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        The Writings of. ..with Introductions by the Author

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1909-1912. Autograph Edition, No. 20 of 750 copies signed by the author on the half title of Volume One, "Mary A. Ward". 16 vols., Thick 8vo. Illustrated throughout with hand-colored frontispiece in each volume by Archibald Standish, Hartrick, Charles E. Brock, etc. With two states of the plates. Bound in three-quarters blue morocco gilt, marbled boards and endpapers by the Riverside Press Bindery. Some minor wear to some heads else almost fine . This is an extraordinary set with each volume having a page of manuscript (some heavily corrected) in the hand of the author. Volumes 7, 10, 11 and 12 each have two pages of manuscript; a total of twenty full pages of corrected manuscript. Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) wrote her first novel, "Miss bretherton", in 1884, and became a fairly popular writer of her era. She embodied in her most famous novel, "Robert Elsmere", her view that Christianity should be revitalized by stressing its social mission and dismissing the miraculous elements. Mrs. Ward was involved with many charitable and philanthropic efforts, and opposed the extension of suffrage to women, hence her slight today

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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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        Upbuilders

      New York: Doubleday, Page. 1909. First. First edition. Painted spine lettering a little rubbed, but easily readable, and a small, nearly invisible stain else near fine lacking the rare dustwrapper. This copy with the attractive bookplate of western novelist William MacLeod Raine on the front pastedown and Inscribed to him by Steffens: "To Wm. MacLeod Raine who first wrote Judge Lindsay's stories; with the [word indecipherable] and appreciation of J. Lincoln Steffens. New York, Nov. 1, 1910." Five stories about five different men who fought to make the United States a better place, including Judge Ben Lindsay of Colorado. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF CARS

      USA Assouline 2013. Hand-bound special edition in a black rubber clamshell case with metal plaque, 168 pages, 100 illustrations in full color, 35.5 x 42 cm,. ISBN 9781614280156. It is the dream of many to own the world's most beautifully designed automobiles, but most often only a handful of collectors ever come close. Now, The Impossible Collection of Cars makes that dream come true, showcasing the 100 most exceptional cars of the twentieth century. Each luxury automobile?from the 1909 Blitzen Benz to a 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S was chosen for its revolutionary design, magnificent lines, and head-turning capabilities. The book also features cars owned by celebrities like Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley. This Impossible Collection volume is presented on cotton paper in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate.

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        1909 Journal and Scrapbook (The Little Colonel's Good Times Book)

      Boston: L. C. Page, 1909. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Verburg, P.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Great copy of the scarcest title in the Little Colonel series. This book was used by a young woman, Elizabeth M. Gibson of Webster Groves Missouri, just like the author intended. The book is not a novel, but rather a journal-scrapbook, and about fifty of its pages are filled with very legible entries, newspaper clippings, letters, billhead, photograph, and even a hand-drawn invitation featuring an Alice and Wonderland Mad Hatter's Tea Party with the White Rabbit. Tight binding; front hinge just starting to give. Clean pages; front free endpaper has a corner crease with corresponding ghosting to the following leaf. The protective frontispiece tissue has some foxing. Minor wear to cover.

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        NETSUKE.

      F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig 1909 - NETSUKE. Versuch einer Geschichte der japanischen Schnitzkunst. Second Improved Edition. [First edition published in 1905]. Thick 4to. Gilt stamped, decorated & lettered mottled grey calf with a bit of rubbing at the spine & tips. TEG. 482pp. with numerous black & white illustrations throughout. 53 full page color illustrations - each [one] majestic example, centered on a single page of high quality paper stock, the impressions very crisp with striking color definition. All printed 53 tissue guards present & in excellent condition. The pages bright & free of blemish. A striking example of this Cornerstone Volume of Netsuke. NUC locates 5 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Leben und Thaten des scharfsinningen Edlen Don Quixote von la Mancha. Übersetzt von Ludwig Tieck. Neu herausgegeben mit 16 Originalradierungen von Karl Walser. 4 Bände.

