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         The Tale Of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      London & New York: Frederick Warne And Co, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. reddish brown cloth front cover lettered in gilt with gilt border fillet. Aeg. Near fine. 85 pages. 14 x 11 cm. Deluxe issue, frontispiece and 26 color plates. Decorated endpapers, slight stain in lower margins of pages 58-59. Front cover pictorial inset framed in gilt.

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         L'Orfevrerie Francaise au XVIIIe and XIX siecles.

      H. Laurens Paris -1912 1908 - 3 Vols., 993 pages. This well illustrated classic work, in French, covers the history of French silversmiths' work in the 18th and 19th centuries from Louis X to Napoleon III, from Germain to Christophle silversmiths. French text. Orig. red boards, remains of labels to spines, otherwise good condition. (MB) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Tale Of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      Frederick Warne And Co, London & New York 1908 - 85 pages. 14 x 11 cm. Deluxe issue, frontispiece and 26 color plates. Decorated endpapers, slight stain in lower margins of pages 58-59. Front cover pictorial inset framed in gilt. Orig. reddish brown cloth front cover lettered in gilt with gilt border fillet. Aeg. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Faust. Eine Tragödie. (Satzanordnung und Ausstattung besorgte F. H. Ehmcke). 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      (Jena Eugen Diederichs -09) 1908 - Mit 2 illustrierten Doppeltiteln, 6 farbigen Initialen, 2 Schlussvignetten und 1 doppelblattgroßen illustrierten Schlussblatt. 405 S., 1 nn. Bl. 26,5 x 19 cm. Brauner Original-Lederband über Holzdeckeln mit überaus reicher Blindprägung, goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel, zwei Messingschließen und Kopfgoldschnitt. Im Original-Pappschuber. Eins von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren (037). Schauer I, 77 und II, 21 (mit Abbildung). - Jubiläumsausgabe des Goetheschen Faust, gedruckt in der Offizin W. Drugulin in Leipzig auf van Gelder-Bütten. Gebunden bei H. Fikentscher, Leipzig. - Prachtvoll ausgestattet von Fritz Helmut Ehmcke (1878-1965). "Zu den bedeutendsten Unternehmungen, denen F. H. Ehmcke im Verlag Eugen Diederichs die Gestalt gab, gehört die Jubiläumsausgabe des Faust von 1909. Die im Buchschmuck wie in der Satzanlage kühne Form, die Ehmcke dem mächtigen Band gab, war sehr umstritten ." (Schauer). - Mit dem lose beiliegenden Erklärungsblatt zum Bucheinband. - Vorsatz teilweise gebräunt, ansonsten nur ganz vereinzelt im äußersten Randbereich etwas gebräunt. - Insgesamt sehr schönes, nahezu makelloses Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sächsisches Auktionshaus & Antiquariat]
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         Félicien Rops : l'homme et l'artiste

      Paris : H. Floury, 1908. First Edition. Finely bound in modern fine-ribbed cloth. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.. Series; Études sur quelques artistes originaux. Physical description; 232 pages. Subjects; Félicien Rops. Artisits. French Art. 20th-century.

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         A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

      William Heinemann, London 1908 - tall 8vo., 134 pp., VG-; leather-bound, navy blue boards, gilt lettering and motif to five-paneled spine, gilt decorative border to boards and turn-ins; spine cocked, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; minimal wear to boards, starting hinge between recto of second blank page and half-title page, boards slightly cocked/somewhat shaken, binding tight and strong; light scratching to gilt top, age-toning/mild wear to fore- and bottom-edges of text-block; waving to endpapers, age-toning/foxing to interior (text legible); pub. 1908 published by William Heinemann stated to title page; tipped-in full-color frontispiece and plates protected by tissue guards in excellent condition; an attractive copy despite imperfections; blue silk ribbon; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont. Heavy item: Please contact us for international/expedited shipping costs. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Tempest

