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        Jacopo Sansovino scultore

      Venezia: Istituto Veneto di Arti Grafiche, , 1909. Rilegato (hardback). Molto Buono (Very Good). Con 108 tavole in nero applicate. 8vo. pp. 440. Molto Buono (Very Good). Fioriture leggere (Some light yellowing). .

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Fourth Olympiad Being the Official Report of The Olympic Games of 1908

      The British Olympic Association, 1909. Inbunden bok. Titelblad saknas och bokryggen har några märken, men fin inlaga

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        The History of Dutchess County New York

      Poughkeepsie, NY: S. A. Matthieu, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. The first and only edition of this work. An important early history of the county, which includes an ALS signed by Gen. (John Watts) de Peyster, of Tivoli NY, to Judge Wood of Cold Spring NY, dated 21/10/1884, loosely inserted. De Peyster (1821 - 1907) was a New York author and philanthropist, one of the first military critics, noted for his histories of the American Revolution and Civil War, whose family played a large role in Tivoli, (Dutchess County) NY. De Peyster wrote a series of articles on war tactics during the Civil War in recognition of which the state later raised his rank to brevet major general. De Peyster invites the judge to stay in Tivoli; written on embossed monogrammed paper, split at original horizontal fold, 6 x 8 1/4". Thick 4to, frontispiece, [9]-791pp, 96 plates including portraits, fold out map; Index [xxxii]. All edges gilt, lacks spine. Three quarter brown leather and dark green boards. First signature loose, however contents complete and in very good condition with pages bright and clean, including the fold out map at the rear, which is slightly ruffled at one edge. A worthy candidate for rebinding, with a nice Dutchess County ephemeral piece. OCLC: 475767953 records 2 copies.

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        Ein Sommernachtstraum. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel. Mit Bildern von Arthur Rackham.

      München, Bruckmann 1909. 4°, 4 Bll, 132 S. mit Vignetten und Textillustrationen und 40 montierten Farbtafeln, Orig.-Pergamentband mit Kopfgoldschnitt und schöner Rückenvergoldung in Orig.-Pappkassette. Erste Ausgabe mit diesen Illustrationen.- Eines von 1001 nummerierten Exemplaren.- Schöner Druck auf beidseitig unbeschnittenem Bütten.- Vorderes Seidenschließband liegt lose bei, kleines Exlibris im Innendeckel, frisches Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Illustrierte Bücher, Buchwesen, Bibliophilie

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        Karl Marx über die menschliche und kapitalistische Wirtschaft : Eine neue Darstellung seiner Lehre.

      Berlin : Hans Bondy, 1909 - 105 S. Einband berieben, bestaubt u. gering befleckt, S. ungeschnitten u. stockfleckig G1000c *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 250

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        Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp. In Rhyme.

      Nisbet & Co., London 1909 - Limited edition, this #249 of 250, signed by illustrator T. Mackenzie on limitation page. 12 mounted color plates, with captioned tissue guard, ample text illustrations and decorations in b&w. Folio, publisher's gilt-decorated white cloth, t.e.g, sides untrimmed. Rough edges darkened, covers slightly toned, more at the spine, corners bumped. Slight offsetting of pink stains to the outer corners of rear cover. Internals clean, fine, really. Wonderful Art-nouveau style. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Undine

      Heinemann 1909 - First Edition. A sharp copy of this limited edition of 1000 copies SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy SIGNED by Rackham with the color plates present. We buy SIGNED Rackham First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, dedicated by permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury. With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth: Plate I: "Stag Hunting in the Olden Time" / Plate II: "The Meet at Kesgrave" / Plate III: Wolsey's Gate" / Plate IV: "The Stag crossing the Orwell" / Plate V: "Bishops Hill" / Plate VI: "The Stag in Distress".

      Oblong Folio. 7 pages with 6 original, handcoloured etchings. Later 19th century binding (half leather with gilt lettering on spine). With original, illustrated wrapper bound in the rear. The beautiful binding with only minor signs of wear. One of the plates with some stronger wear in the outer margins only. Very minor traces of foxing only. Excellent condition of this extremely rare sporting book. This the scarce coloured edition. [Schwerdt I, p. 228: "A discussion between a young lady and her sporting lover on the cruelty of modern stag hunting illustrated with attractive plates". / An entry in an auction catalogue of THE ANDERSON AUCTION COMPANY from 1909 reads: "A Sporting Book seldom offered for Sale"] Edward Robert Smythe was one of the foremost painters of the Suffolk School. After early aspirations of a military life he became an artist, and worked in Ipswich alongside artists such as Robert Burrows, and his brother Thomas (1825-1906). In 1840 Smythe moved to Norwich, and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman. He was undoubtedly influenced by several Norwich School artists, such as his friend Frederick Ladbrooke. His work attracted commissions from eminent patrons such as the Earl of Cardigan, and the Greene family.

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        THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER

      London: Greening & Co., Ltd., 1909. First edition. Foxing to endpapers, front hinge starting, mild rubbing to edges and some fraying to head of spine, mild age darkening to spine, a very good copy. (9799). Octavo, original blue cloth, illustration to front panel stamped in red, blue, black and white, lettering to spine and front panel stamped in gold. A collection of the earliest cases of the Old Man in the Corner. "Among the first and greatest of all 'armchair detectives.'" - Steinbrunner and Penzler, Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, p. 298. "An important book." - Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 83. "Good detection with action indirect but often effective" - Barzun and Taylor: A Catalogue of Crime: Revised and Enlarged Edition (1989), #4007. Queen's Quorum 41.

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        THE GREAT LAKES. The Vessels That Plough Them: Their Owners, Their Sailors, and Their Cargoes together with A Brief History of Our Inland Seas. With 72 illustrations and a map.

