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        Ein Sommernachtstraum; Ubersetzt von A.W.v. Schlegel mit Bildern von Arthur Rackham (Midsummer's Night Dream)

      Munich: F. Bruchmann, 1909. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop ]
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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1909 - 1909 Original Hardback Wisden

      1909. Hi, This lot is an 1909 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good condition The boards are excellent but the front board has a touch of darkness to one edge and if you look closely some very tiny marks to the front, it looks like gilt speckles. The spine cloth and gilt is superb and the front board has very bright gilt. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in excellent condition and very bright yellow, just some darkness around the edges. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book.

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        LEBENDE MARMOR-BILDWERKE [Living Marble-Sculptures. Performed at the Evenings of Beauty in Berlin by O. D. and A. S.] Map with 12 original silver bromide photographies

      Otto SKOWRANEK; Max THIELERT: Lebende Marmor-Bildwerke [Living Marble-Sculptures]. Dargestellt an den Schönheit-Abenden in Berlin von Olga Desmond und Adolf Salge. [Performed at the Evenings of Beauty in Berlin by O. D. and A. S.] Map with 12 original silver bromide photographies (15:22cm). Berlin-Steglitz: Neue Photographische Gesellschaft s.a. [ca. 1909]. 8°. 4 pages. 13 photographies (whereof 1 a later print), all loose in a map with cloth spine, marbled boards on cream stock, green decorative title printing on front cover and 3 flaps. Outstanding set of 12 well developed and preserved original silver bromide photographies showing a consecutive series of nude scenes with German dancer and actress Olga Desmond (i.e. Olga Sellin, 1890-1964) in focus. Desmond was one of the first female performers who promoted motion nudity on stage as a means of aesthetic expression, and was therefore heavily oppressed in conservative Prussia, where public performances only of rigid bodies, e.g. as imitation of famous ancient classical sculptures, were morally accepted. Starting in 1908 she and her male partner, the athlete Adolf Salge, performed scenographed series of »living pictures«, often complemented by dance movements and supported by music. These so-called »Evenings of Beauty« (Schönheits-Abende) took place in the Berlin Neues Schauspielhaus, as well as in other German cities like Leipzig and Breslau and even in St. Petersburg. Of great popularity, well covered by the media and the cultural industry (even postcards were produced) as well as documented by this series of photographies for sale, those events were nevertheless prohibited severals times, because Desmond and her partners usually posed and moved nude, wearing only body-paint. But her reputation as a cultural (and also early feminist) trouble-maker was also a good business opportunity. Desmond even sold cosmetic products carrying her name, thus being a predecessor of Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes and the like. Known sets of this series usually contain 11 photographies, whereof the 1st is a dressed-up portrait of the actress and the other 10 show »living pictures«. Sometimes the prints were tipped on the photographer's (Hofphotograph Skowraneck) printed grey boards that also incorporate captions like „Adoration", „Venus Anadyomene" or „Flirt". Other sets only contain the plain silver bromide prints not tipped-on, like the preceded. Originally also a sheet with 4 ornamented pages of introducing text by Max Thieler was attached. Preceded set lacks this attachment and the introducing photo portrait of the dressed Desmond, both are reproduced in good quality. However it contains a bonus of two prints with motives showing the performer with a veil, unknown to the other sets. All photographies bear the stamp of „Neue Photographische Gesellschaft". Photographies with silver margins, boards of map slightly foxy, former owner's name on front cover and inside, flaps with some minor tears, generally a fine and rare set. Olga Desmond: Rhythmographik. Lpz.: 1919; Brygida M. Ochaim et al.: Varieté-Tänzerinnen um 1900. Katalog zur Ausstellung des Dt. Theatermuseums München: FfM.: 1998; Jörn E. Runge: Olga Desmond. Preußens nackte Venus. Friedland: 2009.

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        Messale illustrato

      1909 - Stupendo messale illustrato,copertina rigida, in lingua francese completo con scatola con chiusura metallica, 1909, formato cm 10 x 16,5, 448 pagine bordate oro, rilegatura in piena pelle con fregi e scritta in oro, lievi ossidazioni , eccezionale e fresca conservazione Amazingly illustrated missal, hard cover, complete with slipcase with small metal lock, 1909, 10 x 16.5 cm, 448 gilt-edged pages, full leather binding with gilt ornaments and letters, light foxing, very fine and fresh copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Bücher der Bibel. Band 6. Die Psalmen - Die Klagelieder - Das Hohelied. Nach der Übersetzung von Reuss

      Braunschweig, George Westermann, 1909 - zahlr. Abb., 327 Seiten Sofortversand. Der Einband ist etwas angefleckt und eingestaubt was sich aber durch flaechiges, sanftes Radieren deutlich beheben laesst. Die Bindung ist fest und stabil, die Seiten sind nur minimal nachgedunkelt und das originale Lesebaendchen ist intakt. Im Innendeckel ist ein Exlibris aus der Zeit und im fleigeneden Blatt eine Zueignung in Tinte. Ein insgesamt wirklich grandioses Werk, abgesehen vom Inhalt, allein schon durch die unglaublich expressiven Illustrationen, die wirklich " Jugendstil-at-it s-best" sind ein Augenschmaus!Jede Seite hat einen individuell gestalteten Rand, oben - unten und an der Aussenseite, so dass man sich kaum sattsehen kann, allein an der grafischen Kunst von Lilien - einem wirklich genialen Kuenstler seiner Zeit. Ausserdem gibt es hier auch qualitaetsvolle Illustrationen. Keine Frakurschrift! Der Preis ist am Zustand orientiert! 170610axy04 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        From Figg To Johnson A Complete History of the Heavyweight Championship

