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        IDYLLEN DES THEOKRIT

      Eugen Diederichs, Jena 1910 - 195 x 120 mm. (7 5/8 x 4 3/4"). xii, 65, [1] pp.Translated by Eduard Mörike. No. 505 OF 850 COPIES. TASTEFUL BURGUNDY CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ALFRED DE SAUTY (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with gilt-rule frame with three inlaid green morocco dots at corners, upper cover with matching central lozenge containing the initials A. S., raised bands, gilt-ruled spine compartments, gilt titling, turn-ins with gilt French fillet, edges untrimmed. Original burgundy wrappers bound in. Front flyleaf with ink inscription (dated Dusseldorf, 1910) to calligrapher and type designer Anna Simons from F. H. Ehmcke, designer of the type in this volume. A breath of rubbing to lower corners, otherwise A SUPERB COPY, exceptionally fine inside and out. This lovely item is tied in every way to the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th century: it is beautifully printed by a German publisher inspired by Ruskin, bound by a leading practitioner of Arts and Crafts techniques, and presented by the designer of types used here to a woman who became the principal type designer for the Bremer Press. The "Idylls" of the greatest of Greek pastoral poets, Theocritus (third century B.C.), are the earliest known "bucolic" poems and the model for Virgil's "Eclogues." The translation here is by German Romantic poet Eduard Mörike (1804-75), praised by Ludwig Wittgenstein as "a great poet" whose work was "very closely related to Goethe's." Part of the German Arts and Crafts movement, Deutsche Werkbund, publisher Eugen Diedrichs (1867-1930) set up his press in Jena as a Kulturverleger [culture publisher] dedicated to bringing great works of literature to the common people, rather than producing avant-garde works for an elite audience. The attractive typefaces used here are Ehmcke-Antiqua and Ehmcke-Kursiv, designed in 1909-10 by typographer and graphic designer Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke (1878-1965). Ehmcke had this book bound by another member of the Arts and Crafts movement, Alfred de Sauty, who trained briefly at the end of the 19th century at Riviere in London and subsequently made designs for the Hampstead Bindery and taught at the London County Council School of Arts and Crafts. In 1908 he immigrated to America, becoming manager of the extra bindery at the R. R. Donnelly Co. in Chicago, where he became known as one of the most accomplished binders at work in the first third of the 20th century. The recipient of this lovely volume was Anna Simons (1871-1951), who studied with Edward Johnston at the Royal College of Art in London before returning to her native Germany. At the time she received this volume, she was teaching a lettering course at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, translating Johnston's work into German, and organizing exhibitions of British book arts. She designed the type for the second Bremer Press book (the 1914 Tacitus), and became the principal designer for the Press. Johnston's biographer called her "one of the best students Johnston ever had and certainly one of those who exercised the greatest influence afterwards, for she disseminated his teaching throughout Germany where it was perhaps more fruitful, even, than in England." This lovely item is tied in every way to the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th century: it is beautifully printed by a German publisher inspired by Ruskin, bound by a leading practitioner of Arts and Crafts techniques, and presented by the designer of types used here to a woman who became the principal type designer for the Bremer Press. The "Idylls" of the greatest of Greek pastoral poets, Theocritus (third century B.C.), are the earliest known "bucolic" poems and the model for Virgil's "Eclogues." The translation here is by German Romantic poet Eduard Mörike (1804-75), praised by Ludwig Wittgenstein as "a great poet" whose work was "very closely related to Goethe's." Part of the German Arts and Crafts movement, Deutsche Werkbund, publisher Eugen Diedrichs (1867-1930) set up his press

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        Roald Amundsen Signed Photograph.

      Sepia tone photograph of heroic expedition leader Roald Amundsen in arctic gear. Boldly signed by Roald Amundsen on the lower right corner. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches by 10 inches. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Photographs signed by Amundsen are rare. Roald Amundsen was a key expedition leader throughout the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration and the leader of the Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12, which was the first to reach the South Pole. In 1926, he became the first explorer to lead an air expedition to the North Pole, making him the first person, without dispute, to reach both poles. He is also known for leading the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903-06) in the Arctic. In June 1928, while taking part in a rescue mission for the airship Italia, Roald Amundsen's plane disappeared, ending his epic and heroic career.

