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        John Thorndyke's Cases

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PICKLES

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        ARTFUL PUPPIES: A CALENDAR FOR 1909

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        THE HARP OF THE BIRCHES AND OTHER POEMS

      n.p., 1909. Softcover. Very Good and absolutely one of a kind. A unique manuscript (5" x 8-1/2") accomplished in a decorative calligraphic style with small illustrations by Anita Helen Parkhurst of poems presumably written by the author when he was eleven years old, seven years before his first commercially published book, BLOWN LEAVES of 1916, and presented to his parents at Christmas. Bound in black limp leather held together with a leather strap in a spiral fashion and with a holograph paper title label on the front cover. The contents consist of ten leaves of stiff brown paper stapled to the binding at the gutter. The title page includes author, title, the name of the calligrapher and illustrator, the dedication to Peattie's parents, and the date of 25 December 1909. The eleven poems include the title poem, Spring and Summer, Savior, We Die, Irish Drinking Song, Moon Rise, Sorrow, Mid Night and Dawn, Pompei, The Storm, and The Ruined City. While the poems are what one might expect of an eleven year old, it is interesting to note that several are concerned with themes relating to natural history, a fitting subject for the writer who would become known to many as America's most lyrical naturalist and whose books would include AN ALMANAC FOR MODERNS, IMMORTAL VILLAGE, A BOOK OF HOURS, THE ROAD OF A NATURALIST, JOURNEY INTO AMERICA, and A NATURAL HISTORY OF TREES. On the inside front cover is the large later bookplate of Donald Culross Peattie. Donald Culross Peattie (June 21, 1898 - November 16, 1964) was a U.S. botanist, naturalist, and author. He was described by Joseph Wood Krutch as "perhaps the most widely read of all contemporary American nature writers" during his heyday. Peattie has been called Americaís most lyrical naturalist. He was essentially a poet, for in his writing he combined science with the spirit of poetry. His work reveals a strong appreciation for beauty and a sense of the unity of nature, considerable philosophic insight, and a concern for good prose. His nature writings are distinguished by a poetic and philosophical cast of mind and are scientifically scrupulous. His best known works are the two books (out of a planned trilogy) on North American trees which he wrote in the late 1940s and early '50s. AN ALMANAC FOR MODERNS, the day-to-day observations and reflections of a sensitive naturalist, was awarded the Gold Medal of the Limited Editions Club. His 1939 FLOWERING EARTH was named the best horticultural book of the year, and in 1940 received a silver medal from the Commonwealth Club of California. His autobiographical THE ROAD OF A NATURALIST was awarded a prize by Houghton Mifflin in 1941.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Riverhead Suffolk County New York Atlas

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

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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        CAT'S CRADLE

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Adventures of Friskers and his Friends. By Marian Isabel Hurrell. With Sixteen Coloured Illustrations by Louis Wain

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. [Three Volumes]

      London: Macmillan, 1909-1913. First edition (Vols. II and III); 2nd printing (Vol. I). Red cloth, illustrated and titled in gilt, top edge gilt. A very good set, spines sunned, foxing on preliminaries of Vols. I and II; minor, nearly invisible repair to two hinges, contents and illustrations clean; color folding maps near fine. 8vo. 14 maps (2 color folding); 338 + 155 b/w plates, photos, & drawings (some folding). Volume I is the 1910 second printing of the 1909 edition. The first two volumes, describing Hedin's expedition to Tibet from 1906 to 1908 and his meeting with the Panchen Lama, were published together in 1909; the third volume followed four years later and includes the history of the prior explorations of the region. Yakushi H103c. Kuloy & Imaeda 04110. Neate H68.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing

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

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: George G. Harrap & Co, 1909. First edition. Very Good +. First impression, one of 525 copies signed by the artist Willy Pogany. Original green cloth with intricate gilt stamping, spine a bit faded and a small dampstain affecting one inch on the bottom of the spine. Complete with 24 tipped in color illustrations. Minor foxing on the pages where the plates are tipped in, but not affecting the illustrations or text pages. In all a Very Good+ copy of this edition of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat. & & Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) a Persian astronomer, mathematician and poet wrote over a thousand short poems in quatrains. Edward Fitzgerald first translated 75 quatrains into English in 1859, taking some creative liberties with the work. In later editions, Fitzgerald added additional quatrains, but this Pogany edition contains just the original 75 in beautiful calligraphy. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        ROSEMARY AND PANSIES