      G. P. Putnam, New York 1909 - xvi, 227 pages including index, [5] pages ads; 24.6cm; dark blue cloth binding; gilt decoration; boat picture inset on front cover; inner hinges plastic taped; bottom edges quite rubbed; spine lightly rubbed. Contains a frontispiece; illustrations from photos listed on pages xi-xvi; folded colored map; facsimile print from Hennepin's Voyages of Niagara Falls and folded facsimile print of George Washington Whistler's Detroit in 1820. Previous owner marks on front endpaper, copyright page, index pages (blind stamp), and rear endpapers. James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927). Great Lakes; ships and shipping. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Psalm 67

      N.p. - A single sheet, measuring 29 by 20 inches, folded once. This large scale illustration features a priest at an altar with his followers. Their arms and faces are uplifted to the sky as they invoke the verse from Psalm 67 which appears as the companion text to this illustration: "Scatter thou the nations that delight in wars:/ ambassadors shall come out of Egypt:/ Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God." The artist demonstrates a lighter vein of the satirical wit he came to be associated with: men who symbolize "the nations that delight in wars" meet, greet, and shake hands as if to finalize treaties and seal political deals -- in stark contrast to the religious fervor above. Tegetmeier (1909-1987) became associated with the Roman Catholic circle of the sculptor-artist Eric Gill, working with Gill in cutting and painting the Great War memorial at New College, and eventually becoming his son-in-law. The back of the illusration is signed "E.G. Drawing" in what appears to be Eric Gill's script, suggesting that this copy was a part of his personal collection. Minor overall soiling, small closed tears to right margin, bands of light toning top and bottom. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Mansfield Park; Persuasion

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909. Leather binding. Very Good. Hugh Thompson, Charles E. Brock. Beautiful, exquisitely bound complete five-volume set of Jane Austen's works. "Jane Austen emerged between 1870 and 1960 as a social critic, a moralist, an incomparable artist, and latterly a popular and universal writer. Today her novels are firm favourites among book buyers and library users and feature prominently in polls of favourite fiction," (Marilyn Butler Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ). Complete five-volume set including: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park . Black-and-white illustrations by Hugh Thompson and Charles E. Brock. Introduction in each volume by Austin Dobson, famed British poet and essayist of the early twentieth century. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909. Small octavo, three-quarter red polished calf with red and black leather labels, marbled endpapers; top edges gilt. Six novels in five volumes (as issued). Intricate gilt detailing and lettering on the spine. Neat early signature on front free-endpapers (dated 1923) of each of the works. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Light foxing to text block edges, text (inside) very clean; a few spots of discoloration to leather. A beautiful set in bindings of particularly high quality.

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        Artemis to Actaeon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. First edition, 8vo, pp. v, [1], 90; orig. green ribbed cloth stamped in gilt on spine and upper cover; minor wear, but generally a very good, sound copy. Wharton's second book of poetry, following her famously rare Verses, Newport, 1878.

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        T.S. Eliot Poems 1909 - 1925

      Harcourt Brace, New York and Chacago - Harcourt, Brace - NY, Chicago No dates indicated, states on copyright page - made and printed in Great Britain Hardbound in blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine, 128 pages, rough cut edges Jacket has a half inch chip out of the top spine end and similar chipping out of the upper rear edge. Jacket is age and sun toned but all lettering is readable. Small amount of color loss to the covers at the top spine end and bottom rear edge but covers are otherwise very good, clean with lettering readable, binding is tight and the interior is clean with no writing. There is a shadow on the half title page from a bookmark left in the book otherwise the interior is unmarked. Page 81, "The Wasteland", is dedicated to Ezra Pound il miglior fabbro. Pages are lined paper with watermarked Crown with Antique de Luxe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GUIDA ALLA DIAGNOSI DELLE AFFEZIONI DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO

      IL POLICLINICO, ROMA 1909 - ITALIANO Dono agli abbonati del Policlinico, pagine uniformemente brunite da fattore tempo, lievissima fioritura, tagli rossi, coperta semirigida in tela blu con titoli d'oro scoloriti al piatto ed al dorso, al piatto effige in bassorilievi, usura ai bordi con piccoli strappetti al dorso

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        My Bunkie and Others: Pictures of Western Frontier Life.

      Moffat, Yard and Company, New York 1909 - First edition of Schreyvogel's most acknowledged work. Oblong folio (12 1/8 x 16 3/4 inches). [6] pp. of text and thirty-six full page Schreyvogel illustrations, each captioned underneath. Publisher's pictorial yellow cloth spine (extending into cover and illustrated with Indian design motifs) over white boards with a Shreyvogel illustration of a mounted rider on the cover. Mild extremity wear, else a very good copy.Dykes 93. Howes S-199.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1909. Signed. PEARY, Robert E. Typed Letter Signed to Stanley Gray. Washington, DC: 17 December 1909. Two quarto leaves (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), typed on rectos, 1-1/2 pages. With original typed envelope. $4800.Extraordinary and revealing typed letter signed from Peary to Stanley Gray, written shortly after Peary's bitter controversy with Frederick Cook had erupted over which of the two explorers was the first to reach the North Pole.After leading several prior Arctic expeditions that fell short of the final goal, Peary set out on his last quest for the North Pole in 1908. Accompanied by Matthew Henson and four Eskimos, he made a final dash for the pole, which he claimed to have reached on Apr. 6, 1909. Upon his return he learned of the almost simultaneous announcement of Dr. Frederick A. Cook who claimed to have reached the Pole one year earlier. A bitter controversy followed. Although Cook spent much of his life attempting to substantiate his claim, Congress officially recognized Peary's achievement in 1911.Peary's emotions are evident in this letter answering an invitation to lecture about his expedition. “I am in rather a peculiar position in regard to lectures,” he writes. “Occurrences within the last two months have, in my opinion, so lowered the lecture platform and the great accomplishment which the world has been working for for nearly four hundred years, that, personally, I would rather not lecture at all… At the same time I recognize the fact that, in the interests of those dependent on me and who, to a certain extent, have borne the severest brunt of the last twenty years of effort and sacrifice, I have no right to throw away opportunities which come to me unsolicited and which… may offer opportunities of doing good in other directions…“My self-respect, and the magnitude of the work which I have done (not because of any greater ability than many another man who has tried before me, but because of my good fortune in being able to stick to the work and finally concentrate upon it the inestimable experience of years) will not permit me to lecture for insignificant sums and tell my hearers the real story of the discovery of the North Pole, when large amounts have been paid the greatest impostor of the present generation for a fictitious story.“If you can see your way clear to pay me $1,000.00 for a lecture in your largest Haverhill auditorium, make the lecture the biggest affair of its kind in Haverhill, and clear a handsome profit for yourself, I shall be glad to come to you, shall tell you the straight-from-the-heart story of the last of the great earth stories in a way that everyone in your audience will hear and understand, and I shall supplement my narrative with a series of views which have been pronounced by experts as the most effective and unique ever obtained in the Arctic regions, views which will be a revelation and an education. If, however, you do not see your way clear to making the affair a financial success for yourself, I should be very sorry to have you go into it, for the subject is one too big, both per se and to me personally, for me to care to have the slightest aftermath of dissatisfaction or discontent associated with it.” He has signed “R.E. Peary, U.S.N.” In a typed postscript which adds a few more requirements for a lecture, he concludes with the hope that he “may have the pleasure of telling a representative Haverhill audience the story of the discovery of the North Pole.” Minor discoloration at a few spots on the letter and the ink in Peary's signature has run slightly, but the signature is nonetheless clear. Very good condition.

