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        Through the Sun In An Airship

      Charles Griffin London: Charles Griffin. (1909). First. First edition, second issue. Slight spotting to the front board, modest scattered foxing, a very good plus copy in a near fine dustwrapper with a couple of small nicks at the crown. Exciting tale written in the style of Jules Verne -- two young adventurers take a tour through the solar system, exploring undiscovered planets along the way. Bleiler Checklist, Locke. A Spectrum of Fantasy. .

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      London:: Greening & Co., Ltd.,, 1909 Orczy, Baroness. THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER. London: Greening & Co., Ltd., 1909. [1865-1947] - Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Orczy. Authored THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, 1905. First edition of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone Title. Blue cloth, gilt lettered to spine with pictorial device stamped on the upper cover. 8vo., 18 black and white illustration by H.M. Brock. A very good or better example showing minimum use; text block clean & free of any blemish. Among her most popular characters, The Old Man in the Corner, was a nondescript armchair detective spending much of his life in the corner of a London teashop aided & abetted by a young reporter who brings him details of crimes which baffle the police. The Old Man was featured in a series of twelve British movies from 1924, starring Rolf Leslie. Custom collector's clamshell case in fine condition.. 1st Edition.

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

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

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        The Inland Printer, Volumes 44-165 (1909-1970) and 83 single issues (1970-1978)

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

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        Five Weeks In A Balloon; Or Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by ThreeEnglishmen

      D. Appleton and Company C/O the American News Company NY 1909. Very Good with no dust jacket Peoples Edition Hardcover Continuation of title page: Compiled in French from the original notes of Dr. Ferguson and done into English by "William Lackland." The first book in English of Verne's first book. Green boards, black decorations, gilt blind-stamped titling block on spine. Decorated endpapers foxed. Previous owner's name and date of 1908 written in old cursive handwriting. Publisher's note thru contents on pages 1-8. Chapters 1 thru 44 on pages 9-345. 3 pages of other book selections and previus owner's name once again on rear free endpaper. Foxing throughout. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 345 pages; Novelshoppe, shipping from Texas - Seller on TomFolio. 28150.

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        The Aberdeen Golfers: Records and Reminscences

      VG : in very good condition. Brown/gilt leather spine.Later rebind with new eps. Teg. Booksellers stamp at rear Limited Edition [80/150] Half-leather cover with brown boards 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7")

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Die Sechzehnte Ehefreude: Eine Satire Auf Die Funfzehn Freuden Der Ehe [The 16th Joy of Marriage]

      Dr. Rud. Ludwig Wein: Dr. Rud. Ludwig. 1909. First edition thus, translated from the French. 12mo. Frontispiece by Franz Von Bayros. Von Bayros-designed bookplate (of an elaborately, if scantily, clad woman complete with riding crop bestride an optimistically large penis) from the erotic library of Arthur Wolf. This is copy number 15 of 25 copies bound specially at the Wiener Werkstatte. Flexible Japanese vellum gilt, yapped edges, string-tied. The strings and the very thin spine partially perished, still an attractive, very good or better example of a rare and fragile Wiener Werkstatte binding. .

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        Artemis to Actaeon

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1909. First. First edition. Bookplate removed from the front fly else a lovely, fine copy, with a near fine example of the rare dustwrapper with some internal mends at the folds and restoration to the crown (with some loss of the title lettering). A volume of poems written as a result of Wharton's affair with Morton Fullerton, reflecting her infatuation and published in small numbers. Rare in jacket. .

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      London: Chatto & Windus London: Chatto & Windus,. 1909. original pictorial brown cloth, front panel stamped in pinkish light brown and black, spine panel stamped in gold.. Signed and dated Christmas 1910 on the front free endpaper by an. early owner. Spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and. along outer joints, free endpapers tanned, 4x2 inch triangular piece. torn from lower left edge of rear free endpaper, else a very good. copy. (#115730). First edition. Copies of this book are found with an earlier inserted publisher's catalogue dated "908," but the book wasn't published until late 1909, so catalogues dated "908" or "609" (the version present in this copy) predate publication by several months to a year -- and both, as inserts, are of no significance in establishing the priority of issue -- if any -- of first printing copies. The first collection of short stories featuring Dr. Thorndyke, a forensic scientist and lawyer, the greatest scientific detective in fiction, who first appeared in Freeman's THE RED THUMB MARK, a novel published in 1907. "As a craftsman in the more literary sense, Dr. Freeman presents an interesting anomaly. His narrative style is so often that of late-Victorian romanticism that it is not unusual to find him unconsciously classified in the Doyle period. Indeed, the domestic trappings of a typical Freeman tale bring to the fire-lit chambers in King's Bench Walk much the same mood of snugness and nostalgic bachelor bonhomie which is destined to bespeak Baker Street to the end of time. But in his pioneer insistence on the fair-play method, the creator of John Thorndyke, M.D., was a Modern before the Moderns. He was the true and undoubted 'parent' of the scientific detective story in the highest meaning of the phrase, and remains today the living dean of that form -- if not, indeed, of all detective story writers of whatever style or persuasion." - Haycraft, Murder for Pleasure (1951), p. 70. A Haycraft- Queen "cornerstone." Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 43. Queen's Quorum 42. Hubin (1994), p. 305.

