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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.

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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        SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, England 1909 - 4to. full vellum, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, silk tie, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slipcase. xxxiv, 143+(1) pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by illustrator James D. Linton on colophon. Hathi Trust website gives a publication date circa 1909. List of illustrations. A synopsis of the story of the play by A.T. Quiller-Couch, printed by permission of the Oxford edition, precedes the text. Tipped-in frontispiece and 36 tipped-in color plates, each with tissue guard, throughout text. Plates are additional to the pagination. Sliipcase soiled and abrased along edges. Covers lightly soiled. full vellum, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, silk tie, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        Undine.

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1909 - SIGNED [ Ltd Edition ] - 813 / 1000: Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham . Copy number 813 of 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist. Publishers full white vellum binding with gilt titles and gilt stamped decoration to upper cover and spine. Yellow silk ties still present.Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Fifteen colour plates mounted onto brown art paper and protected by captioned tissue guards. Line drawings as chapter headings and endings.Rackhams illustrations to this tale are hauntingly beautiful. The 1909 Christmas Bookman review of this volume reads, "The story of Undine, the water-spirit, and the Knight of Huldbrand who wedded her, seems to have been waiting for Mr Rackhams brush .There could have been, perhaps, no more fitting theme for all the imaginative beauty and force of his work than this weird and beautiful romance.". BOOK: pleasingly in the Original Vellum, a little browning at edges, gilt to Text at base a little faded, but still clear. Bookplate of previous owner Sir M. Denham Warmington to pastedown; else just a few spots to tissue guards. A firm and clean copy. Please do request images which I will happily provide. Becoming Uncommon in the original binding. OFFERS WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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        Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History).

      - London, printed by order of the Trustees, 1909-1916. 4 volumes. Royal 8vo (273 x 185mm). pp. xi, 373, with 270 figures; xii, 529 with 382 figures; xii, 526, with 351 figures; xxvii, 392 with 195 figures. Publisher's gilt cloth [Together with:] 351 original copper engraved blocks, all representing fishes, for the book. An interesting collection of 351 of the original copper engraved blocks (of 1198), all well preserved, of this important treatise on the fishes of Africa. All copper engravings are mounted on oakwood and have the volume number and plate number inscribed at the back. Boulenger's publication is the first major work on the fresh water fishes of Africa and together with a large collection of the original blocks, serving for the illustrations, this represents a unique occasion for any naturalist studying the ichthyological fauna of Africa. "The past decade has been productive of an enormous increase in our knowledge of the Fresh-water Fishes of Africa. The explorations of the Congo and the Nile, undertaken at considerable expense. and of the great lakes of Central Africa, initiated in this country have resulted in the discovery and description of an unexpectedly large number of generic and specific forms, types of most of which are deposited in the Natural History Museum" (From the Introduction). George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937) was a Belgian-British zoologist who worked at the British Museum. He was famous for his monographs on amphibians, lizards and other reptiles and fishes as well as his monographs on the fishes of Africa. "Boulenger's contemporaries have noted his incredible memory for specimens, species descriptions, and for the associated literature, which was the key to the great speed at which he worked. He could read six languages well and converse in most of them, and wrote with equal facility, but his manuscripts were never typed and went straight to the typesetter in longhand. Boulenger was a tireless worker with strict self discipline, and he also had great charm: a distinguished figure in the London scientific establishment and a proper Victorian gentleman" (Adler p. 55). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ski-Runner

      Published by the author from 1, Mitre Court, London. 1909 - 8v0. pp, vii, 238, (ii). xvi pages adverts.143 text illustrations and 20 art plates. Original pictorial cloth, soiled. A sound copy of a scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. Two Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin

      London: George Routledge and Sons. Very Good-. FIRST EDITION. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus condition. Binding shaken. (1909) 333 pages. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Blad de luno - Blé de lune

