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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.,, 1909. Quarto. Original vellum, black lettering and decoration to front cover,original ribbon ties, top edge gilt. 40 colour and numerous black and white illustrations by Rackham bound in with text. Mild yellowing to vellum, else a very good copy. Deluxe American Edition. Limited to 50 copies. Signed by Arthur Rackham on the verso of the half-title. This is a revised edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations and others redrawn and coloured.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Papers read before the Synthetic Society 1896-1908 and written comments thereon circulated among the members of the Society.

      Spottiswoode & Co., 1909., [London] Printed by - viii,564 p.; 22.5 cm. Reset from original pamphlets for private circulation, with presentation leaf from Balfour to the members. Rule 1. `The objects of the Society are to consider existing Agnostic tendencies, and to contribute towards a working philosophy of religious belief.' -- A.J. Balfour: Heads of argument 1896 - Charles Bigg: That faith is akin to scepticism 1898 - Charles Gore: In what sense does religious theory or doctrine admit of proof? 1897; Prayer 1900; The conception of the risen Christ in the New Testament 1905 - R.B. Haldane: On the meaning of authority in religion 1897 - B.H. Holland: True and false inspiration 1908 - Friedrich von Hugel: Experience and transcendence 1903 - R.H. Hutton: Why is the universe intelligible to us? 1896 - Oliver Lodge: Is obscurity or infinitude the wellspring of religion? 1898; On inspiration 1907 - J.M.E. McTaggart: Pre-existence 1904 - F.W.H. Myers: On the possibility of a scientific approach to problems generally classed as religious 1898; One door will open 1898 - H. Rashdall: Personality 1902; Is God super-moral? 1904; The nature of Christ's resurrection 1905 - Henry Sidgwick: Authority, scientific and theological 1899 - John Alexander Smith: [On analogical inference applied to God] 1903; [Creeds] 1908 - V.H. Stanton: Difficulties incident to an historical religion 1906 - William Temple: Propositions to be maintained on revelation, inspiration, and truth 1908 - George Tyrrell: The finite God 1903; Analogy and agnosticism 1903 - James Ward: Faith and science 1902 - Wilfrid Ward: Authority a reasonable ground for religious belief 1899 - C.C.J. Webb: The world intelligible through the idea of God 1896; Herbert Spencer 1904. -- A full register will be sent with the book. Good ex-lib. scarlet cloth, backstrip dull. A very scarce volume [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alec R. Allenson, Inc.]
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        When I Grow Up

      New York: The Century Co, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. tan cloth embossed in orange, black and white. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Denslow, W.W.. Unpaginated. 10 x 7.5 inches. This work an expansion of his series of color lithographs and verses that first appeared in St. Nicholas (November 1908 to October 1909). The monthly installments describe various professions a boy is considering when he grows up; presenting caricatures of prominent public figures including Teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, Admiral Dewey, Buffalo Bill, and actors DeWolf Hopper as "Casey at the Bat" and William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes. This was Denslow's last important children's book prior to his descent into alcoholism. An unusually sharp, bright and clean copy, owner inscription free front endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        LES NAUFRAGES DU JONATHAN. Illustrations par George Roux. Planches en chromotypographie. $1Voyages Extraordinaires$2.

      Collection Hetzel (1909). In-8 gr., bella legat. edit. in tela rossa con ricca decoraz. a colori e oro, tagli dorati, pp. (4),476, molto ben illustrato da George Roux sia nel t. (20 ill. sono a p. pag.) sia f.t. in 12 tavv. in tinta. "Prima edizione in prima tiratura" dell?ediz. in-8, in un solo vol. Cfr. Gondolo della Riva,78 con ill. della legatura - Bottin, pp. 308/309. Esempl. ben conservato. .

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        Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909 First edition, first printing of the last of Twain's books published during his lifetime. Near fine with former owner inscription to front endpaper; in the scarce jacket with scattered toning, a few small tears, stain to the front panel, splitting at spine fold, early masking tape reinforcement at recto and verso along edges and spine verso. Extremely scarce in any example of the jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Poemi. A cura di Cesare Blanc

      Stab. Tipografico Aldino 1909In 8° grande, br- edit. ill. in b/n dall'Autore, pp.(4nn)-148-(2nn). Edizione originale stampata in soli 250 es. Copia perfetta stampata su carta forte. invio autografo dell'A. alla prima cb allo scrittore, giornalista ed esteta inglese Reginald Turner (1869-1938), membro del circolo di Oscar Wilde (cfr. Cammarota, Futurismo, 356)

