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        Recollections. Edited by Charles E. Fitch

      [New York]: Privately Printed [by the De Vinne Press], 1909 - Scarce privately printed work with considerable sporting content. Pp. 123 to 266 comprise the Logbook of Camp Albany on the Ristigouche River, with entries from 1883 to 1898 on angling, hunting, and social topics. A prefatory note quotes from Dean Sage's classic book, and an afterword by Charles H. Raymond offers an appreciation of Abraham Lansing (1835-1899) of Albany, New York: "To watch his tall, graceful form while casting on the river was to see the exemplar of the accomplished fisherman; the man, the rod, the line were together but the extension and the completion of artistic and practical perfection" (RISTIGOUCHE RIVER) First edition, one of 300 copies printed. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait and 7 other photographs and a colored Jock Scott fly at the end. [xii], 266 pp. Original green cloth, t.e.g. With small embossed blindstamp of Edward W. Bates, Greenbush, N.Y., on the title- page. Back inner hinge tender. Fine. Bruns L39; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 107 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STATEMENT OF THE EVIDENCE IN CHIEF OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW. Before the Joint - Committee on Stage Plays (Censorship and Theatre Licensing).

      Printed Privately. Confidential.,1909 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 56pp. One of only 250 copies privately printed by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh. Inscribed by Shaw on the half title page to Frances Noyes Hart; "The Committee refused to accept this statement; and there was a very pretty row about it which is fully described in the preface to the Shewing up of Blanco Posnet. G. Bernard Shaw. London. 3rd Oct. 1931. To Frances Noyes Hart". A fine copy in original blue stiff card wrappers printed in black to upper cover. Housed in a blue vellum chemise which is lettered in gilt, reproducing the exact lettering, even using the same typeface, as the printed front cover. This is then housed in a quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spine. The slip case is rubbed and worn but has done its job of keeping the booklet and chemise in fine condition. Frances Noyes Hart was an American short story writer. She became famous after winning the Pulizer prize for her 1927 Crime novel, The Bellamy Trial. Laurence A98.: [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. 2 vols.

      1909 1909 - London: Macmillan, 1909. Roy. 8vo. Orig. illust. cloth (front cover of Vol. II creased and occasionally flecked). Gilt. T.e.g. With portrs., 7 col. and 196 b/w full-page plates, 1 fold. plate, and 7 full-page and 3 col. fold. maps. Slightly foxed. 1st ed. A good set.

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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Robinson, W. Heath. 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]

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        Ein Sommernachtstraum. Mit Bilder von Arthur Rackham. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel.

      Bruckmann,, München, 1909 - München, Bruckmann, 1909. 4°. 132 S. mit montierten Farbtafeln mit Zwischenblättern. OPpbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, Verschlußbändern, nur einige Zwischenblätter teils schwach braunfleckig, sonst wohlerhaltenes, sammelwürdiges Exemplar. (s. Foto). Nr. 824 von 1001 numerierten Exemplaren. Sprache: de nur einige Zwischenblätter teils schwach braunfleckig, sonst wohlerhaltenes, sammelwürdiges Exemplar. (s. Foto). OPpbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, Verschlußbändern, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Madrid, 1909. Imprenta Artística de José Blass. Tela editorial con dorados en plano y lomera. 303pp., 31x26cm. 1 retrato de Alfonso XIII + 10 cromolitografías a toda página + Ilustraciones en b/n y un estado deplegable. Índice de Caballeros y Reglamento de Uniformidad de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Ejemplar perteneciente al Excmo. Sr. Conde de Prado Castellano. SEVILLA

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        Autograph letter signed "Reger," postmarked June 27, [?]1911

