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        Ignoto toscano. Con note del prof. S.C.

      s.d. ma 1909 - Firenze, Successori B. Seeber Librai Editori Bross. con velina incamiciata (19X12) pp. 30 In buono / ottimo stato [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Menabò di Nuti Davide Maria]
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        Press Cuttings: A Topical Sketch

      Brentano's, New York 1909 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        S/W Porträtfotografie mit eighd. Notenzitat und Signatur, datiert 17. X. 1909. Sowie zwei weitere Porträtfotografien Kubeliks und eine Porträtfotografie von Marianne Kubelik mit einer eighd. Widm. dat. 1910 30.IV.

      o. O., -, 1909 und später. Bis auf ein Foto, alle auf Karton aufgezogen. - Leichte Gbrsp., kl. Randläsuren. - Kubelik, (1880 - 1940), perfektionierte bereits als Kind sein Violinenspiel. Später studierte er am Prager Konservatorium gemeinsam mit Otakar Ševcík. Ab 1898 tourte Kubelík als Solist und begeisterte durch seine Virtuosität und sein fehlerfreies Violinenspiel, 1902 wurde er mit einer Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society in London ausgezeichnet. Neben Auftritten und Aufnahmen als Violinist schrieb er auch, unter anderem, sechs Violinkonzerte. Bei der Komposition des ersten Konzertes stand ihm der berühmte Komponist Josef Bohuslav Foerster zur Seite. Alle anderen verfasste Kubelík danach aber ohne fremde Hilfe. 1904 erwarb Kubelík das Schloss Horskyfeld. Obwohl er bis zu seinem Tod auf der Bühne stand, erlitt seine Karriere in den 1920er Jahren einen Knick, der einerseits auf den Aufstieg des Violinvirtuosen Jascha Heifetz zurückzuführen war, andererseits durch die Kritik der Fachwelt an seiner emotionslosen Spielweise verursacht wurde. (Zitat) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Musik; Widmungsexemplare

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Le rideau cramoisi. Illustré de onze lithographies originales par Irène Zurkinden.

      4, 87 S. m. 11 (1 doppelblattgross) mehrfarb. Orig.-Lithographien der Umschlag ebenfalls lithographiert., Lose Bögen in Kart.- Decke in Orig.-Halbperg.-Mappe (rotem Seidenbezug) in Orig.-Schuber, dieser ebenfalls m. rotem Seidenbezug., Tadelloses Exemplar. Nr. 99 von 125 Exemplaren auf Vélin de Rives (GA 150 Ex. + 25 Ex. h.c.)., von der Künstlerin u. dem Verleger im Kolophon signiert. Gedruckt bei Kundig in Genf. Text: franz. - Irène Zurkinden (1909-1987), Schweizer Malerin. -Jules Amédée Barbey dAurevilly (1808-1889) französischer Schriftsteller und Moralist, ausserdem Monarchist und überzeugter Katholik. Besonders stark sind seine Werke dort, wo er von Leidenschaften getriebene Sünder charakterisiert. Dazu bediente er sich einer visionären, metaphernreichen Sprache. Jules Barbey dAurevilly kritisierte in scharfer Weise die Entwicklungen der Moderne und wandte sich immer wieder gegen den literarischen Realismus, obwohl er ihn praktizierte.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Neujahrsblumen. ("Ein gutes Jahr.") Man mit Strauß. Farbkriede und Tusche auf bedrucktem Untergrundpapier. 1964. 49,5 x 35 cm (Blatt). Mit Widmungstext, Datierung und Signatur.

      - Wir garantieren für die Echtheit und Originalität dieses unikaten Blattes von Helmut Andreas Paul GRIESHABER (1909-1981) Fürst: 64 / 120. Sauber und gut erhalten, Lichtrand, hinter Passepartout. Auf Wunsch mit schlichtem passenden Rahme lieferbar (ohne Aufpreis) Sprache: Deutsch 2500 gr.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Martin Koenitz]
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        Orientalische Tänzerin.

      - Farbholzschnitt, 1909, auf dünnem Japan-Bütten, monogrammiert und datiert "1910" und als "Probedruck" bezeichnet, auf Untersatz montiert und bezeichnet „Orig. Holzschnitt". 20,9:16,8 cm. – Mit zwei Knickfalten. Von der Ausbildung her Architekt, wandte sich Weidemeyer der schon früher angestrebten künstlerischen Ausbildung zu. Und ließ sich 1905 in Worpswede nieder, wo er freundschaftlichen Kontakt zu Heinrich Vogeler und seiner Familie und zu Paula und Otto Modersohn pflegte und zu den anderen Mitgliedern der Künstlerkolonie. Hier war er in erster Linie auf graphischem und kunstgewerblichem Gebiet tätig. Er war für den Insel Verlag tätig, für den er einige Bücher entwarf, dazu kamen Exlibris und andere gebrauchsgraphische Arbeiten. 1923 verließ er Worpswede, lebte wieder in Bremen und ging auf Reisen. Später ließ er sich in Willingen/Upland nieder und wandte sich vermehrt der Architektur zu. Seit 1948 war er ausschließlich als Maler tätig, nur unterbrochen von seiner Mitwirkung am Puppentheater und bei Liebhaberaufführungen im Teatro San Materno. Seine letzten Jahre verbrachte er zurückgezogen in Ascona. Das Teatro San Maderno in Ascona, das 1928 von Weidemeyer realisiert wurde, gilt als frühes Meisterwerk moderner Theaterarchitektur.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Psychiatrie. Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte. 4 Bde.

