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        Stories from Hans Andersen. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. FIRST DULAC EDITION. Quarto (28 x 22cm), pp.viii; 252. With 28 mounted colour plates, cationed tissue to frontispiece. Elegantly bound in recent green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spine, green cloth boards, top edge gilt. Internally clean, plates not creased; exterior unmarked. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Poems

      London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd, 1911. First edition. viii, 87, [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, paper spine label. Light wear to label, else fine, with small bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. In a custom half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. viii, 87, [1] pp. 8vo. Fine copy of the first edition of Rupert Brooke's rare first book of poetry, one of only 500 copies printed, published when the poet was just 23. Keynes 5

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        LOS TERRENOS DE LA CIUDADELA

      - 1911 Henrich y C. BCA. Proyecto de construcción y reforma con 16 Mapas. 232 pg. Memoria económica CXLVII pg. de A: PEDRO GENER. Enc. media piel época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (Barcelona)

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        Tannhauser. A Dramatic Poem by Richard Wagner. Freely Translated in Poetic Narrative Form by T.W. Rolleston. Presented by Willy Pogany.

      Harrap & Co., London 1911 - Tannhauser. A Dramatic Poem by Richard Wagner. Freely Translated in Poetic Narrative Form by T.W. Rolleston. Presented by Willy Pogany. Here as a First Limited Signed Deluxe Edition, one of 525 copies, signed by Willy Pogany under the numeration. Very scarce in rare vellum with gilt upper cover (usually found in brown leather or cloth) and with ornately titled and gilt spine, TEG, deckled, profusely illustrated with drawings and full colour lithographs throughout, unpaginated. Light age wear and soiling to vellum, spine slightly bumped, vellum tight and book is slighty splayed as is typical for this tall tight vellum quarto edition, hinges expertly reinforced, otherwise all pages and plates are perfect, a bright FINE copy. Signed by the illustrator Willy Pogany under the numeration. Enquiries welcome, additional images available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Man Who Could Not Lose

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1911 - First Edition. Collection of short stories, the title story which concerns horse racing was made into a movie in 1915, also includes such stories as "My Buried Treasure," "The Nature Faker," and "The Lost House." It is a premier example of his talents. Very scarce in dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow chipping at spine ends and some edges, unfortunate use of masking tape at verso has shadows showing at exterior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mexican Cooking. The Flavor of the Twentieth Century. That Real Mexican Tang

      [San Antonio, TX]: U.S. Print and Litho Co, 1911. Tall, stapled booklet, 44 pages. Illustrated in color. Ads. Very early edition of the first Mexican-American cookbook published in in English. Gebhardt published this little recipe booklet to help spread an understanding of Mexican-American cooking in order that they might grow demand for their products. The recipes claim to drawn from the "most famous chefs in Old Mexico". The dating of this cookbook remains a bit hazy, with Andrew Smith, in his introduction to the Applewood reprint stating "about 1908", Bob Brown says, "before 1910", and all copies appearing in OCLC state either 1910 or 1911. According to the archives of the company at University of Texas San Antonio, Gebhardt received a meat license in 1911, allowing them to produce canned "chili meat". This booklet includes an ad for chili meat, as well as some recipes for the same, and so it is at least as late as 1911. Some discoloration and a edge-chipping to the color-printed wrappers, otherwise very good. [OCLC locates ten copies (all with 44 pages and with the color ads); Brown 4202; not in Cagle].

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        The "Bull" Durham Baseball Guide

      Boston: Baseball Publishing Company, 1911. First Edition. Wraps. Good. 12mo. 127pp., [1]. Illustrated. Color illustrated printed wraps with title on front cover and Bull Durham Smoking Tobacco advertisement on rear wrap. Bull Durham Tobacco advertisement on verso of front wrap. Spine reinforced with tape. Light soiling and a scuff mark to the front cover. Guide is illustrated with several photographs of players and teams. This edition includes the coverage of the 1910 World Championship Series between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs pages 5-10. Contents also include statistics from the American and National league teams and the minor league teams, baseball attendance figures, Official Baseball Rules and more.

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        Le Nu décoratif.

      P., Librairie d'Art Technique, 1911, 1 vol. in-4° (325 x 253) broché sous couverture grise imprimée en vert et orange, de 126 pp. Quelques rousseurs sur les pages de texte, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - Tirage restreint, ici non numéro. Texte sur vélin très épais et 31 planches sur papier glacé. Ces planches représentent des objets décoratifs dessinés, tous de style Art Nouveau, sur lesquels des photographies de femmes nues viennent prendre place. Table des planches : - Ameublement (Manteau de cheminée - Paravent - Pied de table-bureau - Pupitre à musique - Etagère - Dessus de porte - Couronnement de crédence) - Architecture (Chapiteau - Fontaine - Petite porte - Retombée d'Arc - Tympan - Pilastre) - Bijouterie (Pendentif - Pendentif orné de pierres) - Bronze (Petite horloge - Espagnolette - Pied de Lampe électrique - Lampe électrique) - Céramique (Vase - Vase de Jardin) - Etain (Vase Art Nouveau - Pichet) - Ferronnerie (Départ de rampe - Chenets de cheminée - Suspension) - Iv*** (Boite à Poudre - Dos de Miroir) - Orfèvrerie (Coupe à fruits - Poignée d'épée - Théière). La femme-objet dans toute sa splendeur, totalement surréaliste et kitchissime, mais tellement irrésistible !!!