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        Tafel XLIV Vorstadthaus fur Herrn George Millard, Highland Park, Ills (Wasmuth Portfolio Plate 44 Millard House)

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1910 - A rare, antiquarian, unframed, lithograph from Frank Lloyd Wright's (1867-1959) "Wasmuth Portfolio of 1910-Vol 2", on an approximate 25-1/4" x 15-7/8" sheet, with title in print UL, "Tafel XLIV Vorstadthaus fur Herrn George Millard, Highland Park, Ills", publisher information in print UR, "Gedruckt Und Verlegt Von Ernst Wasmuth, A. G., Berlin" and the FLW monograph impressed LL. This print is on heavy grey stock, lightly soiled and age-toned with sporadic smudging, creasing, tearing, chipping with some loss along peripheries, and tack holes in corners. . Considered a rare landmark architectural publication and commonly referred to as the "Wasmuth Portfolio", "Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright", was published in Berlin in 1910-1911 by the Wasmuth Verlag, under Ernst Wasmuth. The 'portfolio' was the first of Wright's published works and, in its two volume elephant folio, contained 100 lithographic plates featuring plans and perspectives of 70 examples of the prairie-style designs pioneered by Wright between 1893 and 1909. The drawings were produced by Wright and members of his staff including his son, Taylor Woolley, and Marion Mahoney Griffin, one of the first female licensed architects in the world, whose renderings were known to be a signature element of Wright's style and, who is thought to have made more than half the renderings. Each plate was printed from lithographic stones on grey and white paper stock using variously brown, gray, gold and white ink with Wright's famous monograph impressed thereon. The 1st edition was made on papers and tissues 64cm x 40.5cm in size and printed in Berlin, Chicago and Osaka. Later printings were published up until 1975 but, on reduced size paper without the embossed FLW monograph. Wright funded the venture himself and spent a year touring Europe to promote the 'portfolio' and study Europe's great architecture first-hand. The 'portfolio' was limited to 1,000 copies and, while as many as 100 copies were thought to have remained in Europe, most were brought back to America and only somewhere between a dozen and 50 sets are believed to have survived a fire in 1914 at Wright's Taliesin home where many suffered some degree of fire or water damage. The 'portfolio' marked the beginning of Wright¿s influence on European architecture and copies of the portfolio were obtained by Europe's most prominent designers including Otto Wagner, Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Auguste Perret, Le Corbusier, and Hendrik Berlage, among others. Designers who were notably influenced by the powerful simplicity of Wright¿s new prairie-style forms, the clarity of his structural expression, his unabashed use of new materials, his integration of furnishings with buildings, and his integration of buildings with their sites. . Sweeney 87. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gesamt-Cataloge der Optischen Werke Ernst Leitz Wetzlar

