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        A New Modification of the Cloud Method of Determining the Elementary Electrical Charge and the most probable value of that Charge [ Millikan's Balanced-Droplet Experiment - Foundation for Oil Drop Experiment ]

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1910. First Edition. Boards. Near Fine. First Edition. viii, [1]-924 pages plus 13 folding plates bound in rear. 8vo. Attractively bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. A few small blemishes to the leather, bright and clean internally. Pages 209-228 contain the article "A new modification of the cloud method of determining the elementary electrical charge and the most probable value of that Charge," a key work in physics and electricity. IN The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, Volume XIX, Sixth Series, February 1910, pp 209-228. A fine addition to any physics, Nobel Prize, or science collection. Boards. Often falsely cited as containing "Millikan's Oil Drop Experiment", this article documents Millikan's "balanced-droplet" experiment which predates his famous oil drop experiment. This paper is the first to reproducably and accurately show the unitary nature of electrical charge (which produced an accurate measurement of the charge of an electron for the first time). Experimental methods previous to his work created wildly differing measurements during repeated attempts. The balanced droplet method required the creation and use of water drops which were given an electrical charge, and then studied as they were influenced by a known magnetic field. This paper is fundamentally important. Millikan in his autobiography notes that this paper established the "first definite, sharp, unambigous proof that electricity was definitely unitary in structure and that it only appeared in exact multiples of that unit..." effectively allowing the measurement of the electrical charge. Later work (including his oil drop experiment) refined the experimental measurement techniques and the value of the charge of an electron. Millikan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 "for his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect". Millikan showed that the charge was "always an integral multiple of an irreproducible value." He arrived at a value for e in 1909 that he considered accurate to within 2 percent. "This result provided the most persuasive evidence yet that electrons were fundamental particles of identical charge and mass". In 1913 he published the value for the electronic charge 4.774 +/- .009 x 10 (-10) e.s.u. "which would serve the world of science for a generation" " (see DSB 9/10 pp 395-396).

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        The Green Helmet

      Dundrum, Ireland: Cuala Press, 1910. First Edition, First Printing; One of just 400 copies originally printed, with errata slip present. In About Very Good condition. Toning and soiling to boards, rubbing with some exposure at corners and spine ends. Title label on spine chipped. Pages are clean of markings, but show the occasional age related stain. Offsetting to free end papers. Limitation page shows light creases, and there is a tiny pin hole to a few pages. A lovely copy overall. One of 400 copies originally printed.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        La Boxe & Les Boxeurs [Boxing and Boxers, 1911]

      La Boxe & Les Boxeurs, Paris 1910 - French text. Full year (52 issues) in two volumes. Quarter leather over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Ads. Moderate wear to bindings. Contents solid. Much coverage of French boxers and boxing, but also covers English and American boxing. Scarce.

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        "Stilleben mit Magnolienzweig und Muschel" originales Ölgemälde auf Malplatte ca. 36x50cm; links unten signiert; um 1910

      . Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 46x60cm..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Among the Shoshones

      Salt Lake City, UT: Skelton Publishing Company, 1910. First edition. 247pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Olive green cloth with the profile of a Shoshone in a Headdress on the front board. Title in black on the front board and again on the backstrip. Very good. Minor discoloring to boards with faint rubbing at the corners. Contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. This is the second issue of the first edition with the content from pages 194-200 that appeared in the first issue removed. Later revised by Howard R. Driggs and reissued as "The White Indian Boy: The Story of Uncle Nick Among the Shosones." This work has had enduring popularity for more than a century and is still in print today. Wilson, Wyoming was named in honor of Elijah. Howes writes of this work: "Blunt, unrestrained narrative of a trapper, Indian fighter, etc., of the Rocky Mountains, from Wyoming and Montana to Idaho and Utah." Graff states: "A good narrative of Rocky Mountain trapping." Flake/Draper 9910. Graff 4702. Howes W520.