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

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

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Kháyyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Quarto. Original full vellum, titles and illustrations to front cover and spine gilt. New ribbons. 20 mounted colour plates by Edmund Dulac. Vellum lightly mottled with surface scratches but a sharp, clean and internally bright copy. Signed limited edition. Limited to 750 copies, numbered and signed by Edmund Dulac.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Works of Oscar Wilde (15 volumes)

      New York: Lamb Publishing Co., 1909. Sunflower Edition, Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo [20.5 cm] Beige cloth covered boards with green gilt stamped spine labels. Top edges gilt. Other edges deckled. Nine of the volumes in very good condition and six volumes are in good condition. The extremities are ever so slightly soiled, and have very sporadic small light stains. The spines are occasionally rolled slightly forward or back. The spine labels are rubbed, and sometimes faded. Minor bumping to the spine ends and corners. The pages are clean and bright. The text blocks of six of the volumes are cracked near the beginning or center (one is cracked twice). The majority of the bindings are very tight. There is a 1 and 1/2 inch long closed tear in the front free endsheet of The Decay of Lying. May require extra postage due to weight. Illustrated. Number 774 of 1000 numbered sets. Oscar Wilde was deeply affected by beauty and lived and dressed flamboyantly compared to the typical Victorian fashions and mores of the time. He was widely caricatured and became the target of much moral outrage in Europe and America. His writings such as The Picture of Dorian Gray with homo erotic undertones also brought much controversy for him. Despite all of this, he played an important part in the ever-growing movement of 'decadents' who believed in pacifism, social reform, and libertarianism.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Il Decamerone illustrato da Tito Lessi

      Alinari 1909-1915 Firenze, Alinari, 1909-1915. In 4to; pp.670. Magnifico esemplare intonso. Dieci fascicoli, ciascuno con copertine originali illustrate. La più bella edizione moderna del Decamerone; le cento tavole fuori testo del famoso acquafortista interpretano magistralmente l?animus del Boccaccio e sono una fedele raffigurazione della vita dell?epoca.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909 - Quarto. Original vellum, black lettering and decoration to front cover,original ribbon ties, top edge gilt. Mild yellowing to vellum, else a very good copy. 40 colour and numerous black and white illustrations by Rackham bound in with text. Deluxe American Edition. Limited to 50 copies. Signed by Arthur Rackham on the verso of the half-title. This is a revised edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations and others redrawn and coloured.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Memorable American Speeches (III. Slavery)

      Good in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The gilt text on the spine is somewhat tarnished and faded. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn and rubbed, the front end sheets are soiled and show the evidence of a removed book plate and a prior owner's name. The front hinge is going and the rear hinge is cracked. The fly title page is almost loose. The remainder of the text block is tight. Overall, a marginally collectible copy. The seventh Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1909. 309 pages of text.\n\nSPECIAL NOTE: The sample book shown below is brought to you by Open Library and is not the book listed for sale. The book shown below is a great example of the book and is offered to you for your reading pleasure.\n\n

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        Gwlad y Bryniau (MSS)

      1909 In full green leather with gilt title and tooling, no title to spine. Internally, 44 pp of Welsh handwritten poetry by Jones in 4 chapters, different coloured ink but the same hand, often poetry on one side and then the corrections on the other to the note book which has then been bound into this lovely full leather binding with 14 blank pages either side of the text. I believe that this is the MSS of either the 1909 publication or to a lesser extent the 1926 republished version, (NLW). However its is unique & obviously Very Rare! and Important. Jones, Thomas Gwynn (1871-1949), poet and scholar, was born on 10 October 1871 at Gwyndy-uchaf, Betws-yn-Rhos, Denbighshire, the eldest of the four children of Isaac Jones (1842-1929), farmer, poet, and lay preacher, and his wife, Jane, née Roberts (1845-1896). At birth he was given the name Thomas, but adopted Gwynn as a second name in his early twenties and thereafter went by the name T. Gwynn Jones. When he retired in 1937 Gwynn Jones was appointed CBE. Both the University of Wales and the National University of Ireland conferred upon him the honorary degree of DLitt. He was granted the medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion in 1939, and in 1944 received the traditional tribute of the Welsh people in the form of an illuminated address and generous testimonial. He died at his home, Willow Lawn, at Caradog Road in Aberystwyth, on 7 March 1949, and was buried on 10 March in the town's public cemetery.

