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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. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Baseball Team, Native American

      Unknown, 1909 Photographic Image. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. G/N. This is a vintage silver print by an unknown photographer. Size is 20" X 15 3/4". The image is a group of 10 Native American men, 8 of whom are in uniforms with KLAMATH across the chest and a star directly below that. Two individuals are dress in suite & tie, one of them appears to be old enough to be the coach or instructor. Image is mounted to board. On the back of the board is a srtip of masking tape with penned names of the group in unidentified hand. The writting states it is a baseball team and identifies the members. They are Shakespeare Hicks, Quinby Chikscy, Harry Wilson, Warren Skelock, Pat Jackson, John Lee Ball, Edwin Wilson, Johnny Stookes, George Beal, M. Stookes. Two of the men have ball caps on, one has a catchers mitt on his hand. The edges of the paper are slightly chipped and a few small tears but they do not affect the image itself..

      [Bookseller: PRAIRIE CREEK BOOKS & TEA LLC]
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        CATALOGUE OF EARLY ITALIAN ENGRAVINGS PRESERVED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PRINTS & DRAWINGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM (2 VOL. - TEXT + ILLUSTRATIONS).

      London: William Clowes and Sons, Limited. Very Good. 1909-10. First Edition. Hardcover. F: anonymous engravings of miscellaneous and uncertain schools. G: Italian map engravers of the 15th century. Clean dark brown cloth. Bright gilt title on spines. Texts tight, clean & intact. Covers have a few small cloth bubbles. Front corners lightly rubbed and bumped. Spine ends have small cloth tears. Xxix - xlvi pages of text volume have turned down page corners. Rare Section; Clean dark brown cloth with bright gilt title on spines. Texts tight, clean & intact. Covers with a few small cloth bubbles. Front corners & spine ends lightly rubbed and bumped. ILLUSTRATIONS volume (1909) : (xvi) + photolithographic plates. TEXT volume (1910) : (lii) 627pp with pictorial frontispiece. Art; Engraved Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1909 : 1909 Original Hardback Wisden

      1909. Hi, This lot is an 1909 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good condition The boards are excellent but the front board has a touch of darkness to one edge and if you look closely some very tiny marks to the front, it looks like gilt speckles. The spine cloth and gilt is superb and the front board has very bright gilt. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in excellent condition and very bright yellow, just some darkness around the edges. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book.

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        Psychiatrie. Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte. 4 Bde.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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        MARTIN EDEN.

      New York:: The Macmillan Company,. 1909.. First edition. His autobiographical novel which Bright and fine with barest rubbing to spine ends and corners and sepia-tone frontispiece "By the Kinneys" casting a light shadow on title page. In good, complete, internally tape-repaired dust jacket with spine tanned and chipping to edges not affecting any lettering. Scarce to rare in dust jacket. .

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        The Magnet Library 1909-1940

      This is a collection of 787 individual original issues of the Weekly Boy's Story Paper "The Magnet" featuring Billy Bunter and many original stories by Frank Richards, the collection consists of the following, The Largest continuous run is from April 16th 1927 from issue 1000 to May 18th 1940, issue number 1683, this 13 year run is complete except for 14 issues, missing Numbers 1045, 1053, 1054, 1058, 1076, 1083, 1090, 1091, 1116-17, 1139, 1203-04 and 1220,. The rest of the issues starting from the earliest dates, are numbers 94 from 1909, number 120 from 1910, issues 261 & 278 from 1913, issues 366 & 369 from 1915, then issues 403, 407, 420, 448, 451&2, 454 to 456, 460, 464, 465, then 476-483, 485&486, 488-496, 499, 500, 509, 511-12, 515-519, 523, 527, 529, 535, 538, 542-3, 557-9, 561-2, 564-568, 573, 575,578, 583-4, 588-90, 592, 599, then 700-03, 710-11, 713, 718, 720, 726, 736-38, 742, 747, 754, 757, then 872, then 911, 915, 931, 933, 941, 950-52, 956-59, 963-969, 973, 992, 994-5, 998. Regarding condition, the greater part of the run are in generally good condition with the usual rusted staples, around 90 issues have some degree of taped repairs, mainly along spine back where covers have split, these are repaired mainly with sellotape with the usual associated browning, a couple with gummed paper or a coloured tape, a very small number have small repairs to tears to the actual cover, a small number have old ownership stamps to back covers, noticeable brown staining to one issue, and issue 1273 has had its cover coated in plastic film, issue 1558 has heavy ink stain that has affected the inner margins of all pages, issue 1332 is missing its last page and back cover, some occasional stains else the greater part of the collection is in good acceptable condition. a generally good collection of 787 original issues including a near complete 13 year run

