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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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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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        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]

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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..

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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 .

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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 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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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]

      [Bookseller: eggseptional fine books]
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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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