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        The Story of the Negro; the rise of the race from slavery. (2 volumes, First Edition)

      Doubleday, Page & Company, New York 1909 - Beautifully rebound first edition of Booker T. Washington's book. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt text on the spine. Gilt top edge, deckle edge on side and bottom. Library impression on title page and table of contents. No ink on the impression. Title page of volume I, has small tears and chips around the edge. Title page of Volume II, has a small chip missing at the top. The books, which were in very poor condition have been professionally rebound and are now a beautiful addition to a collector's library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statement of the Evidence in Chief of George Bernard Shaw,

      Edinburgh: privately printed,, 1909. before the Joint Committee on Stage Plays (censorship and Theatre Licensing). Octavo. Original blue stiff card wrappers printed in black to upper cover. Housed in a blue vellum chemise which is lettered in gilt, reproducing the exact lettering, even using the same typeface, as the printed front cover. This is then housed in a quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spine. Fine condition. One of only 250 copies privately printed by R. & R. Clark of Edinburgh. Inscribed by Shaw on the half title page to Frances Noyes Hart; "The Committee refused to accept this statement; and there was a very pretty row about it which is fully described in the preface to the Shewing up of Blanco Posnet. G. Bernard Shaw. London. 3rd Oct. 1931. To Frances Noyes Hart". Hart was an American short story writer. She became famous after winning the Pulizer prize for her 1927 Crime novel, The Bellamy Trial.

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        Ricerche sui fenomeni ipnotici e spiritici

      Torino, UTET, 1909. 8vo mezza tela con titolo in oro al dorso, pp. VIII-319 con 57 fig. n.t. e due tav. f.t. (foto di fantasmi, ecc.) Edizione originale postuma di questa celebre opera sui fenomeni ipnotici e spiritici allo studio dei quali il L. dedicò gli ultimi anni della sua vita eseguendo numerosi esperimenti medianici con la famosa medium Eusapia Palladino. Importante e non comune, in ottimo stato.

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        Il Corriere dei Piccoli. Supplemento illustrato del "Corriere della Sera". Rivista settimanale.

      S. t, 1909. In 4°, br., ogni fasc. è di 16 pp. Disponiamo : Anno I - 1909 - nn. 10, 11, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30, 43 e 50, alcuni fogli sciolti e con mende. Anno III - 1911 - nn. 13, 24 e 51, mende su alcuni fogli. Anno IV - 1912 - nn. 4, 5, 27 e 36, piccole mende su alcuni fogli. Anno VI - 1914 - nn. 5, 6, 8 e 33. Anno IX - 1917 - 48 numeri su 52, risultano mancanti i nn. 1, 4, 7 e 15, mende su alcuni fogli. Anno XXIV - 1932 - n. 1 ( con mende alle prime pp. e mancante dell'ultimo foglio- p.15/16), 3, 4, 5, dal n. 10 al 20 , dal 23 al 51, per un totale di 44 numeri. Numerosi disegni a colori. Piccoli strappi e/o alcuni fogli sciolti, il n. 18 è mancante della metà inferiore della prima p. Gli anni dal 1909 al 1914 compresi sono alti cm. 30,5 i restanti anni cm. 38.

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        Der Abenteurer und die Sängerin. Dramatisches Gedicht in einem Aufzug.

      50 S. OBühnenmanuskript. Beiliegend: Ders., Abenteurer und die Sängerin oder die Geschenke des Lebens. Ein Gedicht in zwei Aufzügen. (Berlin, S. Fischer, 1909). Zweite Ausgabe. OLwd. - St. a. T., Gbrsp., Beilage geringfügig fleckig.

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1909] - Quarto. Original vellum, titles and illustration to cover and spine gilt, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, new yellow ribbons. The occasional minor blemish, spine and boards a little spotted and slightly bowed, new ties. A very good copy. Frontispiece and 19 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Signed limited edition, number 558 of 750 copies signed by Dulac. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1909]. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Quarto. Original vellum, titles and illustration to cover and spine gilt, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, new yellow ribbons. Frontispiece and 19 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. The occasional minor blemish, spine and boards a little spotted and slightly bowed, new ties. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 558 of 750 copies signed by Dulac.

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      , 1909. 1909. First Edition . PIRANDELLO, Luigi. Scamandro. Rome: no publisher, July 1909. Octavo, original parchment wrappers; pp. 59. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. $2500.First and only separate edition of the first published play by the winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature, probably privately printed for friends in a very small number of copies. Very rare.

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        Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century

      1909. First Edition . FISCHEL, Oskar and VON BOEHN, Max. Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century As Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the TimeÂ… Translated by M. Edwardes. With an Introduction by Grace Rhys. London: J. M. Dent and New York: E.P. Dutton, 1909. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt with red floral morocco onlays on spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt. $1500.First edition in English, profusely illustrated throughout with chromolithographic plates (some with hand-coloring) photographic plates and text illustrations, handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.With numerous fashion plates and reproductions of famous paintings and portraits of the period by Romney, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Monet, Cruikshank, and many others. Joints expertly reinforced. A lovely set, richly and exquisitely illustrated, in excellent condition.