      Lemerre / Roumanille 1909 - Recueil de poésies provençales avec la traduction française en regard et 155 illustrations représentant le Taureau et le Cheval dans l'art à travers les âges. Préface par FREDERIC MISTRAL. In-4 de 239pp. sous couverture rempliée protégée par un papier cristal. Couverture marquée par le temps ; dos et gardes recollés. Edition originale tirée à 350 exemplaires ; celui-ci un des 300 sur Vélin, numéroté 129). Dédicace imprimée à Mme Jeanne de Flandreysy. Belle dédicace manuscrite en garde blanche au Capitaine de la Nation Gardiane Jules Grand. Intérieur frais. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Paraclet]
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        Tales from Shakespeare

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.. Fine. 1909. Limited Edition; First Printing; Signed by Illustrator. Cloth. A most beautiful Limited Edition/First Printing in very Near Fine condition, limited separation of signatures. SIGNED and numbered 534/750 by illustrator Arthur Rackham. Original white buckram cover and rose-colored silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gold illustrations on endpapers. Thirteen mounted full-color illustrations including frontispiece (with tissue guard). Included is also one plate not included in the trade edition; This collection of fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose was first developed in the early 19th century by siblings Charles and Mary Lamb as an introduction for young readers to Shakespeare. As much as possible, the Lambs used Shakespeare's own words, especially in the tragedies. Includes A Midsummer's Night Dream, All's Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and more .

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        Gulliver's Travels

      J. M. Dent 1909 - First Edition. A sharp copy of this limited edition of 750 copies SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by Rackham in collector's condition. We buy First Editions of Children's books. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into several remote nations of the world. Signed Limited edition.

      London J. M. Dent 1909 - FIRST EDITION 1909, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, 4to, 295 x 215 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, white buckram, gilt lettered and decorated upper cover and spine, gilt illustrated marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, red silk ties, 291 pages. 13 splendid mounted colour plates, frontispiece with tissue guard. 2 full page black and white illustrations, 28 head- and tailpieces. Silk ties a bit faded, small neat old bookplate on front pastedown, tissue guard to frontispiece slightly foxed. Contents very nice. Near Fine excellent copy. Large paper edition de luxe limited to 750 copies SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, this being No. 216. There is an extra coloured plate in this edition not in the trade edition, it is the last plate in the book page 256, 'The Yahoos' as stated on the publisher's tipped-in Notice which is still present. Riall states that the extra plate is 'The Lilliputian tailors.' on page 65 and that the plates have tissue guards but in fact only the tissue to the frontispiece is found in the Limited De Luxe edition of Gulliver. He also mentions 7 chapter headings and tailpieces, but there are 28 (see page 91). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        UNDINE

      William Heinemann 1909 - 1st 1909. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition limited to 1,000 SIGNED copies. Bound in vellum with gilt decoration to spine, gilt title and vignette to front. 15 beautiful tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards. 30 b/w drawings. Copy no. 156 SIGNED by Rackham. Covers slightly grubby. Silk ties missing. Some light foxing to contents (mainly to tissue guards). All plates present and in fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Modes & Manners of the Nineteenth Century As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time 3 volumes

      J.M.Dent &co, London and Edinburgh 1909 - Three octavo volumes. xvi, 179, [1]; 164; 157, [1] pp. With numerous black and white illustrations and many full page color plates. 3 VOLUMES.FULL TREECALF LEATHER BINDING IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.FIVE RAISED BANDS GILT DECORATED COMPARTMENTS BROWN AUTHOR AND TITLE LABELS. CROSS HATCHED GILT TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES. GILT INNER DENTILLES AND GILT COVER EDGES MARBLED COCKERELL END PAGES AND ALL EDGES GILT.SILK HEADBANDS. 3 SUPERB VOLUMES. Donation script on fly leaf of vol 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. Translated by M. Edwardes. With an Introduction by Grace Rhys.