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        The White Peacock - First Issue with 1910

      Duffield & Company, 1910. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Duffield & Company, 1910. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue with 1910 on the verso of the title page, bound integrally. The first issue is exceedingly rare, thought only to exist in a handful of copies, and rarely seen offered for sale. This copy is in Very Good condition. Sporadic foxing to pages, more notably at prelims and terminals; foxing to side edge of page block. Clean text, lightly toned pages with a few reading creases. Previous owner personal library label to front paste down, with offsetting to the front free end paper. Corners slightly pushed in, corners and spine ends show light rubbing. Spine is slightly faded, with the lettering rubbed. Light rubbing to the stamping on the front board. Cloth shows light rubbing and faint mottling. A very lovely copy overall, extremely rare.

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        Ansicht, "Klosterkirche an Dalmatinischer Küste".

      . Öl auf Malpappe v. Eugen Ankelen, um 1910, 19,2 x 29,6 cm ( 7,4 x 11,7 in ). Hübsche Ansicht einer Klosterkirche mit Bucht im Hntergrund. - In einer sehr gut erhaltenen Goldleiste der Zeit gerahmt: Eichenlaub Innenprofil mit zwei eingelegten Schlaggoldleisten, unterbrochen durch einen Akanthus/Perl - Stab. - Verso mit Tinte bezeichnet und gestempelt: No. 54. Dalmat. Klosterkirche EAnklam. Stempel: Adrian Brugger, Königl. Bayr. Hoflieferant, München ...! - Unten links signiert: "E Ankelen München". Eugen Ankelen ( 1858 - 1942 ) - Lit. u.a.:Vollmer, Bd.1, S.54.

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        Fairies I Have Met

      1910. An Enlarged Life With Dulac's Fairies[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. STAWELL, Mrs. Rodolph. Fairies I Have Met. Illustrated in Colour by Edmund Dulac. New York: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1910]. First American edition. Octavo (7 15/16 x 5 7/8 inches; 202 x 151 mm). 117, [1, blank], [1, printer's slug], [1, blank] pp. Eight color plates printed on glossy paper with captions printed in blue.Publisher's olive-brown cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in black, white and gilt. Minimal rubbing to extremities. Early ink presentation on front free-endpaper. Dedication leaf browned otherwise a near fine copy."Fairies I Have Met was reviewed in Outlook in its Literary Supplement of New Children's Books, November 9, 1907. The reviewer spoke of the book as 'charmingly illustrated in colour by Edmund Dulac.' It would be hard to disagree…With the pictures here, Dulac displays a style much more humorous and whimsical than that of his illustrations for the Bronte novels two years earlier. The subjects are painted at close range, in deep colours, creating bolder designs and showing much detail, as opposed to the distant misty room or landscape scenery of the Bronte work" (Hughey).Hughey 15b.

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        Document Signed at the foot, 3 pages large folio on a pre-printed form, completed in manuscript, June 1910.

      - A memorandum of agreement between Conrad and Edward Ward Oliver for the lease of Capel House at Warehorne in Kent for the sum of £45 payable quarterly. Conrad moved to Capel House following a bout of illness, first diagnosed as gout and then characterised as a complete breakdown in health. He found the new house much to his liking, stating I can work here. We are surrounded by woods and the soil is clay, but the house is sympathetic.Despite his slow convalescence, Conrad was able to write Chance which was serialised in the New York Herald and which brought a favourable change to Conrad's fortunes.The Conrads lived happily at Capel House until 1921.

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        The Emerald City of Oz- US 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1st State Hardback book

      Reilly and Britton 1910 - The Emerald City of Oz- US First Edition, First Printing and First State Book. Published by Reilly and Britton in 1910. This is a very rare and collectible book. The first edition and first state status is verified by the following issue points: - Advertisement on verso of ownership leaf listing titles through to "John Dough and the Cherub" - Sixteen color plates embellished with metallic green ink as well as numerous black and white drawings - Light Blue cloth, pictorial cover label embellished with the same metallic silver and green ink and showing a number of characters traveling through the city - Pictorial end-papers in black and orange showing Dorothy and Ozma. A summary of the condition is as follows: - Book is in fair condition. The front board retains the picture of the characters traveling through the city. There is some scratching and marking to both the picture an the front board. The outside corners of the front and reverse boards are pushed, and the boards are generally worn at the edges. The spine retains the picture of the rabbit but this is slightly worn. Some loss to the top and bottom of the spine as shown in the pictures. The book has a lean and the pages are aged. - Internally, the book is complete but somewhat grubby with age. Evidence of foxing on some pages. An inscription has been written in pencil on the 'This book belongs to' page, and is dated December 25 1910. The outside edges of some of the pages have some staining- possible evidence of water damage- although this has not torn any of the pages. The title page has a small section missing at the top near the spine. Other than that, the book is complete with no loose pages or plates. The plates with metallic green ink are still very nice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jason Hibbitt- Treasured Books UK]
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        La Fanciulla Del West

