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        Typed Letter Signed

      , 1909. 1909. Signed. PEARY, Robert E. Typed Letter Signed to Stanley Gray. Washington, DC: 17 December 1909. Two quarto leaves (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), typed on rectos, 1-1/2 pages. With original typed envelope. $4800.Extraordinary and revealing typed letter signed from Peary to Stanley Gray, written shortly after Peary

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

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

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        Foundations Of German

      New York, New York: American Book Company, 1909 To be over a hundred years old, this book is in remarkably good condition. There is some wear to the cover and the corners are worn and bent. There is writing on the inside front cover and the first page.There are also markings on the pages inside the book. Tanning of pages. A beginner's book for the study of the German language. From the German alphabet, quantity and pronunciation, division of words into syllables, and German script, this begginers book provides lessons and exercises.

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        Undine

      Heinemann, London 1909 - Beautifully rebound in red leather with gilt titles, 5 raised bands at spine, marbled endpages. Includes all fifteen tipped on Rackham color plates, all free from creases or other faults, with titled tissue guards , one tissue guard with horizontal crease, one tissue guard loose, Near Fine, overall a quite lovely book indeed ! Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

      Constable and Company, Ltd., London - 1909. Large thick quarto. The limited signed edition, one of only 750 copies. Illustrated with 40 full-page mounted color plates and numerous b/w illustrations by Rackham. Beautifully bound in full black morocco: spine with raised bands, a red morocco title label and richly gilt in compartments. Marbled endpapers: top edges gilt, others uncut. Spine just slightly mellowed to a dark gray, else a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Song of the English

      Doubleday, Page & Co, New York 1909 - 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered and decoration, very good. (12938). Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich Fennel: Eight color lithographs of Cassel (Kassel).

      Cassel (Hof-Buchhandlung, Cassel). C. Vietor: Court Bookshop. Eight color lithographs, images 14 x 10 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 1/4 x 12 inches. There is a very light damp stain (3 inches wide and 1/8 inch high) on the lower margin of two prints, outside the image and well below the image title. Apart from this, the prints are in excellent condition. SOLD AS A SET OF 8. Eight attractive color lithographs by F. Fennel all signed in the image, with one plate both signed and dated (1909) in the image. These lithographs are primarily architectural studies depicting prominent buildings or picturesque sites that identify the city. The titles of the prints are as follows: Rathaus; Am Naturalienmuseum; An Der Fulda; Am Castell; Theater; Renthof; Am Marställerplatz; Töpfenmarkt. Each image is labeled below the image on the left, Original Steinzeichnung von F. Fennel, Cassel. The eight lithographs in this set comprise beautiful and evocative images of turn of the twentieth century Kassel.

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        Ohne Titel [Vögel mit Birke im Abendlicht]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1909 - 20 x 29 cm, gerahmt., Gereinigt und restauriert. Links unten signiert. Leider habe cih übr den Lieblang 1600 gr. Schlagworte: Gemälde - vor 1945 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le sous-sol

      Charpentier 1909 - - Charpentier, Paris 1909, 15,5x19cm, broché. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition in French, one of 10 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the only large paper copies. Spine with a few discreet repairs, a well-margined, unsophisticated copy. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      London, William Heinemann, 1909. First Edition. Hard Cover. Volume I only (of 2): xlviii, 371 p., frontispiece, illus., folding plates (1 color), portraits; 25.5 cm. Title continues: 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." First edition of Shackleton's narrative of the Nimrod voyage and expedition of 1907-1909, one of the classics of polar exploration. Very good; no dust jacket. Stock#OB692.

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        The Imperial Russian Dinner Service. A Story of a Famous Work by Josiah Wedgwood.

      London George Bell and Sons 1909 - Limited edition of 300 copies, folio, (i-xi), xii-xxi, 114, (2) pp., illustrated frontispiece and numerous monochrome plates reproduced from photographs and prints, the odd spot to preliminary pages and a small corner stain to the border of one plate, not affecting image, otherwise internally fine, publisher's quarter vellum over green cloth with raised cameo of Josiah Wedgwood for front cover, top edge gilt, a little soiled and rubbed but sound and very presentable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stickeen

      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, BOSTON & NEW YORK 1909 - first edition, first printing, shelf worn, pages clean, excellent considering age DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: FIRST EDITION 74 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.

