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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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      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], 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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      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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        Messina After the Great Disaster: Photographs from My Own Camera, With Explanatory Description of Each Photograph

      N.p: Privately published, [1909]. A little foxing or staining to the front board, else a very good copy (fine internally, although some images are slightly oxidized) in drab bevel-edged linen boards with the title neatly stamped in blue on the front cover.. First Edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 66 tipped-in photographs (likely gelatin silver prints) of the great Sicilian earthquake at Messina, December 28, 1908. Most of the images are 3X4, six are 3 3/4 X 5 3/4.

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1909. Sextodecimo. Original green fine-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, front cover with pictorial onlay within overall gilt design and lettering after a design by the author, pictorial endpapers, gilt edges. Green cloth folding case. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations printed in colour by Edmund Evans after originals by the author; vignette on title page in black and white. Corners lightly rubbed, otherwise an excellent bright copy. First edition, deluxe issue. Beatrix Potter showed an avid interest in the design of her books. When Warne issued The Tale of Peter Rabbit in paper boards and in cloth at a higher price, Potter complained that "there was not sufficient difference between the two styles of bindings" and that "If the cloth binding had been more distinctly different, and pretty, there might have been more inducement to buy it". For the sequel to Peter Rabbit, Potter designed this binding which sold at 1/6d over standard copies at 1/-.

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      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., 1909.. xvii,551,[1]pp. plus sixteen photogravures (including frontispiece portrait), one folding facsimile letter, and one folding map. Titlepage printed in red and black. Half title. Thick quarto. Original green morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands, covers ruled and front cover stamped in gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, t.e.g. Moderate wear and minor fading to spine and extremities; minor scuffing to boards. Original printed tissue guards intact. Small ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Extremely light foxing on first few leaves, else fine internally. A very good copy. Deluxe issue of the first edition, limited to 250 copies signed by Dorothy Stanley, this copy numbered 22. Containing a finely detailed, folding two-color map of central Africa, with Stanley's routes outlined in three colors and an accompanying outline of England and Wales drawn in the same scale for land size comparison. Henry Morton Stanley, the most accomplished and celebrated 19th-century African explorer, was also one of his era's greatest self- inventors, a feat both chronicled and extended in his posthumously published AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Stanley was born John Rowlands in 1841, the illegitimate son of a housemaid in Wales. As a child, Rowlands suffered years of cruelty at the hands of his family and in the workhouse where he was raised from the age of six. In 1859, Rowlands fled to America and came under the care of a New Orleans cotton merchant named Henry Morton Stanley, who informally adopted Rowlands and gave him his name. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the younger Stanley enlisted in the Confederate Army. In 1862 he fought and was taken prisoner at Shiloh, where, to obtain his release, he enlisted in the Union Army. Soon thereafter, he became a ship's clerk in the Union Navy and would become one of the few people to see battle from both sides of the Civil War (Hochschild, p.25). Following the war, Stanley was hired as a newspaper correspondent for the St. Louis MISSOURI DEMOCRAT. He was assigned to Gen. Hancock's army in the Indian campaigns and distinguished himself with dramatic dispatches to both the ...DEMOCRAT and various publications on the East Coast. The entire first half of the book is devoted to Stanley's adventures in the Civil War and the Plains Indian Wars. In 1868 the NEW YORK HERALD hired Stanley to cover war in Abyssinia and in 1869 sent him to find Dr. Livingstone. For the next twenty years Stanley explored and charted much of the African interior, wrote several best- selling books, and helped establish the Congo Free State of Belgian King Leopold II, setting the stage for one of the darkest chapters in the history of European imperialism. In the final years of his life, Stanley lectured widely on his adventures and defended Leopold's massive project against international charges of mass murder and de facto slavery. During this time he also worked on his AUTOBIOGRAPHY, "as he indicates, out of a desire to make his nature and character comprehensible to the world which knew him in the day of his fame" (DAB). The book, which Stanley did not live to complete, was edited and prepared for publication by his wife, Dorothy. Nearly half the work is devoted to Stanley's early life in Wales and America, the formative years that molded the conquering figure of international renown. "It was the American Stanley," according to Constance Lindsay Skinner in the DAB, "the man who had seen the wheel-ruts of pioneer wagons on the western prairie and young sturdy towns on recent Indian battle-grounds, who looked at the Congo region and saw nothing there to daunt determined men thoroughly equipped with the means and methods of civilization." Contemporary scholars write of Stanley and his AUTOBIOGRAPHY with a less celebratory tone, noting the excesses of his career as a Congo taskmaster and the various contradictory and probably fanciful elements in his memoirs (Hochschild, pp.23-25, 235). Nevertheless, Stanley's life and his final book, here in its finest edition, stand as monuments to his era's boldest notions of personal resolve and self-creation. DAB XVII, pp.509-13. Adam Hochschild, KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST (Houghton Mifflin, 1998).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Autobiography