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        HISTOIRE DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE par les Monuments Peints Sculptés Dessinés et Gravés des Origines à 1830

      Paris: André Marty, 1909. Limited numbered edn (291 of 325). Folio (37 x 29 cm). Contemporary gilt lettered half morocco, top edge gilt with marbled endpapers by Chas. J. Sawyer (fore-edges of boards a little scuffed - otherwise near Fine). Pp. 93, illus throughout with 206 coloured and b&w plates and facsimiles interspersed between the numbered pages (previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down).

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      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy with printer's device to head of upper cover.Contemporary half dark red Bradel cloth binging over marbled paper boards, spine with gilt fleuron and double gilt fillet to foot, brown shagreen titlepiece, covers preserved.Autograph inscription signed by Léon Bloy to Abbé Henri Lebel  : " à mon bien cher ami Henri Lebel. / "Sibboleth quod interpretatur spica [To my dear friend Henri Lebel...]".Ink annotations by the dedicatee to the margins of the page with the bibliography of Léon Bloy.With two engravings, one a frontispiece.Provenance : from the library of the noted collector Louis Barthou with his ex libris pasted to verso of upper cover. Mercure de France Paris 1909 11,5x18cm relié

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        Rosemary and Pansies

      The Gorham Press - B00FOPPVKU (1909; Richard Badger; Gorham Press, Boston) 12mo Green clothe with gold lettering at front and spine. Lettering starting to wear at top of front and spine barely legible. Corners square and minimal wear to boards., Toning to page edges. Pages unmarked. Binding tight and hinges intact. Onion skin DJ with book. Effie Waller Smith was the daughter of ex-slaves and educated beyond the normal for the time in her birth state of Kentucky. She left Kentucky after he husband (a deputy sheriff) was killed in the line of duty. She dieed in 1909. **Tracking on all US orders**Most orders shipped within 24 hours**Insurance to all orders over $50** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schillers Sämtliche Werke in 12 Bänden. & Ergänzungsband. Fritz Strich. Schiller. Sein Leben und sein Werk. 13 Bde.

      Leipzig, Tempel (1909 - -1913). 8°. Fraktur. Kopfgoldschnitt. Rotes Orig.-Leder. (Tempel Klassiker). Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder. Alle voderen Innendeckel mit Ex Libris. Hinterdeckel von Band 1 mit Kratzspuren. Gutes und dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      the Author 1909 - A look at early golf in the Aberdeen area, later focusing on the history of the Aberdeen Golf Club. An important book on golf in Scotland. 4to. 168pp. Limited edition 146/150. Rebound in green leather over marbled boards, with gilt title to spine. A handsome copy.

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        Poupées électriques

      First edition for which there is no mention of large paper copies.Black paper boards, covers and spine preserved, binding by de Goy & Vilaine.Autograph inscription from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti to his close friend Bougnol.Occasional small foxing. E. Sansot & Cie Paris 1909 11,5x19cm relié

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        La conquête des étoiles

      First edition on ordinary paper, falsely stated third edition, qui fut utilisée pour le service de presse, il n'a été tiré que 5 Hollande en grands papiers.Handsome full-page autograph inscription, dated, from the author to Marguerite Burnat-Provins.Two tiny lacks, not serious, to head and to foot of the spine, clear stains to lower cover, occasional foxing. Sansot & Cie Paris 1909 14x17cm broché

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      1909. First Edition . PIRANDELLO, Luigi. Scamandro. Rome: no publisher, July 1909. Octavo, original parchment wrappers; pp. 59. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. $2500.First and only separate edition of the first published play by the winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature, probably privately printed for friends in a very small number of copies. Very rare.“As a writer of poetry, short stories, novels, essays and drama, PirandelloÂ’s career is marked by change, evolution, and development of concepts and themes that anticipated and influenced much of 20th-century drama. His contributions include several of the absolute hallmarks of the modern stage” (Pribic, 330). While Scamandro cannot claim to rank among such Pirandello masterpieces as Sei personaggi in cerca dÂ’autore (Six Characters in Search of an Author) or Enrico IV (Henry IV), it is his first published play and points the way toward his later landmarks; it is correspondingly much more difficult to obtain in first edition, as it comes from the period before his theatrical success and was privately printed. The printed dedication reads: “A Guido Treves e Antonietta Pesenti, sposi.” Scamandro first appeared serialized in Rivista di Roma, Anno 10, numbers 12-13 (25 June-10 July 1906). This is the first edition in book form. Text in Italian. Gambetti-Vezzosi, 359. Lo Vecchio Musti, 82. Spaducci, 228. Some neat repairs to spine. An extremely good copy, very scarce.