      Milan: G. Ricordi & C., 1910. 4to, (10), 1-333 pp. Portrait of Puccini at front. Original color-printed wrappers, slight wear and rubbing to extremities and backstrip. Front hinge weakened. In a cloth box. A very good copy of the scarce complete score. The cover has a color illustration (artist unknown, possibly signed EP) showing a gold rush saloon with a miner slumped on a poker table and a man and a woman (the Ã’girl of the westÓ) reaching towards each other across the table. Inscribed by Puccini: Ã’4 mars [1]910 A Lei del Lago nostro cara reginettina Lula poi digerina sedico, mando, DO [I give]Ó ("To you from our lake, little queen Lula, little director, I dedicate, I send, [I give]" In place of "I give" is the musical note "do", a pun on the Italian d˜.)

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        French Line Engravings of the late XVIII Century.

      London: Lawrence and Jellicoe Ltd. 1910. With 81 fullpage plates (offsetting from plates to the protective papers). 4to. XXV + 109 pp. + plates. Limited to 1050 numb. copies. Uncut copy bound with top edge gilt in nice full blue morocco richly dec. with gold on spine and boards and with large inner ornamental border. Binding signed Gust. Hedberg K. Hofbokbindare Stockholm. Binding weakly worn, internally nice and clean. In somewhat worn slipcase.. Copy no. 635

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        Collection of hand-coloured lithographs.

      Leipzig c. -12 1910 - Six hand-coloured lithographs (37.5 x 37.5 cm), each signed and dated. Most framed and glazed. A beautiful set of lithographs coloured by hand with gouache and watercolours and highlighted with pen. The German painter and graphic artist Rauth (Leipzig 1884 - 1913 Tirol) became famous for his Art Deco-styled portraits, nudes and carnival scenes. The present work was executed just before the early death of the artist in the age of 29. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Quests of Paul Beck

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1910. First Edition. Very good or better in a very good dust jacket with some interior archival tissue mending.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        The People's Rights

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1910. Selected from his Lancashire and other Recent Speeches. Octavo. Original pictorial "vivid orange yellow" (Cohen) wrappers printed in greyish green and black. Housed in a black cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Wraps a little rubbed and soiled, some chips from the corners, a few minor edge-splits, spine a little sunned and creased, but near complete, no loss of text from the wraps, text-block typically browned, remains a very good copy. First edition, first general paper wrappers issue, first state, with index, and just a single appendix; and p. 71 - section title for "The People's Trade" - misnumbered 1. "All issues of The People's Rights are extremely scarce" (Cohen) despite a print run of 40,000, this largely due to the low quality of the materials, and the cheap and clumsy method of production, and despite the apparent catalogue of faults above, this is in fact an unusually well-preserved copy.

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        The Grammar of Ornament . illustrated by examples .

      - London, Quaritch 1910 [reprinted 1928]. Small folio publisher's gilt decorated cloth; 112 colour plates including the extra title, illustrations through the text. Inner front hinge cracked but firm, cracking is common with this heavy book. A rather good copy. The last proper edition, it can still stand comparison with the 1865 edition.

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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      Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, 1910. hardcover. very good. 35 volumes, wide 8vo, 3/4 tan crushed morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, decoratively gilt spines with raised bands. Illustrated with original etchings in two states, color facsimile in each volume, tissue guards. Philadelphia: Privately printed by George Barrie & Son. Very Good. Large paper edition. One of only 250 numbered sets printed on Japan Vellum.

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        The North Pole

      Frederick A. Stokes Company 1910 - A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. First Edition. 1910 stated on the title page. September, 1910 printed on the copyright page. Original midnight cloth covered boards with a decorative front cover and bold gilt lettering. Slight edge wear on the bottom board edges. Minimal soiling on bottom page ends. Gilt-lined page header. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Unclipped and intact dust jacket has hand edges and hinges reinforced with binder's tape. Moderate chipping at the corners, A larger ship at the top spine end, a piece missing from the top of the back panel. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mönch mit Bierseidel in der Hand..Ölgemälde auf Platte.