      1 page. Octavo. A "Kartenbrief" to "Kurdirektor von Beckerath" in Bad Pyrmont. With integral address leaf. Reger agrees to programs, "including the one by Frau Dr. Fischer," and goes on to discuss rehearsals of various pieces including his Hiller Variations and Violin Concerto on July 19th and the 5th Brandenburg Concerto on July 20th. . "[Reger's] musical style, which combines a chromatic harmonic language with Baroque and Classical formal procedures, situates him as both a successor to late 19th-century Romanticism and a forerunner of early 20th-century modernism..."Reger met the 16-year-old violinist Adolf Busch at the Cologne Conservatory in 1909. "Two years later, Reger and Busch gave their first public recital together at a Bach-Reger Festival (which also included a performance of the Violin Concerto) in Bad Pyrmont..." "... Although Reger continued to produce chamber music in considerable quantities, his Leipzig years are most notable for his maturation as an orchestral composer... The Hiller Variations (1907) were followed by the Violin Concerto (1907–8) and the Symphonischer Prolog zu einer Tragödie (1908)... Reger’s orchestral output gradually acquired softer, more Romantic contours. This was especially true after 1911 when Reger became director of the orchestra of the ducal court of Saxe-Meiningen in a line of succession that included Bülow and Richard Strauss." John Williamson in Grove onlineAn interesting letter mentioning two of Reger's own works together with one of Bach's (one of his greatest influences), in rehearsal presumably for a performance at the Bach-Reger festival with Busch mentioned above.

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        Die Nordsee. 1825/1826. Gedruckt als Drittes Buch der Ernst Ludwig Presse, Darmstadt von F.W. Kleukens & C.H. Kleukens.

      Leipzig, Insel, 1909 - Gr.-8°. 2 Bl., 45 S. 1 Bl., OPergament, goldgepräge Deckelvignette, Kopfgoldschnitt und grüne Seidenschliessbänder., Ein Bd. fehlt, Bleistiftwidmung a. Vors. - schönes Exemplar. Eins von dreihundert Exemplare wurden abgezogen. (Rodenberg, Deutsche Pressen Seite 74, Nummer 3). 1100 gr.

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        Le Chapeau de la Femme à la Chasse.

      [Paris: Imprimerie A. Porcaboeuf, 1909 - In-folio à l"italienne; tiré à 400 exemplaires numérotés. Page de titre illustrée gravée à l"eau-forte (5 portraits de "charmants minois, chapeautés à ravir et encadrés dans des olifants, cornets et trompes de chasse"), 4p. Préface (signée Tya Hilland, pseudonyme de Charles de Salverte, Compiègne, 1909) avec grande lettrine en rouge et noir, et titre en rouge; et 8 belles planches gravées à l"eau-forte. Toutes les pages sont montées sur onglets. Reliure d"éditeur en demi-chagrin vert à coins décoré sur le plat supérieur d"un fer doré comportant un chapeau et des attributs de chasse, avec les dates 1630 - 1867; plats et gardes marbrés. Coins légèrement émoussés, coiffes usées, quelques épidermures, plats légèrement gauchis, intérieurement en bel état. Les planches proviennent de la collection particulière de M. Liez dont on retrouve le sigle sur la page de titre. Après la page de titre illustrée, les différents tableaux sont déclinés chronologiquement, avec une reproduction scrupuleuse des costumes et des chapeaux depuis le règne de Louis XIII jusqu"à Napoléon III: Départ pour la chasse (Louis XIII); Le Rendez-vous (Louis XIV); Le Rapport (Louis XV); Le Débuché (Louis XVI); Hallali (Premier Empire); Les Honneurs (Restauration); La Retraite (1830): La Curée aux flambeaux (Napoléon III) [devant le château de Compiègne]. L"habile groupement des personnages, la profondeur de la perspective et la fidélité des scènes de vénerie font de ce livre un fort joli document. Belle et luxueuse publication, de toute rareté. Thiébaud, 786 (qui donne par erreur pour titre "Les Chapeaux" et non "Le Chapeau"). Inconnu à Colas. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Buecher der namenlosen Liebe. |3 Bände in einem|. Bd. I: Die namenlose Liebe. Ein Bekenntnis. 32 S. Bd. II: Wer sind wir? Eine Dichtung der namenlosen Liebe. 64 S. Bd. V: Am Rande des Lebens. Gedichte der namenlosen Liebe. 64 S.

