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        The Heart of the Antarctic

      09, 1909 09, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Ernest Shackleton's autobiographical account of his famous expedition to the South Pole. With half-titles. Illustrated throughout with two hundred andsixty-nine plates(collated complete), twelve of which are coloured, and three folding maps and a panoramato the rear of volume II. In February 1907, Shackleton presented to the Royal Geographical Society his plans for an Antarctic expedition, the details of which, under the name British Antarctic Expedition, were published in the Royal Society's newsletter, Geographic Journal. The aim was the conquest of both the geographical South Pole and the South Magnetic Pole. The Great Southern Journey , as Frank Wild called it, began on 19 October 1908. On 9 January 1909 Shackleton and three companions (Wild, Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams) reached a new Farthest South latitude of 88 23' S, a point only 112 miles (180 km) from the Pole. En route the South Pole party discovered the Beardmore Glacier, (named after Shackleton's patron), and became the first persons to see and travel on the South Polar Plateau. Their return journey to McMurdo Sound was a race against starvation, on half-rations for much of the way. At one point, Shackleton gave his one biscuit allotted for the day to the ailing Frank Wild, who wrote in his diary: All the money that was ever minted would not have bought that biscuit and the remembrance of that sacrifice will never leave meInk signatures and blindstamps of E. F. Andrews to the front of both volumes. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings with silver design and lettering to boards, and adhered Brodart wraps. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight bumping and a few marks. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Hinges arestrained. Ink signature and blindstamp to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just some scattered instances of foxing. Some opening tears to the folding plates. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        [one line in Greek, transliterated as] Hom?ri Odysseia.

      Oxford: Pr. at the University Press, 1909. Tall 4to (29 cm, 11.5"). [4 (3 blank)], [227], [3 (blank)] ff. The aesthetic of the fine press movement of the 19th century influenced many non-small press publishers in the 20th century, and here we have => a university press producing a gorgeous limited edition of the Odyssey. Issued in only 225 copies on handmade paper, printed in black and red with wide side and bottom margins, the text is that of David Binning Monro's Oxford Press, 1896, printing. Horace Hart composed it using the Greek type that Robert Proctor designed based on the Greek type of the Complutem Bible, which was used "by arrangement with the owners of the type" (colophon). Proctor's type was cut in just one size — large — making it, in reality, useable only in fine press work and spectacular there.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. Publisher's quarter linen, light blue boards, paper label to spine. All edges untrimmed. Without the slipcase. Paper label a little darkened and rubbed, a few spots of discoloration to the linen, boards a little dusty; lower outer corner of front board with a small waterstain. Interior fresh. => A beautiful book.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The Game of British East Africa

      London: Horace Cox, 1909. First. Hardcover. VG+. 310 pp, profuse ill, + ads in rear. One of Stigand's more in depth works on East African big game hunting with special sections on stalking, spoor, coloration. Incl the game of Uganda and the eastern Congo as well as the game of the different geographical regions incl. plains and riverine game. In original imit. crocodile cloth gilt. Bump on one corner witherwise a nice vg+ copy.

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        FRANCOIS I.

      - FRENCH. FRANCOIS I by Gustave Toudouze. Paris: Boivin 1909. Folio (12 x 14 3/4"), pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, slightest bit of cover soil else Fine. 1st edition. This is a lavishly produced book printed on heavy paper with each page individually hinged into the book. Illustrated with remarkably detailed and incredibly rich full page color illustrations (some double-paged) by ROBIDA. Really a beauty with a magnificent pictorial cover. One of the scarcest titles in this series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HARP OF THE BIRCHES AND OTHER POEMS