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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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        Tales from Shakespeare

      J. M. Dent & Co. London: J. M. Dent & Co.. Fine. 1909. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Illustrator. Cloth. A most beautiful First Edition/First Printing in very Near Fine condition, limited separation of signatures. SIGNED and numbered 534/750 by illustrator Arthur Rackham. Original white buckram cover and rose-colored silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Gold illustrations on endpapers. Thirteen mounted full-color illustrations including frontispiece (with tissue guard). Included is also one plate not included in the trade edition; This collection of fourteen comedies and six tragedies retold in prose was first developed in the early 19th century by siblings Charles and Mary Lamb as an introduction for young readers to Shakespeare. As much as possible, the Lambs used Shakespeare's own words, especially in the tragedies. Includes A Midsummer's Night Dream, All's Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and more; Color Illustrations .

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        A TRIP TO MARS

      London Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers Limited London, Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited,. 1909. original pictorial red cloth, stamped in blue, cream, black and gold, slate coated endpapers.. Prize label affixed to verso of frontispiece. Faint staining along. fore-edge of rear cover, touch of sunning to spine panel, a very good. copy. A bright copy of this very attractive Edwardian juvenile. interplanetary novel. (#109272). First edition. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 82. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 025. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 70. Locke, Voyages in Space 26. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 23. Bleiler (1978), p. 11. Reginald 00629.

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        Insurance Maps of the City of New York. Borough of Manhattan