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox]
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        LAST POEMS

      CONSTABLE & COMPANY, 1909. INGLESE 0,21 Firma appartenenza al foglio di guardia, adesivo ex libri alla controguardia, pagine con fioritura, tracce di umidità lungo il bordo interno con segno di muffa a fine volume, coperta rigida marrone con titoli d'oro al dorso il quale è scolorito dal tempo e da fioritura USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Bushman Paintings

      The Clarendon Press, Oxford, England 1909 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe 13: Diurnes Éthiopiens

      Fritz Lehmann/E. Le Moult 1909-1928, Stuttgart/Paris - 2 vols: vi, 615; x, 80 fine colour plates. 4to. HB. Bound in 2 vols (Text + Plates), recent, three qtr, black morocco; gilt titling to spines, marbled boards + endpapers. Fine craft binding. A few figures have minor tissue residue due to adhesion to facing page; new glassine guards. Fine copy. French Edition. Translated by A. Janet and L. Polet. African Butterflies. Fine chromolithographed plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA]
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        Three Years' Sport in Mozambique

      London: Isaac Pitman, 1909. First. Hardcover. VG+. 164 pp, 80 ill,, one map. Vasse hunted extensively throughout Mozambique in 1904. He hunted and bagged members of the big five plus plains game. This is one of the best books ever written on Mozambique (on which there is not much in print) as well as an excellent big game hunting book. Because of the obscurity of the printer and likelihood that only a small number of copies were printed the book has always been RARE and extremely hard to obtain. VG+. In 35 years, this is only the 6th copy we've had. Two bookplates, one of which is firearms expert Paul Roberts.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        ANNE OF AVONLEA. With Frontispiece and Cover in Colour by George Gibbs.

      Sir Isaac Pitman: London, 1909. pp (iii)-viii, 367 + colour frontispiece with captioned tissue guard. Newly rebound by Keith Felton in half crimson crushed morocco with lilac boards and endpapers, all edges gilt, bound-in ribbon marker, spine with raised bands, black labels, gilt lettering and ornamentation. Bound without the ads at rear. A fine copy in a pretty binding. Made from sheets of the Boston: Page, September, 1909, first printing, this British first is very much scarcer than the American first. Her second novel, about as early as a serious collector can practically go with the British firsts. I have handled Anne of Green Gables many times in the American first printing but have only once in 35 years seen a copy of the British first. Would make a very nice present for a LMM fan. Binding: Hardcover .

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        The Art of Singing

      New York: The Metropolitan Company. 1909. First. First edition. Gray printed paper over boards. Bottom inch of the fragile spine lacking, offsetting from a clipping on the title page, else a very good copy. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Complete Self-Instructring Library of Practical Photography

      American School of Art and Photography 1909 - Ten volumes, complete. Publisher's attractive three-quarter red leather with gilt decorations and lettering. Volume 2 bumped at top of spine, otherwise a fine set, externally and internally. The ten volumes are: 1. Elementary Photography. 396 pages. 2. Negative Developing and After-Manipulation. 393 pages. 3. General Exterior Photography Composition. 366 pages. 4. Photographic Printing, Part 1. 425 pages. 5. Photographic Printing, Part 2; Copying, Enlarging, Lantern Slides. 393 pages. 6. At-Home Portraiture, Flashlight, Interiors, Lenses. 439 pages. 7. Studio Portraiture, Part 1. 314 pages. 8. Studio Portraiture, Part 2, Studio System, Color Photography. Pages 315 through 615. 9. Commercial, Press, Scientific Photography. 447 pages. 10. Negative Retouching, Etching and Modeling, Encyclopedic Index and Glossary. 485 pages. Each volume illustrated with instructive photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AETHERIO. EINE PLANETENFAHRT

