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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. - Edmund Dulac's Rubaiyat[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. KHAYYAM, Omar. FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.). Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1909]. First trade edition. Quarto (11 x 8 1/2 in; 279 x 217 mm). [60] leaves. Title-page decoratively printed in sepia and light brown. Twenty mounted color plates, including frontispiece, each with a captioned tissue guard. Decorative borders to plates and leaves.Publisher's off white buckram, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, decorative endpapers. Slight foxing to edges of text block otherwise a near fine copy.In his autobiography, George Doran, the book's American publisher, noted "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."Continuing, Mr. Doran recalled the following amusing incident: "Over the weekend Mr. Hodder had taken occasion to read for the first time Omar's Rubaiyat; also for the first time he had reviewed the art of Edmund Dulac fresh from the exhausting exhilaration of an evangelically active Sabbath, he thrust himself into the office and presence of [Hodder's grandson and the firm's manager] J.E.H.W. In his shaking hand he held a copy of Dulac's Omar Khayyam Mr. Hodder: 'Ernest, what is this pagan book you have dared to publish over my imprint?'J.E.H.W.: 'Why Grandad, that is one of the greatest classics of all time.'Mr. Hodder: 'Classic or no classic, I will not tolerate the publication of such heathen rubbish.'J.E.H.W.: 'Grandad, it is beautifully illustrated by one of the very great artists of our day - it is a proud production.'Mr. Hodder: ' The artist only abets the author, whoever he is, in the production of a purely pagan and disgusting book. I will have none of it.'J.E.H.W.: 'But, Grandad, we made a profit of £800 on that book in the last twelve months.'"Mr. Hodder's anger cooled, his indignation evaporated. The matter was settled.Hughey 21a.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      London, Hodder and Stoughton (1909).. FIRST TRADE EDITION 1909, 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 20 wonderful mounted colour plates with decorated brown and cream borders and tissue guards with caption in small decorative pale green frame, pale green decoration to title page, title printed brown. 61 text leaves, printed 1 side only, text printed black within narrow brown decorated frame, no pagination. Publisher's original white buckram with elaborate gilt decoration to upper cover of peacocks and elephants, gilt lettering and gilt design to spine, peacock decorated endpapers. 2 pinhead red spots on lower cover, otherwise binding very clean, bright and crisp, very faint foxing to fore-edges, a few faint fox spots to plate list, very faint fox spot to a few text page margins, plates perfect with no corner creases, neat signature of Cecilia Cockburn Hood with date Christmas 1909 on front pastedown. A Fine very bright copy. See Hughey 21a. Laid in is a notice about the exhibition and sale of the originals at Leicester Galleries from 16th October to November 20th 1909. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        Herrschaft und Dienst.

      Berlin Einhorn-Presse 1909.. 36,5x23,5 cm. 67 S., 1 w. Bl. Originalpergament mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckelvignette.. "Opus I der Einhorn-Presse." - Eines von 500 numerierten und von Lechter monogrammierten Exemplaren auf handgeschöpftem Tonbütten-Papier mit signiertem Wasserzeichen, mit farbigem handgefertigtem Tunkvorsatz und in Pergament gebunden (GA 510 Ex.).

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        Neu-vermehrter evangelischer Send-Brief, darinnen vier und zwantzig nutzliche Büchlein enthalten, geschrieben an die Lands-Leute in Saltzburg und andere gute Freund, dadurch dieselbigen zur Christlichen Beständigkeit, in der Evangelischen Glaubens-Lehr, Augsburgischer Confeßion, in ihrem Gewissen aufgemuntert werden,. Tübingen, Bauhof u. Franck 1754. 8°. 8Bll. 626S. 4Bll. mit 1 gest. Titelporträt, Ldr. d. Zt. mit 2 Schließen.