      London: Hodder & Stoughton [1908]. xxv, 143 pp., Illustrated with 40 lovely tipped in colour plates. N.d [1908]. Full dark blue morocco, marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Illustrated Edition. 1908. 4to..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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         The Tempest 40 plates SIGNED by Edmund Dulac 1908 # 466 / 500

      Hodder and Stoughton 1908 - This book is in fair condition. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind. There is some rubbing and wear to the outside boards. The rear cover (shown above) has some heavy rubbing and a few red marks. There is some bowing to the boards. This book contains all 40 of Dulac's original tipped-in color plates. They are all in excellent condition. There is some foxing. This is the Limited Edition, #466 of only 500 copies signed by Edmund Dulac. These early Dulac's are often split up and sold separately for their beautiful prints. A rare find complete with many beautiful illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books]
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         Oxford Quips by a Crank

      Published by Alden & Co. Ltd., Bocardo Press, Oxford First Edition [1908]. 1908., 1908. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta paper covered boards, black title and author lettering to the front cover, dark green cloth spine. Quarto 10½'' x 8''. Contains 48 pages comprising 42 humorous full-page monochrome illustrations with comic text opposite. Large paper edition with hand written Number 47 which was limited to 50 copies. Very light foxing to the end papers, beyond which the paper is clean and fresh, a little sun fading to the boards and in Very Good condition, the author's rarest work by far. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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         Vous pensez bien que je ne suis pas ému par le verdict imbécile du jury de la Seine qui répond non, à la question posée : est-il coupable de coups et blessures ? Cela s'appelle tout simplement mentir à la vérité.

      - Lettre autographe signée A Dreyfus qui répond à son correspondant, "le 14 sept", 3 jours après l'annonce du verdict de la Cour d'Assise (11 septembre 1908). Celui-ci relaxait Gregori qui n'avait que légèrement blessé le Commandant, grâce à son geste réflexe de protéger de son bras sa poitrine. Son agresseur tira deux balles de révolver qui l'atteignirent au bras et à l'avant-bras. L'attentat se produisit à la fin de la cérémonie du transfert des cendres d' Emile Zola au Panthéon, le 4 juin 1908. Joint un dessin, encre et crayon bleu, collé par les deux angles supérieurs sur un carton fort, avec envoi signé de Hermann Paul (dessin et carton insolés, tache d'eau sur le carton). Le 4 juin 1908, à l'occasion du transfert des cendres d'Émile Zola au Panthéon, Alfred Dreyfus est la cible d'un attentat. Louis Gregori, journaliste, adjoint de Drumont, tire deux coups de revolver et blesse Dreyfus légèrement au bras. Il s'agissait, pour l'Action française qui vient de se déclarer en association, de perturber au mieux cette cérémonie en visant « les deux traîtres » : Zola et Dreyfus. Mais aussi de refaire le procès Dreyfus au travers d'un nouveau procès, une revanche en quelque sorte. Le procès a lieu le 10 et le verdict annoncé le 11 septembre 1908. Le réquisitoire de l'avocat général, surprend par sa relative indulgence, requalifiant les faits de «coups et blessures» en écartant la tentative d'homicide. (Wikipedia). Le Figaro, 12 septembre 1908: Cour du tribunal de la Seine, affaire Gregori (2ème audience), une colonne en page 4 : «L’audience d’hier fut calme, très calme. Nul bruit, nulle rumeur. L’acquittement de Gregori fut salué par des applaudissements. Mais nulle bagarre, comme pouvait le faire craindre l’audience précédente. Il est vrai que s’il n’y eut pas d’incident, il faut en rendre grâce à M. le Président de Valles " Le ministre de la justice en exercice est Aristide Briand, le président du Conseil Georges Clémenceau. Lettre en très bon état. Autographes [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co. 1908 - First edition, first state, with three titles listed to verso of title page, yellow and black endpapers, "The Reilly & Britton Co.," at the base of the spine (the "Co" was removed after the first state), and 16 color plates by John R. Neill. Publisher’s slate-blue horizontally ribbed cloth, stamped in black and silver to spine and with John R. Neill’s mounted pictorial panel to front board, illustrated endpapers, lacking dust jacket as usual. A very good copy with some light wear to extremities and toning to page edges, previous owner’s gift inscription in ink to front free endpaper. Overall a sturdy, tight copy. Written only two years after the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake, this book, the fourth in the Oz series, takes place in California and begins with the same natural disaster, which causes the Dorothy and her friends to fall through a crack in the ground into the underground Land of the Mangaboos. Their adventures here land them in trouble, and it is only through the power of the Princess of Ozma that Dorothy and her friends are rescued and brought back to the Emerald City. Notably, this story is regarded as darker than many of the other Oz books, speculated by critics to be due to Baum’s reluctance to continue the series despite its popularity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Grand Prix de L'.A.C.F. - Rigal sur Bayard-Clément _ 1er. des voitures Françaises