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        Stickeen: The Story of a Dog (SIGNED by John Muir))

      New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. 9th. Hardcover. INSCRIBED "To Frederick W. Meech/With sincere regards/John Muir/May 30, 1911." Ninth Impression. 12mo. 74pp. Frederick Meech was the family butler for Edward Henry Harriman and accompanied him on his scientic expedition to catalog the flora and fauna of the Alaska coastline.Many prominent scientists and naturalists, including John Muir, went on the expedition, aboard the luxuriously refitted 250-foot steamer George W. Elder. Tan cloth with brown lettering in the scarce publisher's printed dustjacket with an ad for "Our National Parks" printed to the rear panel. Near fine (minor wear to extremities) in very good dustjacket (flap corners clipped; 3/8 x 1 1/4" missing to spine head, not affecting the title; some chipping & short closed tears to extremities; light soiling). John Muir's true story of what happened on an Alaskan glacier with a dog named Stickeen, in 1880, is one of Muir's best-known writings, and is now considered a classic dog story; this book made more special with John Muir's personal inscription. Of Stickeen Muir wrote, "I have known many dogs, and many a story I could tell of their wisdom and devotion; but to none do I owe so much as to Stickeen. At first the least promising and least known of my dog-friends, he suddenly became the best known of them all. Our storm-battle for life brought him to light, and through him as through a window I have ever since been looking with deeper sympathy into all my fellow mortals." (BAL 1759; Kimes 281).

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        Le Livre des Mille nuits et une nuit

      Eug. Fasquelle, Paris - [1911] 8 volumes. In French. Large 4to. 33cm. Bound in quarter red calf over patterned and textured paper boards. Silver and gilt stamped decorations to the spines with white leather labels with gilt lettering. Top edges gilt. Spines a little sunned and scuffed in some spots, edges and corners worn and rubbed. Some volumes with old tape marks to the endpapers from old plastic protectors, no other markings throughout, overall a clean set, all volumes tight and square. Illustrated by the fasc-simile miniatures, frames and illuminations that adorn the original Persian and Hindu manuscripts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, Member ABAC, IOBA]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Walter Wellman") to Mr. Hill, submitting a manuscript and photograph for his "adventure in the ice"

      Washington, D.C., 1911. One page, on a sheet of yellow note paper. 1 vols. 4to. Bit ragged at corners, edges slightly darkened. One page, on a sheet of yellow note paper. 1 vols. 4to. " ... my adventure in the ice ... " Walter Wellman (1858 -1934) was an American journalist, explorer, aeronaut, founder of the Cincinnati Evening Post in 1879, and after 1884 became the Washington correspondent for the Chicago Herald, and then the Times-Herald. Here, he submits his manuscript to an editor:" ... You will find herewith manuscript and photographs for the next installments. Possibly there will be time enough to have one of your artists make a spirited sketch of an incident described in the first part of the story - my adventure in the ice ... "Wellman's "adventures in ice" probably refers to one of his two unsuccessful overland expeditions to the North Pole, in 1893 and 1898. Wellman became convinced by his adventures that the surest way to the Pole was by airship, and he subsequently organized three such pioneering expeditions.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF KIMBLE BENT The story of wild life in the New Zealand bush.

      Whitcombe & Tombs Limited 1911 - Blue cloth pictorial covers,black titles to spine and cover.Cover rubbed lightly,4cm split hinge cloth,darkened spine.Block is sound and tight,name on front paste down.15 photo plate illustrations,all book on gloss paper.Hinges are moderately weak. Kimble Bent was known as the Pakeha Maori, he lived and fought with Titokowaru's Hauhau warriors in the Taranaki Maori Wars against the settlers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Walter Wellman") to Mr. Hill, submitting a manuscript and photograph for his "adventure in the ice"

      Washington, D.C. 1911 - One page, on a sheet of yellow note paper. 1 vols. 4to. " . my adventure in the ice . " Walter Wellman (1858 -1934) was an American journalist, explorer, aeronaut, founder of the Cincinnati Evening Post in 1879, and after 1884 became the Washington correspondent for the Chicago Herald, and then the Times-Herald. Here, he submits his manuscript to an editor:" . You will find herewith manuscript and photographs for the next installments."Possibly there will be time enough to have one of your artists make a spirited sketch of an incident described in the first part of the story - my adventure in the ice . "Wellman's "adventures in ice" probably refers to one of his two unsuccessful overland expeditions to the North Pole, in 1893 and 1898. Wellman became convinced by his adventures that the surest way to the Pole was by airship, and he subsequently organized three such pioneering expeditions. Bit ragged at corners, edges slightly darkened One page, on a sheet of yellow note paper. 1 vols. 4to

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        Across the Roof of the World

      London , 1911. Paperback. UsedGood. Across the Roof of the World Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        The Writings.