      Selbstverlag um 1910-1953, Wetzlar - Buchkarton mit Verkaufsprospekten, 28 Verkaufskataloge der Optischen Werke Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, in einem Karton in Buchoptik mit Metallschließen. Dieser ist mit Vorder- und Rückentitel in Goldprägung versehen, in Lederoptik und marmorierter Buchschnitt-Optik. Enthalten sind folgende Kataloge und Schriften: 1. Ernst Leitz, optische und mechanische Werke Wetzlar: Mikroskope. No. 45 A, Wetzlar 1913 (mit eingeklebtem Info-Zettel "Teuerungszuschlag ." v. 1916). Mit zahlr. Abb. Okart., 95 S.; 2. Ernst Leitz: Mikro-Manipulator nach Chambers. Nr. 7198a, Wetzlar 1933. Mit zahlr. Abb. u. techn. Zeichnungen. Obrosch., 18 S., gelocht; 3. Ernst Leitz: Mikrotome. No. 46 F. Wetzlar, 1915. Mit zahlr. Abb. Okart., 36 S.; 4. Ernst Leitz, Zweiggeschäft Berlin, Inh. Franz Bergmann: Präparatengläser - Liste 15. Berlin ca. 1912. Mit zahlr. Abb. Okart. m. montiertem Deckelbild, 14 S. Beilage: Geschäftsbrief vom Zweiggeschäft, 1912, maschinengeschrieben, mit Unterschrift von Ernst Leitz (wobei nicht zu erkennen ist, ob es sich um die Originalunterschrift oder einen Unterschriftsstempel handelt). 5.Ernst Leitz, Zweiggeschäft Berlin, Inh. Franz Bergmann, Mikroskope und Laboratoriumsbedarf: Auszug aus der Preisliste über Laboratoriums-Einrichtungen, Sonderliste 14. Mit zahlr. Abb. Okart. m. montiertem Deckelbild, Berlin o. J. (um 1910), 140 S.; 6. Ernst Leitz: Apparate für Blutuntersuchungen. No. 46 E., Wetzlar 1914 (mit eingeklebtem Info-Zettel "Teuerungszuschlag" v. 1916). Mit zahlr. Abb. Okart., 23 S.; 7. Ernst Leitz: Mikrophotographische Apparate. No. 46 G., Wetzlar 1915 (mit eingeklebtem Info-Zettel "Teuerungszuschlag" v. 1916). Mit zahlr. Abb. Okart., 25 S. 8. Ernst Leitz: Projektionsapparate. No. 45 H., Wetzlar 1914 (mit eingeklebtem Info-Zettel "Teuerungszuschlag" v. 1916). Mit zahlr. Abb. Okart., 43 S., Beilage: Prospekt "Kleiner Diapositiv-Projektionsapparat mit automatischer Liliput-Bogenlampe" mit schöner Abb. desselben u. der Optischen Werke, Wetzlar. ); 9. Ernst Leitz: Polarisations-Mikroskope mit weitem Sehfeld, Wetzlar 1915 (mit eingeklebtem Info-Zettel v. 1916, s.o.). Mit zahlr. Abb. u. techn. Zeichng. Okart., 19 S., letztes Bl.: Abb. der Optischen Werke Wetzlar zu der Zeit; 10. Promar Nr. 8191, W. & H. Seibert, Wetzlar 1951, m. zahlr. Abb. u. Tabellen. Obrosch., 7 S.; 11. Ernst Leitz: Ortholux Nr. 8068, Wetzlar 1951. M. zahlr. Abb. Obrosch., 31 S. Beilage: 7seit. Preisschlüssel; 12. Ernst Leitz: Monokulare Mikroskope H und G Liste Mikro A Nr. 8043, Wetzlar 1951. Mit zahlr. Abb. Obrosch., 23 S. Beilage: Preisschlüssel; 13. Ernst Leitz: Monokular-Binokular-Stativ B Liste Mikro A Nr. 8041 a. Wetzlar 1951, m. zahlr. Abb., Obrosch., 31 S. Beilage: Preisschlüssel; 14. Ernst Leitz:Phasenkontrast-Einrichtung mit Kondensor nach Heine, Wetzlar 1951. M. zahlr. Abb. Obrosch., 11 S.; 15. Ernst Leitz: Chemiker-Mikroskop nach Waldmann, Wetlzlar 1950, m. zahlr. Abb., Obrosch., 7 S.; 16. Ernst Leitz: Aufsatzkameras für die Mikrophotographie Nr. 7989, Wetzlar 1951. M. zahlr. Abb., Obrosch., 7 S.; 17. Ernst Leitz: Mikroskopierlampe Lucifer Nr. 8124, Wetzlar 1950, m. zahlr. Abb. Gefaltetes Doppelbl.; 18. Ernst Leitz: Kompensations-Photometer Nr. E 8050, Wetzlar 1950. m. zahlr. Abb. M. Preisschlüssel. Obrosch., 11 S., 19. Ernst Leitz: Halbschatten-Polarisations-Apparat Nr. 8110 E, Wetzlar 1950, m. Abb. Obrosch., 7 S.; 20. Ernst Leitz: Mikro-Refraktometer nach Dr. E. Jelley Nr. 7999a. Gefaltetes Doppelbl. Wetzlar 1950. Obrosch.; 21. Ernst Leitz: Kleinbild-Projektor Prado 250 Nr. 8323, Wetzlar 1951. Gefaltetes Doppelbl.; 22. Ernst Leitz: Epidiaskope. Modell Vp (250 Watt), Modell Vh (500 Watt) Nr. 8035c, Wetzlar 1951. Obrosch. m. zahlr. Abb. u. Preisschlüssel. 15 S.; 23. Ernst Leitz: Präparir- und Lupen-Mikroskope, Lupen. Corneal- und Binokular-Mikroskope No. 45 C., Wetzlar 1916. M. zahlr. Abb. Obrosch. m. 2 eingeklebten Info-Zetteln. 21 S.; 24. Ernst Leitz: Das Trichinoskop und seine Anwendung. Obrosch. M. Abb. u. aufgeklebtem Info-Zettel. Wetzlar 1915. 3 B [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        1910 to 1914 Wisden Hardbacks