      The Blossom Book Bourse, Chicago USA 1909 - Condition Of Book: This is a Good Copy of this book in original red hardcover cloth with black title lettering to spine and upper cover.There is a little fraying to the cloth at base of spine and with one tear of 6mm in length to the head of spine.The book has two previous ownership stamps to the front pastedown and to the top edge of the front endpaper.This copy has been Signed and Inscribed by The Author on the front endpaper and the recipient we have not found out,it appears to have been signed to a Edwin T Buen or Bulen ? and the lengthy description reads '' To Edwin T. Buen or Bulen or Butler with best wishes to a distinguished always and public official who ranks high among the boxing fans of modern times Barratt O'Hara Chicago Nov 7th 1940 '' The book has 2 pages of plates at the front of the book that feature portraits and a brief synopsis of Fighters '' James Figg,George Taylor,John Broughton and John Slack.There is a some stitching showing through at the front and rear gutter hinge joins,other than that the book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness.There are NO loose pages etc.Internally the text block is clean and free from foxing with just a little light tanning in evidence to the page edges.There are just a couple of small external marks to the front board and with corners a little knocked and frayed to extremities.(Hartley Bibliography 1496) This is an extremely rare copy and certainly a desirable copy for the collector of rare boxing books,8vo (octavo) and with dedication to James Coffroth world famous boxing promoter,179pp Limited To 1000 Copies [1909] Barratt O'Hara : (April 28, 1882 ¿ August 11, 1969) He was a Democratic US Congresman From Illionois and a War Veteran he also served as a Corporal in Company I 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry at the siege of Santiago.He became the Sporting Editor of St Louis Chronicle in 1902 and was admitted to the Bar in 1912 and began to practice Law in Chicago.During the First World War he served as a Major with the Eightieth and Twelfth Infantry Divisions and later as divisional judge advocate of the Fifteenth Division.He died in 1969 N.B. We have just acquired a wonderful collection of 1500 Rare and Desirable Boxing Books,Boxing Programmes and Boxing Ephemera.It was a lifetime's collection from a Private Gentleman with many significant highlights.Please contact us by e-mail or phone as we may have in stock just what you are looking for [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire iconographique des orchidées.Brussels, B. Vandievoet, 1896-1907. 64 instalments in 7 volumes. Oblong 8vo (14 x 17.5 cm) and 8vo. With 772 (of 825) chromolithographed plates after A Goossens. Contemporary black half morocco, title in gold on spines.

      - BMC NH, p. 362; Junk 1909; Nissen, BBI Supp. 2236n. A nearly complete set of one of the rarest orchid iconographies, issued in a edition of 250 copies only. The illustrations were printed by Goffart after watercolours by Alphonse Goosens (1866-1944), one of the most prominent botanical artists of the period. The orchids are ordered according to genus and each plate is accompanied by a explanatory leaf, which sometimes includes small wood engraved illustrations of details of the flower. Text leaves somewhat browned, a few plates slightly damaged around the margins. Front board of volume six detached. Otherwise in good condition.

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        MOKUGO NIHON GASHU: A GROUP OF PAINTINGS BY ASAI [CHU] TADASHI COLLECTED BY THE

