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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte. [set of works/writings including Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Shirley, &c.]

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1911. - 12 Volumes. Occasional light marking/spotting else a fine set in the original publisher's green cloth with gilt decoration. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Unusual to find this much loved set in such condition. Illustrated. The Thornton Edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        Stories from Hans Andersen

      London : Hodder & Stoughton , 1911 Presumed First British Trade Edition of what is considered one of Dulac's best illustrated works. Green buckram cover boards with gilt lettering and decorative elements are clean. Edge wear is evident with bumped corners, wear at head and foot of spine pan, with a few pen point sized stains, with some rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. With tipped in B&W and color illustrations throughout. Front and rear cover board are shaken but intact, with the binding still solid but loose. One of the pages from the first signature that includes the list of illustrations is loose & laid in. *** Sold as is. ***Decorative end papers are clean with some offsetting on front free end paper from acidic paper that was apparently laid in for a time. Text block and interior pages are clean and unmarked. All 28 tipped in color plates are clean and intact. Each page of the text has decorative boarders. A beautiful addition to any Illustrated Children's Book collection that can easily be repaired. ***Please Note: When packed for shipping, this book is over sized and/or over weight. Additional mailing fees will be required to ship outside the United States. Please inquire to determine exact cost.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (USA)]
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        Instincts EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Union française d'éditions, 1911. Fine. Union française d'éditions, Paris 1911, 11x17cm, relié. - First Edition printed small number that it does not come from leading copies. Binding half shagreen cherry corners, back with five nerves, golden initials Leopold Marchand Length, preserved covers, and guards contreplats handmade paper. beautiful autograph dedication signed by the author Leopold Marchand. Very rare copy of the first book of the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin cerise à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, initiales dorées de Léopold Marchand en pied, couvertures conservées, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve. Bel envoi autographe signé de Francis Carco à Léopold Marchand. Très rare exemplaire du premier ouvrage de l'auteur.

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        Antiche trine italiane - Trine a fuselli

      Istituto arti grafiche 1911 - Volume in 4° grande. PP.76 + 30 + 16 + 26. 78 tavole f.t. numerate. Legatura p. tela editoriale. In condizioni più che buone, pochi segni del tempo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Belles

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York - 1911. First edition. Small folio half brick-red cloth over salmon paper-covered boards with a color pictorial cover label. Illustrated with 16 magnificent full-page mounted color plates by Fisher. Very fine in the original publisher's glassine (with a few creases) and the publisher's lidded box with a pictorial cover label. Box very good with light rubbing to the corners, a few tears to the side flaps and a three-inch piece missing from one side flap. An extraordinary copy in a very good box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peter and Wendy

      Charles Scribner's Sons [1911], New York - First American edition, published simultaneously with the UK edition released by Hodder and Stoughton; 8vo, pp. vii, [3], 267, [1]; frontispiece, 11 plates, and pictorial title page; publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and gilt pictorial decorations on front board and spine; previous owner's inscription, some wear at spine extremities, one small break in the cloth at the top of the spine, overall a very good copy of the prose version of Peter Pan, released as a play in 1904. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kunst und Künstler. Illustrierte Monatsschrift für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe. Jahrgang IX.

      Berlin, Cassirer, 1911. - 4°. 653 S. Zahlr. Abb. und 6 Orig.-Graphiken. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. marmor. Deckeln. Mit 3 Orig.-Lithographien (1 farb.) von Rudolf Grossmann, 2 Orig.-Radierungen von Leopold von Kalckreuth; und 1 Orig.-Radierung von Max Slevogt. - Kanten etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Virginian

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911. A New Edition with Illustrations by Charles M. Russell and Drawings from Western Scenes by Frederic Remington. First edition thus, no. 88 of 100 copies. Signed by Wister. Illustrated by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. xv, [i], 506 pp. Printed at the Norwood Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's quarter vellum and boards. Spine darkened and soiled, covers edge-worn, red stain on rear cover, pages roughly opened through first half of text. REMINGTON, FREDERIC. A New Edition with Illustrations by Charles M. Russell and Drawings from Western Scenes by Frederic Remington. First edition thus, no. 88 of 100 copies. Signed by Wister. Illustrated by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. xv, [i], 506 pp. Printed at the Norwood Press. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 100 Copies Signed by Wister and Illustrated by Remington. Price, Russell Catalogue Raisonné, p. 23 & p. 63 n.51

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        Oeuvres choisies 1900-1910 EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Grasset, 1911. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1911, 11,5x19cm, relié. - First edition on current paper. Binding to bradel half way cardboard vellum, smooth spine, part of title caramel shagreen including scuffs, boards marbled paper wrappers preserved, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed and dated by the author to the academician Gabriel Hanotaux "... Saturday, April 29, 1911 / Copy for Mr. Gabriel Hanotaux Academy French / very respectful homage / Charles Peguy.." Minor foxing on smaller guards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi cartonnage façon vélin, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin caramel comportant des épidermures, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux envoi autographe daté et signé de Charles Péguy à l'académicien Gabriel Hanotaux : "... Samedi 29 Avril 1911 / Exemplaire pour monsieur Gabriel Hanotaux de l'Académie Française / en hommage très respectueux. / Charles Péguy." Petites rousseurs sans gravité sur les gardes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Der Gartentraum,, neue Blumenmärchen,

