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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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      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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        Raum und Zeit: Vortrag, gehalten auf der 80. Naturforscher-Versammlung zu Köln am 21. September 1908.

      B.G. Teubner, Leipzig & Berlin 1909 - "Minkowski introduced the concept of the space-time continuum in his 1907 paper on electronmagnetic phenomena in moving bodires [Die Grundgleichungen für die elektromagnetischen Vorgänge in bewegten Körpern] , but this paper, because of its highly technical language, did not claim the attention of more hat a few specialists. Minkowski attracted a much wider audience for his theories with this paper on ‘Space and time’. Minkowski’s idea made it possible for Einstein to expand the relativisty theory from its specific to its general form, and they became a framework for all later developments in relativity physics. ‘Raum und Zeit’ was originally published in Vol II (1909) of the Verhandlungen of the Deutscher Naturforscher und Aertze; it was later reprinted in the Jahresberichte der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinung. The present offprint [as offered here] from the Jahresberichte was commissioned as a tribute after Minkowski’s sudden and tragic death." (Norman). Norman 1514 (offprint); PMM 401 (journal issue). 8vo (261 x 178 mm), original buff printed wrappers, pp [4] [1] 2-14 [2], half-tone portrait frontispiece after photograph by Emil Loges. Minimal wear to spine strip and a very light damp stain to rear wrapper, in all a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

      J.M. Dent, London 1909 - 624 pages. 26 x 21 cm. Limited edition one of 1500 copies. Twenty full-page woodcut plates and a plethora of in-text wood engravings. GORDON N. RAY 314. "Seeking to emulate the books of the Kelmscott Press, John Dent in 1892 offered Beardsley 200 pounds [for the 1st edition published 1893-1894 in 3 vols] for twenty full-page illustrations, about one hundred smaller designs in the text, and nearly 350 initial letters for `Le Morte d'Arthur.In accepting this formidable commission, the artist anticipated, correctly as it turned out `a year's hard work." Edges lightly foxed, rubbing to lower extremities, interior contents clean, owner inscription dated 1909. Orig. green publisher's cloth, spine and front cover decorated in gilt floral motifs. Teg. Very good. [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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      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 ( 3 Rücken etw. unsauber), allg. etw. locker im Gelenk, 3 Bl. in 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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      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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      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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      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.

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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]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Large quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial block to the front board taken from the original, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 20 tipped in colour plates mounted, tissues. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy finely bound. Signed Limited Edition of 750 copies.

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        Goethes Sämtliche Werke 1-45 [With 4 supplementary Volumes, including:] Goethe als Persönlichkeit. ..gesammelt von Heinz Umelung 1749-1832 (3 vols., 1925) [and:] Die Bildnisse Goethes (München, George Müller)

      Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, [1909-1925]. 49 vols., 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches). . Bound in half pebbled black publisher's morocco and cloth, edges black. A nice, solid set

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      1909. American De luxe EditionOne of 200 Numbered Copies[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. OMAR KHAYYÁM. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. New York: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., 1909].American De Luxe Edition. Limited to 200 numbered copies (this copy being No. 192). Large quarto (12 5/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 313 x 250 mm.). [124] pp. (including inserted title). Twenty color plates mounted on buff vellum-like paper with gilt over tan decorative borders. With descriptive tissue guards. Text printed on rectos only within a brown decorative border.Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Tan endpapers stamped in light olive green with a repeated peacock feather design. Vellum spine a little dust soiled, silk ties missing. Housed in the original white cardboard slipcase (worn). An excellent copy, almost identical to the UK De Luxe edition."In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement... was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and a treasure. Its public acceptance was immediate and great."Hughey 21b.

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      F. Warne & Co 1909 - First edition. 8vo. Original green paper covered boards with large pictorial onlay in very scarce printed glassine dustwrapper. A fine book, which is very clean and crisp, just a little browning to the edges of the boards, where the slightly undersized glassine has not covered the boards. In a very good glassine dustwrapper, which has a little edge wear, but is unusually complete. One of three large format books issued by Potter. This title is rarely found in its dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Messina e Reggio prima e dopo il terremoto del 28 dicembre 1908. Before and after the earthquake of dec.28 th 1908. Avant et apres le tremblement de terre du 28 decembre 1908. Vor und nach dem Erdbeben vom 28 28 Dez.1908