      - [Kyoto 1909, Unsodo]. Green boards, thread-tied spine, tall folio 24.6 x 37.5 cm., very clean. a bit of edge/corner wear contents solid, 8 color woodblock prints, 81 b.w. collotype photos, [Small Edition ca.200 Copies] THE RARE FIRST EDITION . * * A STUNNING COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED MONOGRAPH * * . . AN IMPORTANT JAPANESE PAINTER AND INFLUENTIAL ARTIST . This is a stunning work, with 8 full-page color woodblock printed illustrations, plus 81 b.w. collotypes, showing 89 examples of Asai's and other artist's paintings. . A DELUXE BOOK: This work was beautifully printed with 8 color woodblock prints, before which are tissue guards with the Japanese painting title and the owner's name. This copy also contains seven additional typed English sheets giving the title, owner's name for the first 8 color prints, [lacks 1 sheet] and translation of the Japanese. . The work was compiled by the committee from the MOKUGO KAI [MOKUGO CLUB] and includes the works of Nakazawa Iwata, Ikebe Gissho, Tsumaki Tsuruichi, Yamamoto Shunkyo, Kagoi Toshiro, Kikuchi Samataro and Miyakodori Eiki. *** . WHO WAS THE ARTIST ASAI CHU [Tadashi] [1856-1907]: . Per Roberts below states, he was a "Western-style painter, born in Kazusa province, moved to Tokyo, later Kyoto, a pupil of Kunisawa Shikuro at his private school Shogido in 1875, and Antonio Fontanesi the next year at the Kobu Daigaku Bijitsu Gakko. In 1888, with Kawamura Kiyo-o and others, set up the Meiji Bijutsukai. In 1898 taught at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. Served as a war artist in the Sino-Japanese war. From 1900 to 1902 in France, living first in Paris, then in Grez [near Paris], where he did some of his best work; exhibited at the Paris Exposition of 1900. On his return moved to Kyoto and became professor at the Kyoto Kogei Gakko; also took a leading part in Kyoto art circles as director of the Kansai Bijutsuin and founder of the Shogoin Yoga Kenkyusho. Among his best pupils were Ishii Hakutei, Umehara Ryuzaburo, and Yasui Sotaro. A leading painter of his time, most influential in the development of Western-style painting in Japan." He is well collected by world museums. *** Wikipedia has an excellent article on Asai Chu. Asai Chu was a Japanese painter, noted for his pioneering work in developing the yoga (Western-style) art movement in late 19th century and early twentieth-century Japanese painting. . Asai was born to an ex-samurai class household in Sakura, in the Kanto region of Japan, where his father had been a retainer of the Sakura Domain. He attended the domain school, where his father was principal, and left home in 1873 to pursue English language studies in Tokyo. However, he became interested in the arts, and enrolled as a pupil of Kunisawa Shinkuro in western oil painting classes. In 1876, he enrolled as one of the first students in the Kobubijutsu Gakko [the Technical Fine Arts School], where he was able to study under the Italian foreign advisor Antonio Fontanesi, who had been hired by the Meiji government in the late 1870s to introduce Western oil painting to Japan. . He also tutored the noted poet Masaoka Shiki in the techniques of Western art, and was the model for a character in Natsume Soseki’s novel "SANSHIRO." . Asai also used a number of "Go" or "studio names: Go: Mokugo, Mokugyo. . A number of Asai’s works have been recognized by the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs as "IMPORTANT CULTURAL PROPERTIES.". . *** . THE TWO EDITIONS: [AND UNSODO THE PUBLISHER] . The title was printed in two editions: The FIRST EDITION OF 1909, superbly done, and a much later and poor quality edition of 1927. . This the FIRST EDITION OF 1909 is an exceptionally fine printing of the first pull off the woodblocks in full color. The quality of Unsodo in their early days was of the highest standard in Japan of the period. . The second edition was printed some eight years later in 1927, reflecting the world-wide depression attitude of poor-quality Japanese goods. This edition is c

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        Mission en Ethiopie 1901-1903

      Masson et cie, 1909. 3 volumes In-4 broché, en grande parti non coupé, papier fort, XVIII- 440 - XV- 388 pp. & un atlas. Planches et cartes hors-texte, très nombreuses figures dans le texte. Les planches du premier volume entaché d'humidité. L'explorateur Jean Duchesne-Fouret (1875-1904) parcourus l'Ethiopie avec un groupe d'officiers et de savants afin d'en étudier la géologie, la topographie, l'histoire et l'anthropologie. Préface par Ed. Anthoine. Tome 1 : - Histoire du voyage par H. Froidevaux (6 planches ; 3 cartes dépliantes rehaussées en couleurs). - Ethiopie économique par O. Collat - Manuscrits abyssins par J. Blanchart (10 planches). Tome 2 : Contribution à l'étude des roches alcalines de l'Ouest Africain par H. Arsandaux (10 planches). Celeopteres recueillis en Abyssinie ä par P. Lesne (1 planche en couleurs). Anthropologie et Ethnographie par R. Verneau (12 planches). Bibliographie abyssine par Ch. Régismanset. Tome 3 : Atlas. 52 relevés topographiques et 2 cartes (62 planches).

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        Zur Kunstförderung. Ein Mahnwort.

      Wien, Ed. Kosmack, 1909. 105 S. OPp. EA. Mit beiliegenden masch.schriftl. Brief des Verlages \"Im Auftrag des Herrn Oberbaurat Otto Wagner erlaube ich mir, Ihnen dessen soeben erschienen Broschüre ...\" mit eighd. Signaturs des Verlegers. - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. berieben, Besitzsign. a. V., Lichtschatten, kl. Fleck a. Fußschnitt. - Schönes Expl. - Seltene frühe Schrift. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

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        Dictionnaire iconographique des orchidées.Brussels, B. Vandievoet, 1896-1907. 64 instalments in 7 volumes. Oblong 8vo (14 x 17.5 cm) and 8vo. With 772 (of 825) chromolithographed plates after A Goossens. Contemporary black half morocco, title in gold on spines.

      BMC NH, p. 362; Junk 1909; Nissen, BBI Supp. 2236n. A nearly complete set of one of the rarest orchid iconographies, issued in a edition of 250 copies only. The illustrations were printed by Goffart after watercolours by Alphonse Goosens (1866-1944), one of the most prominent botanical artists of the period. The orchids are ordered according to genus and each plate is accompanied by a explanatory leaf, which sometimes includes small wood engraved illustrations of details of the flower. Text leaves somewhat browned, a few plates slightly damaged around the margins. Front board of volume six detached. Otherwise in good condition.