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1909.. Mit 16 Orig.-Radierungen von Karl Walser. Orig.-Wildlederbände nach Entwurf von Walser mit Rückenschild, blind- und goldgeprägten Deckelvignetten, Kopfgoldschnitt.. Badorrek-Hoguth A 6. - Als Text wurden die unbeschnittenen Orig.-Druckbögen der 3. Auflage (Berlin, Reimer, 1830-32) benutzt. Hinzugefügt wurden zusätzliche Titelblätter und die Radierungen Walsers. - Stellenweise gering fleckig und gebräunt. Schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales with the Original Dustjacket

      Chatto & Windus, London 1909 - The scarce original dustjacket houses this book. Priced at 2/6 net to the spine. Few small repairs to the edges and now housed in an archival sleeve [removable]. Nice colouring with an occasional soil/fox mark. Rust coloured boards with red and black lettering and decoration. Very nice condition as the book has retained it's dustjacket since 1909 - which is quite incredible. Rarely are these dustjackets present with this book. Front blank endpage has been removed on this book. Pages are of a very good quality and roughcut and very uneven in places. A sign of the publication date [104 years ago]. The double page at the full title page is incredible when you look at the articulate artwork. There are a few areas of browning which I think transpired from binding threads. The book has 36 pages in total. Rear blank endpage is browned unevenly. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility 1909

      MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED, LONDON 1909 - Title and decoration gilted. General wear and rubbed cover. Water stained inside cover. Binding inside crack. No bookplate. previous owner name on side fore edges 'sandy' DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: REPRINTED 344 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MARSEILLE. Son Vieux Port.

      Boissonnas Et Detaille Editeurs 1909 - Grand in-4 ( 325 X 250 mm ) de 151 pages, broché sous la jolie couverture illustrée de David DELLEPIANE rempliée et chemise cartonnée titrée au dos. Illustrations de BOISSONNAS et DETAILLE. Trés beau livre, qui ne fut tiré qu'à 835 exemplaires, parfaitement établi, précieux par les nombreuses illustrations représentant des sites aujourd'hui disparus autour du Vieux Port. Magnifique exemplaire sur vélin bien complet de l'introuvable chemise cartonnée. CONDITION EXCEPTIONNELLE. Regionalisme marine marseille provence galeres bateau [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mike

      A & C Black 1909 - London first edition ,fine. Olive green cloth gold black and green lettering with white red and black drawings. 12 full page illustrations by TMR Whitwell present. This copy has minor flaking to white illustrations on front cover ,one small repaired chip on one of the illustrations ,no rubbing or fade to red on spine with all the pages being a milky white and no foxing .This copy is almost as good as it gets . The only better copy I have seen was michael carters copy which had minor foxing and sold at christies february 2000 for 2000GBP including buyers premium and VAT. A beautiful copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        contributes to...'Twenty Five Cricket Stories'. i) Tom, Dick and Harry, ii) The Wire-Pullers, iii) The Lost Bowlers and iv) How Pillingshoot Scored

      George Newnes Ltd., London, n.d. [1909], 1909. FIRST (AND ONLY) EDITION, possibly withdrawn. Contains four Wodehouse stories, three of which are published for the first time in book form (How Pillingshoot Scored had already appeared in Tales of St.Austins, 1903). These Newnes-period Wodehouse stories were collected in this EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE omnibus and the present copy offered is the publisher's own file copy. We are unable to find a note of any copy offered for sale or appearing at auction. The bibliographer McIlvaine mentions the title but does not provide a description. A companion volume Twenty Five Football Stories was also mooted by Newnes the following year, but again this has proved virtually impossible to locate. The sheer paucity of copies suggests that both these sporting volumes were offered for sale, but were either printed in tiny numbers, possibly withdrawn, or perhaps never issued. The fact that this copy is the publisher's own copy (and sold as part of the Newnes/Warne archive many years later) may support this as being one of an exceedingly small surviving number. Whatever the actual story, this remains an exceptionally rare book. 208pp. Small octavo. Bound in publisher's illustrated card covers stamped by publisher as the 'File' copy, later linen back, housed in collector's folding box. Some rubbing and wear to joints else fine. McIlvaine E126/127

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        The Swoop! Or, How Clarence Saved England.