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        Castes and Tribes of Southern India

      1909. First Edition . THURSTON, Edgar, assisted by K[adambi]. Rangachari. Castes and Tribes of Southern India. Madras: Government Press, 1909. Seven volumes. Thick octavo, orignal pictorial green cloth gilt. $1650.First edition of Thurston's ethnographic account of the population in the Madras Presidency, generously illustrated with 176 photographic plates, in original cloth.""To the British, India was an ideal locus for science: it provided a rich diversity that could be mined for knowledgeÂ… To know was to name, identify and compare—this was the frame in which the question of understanding India entered the discourse of colonial science"" (Prakash, ""Science 'Gone Native' in Colonial India,"" Representations 40, 155). Edgar Thurston, superintendent of the Madras Central Museum, exemplifies this colonial impulse to classify and categorize. An avid ethnologist, he ""pursued his special interest in anthropometry""— scientific study of the body's measurements and proportions—""rather unusually; he kept his calipers and other measuring instruments handy, using them on native visitors to the museum—sometimes paying them, sometimes not"" (Prakash, 156). As part of the Indian government's 1901 ethnographic survey, Thurston measured as many as 30 to 60 members of a ""caste"" or ""tribe"" (though sometimes as few as six or seven) ""and mapped them under certain racial categoriesÂ… Taking information from his assistants and K. Rangachary (a botany lecturer), he compiled seven volumes on the castes and tribes of the south India in alphabetical sequence, covering a brief history of their origin, customs, religious practices and occupation, and classed them within particular groups"" (Bhukya, ""The Mapping of the Adivasi Social,"" Economic and Political Weekly, 104-105). Although his racial science has been discredited, Thurston's work remains a valuable record of diversity in Colonial India and the folkways, some now long-vanished, of its people. With 176 black-and-white photographic plates. Bookseller's small ticket in last four volumes.Inner hings expertly reinforced, just a few plates expertly reattached Texts lightly embrowned, scattered light foxing. Original cloth lightly rubbed with mild spotting, several spines lightly toned; gilt bright. A very good set.

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        Manuel synthetique et pratique du tarot par Eudes Picard. Le tarot. Les lames mineures et majeures. Interpretation

      H. Daragon libraire editeur, Paris 1909 - In 8, cm 14 x 22,5, pp. IV + 190 con molte tavole a piena pagina raffiguranti antichi tarocchi usati per la divinazione '.les dessins sont executes d'apres les traditions magiques et cabalistiques.'. Brossura originale a colori con qualche segno d'uso e stazzonatura agli angoli. Edizione originale rara di questo testo dedicato alla lettura dei tarocchi. Picard fu uno dei piu' famosi astrologi del '900, economista appassionato di astrologia finanziaria e di lettura dei tarocchi. Riusci' a fare previsioni in materia finanziaria che gli permisero notevoli guadagni borsistici. A lui si deve la rinascita e la codificazione in epoca moderna del sistema delle case derivate. FRA

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        Collection des plus beaux numéros de Comoedia illustré et des programmes consacrés au Ballets & Galas Russes depuis le début a Paris 1909-21.