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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      Photograph. Signature a little light but still Fine. Attractive image of an elderly Burroughs sitting at a desk with a candle reading a book. Signed in the print: "Copyright 1909 by J. Edward B. Greene." The image (4-3/8" x 6-1/8") is printed on heavy paper (6-3/4" x 9-5/8") and is SIGNED by the author beneath the image. Burroughs is scarce in signed photographs.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Gefährliche Liebschaften Mit Kupfern von Gerard, Fragonard und Monnet. 2 Bde

      Hyperion Hans von Weber München 1909 - Eines von 40 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe (Nr. "40"). - Hayn/Gotendorf IV, 5. Orig.-Maroquinleder mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, reicher Rückenvergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung und Kopfgoldschnitt.Ecken bestossen, Abnutzungen an Kapital, Risse an Gelenke; 8° (21,5 x 13 cm). 4 Bl., 343; 3 Bl., 312 S. Mit 13 Abb.-Tafeln.: Innen guter Zustand; - Die Exemplare der Vorzugsausgabe wurden auf Hadernpapier gedruckt und "von Carl Sonntag jun., Leipzig mit der Hand in ekrasierte Saffi-Maroquinbände gebunden .". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of British Game Birds

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1909. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. <!--Millais-->142 pp. Original maroon cloth in very good condition. Top edge gilt. Only 550 copies of this book have been printed, this copy is No. 319. With 18 coloured plates, 17 photogravures, and 2 other illustrations by Archibald Thorburn and J.G. Millais. Some shelf wear, rubbing to covers and spine, and lightly bumped/worn corners. A few tissue guards between plates. .

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1909. Sextodecimo. Original green boards, titles to front cover and spine in white, illustration laid down to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Small loss to foot of spine, otherwise a tight, clean copy. First edition. The sequel to the tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR

      1909. Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue. First British Edition, and first edition in English. This is a tale of a meteor&#39;s close brush with Earth, with the main events taking place in Virginia. The story had first appeared in a French daily journal in March-April 1908 -- three years after Verne&#39;s death. Despite the date 1909 on the title verso, this book was actually published in November 1908. Though sited in America, the book was not published in the United States.~This is a handsome volume, with one of the 24 Roux plates repro­duced upon the decorative front cover. This copy is nearly fine (front endpaper cracked, one tiny nick in the spine head, light foxing throughout on this thick wove paper). Taves & Michaluk V060; Myers 9.

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        Bella Donna (First UK Edition, two volumes)

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. First Edition. Two volumes. First Edition. both volumes Near Fine in original red cloth with gilt titles and design. The second impression, commonly mistaken for this one, was published as a single volume. Corners lightly bumped, and an area at the front hinge of Volume 2 a bit rubbed, else a lovely set. In a custom folding clamshell, with a matching slipcase (slipcase sunned at the spine panel). Basis for the 1946 film noir, "Temptation," starring Merle Oberon and George Brent. Rare.

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        My African Journey

      Torontoo, William Briggs, 1909 - The Canadian first is bound like the English in bright red cloth with a decorative cover blocked in blue, black and grey. The spine is stamped in gilt and says BRIGGS at the base. Internally, only the title page is changed with the new imprint shown. This is probably the scarecest Churchill first edition in English language. Binding is firm, endpapers intact, spine is dull with wear at ends. Scattered foxing in contents, edges off white. A prior owner has removed two of the photos plates and stuck them on the first and last blank pages. If requested, I can install replacement plates in the relevant locations. (A12ac). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic; being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Volumes I & II more EPHEMERA