      8. vollst. umgearb. Aufl. - Leipzig, Verlag J.A. Barth, 1909-1915, 8, XIV, 676 pp. XIV, (1), 666, (6) XIII, pp.667-1395, (1), (8), XV pp.1397-2372, 414 Abb., 45 Schriftproben, 2 farb. Taf., 1 EinschaltTaf., 4 orig. Leinenbände. Erster Druck der achten Auflage, mit zwei kleinen Besitzvermerken der Vorbesitzer auf dem Titel, frisches Papier, feste Bindung, Rücken leicht verblaßt wie immer, ein feines Exemplar! Das klassische Lehrbuch in der letzten Ausgabe zur Lebzeiten Emil Kraepelins! "Erst in der achten Auflage hat sich Kraepelin entschieden, daß die "endogenen Verblödungen" mit den Untergruppen Dementia praecox und Paraphrenie, hinsichtlich ihrer Ursache nahe verwandt sind dem "epileptischen Irresein" und dem manisch - depressiven Irresein." "Bumke macht sich zum Sprecher der Welt, die Kraepelin noch heute als Begründer der wissenschatlichen Psychiatrie verehrt." K. Kolle, Emil Kraepelin, Große Nervenärzte, I, p.175-186

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        MAP OF SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PROVISIONAL SKETCH MAP OF THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF MR E.H. SHACKLETON, 1907 - 8 - 9 From drawings by Eric Marshall, M.B., Cartographer

      Royal Geographical Society June 28th 1909 - Printed in black, red and blue, with inset plans of Cape Royds and Tasmania. Image size 31.5 x 33 cm. In very good condition indeed, just a little creasing and a patch of light foxing to the upper corner. Issued upon the occasion of Shackleton speaking at the Royal Albert Hall, June 28th 1909 under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society. Marshall was the expedition's surgeon, surveyor and cartographer and was part of the four man party which, led by Shackleton, set out for the South Geographical Pole in 1908. On 9 January 1909 they reached the furthest south they could, bad weather and ill health preventing further progress. In his diary, Marshall wrote "Marched hard till 9 when we hoisted the Queen's flag in lat. of 88°23 S. The highest, coldest, bleakest, windiest plateau in the world, the great King Edward VII Plateau."

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        The Equinox: The Official Organ of the A. A.- The Review of Scientific Illuminism, No. 1-10

      10 volumes, complete. Large 8vo. c.400pp per volume. Original decorated boards (no dustwrapper issued). Colour frontispieces. A very good bright set. Limited edition, the first facsimile reprint of the 1909 - 1913 first edition of Equinox.

      [Bookseller: M.Brombeis]
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        Photograph of Gustav Mahler, signed.

      29 September 1909 - Gelatin silver print, signed at the front, 7.6 x 11.8 cm. Mounted on cardboard 20 x 24 cm. Some foxing on the mount and sides of the photograph. Framed. Photograph taken around the time Mahler composed his famous Symphony number 9. It was the last symphony Mahler completed. Some interpret 9th Symphony's ending as Mahler's conscious farewell to the world, as it was composed following the death of his beloved daughter Maria Anna in 1907 and the diagnosis of his fatal heart disease. But it is known that Mahler had a very sucessful season in 1909-1910 and had continued working on his unfinished 10th Symphony until his death from endocarditis in May 1911. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas

      London: Constable & Co., 1909. First edition thus. Large 8vo. (xiv), 325, (1) pp. Publisher's red cloth, gilt lettered and decorated to the spine and upper board, top edge red, contemporary pictorial bookplate to the front pastedown with a corresponding gift inscription to the half title. 40 tipped in colour plates, all but 3 with captioned tissues, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Minor rubbing to the extremities, slight fading to the spine which has a mild crease to the centre, very good good overall.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        British School Of Archaeology In Egypt Series: 6 Vols

      British School Of Archaeology In Egypt And Bernard Quaritch, London - 6 volumes. Original half maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine and light gray printed boards. Numerous full page black and white plates showing map of archaeological sites, black and white photographs of archaeological sites and remains, inscriptions and hundreds of objects. Internally fine. Volumes incuded in the set: Memphis 1-3 (Memphis I, 1909; The Palace of Apries: Memphis II; Meydum and Memphis III) by W.M. Flinders Petrie with chapter by J.H. Walker, 1909, 26 pp. + 54 plates; 25 pp. + 34 plates; 50 pp. + 47 plates. Tarkhan I And Memphis V; 1913; 40 pp. + 81 plates. Roman Portraits And Memphis (IV), 1911 vii, [1], 26 pp. 4 color plates mounted on heavy stock, 32 black and white plates. Riqqeh And Memphis VI. With Chapters by M.A. Murray, H. Flinders Petrie and W.M. Flinders Petrie. 1915, vii, 38 pp. with 63 full page plates of which 3 are in color (2 are folding plates), 2 black and white folding plates and 58 black and white plates showing maps, jewellery, sculpture and hundreds of objects. 1915. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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        Russian Orthodox Monasteries].

