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        Letters on the Baluch-Afghan Boundary Commission of 1896 under Captain A.H. McMahon, C.I.E. Written to the Englishman (Calcutta) and Times of India (Bombay) by their Special Correspondent with the Mission.

      Calcutta: `The Baptist Mission Press, 1909 - Small octavo. Original dark blue sand-grain cloth, title gilt to spine, black surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, and very slightly mottled, pale toning, single worm-track through the last few leaves, but overall very good indeed. First and only edition. Extremely uncommon: OCLC has British Library and University of Nebraska only. The Afghan–Baluch boundary from Domandi to the Persian frontier was one of the last sections of the borders of India to be officially demarcated (see Davies, The Problem of the North-West Frontier, 1890–1908, p. 162). Maynard – who was to become one of India's leading ophthalmologists, performing over 14,000 operations for cataracts, and publishing important papers on glaucoma – accompanied McMahon's commission as medical officer, publishing a couple of scientific papers relating to observations made on the expedition, along with these unofficial "despatches" contributed to the Indian press. Maynard's letters are picturesque but highly informative, always retaining a sense of the importance of the task in hand, and the vital role that the commanding officer played in the success of their operations: "All of this has not been accomplished without great forethought, great tact, and the constant exercise of those qualities of mind and heart in dealing with more or less civilised races, and which are possessed by Captain McMahon in an eminent degree. The proof of this is that the demarcation of 800 miles of frontier all of it lying among tribes more noted for their lawlessness and disregard for their manners, and in country which, when not actual desert, has been hitherto regarded as unsafe for British officers to visit, has been settled, much of it rapidly, and all of it without accident" (p. 87). Maynard had previously served on the Black Mountain Expedition, as the superintendent of Patna Opium Factory, 1895–1901, and as Civil Surgeon Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Patna and Darjeeling. He died in 1921 at the age of 57. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TIBORC [Bauer]. Moricz Zsigmond es Boldizsar Ivan irasa.

      4 (31x23,5cm). Mit 24 ganzseitigen Photographien (Porträts) sowie kleineren Porträtphotos im Anhang mit begleitenden Kurzbiographien der porträtierten ungarischen Landarbeiter. 49 S., 1 Bl., Orig.-Ganzleinenband. Erste Ausgabe. First Edition. - Kata Kalman (1909 Korpona - 1978 Budapest) gilt als Wegbereiterin der soziographischen Fotografiebewegung und gehörte, zusammen mit ihrem Mann Ivan Hevesy, Lajos Kassak, Sandor Bortnyik und Moholy-Nagy zum Kreis der ungarischen Avantgarde. Kalmans Fotoarbeiten gelten als grundlegend für das Genre sozialdokumentarischer Fotografie. Sie fotografierte Bauern, Arbeitslose, Bettler und verarmte Kinder. Ihr Foto eines brotessenden Kindes wurde 1932 als Wahlplakat der Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands verwendet. Einband etwas angestaubt. Rückenschild lädert. Titelblatt gestempelt. Sonst sehr guter Zustand. Binding a bit dusty. Stamp on the titelpage. Otherwise very good condition.

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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1909.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [ix-xi] xii [13-15] 16-320, five inserted plates with black and white illustrations by Walter J. Enright, original pictorial light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, brown and black. First edition. Adventure story about young lads hunting dinosaurs -- an anachronism cheerfully acknowledged by the author in his preface -- in America when Colorado was the site of a huge inland sea. A glossary lists the folk names used for the various species of beasts appearing in the story. Despite its subject, this is generally classed as non-juvenile fiction, thus its presence in Smith (see below) and other bibliographies. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 50. Reginald 03469. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-830. Early private owner's name rubber-stamped on front free endpaper. Faint ghost on rear cover from a once adjacent book, else a fine copy of a rare book. (#147647)

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        The Heart of the Antarctic Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

      Heinemann, London 1909 - 2 volumes. Vol 1, pp xlviii, 372; Vol 2, pp xv,417. Numerous plates (some coloured), folded maps. Blue cloth with silver pictorial design. Minor wear, some marking to boards of Vol 2. Inscriptions to ffep. a very good complete set of first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. With an introduction by Austin Dobson.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909 - Octavo. Near-contemporary half vellum, floral patterned paper sides, gilt design to spine, green morocco label, floral endpapers, top edge gilt. Light soiling to boards, mild wear to extremities. A very good copy. Black and white illustrated frontispiece and plates by Thomson. Thomson's illustrations to Sense and Sensibility were first published in 1896.

