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        SOGNO DI UNA NOTTE DI MEZZA ESTATE. Con illustrazioni di Arturo Rackham. Traduzione di Diego Angeli.

      Bergamo, IIAG, s.d. (1909). In-8 gr., tela edit., decoraz. e tit. oro al piatto, tagli super. dorati, pp. (6),142, con delicati disegni nel t. e 40 bellissime tavv. a colori f.t., applic. su cartoncino, realizzate dal grande illustratore inglese Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Le tavv. sono precedute da velina con didascalia. Non comune prima edizione italiana con queste illustrazioni. Cfr. Pagliaini,II, p. 540 - Benezit,XI, p. 376 che naturalmente cita anche quest'opera. Pregiata edizione, molto ben conservata.

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        Porträt Anna Muthesius mit Laute. Platindruck.

      Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R. u. M. Dührkoop", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet u.r. "Frau Geheimrat/Anna Muthesius/August 1909", gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel, u.l. Stempel "Rudolf Dührkoop". Im Druck u.l. mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop". Auf Japanpapier und Karton original-montiert. 17,7 x 16,5 cm Porträt der Anna Muthesius als Halbfigur. Die ausgebildete Konzertsängerin und Ehefrau des Architekten und Gründers des Deutschen Werkbundes Anna Muthesius (1870 Aschersleben - 1961 Berlin) wirkte u.a. auch als Innenarchitektin und Modedesignerin. - Minya Dührkoop begann 14jährig als Assistentin im Atelier ihres Vaters Rudolf D. zu arbeiten. Seit Rudolf Dührkoop um 1900 zwei Filialen in Berlin eröffnete, betrieb sie selbständig das Hamburger Studio.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Exlibris für Emma Bacher.

      1909 - Heliogravüre, in der Platte monogrammiert OK, 7,5 x 6 cm. - Als Original dem Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Exlibris-Gesellschaft 1909 beigegeben. Abgebildet bei Schweiger (Der junge Kokoschka) 94. - Frühe expressionistische Graphik, die mit ihren Frauendarstellungen an die Kunstschau-Plakate von 1908 und 1909 anknüpft und in der damaligen Kunstszene Aufsehen erregte. Emma Bacher war die Gattin des Wiener Juweliers und Kunstmäzens Paul Bacher, der 1904 die Galerie Miethke erwarb und hier der von der Secession abgespaltenen Klimt-Gruppe Gelegenheit zu Ausstellungen bot. Nach seinem Tod (1907) übernahm Emma Bacher die Leitung der Galerie; 1911 heiratete sie den Künstler Richard Teschner.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1909 - 1909 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1909. Hi, This lot is an 1909 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, a couple of small marks can be seen at an angle in the light but feint. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Internally as good as any books you will see. Very picky but turning of the boards at the very tips of the corners.

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        THREE YEARS IN TIBET With the Original Japanese Illustrations.

      Theosophist Office Madras ... Banares and London 1909. . 1st Ed. in English. Large 8vo. xv + 719pp. 2 ports. of the Author, 9 plates including 1 folding, folding map, 63 text ills. Some very light browning, last 5 leaves sl. creased, Ex.-Easton Neston lib. with sm. bookplate, original gilt lettered cloth, spine very sl. faded and bumped, minor marking. Classic work from the first documented traveller from Japan to Tibet. The author, a Japanese Buddhist monk, travelling on foot mainly, went in search of Sanskrit manuscripts in Tibet. Travelling through Bengal, Nepal, Tibet and Sikkim, he accurately describes the peoples and the countries. The author mistakenly identifies Mount Gaurishanjkara as ‘the highest peak in the world'. US$858

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        Grimm's Fairy Tales

      Contable & Co Ltd, London 1909 - 1909 First Illustrated edition hardback, with all 64 tipped in colour illustrations present, clean and with tissue guards. Translated by Mrs Edgar Lucas contain 60 tales including The Frog Prince, Hansel and Grethel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Golden Goose, The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet. Front seam has split , small stain to end papers , hinges strong and all pages still tight in binding. Red cloth covers clean but with some surface blemishes as per photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Inventaire Descriptif des Monuments Cams de l'Annam: Planches [Publications de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient, Volume XI & Volume XI bis, Inventaire Archéologique de l'Indochine, II, Monuments Cams de l'Annam, Planches] (TEXT AND PLATES VOLUMES). 2-Vol. set (Complete)