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        Insurrections

      Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Ltd., 1909. Hardcover. Very Good + . 55 p.; 18 cm Signed by the author

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        Little Folks of Many Lands

      lONDON, nEW yPRK, tORONTO AND mELBOURNE: Cassell and Company, LTD, ? 1909 BOOK IN POOR CONDITION, MOST OF BOOK LOOSE FROM COVER, WRITING ON FIRST END  SHEET, PAGES FAIRLY CLEAN, THE AUTHOR WAS BORN IN 1865, BELIEVE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED IN EARLY 1900,S (SEE PICS.)

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        Hawaiian numerals: a compilation of unofficial data relating to the type-set stamps of the Kingdom of Hawaii

      San Francisco: by the author, 1909. FIRST EDITION. With 22 plates in a portfolio pocket on the inside of the front cover, numerous text illustrations. Original publisher's three-quarter morocco over cloth, spine gilt in compartments, gilt design on front cover, hinges and edges worn; interior excellent. First edition of this catalogue detailing the typesetting for stamps produced in Hawaii, as well as a general history of stamp production in the Islands. Crocker (1861-1912) was a prominent San Franciscan businessman, one of the Committee of Fifty formed after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. He was the founder and director of a number of Bay Area businesses. A noted philatelist, he was one of the founders of the Pacific Philatelic Society in 1884. He had a notable collection of the famous Hawaiian Missionary stamps, the first stamps of Hawaii. Part of Crocker's collection was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake but important Missionary stamps were saved as they were on display in Britain at the time. For an in-depth discussion of the history of stamp production in Hawaii, see Steiner, Numerals: Hawaiian Kingdom Stamps that Fill a Need and Fascinate Collectors Worldwide, 1859-1866 (Honolulu Historical Society, 2009) at https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10524/12239/HJH43_57-80.pdf?sequence=1.

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        Mission officielle commanditée par le Ministère de l'Instruction Publique pour un voyage d'étude en Amérique latine (1909-1913).

      - Unpublished, 1909-1913. 266 framed glass positives (including colour positives), 9.9 x 8.5 cm with handwritten descriptive labels (positive size 7.0 x 7.0 cm); preserved in one wooden box (28.5 x 11.0 x 11.1 cm) and 25 contemporary cardboard boxes, mostly with pictorial printed labels.l A rich collection of photos on glass from a time and area poorly documented. All the photos were made during a little-known geographical and anthropological expedition to Ecuador, Peru and Chile between 1909 and 1913. They show people, buildings (churches, factories), views, including street views, mountain views, etc., as well as volcanoes, geological features, sometimes including expedition members and material, of, chiefly, Ecuador, and of northern Chile, and Peru, including the upper Amazon. Over 200 photos are from Ecuador, several showing volcanoes, including some with mission crew-members amidst fumaroles. Other photos are anthropological, showing the people of the (high) Andes, as well as from the Amazon region, and people in cities such as Lima, Santiago, and Quito. Pictures include the Trans-Andeian railroad (several views); views of harbours (Valparaiso, Callao), streets, bridges, statues, a Roman Catholic procession, the army of Equador, and of Chile, on parade. A few show maps, with the expedition's itineraries. Still others show llamas, a flying condor, the unloading of a cow from a ship, Indian pottery, a beautiful girl from Chile (twice!), etc., etc. In general, there are 14 photos of expedition members and camps, 175 of various views on very diverse landscapes from the tropical rainforest to the glaciers of the high Andes. 17 volcanological photos and 19 others. The Parisian anthropologist Pierre Reinburg (1877-?) came from a family of organ builders in Strasbourg. He published on the Marawan (Guyane) Indians (1921), and a work titled 'Le Vénézuéla pacifique et travailleur' (1927). He also wrote a paper on South American plant hallucinogenics 'Contribution à l'étude des boissons toxiques des Indiens du Nord-Ouest de l'Amazone: l'ayahuasca, le yajé, le huánto. Étude comparative toxico-physiologique d'une expérience personnelle'. He was a member of the 'Société des Américanistes', but little else is known about him. For an unknown reason (perhaps the outbreak of WWI) the material gathered during this Andes-expedition remained unpublished and has been lying dormant for more than a century. The Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris contains his manuscript on the Peruvian Indian Jivaro language, which may have been based on data collected during the same expedition, also never published. It seems likely that the glass positives were used as lantern slides, but there are no records of this use. A few photos are partly browned/yellowed and very few with a broken glass or without the second (protective) part of the glass; several are in full colour, or enhanced with colour. Nearly all positives are in a very good state, crisp, without fading. Very interesting, unrecorded expedition waiting to be discovered and researched.