      London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Co. Ltd., , 1909. Edited by his Wife... Octavo. Original blue cloth, double gilt fillet panel to the upper board, in blind to the lower board, title and roundel – map of Africa with Stanley's route and his African name Bula Matari "Breaker of Rocks" – gilt to upper board and spine. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and 15 other similar plates, folding double-sided facsimile latter, folding coloured map at the rear. A little rubbed and with some skilfull restoration at the head and tail of the spine, and also to the hinges, endpapers a little browned, text lightly toned, overall very good. First Edition. Completed by his wife from his papers, this tells the story of Stanley's life as he wished it to be known; " Throughout his life, Stanley was in every way a masterful story-teller; so traumatic were the memories of his youth that he did everything he could to obscure the truth from public view, fabricating for himself a new identity in the process. His enormous drive won him notoriety as well as fame, though he defended his life's record to the very last: 'I was not sent into this world to be happy, nor to search for happiness. I was sent for a special work'" (ODNB) This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Jenny R. Mathews from her affectionate friend Dorothy Stanley, May 23rd 1914", and with the bookplate of George Brewster and Jenny Modisette Mathews to the front pastedown. Brewster was a partner in a successful mill in Buffalo, NY, Jenny, his wife, the daughter of prominent local clergyman. The George B. Mathews house, their Elizabethan Revival home, which features on the bookplate, still stands. Decidedly uncommon inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Souvenir of Lecture: "Nearest the South Pole"

      London: Lecture Agency Ltd. 1909, 1st printing. () 8pp. Very good. Small Octavo. Self wrappers, string tied. South Pole map on the front wrapper. 6 illustrations in text. Portrait of Shackleton. A very nice clean copy. Very scarce pamphlet published for Shackleton's lecture tour of 1909-10. Includes a one page itenerary of the lecture series with upwards of 25 lectures a month! The rear wrapper is an advert for Heart of the Antarctic. Does not appear to be listed in any of the standard works..

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        Foto del K2.

      Subject: (Himalaya e dintorni). Foto originale di cm. 28 x 40, di Vittorio Sella, effettuata nel 1909 durante la spedizione del Duca degli Abruzzi al Karakorum, con timbro ufficiale al retro dell' "Istituto di Fotografia Alpina Vittorio Sella. Biella". Fu stampata per iniziativa del CAI in un limitato numero di copie, nell'ottobre del 1954 per celebrare la conquista del K2 da parte dell'Italia, a Trento durante l'omonimo Filmfestival e porta le firme autografe degli 11 scalatori del team col? presenti : Erich Abram, Ugo Angelino, Walter Bonatti, Mario Fantin, Cirillo Floreanini, Pino Gallotti, Lino Lacedelli, Guido Pagani, Ubaldo Rey, Gino Sold?, Sergio Viotto. Quella di Achille Compagnoni ? stata apposta posteriormente; era in ospedale a curare i congelamenti riportati. Desio fu polemicamente assente e vi furono strascichi giudiziari e litigi che durarono a lungo.