      Mabileau & Co. Paris 1908 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, 41 x 86 cm., mounted. The French motor company Bayard-Clément, or sometimes Clément-Bayard, was founded in 1903 by Adolphe Clément (1855-1928). He incorporated Bayard into the company name after the historical figure of Chevalier Pierre Terrail, Seigneur de Bayard, who had saved the company's home town of Mézières in the 16th century. Clément later obtained legal authority to adopt the name, himself. This promotional scene records one of his three entries in the 1908 French Grand Prix, staged at Dieppe. This car, driven by Victor Rigal (1879-1941) eventually finished 4th. The event was notable for witnessing the first fatal crash in racing history. Ernest Montaut (1878-1909) was an innovative French poster designer whose all-too-short career captured the exhilarating new world of motorised transport, whether in the air, on the water, or especially at high speed on the ground. He introduced the stylistic conceits of close horizontal lines and forward-leaning perspective in his vehicles, for instance, to exaggerate the sense of rapid motion. This period from the mid-1890s saw not only the rapid evolution of the motor car, but also the application of the internal combustion engine to boat design, as well as being fundamental in making possible the whole new concept of powered flight. Montaut was joined in this endeavour by his wife, Marguerite (1883-1936), who expanding the range of earlier motoring posters to include aviation. She occasionally signed herself as M. Montaut, but more often as Gamy, an anagram of her familiar name, Magy. Following her husband's untimely death at the age of only 31, Marguerite continued their good work in the same distinctive and highly appealing style. This centred on the bold flat colours of the pochoir printing technique they mastered so well. Outlines and any text were printed lithographically, then corresponding stencils carefully prepared to allow in-filling by hand in watercolour and gouache, employing a number of artists for the purpose, leading to subtle variations in colour in each painstaking example, often taking days to complete. It is this combination of factors that gives these highly attractive prints their superlative quality. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Porträt Richard Luksch u. Elena Luksch-Makowsky. Platindruck.

       1908. Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert \"R. u. M. Dührkoop\", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet u.r. \"Herr u. Frau Professor Luksch/Juli 1908\", gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel, Im Druck u.l.mit Trockenstempel \"Dührkoop\". Auf Japanpapier und Karton zweifach original-montiert, 21,7 x 16,4 cm (Bildmaß), 42 x 30,7 cm (Blattmaß) Doppelporträt des Jugendstil-Künstlerpaares Luksch/Luksch-Makowsky als Halbfiguren im Profil. Der gebürtige Wiener Bildhauer Richard Luksch (1872-1936), der aus dem Kreis um Gustav Klimt stammte, wurde 1907 an die Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg berufen. Seine Frau, die russische Malerin und Bildhauerin Elena Makowsky (1878-1967), Tochter des bekannten Malers Kostantin Makowsky (1839-1915), war das erste weibliche Mitglied der Wiener Secession. Fotografie, Porträt, Richard Luksch, Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop,

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         Das Englische Haus. Band I, II & III: Entwicklung. Bedingungen - Anlage. Aufbau. - Einrichtung und Innenraum (COMPLETE SET in 3 Volumes of the original 1st edition of "The English House").

      - Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1908 - 1911. 4to. Bound in the three original halfcloth vols.: pale green cloth with Jugendstil decor to covers. Band 1. : [i], iv, [viii], 219 [1]pp, 208 text illustrations. Band 2: [viii], 237 [1]pp, 256 text illustrations. Band 3: [viii], 240, xxvipp, 298 text illustrations. Spines darkened and faded, with some wear, mainly to top. Name to free front blanks and a later tiny architects stamp otherwise clean. Overall a solid set. Complete set of the first edition of the great classic on The English House. The text illustrations include measured drawings, line drawings and many monochrome photographs of the exteriors and interiors of houses including furnishings of all dates but, importantly, much modern, low-cost housing designed by leading Arts and Crafts architects such as Lutyens, C. F. A. Voysey, W.R.Lethaby, Norman Shaw, C.R. Macintosh, M.H. Baillie Scott and designers like William Morris, Pugin, E.W. Godwin, William Burges, Mackintosh, C.R. Ashbee, etc., etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

      London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Edition Thus. tall 8vo., 134 pp., VG-; leather-bound, navy blue boards, gilt lettering and motif to five-paneled spine, gilt decorative border to boards and turn-ins; spine cocked, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; minimal wear to boards, starting hinge between recto of second blank page and half-title page, boards slightly cocked/somewhat shaken, binding tight and strong; light scratching to gilt top, age-toning/mild wear to fore- and bottom-edges of text-block; waving to endpapers, age-toning/foxing to interior (text legible); pub. 1908 published by William Heinemann stated to title page; tipped-in full-color frontispiece and plates protected by tissue guards in excellent condition; an attractive copy despite imperfections; blue silk ribbon; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont.Heavy item: Please contact us for international/expedited shipping costs. Full-priced Rockville.

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         The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      london: Warne, 1908. First. hardcover. very good(+). Frontispiece and 26 color illustrations; colored pictorial end-papers. 32mo, original olive green boards with colored pictorial label. London: Warne, (1908). First Edition. Frontispiece and 26 color illustrations; colored pictorial end-papers. 32mo, original olive green boards with colored pictorial label. London: Warne, (1908). First Edition.The frontispiece has a vertical crease and a crumpled lower corner, otherwise a better than usual copy of this highly popular book which was considered one of her best.

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         The Jungle Book.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1908.. With Illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward Detmold. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First Detmold edition.

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         The Jungle Book. With Illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward Detmold.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First Detmold edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      Methuen & Co, London 1908 - 195 x 125 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 3 p.l., 302 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth, edges untrimmed. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Eyre, p. 62. Half-inch split to cloth along rear joint (and that joint slightly worn), extremities with minor rubbing or fraying, spine a shade darker than the covers, trivial foxing to endpapers and flyleaves, but still an excellent copy, the binding entirely sound and still pleasing, and the text fresh, clean, and bright. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         MEMOIRS OF COUNT GRAMMONT

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1908. Our binding is typical of the well-executed, quite pleasing, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings emanated from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780; the bindings done during the Victorian period normally carry the Oxford Street address (as does this one), although Packer also gives the address of Holborn Bars, E.C. during the years 1881-83. Philibert, Comte de Grammont, was a libertine and gambler who resided at the courts of Louis XIV of France (from which he was banished) and Charles II of England. His memoirs, written in an entertaining and ironic style, were either dictated to, or composed by, his brother-in-law, Anthony Hamilton (1646?-1720). Although unreliable historically, they paint a vivid portrait of the character and scandals of the court, as seen by an insider.. 181 x 111 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 3/8"). Two volumes. Edited by Gordon Goodwin. Attractive burgundy crushed morocco by J & E Bumpus (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), triple gilt rule, raised bands, spines with heavily gilt compartments featuring a central green clover leaf, gilt lettering, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 21 portraits, all with original tissue guards, as called for. A Large Paper Copy. A BEAUTIFUL SET, with nothing but the most trivial imperfections.Our binding is typical of the well-executed, quite pleasing, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings emanated from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780; the bindings done during the Victorian period normally carry the Oxford Street address (as does this one), although Packer also gives the address of Holborn Bars, E.C. during the years 1881-83. Philibert, Comte de Grammont, was a libertine and gambler who resided at the courts of Louis XIV of France (from which he was banished) and Charles II of England. His memoirs, written in an entertaining and ironic style, were either dictated to, or composed by, his brother-in-law, Anthony Hamilton (1646?-1720). Although unreliable historically, they paint a vivid portrait of the character and scandals of the court, as seen by an insider.

