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        The terror in Russia an appeal to the british nation

      Second edition, published in the days that followed the original.Red cover editor, first board steering wheel with small angular gaps, second in party disconnected, missing paper on the back.Rare autograph dedication of the author into Russian. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Methuen and co Londres 1909 12x18cm broché

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        THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      Hodder & Stoughton 1909 - First edition, Deluxe issue, no 355 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Large 4to. Full white vellum with gilt decorations and lettering. Original silk ties. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. A beautiful production, in fine, bright condition. Patterned endpapers, decorative page borders and twenty mounted colour plates under captioned tissue guards. Loosely inserted is the Leicester Galleries notice promoting the Exhibition of the original watercolours for the book, which were on sale between October 16th and November 20th,1909. The Rubáiyát was originally written in Persian by Omar Khayyam, a poet, mathematician and astronomer. This translation by Edward Fitzgerald made the poem popular with an international audience and the drawings by Edmund Dulac are a perfect foil to the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Adressbuch der Automobil-, Motoren- und Fahrrad-Industrie Deutschland. Unter Berücksichtigung aller verwandten Industriezweige. 8. Ausgabe 1909.

      8, 488 Seiten und XVII Werbeseiten, betitelter OLeinen mit Goldprägung - Einband ganz leicht ber. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1909. b73066

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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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'invendable

      First edition, one of the copies of the press service of the punch with the first flat head editor.Binding to bradel half burgundy canvas, smooth back with a gold jewel, double net gilded tail, part of title hazelnut grief, marbled paper plates, covers preserved, contemporary binding.Signed autograph of the author to Abbé Henri Lebel: ". My dear friend Henri Lebel /" Sibboleth quod interpretatur spica ".Annotations to the pen of the dedicatee on the margins of the page with the bibliography of Leon Bloy.Book illustrated with two engravings including a frontispiece.Provenance: Library of bibliophile Louis Barthou with his bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Mercure de France Paris 1909 11,5x18cm relié

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        Scripta minoa. The written documents of Minoan Crete with special reference to the archives of Knossos. Volume I: The Hieroglyphic and Primitive Linear Classes with an account of the discovery of the pre-phoenician scripts, their place in Minoan story and their Mediterranean relations. Volume II: The Archives of Knossos. Clay tablets inscribed in linear script B (Complete set of two volumes).

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1909 - Extremely rare complete set of 2 volumes. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1909-52. First edition. In-4. Vol. I: x & 392 pages, 13 plates. Vol. II: vi & 106 pages, 117 plates. Ex library in solid red cloth library bindings. Very badly damp stained to several pages in both volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bodenseefischer und Hahn mit Hennen.

      - Aquarell auf Karton mit runden Ecken (Bierdeckel), entlang dem rechten Rand signiert „J. Wopfner.". 8,9:10,9 cm. – Verso: Waldiges Seeufer mit Figuren. Aquarell, bezeichnet und datiert „Hagnau d. 18 Augst. 1909 / misslungene Geschichte aus bekannter Bescheidenheit ausgeführt v. Ums.(eitigem)". Reizvolle Gelegenheitsarbeit! Wopfner ging 1860 nach München, wo er zunächst als Lithograph arbeitete. Anschließend bezog er 1864 die Akademie und war von 1869-1872 Schüler bei K.Th. von Piloty (1824-1886). Daneben verarbeitete er Impulse des Landschaftsmalers Ed. Schleich d.Ä. (1812-1874), die bestimmend für seine Chiemseebilder wurden. Wopfner gehört zum Kreis um K. Raupp (1837-1918), des Begründers der Malerkolonie auf Frauenwörth. 1888 erhielt er den Professorentitel, 1890 wurde er mit der Zweiten Goldenen Medaille auf der Glaspalastausstellung ausgezeichnet.

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        Le Ballon Fantome.

      Tours: Maison Alfred Mame, n.d. [1909]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp.142; [2]. French language. With frequent in-text wood engravings and full-page lithographic plates by Robida. In publisher's colour-illustrated grey cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and upper board, with further gilt decoration. All edges gilt and light blue endpapers.Light even browning throughout, as expected, otherwise clean internally with just a few slight markings and signs of wear to the binding. A superb copy of a book usually found in only fair condition. Near-fine. Better known for his novels and for publications on his home region of Berry, Des Gachons was perhaps prevailed upon by Robida to write this story about the adventures of a balloon known as 'The Happiness', which was designed to be large enough to carry a small house to locations all over the world. Though here only the illustrator, Robida himself was known as a pioneer of French science fiction, and also shared Des Gachons' passion for local history, publishing a large collection of books on the old towns of France.

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        Rosemary and Pansies

      The Gorham Press. Hardcover. 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. International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges.*** . Very Good.

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        A Little Fleet. [Illustrated by the author]

      London: Elkin Matthews 1909 - Blue card covers with black lettering and a hand-coloured illustration of a boy holding a toy boat. Spine evenly faded. A very good copy. Very scarce. The fifth and last of the superb series of children’s stories written and illustrated by Jack Yeats in the first decade of the last century. According to the bibliography of Elkin Mathews by Professor James G. Nelson, this 1/- edition was limited to an edition of fewer than 50 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ILA. Offizielles Organ der Internat. Luftschiffahrt-Ausstellung. Wochen-Rundschau. 17 Hefte (alles Ersch.).

      Frankfurt a M 1909 - 327 S. (Hefte durchgehend paginiert). Mit zahlr. Abb. aus allen Bereichen des Luftverkehrs. 4°. Orig. illustr. Umschl. (teils etwas berieben od. leicht beschäd., einzelne Umschlagseiten lose). Die gr. Frankfurter Luftfahrt-Ausst. von 1909 hat ganze 100 Tage gedauert. Sie war nicht nur Vorbild für die späteren ILA, sondern erweckte auch zum ersten Mal die allgem. Begeisterung für Aviatik. Die ersten beiden Hefte illustr. nach einem Siebdruck v. H. Wetzel. Innen überwiegend gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Guide pour les égarés (life in a nutshell), ou le livre du Prince Korab. 5° édition

