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      London, New York: J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton, 1909. Front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Rose-colored ties, all four present. Glassine wrapper is present, some chipping around edge. This is the so-called deluxe large paper edition, limited to 750 copies, this being #133, SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM. A total of thirteen color illustrations mounted on white paper, one more than in the trade edition. Thirty chapter heads and tail pieces, two full-page illustrations in black and white. Cover cloth with miniscule soiling, lower front corner with minor wear. Housed in a custon slipcase and cloth chemise. Spine label on the slipcase chipped, but without loss of any lettering. A lovely, well-preserved copy of this deluxe edition, a reprint of the 1900 edition. 291pp. See Riall p.91 and Lattimore-Haskell pp. 32-33. . Limited, Signed Edition. White Cloth. Almost No Wear/Original Glassine Wrapper. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        [Le Morte D'Arthur]. The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures the Achieving of the San Greal and in the end le Morte DArthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing

      London: [J M Dent]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Sm. nick to cloth along spine. Endpapers browned and lightly foxed. Teg - remaining edges uncut. 1909. Second Edition [Limited to 1500 copies]. Green gilt illustrated hardback cloth cover. liv, 624pp :: Twenty b/w plates by Beardsley including six double page plates; numerous additional illustrations and decorations throughout. Gilt illustrated cover designed by Beardsley :: 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8") :: The 1909 second edition incorporates work lacking in the original 1893 edition. Limied to 1000 copies for the United Kingdom and 500 for America. The Text as Written by Sir Thomas Malory and Printed by William Caxton at Westminster the Year MCCCCLXXXV and now Spelled in Modern Style. With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. MDCCCCIX [1909] .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

      London: J.M. Dent, 1909. Second edition. Cloth. Orig. green publisher's cloth, spine and front cover decorated in gilt floral motifs. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 624 pages. 26 x 21 cm. Limited edition one of 1500 copies. Twenty full-page woodcut plates and a plethora of in-text wood engravings. GORDON N. RAY 314. "Seeking to emulate the books of the Kelmscott Press, John Dent in 1892 offered Beardsley 200 pounds [for the 1st edition published 1893-1894 in 3 vols] for twenty full-page illustrations, about one hundred smaller designs in the text, and nearly 350 initial letters for `Le Morte d'Arthur.In accepting this formidable commission, the artist anticipated, correctly as it turned out `a year's hard work." Edges lightly foxed, rubbing to lower extremities, interior contents clean, owner inscription dated 1909.&

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.. Sixth edition, 1909, format as first edition of 1906, 4to, 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, frontispiece and 49 superb mounted coloured illustrations each with captioned guard, bound together after the text, rust red cloth, gilt illustration to upper cover, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, map on front endpaper, 126 pages of text. Spine just very slightly darkened, gilt bright, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, very small scratch at lower edge of upper cover, bookplate and neat inscription dated 1910 on front pastedown, small closed tear to inner edge of title page and following dedication page, neatly repaired, no foxing, 1 inner joint cracked, binding tight and firm, plates perfect. A very good plus tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Le Morte Darthur The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, the Achieving of the San Greal and in the end Le Morte D'Arthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of them all

      Published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., Aldine House, Bedford Street, London Second Edition 1909. London 1909. Recently rebound in moss green buckram covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, top edge gilt, green silk book tie and headbands. 4to. 10½'' x 8½''. Contains [liv] 624 printed pages of text including General Glossary. This, the second edition, was limited to 1000 copies for the U. K. and 500 copies for America. There are said to be 351 different designs by Beardsley including ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the first edition, 20 full or double page illustrations, 240 chapter headings, 43 borders, 25 initial letters, 19 small ornaments and 4 headpieces. One small mark to the front cover, age darkening of the tissue guard to the frontispiece, without any other foxing or marks and in Very Good clean and bright condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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      Published by Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Green cloth boards, front cover shows puppy and ducklng with orange title. Cream pictorial endpapers. 24 colour plates. Told from the point of view of Decimus Duckling who goes out to explore the world at large. 'F' in 'Farm' on front cover title is dulled. Inscription in ink to half-title page partly crossed out. One page detached. All plates present. Light offsetting to text pages from the plate opposite. A few foxspots present. Hinges pulled, some cracked. Front hinge cracked, first folio section detached at lower half. One page (VIII) has a closed horizontal tear with no loss. Still a charming copy. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      1909. [Library of Congress copy] New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Original green cloth. First Edition of this work in which Twain probes the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy (ending up with the conclusion that Bacon must have written all those plays). This copy does not have the "Publisher's Note" leaf following the title page, nor the two-page ad leaf at the rear -- the earliest state). Condition is very good copy, with minor wear at the extremities and part of a library label (see below) on the lower spine. McBride p. 233; Blanck 3509. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.~This is one of two copies filed for copyright at the Library of Congress with the following marks to that effect:~* Part of numerical library label on lower spine.~* "The Library of Congress, copyright deposit" bookplate on the front paste-down, with penciled number appearing to be the same as on the spine.~* "Samuel L. Clemens" penciled onto the title page, below the printed "Mark Twain."~* "LC" perforation on the title page (also on the two leaves comprising pp 99-102).~* On the copyright page, in addition to the same penciled number, is the inkstamp reading "Library of Congress | Two Copies Received | April 8 1909 | Copyright Entry | ... Copy B" and with the date "Apr. 5, 1909" penciled within the inkstamp.~* There is also, on the following page, a penciled notation dated April 12, 1909, plus some occasional penciled marks in the text thereafter.~* Finally, the date "Apr 8 1909" is also inkstamped onto the rear free endpaper.~It is noteworthy that the earliest copy noted by Blanck is one received at the Boston Athenaeum on April 13th; it is only proper that a copy would have been received a bit earlier, for copyright purposes, at the Library of Congress.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic ... [With:] The Antarctic Book