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         My African Journey. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908 - Octavo (181 × 120 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere for Sotheran in late 20th-century red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, facsimile signature gilt to front board, marbled endpapers, edges and turn-ins gilt. Pale blemish to front cover (from a previous attempt at polishing); an excellent copy, handsomely bound. With 3 maps and 61 illustrations from photographs by Churchill and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson. First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power, at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine, 1891-1950). "The result bubbles with Churchill's irrepressible interest in everything new, whether it was the thrill of hunting rhino, the dangers of sleeping sickness, or the engagingly extempore justice of the District Officers" (Woods, Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, 1992, p. 81). Cohen A27; Czech, African Big Game Hunting, p.37; Woods A12. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      London: Methuen & Co, 1908. FIRST EDITION. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.. 195 x 125 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 3 p.l., 302 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth, edges untrimmed. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Eyre, p. 62. Half-inch split to cloth along rear joint (and that joint slightly worn), extremities with minor rubbing or fraying, spine a shade darker than the covers, trivial foxing to endpapers and flyleaves, but still an excellent copy, the binding entirely sound and still pleasing, and the text fresh, clean, and bright.This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         The lure of the Indian country and a romance of its great resort

      A. Abbott, Sulphur, Okla 1908 - First edition, 12mo, pp. 152; numerous black & white photographic illustrations, light toning, some soiling to extremities, corners and spine ends chipped, else a very good, sound copy in original beige pictorial wrappers. Author is a pseudonym; a collection of stories based on the experiences of a Choctaw woman and includes chapters on Medicine Springs, Statehood, Strategy, White Husband Association, as well as state congressmen and senators. Smith L385. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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         A House of Pomegranates and other tales. Limited to 1000 copies.

      Methuen and Co 1908 - Some spotting to front cover and mottling to fly leafs. Tiny (10x15mm) bookmark to inside back cover of book. Uncut paper is mottled to page edges. Interior of book is very good indeed pages are very clean and bright. A very good copy of a book that is becoming scarce. More images are available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Palaces et Sleepings. Fauteuils et couloirs.

      1908 - 1906, Paris, 1908 - Plein maroquin havane, dos à nerfs orné, titre, auteur et illustrateur dorés, jeu de filets dorés en encadrement orné d'élégants fleurons en angle, double filet sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur témoins, large bande de maroquin havane orné d'un jeu de filets dorés encadrant les contreplats, contreplats et gardes de moire brune, couvertures et dos conservés. [CANAPE R.D]. Ouvrage illustré de 21 eaux-fortes en noir de Tony Minartz dont une vignette de titre et vingt hors-texte pour chacun des deux volumes.Petit tirage à 75 exemplaires numérotés. Tony Minartz est un peintre, dessinateur et illustrateur cannais. Il bénéficia des conseils de Paul Renouard pour se former à la technique de l'eau-forte ; Béraldi dit de lui que ses sujets de prédilections sont « Paris le soir, Paris la nuit, toujours ». Il travailla pour le couturier Jacques Doucet, exécutant dessins et aquarelles d'élégantes et de défilés. Cela se ressent dans cette illustration qui met en scène la parisienne en sortie, au théâtre ou en soirée. Superbe exemplaire en plein maroquin réunissant les deux ouvrages de Flament. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         BACHELOR BELLES