      1909. SMITH, Effie. ROSEMARY AND PANSIES. Boston: Richard G. Badger/The Gorham Press, 1909. First edition. 52 pp. Small 8vo., ribbed green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Corners and spine somewhat shelfworn, with gilt cover lettering and floral ornaments rubbed. Ink ownership dated 1916 to front flyleaf. A few of the poems' titles have light pencil marks next to them. In 1900, educational opportunities were rare for both blacks and whites in most of eastern Kentucky. Black students in Pike County had to leave the mountains to advance beyond the eighth grade. In this environment Effie Waller, a young black woman, wrote ballads and verse to Bryant and Longfellow. Both of her parents were former slaves who provided all of their children a degree of education far beyond the norm. Waller's mother supplied the love and care that insulated the children from the harsh realities of racism. Effie Waller Smith married a deputy sheriff who was murdered in the line of duty, and when she moved out of Kentucky she left little record of her existence. What remains are three volumes of verse, three short stories, and a few poems she wrote for literary magazines. They testify to her desires and ambitions as a creative writer, and yet they remain largely unacknowledged. In 1906, Effie Waller Smith died in total obscurity. --David Deskins, Clerk of the Court, Pike County. Rare. Heredity By Effie Smith, in Rosemary and Pansies, 1909 Our dead forefathers, mighty though they be, For all their power still leave our spirits free; Though on our paths their shadows far are thrown, The life that each man liveth is his own.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        THE WORKS OF GEORGE MEREDITH

      Constable, London, 1909. Edition Unstated. Half-Leather. Near Fine. Illustrator: Photographs. Size: 6" x 8 1/2". Beautifully bound set of George Meredith's works. The Memorial Edition. Also included in Vol 17 is a bibliography of Meredith. Bound by Bickers & Sons, London, signed binding, in half crimson crushed levant morocco over red cloth boards. Top page edges gilt. Very minor wear. Leather is in great shape, some wear shown on the red cloth boards along edges. 5 raised bands on spine, gilt framed compartments and lettering. Year "1909" on spine bottoms in gilt. This set was from the Library of the ABC & CBS Journalist Howard K. Smith sold at the Waverly Auction on March 2, 2005. Please see photo. Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Inventory No: 002130. .

      [Bookseller: Murder In Print]
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        NOVISSIMA albo d'arte e lettere - 1909 - direttore EDOARDO DE FONSECA (suo l'ambizioso motto GENIALITA' CI ACCOMPAGNI...) La bella copertina presenta un disegno a colori di ALFREDO BARUZZI., Roma, Novissima, 1909

      27,5 X 22,5, elegante quaderno oblungo , buone condizioni, pagine non numerate ma sono 36 ed ancora 16 tavole di raffinata pubblicità . Questa straordinaria rivista è una alta espressione del liberty italiano, con tantissime immagini ed illustrazioni ( litografie, acqueforti, incisioni varie, fototipie ecc. spesso protette da veline editoriali) In questo NONO NUMERO (ne usci'uno per ogni anno) , scritti e contributi di LUIGI CAPUANA, DIEGO ANGELI, GUIDO MENASCI, LUCIANO ZUCCOLI, LUIGI PIRANDELLO e tanti altri. Notevoli le illustrazioni spesso a colori anche in splendide tavole fuori testo dei grandi artisti DUILIO CAMBELLOTTI, GIACOMO BALLA, UMBERTO BOTTAZZI, ALEARDO TERZI, LEOPOLDO METLIVITZ e altri.