      . Bildmaß: 40 x 33 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 60 x 50 cm ). Links unten mit *Willy Hanken* signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1910 entstanden ). Gezeigt wird ein Mönch mit einem Bierseidel in der Hand in einer Klosterzelle. Im Bildhintergrund ein Holzfass. Guter Zustand, der opulente Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur: Rump: Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon, Seite 174 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Konvolut Jung-Deutschlands Flotten- und Kolonial-Kalender. 8 Bände. Jahrgang 1910 - 1917.

      Würzburg, Druck und Verlag der Königl. Universitätsdruckerei G. Stürtz, 1910 - 1917.. Jeweils Original-Broschur mit farbiger Deckel- und Rückenillustration, Klein-8°, 80 Seiten, mit sehr zahlreichen Illustrationen im Text. Einband von Jg. 1914 etwas fleckig und abgegriffen, mit Stempel auf Innendeckel "Geschenk des Deutschen Flotten-Vereins Dresden", alle übrigen Hefte von sauberer und schöner bis sehr schöner Erhaltung..

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        Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales

      1910. First Trade Edition of Warwick Goble’s “Green Willow”[GOBLE, Warwick, illustrator]. JAMES, Grace. Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales. With Forty Illustrations in Colour by Warwick Goble. London: Macmillan and Co., 1910.First trade edition. Quarto (9 13/16 x 7 1/16 inches; 247 x 179 mm.). [4], viii, 280, [1], [1, blank], [2, publisher’s advertisements] pp. Forty color plates mounted on brown paper, with descriptive tissue guards.Original blue sand-grain cloth pictorially stamped on front cover and lettered in gilt on spine. Edges stained blue. Some scattered light foxing and a very slight crease on the front board, but still a near fine copy.“Warwick Goble [1862-1943] was one of the busiest and most versatile British illustrators of the Golden Age, at home with any subject that came his way, from a battle scene to a tea party. He gradually developed into a notable specialist of Japanese and Indian subjects, with a distinctive style recalling both Edmund Dulac and René Bull…Goble moved into the big time in 1909 when he became the resident gift book illustrator for the large publishing firm of Macmillan. The first of his classic de luxe volumes in the Macmillan series was The Water Babies, by Charles Kingsley…His second de luxe volume was the equally stunning Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales (1910) by Grace James. In these 40 colour illustrations, Goble was allowed free rein with his first love, proving that he was second to none in his portrayal of Oriental subjects” (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children’s Book Illustration, pp. 92-93).“Two influences on Goble’s work were his initial training as a printer specialising in chromolithography and his extensive travels through the Orient. He favoured soft, flowing watercolours with an oriental flavour which suited the atmosphere of the fairy tales and mystical settings in which he specialised. His understanding of design and the reporduction of colour is evident in his work, for example in his series of colour plates for Stories from the Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile (1911). His watercolours were also published in Gift Books and exhibited at the Royal Academy” (The Cambridge Guide to Children’s Books in English).

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      1910. First American Trade Edition [POGANY, Willy, illustrator]. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Presented by Willy Pogany. New York: Thomas Y Crowell & Co. [1910].First American trade edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 7 1/2 in; 277 x 190 mm). 128 unnumbered pp. Twenty-four tipped-in color plates, including frontispiece, all mounted onto heavy stock card. Publisher's tan buckram over pictorial paper boards, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, pictorial endpapers. A few of the tipped-in color plates have a light crease on the lower corner and a couple of the heavy card mounts have been neatly repaired with archival tape. Otherwise this is a very fine copy in the original brown paper dust jacket decoratively printed in dark brown. Housed in a cloth slipcase.The card mounts in this edition are notoriously fragile.Willy Pogány, born in Szeged, Hungary, in 1882, studied at Budapest Technical University and in Munich and Paris. His reputation as a muralist, painter and illustrator was well established in Paris, London and Munich before arriving in the United States in 1915, at the age of thirty-three. Skilled in an unusually wide range of media, he had won gold medals at exhibitions in Budapest, Leipzig, and at the Panama Pacific International Exhibition."Among Pogány's many murals are those for the Heckscher Children's Theatre in New York City and the Niagara Falls Power Station. As a painter he did portraits of famous people in all walks of life. An expert on scenery design and lighting effects, Pogány also designed sets for ballets and operas, including "Le Coq d'Or," and for many films, such as Modern Times for Charlie Chaplin as well as animated cartoons based on his children's books."Among his other artistic endeavors Pogány was an accomplished book illustrator. It was this phase of his career, especially as an illustrator of children's books, which gives this collection special relevance for Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Oregon Libraries. Pogány designed and illustrated more than 150 books. His illustrations include those for the Rubaiyat and the Sonnets from the Portuguese, The Song Celestial, The Adventures of Odysseus, Gulliver's Travels, and many others, both classic and original."Working tirelessly right up until the end, Willy Pogány died in 1955" (University of Oregon, Guide to the Willy A. Pogány Papers 1910-1967).