      London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton, 1909–27 - 4 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in contemporary yellow ochre half calf, spines richly gilt, raised bands, twin black labels, black-and-gold chequerboard paper sides and endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in matching slipcases, the first three volumes in one and the fourth in another. Paperclip mark to verso of front free endpaper and recto of first blank, a couple of very small fox marks, a modicum of rubbing to corners and some gentle mellowing to spines, slipcases rubbed to extremities. Overall a handsome set in very good condition. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates, photographic plates and illustrations in the text. First edition in English. The fourth volume adds two additional chapters by Grace Thompson. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Modes & Manners of the Nineteenth Century As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time / Translated from the German of Dr. Oskar Fischel and Max Von Boehn; Translated by M. Edwardes, with an Introduction by Grace Rhys - [Complete in 3 Vols]

      London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Limited; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. 1909 - Physical desc. : 3v. , frontis. Plates, plates (some col. ) : ill., plates, vigns ; 8vo. Subjects; Manners and customs - History - 19th century. Costume - British Isles - 19th-20th centuries. Uniform Title; [Die mode. English]. Original full polished navy calf, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased; very impressively finished. Raised bands with dark morocco title and volume label indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century as Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. In three volumes

      London and New York - J.M.Dent and Co, E. P. Dutton and Co 1909 - A fascinating andlavishly illustrated examination of nineteenth-century culture andfashionas depicted inart. Originally a work by German art historians Oskar Fischel and Max von Boehn, here translated into English for the first time. Featuring tissue-guardedcolour frontispieces in each volume and numerous further plates, manycoloured, by a wide variety of European artists. Including illustrations in the text. Translated by M. Edwardes. With an introduction by Grace Rhys. Bindersstamps of G. P. Button and Co to versos of front free-endpapers. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound with some rubbing and marks. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are beautifully bright and clean throughout. A few of the plates arejust slightly age-toned and somelightly spotted due to the paper used. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Règlement du 14 octobre 1907 sur le service en campagne dans l'armee japonaise, suivi des prescriptions pour les manoeuvres. Traduit du japonais et annoté par le colonel Corvisart. Avec 19 figures ou tableaux

      Paris, Berger Levrault, 1909.. Two parts in one volume, paginated consecutively. Royal octavo. Pp. xvi, 244; (2) blanks, 245-320. Plus 3 fold-out tables, one of which is coloured, and 2 full-page coloured plates, all bound at rear. With schematic illustrations and tables (some full-page). Footnotes. Hardcover, contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, original printed wrapper laid-down, shelf labels to spine, old institutional stamps and markings. In fine condition. Overall an excellent copy. ~ First and only French edition. Translated from the official Japanese Field Service Regulations, a copy of which is at Rikugunsho Dainikki, Japan's archive of the Army. Translated and annotated by Colonel Charles-Pierre-René-Victoire Corvisart (1857-1939). He was commander of the 20th Dragoon Regiment and later became a military attaché at the French Embassy in Japan.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        MODES & MANNERS of the NINETEENTH CENTURY as represented in the pictures and engravings of the time. Translated by M.Edwardes, with an introduccion by Grace Rhys.

      J.M. Dent & Co., Londres 1909 - 3 vols. 4ºm. XVIp, 180p, 39 láms. cromolit. = 164p, 24 láms. cromolit. = 157p, 22 láms. cromolit. Numerosas reprod. fot. en texto y plena pág. Tela edit. con plano ant. y lomo cuajado de pequeñas flores con dorados. - Primera edición inglesa. Interesante libro sobre las costumbres y modas, con multitud de ilustr. que reproducen grabados, cuadros y figurines de la época. 1909

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      Constable and Company, London 1909 - xv, [1], 325pp, [1], plates. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to fourth, date to foot, panels with double fillet border, upper cover with the design from the original cloth replicated. Externally fine, internally bright and clean, complete with forty tissue-guarded plates by Rackham [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les dirigeables PARCEVAL et GROSS en manoeuvre a COLOGNE

      Paris.: Mabileau & Co.. Copyright 1909.. Color lithograph , image approximately 12 x 32 inches on sheet 16 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches. A few scattered foxed spots; very good condition. Two dirigibles fly low over the Rhine River with the city skyline of Cologne on the horizon. 'Gamy' is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era's fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. .

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        Juvisy - Paris De Lambert sur biplan Wright-Ariel Magneto Lavalette Eisemann

      Paris.: Mabileau & Co.. Copyright 1909.. Color lithograph, matted, visible image approximately 33 x 14 inches. The lithograph was matted and framed in the 1980s, but will be removed from the frame for delivery. Visible image is very good; however, based on other prints framed at the same time and place, there is a toned line on the print along the mat window edge and brown adhesive paper tape along the edges of the sheet where the print was attached to the backing. The verso of the print is browned from the wood backing that was used in the frame. The lithograph could be deacidified and the tape removed; however as it stands it would display very well with the light brown line from matburn either covered or used as an accent line around the image. 'Gamy' is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era's fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. This image, of a biplane flying over Paris, France, is presented in an unusual vertical format. .