      London: Alston Rivers, Limited, 1909 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full green morocco, titles and rules to spine gilt, rules to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some minor spotting to the rather susceptible text block, one corner of the title page lightly creased. Bound without the wrappers in a fine modern binding. First edition, first impression. Very scarce indeed. This particular copy found its way to us in a parlous state - no wrappers signatures shaky. And now it lives again! [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Love among the Chickens

      The Circle Publishing Company 1909 - New York Fine with facsimile wrapper. This copy is an advance copy like most. I think that copies were left with bookshops in the hope that orders would follow. Sales though were slow as Wodehouse was still relatively unknown in the States and copies without the advance copy statement are far less common. This copy comes with a facsimile of the ultra rare wrapper .The wrapper was frail and had interesting flaps. As far as I know only three copies have surfaced to date,including a fine copy from the late David Lloyds collection. With a possible handful of copies that have surfaced its unlikely that even serious collectors with deep pockets will ever find a copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Birth, Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures . .. the text as written by Sir Thomas Malory and Imprinted by William Caxton

      London: Dent, 1909. (BEARDSLEY, AUBREY) Second edition, and the first one-volume edition, one of 1500 copies, of which 500 for America. 4to. Illustrated with 20 full- page plates and a profusion of text illustrations and decorations throughout by Aubrey Beardsley. liv, 624 pp. Bound in 3/4 green crushed morocco and light green cloth, gilt spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Lasner 22B ("With ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the First edition") . Second edition - with ten additional chapter headings not contained in the 1893-84 first - of the celebrated Beardsley classic, his first major work

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        Eigenh. Postkartengruß m. U. ("Mela").

      O. O., 17. III. 1909. - 1 Zeile und Adresse auf Bildpostkarte. Qu.-8vo. Unter den gedruckten Gruß "Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Namenstage" setzt die 23jährige Melanie Schiele die Worte "sendet Dir Deine Schwester Mela." Umseitig die Adresse an ihre 14jährige Schwester: "Wolgeboren Fräulein Gerta Schiele, Wien, 19. Bez., Panzergasse 3, Stock III". - Im jenem Jahr 1909 feierte Egon Schiele mit der Ausstellung seiner Werke in der "Internationalen Kunstschau" erste Erfolge; 1911 folgte seine erste Einzelausstellung in Wien. Seine Lieblingsschwester Gerti diente ihm oft als Modell, doch auch Melanie portraitierte er in ebenjenem Jahr ("Melanie Schiele, schlafend"). 1914 heiratete Gerti den Maler Anton Peschka, den Freund und ehemaligen Studienkollegen ihres Bruders.

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        Vocabulario commune ad linguas de Europa (Vocabulaire commun aux langues d'Europe)

      Turin: Fratres Bocca Editores, 1909. First Edition. Wrappers. Near fine. First Edition. Wrappers. 8vo (235 × 160 mm), pp. 87, [1, blank]; a bright, attractiev text, slightly toned; near fine in publisher's wrappers, a very small split at head of spine.

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        The Red Book of Heroes

      London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1909. Octavo. Original crimson boards, illustration to front board gilt, illustration and titles to spine gilt, gilt edges. With the dust jacket. With 8 coloured plates and numerous illustrations by A. Wallis Mills. Neat contemporary inscription to the half-title, a lovely bright copy in the nicked and faded dust jacket. First edition, first impression.

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        FABLES OF AESOP

      London Hodder & Stoughton 1909 - Limited first edition of 750 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. Illustrated with 25 beautiful plates in color by Edward J. Detmold, including two extra plates not found in the trade edition. Thick folio, publisher’s original full white polished buckram, the upper cover artfully decorated with the original gilt pictorial designs surrounded by a frame ruled in gilt and filled with intertwined vines, the spine handsomely gilt lettered and decorated with gilt device and gilt rules, t.e.g., housed and protected in the original slipcase. A fine copy with just very light age mellowing at the spine panel, the corners fine and sharp, the plates all in excellent condition, the text-block clean and white, essentially a near as pristine copy in a protective slipcase. The slipcase with some wear as would be expected. The book profiting by the presence of the slipcase, with the white cloth remaining clean and the giltwork very bright. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED, SIGNED, NUMBERED AND SPECIALLY BOUND. This title represents, in our opinion, Detmold's very best work. The grace and sensitivity of the illustrations reflect a certain Eastern sensibility. The artist’s powers in the delicate communication of nature’s spirit are exemplified by these wonderful paintings, rich with the wide variety of the colours in the spectrum. This is a very fine copy of the best printing of the work, numbered and signed by Detmold. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Fables of Aesop

