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        Official History (Naval and Military) of the Russo Japanese War

      London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1910. OFFICIAL HISTORY (NAVAL AND MILITARY) OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR. To be completed in 3 volumes. 1910-1920. Prepared by the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, by Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane. 3 volumes, 2 cases of maps/plans. Volume 1, published 1910. Covers period to 24th August 1904. Collation: 566 pages, plus additional Charts and Strategical plans. Lacks 1 strategical map. Otherwise complete. Volume 2, published 1912, covers Liao-Yang, The Sha Ho, Port Arthur. Collation: 853 pages, plus additional Plans, Complete. Volume 3, published 1920. Covers San-De-Pu, Muken, the Sea of Japan. Collation: 904 pages. This volume is complete, but lacks additional Appendix Volume and case of Maps. All volumes heavily illustrated with photographs, fold-out maps and plans. Extremely rare title. British Library lacks complete copy. Books bound in blue publishers cloth. All volumes cloth showing signs of wear, some rubbing to corners, and various markings on boards. Gilt lettering to spines, some fading/markings to spines. Cases with maps/plans also bound in blue publishers cloth, with same markings/rubbed. Internally, Vol. 2, inner hinge (gutter) showing between title/frontis. Contents of all volumes and addition maps and plans are all in good clean bright condition. Overal pages, maps and plans in good condition throughout. Very rare. Books measure 18x26cm.Weight 10kg.A60. Large 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Rewards and Fairies

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.,, 1910. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles gilt to spine, front board with raised circular Ganesha device gilt, top edge gilt. With the rare dust jacket. Four full page mono plates by Frank Craig. Bookseller's ticket. Fore-edge slightly spotted, partial tanning to endpapers, rear hinge started but holding fine; a very good copy in an exceptional jacket, mildly spine-tanned with the red lettering unfaded and bright, a few minor marks and small chips to corners. First edition, first impression. The very rare jacket (this one with the correct publisher's advertisements as called for in David Alan Richards's Bibliography) is a decidedly uncommon survivor in any condition, and to find the wrapper in such good condition, bright and unfaded, is rarer still. The book is notable for containing the Poem "If", Kipling's most enduring work of verse, voted the UK's favourite poem in a BBC poll of 2005. Originally written in 1895, "If" was inspired by the actions of Dr. Leander Starr Jameson, a British Officer whose forces were massacred by the Boers in 1895, but who was portrayed as a victorious hero by the British press (it must be admitted that knowing this throws a somewhat darker aspect on the lines, "If you can keep your head when all about you / are losing theirs and blaming it on you"...). The poem is a powerful masterclass in maintaining the British stiff upper lip.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Happy Family

      London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. Hardcover. Good. Louis Wain. [1910] Hardback. 28x23 cm. 96 pp. 5 colour plates, black and white wood-cuts on most pages. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. Slight bowing of upper board. Ffep replacement with hand drawn copy of original. Occasional brown spots inside. Two of plates badly creased with some edge chips. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        Merry Motorists Painting Book

      London, Paris, New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., [1910]. Paperback. Good +. Louis Wain. One of the series of Father Tuck's Painting Books, containing eight full page illustrations by Louis Wain - four different pictures with each being presented in full colour on one page and in black / white opposite for colouring in. The first black / white one has been partially coloured in [neatly]. Exceptionally rare. 20x27 cm. The rear cover presents an interesting collage of other painting book titles, including five other rare Wain titles. The card cover is split above and below the staple binding where it folds to make the spine - nothing loose and still functioning fine. Slight grubbiness to covers. Discrete booksellers lable to inside front cover.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        Serrefesse. Parodistische Tragikomödie. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Theophil Marquardt.

      Leipzig, Privatdruck, 1910. - FL3612 20,5x15 cm. Brauner OriginalHalblederband mit vergoldetem Deckeltitel und ornamentaler Rvergoldung. 4 Blatt, 85 Seiten mit 25 farbigen, erotischen Illustrationen. Die Seiten 33-63 auf hellerem Papier. Gutes Exemplar mit hübschen Illustrationen aus der Bibliothek des Prager Bibliophilen Rudolf Sterz (Edler von Ponteguerra) mit rotem Ex Libris-Stempel. Hayn-Got.VI, 204. Eines von 500 Exemplaren als Privatdruck, Neudruck ausgeschlossen. Das französische Original erschien 1864 (vgl. Pia 1232 u. Gay-Lem. III, 1113). 560

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Carl Wegner]
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      Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1910 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Published by Warne in New York. Burgundy boards, white lettering to front cover and spine. Colour pictorial onlay to front cover. Beautiful colour plates. 85 pages. Corners have just the slightest hint of rubbing. Very slight loss at top of spine and small crack at lower spine. Covers have just a few very tiny faint marks, otherwise are beautifully bright and clean, having been protected by original glassine wrapper which has very small tears and creases at edges and slight loss at top of spine. A superb copy of the American edition. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Sunset, Darling Harbor

