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        The Phantom of the Opera

      New York: Bobbs-Merrill. (1911). First. First American edition. Color frontispiece and four striking two-page color illustrations by Andre Castaigne as issued. Contemporary owner name on the front fly, bottom corners a trifle bumped, near fine in a very good example of the exceptionally rare dustwrapper. The jacket has some professional internal repair, and some modest chipping at the spine ends that continues a bit onto the rear panel near the crown. The jacket art repeats the striking Castaigne image of the Phantom descending the staircase of the Paris Opera House, and wraps around onto the spine, and is overprinted in embossed gold. From an older private collection, this was long thought to be the only known jacketed copy (we remember when it last appeared in a catalogue about 20 years ago), but our research has identified two other jacketed copies. One is a variant design with identical text, type, and $1.25 price, but utilizing a different image from the book, while the third known surviving example is the same design as this copy but with significantly more chipping. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. Filmed several times, most indelibly with Lon Chaney as the vengeful composer, and in recent decades transformed into a successful musical play, and a less successful musical film. Some modest flaws, but try to find another. A true rarity, and perhaps the only jacketed copy that will ever appear on the market. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Berlin 1911 - Magnifica ril. in tela, caratteri e motivi in nero, cm 44x35, pp 34 di t., 36 tavv con pregevoli ill. a colori applicate su elegante cartoncino marrone e numerosissime ill. in bruno. Deboli gore da umidità ed alone da polvere alle coperte, peraltro ottimo esemplare. Una delle opere più celebri e ricercate sulla maiolica.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        Watercolour View of the Fraser River in British Columbia]: Fraser River Cañon, near Yale, B.C., 1911.

      1911 - Yale B.C., 1911. Ca. 31,5x48 cm (12 ¼ x 19 in). Signed "Arthur Law" in the left lower corner. Later matting with hand drawn borders and manuscript caption. The watercolour is in near fine condition. A very beautifully and skilfully executed watercolour of Fraser Canyon near Yale during most likely an Indian summer evening in 1911. "Yale is on the Fraser River and is generally considered to be on the dividing line between the Coast and the Interior. Immediately north of the village the Fraser Canyon begins, and the river is generally considered un-navigable past this point, although rough water is common on the Fraser anywhere upstream from Chilliwack, and even more so above Hope, about 20 miles south of Yale. But steamers could make it to Yale, good pilots and water conditions permitting, and the town had a busy dockside life as well as a variety of bars, restaurants, hotels, saloons and various services. Its maximum population during the gold rush was in the 15,000 range, although typically it housed 5-8,000. The higher figure relates to the evacuation of the Canyon during the Fraser Canyon War of 1858" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Sensitive Plant, The

      London / Philadelphia: William Heinemann / J.B. Lippincott Co., 1911. - "One of the Most Sumptuous Gift Volumes of the YearThe Cover Design is a Thing of Beauty"[ROBINSON, Charles]. SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Sensitive Plant. Introduction by Edmund Gosse. Illustrations by Charles Robinson. London / Philadelphia: William Heinemann / J.B. Lippincott Co., 1911. First U.K. Robinson-illustrated edition, a Heinemann "Xmas Art Book" that originally sold for 15 shillings. Quarto (10 3/8 x 7 1/2 in; 264 x 190 mm). xii, [4], 17-127, [1] pp. Eighteen full color tipped-in plates, including frontispiece, with captioned tissue guards. Small color, halftone, or black and white (some full page) illustrations to each page. Publisher's original pictorial green cloth lavishly gilt-stamped. Top edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers. In the scarce original dust jacket with chip at spine head and upper edge of rear panel. A tight, bright, and fine copy of this generously produced volume."No more tastefully illustrated book of verse could be desired than the elaborately artistic edition of Shelley's " Sensitive Plant,"edited by Mr. Edmund Gosse, illustrated with much richness of coloring and gracefulness of design by Mr. Charles Robinson, and imported by the Lippincott Co. Mr. Gosse's introduction throws new light on the " Lady, the wonder of her kind," who played the part of "an Eve in this Eden " where grew the sensitive plant. Drawing upon Medwin's notes to a never-published second edition of his life of the poet, he tells us that this paragon of her sex was a certain Countess of Mountcashell, an Irish lady about fifty years of age, of sufficient unconventionality to be welcomed by Shelley and his company as a congenial spirit. The notes on this lady and the editor's gleaning of facts concerning the mimosa pudica, or sensitive plant, celebrated bythe poet, are interesting. The illustrations, large and small, accompanying the slender thread of text, form the conspicuous feature of the book, and make it one of the most sumptuous gift volumes of the year. The cover design is a thing of beauty."(The Dial, December 1911). "This book. with. supplements in colour in addition to page designs by the artist is sumptuous in effect" (The International Studio, January 1912). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Secret Garden