      Treptow bei Berlin, Als Manuskript gedruckt fuer Bernhard Zack, 1906 (I+II), 1909 (V). - 8°. Priv. Halbleinen d. Zt. mit RTitel. |Erste Ausgaben / First editions|. [Die Bände III und IV erschienen erst in der späteren Gesamtausgabe 1913 bzw. 1924. Der letzte Band, Der Puppenjunge, erschien daran angehängt 1926]. Unter dem Pseudonym Sagitta [der Pfeil] verfasste Mackay diese Bücher, "die ausschließlich um die Zuneigung des gereiften Mannes zum Knaben und Jüngling kreisten" (Hergemöller). Die hier vorliegenden ersten drei Bücher wurden von den preußischen Behörden beschlagnahmt und nach einem längeren juristischen Prozeß im Oktober 1909 verboten. Lt. Impressum jeder Band gedruckt in einer Auflage, die dem Erscheinungsjahr entspricht (wohl fingiert), handschriftlich numeriert, nur für namentlich genannte Subskribenten (hier nur der Band V numeriert, sonst die Nr. durch einen Strich ersetzt. Keine Nennng der Besitzer). Breitrandiger Druck auf Bütten, unterer Rand unbeschnitten. Einband berieben und angestaubt. Buchblock gebrochen, Bindung gelockert, Seiten fest. Stellenweise fingerfleckig und etwas angeschmutzt. Name auf Titel. Zahlreiche Anstreichungen (Buntstift). Hergemöller S. 482. Hayn-Got. VII, 36 (Bd. II, von 1908?) Vgl. Polunbi I, 12 (Ausgabe 1924). Selten. ------------------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The House That Jack Built. A Wedding Book

      (San Francisco & Santa Barbara: Paul Elder & Co., 1909). Quarto. Frenchfold. 22 ff. First and only edition. Pictorial title page and colophon, decorated copyright page, and 19 illustrations by Robert Wilson Hyde, all printed in color and gold. Considered one of the highlights of Paul Elder's publications, this is one of three collaborations between the legendary San Francisco bookseller and the influential Arts and Crafts book artist from Santa Barbara. Two of these collaborations, coincidentally, were guest books: in the present example, the well-known children's tale appears in a strip along the upper margin of the page, with space below for guests at a wedding to sign their names. There are no known copies of this title apart from the present example. This album was not used. Bound in original raw silk with title stamped in gilt on upper cover. Slight fraying to corners, covers very slightly bowed, else a fine copy of a rare example of California Arts and Crafts book work.

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        A TRIP TO MARS

      London, Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited,. 1909. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-318 [319: printer's imprint] [320: blank], six inserted plates with color illustrations by W. H. C. Groome,. original pictorial red cloth, stamped in blue, cream, black and gold, slate coated endpapers.. Prize label affixed to verso of frontispiece. Faint staining along. fore-edge of rear cover, touch of sunning to spine panel, a very good. copy. A bright copy of this very attractive Edwardian juvenile. interplanetary novel. (#109272). First edition. "Two boys who save the life of a visitor from Mars (who turns out to be the planet's king) are abducted to that planet, where they have various adventures and help to suppress a revolt. The story is a simple variation on the theme of "A Son of the Stars," which had been serialized in YOUNG ENGLAND in 1907-1908, but it is not a sequel thereto. Its most original feature is the spaceship used to transport the heroes, a compound or the organic and inorganic that qualifies as an early cyborg." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-40. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 82. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 025. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 70. Locke, Voyages in Space 26. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 23. Bleiler (1978), p. 11. Reginald 00629.