      J B LIPPINCOTT, PHILADELPHIA 1909 - TWO VOLUME SET AND 3 UNIQUE AND RARE EPHERMA EARNEST H. SCHAKLETON: Vol. I: which is Signed by: Ernest Shackleton AND Frederick Grant above bright illuminated color British and American Flags on crossed poles BELOW POLES EACH SIGNATURE Mrs. H.J. Bohn, Lawrence W. Noyes and Ralph Isham. ALL SIGNATURES ARE ON A 4 1/2 BY 3 INCH CARD STOCK GLUED TO FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Below glued card inscribed by original owner of this set is : As well as a small inscription stating: "Bertha Bowlby Bohn, member National Geographic Society and Chicago Geographic Society; and dated May 9, 1910." Vol 1. Condition of book spine and edges have rubbing with some chipping, corners bumped lightly chipped, shaken spine, endpapers foxing, fore edges deckled, front and back inner boards are cracked at hinges, cloth binding (cover) is detached from spine, tanned text, and a bookplate on front endpaper, Vol. II: spine rubbed and has 2 inch tear in the cloth, edges are chipping, corners bumped and chipped, bookplate on front inner board, previous owner's name & date on fep, maps inside pocket folder pasted to back inner board, endpapers foxing, fore edges deckled, tanned text, shaken spine, both front/back inner boards are cracked at the hinges Additional postage will be required 1 . Contains a an extremely scarce advertising brochure envelope which was mailed to Bertha B. Bohn, 10964 Prospect Ave., Morgan Park, Illinois. The brochure envelope is postmarked Jan. 3 1909, from Philadelphia, 7:30 AM. The brochure has 7 illustrations, which consist of: (1) Four men and a horse pulling a sled by S.L. Wood; (2) Illustration of Shackleton in "Dinner attire" (suit and tie); (3) Two men (probably Shackleton) in a motor car near winter quarters; (4) Illustration of approx. 16 penguins socializing (5) Three men (one is probably Shackleton) standing 97 geographical miles of the South Pole, with a British flag thrust into the ground (6) An exploring party looking into the crater of Mount Erebus (7) Four men (Mackay, David, Adams, Marshall) at a remarkable fumarole in the old crater, in the form of a couchant lion. The brochure is separated in 4 pieces separated at folds but complete. Unique brochure was designed as an envelope designed as a mailer to be cut up. Contained in the brochure is a post card order form for the two volume set of "The Heart of the Antarctic 1909 " for $10.00. Size of the brochure unfolded measures 19.5" X 10". General wear, age-toned, edges slightly chipped. 2 . A newspaper article is laid in as well. The article is dated January 31, 1932, and has an image which is 11.75 " X 4.5", with the caption: "Great Britain's Memorial to one of its Great Explorers; A statue of Sir Ernest Shackleton Unveiled by the Marquess of Zetland in Ceremonies at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London (Times Wide World Photos). General wear, age-toned, edges slightly chipped. 3 . Also, a tri-fold brochure dated June 28, 1909. Size unfolded is 24" X 11", and folded size is 8" X 11". The cover of the brochure says "Orchestra Hall, Monday Evening, May 9, one lecture only, Auspices: The Geographical Society of Chicago," promoting the book "Farthest South." Contains eight illustrations: (1) On the cover is a 4" X 9" illustration with 5 conflicting scenes with Shackleton in the center. (2) Shackleton holding his daughter in his arms (3) Penguins (4) The phonograph at work with a man sitting next to it, as well as, penguins in the background. (5) The motor car on the ice (6) Adelae penguins quarreling over the ownership of a nest (7) Four men looking back at the British flag blowing in the wind farthest south. (8) Map showing the route of Shackleton from the day he left Lyttelton, New Zealand, on Jan. 1, 1908, until he planted the Union Jack, given him by Queen Alexandra at South latitude 88 degrees 23', 111 miles from South Pole, thus beating the world's record by nearly one hundred miles. General wear, age-toned, edges slightly chipped. DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 E [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Extract From Captain Stormfield&#39;s Visit To Heaven - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1909. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. First Edition/First Printing in about Fine condition, bright red cloth in very scarce dustjacket with little chipping, mainly along brittle spine. 5/8 inch sheet bulk, MCMIX on title page, published October 1909 on copyright page. An exceptional copy. BAL 3511 ; Combining science fiction with a satiric look at conventional views of the afterlife, Twain delivers his amusing and trenchant commentary on human vanity. The last of Mark Twain&#39;s books published during his lifetime .

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        Recueil de documents, et tirés à part consacrés à la tachycardie rassemblés par le docteur Heitz

      1909 - Petit in-4° relié demi-percaline bleue à la bradel, pièce de titre de chagrin cerise gravée à froid. Ce recueil est constitué de tirés à part extraits de diverses revues médicales. Il a été constitué par le docteur Jean Heitz, cardiologue à Paris au début du XX° siècle ; son nom est frappé au dos de la reliure. Les coins sont légèrement cornés autrement l'exemplaire est en excellente condition. Il se trouve relié à la suite les textes suivants : SCHMOLL : Paroxysmal tachychardia . The American Journal of the Medical Science, 1907, 14 pp. - J. HAY : Paroxysmal tachychardia 20 pp. - H. VAQUEZ : Etude historique et critique sur la pathogénie de la tachychardie paroxystique (1909), 24 pp. TH. LEWIS : Paroxysmal tachychardia London 1909, 30 pp. - TH. LEWIS : The experimental production of paroxysmal tachychardia and the effects of ligation of the coronary arteries 42 pp. - TH. LEWIS : Paroxysmal tachychardia, the result of electric impulse formation London, 1910 22 pp, 1 pl. - TH. LEWIS : Paroxysmal tachychardia, accompagnied by the ventricular form of venous pulse 16 pp. 2 pl. - HERTZ & GOODHART : The speed-limit of the human heart 1909 6 pp., 1 pl. - J. COWAND & McDONALD (D.) & R. I. BINNING : the venous pulse in paroxysmal tachychardia 1909 3 pp. - A.E. COHN : A case of paroxysmal tachychardia London, 1910, 8 pp. - C. E. LEA : A review of recent work on Paroxysmal tachychardia 1909 3 pp. - E.E. LASLETT : Paroxysmal tachychardia of very brief duration 1911, 6 pp. - H.E. HERING : Zur analyse der paroyslmalen tachykardie Munschen 1911 20 pp. - R. BECK : Analyse eines falles von paroxymaler tachykardie Berlin 1911, 12 pp. - A. E. COHN : Auricular tachykardie with a consideration of certains difference between the two vagi 1912 - TH. LEWIS : Observations upon a curious and not uncommon form of extreme acceleration of the auricle "Auricular flutter" 1912 46 pp. 2 pl. - C.E. LEA : Four cases of auricular tachychardia 1912, 12 pp. C.E LEA : Auricular fibrillation associated with high degree of A.-V. block and paroxysmal tachychardia 1912, 14 pp. CH. ESMAIN : La tachychardie d'après les données nouvelles Paris 1913, 26 pp. KAUFMANN & Zur pathogenese und therapie der paroxyslmalen tachykardie Berlin 1913, 18 pp. - W.T. RITCHIE : Further observations on auricular flutter 1913 12 pp. 2 pl. J. HAY : Two cases of auricular flutter London 1913 8 pp. 2 pl. - A.E. COHN & F.R. FRASER : Paroxysmal tachychardia and the effect of stimulation of the vagus nerves by pressure 1913 12 pp. 2 pl. CH. BAUMLER : Ein fall von tachykardie Dresden 1914 8 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COACHBUILDER Comprising Engravings of Popular Australasian Vehicles with Tables of Measurements. Second Edition Revised and Enlarged