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. 3 volumes, 4to. (8 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches). Half-titles. 224 plates (including portrait frontispieces in vols. 1 and 2, 12 mounted colour plates after George Marston in vols. 1 and 2, and a folding panorama and 3 folding maps in a pocket in the rear of vol. 2). Double-page in front of Antarctic Book containing 16 autograph signatures of each member of the Shore Party plus Mackintosh. Publisher's vellum with gilt sign of the penguin on each cover (Heart of the Antarctic) or publisher's vellum-backed boards (Antarctic Book), spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Copy number 11 of 300 numbered sets, with the rare third volume signed by Shackleton and the members of the Shore Party: "one of the most handsome productions in the Antarctic canon" (Rosove). Shackleton's monumental 1907-09 Nimrod Expedition is best remembered for his crossing the Trans-Antarctic mountain range, making the first ascent and survey of Mount Erebus, and coming within a hundred miles of the South Pole. He "began working on The Heart of the Antarctic soon after the party's return to New Zealand" in August 1909 and the work was published just a few months later. "The book was an instant success ... Nothing was spared by the publisher and printer to style the volumes as beautifully as possible ... [Shackleton's] narrative is one of the most compelling in the Antarctic literature" (Rosove). As usual, the present set includes the second corrected issue of The Antarctic Book (see Rosove for a detailed explanation on the error in typesetting to the first issue). This volume is, of course, most famous for the autographs of 16 members of the expedition: Ernest Shackleton; Sir Philip Brocklehurst; Bernard Day; Ernest Joyce; Dr. A. F. Mackay; Dr. Eric Marshall; G E. Marston; James Murray; Raymond Priestley; William Roberts; Frank Wild; Aeneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh; Bertram Armitage; William C. Roberts; Edgeworth David; and Douglas Mawson. "The most luxurious publication ever to have appeared during the 'heroic age' of Antarctic exploration" (Taurus). This set exceptionally clean. Rosove 305.A2; Books on Ice 7.4; Spence 1096; Taurus 57.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Simplicissimus Künstler-Kneipe und Kathi Kobus. Herausgegeben vom Hausdichter Hans Bötticher

      (München), Selbstverlag, 1909.. Mit zahlr. teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen. 47 (1) S. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Joachim Ringelnatz (hier noch unter seinem bürgerlichen Namen Hans Bötticher), der 1909 erstmals bei Kathi Kobus in der Münchner Künstlerkneipe Simplicissimus auftrat und ihr "Hausdichter" wurde. Es gibt auch einen zweiten Abdruck der Erstausgabe mit 52 S., tls. etwas anderem Bildmaterial und einem satirischen Textblatt zu dem Maler Anton Azbe sowie dessen Portrait; die hier vorliegende, früher erschienene Ausgabe mit einem ganzseitigen Portrait der Wirtin Kathi Kobus. - Mit 7 Beiträgen von Ringelnatz, weiteren Gedichten und zahlreichen Porträts der Künstler und Gäste des Hauses sowie Fotos von Festen, Faschingszügen etc. Die Umschlag-Illustration (wohl von Th. Th. Heine) zeigt die rote Simplicissimus-Bulldogge mit Sektflasche (auf der Rückseite: Sekt saufend). - Umschlag etwas berieben und fleckig, untere Ecke des Vorderdeckels mit kleiner Läsur. Vorderdeckel mit Besitzeintrag eines Kurt Scheibner, cand. med. und dem Signet einer Studentenverbindung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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      London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1909]. Some rubbing and light scratch on upper cover, else tight and attractive, contents and plates all fine. First English trade edition Quarto. Unpaged. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac, each page with decorative borders in dull gilt over tan. Bound in half red leather over red cloth sides, text block edges stained red, the spine with gilt titles on blue labels and with gilt floral panel ornaments Hughey 21a.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Toronto: Musson Book Company Limited [no date circa 1909]. () Unpaginated. Very good. Large quarto in original gilt decorated buckram with patterned endpapers and 20 tipped in colour plates from illustrations by Edmund Dulac, in publisher's box. Inscription on front free endpaper and offsetting on front and rear endpapers from something once stored in the book. An attractively-prodcued publication with illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Uncommon in the original publisher's box. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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      1909. 2. (ROBINSON,W.HEATH)illus. A SONG OF THE ENGLISH by Rudyard Kipling. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Large 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/4"), blue gilt cloth with gilt pictorial decoration, NEARLY AS NEW IN PUBLISHER'S BOX with pictorial label on cover (box VG+ slightly soiled and lightly faded). 1st edition with iIllustrations by Robinson including 30 magnificent tipped-in color plates with illustrated / lettered guards and with 59 line illustrations throughout the text. This is a spectacular copy, rarely found with the box. (Beare 61a).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Inland Printer, Volumes 44-165 (1909-1970) and 83 single issues (1970-1978)

