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        The Novels. With general introduction by R. Brimley Johnson.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1908–1909 - 10 volumes, small octavo. Bound in contemporary green half calf, spines lettered in gilt with gilt compartments, green cloth sides, coloured pictorial endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines faded, tips rubbed; internally fresh with bright, clean plates. An excellent set. Each volume with a frontispiece and 9 colour plates. An attractively bound and beautifully illustrated set of the St Martin's Illustrated Library edition. Gilson E117.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM ÜBERSETZT VON AUGUST WILHELM VON SCHLEGEL MIT BILDERM VON ARTHUR RACKHAM.

      Bruckmann - München. 1909. Textrevisión von Rudolf Fischer. 8Pág+132Pág+3h. 30X24. 33X27. Piel. Estuche. Tirada limitada de 1001 ejemplares (nº402). 40 Bellas láminas acromadas del gran Arthur Rackmann. Magnífico ejemplar. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Mariage de Mademoiselle Gimel, dactylographe

      Calmann-Lévy 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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        CONSTITUCIONS CATALUNYA, CONSTITVTIONS I ALTRES DRETS DE CATHALVNYA 1704 (FACSIMIL 1909)

      En Casa de Joan Pau Martí i Joseph Llopis Estampers - Barcelona. En Casa de Joan Pau Martí i Joseph Llopis Estampers. 1704 (1909). 33X23. Tela. 3VOL. 1vol, 23h+513Pág+22h. 2vol, 2h+213Pág+3h. 3vol, 2h+90Pág+5h. Raríssim facsimil de les Constitucions Catalanes 1704 de principis de segle XX. Molt curiós. Ref 6.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1909., 1909. First Rackham Edition. Medium octavo, pp.xvi; 291. Contains twelve full colour plates including frontispiece, all with tissue guard, plus several line drawings. Handsomely bound in half dark green morocco with gilt titles and decoration, raised bands to spine, cloth sides, top edge gilt, others tinted green/brown. With publisher's elaborate gilt decorated cloth bound in at the rear.Internally clean, externally fine; a lovely copy in an attractive leather binding.

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        Terrific gun content to H.P. Maxim, inventor of the Maxim Gun Silencer: ?<i>The 30-30 Winchester has come; I shall try it at once ? the other two guns ? I shall look forward to trying them in Africa??</i> ? with two original photographs of his father, inventor of the Maxim Machine Gun

      Typed Letter Signed ?Theodore Roosevelt,? 1 page, 7? x 8.25?. New York, March 12, 1909. On his personal stationery from ?The Outlook? magazine, ?Office of / Theodore Roosevelt.? To Hiram Percy Maxim. Plastic tape repairs at left and right portions of the mid-horizontal fold. Very Good condition. Just nine days after leaving the White House. In full, ?The 30-30 Winchester has come; I shall try it at once; and I need hardly say how much obliged I am to you. General Crozier has not yet forwarded the other two guns to the Winchester Company, but he will doubtless do so in a reasonable time. I shall look forward to trying them in Africa. With hearty thanks for your courtesy...? Two edits in TR?s hand. In November 1901, Captain William Crozier was appointed Brigadier-General by President Theodore Roosevelt and succeeded General A.R. Buffington as Chief of Ordnance of the U.S. Army. He served until July 1918 when he was promoted to Major Genera

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        When I Grow Up

      1909. first edition. What Will I Be When I Grow Up?King Denslow I&#133;DENSLOW, W.W. When I Grow Up. New-York: The Century Co., 1909. First edition, first issue with verso of title-page dated September, 1909. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 248 x 180 mm.). 104 unnumbered pages. 24 full-page color illustrations and numerous others in monotone and black & white. Original tan cloth, front cover and spine pictorially decorated in orange, white and black. Early ink inscription on front free-endpaper. A near fine copy of a very scarce Denslow title.A wonderful little book showing the professions that children dream of including: The Admiral, The Actor, The Soldier, The Sailor, The Poet, The Cowboy, The Fisherman, The Pirate, The Hunter, The Fireman, The Detective and The Policeman."The book contains poems and pictures which first appeared in St. Nicholas magazine, November 1908, through October, 1909, with ten additional episodes which had not previously been published." (Greene & Hearn).William Wallace "W. W." Denslow (May 25, 1856 &#150; May 27, 1915) was an American illustrator and caricaturist who is best remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase Bluck&#39;s Island, Bermuda, and crown himself King Denslow I.Greene & Hearn, 44.

