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        Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton:, [1909]. Rendered into English Verse. Large quarto. Original white cloth, gilt titles to spine and front cover, elaborate decoration to front cover in gilt, buff patterned endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 19 colour plates, tipped-in as issued, with captioned tissue-guards. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine lightly browned, minor wear to spine ends, light soiling to boards, occasional faint foxing; an excellent copy. First Dulac edition, first impression. Dulac's illustrations for the Rubaiyát helped to confirm his position as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton: [1909] - Large quarto. Original white cloth, gilt titles to spine and front cover, elaborate decoration to front cover in gilt, buff patterned endpapers. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine lightly browned, minor wear to spine ends, light soiling to boards, occasional faint foxing; an excellent copy. Colour frontispiece and 19 colour plates, tipped-in as issued, with captioned tissue-guards. First Dulac edition, first impression. Dulac's illustrations for the Rubaiyát helped to confirm his position as "a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM

      Published by Constable and Company Ltd., 1909. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Originally published by Freemantle in 1900, Constable purchased the copyright and reissued this sumptuous version with revised, redrawn and recoloured illustrations. Crimson cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front cover. 40 exquisite tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Red and grey pictorial endpapers. Top edge red. 325 pages. Title on front cover and spine is "Grimm's Fairy Tales". Some bumping and wear to spine and corners. 1-2" split to top of middle of spine; a little fraying to cloth. Some foxing; a few grubby margin marks. Tipped-in plates themselves are fine; a few marks to pages that they are tipped-on to. Plate page between pages 80 + 81 is partially detached to top; hinge is a bit pulled. All plates present. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Menu from a Dinner for Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Edison given by the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. Signed on the upper cover

      Briarcliff Lodge 1909 - Signed in pencil, below a portrait and facsimile signature serving as upper cover. 8 pp. Printed recto only. 8vo. A menu for a banquent in honor of Thomas Edison, with a signed portrait of the inventor. Dinner included Broiled Spanish Mackerel, Saddle of Mutton with Jelly, and Roast Squab sur Canapé. A contemporary account described the event: "one of the most enjoyable and impressive occasions in electrical convention history. The large dining room was most beautifully decorated with vines, flowers and tiny incandescent lamps to the number of many thousands" (Electrical Review and Western Electrician, Vol 55, no 11, pp 465ff). Signed in pencil, below a portrait and facsimile signature serving as upper cover. 8 pp. Printed recto only. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Menu from a Dinner for Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Edison given by the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. Signed on the upper cover

      Briarcliff Lodge, 1909. Signed in pencil, below a portrait and facsimile signature serving as upper cover. 8 pp. Printed recto only. 8vo. Ribbon bound. Fine. Signed in pencil, below a portrait and facsimile signature serving as upper cover. 8 pp. Printed recto only. 8vo. A menu for a banquent in honor of Thomas Edison, with a signed portrait of the inventor. Dinner included Broiled Spanish Mackerel, Saddle of Mutton with Jelly, and Roast Squab sur Canapé. A contemporary account described the event: "one of the most enjoyable and impressive occasions in electrical convention history. The large dining room was most beautifully decorated with vines, flowers and tiny incandescent lamps to the number of many thousands" (Electrical Review and Western Electrician, Vol 55, no 11, pp 465ff).

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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, quarto, gilt- and silver-letttered blue cloth (spines sunned), silver blocked pictorial inlay (flecked as usual), top edges gilt, others uncut; illustrated with both monochrome and colour plates; maps in rear pocket of second volume; complete as called for; light occasional foxing, a very good set. The British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09, also known as the Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three Antarctic expeditions to be led by Ernest Shackleton. It received no financial support from the British Government and was funded entirely by private sponsors. Although the expedition's primary objective was to reach the South Pole, it failed to achieve this goal. It did, however, reach a point farthest south of 88° 23' S, a mere 97.5 nautical miles from the pole, which at the time was the closest any expedition had come to accomplishing this elusive feat. The expedition's other purpose was to conduct scientific research on the Antarctic continent. To this end, it included a team of scientists in various fields. The main members of the expedition's shore party, with its base - like Scott's before them - on the shores of McMurdo Sound at the edge of the Ross Sea, were: Ernest Shackleton (expedition leader); Jameson Boyd Adams (second in command and meteorologist); Tannat William Edgeworth David (head of scientific staff, geologist); Philip Lee Brocklehurst (assistant geologist); Raymond Priestley (geologist); Douglas Mawson (physicist); James Murray (biologist); George Marston (artist); Eric Marshall (surgeon, cartographer); Alistair Forbes Mackay (assistant surgeon); Ernest Joyce (storeman, dogs, sledges, zoological collections); Bernard Day (electrician, motor mechanic), and Frank Wild (in charge of provisions). Employing a combination of ponies, motor traction, and sled dogs to transport its equipment and provisions, the expedition became the first to ascend Mount Erebus, the second highest volcano in Antarctica, and its scientists were able to make important contributions to the study of the geology, zoology and meteorology of the continent. Upon the expedition's return to England, Shackleton was feted as a hero by the public.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        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 Greal and in the end Le Morte Darthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing out of the World of them all.