      Chicago: The Inland Printer Company. (1909-1978). First. Periodicals. Large quartos. A consecutive run of bound volumes 44-165 (October 1909-September 1970), and 83 loose issues in wrappers (from 1970-1978) of The Inland Printer, one of the most influential magazines in the printing, engraving, and graphic arts. Throughout the 20th Century, the IP was known for its innovative typography and design, its historical surveys of leading figures and movements, and its many articles on current practices and technical innovations in the field.The issues from the 1910s to the 1930s feature art nouveau and modern covers by leading Chicago-based designers and illustrators such as Oswald Cooper, Gordon Ertz, Carl Scheffler, Carl S. Junge, and Frederick Trezise, among others, and include two by Will Bradley, famous for introducing distinct arts & crafts themes to American graphic design. In 1928, when J.L. Frazier became editor, and continuing on up through the 1960s, IP published articles, monthly columns, and correspondence relating to hand and machine composition, typography, advertising, and design by Frazier, Henry Lewis Bullen, Douglas McMurtrie, and others, including Frederic W. Goudy. Alexander S. Lawson, America's most influential typographer after World War II, published over 150 articles from 1954-1966 in his monthly column "Composing Room," along with other contributions.Volumes 44-103 in quarter cloth and dark blue cloth boards, volumes 104-158 in full beige linen cloth, volumes 159-165 (and 167) in buckram, all with the original pictorial covers bound in. Many volumes contain full-page and tipped-in color plates, type and design specimen sheets, printed paper specimen sheets, and advertisement supplements at the front and rear of each issue. Overall a handsome, very good ex-library set with a small bookplate or ink stamp on the front pastedowns, small ink stamp on the front covers or first text page, and perforated stamps to some of the full-page and tipped-in plates in the earlier volumes. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Published by Constable and Company Ltd., 1909. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Fair condition with no wrapper. Originally published by Freemantle in 1900, Constable purchased the copyright and reissued this sumptuous version with revised, redrawn and recoloured illustrations. Crimson cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. 40 exquisite tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Red and grey pictorial endpapers. Top edge red. 325 pages. Title on front cover and spine is "Grimm's Fairy Tales". Spine is damaged - 3.5" split to edge of front cover at base, 1.5" to centre of spine at top. Spine also slightly faded. One plate (opposite page 28) is missing, all others present and in fine condition. Tissue-guard for frontis is missing, one other is loose with ragged edges. Foxing and some fingering to contents. A good copy of a scarce Rackham edition. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Tales from Shakespeare

      London, J. M. Dent & Co. and New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.,, 1909. Octavo. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full red morocco, titles to spine gilt, illustration to upper board gilt, five raised bands to spine, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 12 illustrations in colour. Light rubbing to edges otherwise a lovely copy.. First Rackham Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Original brown publisher's cloth; titled in gilt on spine and front, gilt decoration of Peter riding on a goat. Gilt bright.Map on f.f.e.p, frontispiece+xii+125pp, plus 49 full page tipped in plates. All plates present and perfect with titled tissue guards. Text clean and free of foxing except a few minor spots confined to prelims. An excellent copy. Sixth. Illus. by Arthur Rackham .

      [Bookseller: Adlitem]
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        The Hunmasking of Robert-Houdin. Together with a Treatise on Handcuff Secrets

      London.: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1909 Frontispiece - [viii] - 333 pages - (1f, portrait of Houdini) - [ix-xvi] - 110 pages - (2p, advertising). Cover is in very good condition, clean and tight. Bookplate of Dr Earl Reum on fep, signature of a previous owner on pastedown and at the top of page 69, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, clean, unmarked and tight. The condition of this book is virtually as new. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Poems and Translations