      S.l., l'auteur, 1909, in 4°, de 23pp. d'adjonctions et errata. (une note imprimée p. 105 signale que le Vol. I a été supprimé) Vol.II (2ff. & paginé de 105 à 177) - Vol.III (2ff. & de 183 à 249) - Vol.IV (2ff. & de 255 à 530), puis supplément: "utopies de Justice ou la justice appliquée aux besoins modernes par ***, 1898" de la p.535 à 548 - Vol.V (2ff. & de 553 à 595) - et "la révérende Mère Générale Louis-Marie par le Prince Korab, 1909" (31 pp.), percal. noire éditeur avec titre en blanc au 1er plat, exemplaire auquel est joint 2 ff. de suppléments volants de format info imprimés tête-bêche (ça semble presque normal). Très rare et célèbre ouvrage délirant dont il est difficile de donner un compte rendu. Ce véritable chef-d'oeuvre sous-titré "la vie dans une noix" (comprenez la vie en condensé) entend résoudre pour l'utilisateur toutes les questions de sciences, politique, agriculture, arts, duel, savoir-vivre, toilette, chasse, voyages, sports, politesse, cuisine, religion, santé, lois, galanteries, infirmités etc... Dans la revue Bizarre n°IV, G. Profhul déclare; "Les grandes secousses qui ébranlaient la pensée européenne aux environs de 1900, ne pouvaient certes manquer de susciter, face à la poussée anarchique et syndicaliste, l'apparition éblouissante d'un maître à penser conservateur (mais progressiste) et traditionaliste (mais libéral) ... ce génial mainteneur ... vint de l'étranger ... de Pologne ... Calixte Korab d'Orzeszko Czarnoloski Ciolek naquit le 4 mai 1866 sans doute à Grodno ... juste avant la Grande Guerre il menait une vie errante de grand hotel et palace, brouillé avec sa famille, avec le clerge catholique... Korab est bien pour moi Prince des Lettres... Il y a un domaine de l'esprit, en effet, dont Korab ou Brisset ont les clés, comme Maturin ou Swedenborg, mais pas le docteur Schweitzer... Mais railler les fous est horrible." (sic). Nous ne résistons pas à citer quelques phrases de ce guide pour les égarés: "Chaques Parisien est un voyou... chaque regard du Parisien est inspiré du sang qu'il voudrait verser (la haine des classes)... le manque d'hygiène, l'ignorance dans la vie conjugale (les excès), la misère et les persécutions morales qui attendent les enfants et leurs parents, le lait dénaturé, les enfants sevrés avant neuf mois accomplis, la défloration des enfants (détournement des mineurs) etc... sont la cause de la dépopulation de la France... Personne n'est plus conservateur et plus autoritaire que le socialiste, lorsqu'il s'agit de ses intérêts personnels... Mettez (deshabillez) toujours à nu le cerveau de chaque personne qui vous intéresse avant de la juger... la conscience, en 1904, est une maladie de la réflexion... l'occasion est l'équilibre momentanément rompu entre deux forces contraires... chaque personne a des occasions dans la vie... Jusqu'à l'âge de 26 ans à peu près, j'avais la parole lourde et incohérente ... j'étais timbré et hélas! je luttais contre la monomanie la plus effrénée. ... Plus les femmes s'abstiennent de montrer leurs mollets, plus elles ont envie de le faire (l'hystérie) ... Le secret de la santé c'est de ne jamais la perdre (sic)". Enfin, dans l'introduction aux mathématiques on peut lire "apprenez d'abord à compter et à écrire les chiffres jusqu'à un milliard...". ¶ Une thèse a été consacrée à Korab: le livre du Prince Korab, analyse des écrits d'un paranoïaque, par G. Salem, Zurich 1978 - Blavier fous littéraires, p.747 à 755 - Caillet n°5823 "c'est une des plus étranges choses qui aient jamais affronté l'impression" - Oberlé cat. fous littéraires n°241.

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        La grande ombre

      First edition in French, one of 10 copies on Hollande numbered and justified by the publisher, the only large paper copies. Half black morocco by Goy & Vilaine, boards with Art-Deco inspired foliage motif and gilt fillet, date gilt to foot of spine, pastedowns and endpapers of papier uni, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt.A very good copy in a handsome binding. % P.V. Stock Paris 1909 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        Tono-Bungay.

      First edition, first printing, with publisher's adverts dated 1.09. Top edge gilt. Bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Year of publication lightly underlined in pen on title page. Some light foxing on fore and bottom edges and slight fading on the spine o/w a Near Fine copy. Lord Richard Burdon Haldane (1856-1928) is widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest War Ministers, and served as Lord Chancellor from 1912 until he was hounded from office in 1915 as a result of false press allegations relating to his supposed German sympathies. Wells and Haldane knew each other through the Coefficients dining club, set up by Sidney and Beatrice Webb as a forum for British socialist reformers and imperialists of the Edwardian era; and their shared interest in aviation research which led indirectly to the formation of the Royal Flying Corps. In fact, Wells greatly admired Haldane's work as Secretary of State for War between 1905 and 1912. However, despite dedicating his 1915 novel Bealby: A Holiday, to Hadane (Lord Moggeridge, in the novel) and claiming in the preface that his book's Lord Chancellor was not "meant for him [Haldane]", in fact it was meant for Haldane, and Wells mocked him in its pages as the "luminously incomprehensible... [who was] a fluent Hegelian [and] spent his holidays, it was understood, in the Absolute - at any rate in Germany." An interesting association.

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        Black Magic A Tale of the Rise and Fall of The Antichrist

      London: Alston Rivers, 1909.. First Edition. Octavo, pp. vi; 390; [1], blank; [1], advertisement; [24], catalogue. In publisher's black cloth pictorially blocked in gilt and colours. Internally very clean, discreet ink ownership to second blank, edges of text block toned, cheap ads tanned, externally clean and fresh; a particularly fine copy of book which rarely survives in nice condition. The author's memorable first horror novel, considered one of the best demonic thrillers.

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        Zeppelin.

      Paris. No date. 1909. Color lithograph, matted, visible image approximately 32 1/2 x 15 inches. The lithograph was matted and framed in the 1980s, but will be removed from the frame for delivery. Visible image has 9 small foxing spots in the image; print has not been examined outside the frame, but based on other prints framed at the same time and place, there is a toned line on the print along the mat window edge and brown adhesive paper tape along the edges of the sheet where the print was attached to the backing. The verso of the print is browned from the wood backing that was used in the frame. The lithograph could be deacidified and the tape removed; however as it stands it would display very well with the light brown line from matburn either covered or used as an accent line around the image. A particularly striking image of a Zeppelin flying over what is likely the Rhine river, complete with a castle in the cliffs and storks flying. Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) and his atelier produced a series of striking lithographic posters documenting the excitement engendered by new developments at the turn of the twentieth century: automobiles, planes and dirigibles.

