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        GrimmÕs Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas

      London: Constable, 1909 Large 4to, xv, 325pp. Title-page with pictorial frame, numerous black and white illustrations in the text, 10 full-page black and white illustrations, and 40 tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards. Original full white vellum over boards, upper cover and backstrip stamped in gilt, gilt top, red silk ties, modern slipcase. Covers somewhat soiled, a few small wormholes and a small tear in backstrip, internally a clean copy in a compromised binding. Limited to 750 copies signed by Rackham for the UK (50 copies were issued for the US). One of RackhamÕs best loved and most enduring works, here in an affordable copy as the binding is damaged, but completely serviceable. Latimore & Haskell, p. 34.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Tales from Shakespeare by Charles & Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: Dent [and] New York: Dutton, 1909. Large 4to, xii, 304 p. With a tipped-in color frontispiece and 12 color plates. Two full-page illustrations in black and white, twenty chapter headings, and fourteen tail-pieces. Original white buckram soiled and backstrip browned as usual. Gilt top, silk ties, modern slipcase. Limited to 750 copies signed by Rackham. "Most of the designs appeared as line drawings in an edition issued by the present publishers in 1899, but they have since been worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist, while some entirely new designs have been added.Ó The plate facing page 16, entitled "Puck," only appears in this edition.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, Rendered Into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1909]. First edition thus, the poem printed from the second Quaritch edition (with the additional quatrains) and being the first with Dulac?s Illustrations. 20 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac mounted on cream colored sheets with elaborate border designs on the plates and decorative frames on each page printed in light green . Also with a beautifully decorated titlepage printed in light green and burnt umber. The pages within the quatrains printed on recto only. 4to, publisher?s original full white buckram lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on spine and cover. Upper cover depicts a wreath composed at the top of two peacocks and the bottom two facing elephants. A fine copy, very fresh and handsome, the binding remarkably clean for white cloth and internally very near pristine with only a slight bit of the usual evidence of foxing. The spine with only very minor mellowing. A very pleasing copy. FIRST EDITION OF THE WONDERFUL ISSUE ILLUSTRATED BY EDMUND DULAC. Announced in June1909, Edward Fitzgerald?s translation of the 12th century Persian RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, newly illustrated by Edmund Dulac, became the Gift Book of the year. Each page of verses or quatrains was printed on heavy paper surrounded by delicate borders and was frequently interspersed with Dulac?s evocative paintings. After the RUBAIYAT?S publication in America, its US publisher wrote of the book."In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement...was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and a treasure, Its public acceptance was immediate and great." -A.Hughey. One can see why the book received such immediate and unalloyed admiration. For on these twenty exquisitely detailed pages, one finds unsurpassed artistic expression. The viewer is irresistibly drawn into the Persian poetical world of starry nights, labrythine bazaars, dusty streets, flower perfumed bowers, and sultry royal palaces. We can almost smell the pungent incense and feel the hot air move as the fan stirs a tiny breeze. We are palpably drawn into Dulac?s hypnotic images of Middle Eastern sensation and emotion. The artist used intense but subtle tones of color to create a rich tapestry of visual contrasts, page after page. Pale flesh is swathed in delicate patterned silks and set to pose on hillsides of velvet grass. Figures emerge from opalescent nights and drink thirstily from silver goblets. Dulac vividly captures the temptations of the senses as Omar himself succumbed to them. The RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM illustrations portray a humanity, poignant and complex, as perhaps nowhere else in Dulac?s repertoire. The modern reader can partake of Fitzgerald?s spell-binding translation of one of the finest poems ever written, while sipping the spiced wine of Dulac?s sensuous illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909 VG, 1st trade edition. In off-white cloth, decorative gilt tooling and titles, slight darkening at edges. Spine, darkened, titles in gilt, edges lightly bumped and worn. Internally, peacock feather style endpapers, neat ink dedication to fep (MMH from RPH Pachmachi, CP 1910), half title and tissue guarded frontis present, not paginated, but 61 leaves, with 20 leaves of mounted coloured illustrations by Dulac, each with their captioned tissue guards, text printed from the second edition, colour plates and borders printed by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd, Banbury, remainder by T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press. A Very Good copy, clean and tight. FitzGerald [formerly Purcell], writer and translator, who in 1852 was introduced by Edward Cowell to Persian, and by 1854 FitzGerald was at work on a translation of Jámí's allegorical Persian poem Salámán and Absál, which he arranged to have printed at his own expense in 1856. Also in 1856 Cowell introduced FitzGerald to a collection of quatrains (or rubáiyát) attributed to the eleventh-century Persian poet ‘Umar Khayyam. See ODNB.Dulac, [Edmond], artist, who ‘made greater use of the breakthrough in four-colour printing, conceiving and modelling his pictures in colour rather than adding colours to a linear design. See ODNB.

