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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

      First edition of one of the most celebrated expeditions to the Antarctic, in its original binding. 1909. London. William Heinemann. Two volumes in thick 4to (242 mm x 180). Frontispiece + xlviii + 372; frontispiece + xv + flyleaf of errata + 419; plus a total of 12 color plates, 194 plates, three folding maps and one folding panorama ?with two views-, plus the two aforementioned frontispieces. Original blue cloth, front covers the metallic silver portrait of the Farthest South holding the Union Jack, spines flat and lettered, small losses and slightly worn, restored. Fine copy as often, very fresh and clean. First edition ?the trade issue- of the Nimrod expedition; this is one of the most significant and celebrated expeditions made by the British to the Antarctic. The work was elegantly printed and profusely illustrated with the photographs taken during the mission. Shackleton was short of bankrupt after the expedition; even the great and almost immediate success that followed the publication of the book did little for his problems. Spence, 1097.

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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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        THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC Being The Story Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

      William Heinemann, 1909.. 1st edn. 2 vols. 4to. Original pictorial gilt blue cloth, top edges gilt (spines faded - otherwise a bright VG set). Pp. xlviii + 371 [&] xv + 418 (previous owner's neat 1909 inscription on front free endpaper of vol I; some light spotting to front and rear endpapers), illus with coloured plates with tissue-guards, b&w plates and 3 folding maps and 1 panorama in pocket at rear of vol II. .

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        GULLIVER'S TRAVELS into several remote nations of the world. Signed Limited edition

      London, J. M. Dent. 1909.. FIRST EDITION 1909, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, 4to, 295 x 215 mm, 11½ x 8½ inches, white buckram, gilt lettered and decorated upper cover and spine, gilt illustrated marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, red silk ties, 291 pages. 13 splendid mounted colour plates, frontispiece with tissue guard. 2 full page black and white illustrations, 28 head- and tailpieces. Silk ties a bit faded, small neat old bookplate on front pastedown, tissue guard to frontispiece slightly foxed. Contents very nice. Near Fine excellent copy. Large paper edition de luxe limited to 750 copies SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, this being No. 216. There is an extra coloured plate in this edition not in the trade edition, it is the last plate in the book page 256, 'The Yahoos' as stated on the publisher's tipped-in Notice which is still present. Riall states that the extra plate is 'The Lilliputian tailors...' on page 65 and that the plates have tissue guards but in fact only the tissue to the frontispiece is found in the Limited De Luxe edition of Gulliver. He also mentions 7 chapter headings and tailpieces, but there are 28 (see page 91). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

      London: J. M. Dent & Co., and New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.,, 1909. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Octavo. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full green morocco, spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt titles, spine and front board decorated with blind tooling and red morocco inlay floral motifs, all edges gilt, green endpapers. Colour frontispiece, 13 colour plates and numerous black and white full page illustrations and vignettes in the text. Spine a little tanned, corners gently rubbed, one or two spots to a few early leaves, but an excellent copy. First US edition, first printing, originally published in the UK in 1900.

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        [Le Morte Darthur] The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Grael, and in the End, Le Morte Darturn with the Dolourous DEath and Departing ou

      [London]: [J.M. Dent], 1909. Hard Cover. Second Edition. 1 of 1500 copies of which 1000 were for the United Kingdom and 500 for the U.S.. This is the first edition published in one volume. The text was taken as written by Sir Thomas Malory and imprinted by William Caxton at Westminster in 1485, but now spelled in modern style. In his introduction, Professor John Rhys describes Le Morte as incomparable. The same can be said for Aubrey Beardsley's beautiful and remarkable designs ( a term he preferred to "illustrations"). Beardsley was only 20 years old when Dent commissioned him to do all of the designs for this work. It was a leap of faith on the part of Dent in to take a chance on an unproven artist. The illustrations were done during 1892-1894 for the initial issue in parts, beginning in June 1893. There are sixteen full page and four double-page illustrations, 43 borders, 288 chapter headings, initial letters and ornaments (many repeated). According to Lasner 22B, this edition includes ten additional chapter headings inadvertently omitted from the first edition. Large quarto bound in the publisherÕs green cloth with designs in gilt by Beardsley on the front cover and spine. This volume is in very good condition with bumping to spinesand boards, and very small chips to op and bottom of spine. The cover is otherwise quite bright and only slightly faded The text pages are in very good condition, and the illustrations are clean and bright. The paper shows light aging and there are light brown spots on the ffe and half-title There is a crease to the bottom right of the last glossary page. i-liv pages with Rhys and Caxton prefaces, and the table of contents. 624 pages. LIT/070910. Very Good.