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        HAWAII / PARADISE Of The PACIFIC / See the Volcano of Kilauea / A Boiling, Spouting, Seething / Lake of Fire in All Its Terrific Grandeur / [printed red rule / Native Hula - Hula Dance / [printed red rule] / Surf Board Riding / The World's Greatest Water Sport / 100 Other Subjects Laughable - Interesting [-] Educational.

      Circa 1909 Chicago: National Printing & Engraving Co., 1512 Tribune Bldg, (n. d.). Broadside. 41-1/8" x 28" Folded twice, with a center vertical and horizontal fold line; few short closed tears to horizontal fold; light wear and occasional minor soil to edges. Colors bold and bright. VG overall.

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        Three Years in Tibet....

      Madras. Theosophist Office. 1909. Folding chart of route followed by the author at the end of the volume, 11 black and white photographic plates including one folding, 63 text illustrations, xv + 719pp. Orange cloth covered boards little rubbed at extremities rubbed, upper hinge starting. A good copy. Difficult to find in first edition. Account of a visit made by Japanese Zen monk Ekai Kawaguchi to Lhasa in the 19th Century. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156129)....

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        EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel. Mitt Bildern von Arthur Rackham.

      132pp. Illustrated with 40 tipped-in full-colour plates protected with tissue guards, and with numerous illustrations in black & white. Original art-vellum gilt. Top edge gilt. Original plain tissue wrapper. 4to. Edges uncut. Number 487 of a limited edition of 1001 copies. Some spotting to edges; one leaf with a closed tear in blank margin - not affecting text; wrapper chipped and torn with some loss; else a remarkably fine copy with the original silk ties still in place, and the original wrapper.

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        Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration

      1st Edition London: The Royal Society, 1909. FIRST EDITION OFFPRINT, PRESENTATION COPY, of Bohr's first published scientific paper, written while he was a 20-year-old student at Copenhagen University. Inscribed by Bohr in Danish on front wrapper to Poul Heegaard, mathematician and professor at Copenhagen University. In original wrappers. In February 1905 the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters announced a prize concerning Lord Rayleigh's 1879 theory that the surface tension of liquids could be determined from the surface vibrations of liquid jets. The problem proposed by the Academy was to perform quantitative experiments to implement Rayleigh's method. Bohr faced formidable difficulties, not least the fact that, since the university had no physics laboratory, Bohr had to perform the experiments at night (to avoid perturbations due to passing traffic) in his father's physiology laboratory. Bohr's paper was submitted on the deadline of 30 October 1906, and on 23 February 1907 the Academy notified Bohr that he had won its gold medal. 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 arbitrarily large amplitudes" (Pais 101).The original paper submitted to the Academy was, of course, written in Danish (it is actually in the hand of Niels's brother Harald). It survives in the Bohr Archives, but it was never published (Pais 102). Bohr submitted the present English translation to the Royal Society of London in 1908, where it was read and published the following year. As well as being his first published paper, this also represents the only experimental work published by Bohr; all of his subsequent contributions were to theoretical physics. (A. Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, 1991).The recipient, Poul Heegaard (1871-1948), is famous for his contributions to topology, especially the theory of three-dimensional manifolds. After his 1898 Copenhagen University dissertation, Heegaard taught at various military schools in the Copenhagen area before accepting a chair at Copenhagen University. After seven years there he resigned, but shortly afterwards he moved to the University of Kristiania (now Oslo) where he became a cofounder of the Norwegian Mathematical Society and a very popular teacher until he retired in 1941. Heegaard's dissertation is very well known because it gave a counter-example to the version of Poincaré-duality published by Poincaré shortly before, thereby contributing to the clarification of the basic notions of algebraic topology. He also co-wrote, with Max Dehn, the article 'Analysis Situs' for the Enzyklopadie der mathematischen Wissenschaften (1907), which marks the foundation of combinatorial topology.Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 209. London: The Royal Society, 1909. Quarto, original green printed wrappers; custom box. A little soiling to wrappers, very small repairs to bottom corners of front wrapper. A remarkable well-preserved copy. RARE. Fine.

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        Les mains jointes

      Bibliothèque du temps présent & Henri Falque. First edition on ordinary paper of the first book of the author, of wich there were only 5 large paper copies on China paper and 5 on Japon.With an autograph inscription from François Mauriac to the Marquis d'Argenson. A rare and good copy. Bibliothèque du temps présent & Henri Falque Paris 1909 13x19,5cm broché

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        The Old Man in The Corner.

      London: Greening and Co., Ltd., 1909. First Edition: 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial devise and gilt lettering to spine and upper. Book contains a black and white photograph and a SIGNED ink written card from the Baroness to Starrett.Ex Libris Vincent Starrett - prolific writer on Sherlock Holmes, one of the founders of The Baker Street Irregulars and general Holmesian authority. With his label attached to front pastedown. 18 black and white illustration by H.M. Brock. In bright condition apart from some minor wear and discoloration to extemities. Internally clean. A tight copy. Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272).

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        Au Théâtre

      Paul Ollendorff . first edition on the current paper, he was fired as 11 leading copies.Binding half brown morocco, back with five nerves, date tail, boards marbled paper, contreplats and combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, gilded head, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine.Precious autograph signed by the author --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paul Ollendorff Paris 1909 11,5x18cm relié

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        Die Burgen des Sisgaus. Im Auftrage der Historischen und Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Basel und in Verbindung mit mehreren Mitarbeitern herausgegeben.

      Aarau, H.R.Sauerländer. - 1909 - 4 Bände. 32x23,5 cm. Bd. 1.: XII, 320 S. mit 47 Tafeln, 161 Abbildungen im Text und 22 Stammtafeln; Bd. 2: X, 312 S.mit 45 Tafeln, 171 Abbildungen im Text und 14 Stammtafeln; Bd. 3.: X, 288 S.mit 88 Tafeln, 188 Abbildungen im Text und 17 Stammtafeln; Bd. 4: VIII, 238 S. mit 28 Tafeln, 81 Abbildungen im Text und 7 Stammtafeln. Blaue Originalleinwandbände. Originalausgabe des monumentalen Standardwerks der Burgen- und Geschlechterforschung der Nordwestschweiz. Erschien in 14 Lieferungen. Hier in den Originalleinwandbänden. - Kanten etwas berieben. Titelblätter je mit einem überklebten Besitzerstempel einer Adelsbibliothek. Titel und Vorwort des 4. Bandes verbunden. - Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed "Dr. Richard Strauss" to conductor Ernst von Schuch