      - (FISHER,HARRISON)illus. BACHELOR BELLES. NY: Dodd Mead 1908. 4to, cloth, pictorial paste-on, fine IN ORIGINAL BOX (flaps repaired). 1st edition. Illustrated with 22 beautiful color plates by Fisher and decorations by Theodore Hapgood. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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         THE SWORD OF WELLERAN AND OTHER STORIES

      George Allen and Sons, London 1908 - 8vo., 242pp.; VG; spine green with gilt lettering; protected with a glassine covering; mild bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; writing on the ffep that reads 'From the library of Lord Dunsany / B. Dunsany / February 1958'; Markings throughout the first story, 'The Sword of Welleran,' in purple and black, adding and subtracting words and letters, possibly in the hand of Lord Dunsany himself; LP collection. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books, ABAA]
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         THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      London: Methuen & Co, 1908. FIRST EDITION. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.. 195 x 125 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 3 p.l., 302 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth, edges untrimmed. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Eyre, p. 62. Half-inch split to cloth along rear joint (and that joint slightly worn), extremities with minor rubbing or fraying, spine a shade darker than the covers, trivial foxing to endpapers and flyleaves, but still an excellent copy, the binding entirely sound and still pleasing, and the text fresh, clean, and bright. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.

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         The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America (Acadia). Translated and Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, Collateral Documents and a Reprint of the Original, by William F. Ganong.

      Toronto. Champlain Society, Publication No. 2. 1908.. Hardcover. 24cm, xvi, 625p. with 16 plates & 15 maps, limited to 550 copies, this being #39, original crested red cloth, t.e.g., spine lightly faded (less than normal - titles clear), a very good copy, scarce. (cgc) T.P.L. 67. From the first edition, Paris 1672. This is both the first English edition and the second French edition as well as the first reprint of the original. Denys lived in Acadia from 1633 to 1671. The first edition was published in Paris, 1672. Denys was a merchant, arrived in Acadia in 1632 and spent the next forty years trying to develop the colony. The present title is a vivid account of Acadia and a reminder that Denys, despite many reverses, promoted French colonial development there for four decades. .

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         The Last of the Plainsmen (Signed Copy)

      NY: Outing Publishing Co. . VG. 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition with "MCMVIII" on the title page and "1908" on the copyr ight page. Bound in green, blue and white cloth with gold lettering. A uthor's signature has been tipped onto the front fly. The subject of t he book, C.J. Jones, has also signed the copy below Grey's tipped-in s ignature. The front endpaper has "Signed by 'The Last Plainsmen'" penc illed at the upper left corner. Under Zane Grey's signature is written "One of America's greatest Authors" in blue ink. Illustrated with bla ck & white photos by Grey. 8vo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") size, 314pp. A Very G ood copy. The cloth covers are mildly faded and dull and show some rub bing to the edges. Small frays to the spine tips. Moderate soiling to spine and covers. Light foxing to the upper edges of a few pages and a few other pages have been roughly opened else content is clean, unmar ked and reasonably tight. .

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         UNSERE KRIEGSFLOTTE 1556-1908: MIT 25 BILDERN VON ALEXANDER KIRCHER

      JG V. Kleinmayr & Fed. Bamberg, Laibach 1908 - Folio in cloth case; VG-/ G+ case; Blue cloth case with gilt lettering and designs; Several tears to the edges and corners of case, some fraying at the corners and scratches to front and rear; 92 page text has some foxing to the pages, text is clean and free of other marking; Text block has some wear from handling. 25 full color, unbound plates are all present, each covered by tissue--some spots of foxing on tissue, but all images are clear and bright; Some bumping to the edges of the plate's borders. Consignment. **Note** Shelved at Rockville, in the upstairs office opposite of the JPHuffman collection unless otherwise stated by Allan. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CAT'S CRADLE

      - (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. CAT'S CRADLE by May Byron. London: Blackie [1908]. 4to, pictorial boards covers, some wear to fragile spine paper and corners else Fine. A wonderful picture book illustrated by Wain in color on every page including 6 full page and nearly 50 large partial page richly colored illustrations. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Anne of Green Gables