      Imprimerie Nationale; Ernest Leroux, Éditeur, Paris 1909 - Quarto (10 3/4 x 7" (Text vol.); 11 x 7" (Plates vol.)). xx, 598pp (Text vol.); xvii, [1]pp (booklet), cxiv (114) loose leaves (Plates), as issued (Plates vol.). Text volume bound in modern black cloth. with gold lettering to spine. Booklet and plates housed in a modern 11 1/2 x 7 3/4" grey cloth box retaining the original printed covers and title along spine. This stunning set of archaeologist Henri Parmentier's "Inventaire Descriptif des Monuments Cams de l'Annam" (Descriptive inventory of the Cham monuments of Annam) describes the monuments of Champa, the treasures of its kings and reports on the results of excavations on the sites of the ancient cities of Champa.* The text volume contains no less than 134 in-text and full-page figs.The 114 plates contained in the Plates volume are full-page and folded b/w illustrations of plans, floor plans, drawings of ancient monuments, as well as seven folded color maps. [WITH]A large 17 1/2 x 25 1/2" folded color plan of Angkor Vat dated September 1930, after the 1909 plans by French Lieutenants Buat and Ducret, revised by Henri Parmentier.Ex-library copy with sticker at upper front covers, sticker at tail of spines, and bookplate on inside of front covers. Original covers on box heavily foxed. Text and captions in French. Text volume: Binding and interior in very good condition; Plates volume: Box in good- to good, interior (booklet, map and plates) in very good condition. * "Champa was an Indic civilization that flourished along the coasts of what is now central and southern Vietnam for roughly a thousand-year period between 500 and 1500 AD. The artistic legacy of Champa consists primarily of sandstone sculptures - both sculpture in the round and relief sculpture - and brick buildings. Some metal statues and decorative items have also survived. Much of the remaining art expresses religious themes, and though some pieces would have been purely decorative, others would have served important functions in the religious life of the Chams, which synthesized elements of Hinduism (especially Saivism), Buddhism and indigenous cults. This artistic legacy has been decimated by neglect, war, and vandalism. Much of the damage has been done in the 20th century. Some French scholars such as Henri Parmentier and Jean Boisselier were able to take photographs, create drawings, and pen descriptions of works which have been destroyed in the meantime." (From Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Photograph): Italian Athletic Club. Base Ball Team -- Season 1909. Barre, Vermont

      Barre, Vermont: C. Baris Studio, 1909. Fine. Gelatin silver photograph. Approximately 13.25" x 10.5" mounted on a thick card printed in silver and measuring approximately 20" x 14". A trifle rubbed at the corners of the mount, overall fine, with the image particularly sharp. the picture depicts a dozen men in uniform with gloves, one young man (presumably the bat boy) in uniform, and nine men in suit and tie. Each is identified with either their position, or in the case of the suited men, their place in the management of the team. In the middle of the picture is displayed a sign or banner that reads "1909 I.A.C. Amateur Champions of Stare. Barre, Vermont." Presumably I.A.C. stands for "Italian Athletic Clubs". A splendid image of Italian-American baseball players.

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        Cours d'analyse de l'Ecole de polytechnique. Tome I, Calcul Differentiel, Tome II. Calcul Integral. Tome III. Calcul Integral, Equations Differentielles

      Troisieme Edition, 620+705+623 pages sider, Gauthier-Villars, Paris, 1909-1915, Bound in 3 very fine contemporary half calf with raised bands goldprint on spines, very fine with as good as no wear

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        Badens Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Wappen, Standarten und Flaggen und die Uniformen der Großherzoglich Badischen Civil-Staats-Beamten. Nach amtlichen Quellen bearbeitet.

      Karlsruhe, Friedrich Gutsch, 1909.. Several parts in one volume. Paginated consecutively. Royal quarto. Pp. ix, 276. Plus a total of 28 plates, numbered 1-21, comprising of 12 chromolithographic plates printed on glossy card tipped-in, and 16 lithographic plates, mostly folding. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's red full cloth, elaborate gilt decoration on cover, decorative white and gilt lettering to cover and spine, decorative endpapers with various motifs, all edges gilt, cloth inner hinges; spine-ends trifle bumped, vague small traces of paper on first paste-down, minute spot on back cover. In fine condition. A splendid copy. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum". For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). Also present is an earlier bookplate, beautifully excuted, of John R. Lynch, whose neat signature, dated 1938, is at head of title-page. A most beautiful production.