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        Fabulous Theodore Roosevelt autograph letter signed as President, with Hawaiian content

      [Washington, DC] Autograph letter signed \"Theodore Roosevelt\" in pencil, 5.25\" x 8\", one page as President on lined paper. A rare presidential ALS, dated February 18, 1909 in another hand, to \"Mr. Neuberg\". In full: \"Can\'t H. M. S. Pearce be appointed chaplain before I leave? Will you consult with the bishop about the Honolulu matter? (signed) Theodore Roosevelt\". Top portion of the letter is affixed to a slightly larger sheet. Accompanied by a printout of an article from the Honolulu Star Bulletin relating to the annexation of Hawaii. Some light toning & soiling, otherwise fine.

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        TWENTY-FIVE YEARS HISTORY OF THE GRAND FOUNTAIN OF THE UNITED ORDER OF TRUE REFORMERS, 1881 - 1905

      Richmond, 1909. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. The Grand Fountain of the United Order of True Reformers (GFUOTR) was the most significant mutual aid society in Richmond.The mutual aid societies were of critical importance in the black communities of the South after the Civil war, working with fraternal organizations and black churches to created business networks for African Americans who found themselves exiled outside the mainstream economy. Founded by William Washington Browne, the GFUOTR was chartered by the Good Templars, and evolved into a black-owned and operated business empire, in its time the largest and most successful black-owned association in the county. Illustrated throughout with portraits, and photographs of black enterprises in the South. Very Good+ binding.

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        Livre d&#39;or de la grande semaine d&#39;aviation de la Champagne

      Paris: H. Dunod & E. Pinat, 1909. World&#39;s First Air MeetFirst Edition. The "Golden Book" of the Great Aviation Week at Reims, the world&#39;s first air meet, held August 22-29, 1909 at what is now the Base Aérienne 112 in Reims-Champagne. "By the end of the week, [Hubert] Latham had reached a height of 155 meters (508 feet) to win the altitude contest, Henri Farman had flown for three hours and fifteen minutes, covering 180 kilometers (approximately 112 miles) to win the Grand Prix, [Louis] Blériot had secured the prize for the fastest speed over 10 kilometers (at 76.95 kilometers per hour, 47.75 miles per hour), Farman had won the passengers&#39; prize by carrying two passengers around la piste, and [Étienne] Bunau-Varilla had flown 62 miles to win a mechanics&#39; prize for his team. . . . American Glenn Curtiss won two prizes for speed, the Prix de la Vitesse (for averaging 75 kilometers per hour, 46.63 miles per hour, over three 10-kilometer laps), and the Gordon Bennett trophy for averaging 75.7 kilometers per hour (47.02 miles per hour) over 20 kilometers" (Hallion, Taking Flight [2003], p. 260). The Livre d&#39;or, profusely illustrated with pictures of the aviators and their machines, was compiled by Georges Henri Laignier, a member of the Reims meet&#39;s organizing committee.

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        Johnsonian Gleanings - Volumes 1-11

