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        The Complete Works of

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

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("S.L. CLEMENS"), TO MRS. HOOKWAY

      Stormfield Redding CT. 7 June 1909. Stormfield, Redding, CT. 7 June 1909.. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of a folded oblong quarto sheet of letterhead. Ca. 125+ words. Folded for mailing, tanned from having been at some point framed, a few faint smudges, otherwise very good. To "Dear Mrs. Hookway," evidently a teacher involved in the staging of children's dramatic productions, following up on an earlier letter and receipt of some photographs, as well as a parcel of letters written to him by the children: "The photographs have come, & they were a charming surprise to me, they so far exceeded my expectations. Certainly the staging & costuming of the piece were beautiful; & little by little, & bit by bit, I gathered the piece itself from the 85 letters of the children, much as one patches one of those incoherent puzzle things together & finds that it is a picture - a picture that is graceful, & orderly, & full of life and color ... Once or twice in my life, no doubt, I have received 85 letters in one mail, but I haven't received 85 interesting ones in one mail until now. With many, many thanks, Sincerely yours S.L. Clemens."

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        FRANCOIS I

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        JIMBO: A FANTASY

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

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        The Cottage Homes Of England.

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

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books]
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        Press Cuttings: A Topical Sketch

      Brentano's New York: Brentano's. 1909. First. First American edition. Copyright printing, one of 50 copies printed simultaneously with the English edition to establish copyright in the U.S. Faint crease to the front wrap, still a fine copy in wrappers. A lovely copy, purchased by us directly from a member of the Brentano family. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Territorial Force. A Manual of its Law, Organization and Administration. With an Introduction by the Right. Hon. R..B. Haldane. THE STRUCTURAL BLUEPRINT OF THE TA

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

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        ALMANACHS ILLUSTRÉS DU XVIIIE SIÈCLE

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Masques and Phrases

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

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

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

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        SONG OF THE ENGLISH

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

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

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

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers]
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        FABLES OF AESOP

      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Bibliografia della Penisola Sorrentina e dell?isola di Capri

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        OPERATIVES' WELFARE. 1909. The Kanegafuchi Spinning Co., Ltd. Japan

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

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        PICKLES

      1909. 2. ALDIN,CECIL. PICKLES. London & New York: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. 4to (10 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards,light corner stain on 2 pages of text, rear free enpaper a copy, edges worn, overall VG condition. This is the tale about the adventures of a mischievous puppy who pulls apart the golliwog doll and generally causes trouble until he is caught. Written by Aldin for his daughter and told from the dog's point of view. Illustrated with 24 fabulous color plates on heavy green paper plus pictorial endpapers. Very scarce.

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        Extract From Captain Stormfield's Visit To Heaven - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1909. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. First Edition/First Printing in Very Near Fine condition, end-papers slightly cracked, hinges tight, bright red cloth in scarce dustjacket with small chips along the top. BAL 3511; Combining science fiction with a satiric look at conventional views of the afterlife, Twain delivers his amusing and trenchant commentary on human vanity. The last of Mark Twain's books published during his lifetime. 9/16 inch sheet bulk, MCMIX on title page, published October 1909 on copyright page .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        TRANS-HIMALAYA. Discoveries and adventures in Tibet.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        AMERICAN GIRL

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        [Green, Elizabeth Shippen] Original Watercolor Painting by Elizabeth Shippen Green

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        The cottage homes of England. Drawn by Helen Allingham and described by Stewart Dick. With sixty-four full-page coloured plates from pictures never before reproduced

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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        Il Decamerone illustrato da Tito Lessi

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

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        NETSUKE

      Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1909 NETSUKE. Versuch einer Geschichte der japanischen Schnitzkunst. Second Improved Edition. [First edition published in 1905]. Thick 4to. Gilt stamped, decorated & lettered mottled grey calf with a bit of rubbing at the spine & tips. TEG. 482pp. with numerous black & white illustrations throughout. 53 full page color illustrations - each [one] majestic example, centered on a single page of high quality paper stock, the impressions very crisp with striking color definition. All printed 53 tissue guards present & in excellent condition. The pages bright & free of blemish. A striking example of this Cornerstone Volume of Netsuke. NUC locates 5 copies.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce

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

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        The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, The

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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, The

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

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        The terror in Russia an appeal to the british nation

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

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

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

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        THE LECTURES OF BRET HARTE

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

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        WORKS

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

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        Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection.