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        When I Grow Up

      New York: The Century Company, 1909. Printed in September 1909. Unpaginated. All 24 full-page color illustrations present; two each for the Autoist, Actor, Baseball Player, Clown, Soldier, Sailor, Cowboy, Pirate, Hunter, Fireman, Orator, and Policeman. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages with occasional light finger smudges. Cover is clean with light wear; minor rubbing to the spine lettering and decoration, but still legible. Some of the entries first appeared in St. Nicholas Magazine, and some of the illustrations are caricatures of real people (Teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, Buffalo Bill Cody, Admiral Dewey). Although listed in the contents, there is no entry for The Brigand. This was Denslow's final book and last lucrative commission after which his alcoholism worsened enough that he could only find employment designing promotional brochures, post cards, and similar items for a small advertising firm. After he unexpectedly sold a cover illustration to Life magazine in 1915, he used the money to go on a drunken binge, caught pneumonia, and died shortly thereafter. "A rare Denslow item," see Alephbet #35571.. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Illus. by Denslow, W.W.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.,, 1909. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, decorative title block to front board, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 13 full-page colour mounted plates, two full-page black and white illustrations and seven chapter headings and tail pieces. A fine copy. Signed limited edition, one of 750 numbered copies signed by the artist. This edition has one extra colour plate than can be found in trade edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Costumes Europeens du XVIIe au XIXe siecle Tires des Documents les Plus Authentiques (1ere serie)

      Librairie Centrale d'Art et d'Architecture 1909 - Hardcover folio with ribbon ties on the three open sides, bound in rose cloth along the spine over rose paper covered boards with red lettering, illustrated with 60 colored costume sheets. Text is in French. There is no date but appears to be circa the turn of the 20th century with a date of 1909 given by the World Catalog. The binding along the spine is new and has been neatly reinforced on the interior, ribbon ties old and fragile, boards are soiled wear in spots along the edges with the underlying boards exposed at the corners and damp marks that are more apparent on the rear, light general age toning of end papers and text pages, end papers and half title page lightly soiled, thin (less than a quarter inch wide) line of soiling along lower page edges. All illustrations are present and images clean. This is an over-sized for a book measuring approximately 16.5 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all domestic shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        American Beauties. Cover title: Harrison Fisher's American Beauties

      New York.: Grosset & Dunlap.. Copyright 1909.. 21 color plates with elaborate rose border decorations on each text page by E. Stetson Crawford, size 11 1/4 x 9 inches, cloth covered boards with color pictorial cover label in glassine wrapper. WITH ORIGINAL color decorative PRESENTATION BOX. Book in fine condition, wear to box extremities (two corners are split), Christmas gift tag adhered to lower left of box. Contains many exquisite color images, including the bride. .

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      1909. 1. FISHER,HARRISON. AMERICAN BEAUTIES. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill (1909). 4to, gilt cloth, sl. edgewear, else near fine in dw (dw chipped and worn). 1st ed. Illus. by Fisher with 21 color plates of his beautiful women (printed on one side of page) and by WILL CRAWFORD with Art Nouveau pictorial boarders on text pages. Printed on heavy coated paper. Rare in dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        American Beauties - Harrison Fisher's American Beauties

      Edition. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1909 - Edition. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1909. Brown embossed cloth with gil. État : Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Brown embossed cloth with gilt title on front cover. Book Condition: correct.Small tears at the bottom of pages 3 . Romantic poetry with elegant full-page color illustrations of fetching young women. Text contains Fisher's verse poems accompanied by his lavish illustrations, enclosed in attractive Art Nouveau borders decorated by E.Stetson Crawford. 21 color plates of his beautiful women (printed on one side of page). Ex libris: Alexander A. Adams Chicago 1909 . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Road To Oz , with SIGNED INK Inscription by Ruth Plumly Thompson Author of Other OZ books After Baum?s Death , Illustrated by John R. Neill , For the first time since the original 1909 edition of The Road To Oz,

      Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago 1909 - NOT SIGNED Y FRANK B AUM, BUT An inked SIGNED Inscription by Ruth Plumly Thompson to Ruth M. Stauffer, HARDBACK NODJ, Copyright Publication Date 1909, LATER PRINTING, VG-/GOOD-, AS-IS, NOJACKET, Dark blue CLOTH cover paste-down illustration with a yellow background & Lovely Girl with Short Blonde Hair wearing Hat with Long Black Ribbon & white Dress & with Tinman, Scarecrow & Cowardly Lion shows Ligh Stain on her Dress Top & , publishiers Pre list THRU "The Hungry Tiger of Oz" 1926 ,Covers are faded, worn corners frayed as well as the spine ends. The book is somewhat warped, but tight and solid. Rear hinge cracked and back end papers are water stained.Text is lightly water stained on top of 14 pages which does not interfere with the text. Otherwise the text is very clean. Great association copy. Cover slight rub, wesr & Outer Hinges tiny Tears WEAR ALONG SPINE, . the 126 masterful illustrations are printed on colored papers, exactly as Baum intended. This deluxe facsimile of the fifth Oz adventure introduces new characters such as the lovable Shaggy Man and beautiful Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter. Black-and-white illustrations. B/W illustrations Except for the illustration on the dedication page which is colored Orange Black & Green Pumpkinhead wearing Yellow Pants & Holding Doll in Long Green Dress & Orange Hat and dedicated to Baum's first Grandson Joslyn Stanton Baum ,Former owner has written in colored pencil his name and a 1937 date with a notation that this book was signed by Thompson, B/W Frontispiece Calling On Jack Pumpkinhead, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Various places in California. 1909-1913].. Eighty-five photographic prints, ranging from 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches to 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. A few of the images captioned in the negative, but many more captioned in ink in the white border. Mounted in contemporary oblong quarto cloth album, string- tied. The photographs are in near fine condition. An album of interesting photographs of construction projects in California, mostly centered in the Bay Area and Central Valley, in the years before World War I. Many of the photographs show bridges under construction or finished bridges, and it is likely that the compiler of this album was either a contractor or an engineer - someone who worked on pilings and bridge foundations. Included are pictures of the building of Pier 30-32 in San Francisco in 1913, a major public works project in the post-earthquake years. Located just south of the present location of the Bay Bridge, Pier 30-32 was built as the first pair of piers in San Francisco. It was the first with up to date freight handling services consisting of traveling cranes, telphers and shiptowers. A major construction project, it is represented by several photographs. A number of bridges and bridge construction projects are also shown, including the Crescent City suspension bridge, the Eel River Bridge in Humboldt County, four images of the Skaggs Bridge in Fresno, a bridge in Modesto and several photographs of San Joaquin River bridges, and the Oroville Bridge. There are also a number of images of lift bridges, including the Hawthorne Avenue Bridge in Portland, and a pair of pictures of the types of dredgers used in constructing river bridges. Other photographs show buildings in Thousand Oaks, Eureka, Fresno, and San Francisco a few months after the earthquake. An interesting visual survey of public works constructions projects in California in the early twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1909 Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. All twelve color plates present, six in each volume. Panorama sheet and three folded maps in the rear pocket of volume II. Bound in original dark blue cloth with border, lettering and illustration stamped in gilt. Numerous pages unopened, thus unread copies. Hinges professionally repaired, else both volumes near fine. A very handsome set.. First US edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        OPERATIVES' WELFARE. 1909. The Kanegafuchi Spinning Co., Ltd. Japan

      Kobe, Japan:: S. Ichida,. [1909].. Oblong format: 11" x 14-1/4". 1st printing. [4], 6 pages of text.. Grey cloth boards, with gilt, light grey & black stamping to front board. 2 green cloth ties. AEG.. Bright cover gilt. Ex-lib, with bookplate & blindstamp to title. leaf. A VG+ example.. The Kanegafuchi Spinning Company began in "1887 as the Tokyo Cotton Trading Company, based in Kanegafuchi, Tokyo. Actual operations, spinning raw cotton into thread, began in 1889. ... The company changed its name in 1893 to Kanegafuchi Spinning Company ...& & The important milestones of [the] early years included the launch of new operations, such as the weaving of cotton textiles, begun with the completion of the Hyogo plant in 1905. The company then turned to the spinning and marketing of silk, opening a spinning plant in Kyoto in 1908 and a raw silk reeling factory in 1921. ... After the 1923 Kanto earthquake destroyed the original plant in Kanegafuchi, the company did not rebuild it." [fundinguniverse]. & & A rare photographic record of one of Japan's leading textile firms. OCLC records one copy [Harvard]. . 16 large b/w photographic images, one fold-out, depicting 2 factories [including the recently opened Hiogo Mills], and divers aspects of the worker's everyday life. Tissue guards.

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        La Guerra Carlista. Vol. II.EL RESPLANDOR DE LA HOGUERA por Dn.