      Sydney And Melbourne: J. E. Bishop & Co.. 1909. Second Edition. 280 pages, advertisments, including advert for Eliza Tinsley Iron, Steel & Machinery Merchant of Bourke St. Melb; that has a colour postcard size card of their building pasted to the page, a very nice copy that has been rebound in dark red cloth with the original front cover title design mounted on front cover, paper title label on spine, gilt rule head and tail. This edition is enlarged by the addition of 245 original engravings supplied by the Australasian Coachbuilders and Wheelwrights and from photographs supplied by Australian and New Zealand Coachbuilers, with a total of 430 illustrations + adverts, the last 10 photographs are of automobiles. ; 285 x 230mm .

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        THE WATER-BABIES A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1909. Edition De Luxe with illustrations in colour by Warwick Goble. One of only two-hundred and sixty limited copies. The original text of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley first published 1863 ; pp. viii, 273; 32 tipped-in colour plates (including the frontispiece), all with captioned tissue guards. Original vellum binding, bright gold gilt to the spine and front board, minimal wear, near fine. Original ribbon missing, bright clean gilt to top page edges, other edges uncut. Contents clean, tight and crisp, discreet and careful repair to a little paper cracking along the front joint, small attractive plate to the front paste down "Gladys King" and on the front free endpaper book plate belonging to Edward Charles & Gladys Cobb. Cobb was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Harold Balfour . A near fine complete illustrated limited edition with superb plates.. Edition De Luxe. Hardback. Near Fine/No dust jacket. Illus. by Warwick Goble. 4to (23 x 29cm).

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        The Works of Oscar Wilde (15 volumes)

      Lamb Publishing Co. New York: Lamb Publishing Co., 1909. Sunflower Edition, Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo [20.5 cm] Beige cloth covered boards with green gilt stamped spine labels. Top edges gilt. Other edges deckled. Nine of the volumes in very good condition and six volumes are in good condition. The extremities are ever so slightly soiled, and have very sporadic small light stains. The spines are occasionally rolled slightly forward or back. The spine labels are rubbed, and sometimes faded. Minor bumping to the spine ends and corners. The pages are clean and bright. The text blocks of six of the volumes are cracked near the beginning or center (one is cracked twice). The majority of the bindings are very tight. There is a 1 and 1/2 inch long closed tear in the front free endsheet of The Decay of Lying. May require extra postage due to weight. Illustrated. Number 774 of 1000 numbered sets. Oscar Wilde was deeply affected by beauty and lived and dressed flamboyantly compared to the typical Victorian fashions and mores of the time. He was widely caricatured and became the target of much moral outrage in Europe and America. His writings such as The Picture of Dorian Gray with homo erotic undertones also brought much controversy for him. Despite all of this, he played an important part in the ever-growing movement of 'decadents' who believed in pacifism, social reform, and libertarianism.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("S.L. CLEMENS"), TO MRS. HOOKWAY

      Stormfield, Redding, CT. 7 June 1909.. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of a folded oblong quarto sheet of letterhead. Ca. 125+ words. Folded for mailing, tanned from having been at some point framed, a few faint smudges, otherwise very good. To "Dear Mrs. Hookway," evidently a teacher involved in the staging of children&#39;s dramatic productions, following up on an earlier letter and receipt of some photographs, as well as a parcel of letters written to him by the children: "The photographs have come, & they were a charming surprise to me, they so far exceeded my expectations. Certainly the staging & costuming of the piece were beautiful; & little by little, & bit by bit, I gathered the piece itself from the 85 letters of the children, much as one patches one of those incoherent puzzle things together & finds that it is a picture - a picture that is graceful, & orderly, & full of life and color ... Once or twice in my life, no doubt, I have received 85 letters in one mail, but I haven&#39;t received 85 interesting ones in one mail until now. With many, many thanks, Sincerely yours S.L. Clemens."