      n.p. 1909 - A unique manuscript (5" x 8-1/2") accomplished in a decorative calligraphic style with small illustrations by Anita Helen Parkhurst of poems presumably written by the author when he was 11 years old, seven years before his first commercially published book, BLOWN LEAVES of 1916, and presented to his parents at Christmas. Bound in black limp leather held together with a leather strap in a spiral fashion and with a holograph paper title label on the front cover. The contents consist of ten leaves of stiff brown paper stapled to the binding at the gutter. The title page includes author, title, the name of the calligrapher and illustrator, the dedication to Peattie's parents, and the date of 25 December 1909. The eleven poems include the title poem, Spring and Summer, Savior, We Die, Irish Drinking Song, Moon Rise, Sorrow, Mid Night and Dawn, Pompei, The Storm, and The Ruined City. While the poems are what one might expect of an 11 year old, it is interesting to note that several are concerned with themes relating to natural history, a fitting subject for the writer who would become known to many as America's most lyrical naturalist and whose books would include AN ALMANAC FOR MODERNS, IMMORTAL VILLAGE, A BOOK OF HOURS, THE ROAD OF A NATURALIST, JOURNEY INTO AMERICA, and A NATURAL HISTORY OF TREES. On the inside front cover is the large later bookplate of Donald Culross Peattie. Donald Culross Peattie (June 21, 1898 - November 16, 1964) was a U.S. botanist, naturalist, and author. He was described by Joseph Wood Krutch as "perhaps the most widely read of all contemporary American nature writers" during his heyday. Peattie has been called America’s most lyrical naturalist. He was essentially a poet, for in his writing he combined science with the spirit of poetry. His work reveals a strong appreciation for beauty and a sense of the unity of nature, considerable philosophic insight, and a concern for good prose. His nature writings are distinguished by a poetic and philosophical cast of mind and are scientifically scrupulous. His best known works are the two books (out of a planned trilogy) on North American trees which he wrote in the late 1940s and early '50s. AN ALMANAC FOR MODERNS, the day-to-day observations and reflections of a sensitive naturalist, was awarded the Gold Medal of the Limited Editions Club. His 1939 FLOWERING EARTH was named the best horticultural book of the year, and in 1940 received a silver medal from the Commonwealth Club of California. His autobiographical THE ROAD OF A NATURALIST was awarded a prize by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. Very Good and absolutely one of a kind [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poesia. Rassegna internazionale diretta da F. T. Marinetti. Aprile - Maggio - Giugno - Luglio 1909. N. 3 - 4 - 5 - 6. Anno V

      Società Anonima Poligrafia Italiana, Milano 1909 - In-8° grande (275x285mm), pp. 92, brossura editoriale con affascinante composizione xilografica di Alberto Martini sospesa tra Simbolismo e Liberty, stampata in bianco e in verde. Illustrazioni in b.n. n.t. Ottimo stato; in barbe. Numero quadruplo di questo celebre mensile diretto da Marinetti, divenuto organo ufficiale della poesia futurista, pubblicato in complessivi 57 numeri in 31 fascicoli fra il 1905 e il 1909; il numero presenta particolare importanza perchè contiene la prima pubblicazione di alcuni dei testi fondanti del movimento futurista. Testi di Marinetti (Declaration of Futurism, traduzione inglese del manifesto pubblicato sul Figaro del 20 febbraio 1909, seguito dai testi originali in francese e in italiano); Les premières victoires du Futurisme; seguono le relative reazioni al manifesto di illustri scrittori stranieri, tra cui Pierre Loti; La morte prese il volante; ecc.), Gian Piero Lucini (con una poesia dedicata a Swinburne), Enrico Cavacchioli (con un'anteprima delle Ranocchie turchine), Paolo Buzzi, Corrado Govoni, Libero Altomare, ecc. Fondai Poesia, rivista internazionale che, prima fra tutti i fogli d'Italia, portò il nome e le poesie di Paul Claudel, accanto alle prime poesie di Buzzi, di Cavacchioli, Folgore, Palazzeschi, Govoni. Nasceva così il movimento futurista, con un largo e frenetico amore per l'arte nuova e per molti ingegni lirici italiani soffocati dallo scetticismo misoneista. Nasceva il movimento futurista antiscuola, antiaccademia, che doveva sgomberare l'Italia dal passatismo ruderomane, dal professoralismo pessimista e preparare l'attuale rinascenza italiana. (Marinetti, I Nuovi Poeti Futuristi). Salaris, Riviste, pp. 526 e sgg.: La bella copertina disegnata da Alberto Martini, raffigurante una fanciulla nuda, la poesia appunto, che ha ferito mortalmente con una freccia un'idra marina, riassume l'umore tutto liberty che traspira dagli ampi fogli tipo album in carta tirata a mano con barbe, un'edizione preziosa che rivela i gusti e le cultura del giovane direttore, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Il mito di Poesia e della sua redazione in casa di Marinetti circola talmente negli ambienti letterari russi, che più tardi il gruppo futurista Mezzanino di Poesia di Vafim Sersenevi assumerà questo nome proprio in omaggio al periodico milanese. Per la varietà di contributi e tendenze, rispetto ad altre pubblicazioni del tempo (‘La Critica’, ‘Leonardo’, ‘Hermes’, ‘Il Regno’), ‘Poesia’ può sembrare un bazar casuale, senza precise coordinate programmatiche, eppure se la si valuta nell’insieme delle iniziative promosse lungo i quattro anni di vita [ ] si capisce che essa riesce a mettere in moto un originale sistema di comunicazione culturale. E dunque [ ] possiamo ritenere che la specificità del progetto vada individuata proprio nel complesso delle attività che puntano alla conquista del consenso e alla difesa di uno spazio, con criteri moderni, adatti al configurarsi di una società di massa con cui la cittadella delle lettere deve inevitabilmente fare ormai i conti.

