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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        STATEMENT OF THE EVIDENCE IN CHIEF OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW... Before the Joint - Committee on Stage Plays (Censorship and Theatre Licensing)

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

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        Liberalism and the Social Problem

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

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        Ginger & Pickles

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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Bill-Toppers (CIRCUS FICTION)

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

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        Friedrich Fennel: Eight color lithographs of Cassel (Kassel)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Joe Collins Rare Books]
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        Plan of Chicago

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

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        An A.L.S. from Beatrix Potter.

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

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

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

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        Allusions Littéraires

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

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        La antiguedad de la sífilis en el Peru

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

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

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

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

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

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909. [7], 8-84pp, [2]. Original boards in DJ, illustrated endpapers. Original glassine DJ, price to foot of spine, with text to rear panel and flaps. Large closed tear across the front panel and spine with very minor chipping to edges. Title to spine, title to head of upper cover, with author and publisher to foot, in between is a triangle with rounded points and curved edges, inside which is pasted a colour illustration of rabbits. Covers very slightly faded, very minor rubbing. Internally quite bright and clean. With a frontispiece and twenty-six full page colour illustrations (as called for). Now housed in a velvet lined, cloth drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title to spine, title and author to upper cover, with the illustration from the front cover of the book replicated on the upper cover of the box. The first three impressions all have 1909 on the title page, the illustration on page 14 does not have the notice board, indicating a third impression (see Linder page 428). Quinby 16, Linder, pages 195-196. Reprint. Hardback. Good+/Fair. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 24mo.

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        Personae - A Selection Of Poems - Selected Poems (With An Introduction By T.S. Eliot) - Seventy Cantos - The Letters Of Ezra Pound 1907-1941 - Selected Poems 1908-1959 - The Cantos - Ezra Pound: A Collection Of Essays To Be Presented To Ezra Pound On His 65th Birthday

      London/New York: Elkin Matthews/Faber & Faber/Peter Nevill Ltd., 1909 - 1981 - A. Works by the Author: 1. Personae. London: Elkin Matthews, 1909. First Edition, First Printing. Apart from some rubbing to the covers, particularly the spine (affecting the publisher's name at the bottom), some foxing to the first few pages and an ownership inscription on the front free endpaper, this is a near fine copy of a very fragile book. The five lines on the spine measure 1.5 cm (earlier copies measure 2 cm). 2. A Selection of Poems. London: Faber and Faber, 1940. First Edition, Third Printing (1945). A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 3. Selected Poems (With an introduction by T.S. Eliot). London: Faber and Faber, 1948. Second Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. Seventy Cantos. London: Faber & Faber, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which is faded on the spine. 5. The Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941. Edited by D.D. Paige. London: Faber and Faber, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a sunned, but still near fine dustwrapper. 6. Selected Poems 1908-1959. London: Faber and Faber, 1975. Second Edition (with additions, 1977), Third Printing (1984). A very good copy in original wrappers, which have been bound in transparent self-adhesive foil. 7. The Cantos. London: Faber and Faber, 1975. Third Edition, Second Printing (including Canto CXX, 1981). A very good copy in original wrappers, which have been bound in transparent self-adhesive foil. B. Works on the Author: 1. T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway et al. Ezra Pound: A Collection of Essays to be Presented to Ezra Pound on his 65th Birthday (Edited by Peter Russell). London/New York: Peter Nevill Ltd., 1950. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy, foxed on the fore-edge, in a near fine dustwrapper, which is browned on the spine and around the edges. Price for the collection: 1'200. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MODERN READERS SHAKESPEARE.

      Society of Shakespearean Editors (1909), New York - Ten volumes. Color frontispiece. Bound in quarter blue-gray morocco with cloth sides and marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and gilt device of a coat-of-arms in the center spine panel Fine. Some sides sunned, great shelf appearance [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sikhim & Bhutan twenty-one years on the North-east frontier 1887-1908