      Soykin Skt. Peterburg 1909 - Octavo (22.5 x 16 cm). Title, 712, viii pp., multiple illustrations in text; ink stamps to title, pp. 5 and viii. Contemporary brown half caf over marbled boards, brown calf label with gilt lettering to spine. Richly illustrated record of all the Russian Empire monasteries subordinating to the Sinod Office at the beginning of XX century. The book was based on the extensive research of the published and unpublished historical records, as well as information and photographs provided by monasteries. Each record contains information on the history of a monastery, list of the important shrines preserved there, and its location. The monasteries are grouped by the provinces listed in the alphabetical order. As the work was published just some years before the establishment of the communist rule, which often purposefully destroyed monasteries and shrines, it has a great value as a record of the vanished historical monuments and spiritual centers of the Imperial Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dante. Stellen aus der Göttlichen Komödie.

      Berlin, Blätter für die Kunst, 1909. - 4to. 20 ff. Printed original vellum wrappers. One of 300 copies, inscribed and signed by the author/translator: "Für Georg Bondi / im Herbst / 1909 / Stefan George". WG 39. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Altthüringer Porzellan. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Porzellankunst im XVIII. Jahrhundert

      Leipzig: Verlag von E. A. Seemann, 1909. Mit 61 Tafeln, 100 Textabbildungen und 3 Markentafeln. Überaus großformatige und schwere Hardcoverausgabe, Leineneinband mit Deckelvergoldung, 110 Seiten Text nebst großen Tafelteil. Zahlreiche Tafeln gelöst, aber alle 61 Tafeln vorhanden. Vorsatz an einer Ecke beschnitten. Sonst gutes sowie in Text und Bild sauberes Exemplar.

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        L'Indo-Chine pittoresque & monumentale. Annam-Tonkin

      [Hanoï, Éd. artistiques de P. Dieulefils, sd (1909)]. In-4 oblong, bradel demi-chagrin à coins, dos lisse, titre doré au premier plat, tête dorée, dédicace, 2 titre ill., préface en trois langues (3 ff.), table & 183 reproductions photographiques en 76 planches sous serpente, légendée en français, anglais et allemand, le tout sur onglet. Rares rousseurs. Le plus rare des albums de Dieulefils : la cour de Hué, la baie d'Along, des vues du Tonkin et d'Hanoi avec des types et costumes des différents peuples. Pierre Dieulefils a produit une

      [Bookseller: Librairie de L' Avenue]
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        The Fables of Aesop.

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1909 - Limited edition, number 62 of 740 copies, signed by the artist, large 4to., 25 tipped-in colour plates, light toning to endpapers, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, a little toned and rubbed at extremities, a few small splits to rear hinge but joint firm, dent to spine, otherwise very good and internally near fine. Twenty-five fables comprising: The Vain Jackdaw; The Ants and The Grasshopper; The Eagle and The Arrow; The Oxen and The Axle Trees; The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse; The She-Goats and Their Beards; The Mountain in Labour; The Monkeys and Their Mother; The Monkey and The Fishermen; The Hart and The Vine; The Lion and The Three Bulls; The Goat and The Ass; The Birds, The Beasts, and The Bat; The Hare and The Tortoise; The Geese and The Cranes; The Eagle and His Captor; The Wasp and The Snake; The Grasshopper and The Owl; The Fox and The Crane; The Monkey and the Dolphin; The Eagle and The Beetle; The Pomegranate, The Apple-Tree, and The Bramble; The Owl and The Birds; The Lark Burying Her Father; The Wolf and The Goat. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen_Wissens. 6., gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Neuer Abdruck. Mit mehr als 16800 Abbildungen im Text und auf 1522 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen. 20 Bände. A-Zz cplt. in 20 Bänden.

      Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut 1909 ff. Zusammen ca. 20000 Seiten. Original-Ganzleinen (!) mit Jugendstil-Ornamentik auf den Rücken, Gr. 8°. (bei den Bänden 8 und 13 Rückenkanten leicht angeplatzt, bei Band 17 stärker angeplatzt, im Band 20 eine Lage gelockert, bei Bd. 15 oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, sonst erstaunlich frische und wohlerhaltene Exemplare, auch die Schutzblätter sind ohne S) Das umfangreichste Lexikon des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Das vorliegende Exemplar ist eine Bindequote aus der Zeit des Ersten Weltkriegs, deshalb fehlen hier die Karten und Pläne deutscher Städte, um dem Feind die Orientierung zu erschweren. Es wurde auch die preiswertere (aber nicht minder dekorative) Bindungsart Leinen gewählt, anstatt der sonst üblichen Bindungsart Halbleder. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Lexika;Nachschlagewerke;Kunst;Jugendstil]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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        Das Projekt zur Anlage einer Kolonie im Heiligen Lande oder in einem seiner Nebenländer. (The Project to Install a Colony in the Holy Land or in one of its neighbouring countries). Vortrag, gehalten in einer Sitzung des Vorstandes des Jüdisch. Kolonisations Vereines in Wien, von seinem Präsidenten Wilhelm Stiassny

      Verlag des Jüdischen Kolonisations Jewish Colonisation Association Vienna 1909 - First edition. Large 8vo, pp. iv, 54, one large folding table, art nouveau headpieces, at least one of which one by, or in the style of Ephraim Moses Lilien (Maurycy Lilien, 'The first Zionist artist'), well-preserved in the original printed wrappers; only a few light spots. Rare, first and only edition of this speech, given at a meeting of the board of the Jewish Colonisation Society, by the member of the city council of Vienna and advisor on architecture and planning. After statistical material on the progress of colonisation of Palestine, Stiassny (1842-1910) develops a detailed project for a 200,000 hectare (50 by 40 kilometres), self-sustaining settlement. The future infrastructure, agriculture, industry, educational system and cultural institutions are envisioned by this determined civil engineer and Zionist. The synoptic table at the end gives the statistics on the foundation (since 1870), population and economic output of 33 Jewish colonies in Palestine. Stiassny was a prolific architect, responsible for over 100 apartment blocks, numerous building for Jewish communities all over the Austro-Hungarian Empire and for hydro-engineering projects. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poems and Translations. [Preface by W.B. Yeats]