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      [London]: [J.M.Dent], 1909. With slight wear and slight spotting to the cover gilt, actually quite a nice copy. Second Beardsley edition. Limited to 1500 copies 4to. liv, 624p. Bound in green cloth with designs in gilt by Aubrey Beardsley on the upper cover and spine (as in the 1st and 3rd edition), t.e.g. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley with 16 full-page and four double-page illustrations, 43 borders (some repeated), with ten additional chapter headings omitted from the first edition, initial letters, and ornaments (many repeated) & We find this second edition harder to find than the first or third editions.& Lasner 22B.

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        To Nursery Land with Louis Wain

      1909. first edition. The Man With Cats in the BelfryTakes Asylum in Nursery LandWAIN, Louis. To Nursery Land with Louis Wain. Edited by Edric Vrendenburg. Profusely Illustrated in Colour and Black and White. With Verses by Clifton Bingham, S.K. Cowan, etc. etc. London-Paris-Berlin-New York-Montreal: Raphael Tuck & Sons, n.d. [1909]. First edition. Quarto (10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in; 262 x 190 mm). Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Publisher's pictorial cloth. A bit of minor rubbing to extremities, otherwise a fantastic copy."Father Tuck's Golden Gift Series No. 805."At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. “He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves” (H.G. Wells).“From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled…although he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!” (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Publisher Raphael Tuck (1821-1900), from Germany, came to London in 1870 and shortly established himself as a fine art publisher. "...he saw the opportunity to move into the children's book market with volumes of high pictorial quality and outstanding production...Tuck's books were colourful and imaginative, catered for young and old alike, and covered topics ranging from ancient myths to contemporary events...On his retirement in 1882 he handed the business over to his three sons" (Haining, Moveable Books, pp. 36-37), who continued the firm's tradition of children's books of the highest quality.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Autographed Letter

      N.p.: Matisse, 1909, 1909 Matisse, Henri. [1869-1954]. 1 page A.L.S. n.p., 11 03 09. 8vo. Elegantly wood Framed & Glazed with carefully coordinated quad matting. A curious relatively early letter about housekeeping at his villa & studio - a private matter - boldly signed. A very handsome presentation. Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour & his fluid, brilliant & original draughtsmanship. As a printmaker, & sculptor, but principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. Although he was initially labeled as a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s, he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[1] His mastery of the expressive language of colour & drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Framed & Glazed.

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      London, William Heinemann; New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.,, 1909. Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original japon backed tan boards, titles and pictorial decoration to upper board gilt, tan endpapers, edges untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 14 plates mounted on brown paper with printed tissue-guards. Boards slightly rubbed and marked, spine tanned, endpapers a little wrinkled. A very good copy. First US edition, first printing. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by the illustrator on the limitation leaf.

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      1909. Good. (RACKHAM, Arthur, illus.) LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, Friedrich, Baron de. UNDINE. Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney, and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First American edition. Illustrated with 15 tipped-in color plates, with captioned tissue guards, and head- and tail-pieces. Large octavo. viii,136 pp. Publisher's binding: Green cloth spine decoratively titled in gilt, green paper boards flecked with yellow, pictorially stamped in dark green on top board, illustrated endpapers, top-edge stained. One leaf (C5) has a small nick at fore-edge, else internally clean, with fine plates. Binding shows light edge rubbing and a bit of wear fore-corners. The dust-jacket is heavy, pale grey-green paper titled and decorated in gilt in the same fashion as the book. It soiled all over and darkened on spine, with shallow edge-chipping, and an imperceptible closed tear on front panel. A very good copy in a good - and rarely seen - dust-jacket.