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        Lonely Lands: Through the Heart of Australia. With Portrait, Map, and 84 Photographic Illustrations By the Author

      Sydney: N.S.W. Bookstall Company, 1909. xv, 224 pages plus 16-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Leaf xiii and leaf xv (the list of illustrations) have been transposed. B/w map and 84 photos by Birtles. Rebound in brown cloth with gilt titling on the spine. New endpapers. Related newspaper clippings tipped in (in the preliminary pages and in the publisher's catalogue). Lacks the original pictorial card wrappers and the portrait frontispiece. The last few pages of the publisher's catalogue have some glue-related damage and minor water stains. Notes in a contemporary hand in pencil and fountain pen on the preliminary pages and first page of text. Extremely rare. *One of the most important accounts of early Australian cycling journeys.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Tapsell's Books]
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        Anne of Green Gables

      Boston: L. C. Page and Company. Very Good. 1909. Tenth Printing. Hardcover. 429, 4, 4 p. 20 cm. First published in June 1908, this is a 10th impression printed in June 1909. Sound and square binding, in tan cloth-covered boards. Corners lightly bumped with a bit of wear. Short crease mark at head of spine. Cloth has a bit of rippling on lower board. Bottom edges are rubbed. Paste-down illustration on upper board has some staining, light scratches, and edge rubbing. Gilt titles somewhat dull. Text block edges tanned and a mite dusty. A bit of soiling to both free endpapers. Inside pages have occasional smudge and soil marks. About two dozen leaves have light dog-ear corner creases. Includes eight black and white illustrative plates. Eight pages of publisher's ads at rear. The first book in Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved Anne series, about a red-haired girl adopted into the lives of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. .

      [Bookseller: Homeward Bound Books]
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        Mike

      London: Adam and Charles Black,, 1909. Containing Twelve Full-Page Illustrations by T. M. R. Whitwell. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in gold, black, red, and white. Frontispiece and 11 plates. School prize bookplate. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spotting to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. "Each of Wodehouse's school stories is a superior example of the genre, and still readable; but in his last public-school novel, Mike (1909), something extraordinary happened: Wodehouse, as a writer, moved into a higher and dazzling sphere. In its narrative energy, dialogue, characterization, and ability to create sunny laughter, Mike is Wodehouse's first masterpiece. George Orwell called it 'perhaps the best light school story in the English language'. Of his own books it was Wodehouse's favourite. It also introduced one of his most memorable characters, Psmith – the letter 'P' was added by Psmith himself, but was not to be pronounced … Psmith was unstoppably talkative, and had a splendid conversational line in mandarin orotundity" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Love Among the Chickens, a Story of the Haps and Mishaps on an English Chicken Farm

      New York: The Circle Publishing Co., 1909. 349(1)pp., illustrated by Armand Both, bound in tan pictorial cloth with a red heart behind the a comical scene of a man and dog chasing chickens lettered and accented in black, spine lettered and decorated in red and black. Light marginal foxing to frontispiece and title page otherwise a lovely nearly fine copy.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Cat's Cradle: a Picture-book for Little Folk; cats by Louis Wain; rhymes by May Byron

      New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1909. Good -. Wain, Louis. [48] p.: 7 full-page color illustrations, many color illustrations with text; 25 cm. Grey paper over boards; black, green, and purple cover illustration of female cat with ball of yarn sitting next to kitten in a cradle. Grey fixed endpapers. No date of publication given; it was published in Britain by Blackie and Son in 1908. This is the first American edition with first verse being "Playtime in Pussy-town." Title vignette is a cat holding a sign reading "Christmas Carols." Most pages have one illustration with amusing verse, some have more than one illustration on a page. The center two pages, without verse, contain four illustrations set in a nickelodeon, showing what happens when an audience of cats sees a moving image of mice. The final 11 pages contain verses about Christmas, including Santa Claws and several about the traditional English pantomime. Gift inscription on front fixed endpaper dated 1912 or 1913. The scarce first American edition stating only Dodge Publishing is much less common than either the English edition by Blackie and Son or those listing both publishers. In Good- Condition: original cloth spine is gone (as is typical of this book); boards have been reattached through an old repair; chipping along edges of gray paper over boards, with most significant loss along spine and fore-edge of front board; light soiling throughout, primarily along lower edges; occasional foxing; 2-cm. tear from top edge and lower edge of title page at gutter; otherwise, solid.&

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        Tales From Shakespeare

      London, J.M. Dent and Co., 1909., 1909. First Rackham Edition, Large 8vo.; pp. 304. Bound in full recent dark blue full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to spine, gilt titles to upper; top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; publisher's original spine and gilt decorated upper bound in at rear. Beautifully illustrated throughout with 12 colour plates, one as frontispiece, plus several black and white drawings. Original illustrated end papers, foxed, re-used. Ownership. A little dusty but generally a very good copy indeed. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD