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        Ignoto toscano. Con note del prof. S.C.

      s.d. ma 1909 - Firenze, Successori B. Seeber Librai Editori Bross. con velina incamiciata (19X12) pp. 30 In buono / ottimo stato [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Press Cuttings: A Topical Sketch

      Brentano's, New York 1909 - First American edition. Copyright printing, one of 50 copies printed simultaneously with the English edition to establish copyright in the U.S. Faint crease to the front wrap, still a fine copy in wrappers. A lovely copy, purchased by us directly from a member of the Brentano family. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        S/W Porträtfotografie mit eighd. Notenzitat und Signatur, datiert 17. X. 1909. Sowie zwei weitere Porträtfotografien Kubeliks und eine Porträtfotografie von Marianne Kubelik mit einer eighd. Widm. dat. 1910 30.IV.

      o. O., -, 1909 und später. Bis auf ein Foto, alle auf Karton aufgezogen. - Leichte Gbrsp., kl. Randläsuren. - Kubelik, (1880 - 1940), perfektionierte bereits als Kind sein Violinenspiel. Später studierte er am Prager Konservatorium gemeinsam mit Otakar Ševcík. Ab 1898 tourte Kubelík als Solist und begeisterte durch seine Virtuosität und sein fehlerfreies Violinenspiel, 1902 wurde er mit einer Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society in London ausgezeichnet. Neben Auftritten und Aufnahmen als Violinist schrieb er auch, unter anderem, sechs Violinkonzerte. Bei der Komposition des ersten Konzertes stand ihm der berühmte Komponist Josef Bohuslav Foerster zur Seite. Alle anderen verfasste Kubelík danach aber ohne fremde Hilfe. 1904 erwarb Kubelík das Schloss Horskyfeld. Obwohl er bis zu seinem Tod auf der Bühne stand, erlitt seine Karriere in den 1920er Jahren einen Knick, der einerseits auf den Aufstieg des Violinvirtuosen Jascha Heifetz zurückzuführen war, andererseits durch die Kritik der Fachwelt an seiner emotionslosen Spielweise verursacht wurde. (Zitat) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Musik; Widmungsexemplare

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        Le rideau cramoisi. Illustré de onze lithographies originales par Irène Zurkinden.

      4, 87 S. m. 11 (1 doppelblattgross) mehrfarb. Orig.-Lithographien der Umschlag ebenfalls lithographiert., Lose Bögen in Kart.- Decke in Orig.-Halbperg.-Mappe (rotem Seidenbezug) in Orig.-Schuber, dieser ebenfalls m. rotem Seidenbezug., Tadelloses Exemplar. Nr. 99 von 125 Exemplaren auf Vélin de Rives (GA 150 Ex. + 25 Ex. h.c.)., von der Künstlerin u. dem Verleger im Kolophon signiert. Gedruckt bei Kundig in Genf. Text: franz. - Irène Zurkinden (1909-1987), Schweizer Malerin. -Jules Amédée Barbey dAurevilly (1808-1889) französischer Schriftsteller und Moralist, ausserdem Monarchist und überzeugter Katholik. Besonders stark sind seine Werke dort, wo er von Leidenschaften getriebene Sünder charakterisiert. Dazu bediente er sich einer visionären, metaphernreichen Sprache. Jules Barbey dAurevilly kritisierte in scharfer Weise die Entwicklungen der Moderne und wandte sich immer wieder gegen den literarischen Realismus, obwohl er ihn praktizierte.

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        Neujahrsblumen. ("Ein gutes Jahr.") Man mit Strauß. Farbkriede und Tusche auf bedrucktem Untergrundpapier. 1964. 49,5 x 35 cm (Blatt). Mit Widmungstext, Datierung und Signatur.

      - Wir garantieren für die Echtheit und Originalität dieses unikaten Blattes von Helmut Andreas Paul GRIESHABER (1909-1981) Fürst: 64 / 120. Sauber und gut erhalten, Lichtrand, hinter Passepartout. Auf Wunsch mit schlichtem passenden Rahme lieferbar (ohne Aufpreis) Sprache: Deutsch 2500 gr.

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        Orientalische Tänzerin.

      - Farbholzschnitt, 1909, auf dünnem Japan-Bütten, monogrammiert und datiert "1910" und als "Probedruck" bezeichnet, auf Untersatz montiert und bezeichnet „Orig. Holzschnitt". 20,9:16,8 cm. – Mit zwei Knickfalten. Von der Ausbildung her Architekt, wandte sich Weidemeyer der schon früher angestrebten künstlerischen Ausbildung zu. Und ließ sich 1905 in Worpswede nieder, wo er freundschaftlichen Kontakt zu Heinrich Vogeler und seiner Familie und zu Paula und Otto Modersohn pflegte und zu den anderen Mitgliedern der Künstlerkolonie. Hier war er in erster Linie auf graphischem und kunstgewerblichem Gebiet tätig. Er war für den Insel Verlag tätig, für den er einige Bücher entwarf, dazu kamen Exlibris und andere gebrauchsgraphische Arbeiten. 1923 verließ er Worpswede, lebte wieder in Bremen und ging auf Reisen. Später ließ er sich in Willingen/Upland nieder und wandte sich vermehrt der Architektur zu. Seit 1948 war er ausschließlich als Maler tätig, nur unterbrochen von seiner Mitwirkung am Puppentheater und bei Liebhaberaufführungen im Teatro San Materno. Seine letzten Jahre verbrachte er zurückgezogen in Ascona. Das Teatro San Maderno in Ascona, das 1928 von Weidemeyer realisiert wurde, gilt als frühes Meisterwerk moderner Theaterarchitektur.

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        Psychiatrie. Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte. 4 Bde.

