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

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

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland. 4 volume set

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

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

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

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        Raum und Zeit

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Piper a Play in Four Acts

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

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

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

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

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        Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward, With Introductions by the Author. AutographEdition 16 volume set

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1909, - WARD, Humphry, Mrs. The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward, With Introductions bythe Author. Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909. Limited,Numbered Edition of 750, signed by Mrs Ward at the begining of Volume I. 8vo, in three-quarter morocco, with raised bands, with gilt decorated spines, top-edge gilt, with green ribbon markers. All volumes with colour frontispiece, monochrome frontispiece (occasionally the same image as the colour one) and other plates. Mary Augusta Arnold Ward (1851-1920). Volume 1. Robert Elsmere, I. 1909. Pp 530. Unopened Volume 2. Robert Elsmere, II. 1909. Pp602. Unopened Volume 3. The History of David Grieve. I. 1909. Pp 483. Volume 4. The History of David Grieve. II. 1909. Pp 589. Volume 5. Marcella. I.1910. Pp 517. Volume 6. Marcella. II. 1910. Pp 425. Volume 7. Sir George Tressady, I .1910. Pp 429. Volume 8. Sir George Tressady, II and Miss Bretherton. 1910. Pp 430. Volume 9. Helbeck of Bannisdale. 1910. Pp 537. Volume 10. Eleanor. 1910. Pp 572. Volume 11. Lady Rose's Daughter. 1910. Pp 506. Volume 12. The Marriage of William Ashe. 1910. Pp 574. Volume 13. Fenwick's Career and The Story of Bessie Costrell. 1910. Pp 466 Volume 14. The Testingof Diana Mallory. 1910. Pp 584. Volume 15. Daphne (Marriage à la Mode) andCanadian Born (Lady Merton, Colonist). 1912. Pp 552. Volume 16. The Case of Richard Meynell. 1912. Pp 586. Small spot on title page of volume X, verylight corner wear, else near fine, Copy No.121. 1,650.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hearts Delight Farm

      WH MINER, CHAZY, NY 1909 - monotone color illustrations, leather cover brittle, a few pages loose from binding Additional Postage Required DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 164 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Elkin Mathews, 1909 - Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine and upper board gilt. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, of Pound's first regular book (the two preceding works, A Lume Spento and A Quinzaine for this Yule, being virtually unprocurable), in the second issue binding (with spine titles measuring 1.5 cm instead of 2 cm). 1,000 copies were printed, but the collection sold slowly, and in 1913 Elkin Mathews issued the 500 remaining sheets as a combined issue bound together with remaining sheets of Pound's Exaltations. Gallup A3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1909. original pictorial light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, brown and black.. Early ownership signature on small piece of paper affixed to front. paste-down. A fine copy of a rare book. (#137165). First edition. Adventure story about young lads hunting dinosaurs -- an anachronism cheerfully acknowledged by the author in his preface -- in America when Colorado was the site of a huge inland sea. A glossary lists the folk names used for the various species of beasts appearing in the story. Despite its subject, this is generally classed as non-juvenile fiction, thus its presence in Smith (see below) and other bibliographies. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 50. Reginald 03469. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-830.

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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.

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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]

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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&#39;s last important children&#39;s book prior to his descent into alcoholism. An unusually sharp, bright and clean copy, owner inscription free front endpaper.

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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&#39;s Visit to Heaven

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909 First edition, first printing of the last of Twain&#39;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.

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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)

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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.

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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 &#39;decadents&#39; who believed in pacifism, social reform, and libertarianism.

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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.

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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.

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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&#39;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&#39;s public cemetery.

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      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.

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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.

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      1909. Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue. First British Edition, and first edition in English. This is a tale of a meteor&#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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        Ruines d?Angkor, Cambodge. Préface de M. Etienne Aymonier. Textes par Louis Finot, Ancien Directeur de l?École Française d?Extrême-Orient à Hanoï, Fac-Similé d?acquarelle de V. Lorant-Heileronn, élève de G. Rochegrosse.

      P. Dieulefils, Photographe-Éditeur, Hanoï, Tonkin, 1909 - In-quarto-jésus oblong [395 x 295 mm], demi-chagrin prune à coins, dos lisse, titre or imprimé sur le plat sup., filets or de mors, tête dorée, rel. éditeur de l?époque, bel exemplaire. Feuillet de justification de tirage-Faux-titre [anglais-allemand]-Gd-Titre-Préface-Introductions [français-anglais-allemand]-Table des planches-1 f. de cat. éditeur. 1 front. coul. et 68 planches montées sur onglets, reproductions photographiques [héliotypies] à plusieurs sujets avec le texte en français-anglais-allemand [1-29-29 bis-67]. Exemplaire sur papier Hollande numéroté (n°134/200 ex.), fort rare (tirage total à 500 ex.). Originaire de Malestroit (Morbihan), Pierre-Marie Dieulefils, sous-officier au sein du 24e régiment d?artillerie de Vannes, fut envoyé au Tonkin en 1885. C?est en 1888, que ce futur éditeur de cartes postales coloniales s?établira avec son épouse à Hanoï. Ses photographies coloniales furent présentées pour la première fois à l?Exposition universelle de Paris, en 1889. FIRST EDITION. COMPLET. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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