      Cöln a. Rh., Hermann & Friedrich Schaffstein, [1911]. - mit entzückenden farbig lithographierten Einband- und Vorsatzillustration, 16 ganzseitigen Bildtafeln von E. Kreidolf, 16 (unpaginierten) Textseiten sowie einem Verzeichnis der Blumennamen und 2 Seiten Verlagswerbung, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR dieses gesuchten Titels ohne bedeutende Mängel; die Vorderdecke mit geringen Fleckchen und einer leichten Falte (kein Knick) (sh Foto) die Rückendecke gleichmäßig mit kleinen Braunfleckchen, die (wie meist verrosteten Klammern wurden entfernt, die Seiten fadengeheftet und neu eingehängt und innen vereinzelt nicht ganz blütenrein. Hess/Wachter A6 Sprache: Deutsch 35x26 (Querformat), hellbraunes farbig illustriertes OHLn, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Peter and Wendy

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1911 - Very nice, collectable condition copy of the true first edition. Not dated as should be the case. Slight edge wear at corners and extremities with a small tear at the top of the spine cloth. A few scuffs and minor marks to back board. Green cloth with still very clear gilt title lettering and vignettes/bordering to front and spine. No inscriptions. Some minor foxing but certainly not severe as is often the case with this book. 12 black and white plates by F.D. Bedford all present. The plate tittle Peter on Guard, facing p.112, is coming loose from the top but still bound in. Front hinge cracked but still well held on the binding. This is a wonderful copy of this scarce 1st edition. Photos available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MR. BOOKS BOOKSHOP]
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        The Novels

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1911-12. 12 volumes, octavo (206 × 140 mm). Recent tan morocco, red and green morocco labels, centre tool to spines with raised bands, single rule to boards, plain cream endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. An excellent set. The Winchester edition; considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. In this enlarged issue, the set has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken from the 1871 Memoir, together with Jane Austen's letters.

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        Typed Letter Signed, large 4to, [Sonoma, California} Dec. 22, 1910

      To "Comrade Tuck," London references his writings commenting on the fact that he hadn't lectured in a while and suggesting he organize a talk around his answer to Kipling's attack on Socialism. In part, "Do you remember Kipling's attack in parable upon Socialism? The Bee-Hive parable?... I have written a reply to it, in the form of a parable. It has been refused by practically every magazine... soon to be published by HAMPTON'S MAGAZINE... entitled THE STRENGTH OF THE STRONG." "The Strength of the Strong" was published in "Hampton's Magazine," Volume 26, March 1911 and later published in book form by Macmillan in 1914. Kipling's attack on socialism, in the form of a political parable about bees, was first published in "Collier's Weekly" in the United Stated on November 28,1908, under the title, "The Mother Hive," and in the United Kingdom as the "Adventures of Melissa," for "Windsor Magazine," December 1908. In his parable, Kipling argued for the need to recognize socialism as an attack against the future of the British Empire and defend against such false progressive ideas. Slightly faded with margin tear to one fold at top not affecting text. Jack London was a socialist and member of the radical literary group 'The Crowd' in San Francisco, supporting worker's rights and unionization. He became a socialist in 1894 and wove his political perspective into his writings and lectures. Our letter to H.C. Tuck gives evidence to London's political orientation. Referred to here as "Comrade Tuck," Tuck was a socialist leader, editor, and State Secretary of the Socialist Party of California. In 1910-11, Tuck was arrested for libel, having printed some apparently libelous material in various newspaper articles. In 1910, the year he wrote our letter to Tuck, London's "Burning Daylight," as well as "Revolution and Other Essays," "Lost Face," and "Theft: A Play in Four Acts" were all published. That same year saw the birth of his daughter and her untimely death just 36 hours later. It was also in 1910 that London purchased the Kohler & Frohling ranch. I.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 10. I. 1911. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adressiertem Kuvert. Dankt dem Verleger Hans von Weber (1872-1924) für dessen Vermittlung: "Mit dem vorgeschlagenen Vergleich bin ich einverstanden, wenn statt des ersten §3 der Ersatzparagraph 3 aufgenommen wird. Ich würde also vorschlagen, daß Herr Rowohlt den Vergleichsvertrag in dieser Form durch seinen Anwalt an meinen Anwalt in München gelangen läßt [.]". - Bl. 2 verso mit kl. Sammlerstempel. Beiliegend: Sammlungsumschlag mit hs. Notizen zum Verf. und Stempel der Sammlung Werner Eberhard Müller, Leipzig.