      London: Privately Printed for the Author Eleven volumes privately published between 1909 and 1952, some including hand written notes from the author on his headed notepaper at Treleaven House, Blundellsands, near Liverpool. Vol.1, 1909, 41pp+index xiii, monotone plates. Signed note to Charles McCamic the renowned American Johnsonian scholar of Wheeling, West Virginia granting permission for him to use material for an article. Vol.2, 1912, 132pp incl. index, monotone plates. With signed receipt to E.Pye Smith together with press cuttings and promotional leaflet. Vol.3, 1922, xi, 209pp incl. index. With signed note to Charles McCamic. Vol.4, 1923, v, 247pp incl. index. Frontis plate. With three signed notes to D.E.Pye Smith. Vol.5, 1928, xii, 314pp incl. index.With signed receipt to D.E.Pye Smith. Vol.6, 1933, xi, 224pp incl. index. Ownership signature of Charles McCamic to front paste down. Vol.7, 1935, v, 226pp incl. index. Fold out pedigree chart. Folded map illustrating Dr. Johnson&#39;s origins and family associations enclosed in folder to lower board. Ownership signature of C.McCamic to front paste down. Vol.8, 1937, v, 216pp incl. index. Ownership signature of C.McCamic to front paste down. Vol.9, 1939, v, 282pp incl. index. Vol.10, 1946, xii, 224pp incl. index. Vol.11, 1952, xii, 518pp. being the Consolidated Index of Persons to Vols. 1-10 as well as to the Johnsonian portions of The Reades of Blackwell Hill and Dr. Johnsons Ancestry. The set bound in matching mustard cloth, the three earliest volumes being lightly aged. Most volumes have some random, but not extensive, light to medium foxing.. Signed by Author. Limited Edition of 350. Cloth. Very Good. 220x170mm.

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        The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward

      Boston & New York: Houghton Miflin Company 1909 - 16 volume set, 9 inches high. A truly splendily bound set in full morocco with raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and top edge. Watered silk doublures and endpapers. With full page illustrations throughout. With the armorial bookplate of John J. Raskob. A superb set in pristine condition. Mrs Humphry Ward was a British author born in Australia. The poet Matthew Arnold was her Uncle and Thomas Arnold her grandfather. Through marriage her family were related to the Huxleys. She was hugely popular in Great Britain and the United States in her day and was asked byUnited States President Theodore Roosevelt to write a series of articles to explain to Americans what was happening in Britain in the First World War. Her work involved visiting the trenches on the Western Front, and resulted in three books, England's Effort - Six Letters to an American Friend, Towards the Goal, and Fields of Victory. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gulliver&#39;s Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      1909. Signed Limited Rackham GulliverPossibly the Only Copy in the Publisher&#39;s Vellum[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver&#39;s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909. Large Paper Edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 403. Large quarto. [2], xv, [1, blank], 291, [1 blank] pp. xxii, 121, [1] pp. Thirteen mounted and captioned color plates. Two full-page black and white illustrations and seven chapter headings and tail-pieces.Publisher&#39;s white vellum decoratively stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Original rose colored silk ties. A very fine copy.Second and best edition, being a reprint of the 1900 edition, with added illustrations in color and larger pages (the 1900 edition contained a color frontispiece and eleven full-page black and white illustrations). This deluxe edition contains an additional color plate not included in the trade edition, "The Lilliputian Tailors Measure Gulliver for a New Suit of Clothes," facing p. 48.This is the only copy in the publisher&#39;s white vellum that we have ever seen. We actually purchased this copy at Swann Galleries in New York in November 1993. It was sold immediately to a private client and this is the first time that it has been offered in over twenty years.Latimore and Haskell, pp. 32-33, Riall, p. 91

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        St. Franziskus Bote, Volume XVII (17), 1908 - 1909

      Franciscan Fathers, Cincinnati, Ohio 1909 - Text is all in German language. "This periodical of the secular Franciscans was published for twenty-six years between 1892 and 1917." Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for wear at corners and board edges). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "The Franciscans came to Cincinnati in 1844 from Tyrol (Austria) to minister to Germanspeakingimmigrants. In 1876 the friars began editing the German-language monthly, Der Sendbote (German-American Messenger of the Sacred Heart), as an offshoot of their popular preaching. In 1892 the Franciscans introduced a new German-language St. Franziskus Bote, and the St. Anthonys Messenger, since 1893." In 1899, Father Philip (Philip John Rothmann) began a 13-year term as editor of both the St. Franziskus Bote and the St. Anthony Messenger. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Their Hearts' Desire