      J.M. Dent, London., 1909. Second edition. pp liv, 624. Out of a total edition of 1500 copies this is one of 1000 issued in Great Britain. Introduction by John Rhys. Note on the Text by F.J. Simmons. Reprints Caxton's Preface, Introduction and Table or Rubrysshe of Contents. 20 full-page illustrations, chapter headings, borders, ornaments and other decorations by Aubrey Beardsley. Small quarto. Later binding by Bayntun of Bath of three-quarter green morocco with raised bands, gilt devices and rules to spine, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. One of the monuments of art nouveau book design, it includes ten illustrations not in the first two-volume edition of 1893. Beardsley was only twenty-one when he completed work on his masterpiece.Covers a little marked and rubbed at hinges. Corners a little rubbed. Free endpapers a little darkened and spotted. Pastedown a little spotted at edges. Very good.

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        Messina e Reggio prima e dopo il terremoto del 28 dicembre 1908. Before and after the earthquake of dec.28 th 1908. Avant et après le tremblement de terre du 28 décembre 1908. Vor und nach dem Erdbeben vom 28. Dezember 1908.

      Firenze, Società Fotografica Italiana, [1909]. - 437, 8 S. Mit über 400. photogr. Abbildungen auf Tafeln und 3 (davon 2 farb.) Karten. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen. - Texte in ital., franz., engl, und dt. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2550

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Guignolades. Organe de la Corporation des Compagnons du Guignol en Bois de Tilleul. No. 1 (1 July 1909) through No. 52 (1 July 1910) plus three unnumbered issues (May/June 1909) (all published)

      A complete run in 55 issues, each issue a single or double sheet, of the incredibly scarce satirical newspaper, under the direction of V. Morin, most issues with a large lithographed and hand-colored cartoon or illustration above the title and several smaller drawings, all by Fernand Allard l'Olivier, scattered amongst humorous texts, poems, faux advertisements, and word games signed by various collaborators working under pseudonyms, including Vieille Muse, Brin d'Amour, Bis-Bur, and Paul Atim. Folio. Single or double sheets, printed recto only, on various colored paper stock, loose as issued. Paris (F. Allard) 1909-1910. Limited edition of 100 copies per issue, each numbered and signed by the employees. Together with two letters inviting readers to subscribe to the journal, mounted together on a single sheet. Fernand Allard l'Olivier was a successful Belgian painter and illustrator who studied and worked in Paris, in the workshops of William Bouguereau, Jean-Paul Laurens, and Jules Adler, among others. He began traveling after World War I, and in 1928 made his first trip to the Belgian Congo, to collect works for the colonial propaganda office. He became known after this trip as an outstanding artist of Africanist painting. Incredibly scarce; as of July 2017, WorldCat does not show any listings for this title in any library worldwide.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        A TRIP TO MARS

      London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited ... Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1909.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-318 [319: printer's imprint] [320: blank], six inserted plates with color illustrations by W. H. C. Groome, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blue, cream, black and gold, gray coated endpapers. First edition, U.S. issue. "Two boys who save the life of a visitor from Mars (who turns out to be the planet's king) are abducted to that planet, where they have various adventures and help to suppress a revolt. The story is a simple variation on the theme of "A Son of the Stars," which had been serialized in YOUNG ENGLAND in 1907-1908, but it is not a sequel thereto. Its most original feature is the spaceship used to transport the heroes, a compound or the organic and inorganic that qualifies as an early cyborg." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-40. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 82. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 025. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 70. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V101. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 23. Bleiler (1978), p. 11. Reginald 00629. Some foxing to page edges, some foxing to last two text leaves and inner surface of rear free endpaper, a bright, nearly fine copy of this attractive Edwardian juvenile interplanetary novel. (#156362)