      Società Fotografica Italiana, Firenze 1909 - La Società Fotografica Italiana a perpetuo ricordo dell'arte che sorrise alle distrutte città, del flagello che le annientò, della fratellanza umana che ne diminuì lo strazio, fece questo lavoro dedicandolo all'Opera naz. di Patronato della regina Elena per gli orfani del terremoto. Formato 8° oblungo( 30x26), pp.437-1 b., con centinaia di fotoincisioni + 1 carta con isosismiche + 1 tavola ripiegata con i grafici del sismografo dell'Osserv. Ximeniano di Firenze + pp.9 con grafici dei sismografi di Monaco, Parc St. Maur, Vienna, Sofia, Ottawa, Tortosa, Rocca di Papa, Tokio + 2 carte di cui una topogr. e una con le profondità marine della parte della Sicilia e della Calabria colpite dal terremoto. Bella legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli impressi e fregi oro oro. Una piccola mancanza ad un angolo bianco di una carta, senza alcuna perdita di testo o immagini, per il resto solo leggeri segni del tempo in esemplare più che buono. Fotografie e testo in italiano, francese, inglese e tedesco. Il testo: G.D'Annunzio: Prefazione; Pasquale Villari: In presenza del disastro; Corrado Ricci: Note messinesi; V.Spinazzola: Reggio!; G.Alfani (dir. dell'Osserv. Ximeniano): Il terremoto e la sua registrazione; Ugo Ojetti: Questo libro. I servizi fotografici: Messina prima del terremoto; Messina dopo il terremoto (con foto anche su due pagg. con vedute di Messina distrutta); Reggio prima del terremoto; Reggio dopo il terremoto (con 1 doppia con veduta di Reggio distrutta); Stilo, Gerace, Bagaladi, Cannitello, Scilla, Seminara, Palmi, Tropea, Pizzo, Amanea prima del terremoto; Pellaro, Gerace, S.Caterina, Catona, Villa S. Giovanni, Cannitello, Scilla, Favazzina, Bagnara, S.Eufemia, Seminara, Palmi, S.Procopio dopoil terremoto; Scene di orrore, salvataggi, provvedimenti; Tipi, usi e costumi; Fenomeni vulcanici; Navi che prestano soccorso dopo la catastrofe (con 59 navi americane, francesi, tedesche, inglesi, russe, spagnole, portochesi e italiane). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Success Magazine: Volume XII - Number 176 - 12 MONTHS BOUND January THRU DECEMBER 1909

      THE SUCCESS COMPANY, NEW YORK 1909 - Black covered boards with 1.5 inch portion of boards and corners in burgundy leather. Moderate book, shelf, edge-wear, rubs and discoloration. Moderate wear to corners. Backstrip of the spine is removed. Front and back hinge cracks. Ex-Library. Library stamp laid in on the front paste-down page. Foxing and browning paes. Few front pages torn but reinforced with tape. Tape on some pages has turned yellow. Illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout. DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 850 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 including the signed "Antarctic Book"

      Wm. Heinemann,, London: 1909 - A fine copy of the special deluxe edition limited to 300 copies, issued on large paper, bound uniformly in vellum with the 3rd volume "The Antarctic Book", which is signed by all the members of the Shore Party. This expedition reached the South Magnetic Pole on a sledding journey, 100 miles from the South Pole. They were also the first to ascend and survey Mt. Erebus. 3 vols, thick demy 4to. Spence 1096. It has recently been ascertained that there are at least 2 states to this limited edition, and this is the corrected state of "The Antarctic Book". The differences lie in the contents page and the typesetting of the "Erebus" poems. In the first state, Shackleton's poem "Erebus" is mistakenly divided into 2 poems. The contents page lists 4 items ("Erebus" and "Aurora Australis", both by Shackleton, "Bathybia" by Mawson, and the "Signature of Every Member of the Shore Party"). The poem "Erebus" finishes at the 8th line of the 2nd page, and the poem "Aurora Australis" commences on a separate page with the line "They, weary, wayworn, and sleepless,.". In the corrected state, Shackleton's poem "Erebus" appears as he intended it. Only 3 items are listed on the contents page ("Erebus" by Shackleton, "Bathybia" by Mawson, and the "Signature of Every Member.") and the text of "Erebus" is combined with that of the erroneous "Aurora Australis". In correcting this mistake, the page count was reduced by one leaf. Vol I (xlviii) 372 pp, mounted photogravure portrait frontis, 6 mounted col. plts, 105 pp ills (3 double) & 11 ills in text- Vol II (xvi) 420 pp, mounted frontis, 7 mounted col. plts, 94 pp ills (l double), 3 fold. maps & 2 fold. panoramas in pocket - Vol III 56 pp, last blank, 4 mounted col. portraits from crayon drawings of Shackleton, Jameson Boyd Adams, Dr. Eric Marshall & Frank Wild, 6 original etchings & tipped-in at front 2 decorated pages containing the original signatures of the Shore Party. Orig. vellum spine & gray hardboard covers, gilt title & "sign of the penguin" emblem on the cover. Printed on special Van Gelder paper watermarked "1907 BAE 1909", top edge gilt, uncut. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Philosophy of Loyalty

