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        Complete set of Illustrations for Jane Austen's "Emma"

      1909. 24 sheets (348 × 247 mm) of pen-and-ink watercolour illustrations, each in a wash-line mount. Some light marks to margins (often by the artist) throughout the set, but all in excellent condition. The original 23 signed illustrations, and one title page, for the "Emma" published in 1909 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. These illustrations demonstrate Brock's mastery in using his ink and watercolour medium to convey simultaneously the gentle graces and the sharp ironies of Austen's world. A remarkable suite.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Dent, 1909. Fine. First edition in English Three volumes. Illustrated, including many colored plates and hand-colored plates. Bound by Stikeman in half dark red crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and gilt parasol ornaments in the panels Hiler & Hiler p. 98.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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      Paris, Jules Tallandier, 1909.. FIRST EDITION WITH RABIER ILLUSTRATIONS 1909, text in French, folio, 325 x 245 mm, 13 x 9¾ inches, bound in red cloth with bevelled boards, gilt ruled borders, 2 small illustrations at lower corners, large colour plate mounted at centre with Renard and a bee, gilt lettering at the top, gilt lettering and gilt vignette to spine, top edges gilt, publisher's gilt and black device to lower cover, 168 pages including Contents table and colophon, 305 illustrations including coloured frontispiece and 24 full colour plates, 16 black and white plates, the rest being illustrations in the text printed the same colour as the text (blue, brown, green). Head and tail of spine slightly worn, a couple of minute nicks at tail, lower corners slightly worn, slight water staining to lower cover, a few pale fox spots to title page, occasional slight pale browning to lower margin, 10 mm (½ inch) closed tear to lower edge of 2 text pages, occasional pale fox spot to margins, otherwise contents very nice, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the scarce first edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London - Methuen and Co, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Edward Gibbon's influential work on the history of theRoman Empire, handsomely bound in dark blue morocco. Complete in seven volumes. Withnumerous illustrations and maps, some in colour,many of which fold out. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a non-fiction history book written by English historian Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737 16 January 1794)and originally published in six volumes between 1776 and 1789. Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources. He provides the reader with a glimpse of his thought process with extensive notes along the body of the text, a precursor to the modern use of footnotes. Gibbon's footnotes are famous for their idiosyncratic and often humorous style, and have been called Gibbon's table talk. They provide an entertaining moral commentary on both ancient Rome and 18th-century Great Britain. John Bagnell Bury (16 October 1861 1 June 1927), known as J. B. Bury, was an Irish historian, classical scholar, Byzantinist and philologist. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of volumes I and II, ofone Walter M. ParkerCondition: In morocco bindings with gilt decoration to spine. Externally, very smart with slight shelfwear andthe oddsmall mark. Internally, firmly bound. Repair to map of volume I. Many pages are unopened. Bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Ginger and Pickles [Peter Rabbit Large Format Series Number Three]

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1909. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardcover. Very Good/[No dustjacket]: A tidy copy. All notable faults: Minor wear on the corners and edges, light surface dirt, some light foxing on the prelims, a few finger marks and contemporary previous owner&#39;s name on the free front endpaper. Dustjacket not present. 14238. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [[Quinby 17 and Linder p 428]].

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        SCHÉHÉRAZADE. Album Mensuel d'oeuvres inédites d'art et de littérature.

      6 issues (all published). Paris: [Francois Bernouard] 1909-11. Square-8vo. All issues bound uncut with all wrappers in one contp. vellum binding.. All issues in first editions. A rare complete set of this journal with contributions among others by Jean Cocteau, Stéphane Mallarmé, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Pierre Bonnard

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Three Lives. Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha and the Gentle Lena.