      New York & London: Longmans, Green & Co. (New York) and Edward Arnold (London), 1909. Octavo. Half-title. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of the author, 40 plates (32 half-tone plates, 6 photogravures, 2 plates printed in red and black [1 of these folding]), 1 folding lithographic map printed in three colours. Original green cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt, top edge gilt (spine faded and somewhat worn). First edition, American issue, of one of the best informed accounts of the area ever published. White is an important figure in the history of Sikkim and Bhutan: both as the first British Political Officer and also as an explorer and photographer of great ability. This combination allowed him to write with great authority on all aspects of the region. He summarises his experience in the preface: "on the outbreak of the Sikhim-Tibet War in 1888 I was sent as Assistant Political Officer with the expeditionary force, and on the conclusion of peace the following year, I was offered the post of Political Officer in administrative charge of the State of Sikhim ... In 1903, when it was decided to send a Mission to Lhasa, [I was appointed one of the Commissioners, and on conclusion of the Mission I was placed in charge of our political relations with Bhutan, as well as ...[a] portion of Tibet ... My new appointment afforded me many opportunities of visiting Bhutan ... [and during the next] twenty-one years my duties took me to almost every corner of the beautiful mountain countries of Sikhim and Bhutan ... I have tried ... to give a short account of these countries both geographical and historical, as well as of my personal experiences during my various tours." Neate notes that "White travelled extensively in Sikkim and Bhutan. He was mainly responsible for opening up roads and bridges which made access easier for later explorers. In 1890 he crossed the Guicha La to the Talung Glacier south-east of Kanchenjunga and followed the Talung valley to the Tista, being probably the first European to investigate the gorges between Pandim and the Simvu group." Cf. Neate W56; cf. Marshall 1077; cf. Yakushi W66 or W134.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A HISTORY OF WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, FROM ITS FIRST BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT TIME; INCLUDING CHAPTERS OF NEWLY DISCOVERED EARLY WYOMING VALLEY HISTORY, TOGETHER WITH MANY BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND MUCH GENEALOGICAL DATA [5 OF 6 VOLS ]

      Wilkes-barre: Wilkes-Barre? [Raeder Press]. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1909-1930. Hardcover. b/w, color, sepia; 4to 11" - 13" tall; A history of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from its first beginnings to the present time; including chapters of newly discovered early Wyoming Valley history, together with many biographical sketches and much genealogical data [ct in 6 VOLS ], Publisher's red cloth, vols I through VI. The set, originally designed to encompass only 4 volumes, was published over a period of 22 years from 1909-1930. This is that uncommon creature, a complete set in 6 volumes. Complete sets are rare. Uniformly bound in red cloth with minor sunning to spines, contents clean and firm, light aging. Hinges intact. Americana: American Revolution, Arts & Crafts, Biography, Civil War, Genealogy & Local History, Indians, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Philadelphia, Ships & The Sea, The South & The West, Maps, Plates, Facsimiles .

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        Le Bibliophile Limousin , revue bibliographique trimestrielle [ 1893 et 1894 (partiels), 1895 à 1909 (complet sauf n° 1 de 1898) ]

      Le Bibliophile Limousin 1909 - 64 trimestres en fasc. brochés petits in-8 et 1 vol. relié demi-basane chagrinée, dos à cinq faux-nerfs, 1893-1909, env. 1900 pp. au total. Contient les années et numéros : 1893 (n° 2, 3, 4), 1894 (n° 1 et 4), 1895-1896 (2e série, reliée), 1897 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), n° 1898 (n° 2, 3, 4), 1899 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1900 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1901 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1902 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1903 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1904 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1905 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1906 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1907 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1908 (n° 1, 2-3-4), 1909 (n° 1-2, 3-4) Etat satisfaisant (qques couv. décrochées, fasc. frottés mais complets et avec intérieur frais) pour cet ensemble qui mérite reliure. Prix en l'état, pour l'ensemble. Poids de 4,2 KG. Peu courant. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwei Jahre unter den Indianern. Reisen in Nordwest-Brasilien 1903/1905

      Stuttgart, Strecker & Schröder 1909 - 1910.. 2 Bände. Mit 445 Abb., 22 Tafeln, 3 gefalt. Tabellen und 3 dpblgr. Karten. 3 Bll., IV, 355 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 413 S. Illustr. OHLwd. 4°, Erste Ausgabe des berühmten Forschungsberichtes, der das Flussgebiet des Rio Negro behandelt.

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        The Equinox

      London: for Aleister Crowley and published by him at the Office of The Equinox,, 1909–13. The Official Organ of the A A. The Review of Scientific Illuminism. 10 volumes, quarto. Original white boards printed in black, green, and red. Rubbed, worn, and tanned, with chips and creases to bindings, spine of number IV split but holding. A very good set. First editions, first impressions of all ten issues of volume I of Crowley's semi-annual journal of occultism.