      London, England: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d., but circa 1909. 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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        Schéhérazade: album mensuel d'oeuvres d'art et de littérature. No 2, 25 Décembre 1909, 2e édition. [Scheherazade]

      Paris: La Belle Edition, 1909 Deluxe edition on Arches paper with deckle edges untrimmed. Illustrations in text by Bonnard, Iribe, Segonzac, Whistler, and others. XLVI + [2] pp. Decorated wrappers. 21 x 21.4 cm. Black ribbon to mark pages attached to head of spine. Texts by the editors, Sacha Guitry, Stephane Mallarmé, Edmond Rostand, and many others. Music by Raynaldo Hahn. Cocteau was only twenty at the time. The complete set is nos. 1-6., 10 nov. 1909-15 mars 1911. Fine, except for broken glassine at head of spine, where ribbon is inserted.

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        Schéhérazade: album mensuel d'oeuvres d'art et de littérature. No 2, 25 Décembre 1909, 2e édition. [Scheherazade]

      Paris: La Belle Edition, 1909. Deluxe edition on Arches paper with deckle edges untrimmed. Illustrations in text by Bonnard, Iribe, Segonzac, Whistler, and others. XLVI + [2] pp. Decorated wrappers. 21 x 21.4 cm. Black ribbon to mark pages attached to head of spine. Texts by the editors, Sacha Guitry, Stephane Mallarmé, Edmond Rostand, and many others. Music by Raynaldo Hahn. Cocteau was only twenty at the time. The complete set is nos. 1-6., 10 nov. 1909-15 mars 1911. Fine, except for broken glassine at head of spine, where ribbon is inserted.

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        THE TALE OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES

      Frederick Warne & Co. 1909 - 1st 1909. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Small format. Brown boards, white titles and small onlay to front cover. 84 pages. Colour illustrations. Spine is slightly browned, there is 0.25" loss at top of spine. A couple of hinges are just slightly cracked. Contents are clean. A nice copy of the first edition. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte von Venus und Tannhäuser; Eine Romantische Novelle

      Hans von Weber, München 1909 - 8vo. [16], 54, [4] pp. Vellum binding (rubbed), teg, inlaid design, very good. (28840). Limited edition: No. 184 of 246 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Literarische Texte des Mittleren Reiches. Band II: Die Erzählung des Sinuhe und die Hirtengeschichte

      J.C. Hinrich, Leipzig 1909 - Hieratische papyri aus den königlichen Museen zu Berlin 05. J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, Leipzig, 1909. First edition. Large folio, 15 & 18* pages, 18 plates. Black buckram. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wide World Magazine - Volume 22: November 1908 Through April 1909 (Does Not Include February 1909)