      New York: Printed for John Quinn, 1909. One of 5 printed on pure vellum of 50 copies total, first American edition. 1 vols. 4to. Full ivory vellum titled in gilt. Fine. Green morocco backed slipcase and chemise. One of 5 printed on pure vellum of 50 copies total, first American edition. 1 vols. 4to. One of 5 on Vellum, Quinn Family Provenance. One of 5 copies on vellum of the first American edition, printed privately for John Quinn, and following the first edition by the Cuala Press in 1909. The preface by Yeats is dated ten days after Synge's death. Yeats wrote, "The whole book is of a kind almost unknown in a time when lyricism has become abstract and impersonal". Wade 244; Quinn 9981; Colbeck II:828. Provenance: Julia Quinn, sister (and heir) of John Quinn, and by descent

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        1909 ???? [Map of the Southwestern Railways for the Year 1909].

      1909 - Small Folio (30 x 18 cm). Hand coloured lithographed map and train schedule. Mounted in the original beige snake skin patterned cloth folder with gilt lettered title and Russian Imperial Eagle on the front board. Rare luxury edition of this map celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava, a famous victory of Peter the Great against the Swedes. We couldn't trace any copy in Worldcat, nor in the largest Russian depositories, the Russian State and Russian National Libraries. The map details the complete network of the Southwestern Railways, covering the territory of modern Western Ukraine and Moldova. It shows state borders, main cities and waterways and is supplemented with a list of districts served by the railways. The timetable opposite, of the special express connecting Sarny and Kiev, is mounted within a beautiful lithographed ornamented frame decorated with a portrait and the monogram of Peter I, the monogram of Nicholas II, then Tsar, a view of the Poltava Battle field, and suits of armour and weapons of the early 18th century. Southwestern Railways, still headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine, is the oldest railway system in the country. Its history began in 1870 when the railroad between Kiev, Balta and Kursk was launched. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schéhérazade: album mensuel d'oeuvres d'art et de littérature. No 2, 25 Décembre 1909, 2e édition. [Scheherazade]

      Paris: La Belle Edition, 1909 - Deluxe edition on Arches paper with deckle edges untrimmed. Illustrations in text by Bonnard, Iribe, Segonzac, Whistler, and others. XLVI + [2] pp. Decorated wrappers. 21 x 21.4 cm. Black ribbon to mark pages attached to head of spine. Texts by the editors, Sacha Guitry, Stephane Mallarmé, Edmond Rostand, and many others. Music by Raynaldo Hahn. Cocteau was only twenty at the time. The complete set is nos. 1-6., 10 nov. 1909-15 mars 1911. Fine, except for broken glassine at head of spine, where ribbon is inserted. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Excellent signed typed letter from Twain to Mr J Wylie Smith, Glasgow, dated Aug 8 1909. Recto only of 2 sheets 28 x 21 cms, with mailing folds, in original mailing envelope, addressed in Twain's hand, franked. The letter clearly written in response to a previous correspondence begins "My view of the matter has not changed. To wit, that Christian Science is valuable; that it has just the same value now that it had when Mrs. eddy stole it from Quimby; that its healing principle (its most valuable asset) possesses the same force now that it possessed a million years before Quimby was born; that Mrs Eddy, the fraud, the humbug, organized that force, and is entitled to high credit for that. Then, with a splendid sagacity, she hitched it to the shirt-tail of a religion, the surest of all ways to secure friends for it, and support. In a fine and lofty way -figuratively speaking- it was a tramp stealing a ride on the lightning express. Ah, how did that ignorant village-born peasant woman know the human ass so well? She has no more intellect than a tadpole..until it comes to business..then she is a marvel!", An excellent and important Twain letter.

      

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        A Song of the English Illustrated by W Heath Robinson

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Limited edition, no. 272 of 500 copies signed by Robinson, 4to, (xvi, 114) pp. 30 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus further black and white illustrations in the text. Original publisher's gilt decorated vellum, t.e.g., lacking the ties and with some light soiling and browning.

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        1909 Naval Review at Spithead

