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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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        [Green, Elizabeth Shippen] Original Watercolor Painting by Elizabeth Shippen Green

      Original Elizabeth Shippen Green Watercolor entitled “Clematis XII.” Signed lower right: "ESGE To HC With Love, 1909." This is a full-size watercolor painted and given by Green to her friend and gardener, Henrietta Cozens of Cogslea (residence of J.W. Smith, E.S. Green, Violet Oakley and Cozens in early 1900’s). As per the account of Edith Emerson, friend and eventual curator of Violet Oakley’s estate, Green painted it as a present for Cozens, with a gentle ribbing implied in the title. As the story goes, Cozens, who became quite proficient in her gardening skills for the beautiful estate, at the beginning of her tenure as gardener couldn’t quite get the names of the flowers straight. So after misnaming nearly a dozen flowers ‘clematis,’ Green came up with this painting of lilies and snapdragons and named it, sardonically, “Clematis XII” as in, ‘the twelfth try at getting the name right.’ The painting is bright and colorful and in pristine condition, measuring 20” x 15.”

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Three Years in Tibet with the original Japanese Illustrations by The Shramana Ekai Kawaguchi, late Rector of Gohyakurakan Monastery, Japan. EXCELLENT COPY WITH THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE ILLUSTRATIONS

      Theosophist Office, Adyar, Madras and Theosophical Publishing Society, Benares and London, 1909 1909 Roy. 8vo., First English Edition, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure, 10 plates (one large and folding) in photogravure, 63 illustrations in the text and a large folding coloured map (lightly spotted; one short tear without material loss in one fold); original cloth gilt, gilt back, mildly rubbed at joints, corners lightly bruised else a remarkably bright, clean copy of a very scarce work. Classic account of a journey by a Japanese monk through Tibet to Nepal between 1897-1903, and including a year's residence in the forbidden city of Lhasa disguised as a local doctor. His extraordinary narrative, detailing a series of events that ought never to have occurred at all, was originally published in a long series of articles written for two leading Japanese newspapers, and subsequently issued in book form (in Japanese) by Hakubunkwan. This is the first appearance in English. ONE OF THE RAREST MODERN BOOKS ON TIBET AND A VALUABLE PRIMARY SOURCE. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF WHICH THIS IS A WELL ABOVE AVERAGE COPY. Cordier BS 4382; Yakushi K35.

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        The Complete Works of

      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co, 1909. ONE OF 1000 NUMBERED COPIES OF THE AYRSHIRE EDITION. 6 vols., 4to. Numerous illustrations from period engravings. Three quarter polished evergreen morocco and cloth, covers with gilt owner's monogram in upper left corner encircled by laurel wreath, spine compartments with gilt thistle device, endpapers of green watered satin. Some negligible rubbing to edges, otherwise fine

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        Ognennyy angel" : povest' ve KHVI glavakh" [The Fiery Angel. Language: Russian]

      Moskva : Skorpion 1909 - Description: 374p., illus. ; 24cm. Genre: Russian literature -- Russian novel. Notes: Includes publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Language: Russian. Very good copy bound in contemporary leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt blocked spine with raised bands. Spine ends are worn, with some fraying. Panel edges dulled and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. Light tanning around page margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 374 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1909. London: Methuen & Co., (1909). 40 pp ads dated May 1909. Original blue cloth. First Edition of the best-known work by this member of the Christian Social Union and Liberal member of Parliament. He had earlier (1902) written FROM THE ABYSS, about life in the London slums (after moving there, anonymously, to experience such life first-hand). With Ford Madox Hueffer/Ford he co-edited The English Review, and during the Great War he would be head of British propaganda, for which he recruited writers such as John Buchan and Arthur Conan Doyle. After the war, propaganda was handled otherwise and Masterman's services were no longer required, he lost his seat in Parliament, and he gradually sank into poverty and alcoholism, dying in 1927.~"The Condition of England" had been a term coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1839, referring to the living conditions of the working class. Masterman's 300-page book on the evolving social condition of Britain was a major work of its day.~This copy is very good (spine slightly browned, with very light wear at the corners). Today this is a curiously scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Vanishing Race: The Last Great Indian Council -- A Record in Picture and Story of the Last Great Indian Council, Participated in by Eminent Indian Chiefs from Nearly Every Indian Reservation in the United States, Together with the Story of Their Lives as Told by Themselves -- Their Speeches and Folklore Tales -- Their Solemn Farewell and the Indians' Story of the Custer Fight