      London: The Edinburgh Society,, [1911]. 14 volumes, octavo (144 x 220 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, titles to spines gilt between raised bands, floral centre tool to spines gilt, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Each volume has a monochrome or colour frontispiece with a captioned tissue printed in brown, further monochrome illustrations throughout. Bookplate to front pastedowns, internally clean, excellent condition. The Cherwell edition limited to 250 numbered copies of which this is number 149 intended for sale in America. Authorized edition. A particulary handsome set and rare in a contemporary binding.

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        Fróði / Published by / útg. Magnús J. Skaptason (Transl: The Learned, or Sage) (17 issues of this monthly cultural serial offered, being part of the series published in Winnipeg from 1911-1914)

      - PUBLISHER : Winnipeg; Gimli : Magnús Skaptason, 1911/1912-1913/1914. publ. dates/Seq.: 1.-3. YEAR/árg. SUBJECTS : Literature/Bókmenntir ; Western (i.e. North American) Icelanders/Vestur-Íslendingar. We offer here Volume/Year I (1911-1912), numbers 1-9 inclusive; Vol./Year II (1912-1913), numbers 1-4; Vol./Year III (1913-1914), numbers 1-4 - for a total of 17 issues. About 50 pages per issue. CONDITION : All in Very Good or better condition with the minor qualifications of a cracked hinge on first hrdcover volume. Bound in two hardcover volumes plus 4 individual issues unbound. Includes illustrations from photographs. SUBJECTS/CONTENTS: A monthly periodical in Icelandic, published in Winnipeg and Gimli from 1911 to 1914 under the editorship of controversial Icelandic Unitarian minister, Reverend Magnús Skaptason, of Winnipeg. Original and translated articles, biographies, and stories relating both to Icelandic-Canadian subject matter and general topics; much biographical information on Icelandic-Canadian literary and other prominent figures as well as world figures (with illustrations from photos); article on Peace River area of Alberta in one issue; the sereis has articles on the subconscious mind, and a translation into Icelandic of Sheridan's School of Scandal; additional articles on diet and food. Kristhjanson reports (hand written notes) that the publisher was so impoverished during one period during his work with the journal, he was compelled to reduce his food bill to ten cents per day. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 33 and 73. Rare and early Icelandic-Canadian periodical.

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        Stickeen: The Story of a Dog (SIGNED by John Muir))

      New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. INSCRIBED "To Frederick W. Meech/With sincere regards/John Muir/May 30, 1911." Ninth Impression. 12mo. 74pp. Frederick Meech was the family butler for Edward Henry Harriman and accompanied him on his scientic expedition to catalog the flora and fauna of the Alaska coastline.Many prominent scientists and naturalists, including John Muir, went on the expedition, aboard the luxuriously refitted 250-foot steamer George W. Elder. Tan cloth with brown lettering in the scarce publisher's printed dustjacket with an ad for "Our National Parks" printed to the rear panel. Near fine (minor wear to extremities) in very good dustjacket (flap corners clipped; 3/8 x 1 1/4" missing to spine head, not affecting the title; some chipping & short closed tears to extremities; light soiling). John Muir's true story of what happened on an Alaskan glacier with a dog named Stickeen, in 1880, is one of Muir's best-known writings, and is now considered a classic dog story; this book made more special with John Muir's personal inscription. Of Stickeen Muir wrote, "I have known many dogs, and many a story I could tell of their wisdom and devotion; but to none do I owe so much as to Stickeen. At first the least promising and least known of my dog-friends, he suddenly became the best known of them all. Our storm-battle for life brought him to light, and through him as through a window I have ever since been looking with deeper sympathy into all my fellow mortals." (BAL 1759; Kimes 281).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1911 - 1911 Original Hardback Wisden Very Good+ Condition

      1911. Hi, Here we have a rare 1911 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 16th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and spine. The boards are excellent, very clean and crisp, odd tiny bobble if being picky. Inside the hinges are very good, very tightly bound. Amazingly clean inside including the yellow pastedowns and photoplate. Minimal foxing. A lovely book. Very Rare in this condition, Other 1911s available in more average condition, just ask. No restoration.

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        Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, 1911 by Georg Andrew Reisner (1867-1942)