      Lib. de Gregorio Pueyo, Imp. Primitivo Fernández., Madrid 1909 - 1ª ed. 12.7x18.8. 247pp. 4h. Rústica. Lomo ligeramente deslucido pero, por lo demás, muy buen ejemplar, cubiertas e interiores muy lmpios. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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      [Russian Social Democratic Labor Party]. 1909-1911. FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Issues are between 8-12 pages. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “The Social Democrat. ” Subtitle: “Tsentralnyy Organ Rossiyskoy Soctsial’demokraticheskoy Rabochey Partii” [The Central Organ of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party]. Contributing authors include Lenin, Trotsky and Martov. Includes supplement to number 19-20. The Social-Democrat was “an illegal Russian newspaper, Central Organ of the R. S. D. L. P. , published from February 1908 to January 1917. Altogether 58 issues appeared. The first issue was put out in Russia, but further publication was arranged abroad, first in Paris, then in Geneva… The Editorial Board was made up of representatives of the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks and the Polish Social-Democrats. The paper was largely run by Lenin, [who] fought for a consistent Bolshevik line on the Editorial Board. From December 1911 Sotsial-Demokrat was edited by Lenin… Lenin's articles published in Sotsial-Demokrat during the war played an important part in helping to apply the strategy and tactics of the Bolshevik Party on the questions of war, peace and revolution, in denouncing social-chauvinists, and uniting the internationalist forces in the world labour movement” (Encylopedia of Marxism) . CONTENTS INCLUDES: Tsel' Bor'by Proletariata v Nashey Revolyutsii [The purpose of the Struggle of the Proletariat in our Revolution] – Rabochaya Gruppa na Zhenskom Syezd [The Worker's Group at The Women's Congress] –Itogi Syezda Fabrichno-Zavodskikh Vrachey [The results of the congress of factory physicians] – Kont-Revolyutsiya I Burzhuaziya [Counter-revolution and Bourgeois] – Klassy I Partii v ikh Otnosheniy k Religii I Tserkvi [Classes and parties in their relations to religion and Church] – Vopros' o Professional'nykh Soyuzakh v 3-oy Dume [Questions on trade unions in the Third Duma] – O Fraktsii "Vperedovtsev" [About the Faction "Vpered"] – Fraktsiya Trotskogo I Partiynoe Polozhenie [Trotsky's faction and party position] – Mezhdunarodny Sotsialisticheskiy Syezd v Kopengagen [The International Socialist Congress in Copenhagen] – “Krest’yanskaya Reforma” I Proletarski-Krest’yanskaya Revolyutsiya [“Peasant Reform” and the Proletariat-Peasant Revolution]. Many pages darkened with rubbing and edgewear, creases throughout. Some markings in header and top margin, but all text is clear. Good Condition. (RUS-11-1a) xxxxxxxx .

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. First edition, Deluxe Issue.

      London: Frederick Warne, 1909.. First edition. Deluxe issue. Pictorial endpapers. Coloured frontispiece and 26 coloured plates. Original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and with applied coloured illustration, as issued, all edges gilt. The binding design by Beatrix Potter. Slight cracking at three gutters but very firm; internally very clean and free from blemishes and free from inscriptions. The binding: roll to spine and with some rubbing to the edges of the headbands, some light marking to lower cover. Generally the binding very bright and attractive. Overall a very nice example of this deluxe issue.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        Histoires naturelles *

      A.Fayard, Paris (1909). - Broché 24 x 17, couverture illustrée couleur. Nom sur garde et tampons d'édition au premier plat. Bon état de conservation pour ce fragile illustré populaire qui nous invite à découvrir d'autres facettes du talent de Benjamin Rabier.

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        LA CATEDRAL DE VALENCIA. Guía Histórica y Artística

      Imp.Fco Vives Mora, Valencia 1909 - 592 pags + 64 láminas 16x22 cm Rústica marcas uso Obra premiada en los Juegos Florales de Lo Rat-Penat de 1908

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        The Isle of Lies

      London: T. Werner Laurie,, [1909]. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. Boards rubbed and marked, with the spine darkened and a little rolled, endpapers tanned but still a good copy. First edition, first impression, first issue binding. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Reginald Palmer, from the author, 3rd March '09, 3 Grafton Mews, Duke's Rd., WC".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1909. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A most attractive First Edition, First State in just about Fine condition, top edges gilt, many pages still unopened. In the original, Near Fine dust-jacket, minute chipping along edges. Scarce in the original dust jacket. BAL 3509 ; Mark Twain's interest in the "Shakespeare question", was reignited in 1908 when he read The Shakespeare Problem Restated. Twain was intrigued by Greenwood's argument that, while there is no evidence that Shakespeare the actor had any familiarity with the law, the author of the plays must have been a lawyer... First State, without any inserted leaves pertaining to Greenwood's "Shakespeare Problem Restated" .

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        [Green, Elizabeth Shippen] Original Watercolor Painting by Elizabeth Shippen Green

      Original Elizabeth Shippen Green Watercolor entitled “Clematis XII.” Signed lower right: "ESGE To HC With Love, 1909." This is a full-size watercolor painted and given by Green to her friend and gardener, Henrietta Cozens of Cogslea (residence of J.W. Smith, E.S. Green, Violet Oakley and Cozens in early 1900’s). As per the account of Edith Emerson, friend and eventual curator of Violet Oakley’s estate, Green painted it as a present for Cozens, with a gentle ribbing implied in the title. As the story goes, Cozens, who became quite proficient in her gardening skills for the beautiful estate, at the beginning of her tenure as gardener couldn’t quite get the names of the flowers straight. So after misnaming nearly a dozen flowers ‘clematis,’ Green came up with this painting of lilies and snapdragons and named it, sardonically, “Clematis XII” as in, ‘the twelfth try at getting the name right.’ The painting is bright and colorful and in pristine condition, measuring 20” x 15.”