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        Sport and Travel in Both Tibets

      London, 1909. First Edition. Small 4to. Double-page map & 25 coloured plates, after watercolour drawings by the author. vi, 87 pp. Violet cloth titled in gilt, pictorial onlay to upper cover. Minor rubbing to extremities, spine slightly toned. Very good plus. Robinson, Wayward Women, p. 70 ; Czech, Asian Big Game, p.112

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        Les feuilles d'automne. Préface de Philippe Godet.

      chez l'artiste, Bienne, 1909 - Bienne, chez l'artiste 1909. Gross-Folio. 45 S. 1 Bl. Mit 18 montierten Farbtafeln nach Aquarellen von Philippe Robert und reicher Jugenstilverzierung von Eugène Grasset. Originalleinwand mit farbiger Deckelverzierung in Schuber. Lonchamp 2497. - Numeriertes Exemplar. - Einer der wichtigsten Beiträge zum Jugendstil in der Schweiz. - In Gestaltung und Herstellung von hervorragender Qualität. - Schuber etwas fleckig. Name auf 1. w. Bl. - Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Sprache: N Originalleinwand mit farbiger Deckelverzierung in Schuber.

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        L'ingénieux hidalgo DON QUICHOTTE de la Manche

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1909 - TOME 3 Numéroté 77/340 . 72 Gravures de Daniel Vierge ( Voir ses oeuvres en photos sur Google à Daniel Vierge) Reliure avec jaquette intérieure brisée au dos mais le portfolio rigide extérieur est impeccable . REF livre 342 boîte 25 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        George S. Patton writes to his mother from West Point about his love for Beatrice, his future wife

      Autograph Letter Signed "George Patton", 6p, 5" x 6.25", front and verso of two conjoined sheets plus front and verso of a separate sheet, on West Point embossed stationery, February 7, 1909, to his mother. Mailing folds, light soiling and edge wear to page 6, else fine condition.In full as written: "Dear Mama, There was a hop last night but B[eatrice] could not come though I expected her until the last minute but she came up today and I had a very nice day. "She said to write to you in fact she thought I had already but when you answer her don't say exactly when you heard. Now in regard to your answer B is afraid or seems to be afraid that you won't like my being in love with her. Anyway she told me to impress you with the fact that I had been doing better in my lessons since Christmas. "Also we are not engaged in the sense that we don't use the word so don't you use it. "But I guess you can write her the proper kind of a letter only

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        Exultations of Ezra Pound

      London: Elkin Mathews. 1909. First. First edition, first issue. Red boards. A touch of rubbing else fine in papercovered boards. A beautiful copy of Pound's fourth book. Gallup A4. .

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        Die Graphischen Künste. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst. XXXII. Jahrgang.

      Die Graphischen Künste. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst., Wien. 1909 - Folio. Original gilt-lettered morocco backed marbled boards. Minimal library marking; Shelf-mark to spine, stamp to title-page. Covers a little rubbed. Contains a lengthy article on Gottfried Schadows Familienalbum. An article on Alois Hänisch with two original etchings. An article on Augustus John by Campbell Dodgson. An article on Charles Cottet. An article on Young Austrian Lithographers with original colour lithographs by L.H.Jungnickel and Karl Schmoll V.Eisenwerth. An article on Frank Brangwyn by Arpad Weixgärtner, with an original etching 'Gerber' and an original lithograph 'Hochofen', [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sir Otho de Grandison: 1238?-1328 (inscribed by author)

      Spottiswoode & Co. LTD. 1909 - Rare softback copyright 1909; inscription on front wrap reads, "Miss B.H. Putnam, with the author's compliments" (see photo); B.H. Putnam was an author and historian whose work covered the 12th and 13th centuries in England, and she published through the 1940s; written for "The Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Third Series, Vol III"; softback is tight and clean, with a small tape repair at head of spine and a 1-inch tear, also tape repaired, along outside edge of front wrap (see photos); owner's sticker on title page; 195 clean pages b7. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Song of the English, A

      1909. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson[ROBINSON, W. Heath, illustrator]. KIPLING, Rudyard. A Song of the English. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, [n.d., 1909].First American trade edition. Large quarto (10 15/16 x 8 5/8 inches; 278 x 219 mm.). [64] 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 green cloth with front cover pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. A very 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. Stewart 152*.

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        Die Lebensalter der Liebe.

