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      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909-12. One crown with small chip, the top edge gilt slightly damaged, all else fine - a stunning set. Autograph Edition" SIGNED by Mrs. Ward 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

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        Early New York

      New York: L.L. Poates Engraving Co., 1909. hardcover. Mac Coun, Townsend.. Light blue cloth dossier with five maps of historic New York. New York: L.L. Poates Engraving Co., 1909. Half Moon Edition. Dossier measures 8'' x 11''. Maps measure between 33.5'' x 8.75'', 51.75'' x 16.5'', 24'' x 17'', 52'' x 16.5'', and 24'' x 17''. This dossier includes 5 maps of early New York, printed in 1909. Each map notes points of interest in red ink with historical details and contemporary references. The first map, "The Hudson River (Cahohataten) at the time of its discovery by Henry Hudson (1609)" is an immaculate example of historical cartography. "The Island of Manhattan (Mannahtin) at the time of its discovery, showing its elevation, water courses, marshes, and shore line," includes contemporary streets and shore line for identification and is based on the early colonial surveys of Ratzer, Montresor, Knypthausen, Bradford, and Duyckinck as well as Viele's survey of 1867. The last three maps depict the growing city in 1653-1664 as New Amsterdam, in 1730 as an English colonial city, and in 1783 as a fortified city just after the Revolutionary War. Each map provides intricate details of the period and acts as an invaluable reference and charming novelty. Townsend Mac Coun was a map-maker and author who specialized in historic geography. His other titles include, "Historical-Geography Charts of Europe," "Historical-Geography Charts of the United States," and "The Holy Land in Geography and History.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Klasztor O.O. Bernardynow Lwow".

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Lwow-koscioly; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - wojewodztwo lwowskie (Ukraina); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana na plycie: monogram wiazany "INA" oraz olowkiem pod rycina "Klasztor OO. Bernardynow Lwow Irena Nowakowska-Acedanska".; Technika: Linoryt; Format: 169x138.; Datowanie: Lata 30-te XX w.; Inf o autorze: I. Nowakowska-Acedanska (15.12.1909 Lwow-14.02.1983 Gliwice) graficzka i malarka, zwiazana do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyla studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932), uprawiala przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo (sztalugowe i scienne) i rysunek oraz tkanine, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artystki, zob. Gronska 1971 s.433, Snoch 2004 s.11, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.135, Jakimowicz 1997 s.370.; Uwagi: Praca z najlepszego okresu tworczosci autorki.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura klasztory koscioly, religia zakony / Architektur Kirchen/Kirche Kloster, Religion Orden / architecture churches/church monasteries/convents/monastery/convent, religion orders, convents, monasteries/order, convent, monastery / Linolschnitt / linoleum cut; Rycina na bibulce podklejona na karton.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Lwow; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - wojewodztwo lwowskie (Ukraina); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Linoryt. Lwow. Z Acedanski".; Technika: Linoryt dwubarwny; Format: 277x380.; Datowanie: Lata 60/80-te XX w.; Inf o autorze: Z. Acedanski (23.03.1909 Przemysl-16.11.1991 Gliwice) grafik i malarz, zwiazany do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyl studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932) oraz odbyl studia graficzne na kursach Ludwika Tyrowicza we Lwowie w latach 1929-1930, uprawial przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo i rysunek, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artysty, zob. Gronska 1971 s.395, Snoch 2004 ss.11-12, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.61.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura koscioly / Architektur Kirchen/Kirche / architecture churches/church / Linolschnitt / linoleum cut; Rycina w dosc ladnym stanie, nieznaczne zagiecie ryciny, nadto drobne przedarcia na marginesach karty (poza kompozycja).

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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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 introduction by Grace Rhys. 1790-1817

      J.M. Dent & Co., London 1909 - Three volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, 178, [3]; 163, [1]; 156. [1]; a.e.g., frontispiece in color, numerous colored plates, illustrations within text in color and black & white, bound by Sandorski & Sutcliffe of London, a.e.g.; endpapers lightly foxed, slightly rubbed, else a near fine set in half tan calf over marbled boards with gilt rules and elaborate gilt- decorated spines with raised bands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Tales from Shakespeare

      London: J. M. Dent & Co. and New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.,, 1909. Octavo. Green cloth with gilt title and decoration to front board and spine. In dust jacket. With 12 illustrations in colour and black and white throughout. Light rubbing to extremities, endpapers and fore-edge toned else a very good copy in dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends which has been backed with paper to verso, few creases to rear panel top edge, still a lovely copy in original dust jacket. First Rackham Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Miasto Tarnow - Kompozycja".