      1911. Original photographs, 36 silver prints, 1 gelatine silverprint, different sizes, ca. 10 x 10 cm, 10 x 14 cm, 15 x 20 cm, 17 x 22 cm. Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, 1911. Bowl with hippopotami, Egyptian Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850-3650 B.C., Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 26; Jar, Naqada II period (c. 3500-3200 BC). Two head-rests and a excavation, 5 pictures and a picture of the Lions at the Kasr-el-Nil Bridge, Harvard Camp, armed man with in the background the pyramid of Chefren, View on two of the Queens piramids, Excavation to the piramids, Excavations, View on the Queens piramids and the piramids of Chefren and Mykerinos, Excavations with lorries in the field, Excavations, Excavation, a room, Views on the Queens piramids, Mykerinos, workers with lorries, King Menkaure and Queen, greywacke, frontview, King Menkaure and Queen, greywacke, from left, A Syrian Sheik at Giza, Two camels and drivers in front of the Chefren piramid, Two camels and drivers in front of ta tent, Harvard Camp, Camel with rider in front of a tent, Harvard Camp, Waterboy with camel at Harvard Camp, in front of the Mykerinos pyramid, Waterboy with camel at Harvard Camp, Arabs and camels near Harvard Camp, Houses near Harvard Camp, The Oman Botanical Garden, Arab, Camel and Palms near Harvard Camp, Harvard Camp, Three arab gunman. Desert Arabs from Lower Egypt. - Georg Andrew Reisner (1867-1942). KEYWORDS:photo/egypt/gizeh/giza

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1911 - 1911 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1911. This lot is an 1911 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good to Very Good Condition. This book is very nice, it has had slight restoration to the spine gilt and the hinges but it has done the book well, the front board is very nice with shiny, original gilt, odd mark, the spine cloth is clean with a touch up to the gilt. Internally the hinges are restored and strong, the internal pages are very nice and clean with exceptional pastedowns, tightly bound and an excellent photoplate and tissue paper.

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        Gesamtverzeichnis des deutschsprachigen Schrifttums 1911-1965

      150 Bände, Gepflegtes ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit den üblichen Kennzeichnungen - innen (z.B. Stempel, Barcode und/oder Inventarisierungsnummer) , Preis inkl. MwSt..

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        Antique Master Print-THE REFUGEES-WAR VICTIMS-WWI-Steinlen-1911

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Le refugies.' - (The refugees.) Depicting WWI war victims from Belgium or Serbia. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Second state of 4. Ref: Crauzat 106. Impression with a dedication to the printer/publisher Eugene Delatre in pencil below image.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Theophile Alexandre Steinlen' after an anonymous artist. Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923) was a Swiss/French genre / satire painter, etcher, lithographer and sculptor from Lausanne. He went to Paris when he was 29 and was active and famous as a designer for humoristic magazines. Condition: Very good, given age. Ample margins, discoloration from former matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P1-40 The overall size is ca. 17.3 x 11.8 inch. The image size is ca. 13 x 9.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 44 x 30 cm. The image size is ca. 32.9 x 24.4 cm.

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        Fair Americans

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911 First edition. Small folio. 66 plates on coated paper (23 in color); portrait. Original green cloth stamped in gilt, with color portrait on upper cover, t.e.g. Very good.

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        The Writings.

      London: The Edinburgh Society, [1911] - 14 volumes, octavo (144 x 220 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, titles to spines gilt between raised bands, floral centre tool to spines gilt, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Bookplate to front pastedowns, internally clean, excellent condition. Each volume has a monochrome or colour frontispiece with a captioned tissue printed in brown, further monochrome illustrations throughout. The Cherwell edition limited to 250 numbered copies of which this is number 149 intended for sale in America. Authorized edition. A particulary handsome set and rare in a contemporary binding.