      New York: The Grafton Press 1909.. First edition, 8vo, 279, (1) pp. Pencil signature of M.D[?]. Stein on fly leaf. Original blue ribbed cloth, light damp-staining on lower portion of upper cover, ends of spine bumped. The Author's first published work.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into English Verse by... With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1909].. First edition thus. 4to. (61) leaves printed on rectos only. Original gilt decorated cream buckram, patterned endpapers, housed in the original publisher's box, illustrated to the upper cover, a small old printed auction label to the upper corner and an old illegible signature towards the lower edge, the publisher's title label to the lower panel. 20 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues. Some soiling and wear to the box, neat repairs to the joints and with a small section restored to the right spine, the book in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers. 1909. First. First edition, one of three variants, the sheets bulk 1/2" (no known priority). Illustrated by Albert Levering. Owner's name and address on the front endpaper, spine lettering rubbed, very good in very good dustwrapper with some very modest chipping, mostly on the rear panel, and an old, faint tape shadow. BAL 3511. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Faust. Eine Trag?die von Goethe

      Eugen Diederichs Jena Eugen Diederichs (1908-1909) Limited edition. Jubil?umsausgabe vg 1/1000. 4to. 405,[1],pp. Full leather with blind-tooled decorations on front-and back board as well as spine. Gold-embossed title on cover. Raised bands. Clasps missing, but remnants of leather strips on edge of back board; two gold studs on fore edge of front board remain. Top edge gilt. Fore- and bottom page edges untrimmed. Minor age wear on binding (abrasions to leather along front cover joint, one inch discoloration on front cover below gilt title). Three-inch split along head of spine on joints of back board, firmly holding. Ex-libris on inside of front board, signature of previous owner on free front endpaper. 8 hand-colored initials; tail pieces. In two parts, each with a floriated title-page and a frontispiece. Printed on Van Gelder paper. "Die Jubil?umsausgabe des Goetheschen Faust wurde f¸r den Verlag Eugen Diederichs / Jena gedruckt in der Offizin W. Drugulin in Leipzig von Febr. 1908 - M?rz 1909. Satzanordnung und Ausstattung besorgte F. H. Ehmke / D¸sseldoef / die Auflage betr?gt 1000 St¸ck auf Van Gelder-B¸tten / die numeriert sind / wovon dieses Nr. 584." Text within line border in German, Gothic script. Very good condition. Rare anniversary edition of this classic work in a stunning binding.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Danmark-Ekspeditionen til Grønlands Nordostkyst.

      Copenhagen 1909. With textual photographs and colourplates. VI + 670 pp. Bound in nice halfleather with golddecorations on spine. Name on titlepage.Vedlagt originalmanuskriptet til Mylius-Erichsens første report til Komiteen for 'Danmarksekspeditionen', som omhandler rejsen fra København 24. juni 1906 til ankomsten i Frederikshavn 26. juni. Reporten er gengivet i sin fulde længde i bogen.. Enclosed the original manuscript to Mylius-Erichsen's first report to the Commitee for 'Danmarksekspeditionen' dealing with the journey from Copenhagen June 24 1906 to arrival in Frederikshavn June 26. The report is set out in full in the book.Nice copy of the first edition of one of the most dramatic expeditions to Greenland, where the job was to survey the Eastcoast, and where the leader Mylius-Erichsen, chartograph Høeg-Hagen og the native greenlander Jørgen Brønlund were lost, statablely because of erroneous navigation, wrong equipment and the failure of hunting-possibilities

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916.

      First separate edition of Einstein's paper announcing his epochal theory of general relativity (PMM 408). This is not an offprint of the journal issue in the <i>Annalen der Physik</i>, but a completely new setting of type with significant additions and revisions, including an introduction published here for the first time. Weil 80a; Boni 78.1; Norman 696. <br/><br/> "This separate edition is printed on good, strong paper, the wrappers are of strong material too, and it is described now as 'the original edition' of this classic paper" (Weil). There were several reprints and facsimiles. Weil distinguishes the first issue (as here) by paper size and by the printers mark ('Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig') on the verso of the title page, with the shortened form on rear wrap which lists seven items published by Barth and dated 1909 to 1916, ending with Ziehen's Die Psychologie (1916).. 8vo (245 x 165 mm), uncut in the original buff printed wrappers, spine strip with a 3 cm tear to the buttom, extremeties with light wear, some light discolering to front wrapper, but in all a very good and unrepaired copy in its original state, pp 64

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        Die Hundertzwanzig Tage von Sodom oder die Schule der Ausschweifung I-II.