      Sydney,: c., 1910.. Original watercolour on artist's watercolour board, 240 mm. x 530 mm.; in excellent condition, signed 'J.H. Young', dated '24.4.10' on the verso, framed. A fine watercolour of Darling Harbour, by well-regarded turn-of-the-century Sydney artist John Henry Young.This atmospheric watercolour, imbued with the pink light of early evening, shows a most attractive view of the burgeoning metropolis of Sydney seen across the waters of Darling Harbour. The domes of the newly-completed Queen Victoria Building (finished in 1898), the Town Hall and the spire of St. Andrew's Cathedral are visible on the skyline, as are a number of smoke stacks, which give a clear sense of the industrialisation of inner Sydney at the time. Pyrmont Bridge is to the right of the scene with passengers traversing it in two horse-drawn omnibuses. The watercolour provides an interesting documentary record of shipping traffic in this busy part of the harbour around the turn of the century: a tall-masted sailing ship is moored upstream of the bridge, and two small steamers and a larger twin masted paddle-steamer are moored on the far side of the harbour, downstream of the bridge. In the foreground is a small commercial steam-powered craft, with a sailor standing at the stern. Two large timber pylons are seen at the centre of the picture.John Henry Young exhibited at the Art Society of New South Wales (of which he was a committee member) from 1895 to 1910, and is known to have been still active in 1935. He is best known for his watercolours of maritime subjects both in and around Sydney Harbour, however he also painted overseas including the Mediterranean, France and Egypt.This work is signed 'J.H. Young' in the lower left hand corner. What appears to be the date '24.4.10', and the number 4, are written in pencil on the back of the watercolour board. It is reasonable to assume that this was the date of the painting or exhibition, in which it was shown, along with the number in the catalogue.This work is from the collection of the artist's grandson, at Sherbourne, in the United Kingdom.Provenance: From the collection of the artist's grandson - Sherbourne, UK. Shows signs of first mounting on back as being done in UK, with directions for 'Redwood Frame as last', dated 21.4.10, marked no. 4.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Grammar of Ornament

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1910. [Disp]. 157 pp. with 112 color plates. Hardcover bound in maroon boards, all edges gilt. Moderate shelf-wear, the corners of the binding rubbed; with some foxing to the endpapers and preliminary leaves; the plates unmarked.. Hard Cover. Very Good./No Jacket. 13.5" x 9.75".

      [Bookseller: Acorn Bookshop, Inc.]
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        Complete Works

      Boston: The Wyman-Fogg Company,, c.1910. Edited by Robert Ross. 10 volumes, octavo (204 × 139 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, matching cloth boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Monochrome frontispieces. Minor marks to a couple of spines, an excellent set. Authorized edition. A particularly handsome set of Wilde's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        12 Inch Terrestrial Globe

      London: George Philip & Son [circa 1910]. () Very good. Twelve inch diameter globe on mounted on the original 8.5 inch diameter ebonized wooden base. Overall height is 18 inches. Globe is mounted to base with the original half brass meridian circle. The overall condition of the globe is very good with mild discolouration to the original varnish and one small mild abrasion to the title just effecting a single letter. A pleasing example with only mild wear. George Philips, was one of the oldest publishers in England specializing in maps and atlas's. One of the main themes of the globe is ocean travel with many of the popular routes being shown along with the mileages. Uncommon in nice condition..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Farbige Flächendecorationen im modernen Stil. Serie 1

      Vienna and Leipzig, Wolfrum, o date [ca. 1910]. Folio. Portfolio, containing title page and 17 (of 18) coloured plates. Original cloth and paper portfolio with title and nice Jugendstil logo of the printer.* A very rare portfolio of Art Nouveau designs by Clara Aubertz, Hans Bauer, Carl Ducke, Robert Holubez, August Patek and others. Several of these artists are from the famous Viennese school of Koloman Moser. Some plates a little age toned or foxed, binding with light shelfwear, but a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Historia del Paraguay ... con las anotaciones correcciones latinas del P. Muriel, tradicida al castellano por le P. Pable Hernandez. (Coleccion de libros y documentos referentes a la historia de America)

      Madrid: Victoriano Suarez,, 1910-1916. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, August 4. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! 6 volumes, small octavo; library book plates markings, text browned but not fragile, the later sprinkled tan leather darkening at spines but sound and original paper sides retained, overall good+; special attention to the activities of the Jesuits. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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      1910. 1. PARKER,B. and N. THE HOLE AND CORNER BOOK verses by B. Parker. London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers no date ca 1910. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 9"), pictorial boards, a Fine copy in ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPER (minor wear to dw else VG-Fine). Full page poems about baby animals of various kinds are accompanied by marvelous full page color lithographed plates plus illustrations in brown line on text pages by N[ancy] PARKER. Lots of bunnies, otters, chicks and more. A very scarce and terrific picture book, rarely found with the dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Nordischer und Volkstumlicher Zierat

      Leipzig: Stoll Verlag, 1910. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 40 cm x 40 cm colour plates (24 of them) on heavy board paper, strong art nouveau/Wiener Werkstaat and other Nordic folk ornamental influences, many plates having several examples of vivid designs per page, some plates lightly chipped and title page and #14 slightly chipped and darkened else VG bound in portfolio w/string missing, portfolio has bumped edges and rudimentary taping, no text. Illustrations usable as designs for carpets, ceramics, clothing, household effects and furniture ornamentation. The lithograph plates were struck by C. G. Roeder of Leipzig, renowned firm for this sort of artistic production. Date is a guess based on these vernacular aesthetic designs. Very rare..