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        Three Years in Tibet with the original Japanese Illustrations by The Shramana Ekai Kawaguchi, late Rector of Gohyakurakan Monastery, Japan. EXCELLENT COPY WITH THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE ILLUSTRATIONS

      Theosophist Office, Adyar, Madras and Theosophical Publishing Society, Benares and London, 1909 1909 Roy. 8vo., First English Edition, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure, 10 plates (one large and folding) in photogravure, 63 illustrations in the text and a large folding coloured map (lightly spotted; one short tear without material loss in one fold); original cloth gilt, gilt back, mildly rubbed at joints, corners lightly bruised else a remarkably bright, clean copy of a very scarce work. Classic account of a journey by a Japanese monk through Tibet to Nepal between 1897-1903, and including a year's residence in the forbidden city of Lhasa disguised as a local doctor. His extraordinary narrative, detailing a series of events that ought never to have occurred at all, was originally published in a long series of articles written for two leading Japanese newspapers, and subsequently issued in book form (in Japanese) by Hakubunkwan. This is the first appearance in English. ONE OF THE RAREST MODERN BOOKS ON TIBET AND A VALUABLE PRIMARY SOURCE. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF WHICH THIS IS A WELL ABOVE AVERAGE COPY. Cordier BS 4382; Yakushi K35.

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        The Complete Works of

      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co, 1909. ONE OF 1000 NUMBERED COPIES OF THE AYRSHIRE EDITION. 6 vols., 4to. Numerous illustrations from period engravings. Three quarter polished evergreen morocco and cloth, covers with gilt owner's monogram in upper left corner encircled by laurel wreath, spine compartments with gilt thistle device, endpapers of green watered satin. Some negligible rubbing to edges, otherwise fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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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      1909. London: Methuen & Co., (1909). 40 pp ads dated May 1909. Original blue cloth. First Edition of the best-known work by this member of the Christian Social Union and Liberal member of Parliament. He had earlier (1902) written FROM THE ABYSS, about life in the London slums (after moving there, anonymously, to experience such life first-hand). With Ford Madox Hueffer/Ford he co-edited The English Review, and during the Great War he would be head of British propaganda, for which he recruited writers such as John Buchan and Arthur Conan Doyle. After the war, propaganda was handled otherwise and Masterman's services were no longer required, he lost his seat in Parliament, and he gradually sank into poverty and alcoholism, dying in 1927.~"The Condition of England" had been a term coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1839, referring to the living conditions of the working class. Masterman's 300-page book on the evolving social condition of Britain was a major work of its day.~This copy is very good (spine slightly browned, with very light wear at the corners). Today this is a curiously scarce book.

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        The Vanishing Race: The Last Great Indian Council -- A Record in Picture and Story of the Last Great Indian Council, Participated in by Eminent Indian Chiefs from Nearly Every Indian Reservation in the United States, Together with the Story of Their Lives as Told by Themselves -- Their Speeches and Folklore Tales -- Their Solemn Farewell and the Indians' Story of the Custer Fight

      Doubleday, Page & Company Small 4to. Original brown cloth with white, black and gold pictorial stamping. xviii, 231pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, numerous full-page sepia-tone illustrations. Very good. Ownership signature on front flyleaf. Almost, but not quite, a "Near fine" -- tight, clean, quite handsome. Second printing of this stunningly and heavily illustrated chronicle of this September 1909 event, which took place at Little Big Horn, Montana. Photographer Rodman Wanamaker's eighty photogravures -- highly reminiscent of Edward S. Curtis's best work -- are exceptionally evocative. Scarce and in beautiful condition. RADER 1149.

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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century as Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. In three volumes

      London and New York - J.M.Dent and Co, E. P. Dutton and Co, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating andlavishly illustrated examination of nineteenth-century culture andfashionas depicted inart. Originally a work by German art historians Oskar Fischel and Max von Boehn, here translated into English for the first time. Featuring tissue-guardedcolour frontispieces in each volume and numerous further plates, manycoloured, by a wide variety of European artists. Including illustrations in the text. Translated by M. Edwardes. With an introduction by Grace Rhys. Bindersstamps of G. P. Button and Co to versos of front free-endpapers. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound with some rubbing and marks. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are beautifully bright and clean throughout. A few of the plates arejust slightly age-toned and somelightly spotted due to the paper used. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Lippincott Company 1909 - First edition, red pictorial cloth, book in very good condition except for a small defect at base of back 1"x1.5", eaten by a hungry mouse, teg, 120 illustrations, map in pocket, complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dieter Rottcher]
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        Ein Sommernachtstraum. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel

      Mchn., Bruckmann 1909.. gr.-4°. 6 (2 w. Bll.), 132 S., 2 w. Bll. Mit 40 mont. farb. Taf. u. Buchschmuck nach Bildern von Arthur Rackham. OPbd. m. Rückengoldpräg., Kopfgoldschn. Seidenschließband.Etw. fleckig u. beschabt. Eines v. 1000 num. Expl. Titel- Einbandill. v. Ottomar Starke.