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909 - [204]p including twenty-five tipped-in illustrations. Rebound in half morocco and marbled paper over boards, two raised bands, spine in three uneven panels, title and illustrator in gilt to second panel, bands bordered with gilt single rule, t.e.g. Externally very good indeed. Internally some small red flecks to first contents page, two crease marks to one of the illustrations, otherwise quite bright and clean. With twenty-five illustrations by Detmold (two more than the trade edition). Limited edition of seven hundred and fifty copies, this is copy two hundred and seventy-eight, signed by Detmold to limitation leaf [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Blue Bird.

      Dodd, Mead and Co. New York 1909 - First American Edition. Author's ever popular fairy play about children compared favorably to Peter Pan and which served as the basis for several film versions, two silent black and white adaptations include the 1918 version directed by Maurice Tourneur. In 1940 Walter Lang directed the Shirley Temple version and in its latest reincarnation, The Blue Bird, became a star studded 1976 color production directed by George Cukor and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda and Ava Gardner. Extremely scarce in original printed dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good lightly soiled dustjacket, closed tear at top rear flap edge, partial splitting along rear spine edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES RELATED BY CHRISTOPHER JERVIS, M. D. AND EDITED BY R. AUSTIN FREEMAN

      LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS PUB 1909. - NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J. WITH 32 PAGE CATALOGUE DATED SEPT 1908 (908) AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 1 / QUEEN'S QUORUM TITLE NUMBER 42 THIS IS VINCENT STARRETT'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON THE HALF-TITLE, HIS "PIRATES" BOOKPLATE ON THE FRONT PASTE-DOWN ENDPAPER, WITH FREEMAN'S TIPPED-IN RETURN ADDRESS LABEL CONTAINING THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED NAME AND ADDRESS ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. STARRET, THE COLLECTOR, CREATED AN EXCELLENT ASSOCIATION BY THE PRESERVATION OF THIS RELIC OF HIS CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE FREEMAN. BROWN CLOTH WITH DECORATED FRONT COVER ("THE DISCOVERY" BY H. M. BROCK) IN TAN WITH TAN AND BLACK TITLES AND BRIGHT GILT SPINE TITLES. A VERY NICE CLE AN COPY WITH VERY LIGHT RUB TO THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS, AND A TINY BREAK TO THE CLOTH AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE AND SPINE-ENDS. FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        John Thorndyke's Cases. Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1909 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, decoration and titles to upper board in black and orange, titles to spine gilt Some typical light spotting throughout, endpapers a little browned but an unusually bright copy and uncommon thus. Illustrated. First edition, first impression. A Haycraft–Queen cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES RELATED BY CHRISTOPHER JERVIS, M. D. AND EDITED BY R. AUSTIN FREEMAN

      LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. VG+/NONE. PUB 1909. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: WITH 32 PAGE CATALOGUE DATED SEPT 1908 (908) AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 1 /. ISBN: QUEEN'S QUORUM TITLE NUMBER 42. BROWN CLOTH WITH DECORATED FRONT COVER ("THE DISCOVERY" BY H. M.BROCK) IN TAN WITH TAN AND BLACK TITLES AND BRIGHT GILT SPINE TITLESEXCEPT FOR PUBLISHER'S NAME AT THE SPINE HEEL WHICH IS SLIGHTLY FADED. AVERY NICE CLEAN COPY WITH VERY LIGHT WEAR TO THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS,JUST A TRACE OF RUB NEAR THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE FRONT COVER, AND A TRACEOF VERY SCATTERED FOXING TO THE PRELIMS OF THE TEXT.. Keywords: MYSTERY, SHORT STORIES, QUEEN'S QUORUM, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        John Thorndyke's Cases

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1909., 1909. FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo, pp.288; [32], advertisements. With fifteen black and white plates. Publisher's brown cloth, spine slightly cocked, a little rubbed to extremities. Near Fine. Formerly sold by |Heritage Book Shop, with their pencil code to rear endpaper. The first Thorndyke collection. Forensic investigator Dr. John Thorndyke was the first truly scientific detective- (Book Collector, 272) Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p137-141.

