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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.

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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.

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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]

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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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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY...EDITED BY HIS WIFE, DOROTHY STANLEY. With Sixteen Photogravures and a Map

      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).

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        Interesting and rare church related ALS of William Howard Taft as President on official President's stationery

      The letter is written on "The President's Cottage Beverly Massachusetts" stationery, and reads: "My dear Sir I have just now come across your note of Aug 23 accompanied by the account of the 275th anniversary of the First Church of Lynn. I have read with interest Mr. Hawkes historical discourses to which you refer me. I thank you for your courtesy in sending me the book. I am very sincerely yours, Wm. H. Taft". The letter is addressed to C. J. H. Woodbury, Esq. The writing is clear, dark and expressive.

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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.

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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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        THE SONG OF SONGS, WHICH IS SOLOMON'S

      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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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      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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        MOMOYOGUSA

      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.

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        Undine

      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.

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