      Cuala Press; Churchtown, Dundrum., 1909. Very good. Publishers quarter undyed cloth and blue papered boards with printed label to spine. Spine head rubbed to one corner. Lightly and evenly dust darkened, with the odd speck of marking, all as pictured. Internally pristine bar a little ageing in the form of mild, even toning to leaves. 45pp.. First impression, only 250 copies printed. Very rare.. Hard. 8vo. 8 1/2".. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. Unpaginated, original white gilt decorated buckram in glassine DJ, decorative endpapers. DJ creased, chipped to head of front panel with small amount of loss, small tear to head of rear panel. Book very good indeed externally, lightly foxed to edges of text block, internally bright and clean. Housed in the original cream box, decorated and lettered in grey. Uncommon in the DJ and with the box. Potter 131. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. First edition thus. Hardcover. [1909]. Folio. Limited edition #350 of 750 copies signed by the artist Edmund Dulac (verso of first leaf). Unpaginated. 62 leaves (including the insert title page) accompanied by 20 color plates by Dulac (82 leaves total). The plates are loosely mounted within decorative gilt borders. The text is printed within brown floral borders. Bound in publisher’s full vellum with arabesque gilt title and border design on the front cover. The top edge is gilt; the fore-edge and bottom edge are untrimmed. The vellum binding shows some soiling, particularly on the corners and outer edges. Fore-edge ties are lacking. Pages are generally clean with occasional mild scattered spots of foxing. Text is taken from Fitzgerald’s second edition. [Potter 131].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The

      1909. First Trade EditionElegantly Bound to Please By Bayton-Riviere of BathDULAC, Edmund (illust). FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.). The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n .d. [1909]. First trade edition. Large quarto (12 5/16 x 9 15/8 inches; 313 x 250 mm.). [124] pp. (including inserted title). Twenty color plates mounted on buff vellum-like paper with gilt over tan decorative borders. With descriptive tissue guards. Text printed on rectos only within a brown decorative border.Bound in full red calf by Baynton-Riviere c. 1960. Gilt vignette to upper board with double gilt ruled borders. Gilt ornamented lettered spine. Gilt rolled edges. Dentelles. All edges gilt. A gorgeous copy. Housed in a red cloth slipcase"In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement... was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and a treasure. Its public acceptance was immediate and great."Hughey 21.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      1909. 1. (DETMOLD,EDWARD)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton 1909. Thick folio (10 1/4 x 12 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, spine very slightly toned, and small area of soil on bottom corner of rear cover else FINE. LIMITED TO 750 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DETMOLD and illus. with 25 of the most magnificent tipped-in color plates (with lettered paper guards). This is an excellent copy of a beautifully produced and illustrated book, containing 2 extra plates not found in the trade edition. A masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Fables of Aesop

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1909. Illustrated with 25 Drawings in Color by Edward J. Detmold. Quarto. Original red cloth elaborately blocked in blind, titles to spine gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 25 plates. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 750 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1909. 1. (DETMOLD,EDMUND)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Thick 4to (8 1/4 x 10 3/4"), pictorial cloth stamped in colors, a FINE COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BOX (box VG with some soil, rubbing and flaps repaired). 1st edition, presumable second issue with no gilt on cover and plain endpapers. More than 250 fables are illustrated by Detmold with 23 utterly magnificent tipped in colored plates mounted on heavy stock, plus black and whites in-text. This is a great copy, rarely found with the box.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Detmold, Edward J.. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Limited Edition of 750. White cloth, gilt titles and large vignette of eagle to front. Small vignette of scarab to endpapers and gilt scarab to rear cover. Top edge gilt. Twenty-five exquisite tipped-in colour plates. Twenty-five fables. SIGNED by the illustrator. Copy 72 of 750. White cloth is browned at spine and dust-soiled. Light rubbing to top and tail of spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Two facing pages browned at gutter (presumably offsetting from a bookmark) this does not affect any text. All plates present and in beautiful condition. A few light fingermarks to contents. A very desirable copy. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Fables of Aesop (signed & limited Edition from 1909)

      Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good/No Jacket. 1909. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator Number 238 of a limited edition of 750 copies signed and numbered by Edward J. Detmold. From the estate of the late Barbara Tate (President of the Society of Women Artists). 25 wonderful tipped in colour plates with captioned guards. This edition contains two extra plates not in the trade edition. Publisher's Original cream pictorial cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge guilt. Cloth rubbed and a little soiled/browned mostly to edges of front /back board, spine very slightly spotted. Spine ends and corners bumped. Large format 12.5 x 10" endpapers toned, finger marks to corners of one prelim page, some cracking between pages but binding very firm. All plates clean and undamaged. An attractive copy of a beautiful book. Aesop's Fables brought to life by the superb illustrations of Edward J. Detmold. .