      New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1909-1930 [updated to 1984]. Volumes 1-8, 10-12 ((i.e. the complete mapping of Manhattan) in 17 volumes, large folio (25 x 21 inches). Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, 17 key maps and 1,530 full-page maps (847 with extensive hand-coloured pasted-on correction slips, as called for). Contemporary canvas with red morocco corners, title labels on upper covers and spines, 14 volumes with protective canvas over-binding (spine of vol. 11 North detached). A COMPLETE MANHATTAN SET OF SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE ATLASES WITH A PROFUSION OF OVERLAYED UPDATES. These atlases published by the Sanborn Map Company, containing a total of approximately 1,500 maps, represent the most complete and detailed cartographical record of Manhattan Island in the twentieth century. Each atlas is devoted to a particular district of the city, with the Manhattan set published between 1909 and 1930. Remarkably, through a system of hand-done pasted on overlays, each volume was checked, and updated every six months. The current set includes all updates showing construction and changes to the city updated to 1984. Virtually the entire physical evolution of the city during the 20th century is therefore laid down in enormous detail. The result is an invaluable, almost archaeological, record of Manhattan through the decades of its most explosive growth. These seventeen volumes represent the Sanborn Map Company's total production for Manhattan Island. Sanborn atlases are of great rarity, and it is virtually unheard of for such a large and comprehensive collection to be offered for sale, let along one with such extensive updates. Insurance maps originated in London in the eighteenth century in response to the need felt by the large fire insurance companies and underwriters for accurate, up-to-date and detailed information about the buildings they were insuring. The form reached its zenith in the United States with the work of the Sanborn Map Company. Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most valuable of all cartographical records for the development of urban America. The earliest surviving Sanborn atlas in the Library of Congress is of Boston, 1867, and was prepared specifically for the Aetna Insurance Company. Sanborn maps and atlases were subsequently prepared for more than twelve thousand United States cities and towns. But virtually no maps or atlases dated prior to 1883 survive in the Library of Congress or elsewhere, and those subsequent to that date are also very rare and seldom offered for sale on the open market. This is due to the very small number of each map or atlas that was published. These specialized but invaluable maps were prepared for the exclusive use of fire insurance companies and underwriters. The Library of Congress catalogue for fire insurance maps (p.6) notes that "Sanborn employees colored the maps by hand, because there were usually fewer than twenty orders for a single sheet." Each sheet measures 21 by 25 inches and was drawn to an impressively large scale of 50 feet to one inch, with colour applied by hand. Every existing building was shown to scale, its construction material and use were noted, as well as fire-proofing, thickness of walls. Elevators, chimneys, fire alarm boxes, hydrants, sprinkler systems, and a wealth of other detail. The information was gleaned by Sanborn's surveyors from public records, as well as from laborious filed work. The task of updating the maps was continuous, and corrections in the form of paste-on slips were issued at regular intervals. Over the course of decades of development, slips were laid over slips, the maps finally presenting a sort of cartographical archaeological record, with layers of a city's growth carefully preserved. As a result of this expensive on-going labor, each Sanborn map cost between $12 and $200 by the 1930s. This meant that for an area the size of Manhattan, the cost of a complete set of approximately 1500 maps was prohibitive to all but the most dedicated user. Production of the large-scale maps of the type offered here ceased in 1962, and the company has since concentrated on publishing black and white photo-revision atlases on a greatly reduced scale. The atlases were arranged so that each area was shown twice (on two facing sheets described in our collation as paired maps). Each set of these paired maps was assigned a shared plate number and consisted of a black and white skeleton map which showed in outline each building as of the date of publication, with a facing corrections map, which showed the same outlines, but with each building color-coded to show building materials and other details. It was on these latter sheets that the evolution of the city was recorded through the use of the paste-on slips discussed above. Periodically, when development overtook the ability of a sheet to reflect dramatic change, supplemental sheets were added to the atlas. These were usually issued without an accompanying skeleton map, and are therefore described as `single sheets' in our collation. The Library of Congress records three editions for Sanborn's atlases of New York: 1890- 1902, 1903-1919, 1908-1952. The set offered here corresponds to the Library of Congress's third edition, but with important differences that are discussed below. The volumes offered here were initially published separately between 1909 and 1930. Each volume was periodically re- copyrighted after a considerable number of corrections had been recorded, with the new copyright date laid down on the original title page on a paste-on slip. Volume Seven (North), for example, shows a part of the Upper West Side. It was originally published in 1912, but so many corrections had been incorporated by 1940 that it was re-copyrighted at that time. There was a third re-copyright in 1978. These exhaustive corrections were effected on a regular basis, the date being dutifully noted on a Corrections Record sheet. In the case of Volume 7 (North) the corrections continued until 1984. Thus this volume is listed below in the following manner: Volume 7 (north) 1912-1940-1978 (corrections to 1984). A comparison of our volume 7 (north) with the copy in the Library of Congress shows that the LC volume 7 (north) was re-copyrighted only once, in 1951. The LC copy contains 104 pages, while ours contains 106. Both contain 49 paired maps (98 pages). Ours contains 4 new single maps (dated 1938) that show the Henry Hudson Parkway, which was constructed long after the original publication date of 1912. It is not clear which - if any - of these new maps are in the LC copy, but it is clear that the LC copy, re- copyrighted only once, contains far fewer corrections than our copy, re- copyrighted as recently as 1978, and with corrections to 1984. This comparison illustrates the uniqueness of each existing Sanborn atlas, a hand-made quality that is otherwise unknown in the history of published cartography. Due to the human factor - the need for constant, careful up- dating - it is doubtful that any two existing Sanborn atlases are identical. Our set of atlases would appear to be the most complete possible record of the great twentieth century building boom that transformed the face of a large part of New York City. [With three additional volumes related to the Bronx:] SANBORN MAP COMPANY. Insurance Maps of the City of New York. Borough of the Bronx. New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1914-1915. 3 volumes (Volumes 13-15 from the City of New York series), large folio (25 x 21 inches). Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, 3 key maps and 310 full-page maps (209 with extensive hand- coloured pasted-on correction slips, as called for). Contemporary canvas with red morocco corners, each with protective canvas over-binding. A full collation of the entire set is available on request.

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        The Complete Works of

      Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co 1909 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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        FRANCOIS I

      1909. 2. FRENCH. FRANCOIS I by Gustave Toudouze. Paris: Boivin 1909. Folio, pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, corners bumped and sl. cover soil, VG. 1st ed. A lavishly produced book printed on heavy paper with each page individually hinged into the book. Illustrated with remarkably detailed and incredibly rich full page color illustrations (some double-paged) by ROBIDA. Really a beauty with a magnificent pictorial cover. One of the scarcest titles in this series.