      LC Page & Co, Boston. 1908 - LC Page & Co., Boston. 1908. First edition. 3rd printing 1908. Hardcover. Good condition. Original first cover with brown, vertical cloth with gold gilt lettering. 429 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Power Necessary in Flight

      John Leng, UK 1908 - 1st Edition 1908. A very rare and important pamphlet on early flight. Original 20 page pamphet published in Dundee. Soft cover book is good++ and bright. Centre crease, light edge rubbing and light foxing. Inludes a three quater leather bound box. Contents good. More images can be taken upon request. Preston Albert Watson (1880-1915) was a Scottish aviation pioneer, who conceived his own original method of controlling an aeroplane in flight. This was his rocking wing method of lateral control, which consisted of a secondary reverse sesquiplane wing mounted above the main wing on an A-frame that could pivot about its longitudinal axis. Watson's method of lateral control was applied by him in three different aeroplanes; the first was built in late 1909, the second in July 1910 and his third in 1913. On 16 March 1915, Watson gained his Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 1,117 (equivalent of a pilot's licence) with the London and Provincial School at the London Aerodrome, Hendon, having sought a commission with the Royal Naval Air Service with the outbreak of war in 1914. Sadly, on 30 June 1915 he lost his life when the Caudron G.3 aeroplane he was flying disintegrated in flight and crashed in Dunlye field, a few miles from the Cross-in-Hand Hotel, Sussex. Watson is buried in Dundee's Western Cemetery. Preston Watson's achievements have been clouded by erroneous claims of powered flight before the Wright Brothers, which originated from his younger brother James Watson, which he brought to the greater public's attention in an article published in the Manchester Guardian newspaper in December 1953, although an article in The Scots magazine in October 1953 was released by one J.D. Leslie, but is dismissed owing to inaccuracies. Since then, Preston's name has been associated with this false claim and his actual work in promoting aviation is often overlooked. This claim has been repeatedly proven to be false but the myth frequently reappears in Scottish newspaper articles and most recently in a book published in 2014 with the support of the Dundee Museum of Transport titled The Pioneer Flying Achievements of Preston Watson by Alistair W. Blair and Alistair Smith. Born in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland on 17 May 1880, the son of Mr Thomas Watson of Balgowan and his wife Jane, Preston Albert Watson was a pupil of the High School of Dundee and showed considerable interest in things mechanical from an early age. Young Preston possessed an analytical mind, and quite often, he, according to the Sunday, 27 October 1984 edition of The Courier and Advertiser newspaper; ".would sometimes sit overlooking the Firth of Tay and watch seagulls in flight. "One day too, we will be able to fly", he is said to have remarked prophetically, only to be chided by his brother, James (later his great aviation ally) and friends for an idea that was 'just daft' " It was in his twenties whilst studying engineering at University College, Dundee that his interest in aeronautics flourished, but, for a keen and impressionable young adult there was little to read on the emerging science of aviation. If aviation was to become the field in which he was going to start a career, he would have to do his own research. His brother James was to later recount in the December 1955 issue of Aeronautics magazine that; "Before the last century [Preston] studied the flight of gulls, caught many of them, put small weights on their heads, glued their wings into the position he wished, and was frequently seen by passers-by dropping them over the road bridge, which crossed the railway line at the west end of the Dundee Esplanade." On 25 October 1907 Watson applied for a patent that, ".relates to flying machines, the object being to raise and propel a machine through the air without aerostats." Accepted in its entirety nearly a year later, Patent No.23,553 of 1907, titled Watson's Flying Machines comprises eight pages of descriptions of an indigenous rotary-wing means of creating lift and five [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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         Scouting for Boys: A handbook for instruction in good citizenship. Complete edition, revised and illustrated. Presentation copy, signed by the author.