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        VICTOR GILSOUL

      Bok. 1909 Bruxelles G van Oest & Co. Hard covers, Halfleather, 94p. + numerous plates. 26x20cm, 950g. Good condition. French text. Serie: Collection des artistes belges contemporains. One of 50 copies on Imperial Japan paper with 2 original etchings. Not numbered.

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        KOWA THE MYSTERIOUS ... Translated from the French by William Frederick Harvey

      London: Everett & Co., 1909.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [7-9] 10-320, original decorated olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition in English. A translation of KOWA, LA MYSTERIEUSE, a frequently reprinted novel by this prolific French writer. Wild, racist, melodramatic mystery novel with yellow peril theme. Jacques Bermond, a young Frenchman traveling to America to seek his fortune, befriends Tao, a humble Chinese merchant whose suspicious behavior incurs the wrath of fellow traveler Carl Stone, a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the State of Kofa (California). Tao loses face and vows revenge -- "accursed man of the sea, for the blow you dared not give me, you shall receive a knife-thrust in your heart." Shortly after his arrival in Kowa (San Francisco), the capital city of Kofa, Jacques is hired by Stone and his first task is to find one of Stone's plant managers who has gone missing in Chinatown. The invasion of Kowa by the Chinese is "an epidemic ... The Celestial Empire disgorges on us all the rabble, and they plunder, rob and murder us every day. Our town has become more and more dangerous by night, and even by day. We no longer attempt to reckon the number of thefts, assaults, and murders that take place in Kowa. The police themselves don't even know how many men, women, and children have disappeared and left no trace behind them. The mystery in which all this is shrouded adds every day to our terror and forebodings." With the help of the crafty Tao, Stone's manager is found, but he has been drugged and has no memory of what happened to him. Shortly thereafter, Stone's wife, Evelyn, mysteriously disappears. The police are baffled. Evelyn's companion, Janine Flory, solves the mystery and sets out alone to find Evelyn but, while following her trail, vanishes as well. Both women have been kidnapped by the Chinese and taken to a secret city, "Kowa, the Mysterious," built in a vast cavern under San Francisco where the Orientals, who have enslaved thousands of Whites, plot to take over the country. Jacques must now work again with Tao (who is a powerful Mandarin, not a poor Chinese merchant) to rescue the women in return for Jacques' vow to not reveal the existence of the underground city. Much of the novel is set in the barbaric, claustrophobic and menacing Kowa, the "City of Darkness." When all seems lost and Jacques, Janine and Evelyn are fated to die in the bowels of the earth, an earthquake collapses the cavern and destroys the subterranean city and its teeming millions (the true cause of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire). Considerable anti-Chinese sentiment throughout the novel. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 302. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 85. Bleiler (1978), p. 74 (coding "lost race"). Reginald 05499. Not in Hubin (1994). Not in Baird and Greenwood. Cloth rubbed at edges, several mild stains to front and rear panels, generally, a very good copy. (#148913)

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        Der Phönix.

      [München, R. Piper & Co. 1909]. - Hayn/Got. IX, 458; Englisch 269. 1 von 400 Exemplaren. ".dieses hervorragend schöne und originelle Mappenwerk brachte 12 Kunstblätter erotischen Charakters und von namhaften Künstlern . Alle Entwürfe zeichnen sich durch unerhörte Kühnheit und Ausgelassenheit aus. Das Werk in einer einmaligen Auflage von 400 Exemplaren wurde jedoch bald beschlagnahmt und größtenteils vernichtet." (Englisch). - Willi Geiger `Dem starken Mann` / Heinrich Kley `Centaurenpaar` / Gustav Jagerspacher `Ein Traum` / Constantin Somoff `Marquise und Pierrot` / Hubert Wilm `Rast` / Karl Arnold `Der Händler` / Otto Kopp `Auf Lesbos` / Carl Josza `Frühlings-Erwachen` / Pascin `Maison de Rendevous` / Franz Christoph `Der erste Unterricht` / Albert Weisgerber `Liebesspiel` / Minoro Jasuda `Die Hand`. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. Folio (32 x 42 cm). 12 Tafeln (dav. 1 Orig. Radierung v. Willi Geiger u. 11 tls. farb. Tafeln in Offset, alle auf Orig.-Unterlagskartons aufgezogen). Ohne Titelbl. mit d. Druckverm. u. ohne Beschreibung der Tafeln. In Schwarzer Kartonmappe der Zeit m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel. Mappe mit leichten Lager- u. Abriebspuren, Tafeln min. staubfl.

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        A fine and handsome compendium of pharmaceutical and botanical texts, including writings by Matthaeus Platearius (d. 1161), Albertus Magnus (ca. 1200-80), Walter Agilon (active first half of the 13th century), and others (see below for the texts). Rubricated with two-line Lombard initials, paragraph markings, & chapter headings. Manuscript on paper (watermarks: a simple crown identical to Piccard Kr. I 281 and Briquet 4611, demonstrated in Lucerne, Frankfurt, Bingen for 1386-1388, as well as watermark Letter B (13/14), comparable to the group Briquet 7968 -7970: mid 14th century to 1369, 98 leaves, two columns, 38-44 lines, written in two main hands, the first a Gothic cursive hand & the second a rounded notula hand. Small folio (300 x 213 mm.), original binding of red goatskin over wooden boards with vellum pastedowns, two catches on upper cover