      On a postcard, 143 x 95 mm. Dated Schierke, January 2, 1909 [!1910]. In black ink. Autograph address to verso "Herrn Geheimrat E. von Schuch... Kötschenbroda [!Kötzschenbroda] bei Dresden. On a postcard of the Hotel Fürst zu Stolberg, Schierke im Oberharz. In German (with translation). Strauss states his terms for a planned meeting with his friend and colleague in Berlin and discusses the programming of a guest concert to be conducted by Schuch: "Dear Friend, Happy New Year! On the evening on the 5th I will be back in Berlin. If you come on the 6th or 7th, I will be yours all day, only in the evening I have [to conduct] Elektra on the 6th and Meistersinger on the 7th... Mottl is possibly willing to cede Tod und Verklärung to you. We will find it difficult to squeeze it in because the programs are already very long." Strauss inadvertently completed the final blank in the date with a "9," resulting in the year 1909. That it was actually 1910 is confirmed by the postmark (January 3, 1910). Slightly worn and browned; corners slightly creased. The conductor Ernst von Schuch (1846-1916) was Kapellmeister at the Dresden opera. He conducted the premières of Strauss's Feuersnot (1901), Salome (1905), Elektra (1909), and Der Rosenkavalier (1911). The letter also mentions the conductor Felix Mottl (1856-1911), then employed at the Munich opera.

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        Tales From Shakespeare [writings/plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc.]

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto, with 12 colour plates and other black and white drawings. Publisher's red cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to spine and upper, top edge gilt, others tinted green, illustrated endpapers, in original dust-wrapper. Book is near fine, jacket chipped to spine ends with a few tears to joints. A remarkable survival. A story-telling version of some of Shakespeare's best known plays including: "The Tempest", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "King Lear", "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet" Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Tales From Shakespeare [writings/plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc.] By Charles and Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto, with 12 colour plates and other black and white drawings. Publisher's green cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to spine and upper, top edge gilt, illustrated end papers, original printed dust-wrapper. Lightly rubbed to extremities, edges toned, offset browning to endpapers, jacket edgeworn with some chips and tears, spine a shade darkened. A story-telling version of some of Shakespeare's best known plays including: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Camera Work: Issue Number 27...

      New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1909. FIRST EDITION of issue number 27 of Camera Work, complete with 9 original photogravures, including 5 by Herbert G. French and 4 by Clarence White and Alfred Stieglitz in collaboration. Edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz. Texts by H. G. Wells, Benjamin De Casseres, Bolton Coit Brown, Charles H. Caffin, Paul B. Haviland, Herbert G. French, Oscar Wilde, and Alfred Stieglitz. Containing articles entitled Pamela Colman Smith by Benjamin De Casseres, Seeing Things by Bolton Coit Brown, American Indifference by Benjamin De Casseres,...

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        Raum und Zeit.