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        The Collected Works

      The Neale Publishing Co, New York 1909 - 12 volumes. Decorative title pages, frontispiece portrait. Original full tan morocco, elaborately gilt- and blind-stamped spines and covers from a design by Frederick Polley. Bierce's initials appear in the center of the covers. Ornate inner dentelles, burgundy silk endleaves, all edges gilt. New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1909-1912. Near fine. 12 volumes. Decorative title pages, frontispiece portrait. Original full tan morocco, elaborately gilt- and blind-stamped spines and covers from a design by Frederick Polley. Bierce's initials appear in the center of the covers. Ornate inner dentelles, burgundy silk endleaves, all edges gilt. New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1909-1912. Near fine. One of only 250 signed by the author. Owner's bookplate. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Biography of a Silver Fox

      New York: The Century Company, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 209 p. Over 100 drawings by the author. 10 full page plates. Each page is decorated. Front hinge cracked. Minor discolouration on some plates, lib. stamp on endpaper (Surplus Duplicate). A very attractive production with lovely silver-blue on the cover repeated through on the page numbers and initial letters of each chapter. Signed presentation copy from the author plus a tipped-in poem, also by Seton, signed with his initials and dedicated to the presentee. Signed by Author(s)

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        Porträt Anna Muthesius. Platindruck. Auskopierpapier.

      1909 - Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R. u. M. Dührkoop", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet o.r. "I", u."Frau Geheimrat/Anna Muthesius/August 1909", gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel, Im Druck u.r.mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop/1910". Auf Japanpapier und Karton original-montiert Die ausgebildete Konzertsängerin und Ehefrau des Architekten und Gründers des Deutschen Werkbundes Anna Muthesius (1870 Aschersleben - 1961 Berlin) wirkte u.a. auch als Innenarchitektin und Modedesignerin. - Minya Dührkoop begann 14jährig als Assistentin im Atelier ihres Vaters Rudolf D. zu arbeiten. Seit Rudolf Dührkoop um 1900 zwei Filialen in Berlin eröffnete, betrieb sie selbständig das Hamburger Studio. Sprache: Deutsch 22,2 x 16,6 cm (Bildmaß). 41,5 x 30,4 cm (Papier). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Raum und Zeit [Space and Time]

      Leipzig: F.W. Vogel, 1909. First edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Minkowski's explanation of the fourth dimension, a critical bridge between Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. "In "'Space and Time', read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski's space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein's basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions. This strongly reinforced Einstein's objections to absolute concepts and supported his view of the relativity of events in nature" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 401). In: Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte, Vol 80, pp. 4-9. Leipzig: F.W. Vogel, 1909. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. A little wear to spine and wrapper edges; otherwise fine. Rare in original wrappers. NOTE: There were three 1909 (simultaneous or nearly simultaneous) journal printings of Raum und Zeit. The modern consensus is that this printing in "Verhandlungen" appeared first; the printing in "Jahresbericht" is cited by PMM. Very Good.

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        NOW FOR THE SOUTH POLE Advertising mail shot addressed to James Douglas EsqSpuyten DuyvilNew York City with cancelled one cent stamp

      260x500mm when unfolded, 4 concertina folds with flap and slit fastening. Printed on recto and verso in sepia ink with numerous halftone photographic illustrations. Gloss light card stock. Some separation to folds, nicks to edges and slight waterdamage to rear edge of one folded segment. [2]pp. [Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, c.

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        Pickles

      Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, London 1909 - 4to. Charming illustrated children's book with illustrations by Aldin. N.D., but circa 1909. Red cloth spine with gilt lettering. About very good condition with general light soiling to covers. With 24 full page color illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Arab tribes in the Vicinity of Aden

      1909 - First edition. 2 vols. 14 genealogical tables (9 folding) & 3 folding maps. Large 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed and spotted. [vi], ii, 356pp. Bombay, Government Central Press, A scarce, important work. Compiled initially in 1886, the text was brought up to date in 1907 by Captain A.E. Mosse. The authors provide a chronological breakdown of the events, relationships and hostilities of each of the sixteen tribes in the area. In addition, the work discusses the nature of each tribe (i.e. ?a proud, warlike and independent race?), their income, how they're organised and notes on sub-tribes and their reigning families. The appendix includes copies of the treaties and agreements signed between local tribes and the British, many of which led to the establishment of the British Protectorate. Hunter wrote the first account of some of the tribes surrounding Aden in his work An Account of the British Settlement of Aden in Arabia (1877). Aden was ruled as a part of British India from 1839 until 1937, when it became a Crown Colony. Its proximity to Zanzibar, the Suez canal and Mumbai made it an important strategic possession in the British Empire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Nature of the alpha Particle from Radioactive Substances. SS. 281-286 mit 1 Abbildung. - Und: Derselbe. Condensation of the Radium Emanation. SS. 723-729. In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. 6th Series. Vol. 17.