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      1909. first edition. Scarce in Dust JacketA Love Story With A Twist[RACKHAM, Arthur]. FOUQUE, De La Motte. Undine. By De La Motte Fouqué. Adapted from the German by W.L. Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London / New York: William Heinemann / Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First U.K. trade edition. Tall octavo (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 in; 250 x 183 mm). viii, 136 pp. Fifteen full-page color mounted illustrations, thirty black and white text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth, pictorially gilt-stamped. Pictorial end-papers printed in green. Original light brown dust jacket, pictorially printed and lettered in dark brown. With Heinemann post card, in mint condition, laid in. Light foxing and offsets to end-papers. A near fine copy in the very scarce and also near fine original dust jacket."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).Lattimore and Haskell p. 34. Riall p. 93."The water-sprite Undine, whose name the author took from Goethe, has been adopted and brought up by an old fisherman and his wife who have lost their own child. She meets the knight Huldbrand, who comes to the fisherman's cottage; the two fall in love and Undine marries him, only then revealing that she is not human. By the marriage she gains a soul. Huldbrand subsequently falls in love with Bertalda, who proves to be the fisherman's long-lost daughter. Undine return to her watery element, but when Huldbrand marries Bertalda the water-sprite re-appears and kills the knight with a kiss.

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      Published by William Heinemann, 1909. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition. Deluxe edition limited to 1,000 SIGNED copies. Bound in vellum with gilt decoration to spine, gilt title and vignette to front. 15 beautiful tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards. 30 b/w drawings. Some grubby marks to covers. Slight bumping to top and tail of spine. Silk tie to rear cover has torn off - front silk tie still present. This copy is No. 246 of 1000. Light foxing to prelims, outer page edges, some page margins and a few titled tissue guards.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909 VG, 1st trade edition. In off-white cloth, decorative gilt tooling and titles, slight darkening at edges. Spine, darkened, titles in gilt, edges lightly bumped and worn. Internally, peacock feather style endpapers, neat ink dedication to fep (MMH from RPH Pachmachi, CP 1910), half title and tissue guarded frontis present, not paginated, but 61 leaves, with 20 leaves of mounted coloured illustrations by Dulac, each with their captioned tissue guards, text printed from the second edition, colour plates and borders printed by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd, Banbury, remainder by T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press. A Very Good copy, clean and tight. FitzGerald [formerly Purcell], writer and translator, who in 1852 was introduced by Edward Cowell to Persian, and by 1854 FitzGerald was at work on a translation of Jámí's allegorical Persian poem Salámán and Absál, which he arranged to have printed at his own expense in 1856. Also in 1856 Cowell introduced FitzGerald to a collection of quatrains (or rubáiyát) attributed to the eleventh-century Persian poet ‘Umar Khayyam. See ODNB.Dulac, [Edmond], artist, who ‘made greater use of the breakthrough in four-colour printing, conceiving and modelling his pictures in colour rather than adding colours to a linear design. See ODNB.

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        Complete set of Illustrations for Jane Austen's "Emma"

      1909. 24 sheets (348 × 247 mm) of pen-and-ink watercolour illustrations, each in a wash-line mount. Some light marks to margins (often by the artist) throughout the set, but all in excellent condition. The original 23 signed illustrations, and one title page, for the "Emma" published in 1909 as part of the "Series of English Idylls" by J. M. Dent & Co. The costume and interior decor depicted in these illustrations is reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry used to collect antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio. These illustrations demonstrate Brock's mastery in using his ink and watercolour medium to convey simultaneously the gentle graces and the sharp ironies of Austen's world. A remarkable suite.

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      London: Dent, 1909. Fine. First edition in English Three volumes. Illustrated, including many colored plates and hand-colored plates. Bound by Stikeman in half dark red crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and gilt parasol ornaments in the panels Hiler & Hiler p. 98.