      Doubleday, Page & Company Small 4to. Original brown cloth with white, black and gold pictorial stamping. xviii, 231pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, numerous full-page sepia-tone illustrations. Very good. Ownership signature on front flyleaf. Almost, but not quite, a "Near fine" -- tight, clean, quite handsome. Second printing of this stunningly and heavily illustrated chronicle of this September 1909 event, which took place at Little Big Horn, Montana. Photographer Rodman Wanamaker's eighty photogravures -- highly reminiscent of Edward S. Curtis's best work -- are exceptionally evocative. Scarce and in beautiful condition. RADER 1149.

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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century as Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time. In three volumes

      London and New York - J.M.Dent and Co, E. P. Dutton and Co, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating andlavishly illustrated examination of nineteenth-century culture andfashionas depicted inart. Originally a work by German art historians Oskar Fischel and Max von Boehn, here translated into English for the first time. Featuring tissue-guardedcolour frontispieces in each volume and numerous further plates, manycoloured, by a wide variety of European artists. Including illustrations in the text. Translated by M. Edwardes. With an introduction by Grace Rhys. Bindersstamps of G. P. Button and Co to versos of front free-endpapers. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound with some rubbing and marks. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are beautifully bright and clean throughout. A few of the plates arejust slightly age-toned and somelightly spotted due to the paper used. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      Lippincott Company 1909 - First edition, red pictorial cloth, book in very good condition except for a small defect at base of back 1"x1.5", eaten by a hungry mouse, teg, 120 illustrations, map in pocket, complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dieter Rottcher]
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        Ein Sommernachtstraum. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel

      Mchn., Bruckmann 1909.. gr.-4°. 6 (2 w. Bll.), 132 S., 2 w. Bll. Mit 40 mont. farb. Taf. u. Buchschmuck nach Bildern von Arthur Rackham. OPbd. m. Rückengoldpräg., Kopfgoldschn. Seidenschließband.Etw. fleckig u. beschabt. Eines v. 1000 num. Expl. Titel- Einbandill. v. Ottomar Starke.

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1909. Presented by Willy Pogany. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and upper board elaborately gilt blocked, Persian style endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 24 tipped-in colour plates. Spine and edges of boards tanned, spotting to edges of text block occasionally affecting margins of contents, which are faintly toned. A very good copy. First Pogany edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 525 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation leaf.

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        The South Side Sportsmen's Club of Long Island

      New York: Privately printed [by the Gillis Press], [January], 1909. First edition, one of 105 copies, printed for members only. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs, folding map. xv, [iii], 74 pp. Original dark green wrappers, printed label. Spine a bit tender (tiny chip at head). Fine, with some offsetting on last two leaves, in green cloth drop box. "With/ The Compliments/ of/ The Author" card laid in. Phillips p. 96; Wetzel p. 128; Bruns D26 ("very rare"); Goodspeed, Angling in America, pp. 190-7, et seq.; Heller 738 . A volume of notable rarity, being the story of one of the earliest angling clubs in America, founded in 1866. Situated on a large parcel of land between Islip and Ronkonkoma, comparatively accessible to New York City, it boasted a gilt-edged roster of members, limited to 100, and remained in existence until 1963. An important historical angling work of beauty and charm. Inscribed on the title-page with this very early inscription, "John W. Cochrane/ with the author's compliments/ February 1909."