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        1909 Signed handwritten note by Howard Chandler Christy

      A handwritten note, on "The Barracks Duncan Falls, Ohio" letterhead and dated Sep 9th 1909; evidently the addressee had asked Christy about a famous verse he&#39;d penned; "Dear Mrs...Your letter has just reached me having been forwarded from New York. Here is the (?) "Here to me girl-whose face would stop a clock! - It is so very fair-that even thine (?) must Linger There-..."; and signed "Very Truly Yours Howard Chandler Christy"; about 4 ¾" x 7 ¾" size, written on one side of the paper; Howard Chandler Christy (1870-1952) prominent American illustrator and artist, famous for the "Christy Girl" and his work depicting women and society of the time; some age-toning, faint old fold-lines, old mounting residue on back; in very good condition. . Very Good.

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        Chelsea Football Club Official Handbook 1909-10

      Chelsea F.C. 1909 - Extremely rare Chelsea Football Club official handbook and list of fixtures for season 1909-10. Contains results and scorers for season 1908-09, pen portraits of the players and fixtures. 16mo. 61pp. 17 plates of players and officials. Original printed wrappers. Split at spine, wrappers detached, minor marks to rear cover, internally very good, complete. We believe this edition of the handbook to be VERY SCARCE.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas

      London: Constable & Company, 1909., 1909. FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large 8vo. With 40 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations. Internally clean and sound. Fine in recent maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine; publisher&#39;s original boards with titles and illustration in gilt to upper; end papers bound in at front; top edge tinted. A few specks of foxing to edges. A superb copy of one of Rackham&#39;s most desirable books. Includes Briar Rose, Rapunzel, Hansel & Grethel, Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Rumpelstiltskin, The Elves & The Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, Chanticleer & Partelet, The Golden Bird, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and many more. Riall p97. Latimore/Haskell p.34. Book Collector No.271, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

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        Great Northern Recreational Map of Glacier National Park Montana, Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta

      Great Northern Railway.. No date. Ca. 1920s.. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 18 1/4 x 32 1/2 inches, professionally mounted to linen backing. Color cover illustration; green and white illustrations, small route map and text on verso. Originally issued as a folding brochure, the fold lines are now minimized; occasional foxing spots, very good condition. A handsome bird&#39;s eye view style pictorial map by Joseph Scheuerle, brightly colored and humorous. "Who was who in American Art" lists Scheuerle as "painter of the Sioux Indian in 1909, the Crow and Blackfoot, 1910, the Cheyenne in 1911 and others. He was a friend of C.M. Russell, Gollings, and de Young." Here the emphasis is on recreational possibilities for the Caucasian tourist, including golf, swimming, tennis, fishing. In front of the title cartouche at lower right is a group of Native American Indians with the artist and canvas at the very right hand corner. .

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        St.Louis: History of the Fourth City (3 volumes); AND, 2 Volume Deluxe Supplement (First Edition)

      Chicago, St. Louis: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. , 1909. Five (5) volumes complete. FIRST EDITION, first printing, deluxe leather bound edition. Half black morocco leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Green cloth covered boards. All edges gilt, moderate wear, books have been professionally restored with the spine of volume II being relaid. Volume II has the most wear to the spine with some loss of the gilt titling. Corners lightly bumped.; Pages internally tight. Volumes 1 & 2 of the deluxe supplement are larger (13 inches tall) than the three volumes. These supplements are exceptionally rare and are only found in three libraries: The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Missouri History Museum, and the USC Doheny Library. Volume 1 of the supplement has been professionally restored and volume 2 has weakened joints. Overall a VERY GOOD set with exceptionally are supplements 5 volumes complete. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Half Morocco Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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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. 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&#39;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. . Catalogs: asia.

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        Three Years' Sport in Mozambique

      Isaac Pitman London: Isaac Pitman, 1909. hardcover. very good(+). Translated by R & H. M. Lydekker. 81 black & white photographic plates. 164pp, scattered foxing, 23pp of advertisments at the end. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in beige cloth with a green leather spine label. London: Isaac Pitman, 1909. Very good (+). Small blind stamp on title reading 'Presentation Copy'.