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      London: [Printed at the Riccardi Press for] Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1909. No. 1 OF 17 COPIES ON VELLUM, of which 15 were for sale (along with 500 copies on handmade Riccardi paper). Hardcover. 267 x 197 mm (10 1/2 x 7 3/4"). 6 pl., 16 pp. [2] lvs. No. 1 OF 17 COPIES ON VELLUM, of which 15 were for sale (along with 500 copies on handmade Riccardi paper). Pleasing olive-brown crushed morocco by Bumpus (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers framed with three sets of triple fillets, raised bands, spine compartments similarly framed, two blank vellum leaves at the front and three at the back, gilt titling and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Vignette on title page and colophon, both in blue, and a total of 20 full-page color plates mounted on stiff paper, comprising two states of 10 images, each of the plates accompanied by a tissue guard and either an additional captioned paper guard or a captioned guard on vellum(!), all of the designs after drawings by W. Russell Flint. Tomkinson, p. 148. A hint of humpbacked bowing (as is common with vellum books), trivial evidence of a scratch or two on front cover, but AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY inside and out, the pleasing binding lustrous and essentially unworn, and with no signs of use internally. Containing, in Houfe's words, "brilliant" figures that are "finely modeled" and that show "elements of a Burne-Jones influence by way of Byam Shaw," this is the first of a series of luxury editions produced by Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969) for the Riccardi Press of the Medici Society between 1905-24, this one of the strictly limited copies printed on vellum. The vellum leaves make the text and particularly the title page look significantly more luscious, and the inclusion of interleaved vellum between the two states of plates is an especially luxurious and most uncommon touch of elegance. There are no signs of provenance here, but since this is copy #1, it is certainly likely that the volume originally belonged to a person involved with the press or else of considerable importance in general. As Tomkinson relates, the Riccardi Press "was adopted in 1909 by the Medici Society at 7 Grafton Street, London; the books [were] printed at the Chiswick Press (under the supervision of Charles T. Jacobi until his retirement in 1922) and published by Philip Lee Warner, who was Publisher to the Medici Society until his death in 1925 . . . . The aim of the Press has been to produce finely printed books at reasonable prices and for sale through the ordinary channels of trade. . . . All editions are strictly limited, and the type is distributed after the edition has been printed." Although Riccardi Press books do not rank with Kelmscotts or Ashendenes, those with plates after Flint have considerable appeal, and as an inaugural publication, the present volume represents a significant achievement.

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        AS YOU LIKE IT

      1909. 1. (THOMSON,HUGH)illus. AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Large thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 /12"), FULL VELLUM BINDING, gilt pictorial cover, original silk ties, a few minor marks on the cover and endpaper foxed as usual else Fine. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THOMSON, THIS IS COPY 0000 FOR PRESENTATION AND HAS A PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM THOMSON TO J.E. HODDER WILLIAMS, A DIRECTOR AT HODDER AND STOUGHTON. THIS IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LOVELY WATERCOLOR ON THE HALF-TITLE. The watercolor is 5" wide and 8" high and shows a young man leaning against a tree while playing a lute. A bird sits on top of the tree. Printed on fine paper, this is illustrated with 40 beautiful tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards. A fantastic, unique copy.

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        The Cottage Homes Of England

      London:: Edward Arnold,, 1909.. First edition. Limited edition. Signed by Artist.. 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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1909. Very good+. Large 8vo. viii, 203p. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Edited by Reynold Alleyne Nicholson. Illustrated by Gilbert James with 16 color plates and decorated borders on every page. In nicely bound, if amateur binding, of quarter tan morocco with the outer edges in full length leather, the boards and endpapers of gold foil marbled papers, the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the upper cover with large inset medallions in metal ware and red and white enamel Quite an unusual binding