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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, quarto, gilt-lettered full vellum replicating the design of the trade edition (as distinct from the three volume deluxe edition), top edges gilt, others uncut, illustrated with both monochrome and colour plates; maps and folding panorama in rear pocket of second volume; two tipped-in sheets containing the signatures of the 16 members of the shore party (including Shackleton and Mawson) on the letterhead of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907 - 1909; complete as called for; occasional light foxing, related newspaper clippings loosely enclosed, a fine set. A rare example of the trade edition in presentation vellum binding, containing the sheets of explorers' signatures usually only found in the deluxe edition. The British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09, also known as the Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three Antarctic expeditions to be led by Ernest Shackleton. It received no financial support from the British Government and was funded entirely by private sponsors. Although the expedition's primary objective was to reach the South Pole, it failed to achieve this goal. It did, however, reach a point farthest south of 88° 23' S, a mere 97.5 nautical miles from the pole, which at the time was the closest any expedition had come to accomplishing this elusive feat. The expedition's other purpose was to conduct scientific research on the Antarctic continent. To this end, it included a team of scientists in various fields. The main members of the expedition's shore party, with its base - like Scott's before them - on the shores of McMurdo Sound at the edge of the Ross Sea, were: Ernest Shackleton (expedition leader); Jameson Boyd Adams (second in command and meteorologist); Tannat William Edgeworth David (head of scientific staff, geologist); Philip Lee Brocklehurst (assistant geologist); Raymond Priestley (geologist); Douglas Mawson (physicist); James Murray (biologist); George Marston (artist); Eric Marshall (surgeon, cartographer); Alistair Forbes Mackay (assistant surgeon); Ernest Joyce (storeman, dogs, sledges, zoological collections); Bernard Day (electrician, motor mechanic), and Frank Wild (in charge of provisions). Employing a combination of ponies, motor traction, and sled dogs to transport its equipment and provisions, the expedition became the first to ascend Mount Erebus, the second highest volcano in Antarctica, and its scientists were able to make important contributions to the study of the geology, zoology and meteorology of the continent. Upon the expedition's return to England, Shackleton was feted as a hero by the public. In 1909 William Heinemann published The heart of the Antarctic in two editions: a trade edition of two volumes in blue cloth and grey paper dust jackets, and a deluxe edition of 300 copies bound in vellum with an additional third volume titled The Antarctic Book, containing supplementary material as well as the signatures of the 16 members of the shore party tipped-in on to two sheets. Evidently the publisher was supplied with additional copies of the signed sheets, which were presumably to be used in the event of any mishap. Examples of these individual sheets - not extracted from a copy of The Antarctic Book - sometimes appear for sale in the market. It would appear that in addition to the 300 sets of the deluxe edition (in the separately designed binding with a penguin motif on the upper boards) a small number of presentation sets of the trade edition were created, without the limited edition colophon. These had vellum bindings replicating the design of the trade binding, but included the sheets with the explorers' signatures. One such example, with a presentation inscription from Raymond E. Priestley, was sold recently. The bindings on the vellum bound trade edition measures 250 mm tall and 195 mm wide, while on the vellum bound deluxe edition measures 277 x 230 mm wide.

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        [Trade Catalogue] Carnet d'Artiste. Les Soieries au Theatre. A Pygmalion.

      Paris: G. Urion Fils, Petit & Cie. Manzi, Joyant & Cie., graveurs, imprimeurs , 1909. Stiff Wraps. Very Good. Oblong, 4to. 23 by 29 cm. [1], [24], [1] pp. Color illustrated wrapper by Popineau. Elaborate Art Nouveau-styled catalogue from Parisian department store, Pygmalion, with a theatrical tie-in and theme. Essentially an one-day event at the store is linked to various theatrical performances and theaters in Paris. Top female stars of the day, and earlier, from the dramatic, operatic and ballet stage are featured in inset images, including Mary Garden, Mariette Sully, Eve Lavaliere, Marguerite Deval, Maud Amy, Lina Cavalieri, Jeanne Granier, etc. Garden, a Scottish-American soprano, established herself first in Paris and in the operas of Massenet and other French composers, and in fact, it was in 1909 that she was recruited by Oscar Hammerstein I to be the top star of his newly established Manhattan Opera Company, from which perch she was to become widely known in America. Products showcased in the catalogue include blouses, hats, lace, scarves, plumed adornments, ribbons, parasols, gloves, skirts, etc. There is here and there an attempt to relate the garment or accessory with the celebrity or a role, but that isn't the primary thrust of this handsome production. Rather, the idea is more for the store and its fine products to bathe in the glamour of theater and its stars, and perhaps the reverse as well. And the text by Créquy is breezy and is like a spray of a sweet fragance on the whole affair. Light wear to the stiff wraps.