      Regensburg: W. Wunderling's Hofbuchhandlung, 1909.. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-222 [223-224: ads], modern rebind in cloth-backed boards. First edition. A utopian fantasy anticipating the planetary romances of Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Princess Fantasia, Dr. Practico, a physician, Mediator, a chemist, and Peppino, a clever mechanic, travel through the solar system in the Aetherschiffes "Aetherio," visiting the Moon, Venus, and Mars. On the Moon, which bears some resemblance to Plato's Atlantis, they narrowly escape from voracious fatballs. On Venus, they meet the scientist Lesneh who is persecuted for his progressive views by the other inhabitants of the planet. On Mars they find the inhabitants ruled by a matriarchy. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 214. Lexikon 1, p. 201. Bloch (2002) 2279. Nagl, p. 250. A very good copy. KVK reports 2 copies; OCLC adds 3 (including 2 in the United States: University of North Carolina; University of Minnesota); no copies listed by COPAC. A very scarce, important book. (#133947)

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        CATALOGUE ILLUSTRE' DU SALON DE 1909 PEINTURE ET SCULPTURE

      BIBLIOTHEQUE DES ANNALES, Paris 1909 - Francese Pagine bunite ai bordi, all'antiporta pianta del Salon, numerose illustrazioni in nero fuori testo, alcune pagine quasi libere dalla legatura e molte con pubblicità dell'epoca, brossura editoriale morbida, leggermente ingiallita, con usura al dorso e con lievi segni del tempo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        EARLY TO BED AND EARLY TO RISE." "TWENTY YEARS IN HELL WITH THE BEEF TRUST." "FACTS, NOT FICTION"

      Privately printed, 1909., Indianapolis - First edition. 8vo. Dark gray wrappers, titles stamped in black on the front cover, 288 pp., introduction, preface, illustrated, 3 plates, portraits, index. "There are many important questions before the American people. Two of them touch in some degree all the people. One of these two is the importance of government encouragement to live stock raisers to induce them to improve the grade of their stock, in order, first, to make stock raising more profitable to the breeder, and second, that the people may get the very best that can be produced, especially of the stock utilized for food. The other question is the importance of compelling slaughterers, packers and butchers to be honest and supply to the people as first class only what is first class, and not palm off on them an inferior grade at first class prices. Added to this question is the one of making unlawful any combination between buyers, slaughterers or packers for the forcing of prices upward on the product to the consumer, and downward to the producer." In this book, Roger R. Shiel discusses these topics in an attempt to get government oversight on meat industry. Herd 2059 says "Letters and speeches protesting the monopoly of the beef trust." Herd 2059 calls for a hardcover edition, but this copy bound in wrappers is identical in every respect to the hardcover issue and probably more difficult to locate, although both versions would be considered very scarce today. Tiny chip to top corner of the title page and light wear to the spine ends. else a very good copy housed in a cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 5. XII. 1909.

      1909. 1 S. 8vo. "Leider ist es mir diesmal nicht möglich, von Ihrer liebenswürdigen Einladung: die Abonnementskarte zu benützen, Gebrauch zu machen. Indem ich Ihnen u. Ihrem Herrn Gemal [!] nochmals meinen besten Dank ausspreche verbleibe ich mit ganz besonderer Hochachtung [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Sonnets by Lord Alfred Douglas.

      London: The Academy Company, 1909 - 30pp. Bound in gray board. Gilt title on front board. With preserve box, backed with calf spine with gilt motif, gilt title and gilt compartments. This copy was presented from the author to C.W.Fiennes Clinton. Signed by the author. Paul Hyde Bonner's ex-libris. 20.8x14.7cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        The works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Poet Laureate.

