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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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      1909. 1. (DETMOLD,EDMUND)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1909]. Thick 4to (8 1/4 x 10 3/4"), pictorial cloth stamped in colors, a FINE COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BOX (box VG with some soil, rubbing and flaps repaired). 1st edition, presumable second issue with no gilt on cover and plain endpapers. More than 250 fables are illustrated by Detmold with 23 utterly magnificent tipped in colored plates mounted on heavy stock, plus black and whites in-text. This is a great copy, rarely found with the box.

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        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.

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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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      1909. ALDIN, Cecil. PICKLES. London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton [n.d. ca. 1909]. 48 text pages (versos numbered to XXIV); title page and 24 litho plates. The 24 lithographs are printed on an olive green ground in black white and several colors; the title page is printed in green and black on a white ground. 4to., reddish brown cloth spine stamped in gilt, green cloth boards stamped in gilt and red. Moderate shelfwear, spine sunned, a few small dark spots to front board. Overopened at lightly foxed half-title. Front flyleaf has a few small closed tears; edges of most plates with tiny nick to fore-edge, light foxing to edges of text pages. Delightful Aldin illustrations, all clean and bright, without foxing or any blemishes. Pickles, a boundlessly energetic white puppy, gets into a lot of mischief. Quite scarce.

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      1909. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. THE WHITE KITTEN BOOK. Lond. & NY: Hodder & Stoughton [1909]. Sq. 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, sl. edge wear, near fine. Written by Aldin and illustrated by him with 12 charming color plates (on tan paper) and with many wonderful line illustrations.

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        John Brown

      George W. Jacobs Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs, 1909. First Edition. Octavo (19cm). Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 406pp; teg; frontispiece portrait. Just mild external wear, including a small bump to upper board and a faint stain to outer edge of text-block; still a very fresh and attractive copy, easily VG to Near Fine, lacking the presumed dustwrapper. Excellent copy of Du Bois's scarce biography of the radical abolitionist John Brown, issued in the publisher's "American Crisis Biographies" series. A key Du Bois work, seldom encountered in collector's condition.

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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 .

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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.

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        Promoted to Cadet Adjutant and living in his new residence at West Point, Patton writes his father, “I am it. And writing at a desk in the room to which four years ago I looked with a sort of religious reverence…”

      Autograph Letter Signed “George S Patton / Cadet It and Adjutant,” four pages, 5.25” x 6.75”, front & verso, on conjoined sheets. On “West Point / New York” stationery. Undated, [February 16/17,1909]. Accompanied by a photocopy of the original envelope postmarked West Point, February 17 8AM, 1909. To his father. Fine condition. In full, “Dear Papa. I am it [“it” is doubly underlined]. And writing at a desk in the room to which four years ago I looked with a sort of religious reverence but really now that I have gained it, I do not feel particularly grand or elevated, hang it I never do, I get a thing and then it seems ridiculous that I could ever have been in doubt, till I will probably loose ten pounds by worry for fear of loosing it between now and June. I hated to see 1908 go for there were a lot of nice people in it and I felt pretty bad when I saw them dance army blue. “The hop was the most crowded affair I have ever been to here in past there was little fun to be had at it though the little one last night was fine. Do you remember Mr [Edward A.] Stockton a large fat fellow when he went up to get his dip. [diploma] from Mr Taft [President-elect William H. Taft in 1908] the steps brake down and he fell and great was the fall thereof. “This room is fine it has three radiators and being double you can close up the small room and have it fine and warm. also it is right at the head of the stairs going to the shower baths so it is quite a luxurious place. We had a rehearsal of the ride yesterday with the band and it went off well the ride is Saturday. The whole Simonds Marshall outfit were just behind me and when I got through reading the maps they all congratulated me very warmly it was quite nice of them. My voice is not as good as it should be but I hope it will improve. I am very well with lots of love your devoted son.” He signs it “Geo S Patton / Cadet It and Adjutant.” Atop the first page, Patton adds: “P.S. I went up a section in Chem.” On June 11, 1909, George S. Patton, Jr. graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, ranked 46th in a class of 103.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 7pp., Glen Echo, March 28, 1909

      CAT 137. A late, long letter by the great humanitarian writing to former secretary Mary Kensel. "I believe I have gotten where I can speak, and continue to, without backsliding every other day...I have thought of you all, so full of business and pushing on...and our precious V.P. is buried in business! All but slow me have seemed to be working to some purpose...Miss Jennings has been, and gone, she is very busy with getting out what will be her first book. She will have a beautiful volume on Lincoln. There is such pressure brought to bear, by the authors of the news organization here in the city, The Children?s Star League, for me to take the Presidency. So much, they thought depended on it...They were altogether such unexceptional people [but] my selfishness and obstinacy gave way a little at least, and I said I would...They were delighted when, in the meeting I told them a little of First Aid and at once declared They were First-Aid to good thoughts for unfortunate children. This is a long scribble but how could I say anything, and say less?". Signed, ?Clara Barton?

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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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      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.

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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.

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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).

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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; 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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      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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      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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      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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        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.

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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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