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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

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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).

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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

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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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        CONGRES D'HISTORIA DE LA CORONA D'ARAGO DEDICAT AL REY EN JAUME I Y A LA SEUA EPOCA

      - 1909-1913 Francisco X. Altes, Barcelona Patrocinat per l'Ajuntament de Barcelona. 50 lámines. 1258 p. en 2 vol. Enq. EN MITJA PELL PERGAMÍ. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (., benet pons y fabregues, joseph gudiol y cunill, joseph soler y palet, luis nicolau d'olwer, mateu rotger, pella forgas, darwin swift, ferran de segarra, francesch carreras y candi, joan serra vilaro, joaquim botet y sisó, josep puig y cadafalch)

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        La grande ombre EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: P.V. Stock, 1909. Fine. P.V. Stock, Paris 1909, 12,5x18,5cm, relié. - First edition in French, one of 10 copies on Hollande numbered and justified by the publisher, the only large paper copies. Half black morocco by Goy & Vilaine, boards with Art-Deco inspired foliage motif and gilt fillet, date gilt to foot of spine, pastedowns and endpapers of papier uni, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt. A very good copy in a handsome binding. % - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés sur Hollande par l'éditeur, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, filet doré sur les plats de papier à motif de feuillage dans le goût Art-Déco, contreplats et gardes de papier uni, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        LES NAUFRAGES DU JONATHAN Illustrations par George Roux. Planches en chromotypographie. $1”Voyages Extraordinaires”$2.

      Paris, Collection Hetzel, (1909). In-8 gr., bella legatura edit. in tela rossa con ricca decoraz. a colori e oro (risg. rifatti), tagli dorati, pp. (4),476, molto ben illustrato da George Roux sia nel t. (20 ill. sono a p. pag.) sia f.t. in 12 tavv. in tinta. "Prima edizione in prima tiratura" dell’ediz. in-8, in un solo volume. Cfr. Gondolo della Riva “Bibl. oeuvres de Jules Verne”,78, con l’illustr. della legatura - Bottin, pp. 308/309. Esempl. ben conservato. .

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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). .

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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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        Dictionnaire des Formes Cursives des Caracteres Chinois.:

      Paris Lithographed at Typo-Litho des Constructions Navales, Toulon. 1909 - A rare dictionary of 7,200 characters gathered by the Lieutenant de Vaisseau, Millot, who took part in the China campaign of 1900. Bound in contemporary quarter cloth, marbled boards. Original wrappers bound in. A very good copy. Small tear to head of spine.

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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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