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      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,. 1909. original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind.. Spine panel a trifle faded, else a fine copy in printed dust jacket. with some shallow chipping at the spine ends, top edge of rear panel,. and upper corners. A very attractive copy of a scarce book. (#11816). First edition. The author's fourth book and first novel, preceded by three collections of short fiction. "Jimbo is one of the best of Blackwood's studies of the peculiar horrors and ecstasies of childhood." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 178. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01391. Ashley A.4.1.

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        The Cottage Homes Of England.

      London: Edward Arnold, 1909.. Large thick 8vo. (10 x 7.75 inches). pp.xvi +287. 64 full-page colour plates each with letterpress tissue guard. White buckram, gilt title to spine and front cover, gilt-ruled decoration to front cover and spine. White cloth slightly soiled. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Owner's name stamped in ink to front pastedown and rear free endpaper, and handwritten to front free endpaper. Trifle light spotting to endpapers. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Number 248 of an edition limited to 500 copies, signed by H. Allingham to the limitation page. Handsome book. A Near Fine copy.

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        The Territorial Force. A Manual of its Law, Organization and Administration. With an Introduction by the Right. Hon. R..B. Haldane. THE STRUCTURAL BLUEPRINT OF THE TA

      John Murray, 1909. 8vo., First Edition; original brown cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in black, gilt back, corners lightly bruised, lower joint rubbed (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, bright, clean copy.With the inked accession stamp of Surrey Infantry Brigade on front free endpaper.Arguably the most important, and certainly one of the scarcest, works relating to the creation of the Territorial Army, founded in the year of publication by Richard Haldane, Secretary of State for War, following the principles promulgated here by Harold Baker (then Financial Secretary to the War Office).A SOUND, COMPLETE ASSOCIATION COPY OF WHAT MIGHT BE TERMED THE STRUCTURAL BLUEPRINT OF THE TERRITORIAL ARMY.EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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      Librairie Henri Leclerc Paris: Librairie Henri Leclerc. 1909. 4to., full red polished calf with original covers bound in including original paper spine, five raised bands on spine, gilt-stamping on spine, edges gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge uncut, marbled endpapers with gilt edges. viii,(ii),283,(5) pages.. Text in French. Limited to 125 numbered copies. (Besterman I, 293). Author was a member of the Société des Bibliophiles François. Foreword by Georges Vicaire. Frontispiece. Description of almanacs published in France from the beginning of the 18th century into the early 19th. Introductory chapter gives an overview of almanac publication. Subsequent chapters look at almanacs through the 18th century, the Revolutionary era and the era of the Bourbon Restoration to 1830. Contains detailed descriptive information about all entries, organized by year of publication. Numerous attached illustrations throughout text. Alphabetic table of almanacs and index. Also a study of bookbinding as the original covers were often excellent examples of the craft. A well excecuted signed binding by E. Carayon. Small crack in front hinge along top. .

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        Arthur Rackham Collectable - The Peter Pan Calendar 1910 by Arthur Rackham