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        Les heures du soir Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1911. Fine. Insel-Verlag, Leipzig 1911, 20x28,5cm, relié. - Print edition to 550 copies, ours one of 50 Japan deluxe edition. Full binding hazelnut shagreen, smooth back, golden locket on the flat premir, marginal spots on boards. Signature of the justification of the draw. Some minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition imprimée à 550 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 50 Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein chagrin noisette, dos lisse, médaillon doré sur le premir plat, piqûres marginales sur les plats. Signature d'Emile Verhaeren à la justification du tirage. Quelques petites rousseurs.

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        Le dossiane. L'ora topica di Carlo Dossi. Saggio di critica integrale

      Presso A. Nicola e C., Varese. 1911 - In 8, pp. 216 + (8). Br. ed. ill. Perfetti restauri al d. Bella dedica al poeta futurista siciliano Manzella Frontini . Raro studio del poeta lombardo, tardivamente rivalutato da critici quali Fortini e Sanguineti e che testimonia l'interesse di questo autore per la scapigliatura (alla quale e' considerato contiguo) e per il Dossi. Volume dedicato al futurista Manzella, uno dei pochi legati alla linea luciniana , linea che auspicava un'evoluzione graduale e biologica per il processo di evoluzione del futurismo e che si concludera' con l'abbandono del movimento da parte di Lucini, Manzella e pochi altri (Cfr. Come ho superato il futurismo, La Voce, 1913). Salaris, p. 24 ITA

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        CIVIC ART. Studies In Town Planning, Parks, Boulevards and Open Spaces.

      London: B.T. Batsford: , 1911. London: B.T. Batsford 1911. First edition. Mawson's enormous success as a landscape architect led him to town planning projects in Bolton, Southport, Athens, Calgary and Vancouver. He served as president of the Town Planning Institute and became one of Britain's foremost early town planners. His CIVIC ART provided an impressive text book on his ideas for town planning, similar in character to the later editions of his better known ART AND CRAFT OF GARDEN MAKING, the fourth edition of which appeared in the following year and which greatly resembled CIVIC ART in format and style of illustration. Mawson stressed the need for a deliberate system of aesthetics for town planning and relied heavily on examples from his own practice to illustrate his theories. The volume is divided into four parts: the theory of Civic Art; the practice of Civic Art; examples of town planning; and examples of public parks and town gardens. Appendices concerning trees and shrubs are also included. Folio (35.6 x 26.5 cm); (vi) + 376 pp. with color frontispiece and one color plate, decorative chapter titles, numerous reproductions of plans, engravings, drawings, and photographs. Original cloth gilt ruled and lettered on upper cover and spine, extremities very gently worn, slight separation of cloth along 2 inches of spine edge, else a very good copy.

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        Dolorine et les Ombres

      Bibliotheèque de l Occident, Paris 1911 - Nr. 176 von 250 num. Exemplaren (gesamtauflage 300 Stück) 0 Gramm. Einb. l. ber. u. best., S. Unbeschn., sonst gut, schönes Exemplar mit schönen Illustrationen

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        Stories from Hans Andersen

      London: Hodder and Stoughton 1911 - Thick 4to., light brown cloth with ornate art nouveau Snow Queen cover and spine designs lettered in gilt. First trade edition. A gorgeous copy with twenty-eight tipped-in color plates by Edmund Dulac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        The Scope of Formal Logic

      London: London University Press, . Octavo, 165pp. First edition. Quine's ownership signature to front free endpaper in his early writing and ink. Marginal pencil notes on pp.11, 16, 25, 33, 42. Very good in publisher's cloth covered boards.. London, London University Press, 1911. 8°. 165 pages. Original Hardcover. Octavo, 165pp. First edition. Quine's ownership signature to front free endpaper in his early writing and ink. Marginal pencil notes on pp.11, 16, 25, 33, 42. Very good in publisher's cloth covered boards.

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        JOHN LA FARGE: A Memoir and a Study

      1911. LA FARGE, John. John La Farge: A Memoir and a Study. By Royal Cortissoz. [xiv], 268, [2] pp. Illustrated throughout with 15 plates, plus an additional 50 portraits and 10 holograph letters. 4to., 235 x 146 mm, bound in contemporary full blue morocco, gilt-ruled covers and spine by Macdonald. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A fine extra-illustrated copy of the classic life of this multi-faceted American nineteenth-century artist. The biography was written by the influential art historian and critic Royal Cortissoz (1869-1948). John La Farge (1835-1910) was a painter, muralist, book illustrator, interior decorator, writer and stained glass maker. Today, it is probably for his work in stained glass that he is best remembered. La Farge was an early pioneer in the study of Japanese art. He traveled to the South Seas in the company of Henry Adams during the 1890s. On his return he was hired as an instructor with the Metropolitan Museum of Art Schools and later elected President of the National Society of Mural Painters from 1899 to 1904. Erudite in both literature and art and speaking over seven languages, La Farge exerted a wide-spread influence in the artistic and cultural circles of Boston and New York. His writings include: The American Art of Glass (a pamphlet); Considerations on Painting (New York, 1895); An Artist's Letters from Japan (New York, 1897); The Great Masters (New York); Hokusai: a talk about Japanese painting (New York, 1897); The Higher Life in Art (New York, 1908); The Gospel Story in Art (New York, 1913). This copy has been grangerized with an additional 50 plates tipped in, as well as 10 autographs, including 4 lengthy letters from La Farge and autographed letters signed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, William C. Whitney (a potential patron) and one from Elihu Vedder with four pencil drawings on the verso. Spine slightly darkened, otherwise a fine copy.