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        Le Gynecee dessins inédits de Rouveyre (1907/1909)

      Societe du Mercure de France, Paris 1909 - Edition tirée à 1510 exemplaires comprenant 76 gravures, reproductions de dessins de Rouveyre. Il s'agit de l'un des 500 exemplaires imprimés sur papier d'Arches. Couverture souple éditoriale originale et couvre couverture, la reliure est légèrement décollée. Dans des conditions presque parfaites. Signé sur colophon par l'artiste. Edition of 1510 copies including 76 reproductions engraved of drawings by Rouveyre. One of 500 copies on papier d'arches. Original editorial soft cover and jacket, binding a little unglued. Near perfect conditions. Signed on colophon by the artist. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Feldherr und seine Armee. Hrsg. von Wilhelm John. Wien, Kaiserl. Königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1913. Folio. XI,430 S. Mit 2 Orig.-Farbradierungen von I. Kasimir, 78 teils farbige Tafeln und zahlreiche Abbildungen im Text. Safrangelber Orig.-Maroquinband mit reicher Vergoldung und goldgeprägtem großen Wappen auf dem Vorderdeckel. In Orig.-Halblederkassette mit Goldprägung, innen mit Seidenmoiréebezügen ausgeschlagen.

      - Eines von 60 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in einem Prachteinband der Wiener Werkstätte nach einem Entwurf von Josef Hoffmann. Erzherzog Friedrich gewidmete, künstlerisch äußerst aufwendig gestaltete Monographie in einem bemerkenswerten und sehr gut erhaltenen Maroquinband der Wiener Werkstätte. Mit den Vorarbeiten für das Werk wurde bereits 1909 begonnen. Die Fertigstellung erfolgte dann 1912. Tadellos erhalten und äußerst selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther]
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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 (241 × 175 mm). Bound by J & R Bumpus in blue half morocco, blue cloth sides, gilt titles and decoration to spine in compartments, gilt rules to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With 3 maps and a panorama bound in at the rear of volume 2, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, and numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text. Spines faded, tips slightly bumped, a little foxing to edges. An excellent set. First edition of 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). 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 ... With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, ... an Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David.

      

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        [Loose Photographs]: Early 20th Century Images of Mexico

      , [Circa 1909-1911]. [Circa 1909-1911]. 32 loose glossy albumen photographs of Mexico. Each is 7" x 5", and nearly all are contemporarily well-captioned in English on the versos. Undated but circa 1909-1911. Small nick in the margin of one picture, a few flaws visible from the negatives, and some scattered sunning, else very near fine. Presumably the work of an American tourist, the images depict many scenes of small towns, rustic roads and the countryside, peasants working, a train scene, a line of burros, one image shows a woman doing laundry next to a wicker birdcage, and in the company of the family pig. There are additional images of cities, including the Flower Fiesta in Mexico City, monuments and various haciendas, and two of Abraham Gonzalez, the Governor of Chihuahua and political mentor of Pancho Villa, in the driver's seat of an early automobile. He was murdered by supporters of the dictator Victoriano Huerta in 1913. Nice, well-documented images. .

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        Orientalische Erzählungen. Doppeltitel von Marcus Behmer.

      Insel, Leipzig 1909 - Vier Bände. Leipzig, Insel 1909 - 1910. Zus. 1566 S., HLdrbde. (die Rücken minim. verblaßt). Sonst tadelloses Exemlar im Leinenschuber. Sarkowski 1725. * Dieses Exemplar in signierten Meistereinbänden von Roland Meuter: Halbfranzbände mit nachtblauem Maroquinleder, die Rücken mit Stempel- und Bogensatzdekor handvergoldet, die Kopfschnitte ebenfalls handvergoldet u. mit gepunztem Dekor. Jeder Band wurde mit einem anderen handoleographierten Papier überzogen, die Kapitale in passenden Farben von Hand gestochen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909 - 2 volumes, large octavo (241 × 175 mm). Bound by J & R Bumpus in blue half morocco, blue cloth sides, gilt titles and decoration to spine in compartments, gilt rules to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines faded, tips slightly bumped, a little foxing to edges. An excellent set. With 3 maps and a panorama bound in at the rear of volume 2, 12 coloured and 257 black and white plates, and numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text. First edition of 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). 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." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("GvZeppelin").