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        THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER.

      Greening & Co., Ltd.,, London: 1909 - Orczy, Baroness. THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER. London: Greening & Co., Ltd., 1909. [1865-1947] - Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Orczy. Authored THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, 1905. First edition of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone Title. Blue cloth, gilt lettered to spine with pictorial device stamped on the upper cover. 8vo., 18 black and white illustration by H.M. Brock. A very good or better example showing minimum use; text block clean & free of any blemish. Among her most popular characters, The Old Man in the Corner, was a nondescript armchair detective spending much of his life in the corner of a London teashop aided & abetted by a young reporter who brings him details of crimes which baffle the police. The Old Man was featured in a series of twelve British movies from 1924, starring Rolf Leslie. Custom collector's clamshell case in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas.

      London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1909. - 4to. pp. xv, 325, [1]. title in red & black within decorative border. 40 tipped-in colour plates (incl. frontis.) & numerous text illus. tissue guards with legends. A very good copy in original gilt-stamped vellum, top edge gilt, others uncut (silk ties present but detached, covers moderately spotted & soiled, a few marginal spots). Deluxe Edition, Limited to 750 numbered copies signed by Rackham. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Conteurs florentins du Moyen age

      Paris - Librairie Hachette, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards and gilt lettering and decoration. Emile Gebhart was a French academic and professor at the Sorbonne. Every summer for twenty-five years he went to Italy, talking to the local people and gathering folklore and customs, which he would later use in his writing. Conteurs florentins du Moyen age includes chapters on Boccacio and Sacchetti. This book was previously owned by Ronald Lindsayand contains his bookplate. Ronald Lindsay served as British Ambassador to the United States of America 1929-39. This volume is in French. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards and all internal pages securely attached. There is some minorwear to the extremities including rubbing to the boards. Internally the pages arereasonably clean with some slight discolouration to the page edges. There areoccasional brown spots or handling marks throughout and acouple of the pages havehad tearsprofessionally mended. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown (asdescribed above). Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..

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        Hagada Leleil Shimurim [ Haggadah shel Pesach Passover Haggadah in Hebrew and Russian]

      Vilna, Vilnius, Wilno, Lithuania 1909 - Illustrated bi-lingual edition with Russian and Hebrew on same page, some full page illustrations. NEEDS sewing and binding. fragile paper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sikhim and Bhutan: Twenty-One Years on the North-East Frontier 1887-1908