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        SONGS OF INNOCENCE

      [London], ca. 1911-12. This is a magnificent volume--bejewelled and spectacular on the outside, and full of artistry and immense charm on the inside. Francis Sangorski (1875-1912) and George Sutcliffe (1878-1943) had learned the craft of binding from Douglas Cockerell before founding their own bindery in 1901. As early as 1905, Sangorski & Sutcliffe began to specialize in custom-made jewelled bindings incorporating elaborately gilt and inlaid designs, and the bindery reached its zenith in the first dozen years of the 20th century, when their most gorgeous jewelled bindings were produced. An intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski developed, and the two firms began putting out intricately decorated bindings described by Nixon as having as their main aim the putting of "so much gold and color on the cover that the hue of the original leather could no longer be determined." It seems apparent that our binding came from that period. Ratcliffe estimates that of these special bindings "no more than 300 were ever produced," and given the labor-intensive process required to produce a binding like the present one, this small number is not surprising. Many of these bindings enclosed exquisite illuminated manuscripts done by Francis' older brother Alberto (1862-1932), who had started his professional life as secretary to a goldsmith's firm, became attracted to the book arts at the age of 43, and embarked on a career as a calligrapher and illuminator. At some point around 1910-11, there was a falling out between the Sangorski brothers, and Alberto took his talents to Riviere, leaving some unfinished work behind. It seems likely that this manuscript was one such project. In the opinion of Sangorski & Sutcliffe expert Stephen Ratcliffe, the present work is something of a hybrid: the illuminated initials and borders are clearly by Alberto, the script less definitely so, while the miniatures are not in his style and were probably done by Sutcliffe. Given the prevalence of glimmering illumination here, the text is fittingly from the first illuminated book of poems produced by William Blake (1757-1827). According to DNB, the 1789 "Songs of Innocence" "express Blake's ideal of a unified sensibility incarnate in children." Day calls them an "imaginative picture of the state of innocence" and a reflection of Romanticism's fascination with childhood and belief in a "primitive condition of human perfection." Not surprisingly, children figure prominently in the sweet miniatures, which show joyful tykes dancing a jig, boys and girls racing about with their dog, and a frightened little boy reunited with his mother by God the Father attired in a white robe. There are at least a small number of Sangorski bindings that are in some way more dazzling than ours (one such is the "Great Omar," said to be the grandest English binding made in the 20th century, now sleeping with the fishes in the ruins of the Titanic); however, it is next to impossible to imagine a production as beautiful and at the same time as delightfully endearing as the present one.. 260 x 182 mm. (10 1/4 x 7 1/8"). 25 pp., [1] leaf (colophon), written in black and red in a lovely hand. SPLENDID CORNFLOWER BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, INLAID, AND BEJEWELLED, BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (stamp-signed on front doublure), covers with wide frames of gilt and inlaid floral vines, in red and green morocco, surrounding a sunken central panel, that on upper cover with an intricate inlaid strapwork design in blue, green, and brown morocco on a densely stippled and incised gilt ground, the design accented by jewels including a large cabochon garnet at center, and smaller carnelians, amethysts, and turquoise, panel on lower covers with central quatrefoil in green and brown morocco with turquoise flower at center, surrounded by leafy gilt vines bearing turquoise berries; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with gilt vines, two brick red morocco labels; HANDSOME DOUBLURES OF IVORY MOROCCO, framed by blue morocco inlaid with black and brown, center panel at front with inlaid and gilt ribboned wreath enclosing Blake's name and dates, above an inlaid lyre surrounded by gilt and inlaid flowers, blue silk endleaves, all edges gilt (tiny patch of gilt refreshed on upper cover). In the original (slightly scuffed) green morocco box, padded and lined with velvet. TITLE PAGE WITH gilt lettering and large opening initial set into an illuminated floral half border and with A MINIATURE OF A TROUBADOUR KNEELING BEFORE A PUTTO, 11 OTHER MINIATURES OF FACES, SCENES, OR LANDSCAPES INCORPORATED INTO ILLUMINATED BORDERS, 15 LARGE INITIALS IN COLORS AND GOLD, six of these extending into partial borders, smaller initials in gold with penwork tracery. Original tissue guards. According to the colophon, "This copy of The Songs of Innocence has been written out and illuminated by F. Sangorski and G. Sutcliffe of London for The Grolier Society and will not be duplicated." Not in Ratcliffe. Two small stones more opaque than the others (and so perhaps replacements?), one initial and one border with a little flaking to paint and gold, revealing the gesso underneath, otherwise A VERY FINE SPECIMEN, the vellum creamy and bright, the illuminations with rich colors and shining gold, and the breathtaking binding unworn and shimmering. This is a magnificent volume--bejewelled and spectacular on the outside, and full of artistry and immense charm on the inside. Francis Sangorski (1875-1912) and George Sutcliffe (1878-1943) had learned the craft of binding from Douglas Cockerell before founding their own bindery in 1901. As early as 1905, Sangorski & Sutcliffe began to specialize in custom-made jewelled bindings incorporating elaborately gilt and inlaid designs, and the bindery reached its zenith in the first dozen years of the 20th century, when their most gorgeous jewelled bindings were produced. An intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski developed, and the two firms began putting out intricately decorated bindings described by Nixon as having as their main aim the putting of "so much gold and color on the cover that the hue of the original leather could no longer be determined." It seems apparent that our binding came from that period. Ratcliffe estimates that of these special bindings "no more than 300 were ever produced," and given the labor-intensive process required to produce a binding like the present one, this small number is not surprising. Many of these bindings enclosed exquisite illuminated manuscripts done by Francis' older brother Alberto (1862-1932), who had started his professional life as secretary to a goldsmith's firm, became attracted to the book arts at the age of 43, and embarked on a career as a calligrapher and illuminator. At some point around 1910-11, there was a falling out between the Sangorski brothers, and Alberto took his talents to Riviere, leaving some unfinished work behind. It seems likely that this manuscript was one such project. In the opinion of Sangorski & Sutcliffe expert Stephen Ratcliffe, the present work is something of a hybrid: the illuminated initials and borders are clearly by Alberto, the script less definitely so, while the miniatures are not in his style and were probably done by Sutcliffe. Given the prevalence of glimmering illumination here, the text is fittingly from the first illuminated book of poems produced by William Blake (1757-1827). According to DNB, the 1789 "Songs of Innocence" "express Blake's ideal of a unified sensibility incarnate in children." Day calls them an "imaginative picture of the state of innocence" and a reflection of Romanticism's fascination with childhood and belief in a "primitive condition of human perfection." Not surprisingly, children figure prominently in the sweet miniatures, which show joyful tykes dancing a jig, boys and girls racing about with their dog, and a frightened little boy reunited with his mother by God the Father attired in a white robe. There are at least a small number of Sangorski bindings that are in some way more dazzling than ours (one such is the "Great Omar," said to be the grandest English binding made in the 20th century, now sleeping with the fishes in the ruins of the Titanic); however, it is next to impossible to imagine a production as beautiful and at the same time as delightfully endearing as the present one.