      Northwest Germany: 3rd quarter of the 14th century (ca. 1386). An important discovery: a collection of important pharmaceutical and botanical texts, assembled and written in the final quarter of the 14th century. Only two other similar manuscripts of the principal text - Platearius's "Circa instans" - have come on the market according to the Schoenberg database, both of which are now in the Wellcome Library: 1) a mid-14th-century copy from France or England, offered by L. Rosenthal in his Cat. 130 (1909), no. 85, and 2) a mid-13th-century copy from England, sold at Sotheby's on 26 June 1913, lot 1346. Texts: I. Matthaeus Platearius (attrib.) "Circa instans" (pp. 1-101);II. Walter Agilon, "De dosis medicinarum" (pp. 101-13);III. Anon., "Ars medicinarum laxativarum" (pp. 113-26);IV. Bartholomeo da Varignana, "Practica a capite usque ad pedes" (excerpt) (pp. 127-33); V. Anon., "Pirorum due sunt species" (pp. 134);VI. Alphabetical medical catalogue from "A" to "S" (pp. 135-42);VII. Middle Dutch tract, opening "Dyt zijn de Crachte van den Rosmarijn…" (pp. 141-42);VIII. John of Parma, "Practicella sive de medicinis simplicibus" (excerpt) (p. 144);IX. Pseudo-Alexander the Great and Thessalus, son of Hippocrates (attrib.) "Hortus sanitatis de herbis, plantis et arboribus" (pp. 153-73); X. Albertus Magnus, "Tractatus de herbis" with his "Tractatus de animalibus" (excerpt) (pp. 169-73). XI. Manuscript recipes, presumably added by the original owner (pp. 174-90). This manuscript was produced for use by a doctor in the 14th century and contains a number of important texts, most notably the Circa Instans, one of the foundational works of pharmacology. Matthaeus's text is a compendium of 13th-century botanical science and a prototype of the modern pharmacopoeia. "Copies were circulated throughout Europe, where its value was instantly recognized and where it shaped the literature of botany and pharmacy for the next 300 years."-Frank J. Anderson, An Illustrated History of the Herbal (1977). The text by Matthaeus is concerned with "simples," or substances that were observed to have medical properties, but were not formed from compounds of other substances. This was an area of medicine commonly abandoned to folklore before the composition of this text. It is usually known as Circa Instans (from the opening two words of the text: "Circa instans negotium in simplicibus medicinis" ("About the present business, concerning medical simples"). It is anonymous, but was most probably the work of Matthaeus Platearius, physician from the great medical school at Salerno. It was based on Dioscorides's "Vulgaris," but went far further than its classical source, describing hundreds of plants, the drugs that might be obtained from them, and their potential applications, forming the first major attempt of western pharmacy to go beyond its Greek and Arabic sources and producing a distinct work of European pharmacological medicine. The text remained the standard work on the subject for several centuries; its first appearance in print was the 1497 edition of Serapion. To the Circa Instans are appended a series of other complementary medical tracts, including Walter Agilon's De dosis medicinarum, itself a rare text. Agilon, a master of medicine at Montpellier, wrote during the first half of the 13th century. This text was in fact a close paraphrase of the important Arabic work on compounding medicines by Haly Abbas (more properly 'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi, d. ca. 982-94). This is followed by a text on the preparation of laxatives: "Hec est ars medicinarum laxativarum tam simplicium quam compositarum…" (here pp. 113-26), which is also recorded in Wiesbaden, Hessiche Landesbibliothek, MS. 56; an excerpt from the Practica a capite usque ad pedes of Magister Bartholomeo da Varignana (an Italian physician to Emperor Henry VII, d. early 14th century), opening, "Egritudo vero alia universalis, alia particularis…" (pp. 127-133), and otherwise recorded in the Collectio Salernitana, IV (1856), p. 339. That text ends with a note that its scribe finished it after the feast of St. Thomas de Kantellenberg (i.e. Thomas Becket of Canterbury: 29 December). This is followed by the Pirorum due sunt species (p. 134), an alphabetical medical catalogue from "A"-"S" (pp. 135-42), and a Middle Dutch tract, opening "Dyt zijn de Crachte van den Rosmarijn" (pp. 141-42). Between several blank leaves, there follows an excerpt of the Practicella sive de medicinis simplicibus of John of Parma (p. 144). To this has been appended a tract on the medicinal properties of herbs ascribed to Alexander the Great, the Hortus sanitatis de herbis, plantis et arboribus, claiming descent from the works of the Greek scholar Thessalus, son of Hippocrates (pp. 153-73). Another variant of the opening of the same text appears at the end of this one, presumably mistaken as a separate item by the scribe of this manuscript, or by the scribe of his exemplar. The final substantial text here is Albertus Magnus's Tractatus de Herbis (pp. 169-73), here in an apparent variant format, ending with an excerpt from his Tractatus de Animalibus (pp. 171-73). The remaining leaves are partially filled with medical recipes, most probably additions by the earliest owner of the volume. Provenance: German private collection. This is a fine and handsome practical medical/pharmaceutical compendium, in excellent condition and in its original binding of red goatskin (now faded to a pleasant reddish-pink) over wooden boards with vellum pastedowns. Two catches on the upper cover are present but the clasps are lacking. The binding is a bit worn and rather rubbed with small defects to the upper board. The first 133 pages have been rubricated with two-line Lombard initials and paragraph marks. The text is very well preserved overall with only minor faults: the first eight folios have some wrinkling in the gutter and are partially separated from the text block in the lower part. There is no loss to the text. There is also some light dampstaining and some slightly defective edges to about 15 pages, again without loss to the text. The blank leaves are all present. An unusually very well-preserved example in its original binding.

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        Wörter und Sachen. Kulturhistorische Zeitschrift für Sprach- und Sachforschung (später Titeländerung in: Zeitschrift für indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft, Volksforschung und Kulturgeschichte).

      Carl Winter, Heidelberg 1909-1942. Bände 1-22 (1909-1942). 4°, ab Band 19 in Gr 8°, Bände 1-18 gebunden (teils Original-Halbleder, teils späteres Halbleinen), ab Band 19 in original-kartonierten Heften, Einbände teils leicht fleckig, Rücken der Halblederbände berieben, sehr vereinzelt kleine Randanmerkungen, ansonsten gut erhaltene Reihe, Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Thoughts in a Garden

      England? 1909. An exceptional manuscript by Phoebe Rennell in fine original condition painted in December, 1909. Rennell's illumination of the poet Andrew Marvell's work 'Thoughts in a Garden' shows her as a fine calligrapher and illustrator. Rennell has arranged the poem on six sheets of superior vellum-textured paper with a gilt title and a superb opening section, beautifully ornamented with a watercolour border of flowers and fruits and intertwined by a blue ribbon. The work is bound in vellum-covered boards and held by a silk ribbon. With its connection to nature and individuality, Rennell's illumination epitomises the style of the Arts and Crafts movement. This delicate illumination by Phoebe Rennell shows the qualities prized by the group of craftsmen and artists working in the tradition of William Morris and Walter Crane. Rennell has been identified by distinguished calligrapher, Heather Child, as a potential student of the great Edward Johnston or Graily Hewitt. Original illuminated manuscript, vellum boards, silk ties, 110x170mm, fine.