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1909. Presented by Willy Pogany. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and upper board elaborately gilt blocked, Persian style endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 24 tipped-in colour plates. Spine and edges of boards tanned, spotting to edges of text block occasionally affecting margins of contents, which are faintly toned. A very good copy. First Pogany edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 525 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation leaf.

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        The South Side Sportsmen's Club of Long Island

      New York: Privately printed [by the Gillis Press], [January], 1909. First edition, one of 105 copies, printed for members only. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs, folding map. xv, [iii], 74 pp. Original dark green wrappers, printed label. Spine a bit tender (tiny chip at head). Fine, with some offsetting on last two leaves, in green cloth drop box. "With/ The Compliments/ of/ The Author" card laid in. Phillips p. 96; Wetzel p. 128; Bruns D26 ("very rare"); Goodspeed, Angling in America, pp. 190-7, et seq.; Heller 738 . A volume of notable rarity, being the story of one of the earliest angling clubs in America, founded in 1866. Situated on a large parcel of land between Islip and Ronkonkoma, comparatively accessible to New York City, it boasted a gilt-edged roster of members, limited to 100, and remained in existence until 1963. An important historical angling work of beauty and charm. Inscribed on the title-page with this very early inscription, "John W. Cochrane/ with the author's compliments/ February 1909."

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      A group of 41 unmounted silver gelatin prints, showing the recently constructed dam and electrical plant on the Rio Conchos in the State of Chihuahua. Fifteen of the images are 5 x 7 inches, some with the hand stamp for the photographers Holguin y Berumen on the verso; four measure 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and the photographer is anonymous; five large images are 8 x 10 inches and are signed R. Diaz in the negative; and the final 15 images are anonymous panoramas, 4 x 12 inches and show the river and the surrounding landscape. Light spotting to a few images. In 1909 the company Agricola Force SE Electrica del Rio Conchos won the contract to use the water of Rio Conchos for power generation. A dam was started in 1909, but as a result of the Revolution, work was suspended until 1916. A hydroelectric plant was built at the base of the dam. Shown are views of the dam from above and below; the exterior of the hydroelectric plant; interior views showing massive machinery, and the huge tunnel used to channel water.

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        Herrschaft und Dienst. Opus I

      Bln., Einhorn-Presse Vlg. Otto v. Holten 1909.. 4°. 67 S. Mit reichem Buchschmuck von Melchior Lechter. (Ill. Doppeltitel 3 gr. Illustr. u. 60 tls. wdh. Initialen). OPgmt. Mit Goldpräg. auf Rücken u. Vorderdeckel. Landmann 304; Schauer II,12; Rodenberg 150 - Eines von 500 - mit Monogramm des Verf. u. laufender Zahl gezeichneten - Exemplaren auf Büttenpapier. - Friedrich Wolters (1876-1930) gehörte zu den zentralen Figuren des George-Kreises. Wolters war 1904 mit Stefan George in Kontakt getreten, er wurde 1909/1910 in den Kreis aufgenommen und avancierte in den 1920er Jahren zu einem der wichtigsten Jünger des Dichters. Schon 1909 hatte er mit Herrschaft und Dienst eine grundlegende programmatische Schrift vorgelegt.

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      1909. Very Good. [CATHER, Willa]. THE LIFE OF MARY BAKER G. EDDY. AND THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. By Georgine Milmine. Illustrated. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition, first printing. 8vo., blue cloth, stamped in gilt. First printed serially in McClure's magazine, for which Cather edited, reorganized and rewrote much of Milmine's work. The book, however, excludes those passages which can be attributed directly to Cather, though much of it, especially the later chapters, retains her journalistic style. The extent of this involvement, both in the magazine and final book form, still provokes much scholarly controversy. With some spotting to the spine and wear at heel and crown; it is slightly over-opened in one place, and the rear hinge is mended. Still, a very good copy. (Crane

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        Autographed Letter

      N.p.: Matisse, 1909, 1909 Matisse, Henri. [1869-1954]. 1 page A.L.S. n.p., 11 03 09. 8vo. Elegantly wood Framed & Glazed with carefully coordinated quad matting. A curious relatively early letter about housekeeping at his villa & studio - a private matter - boldly signed. A very handsome presentation. Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour & his fluid, brilliant & original draughtsmanship. As a printmaker, & sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of colour & drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Framed & Glazed.