      Hodder and Stoughton 1909. Arthur Rackham Collectable The Peter Pan Calendar 1910 by Arthur Rackham____The First Edition has for sale this very rare Peter Pan Calendar by Arthur Rackham for 1910, which would have been issued for sale late 1909, just three years after the first edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.____Please note that the only reference that we are able to find to an Arthur Rackham calendar is in Sarah Briggs Latimore and Grace Clark Haskell's book: 'Arthur Rackham a Bibliography' in which they identify 'The Fairies' Calendar' with just one Arthur Rackham illustration and this calendar was for 1911 - the sequel to this 1910 calendar. It is quite possible that these calendars were not as successful as the books making them extremely rare. This 1910 calendar is not recorded as far as we have researched and so this unrecorded calendar is thus believed to be extremely rare.____This very rare Peter Pan Calendar, measuring 12.5 x 10.0 inches, is possibly one of the first pieces of merchandising for Peter Pan making it one of the rarest and most collectable Peter Pan items on the market today.____The Peter Pan Calendar 1910 consists of 6 pieces of thick card with two months per card, and with each card bearing one of the Arthur Rackham tipped-in colour plates from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens pasted within a green border.____January and February 1910 The first card of this exquisite calendar has the title 'The Peter Pan Calendar 1910' embossed with decorations surrounding the border to the illustration also embossed (note all other cards for this calendar are plain printed and not embossed/raised). Beneath the heading are the words: 'By Arthur Rackham' and then beneath this subheading are the words: 'Selections from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens'. The illustration is: 'Fairies never say, 'We feel happy;' what they say is, 'We feel dancey'. This card, for January and February 1910, has light spotting but the Arthur Rackham colour plate is in Fine condition.____March and April 1910 The title for the plate is 'The little people weave their summer curtains from skeleton leaves'. There is spotting to the card but the Arthur Rackham colour plate is in Fine condition.____May and June 1910 The title for the plate is 'Peter puts his case before old Solomon Caw.' There is spotting to the card but the Arthur Rackham colour plate is in Fine condition.____July and August 1910 The title for the plate is 'There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf.' There is spotting to the card but the Arthur Rackham colour plate is in Fine condition.____September and October 1910 The title for the plate is 'The Lord Chamberlain, who carries a dandelion on which he blows when Queen Mab wants to know the time'. There is spotting to the card but the Arthur Rackham colour plate is in Fine condition.____November and December 1910 The title for the plate is 'The fairies are exquisite dancers. They hold their great balls in the open air, in what is called a fairy ring.' There is very slight age toning to the card but the Arthur Rackham colour plate is in Fine condition.____There are two small holes to the top of each card for the green cord to pass through to hold all the cards together. The left hole to the May/June card has a small closed tear (not at all noticeable, and mentioned for completeness); and the right hole to the September/October card also has a small closed tear (again barely noticeable and mentioned for completeness).____Under each of the colour plates are the words: 'From Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, by J.M. Barrie' and to the bottom left edge are the words: 'Hodder & Stoughton, London' and to the opposite bottom right edge are the words: 'Printed in England'____Whether you collect Arthur Rackham books; Arthur Rackham illustrations; collect the J.M. Barrie books; or love the story of Peter Pan and the boy who never grew up; or just collect fine children's illustrated books then you must own this beautiful piece which is a work of art and a museum piece.____We believe that this beautiful Peter Pan Calendar for 1910 by Arthur Rackham will be a significant investment for the future, which can also be enjoyed for years to come. Once sold we do not expect to find another again in the near future.

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        EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel. Mitt Bildern von Arthur Rackham.

      132pp. Illustrated with 40 tipped-in full-colour plates protected with tissue guards, and with numerous illustrations in black & white. Original art-vellum gilt. Top edge gilt. Original plain tissue wrapper. 4to. Edges uncut. Number 487 of a limited edition of 1001 copies. Some spotting to edges; one leaf with a closed tear in blank margin - not affecting text; wrapper chipped and torn with some loss; else a remarkably fine copy with the original silk ties still in place, and the original wrapper.

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        Masques and Phrases

      A.L. Humphries 1909. 315 pp, some foxing to pages and marks to front board signed by Robert Ross. Ross was Wilde's literary executor, and quite possibly the love of the love of his life, being reputed to be Wilde's first male lover in London, and remaining a lifelong friend. He was openly homosexual, and as a result of his faithfulness to Wilde, even in death, Ross was vindictively pursued by Lord Alfred Douglas, who repeatedly attempted to have him arrested and tried for homosexual conduct. Ross was also a mentor to Wilfred Owen and Seigfeid Sassoon. In early 1918, during the German Spring Offensive, Noel Pemberton Billing, a right-wing M.P., published an article entitled The Cult of the Clitoris, in which he accused members of Ross's circle of being at the centre of 47,000 homosexual traitors who were betraying the nation to the Germans. Maud Allan, an actress who had played Wilde's Salome in a performance organised by Ross, was named as a member of the "cult". She unsuccessfully sued Billing for libel, causing a national sensation. The incident brought much embarrassing attention to Ross and his associates. ( We also current have in stock Maud Allen's copy of the Frank Harris biography of Wilde, presented to Allan by Harris.)

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        Sikhim & Bhutan. Twenty-one years on the north-east frontier 1887-1909.

      London: Edward Arnold 1909.. First edition, large 8vo, (xx), 331, (1) pp. 39 photographic plates, including 7 photogravures, plus a facsimile document and a plate showing seals, folding map at the end with a closed tear along a fold crease and another to the inner margin not affecting the map, later signature to half title, bookplate. Original gilt titled green cloth, marked and a little rubbed, t.e.g. Appointed Political Officer to Sikhim in 1889, White was one of the Commissioners sent to Tibet with Younghusband in 1903 and was subsequently given a post in Bhutan. Brown & Lloyd Collection S214.