      [Bookseller: March House Books]
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        The Fables of Aesop

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Detmold, Edward J. Detmold, Edward J. Hard Cover. Folio. 472/ 750 copies. SIGNED BY ARTIST. The illustrator, Detmold, is well known for his charming animal drawings. Though the artist had been successfully creating watercolors and etchings for most of his life, it was not until the publication of this book that he became well recognized by publishers and collectors. He was only 26 when he illustrated this book. It was the first book he illustrated after his twin brother's devastating suicide in 1908. White cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Lovely gilt illustration of a falcon to front board. Bump to head and foot of spine. Gentle bump to bottom corners. Boards are overall very clean though there are a few smudge marks. Minor rubbing to some of the gilt work. Heavier smudges to rear board. Browning to endpages. A few light smudges to interior, though most is very clean. Includes 25 charming full color plates which have been tipped-in. Four of the plates have a crease mark. Tight binding. A beautiful book. LIT/061005.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Poesies: Nouvelle Edition 1828-1833 and 1833-1852 (2 Volumes)

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 402, 355 pp. Handsome navy leather binding triple-ruled in gilt front & back, with five raised bands on spine, gilt embellishments and titles. All edges gilt. The exceptional binding is signed by Zaehnsdorf, dated 1909. Just a whisper of edgewear. Elaborate inside dentelles set off marbled eps. Text blocks clean and tight. Text in French.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        RAUM UND ZEIT. Vortrag, gehalten auf der 80. Natur-Forscher-Versammlung zu Köln am 21. September 1908. Mit dem Bildnis Herman Minkowskis sowie einem vorwort von A. Gutzmer. Printing and the Mind of Man 401. [First offprint of First Separate Edition]

      Leipzig und Berlin:: Druck und Verlag von B. G. Teubner,, 1909. Very Good++. Very Good++ First Separate Edition, Offprint in modern half leather marbled board binding, gilt lettering spine. Library stamp title page. No other markings. Mild foxing frontispiece portrait, title page. pp. 5-6 trimmed in binding to the edge of the text but no letters or words were cut. Frontispiece portrait of Hermann Minkowski, [4], 14, [2 advertisements] pps.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Manuscript & Inscription Letters

      London, John Hogg,, 1909. for schools & classes & for the use of craftsmen. Folio. 16 plates laid into the linen-backed portfolio, blue boards, titles to upper board in black, linen ties. One plate a little dusty, spine with some minor wear. Very good. First edition, first impression. Laid-in is a two-page autograph letter signed (on the back of printed galleys) from Mervyn Horder, prominent composer and, at the time, chairman and managing director of Gerald Duckworth & Co., Publishers, to the artist and illustrator Gwen Raverat. The letter concerns the commission of a press mark featuring the letter D and a duck; included are some trials by the artist which Horder is returning, with further suggestions. Gwen Raverat, a highly accomplished artist, was one of the foremost revivers of wood-engraving as a fine art in the 20th century and her skill is evident in the small sketches supplied.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1909. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable 1909. Large thick 4to (9 1/2 x 12"), 325p., full vellum with gilt decorations, slight bit of rubbing and soil else near FINE with silk ties. LIMITED TO ONLY 750 COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Featuring 40 fabulous tipped-in color plates with guards plus a profusion of full page and smaller black and whites. Because of the high quality of the paper, the black and whites are superb. THIS COPY HAS A FANTASTIC 5" PEN DRAWING OF A GNOME SITTING ON A BIRD, SIGNED BY RACKHAM on the half-title. This is not the quick sketch that is sometimes found in his books but a nice finished drawing. Grimm is arguably his best work and nice copies of the limited edition are rare, however those with drawings are extremely rare making this is very special copy.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable & Co.,, 1909. Large octavo (250 × 178 mm). Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained red. 40 mounted colour plates, and many other monochrome illustrations. Endpapers slightly browned, minor crease to one plate, pages nice and clean, spine a little rubbed and nicked at tips otherwise in excellent condition. First Rackham edition.

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        SINBAD THE SAILOR & Other Stories From the Arabian Nights

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. No Date. (1909). Signed Limited Edition of 500 copies of which this is number 181signed by Dulac. With 23 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Original Publisher's full vellum, with gilt decoration and lettering, very good with minimal wear, slight rubbing to edges, vellum has developed a slight patina, ribbon ties missing. Original decorated endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, paper slightly toned, all plates and tissue guards in very good condition without creases or folds; uncut edges a little dust soiled, paper crisp and appears unread. A very good copy of this superb limited edition.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. Large 4to (26 x 31).

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      - Tragedia di Presso i Fratelli Treves in Milano. MCMIX [1909]. De 23x17 cm. Com 215 pags. Brochado. Ilustrado. Exemplar por aparar e com assinatura de posse sobre a capa de brochura. Location/localizacao: 8-14-F-55

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        La collection de dentelles au Musée des tissus de LYON, Paris, Laussedat, 1909

      cm.41 x 62, cartella mz.tela verde con lacci, Presentazione di Auguste Lefèbure. Straordinaria raccolta di "campionari di dentelles" in 114 tavole stampate perfettamente ed altrettanto perfettamente conservate.