      Ohne Ort und Verlag, 1909. - Kl.8°. 46 nn. S. mit illustriertem Titel in Rot. Original braunes Schweinsleder mit goldgepr. RTitel. Vorderdeckel mit goldgepresstem geschnittenen Titel und erotischer Illustration. Kopfgoldschnitt. Eins von 200 handschriftlich numerierten Exemplaren, hier in einer nicht gekennzeichneten |Vorzugsausgabe| mit diesem Einband. Die Deckelillustration wird vom Titel wiederholt; sie trägt das Mongramm G.W. [d.i. Willi Geiger?] Dazu heißt es auf der Titel-Rückseite: "Das Titelsymbol entstand nach reicher, eigener Anschauung durch Geilhart Willimmer". Gedruckt auf echtes Bütten in der Offizin von 'Möchtegern Kannicht in Schöppenstedt'. Laut Bilderlex. ein "Zyklus von 12 vulgären sotadischen Gedichten, die Unzucht von Kindern, Zoophilie, Inzest u. a. behandeln". Die Titel geben einen Vorgeschmack: En archi in o fallos (in griechischer Schrift); Dämmerung; Erwachen; Kinder I; Kinder II; Bruder und Schwester; Hochzeit; Das Mädchen und der Berhardiner; Die Kerze; Das Liebespferd; Die Silbermyrthe; Die goldene Hochzeit. Rückendeckel mit in Gold gepr. Zeile: "La recherche de la paternite est interdite (die Suche nach der Autorenschaft ist verboten"). Einband berieben, RDeckel etwas fleckig, kleine Randläsuren. Unbeschnitten. Papierbedingt gedunkelt, vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig. Etwas gelockert. Sehr selten. Hayn-Got. V, 150. Bilderlexikon IV, 497. Polunbi 2, S. 80 ("unbrauchbar zu machen").

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        Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee, 28 December 1909, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, London, 28 December 1909. [Together with:] Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee, 23 November 1910.

      Dundee: John Leng & Co., 1909-10 - Quarto, four pages and quarto, 2 pages. The first-named with crosswise creases from old folds, first and last pages toned and somewhat soiled, both leaves with a closed tear into the fore-margin, professionally repaired; the second browned and splitting at the margins, some minor losses, closed tear at the fore-margin repaired, encroaching on the text but no loss, about very good. Churchill invokes Lincoln's famous formulation from the Gettysburg Address in his election addresses on the momentous constitutional battle between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In November 1909, the Lords rejected the "People's Budget" of 1909 proposed by Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. The bill called for higher taxes on the wealthy to pay for a limited scheme of unemployment and worker's health insurance. The bill, and the intransigence of the House of Lords, became the central issue in two general elections held in 1910, the first in January the second in December. In the first address, Churchill decries the Lords' veto, saying "The people can be trusted. They are of age If at one end of our political system we have a hereditary House of Landlords and great capitalists, wielding an absolute veto over legislation and finance.[then] government of the people, by the people, for the people will have become a nineteenth century daydream." The Spectator published brief extracts and a comment on this address; "Mr. Winston Churchill's election address , when shorn of its purple platitudes, is chiefly remarkable for its denunciation of the Peers" (quoted in Cohen). The January 1910 election resulted in the Liberals forming a coalition government dependent upon their Labour Party and Irish Nationalist allies. The Lords approved a slightly modified version of the People's Budget in April 1910, but the Liberals were determined to strike down the veto power of the upper chamber, and made it the issue of a second general election, in December 1910. In his second address (November 1910), Churchill is more combative and impatient. "No one can persuade the Tory Party to give up their Veto. They regard themselves as the ruling caste They treat us as if we were a conquered race They cannot bring themselves to part from that unfair Veto You will have to take it from them. You will have to take it from them now. You will have to take it from them for ever. One good wrench, and out it comes!" The growing political unrest in the country forced the Lords to yield and they consented to the Parliament Act of 1911, which significantly reduced their powers. These ephemeral pieces of election literature are extremely uncommon, Cohen giving just one location for each of these pieces. Cohen A30 & A33/1; Woods A15/1, the second-named not in Woods.