      London Taylor & Francis 1909 - (21,5 x 14 cm). VII, 872 S. Mit 15 meist gefalteten Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Zu I: Erste Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden Arbeit. "In 1909 Rutherford in conjunction with Royds showed that alpha particles are in fact atoms of helium" (PMM). - Titel etwas gebräunt und gestempelt. Einband etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten. - Vgl. PMM 411. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte der Inquisition im Mittelalter; Teil: Bd. 2., Die Inquisition in d. verschiedenen christl. Ländern

      Bonn : Georgi, 1909 - x,666 Seiten Einband und Kanten etwas berieben / bestossen, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung /// Standort Wimregal CER-10022 m/' Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 40 [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. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David.

      William Heinemann 1909 - 1st Ed. 2 vols. Royal 8vo. xlviii + 372pp. + xv + 419pp. Photogravure frontiss. including 1 port., 12 colour plates, 258 ills. from photos. on 203 plates including 3 double page, 49 ills. and diagrams, 3 folding maps and 2 panoramas on 1 folding sheet in rear pocket. E.ps. lightly browned, some sporadic spotting, sl. shaken, original cloth lettered in gilt to spines and in silver to upper boards with silver vignettes, joints cracked and sl. chipped but firm, sl. wear to corners, cloth faded to vol. 2 and spine of vol. 1, some light soiling and rubbing, spines bumped and chipped with considerable loss to head of spine of vol. 1, t.e.g. The story of Shackleton's attempt to reach the Pole using ponies for the first time instead of dogs. After only 39 days the last pony died and the sledges had to be pulled by hand. On the 9th January they reached the farthest point, 88' 23'S and only just succeeded in returning plagued by dysentery and starvation. Additional postage may be necessary US$501 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Undine

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1909. "A Masterpiece of Sympathetic Understanding"Edition de Luxe, Signed by the ArtistIn a Fine Inlaid Binding by Richard Smart[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FOUQUÉ, De La Motte. [SMART, Richard, binder]. 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. 544. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 276 x 216 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. Color plate facing p. 24 with almost imperceptible crease on lower left corner. Handsomely bound by Richard Smart (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Full medium green crushed levant morocco over boards. Front cover with double-ruled gilt border surrounding an 'art nouveau' border of waves and eddies inlaid in gray, blue and orange morocco's outlined in gilt and with the title and "Illustrated by Arthur Rackham" in gilt. In the center of the front cover is a superb inlaid design in multi colored textured and hand-painted morocco based on the headpiece of chapter XIX (page 113) "How the Knight Huldbrand was buried". The inlaid image shows the widowed bride, Undine, kneeling on the ground with the castle in the background. To the left of the image the binder has added a Rackhamesque tree with leaves outlined in gilt. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Elaborate gilt turn-ins. Green marbled liners and end-leaves. Fine.A superb and very attractive binding."This is the story of the Knight Huldbrand of Ringstetten and of Undine, telling how the Knight wedded with a water-sprite, and what chanced therefrom: and how the Knight died and was buried: and how Undine returned to her element beneath the Mediterranean Sea." (Introduction)."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).Hudson, p. 168; Latimore and Haskell p. 34; Riall p. 93.

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        Aesop's Fables Limited to 750 copies signed by Edward J. Detmold

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1909 - Aesop's Fables. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Limited to 750 copies signed by Edward J. Detmold, of which this is #532. Twenty-five full page color tipped-in plates by Detmold with lettered tissue guards. A masterpiece of illustration, and widely regarded as Detmold's finest work. 10 inches by 12 inches. Bound in vibrant red morocco by Bayntun/Riviere with Detmold's hare vividly inlaid on the front cover, and multiple gilt borders to front and back covers. Gilt-tooled turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Housed in somewhat worn buckram slipcase. Spine darkened and some light spots of rubbing. Aesop's Fables, or the Aesopica, is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with his name have descended to modern times through a number of sources and continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media. The fables originally belonged to the oral tradition and were not collected for some three centuries after Aesop's death. By that time a variety of other stories, jokes and proverbs were being ascribed to him, although some of that material was from sources earlier than him or came from beyond the Greek cultural sphere. The process of inclusion has continued until the present, with some of the fables unrecorded before the later Middle Ages and others arriving from outside Europe. The process is continuous and new stories are still being added to the Aesop corpus, even when they are demonstrably more recent work and sometimes from known authors. Manuscripts in Latin and Greek were important avenues of transmission, although poetical treatments in European vernaculars eventually formed another. On the arrival of printing, collections of Aesop's fables were among the earliest books in a variety of languages. Through the means of later collections, and translations or adaptations of them, Aesop's reputation as a fabulist was transmitted throughout the world. Edward Julius Detmold and his twin brother Charles Maurice Detmold were prolific Victorian book illustrators. Edward Detmold became one of the most talented of illustrators, depicting animals and plants with an extraordinary understanding, and making use of fantasy settings of architecture and landscape. In the 1920s, he retired to Montgomeryshire with his widowed sister as companion, initially living the life of an artist but finally retiring completely from public life. He suffered a period of depression, brought on by failing eyesight, that resulted in his committing suicide, aged 73, by his shooting himself in the chest in July 1957. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Longue correspondance d'un ingénieur des mines d'or du Caucase.