      New York: Macmillan, 1909 - INSCRIBED by the author and his wife to John Albrecht Walz, "with gratitude and best wishes. " The most important statement of ethics by one of the founders of pragmatism. Royce argues that to lead a morally significant life, one must not simply conform to conventional norms; rather, one actively strive towards a worthy communal goal. Moral responsibility is thus predicated on loyalty towards communal causes. But loyalty is not blind. One must remain critically alert. More important than supporting parochial goals (which may be misguided) is a commitment to universal goods -- a "loyalty to loyalty." Drawing on Schopenhauer and anticipating Existentialism, Royce's philosophy of loyalty has been profoundly influential in molding contemporary democratic theory. Royce had studied philosophy in Leipzig and Gottingen; Walz was a professor of German literature at Harvard, where Royce taught and where these lectures were originally delivered: a wonderful association. A bright, tightly bound near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sense and Sensibility

      MACMILLAN, LONDON 1909 - Leather ( AS SOFT TO THE TOUCH AS THE SKIN OF MY 5 MONTH OLD GRANDSON ) bound, BRIGHT gilt lettering on spine, gilt fore edges are so bright they CAN BE USED AS MIRRORS. brown ribbon markers, raised ribbed spines, tight binding, clean bodies and unmarked texts. half and full page illustrations throughout book DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 340 FINEST CONDITION LEATHER BOUND WE HAVE HAD GIFT QUALITY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Memoir of Colonel James Steel C.B., written and printed by his Son …

      Surbiton: [For the Author,], 1909. With a Preface by Colonel K. J. W. Coghill … Octavo. Original blue diced cloth, leather title label to the spine. Portrait frontispiece and 5 other plates, 3 plans, one full-page facsimile, facsimile signature to the text. Cloth mottled, spine sunned, light toning, some foxing, very good. First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies on OCLC: BL, London Library, and universities of Minnesota and Arizona. Substantial account of service in the Java expedition, 1811, First Anglo-Burmese War, Second Anglo-Sikh War, and Indian mutiny. Steel became commanding officer of the 2nd Bengal Europeans (later Munster fusiliers) and led them in the Punjab during 1848-9 at the battles of Chillianwalla and Goojerat. This copy inscribed by the author to W. N. Thompson and numbered 48 on the half-title (though the size of the edition is nowhere mentioned). With a letter of presentation tipped-in, in which Steel remarks that "This is not a very satisfactory performance, but as it is not for sale it escapes criticism. It is not an easy thing to start a new trade at the age of 70.

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        Is Shakespeare Dead? From My Autobiography

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1909 - 149 pages with two frontispiece plates. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover and gilt head page ends. (McBride page 233) (Blanck:3509) (Firsts volume 8, number 7/8 page 7) First American edition, second state. Twain was sincerely on the side of the Baconians in the Shakespeare-Bacon Controversy and he explains why in this essay. It also contains revealing autobiographical passages, and so is not without interest. Harper & Brothers was not eager to publish this volume, but they prepared a large edition, the size of which is unknown. Condition: Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket chipped at edges with some loss to spine ends. Jacket first state. Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket professionally restored by Octavaye Studios. A very good to fine copy with a very good but scarce jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The [LE MORTE D'ARTHUR] 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 out of this World of them All. The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and Printed by William Caxton at Westminster the Year MCCCCLXXXV and now Spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. MDCCCCIX [1909]