      London: William Heinemann, 1911. First Edition, First Printing. In Near Fine condition, with bumping at corners and edges of boards, a few dings, light rubbing and light edge wear to cloth, with light fraying at spine ends. Faint reading crease to spine. A rather lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Can?oner Satirich Valencia

      Fidel Giro, Barcelona 1911 - Ejemplar en papel de hilo y en muy buen estado Paginas:372

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        The Holy Bible.Containing the Old and New Testament & The Apocrypha

      The Ballantyne Press,London and Edinburgh.,1911. Three large 8vo volumes.Printed on India Paper.Limited edition,only 750 sets published.Fully illustrated throughout with colour plates of views of the Holy Land.Fine publishers leather bindings of full brown morocco with Line and box design to both boards and spines.Gilt lettering to spines.Top edges gilt.Lovely decorative set.wph.:bind.reli.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Landschaft mit rosa Haus. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1925. Unten links signiert: F.Appenzeller.

      - 60 : 73 cm. Plüss/von Tafel. Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz XX. Jahrhundert. I, 26. – Vollmer. – Bénézit. – Appenzeller war Schüler von Wilhelm Hummel in Zürich, an der Kunstakademie München bei Angelo Jank und 1911 bei Otto Vautier in Genf. 1911-1925 in Genf ansässig, seither in Paris.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA. Getting Married, & The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet. Inscribed.

      Constable and Company, London 1911 - Shaw, George Bernard. THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA. Getting Married, & The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet. Inscribed. London: Constable & Co., 1911. "Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh." Sm. 8vo., 407pp., pale green cloth, gilt, t.e.g. A very good or better example of the first edition, first printing. Three plays in one volume, including a list of other works by Shaw at the end of the book. This copy inscribed on the half-title in black fountain pen: "To Robert Loraine / from Bernard Shaw. / 23rd Feb. 1911". Laurence A108. Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he's seen most commonly on holiday with the Shaw’s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the United States. A significant association copy. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Ayot St. Lawrence or London. 1 Feb. 1911. - One page, ca. 100 words, in ink, on verso of imprinted dual address lettercard. Postally used, a few smudges, one corner creased, else very good. Shaw writes to Dublin-born actress Lucy Carr Shaw: "All this rigmarole about Peter being in my debt is rubbish, as she very well knows . as to investing in geniuses, I shall make my own selection if I ever go into that department of finance. Middle-aged ex- bandsmen, as I vaguely gather W.B. to be, are not in my line: I should prefer at least vivandière . She is quite right to adopt an orphan; but he will have to run away if he is really a genius: her first commandment is 'Thou shall have no other goddess but me'; and a public artist must belong to everybody. G.B.S."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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      Marchands-Grainiers - París. 1911. Tela. 5h+484Pág+1h. 32X25. Magnífico Album Botanico por grabados con su correspondiente descripción. Muy raro. Contiene muesca en pag 187. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        La Chartreuse de Parme

      Paris - A. Ferroud. 1911 - An attractive copy ofLa Chartreuse de Parme, Stendhal's seminal novel. While in some respects it is a 'romantic thriller', interwoven with intrigue and adventures, the novel is also an exploration of human nature and psychology and court politics. The novel is cited as an early example of realism, a stark contrast to the Romantic style popular while Stendhal was writing. It is considered by many authors to be a truly seminal work; Honor de Balzac considered it the most significant novel of his time,Tolstoy was heavily influenced by Stendhal's treatment of the Battle of Waterloo and his own version of the Battle of Borodino is a central part of his novel War and Peace. Number 966 of 1000 limited copies printed on Japanese paper. With coloured vignette title page to Volume I, as well as numerous other engraved plates throughout the volumes. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In decorative purple half-morocco bindings with slip case. Slip case has some rubbing, and two lower joints are starting. Volumes are externally smart, with some fading to the spines only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: NEAR FINE with a GOOD slip case. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Les Expeditions Polaires Depuis 1800: Liste des etats-majors nautiques et scientifiques

      Anvers: J. Van Hille-de Backer. 1911. First. First Edition. Original blue wrappers with some erosion to the paper spine, some light fading at the extremities, two rubberstamp library deaccession stamps on the wrappers (a discard stamp from the Navy Department Library, and a Library of Congress duplicate stamp), an about very good copy. A list of the major polar expeditions. Robert E. Peary's copy with his ownership Signature ("Peary") on the front cover, and with a brief, unsigned note laid in in Peary's hand addressed to John C. Phillips, who had served as a medical officer on at least one polar expedition. An uncommon title, with a nice association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Door in the Wall and other Stories