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      Salt Lake City: Skelton Publishing Company, [1910]., 1910. First edition. First issue. 8vo. Presentation inscription by the publisher and signed by him. The signature of the publisher is rare, as the Mormon Church must have applied a great deal of pressure on him to discontinue publication and destroy all copies in house. Original dark green decorated cloth, titles on front cover and spine stamped in black ink, 222 pp., frontis. [photograph of E. N. Wilson], preface, illustrated, portraits, plates. Graff 4702: "A good narrative of Rocky Mountain trapping. Uncle Nick crossed the plains by ox-team in 1850, and thenceforth was trapper, Indian fighter, pony express rider, ox-team freighter, overland stage driver, companion of Kit Carson, and adventurer in Utah and through all the Rocky Mountain country. The first issue was rigidly suppressed." Howes W520: "Blunt, unrestrained narrative of a trapper, Indian fighter, etc., of the Rocky Mountains, from Wyoming and Montana to Idaho and Utah. The 247 page reprint omits the account of how he lost his Mormon fiancee [given on pp. 194 to 200 of original edition]." Flake 9909: "This first edition was suppressed as critical of polygamy." Bauer Sale 515: "When the book was in sheets, [quoting Elijah N. Wilson], ready for binding, objection was made to the passage beginning on page 194. Under pressure I rewrote that part and added 25 pages to the original but had 20 copies bound as originally written. These I kept for the members of my family." Wilson was also critical of the church's handling of the Mountain Meadows massacre, and in general their handling of Indian affairs as he was sympathetic to the Indian point of view. Wilson, Wyoming was named in honor of Elijah N. Wilson. Some light professional restoration to spine ends and corners, else near fine, bright, tight copy, housed in a decorated cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in black on the spine. A rare book with the rare unexpurgated tale. GRAFF 4702. HOWES W520. FLAKE 9909. STREETER SALE 3093. EBERSTADT MODERN NARRATIVES 532. BAUER SALE 515.

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        "Im Riesengebirge" originales Aquarell auf Malkarton ca. 49x54cm; links unten signiert; um 1910

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        Gärten auf Vulcano. Original-Aquarell. Ca. 34 x 48 cm. Signiert und datiert (1960).

      . . Farbenfrohes Aquarell des Regensburger Spätexpressionisten Willi Ulfig (Breslau 1910 - Regensburg 1983), entstanden während seines Aufenthaltes auf den Liparischen Inseln. Auf der Rückseite des Passepartouts von Ulfig eigenhändig bezeichnet und mit seinem Stempel versehen. Weitere Original-Aquarelle und Original-Graphiken von Willi Ulfig auf Anfrage!

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        Wife of Maharaja Sri Teen Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana.

      c. 1910 - Very large toned silver gelatin print. Very good tonal range, pasted on card. Dimensions: 119 x 79.5 cm (sheet); 54 x 42 cm (image). This portrait belongs to one of the wives of the fifth Prime Minister of Nepal (1863–1929) from the Rana dynasty, who is known for abolishing slavery and signing the Anglo-Nepalese Treaty of Friendship, which recognised the independence of Nepal.