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        London

      Duckworth & Co./Brentano's, London/New York, [1909]. First Edition. Very good. 16 x 12 inches, rebound in marbled boards with leather spine, 21 pages plus 20 leaves each containing a photogravure illustration from photographs by Coburn. The first of two major books produced by Coburn with illustrations rivaling his original photographs. Coburn's other publication to rival "London" was, "New York" published in 1910. When Coburn settled in London in 1909 he began learning the photogravure process. He became so adept in the process that he set up two hand-operated printing presses in his home. For both the "London" and "New York" publications, he personally prepared the printing plates, exposing , etching and steel-facing them. He then pulled proofs until he obtained a perfect specimens for his printer to match. During the production of the books, Coburn closely supervised the production of the prints. Coburn has long been recognized as one of the master photographers of the early 20th century, closely associated with Alfred Stieglitz and his circle.

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        THE FABLES OF AESOP

      London, Hodder & Stoughton (1909).. FIRST EDITION DE LUXE, LIMITED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. 4to, 315 x 255 mm, 12½ x 10 inches, original publisher's cream cloth with gilt illustration, decoration and lettering to upper cover, gilt lettered and decorated spine, top edges gilt, others uncut, tiny grey scarab vignette on endpapers, no pagination. 25 wonderful mounted colour plates with captioned guards, beautiful line drawn headpieces. Free endpapers lightly browned, small crease to lower inner corner of 1 colour plate. Tight, bright, excellent near Fine copy. Edition de luxe limited to 750 copies, this being No. 163, signed by the artist on the limitation page. This edition contains 2 extra plates not in the trade edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        J. M. Barrie

      London: , 1909. Image size: 22 x 17.3 cm. Mount size: 45.7 x 27.8 cm. Framed in a hand finished black wooden frame. Monochrome photogravure tipped onto a white wove mount. Produced under the personal supervision of Coburn on his own copper plate press. Light toning to mount otherwise in excellent condition. Proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature). J. M. Barrie titled to the foot of the mount in Coburn's hand. Tipped on to a much larger mount than that published in "Men of Mark". Coburn's first book of portraits "Men of Mark" was published in 1911 (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges etc. Coburn's introductory text provides a running commentary on his pursuit of his subjects and their eventual capture on film. 'To make satisfactory photographs of persons it is necessary for me to like them, to admire them, or at least to be interested in them. It is rather curious and difficult to exactly explain, but if I dislike my subject it is sure to come out in the resulting portrait. I had thought of using 'Men of Genius' as the title for this book, but Arnold Bennett objected seriously, saying, very modestly, that he did not consider himself a man of genius, but merely a working author, and absolutely refusing to join the throng unless I changed it, so I told him that if he would give me a better one I would use it. 'Men of Mark' is his alternative. '

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        Twentieth century impressions of Netherlands India.

      London, Lloydd's, 1909 - . 4to, 606 p., numerous illustrations, full grained morocco (a very good copy)

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        The Fables of Aesop

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. [204]p including twenty-five tipped-in illustrations. Rebound in half morocco and marbled paper over boards, two raised bands, spine in three uneven panels, title and illustrator in gilt to second panel, bands bordered with gilt single rule, t.e.g. Externally very good indeed. Internally some small red flecks to first contents page, two crease marks to one of the illustrations, otherwise quite bright and clean. With twenty-five illustrations by Detmold (two more than the trade edition). Limited edition of seven hundred and fifty copies, this is copy two hundred and seventy-eight, signed by Detmold to limitation leaf. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Detmold, Edward. Folio. Limited Edition.

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        Lady Windermere's Fan - A Woman of no Importance - De Profundis - The Original Four-Act Version of The Importance Of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People - Salome - The Letters of Oscar Wilde - More Letters of Oscar Wilde - The Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde - (Hesketh Pearson) The Life of Oscar Wilde - (Vyvyan Holland) Son of Oscar Wilde - (H. Montgomery Hyde) Oscar Wilde: A Biography - (Richard Ellmann) Oscar Wilde