      This lot is a Set of 5 WW1 Hardback Wisdens - 1910 to 1914 Wisden Hardbacks. In Good to Very Good Condition but things to note re the 1912. The 1910 is in very good condition TFM to the page block else a 9/10, the 1911 has wear to the front board but excellent gilt and repaired hinges, the 1912 is in very good condition but the right front yellow pastedown and page 2 look facsimile, the 1913 is also in very good condition, a line to the spine cloth , the 1914 has a weak front hinge and slight wear to the front board but nice inside. All the books have their original photoplates.

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        CATALOGUE DES PORCELAINES FRANCAISES

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1910. first limited edition (No. 82 of 150). thick, large quarto rebound in beige leather; VG; gilted frame on boards; six-band embossed gilted spine; boards and spine with light soiling and shelf wear; clean moire flaps with gilted frame inside boards; full size frontispiece and back engravings; text by M. le Comte de Chavagnac, Cataloger commissioned by J.P. Morgan; text and plates on thick parchment paper specially cut in the city of Arches; contains 50 plates in color, covered with inscribed legend on rice paper. with a total of 208 items fully described and organized by regions; dates ranging from 1677 to 1910; collection comprises objects from clocks, to vases, to figurines and tableware; book is in good condition with strong binding and large italic print in very fine French writing; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved in Case # 10. Dupont.

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        Chronik der Stadt und Landschaft Schaffhausen. Hrsg. vom Historisch-antiquarischen Verein des Kantons Schaffhausen. Vorwort von Carl August Bächtold. 2 Bde + 1 Bd. Register. Zus. 3 Bde.

      Schaffhausen, Schoch, / (Reg.:) Buchdruckerei Kühn & Comp., 1884-1892, 1910, - in-4to, gest. Front.-Portr. (Verfasser) + V (davon 1 Bl. lose) + 5 Bl. + 497 S. + 3 (davon 1 farb.) doppelblattgrosse Stadtansichten (Taf.-Nr. 1-3) / 1 Bl. + S. 499-1169 + 42 farb. Familienwappen und 5 Abb. der Insignien der Stadt Schaffhausen in Braun-Weiss auf 8 Tafeln (Taf.-Nr. 4-12) + zahlr. genealogische Falttab. / 3 Bl. + 227 S., Original Halb-Lederband, Rücken mit geprägtem Wappen/Siegel, zwei Rückenschildern mit Titel u. Autor auf schwarzem Grund, Registerband ähnlich HLdr. gebunden. Sehr seltene erste & einzige Buchausgabe des Rüegerschen Manuskripts, das er zwischen 1600 - 1606 verfasste und das nach seinem Tode, vom Stadtrat eingefordert, unter Schloss und Riegel gehalten wurde. "Sein Werk ist weniger eine Chronik als eine topographisch-historische Beschreibung"."Für die Forschung sind am wichtigsten Buch 5 mit der Geschichte von Schaffhausen und Buch 7 mit den Genealogien der alten Familien" (aus Feller-Bonj., 273). Exemplar vollständig mit dem seltenen Registerband der erst 1910 erschien.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth 19880. - Feller-Bonjour 272 ff. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Trade Catalogue] Fourrures Max Édité par les Fourrures Max. Quelques Modèles en Fourrures pour l'Hiver 1910-1911 par Leroy & Schmidt