      New York and London: Mitchell Kennerley, 1911. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. [2], [1]-153, [1 blank], [1] pages plus 10 gravures (including the frontispiece). 11 1/4 x 15 inches. Tan cloth spine with paper boards and embossed gilt lettering. Spine and covers are soiled and stained, corners soft and worn. Small chip to edge of base of front board. Bright and clean internally, noting a badly erased previous owner's name on the front flyleaf and the usual gravure offsetting. Bookseller ticket on front flyleaf (W. B. Clarke Co. Boston). Boards. 600 copies of this book were printed, but only 300 complete sets of illustrations printed in gravure by Coburn. Other copies are found with no illustrations, some with a single gravure, some later examples with reproductions of the original gravures. This copy is one of the 300 copies with a complete set of the original gravures.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Die sieben Zwerge Sneewittchens. Text und Bilder von Bertold Löffler

      Wien/Lpz., Br. Rosenbaum [1911].. gr.-4°. 18 Bll. Mit ill Tit. u. 8 farb. Taf. OHLn. m. farb. Einbandill. Vord. Innengelenk angeplatzt. Tlw. leicht fleckig. Einbd. staubfl. Kanten berieb. Schug 548; Heller 128 - "Das großzügig gestaltete Buch charakterisiert die Spätzeit der Wiener Stilkunst. Die Darstellung der 7 Zwerge [...] ist in ihrer farbenprächtigen, zugleich klobigen wie verspielten Manier ganz deutlich vom kunstgewerblichen Intentionen geprägt: Sie erinnert an keramische Figuren, die Löffler für die von ihm mit Michael Powolny 1905 gegründete Werkstätte 'Wiener Keramik' entwarf". Die Schrift entwarf F. W. Kleukens."Das Buch ist in der bisher vorliegenden Löffler-Literatur noch nicht wirklch behandelt worden". (Heller)

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        The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon. A Hunter's Explorations for Wild Sheep in Sub-Arctic Mountains

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1911, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xxi,354pp. Fine. Octavo in original illustrated green cloth, top edge gilt, with four colour plates from illustrations by Carl Rungius and b&w plates from photos, 4 maps (including 1 folding partly coloured). New endpapers else a bright clean copy. An account of a hunter's exploration for wild sheep in the sub-arctic mountains..

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        The Innocence of Father Brown

      London, Cassell and Company, Ltd.,, 1911. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With eight full page illustrations by Sydney Seymour Lucas. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Uber Das Verhalten Der Geschlechtschromosomen Bei Hermaphroditismus. Beobachtungen An Rhabditis Nigrovenosa

      Würzburg Kabitzsch. PAMPHLET. Verhandlungen der Physikalisch-Medicinischen Gesellschaft zu Wu?rzburg, N.F., 41,5. Offprint. First Separate edition. Ownership signature of Franz "Schrader" front cover. Genetics. Cytology. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1911.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Government of Formosa, Report on the Control of the Aborigines in Formosa

      Government of Japan, Taihoku, Formosa 1911 - Printed in Japan by the Toyo Printing Company, Tokyo, green blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. - 15.9 x 22.5 cm), text in English, 45 pages of text and tables, 3 maps and an additional 100 pages of black and white halftone plates. Japan gained control over Formosa (Taiwan) in 1895 as a result of the Japan-China war. A major undertaking by the Japanese government was to understand and exercise authority over the nine "aboriginal" groups or tribes inhabiting the island of Formosa. This report documents that activity. The major aboriginal groupings/tribes were the Tiayal, Saisett, Ami, Bunun, Tsuou, Piyuma, Tsarisen, Paiwan and Yami. Early in the book there is a nine color coded map which shows the distribution of these nine tribes/groups. ~ Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The boards have some rubbed areas and spots where there is light puckering under the cloth. There is some looseness in the signatures at the middle but the hinges are solid and binding strong. All plates, maps and tables are present. The maps are in near fine condition with no tears or staining. On a free front paper is tipped in a card reading "With the Compliments of Rimpie Otsu, Superintendent, Bureau of Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Formosa, Taihoku, Formosa." ~~ More information, to include digital pics, available on request.