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        Atlas Colonial Portugues 1909

      Ministerio Da Marinha e Ultramar - Commissao De Cartographia 1909 - Brown paper covers w/ seal : Commissao de Cartographia top front. Color maps of Portugese colonies in Portugese with data and symbols. Convencoes, Colonias Portuguezas e Paizes de Immigracao, Guine Portugueza, Ilmas de S. Thome E Principe, ect. some spine wear, in original envelope. Signed and Very Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CHRONIQUE DE 1831 A 1862 Par la Duchesse de DINO Journal de la Duchesse de DINO, Duchesse de TALLEYRAND et de SAGAN Avec des annotations et un index COMPLET EN 4 VOLUMES Journal de la Duchesse de DINO 1831-1862, une des meilleures chroniques de la Monarchie de Juillet et du Second Empire.

      Plon 1909 - CHRONIQUE DE 1831 A 1862 Par la Duchesse de DINO Journal de la Duchesse de DINO, Duchesse de TALLEYRAND et de SAGAN Avec des annotations et un index par la Princesse RADZIWILL née CASTELLANE EDITIONS PLON, 1909-1911 COMPLET EN 4 VOLUMES FORMAT GRAND IN-8 RELIES 461 PAGES + 544 PAGES + 530 PAGES + 534 PAGES. ILLUSTRE DE 2 PORTRAITS ET DE 2 FAC-SIMILES H-T Dorothée de COURLANDE, Duchesse de DINO, Comtesse de Périgord, Duchesse de Talleyrand, Princesse de Sagan (1792-1862). Dans sa prime jeunesse la frêle Dorothée ne soutenait pas la comparaison avec ses trois sœurs aînées, surnommées les « Trois Grâces de Courlande ». Son éducation, son instruction souffrirent d’un délaissement certain. En 1809 elle épouse à Francfort un brillant officier de cavalerie français, Edmond de PERIGORD, le propre neveu du Prince de TALLEYRAND. Elle mettra au monde deux fils: NAPOLEON-LOUIS et ALEXANDRE. Par la suite, peinte par PRUD’HON, son portrait qui révélait une belle jeune femme au charme certain charma fort TALLEYRAND lui-même malgré les trente-neuf années qui les séparaient En compagnie de ce même Prince de TALLEYRAND, qui la présentait comme sa « nièce », ce qui ne trompait personne, Dorothée éblouit le Congrès de Vienne en 1814-1815. Dès 1815, Dorothée s’installa dans les appartements parisiens de l’Hôtel de TALLEYRAND-PERIGORD, et prit le rôle de maîtresse de maison et de maîtresse tout court aux yeux du monde. Son mari, Edmond, eut la délicatesse de voyager et de mourir en Italie en 1822. Désormais Dorothée, tout en ayant une conduite assez libre ou le cœur ne jouait pas un grand rôle, eut destin lié avec TALLEYRAND dont elle fut la véritable égérie jusqu’à la mort de celui-ci en 1838. Elle fut la dépositaire des papiers et des archives personnelles du Prince et on l’a soupçonné d’avoir « arrangé » quelques peu les « Mémoires » posthumes de son oncle amant. Plus tard elle voyagea, vécut alternativement à Paris et dans son domaine de Sagan en Allemagne. Grande dame cosmopolite au sens européen du terme, mais allemande ou plutôt prussienne de cœur, la Duchesse de DINO, était à son aise avec les Rois et les diplomates, dans l’atmosphère artificielle des Cours, dans le monde international de la haute société de la Restauration, de la Monarchie de Juillet et du Second Empire, entretenant une correspondance avec quantités de personnalités. Elle en avait le côté voulu, l’abord apprêté. Mais femme à l’intelligence pratique, avec le goût du réel, elle aimait aussi la terre, la vie simple et vraie dominée par le rythme inéluctable des saisons à Sagan. La Duchesse de DINO écrivait toujours bien, et lorsqu’elle se plaignait de sa solitude ou de ses souffrances, confiait ses angoisses pour l’âme de TALLEYRAND ou sa tendresse pour son enfant, elle avait des mots sensibles et vrais. Il faut admirer l’observatrice des dessous de la politique européenne, de la politique de la monarchie de Juillet et du Second Empire, (elle reconnut que le Coup d’État de LOUIS-NAPOLEON mit fin à la crainte du « torrent socialiste » à l’intérieur et valut à NAPOLEON III la reconnaissance de toute l’Europe, elle-même voyant dans le nouvel Empereur: « le doigt sauveur de la Providence »), la femme du monde qui s’amusait des potins des cours et des salons,( elle ne se priva pas de critiquer l’Impératrice EUGENIE » jolie, frivole, insignifiante et stérile » et de qualifier l’Empereur NAPOLEON III de « l’Homme taciturne »), la lectrice qui commentait si bien ses lectures, la voyageuse européenne qui dépeignait si joliment Rome ou Venise. Ces CHRONIQUES 1831-1862 sont le miroir dans lequel, durant trente années d’histoire et tout au long d’une vie comblée par des dons exceptionnels d’intelligence, de beauté, de puissance, se reflète une âme haute, difficile et tourmentée. A travers ces écrits le lecteur sent vivre et souffrir, aimer et prier cette personne rare et grande : Dorothée de COURLANDE, Duchesse de DINO. Journal de la Duchesse de DINO 1831-1862, une des meilleures chroni [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seven Ages of Childhood