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      1910. Sylvester, Herbert Milton. INDIAN WARS OF NEW ENGLAND. Three Volumes. Boston: W.B. Clarke Company, 1910. 3 vols. 528pp., 625pp., 703pp. Half- illustration Vol. 1. Blue cloth stamped in gold, teg. light damp- staining upper corner of last 14 index pages vol. 1, minor soiling and rubbing on the gilt on the upper edges of textblock. Light scattered spotting on covers. The dye on the lower portions of the spines is a little uneven with some faint tiny spots and some minor discoloration. This is noticeable but not offensive. The hinges are tight, the interior text is bright and clean; overall this is a handsome set; fine, bright and with no serious blemishes. Howes S1186

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The textile industries : a practical guide to fibres, yarns, and fabrics in every branch of textile manufacture, including preparation of fibres, spinning, doubling, designing, weaving, bleaching, printing, dyeing and finishing [complete in 8 volumes] By William S. Murphy ; assisted by leading experts in textile technology.

      London : Gresham, 1910. 1st Edition. Physical description: 8 v. : illus., fronts. (col.), plates, fold. plan, diagrs. ; 26cm. Subjects: Textile industry -- Encyclopaedias. Textile fabrics -- Textile fibre. Textiles -- Manufacture and production. Notes: Title pages in green and black with ornamental borders. Superimposed plates: "model of ribbon loom" mounted on back cover of vol. 1. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked, decorative cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Camera Work, Number XXXI

      New York: Camera Work, 1910. Plates all in fine condition. A near fine copy in the complete original wrappers, trimmed at the edge.. First Edition. Quarto. Unopened. Number XXXI of Camera Work with fourteen photogravures by Frank Eugene.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Camera Work, Number XXVI

      New York: Camera Work, 1910. Text block lightly bumped at the upper edge, else all plates all in near fine condition, in the chipped, worn, but mostly complete wrappers.. First Edition. Quarto. Number XXVI of Camera Work with six lovely photogravures by Alice Boughton.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        An Eastern Voyage. A Journal of the Travels of Count Fritz Hochberg Through the British Empire in the East and Japan

      London / New York: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., E.P. Dutton & Co., 1910. 2 VOLUMES: pp. viii, 351, 1 - pp. viii, 319 with half titles and 73 plates (25 coloured, 2 frontispieces incl.). Original red cloth richly gilt (top edge gilt; gilt lettering to front covers and spines; gilt-stamped coat of arms to front). Edges uncut (but opened); spine top/bottom very slightly bumped. Overall a flawless FINE SET in a flamboyant binding. * Voyage to: Australia - New Zealand - New Guinea - The Philippines - Hongkong - Macao - Canton - Singapore - Burma - Kashmir - Ladakh - Japan - returning to Europe November 1908. ** Cordier Indosinica 1477-1478, 2854. * SHIPPING (airmail): Europe 20.00 - Overseas 30.00 euros (book weights over 2 kgs.). After ordering you will be asked to accept the higher mailing. . First Trade. Decorative Cloth. AS NEW. 24x18.

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
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        Preface [to Three Plays by Brieux]

      [London: A.C. Fifield, 1910]. Page proofs, first state. 12mo. 43, [1] pp. Disbound loose pages, some soiling and edgewear. Laurence A104c (locates 8 copies) . The rare first state page proofs of Shaw's Preface to Three Plays by Brieux, which was published in 1911 by A.C. Fifield. Laurence located only 8 copies and notes "Shaw used copies of this proof state (and of the revised proof which followed) for purposes of translation and copyright deposit." It appears this copy was used by Shaw to make corrections for the first edition setting of the text. He initialled and marked the text "Confidential" and made corrections in pen throughout. [With:] Preface to Three Plays by Brieux. By [George] Bernard Shaw. New York: Brentano's, 1910. American copyright edition. Laurence A104c. Front wrapper torn off. This edition incorporates some of the corrections Shaw made to the proofs

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Original Illustrations for Paradise in Piccadilly : The Story of Albany

      London, 1910-24. Hard Cover. Fine. Hard Cover. This is a collection of 31 original pen and ink drawings that Harry Furniss did as illustrations for his last book, Paradise in Piccadilly, a history of Albany and the many celebrities who lived there over time, including Lord Byron, Gladstone, Bulwer-Lytton, Disraeli, and many other notables. Furniss, who died in 1925, was a noted illustrator and caricaturist. He was born in Ireland in 1854, but left there in the early 1870s to seek work in London. After several years of free-lancing, which included publishing caricatures in the Illustrated London News, he began contributing regularly to Punch magazine and joined their staff in 1884. He later started his own magazine, Like Joko, but it wasn't a success. Furniss wrote and illustrated twenty-nine books of his own, and illustrated over thrifty books by other authors. The drawings for this book vary in size and in the type of paper used. Some are on boards while others are on thinner paper. Each drawing is signed, and many have the titles of the subject and notes to the printer. They are all in very good condition. Included with this collection also are six unrelated letters (some with self-caricatures) to Lewis Benjamin, who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Melville and was likely Furniss's unacknowledged collaborator. A copy of the book itself is also provided. This is a delightful trove of original illustrations by a popular artist of his time. ORIGINALART/120810.