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        Devéria und sein Kreis. Mit einer Einleitung von Sig. von Eggh [fehlt hier!]. Privatdruck. Lieferung I-IV. (= Publikation der Gesellschaft Österr. Bibliophilen, Stück 18).

      Wien, C. W. Stern 1909. 24,5 x 33,5 cm. Zus. 34 mont., farbigen Abbildungen auf Tafeln. In 4 Orig.-Lieferungsmappen mit schwarzgedr. Deckeltiteln. Mappen angestaubt, vereinzelt gering randrissig, 2 Mappen am Rü. eingerissen, die Tafeln weitgehend in gutem Zustand. \"Nicht bei Hayn-Gotendorf u. Stern-Szana. `Nicht im Handel! Gedruckt nur für Subskribenten`. - Seltenes Album mit 34 zum Teil erotischen bzw. pornographischen Darstellungen in Farbdruck nach Gemälden und Lithographien aus dem Umkreis des französischen Malers und Lithographen Achille Jean Marie Deveria (1800-1857). - Ohne die - wie zumeist fehlende - Einleitung. Tafeln mit gedruckter Nummerierung (1-34) und mit Bildunterschriften in Französisch und Deutsch. (Publikation der Gesellschaft öst. Bibliophilen; 18.). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Pornographie, Erotik, Illustrierte Bücher, Graphik

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        Signed Wages Arbitration Books (volumes I and II) for the Great Western Railway


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        JIMBO: A FANTASY ..

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-ix [x] [1-2] 3-258 [259-260: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Blackwood on the rear free endpaper: "Dora Mies? [illegible] / from Algernon Blackwood / Febry 1910." Accompanied by Backwood's calling card upon which he has written: You are not to say 'thank you.'" The author's fourth book and first novel, preceded by three collections of short fiction. "JIMBO is one of the best of Blackwood's studies of the peculiar horrors and ecstasies of childhood." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 178. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01391. Ashley A.4.1. Just a hint of fade to spine panel, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#156393)

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        Le sous-sol

      - Charpentier, Paris 1909, 15,5x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, uno dei 10 esemplari numerati in Olanda, l'unica grande carta. Indietro con alcuni restauri discreta copia di tutti i margini come pubblicato. Molto raro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Dos comportant quelques discrètes restaurations, exemplaire à toutes marges, tel que paru. Très rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Die Nordsee. 1825 / 1826.

      Darmstadt, Ernst Ludwig Presse und erschienen im Insel Verlag Leipzig, 1909 - 6 Bll., 45 (1) Seiten, 4 Bll. Hier der in 300 Exemplaren aufgelegte dritte Pressendruck der Ersnst Ludwig Presse Darmstadt, von F.W. Kleukens & C.H. Kleukens Sprache: Deutsch [Bibliophile Drucke, Bibliophilie, Pressedrucke, Pressendrucke] Gr.-8°, 15,5 x 23 cm, grüner Ledereinband, Rückentitel, Ornamentfelder, Goldlinien, schönes, sehr sauberes Exemplar ohne Einträge, Stempel etc. Lediglich auf der Vorderseite des Einbandes, schwache Verfärbung des Leders, siehe Bild.

      [Bookseller: Taunus-Antiquariat Karl-Heinz Eisenbach]
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        The Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co.