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        Imperial Cabinet Photograph of a Seated Maricopa Squaw

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

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      GIBRALTAR TANGIERS FEZ MOROCCO 1909 - On offer is a simply sensational seventeen [17] page handwritten original journal detailing a British Legation mission of some importance to meet with the Sultan of Morocco in 1909. This 100 year old coverless folio sized journal is an account of a political mission, most likely, from April 19, 1909 to December 1909. Historians and collectors of the World War I era and the history running up to the 'Great War' and of North Africa will acknowledge this was a critical period of Moroccan history when European countries were trying to influence Morocco. One online source claims: "The first years of the 20th century witnessed a rush of diplomatic maneuvering through which the European powers and France in particular furthered their interests in North Africa. Disputes over Moroccan sovereignty were links in the chain of events that led to World War I." In a strong, neat hand our author, Corporal Stanley, R.A.M.C. Medical Orderly, reports just such a mission and he begins with a list of all the members of the mission; the Minister [the Hon. R. Lister], a Doctor [Major C.E.P. Fowler], Military Attache [Colonel Count (Albert Edward Wilfred) Gleichen who appears to have published Journal of our Mission to Fez (1909) By the Military Attaché (London: Harrison & Sons, 1909 and a number of other WWI related books) that may very well have come from this manuscript or his own parallel journal], wives, secretaries, attaches, valets/grooms, etc. This is an absolutely stunning record of the trip with the commentary beginning on Gibraltar then on to Tangiers and then Fez. Along the way Stanley notes many mishaps of early exotic travel; wild camel attack causing multiple injuries and a broken leg, insurgent attacks, shootings, deserters, storms, visiting royalty +++. Living in tents and traveling across deserts this is very well written by an intelligent, keen observer and in many ways typical British soldier and citizen who has a great handle on the written language of the day. Some of the super commentary includes Corp. Stanley's description of a presentation of gifts to the Sultan wherein the Minister gifted the Sultan a beautiful gold Bulldog statue. In return the Sultan gifts a moth eaten camel blanket, a rogue stallion that was returned due to its wildness and further embarrassed the company by not giving the traditional gift of a curved silver knife to all members. The Corporal's disdain for the event drips from the page. This is fascinating relic of British colonial times and the global politics pre World War I. VG. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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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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        The Natural History of British Game Birds

      Longmans, Green and Co 1909 - 142 pp. Original maroon cloth in very good condition. Top edge gilt. Only 550 copies of this book have been printed, this copy is No. 319. With 18 coloured plates, 17 photogravures, and 2 other illustrations by Archibald Thorburn and J.G. Millais. Some shelf wear, rubbing to covers and spine, and lightly bumped/worn corners. A few tissue guards between plates. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Artemis and Actaeon

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1909. and other verses. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles within neo-classical frame to upper board and to spine gilt, top edge gilt. An excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing of the author's second book of poetry. Her first, printed in 1878, is unprocurable. With the author's initialled presentation inscription to the front free endpaper: "A.J.H.S. June 1909 E.W." The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, a close friend of Wharton's.

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        ARTEMIS TO ACTAEON and Other Verse

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1909 - (INSCRIBED and SIGNED with initials by EDITH WHARTON)- FIRST EDITION ( same 1909 date on title and copyright page with "Published April, 1909' STATED and 'Scribner Seal' present)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is ORIGINAL dark green cloth hardcover with decoration and titles in stamped in GOLD on cover and spine (ALL GOLD is present and BRIGHT); TEG (top edge gilt); binding and text are very neat, clean and solid, VG+ or better with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just very light wear with light 'handling marks' front cover. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of the fairly UNCOMMON SECOND POETRY VOLUME written by EDITH WHARTON and INSCRIBED and SIGNED in pencil by EDITH WHARTON with her INITIALS ('F. E. Thayer from E. W.' on the first free page). 90 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Arroyo Craftsman, Vol. I, No. 1