      Dodd, Mead & Co., New York 1909 - New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1909. Two copies, first editions. 9.5" x 6", 152 pp. Illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Gilt and lavender margin decorations on each page by Theodore B. Hapgood. Two covers, at least one presumably a variant: One copy bears a Fisher cover illustration of a left-facing brunette, the other of a right-facing blond. Both are in gilt-decorated lavender cloth binding, with the brunette copy still accompanied by its original glassine jacket in rather remarkably unharmed condition for such a fragile item (the jacket would fit either copy, of course). Both copies with very light peripheral wear, near fine. Gorgeous copies. Brunette copy with a couple of foxing spots on a front end paper; blonde copy with a previous owner's gift inscription. A short romantic story by Frances Foster Perry, more collectible yet for its status as one of the early twentieth century finely bound and decorated books featuring beautiful women of the era drawn by the likes of Harrison Fisher [in this case], Howard Chandler Christy and others. Eyecatchers; as near fine as near fine gets. Scarce pair. L67 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Distribution d'energie electrique de la ville de Constantinople.

      [Probably Le Creusot, 1909/1910].. Album of 20 photographs, 18 of which are of maps and plans. Ca. 22 x 17 cm each, mounted on cardboard. Bound in original giltstamped green cloth album.. Showcase album outlining the plan for the electrification of Constantinople (Istanbul) submitted by the French industrial concern Schneider & Cie. for the city's contractor contest. The site for the central power plant at the tail-end of the Golden Horn had already been chosen; the album depicts the plan for the distribution of energy to the various substations throughout the European part of the city as well as cross-sections of the projected central plant and the substations, designs for the tri-phase transformers, a circuit diagram, and photographs of operative examples in France, including a 600 kilovolt-ampere (40,000/10,000 V) triphase transformer and the view of an engine room of the Paris Metropolitan Railway, boasting three rotary converters with an output power of 750 kilowatts. - Ultimately, Schneider & Cie. lost their bid to the Austro-Hungarian concern Ganz & Co., based in Budapest. The Ottoman Electric Company Inc. was formed in 1910, and four years later the Silahtaraga Power Plant went into operation. The Ottoman Empire's first urban-scale electrical power plant, it remained Istanbul's sole provider of electricity until 1952. - Some slight foxing to boards, but in excellent condition.

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        Days before he is knighted by King Edward VII for leading the British Antarctic (Nimrod) Expedition closer to the South Pole than any explorer before him, Ernest Shackleton acknowledges receipt of a letter from Major W. Lachlan Forbes, Secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society

      Manuscript Letter Signed ?E.H. Shackleton,? 1p, 8? x 10?. London, November 24, 1909. On letterhead of the ?British Antarctic Expedition 1907.? To Mrs. Rickman. Minor flaws. Fine condition.In full, "Major Forbes has forwarded your letter to me. I thank you very much for your kind invitation but I shall be returning to town from Reading after the lecture. With many thanks. Yours V. truly.?Major William Lachlan Forbes was Secretary of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Earlier in 1909, Shackleton?s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909) - the Nimrod Expedition ?" established a record farthest south latitude at 88° 23' S, 97 geographical miles from the South Pole. Shackleton was bestowed the rank of Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by King Edward VII who conferred a knighthood on the polar explorer on December 14, 1909, just 20 days after he wrote this letter.

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        London

      London: Duckworth & Co.; and Brentano's, New York,, [1909]. With an Introduction by Hilaire Belloc. Folio. Original brown paper covered boards with dark green calf spine, titles to front cover gilt. With 20 gravure plates hand-pulled by Coburn tipped in on heavy grey marbled paper. First edition, first impression. Coburn made all the gravures himself, etching and steel-facing the plates, grinding the inks, pulling the proofs on various papers until he got the print he wanted, and then supervising the entire print run.

