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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.

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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.

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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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        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

      - 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 Coll [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

      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]

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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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        OMNIA- REVUE PRATIQUE DE LOCOMOTION- ANNEE 1909 INCOMPLETE 46 NUMEROS

      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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        THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER

      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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        PEREAT AUSTRIA! GESCHICHTE EINER ZUKUNFTSREVOLUTION IN ÖSTERREICH-UNGARN

      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?

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

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        TO THE POLES BY AIRSHIP OR AROUND THE WORLD ENDWAYS

      Los Angeles, Cal.: Baumgardt Publishing Co., 1909.. Octavo, pp. [1-13] 14-108 [109] [110-112: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), one illustration in text (diagram of the airship), original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in white. First edition. One of the more confused and shapeless products of eccentric American fantasy from the turn of the century, yet within this congealed lump of prose lurk sparks of unintentional hilarity and odd insight. The main section of the text is a compressed travelogue of a flight around the globe starting in the Gulf of Mexico, heading to the North Pole, thence over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the South Pole, South America and back to North America. The ship is built of aluminum and powered by "liquid air." A touch of a button turns this into "VACUUM-ALUMINUM Corliss engines." The passengers of the ship witness various natural spectacles (lightning storms, tornadoes, volcanoes) and pass over an unknown continent with ruins of a lost civilization that might have been Atlantis. Part II consists of four short sketches, semi-unrelated to the main narrative. These narrate, partly via a speaking Sphinx, an apocalyptic future in which all the armies of the planet align themselves on the side of either East or West, and square off in what was ancient Israel. After one cataclysmic battle, and a cease fire to bury the dead, a lunar eclipse serves as a prelude for a vision of all the wars of the past, from Biblical, classical and medieval times; the sight of it sobers the nations of the world into a state of millennial peace. The author proclaims with Zionist fervor: "The chronometer of the universe is striking twelve. THE HOUR OF THE JEW HAS COME." Mankind finally arrives at the final utopia. An odd work which is not that easy to dismiss out of hand. The prescient rubs shoulders with the preposterous. Liquid air (whatever that means) is one of the author's obsessions, popping up here repeatedly. He foresees in the future the existence of vast factories with steel flues a thousand feet high built in the coldest parts of the earth to manufacture, or extract, liquid air and pipe it to the other parts of the earth. This sounds laughable, but, engineering issues aside, the atmosphere does consist partly of oxygen, which is flammable. The author is also bullish on radium, speculating that it may be the main ingredient of the sun; and that "… LIFE may be produced by means of rays of light generated by RADIUM." Vast pyramids of radium will be constructed in Europe to warm the climate and transform the land into an agricultural paradise. Elsewhere, and more impressively, he declares that Africa is the "birthplace of civilization." (At the time, this honor was usually given to the Fertile Crescent in Iraq; now it is believed that homo sapiens first appeared in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia.) Flying over what we would now call the Brazilian rain forest, he describes this as "God's CLEARING HOUSE of the world's physical forces," the most important source of oxygen and other essential elements. Much of the author's message can be dismissed as boilerplate bomfog (brotherhood of man, fatherhood of God -- which, with Mom and apple pie, has served as the Brazilian rain forest of politicians' oratory since primeval times). Yet in the midst of the sentimental blather and scientific howlers comes a pronouncement which lies still (especially now) at the heart of a vital controversy, ranging Malthusian pessimists and regulators on one side, and entrepreneurs on the other. This principal has only found widespread articulation recently with the arrival of the Information Age. "HUMAN LIFE IS THE GREATEST NATURAL RESOURCE OF THE UNIVERSE." A very short book (mercifully, given the clumsy writing) that manages nevertheless to corral a herd of important fantastic motifs together: the imaginary voyage, the tale of the future (including a future war), utopia, advanced technology, the clash of civilizations, Atlantis and the lost race story. The miraculous vision of past wars recalls the famous Machen tale of "The Bowmen," used several years later for partisan purposes to rally English morale. Here it is used impartially to save the warring parties from themselves. "... deserves notice because it reinforces so many ideas of the period." -- Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 827. Bleiler (1978), p. 212. Reginald 15639. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 147. Smith, American Literature, 1901-1925 W-905. "Presented to / Lincoln Park Christian Church" faintly stamped on the front free endpaper. A few mild rub marks to cloth, a nearly fine copy. A nice copy of a very scarce book. (#151657)

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        Goethes sämtliche Werke. & Eckermann. Gespräche mit Goethe. 17 Bde. (so komplett).