      Washington DC: 1909. Staple bound booklet of 40pp, illustrated throughout, fine in original wrappers. Accompanied by a printed sheet of nine Jaeger samples each measuring 35 mm x 35 mm. Dr. Gustav Jaeger (1832 - 1917) pioneered woolen underclothing using advanced weaving techniques that allowed for exact body fitting and full-length 'step-in' garments. Manufactured under license from the 1890s in Britain and North America, Jaeger woolens were soon worn and championed by, among others, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. Meanwhile, the indefatigable Dr. Jaeger was developing a super-insulating woolen fabric which was used by success Polar expeditions as standard issue. Mawson and his colleagues survived the debilitating Antarctic cold in no small part due to their choice of Jaeger undergarments. The rear cover of the booklet proudly boasts Artic and Antarctic expeditions that have used Jaeger woolen products, including the British Antarctic 'Nimrod' expedition led by Shackleton, the Ziegler Polar Relief expedition, and lesser-known attempts such as the Argentine Antarctic expedition of 1903. A curious relic relating to early Antarctic expeditions including those led by Mawson and Shackleton, these branded Antarctic-grade Jaeger woolen samples are a tangible connection to the Great Age of Polar Exploration. Examples of this booklet and the accompanying sample sheet (intact and uncompromised by silverfish activity) are almost unknown.

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

      New York: Printed for John Quinn, 1909. One of 50 copies on paper. xvi, 44 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Linen backed boards, printed label on upper cover, t.e.g., others uncut. Minor toning and soiling to boards, else fine. One of 50 copies on paper. xvi, 44 pp. 1 vols. 4to. INSCRIBED BY QUINN. Inscribed on flyleaf by the collector John Quinn, patron of this edition, "To F.J. White with the regards of John Quinn New York July 16, 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

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Quarto. Original full vellum, titles and decoration to spine and front cover gilt, decorated endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. New ribbons. With 20 tipped in colour plates and printed paper guards. A couple of minor marks to spine and front cover, boards slightly bowed, a bright and clean copy in excellent condition. Signed limited edition, number 168 of 750 copies signed by Dulac and in the publisher's deluxe full vellum.

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        Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration. Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 209. pp. 281-317.

      London, Harrison & Sons, 1909 Large4to. Original printed wrappers. Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 209. pp. 281-317. With cloth backstrip and I small nick to upper and lower corner of front wrapper. A fine and clean copy. Pp. 281-317. Scarce first edition, off-print issue, of Bohr's first published paper, constituting his only ever work in experimental physics. His first research project, a precision measurement of the surface tension of water by the observation of a regularly vibrating jet, was completed in 1906, when he was still a student, and it won him the gold medal from the Academy of Sciences. It is a mature piece of work, remarkable for the care and thoroughness with which both the experimental and theoretical parts of the problem were handled. (DSB).This Bohr's fist paper grew out of a work which Bohr did in 1906, and for which he won a gold medal from the Academy of Sciences. The subject was to experimentally investigate a method, proposed by Lord Rayleigh, for measuring the surface tension of water by the observation of a regularly vibrating jet. Bohr [...] included in his work essential improvements on Rayleigh's theory by taking into account the influence of the liquid's viscosity and of the ambient air, and by extending the earlier theory from infinitesimal to arbitrary large vibration amplitudes. In order to execute his experiments he had first of all to cope with one complication. The university had no physics laboratory. (Pais, p. 101). Bohr thus constructed many of the instruments himself using his father's laboratory. ''I did the experiments completely alone alone in the physiological laboratory... it was a great amount of work, which was technically demanding. (Pais, p. 102). In spite of being Bohr's only ever work in experimental physics, it documents his deep understanding of the methods of experimentalists.On 23 February 1907 the Academy notified him that he had won its gold medal. In 1908 he submitted a modified version to the Royal Society in London. It was his first and last paper on experiments he himself performed. His second publication was his last to deal with surface tension of liquids; it was purely theoretical. Both papers were favorably referred to in later literature.The manuscript of the prize essay, never published in its original form, is preserved in the Bohr Archives. It is handwritten, by Harald Bohr [i.e. his brother]. (Pais, p. 102), Rosenfeld, Bohr Bibliography No. 1. Rosenfeld, Dictionary of Scientific Biography II, pp. 239. Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, pp. 101-02.

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        8 offprints including: Studies in Edema V. The Effect of Calcium Chloride, Adrenalin and Myocarditic Lesions upon the Blood Pressure in Animals Injected Intravenously with Sodium Choride Solution.