      Paris, (1909-21). Folio. Silk over bevelled boards. Front board with a splendid large inset colour illustration (from "The Firebird" by Natalia Gontcharova). Binding sunned and with professionally restored spine. Corners a bit bumped. A bit of creasing to extremities of some leaves, as the size varies somewhat. A few loose leaves. Profusely illustrated in colour (some pochoir) and in black/white throughout. A very nice copy of this magnificent book. 4 pp., being title-page and note from the editors +1909: 2 pp. introduction + 1909 Saison Russe - Opera et Ballet: 10 pp., including a cover illustration by Bakst +1910: 3 pp. introduction + cover illustration of Comoedia Illustré no. 18 (June 15, 1910) with portrait of Catherine Gheltzer + Comoedia Illustré special issue - supplement to no. 18: 14 pp., including two cover illustrations by Bakst +1911: 2 pp. introduction + Programme Officiel des Ballets Russes. Théâtre du Châtelet. June 1911: the extra goldembellished transparent paper covers + 34 pp., including cover illustration by Bakst (Nijonsky in La Péri) and another eight illustrations by Bakst (costume designs for Narcisse and Dieu Bleu and stage design for Narcisse) + 10 pp. from the sixth season of the Ballets Russes at Chatelet, with costumes by Jean Cocteau + 10 pp. on "Petrouchka" and "Schérezade" + "Le Carnaval" + 1 leaf of text introducing "Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien": 12 pp. from Comoedia Illutré devoted to this, including a cover illustration by Bakst (showing Ida Rubinstein as St. Sebastien) +1912: 2 pp. introduction + Comoedia Illustré 7th season: 16 pp. devoted mainly to "Dieu Bleu" and "Daphnis et Chloé", including cover illustration by Bakst and a further five illustrations by Bakst (costume designs, decor and scene) + 5 pp. from Comoedia Illustré on "Le Dieu Bleu" + 1 p. being the illustrated cover for the June 1912 special issue of Comoedia Illusté, showing Karsavina and Bolm in Thamar (costumes by Bakst) + 8 pp. on "Thamar", "Petrouchka", and "Scherezade", including the 4 pp. spread on "Scherezade" that is laid in loose and which contains illustrations of Bakst's nine costumes + two covers mounted back-to-back from the special issue of the seventh season of the Ballets Russes, showing Bakst's illustration of Nijinsky in "L'Après-Midi d'un Faune" + 8 pp. on "L'Apres Midi di Faune" + 10 pp. from Comoedia Illustré on "Le Carnaval", "Daphnis et Chloé" + 2 pp. ("title-page" for Ida Rubinstein in "Hélène de Sparte" and Salomé) + special issue on "Hélène de Sparte": 16 pp., including cover illustration by Bakst (of Ida Rubinsein as Helen) and a further five costume and scenic designs by Bakst + 6 pp. from Comoedia Illustré on Helen of Sparta + 4 pp. from Comoedia Illustré on Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" + 20 pp. including illustrations by Bakst for "Boris Godounoff", text on and illustrations for "Jeux", "Sacre du Printemps", "Kowanchina", and "Daphnis et Chloé" +1913: 2 pp. introduction + Eigth Season of Ballets Russes: 6 pp., including cover illustration of Schollar, Nijinsky, and Karsavina in "Jeux" by Valentine Gross + 1 p. ("title-page" for Ida Rubinstein in "La Pisanelle ou la Mort Parfumée" with costumes by Bakst + Comoedia Illustré No. 18, June 1913: 17 pp., including cover illustration of Ida Rubinstein in "La Pisanelle, in couture by Worth, decor by Bakst, etc. +1914: 2 pp. introduction + 28 pp. on the Ballets Russes 1914-season, including a full-page illustration of Kousnetzoff in costume by Bakst, , costume designs for "La Légende de Joseph" by Bakst, and a two-page costume-spread for "Rossignol" by Benois + 2 pp. on "Le Rossignol" by Maurice Ravel" + 4 pp. from Ballets Russes on "Le Coq d'Or" + 2 pp. on "Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilew" by Calvocoressi + 1915: 1 p. introduction +1917: 1 p. introduction + the special issue of "programme des Ballets Russes", 1917: 26 pp., constituting THE MAY 1917 "THÉATRE DU CHATELET" SEPARATE PUBLICATION MAINLY DEVOTED TO JEAN COCTEAU'S GROUNDBREAKING BALLET "PARADE", INCLUDING APOLLINAIRE'S FAMOUS FOREWORD (COINING "SURREALISM") AND THE TWO FAMOUS COLOUR-ILLUSTRATIONS BY PICASSO +1919-20: 2 pp. introduction + 4 pp. of "Les Ballets Russes a l'Opéra", Jan-Feb. 1920 + Cover from the Comoedia Illustré special issue with costume designs for "Tricorne" by Picasso + the complete programme for the Ballets Russes 1919-1920: 32 pp., including drawings by Picasso, set and costume designs by Derain, and costume designs by Bakst + 1920: 2 pp. introduction + complete special issue for the "Ballets Russes à l'Opéra", May-June 1920: 10 pp., including cover design of costumes for "L'Austice feminine" and designs by Sert +1921: 2 pp. introduction + 20 pp. from Commoedia Illustré , including drawings of Strawinsky and Picasso and a 2-page spread of costume and scenic designs for "Le Bouffon" by Larionow. This is a stunning 380-page limited edition, compiled by the programme publishers of the Ballets Russes themselves, Maurice and Jacques de Brunoff. Very rare limited original edition of this splendid production by the Brunoff-brothers, which constitutes a collection of the most important, most influential, and most beatiful parts of the original Ballets Russes-publications, together with explanatory forewords By V. Svetloff, written and printed for this collection. ALL THE PROGRAMMES ARE THE ORIGINAL PRINTINGS, collected and bound here in this special compilation, which presents a selection of extracts from the magazines, together with the souvenir programmes (that were published as supplements), arranged in chronological order. This work vividly documents the famous ballet company that premiered such groundbreking productions as Igor Stravinsky's Firebird, Petrushka, Rite of Spring, Parade, etc.Among the most important of all the publications present, is the magnificent May 1917 "Théatre du Chatelet" separate publication (mainly devoted to the ballet "Parade"), which constitutes one of the most important publications in the history of modern art. It is here, in his presentation-article to "Parade" that Apollinaire coins the term "surrealism" and thus lays the foundation for the seminal cultural movement that Bréton came to lead. Furthermore, the ballet "Parade" represents a historical collaboration between several of the leading artistic minds of the early twentieth century: Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Léonide Massine, and Serge Diaghilev, and is especially famous, not only for its contents and its music, but also for its magnificent costumes designed by Picasso, the drawings of which are presented in the present publication for the first time - most famously the front cover for the "Parade"-programme, which depicts the "Costume de Chinois du ballet "Parade"/ aquarelle de Picasso", an etching with original, stunning pochoir-colouring (hand-painted by Picasso himself!).This one programme epitomizes the importance and infuence of the magnificent "Comoedia Illustré", of which all the most important contributions are collected here, in this one stunning volume. This amazing ballet monthly was published in Paris between 1908 and 1921. The special issues are generally speaking the most important ones, as they were often devoted to the annual Paris season of Serge Diaghilev's Balletes Russes and Ida Rubinstein's Galas Russes and document the amazing endeavours of these. These groundbreaking special issues (the May 1917 being merely an example), are geerally lavishly illustrated, usually in full colour, often heightened in gold, with costume and set designs and enriched with portraits of the leading singers and dancers in the ballets. The vast amount of colour illustrations throughout this collection includes contributions to the magnificent history of the Ballets Russes by such distinguished artists as Pablo Picasso and Léon Bakst. As the groundbreaking 1917 ballet "Parade" - the first of the modern ballets - originally presented for the first time in the present publication, marks Picasso's entry into the public and bourgeois institutions of ballet and theatre and presents Cubism on the stage for the first time, so Bakst's splendid costume and set designs depicted over numerous issues here for the first time presents the application of art nouveau design concepts to the stage. The present compilation of original publications presents an outright revolution in the history of art, theatre, and ballet on many levels.The introductory leaves to each year are almost all written by Svetloff (= Valerian Ivchenko), who was a famous Russian critic and the first biographer of Anna Pavlova.