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        The Road to Oz

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1909. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Black And White Illustrations By John R. Neill. 261 Pp. First Edition, First Printing, Binding "A". Medium Green Cloth, Printed In Dark Green, Orange-Red, And Black, Donkey-Headed Man Printed In Dark Green And Light Yellow-Brown; Publisher's Spine Imprint In Upper And Lower Case Letters; Coarser-Weave Cloth, With Tinting To Edges Of Page Block; No Typographical Damage To Pages 34, 121 Or 129; Pages Printed On Sheaves Of Color-Tinted Paper. Some Rubbing And Dust To Covers, Tiny Fray To Bottom Of Rear Spine Edge, No Names Or Marks.

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        The face of China. Travels in East, North, Central and Western China ; with some account of the new schools, universities, missions, and the old religious sacred places of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, the whole written & illustrated / by E.G. Kemp, F.R.S.G.S.

      London, Chatto & Windus. 1909 - XV, 275 Seiten mit einem Frontispiz und 62 ganzseitigen mpontierten Farbillustrationen. Pergamentbezogener Orig.-Pappband mit vergoldeten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln, vergoldete Einbandvignette, Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschnitten. Kapitale oben und unten mit Einrissen am Gelenk, sonst innen schönes Exemplar. Special Edition: Nr. 20 von 110 Exemplaren. - Of this special edition of the Face of China one hundred and ten copies have been printed, of which one jhundred only are for sale. This is No. 20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Porträt Anna Muthesius. Platindruck. Auskopierpapier.

       1909. Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert \"R. u. M. Dührkoop\", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet o.r. \"I\", u.\"Frau Geheimrat/Anna Muthesius/August 1909\", Stempel \"Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden\", Im Druck u.r.mit Trockenstempel \"Dührkoop/1910\". Auf Japanpapier und Karton original-montiert 22,2 x 16,6 cm (Bildmaß). 41,5 x 30,4 cm (Papier). Die ausgebildete Konzertsängerin und Ehefrau des Architekten und Gründers des Deutschen Werkbundes Anna Muthesius (1870 Aschersleben - 1961 Berlin) wirkte u.a. auch als Innenarchitektin und Modedesignerin. - Minya Dührkoop begann 14jährig als Assistentin im Atelier ihres Vaters Rudolf D. zu arbeiten. Seit Rudolf Dührkoop um 1900 zwei Filialen in Berlin eröffnete, betrieb sie selbständig das Hamburger Studio. Anna Muthesius, Porträt, Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop, Fotografie Hamburg,

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        Royal Academy Pictures And Sculpture 1909 [With Handwritten Manuscript Meditation By Carl Oscar Borg]