      - Clauß, J. Schaitberger und sein Sendbrief, in: Beiträge zur Bayerischen Kirchengeschichte, 1909, Jg. 15, S 105ff - Dopsch-Sp. II, 1528f. - Wurzbach XXIX, 91.- Seltene Tübinger Ausgabe (die erste Ausgabe dieser Fassung erschien 1710 in Schwabach) der Sendbriefe des Joseph Schaitberger, der sogenannten "Schaitberger-Bibel? Dieses Werk war zweifellos das wichtigste Buch für die Salzburger Emigranten, trotz oder vielleicht gerade weil es von der Salzburger Obrigkeit rücksichtslos verfolgt und vernichtet wurde. Die Ausgabe enthält neben der Einleitung Schaitbergers auch dessen Lebensbeschreibung.- Nur wenig gebräunt od. fleckig, Rückengelenke etw. aufgebrochen, sonst gutes Exemplar in zeitgenöss. Einband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dramatis Personae; & Dramatic Romances & Lyrics,

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

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        Ernest Shackleton Autograph and Caricature by Kite

      London:: Vanity Fair,. October 6, 1909.. Kite cartoon for "Vanity Fair" magazine supplement, a color collotype, 8 x 15" [with] nicely signed autograph "Ernest Shackleton" in black ink on stiff paper, approx. 3x2". Shackleton was the famous Antarctic explorer who accompanied Scott on the Discovery expedition, and later lead three of his own expeditions, including the notable "Endurance" expedition. Matted together, a nice item.

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        Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.,, 1909. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, gilt pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, red silk page-marker, brown ribbon ties. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 12 other full-page colour mounted plates, full-page black and white illustrations in the text, chapter headings and tailpieces by Arthur Rackham. Spine lightly darkened, some minor marks to boards and endpapers, tissue guard slightly foxed, fore and bottom edges of text block a little toned. An excellent copy with ties still intact. Signed limited edition, number 638 of 750 copies signed by Rackham. Rackham's Gulliver's Travels was originally published in 1900, this is a revised edition, with additional illustrations and others redrawn and coloured.

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        JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES, RELATED BY CHRISTOPHER JERVIS, M.D

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1909., 1909. First edition. 8vo. With six illustrations by H. M. Brock, and nine from photographs, etc. 32 pages of advertisements at the rear. Near fine, bright, tight copy in original decorated brown cloth. Queen's Quorum 42 says, ".... classic book of 1909 gave to the world the first sequence of short stories about the greatest scientific detective of all time. In JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES you will find little warmth or humor; the style of storytelling is as precise as Dr. Thorndyke's test-tube methods. This slow, painstaking technique has led some modern readers to the conclusion that the Dr. Thorndyke tales are prolix, and worse, dull. Nothing is further from the truth ..... if you have the heart of a true connoisseur. Perhaps you will need to acquire a taste for Thorndyke .... it is worth the time and effort; and when, as with old wine, you learn to appreciate the bouquet, flavor, and body of the Thorndyke vintage, you will have added a priceless ingredient to your enjoyment of the pure detective story. There is a deeper quality in R. Austin Freeman's work than is projected by his meticulous and solidly satisfying plots." The catalogue at the rear of the book is dated 908 (September, 1908), which is the earliest issue of this highly important book.

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        North American Index Fossils Invertebrates Vols. I & II

      A.G. SEILER, NEW YORK, NY 1909 - Both volumes have very worn covers, wear thru at edges and corners. Gilt lettering on spines is bearly readable in spots. VOLUME ONE: pencil writing on front end pages, published in 1909, pages are yellowed but clean, binding is good, Volume covers protozoa, porifera, hydrozoa, anthozoa, bryozoa, brachiopoda, pelecypoda, scaphopoda, and gastropoda. VOLUME TWO: Front cover is detatched, cover on spine is hanging by back cover hinge. Library stamp on front end page. Pages are yellowed but clean, binding is good. Covers conulardia, pteropoda, cephalopoda, annelida, trilobita, phyllopoda, ostracoda, cirripedia, malacostraca, merostomata, arachnida, myriopoda, insecta, cystoidea, blastoidea, crinoidea, ophiuroidea, asteroidea, echinoidea, and appendices. DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 1762 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die 120 Tage von Sodom oder Die Schule der Ausschweifung. Band 1 und 2, Erste vollständige Übertragung aus dem Französischen von Karl von Haverland.