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        Cartel Mural de Toros) MEXICO (D.F.)

      - 29 de Enero de 1911. Cartel Mural Ilustrado a Todo Color (94x241 cmts.) Preciosa Cromolitografía firmada: R. GARBERO. Ganadería de SAN DIEGO DE LOSPADRES. DESPEDIDA DE ANTONIO FUENTES. Matadores: RODOLFO GAONA, LUIS FREG y ANTONIO FUENTES. RARO Restaurado. (T-141) CARTELES TAUROMAQUIA

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        Carnet de Charles Baudelaire

      Paris: J. Chevrel,, 1911. Publié avec une introduction et des notes Par M. Féli Gautier et orné d'un dessin inédit de Baudelaire. Tall octavo. Contemporary green cloth-backed marbled boards, brown morocco label to spine, floral tool to spine gilt, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece and 28 facsimile illustrations of Baudelaire's notes. Pages ruled in red. Partly unopened. Extremities slightly rubbed, corners a touch worn, minor chips to label. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 100 copies printed. This copy unnumbered but inscribed on the limitation page by the publisher to the Parisian bookseller and publisher Edouard Champion (1882?-1938): "A Monsieur Edouard Champion en remerciement de son amabilité, J. Chevrel." With two loosely inserted autograph letters written by the author of the introduction, Féli Gautier, to Champion. Féli Gautier was the author of a biography of Baudelaire (1903), as well as several titles on the poet, including Vie Amoureuse de Charles Baudelaire (Mercure de France, 1903). His work as a publisher greatly contributed to making most of Baudelaire's writings (including the letters, diaries and posthumous works) available by the beginning of the twentieth century. Gautier's first letter is a letter of introduction for Pierre Rapine, brother of Les Feuillets littéraires founder Joseph Rapine, asking if Champion could give Rapine some advice on setting up a bookshop. In the second letter, a polite reminder for a missed payment written on Mercure de France headed paper, Gautier writes of his work on a definitive title on Baudelaire to be published by Mercure de France, as a trade edition and as a limited edition on Vélin d'Arches. Gautier also promises to give Champion a copy of the edition of Les Fleurs du Mal, which he was in the process of having published with G. Crès. A lovely copy of a scarce title with letters offering an interesting insight into the work of an early twentieth-century publisher of Baudelaire.

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        Souvenirs entomologiques études sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes

      Paris: Charles Delagrave, 1911. Fine. Charles Delagrave, Paris 1911-1912, 14x22,5cm, 10 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur. - New edition. Binders Editor in full emerald percaline back smooth, guards and contreplats blue paper, red heads. Illustrated book figures in the text and a portrait frontispiece of the author of the sixth volume. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliures de l'éditeur en pleine percaline émeraude, dos lisses, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, têtes rouges. Ouvrage illustré de figures dans le texte ainsi que d'un portrait de l'auteur en frontispice du sixième volume.

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        Nord i tåkeheimen. Utforskningen av jordens nordlige strøk i tidlige tider.

      Kristiania, Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1911. 4to. VII + (3) + 603 s. Illustrert. Karter. Orig. dekorert sjirtingbd. med skinnrygg.. Fint eks

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        Shakespeare Memorial Ball in Support of the Shakespeare Memorial Fund