      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1909.. 7.5 x 5 x 2 inches. Sm. 8vo. viii, 901, [1] pp. Frontis. port. Contemporary green gilt-stamped polished calf, raised bands, gilt-ruled spine and double-rule surround on covers, a.e.g., by Worsfold, London; spine discolored due to exposure, extremities rubbed (spine

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books ]
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        Le Kasr el-Agouz.

      IFAO, Le Caire 1909 - Extremely rare. Mémoires publiés par les membres de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale 11. IFAO, Le Caire, 1909. First edition. Folio, 103 pages, 1 plates. Bordeaux half-leather. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        'Il neige'

      Watercolour on paper, 314 x 230 mm, signed and dated lower left 'Edward W. Larry 1909', framed; in fine condition. George Barbier is regarded as one of the greatest French illustrators of the early twentieth century. His rich, flamboyant style was perfectly suited to theatre and ballet costume design and tohaute couture fashion illustration. He worked alongsideErté in designing sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère, and designed jewellery for Cartier. Prior to his first solo exhibition in 1911, Barbier frequently signed his work using the pseudonym 'Edward W. Larry'. The present work, the title of which translates to 'It's snowing', is from this early period. Barbier went on to become one of the masters of Art Déco design and illustration. A major retrospective of his work was staged at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice in 2008-09. (The English language edition of the exhibition catalogue,George Barbier: The Birth of Art Déco, was published in 2009 by Rizzoli, New York).

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Les mains jointes

      First edition on ordinary paper of the first book of the author, of wich there were only 5 large paper copies on China paper and 5 on Japon.With an autograph inscription from François Mauriac to the Marquis d'Argenson. A rare and good copy. Bibliothèque du temps présent & Henri Falque Paris 1909 13x19,5cm broché

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

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

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        Istoriya Russkogo Iskusstva. In Five Volumes

      Moscow, Russia: I. Knebel, 1909. In Russian. First edition. Five volumes, published 1909-14. Includes volumes I, II, III, V and VI, with volume IV never completed or published. Depicts Russian architecture (vol. I-III), sculpture (V) and painting (VI), illustrated throughout with black and white plates, tipped on color plates in volume VI, additional illustrations throughout the text. Massive set, brown cloth with extensive gilt designs, brown leather spine lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled edges, 12" tall, a combined nine inches thick. Matching bindings with the spines of III and IV a little lighter in color. Short closed tears to spine heads of I and II without loss, some chipping to spine head of volume V, some other fairly modest external wear, mainly lightly bumped corners and rubbing to the extremities, good hinges, sound text blocks, clean pages with a Russian bookseller label at upper left inside each cover, no other names or markings. Includes 1973 invoice for purchase of this set in The Hague, Netherlands.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Meyers grosses Konversationslexikon. 24 Bände von A-Z.

      Mit zahllosen Seiten Ledereinband Zustand: Einbände mit Goldprägung. Einbände sind leicht fleckig und verschmutzt. Ecken und Kanten sind etwas berieben und bestoßen. Buchrücken lösen sich manchmal etwas. Buchblöcke sind gering fleckig. Die Seiten sind etwas gebräunt, manchmal fleckig aber gut erhalten. Leichter Feuchtigkeitsgeruch. In altersgemäßem, gutem Zustand. Bei Band 24 löst sich der Buchrücken ganz ab.--- Über die Bücher: 1 Band aus dem Jahr 1909 mit Ergänzungen und Nachträgen. 3 Bände der Jahressupplements (1909/1910, 1910/1911, 1911/1912). 15IHMex

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        Meyers großes Konversationslexikon 1905-12 - -Jugendstil-Prachtausgabe - 24 Bde

      Leineneinband Leder-Buchrücken mit Golddruck und Jugendstilornamenten, Lederecken mit Goldstreifen, Kopfgoldschnitt, Frakturschrift. Der Kopfgoldschnitt ist gut erhalten. Zur Schonung der Bildseiten sind zahlreiche dünne Papiere zwischen die Seiten gelegt. Band 1 bis 20, dazu vier Ergänzungsbände: 21: Ergänzungen und Nachträge 22: Jahressupplement 1909/10 23: Jahressupplement 1910/11 24: Jahressupplement 1911/12 Teilweise etwas bestoßene Ecken und Buchrückenenden, Buchrücken verschieden stark ausgeblichen, hier und da kleine Einrisse an den Buchrückenrändern, sonst gut erhalten.