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      Paris, Jules Tallandier, 1909.. FIRST EDITION WITH RABIER ILLUSTRATIONS 1909, text in French, folio, 325 x 245 mm, 13 x 9¾ inches, bound in red cloth with bevelled boards, gilt ruled borders, 2 small illustrations at lower corners, large colour plate mounted at centre with Renard and a bee, gilt lettering at the top, gilt lettering and gilt vignette to spine, top edges gilt, publisher's gilt and black device to lower cover, 168 pages including Contents table and colophon, 305 illustrations including coloured frontispiece and 24 full colour plates, 16 black and white plates, the rest being illustrations in the text printed the same colour as the text (blue, brown, green). Head and tail of spine slightly worn, a couple of minute nicks at tail, lower corners slightly worn, slight water staining to lower cover, a few pale fox spots to title page, occasional slight pale browning to lower margin, 10 mm (½ inch) closed tear to lower edge of 2 text pages, occasional pale fox spot to margins, otherwise contents very nice, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the scarce first edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London - Methuen and Co, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Edward Gibbon's influential work on the history of theRoman Empire, handsomely bound in dark blue morocco. Complete in seven volumes. Withnumerous illustrations and maps, some in colour,many of which fold out. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a non-fiction history book written by English historian Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737 16 January 1794)and originally published in six volumes between 1776 and 1789. Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources. He provides the reader with a glimpse of his thought process with extensive notes along the body of the text, a precursor to the modern use of footnotes. Gibbon's footnotes are famous for their idiosyncratic and often humorous style, and have been called Gibbon's table talk. They provide an entertaining moral commentary on both ancient Rome and 18th-century Great Britain. John Bagnell Bury (16 October 1861 1 June 1927), known as J. B. Bury, was an Irish historian, classical scholar, Byzantinist and philologist. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of volumes I and II, ofone Walter M. ParkerCondition: In morocco bindings with gilt decoration to spine. Externally, very smart with slight shelfwear andthe oddsmall mark. Internally, firmly bound. Repair to map of volume I. Many pages are unopened. Bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Ginger and Pickles [Peter Rabbit Large Format Series Number Three]

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1909. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardcover. Very Good/[No dustjacket]: A tidy copy. All notable faults: Minor wear on the corners and edges, light surface dirt, some light foxing on the prelims, a few finger marks and contemporary previous owner&#39;s name on the free front endpaper. Dustjacket not present. 14238. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [[Quinby 17 and Linder p 428]].

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        SCHÉHÉRAZADE. Album Mensuel d'oeuvres inédites d'art et de littérature.

      6 issues (all published). Paris: [Francois Bernouard] 1909-11. Square-8vo. All issues bound uncut with all wrappers in one contp. vellum binding.. All issues in first editions. A rare complete set of this journal with contributions among others by Jean Cocteau, Stéphane Mallarmé, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Pierre Bonnard

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        Three Lives. Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha and the Gentle Lena.

      New York: The Grafton Press 1909.. First edition, 8vo, 279, (1) pp. Pencil signature of M.D[?]. Stein on fly leaf. Original blue ribbed cloth, light damp-staining on lower portion of upper cover, ends of spine bumped. The Author's first published work.

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      Elkin Mathews London: Elkin Mathews, 1909 First edition, first issue. Bibliographer David Gallup's copy from his collection with his characteristic hologrpah slip laid in with "A3a 1st binding" in pencil. A rebacked copy with original boards and endpages and original spine affixed to gray-linen quarter-cloth. Gilt lettering on front boad and spine intact. Original spine chipped on one edge; boards with minimal edgewear, mostly at the top corners. All pages in Fine condition. Very Good+ condition. Pound's first trade book. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

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

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into English Verse by... With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1909].. First edition thus. 4to. (61) leaves printed on rectos only. Original gilt decorated cream buckram, patterned endpapers, housed in the original publisher's box, illustrated to the upper cover, a small old printed auction label to the upper corner and an old illegible signature towards the lower edge, the publisher's title label to the lower panel. 20 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues. Some soiling and wear to the box, neat repairs to the joints and with a small section restored to the right spine, the book in fine condition.