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        Beiträge zur Heereskunde Niedersachsens. 13 Folgen. Nummern 2/4/6/8 bis 12/14/15/17/18 und 19

      . Manuskriptdruck, ohne Ort, ca. 1910 - 1940. 373 Uniformen-, Fahnen und Ausrüstungstafeln, davon 18 Tafeln handcoloriert, kart. (Folge 2 nicht komplett/dazu 4 Tafeln aus der 3. und 16. Folge). - gute Erhaltung/Enthalten u.a. 60 Tafeln zu Braunschweig. Die Soldaten des schwartzen Herzogs: Herzogtum Braunschweig 1822 - 1908 -

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. Paperback. Very good minus. This book is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is the 1910 vintage pulp paperback, the so-called "First Cheap Edition." My African Journey is Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author. In the summer of 1907 Churchill left England for five months, making his way after working stops in southern Europe to Africa for "a tour of the east African domains." In early November, Churchill would kill a rhinoceros, the basis of the striking illustration on the front cover of the British first edition of his eventual book. By now a seasoned and financially shrewd author, Churchill arranged to profit doubly from the trip, first by serializing articles in Strand Magazine and then by publishing a book based substantially upon them. In November 1908 Hodder and Stoughton published My African Journey as a book, which was a substantial 10,000 words longer than the serialized articles. In 1910, just two years after the first edition, the publisher issued a so-called "First Cheap Edition" produced in vintage "pulp" style. The text is arranged in a 92-page, two-column format with a few pages of advertisements at either end. This handsome paperback edition features a color illustration on the front cover similar to that of the first edition, with Churchill in pith helmet with binoculars around his neck and a rifle in his hands standing beside a dead white rhinoceros. Some 20,000 copies were produced, but given the fragility of the edition, very few survive today. And those that do are usually in poor condition - befitting a cheap paperback more than a century old. This copy is an exception, far from fine but still impressively well preserved given the edition. Both covers remain attached. The illustrated front cover remains bright and clean with modest edgewear and minor loss to the lower right corner. The rear cover is a bit stained, with losses at the top and bottom edges to a maximum .5 inch depth. The spine shows a .25 inch loss at the head and 1.75 inches at the bottom. All spine lettering remains intact with the exception of the author's last name. We note no vertical creases to the spine, which, in concert with the overall condition, indicates that this copy was not read. The pulp paper contents are browned as inevitable, but show no spotting or previous ownership marks. The only loss is chipping at the lower front corner, penetrating to page 18. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.8, Woods/ICS A12(b), Langworth p.85

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        French Line Engravings of the late XVIII Century.

      . London: Lawrence and Jellicoe Ltd. 1910. With 81 fullpage plates (offsetting from plates to the protective papers). 4to. XXV + 109 pp. + plates. Limited to 1050 numb. copies. Uncut copy bound with top edge gilt in nice full blue morocco richly dec. with gold on spine and boards and with large inner ornamental border. Binding signed Gust. Hedberg K. Hofbokbindare Stockholm. Binding weakly worn, internally nice and clean. In somewhat worn slipcase. * Copy no. 635..

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      New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1910. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 20 volumes. New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1910. First edition. An alphabetical listing of the printed books in the research library of The Hispanic Society of America. Founded in 1904 by Archer M. Huntington, The Hispanic Society of America is a museum of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American art and artifacts, as well as a rare books and manuscripts library. Original burgundy cloth bindings, with gilt titles. Mild sun fading along the spine of a few volumes, with occasional instances of minor shelfwear. A very good set..

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        Saito Musahi-bo Benkei. (Tales of the wars of the Gempei).

      published by the author, Yokohama 1910 - First edition, 2 vols., small 8vo, pp. xxvii, 391, [3]; vi, 453, [2]; 70 plates including color frontispieces, folding map; light stains in margins of last few leaves of vol. II, copyright notices inked out in both vols., otherwise near fine in dust-jackets with wear at spines and very small chips at edges. "The story of the lives and adventures of Iyo-no-Kami Minamoto Kuro Yoshitsune and Saito Musashi-bo Benkei the warrior monk." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fine Private Album relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs Service - Peking, Hong Kong, and Manchuria - 1910-3