      Leipzig: F.W. Vogel, 1909. First edition of Minkowski's famous lecture on his theory of four-dimensional space-time, the first published account of this theory to be illustrated with 'spacetime diagrams', which were widely used later by Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose and others in the development of general relativity. "In 'Space and Time', read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski's space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein's basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "The laws of physics were written in the language of the geometry of this four dimensional space ... Physics had become geometry, and it was a stunning achievement" (Gerber, pp. 358-9). "'Raum und Zeit' was originally published in Vol. II (1909) of the Verhandlungen of the Deutscher Naturforscher und Aertze [offered here]; it was later reprinted in the Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinigung" (Norman). It is most commonly encountered in the separate (and later) printing from the Jahresbericht published as a tribute after Minkowski's sudden and tragic death. An outstanding copy of the first printing of this landmark lecture, rare in the original printed wrappers. Barchas 1440 (Verhandlungen journal issue); Honeyman 2231 & Norman 1514 (both listing separate printing from Jahresbericht); PMM 401 (Jahresbericht journal issue). Einstein, 'Autobiographical notes,' in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Paul A. Schilpp ed. (1969), pp. 1-94. Gerber, The Language of Physics: The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750-1914, 1988; Gray, The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930, 1999; Petkov, Space, Time, and Spacetime. Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski's Unification of Space and Time, 2010; Walter, 'The Historical Origins of Spacetime,' pp. 27-38 in Ashtekar & Petkov (eds.), The Springer Handbook of Spacetime, 2014. "Minkowski's ... 'Space and Time' lecture given in Cologne in 1908, began with these words: 'The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.' He ended as follows: 'The validity without exception of the world postulate [i.e., the relativity postulate], I like to think, is the true nucleus of an electromagnetic image of the world, which, discovered by Lorentz, and further revealed by Einstein, now lies open in the full light of day'. It is hardly surprising that these opening and closing statements caused a tremendous stir among his listeners, though probably few of them followed the lucid remarks he made in the body of the speech. Minkowski did not live to see his lecture appear in print. In January 1909 he died of appendicitis. [David] Hilbert called him 'a gift of heaven' when he spoke in his memory" (Pais, p. 152). "The impact of Minkowski's ideas on the twentieth century physics has been so immense that one cannot imagine modern physics without the notion of spacetime. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that spacetime has been the greatest discovery in physics of all times. The only other discovery that comes close to spacetime is Einstein's general relativity, which revealed that gravity is a manifestation of the curvature of spacetime. But it was the discovery of spacetime which paved the way for this deep understanding of what gravity really is" (Petkov, p. v). Initially, Einstein was not impressed by Minkowski's four-dimensional formulation of special relativity, describing it as 'überflüssige Gelehrsamkeit' (superfluous learnedness), but he soon realized that his theory of gravity would be impossible without Minkowski's revolutionary contributions. At the beginning of his 1916 paper on general relativity Einstein wrote: "The generalization of the theory of relativity has been facilitated considerably by Minkowski, a mathematician who was the first one to recognize the formal equivalence of space coordinates and the time coordinate, and utilize this in the construction of the theory." In 1946 in his 'Autobiographical Notes' (p. 59), Einstein summarized Minkowski's main contribution: "Minkowski's important contribution to the theory lies in the following: Before Minkowski's investigation it was necessary to carry out a Lorentz transformation on a law in order to test its invariance under such transformations; he, on the other hand, succeeded in introducing a formalism such that the mathematical form of the law itself guarantees its invariance under Lorentz transformations. By creating a four-dimensional tensor-calculus he achieved the same thing for the four-dimensional space which the ordinary vector calculus achieves for the three spatial dimensions. He also showed that the Lorentz transformation (apart from a different algebraic sign due to the special character of time) is nothing but a rotation of the coordinate system in the four-dimensional space." Hermann Minkowski was born on 22 June 1864, in Alexotas, then in Russia, now the city of Kaunas in Lithuania. His parents were German and, from Alexotas, they moved back to their native land, in fact to Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia), when he was only 8 years old. After attending the Gymnasium in Königsberg he attended the University there from which he was to receive his doctorate in 1885. As a young student, in 1883, he won the Grand Prix of the Academy of Sciences in Paris for his work on number theory. From Königsberg, he moved to a position at the University of Bonn in 1887. In 1896, after a brief return to Königsberg, he was appointed to a position at the Polytechnic in Zürich where he was one of Einstein's teachers. Einstein apparently thought Minkowski an excellent teacher of mathematics. Minkowski's view of Einstein, at the time, was less kind. In 1902 he moved again, this time to a chair at the University of Göttingen, where he remained for the remainder of his relatively short life, dying in 1909 at the age of only 44. In Göttingen, under the influence of David Hilbert, he became interested in mathematical physics. In October 1907 Hilbert and Minkowski conducted a joint seminar at Göttingen on the equations of electrodynamics in which they studied Einstein's 1905 paper 'Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper' (Annalen der Physik 17, pp. 891-921), and Poincaré's 1906 article 'Sur la dynamique de l'électron' (Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo 21, pp. 129-76). Participants in the seminar included Max von Laue, Max Born, Max Abraham and Arnold Sommerfeld. On November 5 Minkowski delivered a talk to the Göttingen Mathematical Society entitled 'The Principle of Relativity'; it was not published until 1915 ('Das Relativitätsprinzip,' Annalen der Physik 47, pp. 927-38). Minkowski opened his talk by declaring that recent developments in the electromagnetic theory of light had given rise to a completely new conception of space and time, namely, as a four-dimensional, non-Euclidean manifold. He introduced many of the mathematical concepts and terms that have come to be associated with his name and that became standard in any discussion of relativity, but he did not treat them systematically at this stage. Minkowski's second talk, "The Basic Equations of Electromagnetic Processes in Moving Bodies", was delivered at the meeting of the Göttingen Scientific Society on December 21, 1907, and published in April 1908. "It presented a new theory of the electrodynamics of moving media, incorporating formal insights of the relativity theories introduced earlier by Einstein, Poincaré and Planck. For example, it took over the fact that the Lorentz transformations form a group, and that Maxwell's equations are covariant under this group. Minkowski also shared Poincaré's view of the Lorentz transformation as a rotation in a four-dimensional space with one imaginary coordinate. These insights Minkowski developed and presented in an original, four-dimensional approach to the Maxwell-Lorentz vacuum equations, the electrodynamics of moving media, and in an appendix, Lorentz-covariant mechanics" (Gray, p. 102). ""The basic equations" made for challenging reading. It was packed with new notation, terminology, and calculation rules, it made scant reference to the scientific literature, and offered no figures or diagrams ... Few were impressed at first by Minkowski's innovations in spacetime geometry and four-dimensional vector calculus. Shortly after "The basic equations" appeared in print, two of Minkowski's former students, Einstein and Laub, discovered what they believed to be an infelicity in Minkowski's definition of ponderomotive force density. These two young physicists were more impressed by Minkowski's electrodynamics of moving media than by the novel four-dimensional formalism in which it was couched, which seemed far too laborious. Ostensibly as a service to the community, Einstein and [Jakob] Laub re-expressed Minkowski's theory in terms of ordinary vector analysis ['Über die elektromagnetischen Grundgleichungen für bewegte Körper', Annalen der Physik 26, 1908, pp. 532-540] ... "The form Minkowski gave to his theory of moving media in "The basic equations" had been judged unwieldy by a founder of relativity theory, and in the circumstances, decisive action was called for if his formalism was not to be ignored. In September 1908, during the annual meeting of the German Association of Natural Scientists and Physicians in Cologne, Minkowski took action, by affirming the reality of the four-dimensional "world", and its necessity for physics ... One way for Minkowski to persuade physicists of the value of his spacetime approach to understanding physical interactions was to appeal to their visual intuition. From the standpoint of visual aids, the contrast between Minkowski's two publications on spacetime is remarkable: where "The basic equations" is bereft of diagrams and illustrations, Minkowski's Cologne lecture makes effective use of diagrams in two and three dimensions. For instance, Minkowski employed a two-dimensional spacetime diagrams to illustrate FitzGerald-Lorentz contraction of an electron, and the lightcone structure of spacetime" (Walter, pp. 14-17). Pp. 4-9 in Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. 80 Versammlung zu Cöln. 20. - 28. September 1908. Zweiter Theil, 1. Häfte. Large 8vo (255 x 180 mm), pp. x, 218. Original printed wrappers, uncut.

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        Michel Strogoff suivi de Un drame au Mexique

      Hetzel. New edition, illustrated with drawings by Ferat, engraved by Brabant and 6-out text color, and 2 maps. A portrait of Jules Verne to the frontispiece.Cardboard editor "an elephant, as in the range" signed at the bottom of the plate Engel. Superb first board, the brilliant golds. A corner a little blunt. Back to the fine gold, but the lighthouse sticker a little dirty. Headdresses collapsed. Second course very well overall but with a whitish sag. Copy fees, completely free of foxing, but presence on some sheets of a trace of pale wetting at the top margin of 1 cm, with little impact. There is some "play" in the volume binding, main fault of course, but easily restorable.Nice copy. Hetzel Paris 1909 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm) 368pp. relié

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        Personae.

      London: Elkin Mathews,, 1909. Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine and front board gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Publisher's device to title page in red. Light rubbing to spine ends, joints starting from the top, internally fine, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of 500 first issue copies, with spine titles measuring 20 mm. Personae is Pound's first regular book (the two preceding works, A Lume Spento and A Quinzaine for this Yule, being virtually unprocurable). One thousand copies were printed, but the collection sold slowly, and in 1913 Elkin Mathews issued the 500 remaining sheets as a combined issue bound together with remaining sheets of Pound's Exaltations.

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

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. First editions. Large octavos, 2 volumes, original blue cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jackets with some rubbing and wear. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 12 captioned tissue-guarded coloured, and 255 black and white other plates in all, 3 maps, panorama in end-pocket of volume II, and numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout. Rare in the original dust jackets. Ernest Shackleton here tells the quite remarkable story of the British Antarctic expedition of 1907 to 1909. Shackleton and his men made it to within 97 miles of the South Pole, experiencing along the way every hardship possible, then returning to their wooden ship before the ice crushed it. "A more interesting book of polar exploration . . . has yet to be written" (New York Times Book Review).

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        Heimkehrende Schafe.