      Leipzig/London/New York: Bernhard Tauchnitz/Methuen & Co. Ltd./Heinemann/Rupert Hart-Davis/Victor Gollancz Ltd./Eyre Methuen/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1909-1988 - A. Works by the Author: 1. Lady Windermere?s Fan - A Play About A Good Woman. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1909. First Edition thus, First Printing. Vol. 4112. Name, date and bookseller's label on front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in original boards. 2. A Woman Of No Importance - A Play. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1909. First Edition thus, First Printing. Vol. 4157. Name on title page, else a near fine copy in original boards. 3. De Profundis - The Complete Text. Edited, with an Introduction, by Vyvyan Holland. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1949. First Edition, Fourth Printing (1953). A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 4. The Original Four-Act Version of The Importance Of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. With an Explanatory Foreword by Vyvyan Holland. London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Proof Copy. Book is near fine in the original printed wrappers. On the front someone has written price and month of publication and on the spine author and title, the lower wrapper is unevenly darkened, but not creased in any way. 5. Salome. Newly translated by R. A. Walker and with the original illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. London: Heinemann, 1957. First Edition thus, First Printing. A very good copy in a similar dustwrapper. 6. The Letters of Oscar Wilde. Edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper, which is foxed on the spine. 7. More Letters of Oscar Wilde. Edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. London: John Murray, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 8. The Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by Harold Jones. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1985. First Edition thus, First Printing in Paperback. A near fine copy. B. Works on the Author: 1. Hesketh Pearson. The Life of Oscar Wilde. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1946. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 2. Vyvyan Holland. Son of Oscar Wilde. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954. First Edition, First Printing. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 3. H. Montgomery Hyde. Oscar Wilde - A Biography. London: Eyre Methuen, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 4. Richard Ellmann. Oscar Wilde. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: 1'350. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Helena's Heimkehr. Dem Unveröffentlichten Manuskript nachgedichtet von Stefan Zweig

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1909.: 20th century; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; First Edition; Literature; Pressendruck; Rare Books; Vorzugsausgabe; World Literature. [4.Druck der Ernst-Ludwig-Presse].. 8°.. Originales Halbpergament mit marmoriertem Einbanddeckelbezug und vergoldetem Rückentitel. Die Pergamentverstärkten Kanten etwas bestossen. Bindung etwas berieben. Pergament aber nicht gebrochen. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Aus der Bibliothek von Harry Zohn, mit seinem Namenszug auf dem Vorsatzblatt.

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        Mr. Justice Raffles

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. 1909, 1909. Tauchnitz Continental Library edition. Small 8vo. Bound in contemporary half red oassis morocco over red cloth boards. Light wear to extremities, titled and decorated in gilt to spine. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Arthur Nathan to front pastedown. Inscribed by Hornung to the title page: "Yours Sincerely/ E.W. Hornung/ Engelberg 1912" A handsome inscribed copy.

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        Martin Eden

      Macmillan 1909 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "Set up and electrotyped. Published, September, 1909." printed on the copyright page. An ORIGINAL dustjacket that is missing the back panel. The rest of this First Issue dustjacket has light wear to the spine and front panel. The book is in very good condition with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a filler copy of this scarce First Edition. We buy London First Editions with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aphrodite. Moeurs Antiques

      Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, 1909. Limited Edition, and First Edition Thus. Half Morocco, with marbled cloth folio accompanying and both fitting into a slipcase. Fine. On Japon Imperial. Limited edition, of which this copies was inadvertently unnumbered but which was probably part of the first or second most limited tranch of the first 65 or 130 copies, based on this copy being accompanied by a suite of plates in one or two states, the larger illustrations being in two states, and thus probably fitting into the most exclusive tranch. 4to. 281 pp. 43 color illustrations contained within the work proper. Wraps bound in. Some minor wear to the leather spine and the marbled paper on the edges of the slipcase.

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        La antiguedad de la sífilis en el Peru.

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

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        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. . Catalogs: military: to 1914.

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        Blue Goops and Red: A Manual of Polite Deportment for Children who Would be Good, Showing How and How Not to Behave Everywhere

      New York - FrederickA. Stokes Company, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A wonderful didactic children's book that takes as its theme 'turning over a new leaf',from an important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890sFirst Edition. The most difficult to source of the goop books and here in amazing condition. With illustrations throughout, and half-page leaves to turn over foreach moral lesson. Poems to describe how to behave in different situations, such as 'when spoken to', 'at a picnic', 'getting dressed', 'in cold weather'. On reverse side of blue goop leaves, shortnarratives describing what the goops did wrong in each picture, and what they should do. Facsimile signature of Gelett Burgess below dedication. Publisher's advertisement facing title-page. Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. Particularly through his iconoclastic little magazine, The Lark, he is best known as a writer of nonsense verse. He was the author of the popular Goops books, and he is generally considered to have invented the blurb. Burgess wrote and illustrated several children's books about the habits of strange, baldheaded, idiosyncratic child-like creatures he called the Goops. He created the syndicated comic strip Goops in 1924 and worked on it to its end in 1925. Burgess founded the San Francisco Boys' Club Association, now the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, in 1891. The Club was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River. The word blurb, meaning a short description of a book, film, or other product written for promotional purposes, was coined by Burgess in 1907, in attributing the cover copy of his book, Are You a Bromide, to a Miss Belinda Blurb. His definition of blurb is a flamboyant advertisement; an inspired testimonial. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally very good, just a little shelfwear and mild damp staining to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean aside from a few handling marks as expected with a children's book. There has been some previous colouring in, and some ink notes written by a child above the signed dedication page, not affecting the text, and in the contents. A few small closed tears to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Foundations of the Origin of Species, a Sketch written in 1842