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

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

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        Bibliografia della Penisola Sorrentina e dell?isola di Capri

      Bibliografia della Penisola Sorrentina e dell?isola di Capri. Con quattro appendici. Napoli, Stab. Tip. L. Pierro, 1909. In 8vo; pp.VII, 129, 1 n.n. Cop. edit., dorso danneggiato, piatto anteriore staccato. Al verso del piatto anteriore timbro di appartenenza di Norman Douglas. Molto raro.

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        OPERATIVES' WELFARE. 1909. The Kanegafuchi Spinning Co., Ltd. Japan

      Kobe, Japan:: S. Ichida,. [1909].. Oblong format: 11" x 14-1/4". 1st printing. [4], 6 pages of text.. Grey cloth boards, with gilt, light grey & black stamping to front board. 2 green cloth ties. AEG.. Bright cover gilt. Ex-lib, with bookplate & blindstamp to title. leaf. A VG+ example.. The Kanegafuchi Spinning Company began in "1887 as the Tokyo Cotton Trading Company, based in Kanegafuchi, Tokyo. Actual operations, spinning raw cotton into thread, began in 1889. ... The company changed its name in 1893 to Kanegafuchi Spinning Company ... The important milestones of [the] early years included the launch of new operations, such as the weaving of cotton textiles, begun with the completion of the Hyogo plant in 1905. The company then turned to the spinning and marketing of silk, opening a spinning plant in Kyoto in 1908 and a raw silk reeling factory in 1921. ... After the 1923 Kanto earthquake destroyed the original plant in Kanegafuchi, the company did not rebuild it." [fundinguniverse]. A rare photographic record of one of Japan's leading textile firms. OCLC records one copy [Harvard]. . 16 large b/w photographic images, one fold-out, depicting 2 factories [including the recently opened Hiogo Mills], and divers aspects of the worker's everyday life. Tissue guards.

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      1909. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. THE WHITE KITTEN BOOK. Lond. & NY: Hodder & Stoughton [1909]. Sq. 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, sl. edge wear, near fine. Written by Aldin and illustrated by him with 12 charming color plates (on tan paper) and with many wonderful line illustrations.

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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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        TRANS-HIMALAYA. Discoveries and adventures in Tibet.

      In-8 p., 3 voll., tela edit., tagli sup. dorati, pp. XXIII,436,(4); XVII,441,(3); XV,426,(2); con compless. 544 ill. in tavv. in b.n., da fotografie, schizzi e disegni dell'A.; 4 grandi carte geografiche a colori, più volte ripieg., e 10 cartine e mappe in b.n. f.t. "Prima edizione inglese" di questa classica opera. Cfr. Perret "Guide des livres sur la montagne et l'alpinisme",II, p. 256, n. 2193: "Récit d'une expédition de Hedin de 1906 à 1908: parti du Ladakh, il gagna le Népal en traversant le Tibet occidental et longea la chaine himalayenne d'est en ouest, le plus souvent sur le territoire népalais. Marchant souvent à plus de 4000 mètres, il traversa le Mustang et explora les sources du Brahmapoutre. Ouvrage important sur l'Himalaya. Peu courant et recherché". Esemplare ben conservato.

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      1909. 1. FISHER,HARRISON. THE AMERICAN GIRL. NY: Scribner 1909. Large folio (17 1/2 x 12 1/4"), cloth backed boards lettered in gold, pictorial paste-on, light edge rubbing, near FINE. 1st ed. of this glorious work featuring 12 color plates (done on heavy coated paper) of Fisher's beautiful women. There is also a portrait of Fisher accompanying the intro. by James Carrington. A beautiful copy of a lavish work, rarely found in such nice condition.

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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.”

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        The Cottage Homes of England. Drawn by... and described by Stewart Dick.

      London 1909.. Limited edition, no. 49 of 500 copies signed by the Artist, large 8vo, xvi, 287, (1) pp, with 64 coloured plates, each with a captioned tissue, internally a very good clean copy, bound in the original gilt decorated cream cloth, browned with a few marks.