      Zürich, 31. X. 1909. - 1 S. Gr.-4°. An den Ullstein-Verlag, der seine "Erinnerungen" hatte herausgeben wollen: "Wie Ihnen durch Herrn Dr. Eckener bereits bekannt geworden, haben ältere Beziehungen zu dem Cottaschen Verlag, bzw. zu dessen Inhaber Hrn. Kommerzienrat Kröner, mich veranlaßt, den Verlag meiner durch Hrn. Dr. Eckener herauszugebenden Erinnerungen diesem Geschäfte zu überlassen [.]". - Hugo Eckener (1868-1954), der spätere Luftschiffpionier und Nachfolger Zeppelins, war ein norddeutscher Journalist, der sich erst ein Jahr zuvor am Bodensee niedergelassen hatte und zunächst für die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit der Zeppelin-Werke verantwortlich gewesen war. "Nach Zeppelins Tod 1917 war er für die Weiterentwicklung der Zeppelin-Werke verantwortlich, überführte 1924 den für die USA gebauten ZR III in einer ersten Atlantiküberquerung nach New York und unternahm 1928-37 zahlreiche Fahrten der ‚Graf Zeppelin', darunter 1929 eine Weltfahrt sowie die Arktisfahrt 1931. 1936 führte Eckener mit der ‚Hindenburg' fahrplanmäßige Fahrten nach Nordamerika ein, die nach der Katastrophe von Lakehurst 1937 beendet wurden" (DBE). - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; mit einigen kleinen Randeinrissen und Faltspuren.

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        A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and an Account of Their Scientific, Commercial .

      Putnam's Sons, New York London, the Knickerbocker Press 1909 - A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and an Account of Their Scientific, Commercial, Artistic, and Historical Aspects Achtung orig. Ausgabe 1909, no reprint, 365(5) Seiten, text English, OLeinen mit montierter Deckenvignette, Kopfgoldschnitt, Mittelschnitt teilweise unbeschnitten, Einband Kapitale gering begriffen, Ecken minimal bestoßen, sonst nahezu neuwertig, erscheint unbenutzt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Water-Babies. A fairy tale for a Land-Baby... with illustrations in color by Warwick Goble

      Macmillan and Co, 1909. 8vo (cm. 24,7), X-273(1) pp., 1 c.nn. di catalogo editoriale. Con 32 tavv. a colori applicate su cartoncino e protette da velina parlante (di cui una in antiporta). Legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli al ds. ed una grande illustrazione impressa in oro al piatto anteriore. Tagli dorati. Ds. sbiadito e con alcuni piccoli restauri. Lievi fioriture. Nel complesso esemplare in più che buono stato di conservazione. Prima edizione con le illustrazioni di W. Goble. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 29. XII. 1909.

      1909. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An namentlich nicht genannte Herren: "Ich bin leider derzeit nicht in der Lage, mein seinerzeit der Frau Hofrätin Zuckerkandl gegebenes bedingungsweises Versprechen zu halten. Die Leitung der Schulezerstreut mich derart, daß es mir ganz unmöglich ist, die für einen Vortrag in Ihrem hervorragenden Kreise notwendige Sammlung aufzubringen, gesetzt den Fall, daß ich wirklich der geeignete Mensch wäre, über das von Ihnen gewünschte Thema zu sprechen [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule.

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        ORDER OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE DARWIN CELEBRATION HELD AT CAMBRIDGE JUNE 22 - JUNE 24, 1909 WITH A SKETCH OF DARWIN'S LIFE

      Cambridge University Press 1909 - 4to (26cm) 23 pp, 6 portraits, 5 plates, one map. Printed for the University. A sketch of Darwin's life pp. 13-23, Binding: brown paper printed boards, white buckram spine (Freeman suggests that most copies had parchment spines). 1st and only Edition. [Freeman: F1481]. Full list of plates and transcript of the preface can be found after the photos below. CONDITION: VERY GOOD+. This beautifully produced and charming book is in excellent condition, with very little wear and only minimal foxing. No inks, damage or ownership marks of any kind. Slight browning to endpapers. The quality of the different papers, the printing and the photographic reproduction are all quite superb throughout. Rare. There are no other copies of this book currently available in commerce elsewhere that I am aware of. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architektur von Olbrich Band II (Olbrich Architecture)

      Wasmuth 1909 - B008QG71QG B008QG71QG Poor. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Portfolio of loose leaf prints. Title page states Architektur von Olbrich Band II'. One of the six portfolios which comprise the complete work. This portfolio with plates number 24 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Artemis to Actaeon

