to survey the Eastcoast, and where the leader Mylius-Erichsen, chartograph Høeg-Hagen og the native greenlander Jørgen Brønlund were lost, statablely because of erroneous navigation, wrong equipment and the failure of hunting-possibilities. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sozialistische Monatshefte 1909 - 1913 : 5 Jahrgänge KOMPLETT gebunden = 15 Teilbände (jeder Jahrgang ist unterteilt in 3 Teilbände und beinhaltet die Hefte 1 - 26 des jeweiligen Jahrgangs),

      Verlag der sozialistischen Monatshefte; 1909 - 1913. - je Jahrgang ca. 1600 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Der Zustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; Orig. Halbleder; Komplettpreis für 15 Teilbände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten! Das Bild zeigt nur eine Auswahl der hier angebotenen kompletten Jahrgänge! Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anne of Avonlea

      L.C. Page, Boston 1909 - Gilt lettered taupe cloth in dust jacket. Housed in custom gilt lettered cloth slipcase.This is the second Anne book in the rare dust jacket. Jacket has chips to head and heel of spine. Small hole along the edge, small tear to top edge. Book is near fine with a little shelf wear but gilt is sharp. A very pleasing copy . Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mr. Justice Raffles

      New York: Scribner?s, 1909. First American Edition. Ownership signature; near fine in the rare dust jacket, which has chips along the edges.

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        THE LITTLE HEROINE AT SCHOOL

      Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1909. Book. Good. Hardback. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 5 ½ x 8 ½. TITLE: LITTLE HEROINE AT SCHOOL By ALICE T. CURTIS 1909 SIGNED AUTHOR: ALICE TURNER CURTIS PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Boston 1909 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Super Rare Signed BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket SIGNED: Yes The front endpaper is signed by the author 'To: Mrs. Annie W. Porter - From: Alice Turner Curtis 1910.' CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books books. If we miss any defects are highlights on any book, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The outside of book is still in good condition with a light brown to the spine. The front endpaper is stuck a little to the inside board along the seam or hinge. Book is without marks or writings other than the author's signature, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 323 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: THE LITTLE HEROINE AT SCHOOL. Signed First Edition. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Boston 1909. Good(minus)/None dust jacket condition as issued. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!!!! THERE ARE NO OTHER SIGNED ALICE TURNER BOOKS FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!!!! Priced accordingly. REALLY GOOD PRICE! InvCode zv97 ViewFair Books :.

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        Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir

      - 1909 Longmans Green, NY, 1st edition, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 folding panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color folding maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth; cloth spine separated from backstrip, corners rubbed, front hinge taped, AAC/William S. Ladd bookplate, good. Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitude climbing. He later made the first ascent of Mumm Peak, in the Canadian Rockies, and became a member of the American Alpine Club. He is most noted for his compilation of the three-volume ‘Alpine Club Register’. This book is beautifully illustrated with the smaller photos being pasted in. A classic. Neate 179. Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Member (1949) and member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Alpine Club, and Club Alpin Francais (honorary). He started climbing at an early age with ascents of Mt. Hood (1904, 1905, 1911) and in the Canadian Rockies (1905). He made the first ascent of Mt. Saskatchewan, Canada, (1923, with Conrad Kain), attempted Mt. Fairweather (1926) and was a member of the first ascent team in 1931, and climbed in the Alps (1928). Ladd oversaw the participation and the founding of the Union International des Associations d’Alpinism (UIAA) and gave the gift of the AAC’s first clubhouse, an old fire station located on the upper East side of Manhattan. During his term the first American Alpine Journal was published (1929). This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the Library. Ref 24913 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lost in the Arctic.

      . 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..

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        L'Esprit De La Guerre Navale - Complete in Three Volumes

      Berger-Levrault & Cie, Editeurs, Paris 1909 - Deuxieme edition de l'Etude sur la Strategie navale. Written in French. Maroon leather, blue cloth-covered boards with gilt trim. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Volume I - La Strategie is 384 pages. Volume II - La Tactique is 142 pages. Volume III - L'Organisation Des Forces is 315 pages. (please note that Volume III was printed in 1910) Former copy of the Royal Canadian Naval College Library with usual markings. Only external markings are writing at base of backstrips. Bindings all intact. Moderate to average wear externally. A sturdy copy of this influential work.