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        JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES

      London: Chatto & Windus,. 1909. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-ix [x] xi [xii] 1-288 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "609" inserted at rear, ten inserted plates, six with illustrations by H. M. Brock, four with illustrations from photographs, plus five sketches in the text,. original pictorial brown cloth, front panel stamped in pinkish light brown and black, spine panel stamped in gold.. Signed and dated Christmas 1910 on the front free endpaper by an. early owner. Spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and. along outer joints, free endpapers tanned, 4x2 inch triangular piece. torn from lower left edge of rear free endpaper, else a very good. copy. (#115730). First edition. Copies of this book are found with an earlier inserted publisher's catalogue dated "908," but the book wasn't published until late 1909, so catalogues dated "908" or "609" (the version present in this copy) predate publication by several months to a year -- and both, as inserts, are of no significance in establishing the priority of issue -- if any -- of first printing copies. The first collection of short stories featuring Dr. Thorndyke, a forensic scientist and lawyer, the greatest scientific detective in fiction, who first appeared in Freeman's THE RED THUMB MARK, a novel published in 1907. "As a craftsman in the more literary sense, Dr. Freeman presents an interesting anomaly. His narrative style is so often that of late-Victorian romanticism that it is not unusual to find him unconsciously classified in the Doyle period. Indeed, the domestic trappings of a typical Freeman tale bring to the fire-lit chambers in King's Bench Walk much the same mood of snugness and nostalgic bachelor bonhomie which is destined to bespeak Baker Street to the end of time. But in his pioneer insistence on the fair-play method, the creator of John Thorndyke, M.D., was a Modern before the Moderns. He was the true and undoubted 'parent' of the scientific detective story in the highest meaning of the phrase, and remains today the living dean of that form -- if not, indeed, of all detective story writers of whatever style or persuasion." - Haycraft, Murder for Pleasure (1951), p. 70. A Haycraft- Queen "cornerstone." Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 43. Queen's Quorum 42. Hubin (1994), p. 305.

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        John Thorndyke’s Cases Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D

      And edited by R. Austin Freeman Author of “The Golden Fool,” etc. With six illustrations by H.M. Brock, and Nine from photographs, etc. London, Chatto & Windus, 1909. Frontispiece with tissue guard and five other half-tone platess by Brock, four from photographs, and five illustrations in the text; pp.[xii]+288; publisher’s inserted 32pp. Catalogue at end dated [908] on first leaf; olive-green buckram lettered black-outlined pink and black, blocked pictorially pink, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine; lower-edges uncut. A few insignificant fox-spots in ttext and Catalogue with some light embrowning as is almost inevitable; otherwise a very nice copy. With the earlier of the two catalogues, copies also being known with a catalogue dated ‘609’. The first collection of short stories featuring Dr. Thorndyke, a forensic scientist and lawyer who first appeared in Freeman’s 1907 novel, ‘The Red Thumb Mark’. “As a craftsman in the more literary sense, Dr. Freeman presents an interesting anomaly. His narrative style is so often that of late-Victorian romanticism that it is not unusual to find him unconsciously classified in the Doyle period. Indeed, the domestic trappings of a typical Freeman tale bring to the fire-lit chambers in King’s Bench Walk much the same mood of snugness and nostalgic bachelor bonhomie which is destined to bespeak Baker Street to the end of time. But in his pioneer insistence on the fair-play method, the creator of John Thorndyke, M.D., was a Modern before the Moderns. He was the true and undoubted ‘parent’ of the scientific detective story in the highest meaning of the phrase, and remains today the living dean of that form -- if not, indeed, of all detective story writers of whatever style or persuasion.” - Haycraft, Murder for Pleasure (1951), p. 70. A Haycraft- Queen ‘cornerstone’; Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 43; Queen’s Quorum 42; Hubin (1994), p. 305. ‘The Golden Fool’ listed on the title-page appears to be a ghost. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Dramatis Personae; & Dramatic Romances & Lyrics,