      New York: Moffatt, Yard and Company, 1909. First Edition 4to. Tan cloth gilt with circular paste-on. 56pp with color frontis plus six very lovely color plates by Jesse Willcox Smith. In addition, many of her delightful brown line drawings of children decorate the pages. Gift inscription ffep. Small spot to one page margin, foxing to tissue guard of frontispiece, else Very Good+ Dustjacket edges tattered with piece missing from spine, archival mends to verso. A bright, fresh copy of this beautiful book, very scarce in the jacket.

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        la Vita del Papa (avec deux photographies originales de Cesare Lombroso)

      Fratelli Boca, Torino 1909 Grand in-8° relié plein chagrin de l'époque, dos à quatre nerfs, titre gravé, plats de couverture conservés, 30 pages. Bel et long envoi autographe de la fille de Cesare Lombroso sur la page de garde ; elle a contrecollé deux photographies originales de son père dans le volume. A la suite: "Cesare Lombroso" par Mario Carrara, 1910, 28pp. avec envoi de l'auteur en couverture (le plat a été conservé), avec un portrait de Lombroso en frontispice. Très bel exemplaire juste émoussé aux coupes Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        RAUM UND ZEIT. Vortrag, gehalten auf der 80. Natur-Forscher-Versammlung zu Köln am 21. September 1908. Mit dem Bildnis Herman Minkowskis sowie einem vorwort von A. Gutzmer. Printing and the Mind of Man 401. [First offprint of First Separate Edition].

      Druck und Verlag von B. G. Teubner, Leipzig und Berlin 1909 - Very Good++ First Separate Edition, Offprint in modern half leather marbled board binding, gilt lettering spine. Library stamp title page. No other markings. Mild foxing frontispiece portrait, title page. pp. 5-6 trimmed in binding to the edge of the text but no letters or words were cut. Frontispiece portrait of Hermann Minkowski, [4], 14, [2 advertisements] pps. No man is an Island. This is equally true for the great and the humble. Thus, Albert Einstein's search to generalize the special theory of relativity (1905) depended upon Minkowski's four dimensional manifold in which space and time became inseparable. Minkowski's first report in 1907, in his paper on electromagnetic phenomena in moving bodies, was appreciated only by a few researchers. The current work, 'Raum und Zeit' was first published (1909) in Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher and Arzte and then in the Jahresbericht de Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung from which this first Separate Edition is taken. It is this work which provided the crucial nexus between space and time that enabled Einstein to propose his General Theory of Relativity in 1916.Hermann Minkowski (1864-1909) was a great and ultimately tragic figure in mathematics. His genius declared itself in 1883 when he shared the French Academy's Grand Prix for a paper on quadratic forms. From 1887-1902 he taught in Bonn and Zurich. In 1902 he moved to Gottingen to an endowed chair in mathematics arranged for him by David Hilbert. At Gottingen, influenced by Hilbert and his colleagues, he became interested in mathematical physics. In 1907, his research led him to realize that the work of Lorentz and Einstein could best be understood in non-Euclidean terms. From that derived his understanding that space and time, heretofore considered independent, should be coupled in a 'space-time continuum'. This is his most clearly stated exposition of that idea. The current edition was prepared as a memorial to Dr. Minkowski several months after his early and tragic death from a ruptured appendix (Printing & the Mind of Man 401; Porter-Biographical Dictionary of Scientists 1994). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emma. With. coloured illustrations by C.E. Brock.

      London: J.M. Dent & Co 1909 - 8vo. viii, 395, (1) pp. Publisher’s full vellum, richly gilt to the spine and upper board, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, coloured title and 22 coloured plates Some light toning to the vellum, a very good copy.

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        My African Journey

      This book is Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. In 1909, just a year after the first edition, the publisher issued a so-called "First Cheap Edition" produced in vintage "pulp" style. The text is arranged in a 92-page, two-column format with a few pages of advertisements at either end. This handsome paperback edition features a color illustration on the front cover similar to that of the first edition, with Churchill in pith helmet with binoculars around his neck and a rifle in his hands standing beside a dead white rhinoceros. Some 20,000 copies were produced (80 percent sold domestically and 20 percent shipped for export), but given the fragility of the edition, few survive today. And those that do are usually in poor condition - befitting a 100 year old cheap paperback. This copy is a wonderful exception. Moreover, it is clearly one of the 20 percent of copies shipped for export. The former owner acquired it from Australia and it bears a vintage small circular sticker on the front cover from a bookseller in Sydney, NSW. The front covers are remarkably bright and complete, with no losses or tears and only the slightest soiling. The front cover has a few trivial corner creases. The spine is even more remarkable, being entirely intact apart from trivial, fractional losses at the ends and a closed tear at the center between the "H" and "o" in "Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill". There are no vertical creases, which, along with the tight and square overall condition, indicates that this copy has never been read. The pulp paper contents are browned as inevitable, but are crisp and tight in the wrappers. This is among the very best copies we have ever seen and all the more remarkable for the fact that it is among the few survivors of those 20 percent designated for export. The book is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.8, Woods/ICS A12(b), Langworth p.85.