      London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1911. Title: Souvenir of the Shakespeare Ball Held at the Albert Hall June 20, 1911, in Support of the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. London, [1912]. Published by Frederick Warne & Co., Printed by Hudson & Kearns, Ltd. to commemorate the Shakespeare Ball Held at the Royal Albert Hall 20 June 1911. Crown Folio. 49 pages, [1], plus 51 plates with protective tissue guards, 18 of which are in colour, numerous in-text illustrations. Publisher's original vellum binding, with gilt title and intricate tooling to front, cotton ribbon woven through vellum for a string-tie closure, satin endpapers, rough-cut edges, top edges gilt. Volume measures approximately 17 x 11.5 inches (43 x 29 cm). Lacking satin ties, otherwise in Very Good and original condition, a beautiful highly illustrated volume. An uncommon and pleasing tribute, profusely and eloquantly illustrated, this work commemorates a most distinguished gala which celebrated of the world's most famous playwright and actor, William Shakespeare. Serendipitously, it also serves as a pictorial album illustrating a common gathering of numerous aristocrats, peers, and royals from afar, and many being from Prussian or German monarchies. The ball was organised by a committee chaired by Mrs. George Cornwallis-West (later Sir Winston Churchill's sister-in-law, and known as Lady Randolph Spencer Churchill), whom also edited this commemorative book. Oddly, England was one of only a scant few European countries without a national theatre at the time. Successful in drawing the attention and participation of the influential and wealthy, the event was a fundraiser for a new theatre, a National Theatre, to be erected in London and the tercentenary of Shakespeare's death, 23 April in 1916. Excerpt from the Epilogue, by I. Gollancz, Honorary Secretary, Shakespeare Memorial Committee, "... The Shakespeare Ball, graced by the stately presence of the world's regality, by the noblest and fairest of English kin 'beyond the seas' rightly symbolises the universal homage to Shakespeare... those who have worked will see the consummation of their efforts in the foundation of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, to serve the purpose of a great National Theatre, and to advance the interests of Drama..." With an impressive guest list consisting of European nobles and upper-class elites, 3000 guests dressed in Elizabethan costume or as characters from Shakespeare's plays, and, the fancy dress ball is still, over a century later, remembered as an extraordinary event unparalleled in London's dramatic societies, and described as "the most spectacular event ever held at the Hall". The volume contains a four-page list of all participants, as well as two pages naming the Royal guests who travelled from as far as Russia, Siam, Japan, Egypt, America. The box ticket holders list is also replete with historically significant names in the realm of colonialism, politics and artistic circles. The text includes contributions by George Bernard Shaw, Gilbert Keith (G.K.) Chesterton, Anthony Hope, Joseph William Comyns Carr, (Charles) Lewis Hind, the 2nd Earl of Lytton, and (Henry) Hamilton Fyfe. Especially fascinating are the lithograph plates of hand drawn sketches and watercolours and the photogravures of snapshots made on location during the ball. These illustrations feature society notables in costume, authentically dressed as characters from the plays of William Shakespeare, and as persons from the court of Queen Elizabeth in 1598, most of the latter being a direct descendant, or a relation of the historical person they dressed as. Some of the lithographed drawings feature: The Countess of Lytton as Joan of Arc Lady Arlington as Cleopatra Mrs. Charles Hunter who arranged the King Lear quadrille dance Lady Baring as Lady Macduff Lord Buckhurst as Page to Queen Elizabeth Viscountess Ridley as Rosalind Lady Maud Warrender as Hippolta Mrs. St. John Lambert as Juliet Some of the photogravures include: Countess of Wemyss as Katherine of Aragon Lady Mond as Queen in "Richard II" Lady Paget as a Court Lady in "Henry VI" Lord Alexander Thynne as Henry VI with Duchess of Westminster as Queen of France Lady Rosemary Leveson-Gower & Countess Zia Torby - Court Ladies in "Henry VI" Viscountess Lewisham, Miss Una Shaw-Stewart, Lady Nunburnholme, as Fairies in "The Tempest" Lady Cynthia Graham & Lady Juliet Duff as Amazons Duke of Somerset as The Lord Protector Lady Lowther, Court Lady in Henry VI Mrs John Leslie as a Court Lady in "Twelfth Night" Duke of Manchester, Lord Dunraven, Baron de Tuyll, Countess of Craven, Duchess of Manchester Countess Hochberg and Sir Hill Child, Sir Godfrey Baring... Lord Colum Stuart as Salario in "The Merchant of Venice" Lady Gwendolin Spencer Churchill as Attendant on Portia Lady Beatrice Pole-Carew as "Portia"' by Lallie Charles Viscountess Curzon as Margaret of England The Hon. Victoria Sackville-West, (Lady Saviles Quadrille) Miss Violet Vanbrugh (Mrs Arthur Bourchier) as Lady Macbeth Lady Lister-Kaye as Court Lady in "Twelfth Night" Lord Sackville as Thomas Sackville Earl of Dorset Held at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, 20 June 1911, the ball raised £10,000 towards the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. The souvenir album was offered to guests for five guineas per copy. "The Royal Albert Hall has seen many a spectacular ball held here during its long history, but perhaps none so spectacular as The Shakespeare Memorial Ball of 1911. Recreating the magnificence of Tudor England, The Shakespeare Memorial Ball took place on 20 June 1911, in order to raise money for the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. The lavishly designed interior, devised by architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, transformed the Hall into a small-scale Coliseum decorated as an Italian-style Tudor garden..[]... Among the 3,000 who attended were Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, Home Secretary Winston Churchill, and, due to the event taking place two days before the Coronation of King George V, more members of European royalty present than at any other time in the Hall?'s history, including many crowned Princes and Princesses of Europe, Grand Dukes and Eastern rulers. After the dancing, there were tableaux representing scenes from Shakespeare?'s plays with nobility in brilliant costume. Guests dressed as dukes, cardinals, explorers, courtiers, ambassadors, peers, maids of honour, and other characters from the bard?'s dramas and the Elizabethan period. In fact, a number of the guests were direct descendants of the persons they were impersonating, including the Howards, Talbots, Cecils, Burghleys, Fortescue, Lytteltons, Hamiltons and Comptons. The event was a roaring success and raised £10,000 for the Shakespeare Memorial Fund." [From the Royal Albert Hall website, Wednesday 23 April 2014 by Natasha van der Pas] . Very Good.