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Tarnow; Przyn. adm.: powiat grodzki Tarnow wojewodztwo malopolskie (tarnowskie); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Linoryt #Miasto Tarnow - Kompozycja# Z Acedanski".; Technika: Linoryt dwubarwny; Format: 299x535.; Datowanie: Lata 60/80-te XX w.; Inf o autorze: Z. Acedanski (23.03.1909 Przemysl-16.11.1991 Gliwice) grafik i malarz, zwiazany do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyl studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932) oraz odbyl studia graficzne na kursach Ludwika Tyrowicza we Lwowie w latach 1929-1930, uprawial przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo i rysunek, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artysty, zob. Gronska 1971 s.395, Snoch 2004 ss.11-12, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.61.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura kompozycje (w tym wielowidokowe) / Architektur Kompositionen (darunter mit vielen Ansichten)/Komposition / architecture compositions (including multiview ones) / Linolschnitt / linoleum cut;

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        Ognennyy angel : povest' ve KHVI glavakh [The Fiery Angel. Language: Russian]

      Moskva : Skorpion 1909 - Description: 374p., illus. ; 24cm. Genre: Russian literature -- Russian novel. Notes: Includes publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Language: Russian. Very good copy bound in contemporary leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt blocked spine with raised bands. Spine ends are worn, with some fraying. Panel edges dulled and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Light tanning around page margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 374 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Calendar of Dawson Yukon Territory for Nineteen Hundred Nine

      Zaccarelli's Book Store, Dawson, Y.T. - 1909. () Very good. [13]pp unpaginated and single sided. 11 X 7" (28.5 X 18.5 cm). Vertical oblong with red yarn ties at top. Light brown wrappers with brown and gilt lettering on front cover. Ties, lightly faded and knotted, with fraying to end. Some creasing to wrappers with slight wear to edges, a small amount of mild professional restoration as well as some small closed tears to edge of back wrapper. Slight soiling to back wrapper. Some creasing to calendar pages as well with a light stain to the bottom of the few (subtle and unintrusive). 12 single sided complete calendar pages with a photographic scene for each month. The first page contains a Service poem. A very interesting piece of Service ephemera. Not in Mitham. Includes "The Law of the Yukon" on the first page. Each calendar page is accompanied by an interesting Dawson City or Klondike related image, with a caption beneath. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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      1909. Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue. First British Edition, and first edition in English. This is a tale of a meteor's close brush with Earth, with the main events taking place in Virginia. The story had first appeared in a French daily journal in March-April 1908 -- three years after Verne's death. Despite the date 1909 on the title verso, this book was actually published in November 1908. Though sited in America, the book was not published in the United States.~This is a handsome volume, with one of the 24 Roux plates repro­duced upon the decorative front cover. This copy is nearly fine (front endpaper cracked, one tiny nick in the spine head, light foxing throughout on this thick wove paper). Taves & Michaluk V060; Myers 9.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman ]
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        Progress Report of the Jamaica Bay Improvement Commission

      New York: Martin B. Brown Press. 1909. First. First edition. Octavo. 195pp., six large folding maps, with additional maps and illustrations. Original cloth gilt. Complimentary inscription of Philip P. Farley, one of the Commissioners. Slight rubbing and corners a trifle bumped, else near fine. Very scarce. OCLC locates six copies (five in New York, and the sixth in Germany). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Brooklyn: Charles Meeker Kozlay, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very scarce and Very Good dustwrapper. BAL 7407 & 3510. Contains the first appearance of Mark Twain's "Letter on John Camden Hotten" about the English pirate. Copy #87 of only 100 numbered copies of the Limited Edition bound in flexible suede with gilt lettering on the front cover. In a printed brown dustwrapper (not noted by BAL) which is moderately worn with a one-inch chip at the heel of the spine and a smaller chip slightly affecting the lettering at the top of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        A Song of the English.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton [1909]. With 30 colourplates and several textual illustr. by W. Heath Robinson. 4to. [65] leaves. Publisher pictorial cloth.. Reprinted from "The Seven Seas", 1st sep. edition

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        The Harvard Classics / edited by Charles W. Eliot [complete in 51 volumes]

      "New York : P.F. Collier & Son, [c1909-10]" "New York : P.F. Collier & Son, [c1909-10]", 1909. 1st Edition (?). "Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Three volumes contain minor edge nicks around the spine bands. All edges speckled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. " "Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Three volumes contain minor edge nicks around the spine bands. All edges speckled. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. "

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, compuesto por. [Primera y segunda parte] Dirigida y revisada por Eudaldo Canibell. Editada por Octavio Viader, impresor en San Feliu de Guixols.

      San Feliu de Guixols, Octavio Viader 1909 - 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. Palau 52255. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        ICONOGRAPHIE DE A. WILLETTE ( DE 1861 A 1909). (numéroté);

      Paris, Charles Bosse, 1909 . Broché, couverture d' éditeur illustré en couleur, 21x26cm, 81pp, illustré. EDITION DE LUXE!!!! N° 24 de 25 exemplaires numéroté sur papier vélin d' Arches, contenant une double suite des gravures hors texte. Préface illustrée et 21 compositions et croquis inédits de A. Willette. Bon état.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        En Undersökning av Folkens Välstånd dess Natur och Orsaker. Översättning av D:r Emil Sommarin. 2 volumes.