      Los Angeles, CA: Arroyo Guild Press, 1909. This is the first and only issue of the magazine, Arroyo Craftsman, and was published October 1909. Publication of issues was contemplated on a quarterly basis. One of an unstated limitation. 9 x 6 inches. Lightest spruce blue wrappers, with substantial amounts of black-stamped lettering to the front and rear wrappers and, to the front wrapper, a sunburst design in golden yellow with a hand-held hammer and the motto "We Can" in a ribbon. The wrapper paper has faded evenly to a blue-beige. The wrappers are very clean. With 67 numbered pages, plus xv numbered pages of adverts in the rear. There are numerous B&W illustrations, including photo-plates, drawings and plans. A 1 inch tear to the rear wrapper has been expertly repaired; else no pre-existing faults. An exceptionally clean copy. The wrappers protected by a new, heavy-duty, clear Mylar wrap-around. A Very Good Plus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. In October 1909, influenced by William Morris, the Stickley brothers and the Roycroft community, James published the "Arroyo Craftsman" through the Arroyo Guild Press. For the serious collector of books and writings on the California Arts and Crafts movement and, in particular, the Pasadena center of that movement, this magazine issue will take its place as one of the crowning glories of the collector's library.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Les mains jointes.

      Bibliothèque du temps présent |& Henri Falque 1909 - - Bibliothèque du temps présent & Henri Falque, Paris 1909, 13x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant du premier ouvrage de l'auteur, il n'a été tiré que 5 Chine et 5 Japon en grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au marquis d'Argenson. Agréable et rare exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Le Ruwenzori. Voyage d'exploration et premières ascensions des plus hautes cimes de la chaine neigeuse située entre les grands lacs équatoriaux de l'Afrique centrale.

      Paris, Plon, 1909. - (X)+356 pp. Complete with 3 fold. col. maps, 2 fold. profiles, 29 b/w photogr. plts. (incl. 5 large fold. panoramas), 180 photogr. ills. Hardcover. Or. red half morocco, spine richly gilt, gilt paper edges, marbled endp. Fine/-- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Livre d'or de la grande semaine d'aviation de la Champagne.

      H. Dunod & E. Pinat, Paris 1909 - World's First Air MeetFirst Edition. The "Golden Book" of the Great Aviation Week at Reims, the world's first air meet, held August 22-29, 1909 at what is now the Base Aérienne 112 in Reims-Champagne. "By the end of the week, [Hubert] Latham had reached a height of 155 meters (508 feet) to win the altitude contest, Henri Farman had flown for three hours and fifteen minutes, covering 180 kilometers (approximately 112 miles) to win the Grand Prix, [Louis] Blériot had secured the prize for the fastest speed over 10 kilometers (at 76.95 kilometers per hour, 47.75 miles per hour), Farman had won the passengers' prize by carrying two passengers around la piste, and [Étienne] Bunau-Varilla had flown 62 miles to win a mechanics' prize for his team. . . . American Glenn Curtiss won two prizes for speed, the Prix de la Vitesse (for averaging 75 kilometers per hour, 46.63 miles per hour, over three 10-kilometer laps), and the Gordon Bennett trophy for averaging 75.7 kilometers per hour (47.02 miles per hour) over 20 kilometers" (Hallion, Taking Flight [2003], p. 260). The Livre d'or, profusely illustrated with pictures of the aviators and their machines, was compiled by Georges Henri Laignier, a member of the Reims meet's organizing committee.

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        Cruises in the Bering Sea.

      Rowland Ward London 1909 - First edition. 8vo., xv, 252pp., 4 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 71 plates, folding map in rear pocket, illustrations in the text, original grey cloth gilt, corners just bumped else fine. Scarce. "In his voyage to the Bering Sea, Niedeck split his time between Kamchatka and Alaska. Landing at Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatkan coast, his party proceeded inward, bagging bear along the shores of Betchevinskaya Bay. He also collected Ovis nivicola in the surrounding hill country, walrus and sea lion before turning his attention to Alaska" (Czech). Czech, Asian p150. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Logitsheskija izs'dovanija. Tshast' pervaja. Prolegomenij k' tshistoij logik'. Logical Investigations. Part 1. Prolegomena to pure logic. Translation of. Bernstein

      Obrazovanie,, St. Petersburg, 1909 - St. Petersburg, Obrazovanie, 1909. Oktav. XV, 224 Seiten Original Halbleinen. Rare first edition. First translation of Husserl in Russian and first translation of this Husserl`s main work to another language. The German first edition was published in 1900 at Niemeyer / Leipzig. Sprache: Russisch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        Handsome Vintage Original Sepia Photograph Signed