      Chatto & Windus 1909 - 1 volume, illustrated by Elanor Fortescue Brickdale. Bound in full tan morocco, spine gilt in a Art Nouveau design, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, front cover with a hand painted vellum insert surrounded by mother-of-pearl, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt others uncut by Cedric Chivers. In BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Mariage de Mademoiselle Gimel, dactylographe

      Calmann-Lévy, Paris 1909 - In-8 (195 x 139 mm), bradel demi-maroquin bleu, coins, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin orange, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Huser). Edition originale. Un des 40 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande (N°4). Recueil de cinq nouvelles : Le Mariage de Mademoiselle Gimel, Le Petit cinq, Le Testament du vieux Chogne, Aux petites soeurs, Le Raphaël de M. Prunelier. (dos très légèrement passé, quelques rousseurs). // Octavo (195 x 139 mm), bradel blue three-quarter morocco, smooth spine, orange morocco label, top edge gilt, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved (binding signed Huser). First edition. One of the 40 on Hollande paper (Nr 4). Contains five short stories : Le Mariage de Mademoiselle Gimel, Le Petit cinq, Le Testament du vieux Chogne, Aux petites soeurs, Le Raphaël de M. Prunelier. (spine slightly faded, some spots).

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        The 'Half Moon'. A Romance of the Old World and The New

      London: Eveleigh Nash,, 1909. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black with blind-stamped border. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine a little toned, spotting to edges and to early and late leaves, but an excellent copy with cloth still bright and fresh. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to his sister-in-law, Mary Martindale, on the front free endpaper, "To Mary from Madox Hueffer, 18th March MCMIX".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les Armées Russes en Mandchourie.

      IMP. ECONOMIQUE A. BREUER 1909 - RO80101037: Superbe ouvrage, rarissime, de 379 + LI pages. 15 planches dépliantes de cartes et plans en noir et blanc et en couleurs. Nombreuses photos en noir et blanc, dans le texte. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges. Carte de la Bataille du Yalou - Dachitchao-Haïtchen. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 951-Chine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1909 - Large octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, cream plain endpapers, all edges gilt. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy beautifully bound. With thirty two tipped in mounted colour plates by Warwick Goble. First Goble Edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Water-Babies. A fairy tale for a land-baby

      London, Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1909. Quarto. Contemporary green crushed half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spine gilt, three raised bands, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With thirty two tipped in colour plates mounted on brown card, captioned tissues. Some minor foxing to a few leaves otherwise lovely and clean, spine a little sunned an excellent copy attractively bound. Edition de Luxe, one of 260 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Personae

      London: Elkin Mathews. 1909. First. First edition, first issue. Drab papercovered boards. A touch of rubbing to the front board, easily fine. Pound's third title, and his first hardcover book. A beautiful copy. Gallup A3. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        PERSONAE

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1909 First edition, first issue. Bibliographer David Gallup's copy from his collection with his characteristic hologrpah slip laid in with "A3a 1st binding" in pencil. A rebacked copy with original boards and endpages and original spine affixed to gray-linen quarter-cloth. Gilt lettering on front boad and spine intact. Original spine chipped on one edge; boards with minimal edgewear, mostly at the top corners. All pages in Fine condition. Very Good+ condition. Pound's first trade book. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        The Water-Babies

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1909. Green cloth boards, gilt illustration to front, title to spine. Darkening to spine, slight fading to edge of rear boards, light sheld wear to edge. All edges gilt. 274pp illustrated with tipped in colour plates with title tissue guards. Text and illustrations very clean, binding firm. A lovely copy. . First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good ++/No Jacket. Illus. by Warwick Goble.

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