      London: Cassell and Company, 1909. First Edition . Green Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine. Plates Throughout. 160 Pp. Green Cloth, Gilt. Clean Example Of The 1909 Issue, Gilt Brilliant, Notable For The Long Prose Meditation By Carl Oscar Borg Which He Has Written And Signed On The Recto Of The Frontispiece: "Yellow Leaves: Yellow Leaves, Our Best And Brightest Thoughts Are They. The Deeds And Dreams Of Our Youth. A Sweet Sadness Emanates From Them As Trhe Shadows Fall Deeper And Deeper And The Wings Of Silence Hover Over The Past. Yellow Leaves, Moving Against The Evening Sun's Last Flickering Light, You Are Like A Sweet Melody Played By A Hand Gently Caressing The Golden Strings, Or A Song Sung By A Poet When First His Soul Knows The Terrible Truth Of Life And Is Overflowing With Silent Sorrow And Unspeakable Joy. Yellow Leaves, Falling Through The Clear Lights Of Evening To Mingle With The Cold And Dark Dust Of Earth, You Are Like Our Own Tired Souls That Are Seeking Rest In The Dreams Of Nirvana; Or Like The Spirit Of Fire We Have Drawn From The Heights Of The Ideal, The Holy Fire That Has Died -- No, Not Died As Yet, Still It Glows In The Fading Light Like All Of Our Dosappointed Hopes, Our Shattered Illusions, -- You Glow And Shine Against The Sky Like Crowns Of The Blessed Against The Virgin's Dark Blue Mantle, And So Is Even Your Death A Death Of Beauty. Yellow Leaves In The Yellow Forest Of Life (,) Roads And Paths Are Hidden Under Your Golden Mantle, And When The Winds Are Moving Among The Trees It Is The Memories Of The Past, Pale Legends Of Our Dead Loves, Of Our Sorrows And Our Joys That Are Singing Their Meloncholy Tales With Soft And Inspiring Voices. Carl Oscar Borg Los Angeles. July 1910". Also With Borg's Earlier Ownership Signature On The Front Free Endpaper, Dated Los Angeles 1909. Probably A Gift To The Sculptor Julia Bracken Wendt Or Her Husband William Wendt, And Then A Gift To The Artist Pasquale Giovanni Napolitano, Who Apparently Owned It Since The 1920'S Or 1930'S.

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        Feuilles d'automne. Préface de Philippe Godet.

      Ried (Bienne), Robert, Neuchâtel, Delachaux & Niestlé, 1909, - gr. in-folio, 48 p. (chaque page contient une double page imprimée disposée de manière oblongue et avec un superbe encadrement en couleurs style Art déco) + XVIII planches en couleurs (photochromolithographies) d'après les aquarelles de l'auteur contrecollées, protégées par des serpentes légendées, avec de très beaux ornements typographiques en couleurs, très beau papier vergé de pur fil à la cuve de la maison Miliani de Fabriano (I), non rogné, doublures et gardes illustrées de motifs ?Art Déco? en couleurs, robuste reliure de l'éditeur en toile verte (en Silésienne), titre et décor en deux couleurs sur le plat supérieur (fers spéciaux gravés à Bienne, Suisse), étui cartonné originale. Exemplaire très frais. Exemplaire numéroté à la presse (n° 570) d'un petit tirage (estimé à ca. 1200 exemplaires). Après avoir exécuté des aquarelles pour illustrer des manuels de botanique, l'artiste biennois nous livre ici une somptueuse publication qui reste comme l'un des témoignages les plus significatifs de l'Art déco en Suisse. Phillippe Robert, remarquable peintre et illustrateur, est également connu pour ses vitraux. Il mourut tragiquement noyé en 1930. Les caractères typographiques utilisés pour la composition du texte ont été dessinés par Eugène Grasset à Paris.Very fine copy of ?The most beautiful ?Art-Déco? book produced in Switzerland? in 1909. Numbered copy of an estimated edition of 1200 copies only / Prachtvoll ausgestattetes Werk, eine der wichtigsten buchkünstlerischen Arbeiten des Schweizer Art Nouveau von Philipp Robert und Eugène Grasset. Schönes frisches Exemplar in Original-Schuber.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lonchamp 2497; Künstlerlexikon der Schweiz XX. Jh. II/789; Bénézit IX/8. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        William Shakespeare. Ein Sommernachtstraum. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel mit Bildern von Arthur Rackham. Textversion von Rudolf Fischer.