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        REVOLVERATE. Con una prefazione futurista di F.T. Marinetti.

      Milano, Edizioni di "Poesia", 1909. In-16 gr., brossura orig. (con aloni), pp. 360. La prefazione illustra il valore rivoluzionario del libro, antiborghese e antimilitarista. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 465: “Poesie in buona parte apparse in ‘L'Educazione Politica', nei primi anni del ‘900. Il titolo è di Marinetti, cambiato rispetto all'originario "Canzoni amare". Molto ricercato” - Salaris, p. 43 - Falqui, p. 68. Con qualche lieve fiorit., altrimenti ben conservato. Esemplare con dedica autografa di Marinetti.

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        INCUNABULA TYPOGRAPHICA CATALOGUE LXXI DE LA LIBRAIRIE ANCIENNE LEO S. OLSCHKI

      LEO O. OLSCHKI, FIRENZE 1909 - Francese Brossura editoriale con piccola firma appartenenza, ingiallita, con fioritura e con strappi al dorsetto, adesivo numerico al posteriore, illustrazioni in nero fuori testo, pagine brunite dal tempo, legatura lenta

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        A fine and handsome compendium of pharmaceutical and botanical texts, including writings by Matthaeus Platearius (d. 1161), Albertus Magnus (ca. 1200-80), Walter Agilon (active first half of the 13th century), and others (see below for the texts). Rubricated with two-line Lombard initials, paragraph markings, & chapter headings. Manuscript on paper (watermarks: a simple crown identical to Piccard Kr. I 281 and Briquet 4611, demonstrated in Lucerne, Frankfurt, Bingen for 1386-1388, as well as watermark Letter B (13/14), comparable to the group Briquet 7968 -7970: mid 14th century to 1369, 98 leaves, two columns, 38-44 lines, written in two main hands, the first a Gothic cursive hand & the second a rounded notula hand. Small folio (300 x 213 mm.), original binding of red goatskin over wooden boards with vellum pastedowns, two catches on upper cover

      Northwest Germany: 3rd quarter of the 14th century (ca. 1386). An important discovery: a collection of important pharmaceutical and botanical texts, assembled and written in the final quarter of the 14th century. Only two other similar manuscripts of the principal text - Platearius's "Circa instans" - have come on the market according to the Schoenberg database, both of which are now in the Wellcome Library: 1) a mid-14th-century copy from France or England, offered by L. Rosenthal in his Cat. 130 (1909), no. 85, and 2) a mid-13th-century copy from England, sold at Sotheby's on 26 June 1913, lot 1346. Texts: I. Matthaeus Platearius (attrib.) "Circa instans" (pp. 1-101); II. Walter Agilon, "De dosis medicinarum" (pp. 101-13); III. Anon., "Ars medicinarum laxativarum" (pp. 113-26); IV. Bartholomeo da Varignana, "Practica a capite usque ad pedes" (excerpt) (pp. 127-33); V. Anon., "Pirorum due sunt species" (pp. 134); VI. Alphabetical medical catalogue from "A" to "S" (pp. 135-42); VII. Middle Dutch tract, opening "Dyt zijn de Crachte van den Rosmarijn…" (pp. 141-42); VIII. John of Parma, "Practicella sive de medicinis simplicibus" (excerpt) (p. 144); IX. Pseudo-Alexander the Great and Thessalus, son of Hippocrates (attrib.) "Hortus sanitatis de herbis, plantis et arboribus" (pp. 153-73); X. Albertus Magnus, "Tractatus de herbis" with his "Tractatus de animalibus" (excerpt) (pp. 169-73). XI. Manuscript recipes, presumably added by the original owner (pp. 174-90). This manuscript was produced for use by a doctor in the 14th century and contains a number of important texts, most notably the Circa Instans, one of the foundational works of pharmacology. Matthaeus's text is a compendium of 13th-century botanical science and a prototype of the modern pharmacopoeia. "Copies were circulated throughout Europe, where its value was instantly recognized and where it shaped the literature of botany and pharmacy for the next 300 years."-Frank J. Anderson, An Illustrated History of the Herbal (1977). The text by Matthaeus is concerned with "simples," or substances that were observed to have medical properties, but were not formed from compounds of other substances. This was an area of medicine commonly abandoned to folklore before the composition of this text. It is usually known as Circa Instans (from the opening two words of the text: "Circa instans negotium in simplicibus medicinis" ("About the present business, concerning medical simples"). It is anonymous, but was most probably the work of Matthaeus Platearius, physician from the great medical school at Salerno. It was based on Dioscorides's "Vulgaris," but went far further than its classical source, describing hundreds of plants, the drugs that might be obtained from them, and their potential applications, forming the first major attempt of western pharmacy to go beyond its Greek and Arabic sources and producing a distinct work of European pharmacological medicine. The text remained the standard work on the subject for several centuries; its first appearance in print was the 1497 edition of Serapion. To the Circa Instans are appended a series of other complementary medical tracts, including Walter Agilon's De dosis medicinarum, itself a rare text. Agilon, a master of medicine at Montpellier, wrote during the first half of the 13th century. This text was in fact a close paraphrase of the important Arabic work on compounding medicines by Haly Abbas (more properly 'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi, d. ca. 982-94). This is followed by a text on the preparation of laxatives: "Hec est ars medicinarum laxativarum tam simplicium quam compositarum…" (here pp. 113-26), which is also recorded in Wiesbaden, Hessiche Landesbibliothek, MS. 56; an excerpt from the Practica a capite usque ad pedes of Magister Bartholomeo da Varignana (an Italian physician to Emperor Henry VII, d. early 14th century), opening, "Egritudo vero alia universalis, alia particularis…" (pp. 127-133), and otherwise recorded in the Collectio Salernitana, IV (1856), p. 339. That text ends with a note that its scribe finished it after the feast of St. Thomas de Kantellenberg (i.e. Thomas Becket of Canterbury: 29 December). This is followed by the Pirorum due sunt species (p. 134), an alphabetical medical catalogue from "A"-"S" (pp. 135-42), and a Middle Dutch tract, opening "Dyt zijn de Crachte van den Rosmarijn" (pp. 141-42). Between several blank leaves, there follows an excerpt of the Practicella sive de medicinis simplicibus of John of Parma (p. 144). To this has been appended a tract on the medicinal properties of herbs ascribed to Alexander the Great, the Hortus sanitatis de herbis, plantis et arboribus, claiming descent from the works of the Greek scholar Thessalus, son of Hippocrates (pp. 153-73). Another variant of the opening of the same text appears at the end of this one, presumably mistaken as a separate item by the scribe of this manuscript, or by the scribe of his exemplar. The final substantial text here is Albertus Magnus's Tractatus de Herbis (pp. 169-73), here in an apparent variant format, ending with an excerpt from his Tractatus de Animalibus (pp. 171-73). The remaining leaves are partially filled with medical recipes, most probably additions by the earliest owner of the volume. Provenance: German private collection. This is a fine and handsome practical medical/pharmaceutical compendium, in excellent condition and in its original binding of red goatskin (now faded to a pleasant reddish-pink) over wooden boards with vellum pastedowns. Two catches on the upper cover are present but the clasps are lacking. The binding is a bit worn and rather rubbed with small defects to the upper board. The first 133 pages have been rubricated with two-line Lombard initials and paragraph marks. The text is very well preserved overall with only minor faults: the first eight folios have some wrinkling in the gutter and are partially separated from the text block in the lower part. There is no loss to the text. There is also some light dampstaining and some slightly defective edges to about 15 pages, again without loss to the text. The blank leaves are all present. An unusually very well-preserved example in its original binding.