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        Straordinario assieme di 21 fotografie originali relative allo stabilimento e ai modelli di automobili della celebre fabbrica torinese, 1909-1921 ca.

      1909. le 21 fotografie originali all'albumina e gelatina ai sali d'argento vanno dalle grandi dimensioni (20x30 cm) a quelle tipiche dell'epoca (7,5x10). Sei di grande formato raffigurano modelli di automobili con a bordo personaggi, piloti e dirigenti della casa automobilistica attiva tra 1904 e 1931 a Torino. Una di grande formato applicata su cartoncino rappresenta l'arrivo di Guido Landi a bordo dell'Itala 55 durante la 12ma edizione della Corsa Targa Florio del 29 Maggio del 1921. Quattro fotografie di grande formato applicate su cartoncino azzurro dell'epoca raffigurano gli operai e l'interno della filiale inglese dell'Itala, che Hugh Fortescue Locke-King fece costruire a partire dal 1905 nei pressi di Weybridge. Recano data manoscritta in basso a destra "18/2/1912". Infine dieci di formato minore raffigurano meccanici e gare automobilistiche dell'Itala, tra cui una immortala un momento della vittoria più prestigiosa della Casa Automobilistica torinese: il raid internazionale Pechino-Parigi, un percorso di 17.000 Km portato a termine in 44 giorni dall'equipaggio composto dal Principe Scipione Borghese, da Luigi Bazzarini, giornalista del Corriere della Sera, e dal pilota/meccanico Ettore Guizzardi. Accluse alla collezione una spilla originale dell'Itala in smalto ed il famoso catalogo del 1909 del Rappresentante Generale per l'Italia FabbreeGagliardi di Milano, con in alto a destra timbro del Rappresentante della concessionaria fiorentina Giuseppe Serantoni. L'Itala fu a lungo la seconda fabbrica italiana di automobili e le sue vetture furono esportate in tutto il mondo, avendo fra i clienti regnanti, tra cui la Regina Margherita di Savoia, ed i grandi protagonisti del tempo nel campo della finanza e del potere. La società puntò immediatamente al conseguimento di affermazioni sportive e nello stesso anno della fondazione, 1904, vinse nella categoria vetture leggere la Susa-Moncenisio.

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        Costruzione ferrovia Massaua - Asmara (attraverso Monkullo, Damas, Ghinda, Embatkalla, Nefasit, Arbaroba). Segue: Port Sudan, Alessandria, Il Cairo 1909 - 1910

      S. e, 1909. Album cm 21,5 x 29, composto da 184 pp. e contenente 280 fotografie originali, varie misure (da cm 21 x 12 a 10,5 x 7,5, alcune panoramiche 36 x 9 e 1 a colori. Le fotografie sono fermate per mezzo di incastri in tagli alle pagine. Mezza pergamena con legacci. Didascalie manoscritte in epoca che indicano luoghi e altri particolari legati alle immagini. In molti casi viene anche indicato l'autore della fotografia. Il viaggio, che inizia con immagini dell'arrivo a Massaua, la stazione telegrafica di di Ab el Kader, le stazioni di Taulud,  Monkullo e Damas,  riguarda un gruppo di tecnici italiani, recatisi in Eritrea per la realizzazione dell'importante linea ferroviaria Massaua - Asmara che proprio nel biennio 1910 - 11 vide il suo completamento. In particolare il lavori dei quali dovettero occuparsi gli autori di questa raccolta fotografica, riguardano la tratta Ghinda - Nefasit (inaugurata nel marzo 1910) e la tratta Nefasit - Arbaroba (inaugurata nel novembre 1911). 110 fotografie sono di interesse ferroviario raffigurando la posa dell'armamento tra i km 8 - 9, la corrispondente galleria, la realizzazione della stazione di Embatkalla, l'accampamento dell'ufficio speciale per le costruzioni ferroviarie ivi allocato, la costruzione di un vicino sottopassaggio, opere accessorie. Altre strepitose fotografie raffigurano varie fasi di realizzazione di 2 arditi viadotti, sempre tra Ghinda - Nefasit, la stazione, varie opere accessorie, gallerie, viadotti tra Nefasit e Arbaroba.  Asmara e' illustrata da immagini del vicino forte Baldissera, manifestazioni con la presenza del governatore come il Meskell e il concorso ippico fantasie d'ascari, momenti di svago del gruppo ecc. 2 fotografie panoramiche di grande interesse raffigurano gli impianti della miniera aurifera di Medrizien. Il viaggio di ritorno tocco Port Sudan, ( 54 belle immagini dedicate totalmente alla vita degli indigeni) e il Cairo, Alessandria, Suez, l' l'immancabile visita alle piramidi ecc. (35 foto). Raro e importante documento della storia coloniale italiana, ricco di immagini inedite della costruzione di una delle piu' celebrate opere dell'ingegneria ferroviaria italiana. La Massaua - Asmara, la cui costruzione era stata avviata nel 1887, venne completata solo nel 1912. I 120 km di tragitto superavano un dislivello di 2400 metri. Vennero realizzati ben 26 ponti e viadotti e 30 gallerie. ITA

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas.