      - Farblithographie, um 1909, auf cremefarbenem Japan, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 19,5:19,7 cm, Blattgröße 37:28,7 cm. Nach einem Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in München, ging der als Tiermaler bekannte Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel 1897 für fast ein Jahr nach Neapel. 1899 zog er nach Wien und absolvierte eine Ausbildung an der örtlichen Akademie bei C. Griepenkerl (1839-1912). Zwischenzeitlich erfolgte eine Ungarnreise. Ab 1902 setzte er seine Studien bei A. Roller (1864-1935) an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule fort. 1906 besuchte er die Münchner Kunstakademie und war Schüler von C. von Marr (1858-1936), ab 1907 studierte er an der Wiener Kunstakademie und erlernte die Radiertechnik bei W. Unger (1837-1932). In Wien wurde er Mitarbeiter der Wiener Werkstätte und entwarf Gläser, Vasen, Stoffe, Tapeten, Teppiche etc. Mit G. Klimt, mit dem er seit der frühen Wiener Zeit freundschaftlich verbunden war und der starken Vorbildcharakter auf ihn hatte, war er an der Ausschmückung des Palais Stoclet in Brüssel beteiligt. Seine 1909 präsentierten Farbholzschnitte – die ersten zeigte er 1908 – mit Darstellungen von Tieren aus dem Tiergarten Schönbrunn, verschafften ihm internationale Anerkennung. 1911 wurde er Professor an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Frankfurt am Main. Allerdings kehrte er bereits ein Jahr später nach Wien zurück. Von dort aus unternahm er in den 20er Jahren zahlreiche Reisen, die ihn u.a. nach Deutschland, Holland, Italien und Jugoslawien führten. In den 30er Jahren emigrierte er nach Opatija/Kroatien – seine Wohnung wurde zwischenzeitlich von der Gestapo geräumt –, von wo er erst 1952 nach Wien zurückkehrte. Neben Tierdarstellungen als zentrales Thema schuf Jungnickel vorwiegend Bildnisse und Akte, auch Landschaften.

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        The Fourth Olympiad being The official Report of The Olympic Games of 1908 celebrated in London. Autor: Theodore Andrea Cook

      - 794 Seiten, 18x25cm, Leinen, ca. 250 S/W-Fotos, London 1909. Offizieller Bericht hrsg. vom British Oympic Council. Umfangreichstes Werk über die Olympischen Spiele 1908 in London. (ENGLISCH). - Einband leicht fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar Zustand: C+ 1600 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RAPPORTS RELATIFS à LA CONSOLIDATION DES TEMPLES. 3voll.

      Institut Francais d'Archéologie orientale, 1909. Tre grandi volumi in ottime condizioni, copertina rigida in tela e dorso in pelle con scritte in oro, Service des Antiquités de l'égypte, numerose illustrazioni nel testo e tavole b / n f.t.

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        On Revolution.

      343 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, schwarzer Original Ganz-Leineneinband, Kopffarbschnitt mit Schutzumschlag, dieser an den Rändern berieben, Ex-Libris-Stempel auf Innendeckel, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung der Autorin für Fred Stein und und Monogrammiert. Alfred Stein (später Fred Stein - * 1909 - + 1967) war ein Pionier der Kleinbildfotografie. Insbesondere seine Bildreportagen von den Straßen von Paris aus den 1930er Jahren und seine Portraits Albert Einsteins brachten Stein Weltruhm ein. Hannah Arendt (* 14. Oktober 1906 in Linden - + 4. Dezember 1975 in New York eigentlich Johanna Arendt) jüdische Publizistin und Gelehrte deutscher Herkunft. Signierte Bücher von Hannah Arendt sind äußerst selten!!!

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        Memorial to Sir Henry Morton Stanley

      Privately printed, Surry UK 1909 - in Pirbright Churchyard Surrey. Oblong small folio. 9 original photos showing a portrait of Henry M Stanley, selection of his gravestone, the stone in various phases of production and delivery, scenery at Pirbright and final picture of Stanley's grave. There is also inserted A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THIS STONE by the Art Memorial Company (West Norwood, London) and a 2 pp letter dated Aug 27 1909 by Dorothy Stanley to a gentleman who was kind enough to show her a letter written by her late husband. The photos are mounted on thick board stock. The cloth binding is simply printed in gilt PHOTOGRAPHS with the title plate pasted inside. The inside boards show foxing but the photos and board on which they appear are pretty clean. The binding shows some general wear and a couple of corners are turned (not pumped). A very scarce Stanley item. We can find no listings. Perhaps rare with the accompanying letter from his widow. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Phönix.

      [München, R. Piper & Co. 1909]. - Hayn/Got. IX, 458; Englisch 269. 1 von 400 Exemplaren. ".dieses hervorragend schöne und originelle Mappenwerk brachte 12 Kunstblätter erotischen Charakters und von namhaften Künstlern . Alle Entwürfe zeichnen sich durch unerhörte Kühnheit und Ausgelassenheit aus. Das Werk in einer einmaligen Auflage von 400 Exemplaren wurde jedoch bald beschlagnahmt und größtenteils vernichtet." (Englisch). - Willi Geiger `Dem starken Mann` / Heinrich Kley `Centaurenpaar` / Gustav Jagerspacher `Ein Traum` / Constantin Somoff `Marquise und Pierrot` / Hubert Wilm `Rast` / Karl Arnold `Der Händler` / Otto Kopp `Auf Lesbos` / Carl Josza `Frühlings-Erwachen` / Pascin `Maison de Rendevous` / Franz Christoph `Der erste Unterricht` / Albert Weisgerber `Liebesspiel` / Minoro Jasuda `Die Hand`. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. Folio (32 x 42 cm). 12 Tafeln (dav. 1 Orig. Radierung v. Willi Geiger u. 11 tls. farb. Tafeln in Offset, alle auf Orig.-Unterlagskartons aufgezogen). Ohne Titelbl. mit d. Druckverm. u. ohne Beschreibung der Tafeln. In Schwarzer Kartonmappe der Zeit m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel. Mappe mit leichten Lager- u. Abriebspuren, Tafeln min. staubfl.

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        Balkangreuel. 12 Bilder in Licht- und Kupferdruck nach Originalen von Archibald Smith. Mit einer Einleitung von Herbert Stone. (= Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen. Stück 17).