      Paris: Draeger Imprimerie, 1910. First edition. A most unusual trade promotion fur catalogue, housed in a Japanisme leporello featuring five color illustrations. Closed, 28 by 13.5 cm. With four folds, forming ten panels. Three of the illustrations are double paneled, two are single, and the first panel has text, while onto the final panel is pasted an envelope which contains within a folded cover sheet and six cards, each with a tinted illustration of a woman wearing one of the company's furs. These cards, which are the real heart of the promotion, are each 23.5 by 11 cm. The Japanisme-inspired illustrations are not entirely irrelevant to the product on offer, as they tell the story of Prince Kararih who is seeking a special fur as a gift and goes out hunting to kill this ferocious beast to obtain it. The narrative is told in French verse captions. Back to the cards, they show soigne women in lavish creations designed by Leroy and Schmidt, who we can infer were top designers for Max Fourrures, but possibly not the only ones the company used. The illustrations are very much in keeping with the style of "Le Bon Ton" and other tony fashion publications of the teens, these, without the pochoir color. The whole production of this trade promotion was produced by Draeger, which brought a singular exquisite panache to the many commercial publications it did during the first half of the twentieth century. The outer cover sheet for the cards has foxing, and there is some light foxing, not much though, on the margins of the leporello paper.

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        The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1910

      'This Edition is limited to 525 copies for sale in England and America, of which number this copy is 46, signed by Willy Pogany'. Large Format. Brown leather binding with gilt ruling, fine gilt design and lettering to upper board, gilt lettering to the spine, top edge gilt and original silk page marker - still attached but a little fragile. A fine example of Willy Pogany's work with stunning detailed illustrations being twenty tipped in plates, many bright and bold drawings to almost every page and decorative lettering, all framed by beautifully designed edges. Drying to the binding, as seems to be the case with all copies available online, scuffing to edges and tips of the spine, 2" split to top of the spine, but both boards firm with no movement, and scuffing to leather at rear board. Remarkably clean inside with only some age toning to endpapers as seen in photos, otherwise all pages clean, bright and crisp. A beautiful example. Unpaged.

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        Ergebnisse einer Zoologischen Forschungsreise in den Südöstlichen Molukken (Aru- und Kei-Inseln) im Auftrag der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft.

      Frankfurt, im Selbstverlag der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 1910. - 4to (ca. 28,5x23,5 cm),Original-Halbpergamenteinband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und großen Pergamentecken, XI, 208 S., mit 10 Tafeln, 2 Karten und 60 Abbildungen im Text. Sonderdruck aus den Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Band 33, Hefte 1 u. 2. Widmungsexemplar des Verfassers Hugo Merton auf dem Titelblatt mit handschriftlicher Widmung und Signatur. - Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Bericht über eine geographisch, botanisch, zoologisch und ethnologisch ausgerichtete Reise zu den Aru- und Kei-Inseln im Osten des Malaiischen Archipels. Erstmals wurden in den Aru-Inseln die "Sungai's", jene merkwürdigen flußähnlichen Meeresstraßen, welche tief in die Hauptinsel eindringen und diese mehrfach zerteilen, wissenschaftlich untersucht und ihre Entstehung erörtert. Ethnologisch wichtig sind die Beobachtungen über die Lebensweise und Kultur der Inselbewohner, die insbesondere auf den Kei-Inseln eine bemerkenswert hohe Kunstfertigkeit besitzen. Die Fauna der Aru- und Kei-Inseln wurde mit derjenigen Neuguineas in Beziehung gebracht, um Aufschlüsse über ehemalige Landzusammenhänge zu erhalten. - Hervorragendes Bild- und Kartenmaterial. - Schönes Exemplar. - Der Einband leichter berieben und gebräunt, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt und dem Titelblatt verso. Leichter Wasserrand im hinteren Teil des Buches auf wenigen Seiten- und Tafelrändern. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        [Banner]: Crescent View Studio

      [New York, 1910. Very Good. Muslin banner measuring 34" x 36" with "Crescent View Studio - Views of Residences, Buildings, Groups, Animals, etc." stenciled in black. Item is very good with some staining and edgewear. A banner presumably used by an itinerant photographer around 1910 for advertising purposes on the road. From what providence we can gather it is thought this photographer was from New York State or Northern Pennsylvania. We were unable to locate another example of this sign.