      Lund, C. W. K. Gleerups förlag, 1909 & 1911. 8vo. In one contemporary full green cloth binding with leather titel label with gilt lettering to spine. A very fine and clean copy. XVI,191, (4), 179 pp.. The exceedingly rare first edition of the first Swedish translation of Adam Smith's ground-breaking main work, the "Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations". Smaller parts of the book had previously been translated into Swedish (in 1800, 1804 and 1869), but the present translation is considered the first actual translation of the work (even though some parts have been excluded by translator Emil Sommarin, who based his translation the 5th English edition, the last edition to be supervised by Adam Smith himself). It is to this date the only Swedish translation of the work, which tells us a lot about the history of Swedish economics. Despite the comparatively late translation into Swedish, it still had a profound influence, not on economists since they were well aware of the original work in English, but upon politics and public opinion in general: "There are few things more striking to the modem student of the history of ideas in Sweden than the negative phenomenon that Sweden was almost entirely uninfluenced by this fact and thus remained almost unaffected by English economic thought during a period when its superiority was most evident. As far as I am acquainted with the Swedish economic discussion and our popular economic literature of the 1860's and 1870's, there is almost no trace of any influence from English writers. [...]Of Adam Smith we have still only one abbreviated translation of his famous work and that was published as late as during this century; and, as far as I know, nothing of Ricardo's or Malthus' exists in Swedish, nor do any of the major economic works of J.S. Mill." (Heckscher, A survey of economic thought in Sweden, 1875-1950).Translator Emil Sommarin (1874-1955) was a student of Knut Wicksell, arguably the most influential Swedish economist, and Sommarin succeeded Wicksell's professorship in national economics. Wicksell "came to know his classics very well and became and remained an admirer of Adam Smith. Around 1910 he also assisted his former student and successor as economics professor in Lund, Emil Sommarin, with the translation of WN, still the most complete we have in Sweden. In this connection he wrote to a friend in Uppsala, "It is almost unbelievable that we have been denied this masterpiece for 125 years and our economic policy is a result of the omission" (Cheng-Chung Lai, Adam Smith Across Nations, p. 384)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Mémoires du général Griois 1792-1822. Publiées par son petit-neveu,

      Plon-Nourrit - Paris 1909. 2 volumes/2. Reliure récente demi chagrin bleu marine , dos à 5 faux nerfs ornés. Couvertures conservées. Tranches de tête dorées . Format in-8°( 22,8 x 15 cm )( 1835 gr ). ------ XXXVIII-430 + XXV-391 pages , un portrait-frontispice , Index. ******** Une description de Brest, Grenoble et de l'île d'Elbe sous le Consulat puis la Russie, la Saxe et l'invasion de 1814." TULARD, 652 ********* Parfait exemplaire . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Paperback. Very good. This book is Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. In 1909, just a year after the first edition, the publisher issued a so-called "First Cheap Edition" produced in vintage "pulp" style. The text is arranged in a 92-page, two-column format with a few pages of advertisements at either end. This handsome paperback edition features a color illustration on the front cover similar to that of the first edition, with Churchill in pith helmet with binoculars around his neck and a rifle in his hands standing beside a dead white rhinoceros. Some 20,000 copies were produced (80 percent sold domestically and 20 percent shipped for export), but given the fragility of the edition, few survive today. And those that do are usually in poor condition - befitting a 100 year old cheap paperback. This copy is a wonderful exception. Moreover, it is clearly one of the 20 percent of copies shipped for export. The former owner acquired it from Australia and it bears a vintage small circular sticker on the front cover from a bookseller in Sydney, NSW. The front covers are remarkably bright and complete, with no losses or tears and only the slightest soiling. The front cover has a few trivial corner creases. The spine is even more remarkable, being entirely intact apart from trivial, fractional losses at the ends and a closed tear at the center between the "H" and "o" in "Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill". There are no vertical creases, which, along with the tight and square overall condition, indicates that this copy has never been read. The pulp paper contents are browned as inevitable, but are crisp and tight in the wrappers. This is among the very best copies we have ever seen and all the more remarkable for the fact that it is among the few survivors of those 20 percent designated for export. The book is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.8, Woods/ICS A12(b), Langworth p.85

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        Love Among the Chickens

      New York: Circle Publishing Group, 1909 New York: Circle Publishing Group, 1909. First American Edition, with the Advance Copy notification page. McIlvaine A7b - Wodehouse's first book published in the US. Illustrations by Armand Both. Octavo, 350 pp. (last page not numbered). Beige decorated buckram, black imprinting. Two previous owners' signatures on front pastedown, light age toning to page edges and occasional minute soiling at page edges. Corner torn at one illustration and the ensuing text page, not affecting illustration image. Otherwise a remarkable Near Fine copy, the closest to fine I've seen in this title. Please see scans. Handsome copy of Wodehouse's first novel. Written when he was 25, Love Among the Chickens launched P.G. Wodehouse's career as a novelist and introduced the world to Ukridge, one of the more memorable characters in humorous fiction. This is the true American first, with the Advance Copy notification. L37n

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        Don Juans Tod. Ein Epos herausgegeben mit fünf Radierungen und mit Initialien von Will Geiger.