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1909 - First edition. Bookplate removed from the front fly else a lovely, fine copy, with a near fine example of the rare dustwrapper with some internal mends at the folds and restoration to the crown (with some loss of the title lettering). A volume of poems written as a result of Wharton's affair with Morton Fullerton, reflecting her infatuation and published in small numbers. Rare in jacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Photo Album]: San Francisco Earthquake and Seattle World's Fair

      San Francisco and Seattle 1909 - Oblong small octavo. Measuring 6" x 7". Black textured leather over stiff paper boards. Contains 128 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 4" x 5", some with captions. Very good album with rubbing and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album beginning with a trip to the Seattle World's Fair in 1909 through 1914. The photographs are not in chronological order. The fair's theme was Alaska--Yukon--Pacific Exposition and was originally set to take place in 1907 for the 10th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush but was pushed back to 1909 due to a conflict with the Jamestown Exposition. The photos begin with snapshots around the city and of the coast. There are images of Seattle harbor with sailboats in the distance as well as large cruise ships and the wooded areas surrounding the city. The fair also included exhibits from Canada and Japan, as well as Alaskan Native American tribes and the Igorrotes from the Philippines. The Igorrotes are seen in snapshots participating in tribal dances, climbing trees, and holding spears. One of these photos shows a young Igorrotes boy, with the shadow of a bowler hat-wearing fairgoer at his feet. Other photos show candids of fashionably dressed revelers walking through the exhibit as well as photos of the architecture of the fair and scenes from exhibits including the maple ice cream stand in the Canadian section. Later photos show men hiking in the Washington wilderness as well as boating and shooting. Photos from 1910 show a trip to "the seaside" with images of men and women posed on a beach and in a large boat. Towards the end of the album the photographs show the results of an earthquake which appears to be the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. These photos show ruined buildings and people walking around the rubble. One photo shows San Francisco Victorian homes with blown out windows. The final pages show the travelers posed for candids and portraits while hiking and on picnics in Northern California and Washington and includes a photo strip images of a couple. A wonderful collection of well-composed travel photographs featuring events in Seattle and San Francisco. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stickeen

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1909 - Original cloth in very good condition; offsetting on endpapers, occasional foxing. Inscribed "To / Joanna Muir Brown / from / her affectionate brother / John Muir" Proceeds from the sale of this item benefit the Sierra Club. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Faerie Queene: Vols I and II (Limited Edition)

      Cambridge at the University Press. Very Good. 1909. Limited Edition. Vellum. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Limited Edition Large two volume set, bound in the original vellum with gilt titling and decoration. Top edges gilt. "Of this Edition, printed in the Cambridge type upon handmade paper, three hundred & fifty copies have been printed, of which three hundred (numbered) are for sale in England and America, and the type has been distributed. This copy is number 13". From the family library of Maxwell Laurie (brother of the publisher, Thomas Werner Laurie) and his wife Marjorie (daughter of the governor of Burma, Sir Herbert Thirkell White), Vol. I has gift inscription to Marjorie from her Father and Mother. Occasional spotting to both volumes but otherwise clean. Guttering exposed between first two blanks of Vol. II but this has no effect on the binding which is firm. There are dents to the spine heads suggesting the books have been knocked, the vellum is not as white as it once was and there's some marking and wear but this is a handsome and presentable set nevertheless. Oversize heavy set. .

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        [Loose Photographs]: Early 20th Century Images of Mexico

      [Circa 1909-1911]. 32 loose glossy albumen photographs of Mexico. Each is 7" x 5", and nearly all are contemporarily well-captioned in English on the versos. Undated but circa 1909-1911. Small nick in the margin of one picture, a few flaws visible from the negatives, and some scattered sunning, else very near fine. Presumably the work of an American tourist, the images depict many scenes of small towns, rustic roads and the countryside, peasants working, a train scene, a line of burros, one image shows a woman doing laundry next to a wicker birdcage, and in the company of the family pig. There are additional images of cities, including the Flower Fiesta in Mexico City, monuments and various haciendas, and two of Abraham Gonzalez, the Governor of Chihuahua and political mentor of Pancho Villa, in the driver's seat of an early automobile. He was murdered by supporters of the dictator Victoriano Huerta in 1913. Nice, well-documented images. .

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        Mars efter Lowell's Glober 1894-1914.