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        A Hundred Years of Conflict. Being some Records of the Services of Six Generals of the Doyle Family 1756-1856. UNIQUE 'GUERNSEY' ASSOCIATION COPY

      Longmans Green & Co.,, 1911. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), and 10 plates; original red cloth, upper board framed and lettered in blind, gilt back, uncut, covers lightly age-marked else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the separately printed errata slip. The work includes accounts of General Sir John Doyle, Major-General Welbore Ellis Doyle, Lieut.-General Sir Charles Doyle, Major-General Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, Major-General Charles Joseph Doyle and Major-General Sir John Milley Doyle. A strong Guernsey connection is immediately apparent, for Sir John Doyle was Lieut.-Governor from 1802 to 1816 'and one of the most deservedly popular of our island rulers' (Tupper). In addition, Doyle's nephew, Charles Joseph Doyle, was appointed Captain in the 87th Prince's Own Regiment stationed in Guernsey in 1807. The author, Colonel Arthur Doyle, is the father of writer Arthur Conan Doyle, historical novelist and creator of Sherlock Holmes. This copy was formerly in the library of Edith Frances Carey, historian and author of Guernsey. It contains a number of relevant items of associated ephemera: 1) a long A.L.s to her from Lord de Saumarez, written from his residence at 43 Grosvenor Place London, mounted on front free endpaper; 2) an A.L.s, written on a postcard, from Henry Tupper, descendant of the Channel Islands historian Ferdinand Brock Tupper; 3) an engraved portrait of Major-General Sir Charles William Doyle (repeated as a plate) referred to in the correspondence; 4) a copy of Tupper's review of the present work, also mentioned in the postcard, as published in the 'Star' newspaper; 5) a cutting relating to the accidental death of Sir Everard Doyle. It is interesting to note that both de Saumarez and Tupper deliver in their correspondence less than favourable opinions of the work. 'it is rather carelessly compiled' (de Saumarez); 'it seems to me that Colonel Arthur Doyle is a regular plagiarist' (Tupper). A SPLENDID AND UNIQUE ASSOCIATION COPY WITH SEVERAL IMPORTANT GUERNSEY CONNECTIONS. Extremely scarce. Not in Thomson.

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        The Life of the Bee

      George Allen & Co. Ltd, London 1911 - 28.5 cm, [iv,] 235pp, 13 coloured art plates (complete,) gilt-tooled vellum over boards - odd marks and abrasion from removal of price sticker, and spine a little tanned. Name and details and small modern bookplate to front pastedown, which has a little minor bubbling at lower margin. One tiny insect hole to rear board. VG minus. First UK Detmold ed. Scarce. A lovely item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Novels

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1911. [Including Jane Eyre; Shirley; Vilette; Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.] 12 volumes, octavo (209 × 139 mm). Recent tan half morocco, red and green morocco labels, decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, brown cloth boards, plain cream endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. An excellent set. The Thornton Edition. A handsomely bound set of the Brontë's novels illustrated with photographs of places associated with the sisters.

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        Urkunden und Nachrichten zu einer Familiengeschichte der Barone, Freiherren, Grafen und Fuersten Lieven

      Druck von J.F. Steffenhagen,, 1911. Hardcover. Good. Two volumes bound as one. Octavo, pp. 1-223,1-27,[5],1-568. Cloth binding (no title on spine or cover). A few pages show corrections and minor marginalia in pencil; pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding remains tight. Scarce work on Baltic noble family with branches in Sweden and Germany.

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        Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, 4 separate 4to sheets of onion skin stationery, n.p., n.d., but companion envelope postmarked, Baltimore, Apr. 21, 1911

      - Hartley writes to Anne Traubel in a long letter in which he discusses his loneliness, the nature surrounding him, and his working on his paintings. He had a close friendship with Anne and her husband, Horace Traubel (1877-1943), author and biographer of Walt Whitman ("With Walt Whitman in Camden," published 1906). Hartley begins with a comment that her "beautiful letter" arrived "in the silences.It is a beautiful message for any one to deliver, this dark man's message.I sit writing you after having started a picture, done a washing which lies purifying in the sun on the grass. This hermit life which I live - curiously unlike me, does not bring me all the happiness it should." He continues, "I am free to confess that as yet art has never been more than love and friendship nor has it been less - some would say it has nothing to do with either of them because art is purely intellectual and has little to do with the simple emotion - However I have painted on a picture - I have alluded to the needs of my body?and so I am feeling the loneliness in the presence of these beautiful unhuman things - there is too much peace, there is too much indifference too much of supremacy of mighty things?that know not what it is to be human?I desire only a human hand to touch a big broad shoulder to brush by?a smile to be conscious of ?These are the emotions that fill me here as the sun is nearly noon high?." He describes the vegetable garden he was planting earlier in the morning before painting. He mentions that the next day is, "Whitman's dinner day isn't it," and that he would like to attend to see people he would otherwise not meet. He mentions Mildred Bain. Frank and Mildred Bain were supporters and friends of Whitman and of the Traubels. Hartley sends his love to Horace and signs, "Marsden H." Small tear on the fourth page affecting one word, "dinner." Shortly before he wrote this letter, Hartley had exhibited 15 works in the Independents Exhibition. A group of New York artists sought to establish academy-independent shows in 1910 and 1911. The 1911 show, called the "Independent Exhibition of the Paintings and Drawings of Twelve Men," was held at the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and organized by Rockwell Kent and Arthur B. Davies. In 1912, the year following our letter, Alfred Stieglitz offered Hartley his second solo show at Stieglitz' 291 Gallery. The show was quite successful, having sold a number of paintings to Agnes Meyer who became a benefactor. The sales to Meyer helped to enable Hartley to travel in Europe to study and paint. He left in 1912 and did not return until 1915.