      London: Constable and Company, 1909.. FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Large octavo. With 40 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations. Internally clean and sound. Recent maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, publisher's original boards with titles and illustration in gilt to upper, top edge tinted red. A few specks of foxing to edges and within, one small mark to rear else externally fine. An attractive copy of one of Rackham's most desirable books. Includes Briar Rose, Rapunzel, Hansel & Grethel, Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb, Rumpelstiltskin, The Elves & The Shoemaker, The Frog Prince, Chanticleer & Partelet, The Golden Bird, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and many more. London-born artist Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) studied drawing at evening classes at Lambeth School of Art (1884) for 7 years whilst working full-time in insurance. He began to illustrate books, using the then new half-tone process his fame spread ing upon publication of his illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales. In 1905 his illustrated Rip van Winkle introduced him to the US public; one year later Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was published. Rackham was made a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1908, and was honoured abroad, with gold medals from Milan (1906) and Barcelona (1911). His illustrations for many classics followed including Alice In Wonderland (1907), Gulliver's Travels (1909), Aesop's Fables (1912), A Christmas Carol (1915), King Arthur (1917) Cinderella (1919), Sleepy Hollow (1928), The Night Before Christmas (1931), Hans Andersen (1932), Pied Pier of Hamelin (1934) and Poe's Tales (1935). His final book was The Wind In the Willows (1940).

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        Fine photograph signed (Lord Leopold, 1889-1922, son of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice, Grandson of Queen Victoria)

      1909 - "Leopold of Battenberg" with the date, showing him head and shoulders in an oval. 8" x 6", no place, Leopold was a haemophiliac, a condition he inherited from his mother. He died on at the age of 32, during a hip operation. He is buried in the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore. A memorial tablet to him and his brother Maurice is in Winchester Cathedral. Signed photos of this Prince are rare due to his early death. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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      Dublin: Printed for the Society, 1909 - The Georgian Society Records of Eighteenth-Century Domestic Architecture and Decoration in Dublin. Together with: Georgian Mansions in Ireland. With some account of the evolution of Georgian architecture and decoration. By Thomas U. Sadlier & P.L. Dickinson. List of subscribers. Six volumes. With numerous plates and illustrations. Dublin: Printed for the Society, 1909-1915. Large 4to. Armorial bookplate of Gladys L. Hornibrook. Modern matching cloth with the original upper covers laid on. Occasional spotting. A very desirable set at a very reasonable price. Very rare.The Georgian Society was founded on 21, February 1908 by the Rev. J.P. Mahaffy to make a record of Irish architecture, doomed, as he considered it was, to “decay and disappearance”. There were only a limited number of each volume printed for subscribers only: three hundred copies of volume one; four hundred of volume two; five hundred and fifty of volumes three and four; six hundred of volume five, and seven hundred of the ‘Mansions’ which would account for the rarity and great difficulty in acquiring complete sets. On the upper cover of the bindings are illustrations of Georgian Dublin door knockers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My Bunkie

      1909. First Edition . Signed. SCHREYVOGEL, Charles. My Bunkie and Others. Pictures of Western Frontier Life. New York: Moffat, Yard, 1909. Large oblong folio (12 by 17 inches), original half orange cloth, pictorial paper boards. $1850.First edition of an important early collection of 36 splendid exhibition-size plates from original paintings by award-winning Western artist Schreyvogel, including his famed “My Bunkie” and the controversial “CusterÂ’s Demand,” inscribed by him on the title page, “To Louis E. Cook, With compliments of Chas Schreyvogel, May 9th, /11.”Befriended by “Buffalo Bill” Cody, in 1893 Schreyvogel made his first trip to the West, staying at a Ute Indian Reservation in where he spent five months sketching and collecting Native American and cavalry artifacts. In 1899 his groundbreaking painting, My Bunkie, won the Thomas B. Clarke Award at the annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design, as well as awards at the Paris and Pan-American Expositions. In 1902 “Schreyvogel began painting the controversial CusterÂ’s Demand, which was rooted in his fascination with Fort Abraham Lincoln, the origin of CusterÂ’s fateful expedition against the Sioux.” The painting won the St. Louis WorldÂ’s Fair Exposition Bronze Medal, and in 1904 President Theodore Roosevel, impressed with SchreyvogelÂ’s artistry, “gave him a permit to visit any Army post or Indian Reservation in pursuit of his research, whereupon he traveled to the Ute, Sioux and Crow Reservations, and was witness to a grand council of more than 10,000 Crow, Blackfeet, Sioux and Chippewa Indians held at the Standing Rock Reservation” (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum). In a 1910 letter from the editor of LeslieÂ’s Weekly, Schreyvogel was declared successor to Frederic Remington. With 36 large brown-tone photogravure plates after original paintings by Schreyvogel; without rarely found original box. The original painting of My Bunkie is in New YorkÂ’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Howes S199. Text and plates fresh and clean, minimal foxing to initial blank, some edge-wear, soiling to boards. An extremely good copy, scarce inscribed.