      1910-3. Landscape quarto album (267 × 360 mm) Deep tan half morocco on oatmeal buckram boards, gilt rules to spine and spine and corner edges, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 266 original sepia photographs (the majority 108 × 65 mm, and vice versa mounted on 27 dun card leaves, full y captioned in white ink. A little rubbed on the joints, but very good, the photographs largely mid to dark toned, overall very good. A highly interesting personal album containing over 250 good quality original photographs of the life of the European diplomatic and administrative community in China around the turn of the century. Unfortunately the identity of the photographer, as so often, remains a mystery, but the album is fully captioned throughout giving names, including a number of prominent figures, and locations. From the concentration of identified individuals around the Chinese Maritime Customs service, it is clear that the mystery compiler was either personally involved, or was a relative of an officer in the service, and from the timespan of the album and the evidence of a "leave" period in England, most likely the former. The album relates to a time when the plans of the recently retired Inspector-General Sir Robert Hart's of the CMC were coming fully into effect; "Hart's lasting contribution would be the foreign inspectorate of the CMC, a model of an empire-wide organization, centralized in Peking, administered efficiently and honestly, which The Times rightly declared 'one of the most striking monuments ever produced by the genius and labour of any individual Englishman' … He built lighthouses, made harbour and waterways improvements, and initiated a statistical service, the collection of medical and scientific data, and participation in international exhibitions … When Hart became inspector-general in 1863 the CMC was operating in seven open ports; in 1907 it was operating in 57, and 76 native customs stations were under his administration or guidance. Hart presided over the servicing of 182 lights, various other navigational aids, and 2800 post offices … China's trade had increased from 1863's £38.9 million to £111.7 million, and customs revenue from £2.3 million to £3.3 million, a formidable contribution to the revenues of the Chinese empire" (ODNB). This was also a time when China was suffering the turmoil consequent on the nationalist democratic revolutions of 1911 and 1912, circumstances greeted by one of the dramatis personae of the album, the Hong Kong doctor, Dalmahoy Allan, in breathless terms; "The Rebellion is spreading like wildfire. Last night the streets were pandemonium, because news had arrived by Chinese sources that Pekin had fallen … Canton won't be long now, and I think the Manchus will make a stern fight for it. They have threatened to burn the whole of that huge rabbit-warren of a city to the ground, and they can do it. I hope to go up there next week, as I believe, with the present exit going on, silks, etc., ought to be going cheap. If you don't hear from me next week, you will know that I have got held up there. I think it would be splendid if the Revolution started while I was there!" (D.F., James Cyril Dalmahoy Allan: A Memoir). There is little sign of disruption, emigrants do appear in the Manchurian segment of the album, but it does provide an interesting context for this visual record, and perhaps was part of the rationale behind the "tour". The images are essentially arranged in five main groups, each relating to a particular location; Peking, 1910; Hong Kong 1911; a shooting trip in South China, Christmas 1911-2; the voyage home, 1912; Shanghai, Mukden and Manchuria, 1913. The first grouping of 40 images is set in and around Peking, featuring locations such as the Tartar City; the pagoda at the Old Summer Palace, Yu Chuan Shan; the Big Bell Temple; and various tombs around the City. Among the group visiting the Big Bell Temple are M. Barbier, of Barbier, Bénard, Turenne, Sir Robert Hart's favoured supplier of lighthouses; Mlle. Korostovetz, daughter of the Russian Minister to Peking; Mrs. Bowra, the wife of the Chief Secretary in Peking, Cecil Arthur Verner Bowra; and from the CMC Alexander Henderson Forbes, an Assistant Commissioner at Chinkiang, and one Parkes, probably a nephew of Sir Harry Parkes, late British Minister in China and Japan. The sequence of 35 photographs of Hong Kong opens with some excellent views from the Peak, the entrance to the Harbour, Kowloon Station and Observatory, British naval craft in the harbour, several images of a frontier station and and the Commissioner's bungalow. The trip to HK was evidently by way of a holiday, and the group are shown swimming at Kowloon Tsai and playing croquet at Deepwater Bay. Among those in the party are Charles Bulmer Johnson, a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Hong Kong, Leslie Sandercock, an Assistant Inspector CMC, and William Shenton, later Sir William, an influential voice on the Legislative and Executive Councils of Hong Kong for nearly thirty years. The sojourn in HK was evidently a halt en route to a shooting trip in South China over Christmas/New Year, 1911-2, which is chronicled in a series of 43 images. Many picturesque views, steam yachts on the lagoon, and native vessels on the river including "Pirate Junks", the Governor's yacht, "Pineapple Bunds", paddy fields, the glassworks at Pakshawn; together with the usual guns, bearers, and trophies. The party includes two Hong Kong doctors, Gerard Fitzwilliams, and J.C. Dalmahoy Allan who was lecturer in Pathology at the School of Medicine. The anonymous photographer briefly returned to Britain in 1913, a voyage tracked by 43 images from Singapore, Penang, and Colombo, via the Canal to Heckington in Lincolnshire, and Woodbury Common in Devon, in which locations there may be some potential clue as to the compiler's identity. The Chinese sequence re-opens in Shanghai with 7 photographs which feature the enigmatic Eric A Sykes, arms expert, martial artist, and perhaps spy. Sykes first arrived in Shanghai in 1907 as a representative for the import-export company Reiss & Co., later becoming the China and Japan representative for Remington and Colt, and an expert instructor for the Shanghai Municipal Police. The scene then shifts to Mukden, with a sequence of 41 images opening with a portrait of the Commissioner R.B. Moorhead and his daughter, and followed by a superb collection of shots of the streets, shops, various "types" - blind musician, Manchu woman, 3 teachers, a blacksmith - and including 10 well-composed views of the Mausolea at Pei-ling. The tour then takes in the surrounding "Manchurian Country" in 52 exposures, a similar mixture as before - a barber, the "China Mender", beggars &c. - but several of emigrants carrying their worldly possessions in baskets and barrows. The final images in the album being of Foochow, and including "Sunday at the Commissioners" and the "Assistants' Mess at Foochow". In all, an extremely intriguing collection of images taken at pivotal moment in Chinese history.