      - Das Werk erscheint in einer Auflage von 250 Exemplaren. Außerdem ist eine besondere numerierte Ausgabe von ersten Radierungs=Abzügen und in wertvoller Ausstattung herausgegeben. Diese 50 Bände sind in Leder gebunden und von beiden Künstlern eigenhändig gezeichnet worden. Dieses Exemplar gehört zur Luxusausgabe und trägt die Nr. 21. Im Verlag von Carl Friedrich Strauß in München im Jahre, 1909. 48 S. in zweifarbigen Druck mit fünf Radierungen und tw. farb. Initialien von Will Geiger. Fol. (ca. 36 x 26 cm), hellbrauner Orig. Ganzlederbd. mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Tadelloses Exemplar mit dekorativem Namenszug auf den Vorsatz. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
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        Adressbuch der Automobil-, Motoren- und Fahrrad-Industrie Deutschland. Unter Berücksichtigung aller verwandten Industriezweige. 8. Ausgabe 1909.,

      Berlin, Deutscher Fachadressbücher Verlag F. Walloch, 1909 - 8°, 488 Seiten und XVII Werbeseiten, betitelter OLeinen mit Goldprägung - Einband ganz leicht ber. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1909. b73066 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cruise of the Esquimaux (Steam Whaler) to Davis Straits and Baffin Bay April-October 1899. Notes from the Diary of A Barclay Walker BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

      Liverpool Printing and Stationery Company, Liverpool, 1909. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 27 photographs in the text and a folding map coloured in outline (very lightly browned); original green cloth, upper board lettered in gilt, covers very lightly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy. VERY SCARCE . Catalogs: polar.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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      New York: MacMillan, 1909. Slight fraying with a nick to one crown and one foot, inner hinge paper cracked at one joint, but quite sound, spine gilt faded but still legible. All-in-all a presentable copy. First American edition Two volumes. xxiii, 436p, 4p ads; xvii, 439p, 4p ads. Illustrated, including ten maps, three folding. Maroon cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt vignette on upper covers. A supplemental volume was published in 1913.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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      London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1909]. Absolutely mint condition, the box with only light wear. First English trade edition Quarto. Unpaged. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac, each page with decorative borders in tan. Bound in publisher's white cloth stamped in gilt on cover with a wreath featuring peacocks at top and elephants at bottom, tan endpapers with designs of repeating feathers in olive. Housed in original paper-covered box with designs printed in gray Hughey 21a.

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        The Chase of the Golden Meteor

      London: Grant Richards, 1909., 1909. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's pictorial blue cloth with gilt titles to upper, white titles to spine with a comet motif. Foxing to edges and margin; minor nick to head and foot of spine; upper hinge just starting. Illustrated with 24 full page plates. A bright, solid copy, in the publisher's polychrome binding, depicting, yes, a Golden Meteor; a rather lavish book production, just before the dust-jacket really took off and thus consigned pictorial cloth to history. Myers [9]

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      1909. Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue. First British Edition, and first edition in English, actually published in November 1908. This tale had first appeared in a French daily journal in March-April 1908 -- three years after Verne's death. It tells of a meteor's close brush past Earth -- taking place in Virginia (though sited in America, the book was not published in the United States). This is a handsome volume, with one of the 24 Roux plates reproduced upon the decorative front cover; this copy is quite attractive -- near-fine, with one nick at the head of the spine and very slight fading on the spine; there is none of the foxing that is typical for this wove paper. Taves & Michaluk V060; Myers 9.

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        Conquering The Arctic Ice (SIGNED)

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

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        My African Journey, the Canadian first edition

      Toronto: William Briggs, 1909. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Here is a rare prize. This first and only Canadian issue of My African Journey is among the rarest English language first editions of Churchill's book-length works. We have seen only a precious few on the market over many years of collecting. My African Journey is Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. It is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs allegedly taken by the author. Both the Canadian and British first editions are striking, with a vivid red binding and a pictorial front cover bearing a woodcut illustration of Churchill with his bagged white rhinoceros depicted in blue, grey, and black. This Canadian edition is distinguished by the publisher "BRIGGS" on the lower spine, in lieu of the British edition's "Hodder & Stoughton". This Canadian edition also bears a unique title page. As with the British edition, the red cloth spine of this Canadian proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and the 61 photographs were tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be carefully checked to ensure the presence of all illustrations and maps. This Canadian edition is not only extravagantly rare, but also in very good condition. The red cloth binding retains bright covers, nicely rounded spine, and shows only the slightest lean. Spine presentation is quite respectable for the edition, only modestly sunned and still retaining clearly legible gilt and decent color. Wear is light, mostly confined to minor bumping at the corners and a bit of wrinkling at the spine ends. The contents are bright with only light occasional internal spotting. All maps and illustrations are present, as is the protective tissue guard at the frontispiece, though we note that the page 30 and page 159 illustrations are loose, with a small loss to the blank margin of the page 159 illustration. We find no previous ownership marks. There is moderate spotting to the page edges and some dust soiling to the top edge. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.7, Woods/ICS A12(ac), Langworth p.85.