      Various, 1909-1914. PAMPHLET. 8 offprints including: Studies in Edema V. The Effect of Calcium Chloride, Adrenalin and Myocarditic Lesions upon the Blood Pressure in Animals Injected Intravenously with Sodium Choride Solution. Experimental Medicine, Vol. XL, No. 5, 1909; Studies in Edema IV. The Influence of Calcium Chloride, Adrenalin, Myocarditis and Nephrectomy upon the Dilution of Blood during Intravenous Injection of Sodium Chloride Solution. Experimental Medicine, Vol. XI. No. 5, 1909; Experimental Myocarditis. The Archives of Internal Medicine, February 1909 (Stamp of Edmund B. Wilson front cover); Further Investigations in Experimental Myocarditis reprinted from Archives of Internal Medicine, 1910, Oct., Vol. 6, pp. 427-438; Studies in Endema I: Comparative Investigation into the Action of Calcium Chloride and Sodium Chloride on the Production of Urine, Intertinal Fluid and Ascites with Daniel M. Hoyt, reprinted from Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. XI. No. 2, 1909; On Tissue Fibrinolysins, reprinted from The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. XXI, No. 2, June, 1915 prior owners stamp front cover ?Carl Oppenheimer?; The Effect of the Intravenous Injection of Substances Affected Tumor Growth on the Cyclic Changes in the Ovaries and on Placentomata, reprinted from The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. XX, No. 2, 1914; The Experimental Production of Necrosis of the Liver in the Guinea Pig, reprinted from The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. XX, No. 2, 1914. First separate editions. Offprints. In original wrappers when issued with same. Very good, one offprint torn. * . Very Good.

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        Lot de 21 vues photographiques stéréoscopiques d'un voyage par Amboise, Langeais, Marmoutiers, Tours et Loches [12, 13 et 14 aout 1909 ] Numéro 21 : Amboise. Vue prise de la terrasse du château - 22 : Amboise. Le portail de la chapelle de St Hubert - 23 : Amboise Vue générale du château et d'une partie de la ville - 24 : Langeais. L'Eglise - 25 : Langeais. L'une des tours du château - 26 : Langeais. L'entrée du château - 28 : Langeais. Les jardins du château et les ruines du donjon - 29 : Langeais. Partie de la ville. Vue prise de l'une des tours du château - 30 : Langeais. Vue de l'ensemble du château - 31 : Langeais. L'une des tours du château - 32 : Langeais. Le pont suspendu sur la Loire - 33 : Marmoutier. La porte d'entrée de l'ancien

      1909 - 21 vues stéréo, tirage albuminés, s.n. [ Famille Rodot ], format 15 x 7 cm, 15 août 1909. Détail : Numéro 21 : Amboise. Vue prise de la terrasse du château - 22 : Amboise. Le portail de la chapelle de St Hubert - 23 : Amboise Vue générale du château et d'une partie de la ville - 24 : Langeais. L'Eglise - 25 : Langeais. L'une des tours du château - 26 : Langeais. L'entrée du château - 28 : Langeais. Les jardins du château et les ruines du donjon - 29 : Langeais. Partie de la ville. Vue prise de l'une des tours du château - 30 : Langeais. Vue de l'ensemble du château - 31 : Langeais. L'une des tours du château - 32 : Langeais. Le pont suspendu sur la Loire - 33 : Marmoutier. La porte d'entrée de l'ancien monastère - 34 : Marmoutier. La grotte de Saint Gatien - 35 : Marmoutier. L'entrée du château - 37 : Tours : La rentrée du 5e cuirrassier au quartier - 38 : Tours. Le Palais de Justice. Vue prise du restaurant Tellier - 39 : Loches. La collégiale de Saint-Ours - 40 : Loches. Vue de la ville et de l'Eglise prise du Donjon - 41 : Loches. Vue sur la Campagne prise du Donjon - 42 : Loches. L'entrée du donjon - 43 : Loches. Les remparts et l'une des tours du château Intéressant lot de 21 vues stéréoscopiques amateur d'Indre et Loire, prises du 12 au 14 août 1909, et situées avec précision. Voir également, dans notre catalogue, la suite du voyage avec notre lot de 17 vues stéréoscopiques amateur de la ville de Blois, prises le 15 août 1909. Bon ensemble. Prix du lot, non séparable. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London, England: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. full vellum, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, silk tie, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slipcase. Linton, James D.. 4to. full vellum, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, silk tie, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slipcase. xxxiv, 143+(1) pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by illustrator James D. Linton on colophon. Hathi Trust website gives a publication date circa 1909. List of illustrations. A synopsis of the story of the play by A.T. Quiller-Couch, printed by permission of the Oxford edition, precedes the text. Tipped-in frontispiece and 36 tipped-in color plates, each with tissue guard, throughout text. Plates are additional to the pagination. Sliipcase soiled and abrased along edges. Covers lightly soiled.