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        Publications of the Louisiana Historical Society

      New Orleans: Louisiana Historical Society, 1911. Near Fine. Octavo. 119; 47; 49; 48; 42; 200; 154, [1]pp. Black cloth with printed paper spine label. Richmond, Virginia binder's ticket inside front cover. One rear wrap is torn and in danger of detaching, else near fine. A nonce volume which contains various publications of the Society with printed wrappers bound in, in this order, as follows:Vol. III, part II: Centennial Celebration of the Louisiana Transfer, December, 1903Vol. III, part III, October, 1905Vol. III, part IV, March, 1906Vol. I, part II, 1895Vol. I, part III, 1896Vol. IV, 1908Vol. V, 1911.

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        La obra. Tomo 2.

      Casa Editorial Maucci, Barcelona. 1911 - 20.Zola, Emilio. La obra. Tomo 2 Barcelona, Casa Editorial Maucci, 1911- Buenos Aires, Casa Editorial Maucci, 1911, México, Librero Eusebio Gómez de la Puente, Editor, 1911. Características: Traducción de A. Blanco Prieto. Pasta dura en media piel y cartoné. Buen estado. Tejuelos grabados. Letras y filetes dorados en el lomo. Guardas estampadas. Sello del editor en México en la 2ª de forros. Portadilla impresa en color, con un pequeño orificio. Sello de la casa de venta anterior en la portada interior. 240 pp. (18.5x12 cm). Peso: 500g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 39.46 EUR

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        Manuscript China Letter Book, Contemporary to the Chinese Revolution, Made By by a German Imperial Navy Engineer.

      China, 1911-1912, 1911. Tsingtao [Qingdao], Hong Kong, Amoy [Xiamen], Wusung [Shanghai], Chefoo [Yantai], Yokohama, Hakodate, Port Arthur, 1911-1912. Journal of manuscript retained copies of letters and diary notes made by German naval engineer H.L.A. Heine while serving onboard Scharnhorst, during and after the Chinese Revolution, with a few hand sketched diagrams within the text. Together with two pencil drawings of nautical scenes inscribed by the artists and measuring approximately 14,5 x 10 cm, and one black and white photograph of a group of German Navy officers perhaps including Heine himself, the photograph measuring approximately 11 x 8 cm. Qto. Approximately 390 pages in manuscript, written in ink single sided onto thin tissue leafs, a scant few integral blanks. Text is almost entirely in German. Volume measures approximately 22,5 x 27 cm, blue cloth boards titled in English and Chinese to front "Foreign Letters: The Terminus Stores. Kowloon." Spine reinforced with tape, a red wax seal cemented to rear board, otherwise in very good condition, internally clean and bright. SMS Scharnhorst was an armored cruiser of the Imperial German Navy, the lead ship of her class, assigned to the German East Asia Squadron based in Tsingtao in 1909. After arriving, she replaced the cruiser Fürst Bismarck as the squadron flagship, a position she would hold for the rest of her career. Over the next five years, she went on several tours of various Asian ports to show the flag for Germany. She frequently carried the squadron commanders to meet with Asian heads of state and was present in Japan for the coronation of the Taisho Emperor 30 July 1912. Attached to the China Station of the German Navy and spending some two years at this post, Hans Ludwig Adolf Heine, 'marine ingenieur, SMS Scharnhorst,' wrote several letters, to family and friends, and also to notable business firms. All of the correspondences are dated, with location also given. Several of the letters were written at Tsingtao, being the ship's base port in China. To demonstrate German presence in the Far East, also to augment political and trade relations, frequent tours were made along the coast of China to the Japanese islands. Surely, he would have observed some fascinating communities and situations. For example, he was in Port Arthur [now called Lüshunkou District] on 5 September 1911 only six years after the siege which took place during the Russo-Japanese War. Yokohama was also a port of call later the same month. In December 1911 he is in Hakodate, Japan. He was also in Japan after the death of Emperor Meiji the Great, when his successor Emperor Taisho was given the throne. At least one voyage in 1912 was made as far as Vladivostok in Russia, during which an eight-page letter was penned and contains references to the Russian city, as well as Peking, and torpedo boats in Tientsin [Tianjin]. From January to May 1912 he wrote from Wusung or while anchored off the Wusung Küste [coast]. At the time, Wusung was a separate small port town; it has since become a sub-district of Baoshan in northern Shanghai.. Manuscript.