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      1909. Fine. [DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA, artist. MOMOYOGUSA. Kyoto: Unsodo, Meiji 42-43 [1909-10]. 3 volumes. 30.1 X 22.5 cm. Most consider it the finest Japanese design book of all time, this exquisite suite of 60 double-page color-printed woodblocks is printed and overprinted using opaque and metallic inks to produce a sumptuous surface. This is a very early impression with woodgrain showing in many prints. The condition is internally superb, with almost none of the gutter fading and metallic ink transfer common to this work. One of the finest printings we have seen. Some paper overlay is chipped away on the front covers of volumes one and three, though they retain the original printed titles, and the printed paper overlay on the back of one volume is missing and is quite chipped away on the other. The exterior of volume two is about perfect. A complete copy of this cornerstone of any Japanese design collection.

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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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      William Heinemann 1909 - 1st 1909. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition limited to 1,000 SIGNED copies. Bound in vellum with gilt decoration to spine, gilt title and vignette to front. 15 beautiful tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards. 30 b/w drawings. SIGNED by illustrator. Copy no. 683. Book: all plates present. Spine darkened, cover edges grubby. Contents clean and bright. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        (Rackham, Arthur) Undine

      London: Heinemann, 1909. Quarto. 136pp. First edition. One of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham. With fifteen tipped-in color plates on heavier tan paper and thirty line drawings. An early German romance translated into English, in which Undine, the beautiful water spirit, marries the Knight Huldbrand in order to capture his soul. In publisher's full vellum pictorially stamped in gilt. Ribbon ties laid in, faint spotting to covers and slight darkening to spine, with typical offsetting to preliminary and final leaves and the pages following the plates. Near fine overall. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Quarto. Original full vellum, titles and decoration to spine and front cover gilt, decorated endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. New ribbons. With 20 tipped in colour plates and printed paper guards. A couple of minor marks to spine and front cover, boards slightly bowed, a bright and clean copy. Signed limited edition of 750 copies of which this is number 168 signed by Dulac.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, New York: J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton, 1909. Front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. Rose-colored ties, all four present. Glassine wrapper is present, some chipping around edge. This is the so-called deluxe large paper edition, limited to 750 copies, this being #133, SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM. A total of thirteen color illustrations mounted on white paper, one more than in the trade edition. Thirty chapter heads and tail pieces, two full-page illustrations in black and white. Cover cloth with miniscule soiling, lower front corner with minor wear. Housed in a custon slipcase and cloth chemise. Spine label on the slipcase chipped, but without loss of any lettering. A lovely, well-preserved copy of this deluxe edition, a reprint of the 1900 edition. 291pp. See Riall p.91 and Lattimore-Haskell pp. 32-33. . Limited, Signed Edition. White Cloth. Almost No Wear/Original Glassine Wrapper. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. Quarto.

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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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        Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

      London: J.M. Dent, 1909. Second edition. Cloth. Orig. green publisher's cloth, spine and front cover decorated in gilt floral motifs. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 624 pages. 26 x 21 cm. Limited edition one of 1500 copies. Twenty full-page woodcut plates and a plethora of in-text wood engravings. GORDON N. RAY 314. "Seeking to emulate the books of the Kelmscott Press, John Dent in 1892 offered Beardsley 200 pounds [for the 1st edition published 1893-1894 in 3 vols] for twenty full-page illustrations, about one hundred smaller designs in the text, and nearly 350 initial letters for `Le Morte d'Arthur.In accepting this formidable commission, the artist anticipated, correctly as it turned out `a year's hard work." Edges lightly foxed, rubbing to lower extremities, interior contents clean, owner inscription dated 1909.&

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      London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.. Sixth edition, 1909, format as first edition of 1906, 4to, 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, frontispiece and 49 superb mounted coloured illustrations each with captioned guard, bound together after the text, rust red cloth, gilt illustration to upper cover, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, map on front endpaper, 126 pages of text. Spine just very slightly darkened, gilt bright, a touch of rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, very small scratch at lower edge of upper cover, bookplate and neat inscription dated 1910 on front pastedown, small closed tear to inner edge of title page and following dedication page, neatly repaired, no foxing, 1 inner joint cracked, binding tight and firm, plates perfect. A very good plus tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Le Morte Darthur 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 D'Arthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of this World of them all