      J.M. Dent & Co. 1909 - The 1909, Second Edition and incorporates additional work, missed from the First Edition. It is the edition most often reproduced. Sir Thomas Malory's medieval version of the legend of King Arthur, first published by Caxton in 1485, was an important early commission for Aubrey Beardsley. It followed an introduction to the publishers J.M. Dent who were looking for an illustrator for a new edition in medieval and William Morris style but produced less costly than the latter. Beardsley received £250 for his work. Originally issued in 12 monthly parts between 1893 and 1894, it was bound on completion (2 volumes or 3 volumes for the handmade-paper edition). Beardsley's powerful and expressive style changes somewhat through the course of the work and the stylistic mannerisms at the beginning (influenced by Burne-Jones, Walter Crane and William Morris) give way to his own distinctive style later on, although somewhat simplified some say, as he later tired of the book's workload. Morris took an intense dislike to the book, largely because of the mechanical reprographic techniques used. Beardsley's response was: "the truth is that, while his work is a mere imitation of the old stuff, mine is fresh and original." The illustrations contain the first appearance of Beardsley's new signature (three vertical lines and three heart-shaped forms). Stylistically, the illustrations demonstrate Beardsley's evolving powers of design, often pierced with sinister touches, and a weaving together of popular themes in romantic art of love and death, which fascinated Beardsley. There are said to be nearly approx 350 separate initials, chapter headings, borders, ornaments and large and small illustrations. This SUPERBLY BOUND, unique, striking and darkly handsome binding is confirmed as by the British poet and academic, Jane Griffiths, ca. 1993 out of her South Burlingham Workshop, Norfolk, having been commissioned by the poet and publisher, Peter Scupham of the Mandeville Press and Mermaid Books fame. Swirling-grained black leather on heavy boards with raised dark leather artwork of trees and branches probably depict The Forest of Bedegraine. A contiguous design across both boards and spine and continued into and onto the front and rear end-papers creates a sense of total enclosure of the text in the forest. On the back board is a light opaque roundel depicting a pale moon, crossed by bare branches and through which light can pass into the book. A truly remarkable design and metaphor. Bibliographic description: two blank leaves of hand-made paper after end-papers; half-title within ruled floral device; half-title verso carries edition details (2nd edition, limited to 1000 copies for UK and 500 for America 'After printing which the type has been distributed'. Full-page frontispiece by Beardsley (and throughout the book), tissue guard, illustrated title-page with shaped text. Contents [v]-vi, List of Illustrations (collated and complete) [vii]-viii, Introduction by Prof. John Rhys, Oxford, 7 November, 1893 [ix]-xxv, Note on the Text Here Used by F. J. Simmons [xxvi], Caxton's Preface to the Edition of MCCCCLXXXV [xxvii]-xxix, Then to Proceed Forth [xxx], The Table or Rubrysshe of the Contents of the Chapters [xxxi]-liv, [1]-624. Includes General Glossary pp. 621-624. Two leaves of hand-made paper before binding design end-papers. Clean and soft paper throughout with two faults: one page has been professionally repaired (closed tear, see pic.) without loss and hardly noticeable; small inked numbers to t.p. verso. Top edge gilt with rough-trimmed fore-edge. Strong suede-lined, black cloth clamshell box, with paper label, measures 28.5 cm high x 23 cm wide x 7.5 cm deep. Note: the bookbinder, Jane Griffiths, was born in Exeter and worked as a bookbinder in Norfolk and London. Dr. Griffiths is an award-winning poet as well as an academic with research interests in Medieval and Renaissance poetics. 20% PRICE REDUCTION NOW APPLIED. Plus a further 10% reduction. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London Hodder and Stoughton (1909) - Quarto. (3), (74)ff. One of 750 deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator. Complete with twenty enchanting tipped-in color plates surrounded by decorative borders printed in bronze ink. The text is also enclosed by ornamental borders. Bound in decorative gilt-stamped vellum, bearing the title in Arabic-inspired lettering and an elaborate border comprised of peacocks, flowers, and elephants. A few small, light spots and slight soiling to spine, faint scratch to front cover, top edge of spine bumped, else a fine copy with the original silk ties intact. T.e.g. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909 - Unpaginated, original white gilt decorated buckram in glassine DJ, decorative endpapers. DJ creased, chipped to head of front panel with small amount of loss, small tear to head of rear panel. Book very good indeed externally, lightly foxed to edges of text block, internally bright and clean. Housed in the original cream box, decorated and lettered in grey. Uncommon in the DJ and with the box. Potter 131 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hodder and Stoughton nd [1909], London - Quarto. Unpaged. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac, each page with decorative borders in dull gilt over tan. Bound in half red leather over red cloth sides, text block edges stained red, the spine with gilt titles on blue labels and with gilt floral panel ornaments Hughey 21a. Some rubbing and light scratch on upper cover, else tight and attractive, contents and plates all fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
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        Le Morte D'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], London 1909 - liv, 624pp. Twenty b/w plates by Beardsley including six double page plates; numerous additional illustrations and decorations throughout. Gilt illustrated cover designed by Beardsley. The 1909 second edition incorporates work lacking in the original 1893 edition. Limied to 1000 copies for the United Kingdom and 500 for America. The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and Printed by William Caxton at Westminster the Year MCCCCLXXXV and now Spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. MDCCCCIX [1909]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Sm. nick to cloth along spine. Endpapers browned and lightly foxed. Teg - remaining edges uncut Green gilt illustrated hardback cloth cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1909 - No Date. [1909]. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Signed Limited Edition of 750 copies of which this is number 345 signed by Dulac. With 20 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards.Original Publisher's full vellum, with gilt decoration and lettering, very good with a little general wear and rubbing, vellum marked, ribbon ties missing. Original decorated endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, a few inside lower corners of plates creased - as often the case, uncut edges a little dust soiled, a little reading wear. A very good copy of this superb limited edition. Size: Large 4to (26 x 31) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LOE BOOKS]
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