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        Insecta Revue illustrée d'entomologie EDITION ORIGINALE

      Rennes: Oberthur, 1911. Fine. Oberthur, Rennes 1911-1921, 16,5x24,5cm, 7 volumes reliés. - First Edition first 11 années.bindings half black calico, smooth back, preserved covers, binders of époque.Rare head collection. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale des 11 premières années. Reliures en demi percaline noires, dos lisses, couvertures conservées, reliures de l'époque. Rare tête de collection.

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        La revanche du corbeau nouvelle histoire de bêtes EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1911. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1911, 15,5x20cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Original, one of 19 numbered copies on Holland paper paper edition only major. Nice copy wide-margined. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 19 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        The Secret Garden

      London: William Heinemann,, 1911. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, green top edge, pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates by Charles Robinson, decorated title page. Light rubbing at ends of spine and corners, faint stain to rear cover, splitting along rear spine edge, front inner hinge weak. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of Burnett's well-beloved children's classic, enchantingly illustrated by Charles Robinson.

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        The Spirit of the Nation or, Ballads and Songs by The Writers of "The Nation" with Original and Ancient Music, arranged for the Voice and Pianoforte

      Dublin: James Duffy and Co.. New Edition, with preface and Introduction by W.H.Grattan Flood.. Besides a 6 cm smudged repair to the front board in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. A very rare and sought after publication.. New Edition, with preface and Introduction by W.H.Grattan Flood. Dublin, James Duffy and Co., 1911. Quarto. XXII, 368 pages - including the often missing Corrigenda Leaf (Errata). Original, illustrated Hardcover. Beautifully illustrated clothbinding that has been recently professionally restored. All edges gilt. New endpapers. Besides a 6 cm smudged repair to the front board in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. A very rare and sought after publication. The Nation was an Irish nationalist weekly newspaper, published in the 19th century. The Nation was printed first at 12 Trinity Street, Dublin from 15 October 1842 until 6 January 1844. The paper was afterwards published at 4 D'Olier Street from 13 July 1844, to 28 July 1848, when the issue for the following day was seized and the paper suppressed. It was published again in Middle Abbey Street on its revival in September 1849. The founders of The Nation were three young men ?- two Catholics and one Protestant ?- who, according to the historian of the newspaper T. F. O'Sullivan, were all "free from the slightest taint of bigotry, and were anxious to unite all creeds and classes for the country's welfare.". They were Charles Gavan Duffy, its first editor; Thomas Davis, and John Blake Dillon. All three were members of Daniel O'Connell's Repeal Association, which sought repeal of the disastrous 1800 Act of Union between Ireland and Britain; this association would later be known as Young Ireland.The name suggested by Duffy for the paper was The National, but Davis disagreed, suggesting "that the use of an adjective for such a purpose was contrary to the analogies of the English language". He suggested The Nation, which was assented to by all three.. "We desired to make Ireland a nation," Duffy wrote, "and the name would be a fitting prelude to the attempt.". In due course and after many other consultations between the founders, the following announcement was made as to the date of publication, the name of the journal, and the contributors:. On the first Saturday in October will be published the first number of a; DUBLIN WEEKLY JOURNAL TO BE CALLED THE NATION, for which the services of the most eminent political writers in the country have been secured. It will be edited by Charles Gavan Duffy, Editor of The Vindicator, aided by the, following distinguished contributors:— JOHN O'CONNELL, ESQ., M.P.; Thomas Osborne Davis, Esq., Barrister-at-Law; W. J. O'Neill Daunt, Esq., Author of The Green Book, John B. Dillon, Esq., Barrister-at-Law Clarence Mangan, Esq., Author of Anthologia Germanica and Litterae Orientales; The Late Editor of the London Magazine and Charivari, J. C. Fitzgerald, Editor of The True Sun, And others whose names we are not at liberty to publish. The paper was first published on Saturday 15th October 1842. (Wikipedia)