      Published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., Aldine House, Bedford Street, London Second Edition 1909. London 1909. Recently rebound in moss green buckram covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, top edge gilt, green silk book tie and headbands. 4to. 10½'' x 8½''. Contains [liv] 624 printed pages of text including General Glossary. This, the second edition, was limited to 1000 copies for the U. K. and 500 copies for America. There are said to be 351 different designs by Beardsley including ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the first edition, 20 full or double page illustrations, 240 chapter headings, 43 borders, 25 initial letters, 19 small ornaments and 4 headpieces. One small mark to the front cover, age darkening of the tissue guard to the frontispiece, without any other foxing or marks and in Very Good clean and bright condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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      Published by Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil. Good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Green cloth boards, front cover shows puppy and ducklng with orange title. Cream pictorial endpapers. 24 colour plates. Told from the point of view of Decimus Duckling who goes out to explore the world at large. 'F' in 'Farm' on front cover title is dulled. Inscription in ink to half-title page partly crossed out. One page detached. All plates present. Light offsetting to text pages from the plate opposite. A few foxspots present. Hinges pulled, some cracked. Front hinge cracked, first folio section detached at lower half. One page (VIII) has a closed horizontal tear with no loss. Still a charming copy. [S]

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      1909. [Library of Congress copy] New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Original green cloth. First Edition of this work in which Twain probes the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy (ending up with the conclusion that Bacon must have written all those plays). This copy does not have the "Publisher's Note" leaf following the title page, nor the two-page ad leaf at the rear -- the earliest state). Condition is very good copy, with minor wear at the extremities and part of a library label (see below) on the lower spine. McBride p. 233; Blanck 3509. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.~This is one of two copies filed for copyright at the Library of Congress with the following marks to that effect:~* Part of numerical library label on lower spine.~* "The Library of Congress, copyright deposit" bookplate on the front paste-down, with penciled number appearing to be the same as on the spine.~* "Samuel L. Clemens" penciled onto the title page, below the printed "Mark Twain."~* "LC" perforation on the title page (also on the two leaves comprising pp 99-102).~* On the copyright page, in addition to the same penciled number, is the inkstamp reading "Library of Congress | Two Copies Received | April 8 1909 | Copyright Entry | ... Copy B" and with the date "Apr. 5, 1909" penciled within the inkstamp.~* There is also, on the following page, a penciled notation dated April 12, 1909, plus some occasional penciled marks in the text thereafter.~* Finally, the date "Apr 8 1909" is also inkstamped onto the rear free endpaper.~It is noteworthy that the earliest copy noted by Blanck is one received at the Boston Athenaeum on April 13th; it is only proper that a copy would have been received a bit earlier, for copyright purposes, at the Library of Congress.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic ... [With:] The Antarctic Book