      This is a very interesting original framed watercolour painting by Frank Watson Wood of the 1909 Fleet Review at Spithead, Portsmouth with the combined Home and Atlantic Fleets with a list of the main ships in the review including RMA Implacable, Prince of Wales, Albion, H.M.S. Albemarle, Formidable, Cornwallis, Russell, Good Hope, Duke of Edinburgh, Argyll, Leviathan, Donegal, Berwick, Arrogant, King Edward VIII, Britannia, Hindustan, Dominion, Hibernia, New Zealand, Commonwealth, Africa, Shannon Warrior, Defence, Cochrane, Natal, Juno, Talbot, Assistance, Dreadnought, Bellerophon, Serpent, Temeraire, Lord Nelson, Agamemnon, Irresistible, Bulwark, Drake, Indomitable, Inflexible, Invincible, Minotaur, Isis, Dido, Cyclops, and Scouts, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats, Submarines the painting is signed Frank Wood, mounted in an old wood frame and measures 15 inches by 11 inches approx. Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953) commenced his career as a Royal Navy officer, and was described in 1907 as "naval artist, Portsmouth". He went on to become an internationally regarded watercolorist. The son of parents who resided in the High Street of Berwick-upon-Tweed, in August 1906 he sold King Edward VII a watercolour which he hung in the Royal Yacht. Queen Alexandra purchased at the same time a further three pictures, all associated with views taken during Cowes Regatta week. In November 1907 the Queen again purchased from him two large watercolours. Wood was in Bermuda in 1929 and 1931, and painted Admiralty House (since demolished) and Admiralty Cove, in those days the Headquarters of the America & West Indies Squadron (established 1 July 1927).

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        4 TLSs - 4 maschinenschriftliche Briefe mit Unterschrift. - Interessante Beilagen.

      Czernowitz 24.IX.1909 bis 24.II.1910. 6 Seiten (gr.-) 4. 2 mit gestempelten Briefkopf. Teilweise leicht fleckig. Mit den Umschlägen. August Böhm von Böhmersheim (1858-1930), österreichischer Geograph, Geologe und Paläontologe, arbeitete insbesondere über die Geomorphologie der Alpen von ihm stammt die noch heute übliche Einteilung der Ostalpen. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg über dessen Aussichten auf die vakante Professur für Mineralogie und Petrographie in Czernowitz.24.XI.1909. "... Als Referent der Commission, die der Facultät einen Vorschlag ... zu machen hat, habe ich mich nun an einige österreichische und reichsdeutsche Capacitäten des Faches gewendet ... Zu meiner nicht geringen Verwunderung ist mir nun von reichsdeutscher Seite übereinstimmend und an erster Stelle Ihr Name genannt worden, wobei ich wohl kaum zu betonen habe, dass die Verwunderung bei mir nur deshalb Platz griff, weil ich es mir wahrhaftig nicht hätte träumen lassen, dass wir Sie für Czernowitz gewinnen könnten. Es wurde mir aber geschrieben, dass dies vielleicht möglich wäre, da Sie sich in Heidelberg nicht recht wohl fühlten, dort manche Kränkung erlitten hätten usw.... Die ganze Universität - nicht nur unsere Facultät - bildet sozusagen eine einzige große Familie ich glaube nicht, dass ein solches Zusammenhalten wie hier, anderswo vorkommt. Dagegen will ich nicht verhehlen, dass ich zweifle, ob sich Ihre Frau Gemahlin in die hiesigen wirthschaftlichen Verhältnisse leicht hineinfinden würde die meisten, ja fast alle Frauen, die aus dem Westen hierher kommen, fühlen sich unglücklich - so auch meine Frau. Das ganze Geschäftsleben ist hier so unsolid. Uns Männer berührt dies weniger, aber die Frauen haben viel Ärger ..."31.XII.1909. "... Dass sich ... die Tschermak-Coterie sehr für Stark einsetzen wird, ist richtig, ... ebenso, wie man sich von anderer Seite sehr für Ippen bemüht. Aber diesen letzteren nehme ich überhaupt gar nicht in den Vorschlag. Ich kann Ihnen ja - vertraulich - mittheilen, wie ich den Vorschlag machen werde: I. Salomon / II. ex aequo Milch und Reinisch / III. Stark.Ganz zu vermeiden ist Stark nicht (habilitiert seit October), da er auch von den reichsdeutschen Oberbonzen sehr anerkannt wurde und obendrein Österreicher ist. Er ist gewiss ein sehr tüchtiger und vielversprechender Mensch, aber eben noch zu jung ..."15.II.1910. "... Ich wollte, ich könnte noch mehr in der Sache thun, denn ich hätte eine große Freude, wenn ich Sie zum Collegen bekäme ..."24.II.1910. "... Das Lied ist aus! Leider ist soeben vom Ministerium die Entscheidung gekommen, dass es Stark mit der Supplierung der Lehrkanzel betraut hat. Diese verdammte Sparwuth bei uns! Er bekommt nemlich nur 3000 K als 'Remuneration'. Wie ich mich ärgere, kann ich Ihnen gar nicht sagen ..."Beiliegend ein eigenh. Billett auf seiner gedruckten Visitenkarte, 4.VI.1909, und ein Telegramm Böhms. - Ferner beiliegend ein eigenh. Briefentwurf mit Unterschrift sowie 3 Abklatsche von eigenhändigen Briefen Salomon-Calvis, eigenh. Notizen in Kurzschrift u.a., sämtlich die Berufungssache betreffend.

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        Harvard Classics; 51 Volumes

      P. F. Collier and Sons 1909 - The first 25 volumes copyright 1909 and 26 - 50 in 1910. 5" x 7.5" A few have bumping at the corners. Volumes 2, 50 and Lectures has cracking on inside fep's at spine, Volume 33 has cracking on inside rep. All else quite clean and many for the most part seem unopened. This is not only an excellent display copy to grace the shelves of any library, but a compilation of world knowledge and culture which will enlighten any person. I had a beautiful red and black set of the "five foot bookshelf" growing up, my practice was to randomly grab a volume off our family shelf and take it to bed with me. "To draw no envy, Shakespeare, on they name,Am I thus ample to thy book and fame;While I confess thy writings to be suchAs neither man nor Muse can praise too much"Ben Johnson, Vol. 40, p 308. Most near fine with four being Good+ Deep chestnut brown with a hint of green covers and gilt titling and gilt bands on the spines, Veritas crest embossed on the covers. Top edges are vibrant gilt. Front and back end papers are rich olive green with a tapestry pattern framing the crest [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 ALS and 1 AQS.