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        Contes EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Berlin: S.n., 1911. Fine. S.n., Berlin s.d. (1911), 12x19cm, relié. - First Edition. Binding to bradel half sheepskin saffron, flat spine decorated with a golden head and foot wheel, gold thread on the boards, and contreplats guard handmade paper, gilded head, contemporary binding. Very rare and valuable autograph signed by the author Cyrillic Gregory Alexinsky, Duma deputy and man of letters "GA Alexinsky, comrade, with all the sympathy and respect the author." --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi basane safran, dos lisse orné d'une roulette dorée en tête et en pied, filet doré sur les plats, contreplats et garde de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque. Très rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Maxime Gorki en cyrillique à Grégoire Alexinsky, député à la DOUMA et homme de Lettres : "à G.A. Alexinsky, au camarade, avec toute la sympathie et le respect, l'auteur".

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        Au pays sacré des anciens Turcs et des Mongols EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Emile-Paul, 1911. Fine. Emile-Paul, Paris 1911, 18,5x27,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition for which there is no mention of leading copies. Binding to bradel editor full canvas blue-gray, smooth spine, slight traces of abrasion without gravity on the joints, some small spots on the boards, and guards contreplats blue paper. Autograph signed by the author. Book decorated with 84 illustrations hors texte engraved from photographs of the author and 3 cards. Nice and rare copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel de l'éditeur en pleine toile bleu-gris, dos lisse, légères traces de frottements sans gravité sur les mors, quelques petites taches sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu. Envoi autographe signé de Henry de Bouillane de Lacoste. Ouvrage orné de 84 illustrations hors texte gravées d'après les photographies de l'auteur ainsi que de 3 cartes. Agréable et rare exemplaire.

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        Camera Work: Issue Number 41

      New York: Alfred Stieglitz. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of issue number 41 of Camera Work complete with 9 original photogravures by Julia Margaret Cameron and Alfred Stieglitz. Texts by Marius De Zayas, Rex Stovel, Benjamin De Casseres, and Paul B. Haviland. Photogravures entitled (in the order they appear) Carlyle, Carlyle, Herschel, Joachim, and Ellen Terry, at the age of sixteen by Julia Margaret Cameron; A Snapshot; Paris (1911), A Snapshot; Paris (1911), The Asphalt Paver; New York (1892), and Portrait-S. R. (1904) by Alfred Stieglitz. Containing articles entitled "Photography" by Marius De Zayas, "An Appeal from One to Another" by Rex Stovel, "The Minutes" by Benjamin De Casseres, "An Open Letter" by Paul B. Haviland, and "The Evolution of Form-Introduction" by Marius De Zayas. New York: Alfred Stieglitz, January 1913. Quarto (23 cm x 35 cm, approx. 9" x 12"), original gray wrappers. General edgewear to fragile wrappers with loss to spine; rear cover detached. RARE.

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        Sagesse. Images en couleurs de Maurice Denis gravées sur bois par Jacques Beltrand.

      Paris, A. Vollard 1911. - 4°. 100 S., 2 Bl. mit illustr. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz u. 70 farb. Holzschnitten. Hellbrauner handgeb. Ledereinband d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, gold- u. blindgepr. Deckelornamentik u. Kopfgoldschnitt in Pappschuber. Carteret IV, 395. Garvey 77. Mahé III, 655 f. - Eines von 210 Exemplaren auf Van Gelder-Bütten mit Wasserzeichen "Sagesse" (Gesamtauflage 250 Exemplare). - Prachtvoll und aufwendig gestaltet mit unterschiedlich farbig gedruckten Initialen, Holzschnitt-Vignetten und Illustrationen. - "Denis drew these illustrations, his first, in 1889 and exhibited them with the Indépendants in 1891, where their influence was considerable, although they were not published for twenty years. A decided break with the usual narritive style of 19th century illustration is seen in the asymmetrical pages. The flatness, simplification, and linear quality create a tense and expressive mood, forecasting the Art Noveau style" (Eleanor M. Garvey, The Artist and the Book, 1961, S. 59). - Gelenke minimal berieben, kl. goldgepr. Leder-Exlibris "Aleramo Spada-Lavini", sehr gutes Exemplar im dekorativen Meistereinband. Hellbrauner handgeb. Ledereinband d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, gold- u. blindgepr. Deckelornamentik u. Kopfgoldschnitt in Pappschuber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausgewählte Gedichte. München, Hans von Weber 1911. 4to. 98 S. Olivgrüner Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit Kastenvergoldung u. Rückentitel, vierfachen Deckelfileten, Deckeltitel u. Pressensignet, Innenkantenvergoldung u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Carl Sonntag jun.).

      . . 6. Hundertdruck in 100 numerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten gedruckt und in einem Handeinband von Carl Sonntag jun. Sehr selten, da dieser Titel zu den gesuchtesten der ganzen Reihe zählt. Schönes Exemplar. - Rodenberg 411. - Schauer, Bd. II,60.

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