      Wien, Privatdruck der Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen [d.i. C.W. Stern] 1909. - Englisch, Irrgarten 81,16; Hayn-Got. VII, 721; Bilder-Lex. IV, 808. - Nr.229 von 550 num. Exemplaren einer einmaligen, `nicht im Handel` erhältlichen Auflage. Von Gottfried Sieben unter einem beabsichtigt sehr englisch klingenden Pseudonym in der vom Wiener Verleger imaginierten `Gesellschaft österreichischer Bibliophilen` gegründeten Reihe veröffentlicht. - Gottfried Sieben (1856-1918) war österreichischer Zeichner u. Graphiker. Er studierte an der Wiener Akademie und arbeitete als Karikaturist u. Illustrator für zahlreiche österreichisch-ungarische Zeitschriften. "1888 bereiste er Rußland, den Kaukasus und den Balkan. Zu jener Zeit entstanden auch seine hocherotischen, ziemlich sadistischen, aber ganz unpersönlichen Zeichnungen, die er unter dem Titel `Balkangreuel` unter dem Namen Smith in Mappenform herausgab" (Bilder-Lex.). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 35 x 28 cm. 7(1) S. (Titel u. Einl.), 12 Tafeln m. Illustr. unter betitelten Seidenhemdchen. Lose in neuer Flügelmappe m. aufgez. Deckel der OBrosch. Teile des OEinbandes angeschmutzt, rissig u. abgerieben, Schnitt stockfl., Titelei u. Tafeln abgegriffen u. z.Tl. an den Rändern u. Ecken bestoßen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee,

      Dundee: John Leng & Co.,, 1909-10. 28 December 1909, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, London, 28 December 1909. [Together with:] Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee, 23 November 1910. Quarto, four pages and quarto, 2 pages. The first-named with crosswise creases from old folds, first and last pages toned and somewhat soiled, both leaves with a closed tear into the fore-margin, professionally repaired; the second browned and splitting at the margins, some minor losses, closed tear at the fore-margin repaired, encroaching on the text but no loss, about very good. Churchill invokes Lincoln's famous formulation from the Gettysburg Address in his election addresses on the momentous constitutional battle between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In November 1909, the Lords rejected the "People's Budget" of 1909 proposed by Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. The bill called for higher taxes on the wealthy to pay for a limited scheme of unemployment and worker's health insurance. The bill, and the intransigence of the House of Lords, became the central issue in two general elections held in 1910, the first in January the second in December. In the first address, Churchill decries the Lords' veto, saying "The people can be trusted. They are of age ? If at one end of our political system we have a hereditary House of Landlords and great capitalists, wielding an absolute veto over legislation and finance...[then] government of the people, by the people, for the people will have become a nineteenth century daydream." The Spectator published brief extracts and a comment on this address; "Mr. Winston Churchill's election address , when shorn of its purple platitudes, is chiefly remarkable for its denunciation of the Peers" (quoted in Cohen). The January 1910 election resulted in the Liberals forming a coalition government dependent upon their Labour Party and Irish Nationalist allies. The Lords approved a slightly modified version of the People's Budget in April 1910, but the Liberals were determined to strike down the veto power of the upper chamber, and made it the issue of a second general election, in December 1910. In his second address (November 1910), Churchill is more combative and impatient. "No one can persuade the Tory Party to give up their Veto. They regard themselves as the ruling caste ? They treat us as if we were a conquered race ? They cannot bring themselves ? to part from that unfair Veto ? You will have to take it from them. You will have to take it from them now. You will have to take it from them for ever. One good wrench, and out it comes!" The growing political unrest in the country forced the Lords to yield and they consented to the Parliament Act of 1911, which significantly reduced their powers. These ephemeral pieces of election literature are extremely uncommon, Cohen giving just one location for each of these pieces.

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        Extract From Captain Stormfield's Visit To Heaven - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1909 - First edition/first printing in Very Near Fine condition, end-papers slightly cracked, hinges tight, bright red cloth in scarce dustjacket with small chips along the top. BAL 3511; Combining science fiction with a satiric look at conventional views of the afterlife, Twain delivers his amusing and trenchant commentary on human vanity. The last of Mark Twain's books published during his lifetime. 9/16 inch sheet bulk, MCMIX on title page, published October 1909 on copyright page; [vi], frontispiece, 120, [2] pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Mantel der Liebe. Drei Tanzbilder. [Text ohne Noten].

      (Druck: Wien, Brüder Rosenbaum o.J. [1909]). 14 x 15 cm. 12 ungez. Bll. Mit 5 photogr. Abb. Kordelgeheft. OBrosch. m. dekorativem Buntpapiereinband (Herz-Flächenmuster in Rosa, Schwarz u. Rot gedruckt). Nahezu druckfrisches Exemplar, lediglich der Einband mit leichten Stellspuren. Vgl. ÖBL I, 89 (hier irrig ?Der Markt der Liebe?). Tanzspiel nach eigenem Buch des österreichischen Komponisten Julius Bittner (1874-1939). Sehr ansprechend gestaltete Broschüre mit Kostümentwürfen und Einbandgestaltung von dem ungenannten Koloman Moser. ?Die künstlerische Zusammenarbeit von Moser und Bittner geht auf das Jahr 1909 zurück, als Bittners Ballett ?Der Mantel der Liebe? im Gartentheater der internationalen Kunstschau uraufgeführt wurde. Ein undatierter Brief Kolo Mosers, der aus dem Jahr 1909 stammen muß, handelt von diesem Projekt: ??Es wäre gut wenn gleich nach Fertigstellung Ihrer Arbeiten [Klavierpart] mit den Proben begonnen werden könnte. Gretl Wiesenthal ist entzückt. [] Gretl möchte eventuell bei Reinhardt in Berlin die Lilith spielen und ihrer Schwester Else die Minne überlassen! []. Wir werden dann festsetzen ob und wann eine Zusammenkunft von Godlewsky, Gretl, Wimmer, Ihnen etc. stattfinden soll.? Die in dem Brief angekündigte Mitwirkung von Grete und Elsa Wiesenthal kam nicht zustande. Die Hauptrollen der Minne und Lilith tanzten bei der am 25. Juni 1909 stattfindenden Uraufführung Lene [d.i. Marie Madeleine] und Miss Macara. Die Choreographie stammte von Karl Godlewsky, die Inszenierung vom Architekten E. J. Wimmer [d.i. Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill ?], die musikalische Leitung hatte Egon Bloch inne.? (Vgl. dazu: Zauner W., ?Meine tiefe und aufrichtige Verehrung für ihre Person und ihr Werk? in ÖMZ Bd. 44, Dez. 1989, S. 78). - Die Abbildungen zeigen: ?Frau Minne? (Lene Jamrich) / ?Lilith? (Miss Macara) / ?Ein Sonnenstrahl? (Mitzi Schreiner) / ?Das Weib? (Clarisse Robert) / ?Die Kokette? (Mitzi Schreiner). Das Stoffmuster des Mantels den ?Frau Minne? trägt, ist dasselbe Flächenmuster wie das des Einbandes. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Kunst, Musik, Balett, Tanz, Kostüme, 20. Jahrhundert, Wiener Werkstätte, Künstlerbuch, Kunstschau