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        Photograph of the Original Grave of King William Barak

      Coranderrk, near Healesville, Victoria,: circa 1910-, 1920.. Black & white photograph, 80 x 106mm., typescript caption to reverse 'Grave of King William Barrak, Yarra Yarra tribe, Coranderrk. "A Quiet, Good Christian."' Rare photograph of the original gravestone of Aboriginal elder William Barak from the cemetery at Coranderrk station. Barak's grave was replaced with Anne Fraser Bon's more elaborate memorial in 1955, making this an important relic and a significant footnote to our understanding of the history of Coranderrk.William Barak (circa 1824-1903) was the last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe and one of the most prominent Victorian Aborigines of the nineteenth century. As a youth he personally witnessed the "purchase" of Melbourne by William Buckley and John Batman in 1835. Barak played a number of diverse roles throughout his life, particularly as a tribal leader and negotiator, but he was also an accomplished artist who readily embraced Western paints and materials. Moreover, he was a central source of information on traditional Aboriginal society for scholars and anthropologists: for example, significant sections of Alfred Howitt's Native Tribes of South-East Australia (1904) are derived from interviews with Barak held in Bairnsdale in 1882. He won widespread respect for both his Christian faith and vast knowledge of traditional lore.This photograph was taken at Coranderrk, the aboriginal station near Healesville to which Barak and a small group of his people moved soon after it was established in 1863. Poor living conditions at the camp and pressure from surrounding graziers led to an inquiry by the Board of Protection of Aborigines in 1882. Barak was instrumental in defending the interests of his people and quickly won respect as a patient and fair negotiator with a soft yet persuasive voice. During this time he came into frequent contact with the long-lived Anne Fraser Bon, owner of a nearby station and a keen advocate of Aboriginal rights at Corranderrk.William Barak passed away on 15 August 1903. He was buried in a simple grave at the Corranderrk cemetery, as photographed here, amongst well over 100 fellow Aborigines who had lived on the station. In 1934 Anne Fraser Bon paid for an impressive monument to Barak that was erected in the main street of Healesville; sadly this monument was vandalised and removed from public view while the cemetery itself fell into disrepair. In 1952 the Melbourne Bread and Cheese Club organised a clean-up of the grounds with the help of local Aboriginal descendents and arranged for Mrs Bon's monument to William Barak to be cleaned and placed on his grave, where it remains to this day.Given the nature of the detailed typed caption to the rear of the photograph, with its distinctive purple tone, it is possible that this image was taken by a Government photographer. However, a similar image of Barak's grave, now held in the State Library of Victoria, is noted as being taken by Morwell Hodges of Healesville. The typed note includes the phrase "A Quiet, Good Christian", the central phrase of the lettering on the headstone.

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        Modern Development of the Dry Fly: The New Dry Fly Patterns, the Manipulation of Dressing them, and Practical Experiences of their Use

      New York: E.P. Dutton, [1910]. 2 volumes, quarto. (10 13/16 x inches). Half-titles, titles printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of Edgar Williamson on mounted india paper, 9 chromolithographic plates of fishing flies, 18 colour charts, 16 photogravures of fish and fishing spots on india paper mounted, 22 text illustrations; second volume with 33 actual fishing flies displayed in sunken compartments on nine heavy board mounts. Maroon half morocco gilt to style, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. First American edition, deluxe edition limited to 50 copies signed by the author, this set numbered 18. A total of 125 copies of this deluxe edition were produced: 50 for sale in the United States, and 75 for sale in the British Empire. The deluxe edition of this classic work is preferred over the regular edition for a number of reasons. The first and most obvious is the presence of a second volume including the 33 specimens of actual flies, tied by Hardy Brothers and/or C. Farlow's according to the author's very specific instructions, with careful attention paid to the colour and form of each fly. The second reason is the fact that the text is printed on fine quality Whatman laid paper that is also considerably larger than the paper used in the regular edition. Thirdly the plates, particularly those on india paper, are of a much higher quality that those in the regular edition. This work was aimed quite specifically at those who fished the chalk streams of southern England, but its central message, that the artificial flies should match their living counterparts as closely as possible, was understood to be applicable around the world. This dictum, together with the author's skills in conveying the joys and tribulations of fishing have combined to produce a work that is much in demand today. Litchfield 73.