      Edward Arnold, London 1909 - Xix, [1], 331, [1] pages + frontispiece (photogravure portrait) + 40 plates (inc. 1 colour & 6 photogravures) + folding colour map + 16 pages advertisements. Blue-grey cloth boards with gilt lettering and vignette on front board. Dimensions: 10 3/8" by 7 1/4". Top edges gilt. "Presentation Copy" rubber stamp on title page. Re-cased with most of the original spine laid down (At the head of the original spine cloth there is a 1" by 1" chip and a 2 1/2" by 1" chip, with loss to the title lettering. At the tail of the original spine cloth there is a 1" by 3/8" chip) . Original endpapers preserved with tissue paper strengthening at gutters. Edges of boards rubbed with some loss of cloth at corners. Repairs to tears along two folds of folding map at rear. Owner's inscriptions on front free endpaper dated 1909 and 1931. 1/2" tear repaired in edge of front free endpaper. Moderate foxing on the endpapers and preliminary leaves. Some foxing throughout. Plates generally clean. Occasional marginal notations in pencil. Contents: The Geographical Position and General Features of the States of Sikihim and Bhutan; The People: Their Morals, Religion, and Language; A Short History of Sikhim; Early Reminiscences; More Early Reminiscences; More Early Reminiscences; The Delhi Durbar and Visit of the Chiefs to Calcutta to meet their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales; Expeditions and Explorations in Sikhim; Expeditions and Explorations in Sikhim (continued) ; Expeditions and Explorations in Sikhim (continued) ; Departure from Sikhim; History of the Founding of Bhutan; My First Mission to Bhutan; My First Mission to Bhutan (continued) ; My First Mission to Bhutan (continued) ; An Exploration of Eastern Bhutan and a Portion of Tibet in 1906; An Exploration of Eastern Bhutan and a Portion of Tibet in 1906 (continued) ; My Second Mission to Bhutan; My Second Mission to Bhutan (continued) ; British Missions to Bhutan; British Relations with Bhutan from 1772; Foreign Relations with Bhutan; Arts and Industries of Sikhim and Bhutan; Appendices - I. The Laws of Bhutan - II. The Laws of Sikhim and Marriage Customs - III. A List of some of the Principal Animals and Birds to be found in these Countries, and their Habitat - IV. Descriptions of the Art Specimens Illustrated in Chaper XXIII; Index. Illustrations: J. Claude White, C. I. E. ; The Source of the Teesta River; H. H. The Maharani of Sikhim; The Residency, Gangtak; Residency Gardem, Gantak; Wallichianum Lilies in the Residency Garden; Lower Teesta Valley; Group at Hastings House, Calcutta, 1906; Kangchenjunga; Bamboo Roadway; Sanklan Sampo; Old Vestments, Talung Monastery; Siniolchu; Yaks; Upper Lonak Valley; Typical Sikhim Scenery; Nuns from the Ta-tshang Nunnery; Lonak Valley; Glacial Lake, Lonak Valley; Bridge over the Am-mo-chhu at Pema, in the Chumbi Valley; Chorten at Gorina Monastery; Paro-jong; Paro Ta-tshang Monastery; Dug-gye-jong; Poonakha-jong; Tongsa-jong; Bhutanese Houses; Lhalung Monastery; Tuwa-jong; Interior of Lhalung Monastery; Interior of Dug-gye-jong; Bridge at Shana; Paro Ta-tshang Monastery; Group at Poonakha, 1908; Oath of Allegiance signed at Poonakha at the Installation of Sir Ugyen Wang-chuk, K. C. I. E. , Maharaja of Bhutan; Impressions of Seals given to Bhutan by China, Nepal, and Tibet; Art Specimens - I; Art Specimens - II; Art Specimens - III; Art Specimens - IV; Map of Sikhim and Bhutan. "One of the first things to be done on my appointment to Sikhim was to build a house, not an easy task in a wild country where masons and carpenters where conspicuous by their absence, where stone for building had to be quarried from the hill-sides and trees cut down for timber. " - p. 33.; 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Don Quijote de la Mancha

      Octavio Viader 1909 - Obra celebre toda en corcho edicion de 1909 tomo I y 1912 Tomo II San Feliu de Guixols, Octavio Viader, 1909. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Estado de conservación: Excelente. 4º mayor (254 x 190 mm.) 2 vols. Encuadernación editorial original en corcho, estampación a dos tintas en planos. I:XIV-148 p. II:VII-155 fols. Impresión a dos columnas, caracteres góticos, enteramente sobre hojas de corcho, iniciales policromadas en oro. Segunda tirada del Quijote de corcho de Viader. “La publicación de este Quijote impreso en hojas de corcho produjo general admiración y fue objeto en nuestra ciudad de una exposición pública durante algunos días. Costó por suscripción 600 pts. y 700 para el público. Se tiraron 52 ejemplares en corcho laminado. En poco tiempo se agotaron todas las tiradas” [Palau] “Viader, natural de la localidad ampurdanesa de San Feliú de Guixols, soñó siempre con imprimir algún día ‘un libro cuya belleza provocara la admiración de los bibliófilos’. Estaba empeñado en maridar el corcho que enriquecía su ciudad con la bibliofilia. Alguién lo tachó de iluminado cuando aseguró que la rugosa corteza del “quercus suber” prodría convertirse en hojas similares a las de papel para imprimir nada menos que el Quijote. También intervino en la edición el tipógrafo Eduard Canibell, mientras que la cubierta de corcho esgrafiada al fuego la diseñó el arquitecto modernista Lluis Domènech i Montaner. El corcho lo facturó la casa Bender de Sant Feliú y en los dorados del volumen Viader sustituía la falsedad de las purpurinas por los panes de oro de ley. Se lanzaron 52 ejemplares, el primero dedicado al Rey Alfonso XIII. Se agotó pronto y no tardó en cotizarse a precios elevados. El libro se expuso en el museo Gutenberg de Maguncia y en el British Museum de Londres. Alfonso XIII mostraba el ejemplar a él dedicado en el Palacio de Oriente y nombró al impresor Caballero de Isabel la Católica.” [ABC, 09/05/2005, pág. 64] Magnífico ejemplar, en muy buen estado de conservación, en cuya condición rara vez sale al mercado. Nº de ref. de la librería 652 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To Nursery Land with Louis Wain