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        Henry Monnier von Georges Grappe mit vierzig Bildern.

      Leipzig, Privatdruck des Verlegers, 1909 [d.i. C.W. Stern, Wien]. - 4°. 37 S. (Text) und |40 Tafeln mit erotischen Miniaturen|. Orig.-HPergament mit goldgepr. Ledertitelschildchen am Rücken und reicher Rückengoldprägung sowie goldgepr. Fronttitel. Kopfgoldschnitt. (= Meisterwerke der erotischen Kunst Frankreichs. Erstes Stück). Eins von 400 handschriftl. numerierten Exemplaren nur für Subskribenten. Die |40 Farbreproduktionen| nach Monniers Zeichnungen sind einzeln auf Tafeln aufgezogen. Das erotische Werk Monniers ist eindeutig, aber nicht immer offensichtlich, die Tücke liegt im Detail und dieses hat es in sich. Das Bilder-Lex. II, 683 schreibt dazu: "Weitaus erotischer als der Schriftsteller ist der Maler und Zeichner Monnier. Eine ausgezeichnete Auswahl dieser kleinen, nur für M's Freunde geschaffenen Sittenbilder bringt Georges Grappe in: [vorliegendem Band] 'Meisterwerke'." Einband leicht berieben. Buchblock gebrochen, schwach gelockert. Vereinzelt kleinste Braunflecken. Die Tafeln ausgesprochen frisch und die Abbildungen in bester Qualität. Insgesamt gutes und schönes Exemplar dieses seltenen Werks. Hayn-Got. IX, 414. -------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.|

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        PRACTICAL RAILROADING: A NEW, COMPLETE AND PRACTICAL TREATISE ON STEAM, ELECTRIC AND MOTOR CAR OPERATION, VOLUMES I - VI

      Philadelphia, PA: Stanley Institute, 1909 Six volumes complete. Written expressly for the master mechanic, traveling engineer, and locomotive engineer and fireman. A description of all the various parts of the different types of locomotives, their principles of operation, management, repair and maintenance; also the air brake, mechanical stokers, feed water heaters, superheaters, and the latest developments in the railway field. A total of 2290 pages with review questions, illustrations, photographs and foldouts. Bound in very dark green/blue cloth with border and locomotive on front cover stamped in blind. Marbled page edges. The institute's Consulting Certificate number 1167 bound in the rear of the final volume. Most volumes show one or two corners lightly bumped. Volume III has several very tiny bleached spots to front cover. All are near fine. Rarely found as a complete set and in such nice condition.. First edition. Hardcover.

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        LAMPY'S EARLY DAYS. BY AN OLD LAMPOONER

      Cambridge: The Harvard Lampoon Society, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Professionally rebacked with a new spine, mild wear to corners. Very Good. Early gilt-decorated and lettered full dark burgundy morocco leather (6-1/4" x 9-3/8") retaining the original purple wraps within; [viii], 72 pages. Issued in an edition of 500 copies, this illustrated history of the early days of the Harvard Lampoon Society by one of its founders is very scarce. This copy is especially interesting as it belonged to John Reed and is SIGNED by him on the front endpaper: "John S. Reed '10 Ibis/'In medio tutissimus ibis/A sacred oath I swear to Heaven and him/Confirming it with Ibis holy name'/-Tamburlaine." Reed, who graduated from Harvard in 1910, served as president of the Harvard Lampoon. Under his leadership the publication evolved from collegiate humor to highly literate, and often scathing, social commentary. Perhaps the best known left-wing American journalist of the twentieth century; Reed was portrayed by Warren Beatty in the film REDS, nominated for twelve Academy Awards and winner of three, which centered on Reed's life, notably his romance with Louise Bryant, played by Diane Keaton, and his early death at 33 in Moscow. Reed's best known book, TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, is Reed's firsthand account of the October Revolution in Russia in 1917.

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