      München: Bruckmann 1909. 132 S. Originalbütten mit s/w. Abb. i. Text u. farb. Taf. montiert auf braunem Karton m. Originalhemdchen m. Titel. OPergament m. Rückenvergold. 30x23 cm. - ohne das Verschlussbändchen, Ebd. fleckig, Buchrücken an den Kapitälen etw. eingerissen, 1 Bl. m. Randeinriss, 1 Bl. m. kl. Randfehlstelle, wenige S. etw. fleckig, -- Die Auflage beträgt 1001 Exemplare. Dies ist Nr. 491. Die Zeichnungen für Titel u. Einband fertigte Ottomar Starke an, die Einbände wurden von R. Oldenbourg hergestellt. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Literatur, Shakespeare

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        UNDINE

      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. UNDINE by La Motte Fouque, adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney. London: Heinemann 1909. 4to, (9 1/2 x 11 3/4"), full vellum stamped in gold, vellum a bit rubbed and soiled on sides and bottom edge, spine and rear cover lightly soiled, with ribbon ties replaced at one time, internally fine, overall VG-. LIMITED TO 1000 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. One of Rackham's less common titles, this features 15 very beautiful tipped-in color plates (with printed guards) plus numerous text illustrations in line. The story is based on the German myth of Ondine, a water nymph who will lose immortality if she falls in love with a mortal man. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tales from Shakespeare Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London J.M. Dent & Co. & New York. E.P. Dutton. 1909.. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) Book 4to, 28.5cm, xii,304p., limited to 750 copies, signed by the Illustrator,this being #535, with 13 mounted color plates including the frontis, 2full-page illustrations in black and white, 20 chapter headings, 14tail-pieces, in the original full white closed grain buckram, gilt title sand device on the spine and upper cover, dark red silk ties, (one wanting), top edge gilt else uncut, large oval gilt decorations on the marble vellum paper endpapers, binding slightly dust worn else fine.(cgc) Latimore and Haskell, pp. 33-34. Riall, p. 90. I. .

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        HISTOIRE AERONAUTIQUE PAR LES MONUMENTS PEINTS, SCULPTES, DESSINES ET GRAVES DES ORIGINES A 1830;

      Paris 1909, neuerer Ledereinband und Marmorpapier, Vorsatz ebenfalls neu, 93 S. Text, davon 35 S. Einführung und 58 S. Bildlegenden zu den 207 Faksimile Wiedergaben; Nr.144 von 325 Exemplaren (nur nummerierte Exemplare); der Verfasser war Bibliothekar der Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris; viele vorher noch nie veröffentlichte Darstellungen, Gross-FolioBALLON LUFTFAHRT

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        THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC

      William Heinemann, 1909, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good., First Edition. 1st Edition, Trade issue, 2 Volumes; Vol I, xlviii, 372pp, 112 plate leaves, plus 111 diagrams in text; Vol II, xvi, 419pp, 102 plate leaves, plus 38 diagrams in text; 1 folding page depicting 2 panoramas, 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Original blue cloth lettered in silver, silver pictorial vignettes to upper covers and spines. Contents clean and tight and bright. Fading to spine covers and spines bumped as normal. Very Good. This is the first Trade edition of the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1062.

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        Ricerche sui fenomeni ipnotici e spiritici con 57 figure intercalate nel testo e 2 tavole separate.Torino, Utet, 1909.

      Torino, Utet 1909 - Cm. 24,5, pp. viii, 319 (1). Con decine di ill. n.t. (disegni e fotografie) e 2 tavole f.t. (una di autografi in doppia pagina e una a colori). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso. Trascurabili segni del tempo alla legatura, peraltro esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Cesare Lombroso (Verona 1835 - Torino 1909) fu il più autorevole studioso italiano di antropologia criminale. Quest'opera, uscita postuma, è il frutto delle ultime fatiche dell'Autore basate su esperimenti condotti insieme alla medium Eusapia Paladino tra Napoli (1891), Milano, Genova e l'Institut General de Psychologie di Parigi. Dopo un atteggiamento iniziale di rifiuto nei confronti dei fenomeni spiritici, Lombroso giunse a teorizzare l'ipotesi di una forza psichica non giustificabile scientificamente, forse condizionato dal fatto di aver avuto la visione della madre durante una seduta spiritica. Prima edizione. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic; Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (First American Edition, two volumes)