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      1909. 1. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. London: Harrap [1909]. 4to (8 1/4 x 11 1/2"), full limp brown suede binding stamped in gold, top edge gilt, except for a few scattered oxidation spots on first few pages this is VERY FINE IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (flaps reapired). First edition. This is a lavish production, lithographed by Vincent Day and illustrated with pictorial endpapers, 24 tipped-in color plates, and decorative text-pages with calligraphy by Pogany. Magnificent copy, rare in this binding and with the box.

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        Fabulous Theodore Roosevelt autograph letter signed as President, with Hawaiian content

      Autograph letter signed "Theodore Roosevelt" in pencil, 5.25" x 8", one page as President on lined paper. A rare presidential ALS, dated February 18, 1909 in another hand, to "Mr. Neuberg". In full: "Can't H. M. S. Pearce be appointed chaplain before I leave? Will you consult with the bishop about the Honolulu matter? (signed) Theodore Roosevelt". Top portion of the letter is affixed to a slightly larger sheet. Accompanied by a printout of an article from the Honolulu Star Bulletin relating to the annexation of Hawaii. Some light toning & soiling, otherwise fine.

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        Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

      New York: Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. First edition, first printing of the last of Twain's books published during his lifetime. Near fine with former owner inscription to front endpaper; in the scarce jacket with scattered toning, a few small tears, stain to the front panel, splitting at spine fold, early masking tape reinforcement at recto and verso along edges and spine verso. Extremely scarce in any example of the jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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

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

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        Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers. 1909. First. First edition, one of three variants, the sheets bulk 1/2" (no known priority). Illustrated by Albert Levering. Owner's name and address on the front endpaper, spine lettering rubbed, very good in very good dustwrapper with some very modest chipping, mostly on the rear panel, and an old, faint tape shadow. BAL 3511. .

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        Faust. Eine Trag?die von Goethe

      Eugen Diederichs Jena Eugen Diederichs (1908-1909) Limited edition. Jubil?umsausgabe vg 1/1000. 4to. 405,[1],pp. Full leather with blind-tooled decorations on front-and back board as well as spine. Gold-embossed title on cover. Raised bands. Clasps missing, but remnants of leather strips on edge of back board; two gold studs on fore edge of front board remain. Top edge gilt. Fore- and bottom page edges untrimmed. Minor age wear on binding (abrasions to leather along front cover joint, one inch discoloration on front cover below gilt title). Three-inch split along head of spine on joints of back board, firmly holding. Ex-libris on inside of front board, signature of previous owner on free front endpaper. 8 hand-colored initials; tail pieces. In two parts, each with a floriated title-page and a frontispiece. Printed on Van Gelder paper. "Die Jubil?umsausgabe des Goetheschen Faust wurde f¸r den Verlag Eugen Diederichs / Jena gedruckt in der Offizin W. Drugulin in Leipzig von Febr. 1908 - M?rz 1909. Satzanordnung und Ausstattung besorgte F. H. Ehmke / D¸sseldoef / die Auflage betr?gt 1000 St¸ck auf Van Gelder-B¸tten / die numeriert sind / wovon dieses Nr. 584." Text within line border in German, Gothic script. Very good condition. Rare anniversary edition of this classic work in a stunning binding.

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        Danmark-Ekspeditionen til Grønlands Nordostkyst.

      Copenhagen 1909. With textual photographs and colourplates. VI + 670 pp. Bound in nice halfleather with golddecorations on spine. Name on titlepage.Vedlagt originalmanuskriptet til Mylius-Erichsens første report til Komiteen for 'Danmarksekspeditionen', som omhandler rejsen fra København 24. juni 1906 til ankomsten i Frederikshavn 26. juni. Reporten er gengivet i sin fulde længde i bogen.. Enclosed the original manuscript to Mylius-Erichsen's first report to the Commitee for 'Danmarksekspeditionen' dealing with the journey from Copenhagen June 24 1906 to arrival in Frederikshavn June 26. The report is set out in full in the book.Nice copy of the first edition of one of the most dramatic expeditions to Greenland, where the job was to survey the Eastcoast, and where the leader Mylius-Erichsen, chartograph Høeg-Hagen og the native greenlander Jørgen Brønlund were lost, statablely because of erroneous navigation, wrong equipment and the failure of hunting-possibilities

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916.