      8. vollst. umgearb. Aufl. - Leipzig, Verlag J.A. Barth, 1909-1915, 8, XIV, 676 pp. XIV, (1), 666, (6) XIII, pp.667-1395, (1), (8), XV pp.1397-2372, 414 Abb., 45 Schriftproben, 2 farb. Taf., 1 EinschaltTaf., 4 orig. Leinenbände. Erster Druck der achten Auflage, mit zwei kleinen Besitzvermerken der Vorbesitzer auf dem Titel, frisches Papier, feste Bindung, Rücken leicht verblaßt wie immer, ein feines Exemplar! Das klassische Lehrbuch in der letzten Ausgabe zur Lebzeiten Emil Kraepelins! "Erst in der achten Auflage hat sich Kraepelin entschieden, daß die "endogenen Verblödungen" mit den Untergruppen Dementia praecox und Paraphrenie, hinsichtlich ihrer Ursache nahe verwandt sind dem "epileptischen Irresein" und dem manisch - depressiven Irresein." "Bumke macht sich zum Sprecher der Welt, die Kraepelin noch heute als Begründer der wissenschatlichen Psychiatrie verehrt." K. Kolle, Emil Kraepelin, Große Nervenärzte, I, p.175-186

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        MAP OF SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PROVISIONAL SKETCH MAP OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF MR E.H. SHACKLETON, 1907 - 8 - 9 From drawings by Eric Marshall, M.B., Cartographer

      Royal Geographical Society June 28th 1909 - Printed in black, red and blue, with inset plans of Cape Royds and Tasmania. Image size 31.5 x 33 cm. In very good condition indeed, just a little creasing and a patch of light foxing to the upper corner. Issued upon the occasion of Shackleton speaking at the Royal Albert Hall, June 28th 1909 under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society. Marshall was the expedition's surgeon, surveyor and cartographer and was part of the four man party which, led by Shackleton, set out for the South Geographical Pole in 1908. On 9 January 1909 they reached the furthest south they could, bad weather and ill health preventing further progress. In his diary, Marshall wrote "Marched hard till 9 when we hoisted the Queen's flag in lat. of 88°23 S. The highest, coldest, bleakest, windiest plateau in the world, the great King Edward VII Plateau."

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        The Equinox: The Official Organ of the A. A.- The Review of Scientific Illuminism, No. 1-10

      10 volumes, complete. Large 8vo. c.400pp per volume. Original decorated boards (no dustwrapper issued). Colour frontispieces. A very good bright set. Limited edition, the first facsimile reprint of the 1909 - 1913 first edition of Equinox.

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        Photograph of Gustav Mahler, signed.

      29 September 1909 - Gelatin silver print, signed at the front, 7.6 x 11.8 cm. Mounted on cardboard 20 x 24 cm. Some foxing on the mount and sides of the photograph. Framed. Photograph taken around the time Mahler composed his famous Symphony number 9. It was the last symphony Mahler completed. Some interpret 9th Symphony's ending as Mahler's conscious farewell to the world, as it was composed following the death of his beloved daughter Maria Anna in 1907 and the diagnosis of his fatal heart disease. But it is known that Mahler had a very sucessful season in 1909-1910 and had continued working on his unfinished 10th Symphony until his death from endocarditis in May 1911. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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. Publisher's red cloth, gilt lettered and decorated to the spine and upper board, top edge red, contemporary pictorial bookplate to the front pastedown with a corresponding gift inscription to the half title. 40 tipped in colour plates, all but 3 with captioned tissues, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Minor rubbing to the extremities, slight fading to the spine which has a mild crease to the centre, very good good overall.

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        British School Of Archaeology In Egypt Series: 6 Vols

      British School Of Archaeology In Egypt And Bernard Quaritch, London - 6 volumes. Original half maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine and light gray printed boards. Numerous full page black and white plates showing map of archaeological sites, black and white photographs of archaeological sites and remains, inscriptions and hundreds of objects. Internally fine. Volumes incuded in the set: Memphis 1-3 (Memphis I, 1909; The Palace of Apries: Memphis II; Meydum and Memphis III) by W.M. Flinders Petrie with chapter by J.H. Walker, 1909, 26 pp. + 54 plates; 25 pp. + 34 plates; 50 pp. + 47 plates. Tarkhan I And Memphis V; 1913; 40 pp. + 81 plates. Roman Portraits And Memphis (IV), 1911 vii, [1], 26 pp. 4 color plates mounted on heavy stock, 32 black and white plates. Riqqeh And Memphis VI. With Chapters by M.A. Murray, H. Flinders Petrie and W.M. Flinders Petrie. 1915, vii, 38 pp. with 63 full page plates of which 3 are in color (2 are folding plates), 2 black and white folding plates and 58 black and white plates showing maps, jewellery, sculpture and hundreds of objects. 1915. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dante. Stellen aus der Göttlichen Komödie.

      Berlin, Blätter für die Kunst, 1909. - 4to. 20 ff. Printed original vellum wrappers. One of 300 copies, inscribed and signed by the author/translator: "Für Georg Bondi / im Herbst / 1909 / Stefan George". WG 39. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Altthüringer Porzellan. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Porzellankunst im XVIII. Jahrhundert

      Leipzig: Verlag von E. A. Seemann, 1909. Mit 61 Tafeln, 100 Textabbildungen und 3 Markentafeln. Überaus großformatige und schwere Hardcoverausgabe, Leineneinband mit Deckelvergoldung, 110 Seiten Text nebst großen Tafelteil. Zahlreiche Tafeln gelöst, aber alle 61 Tafeln vorhanden. Vorsatz an einer Ecke beschnitten. Sonst gutes sowie in Text und Bild sauberes Exemplar.