      Edited by his son Francis Darwin. Frontis. port. & one plate. xxii, 53 pp. 8vo, orig. parchment-backed boards (binding a little soiled), uncut. Cambridge: [Privately Printed for Presentation] at the University Press, 1909. First edition and privately printed. This copy was presented to Bernard Darwin, son of the editor and grandson of Charles Darwin. "When Francis Darwin put together Life and Letters he did not know that the sketch of his father's evolutionary ideas, which was written in 1842, had survived. The pencil manuscript was discovered in 1896, after the death of his mother, in a cupboard under the stairs at Down House."-Freeman, p. 182. Very nice copy and scarce. ❧ Freeman 1555. .

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        My African Journey

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

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      1909. 1. (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Large 4to (10 1/2 x 12 1/2"), full vellum decorated in gold, top edge gilt, the most minimal amount of cover soil, Fine and bright with original ribbon ties. LIMITED TO ONLY 750 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DULAC. Illustrated with 20 magnificent tipped in color plates (with tissue guards) mounted on heavy stock with intricate gold decorative border plus decorative border on text pages as well. Printed on hand-made paper this is a beautifully produced book and an exceptionally nice copy, rarely found as clean as this copy.

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        Anne of Avonlea

      Boston: L.C. Page, 1909. Gilt lettered taupe cloth in dust jacket. Housed in custom gilt lettered cloth slipcase.This is the second Anne book in the rare dust jacket. Jacket has chips to head and heel of spine. Small hole along the edge, small tear to top edge. Book is near fine with a little shelf wear but gilt is sharp. A very pleasing copy .. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/VG+. 8vo.

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        ANNE OF AVONLEA

      1909. 1. MONTGOMERY,L.M. ANNE OF AVONLEA. Boston: L.C. Page & Co. 1909 (1909). 8vo, (5 1/4 x 7 3/4") tan cloth, pictorial paste-on, 367p. + [8]p.ads, FINE. Stated 1st impression of the second Anne book. Illustrated with color frontis by George Gibbs. Extremely scarce and a beautiful copy.

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        TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE

      1909. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE by Charles and Mary Lamb. London & NY: J.M. Dent & Dutton (1909). Large 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), gilt decorated cloth, 304p., Fine with original cloth ties. LIMITED TO ONLY 750 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Shakespeare's plays are presented in prose. Featuring 13 beautiful mounted color plates plus lovely b&w's and pictorial endpapers. This limited edition CONTAINS ONE EXTRA COLOR PLATE NOT FOUND IN THE TRADE EDITION! Quite uncommon and a beautiful copy.

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        Tales from Shakespeare, by Charles & Mary Lamb

      London: Dent, 1909. Quarto. xii, 304pp. One of 750 copies signed by Arthur Rackham. The deluxe edition, printed on large paper. Illustrated with thirteen tipped-in color plates, including the extra plate "Puck," which was only found in the large paper edition. In full gilt-stamped white cloth with four ribbon ties. Slight toning to spine and some faint soiling to boards, some light spotting to endpapers, crease to corner of one plate, else a near fine copy. T.e.g.

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        COME AND GO!

      Published by Ernest Nister, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1909 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. A Novel Book for Children. Nister No. 2277. Oblong format. Grey cloth spine. Pictorial paper boards showing Santa in his sleigh. Green floral decorated endpapers. 5 full page colour moveable illustrations operated by a silk ribbon at either side and pulled through 180 degrees. B/w text illustrations. An unusual item. Corners bumped and worn, boards a little grubby and scuffed. Joints reinforced with wide tape, brown in colour. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Page edge browning and a few marks to contents. Moving pictures in good condition with a few tears where ribbons pull but in excellent working order throughout. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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