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        De Profundis : oyftseykhnungen un brif fun der tfise in Reding

      Ferlag Progres Verlag Progress, London, England 1909 - Frontispiece is a portrait of Oscar Wilde. Stain on front board, tear in front blank endpaper's margin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        71 offprints William E. Castle early geneticist

      various, 1909-1951. PAPERBACK. A large selection of William E. Castle offprints dating from 1909 through 1951. Mostly between 1909 and 1935. Most are in good to very good condition with name stamps of other prominent Geneticists including Karl Sax, E. M. East and Sewall Wright (signed and not stamped). Some have splitting at spine, nicks to edges, some have Castle's name in pencil on front cover. Full list to those interested. Including the following (a sample): A Memdelian View of Sex-Heredity (1909), A Successful Ovarian Transplantation in the Guinea-Pig, and its Bearing on Problems of Genetics (1909), The Effect of Selection Upon Mendelian Characters Manifested in One Sex Only (1910), Double Mating of Silk-Worm Moths (1911), The Inconstancy of Unit-Characters (1912), and many others. Genetics. Biology. William Ernest Castle was an early American Geneticist. All as issued in original wrappers. First edition. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        The Old Man in The Corner.

      London: Greening and Co., Ltd., 1909. - First Edition: 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial devise and gilt lettering to spine and upper. Book contains a black and white photograph and a SIGNED ink written card from the Baroness to Starrett. Ex Libris Vincent Starrett - prolific writer on Sherlock Holmes, one of the founders of The Baker Street Irregulars and general Holmesian authority. With his label attached to front pastedown. 18 black and white illustration by H.M. Brock. In bright condition apart from some minor wear and discoloration to extemities. Internally clean. A tight copy. Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        President William Howard Taft SIGNED 1909 Appointment REVENUE

      N/A, 1909. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. Hand Signed by President William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States! Revenue Cutter Service Appointment dated 1909. Appt for Daniel Patrick Foley. Countersigned by Charles Norton, acting Secretary of the Treasury. Framed 23 x 27 inches. Professionally matted and framed!

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        Wild Earth. A book of verse.

      Dublin, Maunsel & Co. Ltd., 1909 - Octavo. Original linen backed brown boards, titles to upper board in green. Upper joint partially split, spine a little tanned. Very good. Second edition, with additions. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "To Mrs. Jack Yeats from Padraic Colum May 1912".

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        THREE YEARS IN TIBET With the Original Japanese Illustrations

      Theosophist Office Madras ... Banares and London 1909. . 1st Ed. in English. Large 8vo. xv + 719pp. 2 photogravure ports. of the Author, 9 photogravure plates including 1 folding, folding map, 63 text ills. Some very light browning, original gilt lettered cloth, spine very sl. faded and bumped, t.e.g. Classic work from the first documented traveller from Japan to Tibet. The author, a Japanese Buddhist monk, travelling on foot mainly, went in search of Sanskrit manuscripts in Tibet. Travelling through Bengal, Nepal, Tibet and Sikkim, he accurately describes the peoples and the countries. The author mistakenly identifies Mount Gaurishanjkara as ‘the highest peak in the world’. US$800

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        The Equinox: The Official Organ of the A.'. A.'. The Review of Scientific Illuminism. Vol. I, No. I; Vol. I, No. II; Vol. I, No. VII; Vol. I, No. IX

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.; Wieland & Co.. 1909-1913. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printings of four volumes of Aleister Crowley's 'Equinox' series: March 1909, September 1909, March 1912, and March (Spring), 1913. Hardcover royal 8vo's, approx. 400p each. Three earlier volumes with color printed covers, the last volume with plain striped covers. Illustrated. Each volume in VG or better condition with light tanning and rubbing to edges. Wear to the spine cloth and spine labels, with most of No. II's missing. Light pencilling to No. I, though easily erased and limited to that volume. The Equinox is a series of publications in book form that serves as the official organ of the A.'.A.'., a magical order founded by Aleister Crowley (although material is often of import to its sister organization, Ordo Templi Orientis). Begun in 1909, it mainly features articles about occultism and magick, while several issues also contain poetry, fiction, plays, artwork, and biographies. The Equinox appeared semianually from the years 1909 through 1913. Volume II was never published, and vol. III:1 was the last in the regular serialized publications. After that, editions of the Equinox were published irregularly by various organizations and are best known for their book title. All issues after III:5 were edited and released after Crowley's death in 1947.

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        Atlas Colonial Portugues 1909

      Ministerio Da Marinha e Ultramar - Commissao De Cartographia, 1909. Brown paper covers w/ seal : Commissao de Cartographia top front. Color maps of Portugese colonies in Portugese with data and symbols. Convencoes, Colonias Portuguezas e Paizes de Immigracao, Guine Portugueza, Ilmas de S. Thome E Principe, ect. some spine wear, in original envelope. Signed and Very Rare.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Atlas.

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        Russkoye Kruzhevo. Uzory i skolki. Sostavila S. A. Davydova [Russian Lace. Patterns and Skolkov. Amounted SA Davydov. Language: Russian]

      S.-Peterburg 1909 - Physical desc.: 50 plates with protective paper covering, 38x30 cm. ill., 40 cm. Subject: Lace Patterns -- Russia -- Embroidery -- Lace. Notes: Additional 7 page supplement inserted. Large format portfiolio folder with lime green ribbon tie. Very good copy in the original title-printed, paper-covered boards over 1/2 cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and dust-toned as with age with some additional wear to spine. Corners slightly bumped. Remains particularly well-preserved overall with some wear to extremeties; internally tight, bright, clean and strong. Additional scans and images available upon request. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Morte D'arthur The Birth Life & Acts of King Arthur His Noble Knights of the Round Table Their Marvellous Enquests & Adventures Achieving of the San Greal & in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death & Departing Out of This World of Them All