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. 3 volumes, 4to. (8 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches). Half-titles. 224 plates (including portrait frontispieces in vols. 1 and 2, 12 mounted colour plates after George Marston in vols. 1 and 2, and a folding panorama and 3 folding maps in a pocket in the rear of vol. 2). Double-page in front of Antarctic Book containing 16 autograph signatures of each member of the Shore Party plus Mackintosh. Publisher's vellum with gilt sign of the penguin on each cover (Heart of the Antarctic) or publisher's vellum-backed boards (Antarctic Book), spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Copy number 11 of 300 numbered sets, with the rare third volume signed by Shackleton and the members of the Shore Party: "one of the most handsome productions in the Antarctic canon" (Rosove). Shackleton's monumental 1907-09 Nimrod Expedition is best remembered for his crossing the Trans-Antarctic mountain range, making the first ascent and survey of Mount Erebus, and coming within a hundred miles of the South Pole. He "began working on The Heart of the Antarctic soon after the party's return to New Zealand" in August 1909 and the work was published just a few months later. "The book was an instant success ... Nothing was spared by the publisher and printer to style the volumes as beautifully as possible ... [Shackleton's] narrative is one of the most compelling in the Antarctic literature" (Rosove). As usual, the present set includes the second corrected issue of The Antarctic Book (see Rosove for a detailed explanation on the error in typesetting to the first issue). This volume is, of course, most famous for the autographs of 16 members of the expedition: Ernest Shackleton; Sir Philip Brocklehurst; Bernard Day; Ernest Joyce; Dr. A. F. Mackay; Dr. Eric Marshall; G E. Marston; James Murray; Raymond Priestley; William Roberts; Frank Wild; Aeneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh; Bertram Armitage; William C. Roberts; Edgeworth David; and Douglas Mawson. "The most luxurious publication ever to have appeared during the 'heroic age' of Antarctic exploration" (Taurus). This set exceptionally clean. Rosove 305.A2; Books on Ice 7.4; Spence 1096; Taurus 57.

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        Simplicissimus Künstler-Kneipe und Kathi Kobus. Herausgegeben vom Hausdichter Hans Bötticher

      (München), Selbstverlag, 1909.. Mit zahlr. teils ganzseitigen Abbildungen. 47 (1) S. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Joachim Ringelnatz (hier noch unter seinem bürgerlichen Namen Hans Bötticher), der 1909 erstmals bei Kathi Kobus in der Münchner Künstlerkneipe Simplicissimus auftrat und ihr "Hausdichter" wurde. Es gibt auch einen zweiten Abdruck der Erstausgabe mit 52 S., tls. etwas anderem Bildmaterial und einem satirischen Textblatt zu dem Maler Anton Azbe sowie dessen Portrait; die hier vorliegende, früher erschienene Ausgabe mit einem ganzseitigen Portrait der Wirtin Kathi Kobus. - Mit 7 Beiträgen von Ringelnatz, weiteren Gedichten und zahlreichen Porträts der Künstler und Gäste des Hauses sowie Fotos von Festen, Faschingszügen etc. Die Umschlag-Illustration (wohl von Th. Th. Heine) zeigt die rote Simplicissimus-Bulldogge mit Sektflasche (auf der Rückseite: Sekt saufend). - Umschlag etwas berieben und fleckig, untere Ecke des Vorderdeckels mit kleiner Läsur. Vorderdeckel mit Besitzeintrag eines Kurt Scheibner, cand. med. und dem Signet einer Studentenverbindung.

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      London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1909]. Some rubbing and light scratch on upper cover, else tight and attractive, contents and plates all fine. First English trade edition Quarto. Unpaged. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac, each page with decorative borders in dull gilt over tan. Bound in half red leather over red cloth sides, text block edges stained red, the spine with gilt titles on blue labels and with gilt floral panel ornaments Hughey 21a.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Toronto: Musson Book Company Limited [no date circa 1909]. () Unpaginated. Very good. Large quarto in original gilt decorated buckram with patterned endpapers and 20 tipped in colour plates from illustrations by Edmund Dulac, in publisher's box. Inscription on front free endpaper and offsetting on front and rear endpapers from something once stored in the book. An attractively-prodcued publication with illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Uncommon in the original publisher's box. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald..

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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 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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      Published by Constable and Company Ltd., 1909. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Fair condition with no wrapper. Originally published by Freemantle in 1900, Constable purchased the copyright and reissued this sumptuous version with revised, redrawn and recoloured illustrations. Crimson cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. 40 exquisite tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Red and grey pictorial endpapers. Top edge red. 325 pages. Title on front cover and spine is "Grimm's Fairy Tales". Spine is damaged - 3.5" split to edge of front cover at base, 1.5" to centre of spine at top. Spine also slightly faded. One plate (opposite page 28) is missing, all others present and in fine condition. Tissue-guard for frontis is missing, one other is loose with ragged edges. Foxing and some fingering to contents. A good copy of a scarce Rackham edition. [R]