      London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1909. - The Man With Cats in the BelfryTakes Asylum in Nursery LandWAIN, Louis. To Nursery Land with Louis Wain. Edited by Edric Vrendenburg. Profusely Illustrated in Colour and Black and White. With Verses by Clifton Bingham, S.K. Cowan, etc. etc. London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal: Raphael Tuck & Sons, n.d. [1909]. First edition, the companion to the Tuck book of the same title issued in the same year. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in; 262 x 190 mm). 72 pp. Full-color frontispiece (In Catland and what Happens there). Illustrated throughout in mono-color and black & white. Publisher's pictorial olive green cloth, front cover decorated in red and gray. Neat gift inscription dated "Xmas 1909." A bit of minor rubbing to extremities, otherwise a fantastic copy.Father Tuck's Golden Gift Series No. 805, similar to Father Tuck's Golden Gift Series No. 817 with same title yet with sufficient differences in illustration, text length (72 pp. versus 48 pp.) and variations, and binding to warrant them being separate editions.The Stories:To Nurseryland with Louis Wain; Serve them Right; Kittens from France; When Signor Thomas Warbles; Jack and the Beanstalk; The Bow-Wow Band; The Easy Cat and the Uneasy Cat; Cinderella; Seeing the World; The Kitten and the Goldfish; Robinson Crusoe; A Rough Day; A Strange Tail; The Cat's Quartette; Jack and Jill; The Holiday Catastrophe; Over the Garden Wall; The New Babies; "Let Dogs Delight"; Mamma the Mender; All Work, No Play; The Cats' Cricket Match; Her Mother's Pride; Boo-hoo1 Boo-hoo! What Shall I Do?; The Sleeping Beauty; "A Shilling a yard, did you say?; The New Arrival; Little Miss Muffet; The Tabbies' Tennis Party; Three Little Cats; The Breakfast; The Birthday Cat's Dream; Wonderful, isn't it; Puppies at the Pantomime; The Changed Cats; A Clever Cat; Little Dog [and] Mr. Rover; Good-bye.The mono-color illustrations: The King of the Castle; Over the Garden Wall; The Author; "Please give me a Penny "; "How Tiresome it is "; A Lively Catch; Three Little Kits, They go for a Ride; A Dip in the Sea; A Sudden Shower; A Riding We Will Go; When the Milkman isn't using his Pails for the Milk ; In Trouble; Going to School; Simple Simon; The Portrait Painter; A Merry Load; At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Publisher Raphael Tuck (1821-1900), from Germany, came to London in 1870 and shortly established himself as a fine art publisher. ".he saw the opportunity to move into the children's book market with volumes of high pictorial quality and outstanding production.Tuck's books were colourful and imaginative, catered for young and old alike, and covered topics ranging from ancient myths to contemporary events.On his retirement in 1882 he handed the business over to his three sons" (Haining, Moveable Books, pp. 36-37), who continued the firm's tradition of children's books of the highest quality. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Three Lives. Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha and the Gentle Lena.

      New York: The Grafton Press 1909 - First edition, 8vo, 279, (1) pp. Pencil signature of M.D[?]. Stein on fly leaf. Original blue ribbed cloth, light damp-staining on lower portion of upper cover, ends of spine bumped. The Author’s first published work.