      Denmark, 1909 - Life on Mars Papier mâché globe (diameter 210 mm), plaster coating, original ink and body hand-colour, varnished, bronze stem and base (overall height 420 mm). A rare and fascinating manuscript globe of Mars, made during a period of renewed interest in the red planet and suggestive of the possibility of Martian civilisation. Emmy Ingeborg Brun was a Danish socialist and astronomer. She was very interested in the work of contemporary astronomers Percival Lowell, Camille Flammarion, Giovanni Schiaparelli. In 1855 Schiaparelli observed a network of dark lines on the Martian surface, and when he published his findings, along with the first detailed modern map of Mars, he named them "canali", meaning natural channels. When his work was translated, the "canali" were interpreted as manmade canals. Flammarion agreed with this interpretation and suggested that they were remnants of a system redistributing water across the surface of a planet, created by a now-dying population. Lowell popularised these theories by publishing three books on the subject, claiming these lines were indeed a canal network and raising the possibility of a Martian civilisation. Brun was intrigued by these canals, which she saw as evidence of a different, more co-operative form of society. Mars was the potential site for a socialist utopia. She adapted Lowell's maps into manuscript globes, painting her interpretations on top of existing printed globes, and donated them to various European astronomical observatories and universities. The globe uses Lowell's territorial observations and Schiaperelli's nomenclature for the features, most of which is no longer used. The North Pole is inscribed "Nix 1909", and the bronze base carries the inscription "Free Land. Free Trade. Free Men", a slogan inspired by the work of the political economist Henry George, and a line from the Lord's Prayer: "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven". We have traced seven institutional examples: the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge; Museo Specula Vaticana, the Vatican; Museum Observatoire Camille Flammarion, Juvisy-sur-Orge; Ole Rømer Museet, Taastrup; Randy and Yulia Liebermann Lunar and Planetary Exploration Collection. One example appeared at auction at Bonham's New York on 5th December 2012, selling for $50,000 (Lot 129).

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        The Works of E.A. Poe (including Tales of Mystery and Imagination).

      New York: The Chesterfield Society / Bigelow Smith and Company 1909.. EDITION DE LUXE, printed for subscribers, limited to 1000 numbered sets (this being out-of-series). Crown octavo; 10 volumes complete. A beautiful edition, illustrated with fine photogravures and black and white plates, title-page printed in gilt and colours. Elegantly hand-bound in recent brown half morocco with red and green title labels, gilt tooling to spines, matching brown cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A clean, fine set, inside and out. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Poe exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterize his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' with other similarly wierd tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his ground-breaking detective Auguste Dupin; the history of the detective story begins with the publication of 'The Murders In the Rue Morgue' (Matthews). He was a writer of genius who was interested in crime, especially violent death, in cryptograms, and the whole process of logical deduction (Quayle). Poe's mystery of 'The Purloined Letter' is a prototype of spy stories like those of James Bond (Haining).

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        Fedra. Tragedia di Gabriele D’Annunzio

      presso i Fratelli Treves. 8vo (cm. 23,6), 2 cc.nn., 215(1) pp., 2 cc.nn. con 5 xilografie a piena pagina in rosso e nero, testatine, finalini e capilettera di Adolfo De Carolis. Legatura editoriale in piena pergamena con titolo entro medaglione impresso in oro al piatto anteriore. Titolo al ds. Tracce di lacci di chiusura. Bella dedica autografa dell’A. sulla prima carta: ‘A Stanis Manca in memoria del tempo troppo desiderabile’ datata Maggio 1909. Edizione originale, non comune in questa legatura di lusso.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Kuchyne. Návrhy nábytku "Nové doby", Jakoz I detaily, vypracuji odborne a levne. "Nové Doby" 1935. Arch. Pehr. Praha.

      Quer-4. o. Pag. [8 Bll.] OHlwd. mit aufgezogener Titelillustration. In tschech. Sprache. - Etw. fleckig, Gbrsp., jede Tafel a. Rückseite gestempelt. - Die sieben enthaltenen Küchenentwürfe bzw. Möbelentwürfe sind tlw. altkoloriert. - Pehr, (1909-1973), entwarf im Stile des Funktionalismus.

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        Personae

      Elkin Mathews, London 1909 - 1st issue with spine lettering measuring 2cm. Front board has one tiny dark spot but otherwise both boards are clean. Spine ends bumped and there is a triangular area at top where the surface has come off the paper. Not easily noticeable unless close up (see images) and it does not affect the lettering. The top of the spine is a little frayed and delicate with minor loss. There are also a few rubbed patches further down the spine. Internally the hinges are intact and the only flaw of note is a contemporary gift inscription on end paper. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbook of British Guiana, 1909. Comprising General and Statistical Information Concerning the Colony.