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1909. Quarto, two volumes. First American Edition. Originally published as a limited edition in London the same year. Publisher's blue cloth, titles, designs and rule in silver on the spine and front boards, top page edges gilt. Shackleton gained fame as a member of Capt. Robert F. Scott's first expedition (1901-1902), and in 1907 came within 100 miles of the South Pole; a record at the time. This expedition of Shackleton's was the first to reach the Magnetic South Pole, the first to ascend the volcano Mt. Erebus, and substantially added to the knowledge of the geology and biology of the region. Three folding maps and one folding panorama at the rear of volume two, all Fine. An attractive set. Very Good plus or better with no dust jackets (presumably as issued), much nicer than usually found. Bookplates at the front pastedowns, spines lightly toned, moderate rubbing to the design on the spine of volume two, faint smudges on the front board of volume one, rear hinge (volume two) and front hinge (volume one) professionally repaired, and light rubbing at the extremities of each volume. Spence 1098.

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        [one line in Greek, transliterated as] Hom?ri Odysseia.

      Oxford: Pr. at the University Press, 1909. Tall 4to (29 cm, 11.5"). [4 (3 blank)], [227], [3 (blank)] ff. The aesthetic of the fine press movement of the 19th century influenced many non-small press publishers in the 20th century, and here we have => a university press producing a gorgeous limited edition of the Odyssey. Issued in only 225 copies on handmade paper, printed in black and red with wide side and bottom margins, the text is that of David Binning Monro's Oxford Press, 1896, printing. Horace Hart composed it using the Greek type that Robert Proctor designed based on the Greek type of the Complutem Bible, which was used "by arrangement with the owners of the type" (colophon). Proctor's type was cut in just one size

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        The Works of George Meredith

      London: Constable, 1909. hardcover. very good. 27 volumes. Illustrated. 8vo, 3/4 morocco, gilt-decorated spines, t.e.g. (ex-library blind stamp and bookplate). London: Constable, 1909. A very good set.

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        The fables of Aesop

      London and New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Deluxe American edition. With 25 colored plates accompanying the fables, each with tissue guard. Dark brown crushed morocco, elaborately paneled and decorated in gilt with tooled borders and floral designs, spine richly gilt in six compartments, inner covers decorated in gilt tooled borders with inlaid panels of colored morocco; cream moire silk endpapers, all edges gilt. An excellent copy. Limited edition. The publisher apparently set aside one hundred copies for the American market, this being number 11 of 100. According to the publisher's note, "except where separately acknowledged the fables in this volume are printed from the third edition of Sir Roger L'Estrange's translations (1699). The publishers are indebted to Messr.George Routlrdge & Sons, Ltd., for permission to use those from the version of the Rev. G.F. Townsend." The twenty-five fables include all of your favorites ("The hare and the tortoise;" "The wasp and the snake;" "The town mouse and the country mouse;" and many more). Edward and his twin brother Charles (1883-1908) were painters, printmakers and illustrators, who were among the most celebrated British artists of their time. Charles committed suicide in 1908; this was the first book Edward illustrated after his brother's death.

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        Première traversée de la manche en Aeroplan par Francois Louis Blériot, le 25 juillet 1909.

      - Farblithographie b. K.F.Editeurs, Paris, 1909, 45 x 63 cm Zeigt die erste Überquerung des Ärmelkanals per Flugzeug am 25. Juli 1909. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Historic Shanghai,

      Shanghai, The Shanghai Mercury 1909, - 8vo, XXVIII-257-(5) pp., 28 illustrations under tissue-gard including 2 folding maps (1 little, and 1 large at the end), also 6 plans on plates not mentionned in the table, original publisher's clothbinding, gilt title on spine and front board. First and only edition. The opening of Shanghai, rise of the Foreign Settlements, Shanghai under the rebels, fiscal reforms and municipal shortcomings, the Taipings at Shanghai, the thirty-mile-radius campaign, from Burgevine's fall to Gordon's master-stroke, the fall of Soochow, municipal evolution, Halcyon times. Precious index at the end. Signature of a previous owner, moderate rubbing to the binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE L'OPIOMANE]
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        FRANCOIS I.