      - 14 lettres autographes signées 58 in-folio, in-4 et in-8 1909-1913 bon Intéressante correspondance d'un ingénieur français, Léon Pélorjas, et de sa femme, partis en Russie centrale. D'abord employé dans un complexe sidérurgique au bord de la Mer Noire (à Sartana, Ukraine), Pélorjas travaille ensuite dans les mines d'or de Kotchkar et de Nijni-Ouvielsk (gouvernement d'Orenburg, en Asie centrale). La première lettre, datée de Sartana (gouvernement d'Ekatérinoslaw), 4/5 février 1909, raconte le voyage depuis Marseille (Nice, Monte Carlo, Vintimille, Venise) et leurs premières impressions. Par la suite les époux racontent les fêtes de la Pâque russe, le choléra qui règne dans le sud de la Russie (interdiction à la presse d'en parler), des échos de leur colonie, l'usine Providence et sa rivale voisine, les conditions de transport (trains, troïka), leurs fréquentations, etc. Avec deux lettres adressées à Pélorjas par son futur employeur "Providence Russe" à Marioupoul (1908), et une de Pélorjas à la direction de la Société anonyme des Mines d'or de Kotchkar (1948, sur ses fonctions au sein de l'usine). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Undine

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1909. "A Masterpiece of Sympathetic Understanding" Edition de Luxe, Signed by the Artist In a Fine Inlaid Binding by Richard Smart [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. FOUQUÉ, De La Motte. [SMART, Richard, binder]. 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. 544. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 276 x 216 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. Color plate facing p. 24 with almost imperceptible crease on lower left corner. Handsomely bound by Richard Smart (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Full medium green crushed levant morocco over boards. Front cover with double-ruled gilt border surrounding an 'art nouveau' border of waves and eddies inlaid in gray, blue and orange morocco's outlined in gilt and with the title and "Illustrated by Arthur Rackham" in gilt. In the center of the front cover is a superb inlaid design in multi colored textured and hand-painted morocco based on the headpiece of chapter XIX (page 113) "How the Knight Huldbrand was buried". The inlaid image shows the widowed bride, Undine, kneeling on the ground with the castle in the background. To the left of the image the binder has added a Rackhamesque tree with leaves outlined in gilt. Spine with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Elaborate gilt turn-ins. Green marbled liners and end-leaves. Fine. A superb and very attractive binding. "This is the story of the Knight Huldbrand of Ringstetten and of Undine, telling how the Knight wedded with a water-sprite, and what chanced therefrom: and how the Knight died and was buried: and how Undine returned to her element beneath the Mediterranean Sea." (Introduction). "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). Hudson, p. 168; Latimore and Haskell p. 34; Riall p. 93.

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        View and Custom of North China,

      Tokyo, S. Kojima 1909, - oblong album (31 x 23 cm), 100 plates with a total of 148 pictures, original publisher's cloth binding, gilt title on front board, original slipcase. Captions in Japanese and English. Caption in French added under each picture (elegant old pencil script). Most views despict Tientsin and Peking. Slipcase damage, upper blank endpaper creased. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GINGER & PICKLES

      1909. Potter, Beatrix. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909. Original pale buff boards decorated in dark green, with color pictorial onlay. First Edition of this tale about a country village store, run by a tom-cat named Ginger and a terrier named Pickles. Ginger and Pickles do very well -- sort of: sales are great, since they provide unlimited credit, but they don't seem to care whether or not they ever get paid. Beatrix Potter based the tale upon an actual shop in Smithy Lane, Sawrey -- close to her Hill Top Farm.~This was the third of her books to be issued in the larger format -- though beginning in 1930 it was reduced in size to the small format, along with "The Tale of" being added to the title (at that time two illustrations were modified to show biscuits and soap available in 1930). Copies were issued in pale olive green or in buff-colored boards; this copy is the latter. Condition is near-fine (spine slightly darkened, but scarcely any wear other than one small mark on the rear cover). Linder p. 428.