      London, Prague, and Vienna, 1904-1909. - 4to and 8vo. Altogether 5 pp. To an unnamed friend, explaining why he is not able to sing the part of Barinkay in Johann Strauss's "The Gipsy Baron". - Leo Slezak, one of the most famous Wagnerian tenors, sang at the New York Met from 1909 onwards.

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        La Cuisine des Familles: Recueil hebdomadaire de Recettes d Actualite tres clairement expliquees, tres faciles a executer

      La Cuisine des Familles, Paris 1909 - Four quarto volumes. Publisher's(?) quarter purple morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Issues of this magazine bound into volumes by season: Printemps. Ete, Automne, and Hiver. 2484 pages with pagination as follows: Printemps: 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 416pp. Ete: 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 178, [4]pp. Automne: 132, [2]; 64, [2]; 36, [2]; 154, [4]; 144; [2]; Hiver: 96, [2]; 108, [2]; 36, [2]; 154, [4]; 192pp. Pages toned, some small tears, scrape along the spine of one volume, corners bumped, overall a nice, very good set. Ex-historical society library copies, each with the bookplate of the Cookbook Collection of Beaumont Newhall, the historian, writer, and photographer, each with deaccession stamp (in addition to his other activities, Newhall wrote a regular newspaper column on cookery which were published as a book in 2009 as Beaumont's Kitchen).

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        Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, The

      London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1909. The "Final and Best-Known Edition" Limited To 750 Copies Signed By Rackham Bound by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1909. Limited to 750 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no, 106. Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9 inches; 285 x 222 mm.). xv, [1], 325, [1, colophon] pp. Forty mounted color plates, all with captioned tissue guards printed in red, and forty-five drawings in black and white of which nine are full-page. Three color plates with very small and slight creases on lower corner, otherwise fine. Bound ca. 1989 by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full burgundy crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1909 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, Cockerel endpapers. A fine copy. "Reprinted from the 1900 edition, with added illustrations and larger pages" (Latimore and Haskell), and others redrawn and colored. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative" (Hamilton, p. 11). "The first year of the new century marked a turning point in Rackham's career, for in it were published his original illustrations for Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm...The book was immediately successful, and its publication marked the beginning of Rackham's lasting fame. Two new editions were called for within ten years. At intervals from 1900 onwards Rackham worked on the original drawings, partially or entirely redrawing some of them on colour, adding new ones in colour and in back-and-white, and generally overhauling them as a set, until the final and best-known edition, of 1909, contained forty coloured illustrations and fifty-five line drawings...a comparison between the first and the last editions of his Grimm emphasizes the remarkable progress that Rackham made in a decade" (Hudson, p. 47-8). The great Christopher Lewis began his career at the internationally renowned Bayntun-Riviere Bindery of Bath, England, during the early 1960s as a finisher. In the 1970s, he established his own bindery and further developed his masterful inlay and gilt work, incorporating innovative painted highlights for heightened dramatic visual effect. Latimore and Haskell, p. 34. Riall, p. 97.

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        Psmith in the City

      Frontispiece and eleven plates by T.M.R. Whitwell. First edition. 8vo., original blue pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt. London, A. & C. Black.

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        Bericht über die Tätigkeit der zur Erforschung der Schlafkrankheit im Jahre 1906/07 nach Ostafrika entsandten Kommission.

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1909. Originalausgabe 319 S., 1 Karte Hardcover Sehr seltene Erstausgabe des von Robert Koch mitverfassten Berichtes über die Expedition nach Deutsch-Ostafrika zur Erforschung der Schlafkrankheit in den Jahren 1906/07. Halbleinen. Ehem. Bibliotheksex. m. Stempel und Signatur. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Buchrücken stark lädiert. Neubindung wird empfohlen. Titelei und vereinzelte Seiten eckknittrig. Fehlstelle auf S. 197/198 (kein Textverlust). Text und Abbildungen sauber. Akzeptabler Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Love Among the Chickens A Story of the Haps and Mishaps on an English Chicken Ranch

      Circle Publishing 1909 - First American Edition, 1909 Pages lightly toned, cloth is bright. A wonderful copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Song of the English.

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1909 - First edition, 4to., Limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by the artist, 30 tipped-in colour plates by W. Heath Robinson, some very light, occasional spotting to preliminary pages, original full vellum over boards with front cover pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and spine similarly decorated, replaced ribbon ties, top edge gilt, others untrimmed as published, a few minor marks and age-toning otherwise very good to near-fine. Comprising: I. A Song of the English, which first appeared in; 'The Seven Seas'; II. The Coastwise Lights; III. The Song of The Dead; IV. The Deep-Sea Cables; V. The Song of the Sons; VI. The Song of the Cities (Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Rangoon, Singapore, Hong Kong, Halifax, Quebec and Montreal, Victoria, Capetown, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Auckland); VII. Englands Answer. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Poesie di Gabriele D'Annunzio L'Isottèo – La Chimera

      MILANO: FRATELLI TREVES, 1909. Brossura. DISCRETO. 9,5 14,5. Opere di Gabriele D'Annunzio USATO

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        Five Months in the Himalaya. A record of mountain travel in Garhwal and Kashmir.