      - FRENCH. FRANCOIS I by Gustave Toudouze. Paris: Boivin 1909. Folio, pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, corners bumped and slight cover soil, VG. 1st edition. This is a lavishly produced book printed on heavy paper with each page individually hinged into the book. Illustrated with remarkably detailed and vivid full page color illustrations (some double-paged) by ROBIDA. Really a beauty with a magnificent pictorial cover. One of the scarcest titles in this series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        The Scenic Tour

      New York : The Automobile Club Of America, 1909. Book. Very Good. Staplebound. 1st Edition. The book has yellow covers with a black and white photo on the front. The book is stamped " The Automobile Club of Syracuse " on the front. 64 pages of maps, 1 fold out, photos, adds and turn by turn directions..

      [Bookseller: Mark Henderson]
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        Eragny Press] Histoire de la Reine du Matin et de Soliman Ben-Daoud

      Eragny Press, London 1909 - One of the great works of the press, limited to 130 copies on Arches, of which this is number 54 for M. F. Imhoof Bloomer (printed). Exquisitely bound in publisher's original limp olive-green lambskin gilt, overall repeat design of carnation and scrolled foliage. Book is printed in red and black, wood-engraved title printed in green and gold, wood-engraved border and initials printed in gold and colors, wood-engraved illustrations and tailpieces printed in green, all by Esther and Lucien Pissarro after Lucien Pissarro. Lucien Pissarro's recollection of the production of this book and its importance in the development of the Eragny Press are recorded in Notes on the Eragny Press: "For lack of capital, I was not able to print the books I wanted to produce until the French began, at last, to take an interest in the revival of printing. Mr Roger Marx, who knew of my efforts, introduced me to Mr Rodrigues, the President of the Society of the 'Cent Bibliophiles' in Paris. The latter asked me to produce a book for them, giving me carte blanche with regard to text, illustrations, size, paper, etc. This gave me the opportunity I wanted and with a quiet mind as to cost, I set to work on the production of the Historie de Soliman . by Gérard de Nerval. For this book we used gold leaf in the printing of the initial letters. This gave us much trouble and we had to invent a technique to overcome the great difficulty of preventing the gold leaf from sticking to the wet hand-made paper, and after many attempts we were successful." The binding was executed to a design by Henri Marius-Michel and the art-nouveau style reflects the orientalist legend. A magnificent, fine copy of a high-point in book production. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        YÜn nan The Link between India and the Yangtze 

      First edition. 73 plates, 10 folding tables and large folding lithograph map in rear pocket. 8vo. Original cloth, an ex-library copy with stamps (Vum Ko Hau Siyin Burma, inscriptions dated May 9, 1957). Text lightly browned and some foxing, a few small tears, repairs to map, upper hinge cracked, overall still a good copy. [xii], 431pp. Cambridge, University Press, 

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Ein Sommernachtstraum; Ubersetzt von A.W.v. Schlegel mit Bildern von Arthur Rackham (Midsummer's Night Dream)

      F. Bruchmann, Munich 1909 - Hardcover. First German Edition. Number 24 of 1001 copies. Includes 40 full color illustrations by Arthur Rackham, each mounted on brown cardstock with captioned tissue guards. Also includes numerous black and white illustrations, some full page and some within the text. Bound in the original vellum boards with gilt title and floral decoration to spine and small emblem of Shakespeare to front cover. The spine design is by Ottomar Starke. Rubbing and light soiling to covers, edges of boards, and spine, as is common. There is a three inch split to the vellum along the bottom of the front hinge; however, the split only affects the top layer and the board remains firmly attached. Light dampstain to top edges of both covers, which also affects the top edges (top margins only) of multiple interior pages. Lacks ribbon ties. Text in German. A few pages have small spots of soiling or finger smudge marks and a few have chips to the edges, but the book remains very clean and bright overall. A beautiful book despite the noted condition issues. 132 pages plus plates. CHILD/081717. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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        Das Märchen von den Sandmännlein. [Illustrationen von Leo Kainradl]. [Erstausgabe].