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        Tales from Shakespeare

      London, J. M. Dent & Co. and New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.,, 1909. Octavo. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full red morocco, titles to spine gilt, illustration to upper board gilt, five raised bands to spine, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 12 illustrations in colour. Light rubbing to edges otherwise a lovely copy.. First Rackham Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Original brown publisher's cloth; titled in gilt on spine and front, gilt decoration of Peter riding on a goat. Gilt bright.Map on f.f.e.p, frontispiece+xii+125pp, plus 49 full page tipped in plates. All plates present and perfect with titled tissue guards. Text clean and free of foxing except a few minor spots confined to prelims. An excellent copy. Sixth. Illus. by Arthur Rackham .

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        The Hunmasking of Robert-Houdin. Together with a Treatise on Handcuff Secrets

      London.: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1909 Frontispiece - [viii] - 333 pages - (1f, portrait of Houdini) - [ix-xvi] - 110 pages - (2p, advertising). Cover is in very good condition, clean and tight. Bookplate of Dr Earl Reum on fep, signature of a previous owner on pastedown and at the top of page 69, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, clean, unmarked and tight. The condition of this book is virtually as new. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Poems and Translations

      Cuala Press; Churchtown, Dundrum., 1909. Very good. Publishers quarter undyed cloth and blue papered boards with printed label to spine. Spine head rubbed to one corner. Lightly and evenly dust darkened, with the odd speck of marking, all as pictured. Internally pristine bar a little ageing in the form of mild, even toning to leaves. 45pp.. First impression, only 250 copies printed. Very rare.. Hard. 8vo. 8 1/2".. Very good.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. Unpaginated, original white gilt decorated buckram in glassine DJ, decorative endpapers. DJ creased, chipped to head of front panel with small amount of loss, small tear to head of rear panel. Book very good indeed externally, lightly foxed to edges of text block, internally bright and clean. Housed in the original cream box, decorated and lettered in grey. Uncommon in the DJ and with the box. Potter 131. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund. 4to.

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. First edition thus. Hardcover. [1909]. Folio. Limited edition #350 of 750 copies signed by the artist Edmund Dulac (verso of first leaf). Unpaginated. 62 leaves (including the insert title page) accompanied by 20 color plates by Dulac (82 leaves total). The plates are loosely mounted within decorative gilt borders. The text is printed within brown floral borders. Bound in publisher’s full vellum with arabesque gilt title and border design on the front cover. The top edge is gilt; the fore-edge and bottom edge are untrimmed. The vellum binding shows some soiling, particularly on the corners and outer edges. Fore-edge ties are lacking. Pages are generally clean with occasional mild scattered spots of foxing. Text is taken from Fitzgerald’s second edition. [Potter 131].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The

      1909. First Trade EditionElegantly Bound to Please By Bayton-Riviere of BathDULAC, Edmund (illust). FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.). The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n .d. [1909]. First trade edition. Large quarto (12 5/16 x 9 15/8 inches; 313 x 250 mm.). [124] pp. (including inserted title). Twenty color plates mounted on buff vellum-like paper with gilt over tan decorative borders. With descriptive tissue guards. Text printed on rectos only within a brown decorative border.Bound in full red calf by Baynton-Riviere c. 1960. Gilt vignette to upper board with double gilt ruled borders. Gilt ornamented lettered spine. Gilt rolled edges. Dentelles. All edges gilt. A gorgeous copy. Housed in a red cloth slipcase"In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement... was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and a treasure. Its public acceptance was immediate and great."Hughey 21.

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      1909. 1. (DETMOLD,EDWARD)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton 1909. Thick folio (10 1/4 x 12 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, spine very slightly toned, and small area of soil on bottom corner of rear cover else FINE. LIMITED TO 750 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DETMOLD and illus. with 25 of the most magnificent tipped-in color plates (with lettered paper guards). This is an excellent copy of a beautifully produced and illustrated book, containing 2 extra plates not found in the trade edition. A masterpiece.