      - [Georgetown, Demerara] for Dulau and Stark in London and Boston, 1909. 8vo. Original blue ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover with mounted colour-print and lettered in gilt, lower cover with gilt-stamped heraldic device; pp. xxv, 607, xxxvi (advertisements), colour-printed folding map, photogravure plates; lower cover with marginal spot, extremities a little rubbed, map with a few tears along folds, initially and at the end very lightly spotted; a good copy. Inscribed on on front fly-leaf With the Compliments of Permanent Exhibitions Committee of British Guiana. A beautifully produced tome summing up all available information on all aspects of the country, including mining, finance and banking. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Water-Babies. A fairy tale for a Land-Baby. with illustrations in color by Warwick Goble

      Macmillan and Co., London 1909 - Legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli al ds. ed una grande illustrazione impressa in oro al piatto anteriore. Tagli dorati. Ds. sbiadito e con alcuni piccoli restauri. Lievi fioriture. Nel complesso esemplare in più che buono stato di conservazione. Prima edizione con le illustrazioni di W. Goble. Raro. 8vo (cm. 24,7), X-273(1) pp., 1 c.nn. di catalogo editoriale. Con 32 tavv. a colori applicate su cartoncino e protette da velina parlante (di cui una in antiporta). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1909].. FIRST DULAC ILLUSTRATIONS, with autograph letter. Quarto, unpaginated. 110 quatrains, printed on the recto of each leaf. Text reprinted from Fitzgerald's second edition. With 20 chomolithographic plates, including a frontispiece, by Edmund Dulac; each with a tissue guard. Also with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER from Dulac dated 18th September 1926, offering to sell the recipient his picture of Adam and Eve for £650. Written in black ink on hotel headed note paper, tipped into prelims. In contemporary red half morocco by RIVIERE, with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and red cloth boards. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Marbled endpapers. Hamill bookplate featuring a centaur playing pan pipes, and a second bookplate of Alden G. Lank featuring a square-rigged ship, both to front pastedown. Letter tipped in facing bookplates. Some rubbing and darkening to spine, otherwise very good indeed.

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        The Harvard Classics (First Edition, The Eliot Foundation of Adult Education)

      P.R. Collier & Son Company 1909 - Missing volumes 1, 6, 15. (47 volumes of the 50 volume set.) Very Rare First Edition with unique gilt seal on spine: a circle framing a head and the words "The Eliot Foundation of Adult Education". No dust jackets, as issued. Covers have only very mild shelfwear. Some pages are very faintly toned near top. Otherwise pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.*** Size: 8.25x5.5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bushman Paintings

      Oxford, England: The Clarendon Press, 1909. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Also contains, "Notes on the Bushmen" by E. & D. Bleek, pp. 36-44. 47, [5] pp. Folio. Explanatory text and two chromocollotype plates (one double) in wraps, along with 4 pages of black & white photographs of cave paintings from which some of these illustrations were derived. Cave paintings copied by M. Helen Tongue for this publication. Published with 54 individual color plates and map as to where the paintings were found (all present and in Fine condition) that accompany the volume and all are housed in a the original cardboard clamshell box. Box has considerable wear and repairs with splitting at edges, fair condition at best.

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        THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCE

      New York:: Neale Publishing Co.,. 1909 - 1912.. First edition. Twelve volumes, EACH OF THE TWELVE VOLUMES SIGNED BY BIERCE on a special "Compliments of" page. Less than one year after the final volume of THE COLLECTED WORKS was issued, Bierce disappeared in Mexico. Contents the same as the limited issue of 250 numbered copies, which were signed in volume one only, with the exception of the addition of the "compliments of" page, which appears in lieu of a colophon page. One of an undisclosed number of copies presumably intended for the use of the publisher and/or author. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND in three-quarter brown leather with burgundy cloth sides; spines each with gilt-stamped raised bands, 4 elaborately gilt-tooled panels with center fleuron, 2 gilt-lettered panels (author and volume number in one, and titles in the other), and, at the bottom, "SPECIAL AUTOGRAPH COPY" between gilt rules; page top edges gilt; pale blue marbled endpapers. From the collection of Willard S. Morse, with his bookish bookplate in each and, tipped to rear pastedown, the "Morse Collection" printed card with handwritten details for this particular set. Volume 2 with signature of Grant E. Bell and date (1938) at bottom of Morse's bookplate and short, penciled quote (from p.76) on verso of first blank leaf. Scattered foxing to few volumes page fore edges, occasional corner rub, otherwise a fine set. Typewritten index to each volumes contents laid in. .

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