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      A group of 41 unmounted silver gelatin prints, showing the recently constructed dam and electrical plant on the Rio Conchos in the State of Chihuahua. Fifteen of the images are 5 x 7 inches, some with the hand stamp for the photographers Holguin y Berumen on the verso; four measure 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and the photographer is anonymous; five large images are 8 x 10 inches and are signed R. Diaz in the negative; and the final 15 images are anonymous panoramas, 4 x 12 inches and show the river and the surrounding landscape. Light spotting to a few images. In 1909 the company Agricola Force SE Electrica del Rio Conchos won the contract to use the water of Rio Conchos for power generation. A dam was started in 1909, but as a result of the Revolution, work was suspended until 1916. A hydroelectric plant was built at the base of the dam. Shown are views of the dam from above and below; the exterior of the hydroelectric plant; interior views showing massive machinery, and the huge tunnel used to channel water.

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        Herrschaft und Dienst. Opus I

      Bln., Einhorn-Presse Vlg. Otto v. Holten 1909.. 4°. 67 S. Mit reichem Buchschmuck von Melchior Lechter. (Ill. Doppeltitel 3 gr. Illustr. u. 60 tls. wdh. Initialen). OPgmt. Mit Goldpräg. auf Rücken u. Vorderdeckel. Landmann 304; Schauer II,12; Rodenberg 150 - Eines von 500 - mit Monogramm des Verf. u. laufender Zahl gezeichneten - Exemplaren auf Büttenpapier. - Friedrich Wolters (1876-1930) gehörte zu den zentralen Figuren des George-Kreises. Wolters war 1904 mit Stefan George in Kontakt getreten, er wurde 1909/1910 in den Kreis aufgenommen und avancierte in den 1920er Jahren zu einem der wichtigsten Jünger des Dichters. Schon 1909 hatte er mit Herrschaft und Dienst eine grundlegende programmatische Schrift vorgelegt.

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      1909. Very Good. [CATHER, Willa]. THE LIFE OF MARY BAKER G. EDDY. AND THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. By Georgine Milmine. Illustrated. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition, first printing. 8vo., blue cloth, stamped in gilt. First printed serially in McClure's magazine, for which Cather edited, reorganized and rewrote much of Milmine's work. The book, however, excludes those passages which can be attributed directly to Cather, though much of it, especially the later chapters, retains her journalistic style. The extent of this involvement, both in the magazine and final book form, still provokes much scholarly controversy. With some spotting to the spine and wear at heel and crown; it is slightly over-opened in one place, and the rear hinge is mended. Still, a very good copy. (Crane

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        Autographed Letter

      N.p.: Matisse, 1909, 1909 Matisse, Henri. [1869-1954]. 1 page A.L.S. n.p., 11 03 09. 8vo. Elegantly wood Framed & Glazed with carefully coordinated quad matting. A curious relatively early letter about housekeeping at his villa & studio - a private matter - boldly signed. A very handsome presentation. Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour & his fluid, brilliant & original draughtsmanship. As a printmaker, & sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of colour & drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Framed & Glazed.