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        The Plan of Chicago

      Commercial Club of Chicago 1909 - 164 p., ill, pl, 14 full-page plates, 12 two-page spreads and three fold outs. Original blue cloth, gilt. Top edge gilt. Limited edition, no. 1373 of 1650 copies. Presentation bookplate to Champion I. Hitchcock from the Commercial Club. Minor spotting / discoloration to cover edge. Marginal dampstain throughout. Internally, generally clean with a few minor spots. An important work in the history of city planning and the development of Chicago.Co-authored by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, conceived the Plan of Chicago as a plan of action, recommending an integrated series of projects including new and widened streets, parks, new railroad and harbor facilities, and civic buildings to reshape Chicago based off his research of the great cities of world. Though only portions of the plan were realized, it reshaped Chicago's central area and brought a new approach to urban planning that was distinctive in being comprehensive, systematic and regional. "The Plan focused on six major physical elements: 1. improving the lakefront 2. developing a highway system 3. improving the freight and passenger railway systems 4. acquisition of an outer park system 5. arranging systematic streets; and 6. creation of a civic center of cultural institutions and government." (University of Chicago) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Unicode? (Cook's Special Edition)

      1909 - The Universal Telegraphic Phrase Book. A Code of Cypher Words in use at Home and Abroad in Inland and Foreign Telegrams. Original blue cloth, gilt on upper board, a little rubbed. Elastic fastening band affixed to rear board. Light browning to all leaves before xii with slight marginal loss. A single Roneo sheet for use on the expedition mounted on front pastedown, this with a small browned holewith loss ofa few characters. [xxiv], 354, 6.ads.pp. London, Thomas Cook & Son, This was Scott's copy. Glued onto the front pastedown are instructions from his publisher (Smith, Elder & Co) for proper forms of address in telegrams as well as Smith, Elder's telegraphic address. Unicode was a simple language which substituted single words for common phrases. It was used primarily to reduce the costs of communication.The book was returned to Kathleen Scott with Scott's other belongings from the hut at Cape Evans in 1912. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Beispiele aus dem Feldpionierdienste. Taktisch-technische Studien (mit berücksichtigung des Entwurfes zur Feldbefestigungsvorschrift 1908). Allgemeines und I. Abschnitt.

      Wien, Seidel 1909 - Octavo. Pp. vii, 186. Plus 22 folding sheets of maps, battle plans, formations, etc., often printed on both sides, all loosely inserted in rear pocket. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, shelf ticket to spine, old institutional stamps to title, ticket on last endpaper. In a very good condition, fine interior, crisp set of maps. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. The many folding sheets include battle formations, battle situations, battle plans, maps, semitransparent overlays to indicate troops' position over time, text appendices, etc. They are fully collated for condition and completeness. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Zivilgesetzbuch (9 Bände KOMPLETT) - Bd.I: Schweizerisches Zivilgesetzbuch: Einleitung/ Das Personenrecht/ Bd.II: Das Familienrecht/ Bd.III: Das Erbrecht des schweizerischen Zivilgesetzbuchs/ Bd.IV: Das Sachenrecht/ Bd.V: Das Obligationsrecht/ Bd.VI: Einführungsbestimmungen/ Register/ Supplement-Band I - III.

      Schultheß & Co.; 1909 ff. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Einbandkanten sind leicht bestossen; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 9 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 13000

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        Si je suis de glace.".

      1909 - Aquarelle en couleurs, 1909, signée et datée en bas à droite Edward W. Larry, légendée en haut à gauche, 25 x 32.7 cm. George BARBIER (Nantes 1882-1932), peintre et illustrateur, a beaucoup travaillé pour la mode et le théâtre, composant des dessins de costumes et des décors. L'artiste a également illustré de nombreux ouvrages. Il a exposé régulièrement au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs de 1912 jusqu'à sa mort. En 1920 il participait à l'exposition du Musée des Arts Décoratifs à Paris: "La mode au XXème siècle vue parles peintres", représentant ce qu'on a nommé par la suite "l'Art Déco". On montre encore ses dessins aujourd'hui lors d'expositions sur cette époque, ce fut le cas en 1971 à Minéapolis aux U.S.A., et à Paris en 1973 (Bénézit, I, p.432). Une grande rétrospective salua son oeuvre au Palais Fortuny de Venise en 2008-2009 assorti d'un livre "George Barbier-La nascita del déco". L'aquarelle met en scène une élégante se maquillant, assise devant sa coiffeuse, sous l'oeil agacé de son époux.La légende de ce dessin rend la charge humoristique ". Ah ! Mon pauvre ami, si je suis de glace, vous n'avez pas découvert le pôle !" L'oeuvre est signée par l'artiste sous son pseudonyme Edward W. Larry, qu'il emprunta régulièrement jusqu'aux années 1910. Légères taches et salissures. Œuvre originale

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        Anne Of Avonlea.