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        Mr. Justice Raffles

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

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        Dr. Jaeger&#39;s Sanitary Woolen System [and] Normal Sanatory Stockinet

      Washington DC, 1909. Staple bound booklet of 40pp, illustrated throughout, fine in original wrappers [accompanied by] printed sheet with nine Jaeger samples each measuring 35 x 35 mm. attached. For the well-dressed Antarctic explorer. A curious relic relating to early Antarctic expeditions including those led by Mawson and Shackleton. Dr. Gustav Jaeger (1832-1917) pioneered woollen underclothing using advanced weaving techniques that allowed for exact body fitting and "step-in" full length undergarments. Manufactured under licence from the 1890s in Britain and North America, Jaeger woolens were soon worn and championed by, among others, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. Meanwhile, the indefatigable Dr. Jaeger was developing a super-insulating woollen fabric which was used by successive Polar expeditions as standard issue. Mawson and his colleagues survived the debilitating Antarctic cold in no small part due to their choice of Jaeger undergarments. The rear cover of the booklet proudly boasts Arctic and Antarctic expeditions that have used Jaeger woollen products, including the British Antarctic &#39;Nimrod&#39; expedition led by Shackleton, the Ziegler Polar Relief expedition and lesser known attempts such as the Argentine Antarctic expedition of 1903. These branded Antarctic grade Jaeger woolen samples are a tangible connection to the great age of Polar exploration: examples of this trade catalogue and accompanying sample sheet (intact and uncompromised by silverfish activity) are almost unknown.

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        Tales From Shakespeare [writings/plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc.] By Charles and Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1909., 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto, with 12 colour plates and other black and white drawings. Publisher&#39;s green cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to spine and upper, top edge gilt, illustrated end papers, original printed dust-wrapper. Lightly rubbed to extremities, edges toned, offset browning to endpapers, jacket edgeworn with some chips and tears, spine a shade darkened. A story-telling version of some of Shakespeare&#39;s best known plays including: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Book Collector No.271, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

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        The Vanishing Race: The Last Great Indian Council -- A Record in Picture and Story of the Last Great Indian Council, Participated in by Eminent Indian Chiefs from Nearly Every Indian Reservation in the United States, Together with the Story of Their Lives as Told by Themselves -- Their Speeches and Folklore Tales -- Their Solemn Farewell and the Indians&#39; Story of the Custer Fight

      Small 4to. Original brown cloth with white, black and gold pictorial stamping. xviii, 231pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, numerous full-page sepia-tone illustrations. Very good. Ownership signature on front flyleaf. Almost, but not quite, a "Near fine" -- tight, clean, quite handsome. Second printing of this stunningly and heavily illustrated chronicle of this September 1909 event, which took place at Little Big Horn, Montana. Photographer Rodman Wanamaker&#39;s eighty photogravures -- highly reminiscent of Edward S. Curtis&#39;s best work -- are exceptionally evocative. Scarce and in beautiful condition. RADER 1149.

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        Exultations

      London: Elkin Mathews,, 1909. Small octavo. Original dark red boards, spine and front board lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Spine faded, front edge a little soiled, edges and endpapers slightly foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of Pound&#39;s fourth collection of poetry.

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        Imperial Cabinet Photograph of a Seated Maricopa Squaw

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

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        Conquering The Arctic Ice (SIGNED)

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. Hardcover. Near Fine. 470 pp. Original green cloth with decorative image of polar bear on front cover. Light rubbing and surface wear to covers, edges and spine. Bumping to spine extremities and corners. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Some pages uncut. 2 sketch maps and one fold-out map intact. Internally clean and unmarked. An excellent copy.

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        Sämtliche Werke. 49 Bde. München, Georg Müller & Berlin, Propyläen 1909-31. 4to. Ca. 20.000 S. Blau-schwarze Orig.-Maroquinbde. mit Rückentitel, Kastenvergoldung, Deckelfileten, Deckelmedaillon u. Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Eines von 250 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Büttenpapier und in Maroquin gebunden. Die schönste und aufwendigste Ausgabe von Goethes Werken im 20. Jahrhundert. Komplett mit den meist fehlenden Supplementbänden. In diesem tadellosen Zustand fast unauffindbar.