      Erste und vollständige übertragung aus dem fransösischen von Karl von Haverland. Privatdruck. Leipzig 1909. 4:o. No 465 of 650 numbered copies. Titelbilder und Vignetten von Karl Maria Diez. (8),254,(2 blank); (8),284,(4, 3 blank) pp. Original red full morocco, only top edge cut. Gilt ornament on upper boards and spines with gilt ornament. Some wear to edges and boards. 25 x 18,5 cm

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria]
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      1909. Good. (RACKHAM, Arthur, illus.) LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, Friedrich, Baron de. UNDINE. Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney, and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First American edition. Illustrated with 15 tipped-in color plates, with captioned tissue guards, and head- and tail-pieces. Large octavo. viii,136 pp. Publisher's binding: Green cloth spine decoratively titled in gilt, green paper boards flecked with yellow, pictorially stamped in dark green on top board, illustrated endpapers, top-edge stained. One leaf (C5) has a small nick at fore-edge, else internally clean, with fine plates. Binding shows light edge rubbing and a bit of wear fore-corners. The dust-jacket is heavy, pale grey-green paper titled and decorated in gilt in the same fashion as the book. It soiled all over and darkened on spine, with shallow edge-chipping, and an imperceptible closed tear on front panel. A very good copy in a good - and rarely seen - dust-jacket.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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      1909. A Masterpiece of Sympathetic Understanding"Edition de LuxeSigned by the Artist[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FOUQUE, De La Motte. Undine. Adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London / New York: William Heinemann / Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1000 large-paper copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 280. Quarto. Fifteen color plates mounted on brown art paper, with captioned tissue guards. Head- tailpieces. Original full vellum, vignette and lettering stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Original ribbons ties. Bookplate. Minimal dusting to boards, otherwise a fine and bright copy."With the aqueous world of Undine Rackham found an opportunity to revive and develop his earlier art nouveau linear decorative drawing. especially in the need to incorporate waves and water currents in his pictures. He was thus able to connect a felicitious quality of decoration into his plates, was well as a new feeling for flat pattern which harks back to fin de siècle without being too openly mannered" (Gettings, Arthur Rackham, p. 123)."Although the waves and eddies of Undine bear the mark of Art Nouveau, the work was still another step forward for Rackham, the unity of conception in the line drawings and the colour plates, the assertion of contrast in the moods of the heroine, rendering it a masterpiece of sympathetic understanding" (Hudson, p. 80).Latimore and Haskell p. 34. Riall p. 93.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Recent Economic Events in India. [From The Economic Journal. The Journal of The Royal Economic Society. Edited by Edgeworth. Volume XIX].

      London, Macmillian and Co., 1909 Lex8vo. Entire volume XIX of The Economical Journal present. Bound in a black contemporary full cloth with gilt title-label to spine. Ex-library copy with library-code pasted on to top of front board and library book-plate to pasted down front free end-paper (Pomona College Library). A bit worn at capitals and cloth at spine somewhat "bumpy" Internally clean and fresh. Pp. 51-67. [Entire volume: ix, (3), 658, (2) pp.].. First printing of John Maynard Keynes' first published article on economics, dealing with the effect of a recent global economic downturn on India. The present article anticipates many of the theories presented in his 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money', one of the most important books in the history of economics."Keynes's first article, 'Recent Economic Events in India', was an attempt to link the high Indian price level of 1907, India's unfavorable balance of trade in 1908 and the effect of the resulting support of the Indian exchange rate on the London money market with the behavior of the evolving currency system [...]. The article demonstrated his grasp of institutional detail and his ability to marshal the appropriate descriptive economic statistics, while keeping his eye firmly on the underlying processes at work. His attempts to estimate the various components of India's balance of payments, particularly foreign investment in India, also led him into other discussions."(Moggridge, Maynard Keynes: an economist's biography, 1995, pp. 202-203). John Maynard Keynes is probably the most influential 20th century economist. Keynsianism is based on the idea that descisions in the private sector sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes and therefore advocate an active economic policy by the public sector including monetary policy actions by the central bank, which is also reflected in this early paper by the then merely 26 year old Keynes."Keynes was to dominate the international conference at Bretton Woods, out of which came the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and his influence during the ensuing decades, even on his theoretical opponents, has been such that a highly placed American official recently remarked that 'we are all Keynesians today'". (Printing and the Mind of Man, 423)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Ex Libris die sie nicht tauschten! [EROTIC PRINTS]