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        Altneuland, Roman

      Leipzig, Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, 1909 - 343 S. Einband berieben u. bestaubt u. stellenweise fleckig, Buchschnitt bestaubt u. gering felckig, Bindung etw. gelockert, einig. S. et.w fleckig L039 *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 450

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        Five Months in the Himalaya. A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir.

      Crown 8vo. pp. xvi, 263; addendum slip to contents; 29 plates from photographs by the author and T.G. Longstaff including 4 folding panoramas, 48 illustrations from photographs mounted to text, 2 folding maps; embrowning to endpapers, rear hinge partly cracked, else a very good, clean copy in the original cloth, gilt, t.e.g., bumped to heel of spine with contents partially affected.Arnold Louis Mumm (1859-1927) travelled with Charles Bruce and Tom Longstaff to Garhwal and the ranges between Kashmir and Khagan, in a series of climbs and explorations that culminated in Longstaff's ascent of Trisul (7120m).

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        When Mother Was a Little Girl.

      E. P. Dutton, [}, London Ernest Nister, New York 1909 - CONDITION: Very Good Plus, no names or other marks, very tight, hinges perfect, binding clean and bright, brilliant, clean pages, small bumps to top corners and spine ends, no other flaws. London: Ernest Nister, New York: E. P. Dutton, [1909} fine patterned ivory brown and blue cloth boards with inset title in green, red, and gilt and oval portrait of a little girl in a pink bonnet; pale blue green endpapers, with darker silhouettes of children sledding, playing, in costumes and floral patterned background, 26 full and 7 half chromolitho pictures of children, including frontis, and on all facing pages a strand of blossoms, in same blue green, surrounding the poems; 7.5x9"; np. Poems liberally illustrated, with the child subjects sometimes posed, at other times more spontaneous, including a poem about children pretending to be three bears in the grown-ups' heavy coats! Always in Nister's beautiful deepest colours. According to the Hunts, probably one of the last books Ernest Nister himself supervised before his death in 1909. ABE Heritage Seller since 1996; conservative AB condition grading. We ship all our books in cardboard protection. International shipping. /Ida Waugh, illustrator. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Truman Price & Suzanne Price]
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        Montreal the Imperial City of Canada - The Board of Trade Illustrated Edition of Montreal - The Splendour of Its Location, The Grandeur of Its Scenery, The Stability of Its Buildings, Its Great harbour, Its Stately churches, Its handsome Homes, Its Magnificent Institutions, Its Great Industries - Fully Illustrated and Described

      The Trade Review Publishing Company, Montreal, Canada 1909 - 11 1/2" x 16", 116pgs. While the book is in very good overall condition, the binding has started to separate. Illustrated with large format photographs and engravings, it is a significant book in providing the architecture of many important commercial and residential buildings. In addition, it provides individual photographs of important personalities of Montreal. Very rare and desirable book. See photo. B-PG [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Foundations Of The Origin Of Species. Two Essays Written In 1843 And 1844.

      At the University Press, Cambridge: 1909 - xxix, [1], 263 pages; (History of Science) First edition. Edited by Francis Darwin. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered cloth, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed; spine and edges fading to brown, occasionally scuffed, corners bumped. Photogravure portrait and plate. Internally clean. Private ink library stamp on front pastedown of James G Polland. Sound unsophisticated copy. Freeman 1556. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Batting

      A. J. Reach, 1909 A very early baseball book, that mentions the recent "introduction of the curve in pitching." Reach was then the sole maker of the baseball used by the American League.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Dreizehnter (57.) Jahresbericht der unter dem Protektorate Ihrer Majestät der Kaiserin und Königin stehenden Auguste-Victoria-Pfingsthaus-Stiftung des Evangelisch-kirchlichen Hülfsvereins zu Postdam für das Jahr 1908.,