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        Complete Writings

      1909. WILDE, Oscar. Complete Writings. New York: Pearson, 1909. Ten volumes. Octavo, later three-quarter navy calf, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened. $4500.Library “De Luxe” edition of WildeÂ’s complete writings, number 868 of 1000 sets, handsomely bound.Includes WildeÂ’s plays, poems, short stories, reviews, essays, novel and miscellanies. Open tear on page 295-6 of The Picture of Dorian Gray expertly repaired with archival tape. A handsome set in fine condition.

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        Japanese Shipping Ancient and Modernandnbsp


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        6 Bände. 1. Band: Das schwatzende Herz und andere Novellen. 2. Band: Das Feuerpferd und andere Novellen. 3. Band: Der Goldkäfer und andere Novellen. 4 Band: König Pest und andere Novellen. 5 Band: Hans Pfaals Mondreise und andere Novellen. 6. Band: Ligeia und andere Novellen. Sieben Gedichte.

      München und Berlin, Georg Müller Verlag und (Band 5 und 6 im) Propyläen-Verlag, 1909-1920. Groß-8°. 24,5 cm. 173, 180, 171, 158 (1), 169 und 165 (1) Seiten. Original-Halbpergamentbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Kopfgoldschnitte. Jeweils eins von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren. Erste Ausgabe mit den Illustrationen von Kubin. Horodisch 97, 98, 99, 100, 101 und 105. Mit insgesamt 85 Illustrationen von Alfred Kubin. Jeweils Titelzeichnung und weitere meist ganzseitige Illustrationen, Strichätzungen nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen. Es erschien 1918 noch ein weiterer Band in gleicher Aufmachung, Gordon Pym, dieser fehlt hier. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Illustrationen / illustrations; illustrierte Bücher / illustrated books

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        Les dirigeables Parceval et Gross en manoeuvre à Cologne. Zeppeline über Köln.

      - Altkol. Farblithographie v. Gamy b. Mabileau & Cie, Paris, dat. 1909, 31 x 77 cm Ein Soldat - außerhalb der eigentlichen Darstellung stehend - beobachtet mit einem Fernglas zwei Zeppeline über dem Rhein vor dem Panorama von Köln; links die Pontonbrücke. Besonders farbfrisches Exemplar ohne die immer auftauchende Beschädigung unten links. Literatur: Borger / Zehnder, Köln, die Stadt als Kunstwerk. Köln 1982. Abb. Seite 296 + 297. Mosler, 176 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Typed letter signed

      1909. CHURCHILL, Winston. Typed letter signed. Chartwell, Kent: September 20, 1930. One sheet, 8 by 10 inches, on Churchill's personal Chartwell estate letterhead. Matted and framed with a photograph of a seated Churchill, entire piece measures 26 by 17 inches. $5500.Typed letter signed by Churchill thanking Tom Clarke, the editor of the Daily News and Westminster Gazette, for payment for the serialization of his successful 1930 memoir, My Early Life.The letter reads in full: ""My dear Mr Clarke ['e' handwritten], Many thanks for the cheque and for your most kind letter. It is a great pleasure to me to know that you do not regret the considerable outlay, which you incurr[handwritten]ed in this matter. I have also heard from Sir. W. Layton that the results are deemed to have been adequate and even satisfactory. It was very pleasant working with you and your colleagues, and I did not mind the drum-[handwritten hyphen]beating on my part. Yours very truly, [signed] Winston S. Churchill. Sir Walter Thomas Layton, referred to in the letter, was Chairman of the News Chronicle; he had been Churchill's statistical officer at the Ministry of Munitions during WWI, and would later run the Joint War Production staff during WWII. My Early Life was serialized in 19 parts as ""Memories of My Youth"" in the News Chronicle (owned by the Daily News) from August 30 to September 20, 1930 (Cohen C341). It was published in book form on October 20, 1930. Woods C154/I. See Cohen A91; Woods A37(a). Some light wear and soiling to edges; one rust mark from a paperclip. Fine condition, beautifully framed.

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        Das Leben und die gantz ungemeine Begebenheiten des Weltberühmten Engelländers, Robinson Crusoe, welcher durch Sturm und Schiffbruch verirrt, alle seine Reisegefährten elendiglich ertruncken auf der amerikanischen Küste bey dem Ausflusse des großen Strohms Oroonoko, auf eine unbewohnte Insull gerathen, acht und zwantzig Jahr lang darauf gelebet und zuletzt durch Seeräuber wunderbahrer Weise davon befreyet worden. Von ihm selbst beschrieben und, nach der dritten engelländischen Edition, auf vornehmes begehren, ins teutsche übersetzt. Die dritte Hamburgische Auflage. Mit beygefügtem accuraten Abriß obgedachter Insull. Mit einem Nachwort von Hermann Ullrich.