      Eßlingen und München Verlag von J. F. Schreiber, 1909. Quer-4°. 22,5 x 30,5 cm. Titelblatt, 10 Blatt. Illustrierter Original-Halbleinenband. (Band Nr. 15). Erste Ausgabe. Kinderwelt 499. Ohne Hinweis auf Illustrator und Verfasserin. Hellbraunes Vorsatzpapier mit Sandmännchen. Druck auf stärkerem Karton. 10 ganzseitige, kolorierte Illustrationen, rückseitig Text und kleinere kolorierte Ilustrationen. Einband wenig gedunkelt, wenig berieben, wenig fingerfleckig, Besitzerstempel auf Titel. Gutes, innen gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Erstausgabe / first edition; Kinderbuch / children`s book; Kinderliteratur / children`s literature

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald.

      Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London. Hard Cover. Limited. [1909]. ONE OF ONLY 200 DELUXE NUMBERED COPIES FOR AMERICA. Large 4to Original vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Illustrated with 20 full-page mounted color plates by Edmund Dulac.Book Condition: Very Good +, silk ribbon tie is missing - bright, clean, no marks or tears.In the 'Rubaiyat' (short epigrammatic poems) of the medieval Persian poet, mathematician, and philosopher Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald saw an unflinching challenge to the illusions and consolations of mankind in every age. His version of Omar is neither a translation nor an independent poem; sceptical of divine providence and insistent on the pleasure of the passing moment, its 'Orientalism' offers FitzGerald a powerful and distinctive voice, in whose accents a whole Victorian generation comes to life. Although the poem's vision is bleak, it is conveyed in some of the most beautiful and haunting images in English poetry - and some of the sharpest- edged. The poem sold no copies at all on its first appearance in 1859, yet when it was 'discovered' two years later its first admirers included Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Swinburne, and Ruskin.

      [Bookseller: Phantom Tollbooth]
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        The Cottage Homes of England.

      Edward Arnold, London., 1909. First edition. Quarto. 287 pages. White decorated buckram gilt. Top edge gilt. Sixty-four tipped-in colour plates, with captioned tissue guards, after watercolours by Helen Allingham.Number 262 of 500 copies signed by Helen Allingham.Bookplate (with what looks like a Reynolds Stone design) on front pastedown. Edges and endpapers slightly spotted. Tail of spine bumped. Very good indeed. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      Macmillan & Co., London 1909 - Limited Edition of 260 copies. An exemplary copy of a superb book. The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, illustrated by Warwick Goble, First Limited (to 260) copies edition of 1909. With 32 tipped-in lithograph plates on dark brown mounts, under captioned tissues. The plates are after watercolour drawings in Art Nouveau style, some of Warwick Goble's finest watercolours are included. Height of Art Nouveau period. Superb 20th century Japanese parchment binding with new silk ties. All plates perfect without creases or marks. A bright, clean, ummarked copy in fine condition. No previous owners' signatures or inscriptions. A superb copy. Additional photos upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Garland Books]
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        The Works of George Meredith

      Scribner, New York 1909 - 27 volumes. Frontispiece portrait and other illustrations. 8vo, 3/4 brown pigskin, gilt and blind stamped spines and covers (some volumes a bit worn at ends), t.e.g. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Limited edition (77/204) on Japan paper. Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Wiener Werkstatte] Die Sechzehnte Ehefreude: Eine Satire Auf Die Funfzehn Freuden Der Ehe [The 16th Joy of Marriage]

      Dr. Rud. Ludwig, Wein 1909 - 12mo. Attractively bound by the Wiener Werkstatte with their stamp on front inner pastedown, in half parchment and marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering on cover. #297 of 600 copies on Strathmore Japan. With frontispiece, title border and four text vignettes by Franz Von Bayros, famed Austrian artist and illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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