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      [Russian Social Democratic Labor Party]. 1909-1917. (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Numbers 2-25 are between 8-12 pages. Numbers 33-58 are 2 pages each. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “The Social Democrat. ” Subtitle: “Tsentralnyy Organ Rossiyskoy Soctsial’demokraticheskoy Rabochey Partii” [The Central Organ of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party]. Contributing authors include Lenin, Trotsky and Martov. Includes supplements to numbers: 6, 19-20, 23, and 42. The Social-Democrat was “an illegal Russian newspaper, Central Organ of the R. S. D. L. P. , published from February 1908 to January 1917. Altogether 58 issues appeared. The first issue was put out in Russia, but further publication was arranged abroad, first in Paris, then in Geneva… The Editorial Board was made up of representatives of the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks and the Polish Social-Democrats. The paper was largely run by Lenin, [who] fought for a consistent Bolshevik line on the Editorial Board. From December 1911 Sotsial-Demokrat was edited by Lenin… Lenin's articles published in Sotsial-Demokrat during the war played an important part in helping to apply the strategy and tactics of the Bolshevik Party on the questions of war, peace and revolution, in denouncing social-chauvinists, and uniting the internationalist forces in the world labour movement” (Encylopedia of Marxism) . CONTENTS INCLUDES: Tsel' Bor'by Proletariata v Nashey Revolyutsii [The purpose of the Struggle of the Proletariat in our Revolution] – Rabochaya Gruppa na Zhenskom Syezd [The Worker's Group at The Women's Congress] –Itogi Syezda Fabrichno-Zavodskikh Vrachey [The results of the congress of factory physicians] – Kont-Revolyutsiya I Burzhuaziya [Counter-revolution and Bourgeois] – Klassy I Partii v ikh Otnosheniy k Religii I Tserkvi [Classes and parties in their relations to religion and Church] – Vopros' o Professional'nykh Soyuzakh v 3-oy Dume [Questions on trade unions in the Third Duma] – O Fraktsii "Vperedovtsev" [About the Faction "Vpered"] – Fraktsiya Trotskogo I Partiynoe Polozhenie [Trotsky's faction and party position] – Mezhdunarodny Sotsialisticheskiy Syezd v Kopengagen [The International Socialist Congress in Copenhagen] – Karl Marks I Lev Tolstoy [Karl Marx and Tolstoy] – Stolypin I Revolyutsiya [Stolypin and the Revolution] – Voyna I Rossiyskaya Sotsial-Demokratiya [War and the Russian Social-Democracy] – Sotsialisticheskaya Partii Evropy vo Vremya Voyny [The Socialist Party of Europe during the War] – Povorot Martova [Martov’s Turn] – Germanskaya Sotsial-Demokratiya I Buduschiy Internatsional' [German Social Democracy and the Future International] – Patsifizm ili Marksizm (Zloklyucheniya Odnogo Lozunga) [Pacifism or Marxism (Misadventures of a slogan) ] – Tsimmerval'd-Kintal': Vtoraya Tsimmerval'dskaya Konferentsiya [Zimmerwald-Kienthal: Second Zimmerwald Conference] – Povorot' v Mirovoy Politike [Turn in world politics]. All original prints except No. 25 (facsimile) . Most pages darkened and somewhat fragile but still nice; several pages with chipping at edges, some with minor loss of text. Good+ condition. (RUS-11-1) .

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        A Set of 13 Original Glass Negative Plates of a Mission in West Africa, in the Environs of Freetown. Together with a Colonial Camera

      Nigeria, circa 1909. Collection of 13 glass slide negatives of a mission in West Africa, in the environs of Freetown, possibly at Sapele, near Lagos. Slides measure approximately 16 x 12cm, each individually contained in a plastic sleeve for protection. Nine (8) of these are accompanied by a photographic print of its image, affixed to the negative. Photographs measure (9 X 13cm). Together with an original, period wooden folding camera with leather carry strap, working brass hinges and dials, clean lens with round brass frame. Negatives, photographs, and camera are all in very good condition, beautifully preserved. A party of eleven, plus two teen aged youngsters poses together on a vessel's deck on the voyage to Nigeria, via Britain's first West African colony, Sierra Leone. The men and women appear to be current and future administrators of the colony, in the era of Bishop James Johnson, and Herbert Samuel Heelas Macaulay, the latter of whim opposed British rule. These include Sir Walter Egerton, governor of Southern Nigeria from 1904 to 1912, and possibly Sir Ralph Denham Rayment Moor - first high commissioner of the British Southern Nigeria Protectorate from 1900 to 1903. The remainder of the images focus on a tour of a Christian Missionary Society (CMS) settlement near Lagos, possibly at Sapele. Here we see a large traditional African straw hut structure, as well as new developments by the British colonists, including simple wooden homes surrounded by a typical Western culture post-and-wire fences, a sizeable church, and a large mission house which was built to the exact likeness of the consulate office established at Sapele by the British government in 1891, a veritable architectural replica. The images further show simple gardens and a cemetery with several concrete headstones, at least one of which is surrounded by a wrought iron perimeter. Views indicate that the missionaries had been settled at this particular location for at some time, having brought ample building supplies over a few years. Integration of European culture is also seen in the colonial clothing worn by the African women. .

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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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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" .

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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 +.

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      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.

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      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. .

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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      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).

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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.

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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'.

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      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.

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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 .

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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.

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      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.

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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]

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      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.

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