      1909. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Original green cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition of this work in which Twain probes, with his usual humor, the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy (ending up with the conclusion that Bacon must have written the major plays). This was in response to Sir George Greenwood's 1908 book THE SHAKESPEARE PROBLEM RESTATED).~This copy does not have the "Publisher's Note" leaf following the title page, and likewise no two-page ad leaf at the rear (it is believed that the earliest copies had neither); there is also no rubber-stamped notice on the copyright page. This volume is in near-fine condition (one tiny cover scratch, a bump at the head of the spine); the quite scarce printed dust jacket is remarkably complete and quite clean, but has "tape backup" on the reverse side, on some edges and along one long tear. (Some copies were equipped with a plain, unprinted jacket that has a cut-out on the spine to show the book's title; it is believed that those may have been copies for export.) McBride p. 233; Blanck 3509. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Extract From Captain Stormfield'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 Very Near Fine condition, end-papers slightly cracked, hinges tight, bright red cloth in scarce dustjacket with small chips along the top. 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's books published during his lifetime. 9/16 inch sheet bulk, MCMIX on title page, published October 1909 on copyright page .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        IZUTSU (Yuki no Maki)

      1909. [DESIGN] ISONO, U. IZUTSU Yuki no Maki. Kyoto, Isono Shikkaiten, Meiji 42 [1909]. Very large ribbon-bound fukuro-toji binding in printed paper covers. 45 x 32.3 cm. 30 full page polychrome woodcuts depicting kimono patterns, printed and over-printed for a sumptuous surface. Isono was a textile firm of the day, here employing some of the best techniques available to display their wares. This is the "snow" volume of a three volume set. Very scarce, the largest size prints of the "hinagata-bon" genre we have seen. Well-printed and internally quite clean, the covers are worn.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        TWENTY-FIVE YEARS HISTORY OF THE GRAND FOUNTAIN OF THE UNITED ORDER OF TRUE REFORMERS, 1881 - 1905

      Richmond, 1909. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. The Grand Fountain of the United Order of True Reformers (GFUOTR) was the most significant mutual aid society in Richmond. The mutual aid societies were of critical importance in the black communities of the South after the Civil war, working with fraternal organizations and black churches to created business networks for African Americans who found themselves exiled outside the mainstream economy. Founded by William Washington Browne, the GFUOTR was chartered by the Good Templars, and evolved into a black-owned and operated business empire, in its time the largest and most successful black-owned association in the county. Illustrated throughout with portraits, and photographs of black enterprises in the South. Very Good+ binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        777. Vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicandae, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae.

      London: The Walter Scott Publishing Co., Ltd., 1909.. FIRST EDITION. Limited to 500 copies. Slim octavo (220 x 140mm). pp. x, errata, 54. Publisher's scarlet buckram over bevelled boards, 777 in gilt to upper, white endpapers, edges untrimmed. Sunning to spine, edges a little rubbed. Front hinge splitting after free endpaper, though book remains tight. The perforated Equinox subscription form at rear is intact and loosely inserted is the errata slip with the Tree of Life diagram on the reverse. This shows signs of being stuck down at some point, with abrasions around the margins of the errata side. Crowley's extensive tables of magical correspondences, based on Allan Bennett's notes from material gathered by Macgregor Mathers, and assisted by George Cecil Jones. A very good copy. Yorke [57]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        NETSUKE

      Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1909 NETSUKE. Versuch einer Geschichte der japanischen Schnitzkunst. Second Improved Edition. [First edition published in 1905]. Thick 4to. Gilt stamped, decorated & lettered mottled grey calf with a bit of rubbing at the spine & tips. TEG. 482pp. with numerous black & white illustrations throughout. 53 full page color illustrations - each [one] majestic example, centered on a single page of high quality paper stock, the impressions very crisp with striking color definition. All printed 53 tissue guards present & in excellent condition. The pages bright & free of blemish. A striking example of this Cornerstone Volume of Netsuke. NUC locates 5 copies.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Catalogue of the Fresh-water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History)