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      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine set, lacking dustwrappers if they ever had them. First printing. Two volumes in publisher's blue cloth with the spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Illustrated with numerous plates including two frontispiece portraits of Edison. SIGNED in ink by Thomas Edison on the front endpaper of the first volume. Between the introduction and the half-title is a page with the statement "This book is published with my consent" over Edison's printed signature.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The People's Rights

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE (wrappers issue) of Churchill's early collection of political speeches. "As a proposition that justice in the community and the freedom of the individual are complementary and that taxes may be raised without undermining either, The People's Rights comes as a major contribution to current political and economic thought. Indeed it deserves a place in the annals of Man's struggle for freedom and yearning for a society in which the genius of every person would be nurtured and the liberty of every person respected" (Andrew MacLaren). Also issued as cloth bound volume. First state, with one appendix and index. An early Churchill rarity and a notoriously fragile item. London: Hodder & Stoughton (1910). Octavo, original yellow wrappers. Front hinge with expert (almost invisible repair), chipping to front wrapper. Light wear to spine. First few and last few leaves with chipping (as often), text with browning (as always). An excellent copy of an item that is extremely difficult to find in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        1910-1917 Collection of 5 Original Signed Etchings By Hans Meid Including Circus and Other Illustrative Pieces

      Germany, 1910. Group of 5 etchings by Hans Meid (1883-1957) German painter and illustrator, via his superb printmaking techniques, often able to convey the subtleties of impressionism via his work; each work having its own matte surround; each is signed in pencil below the image, bottom right by the artist; with the images tipped-on to the backers and with old window mount matte-board surrounds; including: Circus II 5 3/8" x 6 1/2" (plate), 12 1/2" x 13 1/2" with matte; Circus IV (Voltigeuse) 1910, 7 3/4" x 9 3/8" (plate), 14 1/2" x 15 1/2" overall; (?) Landschafft mit Reiter 1913, 7" x 5" (plate), 14" x 11" overall; (Untitled) 'Couple in Garden' 35/35 1917, 8 1/2" x 7", 14 3/4" x 11 1/2"; and another large (Unititled) 38/100 'Idyllic Eden' scene with coulpe nudes, swan in lake, 8" x 9 3/4" (plate), 14 1/2" x 16" overall; mounts with some edge, tips wear and darkening; otherwise the Meid etchings themselves are in very good condition and clean, nice variety of examples of this artists' excellent work.. Very Good. Illus. by Hans Meid.

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        [Album]: William Andrew Mauney Family of Kings Mountain, North Carolina

      (Kings Mountain, North Carolina). [circa 1910-1967]. A collection of typescript memoirs, letters, photographs, and ephemera documenting the life and family of William Andrew Mauney, a distinguished Civil War veteran and founding father of the town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Compiled by Bonnie Summers, Mauney's daughter from his second marriage to Candace Miller, the album roughly divides into three sections of material relating to William and Candace Mauney, and the town of Kings Mountain respectively.Included in this archive is Candace Mauney's beautifully written account of her life on the 314-acre family farm in Catawba County, North Carolina, and a typescript copy of William Mauney's Civil War journal that describes his service as Commissary Sergeant in Company B of the 28th North Carolina Regiment. He enlisted in August 1861 (at age 20), was taken prisoner at the Battle of Hanover Court House, Virginia (May 1862), and was returned to his regiment in July as part of a prisoner exchange. Subsequent decisive battles at Harper's Ferry, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg are vividly recounted, along with the Regiment's frequent skirmishes, continuous movements, and military engagements throughout the Siege of Petersburg.After the war Mauney worked as a farmer and merchant. He co-founded the town of Kings Mountain in 1873 and served as its first mayor and first postmaster, and later served as state senator. He also founded St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was President of the Kings Mountain Cotton Manufacturing Company.The album also contains tributes written upon Mauney's death in 1929, two portrait photographs of William and Candace, and various biographical and historical sketches written by grandchildren and friends from Kings Mountain. Housed in a three-ring leather binder with a 9" x 12" envelope containing additional material laid-in, overall very good with scattered spotting to the inside covers. A compelling memorial of this important North Carolina family. A detailed list of the entire archive is available upon request. .

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        Bonnie Maude

      (Genthe, Arnold). Bonnie Maude (Actress, flourished 1910-15). Original unsigned silverprint photograph by Genthe (ca 1910) of the actress, three quarter pose facing left, with left hand on hip, right on throat. The actress wears a black, velvet gown. Two corners chipped, else fine. With - als from Arnold Genthe to Maude, on Genthe's 1 West 46th St. address, with envelope (postmarked January 19, 1913). A warm letter thanking her for the gift, discussing children, and the War. Bonnie Maude was the daughter of American dancer Maude Madison who danced with Loie Fuller and then ran a school of dance instruction in New York City. Madison's papers are at the Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing arts. A rare photograph by Genthe.

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        Le Morte D'Arthur

      London: Philip Lee Warner Publisher to The Medici Society Ltd.,, 1910–11. The Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory, Knt. 4 volumes, quarto. Original limp vellum, spines and front boards lettered gilt, top edges gilt, green silk ties. 48 tipped in colour illustrations by William Russell Flint. Vellum very lightly marked, but a very good set. Limited Edition of 500 copies on Riccardi paper of which this is number 464.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Coronation ceremony of the Chinese Emperor Pu Yi. (True Picture of Crowning Ceremony of the Emperor of The Great Qing Empire.)