      First separate edition of Einstein's paper announcing his epochal theory of general relativity (PMM 408). This is not an offprint of the journal issue in the <i>Annalen der Physik</i>, but a completely new setting of type with significant additions and revisions, including an introduction published here for the first time. Weil 80a; Boni 78.1; Norman 696. <br/><br/> "This separate edition is printed on good, strong paper, the wrappers are of strong material too, and it is described now as 'the original edition' of this classic paper" (Weil). There were several reprints and facsimiles. Weil distinguishes the first issue (as here) by paper size and by the printers mark ('Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig') on the verso of the title page, with the shortened form on rear wrap which lists seven items published by Barth and dated 1909 to 1916, ending with Ziehen's Die Psychologie (1916).. 8vo (245 x 165 mm), uncut in the original buff printed wrappers, spine strip with a 3 cm tear to the buttom, extremeties with light wear, some light discolering to front wrapper, but in all a very good and unrepaired copy in its original state, pp 64

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        Die Hundertzwanzig Tage von Sodom oder die Schule der Ausschweifung I-II.

      Erste und vollständige übertragung aus dem fransösischen von Karl von Haverland. Privatdruck. Leipzig 1909. 4:o. No 465 of 650 numbered copies. Titelbilder und Vignetten von Karl Maria Diez. (8),254,(2 blank); (8),284,(4, 3 blank) pp. Original red full morocco, only top edge cut. Gilt ornament on upper boards and spines with gilt ornament. Some wear to edges and boards. 25 x 18,5 cm

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      1909. Good. (RACKHAM, Arthur, illus.) LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, Friedrich, Baron de. UNDINE. Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney, and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1909. First American edition. Illustrated with 15 tipped-in color plates, with captioned tissue guards, and head- and tail-pieces. Large octavo. viii,136 pp. Publisher's binding: Green cloth spine decoratively titled in gilt, green paper boards flecked with yellow, pictorially stamped in dark green on top board, illustrated endpapers, top-edge stained. One leaf (C5) has a small nick at fore-edge, else internally clean, with fine plates. Binding shows light edge rubbing and a bit of wear fore-corners. The dust-jacket is heavy, pale grey-green paper titled and decorated in gilt in the same fashion as the book. It soiled all over and darkened on spine, with shallow edge-chipping, and an imperceptible closed tear on front panel. A very good copy in a good - and rarely seen - dust-jacket.

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

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        Recent Economic Events in India. [From The Economic Journal. The Journal of The Royal Economic Society. Edited by Edgeworth. Volume XIX].

      London, Macmillian and Co., 1909 Lex8vo. Entire volume XIX of The Economical Journal present. Bound in a black contemporary full cloth with gilt title-label to spine. Ex-library copy with library-code pasted on to top of front board and library book-plate to pasted down front free end-paper (Pomona College Library). A bit worn at capitals and cloth at spine somewhat "bumpy" Internally clean and fresh. Pp. 51-67. [Entire volume: ix, (3), 658, (2) pp.].. First printing of John Maynard Keynes' first published article on economics, dealing with the effect of a recent global economic downturn on India. The present article anticipates many of the theories presented in his 'The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money', one of the most important books in the history of economics."Keynes's first article, 'Recent Economic Events in India', was an attempt to link the high Indian price level of 1907, India's unfavorable balance of trade in 1908 and the effect of the resulting support of the Indian exchange rate on the London money market with the behavior of the evolving currency system [...]. The article demonstrated his grasp of institutional detail and his ability to marshal the appropriate descriptive economic statistics, while keeping his eye firmly on the underlying processes at work. His attempts to estimate the various components of India's balance of payments, particularly foreign investment in India, also led him into other discussions."(Moggridge, Maynard Keynes: an economist's biography, 1995, pp. 202-203). John Maynard Keynes is probably the most influential 20th century economist. Keynsianism is based on the idea that descisions in the private sector sometimes lead to inefficient macroeconomic outcomes and therefore advocate an active economic policy by the public sector including monetary policy actions by the central bank, which is also reflected in this early paper by the then merely 26 year old Keynes."Keynes was to dominate the international conference at Bretton Woods, out of which came the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and his influence during the ensuing decades, even on his theoretical opponents, has been such that a highly placed American official recently remarked that 'we are all Keynesians today'". (Printing and the Mind of Man, 423)