      - ("Theodore Roosevelt") boldly pennen in black fountain pen ink on 3/4 length portrait of Roosevelt wearing a three-piece suit, long silk tie, white shirt, looking into the camera. Photograph is by Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. with their blindstamp in the lower left corner and is on heavy weight stock; 6 3/4" x 9 3/4"; fine, fresh example (minor signs of handling; small trace from pervious mounting over verso), 1909. Boldly signed and inscribed to Solicitor General Henry M. Hoyt, Jr.* "To Henry M. Hoyt with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt. Feb 28th 1909."** *Henry M. Hoyt, Jr. (1856-1910), born December 5, 1856, Wilkes-Barre; died November 20, 1910; was Solicitor General during Roosevelt's administration, as well as the father of poet Elinor Wylie. **Roosevelt left office on March 4, 1909, only four days later. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Tip. de la Revista de Archivos, Madrid 1909 - JIMÉNEZ Juan Ramón: Elegías II. ELEGÍAS INTERMEDIAS. 1908. Madrid. Editorial Tip. de la Revista de Archivos. 1909. 76p. 2h. Rústica. Primera edición. Tapas con mancha de humedad seca. Lomo con pequeñas perdidas, como es de esperar. Buen estado. Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Raum und Zeit

      Teubner, Leipzig 1909 - FIRST EDITION of Minkowski's explanation of the fourth dimension, a critical bridge between Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. PMM 401. "In "'Space and Time', read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski's space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein's basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions. This strongly reinforced Einstein's objections to absolute concepts and supported his view of the relativity of events in nature" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 401). In: Jahresbericht der deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, volume XVIII, pp.75-88. Leipzig: Teubner, 1909. The whole volume offered. Contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco. Provenance: Charles L. Bouton, 1912 (signature in pencil on an endpaper). Bookplate and deaccession stamp of Middlebury College- the Egbert Starr Library. Some scuffing to edges of binding and residue from library sticker at base of spine. A few neat annotations (not affecting Minkowski); text fine. NOTE: There were three 1909 (simultaneous or nearly simultaneous) journal printings of Raum und Zeit. The present printing is the one cited by PMM. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable & Company, 1909. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Rackham, Arthur. Rackham, Arthur. First Printing. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Complete; 325 pages & 40 colored plates with captioned tissues. Publisher's crimson cloth boards backed in matching crimson morocco with four gilt decorations after Rackham designs. Additional 55 b/w illustrations throughout. A very nice example. Sound binding with intact hinges. 1911 gift inscription. An old catalog description has been affixed to an endpaper with a note of provenance laid in. Generally very clean pages with an occasional light finger smudge. Tiny dot of soiling at the lower margin of the plate opposite p. 62. Light wear to cover. Sixty famous tales are in this volume including The Bremen Town Musicians, The Twelve Princesses, The Frog Princess, Rapunzel, The Valient Tailor, Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Rumplestiltskin, and Hansel and Gretel. One of Rackham's best and most popular works.

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      Published by Constable and Company Ltd., 1909. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Originally published by Freemantle in 1900, Constable purchased the copyright and reissued this sumptuous version with revised, redrawn and recoloured illustrations. Crimson cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. 40 exquisite tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Red and grey pictorial endpapers. Top edge red. 325 pages. Title on front cover and spine is "Grimm's Fairy Tales". Spine very slightly faded and bumped. Corners bumped with slight wear to lower corners. 4 tiny spots to front cover and very slight fading to top edge of front cover, otherwise covers are exceptionally bright and unmarked. Light foxing to endpapers and foxspots to edge of textblock. Small closed margin tear to half-title and 4 other pages. Half-title page is detached and has an inscription in ink. 5 plates have small corner creases and one page corner creased. Two tissue guards are detached with slightly frayed edges. Front joint cracked. Overall the plates and contents of this gorgeous book are in near fine condition. A superb copy, hard to find in this condition. [S]

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