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        HAIGA HO^

      1909. Very Good. (EHON) NAKAMURA Fusetsu & KAWAHIGASHI Hekigoto. HAIGA HO. Tokyo: Kokado, 1909. 23 x 15.4 cm. String-bound Japanese style in flexible covers with stamped title. This visual and textual examination of the relationship between "haiga", haiku drawings, and the the haiku themselves was a collaborative effort between Fusetsu, a Western-style oil painter who was also perhaps the most eminent practitioner of haiga in his day, and Hekigoto, a noted haiku poet. They were both intimates of Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) and leaders of the influential literary circle associated with HOTOTOGISU magazine. Counting the decorative title page, there are 13 full page color woodcuts after designs by Fusetsu, 40 calligraphed haiku by Hekigoto reproduced in woodcut and a 38 page scholarly discussion by Fusetsu, as well as a few collotypes. A remarkable piece both visually and for its significance for the development of a new literary and visual aesthetic for Japan in the 20th century. Overall, this copy is very good in the very scarce, original, pictorial wraparound dustwrapper, which is split at the spine with some loss.

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        The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England : A Tale Of The Great Invasion

      Alston Rivers, London 1909 - Small 8vo, pp. 122, 4 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Housed in a red folding box, title in gilt to spine. Corners a trifle bumped, rear endpaper a little dusty, two small pieces of clear tape to ffep. strengthening join with spine. Ffep. also bears an early ownership inscription. Otherwise a much better than very good copy. Line drawings throughout by C. Harrison. First edition. 'There was once a millionaire who, having devoted a long life to an unceasing struggle to amass his millions, looked up from his death-bed and said plaintively, 'And now, perhaps, someone will kindly tell me what it's all been about.' I get that feeling sometimes, looking back. Couldn't I, I ask myself, have skipped one or two of these works of mine and gone off and played golf without doing English literature any irreparable harm? Take, for instance, that book The Swoop, which was one of the paper-covered shilling books so prevalent around 1909. I wrote the whole 25,000 words of it in five days, and the people who read it, if placed end to end, would have reached from Hyde Park Corner to about the top of Arlington Street. Was it worth the trouble? Yes, I think so, for I had a great deal of fun writing it.' (Over Seventy) A rare Wodehousian foray into satire, this lampoon of imperialism and Empire is one of his scarcest titles in first edition. This is partly because of its extreme fragility. This copy, two small and unobtrusive pieces of tape to the front free endpaper notwithstanding, is in very nice condition, the spine complete, and with no chips or tears to the wrappers. A remarkable survivor, in remarkable nick. McIlvaine A11a

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        The Bill-Toppers (CIRCUS FICTION)

      Bobbs-Merrill Co. Indianapolis (1909) - First Edition. Harrison Fisher dustjacket art and illustrations by the author. Perhaps better known as an artist and illustrator, the striking two-page illustrations in the American edition of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera are by Castaigne. A contemporary novel of circus life and peril, with an uncommon example of Harrison Fisher wrap-around dustjacket art from 1909. An attractive copy of rare title. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, very shallow spine end chips, top rear panel with small chip, edges with few short closed tears. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare 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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        Satyrs & Sunlight: Silvarum Libri. With pictures and decorations by Norman Lindsay.

      Sydney : John Sands Ltd, 1909. Folio, quarter vellum and decorated papered boards (light wear, edges rubbed), pp. [xvi]; 149; [5], twenty-one full page plates and numerous vignette illustrations; scattered foxing, Lindsay illustration from a magazine tipped on to p. [iv]. Limited to 130 copies, signed and numbered by McCrae. The plates include eight tipped-in original Norman Lindsay sepia-toned lithographs, each signed by the artist in the image. A very good copy of this book with eight original Lindsay graphics.

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        The Equinox Vol. I, Numbers I - X (10 Volumes).

      Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co. / Aleister Crowley Equinox Offices / Wieland & Co 1909 - 1913, London - Hardcovers. 10 Volumes. Small quartos, (9.5 x 7.38 inches). First Edition "Standard Issue." A complete set of the ten numbers which make up the first series (or "volume") of "The Equinox," published biannually between 1909 & 1913. This set is the "Standard" issue, which comprised an edition of 1000 copies for the early numbers, and less (probably 500) for the later, bound in light linen spines with paper-covered boards and paper title-labels on the spines. As is well-known, Crowley was the editor and principal author of most of the volumes of "The Equinox," which contained a variety of poetry, fiction, and reviews - generally with esoteric themes - alongside a number of articles of occult instruction. It is widely acknowledged as one of the landmarks of occult literature, and comprises ten huge volumes - over 4000 pages – including numerous color and black and white illustrations, tables etc. The thin fabric used for the spines of the First Trade Editions of "The Equinox" was notoriously fragile, and is often damaged or missing altogether. In this case the spines of eight volumes are sturdy and in original condition, whilst two of the volume have been expertly rebacked in a fabric matching that of the original. Each of the rebacked volumes has been supplied with a "distressed" facsimile title label, as has one of the volumes with the original spine. The paper-covered boards show the inevitable slight grubbiness and a little chipping. Number I has the generic man-o-war design with typed-name bookplate of Joseph C. Crombie, (1908-1971), IX degree, O.T.O., an initiate of the Agape Lodge in California, who was also an associate of Louis T. Culling, with whom he undertook a ritual in 1942 aimed at bringing an American edition of "The Book of the Law" into being. A few minor flaws, but over all the volumes would rate as VG - VG +, and are unusual thus. A full condition report is available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Alpes Fribourgeoises. La Gruyère. Publié par la Section Moléson du Club Alpin Suisse. Commission de rédaction: Léon Daguet, Georges de Gottrau et Raymond de Girard. Illustrations par Georges de Gottrau.

      Lausanne, Georges Bridel, 1909, - gr. in-4°, IV + 204 p., abondante illustration photographique dans le texte, couverture en couleurs (dessin de E. Weck-Boccard) conservée, reliure en d.-cuir, plats en papier fantaisie. Couverture en couleur de la brochure orig. cons. titre or au dos. Bel exemplaire. (Reliure Vera Creola - Bern). Ouvrage classique sur les alpes fribourgeoises et la Gruyère, abondamment illustré de photographies. L'ouvrage comporte les articles de plus d'une dixaine d'auteurs, parmi lesquels Auguste Schorderet, François Ducrest, Jules Repond, etc.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 4749 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The heart of the Antarctic : being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 [de luxe edition]; [and] The Antarctic Book. Winter Quarters 1907-1909.

      The lavishly produced de luxe edition of The heart of the Antarctic is one of the finest publications of the golden age of polar exploration. London : William Heinemann, 1909. De luxe large paper edition, limited to 300 numbered copies; the third volume, The Antarctic Book, was only published as part of this limited edition, and is signed on one half-title by the fourteen British members of the shore party (Shackleton; Priestley; Wild; Joyce; O'Day; Brocklehurst; Adams; Marshall; Mackintosh; Armytage; Roberts; Murray; Marston; Mackay) and on the other by the two Australian members, Douglas Mawson and T.W. Edgeworth David. Three volumes, quarto, the first two volumes in original gilt-decorated vellum (a little mellowed) with Marston's At the Sign of the Penguins device to the front, The Antarctic Book in uniform gilt-lettered vellum-backed boards, printed on fine laid paper, top edges gilt, others uncut, illustrated with both monochrome and colour plates, maps in rear pocket of first volume, complete as called for, 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. In the winter months of 1908, in dark and cramped conditions in the expedition hut at Cape Royds, Joyce and Wild, with Marston (designer) and O'Day (binder), managed to make close to one hundred copies of what was the first book printed on the continent of Antarctica. Aurora Australis, of which only around 70 copies are known to have survived, contained literary contributions by nine of the expedition members under the editorship of Shackleton, and was illustrated with lithographs and etchinngs by Marston. The third volume of The heart of the Antarctic de luxe edition - The Antarctic Book - includes Shackleton's poem Erebus and Mawson's extraordinary work of fiction, Bathybia, both from Aurora Australis. Mawson's Bathybia is set at an imagined South Pole, where a crater is home to a forest of toadstools populated by giant insects. Of the six etchings by expedition artist George Marston reproduced in this volume, only the two accompanying Bathybia had appeared in Aurora Australis.