      Leipzig, Privatdruck, 1909 - 254 S.; 4 Bl., 284 S., 4 Bl. ,1 Bl. Gr.8°. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses wohl berühmtesten Werkes Sades. Eins von 650 numerierten Exemplaren der einmaligen Auflage; nur als Privatdruck für Subskribenten. Schöner breitrandiger Druck in schwarz/rot auf unbeschnittenem Blättern. Die vorliegenden Exemplare tragen die Nummer 440. Die Bücher sind in guter Erhaltung. Die Einbände sind wie auf den Fotos zu erkennen , sauber, leicht berieben, oder leicht beschabt. Die Buchbindung ist fest und kompakt. Die Buchseiten sind sauber, ohne jegliche Einträge, und nicht altersfleckig. Wenige Seiten sind geringfügig begriffen.Die 120 Tage von Sodom oder die Schule der Libertinage (orig. franz. Titel: Les 120 Journées de Sodome ou L`Ecole du Libertinage) ist ein teils nur skizzenhaft ausgeführter Text (Episodenroman) des französischen Schriftstellers Marquis de Sade, den dieser in der Pariser Bastille als Gefangener auf einer schmalen Papierrolle am 22. Oktober 1785 niederzuschreiben begann und in 37 Tagen fertigstellte. De Sade schildert ausführlich die später nach dem Autor benannten sadistischen Sexualpraktiken von vier während der Regentschaft Ludwigs XIV. durch Steuer-Erpresserei zu Reichtum gelangten Franzosen im Laufe eines von obszönen Erzählungen begleiteten, mehr als viermonatigen Aufenthalts in einem zugemauerten Schloss an einem geheimen abgelegenen Ort Südwestdeutschlands oder der Westschweiz. ( Wikipedia) AUS ORGANISATORISCHEN GRÜNDEN KÖNNEN IN DER ZEIT VOM 29.08 BIS ZUM 11.9. ZWAR BESTELLUNGEN VORGENOMMEN WERDEN, JEDOCH ERFOLGT DER VERSAND ERST AM 15.9. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 Rote Orig.-Lederbände mit goldgepr. Ornamenten und Deckelemblemen, Seiten- und Fußschnitt sind unbeschnitten [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Boxe & Les Boxeurs [Boxing and Boxers, 1910]

      La Boxe & Les Boxeurs, Paris 1909 - French text. Full year (52 issues) in two volumes. Quarter leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Ads. Moderate wear to bindings. Contents solid. Much coverage of French boxers and boxing, but also covers English and American boxing. Scarce.

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        Song of the English, A

      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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        Fondazione e manifesto del futurismo. (Pubblicato dal «Figaro» di Parigi il 20 febbraio 1909).

      s. ind. ed. (stampa: Poligrafia Italiana) 1909 Manifesto di cm 23x29, pp. [4]. Edizione completa di «Prologo» e «Programma» in 11 punti. Testo in italiano. In calce di p. [4] compare la firma a stampa «F.T. Marinetti / Direttore di ?Poesia?» datata «Milano - Via Senato, 2». Cfr. Lista, Genèse et analyse du Manifeste de futurisme; Cammarota, Marinetti, Volantini, 6: «raro».

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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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        Art Nouveau Watercolors of Decor and Other Subjects

      1909. Quarter Calf. Very Good. Folio, 48 by 33 cm. 39 watercolors and chalk drawings mostly of furniture and decor items but also a smattering of decorative book bindings, architectural details, flowers, animals, landscapes, etc. Particularly nice are the studies of furniture, screens and stained glass windows. Ragot was a student at the Lycee de Laval at the time. The work is generally quite precise, and he satisfyingly captured the prevailing Art Nouveau aesthetic that was soon to recede. All the leaves are now loose from their binding. Many of them are stamped in the corner with the school name and information about when the work was done, how long it took to do, and for what class it was assigned. The folio is quarter calf and heavily worn. The artworks are mostly on heavy card paper and are generally clean.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books (IOBA)]
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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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