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        Jozef Israëls. (Deluxe edition with original drawing, inscribed to the publisher).

      Amsterdam, C.L.G. Veldt, [1910]. 32 x 25 cm. Original gilt and decorated vellum. 82 p. Printed in dark red and black. Richly illustrated. 1st edition.l This one of 50 deluxe copies, numbered and signed by the artist, bound in vellum with gold lettering and a picture of a drawing by Jozef Israëls (1824-1911). This is number 3, the copy of the publisher.Added: Original pen drawing by Israëls, that was reproduced on the upper cover of the book. Signed by Jozef Israëls. Under his drawing, the painter wrote 'Wel. Heer Veldt/ Hiernevens een kleine krabbel/ van iets dat niet dikwijls voorkomt/ en naar mijn weten nog niet gereproduceerd/ is./ Uw dw dr Jozef Israëls'. Ca. 17 x 11 cm. Framed behind glass.And: Proof of the binding (without contents), dark red and green cloth, in slightly larger size. Two trials, one at the upper and one at the lower cover.

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        The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition. Complete. Volumes 1-29.

      New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1910-1911.(). 4to. Qtr. leather and green cloth. The celebrated 11th Edition on thin China paper. Pages fresh and clean. Some spines defective and with loose pages. The index volume, no. XXIX, bound in tan buckram.Also included is the 1919 "The Reader's Guide to the Encyclopaedia Britannica .Shipping about $75.00 in the USA.

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        DRAMATIS PERSONAE

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1910. ONE OF 250 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). In contrast to Morris' proclivity toward the baroque, Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson, the founder (along with Emery Walker) of the Doves Press, demonstrated that printing with plain type (designed by Walker) that is well set and with good margins could produce notable work. As Cave says, the Doves Press books, "completely without ornament or illustration, . . . depended for their beauty almost entirely on the clarity of the type, the excellence of the layout, and the perfection of the presswork." For Cobden-Sanderson, who took up printing late in life, the elegant simplicity of the Doves books was intended to be in harmony with the works of God in creating the beauty and mystery of the universe. Beginning in 1900, the Doves Press issued 51 imprints (in addition to ephemeral items) before closing in 1916, after which its hyphenated co-founder, under the cloak of darkness, tossed his famous Doves type into the Thames so that it could never be used by anyone else. He may have been a crackpot, but this did not stop him from producing books printed with beautiful purity (not to mention the ravishing bindings he designed and/or fashioned with his own hands), and Doves books will always have a strong appeal for those who believe in being uncluttered as the first principle of layout and typographic design. The present collection of 18 shorter poems, first published in 1864 when the poet was 52, achieved for Browning the general recognition that his talents warranted. And it is an indication of the poet's persisting popularity into the 20th century that his work was chosen for this special edition nearly 50 years after its first appearance.. 235 x 171 mm. (9 1/4 x 6 3/4"). 4 p.l. (2 of them blank), [9]-202 pp., [1] leaf (colophon). ONE OF 250 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). Original flexible vellum, vertical gilt titling on the spine. Printed in black and red. Tidcombe DP-22; Tomkinson, p. 56. Naturally occurring variations in the color of the vellum (this binding with the pinpoint brown grain predominating), otherwise a very fine copy, the text entirely clean, smooth, and bright. In contrast to Morris' proclivity toward the baroque, Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson, the founder (along with Emery Walker) of the Doves Press, demonstrated that printing with plain type (designed by Walker) that is well set and with good margins could produce notable work. As Cave says, the Doves Press books, "completely without ornament or illustration, . . . depended for their beauty almost entirely on the clarity of the type, the excellence of the layout, and the perfection of the presswork." For Cobden-Sanderson, who took up printing late in life, the elegant simplicity of the Doves books was intended to be in harmony with the works of God in creating the beauty and mystery of the universe. Beginning in 1900, the Doves Press issued 51 imprints (in addition to ephemeral items) before closing in 1916, after which its hyphenated co-founder, under the cloak of darkness, tossed his famous Doves type into the Thames so that it could never be used by anyone else. He may have been a crackpot, but this did not stop him from producing books printed with beautiful purity (not to mention the ravishing bindings he designed and/or fashioned with his own hands), and Doves books will always have a strong appeal for those who believe in being uncluttered as the first principle of layout and typographic design. The present collection of 18 shorter poems, first published in 1864 when the poet was 52, achieved for Browning the general recognition that his talents warranted. And it is an indication of the poet's persisting popularity into the 20th century that his work was chosen for this special edition nearly 50 years after its first appearance.