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        L'Indo-Chine pittoresque & monumentale. Annam-Tonkin

      [Hanoï, Éd. artistiques de P. Dieulefils, sd (1909)]. In-4 oblong, bradel demi-chagrin à coins, dos lisse, titre doré au premier plat, tête dorée, dédicace, 2 titre ill., préface en trois langues (3 ff.), table & 183 reproductions photographiques en 76 planches sous serpente, légendée en français, anglais et allemand, le tout sur onglet. Rares rousseurs. Le plus rare des albums de Dieulefils : la cour de Hué, la baie d'Along, des vues du Tonkin et d'Hanoi avec des types et costumes des différents peuples. Pierre Dieulefils a produit une

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        The Fables of Aesop.

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1909 - Limited edition, number 62 of 740 copies, signed by the artist, large 4to., 25 tipped-in colour plates, light toning to endpapers, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, a little toned and rubbed at extremities, a few small splits to rear hinge but joint firm, dent to spine, otherwise very good and internally near fine. Twenty-five fables comprising: The Vain Jackdaw; The Ants and The Grasshopper; The Eagle and The Arrow; The Oxen and The Axle Trees; The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse; The She-Goats and Their Beards; The Mountain in Labour; The Monkeys and Their Mother; The Monkey and The Fishermen; The Hart and The Vine; The Lion and The Three Bulls; The Goat and The Ass; The Birds, The Beasts, and The Bat; The Hare and The Tortoise; The Geese and The Cranes; The Eagle and His Captor; The Wasp and The Snake; The Grasshopper and The Owl; The Fox and The Crane; The Monkey and the Dolphin; The Eagle and The Beetle; The Pomegranate, The Apple-Tree, and The Bramble; The Owl and The Birds; The Lark Burying Her Father; The Wolf and The Goat. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen_Wissens. 6., gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Neuer Abdruck. Mit mehr als 16800 Abbildungen im Text und auf 1522 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen. 20 Bände. A-Zz cplt. in 20 Bänden.

      Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut 1909 ff. Zusammen ca. 20000 Seiten. Original-Ganzleinen (!) mit Jugendstil-Ornamentik auf den Rücken, Gr. 8°. (bei den Bänden 8 und 13 Rückenkanten leicht angeplatzt, bei Band 17 stärker angeplatzt, im Band 20 eine Lage gelockert, bei Bd. 15 oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, sonst erstaunlich frische und wohlerhaltene Exemplare, auch die Schutzblätter sind ohne S) Das umfangreichste Lexikon des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Das vorliegende Exemplar ist eine Bindequote aus der Zeit des Ersten Weltkriegs, deshalb fehlen hier die Karten und Pläne deutscher Städte, um dem Feind die Orientierung zu erschweren. Es wurde auch die preiswertere (aber nicht minder dekorative) Bindungsart Leinen gewählt, anstatt der sonst üblichen Bindungsart Halbleder. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Lexika;Nachschlagewerke;Kunst;Jugendstil]

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        Das Projekt zur Anlage einer Kolonie im Heiligen Lande oder in einem seiner Nebenländer. (The Project to Install a Colony in the Holy Land or in one of its neighbouring countries). Vortrag, gehalten in einer Sitzung des Vorstandes des Jüdisch. Kolonisations Vereines in Wien, von seinem Präsidenten Wilhelm Stiassny

      Verlag des Jüdischen Kolonisations Jewish Colonisation Association Vienna 1909 - First edition. Large 8vo, pp. iv, 54, one large folding table, art nouveau headpieces, at least one of which one by, or in the style of Ephraim Moses Lilien (Maurycy Lilien, 'The first Zionist artist'), well-preserved in the original printed wrappers; only a few light spots. Rare, first and only edition of this speech, given at a meeting of the board of the Jewish Colonisation Society, by the member of the city council of Vienna and advisor on architecture and planning. After statistical material on the progress of colonisation of Palestine, Stiassny (1842-1910) develops a detailed project for a 200,000 hectare (50 by 40 kilometres), self-sustaining settlement. The future infrastructure, agriculture, industry, educational system and cultural institutions are envisioned by this determined civil engineer and Zionist. The synoptic table at the end gives the statistics on the foundation (since 1870), population and economic output of 33 Jewish colonies in Palestine. Stiassny was a prolific architect, responsible for over 100 apartment blocks, numerous building for Jewish communities all over the Austro-Hungarian Empire and for hydro-engineering projects. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poems and Translations. [Preface by W.B. Yeats]

      New York: Printed for John Quinn, 1909. One of 5 printed on pure vellum of 50 copies total, first American edition. 1 vols. 4to. Full ivory vellum titled in gilt. Fine. Green morocco backed slipcase and chemise. One of 5 printed on pure vellum of 50 copies total, first American edition. 1 vols. 4to. One of 5 on Vellum, Quinn Family Provenance. One of 5 copies on vellum of the first American edition, printed privately for John Quinn, and following the first edition by the Cuala Press in 1909. The preface by Yeats is dated ten days after Synge's death. Yeats wrote, "The whole book is of a kind almost unknown in a time when lyricism has become abstract and impersonal". Wade 244; Quinn 9981; Colbeck II:828. Provenance: Julia Quinn, sister (and heir) of John Quinn, and by descent