      BM(NH) 1909-1916 - 4 vols, Text figs. 4to. Orig. cloth. Good ex-lib. set: a few small ink stamps; shelf numbers to spines; a small nick to the head of one spine; some patchy fading to cloth. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA]
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        Abaft the Funnel

      New York: B. W. Dodge & Company, 1909 - First Unauthorized Edition. 8vo. viii, 360 pp. Original blue cloth with seascape in black, lettering in orange (2nd variant of binding), fine copy, in original tan dust jacket, also showing some minor staining to back panel. In half red morocco slipcase. Stewart 324 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        GINGER & PICKLES

      London: Frederick Warne. Fine/Good. 1909. First Edition. Hard Cover. Small 4to (14 x 18cm) A fine first edition copy in an original printed glassine dust jacket. Pp. 51, [1]; color frontispiece and nine full-page color illustrations; b/w vignette to the title-page and nineteen further black and white vignettes in the text. Original tan boards blocked in green with a colour onlay to the front board. Colour pictorial endpapers (Jane Quinby: Beatrix Potter A Bibliographical Check-List -plates VIII and IX). The original glassine jacket is slightly later (ca. 1912), printed in black, with an advertisement for "The Peter Rabbit Books" on the rear panel "The Most Successful Children's BooksRecently Published" appended to which is "The Tale of Mr. Tod" and "The Tale of Pigling Bland" (which were published in 1912 & 1913 respectively); the rear flap lists "Picture Books for Children" Illustrated by L Leslie Brooke"; the front flap advertises "Charming New Editions of Miss Potters's Little Folding Pocket Book Series" (see illustrations). The jacket is good only, a fairly large piece is missing from the front panel, but this appears to have been blank, and extends on to the lower edge of the front flap, with very slight loss of text; the rear panel and flap are complete, a little chipping and some tears to the spine, neverthess it is remarkable that such a fragile production has survived at all. The book is in near fine to fine condition, minimal wear to the boards and spine, having been protected by the jacket; contents clean and tight; slight foxing to the half-title page and reverse of the frontispiece plate,and the odd isolated light spot to a further one or two pages, otherwise unmarked and without inscriptions. A near fine first edition copy in a good original printed glassing jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        The Roosevelt I Know: Ten Years of Boxing With the President- and Other Memories of Famous Fighting Men

      New York. B.W. Dodge and Co. 1909. Bound in gilt titled burgundy cloth. 8vo (5" x 7.5"). The Authorized Special Limited Edition. This is copy number 149 signed in ink by Mike Donovan to the limitation page. Illustrated throughout with full page monochrome plates depicting caricatures and drawings of memorable boxing people and events. Certainly one of the most sought after and admired books on the sport of Boxing, this signed limited edition is exceedingly rare. Covers and spine rubbed. Portion of rear cover faded light. Reapir to preface page with several small tape offsets as well as trimmed edge. Some scattered, very light foxing. A Very Good, tight, bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Modes & Manners of the Nineteenth Century As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time / Translated from the German of Dr. Oskar Fischel and Max Von Boehn; Translated by M. Edwardes, with an Introduction by Grace Rhys - [Complete in 3 Vols]

      London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Limited; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1909. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 3v. , frontis. Plates, plates (some col. ) : ill.., plates, vigns ; 8vo. Subjects; Manners and customs - History - 19th century. Costume - British Isles - 19th-20th centuries. Uniform Title; [Die mode. English]. Original full polished navy calf, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased; very impressively finished. Raised bands with dark morocco title and volume label indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set.

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        STATEMENT OF THE EVIDENCE IN CHIEF OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW... Before the Joint - Committee on Stage Plays (Censorship and Theatre Licensing)

      Printed Privately. Confidential.,1909. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 56pp. One of only 250 copies privately printed by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh. Inscribed by Shaw on the half title page to Frances Noyes Hart; "The Committee refused to accept this statement; and there was a very pretty row about it which is fully described in the preface to the Shewing up of Blanco Posnet. G. Bernard Shaw. London. 3rd Oct. 1931. To Frances Noyes Hart". A fine copy in original blue stiff card wrappers printed in black to upper cover. Housed in a blue vellum chemise which is lettered in gilt, reproducing the exact lettering, even using the same typeface, as the printed front cover. This is then housed in a quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spine. The slip case is rubbed and worn but has done its job of keeping the booklet and chemise in fine condition. Frances Noyes Hart was an American short story writer. She became famous after winning the Pulizer prize for her 1927 Crime novel, The Bellamy Trial. Laurence A98.:

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        Liberalism and the Social Problem

      New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Red cloth with gilt title on spine which is still relatively sharp. Spine cloth at head and heel has been expertly repaired. Front bottom edge has been bumped. Rust marks to top of contents page and front endpaper by previous paper clip. Ink name and date (1913) to front endpaper. Despite all that a very nice copy. This is the first US edition of one of the more obscure early works of WSC, the US edition being harder to find than the UK first.. 1st Us Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Ginger & Pickles

      1909. first edition. First Edition of “Ginger & Pickles,”in the Original Printed Glassine Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. Ginger & Pickles. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909.First edition. Small quarto (6 15/16 x 5 3/8 inches; 177 x 137 mm.). 51, [1] pp. Color frontispiece and nine full-page color illustrations. Black and white vignette on the title-page and nineteen black and white vignettes in the text.Original greenish-tan boards decoratively stamped and lettered in darker green on front cover and lettered in darker green on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a blind rectangular panel with a scalloped bottom edge. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plates VIII and IX). Previous owner’s ink presentation inscription on the half-title. A near fine copy. In an original slightly later (ca. 1911) glazed paper glassine dust jacket printed in black with “Cash Price in Great Brain One Shilling Net” at the lower edge of the front panel, with an advertisement for “The Peter Rabbit Books” on the rear panel listing The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (which was published in 1911) and The Tale of Mr. Tod (which was published in 1912), an advertisement for “A Selective List of Pictures Books for Children” on the front flap, and an advertisement for “Unique Picture books for Children. All illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke” on the rear flap. Jacket with a closed tear (1 1/2 inch at top) to front panel and another closed tear to back panel, not affecting text.Linder, p. 428. Quinby 17. V & A 1536-1537.

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        The Bill-Toppers (CIRCUS FICTION)

      Bobbs-Merrill Co. Indianapolis (1909) - First Edition. Harrison Fisher dustjacket art and illustrations by the author. Perhaps better known as an artist and illustrator, the striking two-page illustrations in the American edition of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera are by Castaigne. A contemporary novel of circus life and peril, with uncommon example of a Harrison Fisher wrap-around dustjacket art from 1909. An attractive copy of rare title. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, modest shelf wear and few nicks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich Fennel: Eight color lithographs of Cassel (Kassel)

      Cassel (Hof-Buchhandlung, Cassel).: C. Vietor: Court Bookshop.. . Eight color lithographs, images 14 x 10 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 1/4 x 12 inches. There is a very light damp stain (3 inches wide and 1/8 inch high) on the lower margin of two prints, outside the image and well below the image title. Apart from this, the prints are in excellent condition. SOLD AS A SET OF 8. Eight attractive color lithographs by F. Fennel all signed in the image, with one plate both signed and dated (1909) in the image. These lithographs are primarily architectural studies depicting prominent buildings or picturesque sites that identify the city. The titles of the prints are as follows: Rathaus; Am Naturalienmuseum; An Der Fulda; Am Castell; Theater; Renthof; Am Marställerplatz; Töpfenmarkt. Each image is labeled below the image on the left, Original Steinzeichnung von F. Fennel, Cassel. The eight lithographs in this set comprise beautiful and evocative images of turn of the twentieth century Kassel. .

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        The Coming of Lugh : A Celtic Wonder-Tale. Retold by Ella Young, Illustrated by Maud Gonne.