      London Arnold 1909 - First edition. 8vo, (26 x 17 cms), pp. xv, 263, numerous illustrations taken from photographs, some folding, all printed in blue tint, light foxing, 2 folding maps at rear, addendum slip present, original blue cloth gilt, light wear to foot of spine, a very good copy. Account of the 1907 expedition to Trisul in the Himalayas. A successful ascent. He also explored Kashmir, Khagan and the ranges in Garwhal. Neate M179; Yakushi M280a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Savage Club house dinner Capt. R. F. Scott in the chair June 10th 1909 Welcome to Lieut. E. H. Shackleton.

      1909 - Pictorial printed menu on card (35. 5 x 31 cm. approx.) with scenes by John Hassall and Charles Dixon, light frame stain to outer margins, contemporary wooden frame, an excellent example. A scarce piece of Antarctic ephemera commemorating Shackleton's return from his British Antarctic Expedition (1907-1909), known today as the Nimrod Expedition. This expedition proved to be the making of Shackleton, encompassing as it did, the first ascent of Mount Erebus; the first (failed) experiment with an automated vehicle in the Antarctic, and, most importantly, the mapping of a viable route to the Pole. This dinner was a defining event in the fraught relationship between Scott and Shackleton. In proposing his rival's health, Scott indirectly referred to the state of near physical helplessness to which Shackleton had been reduced on the Discovery expedition by remarking: 'If I had a hand in rocking his Antarctic cradle, I am very proud of it.' The result was that Shackleton left abruptly after the dinner and did not return. 'Even in the determinedly convivial surroundings of the Savage Club, Shackleton did not wish to be talked of as a baby, especially by the man against whom he had fought so hard to erase the stigma of weakness.' (Roland Huntford, Shackleton, 1985, 1996 reprint, p. 305). John Hassall (21 May 1868 - 8 March 1948) was an English illustrator, well known for his advertisements and poster designs. He was a member of the Savage Club. Charles Edward Dixon (8 December 1872 - 12 September 1934) was a British maritime painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whose work was highly successful and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy. Several of his paintings are held by the National Maritime Museum and he was a regular contributing artist to magazines and periodicals.

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        Liberalism and the Social Problem

      Hodder and Stoughton, London., 1909. First edition. Octavo. pp xxiv, 414. Introduction by H.W. Massingham. A collection of speeches. Later fine binding by Bayntun (Rivière) of three quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, top edge gilt, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Fine.

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        THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MERIDIANS FOR ACCUPUNCTURE FROM THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S AN

      - [China 20th century]. Hanging scroll, woodblock printed 35 x 117 cm., red Imperial seal at the top, plus 4 other red or cinnabar chops/seals, red accupuncture points hand-brushed in, an excellent example, nicely mounted. OBSCURE WORK ! This is a stunning and excellent work. It is woodblock printed by hand on hand-made mulberry paper. The image is 24.5 x 58.5 cm., and in excellent collector's condition. * The work illustrates a man with an Imperial Chinese seal above his head, it reads: "FROM THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S [Huang- Ti] ANCESTRAL HALL, THE ILLUSTRATION OF ACUPUNCTURE MERIDIANS." The title is woodblock printed in red at the far right, and reads: SHR ER JIN CHI JIN BAI MAI T'U: TWELVE CLASSICA OF MARVEL CANNON, ON THE EIGHT CHANNELS [of inferior] PULSES." Acupuncture points are indicated in red, while copious other "points" are indicated by black dots where the acupuncture needle should be inserted for maximum benefit. * PROVENANCE: The work was acquired directly from Prof. Richard C. Rudolph [1909-2003] the late, great author, professor and scholar of Chinese studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. His cinnabar chop is found in the lower right corner, above which is an unidentified collector's seal.** As per Ecke, this work was mounted as a hanging scroll or Kakejiku in the Japanese style. It has deep green brocade silk mountings of the highest quality, likely silk Prof. Rudolph collected in China during his 1948-49 collecting trip. Google him for copious details. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: * Tseng Yu-Ho Ecke: CHINESE FOLK ART II: In American Collect- ions, From Early 15th Century to Early 20th Century. See item #111, p.129, which is this exact item loaned by Prof. Rudolph to Ms. Ecke to photograph and use in this book. Per Ecke: "An exact duplicate of this print is found in Korea. It is published in Folkisme, Vol. 1, Seoul, by C.L. Strom, entitled "CHART OF HUMAN BODY. It is identified as a late Yi dynasty acupuncture textbook. However, the source of this textbook is not given." After the exhibition was finished, we acquired this and other items from this exhibition from Prof. Rudolph. It is interesting to note, that Prof. Rudolph did not impress his chop on this work until after it was photographed and put in the exhibition. **It was his practice to chop his items prior to sale. The academic question remains, just exactly who the other chop belonged to is still a mystery. Prof. Rudolph did use a variety of chops on his items. * Tseng Yu-Ho Ecke: CHINESE FOLK ART I: item # 59, p.92, 93, again this is the exact item we are listing. * LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART: "Member's Calendar" of July 1987 [vol.14, #7], discusses the exhibition of Chinese Folk Art to from August 2 -October 2, 1977, organized by Ms. Ecke [see that catalogue above this entry] * Ilza Veith: THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASSIC OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. A translation of the first book on Chinese medicine HUANG TI NEI CHING SU WEN. See several entries under "acupuncture" and Huang-ti. p.58 et al. * Harmut Walraven: CATALOGUE OF CHINESE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE WELLCOME INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE. See several entries for Huang-ti, and acupuncture: pp.35-38, items 67-71. *

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        Cérémonial approuvé par Sa Majesté l'Empereur pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle de feu Son Altesse Impériale Monseigneur le Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg.