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        Schéhérazade: album mensuel d'oeuvres d'art et de littérature. No 2, 25 Décembre 1909, 2e édition. [Scheherazade]

      Paris: La Belle Edition, 1909 - Deluxe edition on Arches paper with deckle edges untrimmed. Illustrations in text by Bonnard, Iribe, Segonzac, Whistler, and others. XLVI + [2] pp. Decorated wrappers. 21 x 21.4 cm. Black ribbon to mark pages attached to head of spine. Texts by the editors, Sacha Guitry, Stephane Mallarmé, Edmond Rostand, and many others. Music by Raynaldo Hahn. Cocteau was only twenty at the time. The complete set is nos. 1-6., 10 nov. 1909-15 mars 1911. Fine, except for broken glassine at head of spine, where ribbon is inserted. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Excellent signed typed letter from Twain to Mr J Wylie Smith, Glasgow, dated Aug 8 1909. Recto only of 2 sheets 28 x 21 cms, with mailing folds, in original mailing envelope, addressed in Twain's hand, franked. The letter clearly written in response to a previous correspondence begins "My view of the matter has not changed. To wit, that Christian Science is valuable; that it has just the same value now that it had when Mrs. eddy stole it from Quimby; that its healing principle (its most valuable asset) possesses the same force now that it possessed a million years before Quimby was born; that Mrs Eddy, the fraud, the humbug, organized that force, and is entitled to high credit for that. Then, with a splendid sagacity, she hitched it to the shirt-tail of a religion, the surest of all ways to secure friends for it, and support. In a fine and lofty way -figuratively speaking- it was a tramp stealing a ride on the lightning express. Ah, how did that ignorant village-born peasant woman know the human ass so well? She has no more intellect than a tadpole..until it comes to business..then she is a marvel!", An excellent and important Twain letter.

      

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        A Song of the English Illustrated by W Heath Robinson

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Limited edition, no. 272 of 500 copies signed by Robinson, 4to, (xvi, 114) pp. 30 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus further black and white illustrations in the text. Original publisher's gilt decorated vellum, t.e.g., lacking the ties and with some light soiling and browning.

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        1909 Naval Review at Spithead

      This is a very interesting original framed watercolour painting by Frank Watson Wood of the 1909 Fleet Review at Spithead, Portsmouth with the combined Home and Atlantic Fleets with a list of the main ships in the review including RMA Implacable, Prince of Wales, Albion, H.M.S. Albemarle, Formidable, Cornwallis, Russell, Good Hope, Duke of Edinburgh, Argyll, Leviathan, Donegal, Berwick, Arrogant, King Edward VIII, Britannia, Hindustan, Dominion, Hibernia, New Zealand, Commonwealth, Africa, Shannon Warrior, Defence, Cochrane, Natal, Juno, Talbot, Assistance, Dreadnought, Bellerophon, Serpent, Temeraire, Lord Nelson, Agamemnon, Irresistible, Bulwark, Drake, Indomitable, Inflexible, Invincible, Minotaur, Isis, Dido, Cyclops, and Scouts, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats, Submarines the painting is signed Frank Wood, mounted in an old wood frame and measures 15 inches by 11 inches approx. Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953) commenced his career as a Royal Navy officer, and was described in 1907 as "naval artist, Portsmouth". He went on to become an internationally regarded watercolorist. The son of parents who resided in the High Street of Berwick-upon-Tweed, in August 1906 he sold King Edward VII a watercolour which he hung in the Royal Yacht. Queen Alexandra purchased at the same time a further three pictures, all associated with views taken during Cowes Regatta week. In November 1907 the Queen again purchased from him two large watercolours. Wood was in Bermuda in 1929 and 1931, and painted Admiralty House (since demolished) and Admiralty Cove, in those days the Headquarters of the America & West Indies Squadron (established 1 July 1927).

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        4 TLSs - 4 maschinenschriftliche Briefe mit Unterschrift. - Interessante Beilagen.