      NP Paris NP 1909 Limited edition g 8vo. Unpaginated. Limited edition 1/500? Half vellum over decorated paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Inside front board sports the ex-libris of none other than Winward Prescott (author of "A Bibliography of Book-Plate Literature"), with an engraving of skull and bones atop a book, surrounded by various crests from other's book plates. Fascinating collection of 20 ex-libris plates mounted on heavy cardstock. Some plates in color. The bookplates are tipped in, some as original engraved prints, others as reproductions, and they belonged to, among others, Minna Tube, Schlossbibliothek Schoeckingen, and Johann Baron Knoop. Artists include Max Bucherer, Adolf Closs, Maria La Roche and T. Falckeisen (original engraving), among others. In German. Under each tipped-in plate is a different mounted b/w reproduction of erotic print. Closed tear on head of spine. Four-inch split along spine on front board, still firmly attached. Small diffuse black stain on front board. Wear to corners and parts of edges. Binding in good, interior in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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      London: William Heinemann,1909.. 1st Edition, 2 Volumes; Vol I, xlviii, 372pp, 112 plate leaves, plus 111 diagrams in text; Vol II, xvi, 419pp, 102 plate leaves, plus 38 diagrams in text; 1 folding page depicting 2 panoramas, 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Original blue cloth lettered in silver, silver pictorial vignettes to upper covers and spines. Shackleton first gained fame as a member of Scott's 1901-2 expedition, and in August 1907 he left London as commander of his own expedition, popularly known as the "Nimrod" Expedition and became renowned "for having reached within 97 miles of the South Pole (almost four years before Amundsen and Scott achieved the Pole itself) This expedition established Shackleton as a bona-fide English hero," having discovered the Polar Plateau and accomplishing the first attainment of the Magnetic South Pole, as well as the first ascent of Mt. Erebus--fully outdistancing his predecessors to a degree unequalled in the history of polar exploration. (Books on Ice 7.4) On Shackleton's return to England, he was knighted by Edward VII, who considered the expedition "the greatest geographical event of his reign" (Huntford, 298). Shackleton would later recall the expedition as "high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and the generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men" ( South ). Shelfware, bumped. Some marks/fading to covers and a small split to spine Vol I, contents clean. Overall a very presentable pair of volumes. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Polar Books]
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        Les feuilles d'automne. Préface de Philippe Godet.

      45 S. 1 Bl. Mit 18 montierten Farbtafeln nach Aquarellen von Philippe Robert und reicher Jugenstilverzierung von Eugène Grasset. Originalleinwand mit farbiger Deckelverzierung in Schuber. Lonchamp 2497. - Numeriertes Exemplar. - Einer der wichtigsten Beiträge zum Jugendstil in der Schweiz. - In Gestaltung und Herstellung von hervorragender Qualität. - Schuber etwas fleckig. Name auf 1. w. Bl. - Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, an Account of the First journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor TW Edgeworth David. 2 Volume Set

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1909.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 2 volume set. Vol 1: Frontis, 6 colour plates, 125 illustrations, 11 diagrams in text. xlviii + 372pp. Vol 2: Frontis, 6 colour plates, 132 illustrations, 38 illustrations in text. 3 folding maps and 2 panoramas in pocket at rear. xv + 419pp, Index, 10 appendices. Both volumes blue buckram, silver titling, decoration to front board. Both volumes slightly faded on spine and adjacent edges, slight spine twist and short split (5mm) to top rear spine hinge of V1, small bump to lower edge of front board of V2. Gilt top edge of pages, a few minor edge marks, general light ageing to contents, minor marks, small edge tear to 1 plate, Binding tights, contents collated in full, all colour plates tissue-guarded. Overall a very presentable pair of volumes. Very heavy set, approx 4.5kg, extra shipping at cost will be required to a non-UK address.

      [Bookseller: Sedgeberrow Books]
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