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        Ballads of a Cheechako

      Toronto: William Briggs, 1909. Undetermined. very good. 3rd Canadian Edition, First Canadian Issue Red Leather Variant. viii, 11-138 [2] pp. 24 mo (pages 13.5 X 9.2 cm). Red leather wrappers with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. All edges trimmed in gilt. Wrappers are rubbed and worn at spine with some light soiling. Light blue marbled endpapers with some soiling, discolouration and light creasing. Text block is clean with a B/W frontis. Placed loosely inside is a silk bookmark with a Henry Burton quote. A beautiful little book with a great inscription. very good Inscribed by Service on the half title in black ink. Inscription reads "Fred N. Atwood, with the authors best regards and memories of the Nighthawk club, R.W. Service, Dawson YT 1910" Fred Atwood was a merchant in Dawson City who became a friend of Robert Service in the Yukon and afterwards in Seattle. A2. C. 1. In Mitham. Appears to be a red leather variant of this issue lacking the black stamped border. 1909

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        Komposition. Gouache.

      Signiert "Schaeffer". Auf leichtem Karton. 21 x 29,6 cm. Blattfüllende, streng komponierte Arbeit der Hamburger Malerin und Graphikerin. - Gertrude Schäffer studierte ab 1909 an der Hamburger Kunstgewerbeschule bei A. Illies. Neben Figurendarstellungen malte Schäffer in den 1950er Jahren abstrakte Farbkompositionen. - Schwache Kratzspur. An den Rändern und in den Ecken partiell minimale Farbabplatzungen.

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        The Stereograph and the Stereoscope with Special Maps and Books forming a Special Travel System

      Underwood & Underwood, New York 1909 - SIGNED, FIRST EDITION. Overall nice vintage condition. Covers and interior exhibit commensurate signs of aging and wear. Well read, yet treated with care. Covers have bumped corners, minimal rubbing to edges, as well as light but expected scuffs and marks. Spine features gilt title, sun-darkened with some fading to gilt, and softened spine ends. Binding is firm and secure. Pastedowns are notably age-toned with some staining and foxing. Front pastedown bears author's signature and partially erased pencil in top corners. Please see photos. Interior is gently toned with darker margins, and minimal scattered foxing throughout. Inside pages are free of writing, highlighting, underlining or other intentional marks. Text block edges are dusty with some distinct foxing. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. The stereoscope with its stereograph images offered the first opportunity for individuals to view distant places from a dimensional aspect. Osborne first experienced this as a child and it excited his passion and curiosity. This book examines the impact of the stereoscope, and by extension photography and any captured images, on our culture, society, linguistics, psychology, religion and aesthetics. Includes information on the development of the stereoscope, as well as production and application of the stereograph for both artistic and practical purposes. Includes diagrams and formulae. Signed on front fly leaf. "I remember well the first time I saw a stereoscope and stereographs. It was at the home of an uncle in northeastern Pennsylvania, when I was less than ten years Of age. The experiences I then had I have never forgotten. I seemed let out to the ends Of the earth. I had never traveled, but I had dreamed of visiting the great world of which I had heard, and now something that had happened only in fairy story Or by Arabian magic seemed a real possibility. For this clearly was not magic nor mere make-believe. I was taken out to no world Of fancy, but to the world of fact." (from author's intro) 284 pages with index. 5.25" by 7.5". Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Glorious unsigned Russian postcard photo of GD Xenia and her entire family consisting of six sons and 1 daughter [(Grand Duchess, 1875-1960, Sister of Nicholas II of Russia and Wife of his Cousin Grand Duke Alexander) with her husband Grand Duke ALEXANDER (1866-1933), and their children IRENA (1895-1970), ANDREW (1897-1981), FEODOR (1898-1968), NIKITA(1900-1974), DMITRI (1901-1980), ROSTISLAV (1902-1978) & VASSILI (1907-1989)]

      1909 - the Duke and Duchess are seated with children on their laps and the rest of the family is seated around them, 5½" x 3½", no place, no date, circa

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        The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi.