      J.M. Dent 1909 - One of 1500 copies, in a modern decorative binding of green morocco leather with an inlaid frame of maroon leather embellished with inlaid dark blue leaves and vines to both upper and lower covers, three inlaid leather panels to spine, one with title, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Frontispiece, plus black and white details and plates throughout. Edges a bit dusty, otherwise a fine, handsome copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland. 4 volume set

      London, Edinburgh Oliver and Boyd; E Saunders 1909. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers lightly rubbed. Two volumes Teg with remaining edges uncut. Title pages browned in two volumes First Edition Blue and black hardback cloth cover 310mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). [600pp]. C. 240 steel engraved plates with tissue-guards. 60 high quality steel engraved plates in each volume. Editions dated 1901 - 1909. Non-uniform set.

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        La Grande Revolution 1789-1793 [The Great French Revolution]

      P. V. Stock Paris: P.-V. Stock. 1909. First. First edition. Bibliotheque Historique, No. 3. Text in French. Thick 12mo. [I-V] VI-VII [VIII] 1-749pp. Contemporary dark red half morocco and cloth-covered boards, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, light marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. Lithographic armorial bookplate of Ekman-Richert, Goteborg, on the front pastedown. Some darkening to the leather, rubbing at the joints, about near fine. A handsome copy, very scarce in the trade. OCLC only locates copies of the 1976 reprint. .

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        Raum und Zeit

      Leipzig: Teubner, 1909 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Jahresberichte der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, vol. 18, pp. 75-88. Leipzig: Teubner, 1909. 4to (240x167 mm). Contemporary library cloth with handwritten paper label in modern cloth protective case with morocco spine label. The whole volume is offered. ---- <br><br> PMM 401; DSB IX, 414; Norman 1514. - In this paper &#39;Space and Time,&#39; read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few days before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific to its general form. The technical description of Minkowski&#39;s hypothesis is the four-dimensional space-time continuum... Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is itself a dimension, comparable to length, breadth and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions..." (PMM). This is the original article as referenced by PMM. The work was also simultaneously published in "Jahresberichte der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung. Leipzig 1909, an edition which is much more common on the market..

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        The Writings of Mrs. Humphry Ward, with Introductions By the Author. Autograph Edition.

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1909 - Autograph edition. Number 99 of 750 copies signed by the author using her name as Mary A. Ward and with four pages of manuscript by the author tipped in to four volumes. 16 volumes, complete. (Complete sets are uncommon, due to the last two volumes being published three years after the first fourteen. All illustrations are photogravures with facing tissues. [1909-1912]. 3/4 leather binding with gilt tooling and title on the spine with raised bands. The binding was green leather originally, but the spines are sun bleached to an attractive light brown. A very handsome set, with the gilt and leather bright and sharp. Gilt edging on the top of the pages. Volume I: xlii, 530 pages; 12 illustrations; contains 'Robert Elsmere', first part. Volume II: 601 pages; 4 illustrations; appendix; contains 'Robert Elsmere', second part. Volume III: xxiii, 483 pages; 9 illustrations; contains 'The History of David Grieve', first part. Volume IV: 589 pages; 4 illustrations; contains 'The History of David Grieve', second part. Volume V: xix, 517 pages; 7 illustrations; contains 'Marcella', first part. Volume VI: 425 pages; 5 illustrations; contains 'Marcella', second part. Volume VII: xvi, 429 pages; 3 illustrations, inserted mss. page; contains 'Sir George Tressady', first part. Volume VIII: 430 pages; 6 illustrations; contains 'Sir George Tressady', second part and 'Miss Bretherton'. Volume IX: xix, 537 pages; 9 illustrations; contains 'Helbeck of Bannisdale'. Volume X: xix, 572 pages; 6 illustrations, inserted mss. page; contains 'Eleanor'. Volume XI: xii, 506 pages; 4 illustrations, inserted mss. page; contains 'Lady Roses Daughter'. Volume XII: xix, 574 pages; 5 illustrations, insert mss. page; contains 'The Marriage of William Ashe'. Volume XIII: xvi, 466 pages; 8 illustrations; contains 'Fenwick's Career and The Story of Bessie Costrell'. Volume XIV: 584 pages; 8 illustrations; contains 'The Testing of Diana Mallory'. Volume XV: xvii, 552 pages; 5 illustrations; contains 'Daphne (Marriage a la Mode) Canadian born (Lady Merton, Colonist)'. Volume XVI: xiii, 586 pages; 4 illustrations; contains 'The Case of Richard Meynell'. Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920) was a English novelist and social worker better known as Mrs. Humphry Ward. Born in Tasmania and brought to England as a child, married T.H.Ward in 1872, in 1890 founded a settlement in London which developed into Passmore Edwards Settlement. She was an anti-suffragist, becoming the first president of the British Women's Anti-Suffrage League (and her reputation as a writer has suffered for it). She is, nonetheless, a writer of true literary merit, Tolstoy calling her in 1900 the greatest living English author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arnold Böcklin-Konvolut zum Tode des Künstlers (16.1.1901). 3 Orig.-Photographien (Albumin), eine Abdankungsrede, 2 Zeitungs-Titelblätter, 1 Korrekturfahne, «Die Woche»,.