      Leipzig, Tempel (1909 - -1911). 17 Bde. Kopfgoldschnitt. Blaues Orig.-Leder. (Tempel Klassiker). Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder. Rückenkanten berieben, wenige Deckel etwas beschabt. Rücken durch Licht verfärbt. Ex Libris auf den Innendeckeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Goethes sämtliche Werke. Propyläen-Ausgabe Das Hauptwerk mit 45 Bänden ( so vollständig ) und 2 ( von vier ) Ergänzungsbänden. Propyläen-Ausgabe.

      ( Georg Müller Verlag, München: Band 1 bis 28 - Erscheinungszeitraum hier 1909 bis 1914 - // Propyläen-Verlag: Band 19 ( 1920 ) bis Band 45 in chronologischer Ordnung der Werke Goethes ( Band 45 ist 1932 erschienen ). Ferner beiliegend: Goethe als Persönlichkeit. Berichte und Briefe von Zeitgenossen gesammelt von Heinz Amelung, Band 1 ( über die Jahre 1749 1797 ) +2 ( über die Jahre 1797 1823 / ein offenbar dritter erschienener Band liegt hier nicht bei ). Der erste Band bei Georg Müller, München, 1914 erschienen / der zweite Band bei Propyläen, Berlin, 1923 erschienen. Zusammen 47 Bände. Mit zusammen ca. 19000 Seiten. Jeweils in schwarzem, goldgeprägten Ohldr mit umlaufendem Farbschnitt, Klein4 ( 25,5 x 17 cm ). Einbände teils stärker berieben, teils gering fleckig, die schmalen Einbandrücken teils lichtrandig, wenige Bände auch stärker lichtrandig oder stärker berieben, wenige Bände mit geringen Randläsionen zum Kapital hin. Innen meist von guter oder sehr guter Erhaltun, nur wenige Seiten gering fleckig. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 58.000 Gramm bitte ggf. erhöhte Portokosten beachten, insbesondere beim Versand ins Ausland. ) ( Bitte beachten: Das Pic zeigt hier nur die ersten 10 Bände ) ( Lagerort KG II ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics on request )

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        Three Years in Tibet.: With the original Japanese illustrations.

      Madras The Theosophist Office; Benares and London: Theosophical Publishing Society 1909 - A very good copy bound in 20th century half calf, cloth boards. Original pictorial wrappers bound in. First edition pp.xv, 719, 11 plates, 1 folding, 63 illustrations, folding map.

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        Goethes sämtliche Werke. Propyläen-Ausgabe Das Hauptwerk mit 45 Bänden ( so vollständig ) und 2 ( von vier ) Ergänzungsbänden. Propyläen-Ausgabe.

      Georg Müller; Propyläen, München, Berlin 1909 - ( Georg Müller Verlag, München: Band 1 bis 28 - Erscheinungszeitraum hier 1909 bis 1914 - // Propyläen-Verlag: Band 19 ( 1920 ) bis Band 45 in chronologischer Ordnung der Werke Goethes ( Band 45 ist 1932 erschienen ). Ferner beiliegend: Goethe als Persönlichkeit. Berichte und Briefe von Zeitgenossen gesammelt von Heinz Amelung, Band 1 ( über die Jahre 1749 – 1797 ) +2 ( über die Jahre 1797 – 1823 / ein offenbar dritter erschienener Band liegt hier nicht bei ). Der erste Band bei Georg Müller, München, 1914 erschienen / der zweite Band bei Propyläen, Berlin, 1923 erschienen. Zusammen 47 Bände. Mit zusammen ca. 19000 Seiten. Jeweils in schwarzem, goldgeprägten Ohldr mit umlaufendem Farbschnitt, Klein4° ( 25,5 x 17 cm ). Einbände teils stärker berieben, teils gering fleckig, die schmalen Einbandrücken teils lichtrandig, wenige Bände auch stärker lichtrandig oder stärker berieben, wenige Bände mit geringen Randläsionen zum Kapital hin. Innen meist von guter oder sehr guter Erhaltun, nur wenige Seiten gering fleckig. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 58.000 Gramm – bitte ggf. erhöhte Portokosten beachten, insbesondere beim Versand ins Ausland. ) ( Bitte beachten: Das Pic zeigt hier nur die ersten 10 Bände ) ( Lagerort KG II ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics on request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MAGICIAN ..