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      [Russian Social Democratic Labor Party]. 1909-1917. (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Numbers 2-25 are between 8-12 pages. Numbers 33-58 are 2 pages each. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “The Social Democrat. ” Subtitle: “Tsentralnyy Organ Rossiyskoy Soctsial’demokraticheskoy Rabochey Partii” [The Central Organ of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party]. Contributing authors include Lenin, Trotsky and Martov. Includes supplements to numbers: 6, 19-20, 23, and 42. The Social-Democrat was “an illegal Russian newspaper, Central Organ of the R. S. D. L. P. , published from February 1908 to January 1917. Altogether 58 issues appeared. The first issue was put out in Russia, but further publication was arranged abroad, first in Paris, then in Geneva… The Editorial Board was made up of representatives of the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks and the Polish Social-Democrats. The paper was largely run by Lenin, [who] fought for a consistent Bolshevik line on the Editorial Board. From December 1911 Sotsial-Demokrat was edited by Lenin… Lenin's articles published in Sotsial-Demokrat during the war played an important part in helping to apply the strategy and tactics of the Bolshevik Party on the questions of war, peace and revolution, in denouncing social-chauvinists, and uniting the internationalist forces in the world labour movement” (Encylopedia of Marxism) . CONTENTS INCLUDES: Tsel' Bor'by Proletariata v Nashey Revolyutsii [The purpose of the Struggle of the Proletariat in our Revolution] – Rabochaya Gruppa na Zhenskom Syezd [The Worker's Group at The Women's Congress] –Itogi Syezda Fabrichno-Zavodskikh Vrachey [The results of the congress of factory physicians] – Kont-Revolyutsiya I Burzhuaziya [Counter-revolution and Bourgeois] – Klassy I Partii v ikh Otnosheniy k Religii I Tserkvi [Classes and parties in their relations to religion and Church] – Vopros' o Professional'nykh Soyuzakh v 3-oy Dume [Questions on trade unions in the Third Duma] – O Fraktsii "Vperedovtsev" [About the Faction "Vpered"] – Fraktsiya Trotskogo I Partiynoe Polozhenie [Trotsky's faction and party position] – Mezhdunarodny Sotsialisticheskiy Syezd v Kopengagen [The International Socialist Congress in Copenhagen] – Karl Marks I Lev Tolstoy [Karl Marx and Tolstoy] – Stolypin I Revolyutsiya [Stolypin and the Revolution] – Voyna I Rossiyskaya Sotsial-Demokratiya [War and the Russian Social-Democracy] – Sotsialisticheskaya Partii Evropy vo Vremya Voyny [The Socialist Party of Europe during the War] – Povorot Martova [Martov’s Turn] – Germanskaya Sotsial-Demokratiya I Buduschiy Internatsional' [German Social Democracy and the Future International] – Patsifizm ili Marksizm (Zloklyucheniya Odnogo Lozunga) [Pacifism or Marxism (Misadventures of a slogan) ] – Tsimmerval'd-Kintal': Vtoraya Tsimmerval'dskaya Konferentsiya [Zimmerwald-Kienthal: Second Zimmerwald Conference] – Povorot' v Mirovoy Politike [Turn in world politics]. All original prints except No. 25 (facsimile) . Most pages darkened and somewhat fragile but still nice; several pages with chipping at edges, some with minor loss of text. Good+ condition. (RUS-11-1) .

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        A Set of 13 Original Glass Negative Plates of a Mission in West Africa, in the Environs of Freetown. Together with a Colonial Camera

      Nigeria, circa 1909. Collection of 13 glass slide negatives of a mission in West Africa, in the environs of Freetown, possibly at Sapele, near Lagos. Slides measure approximately 16 x 12cm, each individually contained in a plastic sleeve for protection. Nine (8) of these are accompanied by a photographic print of its image, affixed to the negative. Photographs measure (9 X 13cm). Together with an original, period wooden folding camera with leather carry strap, working brass hinges and dials, clean lens with round brass frame. Negatives, photographs, and camera are all in very good condition, beautifully preserved. A party of eleven, plus two teen aged youngsters poses together on a vessel's deck on the voyage to Nigeria, via Britain's first West African colony, Sierra Leone. The men and women appear to be current and future administrators of the colony, in the era of Bishop James Johnson, and Herbert Samuel Heelas Macaulay, the latter of whim opposed British rule. These include Sir Walter Egerton, governor of Southern Nigeria from 1904 to 1912, and possibly Sir Ralph Denham Rayment Moor - first high commissioner of the British Southern Nigeria Protectorate from 1900 to 1903. The remainder of the images focus on a tour of a Christian Missionary Society (CMS) settlement near Lagos, possibly at Sapele. Here we see a large traditional African straw hut structure, as well as new developments by the British colonists, including simple wooden homes surrounded by a typical Western culture post-and-wire fences, a sizeable church, and a large mission house which was built to the exact likeness of the consulate office established at Sapele by the British government in 1891, a veritable architectural replica. The images further show simple gardens and a cemetery with several concrete headstones, at least one of which is surrounded by a wrought iron perimeter. Views indicate that the missionaries had been settled at this particular location for at some time, having brought ample building supplies over a few years. Integration of European culture is also seen in the colonial clothing worn by the African women. .