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      Tropical Africa: Issued By the Entomological Research Committee (Tropical Africa), Appointed By the Colonial Office Sold By Longmans, Green & Co., et al.. Very Good. 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Small 4to An extensive run of this important entomological periodical from its inception in 1910 to 1964 comprising volumes 1-54, just missing volume 22. Various plates and folding maps, some coloured. Bound more or less uniformly in shades of brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spines, mostly dating to the mid-twentieth century, a few contemporary; generally in very good condition with a little rubbing and general wear, a few binding more worn, and some with fading to the spines, a few volumes a marked and several with a paper label to the front board. Contents clean and tight and generally unmarked, some volumes with the stamp and label of the Jealott's Hill Research Station Library to the front end papers only. Extensive early runs of this journal are particularly scarce. .

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        Bai Hua Shi Jian Pu: A Hundred Flowers Wen Mei Zhai Shi Jian Pu

      (Beijing): Wen Mei Zhai, 1910 (1911). First edition.. Hardcover. Near fine. 4to. Two volumes, complete. One hundred woodblock illustrations of flowers intricately printed on one side of the page only in full color and bound in Oriental style, with three pages of introductory matter in Volume I. Basically these constitute illustrated paper for the writing of poems. Issued in two versions: red monochrome and full color. This is the full color version. This edition was printed in the third year of the Xuantong reign of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) of the Xuangtong Emperor. (i.e., 1911). An ephemeral piece used as stationery; only a few copes have survived in any form. This copy has not been used in any way and is complete with 50 illustrations in each volume. One plate in Volume II has an old repair of a closed tear with some loss to the margin and wrinkling of the paper; one plate in Volume II has a few light gray color spots; the remaining 98 illustrations are fine and bright. Rare, Only a few copies of either version located in libraries worldwide, and only one auction record for RMB 59,800 or just under $10,000.

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        The People's Rights Selected from his Lancashire and other Recent Speeches.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910 - Octavo. Original pictorial "vivid orange yellow" (Cohen) wrappers printed in greyish green and black. Housed in a black cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Wraps a little rubbed and soiled, some chips from the corners, a few minor edge-splits, spine a little sunned and creased, but near complete, no loss of text from the wraps, text-block typically browned, remains a very good copy. First edition, first general paper wrappers issue, first state, with index, and just a single appendix; and p. 71 - section title for "The People's Trade" - misnumbered 1. "All issues of The People's Rights are extremely scarce" (Cohen) despite a print run of 40,000, this largely due to the low quality of the materials, and the cheap and clumsy method of production, and despite the apparent catalogue of faults above, this is in fact an unusually well-preserved copy. Cohen A31.2.a; Wood A16a [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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