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        Song of the English, A

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. - Illustrated 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 trade edition. 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 blue cloth with front cover pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. An excellent copy of the first trade edition."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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grimm's Fairy Tales

      Constable and Co. 1909 - 1909, Constable. Deluxe vellum binding, 1/750 copies produced. Signed by Arthur Rackham on a limitation-page. Thick paper. Colored illustrations laid in. Black and white printed illustrations. All illustrations present. Very good. See pictures. Some browning to the vellum as common. Bumping to the spine ends. Hinges and binding tight. Text free and clear. A very large volume. [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 & Co., 1909. . First edition thus, large 8vo, (xiv), 325, (1) pp. 40 coloured illustrations tipped in with captioned tissues, three tissues lacking, black and white illustrations in the text. Original gilt titled red cloth, a little marked, spine dull with some creasing. Latimore & Haskell p.34.

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        Kowa The Mysterious

      London, Everett and Co. 1909, 1909. First edition. 8vo. 320pp. Publisher&#39;s dark green cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board, decorated in black. Gilt sharp and clear, cloth bright and strong. Minor edgewear, very light bumping to head of spine. Internally clean, minor spotting to prelims. A near fine piece of xenophobia, dealing as it does with a mysterious city of vengeful Chinese under San Francisco plotting the overthrow of its benevolent white populace. Basically makes Sax Rohmer sound like the cultural attache to Beijing in comparison.

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        Displayable letter signed twice by the great storyteller ? in Yiddish and English

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Shalom Aleichem? in Yiddish, not translated, signed at top ?S. Rabinowitz? in English, one page, 5.25? x 8.5?. Lugano, Switzerland, c. 1909. On Regina Hotel / Lugano stationery, noted by the author to be in ?Italian Switzerland.? Lugano is located in the south of Switzerland, in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino which borders Italy. Two file holes at top edge. Fine condition.In this letter, Shalom Aleichem, pen name of Solomon Rabinowitz, writes that he has to go to Italy again due to his illness, although he had hoped to be cured in 1908. He also writes that his wife is leaving for Russia and hopes to meet after Passover. During a tour of Russia in 1908, Shalom Aleichem became ill and was diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis. Doctors advised rest, and the writer began to spend his time at resorts in Switzerland and Italy.

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        CATALOGO DE LAMPARAS, DRESDNER KUNITGEWERBE

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Alemania. 1909. Tela. 30x28. 176Pag. Catalogo de lamparas Antiguas. Mas de 700 unidades. ANTICUARIOS parr Obra. Curioso Ejemplar. Ref. 2.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Autograph Manuscript Signed

      This well-known French poet, novelist and playwright was elected member of the Academie francaise in 1909; his home at La Garde on the French Riviera is now a museum. AMS, 20pp (rectos only). 8" X 10 3/4", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1890]. Very good to near fine. Custom bound in half grey cloth with gilt spine lettering and marbled paper over boards. Binding is very good, showing mild edgewear. Holograph manuscript for "La Noel du petit Jean," penned boldly in black ink on heavy stock leaves and boldly signed at the conclusion. Clearly a working draft, for it contains crossouts, insertions and corrections throughout. Apparently this was a novel, for the journal "Bulletin Bibliographique" and other scholarly sources of 1890-91 list an Aicard work by this title, one even noting 754 pages -- though perhaps these are lists of works in progress, for no published novel by this title can be found. To confuse matters further, the gilt title of this bound manuscript notes "1909," although this could be an error or simply the year this was bound. After the closing signature on the final leaf, Aicard pens the address of the "journal le Figaro" in Paris. An intriguing manuscript worthy further research.

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        THE TALE OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES

      Frederick Warne & Co. 1909 - 1st 1909. Very good condition with no wrapper. Small format. Brown boards, white titles and small onlay to front cover. 84 pages. Colour illustrations. Some scuffing/fading to covers. Bumping to corners. Front joint is cracked; showing webbing and making binding start to weaken. Some grubby margin marks and odd foxspot. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNDINE

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. Deluxe Edition Limited to 1000 Copies Signed by Rackham, this no. 391. Binding and plates very fine. Deluxe Edition Limited to 1000 Copies Signed by Rackham, this no. 391. viii, 136p. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 15 tipped in color plates and 30 text drawings and title vignettes. Bound by Bayntun in full green crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and fancy gilt frames in the panels, the covers with two rules of frames and fancy cornerpieces, very elaborate dentelles. Riall p. 93.