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        Beiträge zur gerichtlichen Medizin. Bände 1 - 20 einschließlich Generalregister, gebunden in 7 Bände, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln

      Leipzig und Wien, Verlag Franz Deuticke, 1911-1955. - (noch zu Nr.18380:) . . . Die hier angebotenen 20 Bände bilden einen umfassenden Überblick zur Entwicklung und Praxis der Gerichtsmedizin in der ersten Hälfte des 20.Jahrhunderts, denn die thematische Spannweite der teils sehr umfangreichen Beiträge ist erheblich. Zu den Herausgebern zählen neben Alexander Kolisko (1857-1918), der die Reihe begründete und die ersten beiden Bände betreute, die Rechtsmediziner Albin Haberda (1868-1933), Fritz Reuter (1875-1959), Philipp Schneider (1896-1954) und Walter Schwarzacher (1892-1958). - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung, mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Prof. Fritz Reuter in Band XIX. - Suchbegriffe: Biopsychische Besonderheiten und marxistischer Fanatismus, Häufigkeit des marxistischen Fanatismus bei geistig Minderwertigen, deutlich erkennbare Tendenz von Psychopathen zur Eingruppierung in die Reihen der kämpfenden Marxisten, Sexualdelikt, Pädophilie, Abortus infolge tödlicher Quecksilbervergiftung, Aorten-Abreißung ohne Schädelverletzung, Leichenwachs, Fruchtabtreibung, Alkoholrausch, neu Altersbestimmungen von Neugeborenen, Ameisensäure-Vergiftung, Arbeitsunfall, Begutachtung alter Kriegsverletzungen, Vortäuschung von Blutalkohol, Blutgruppenbestimmung, Obduktion, Leichenöffnung, Leichenbeschau, Leichenversuche, Blutlachengröße, Spätschäden infolge Blutübertragung, Mord durch Drosselung, Erhängen eines Liebespaares in einer einzigen Schlinge / als unbeabsichtigte Ausgang eines Scherzes, Tod durch Erstickung / Ertränken / Erwürgen, Exhumierung neugeborener, Familienmord durch geisteskranke Mutter, Fäulnisveränderungen an Leichen, Haftpflichtklage wegen Gebärmutter-Amputation, gerichtliche Medizin, forensische Psychiatrie, Psychologie des Kindesmordes, humanitäres Geschoss im Spanischen Krieg, Giftnachweis in Lebensmitteln, Halsmannprozess, Herzstich-Tötung auf Verlangen, Pädophilie, Abortus infolge tödlicher Quecksilbervergiftung, Aorten-Abreißung ohne Schädelverletzung, Leichenwachs, Fruchtabtreibung, Alkoholrausch, Altersbestimmungen von Neugeborenen, Ameisensäure-Vergiftung, Arbeitsunfall, Begutachtung alter Kriegsverletzungen, Vortäuschung von Blutalkohol, Blutgruppenbestimmung, Obduktion, Leichenöffnung, Leichenbeschau, Leichenversuche, Blutlachengröße, Spätschäden infolge Blutübertragung, fehlende Scheide als Ehehindernis, elektrisches Trauma, Tod im epileptischen Anfall, Entmündigungsordnung, Hirnschädigung durch Leuchtgasvergiftung, Kindesmisshandlung, Kindesmord, Leichenblut, kriminelle Leichenzerstückelung, Lustmord, Herzverletzung durch stumpfe Gewalt, Suchtproblem, gewaltsamer Tod, plötzlicher natürlicher Tod, Todeszeit-Bestimmung, Tötung auf Verlangen, Wasserleichen-Untersuchung, Geschlechtsbestimmung beim Zwitter, Selbstmord in Fesseln durch Erhängen, Freitod durch Erhängen, Giftnachweis in Lebensmitteln, Jungfernhäutchen, Bestimmung der Hiebwerkzeuge aus den Wunden, Tod durch Kastrierung, Suchtproblem, gewaltsamer Tod, unheilbare Beischlafunfähigkeit als Ehehindernis, Wirkung des Mannlicher-Gewehres: umfängliche Schädelsprengung nach Kopfschuss, Verbrechen an und Verstümmelungen von Klassenfeinden durch marxistische Horden im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

      London: Edward Arnold, 1911. Book measures 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Collation, vi,274pp, 2pp advert, half title, advert opposite title. Bound in original publishers grey cloth, black lettering, image of Bat on top board. Cloth lightly rubbed, a few small stain marks, some dust marking. Generally binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A nice copy. . First Edition. Publishers Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        America's National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball, with Personal Reminiscences of Its Vicissitudes, Its Victories and Its Votaries

      American Sports Publishing Company, New York 1911 - Original blue boards, with gilt-lettered and gold-pictorial by Davenport design of Uncle Sam with a baseball bat in hand, standing ready to bat, gilt-letter, rebound spine, frontis piece (with tissue cover) of A.G. Spalding, illustrated, 114 plates and photographs, 542pp. Signed and inscribed, in black ink, fountain pen by A.G. Spalding, on blank opening page, reading, "To my esteemed friend George Burnham with my compliments and Christmas Greetings, A.G. Spalding, Point Loma Calif, Dec 25, 1911." In very good to near fine condition: spine rebound, light shallow moister stain to bottom edge of first 20pp, else interior pages remain in fine undamaged condition with the exception of a panoramic fold-out, with tape reinforcement to fold lines. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        (INSCRIBED BY SPALDING) America's National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball, with Personal Reminiscences of Its Vicissitudes, Its Victories and Its Votaries