      London: The Florence Press by Chatto & Windus. 1909 - Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A remarkable binding by J(ulius) Dratva of Vienna with large raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. The upper board shows St Francis kneeling before a winged Christ through an arch with dragon heads in the top corners. All edges have very unusual floral gilt gauffering. A gilt armorial device G.T. with a Griffin wielding an anchor and sword on the paste down endpaper. Number 191 from a limited edition of 500. An exceptional item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Faerie Queene: Vols I and II (Limited Edition)

      Cambridge at the University Press 1909 - 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. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann. 1909 - Querformat, ca. 19,5 x 23,5 cm. 1 Blatt, XV Seiten, 176 Originalaufnahmen auf 100 Lichtdrucktafeln (diese mit Goldschnitt) und 3 Karten. Orig.-Leinenmappe mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Gabriel, A.: Die Erforschung Persiens, Wien, S. 259/260: "Nach Puscht-e Kuh, entlang dessen Nordostgrenze sich Herzfeld gehalten hatte und das damals ein noch fast unabhängiges mittelalterliches Lehnsfürstentum war, machte 1907 H. Grothe eine Reise. Er zog aus der mesopotamischen Ebene in das westliche Puscht-e-Kuh-Gebiet und drang über den Paß Mulla Gawan, den schon de Morgan benutzt hatte, in das Becken von Schirvan vor." Die Textbände erschienen erst 1911/12. Beigefügt: Original-Ankaufsrechnung von Karl W. Hiersemann, Buchhändler und Antiquar vom 10.7.1909. Leinenmappe mit kleinem Einriss am Rücken, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Ginger & Pickles.

      London F. Warne & Co 1909 - First edition, first or second printing with date on title, 8vo., (18,5 x 14cm, )colour frontispiece and 9 colour plates, plain title vignette and illustrations in text, lia few minor finger-marks, upper hinge starting but holding firm, original green boards with mounted colour illustration, mounted illustration with crease to upper corner, light rubbing to joints, minor bumping to spine ends and corners, a little darkened and with some light marking, still a very good copy overall. Based on the comings and goings of the village shop in Sawrey, Ginger & Pickles gave Beatrix Potter a chance to include many of her most loved characters. The dedicatee, Mr John Taylor, was the village blacksmith and had long desired to appear in one of Potter's works; Potter kindly obliged and he features here as Mr John the Dormouse. Sadly John Taylor did not live to see the published book. This is the original large format edition which was not re-issued in smaller "standard" format until 1930. Linder p.428; Quinby 17 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Imperial Cabinet Photograph of a Seated Maricopa Squaw

      Cabinet card measures 5 3/4" x 3 3/4". Verso is dated August 3, 1909. And mailed from Tombstone to Bisbee [sic] Arizona. Penciled underneath no doubt by the sender "ain't she a brick". David Daniels in his "Photograph's Wet-Place Interlude in Arizona Territory, 1864-1880" in the Journal of Arizona History notes on p. 192 that this was often done of Apache women being photographs from the waist up. Mollie Fly continued to run the Tombstone gallery on her own and in 1905 she published a number of her late husband's famous photographs. She was inducted in 1989 into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame. A similar photograph measuring 7 1/2" x 4 3/4" sold at the Skinner Auction in 2002 for $811.

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        En Undersokning av Folkens Valstand dess Natur och Orsaker. Oversattning av D:r Emil Sommarin. 2 vols. 1909/1911.

      Lund, C. W. K. Gleerups Forlag - First Swedish Edition. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo, xvi, 191; [iv], 179pp, contemporary quarter cloth, original front wrappers preserved, gilt spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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