      Vereinsdruckerei Potsdam 1909 Taschenbuch Seiten 94 Format 16x23 altersbedingt guter Zustand, angestoßen, Einband fleckig, Rücken beschädigt altdeutsche Schrift Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      1909 - Omnia 1909. 46 revues in-4°(32x24cm); Agrafées; environ 30p par fascicule; illustrations et publicités. Bon état de l'ensemble. Du N°157 du 2 Janvier 1909 au N°208 du 25 décembre 1909. Il manque les numéros: 177, 182, 183, 192, 193 et 207 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Fables of Aesop [limited ed. in slipcase]

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1909 - Cream cloth with gilt; top edge gilded, others untrimmed. Light handling to cloth, and foxing to spine. Interior clean and free of inscriptions; tanning to free endpapers. Number 481 of 750 issued, signed by Detmold. 25 gorgeous plates. The original slipcase is sturdy and complete without splitting: long ago covered in patterned book-covering paper (similar to thin wallpaper) that appears to be stuck to the slipcase only along fore-edges. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Greening & Co., Ltd., London 1909 - 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. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Thorndyke's Cases: Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D.

      Chatto & Windus 1909 - First edition. (Catalogue at rear dated "908" for September 1908, predating publication, but no priority.) 288 p. with 32 page catalogue at rear. Original brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, orange and black stamping on front. Very Good. Spine a bit cocked, tips worn, gilt lettering mostly quite bright. Two small pitted scrapes to the fore edge. Tissue guard intact, toned. A bit of offsetting to endpapers. Contents generally clean and nice. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Chapeau de la Femme à la Chasse. 1630-1867.

      Imprimerie A. Porcaboeuf 1909 - In-folio à l'italienne ( 350 X 530 mm ), demi-chagrin sombre orné d'un fer spécial doré comportant un chapeau et des attributs de chasse, avec les dates 1630-1867 plats et gardes de papier marbré ( Reliure de l'éditeur ). Tirage limité et unique à 400 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin fort. Titre illustrée gravée à l'eau-forte, 4 pages de préface signée Tya Hilland ( pseudonyme de Charles de Salverte ), 8 planches dessinées et gravées à l'eau-forte par RIPART. Toutes les pages sont montées sur onglets. Menus défauts aux coiffes coupes et coins, intérieur pur. Les planches proviennent de la collection particulière de M. LIEZ dont on retrouve le sigle sur la page de titre. Après la page de titre illustrée, les différents tableaux sont déclinés chronologiquement, avec une reproduction scrupuleuse des costumes et des chapeaux depuis le règne de Louis XIII jusqu'à Napoléon III: Départ pour la chasse ( Louis XIII ) Le Rendez-vous ( Louis XIV ) Le Rapport ( Louis XV ) Le Débuché ( Louis XVI ) Hallali ( Premier Empire ) Les Honneurs ( Restauration ) La Retraite ( 1830 ): La Curée aux flambeaux ( Napoléon III ) [devant le château de Compiègne]. Thiébaud, 786 ( qui donne par erreur pour titre "Les Chapeaux" et non "Le Chapeau" ). Chasse Vénerie Mode Costume [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph musical quotation signed "Umberto Giordano."

      1 page of a bifolium (ca. 136 x 179 mm). Dated Milano, January 26, 1909. In black ink. Three measures from Scene V of the Second Episode of Giordano's opera Marcella. Notated in treble clef on one hand-drawn staff. In 4/4 time. With text "Vedi anch'io l'amor conosco" underlaid. Minor browning, heavier to blank final page; creased at folds, with three short tears, and remnants of adhesive, not affecting quotation. Marcella, first performed at the Teatro Lirico in Milan on November 9, 1907 to a libretto by L. Stecchetti, H. Cain, and J. Adenis, is "a story of love and renunciation across the class barrier... Giordano handled the late Romantic, emotionally vehement idiom of the giovane scuola with ease and fluency, being particularly skilful in weaving into his scores elements of local and historical colour... His stage sense is always sure, and his vocal writing unfailingly effective." Julien Budden in Grove Music Online.