      Trenke i Fiusno 1909 - Octavo (29.5 x 19.5 cm). 15, 15 pp. Original black cloth, Imperial double-headed eagle in embossed to upper cover; slightly rubbed, a small hole to spine. Fine example, with Imperial provenance and in its original Imperial binding, of this rare ceremonial program with text in Russian and French. Mikhail Nikolaevich Romanov (1832-1909) made a successful military carrier in Russia. In 1863 he was appointed a Commander of the First Caucasian Artillery regiment that was initially formed in 1837. Under his command the regiment took part in Russo-Turkish War 1877-8 and played significant role in the strategically important capture of the fortress Kars by the Russian forces. The present copy belonged to the own son of Mikhail Nikolaevich, the Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich, who was a grandson of Nicholas I. He lived in exile first in the South of France and then in London, sent there by his first cousin Alexander III for his morganatic marriage with the granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin Countess Sophie of Merenberg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geographische Charakterbilder aus der asiatischen Türkei und dem südlichen mesopotamisch-iranischen Randgebirge. (Puscht-i-kuh). Eine Darstellung der Oberflächengestalt, Bevölkerung, Siedlung und Wirtschaft.

      Hiersemann, Leipzig 1909. XIV. S. (Textheft) und 176 Originalaufnahmen auf 100 Lichtdrucktafeln und 2 (von 3 ) Karten, quer Groß 8°, Original-Leinen-Mappe, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Rückständen vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel und auf der Rückseite der Tafeln, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar mit sauberen Tafeln, Die Tafeln mit Goldschnitt versehen sind vollständig! Es fehlt Karte 1 (von 3 Karten). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Türkei, Iran, Persien, Orientalistik, Asien, Kleinasien, Vorderasien

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        Life of Maharaja Sir Jung Bahadur, . of Nepal, by his son the late General Pudma Jung Bahadur Rana

      Allahabad Pioneer Press 1909 - 8vo. (25.5 x 17.5 cm), 314 pp., 10 photogravure portrait plates, pencil inscription to half-title. Green cloth gilt, upper cover ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt, lower cover ruled and decorated in blind, letters and authors monogram gilt to spine, edges a little rubbed, overall a very good copy. Pencil inscription to half title: "Presented to W. G. Judge Esq. by Col. Gyan Jung Bahadur Rana, 8.3.11." - "son of author & grandson of King". Scarce account about the pro-British ruler. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the battle of Point Pleasant, fought between white men and Indians at the mouth of the Great Kanawha River now Point Pleasant, West Virginia Monday, October 10th, 1774

      Charleston, WV: The Tribune printing company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1909. First Edition; Various. Hardcover. Brown cover. Title indented in cover. Some sun fading to cover and very light pencil marking in book. No ink. X library, but with no real damage. Rare early edition, not a reprint.. ; Photos .

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        ALS to Mr Gwatken

      Manuscript in ink. 4pp on a bifolium. 12mo. Browfort House, Devizes, nd but December

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        Collection of British Antarctic Expedition Postcards (1907-1909) advertising Plasmon Biscuits [8 cards]

      1909 - , mixed set from set 1 and set 2: Dr Forbes McKay (GA-2 Wharton); Joyce, Dogs & Penguins (GA-3 Wharton); Ponies on Arrival in Antarctic (GA-5 Wharton); Union Jack Hoisted at South Magnetic Pole (GA-7 Wharton); Farthest South, Queen's Flag Hoisted Lat. 88 23'S, Long.162 E (GA-9 Wharton); The Summit of Mount Erebus 13,350 ft High (GA-10 Wharton); Southern Depot Party with Dogs (GA-11 Wharton); The Return of the Southern Party (GA-12 Wharton). All cards have the facsimile note from Shackleton praising Plasmon Biscuits on the rear and one has a red two line advertisement as well. First Editions , all cards are foxed to the rear and have some staining around the edges, good condition , 9 cm x 14 cm Postcard ISBN:

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        Signed Original Ernest Shackleton Postcard

      undatedc 1909, Britain - , black and white portrait photo of Ernest Shackleton. The image is signed twice, once on the negative and printed in this form, and once in ink across the image. First Edition , reinforced with tape to edges of rear, part of top layer of rear of postcard torn away so that slight shadows of damage can be seen on front, good condition , card with printed photo on front , 14 cm x 9 cm Paperback SIGNED by Shackleton ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Undine

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1909. "A Masterpiece of Sympathetic Understanding" Edition de Luxe, Signed by the Artist Bound by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FOUQUÉ, 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. 373. Quarto (11 5/16 x 9 1/8 inches; 290 x 232 mm.). viii, 136 pp. Title-page printed in black and green. Fifteen color plates mounted on brown art paper, with captioned tissue guards. Thirty drawings in black and white. Half-title and last leaf very slightly browned, otherwise fine. Bound ca. 1987 by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark blue crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1909 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, Cockerel endpapers. A fine 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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