      Meiji 43. 1910.. Color lithograph 15 x 19 1/2 inches (38 x 49 cm) mounted on decorative paper sheet size approximately 18 x 20 1/2 inches, upper and lower edge adhered to wooden rods for rolling like a scroll. A few soft creases from rolling, very good clean condition. Publication information in Japanese below and to the right of the image. .

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        The Good Puss

      c.1910. Felonies Against Felines Afoot?WAIN, Louis. "The Good Puss." [N.d., ca. 1910]. Chromolithograph. Image size: 15 1/2 x 24 inches; 390 x 600 mm. Slight cockling, mounted to the image, title cartouche to lower right, framed and glazed.A delightful Wain chromolithograph depicting a pubescent cat in red bow tie, proudly holding a fork in his right hand with an impaled mouse on it, being walked by his father to "Dame Tibby's School," accompanied by nine adolescent cats of dubious class, character or attitude.Providing a dark edge to an otherwise playful image is a small sign at the entrance to Mrs. Tibby's which reads: "Cat's Meat Men Please Ring Here," suggesting that the cats enrolled at Mrs. Tibby's entered the front door as students and left through the back door as sausage: Mrs. Tibby as Sweeney Tabby, the Demon Barbara of Feline Street. As such, an unusual example of mordant humor from the tormented cat artist whose developing mental instability would cloud the sunshine of his subject matter.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Digressions of V: Written for His Own Fun and that of his Friends (Two Volumes)

      Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1910. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. First, limited edition, signed and numbered by Vedder. This is Number 142 of only 525. Bound in publisher's full vellum, gilt lettering on spine, intricate embossed blue and gilt decoration and borders on covers, T.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Profusely illustrated with over a hundred etchings, engravings, gravures, drawings and photographs, all beautifully reproduced and printed on Japan vellum, some tissue-protected, some tipped-in, and a special original drawing made especially by Vedder for this edition, of which only 525 were printed and then the plate destroyed. Elihu Vedder (1836 – 1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (deluxe edition, 1884, published by Houghton Mifflin). Vedder had a home in Rome and - after the financial success of his 1884 Rubaiyat work - on the Isle of Capri, then a haven for male aesthetes. He decorated the hallway of the Reading Room of the Washington Library of Congress, and his mural paintings can still be seen there. In 2008, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington organized an exhibition of Vedder's Rubaiyat illustrations that toured several museums, including the Phoenix Art Museum. Vedder describes this book as "containing the quaint legends of his infancy, an account of his stay in Florence, the garden of lost opportunities, return home on the track of Columbus, his struggle in New York in war-time coinciding with that of the nation, his prolonged stay in Rome, and likewise his prattlings upon art, tamperings with literature, struggles with verse, and many other things, being a portrait of himself from youth to age. With many illustrations by the author." . Boards lightly soiled, minor shelf-wear. Bindings and hinges tight and strong, all contents clean and unmarked. An extremely nice copy of this handsome and scarce edition. NEAR FINE. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. xxi, 249; vi, 272 pp. Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Maurice Baring") to an unidentified author whose book Baring is reviewing

      6, North Street, Westminster, may 3, 1910. 4to. 4 pp. in ink on recto and verso of 2 sheets of personal stationery. Very good . A fine, rambling, philosophical letter from the poet and author Maurice Baring (1874-1945) discussing politics (socialism), H.G. Wells, Huxley, materialism, Catholicism, Russia, and God. "I have finished your book. It has delighted me. I think it is one of the most interesting I have ever read. I am going to write the review tomorrow. I see nothing wrong with your politics; although I don't believe socialism would be a real remedy for the appalling injustice of things which exists now. An ideal socialism, yes, but I mean I agree with H.G. Wells in his view (?) that if the 'Minority Report' people had their way we should be guarded like prisoners by wardens. I distrust the people who 'run' the poor. I agree still less with your religion. I am a catholic; but I have been an agnostic ... " Speaking of his Catholicism, he writes "it is, to me, a bridge to the Infinite ... To me the arguments for materialism are more difficult to believe than the arguments for a divine Providence. And I agree with Huxley that if materialism is true there is not reason why we should talk of morality ... "

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1910. First Editiion. Cloth. Fine. Goble, Warwick. 4to - over 9¾. viii, 281, [2] pp. All 40 tipped in plates present. A magnificent copy of this charming collection. Only the slightest of shelfwear. Frontis plate had a neat crease at one point, now flattened but one can see where it was. Very tight and clean, with gilt on original blue cloth binding bright.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The Digressions of V: Written for His Own Fun and that of his Friends (Two Volumes)