      George Newnes, London 1909 - Features: Vivillo, The Brigand; Walrus Hunt in the Arctic; Sporting Stories - iv - Corker's Alligator - v - A Brush With a Bear - vi - Man v. Python; Guardians of the Wilderness; The Legend of the Wailing Woman; Mountaineering by Telescope; Our Adventures at "Simplicity Hall" - III; Some Experiences in Malaya; "Jack Ashore"; A Daring Voyage Down the Grand Canyon; A Romance of Two Islands - II; Courtship and Marriage in Savage Africa; The Capture of Antonio Barracola; Barmaid's Steeplechase; The Greatest Horse-Race on Record; The Promotion of Petroff; The Humours of a Rectorial Election; The Adventures of "Wide World" Artists - I; Climbing in the "Land of Fire"; The Spider's Web; Dolphin-Hunting; A Tragedy of the Nile; A White Woman in Cannibal-Land - I; Recollections of a Texas Ranger; Short Stories - My Adventure at Arad, The Horror in the Pit; The Cruise of the "Crocodile"; Propitiating the Weather; The Affair at Greenville; The Terror in the Sanctuary; Across America by Airship; Fighting a Typhoon; A State Trial in Montenegro; Crossing the River; A Belgian Smoking Competition; The Adventures of "Wide World" Artists - II; Hunting the Hippopotamus; The Tale the Doctor Told; A White Woman in Cannibal-Land - II; Short Stories - A Bluff that Worked, and The Yellow Fiend; My Experinces in Algeria - I; My Alaskan Christmas; Short Stories - Whave v. Sharks, A Battle in Mid-Air, Up in a Balloon; Some "Freak" Memorials; Down the Chute; Where Women Wear Trousers; Retribution; Mountain Tragedies of the Lake District; Cupid and the Dentist; My Experiences in Algeria - III; Ways that are Dark - My Adventures in 'Frisco, A Sharp Lesson, Seeing it Out; In the Land of the Reindeer; "Tapu"; The Finches' Festival; The Fight at the A-T Ranch; How I Got My Jaguar Skin; Out of the Skies; A Night Adventure in Yokohama; Ten Lions in a Day!; My Friend Dalton; Two Girls in Japan; The Last Creek; The Romance of Wild Animal Catching; How We Captured the Rebel Chief; Round the World with a Billiard-Cue; When "Tenderfeet" Go Hunting Bears; The Life of a Steeplejack; The Longest Chase on Record; The Land of Superstition; and more. Average wear. Binding intact. Several pages partially loose, otherwise a sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1909. Sextodecimo. Original green paper-covered boards, illustrated label to front board, titles to spine and front cover white, pictorial endpapers. With colour illustrations by the author. Inscription to verso of frontispiece, small split at bottom of spine, overall an excellent copy. First edition. The first two impressions are indistinguishable. The notice-board that appears in the image on p. 14 reads "Peter Rabbit & Mother – Florists – Gardens neatly razed. Borders devastated by the night or year"; this was replaced from the third impression onwards to avoid difficulty for foreign translators.

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      Thomas Y. Crowell, New York 1909 - First American Pogany edition, using English sheets. 24 color tipped in plates. Illustrated and decorated by Willy Pogany. Variant green cloth stamped decorative gilt to spine and cover, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Color arabesque design to endpapers. Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. Lithographers, London. Unpaginated. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reves Epars (Sonnets)

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1909 Book. Very Good. Half-Leather. 1st Edition. scarce work by little-known poet. Leather spine over marbled boards. Light rubbing to edges of leather, more so to corners & edges of boards, tiny chip missing from top of spine. 5 raised bands to spine and gilt title and flower decorations, TEG, marbled epps, ribbon marker still attached. Library bookplate to fep, small stamp to bottom of title page and closed bottom edge, old p.o. signature, o/w clean throughout. Pages just barely browned, binding secure, overall an attractive copy. Text in French..

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        The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius

      London: Philip Lee Warner/the Medici Society Ltd, 1909. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 500 copies printed by the Riccardi Press on Riccardi hand made paper, translated by George Long, 108pp., illustrated with 12 colorful tipped in plates by Russell Flint, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Marshall Field & Co. in full brown morocco, boards decoratively ruled and lettered in blind, raised bands,compartments stamped and lettered in blind, floral endpapers, housed in a lined paper covered slipcase matching the endpapers. Spine darkened, slipcase rubbed and darkened otherwise a handsome copy.

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        Les Naufragés du Jonathan

      Illustrations de Georges Roux, dont 12 en chromotypographie, 1 vol. in-4 cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline rouge à un éléphant, dos au phare, titre dans l'éventail, toutes tranches dorées, collection Hetzel, Paris, s.d. (copyright 1909), 476 pp. Etat très satisfaisant (dos et coiffes frottés, des rouss., bon état par ailleurs). Français

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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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        Scamandro

      , 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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        L'invendable

      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 ABERDEEN GOLFERS: RECORDS AND REMINISCENCES

      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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        Scamandro

      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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