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

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        A Song of the English

      London : Hodder and Stoughton Limited edition signed by W Heath Robinson. Undated but 1909. Numbered 89 out of 500 in decorative vellum binding, with 30 tipped in colour plates as called for by Heath Robinson and numerous black and white illustrations. The binding is faded on the spine with some cracking at the top and base. It is slightly grubby on the boards with some fading. Ties are present but they could be replacement ones (golden yellow). Internally the text pages are untrimmed and unpaginated apart from the top edges which are gilt edged. Some of the black and white illustrations have offset slightly onto the preceding page and some of the pages have slight marking (sometimes it is not clear if this was part of the original paper). The tipped in plates are all paper guarded (each guard has the title of the plate and a little design) and are in excellent condition with beautiful colouring.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas

      London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1909., 1909. 4to. pp. xv, 325, [1]. title in red & black within decorative border. 40 tipped-in colour plates (incl. frontis.) & numerous text illus. tissue guards with legends. A very good copy in original gilt-stamped vellum, top edge gilt, others uncut (silk ties present but detached, covers moderately spotted & soiled, a few marginal spots). Deluxe Edition, Limited to 750 numbered copies signed by Rackham.. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover.

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        The Fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable & Co, 1909. Full vellum gilt stamped on spine and front panel. Top edge gilt. Silk ties replaced. Edition limited to 750 numbered copies of which this is #561, signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham. 40 tipped in, tissue guarded colour plates. There is some soiling to the vellum and some edge wear but this is a wonderful copy of the deluxe edition of one of Rackham's masterpieces. Scans on request.. Signed By the Illustrator. 1st of This Edition. Vellum. VG+. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. Quarto.

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        Grimm's Fairy Tales

      London: Constable & Co.,, 1909. Large octavo (250 × 178 mm). Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained red. 40 mounted colour plates, and many other monochrome illustrations. The occasional minor blemish, spine a little faded and bumped at tips, small biro mark to spine, an excellent copy. First Rackham edition.

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        Preliminary drawing for The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      [Rackham's Studio, Primrose Hill], [c. 1909]. The good little sister cut off her own tiny finger, fitted it into the lock, and succeeded in opening it. Original artwork in pen and ink. Image approximately 16 x 17 cm. (6 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches.) Presented in a handmade distressed gold leaf frame. Some rubbing to the paper surface affecting the image. The finished version was used as a full page colour plate for Rackham's edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales to illustrate "The Seven Ravens", a story about 7 brothers and their sister, opposite page 284.

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        GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES

      1909. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM. NY: Doubleday Page 1909. Thick 4to (8 x 10"), suede backed pictorial boards stamped in black and gold, 325p., edges and corners rubbed, else near Fine. 1st American edition with Rackham illustrations. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers (not found in the limited edition), 40 tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards and 55 black and white illustrations to accompany 60 fairy tales from Grimm. (Latimore/Haskell p. 34). Particularly scarce in the American edition as the suede spine is almost always worn and torn.

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable and Company, 1909. xv, [1], 325pp, [1], plates. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, illustrator to fourth, date to foot, panels with double fillet border, upper cover with the design from the original cloth replicated. Externally fine, internally bright and clean, complete with forty tissue-guarded plates by Rackham. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 4to.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S; the Antarctic Book Winter Quarters 1907-1909