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        A. D. Darbisher 3 scarce offprints including On the Supposed Antagonism of Mendelian to Biometric Theories of Heredity which is inscribed by the author

      Various, 1905 to 1909 - First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. One had the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut stamo front cover. Mostly very good. * One is inscribed by the author. Two have the ownership stamps of Karl Sax and E. M. East. The other titles are: Some Tables for Illustrating Statistical Correlation (1907); An Experimental Estimation of the Theory of Ancestral Contributions in Heredity (1909) Quality, Value, Experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Geographische Charakterbilder aus der asiatischen Türkei und dem südlichen mesopotamisch-iranischen Randgebirge (Puscht-i-kuh). Eine Darstellung der Oberflächengestalt, Bevölkerung, Siedlung und Wirtschaft.

      Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann 1909 - Querformat, ca. 19,5 x 23,5 cm. 1 Blatt, XV Seiten, 176 Originalaufnahmen auf 100 Lichtdrucktafeln (diese mit Goldschnitt) und 3 Karten. Orig.-Leinenmappe mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Gabriel, A.: Die Erforschung Persiens, Wien, S. 259/260: "Nach Puscht-e Kuh, entlang dessen Nordostgrenze sich Herzfeld gehalten hatte und das damals ein noch fast unabhängiges mittelalterliches Lehnsfürstentum war, machte 1907 H. Grothe eine Reise. Er zog aus der mesopotamischen Ebene in das westliche Puscht-e-Kuh-Gebiet und drang über den Paß Mulla Gawan, den schon de Morgan benutzt hatte, in das Becken von Schirvan vor." Die Textbände erschienen erst 1911/12. Beigefügt: Original-Ankaufsrechnung von Karl W. Hiersemann, Buchhändler und Antiquar vom 10.7.1909.

      [Bookseller: Rainer Kurz - Antiquariat]
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        Der Mantel der Liebe. Drei Tanzbilder. [Text ohne Noten].

      (Druck: Wien, Brüder Rosenbaum o.J. [1909]). - Vgl. ÖBL I, 89 (hier irrig ?Der Markt der Liebe?). Tanzspiel nach eigenem Buch des österreichischen Komponisten Julius Bittner (1874-1939). Sehr ansprechend gestaltete Broschüre mit Kostümentwürfen und Einbandgestaltung von dem ungenannten Koloman Moser. ?Die künstlerische Zusammenarbeit von Moser und Bittner geht auf das Jahr 1909 zurück, als Bittners Ballett ?Der Mantel der Liebe? im Gartentheater der internationalen Kunstschau uraufgeführt wurde. Ein undatierter Brief Kolo Mosers, der aus dem Jahr 1909 stammen muß, handelt von diesem Projekt: ??Es wäre gut wenn gleich nach Fertigstellung Ihrer Arbeiten [Klavierpart] mit den Proben begonnen werden könnte. Gretl Wiesenthal ist entzückt. [] Gretl möchte eventuell bei Reinhardt in Berlin die Lilith spielen und ihrer Schwester Else die Minne überlassen! []. Wir werden dann festsetzen ob und wann eine Zusammenkunft von Godlewsky, Gretl, Wimmer, Ihnen etc. stattfinden soll.? Die in dem Brief angekündigte Mitwirkung von Grete und Elsa Wiesenthal kam nicht zustande. Die Hauptrollen der Minne und Lilith tanzten bei der am 25. Juni 1909 stattfindenden Uraufführung Lene [d.i. Marie Madeleine] und Miss Macara. Die Choreographie stammte von Karl Godlewsky, die Inszenierung vom Architekten E. J. Wimmer [d.i. Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill ?], die musikalische Leitung hatte Egon Bloch inne.? (Vgl. dazu: Zauner W., ?Meine tiefe und aufrichtige Verehrung für ihre Person und ihr Werk? in ÖMZ Bd. 44, Dez. 1989, S. 78). - Die Abbildungen zeigen: ?Frau Minne? (Lene Jamrich) / ?Lilith? (Miss Macara) / ?Ein Sonnenstrahl? (Mitzi Schreiner) / ?Das Weib? (Clarisse Robert) / ?Die Kokette? (Mitzi Schreiner). Das Stoffmuster des Mantels den ?Frau Minne? trägt, ist dasselbe Flächenmuster wie das des Einbandes. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. 14 x 15 cm. 12 ungez. Bll. Mit 5 photogr. Abb. Kordelgeheft. OBrosch. m. dekorativem Buntpapiereinband (Herz-Flächenmuster in Rosa, Schwarz u. Rot gedruckt). Nahezu druckfrisches Exemplar, lediglich der Einband mit leichten Stellspuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Les trois roses de Marie-Anne

      A. Ferroud & F. Ferroud 1909 - - A. Ferroud & F. Ferroud, Paris 1909, 16x23,5cm, broché. - Edition illustrée de gravures originales à l'eau forte de Léon Lebègue, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur grand Japon, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet du triple état des gravures. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with original engravings in etching Lebègue Leon, one of 30 numbered copies on Japan large, deluxe edition. Our copy, as it is stated in the justification of the draw is complete the tristate engravings. Nice copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Gulliver's Travels

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; & E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, , 1909. Into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Octavo (235 x 165 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf for the publishers in purple half calf, marbled sides, twin morocco labels to spine lettered gilt, gilt decoration to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers, blue silk marker. Colour frontispiece, 11 colour plates with tissue-guards and black and white illustrations in the text by Rackham. Fading to spine, minor wear to tips, front hinge partly cracked but holding; still a very good copy. First US Rackham edition. Rackham's Gulliver's Travels was originally published in 1900, this is a revised edition, with additional illustrations and others redrawn and coloured.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gulliver's Travels. Into Several Remote Nations of the World. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; & E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1909 - Octavo (235 x 165 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf for the publishers in purple half calf, marbled sides, twin morocco labels to spine lettered gilt, gilt decoration to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers, blue silk marker. Fading to spine, minor wear to tips, front hinge partly cracked but holding; still a very good copy. Colour frontispiece, 11 colour plates with tissue-guards and black and white illustrations in the text by Rackham. First US Rackham edition. Rackham's Gulliver's Travels was originally published in 1900, this is a revised edition, with additional illustrations and others redrawn and coloured. Riall, pp. 91/92. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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