      Boston and NY: Houghton Mifflin Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1910. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. First, limited edition, signed and numbered by Vedder. This is Number 333 of only 525. Bound in publisher's full vellum, gilt lettering on spine, intricate embossed blue and gilt decoration and borders on covers, T.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Profusely illustrated with over a hundred etchings, engravings, gravures, drawings and photographs, all beautifully reproduced and printed on Japan vellum, some tissue-protected, some tipped-in, and a special original drawing made especially by Vedder for this edition, of which only 525 were printed and then the plate destroyed. In addition to Vedder's signature on the limitation page, this copy has an original four-line holograph poem signed by Vedder in Rome on April 14, 1911. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Elihu Vedder (1836 – 1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (deluxe edition, 1884, published by Houghton Mifflin). Vedder had a home in Rome and - after the financial success of his 1884 Rubaiyat work - on the Isle of Capri, then a haven for male aesthetes. He decorated the hallway of the Reading Room of the Washington Library of Congress, and his mural paintings can still be seen there. In 2008, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington organized an exhibition of Vedder's Rubaiyat illustrations that toured several museums, including the Phoenix Art Museum. Vedder describes this book as "containing the quaint legends of his infancy, an account of his stay in Florence, the garden of lost opportunities, return home on the track of Columbus, his struggle in New York in war-time coinciding with that of the nation, his prolonged stay in Rome, and likewise his prattlings upon art, tamperings with literature, struggles with verse, and many other things, being a portrait of himself from youth to age. With many illustrations by the author." . Boards lightly soiled, minor shelf-wear. Bindings and hinges tight and strong, all contents clean and unmarked. An extremely nice copy of this handsome and scarce edition. NEAR FINE. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. xxi, 249; vi, 272 pp. Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        The Golden Legend

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1910. viii, 153pp, [1]. Original full vellum, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, upper cover with gilt castle design, t.e.g., original ties. Gilt to spine rubbed, bright to upper cover, covers very lightly soiled. Very light foxing to fore-edge of text block, text and plates bright and clean, two plates creased to corners. Complete with twenty-five tissue guarded tipped in plates. Limited edition of 250 copies, this being copy 67, signed by the illustrator Sidney Meteyard. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Full Vellum. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Meteyard, Sidney H.. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Charleville-Verdun (Al. & Ret: 240 km). Record du voyage en France. Roger Sommer sur son biplan SOMMER muni du moteur GNOME 20 Mai 1910

      Paris.: Mabileau & Co.. 1910.. Color lithograph with pochoir (stencil) handcolor, image approximately 15 x 29 inches on sheet 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Discoloration to lower left corner of sheet (outside image area); thin line of light toning to left upper edge; a few light foxing spots; couple of tiny edge tears to upper edge; clean and bright. 'Gamy' is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era's fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. This image, of a biplane flying low over a flat riverscape with speeding auto below, commemorates the record for flying distance in France set by Roger Sommer on his biplane. .

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        Trade Catalog of 500 Japanese Matchbox labels

      Japan:: Shyosei & Co,. Ca. 1910.. Very good overall. A boldly graphic collection of Japanese wood block matchbox labels and labels for other products, bound in the original brown paper wrappers bound with silk cord and in its original full color illustrated envelope. Each label is a tiny gem of graphic design, measuring 2 1/8 x 1 3/8", and printed in various intense colors. Many of the labels are in English with the trade mark name of the manufacturer; some are in Japanese, Chinese, German and Dutch. They include several advertisements for Australian companies, including The Swan Brewery Co. Ltd of Perth, whose label shows a black swan against a red ground, with the name of the brewery on a green banner, and advertising ales and stouts; Humber Bicycle, the Australian Cycle Agency, 229 Elizabeth St., Melbourne; Sandhurst Pioneer Cooperative Co. Ltd, Grocers Wine & Spirit Merchants, Importers of China Glass & Earthenware; Brownell Bros. The Leading House for Drapery, Clothing, Carpets, Etc. Hobart; Bush's Grocery Store & Tea Ware House Corner of Williamson & Myers Sts Bendigo Noted for Bush's Blended Teas; Fine Old Loch Shiel Whiskey McKinnen & Bannister Glasgow. Sole Agent for Victoria J.W. King Daylesford. The labels were printed for a wide variety of countries- on for the Colombo (Sri Lanka) Apothcaries (sic) states their wines & cigars "Can Not be Beaten in Quality or Cheapness"; The Hawaiian Best Safety Match; other labels for companies in Germany, Singapore, Paris, Calcutta, China, Vietnam and of course Japan. & & They are printed in black on colored paper, as well as two color & more, with red, orange, yellow, blue & green ink. They employ a fantastic variety of images from spiders, lions, dragons, elephants, people, bats, tigers, walrus, giraffe, horses, trains, dice, dogs, monkies, cranes, horse drawn buggy, camels, bees, fish, crabs, Native Americans, peacocks, water buffalo & geisha. There are no patriotic Japanese illustrations. Products other than safety matches include: Hirano Natural Mineral Water, Brooke's Soap, Hercules Tea, Brownell Brothers Drapery, and Frossard's Cigars. The subject matter of the labels includes Geisha, animals, children, flowers, birds, circus scenes, dragons, and allegorical figures, while there are no patriotic Japanese illustrations. & & 8vo, 50 pages, unpaginated, each page of the catalog with two columns and five rows of labels tipped in, for a total of 500. With a label laid down on front cover, with woman on horseback and acrobat balancing on a ball, with the text "Manufactured by Shyosei & Co. Japan". The colorful mailing envelope is illustrated in full color, with a montage of different images, including a man and woman in traditional garb; other partially visible images are the masts of a ship, and cherry blossoms. Titles in Japanese; verso with handwritten Japanese characters. Catalog in excellent condition, label a little water flecked, rubbed at edges with some minor insect holes.& & The date of 1910 is arrived at by a review of the subject matter & printing methods employed. They are post Sino-Russian war _______ due to the absence of Japanese patriotic labels, and later match labels tended to be almost entirely red.& & A fascinating collection.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Die Ehe. Eine Diskussion. Deutrsch v. Siegfried Trebitsch