      Boston: L C Page. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1909. 1st; 1st. Cloth. \; Color frontispiece plate after George Gibbs. 8vo, original tan gilt-lettered cloth, pictorial label on front cover, scattered staining including red ink marks to rear cover, light rubbing to label; ownership inscription Mildred Buchanan, Coral Michigan , dampstaining to approximately a dozen leaves. First edition of Montgomery's second book and the first of many sequels to her immensely popular Anne of Green Gables. Book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. Straight attractive copy. True first edition, first impression. Laid in is a charming typed note from the previous owner who lived on a small farm near Coral Lakes. .

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        Inventaire Descriptif des Monuments Cams de l'Annam: Planches [Publications de l'École Française d'Extrême-Orient, Volume XI & Volume XI bis, Inventaire Archéologique de l'Indochine, II, Monuments Cams de l'Annam, Planches] (TEXT AND PLATES VOLUMES). 2-Vol. set (Complete)

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale; Ernest Leroux, Éditeur, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Quarto (10 3/4 x 7" (Text vol.); 11 x 7" (Plates vol.)). xx, 598pp (Text vol.); xvii, [1]pp (booklet), cxiv (114) loose leaves (Plates), as issued (Plates vol.). Text volume bound in modern black cloth. with gold lettering to spine. Booklet and plates housed in a modern 11 1/2 x 7 3/4" grey cloth box retaining the original printed covers and title along spine. This stunning set of archaeologist Henri Parmentier's "Inventaire Descriptif des Monuments Cams de l'Annam" (Descriptive inventory of the Cham monuments of Annam) describes the monuments of Champa, the treasures of its kings and reports on the results of excavations on the sites of the ancient cities of Champa.* The text volume contains no less than 134 in-text and full-page figs.The 114 plates contained in the Plates volume are full-page and folded b/w illustrations of plans, floor plans, drawings of ancient monuments, as well as seven folded color maps. [WITH]A large 17 1/2 x 25 1/2" folded color plan of Angkor Vat dated September 1930, after the 1909 plans by French Lieutenants Buat and Ducret, revised by Henri Parmentier.Ex-library copy with sticker at upper front covers, sticker at tail of spines, and bookplate on inside of front covers. Original covers on box heavily foxed. Text and captions in French. Text volume: Binding and interior in very good condition; Plates volume: Box in good- to good, interior (booklet, map and plates) in very good condition. * "Champa was an Indic civilization that flourished along the coasts of what is now central and southern Vietnam for roughly a thousand-year period between 500 and 1500 AD. The artistic legacy of Champa consists primarily of sandstone sculptures - both sculpture in the round and relief sculpture - and brick buildings. Some metal statues and decorative items have also survived. Much of the remaining art expresses religious themes, and though some pieces would have been purely decorative, others would have served important functions in the religious life of the Chams, which synthesized elements of Hinduism (especially Saivism), Buddhism and indigenous cults. This artistic legacy has been decimated by neglect, war, and vandalism. Much of the damage has been done in the 20th century. Some French scholars such as Henri Parmentier and Jean Boisselier were able to take photographs, create drawings, and pen descriptions of works which have been destroyed in the meantime." (From Wikipedia).

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        Max Klingers Radierungen, Stiche und Steindrucke. Wissenschaftliches Verzeichnis.

      Amsler und Ruthardt, Berlin 1909. 4°, xviii, 148 pp.+ 69 plates with 331 illustrations. Nº 74 of de luxe edition with engraved frontispiece by Max Klinger, plates printed on »Straßburg Papier« by Lichtdruckanstalt von H. Hadorff Berlin, bound in full suéde by Leipziger Buchbinderei, Gustav Fritzsche, Berlin.Very fine condition

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        Le Cauchemar de marbre rose". Documents relatifs à une Baignoire de Marbre ayant fait partie de l' Appartement des Bains du Château de Versailles de l' année 1673 à l' année 1750.