      New York: Duffield & Company, 1909.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-3] 4-310 [311-314: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original pictorial slate blue cloth, front panel stamped in orange, green and black, spine panel stamped in orange and green. First U.S. edition. Maugham made revisions in the text of the American edition, in some instances considerably expanding it. Generally regarded as occult fantasy, this novel is actually science fiction. The villain, Oliver Haddo, modeled upon Aleister Crowley, studies the occult, ancient alchemy and modern biological science, and successfully creates life. Remains a very readable science fiction horror novel. "THE MAGICIAN (1908) presents a savage portrait of Aleister Crowley, easily recognized as Haddo, a student of occultism who forces a young woman to marry him by casting a glamour upon her, and who eventually sacrifices her in order to create a homunculus." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 634. Crowley, with whom Maugham once roomed in Paris, elected to be perversely flattered by the grotesque characterization, calling it "an amusing hotchpot of stolen goods." Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 4-111. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-144. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1135. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 359. Bleiler (1978), p. 136 (coding "Magic & Witchcraft"). Reginald 09831. Stott A11c. Small attractive private owner's book label affixed to the front paste-down. Slight spine lean, cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, mild foxing to endpapers, edges of text block darkened, a clean, tight, very good copy with bright cover stamping. An above average copy of a book seldom found in nice condition. (#151713)

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S; the Antarctic Book Winter Quarters 1907-1909

      1st Autograph Edition de Luxe. xlviii,371,(1); xv,(1),418,(1); 53,(1) pp. Quarto(28 X 22.5 cm). Three volumes. The first two volumes bound in original full vellum with gilt device of two penguins on the front board of each. Gilt titles on each spine. Boards of the first two volumes slightly bowed as usual. Antarctic Book bound in original half vellum and paper covered boards. Copy 130/300. Antarctic book containing the signatures of all of the shore party. The Antarctic Book in the second corrected state as described by Rosove. Illustrated throughout with mounted colour plates, photographic illustrations, maps, diagrams, and etchings. Three folding maps and one folding panorama in the pocket of volume two. The first two volumes are fine clean copies with the Antarctic Book having mild to heavy foxing on several of the etched plates. The odd abrasion on the boards otherwise a very attractive set. Shackleton who had been on Scott's "Discovery" expedition, led the second expedition to do major exploration on the continent almost reaching the pole, before being forced to turn back 180 KMS short. This lavish limited edition of the book was produced at a great premium over the common trade edition. - Also included with the set is the original publishers prospectus which shows the original price at 10 guineas and the projected edition was to be 350 copies. This a a presentation copy from Shackleton to Lord Northcliffe, dated 1911. Northcliffe was one of Shackleton's important sponsors and sold him the rights to publish the expedition's story in his newspaper, Daily Mail. An important association copy of this Antarctic classic.

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        The True Story Book; The Arabian Nights Entertainments; The Red Book of Animal Stories; The Book of Romance; The Red Romance Book; The Book of Princes and Princesses; The Red Book of Heroes.

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1893-1909 - Seven works, octavo. Original blue or red cloth, titles and illustrations to spines and front boards gilt, all edges gilt. Generally very good to excellent condition, the spines on the red cloth volumes somewhat sunned, light rubbing to the extrmeities and some minor marks to cloth, occasional spotting to edges but on the whole internally clean, hinges generally sound. Illustrated plates in both colour and black and white, as well as vignette illustrations in the text, throughout the set, by H. J. Ford, A. Wallis Mills, L. Bogle, Lucien Davis, C. H. M. Kerr, and Lancelot Speed. First editions, first impressions, of this charming selection of illustrated stories for children edited by Andrew Lang, produced as part of the same franchise as the famous coloured Fairy Books, with their distinctive gilt-decorated coloured cloth covers. This set has the pleasing aspect of bearing the near-contemporary ownership inscriptions in each volume of the same Glasgow family. [Attributes: First Edition]

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