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        Eigenh. Widmung in: Ders.: Die träge Masse und das Relativitätsprinzip.

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1909. - 14 SS. (num. 571-584). Bedruckte Broschur. 8vo. Separatum aus: Annalen der Physik (Folge 4, Band 28). "Mit bestem Gruße" am Umschlag. Der daneben stehende Namenszug "Born" nicht von eigener Hand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Architektur von Olbrich Band II (Olbrich Architecture)

      Wasmuth. 1st Edition. Poor. 1909. B008QG71QG Poor. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Portfolio of loose leaf prints. Title page states Architektur von Olbrich Band II'. One of the six portfolios which comprise the complete work. This portfolio with plates number 24 . B008QG71QG .

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        On a Diffuse Reflection of the alpha-Particles

      Harrison and Sons, London 1909 - Geiger, Hans and Ernest Marsden, ¿On a Diffuse Reflection of the alpha-Particles.¿ In Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, volume 82 (1909), pp. 495-500. The important gold foil experiment, reported in this paper, refuted J. J. Thomson's plum pudding model of the atom, and was subsequently reinterpreted by Ernest Rutherford in 1911 as evidence for the existence of a small nucleus of the atom that contains a very high positive charge. Published with Hans Geiger, ¿The Ionization Produced by an Alpha Particle.-Part I.¿ In Proceedings of the Royal Society, volume 82 (1909), pp. 486-495. Brown quarter leather with marbled boards. Perforated library stamp on title page but otherwise free of marks. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        State of New York: Messages from the Governors Volumes 1-11

      Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909. A complete and comprehensive reference of the papers of New York State governors through 1909. Some light soil and some minor chips on spine labels. All volumes have cloth covers with gilt lettering on the spines. 6.5"x9." Very clean and crisp set overall. Vol. 1 - Colonial Period 1683-1776 Vol. 2 - Governors George Clinton, John Jay, Morgan Lewis, Daniel D. Tompkins, John Tayler, Dewitt Clinton 1777-1822 Vol. 3 - Governors Joseph C. Yates, Dewitt Clinton, Nathaniel Pitcher, Martin Van Buren, Enos T. Throop, William L. Marcy, William H. Seward 1823-1842 Vol. 4 - Governors William C. Bouck, Silas Wright, John Young, Hamilton Fish, Washington Hunt, Horatio Seymour, Myron H. Clark 1843-1856 Vol. 5 - Governors John A. King, Edwin D. Morgan, Horatio Seymour, Reuben E. Fenton 1857-1868 Vol. 6 - Governors John T. Hoffman, John A. Dix, Samuel J. Tilden 1869-1876 Vol. 7 - Governors Lucius Robinson, Alonzo B. Cornell, Grover Cleveland 1877-1884 Vol. 8 - Governor David B. Hill 1885-1891 Vol. 9 - Governors Roswell P. Flower, Levi P. Morton, Frank S. Black 1892-1898 Vol. 10 - Governors Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin B. Odell Jr, Frank W. Higgins 1899-1906 Vol. 11 - Tables and Indexes 1683-1900. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6.5"x9".

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        Insurrections

      Maunsel & Co, Dublin 1909 - First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Author's First Book. Cloth-backed boards. Spine very slightly faded, endpapers slightly browned, otherwise fine in the dust jacket with price "1/- net" and Maunsel imprint on upper panel. The spine of the dust jacket is missing and the flaps are separated from panels. Still, this is a remarkable survival of a very fragile 1909 jacket. With the morocco ex-libris of Frederick Spiegelberg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1909 - 1909 Original Hardback Wisden.