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        La conquete des etoiles. Poème èpique suivi des jugements de la presse francaise et italienne. Quatrieme edition

      Bibl. int. d'edition E. Sansot 1909 In 16, pp. (10) + 192 + (62). Dedica aut. dell'a. al futurista siciliano Manzella Frontini: "Al caro e grande futurista Manzella Frontini". Terza edizione della prima opera di Marinetti, pubblicata nel 1902. Poema marino, grande allegoria imaginifica. ITA

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        La Conquête des Étoiles. Poème épique suivi des jugements de la presse française et italienne. Troisième édition.

      Paris, Bibliothèque Internationale d'Édition E. Sansot, 1909. 1909 In-16° (175x135mm), pp. (8), 192 + 62 di giudizi della stampa francese e italiana sul poema. Brossura editoriale verde con titolo e impresa tipografica in nero. Dedica autografa di Marinetti al foglio di occhietto: "à mon cher ami Périvier". Antonin Périvier (1847-1924), celebre giornalista, fu il creatore del ?Supplément littéraire du Figaro? e diresse lo stesso"Le Figaro" (dal 1879 al 1901 insieme ad altri due giornalisti) e poi il "Gil Blas". A fronte dell'occhietto è apposta una bordura tipografica incisa con uno spazio lasciato appositamente in bianco dall'editore per consentire al proprietario di apporre la propria firma e personalizzare il volume. Alcuni lievi aloni e fioriture al piatto anteriore, minimali abrasioni al margine inferiore di varie pp., ma bell'esemplare. Terza edizione (seconda pubblicata da Sansot) di questo poema epico marinettiano pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1902 da "La Plume"; la rassegna di giudizi della stampa compare per la prima volta, mentre il testo del poema presenta alcune modifiche di interpunzione. Cammarota, 22: "Raro". Falqui, p. 68. Salaris, p. 20. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 513.

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        ART ET DÃ?CORATION. Revue mensuelle d'art moderne. Du tome 1 (janvier 1897) au tome 27 (juillet-décembre 1910). Attention, manque le tome 26, 1909**.

      Emile Lévy, Editeur.Pleine reliure verte éditeur estampée. Bon état de l'ensemble.

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        Coupe Gordon-Bennett, 1909 / Curtiss le gagnant.

      Mabileau & Co. 1909 Pochoir con ritocchi a mano di mm 290x735su foglio di mm 440x900. Marguerite Montaut (che sovente utilizzò il soprannome Gamy) assieme al marito Ernest, si dedicò nella produzione di tavole illustranti i più svariati eventi della prima apparizione del motore in gare di motoscafi, motocicli, automobili e dirigibili. Gamy si specializzò in particolar modo nella composizione di soggetti di velivoli, spesso rappresentandoli nei loro primi voli significativi. Il complesso processo di colorazione delle litografie impegnò una numerosa squadra di artisti di alto livello, che contribuì all'enorme successo che le opere dei coniugi Montaut ebbero in tutta l'Europa contemporanea, affascinata dalla nascita e dalla veloce evoluzione che ebbe il motore nei suoi primi anni di vita. La stampa in questione rappresenta il volo di Glenn Curtiss, vincitore nel 1909 del Premio Gordon-Bennet, la più prestigiosa gara aerostatica della storia. Bell'esemplare con leggero e contenuto alone di umidità all'angolo superiore del margine bianco e piccolo restauro a una menda del margine bianco inferiore.

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        ICONOGRAPHIE DE A. WILLETTE ( DE 1861 A 1909). (numéroté)

      , Paris, Charles Bosse, 1909 1909 Broché, couverture d' éditeur illustré en couleur, 21x26cm, 81pp, illustré. EDITION DE LUXE!!!! N° 24 de 25 exemplaires numéroté sur papier vélin d' Arches, contenant une double suite des gravures hors texte. Préface illustrée et 21 compositions et croquis inédits de A. Willette. Bon état.

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        The Writings Of George Eliot; Together With The Life By J. W. Cross. 25 Volumes

      , Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. . Warwickeshire edition. Illustrated with several black-and-white photogravures throughout text. Bound in half burgundy morocco and marbled paper boards, with title and decorations in gilt on the spine, five raised bands, t.e.g., and marbled end papers. Minor wear at corners, otherwise fine. Hard Cover. Book condition: Near Fine.

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