      London: William Heinemann 1909, 1st Autograph Edition de Luxe. () xlviii,371,(1); xv,(1),418,(1); 53,(1) pp.. Very good. Quarto. (28 X 22.5 cm.) 3 volumes. The first two volumes bound in original full vellum with gilt device of two penquins on the front board of each. Gilt titles on each spine. Boards of the first two volumes slightly bowed as usual. Antarctic Book bound in original half vellum and paper covered boards. Copy 130 / 300. Antarctic book containing the signatures of all of the shore party. The Antarctic Book in the second corrected state as described by Rosove. Illustrated throughout with mounted colour plates, photographic illustrations, maps, diagrams, and etchings. 3 folding maps and one folding panorama in the pocket of volume 2. The first two volumes are fine clean copies with the Antarctic Book having mild to heavy foxing on several of the etched plates. The odd abrasion on the boards otherwise a very attractive set. Spence 1096, Rosove 305 A2, Taurus collection 57. Shackleton who had been on Scott's "Discovery" expedition, led the second expedition to do major exploration on the continent almost reaching the pole, before being forced to turn back 180 KMS short. This lavish limited edition of the book was produced at a great premium over the common trade edition. - Also included with the set is the original publishers prospectus which shows the original price at 10 guineas and the projected edtion was to be 350 copies. This a a presentation copy from Shackleton to Lord Northcliffe, dated 1911. Northcliffe was one of Shackleton's important sponsors and sold him the rights to publish the expedition's story in his newspaper, Daily Mail. An important association copy of this Antarctic classic. Inscribed to Lord Northcliffe..

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        The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of The British Expedition 1907-1909. (2 Volume Set.)

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1909. First American Edition: November 1909 stated on copyright pages, and 1909 printed on title pages. Shackleton's Preface is dated October 1909. NEAR FINE 2-Volume set. The set is clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound; complete with illustrations and plates, Three folded maps plus folded double panorama in pocket affixed to rear board of Volume 2. Pages fresh and crisp - several leaves still uncut. Top edge gilt, gilt very bright; thumb and bottom edges rough cut (untrimmed). Bound in dark blue cloth with silver decorative stamping and titling on front boards and spines. Covers are unusually clean and bright, slightly shelf rubbed with slight fray to cloth at extremities, a few light rub marks to rear cover of Volume 2. Rear hinge of Volume 2 has glue repair to cracked endpaper but bindings are firm, no splits or cracks, no loose or pulled pages. Each volume has tissue-protected photogravure frontispiece (Vol. 1 with portrait of Shackleton). Set contains 12 color plates, several diagrams and many black and white photos - including 1 foldout. Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill; An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, FRS. Laid in is the visiting card of Mr. Percy Holbrook, on which he penciled "Merry Christmas from" and crossed out "Mr." and "Holbrook" leaving only Percy. Also laid in is a hand-illustrated card with a color drawing of a daisy and the name of a Miss Wolhaupter, dated June 16, 1909. As Holbrook was Director and Vice President of The Rail Joint Company New York and Benjamin Wolhaupter was an officer of the same company - a budding romance between Percy and Miss Wolhaupter is perhaps implied? 7 x 10". Volume 1: liv + 366 pages. Volume 2: xvi + 451 pages. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Thick 8vo.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic - Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. Two volumes complete - Volume One - xxxvi, 371pp, [1] and Volume Two - xv, [1], 418pp, [2]. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spines in six panels, title to second panel, volume to third and author to fourth, bands with a triple fillet and bordered by gilt single rule, covers with gilt single fillet border, gilt rules to inner edges, t.e.g., Cockerell marbled endpapers, with new pockets to rear pastedowns for maps. Externally very good indeed, internally some very minor light browning, but generally bright and clean. Original cloth from the upper cover and spine bound in at the rear of each volume, with the errata slip. Complete with two photogravure frontispieces, four double page photographic plates, two hundred and seventy-one single page photographic plates, twelve colour plates and four folding maps/panoramas (to rear pockets). Spence 1097; Taurus 58 and Rosove 305.B1a. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic

      London: William Heinemann,, 1909. Being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907–1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth, front covers with large silver block, spines lettered gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. 3 maps, panorama in rear pocket, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, and numerous illustrations and diagrams. Spines slightly mottled, a little crumpled head and tail, silver blocks oxidising that on volume II particularly so, endpapers browned as usual, occasional light foxing, but the hinges sound and overall a very good set. First edition. Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod). "Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907–1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton."

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