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        The cottage homes of England. Drawn by Helen Allingham and described by Stewart Dick. With sixty-four full-page coloured plates from pictures never before reproduced

      Edward Arnold London: Edward Arnold. 1909. First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], xvi, 287, [1]; prelims and terminals spotted, otherwise near fine in contemporary 3/4 green morocco, the gilt-lettered spine repoussé with tan calf panel and raised illustration in blind of a cottage garden in the style of the illustrator, a.e.g. Though not signed, the binding is certainly by Bayntun.

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        Il Decamerone illustrato da Tito Lessi

      Firenze, Alinari, 1909-1915. In 4to; pp.670. Magnifico esemplare intonso. Dieci fascicoli, ciascuno con copertine originali illustrate. La più bella edizione moderna del Decamerone; le cento tavole fuori testo del famoso acquafortista interpretano magistralmente l?animus del Boccaccio e sono una fedele raffigurazione della vita dell?epoca.

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      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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        The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce

      New York: The Neale Publishing Company. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1909-1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume I has had a heavy knock to the lower corner of the front board and a lighter knock to the lower corner of the rear board. Volume II has bruising to the tail of the spine. Volume VI with small knocks to upper corners of boards, also causing 1/2" creases to the upper corners of the first few leaves in the volume. Volume VII with former owner's signature "P H Rule" in light pencil on the front endpaper. All volumes with moderate foxing to the spine cloth and to the paper spine labels. Corners of boards rubbed on most volumes, typically with a 3/8" loss of paper along the edge of the board at each corner. All hinges intact with no splitting at the gutters. ; 12 volumes (complete). Quarter cloth and papered boards. Paper title labels on spines. Page dimensions: 223 x 150mm. Top page edges gilt. Three of the volumes (VI, IX, and XII) have a limitation leaf preceding the title leaf, which reads "The publishers certify that this edition of The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce consists of two hundred and fifty numbered sets, autographed by the author, and that the number of this set is ........". However, none of these pages have been numbered and none of the volumes in this set have been signed by Bierce. In short, an unsigned, unnumbered set of Bierce's Collected Works. Contents: Ashes of Beacon etc.; In the Midst of Life; Can Such Things Be?; Shapes of Clay; Black Beetles in Amber; The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter; The Devil's Dictionary; Negligible Tales; Tangential Views; The Opinionator; Antepenultimata; In Motley, Etc. [NB: No additional postage other than our standard book rate will be required on this heavy set.]; 8vo .

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        The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

      London, Macmillan and Co.,, 1909. Large octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, cream plain endpapers, all edges gilt. With thirty two tipped in mounted colour plates by Warwick Goble. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy beautifully bound. First Goble Edition.

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        Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, The

      1909. One of Seventeen Scarce Copies on VellumAURELIUS, Marcus. FLINT, W. Russell (illustrator). The Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1909. One of seventeen scarce copies on vellum (of a total edition of 517), this being copy Eleven. Quarto. Twelve mounted color plates at rear of volume, with an extra suite of plates separately chemised. Full limp vellum, ribbon ties. A fine copy. Housed in a half morocco pull off box. No copies on vellum have appeared at auction within the last thirty-six years.Sir Russell Flint, the master water color artist, was born in 1880 in Edinburgh as the first son of Wighton Flint, a watercolorist and designer by profession. His first formal education in art was received at the age of 14 from the Royal Institute School of Art which he attended while working as an apprentice for a firm of printers.Having finished his six year apprenticeship as a draftsman he moved to London where he was employed as a medical illustrator. In 1903 he started working for the Illustrated London News as an illustrator, soon achieving success and fame.His earliest work includes illustrations done for the Illustrated London News from 1903 to 1907 and his first book illustrations: King Solomon’s Mines in 1905, followed by Imitation of Christ in 1908, two volumes of Savoy Operas (Gilbert and Sullivan) and The Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius. Later prominent works include The Scholar Gipsy (1912) and The Heroes, and The Canturbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer (1913).