      1909 - Documents manuscrits reliés en un vol. in- 4, 1/2 veau marbré bradel havane à coins, dos à nerfs. Deux ff. bl.- (77) pp., pour l' essentiel manuscrites, de papier quadrillé rose, bleu et jaune- et, pp. (79) à (91), illustrations (photos, dont 2 tirages originaux), cartes postales et un billet manuscrit, contrecollés sur carton grège- 10 ff. bl. Robert de Montesquiou achète en 1900, pour son "Pavillon des Muses", à Neuilly, "la plus belle baignoire du Monde", "l' unique baignoire du Palais de Versailles", qui servit à la Montespan, à Versailles, puis à la Pompadour, à l' Ermitage. Le "cauchemar de marbre rose", bloc de 12 000 kilos, est négocié pour Montesquiou par son "Chancelier de Fleurs", Gabriel de Yturri, déjà découvreur du Pavillon des Muses. Montesquiou et sa baignoire quitteront Neuilly pour Le Vésinet en 1909. D' une main anonyme, copie des documents anciens servant à l' histoire de la vasque : extrait des Mémoires du duc de Luynes, de 1750, de la Description de Versailles de Piganiol de La Force, extraits des gazettes d' Amsterdam et d' Utrecht, &c. P. 29, passage manuscrit de la main de Montesquiou. Pp. 55/57, copie d' un poème d' Anna de Noailles "Au cte Robert de Montesquiou" : "Sur la vasque de marbre rose ---". Sur la même vasque, poèmes de Lucie Delarue- Mardrus et de Jean Lorrain. Parmi les illustrations, billet autographe original de P. de Nolhac, conservateur du château de Versailles, à Montesquiou, sur papier à en-tête du château ; 2 tirages originaux spectaculaires montrant Yturri assis sur la vasque lors de son transport vers Neuilly ; 2 cartes postales représentant la vasque. En fait, le document proposé est très probablement la maquette du chapitre VI, "La Vasque", du "Chancelier de Fleurs ; douze stations d' amitié", rare texte de Montesquiou paru en 1907. (Cf. "Reynaldo Hahn / Le Chancelier de Fleurs", en ligne). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GINGER & PICKLES

      1909. Potter, Beatrix. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909. Original pale buff boards decorated in dark green, with color pictorial onlay. First Edition of this tale about a country village store, run by a tom-cat named Ginger and a terrier named Pickles. Ginger and Pickles do very well -- sort of: sales are great, since they provide unlimited credit, but they don't seem to care whether or not they ever get paid. Beatrix Potter based the tale upon an actual shop in Smithy Lane, Sawrey -- close to her Hill Top Farm.~This was the third of her books to be issued in the larger format -- though beginning in 1930 it was reduced in size to the small format, along with "The Tale of" being added to the title (at that time two illustrations were modified to show biscuits and soap available in 1930). Copies were issued in pale olive green or in buff-colored boards; this copy is the latter. Condition is near-fine (spine slightly darkened, but scarcely any wear other than one small mark on the rear cover). Linder p. 428.

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        Is Shakespeare Dead?

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909. First edition of this Twain work regarding the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with two frontispiece plates statues of Shakespeare and Bacon. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which shows some light wear and tear. Is Shakespeare Dead? is a short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject.

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        Comoedia Illustre. Bound Volume for 1909 containing all 24 semi-monthly issues (1er Annee, Nos. 1-18 and 2e Annee, Nos. 1-6)

      Paris, 1909. Hardcover. Very Good. numerous black & white illustrations (mostly less than full-page), 526, 170, [4]p. Contemporary 1/2 leather. 31cm. Original front covers (but not the back covers) bound in on all issues. Edges trimmed, probably when these issues were bound together. Modest age-toning. French text. Issue No. 10 (15 Mai 1909) has a cover by Leon Bakst; Nos. 10-12 have articles on the Ballet Russes.

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        SONG OF THE ENGLISH

      London Hodder and Stougton [1909] - First edition. With 30 color plates tipped-in within ornamental borders, and with black and white drawings on almost every page, all by W. Heath Robinson. Large 4to, original royal blue cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt with fine pictorial designs on the upper cover and spine. A fine and very bright, beautifully preserved copy of this lovely book, the textblock clean and the plates all pristine, the cloth and gilt in excellent condition. FIRST EDITION OF THIS VERY BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK BY RUDYARD KIPLING . THE W. HEATH ROBINSON ILLUSTRATIONS ARE SUPERB BY ANY MEASURE. The trade edition of this volume was issued to benefit the "Daily Telegraph" National Bands Fund, and includes the text of a speech given by Kipling on the subject: "From the lowest point of view, a few drums and fifes in a battalion are worth five extra miles on a route march." Robinson’s highly sensuous illustrations perfectly complement Kipling’s poems of British seafaring around the world. The grand poem, SONG OF THE ENGLISH is followed by six subsidiary poems likely composed while the Kiplings were living in Vermont. The theme underlying much of this collection is that the English are the Chosen under the Lord. This is one of Kipling’s earliest verses specifically setting out his vision of the British Empire, and the duties which it imposes on the English people. His definition of 'the English' is wide, certainly embracing the people of the overseas Empire, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, but arguably also the Americans among whom he lived in the years working on the collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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