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        Ognennyy angel" : povest&#39; ve KHVI glavakh" [The Fiery Angel. Language: Russian]

      Moskva : Skorpion, 1909. 2nd Edition. Very good copy bound in contemporary leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt blocked spine with raised bands. Spine ends are worn, with some fraying. Panel edges dulled and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Light tanning around page margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Description: 374p., illus. ; 24cm. Genre: Russian literature -- Russian novel. Notes: Includes publisher&#39;s catalogue bound in at end. Language: Russian.

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        LE ROMAN DU RENARD.

      Paris, Jules Tallandier, 1909.FIRST EDITION WITH RABIER ILLUSTRATIONS 1909, dated on half - title and on colophon, text in French, folio, 325 x 245 mm, 13 x 9¾ inches, bound in red cloth with bevelled boards, gilt ruled borders, 2 small illustrations at lower corners, large colour plate mounted at centre with Renard and a bee, gilt lettering at the top, gilt lettering and gilt vignette to spine, top edges gilt, publisher's gilt and black device to lower cover, 168 pages including Contents table and colophon, 305 illustrations including coloured frontispiece and 24 full colour plates, 16 black and white plates, the rest being illustrations in the text printed the same colour as the text (blue, brown, green). Head and tail of spine slightly worn, a couple of minute nicks at tail, lower corners slightly worn, slight water staining to lower cover, a few pale fox spots to title page, occasional slight pale browning to lower margin, 10 mm (½ inch) closed tear to lower edge of 2 text pages, occasional pale fox spot to margins, otherwise contents very nice, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the scarce first edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ball der Stadt Wien 1909. Gedenktage aus dem Jahre 1809. Eine Erinnerung. Den Damen Wiens gewidmet vom Ballkomitee der Stadt Wien.

      Melzer,, Wien, 1909 - Wien, Melzer, 1909. o. Pag. [14 Bll.] Geprägter OLd. in Orig. Kassette, mit den Orig. Seidenbändern zum Tragen. Mit den 12 mehrfarb., ganzseitigen Lithographien v. Geyling. Der weiße orig. Ledereinband mit reicher Gold-, Schwarz- u. Rotprägung. - Kassettenkanten leicht bestoßen. Tadelloses Expl. des Glacé-Ledereinbandes. - Ganz in der Tradition der Wiener Werkstätte. Deutsch Geprägter OLd. in Orig. Kassette, mit den Orig. Seidenbändern zum Tragen.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        Gesammelte Schriften in vier Bänden. Herausgegeben von Ernst Lewy. Erster Band: Dramen. Zweiter Band: Gedichte. Dritter Band: Plautus. Fragmente. Vierter Band: Prosa.