      Bln., S. Fischer 1910.. 8°. 176 S. OPbd. Einbd. leicht fleckig. Mit eh., mehrzeil. Widmung des Verfassers a. d. Titelbl., dat. 1924.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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      Tokyo: [Imperial Government Railways], N.D., circa 1910. With 2 maps and 50 fine color-tinted collotype photographic plates of Japanese scenes and attractions by Japan’s leading contemporary photographer, they are printed on one side only of heavy stock plates. Each with descriptive captions below in English. Oblong, 270 x 370 mm., bound in modified Japanese-style in silk-covered board pictorially decorated by embroidery in colours on both covers, the upper featuring Mt. Fuji, bound together with purple ribbon at the spine, fine decorated silk-backed endpapers. A lovely copy with only occasional mild spotting or mellowing. A beautiful early Japanese tourism book produced for English speaking visitors. Ogawa (1860-1929) was a leading photographer of the period, as well as printer and publisher. He was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and the dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing in Albert Type Company. Returning to Japan in 1882, he opened the first photography studio in Tokyo. The work was reprinted throughout much of the 1910s in the more common formats with either all or most of the plates in black and white and in more traditionally Western styles of bindings. This is a scarce and beautiful collection.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Le Monde a Vol d'Oiseau: Jeu de Societe Instructif

      Berlin,: A.Sala, circa, 1910.. Game consisting of 4 pp. instructions, six colour printed boards of the continents, 120 colour printed pictorial playing cards; contained within the original box (330 x 390 x 25 mm.), with colour printed pictorial label on upper lid; one card with ink stains otherwise in remarkably fine condition. A question and answer game of geography for up to six players. Each player must attempt to collect twenty matching playing cards relating to his part of the continent (America is divided into North and South) by answering questions on mountains, rivers and towns. The playing cards are illustrated with plants, animals, people and towns on one side and questions regarding relevant parts of the world on the other.There are twenty cards relating to Australia and the Pacific, including picture cards of Brisbane, Collins Street Melbourne, and Sydney, as well as one of an Aborigine, Captain Cook, the Murray River, Lake Eyre, gold diggers, a kangaroo, platypus, echidna, black swan and a cassowary.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A Collection of Books Inscribed to Rachel MacKenzie

      First. A collection of 11 Singer books, nearly all Inscribed to The New Yorker editor Rachel MacKenzie. Rachel MacKenzie (1910-1980) replaced Katherine White as the fiction editor at The New Yorker on the recommendation of May Sarton. During her tenure at the magazine, MacKenzie was noted for her nurturing and editing of, among others, Sarton, Muriel Spark, Philip Roth, and especially Isaac Bashevis Singer. In Master of Dreams: A Memoir of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Singer's assistant of 12 years and later editor, Dvorah Telushkin, remembers watching MacKenzie work with Singer by reading each story out loud to him, line by line, and how she would sometimes request stronger endings to his stories. At MacKenzie's memorial in 1980, Singer revealed that, "Whenever I write something, my first question is, would Rachel have liked it? What faults and defects would she have found in it? To many of her writers, she will remain the measure of what is good and wrong in all their literary endeavors." Singer later dedicated a special edition of his collected stories to MacKenzie, calling her "a literary leader in the best sense of the word." The eleven books are from 1955-1978 and range from fine to very good condition. All but one are first editions and American printings. Each is lovingly Inscribed to MacKenzie by Singer, except one is Inscribed by Singer to MacKenzie's niece. In addition to the books, a brief Typed Letter Signed from Singer's literary agent Robert Lescher to MacKenzie is included. The collection includes: Satan in Goray, Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories, In My Father's Court, Zlateh The Goat and Other Stories, Short Fridays and Other Stories, When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw & Other Stories, A Friend of Kafka, The Fools of Chelm and Their History, Passions and Other Stories, Shosha, and A Young Man in Search of Love. Further details available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dwelling for Mr. and Mrs. Avery Coonley. Living Room Interior. Riverside. Illinois. 1908. Plate LVI

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1910. Original lithograph on 4-ply, wove, tan paper. 15.94 x 25.25" (40.5 x 64 cm). Artist's embossed stamp upper left. & Provenance: The estate of Blaine and Hulda Drake, who were members of the original class of fellows at Taliesin at Spring Green, Wi. They remained close to the master and later moved with him to Taliesin West, outside of Phoenix, AZ,. The corner of the print was damaged and torn off due to damage sustained famous fire of 1914, which destroyed the architect's home and studio and most of the edition.& The missing piece is in the lower left margin and corner , not affecting the image.& The print has been cleaned and de-acidified.& & Text and title in German/Deutsch. Dover (LVIa) S. 135-S.137; Hitchcock (1942) Plates 147-153

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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