      - Insgesamt in gutem Zustand, 1 Photographie fleckig - Portraitansicht aus dem Atelier Franz Hanfstaengel, München. Eine weitere von Julius Kraut, Verlagsanstalt Bruckmann, München (= Münchener Potraits Nr. 23). - Eine Aufnahme zeigt Böcklin im Familein - u. Freundeskries im Garten seines Wohnhauses «Zur Eidmatte; an der Forchstrasse nahe dem Kreuzplatz in Zürich. Nach Carlo Böcklin «Zweite Hälfte der 80er Jahre» (aus « Neben meiner Kunst», 1909, [S.193]. Die Abbildung zeigt von links nach rechts: Clara Bruckmann-Böcklin (älteste Tochter Böcklins, verh. m. Peter Bruckmann, Bildhauer), Arnold Böcklin, Dr. Karl Müllenhoff (Berlin), Angela Böcklin-Pascucci (Böcklins Ehefrau), Angela Böcklin (Zweite Tochter Böcklins), Frau Müllenhoff. Dr. Müllenhoff war Vorsitzender (1886-1888) des Vereins für Luftschiffahrt in Berlin, d sich Böcklin intensiv mit Flugstudien beschäftigte. Im Sommer Jahr 1882 u. 1883 scheiterten Flugversuche mit einem aus Bambusstäben u. Leinenplanen selbstgebastelten Flugapparat.- Abdankungsrede (8°, 8 S.) von Pfarrer Dr. Eugen Lessing, gehalten am 18.1.1901 in Florenz.- Titelseiten der «Basler Nachrichten» vom 11.2.1901 mit einem Bericht über Böcklins Bestattung. - «Der Bund» vom 17./18. 1. 1901 mit einem Gedicht von J. V. Widmann (1842 - 1911), Schweizer Journalist u. Schriftsteller, dieses signiert. - Eine Korrekturfahne (diese von Widmann monogramiert). - «Die Woche», Heft 4, 26 1. 1901 widmet dem Ableben des Künstlers 4 Seiten. Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901), Schweizer Maler, Zeichner, Grafiker und Bildhauer des Symbolismus, lebte immer wieder länger in Italien wo er auch verstarb und beerdigt wurde. [Dank an Dr. Hans Holenweg vom Böcklin-Archiv für seine kompetente Ergänzungen.] 1100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Piper a Play in Four Acts

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1909. Tan cloth spine w/ title plate , geen boards. Inscribed twice by Author: - So : Good-night, - good-morning, ect . [Act IV} in ink fep & With happiest remembrances of a Stratford message, July of 1910. half title page. 201 pgs clean tight copy of scarce provenence.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorated Stiff card/cloth . Very Good. Theatre.

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        IL VIANDANTE, diretto da Tomaso Monicelli, con illustrazioni di ANTOINIO RUBINO (Dal num. 1 del 6 giugno 1909 sl n. 11 del 13 marzo 1910), Milano, Agnelli Pietro tipografia, 1909