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        The Fables of Aesop

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1909. Illustrated with 25 Drawings in Color by Edward J. Detmold. Quarto. Original red cloth elaborately blocked in blind, titles to spine gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 25 plates. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 750 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation leaf.

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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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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Detmold, Edward J.. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Limited Edition of 750. White cloth, gilt titles and large vignette of eagle to front. Small vignette of scarab to endpapers and gilt scarab to rear cover. Top edge gilt. Twenty-five exquisite tipped-in colour plates. Twenty-five fables. SIGNED by the illustrator. Copy 72 of 750. White cloth is browned at spine and dust-soiled. Light rubbing to top and tail of spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Two facing pages browned at gutter (presumably offsetting from a bookmark) this does not affect any text. All plates present and in beautiful condition. A few light fingermarks to contents. A very desirable copy. [S]

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        The Fables of Aesop (signed & limited Edition from 1909)

      Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good/No Jacket. 1909. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator Number 238 of a limited edition of 750 copies signed and numbered by Edward J. Detmold. From the estate of the late Barbara Tate (President of the Society of Women Artists). 25 wonderful tipped in colour plates with captioned guards. This edition contains two extra plates not in the trade edition. Publisher's Original cream pictorial cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge guilt. Cloth rubbed and a little soiled/browned mostly to edges of front /back board, spine very slightly spotted. Spine ends and corners bumped. Large format 12.5 x 10" endpapers toned, finger marks to corners of one prelim page, some cracking between pages but binding very firm. All plates clean and undamaged. An attractive copy of a beautiful book. Aesop's Fables brought to life by the superb illustrations of Edward J. Detmold. .

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        The Fables of Aesop

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Detmold, Edward J. Detmold, Edward J. Hard Cover. Folio. 472/ 750 copies. SIGNED BY ARTIST. The illustrator, Detmold, is well known for his charming animal drawings. Though the artist had been successfully creating watercolors and etchings for most of his life, it was not until the publication of this book that he became well recognized by publishers and collectors. He was only 26 when he illustrated this book. It was the first book he illustrated after his twin brother's devastating suicide in 1908. White cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Lovely gilt illustration of a falcon to front board. Bump to head and foot of spine. Gentle bump to bottom corners. Boards are overall very clean though there are a few smudge marks. Minor rubbing to some of the gilt work. Heavier smudges to rear board. Browning to endpages. A few light smudges to interior, though most is very clean. Includes 25 charming full color plates which have been tipped-in. Four of the plates have a crease mark. Tight binding. A beautiful book. LIT/061005.

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        Poesies: Nouvelle Edition 1828-1833 and 1833-1852 (2 Volumes)

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 402, 355 pp. Handsome navy leather binding triple-ruled in gilt front & back, with five raised bands on spine, gilt embellishments and titles. All edges gilt. The exceptional binding is signed by Zaehnsdorf, dated 1909. Just a whisper of edgewear. Elaborate inside dentelles set off marbled eps. Text blocks clean and tight. Text in French.

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        RAUM UND ZEIT. Vortrag, gehalten auf der 80. Natur-Forscher-Versammlung zu Köln am 21. September 1908. Mit dem Bildnis Herman Minkowskis sowie einem vorwort von A. Gutzmer. Printing and the Mind of Man 401. [First offprint of First Separate Edition]

      Leipzig und Berlin:: Druck und Verlag von B. G. Teubner,, 1909. Very Good++. Very Good++ First Separate Edition, Offprint in modern half leather marbled board binding, gilt lettering spine. Library stamp title page. No other markings. Mild foxing frontispiece portrait, title page. pp. 5-6 trimmed in binding to the edge of the text but no letters or words were cut. Frontispiece portrait of Hermann Minkowski, [4], 14, [2 advertisements] pps.

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