      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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        S/W Porträtfotografie mit eighd. Notenzitat und Signatur, datiert 17. X. 1909. Sowie zwei weitere Porträtfotografien Kubeliks und eine Porträtfotografie von Marianne Kubelik mit einer eighd. Widm. dat. 1910 30.IV.

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

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        The Heart of the Antarctic.

      London: Ballantyne & Co. Limited for William Heinemann,, 1909. Being The Story Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With An Introduction By Hugh Robert Mill, D. Sc. An Account Of The First Journey To The South Magnetic Pole By Professor T. W. Edgeworth David F.R.S. [Together with:] The Antarctic Book. Winter Quarters, 1907-1909. 3 volumes, quarto. Original vellum (volumes I and II), the supplement in vellum-backed grey paper boards, titles gilt to spines, front boards of vols. I and II blocked in gilt with the twin penguin device, top edges gilt, others uncut, broad red silk page-markers to I and II. Titles to Heart of the Antarctic in brown and black, 2 tipped-in photogravure frontispieces and 12 tipped-in colour plates after paintings by George Marston, all wit"one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" captioned tissue guards, 4 double-page photographic plates, 271 photographic illustrations on 195 plates, diagrams, maps, plans & graphs in the text, including 9 full-page, 3 folding maps and 1 folding plate containing 2 panoramic views in end-pocket of vol. II; The Antarctic Book with 4 mounted colour portraits from crayon drawings and 6 original etchings by George Marston. Front cover of volume I only very slightly dished, light signs of handling (a couple of shallow scratches to front cover of volume II), touch of foxing to etched plates in The Antarctic Book. An excellent set, with the scarce 4-page publisher's prospectus. First signed limited edition: Heart of the Antarctic number 130 of 330 numbered copies, The Antarctic Book one of 300 unnumbered, signed by all the members of the shore party, here in the second, corrected state, the contents without the mistaken reference to "Aurora Australis", and no signature "d" to p. 26. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I: "To Lord Northcliffe with best wishes from the Author. E. H. Shackleton 1911". Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922), proprietor of the Daily Mail, was, like Shackleton, of Anglo-Irish background. Northcliffe took a keen interest in Polar exploration, he was an important sponsor of the Discovery Expedition of 1901-04, on which Shackleton served as Third Officer, and the earlier Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to the Arctic in 1894-97. The Daily Mail played a key role in the promotion of Shackleton's iconic status: "When Shackleton returned to civilization [following the Nimrod expedition], he was eager to get word to the Daily Mail, with which he had a contract for exclusive rights to the story. Before the ship returned to Lyttelton harbor [New Zealand], Shackleton slipped in at Stewart Island and sent a lengthy wire to his newspaper. Within days word of his accomplishment spread around the world. Aided by the slant of the Daily Mail, which proclaimed Shackleton the conqueror of the South Pole. Since he had nearly found the route [to the Pole] and determined that the pole was on that lofty plain [the Antarctic Plateau], Shackleton instantly became famous" (T. H. Baughman, Shackleton of the Antarctic, 2009, pp. 41-42). The Heart of the Antarctic is Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907–9 (Nimrod) and "remains one of the half-dozen greatest polar accounts" (ibid.). "Their sledge journey to the south magnetic pole was one of the three foremost achievements of this expedition. The other two achievements were, first, the ascent and survey of Mount Erebus (12,448 feet), the active volcano on Ross Island and, second, the southern sledge journey, which reached within 100 miles of the south pole" (ODNB). Shackleton's diary entries for the latter, published here "virtually unaltered" constitute "one of the most compelling narratives in the Antarctic literature" (Rosove p.386). The expedition established Shackleton as a "bona fide English hero," but the success of the book did little to alleviate "the financial problems left to him by the expedition" (Books on Ice). Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974), a British Geologist and Antarctic explorer who accompanied Shackleton on the 1907–1913 Antarctic expeditions, said, "For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for Shackleton". This three-volume limited edition is "one of the most handsome productions in the Antarctic canon" (ibid.); the "most luxurious publication to have appeared during the 'heroic age' of Antarctic exploration" (Taurus). Presentation sets are genuinely uncommon and highly desirable, and the more so with such a striking association, linking one of the towering figures of polar exploration and "the greatest figure who ever walked down Fleet Street" (ODNB).

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        Südwestafrikanischer Lieder-Schatz.

      sehr selten! weltweit kein weiteres Exemplar nachgewiesen Zustand: etwas verblasst / Illustration etw. abgegriffen *siehe auch: Hans Linck: Der Pegasusritt nach Deutsch-Suedwestafrika. Von H. Linck. Berlin Walter 1909 / Hans Linck: Diamanten aus Sued-West. Afrikanische Eindruecke von Hans Linck. Berlin Verl. der Lustigen Blaetter 1909 / Eugen Muth: Suedwest. Ernst Humor Satyre von Eugen Muth. Swakopmund 1912. / Berthold Roy: Deutschlands Fruehling kehrte wieder. Selbsterlebtes u. Empfundenes aus Kriegs- u. Friedenszeiten [1846-1900]. In kleinen Kulturbildern ... geschildert von Berthold Roy. In 2 Bden. Altenburg: Geibel (1908-09) / Berthold Roy: Treue um Treue. Vaterlaend. Schauspiel in einem Akt von Berthold Roy Leipzig : A. Strauch [1912]___Dieser Titel wird nicht per Versand verkauft sondern nur gegen Barzahlung in unseren Geschaeftsraeumen. Der Eintrag in unserer Datenbank dient lediglich der Information des interessierten Kunden. Bei Interesse sprechen Sie uns bitte an. Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit!___

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        Modes & manners of the nineteenth century as represented in the pictures and engravings of the time...translated by M. Edwardes with an introduction by Grace Rhys. 1790-1817

      London: J.M. Dent & Co, 1909. 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, 178, [3]; 163, [1]; 156. [1]; color frontispiece, numerous colored plates, numerous text illustrations in color and black & white, endpapers lightly foxed, slight rubbing at spine extremities, else a near fine set bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards with gilt rules and elaborate gilt-decorated spines, maroon morocco labels, a.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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