      Questa scheda è stata impostata quando la libreria ha avurto la collezione completa (cessata con il n. 22 del 1910) Ci è sembrato il caso di ripeterla per questo blocco di giornali, anche per sottollineare l'opera ed il valore culturale di MONICELLI Il titolo del giornale è significativo per delineare il suo disegno politico e culturale ed è strettamente legato al suo direttore ed animatore TOMASO MONICELLI (Ostiglia MN 1883-Roma 1946) battagliero giornalista, socialista rivoluzionario e poi nazionalista, sindacalista, direttore di altri giornali (L'idea Nazionale, Tempo, Il Resto del Carlino, la prima rivista di cinema italiana IN PENOMBRA), drammaturgo, scrittore, traduttore, direttore dell'Istituto per i drammi di D'Annunzio, ecc. I "filoni" sono ben rappresentati dagli articoli ed inchieste sociali dei collaboratori STORICO- POLITICI: (Allevi G., Bartolotta Stefano - prezioso vice direttore, Boccardi R., Onorevole Bonomi Ivanoe - conterraneo, Bottazzi L., Cenzato G., Colaianni N., De Pietri-Tonelli, Ferrari S., Giolli F., Graziadei A., LABRIOLA ARTURO con numerosi interventi, Longobardi E.C., Loria A., Marangoni C., Momigliano F., OLIVETTI tempo direttore di "Pagine Libere", ORANO PAOLO, con numerosi interventi, Piva Gino, Podrecca Guido, On. Preopinante, Quadrotta G., Rensi G., Stavelli G., Talamini Alfredo, VALERA PAOLO qui con vari interventi, ma sarebbe poi divenuto acceso rivale di Monicelli, Varazzani S., Zibordi L., ed altri. LETTERARI-ARTISTICI : (Alessi Rino, Altobelli Demos, Anile A., Arcari P., Baldani R., Beltramelli A., BERNASCONI UGO, Boutet E., CAPPA INNOCENZO, Cavacchioli E., Cenzato G., CIARLANTINI FRANCO, Civinini G., Coccia G., D'Ambra L., Della Sbarba S., Fabietti E., Franchi Anna, Giolli R., GIORGERI CONTRI COSIMO, GOTTA S., GOVONI CORRADO - racconto a puntate "Le Lucciole", Gray E.C., LUCINI G.P. con numerosi interventi, Manetti D., Martini F.M., Martoglio G., Motta Luigi - saggio sui Cascella, Nebbia Ugo, Nosari A., Ottolenghi R., Pirro R., Ragghianti A., Rivalta E., ROCCATAGLIATA CECCARDI C., Salucci A., Scarpelli F., SICILIANI LUIGI- con traduzioni di importanti poeti stranieri, Spellanzon C., TERESAH con tre poesie, VANNICOLA G., Vittori E., Zavataro R, ed altri . Di grande rilevanza la pubblicazione delle tre poesie di GUIDO GOZZANO "L'onesto rifiuto", "L'esperimento", "L'Ipotesi" che puo' essere considerata il preludio a "La signorina Felicita" che uscirà nel 1911 nei "Colloqui". I testi sono arricchiti da fotografie, fregi. disegni e caricature (FABIANO, Golia, Golfarelli, Castellucci, Cascella T. e M., Galantara, Rictus, Paoletti, ecc. La testata del giornale è opera di PIETRO CHIESA, fino al n. 29 del dicembre 1909, poi viene disegnata da ANTONIO RUBINO che è sorprendentemente qui presente (notizie assenti nelle bibliografie ufficiali) con suoi disegni, testatine, figurine, in tanti numeri del giornale. Sono circa 30 immagini alcune ripetute, ma tutte di grande efficacia. Qui nasce la storica ed amichevole collaborazione tra RUBINO E MONICELLI, che sarebbe poi felicemente proseguita nel 1912-1913 con la mitica "Bibliotechina della Lampada" della Casa editrice LA SCOLASTICA ad Ostiglia di MN (Suo il famoso "logo"), dove oltre a Rubino, ritroviamo GOZZANO, BELTRAMELLI, OJETTI, OLGA VISENTINI, LUIGI CAPUANA lo stesso T. MONICELLI (che fu il primo autore della collana), AMALIA GUGLIELMINETTI, YAMBO e tanti altri., E' con la nascita della casa editrice che prende sostanza la grande amicizia tra MONICELLI e ARNOLDO MONDADORI (entrambi mantovani) che si consolida poi con il matrimonio tra Andreina Monicelli (amata sorella di Tomaso) ed il fondatore della grande casa editrice Mondadori, che negli anni successivi si sarebbe sviluppata a VERONA e poi a MILANO. Probabilmente l'esperienza della rivista "Il Viandante" ebbe funzioni di laboratorio per relazioni con scrittori e uomini di cultura, ma anche per le future fortune editoriali, intrecciate con commesse governative per la scuola (da qui la ragione sociale iniziale). Certamente la passione per l'arte, il teatro, lo spettacolo ed il cinema (T. Monicelli è stato autore anche di numerose commedie e libri teatrali, tra cui "Il Viandante - commedia in tre atti") è stata felicemente assimilata dal figlio (il famoso regista MARIO MONICELLI, il padre della commedia all'italiana, nato a Mantova nel 1915 ed autore di indimenticabili opere come "La Grande Guerra"). Nella nostra sequenza mancano 8 giornali del 1909 (n.2,9,10,13,20,24,29,30,) offriamo il blocco che è alloggiato in elegante scatola rigida creata appositamente a

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      1909. (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London: Macmillan 1909. Featured here is the LIMITED EDITION OF THE BOOK IN A FULL MOROCCO BINDING HOUSED IN A LARGE PICTORIAL CLAMSHELL BOX WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR USED IN THE BOOK. The book is a thick quarto measuring 9" x 11 1/4", bound in a full blue morocco binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The book spine is decorated in gilt with raised bands and the covers are heavily decorated with triple gilt rules and floral decorated corners. Inside the covers there are gilt dentelles and silk doublures (silk lining). The book is the magnificent DELUXE EDITION, LIMITED TO ONLY 260 COPIES printed on hand-made paper and illustrated by Goble with 32 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards. The book is housed in a velvet lined cradle. On the opposite side of the box is a special insert holding the original watercolor signed by Goble that appears as a full page color plate on page 32 of the book. The actual image measures 13 1/2" wide x 9 1/4" high and is captioned "Play by me, bathe in me mother and child". It is a beach scene with the mother and the water baby reclining on the sand, with the ocean, rocks and beach related flora surrounding them. This image is duplicated in gilt on the cover of the book and also on the cover of the box. The box is 13 1/2" wide x 17 3/4" high with the backstrip rounded to simulate the spine of a book with extensive gilt decorations and raised bands. Goble&#39;s Water Babies is arguably the best edition of this classic story. In his book "Early Children&#39;s Books" (p.80), Eric Quayle comments on all the various editions of Water Babies and adds about Goble&#39;s edition: "None of these in either artistic or financial terms approaches the sumptuous edition of 1909." Nice copies of the limited edition are rare, an offering like this is a once in a lifetime copy.

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