      New York: American Sports Publishing, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, inscribed by Spalding on the front flyleaf "To John Heydler/with my compliments/A.G. Spalding/New York/Oct. 15. 1911." (apparently publication date as the only signed copies we have seen are dated either Oct. 11 or Dec 25. 1911) Publisher's gilt stamped blue cloth. 7 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (20 x 13.5 cm); 542 pp., portrait frontispiece, photographically illustrated including foor folding photographic plates all of which are present and intact. The binding rubbed (though the front cover gilt lettereing and Uncle Sam design are bright, the spine lettering somewhat less so) and somewhat bowed from a former dampstain which affects the page edges and has left a tideline around much of the text at the front and rear of the volume, the endpapers, including the inscribed leaf, are spotted and with some blue marks from the cloth at edges, these leaves nearly sprung, the rear hinge strengthened and the endpaper detached. Spalding's important reminiscences of the early days of baseball, inscribed to fellow baseball pioneer John Heydler, who had been a National League Umpire (1895-97), a sportswriter, Secretary to the National League President (from 1903), and the National League's Secretary-Treasurer at the time of this presentation (1907-18); he was briefly NL President in 1909 after Harry Pulliam's suicide and again assumed the President's postion from 1918 to 1934. The classic early work on baseball, authored by one of the sports' founding fathers and founder of America's first sporting goods empire. A.G. Spalding was one of the game's earliest professional stars, pitching for Rockford, Boston and Chicago in the 1860s and 70s. He gave up active play when he and his brother launched the sporting goods company that bore their names and, in the 1880s, became the most powerful magnate in the game. This work is filled with history and anecdotes as well as photos still to be found nowhere else. Spalding devotes a large section to flag-waving and "proving" the Doubleday myth which expounds that baseball was a totally American invention which sprang full-blown from the mind of the later-day general in 1839 at Cooperstown.

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        Poems.

      London Sidgwick & Jackson 1911 - First edition, 8vo., Ex-Libris to upper pastedown, publisher's black cloth, printed paper label, in exceptionally fine state, preserved in folding chemise and custom slip-case. A superb example of this highly influential collection of poetry published when Brooke was only 23, which together with '1914 And Other Poems' cemented Brooke's reputation as one of the key poets of the First World War. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Novels.

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1911-12. 12 volumes, octavo (199 x 133 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, darker tan morocco labels, floral centre tool to spines gilt separated by raised bands, tan cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Spines ever so slightly rubbed, couple of spines ever so slightly stained, overall 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. Rare in contemporary binding and in this condition.

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        L'Art Décoratif Dans L'Antiquité Decoration Egyptienne Plafonds et Frises Végétales du Nouvel Empire Thebain (1400 a 1000 avant J -C )

      Paris: Librairie Centrale D'Art et D'Architecture Ancienne maison Morel, Ch. Eggimann, successeur, [circa 1911]. Folio, title-page printed in red and black, 25 pages of text with b&w illustrations in text, two page table of plates, one page table of contents, 40 color plates with 63 motifs. Disbound plates and unopened leaves housed in a quarter brown cloth portfolio with beige paper boards titled in brown and red, and cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit rubbed around the edges, some minor foxing to the edges of the leaves, else a very good copy with bright plates and unopened text block that has likely never been read. An exemplary collection of plates exhibiting Egyptian decorations from the Theban Empire (roughly 1400 to 1000 BCE), mainly devoted to ceiling design as recovered from tombs and friezes.

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        Porträt Lotte Lehmann, Platindruck.

      Druck mehrmals montiert auf Japanpapier und Karton, auf dem kleinen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert "R. u. M. Dührkoop", auf dem großen Japanbogen recto u. bezeichnet "BRAUCHT.JAVOL.(?)", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet u.r. "Lotte Lehmann/Mai 1911", Bibliotheksstempel. Im Druck u.r.mit Trockenstempel "Dührkoop". Porträt der bekannten deutschamerikanischen Opernsängerin Charlotte Lehmann (1888-1976). Im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Fotografien erscheint sie hier in großer Natürlichkeit mit offenem Haar und ohne Rollenkostüm. Der leicht verklärte, nach oben gerichtete Blick unterstreicht eine Innerlichkeit, die in Kontrast zu ihrer öffentlichen Bühnenpersönlichkeit steht. - Minya Dührkoop begann 14jährig als Assistentin im Atelier ihres Vaters Rudolf D. zu arbeiten. Seit Rudolf Dührkoop um 1900 zwei Filialen in Berlin eröffnete, betrieb sie selbständig das Hamburger Studio.

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        Devant sa glace. In Front of her Mirror.

      Paris: Gustave Pellet, 1911.(). Drypoint. 200 x 150 mm. One of 4 impressions on vellum, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. With the red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet (Lugt. 1193). Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire, Tome 13, 1965, no. 176. A 413. E303.

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        Kunst und Künstler. Illustrierte Monatsschr. für bildende Kunst und Kunstgewerbe.

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1911-1915.(). XIII. Original lithographs by Max Liebermann (3) Max Slevogt (2). Hettner, Hasler.

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