      Maunsel & Co., Dublin 1909 - Pages 16, + 4 leaves of colour illustration. 155x120mm. Original slate blue wrappers, lettered in silver. This is the first collaborative publication of Ella Young's text with her friend Maud Gonne's illustrations. The illustrations were used again in 1910 for Ella Young's expanded collection titled, 'Celtic Wonder Tales'. Slight sunlight fading to covers and foxing to title page, otherwise a near fine copy of a rare and important publication free from any library stamps, inscriptions or other markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plan of Chicago

      Chicago, IL: The Commercial Club, 1909. First edition. Limited edition of 1650 numbered copies, this is copy 1209. A landmark book that was essentially a vision of what Burnham and Bennett hoped Chicago could evolve into. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs including many full page plates and three fold outs. A very good plus copy with bumping to the corners, some minor fraying to the spine ends and a few tiny internal spots. Still, a very nice copy of what has become a somewhat elusive book.

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        An A.L.S. from Beatrix Potter.

      Signed as H. B. Heelis, written from Castle Cottage, Sawrey, and dated march 4th '[19]35. Written on one side of a sheet of notepaper, the letter amounts to a total of nine lines:'Dear Miss McKinnon I shall be glad to lend you the Bull Banks camp site for Whitsuntide, if I can help you with any information about supplies ? glad to do so ? Yours sincerely H B Heelis.' Creased in the middle where folded for the envelope; else very good.Bull Banks was one of two fields acquired by Beatrix Potter when she purchased Castle Farm in 1909. The Tale of Mr. Toad, published in 1912, is partly set in Bull Banks Field.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1909). Quarto. (3), (74)ff. One of 750 deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator. Complete with twenty enchanting tipped-in color plates surrounded by decorative borders printed in bronze ink. The text is also enclosed by ornamental borders. Bound in decorative gilt-stamped vellum, bearing the title in Arabic-inspired lettering and an elaborate border comprised of peacocks, flowers, and elephants. A few small, light spots and slight soiling to spine, faint scratch to front cover, top edge of spine bumped, else a fine copy with the original silk ties intact. T.e.g.

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        Allusions Littéraires

      Chang-Hai, Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, Orphelinat de T'Ou-Sè-Wè, 1909 (2e édition augmentée). - 1 fort volume in-8, V-341-254-82 pp., reliure moderne pleine toile, intérieur en bon état sauf 2 pages froissées et salies, très bon état d'ensemble. Deuxième édition remaniée et enrichie de ce célèbre ouvrage du Père Jésuite Pétillon, paru en 2 fascicules en 1895 et 1898. Cette 2e édition rassemble sous un seul volume les Classifiques 1 à 213. Une 3e partie constitue la Table Générale des Allusions. Cet ouvrage consitue le 8e volume des Variétés Sinologiques, somme considérable du savoir sur la Chine publiée par les Jésuites de Shanghai. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La antiguedad de la sífilis en el Peru

      Lima: Sanmarti y ca.,, 1909. author's Universidad de San Marcos, Lima, MD thesis; 208, [iv] pp., plates; minor library markings and original paper wrappers cloth taped at head and tail of spine, still near very good; syphilis in ancient Peru. Photos available upon request.

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        Messiah : the ancestral hope of the ages, "the desire of all nations," as proved from the records on the sun-dried bricks of Babylonia, the papyri and pyramids of Egypt, the frescoes of the Roman catacombs ... and on the Chinese incised memorial stone at Cho'ang / by E. A. Gordon

      Tokyo : Keiseisha, (ca. 1909), 1909. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 212p., frontis., illus., plates (partly col.) maps. ; 29 cm. Subjects: Messiah - archaeology - Biblical archaeology. Messiah - History of doctrines. Theology - Comparative and non-Christian - General. Contents: King-kiao-pei, or The speaking stone. -The gazelle of Eridu, or The Turanian Christ. -Four great khans, or The divine lawgiver. -The lotus of the pyramids, or The funeral of Jacob. -The king's highway. Front cover title reads: In the name of the Messiah. Very good bound in the original gilt-blocked, string-tied boards. Gilt title to front board, with gilt decorations to front and back boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Minor library marks remain internally. Very light tanning to page margins.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1909 Custom green half leather binding with light rubbing and toning with gilt lettering. Hinges are cracked but binding is solid. Portions of original red cloth covers laid in. Interior pages are bright and clean. Title page with pictorial frame, numerous black and white illustrations in the text, 10 full-page black and white illustrations, and 40 color plates, as called for, mounted on cream stock and protected by lettered tissue guards. Red and grey pictorial end papers with a red top edge to the text block.Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas

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