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        John Thorndyke's Cases

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1909. Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D. Octavo. Original brown cloth, decoration and titles to upper board in black and orange, titles to spine gilt Illustrated. Some typical light spotting throughout, endpapers a little browned but an unusually bright copy and uncommon thus. First edition, first impression. A Haycraft–Queen cornerstone.

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      1909. ALDIN, Cecil. PICKLES. London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton [n.d. ca. 1909]. 48 text pages (versos numbered to XXIV); title page and 24 litho plates. The 24 lithographs are printed on an olive green ground in black white and several colors; the title page is printed in green and black on a white ground. 4to., reddish brown cloth spine stamped in gilt, green cloth boards stamped in gilt and red. Moderate shelfwear, spine sunned, a few small dark spots to front board. Overopened at lightly foxed half-title. Front flyleaf has a few small closed tears; edges of most plates with tiny nick to fore-edge, light foxing to edges of text pages. Delightful Aldin illustrations, all clean and bright, without foxing or any blemishes. Pickles, a boundlessly energetic white puppy, gets into a lot of mischief. Quite scarce.

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      1909. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. ARTFUL PUPPIES: A CALENDAR FOR 1909. No publication information. Consisting of 4 large pages 8" wide x 16" high, with a hole at the top for securing them together with cord (lacks the cord), slightly dusty else VG-Fine condition. Printed on one side only. Each page has the calendar for 3 months on the bottom and each page has a different large full color illustration of the same dog with other animals. The paper his heavy, high quality and the printing is sharp. This is a rare Aldin item.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      n.p., 1909. Softcover. Very Good and absolutely one of a kind. 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 eleven 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 eleven 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 Americaís 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.

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        Riverhead Suffolk County New York Atlas

      New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1909. List of Maps collated complete; all are hand colored; 11 double page maps, approximately 21" x 25" size opened; Locations include all of the town and surrounds of Riverhead, Long Island, listing businesses, fire houses, water facilities, public utilities, Suffolk County Agricultural Society Fair Grounds with Race Track, Peconic River and all the businesses at the riverside in this time: Tower Roller Mill, C. Hallet's Sons Flour Mill & Electric Light Plant, Auxiliary Plant, Carriage Repository, Lumber & Construction businesses, boat & carpenter shops, American Ice Company, Frank H. Hill & Bro. Monument Works, county buildings-court house complex & jail, Long Island House, Banks, Public Library, tailor, jewelry, drug, tobacco & cigarette retailers, horse boarding & livery stables, S. Terry Hudson Agricultural Implement Works, Riverhead Coal Co., Shinnecock Distributing Co., Beer Agents & Soda Water Bottlers, railroads- train & transportation lines; Wm. Sweezy's Ice Ho., Corwin & Vail Lumber, cemeteries, schools, residences, public works, boarding houses-ie. Benjamin House, E. Griswold & Co., Cigar Factory & Wholesale Candy Dealers, F. C. Lane's Ice House, and much more; bound in the original paper wraps, covers soiled and with old fold line; with slight marginal soiling and darkening, a little bit of edgewear to a few; a bit of bowing from old fold; maps are in very good plus condition overall and clean, colors bright, printed on very good paper with good margins.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

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        CAT'S CRADLE

      Published by Blackie & Son Ltd., 1909 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Good condition with no wrapper. A Picture-Book for Little Folk. Grey pictorial paper boards depict mother cat with ball of yarn sitting next to kitten in a cradle. Dark grey endpapers. 6 Full page colour illustrations of cats plus colour illustrations to every page of rhyme. A later reprint (the first being 1908) with rhymes in a different order: First rhyme is Playtime in Pussy-Town. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Backstrip missing. Some loss of paper to lower edge of front cover not obliterating the illustration in anyway. Top three stitches of binding broken hence contents a little loose. Large tear to front endpaper messily repaired with tape. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. A few closed tears to edges of some pages. Contents a little grubby. Crayon mark across two lines of text to last page 'Goodbye'. [S]

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        The Adventures of Friskers and his Friends. By Marian Isabel Hurrell. With Sixteen Coloured Illustrations by Louis Wain

      Robert Culley, [1909]. 16mo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and 15 charming full-page coloured illustrations by Wain in the text, child's crayon-mark (not obscuring text) and closed tear (without material loss) on G2; original decorative cloth, coloured illustration (repeated in text) mounted in frame on upper board, covers lightly age-faded else a remarkably clean, tight copy housed in a custom-made buckram solander case lettered in gilt. With the early twentieth-century trade ticket of Goulden of Canterbury on front paste-down. A splendid example of Wain's delightful cat illustrations. A rare survival. . Catalogs: childrens & juvenilia.

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