      Czernowitz 24.IX.1909 bis 24.II.1910. 6 Seiten (gr.-) 4. 2 mit gestempelten Briefkopf. Teilweise leicht fleckig. Mit den Umschlägen. August Böhm von Böhmersheim (1858-1930), österreichischer Geograph, Geologe und Paläontologe, arbeitete insbesondere über die Geomorphologie der Alpen von ihm stammt die noch heute übliche Einteilung der Ostalpen. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg über dessen Aussichten auf die vakante Professur für Mineralogie und Petrographie in Czernowitz.24.XI.1909. "... Als Referent der Commission, die der Facultät einen Vorschlag ... zu machen hat, habe ich mich nun an einige österreichische und reichsdeutsche Capacitäten des Faches gewendet ... Zu meiner nicht geringen Verwunderung ist mir nun von reichsdeutscher Seite übereinstimmend und an erster Stelle Ihr Name genannt worden, wobei ich wohl kaum zu betonen habe, dass die Verwunderung bei mir nur deshalb Platz griff, weil ich es mir wahrhaftig nicht hätte träumen lassen, dass wir Sie für Czernowitz gewinnen könnten. Es wurde mir aber geschrieben, dass dies vielleicht möglich wäre, da Sie sich in Heidelberg nicht recht wohl fühlten, dort manche Kränkung erlitten hätten usw.... Die ganze Universität - nicht nur unsere Facultät - bildet sozusagen eine einzige große Familie ich glaube nicht, dass ein solches Zusammenhalten wie hier, anderswo vorkommt. Dagegen will ich nicht verhehlen, dass ich zweifle, ob sich Ihre Frau Gemahlin in die hiesigen wirthschaftlichen Verhältnisse leicht hineinfinden würde die meisten, ja fast alle Frauen, die aus dem Westen hierher kommen, fühlen sich unglücklich - so auch meine Frau. Das ganze Geschäftsleben ist hier so unsolid. Uns Männer berührt dies weniger, aber die Frauen haben viel Ärger ..."31.XII.1909. "... Dass sich ... die Tschermak-Coterie sehr für Stark einsetzen wird, ist richtig, ... ebenso, wie man sich von anderer Seite sehr für Ippen bemüht. Aber diesen letzteren nehme ich überhaupt gar nicht in den Vorschlag. Ich kann Ihnen ja - vertraulich - mittheilen, wie ich den Vorschlag machen werde: I. Salomon / II. ex aequo Milch und Reinisch / III. Stark.Ganz zu vermeiden ist Stark nicht (habilitiert seit October), da er auch von den reichsdeutschen Oberbonzen sehr anerkannt wurde und obendrein Österreicher ist. Er ist gewiss ein sehr tüchtiger und vielversprechender Mensch, aber eben noch zu jung ..."15.II.1910. "... Ich wollte, ich könnte noch mehr in der Sache thun, denn ich hätte eine große Freude, wenn ich Sie zum Collegen bekäme ..."24.II.1910. "... Das Lied ist aus! Leider ist soeben vom Ministerium die Entscheidung gekommen, dass es Stark mit der Supplierung der Lehrkanzel betraut hat. Diese verdammte Sparwuth bei uns! Er bekommt nemlich nur 3000 K als 'Remuneration'. Wie ich mich ärgere, kann ich Ihnen gar nicht sagen ..."Beiliegend ein eigenh. Billett auf seiner gedruckten Visitenkarte, 4.VI.1909, und ein Telegramm Böhms. - Ferner beiliegend ein eigenh. Briefentwurf mit Unterschrift sowie 3 Abklatsche von eigenhändigen Briefen Salomon-Calvis, eigenh. Notizen in Kurzschrift u.a., sämtlich die Berufungssache betreffend.

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        3 ALS and 1 AQS.

      London, Prague, and Vienna, 1904-1909. - 4to and 8vo. Altogether 5 pp. To an unnamed friend, explaining why he is not able to sing the part of Barinkay in Johann Strauss's "The Gipsy Baron". - Leo Slezak, one of the most famous Wagnerian tenors, sang at the New York Met from 1909 onwards.

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        La Cuisine des Familles: Recueil hebdomadaire de Recettes d Actualite tres clairement expliquees, tres faciles a executer

      La Cuisine des Familles, Paris 1909 - Four quarto volumes. Publisher's(?) quarter purple morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Issues of this magazine bound into volumes by season: Printemps. Ete, Automne, and Hiver. 2484 pages with pagination as follows: Printemps: 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 416pp. Ete: 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 178, [4]pp. Automne: 132, [2]; 64, [2]; 36, [2]; 154, [4]; 144; [2]; Hiver: 96, [2]; 108, [2]; 36, [2]; 154, [4]; 192pp. Pages toned, some small tears, scrape along the spine of one volume, corners bumped, overall a nice, very good set. Ex-historical society library copies, each with the bookplate of the Cookbook Collection of Beaumont Newhall, the historian, writer, and photographer, each with deaccession stamp (in addition to his other activities, Newhall wrote a regular newspaper column on cookery which were published as a book in 2009 as Beaumont's Kitchen).

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        Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, The

      London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1909. The "Final and Best-Known Edition" Limited To 750 Copies Signed By Rackham Bound by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1909. Limited to 750 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no, 106. Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9 inches; 285 x 222 mm.). xv, [1], 325, [1, colophon] pp. Forty mounted color plates, all with captioned tissue guards printed in red, and forty-five drawings in black and white of which nine are full-page. Three color plates with very small and slight creases on lower corner, otherwise fine. Bound ca. 1989 by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full burgundy crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1909 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, Cockerel endpapers. A fine copy. "Reprinted from the 1900 edition, with added illustrations and larger pages" (Latimore and Haskell), and others redrawn and colored. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative" (Hamilton, p. 11). "The first year of the new century marked a turning point in Rackham's career, for in it were published his original illustrations for Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm...The book was immediately successful, and its publication marked the beginning of Rackham's lasting fame. Two new editions were called for within ten years. At intervals from 1900 onwards Rackham worked on the original drawings, partially or entirely redrawing some of them on colour, adding new ones in colour and in back-and-white, and generally overhauling them as a set, until the final and best-known edition, of 1909, contained forty coloured illustrations and fifty-five line drawings...a comparison between the first and the last editions of his Grimm emphasizes the remarkable progress that Rackham made in a decade" (Hudson, p. 47-8). The great Christopher Lewis began his career at the internationally renowned Bayntun-Riviere Bindery of Bath, England, during the early 1960s as a finisher. In the 1970s, he established his own bindery and further developed his masterful inlay and gilt work, incorporating innovative painted highlights for heightened dramatic visual effect. Latimore and Haskell, p. 34. Riall, p. 97.

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