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        Ex Libris die sie nicht tauschten! [EROTIC PRINTS]

      NP Paris NP 1909 Limited edition g 8vo. Unpaginated. Limited edition 1/500? Half vellum over decorated paper-covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Inside front board sports the ex-libris of none other than Winward Prescott (author of "A Bibliography of Book-Plate Literature"), with an engraving of skull and bones atop a book, surrounded by various crests from other's book plates. Fascinating collection of 20 ex-libris plates mounted on heavy cardstock. Some plates in color. The bookplates are tipped in, some as original engraved prints, others as reproductions, and they belonged to, among others, Minna Tube, Schlossbibliothek Schoeckingen, and Johann Baron Knoop. Artists include Max Bucherer, Adolf Closs, Maria La Roche and T. Falckeisen (original engraving), among others. In German. Under each tipped-in plate is a different mounted b/w reproduction of erotic print. Closed tear on head of spine. Four-inch split along spine on front board, still firmly attached. Small diffuse black stain on front board. Wear to corners and parts of edges. Binding in good, interior in very good condition.

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      London: William Heinemann,1909.. 1st Edition, 2 Volumes; Vol I, xlviii, 372pp, 112 plate leaves, plus 111 diagrams in text; Vol II, xvi, 419pp, 102 plate leaves, plus 38 diagrams in text; 1 folding page depicting 2 panoramas, 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Original blue cloth lettered in silver, silver pictorial vignettes to upper covers and spines. Shackleton first gained fame as a member of Scott's 1901-2 expedition, and in August 1907 he left London as commander of his own expedition, popularly known as the "Nimrod" Expedition and became renowned "for having reached within 97 miles of the South Pole (almost four years before Amundsen and Scott achieved the Pole itself) This expedition established Shackleton as a bona-fide English hero," having discovered the Polar Plateau and accomplishing the first attainment of the Magnetic South Pole, as well as the first ascent of Mt. Erebus--fully outdistancing his predecessors to a degree unequalled in the history of polar exploration. (Books on Ice 7.4) On Shackleton's return to England, he was knighted by Edward VII, who considered the expedition "the greatest geographical event of his reign" (Huntford, 298). Shackleton would later recall the expedition as "high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and the generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men" ( South ). Shelfware, bumped. Some marks/fading to covers and a small split to spine Vol I, contents clean. Overall a very presentable pair of volumes. Very Good.

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        Les feuilles d'automne. Préface de Philippe Godet.

      45 S. 1 Bl. Mit 18 montierten Farbtafeln nach Aquarellen von Philippe Robert und reicher Jugenstilverzierung von Eugène Grasset. Originalleinwand mit farbiger Deckelverzierung in Schuber. Lonchamp 2497. - Numeriertes Exemplar. - Einer der wichtigsten Beiträge zum Jugendstil in der Schweiz. - In Gestaltung und Herstellung von hervorragender Qualität. - Schuber etwas fleckig. Name auf 1. w. Bl. - Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar.

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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, an Account of the First journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor TW Edgeworth David. 2 Volume Set

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1909.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 2 volume set. Vol 1: Frontis, 6 colour plates, 125 illustrations, 11 diagrams in text. xlviii + 372pp. Vol 2: Frontis, 6 colour plates, 132 illustrations, 38 illustrations in text. 3 folding maps and 2 panoramas in pocket at rear. xv + 419pp, Index, 10 appendices. Both volumes blue buckram, silver titling, decoration to front board. Both volumes slightly faded on spine and adjacent edges, slight spine twist and short split (5mm) to top rear spine hinge of V1, small bump to lower edge of front board of V2. Gilt top edge of pages, a few minor edge marks, general light ageing to contents, minor marks, small edge tear to 1 plate, Binding tights, contents collated in full, all colour plates tissue-guarded. Overall a very presentable pair of volumes. Very heavy set, approx 4.5kg, extra shipping at cost will be required to a non-UK address.

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