      Paul Cassirer,, Berlin, 1909 - 4 Bde. Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1909. XI + 1 + 324, 159, VIII + 2 + 340, VIII + 2 + 392 S. OLd., goldgerpägt. EA dieser Ausgabe. - Schn. u. V. stockfleckig, schöne Expl. - Lenz, (1751 - 1792), der neben Goethe und Schiller bedeutendste Dichter des Sturm und Drang, wuchs in Dorpat auf, studierte seit 1768 in Königsberg Theologie und besuchte Philosophie-Vorlesungen von Kant (Huldigungsgedicht Mit echtem Ruhm). 1771 brach er das Studium ab und reiste als Begleiter der Barone von Kleist nach Straßburg. Dort befreundete er sich mit Goethe, Heinrich Leopold Wagner, Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling u.a. im Umkreis der "Sozietät", dem Lese- und Diskussionskreis Johann Daniel Salzmanns. Seit 1774 als freier Schriftsteller tätig, seit April 1776 in Weimar, wurde er dort nach einer Indiskretion gegenüber Goethe am 1.12.1776 ultimativ ausgewiesen. Mitte November 1777 brach eine Psychose aus. Es folgten Aufenthalte bei Johann Georg Schlosser in Emmendingen/Breisgau und bei dem Pfarrer Johann Friedrich Oberlin in Waldersbach (Elsaß), dessen Bericht Georg Büchner als Vorlage für seine Novelle Lenz benutzt hat. Mitte 1779, relativ geheilt, nach Riga ins Elternhaus zurückgeholt, wurde er vom Vater gezwungen, Livland zu verlassen. Zwei Versuche, in St. Petersburg eine Existenz aufzubauen, scheiterten. Er mußte nach Moskau übersiedeln, wo er bis zu seinem Tod blieb. L. verliebte sich mehrmals in unerreichbare Frauen, die seine Liebe nicht erwiderten; er blieb unverheiratet. Bekannt mit vielen bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten seiner Zeit, waren neben Goethe die wichtigsten Freunde Johann Gottfried Herder und Johann Caspar Lavater. (DBE) Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic , Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. Two volumes, large octavo, frontispiece portrait, extensively illustrated; some spotting affecting first few leaves, silver vignettes on upper boards slightly rubbed, spines sunned, but an excellent copy in the original navy-blue pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. First edition of the famous Antarctic account, a cornerstone of any Antarctic collection. A veteran of Scott&#39;s expedition of 1901-04, Shackleton determined to mount the first attempt on the South Pole. His expedition of 1907-09 came within ninety-seven miles of reaching its goal before turning back so as not to endanger the lives of the party. Their retreat homeward was a desperate march to reach food before they starved; miraculously all men survived. Despite not achieving their primary objective, they were the first to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and a detailed account of this achievement by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David is present here.

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        Eine Wasserpfeife rauchender Türke, im Hintergrund ein Blick auf Konstantinopel.

      1909. Kaltnadel, Radierung und Roulette in Braun und Schwarz gedruckt, 1909, signiert. 18:26,8 cm. Vorzüglicher Abdruck auf chamoisfarbenem Japan, mit der Signatur des Druckers O. Felsing, Berlin. Links unten mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Künstlers: "Herrn Major Kreth zur Erinnerung an unseren Sonderfrieden gewidmet. November 1915.". Lilien war kurze Zeit Schüler der Kunstschule in Krakau, im übrigen aber Autodidakt. Er lebte in München und seit 1899 in Berlin, zuletzt war er in Braunschweig ansässig.

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        J.-B. Isabey.

      Paris, Frazier-Soye, 1909. Sa vie, son temps. 1767-185. Suivi de catalogue de l'oeuvre gravee parv et d'apres Isabey. Paris, Frazier-Soye 1909. VII, 454 S., Nice halfleather. 4to.. No. XXXII du 50 exemplaires sur japon ancien. Ex Libris. Little foxing.

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        [Le Morte D&#39;Arthur]. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the end le Morte DArthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing

      [J M Dent], 1909-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Over 10" tall. 4to.\r\n\r\nThis is the second edition that is combined into one volume - limited to 1,500 copies. \r\n\r\nThe Dent symbol is on the title page and E. P. Dutton is on the spine Second edition- one of 1500 copies- 1000 for the UK and 500 for America\r\n\r\nGreen cloth with gold decoration - spine is toned. The corners are bumped a bit, and the inner front hinge shows some cracking, but no webbig is exposed and the crack is minor. Scattered foxing. The last free flyleaf shows a moisture line - but covers and pages are not affected, which is interesting. Perhaps it is just foxing. The back spine edge has a chip. \r\n\r\nSuperbly and profusely illustrated by Beardsley.

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        LE MORTE DARTHUR The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, the Achieving of the San Greal, and in the End, Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing out of This World

      New York: J. M. Dent & Company. 1909. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good in boards. Hinge has started. Edgewear. A few smudges. Tearing to cloth at fold from rear panel to spine. Limited to 1500 copies. This 1909 second edition incorporates work lacking in the original 1893 edition. 20 full-page plates by Beardsley and numerous vignettes and decorative illustrations to the text. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

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