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        CAT'S CRADLE

      Blackie & Son Ltd. 1909 - Circa 1909. Good condition with no wrapper. A Picture-Book for Little Folk. Grey pictorial paper boards depict mother cat with ball of yarn sitting next to kitten in a cradle. Dark grey endpapers. 6 Full page colour illustrations of cats plus colour illustrations to every page of rhyme. A later reprint (the first being 1908) with rhymes in a different order: First rhyme is Playtime in Pussy-Town. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Backstrip missing. Some loss of paper to lower edge of front cover not obliterating the illustration in anyway. Top three stitches of binding broken hence contents a little loose. Large tear to front endpaper messily repaired with tape. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. A few closed tears to edges of some pages. Contents a little grubby. Crayon mark across two lines of text to last page 'Goodbye'. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cat's Cradle: a Picture-book for Little Folk; cats by Louis Wain; rhymes by May Byron

      Dodge Publishing Company, New York 1909 - [48] p.: 7 full-page color illustrations, many color illustrations with text; 25 cm. Grey paper over boards; black, green, and purple cover illustration of female cat with ball of yarn sitting next to kitten in a cradle. Grey fixed endpapers. No date of publication given; it was published in Britain by Blackie and Son in 1908. This is the first American edition with first verse being "Playtime in Pussy-town." Title vignette is a cat holding a sign reading "Christmas Carols." Most pages have one illustration with amusing verse, some have more than one illustration on a page. The center two pages, without verse, contain four illustrations set in a nickelodeon, showing what happens when an audience of cats sees a moving image of mice. The final 11 pages contain verses about Christmas, including Santa Claws and several about the traditional English pantomime. Gift inscription on front fixed endpaper dated 1912 or 1913. The scarce first American edition stating only Dodge Publishing is much less common than either the English edition by Blackie and Son or those listing both publishers. In Good- Condition: original cloth spine is gone (as is typical of this book); boards have been reattached through an old repair; chipping along edges of gray paper over boards, with most significant loss along spine and fore-edge of front board; light soiling throughout, primarily along lower edges; occasional foxing; 2-cm. tear from top edge and lower edge of title page at gutter; otherwise, solid.

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        CAT'S CRADLE

      Blackie & Son Ltd. 1909 - Circa 1909. Good condition with no wrapper. A Picture-Book for Little Folk. Grey pictorial paper boards depict mother cat with ball of yarn sitting next to kitten in a cradle. Dark grey endpapers. 6 Full page colour illustrations of cats plus colour illustrations to every page of rhyme. A later reprint (the first being 1908) with rhymes in a different order: First rhyme is Playtime in Pussy-Town. Backstrip missing. Edges rubbed, corners worn. A few marks and surface paper wear to covers. 0.25" loss to top of spine. Inscription in pencil to front endpaper. One or two minor crayon marks. Grubby finger marks throughout. Centre spread and verso has tape repair at middle edge for 5". Still a nice copy of a scarce Louis Wain book. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH OF TOM MIX

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

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        La conquête des étoiles.

      Sansot |& Cie 1909 - - Sansot & Cie, Paris 1909, 14x17cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de troisième édition qui fut utilisée pour le service de presse, il n'a été tiré que 5 Hollande en grands papiers. Bel envoi autographe signé et à pleine page de l'auteur à Marguerite Burnat-Provins. Deux minuscules manques sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos, taches claires marginales sur le deuxième plat, rares rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Il Corriere dei Piccoli. Supplemento illustrato del "Corriere della Sera". Rivista settimanale.

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

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        Gestern. Dramatische Studie in einem Akt in Versen. Dritte Auflage.

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

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        Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. 6 Bde. (3 Bde. u. 3 Ergänzungsbände).

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

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        A SONG OF THE ENGLISH

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

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        Song of the English, A

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

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        Lavori in Oftalmologia.

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

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        THE WRITINGS OF MRS HUMPHREY WARD.

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

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY.EDITED BY HIS WIFE, DOROTHY STANLEY. With Sixteen Photogravures and a Map.

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

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        Les soers Vatard

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

      [Bookseller: Skarstedt Rare Books]
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        The Roosevelt I Know: Ten Years of Boxing With the President- and Other Memories of Famous Fighting Men.

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

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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