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        Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, The

      1909. One of Twenty-Five Presentation CopiesBIERCE, Ambrose. The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. New York & Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1909-1912.One of twenty-five Presentation copies out of a total edition of 250 sets, with a preliminary leaf in volumes one, two and four signed by the author. Twelve octavo volumes (8 11/16 x 6 1/16 inches; 221 x 154 mm.). Frontispiece portrait in Volume I.Contemporary Three-quarter brown levant morocco over brown cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Vincent Lloyd Russell on front pastedown of each volume. A very fine set."Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – 1914?) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical dictionary, The Devil's Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic – earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce." Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including the poet, George Sterling and the fiction writer, W. C. Morrow. In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace… His short stories are held among the best of the 19th century, providing a popular following based on his roots. He wrote realistically of the terrible things he had seen in the war in such stories as An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Killed at Resaca, and Chickamauga. Bierce was considered a master of "Pure" English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style. He wrote in a variety of literary genres. In addition to his ghost and war stories, he also published several volumes of poetry and verse. His Fantastic Fables anticipated the ironic style of grotesquerie that turned into a genre in the 20th century. One of Bierce's most famous works is his much-quoted book, The Devil's Dictionary, originally an occasional newspaper item which was first published in book form in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book. It consists of satirical definitions of English words which lampoon cant and political double-talk. Under the entry "leonine", meaning a single line of poetry with an internal rhyming scheme, he included an apocryphal couplet written by the apocryphal Bella Peeler Silcox (Ella Wheeler Wilcox) in which an internal rhyme is achieved in both lines only by mispronouncing the rhyming words: The electric light invades the dunnest deep of Hades. Cries Pluto, 'twixt his snores: "O tempora! O mores!" Bierce's twelve-volume Collected Works were published in 1909, the seventh volume of which consists solely of The Devil's Dictionary, the title Bierce himself preferred to The Cynic's Word Book." (Wikipedia. Fully and solidly referenced)."Lawyer, n. one skilled in circumvention of the law" (Devil's Dictionary).BAL 1129. Starrett 24.

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        The terror in Russia an appeal to the british nation

      Londres: Methuen and co, 1909. Broché. 12x18cm. Seconde édition, parue dans les jours qui ont suivi l'originale. Couverture éditeur rouge, premier plat volant comportant de petits manques angulaires, second en parti désolidarisé, des manques de papier sur le dos. Rare envoi de l'auteur en russe. - Methuen and co, Londres _1909, 12x18cm, broché. - broché

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        Typed Letter Signed, on rubber stamped name and address stationery, Sonoma, CA, July 28, 1909

      He writes to Dunbar referring to his novel Martin Eden (1909) about a struggling young writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909, then published in book form by Macmillan in September 1909. "My blushes prevent me from stating in any detail my appreciation of all the good things you have to say about MARTIN EDEN; say that Socialism, Nietzscheanism and Agnosticism, are a bit passe...I can' t agree with you...While I am certainly no disciple of Nietzsche, I am nevertheless compelled to believe that at no time before the very present has the Nietzschean thought been so vital and wide-reaching. Agnosticism always has been and always will be....Socialism...includes your Cosmism, Industrial unionism, Materialistic Monism, and all the other Isms under the sun...I don't know whether you have seen the chapter in MARTIN EDEN where the 'Real Dirt' discussed Material Monism versus Industrial Unionism...he never belonged to a labor union...." He signs in a large hand, Jack London.'' The paper is browned and somewhat brittle with small fold tear above text.

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      Brooklyn: Charles Meeker Kozlay, 1909. First Edition. Brown suede. Fine in Very Good dustwrapper. Rare in dustwrapper.. BAL 7407 & 3510. Contains the first appearance of Mark Twain's "Letter on John Camden Hotten" about the English pirate. Copy #87 of only 100 numbered copies of the Limited Edition bound in flexible suede with gilt lettering on the front cover. In a printed brown dustwrapper (not noted by BAL) which is moderately worn with a one-inch chip at the heel of the spine and a smaller chip slightly affecting the lettering at the top of the spine.

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      New York: The Davos Press, (1909). Two volumes with slightest fade, else a brilliant set - nearly as new. Limited to 1000 sets for subscribers Ten volumes. Illustrated. Bound in quarter dark blue pebbled leather with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and lovely floral ornaments

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        Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection.

      Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1909.. Map dimensions 93 x 155.5 cm, overall dimensions 96.5 x 159.5 cm. A very large folding chart of the world. Full printed colour with details such as shipping routes, colonial boundaries and trade winds overprinted in various colours. Inset charts of telegraph lines, the hemispheres and the trade winds to the lower edge, also the explanatory key to the colouring. The whole dissected into thirty two sections and mounted on linen. Folds into original green cloth covered wallet with gilt lettered fold over flap to upper edge. The covers worn, faded and marked, though structurally sound. Some very minor creasing to section edges, otherwise the chart in very good condition. The chart "entirely reconstructed" by Hermann Habenicht and Bruno Domann. It was first published in 1863 and subsequently re-issued at intervals with amendments and additions.

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