      C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., London 1908 - 8vo (195 x 128 mm). xii, 288 pp., including frontispiece and several illustrations in text. Bound in fine contemporary dark-purple-blue morocco, boards with gilt embossed floral decoration and ruling, spine has 5 raised bands with gilt-lettering and floral decoration in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (minor rubbing to extremities, spine somewhat sunned, mild spotting of boards). Text with minor browning mainly in blank margins, but generally crisp and clean. Provenance: Presentation copy to unknown recipient, inscribed and signed on first blank "With best wishes / from / Rss Baden-Powell / May 1908". Alltogether a very remarkable, attractive copy in a nice binding and with the rare author's signature. ---- PMM / Printing and the Mind of Man 399. - FIRST EDITION in bookform, exceptionally rare, of Baden-Powell's classics. Scouting for Boys was originally issued in six fortnightly instalments of approximately 70 pages each, from January to March 1908. They were produced by Pearson's printer, Horace Cox. The book was largely based on Baden-Powell's military service in Africa, particularly at the Siege of Mafeking. It was so popular that on 1st May 1908 a complete edition containing a slightly revised text and with illustrations by Baden-Powell appeared in both hardback and paperback editions. This revised edition as well as the first printing by Cox are (surprisingly) of exceptional rarity. We can trace only two copies that have appeared at auction in the past 20 years, both being of the first printing by Cox. Scouting for Boys was Baden-Powell's rewrite of his earlier book Aids to Scouting (1899). Although it strongly influenced this book, Scouting for Boys presents Scouting from the perspective of outdoorsmen and explorers rather than military men, and it adds the Scout Oath, Scout Law, honours and games for youth. The book was revised and an enormous variety of editions were published. Many of these editions were edited by others and, far beyond mere editing, whole sections were written by authors other than Baden-Powell. The book was a best seller upon release, and, in its various editions, is claimed to have become one of the best-selling books in history. Scouting for Boys has been translated into many languages. In 1948, editions of the book were still selling 50,000 copies annually. Only in 1967 was a decline noted by the publisher and in the last decades of the 20th century the book came to be seen as a period curiosity even by the Scout Movement. It is claimed to be the fourth bestselling book of the 20th century. A realistic estimate is that approximately 4 million copies of the UK edition have been sold. Extrapolating this to 87 different language editions worldwide, historic world sales of Scouting for Boys can be estimated at 100 to 150 million copies since 1908 (Wikisource). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Trait pour trait. Les dessins dhenri cartier-bresson (Albums - Beaux)

      96 (3) Seiten mit 65 Zeichnungen, davon 9 in Farbe, von Henri Cartier-Bresson 4, gebundene Ausgabe, beiger Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit braungeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken. mit Schutzumschlag, dieser durch einen Klarsichtumschlag zusätzlich geschützt, das Buch ungelesen und wie neu, gegenüber dem Vortitel persönlich signiert Widmung des berühmten Fotographen Henri Cartier-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson (* 22. August 1908 in Chanteloup-en-Brie/Frankreich - + 3. August 2004 in Montjustin/Frankreich) war ein französischer Fotograf, Regisseur, Schauspieler, Zeichner, Maler und Mitbegründer der Foto-Agentur Magnum. Er wurde durch seine künstlerische Schwarzweißfotografie bekannt. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg entkam er zweimal aus deutscher Kriegsgefangenschaft und fotografierte die Befreiung von Paris. Widmungen von Cartier-Bresson sind äußerst selten!!

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        THE TRAINING OF THE HUMAN PLANT

      The Century Co., New York 1908 - Early but not first printing, which was in April 1907, of this title which advocated improved treatment of children and eugenic practices such as keeping the unfit and first cousins from marrying. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper to Jacob Riis: "To Jacob Riis/with the profound admiration/of/Luther Burbank/Santa Rosa Cal Mar 20th/1909." Luther Burbank was an American botanist, horticulturist, and a pioneer in agricultural science who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants. Jacob Riis was a pioneering photojournalist and author of the influential book HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES, an illustrated examination of poverty in New York City. His work influenced Lincoln Steffens and helped to create what would become "muckraking" or investigative journalism. Small stain at the top of the front cover. Very Good or better [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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