      Insel-Verlag, Leipzig 1909 - Faksimile der Ausgabe Wiering, Hamburg, 1731., 442, 443 S. 2 Bände. Originale Ganzpergament-Einbände mit farb. Rückentiteln und Buntpapiervorsätzen. Mit zwei Porträtfrontispizen sowie einer ausfaltbaren Karte. Sarkowski 363. Neudruck der ältesten deutschen Ausgabe. Dieses Buch wurde in 600 numerierten Exemplaren in der Offizin W. Drugulin zu Leipzig gedruckt, hier das Exemplar Nr. 564. Einbände gering stockfleckig, Name auf der Rückseite des Frontispizes zu Bd.1, Papier an den Rändern gering gebräunt. Schöne Exemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe 13: Diurnes Éthiopiens

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

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      First edition, one of 500 numbered copies on "hand-made paper," only leading copies.Bound in full percaline sand, back smoothes decorated with red blood typographical motifs way, first board ornamented with a set of red vertical lines and six flowers of lily gilded, golden head.Book decorated with 75 illustrations inset color Mortimer Menpes.Nice copy. Adam & Charles Black London 1909 21x27,5cm reliure de l'éditeur

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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe 13: Diurnes Éthiopiens

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

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      - 28,9 x 23,5 cm. In Passepartout montiert (PP: 42 x 32 cm). "In der Nachkriegszeit ver

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        FAIRYLAND PICTURE-BUILDING Containing A Feast in Fairyland. A Frolic in Fairyland. Fun in Fairyland. Each model can be taken to pieces & rebuilt.

      Comprising three full-colour panels, each containing a jig-saw; the backs with verses.Each puzzle: 265 x 214 mm. The three contained in a cardboard box with a pictorial title label. Box expertly repaired at sides; small rub to the border and corner of one puzzle; else in excellent condition. Scarce.

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        Ostara. Sammlung von 9 Heften.

      Bedruckte Orig.-Umschl

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, Translated into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald, With an Introduction by A.C. Benson. Reproduced from a Manuscript written and illuminated by Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe

      London: Siegle Hill and Co., n.d. circa 1909. First Edition, reproduced from a manuscript written and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe. This is number 167 signed by signed by Mssrs. Sangorski and Sutcliffe. With 12 plates printed in gold and colours, Text printed in black and red, with elaborate initials throughout in red, blue, gold, brown and black. Further decorated with fine borders in gilt and colours surrounding the illustrations, beautiful decorative endpapers. Large 4to, original full vellum with a honey-green morocco lettering label gilt to the spine, the cover elaborately decorated with an all-over design in gilt featuring most prominently the distinctive Sangorski and Sutcliffe peacock within an elaborate oriental frame, the spine also decorated in gilt with rich floral tooling, t.e.g.. Now housed in a cloth covered slipcase. A handsome copy of the book, well preserved, a bit of bumping to the upper corners of the copy, internally clean and tight and strong, the slipcase in excellent condition. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, SIGNED AND NUMBERED. The first book publication of the famous Sangorski and Sutcliffe illuminated manuscript, very nicely done. With an introduction, life of the author, and notes. The illuminations in this manuscript are of exquisite patterns executed in Sangorski’s best style. The initials are quite breathtaking. The colours used, heightened with burnished gold, and the delicate borders are in the manner of the finest manuscripts. A brilliant example of Sangorski and Sutcliffe’s workmanship. The binding calls to mind some of the designs for jeweled bindings that Sangorski and Sutcliffe executed. A similar peacock motif was used on the binding for the RUBAIYAT which now lies on the ocean floor somewhere within the wreckage of the White Star Liner Titanic.

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        Collections Zoologiques du Baron Edm. de Selys Longchamps. Fasc. IX-XVI. Libellulinen monographisch bearbeitet

      Bruxelles: Hayez, 1909-1916. title-pp + 1278, 8 col plates, 692 text figs. . PB. 9 vols, 4to, orig. printed wrappers. Several spines repaired, ink lettering to spines. Pages partly unopened. Vg.. Text German. Very scarce complete section on Libellulinae, in 9 fascicules: IX-XV + XVI (Pt 1+2). Fine chromolithographed plates. A replacement for Fig. 3 is loosely inserted in Fasc. XIV (Pt 6). Although date of publication for Pt XVI(2) is given as 1916 on title-page, 'date de la distribution' is also shown as March 1919.Michel Edmond de Selys Longchamps (1813-1900), is known as the founder of Odonatology he described over 700 valid species and used wing venation as the basis for the taxonomy for this order. In his will, Selys left a large sum of money to encourage the work of specialists to describe his large zoological collections.The most important curator for Selys’ Odonata was the Swiss Dr Friedrich Ris (1867-1931) director of a psychiatric clinic in Rheinau, Switzerland..

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