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        Irish Tour: Also Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paris and London (SIGNED)

      Louisville, KY: Jobson Printing & Mfg. Co, 1909. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to a member of the tour group. 8vo. [104] pp. Handcolored illuminated title page. Red decorative borders & ruling to each page; red & black initials. 22 tipped-in duotone photo-illustrations depicting scenery, people, various monuments, etc. taken during the tour. Green cloth with gilt & green title label affixed to front board. Some ink notations in author's hand. It is not known how many copies of this title were printed by the author, most likely the number is small. No copies at auction in the past 30 years; no copies listed in OCLC/WorldCat, scarce thus. Wear to covers; hinges cracked but holding; a good copy. A unique printed journal of an 7 week European tour beginning in Cincinnati during the summer of 1908. The group included 4 young women and the author. Jobson presents a detailed picture of their time crossing the ocean on the SS Merion, entertaining themselves with playing games such as cards, checkers and shuffleboard, watching porpoises and flying fish, engaging in conversations with fellow passengers and generally relishing in "the entire freedom from the thousand and one small worries of a business life. Here there isn't a single thing that you just have to do, and yet there is just enough interest to make the time between meals pass quickly." The remainder of their trip is spent touring various countries and visiting monuments and museums. The author shares many stories & detailed observations about touring with multiple friends in the opening days of the 20th century.

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        A Gentleman from Mississippi

      J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co New York (1909 - First Edition. Original blue illustrated cloth and illustrated dustjacket. Rare novelization by Frederick R. Toombs of this extremely popular play by Thomas A. Wise and Harrison Rhodes and produced by William Brady and Joseph Grismer, with 407 performances at the Bijou Theatre on Broadway. Illustrated with eight photographic stills from the theatrical production which feature a very young Douglas Fairbanks who played Bud Haines. This is likely only the second book to feature Fairbanks' image, after a theatre edition of George Broadhurst's The Man of the Hour which was novelized by Albert Payson Terhune under the title, The New Mayor in 1907 and published by Ogilvie. A jacket for either of these first editions is unseen other than this present copy. The play and novel explore the current state of corruption in Washington politics, an honest southern senator beset by political bosses who plan to use him for their own gain. Basis for the 1914 black and white silent film directed by Harrison Garfield Rhodes and starring Thomas A. Wise, Chester Barnett and Evelyn Brent. Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket with shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners, soiling and foxing to panels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Leipzig: Verlag Deutsche Zukunnft G.m.b.H., n.d. [1909].. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-257 [258: ads], rebound in cloth-backed boards with a facsimile of the pictorial front wrapper affixed to the front panel. First edition. Right-wing geopolitical fiction of a future revolution in Austria-Hungary. Bloch (2002) 936. Lexikon 1, p. 81. Not in Nagl. A very good copy. KVK records 7 copies; OCLC reports 3 copies. (#135103)

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        The Works of Oscar Wilde (15 Volume set) Sunflower Edition

      Lamb Publishing, New York 1909 - Bound in rich red morocco, the Sunflower edition was limited to 1,000 copies, and profusely illustrated throughout with photo engravings. In Nicholas Frankel's Decorated Books this is the edition noted in the bibliography. It is further listed in Regenia Gagnier's, Idylls of the Marketplace: Oscar Wilde and the Victorian Market. Of course, this is the edition noted in Jay Losey's, Mapping Male Sexuality in Nineteenth Century England. It was named: The "Sunflower Edition" for the popular symbol of Wilde's aesthetics. During his visit to America a number of the popular newspapers showed him as an effete [or in one case as a women] often with sunflowers surrounding him. Vol. 1: Poems with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne; It includes each of his works including The Dorian Gray with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley; The Sphinx, The Importance of Being Earnest; Salome with the Beardsley illustrations; De Profundis; his Epigrams; Oscariana; his Impressions of America, and many more concluding with Vol. 15 His Life with a critical essay on his writings.

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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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        The Poems of...

      New York: Brentano's, 1909. Frontispiece. 2 vols. 4to. Three quarter maroon morocco and paper boards, t.e.g. Fine set of a handsome edition. Frontispiece. 2 vols. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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