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        Poems.

      Hampstead: The Priory Press, and Cambridge, Bowes & Bowes,, [1910]. Small quarto. Original cloth backing grey paper boards, lettered in black on spine and front cover, grey endpapers. Spine tanned, some minor marks to covers, extremities a little rubbed, a few spots within but on the whole very fresh, a very good copy. First edition, first impression, a rare presentation copy of the very scarce large paper issue on hand-made paper (not in Anderson), inscribed, "EMD from FCC, March 1910", on the first blank, mostly likely to a member of the sprawling Darwin family. Frances Cornford (1886-1960, née Francis Crofts Darwin - granddaughter of Charles, married the poet Francis Cornford in 1909) was a close friend of Brooke, and an aspiring poet in her own right. This publication, Cornford's second book (following the rare Holtbury Idyll, 1908) and first poetry collection, includes her poem "Youth", later titled "On Rupert Brooke" ("A young Apollo, golden-haired, / Stands dreaming on the verge of strife, / Magnificently unprepared / For the long littleness of life"), as well as the notorious "To a Fat Lady Seen from a Train" ("O why do you walk through the field in gloves, / Missing so much and so much? / O fat white woman whom nobody loves, / Why do you walk through the field in gloves?"), which became a standard anthology piece and was parodied for its assuming callousness by Housman and by Chesterton ("Why do you rush through the field in trains, / Guessing so much and so much? / Why do you flash through the flowery meads, / Fat-head poet that nobody reads").

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        The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie; Siegfried and the Twighlight of the Gods. [Together known as] The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1910–11. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. 2 volumes, quarto (275 x 227 mm). Uniformly bound by Zaehnsdorf in near-contemporary blue crushed half morocco, spine lettered in gilt direct, gilt motifs to compartments within 5 raised bands to spine, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt, others uncut. With 64 tipped-in colour plates with printed tissue-guards and 23 black and white line drawings. Fading to spine, fading at the head of the rear cover of volume 2, very slight marking to covers, slight foxing. An excellent set. Signed limited editions, numbers 390 and 361 respectively of 1,150 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, in a handsome binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie; Siegfried and the Twighlight of the Gods. [Together known as] The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude. Translated into English by Margaret Armour.

      London: William Heinemann, 1910–11 - 2 volumes, quarto (275 x 227 mm). Uniformly bound by Zaehnsdorf in near-contemporary blue crushed half morocco, spine lettered in gilt direct, gilt motifs to compartments within 5 raised bands to spine, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt, others uncut. Fading to spine, fading at the head of the rear cover of volume 2, very slight marking to covers, slight foxing. An excellent set. With 64 tipped-in colour plates with printed tissue-guards and 23 black and white line drawings. Signed limited editions, numbers 390 and 361 respectively of 1,150 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, in a handsome binding. Riall p. 103. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Amusement resort designed to be built at Wolf Lake, Indiana. Perspective, 1895. Pl. LX.

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1910.(). Original lithograph on 4-ply, wove, tan paper. Foldout, printed over the fold. 15.9 x 37.5" (40.5 x  95.25 cm). Artist's embossed stamp lower left. Archival mat and backing.Provenance: The Prairie Avenue Bookshop, Chicago. The Bookshop recently closed and Wittenborn Art Books has taken over the distribution of the Wasmuth plates.  Many of these were acquired from Wright's apprentices and bear the marginal water stains from the famous fire of 1914, which destroyed the architect's home and studio and most of the edition. Text and title in German/Deutsch. Finely toned, moreso around the fold; creased at the fold. Else VG/NF. Matted. Wolf Lake, IL.Dover (LXa); Hitchcock (1942) pl. 37, pp. 27, 52, 109, Project

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