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        THE WATER-BABIES A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      Macmillan and Co. Ltd., London 1909 - Edition De Luxe with illustrations in colour by Warwick Goble. One of only two-hundred and sixty limited copies. The original text of The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley first published 1863 ; pp. viii, 273; 32 tipped-in colour plates (including the frontispiece), all with captioned tissue guards. Original vellum binding, bright gold gilt to the spine and front board, minimal wear, near fine. Original ribbon missing, bright clean gilt to top page edges, other edges uncut. Contents clean, tight and crisp, discreet and careful repair to a little paper cracking along the front joint, small attractive plate to the front paste down "Gladys King" and on the front free endpaper book plate belonging to Edward Charles & Gladys Cobb. Cobb was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Harold Balfour . A near fine complete illustrated limited edition with superb plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Art of Batting

      A. J. Reach 1909 - A very early baseball book, that mentions the recent "introduction of the curve in pitching." Reach was then the sole maker of the baseball used by the American League. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Fables of Aesop

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Limited. hardcover. near fine. 25 exquisite mounted color plates + 2 extra plates not found in the trade edition by Edward J. Detmold, lettered tissue guards. Large thick 4to, original off white cloth, pictorially gilt front cover, deckled edges. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. A beautiful copy. Limited Edition, one of 750 copies, numbered and signed by the artist.

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        Golliwogg in the African Jungle

      London, New York, Bombay & Calcutta : Longmans Green and Co, 1909. Oblong, 22cm by 28cm, 64 internal pages. Covers worn and rubbed, front hinge split, title page is first page of book (ie possible missing front free endpaper). one 1cm and one 4cm closed tear in margins of interior pages, a few minor fingermarks to margins. Glorious illustrations, bright and clear, pages tight. Golliwogg leads the five dolls on a journey to Africa to collect a zoo. Beautiful. 560g.. First Edition. Pictorial Boards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Florence K Upton. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Actions and Reactions.

      Macmillan, London 1909 - vi, 301 plus 12pp of ads. Thick 8vo, artfully bound in dark olive green morocco; gilt- lettered spine with raised bands & floral devices stamped in gilt and red on the covers; inner dentelles, uncut edges, t.e.g. Original wrappers are bound-in at rear. London: Macmillan and Co., 1909. First edition. Slightest edgewear, otherwise a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni (3 volume set)

      London - The Society of Bibliophiles, 1909. Hardcover. Like New. 3 volume set. 8vo. Green cloth with gold illustrations on cover and spine. Gift quality, near fine. A superior copy in new condition. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine. binding and cover. Hardcover. Society of Bibliophiles, 1909. Limited Murano edition, with colored frontis. Director of Folger Shakespeare library's book plate inside cover. Ships daily.

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        Emma

      J. M. Dent & Co, 1909-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. 395 pages. 1909 edition. Very good condition hardback without a dust jacket. Firmly bound to light card boards with bright and shiny gilt decoration over the front and the backstrip. Boards mostly clean with few slight markings, tear over backstrip and mildly curved corners. Roughly cut text block filled with clean and and light text pages, bright white image plates and frontispiece with almost completely undamaged tissue guard (small patch of foxing on corner).

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grim

      London: Constable & Company, 1909. Complete. 325 pages & 40 colored plates with captioned tissues. Publisher&#39;s crimson cloth boards re-backed in matching crimson morocco with gilt decorations after Rackham designs. Additional 55 b/w illustrations throughout. Pubisher&#39;s crimson cloth boards with elaborate gilt lettering and decoration. Spine rebacked in matching leather with gilt lettering and four decorations after Rackham designs. A very nice example. Sound binding with intact hinges. 1911 gift inscription. An old catalog description has been affixed to an endpaper with a note of provenance laid in. Generally very clean pages with an occasional light finger smudge. Tiny dot of soiling at the lower margin of the plate opposite p. 62. Light wear to cover. Sixty famous tales are in this volume including The Bremen Town Musicians, The Twelve Princesses, The Frog Princess, Rapunzel, The Valient Tailor, Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Rumplestiltskin, and Hansel and Gretel. One of Rackham&#39;s best and most popular works. . First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic

      London: Ballantyne & Co. Limited for William Heinemann,, 1909. Being The Story Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With An Introduction By Hugh Robert Mill, D. Sc. An Account Of The First Journey To The South Magnetic Pole By Professor T.W. Edgeworth David F.R.S. [together with;] The Antarctic Book. Winter Quarters, 1907-1909. 3 volumes, quarto. Original vellum, volumes I & II, and the supplement in vellum-backed grey paper boards, titles gilt to spines, upper boards of volumes I & II blocked in gilt with the twin penguin device, top edges gilt, others uncut, broad brown silk page-markers to I and II. Titles to Heart of the Antarctic in brown and black, 2 tipped-in photogravure frontispieces and 12 tipped-in colour plates after paintings by George Marston, all with captioned tissue guards, 4 double-page photographic plates, 271 photographic illustrations on 195 plates, diagrams, maps, plans & graphs in the text, including 9 full-page, 3 folding maps and 1 folding plate containing 2 panoramic views in end-pocket of vol. II; The Antarctic Book with 4 mounted colour portraits from crayon drawings and 6 original etchings by George Marston. Vellum of the first two volumes very slightly spotted, as usual, spines a touch lightened, some foxing to the fore-edges, free endpapers of the supplemental volume browned and the etching leaves mildly foxed as often, but overall a very good set indeed. First signed limited edition. Heart of the Antarctic number 193 of 330, The Antarctic Book one of 300 unnumbered copies, this in the second (corrected) state with contents without reference to "Aurora Australis" and no signature "d" to p. 26. Signed by all the members of the shore party on two pages in the latter. The deluxe edition of Shackleton&#39;s account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-9 on board Nimrod: "Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB).

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        CATALOGUE OF EARLY ITALIAN ENGRAVINGS PRESERVED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTS & DRAWINGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM

      London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited. Very Good. 1909-10. First Edition. Hardcover. F: anonymous engravings of miscellaneous and uncertain schools. G: Italian map engravers of the 15th century. Clean dark brown cloth. Bright gilt title on spines. Texts tight, clean & intact. Covers have a few small cloth bubbles. Front corners lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine ends have small cloth tears. Xxix - xlvi pages of text volume have turned down page corners. Rare Section; Hind&#39;s collection of early Italian engravings. Printed by the order of the Trustees. Volume of illustrations published in 1909. Unpaginated, xvi. Part 1, Anonymous Engravers; Part 2, Engravers whose names or Monograms are known. The series of plates in photolithography was prepared 25 years ago, before the modern processes of reproduction had been perfected. Text volume published in 1910, lii,627pp. Pictorial frontispiece. B/W plates. A: Anonymous Florentine Engravings of the 15th century, Fine Manner. B: Anonymous Florentine Engravings of the 15th century, Broad Manner. C: Anonymous Florentine Engravings, Fine Manner with copies in the broad Manner. D: Other Early Florentine Engravings- Pollaiuolo, Robetta. E: Anonymous North Italian Engravings of the 15th & early 16th centuries. F: Anonymous engravings of Miscellaneous and uncertain schools. G: Italian Map Engravers of the 15th century. Clean dark brown cloth. Bright gilt title on spines. Texts tight, clean & intact. Covers with a few small cloth bubbles. Front corners lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine ends have small cloth tears. Text volume, pages xxix-xlvi have turned down page corners. Rare Section ; Engraved Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

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        Magie et religion dans l'Afrique du Nord

      A. Jourdan, Alger 1909 - 4º, 617 p. Media piel, nervios, florones. Muy buen ejemplar. Interesante y completísimo estudio sobre los aspectos relacionados con la magia de la civilización musulmana ( adivinos, ritos, talismanes), y las relaciones de la magia con la ciencia y la religión ( fiestas, sacrificios, etc.).

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        NAVEGACIÓN AÉREA. DIRIGIBLES. AEROPLANOS.

      Imprenta y Librería de Daniel Ramírez, Guadalajara 1909 - Portada + 144 págs. + 9 estados plegados fuera de texto.- Del viento.- Utilización de las corrientes atmosféricas.- Globos dirigibles.- Las tentativas de dirección de los globos.- Aviación.- Resistencia al avance. Elegante encuadernación en Holandesa con dorados y dos tejuelos. 23,5 x 16 cm. José Cubillo y Fluiters nace en Guadalajara en 1885 en una familia de inmigrantes holandeses que vinieron a trabajar en la Real Fábrica de Paños de Guadalajara. A los quince años ingresa en la Academia de Ingenieros del Ejército en Guadalajara y obtiene el título de ingeniero a los veinte años, siéndole concedida la Cruz Blanca del mérito militar por su aplicación y buena conducta. Desde 1905 se dedicó a practicar e investigar en Aerostación y Meteorología, realizando numerosas ascensiones en globo libre, como piloto y observador titulado. Fue destacado profesor en la Academia de Ingenieros y autor de numerosos artículos en revistas profesionales sobre asuntos de física, matemáticas superiores y mecánica. En 1909, cuando tenía 24 años, escribió Navegación Aérea. Dirigibles. Aeroplanos, libro de texto en la Escuela Superior de Guerra y en las Academias de Artillería e Ingenieros, donde ejerció como profesor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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