      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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        The Photographic History of the Civil War

      New York: The Review of Reviews. 1st Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITIONS of all ten volumes of Miller's famous photo-documentary of the Civil War. WITH: A fascinating collection of original pre-publication documents including subscription forms, promotional letters, and an advertising prospectus. Miller's work "still remains the major source for photographs of the Civil War; the greatest single collection of Brady illustrations" (Allan Nevins). The Mathew Brady photographs represent the first instance of a comprehensive photo-documentation of a war. As the New York Times reported, Brady had brought "home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war." Note: All volumes are 1911 first editions and volume 10 has the first issue index. New York: The Review of Reviews, 1911. Quarto, original blue cloth gilt. Ten volumes. A few white marks to rear board of volume one; a few minor spots of soiling on other boards. Cloth and text in outstanding condition with joints strong. A rare full first edition set, with interesting and important additional original material.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL AND OTHER POEMS with a SIGNED copy of the poem

      Thomas Y. Crowell Company (1911), New York - Lightly tipped on to the front pastedown is a printed copy of the author's most famous poem "America the Beautiful," complete with music. Lightly tipped to the front endpaper is a printed copy of the same poem (3-1/2" x 5-1/2") signed in print at the conclusion and INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author at the top "Professor A. H. Tolman/With patriotic greetings from/Katharine Lee Bates." A lovely presentation of this popular patriotic lyric. Light rubbing to the spine tips of the book; bookplate on the verso of the front endpaper. The printed copies of the poem each with a fold in the center. Both book and poems Near Fine. Housed in a Fine green morocco-backed marbled paper clamshell box [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        L'ÉTAT ÉCONOMIQUE DU LANGUEDOC à la fin de l'Ancien Régime (1750-1789).

      1911 - Paris, Hachette, 1911. Fort volume in-8 (177 X 247) demi-chagrin havane foncé, filet doré sur les plats, dos quatre nerfs filetés, filets à froid, titre doré, date en queue, tranches jaspées (reliure moderne) ; XXIV-961 pages. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce REMARQUABLE et IMPORTANT OUVRAGE, réalisé à partir d'un dépouillement méthodique des documents d'archives et d'autres sources imprimées. Il est composé de quatre grandes parties : « La nature et les hommes - La production agricole - La production industrielle - La circulation des produits ». Bibliographie, table et index. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, frais et bien relié, de cet ouvrage RARE. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

      London and New York, Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1911. Sextodecimo. Original green boards, titles to front board and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front board, pictorial endpapers. With 27 colour plate illustrations. A couple of minor marks to boards, a lovely bright copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cirque (Circ)

      Paris: Sagot, 1906-1911 - AN EXTREMELY RARE SET, WITH A SUITE IN BLACK ON IMPERIAL JAPAN PAPER, OF THIS CHARMING COLLECTION OF LITHOGRAPHS DEVOTED TO THE CIRCUS. According to all sources, 120 sets were printed, all in color: 100 on wove paper and 20 on Japan. A complete set comprises 20 lithographs. The set I offer comprises only 17 lithographs, but each is present in two states: in color (on wove paper) and in black and white (on Japan), and thus there 34 lithographs in all. All of the lithographs are signed in the plate by Roig. THERE IS NO RECORD OF ANY UNCOLORED PRINTS ON JAPAN PAPER, or indeed on any paper. Large folio. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. Rare and important. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Ernest Dade sketchbook

      [Scarborough: Self, [1911]. [100p.] 4x6 inches, pencil sketches, signature and address of the artist in pencil on the inside front cover, bound in full leather, five raised bands, gilt decorations on spine, artist's name in gilt on front cover, minor rubbing. Ernest Dade (aka Ernst) 1864 - 1935, was a British artist and author who specialized in maritime drawings and water colors. He became a member of the Staithes Group artist colony and a founding member of the Staithes Art Club in 1901. This sketchbook includes dozens of pencil sketches, some merely thumbnail but several are finished pieces with a particularly accomplished drawing of a freighter listing in rough water. There is also an unfinished nude female which is outside his usual subject matter. Also 3 pages of Pinochle scores! An attractive and unique item.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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      London: Vineyard Press/A.C. Fifield 1911 - First edition, 19.5 x 14cm (8vo), in publisher's lime green linen w/white decorations & title (designed by Hughes) to covers & spine, t.e.g., 273 pp. +3pp. publ. adverts to rear, w/frontis & numerous b&w illustrations by Hughes, in original olive dustjacket. Printed by William Brendon & Son Ltd., Plymouth. Dustjacket Very Good (minor stains & edge-chipping); Binding Near-Fine (prev. owner's name & date to fr. ep.); contents Fine. Reid 95, Fredeman 93.48. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Rumbo Rhymes; Or, the Great Combine: a Satire; Written by Alfred C. Calmour, Rendered Into Pictures by Walter Crane

      London, New York, Harper & Brothers 1911 - Complete with excellent colour illustrations. Description: 99 p. 2 l. Incl. Illus. , col. Plates. 24 cm. Subjects: Calmour, Alfred C. (Alfred Cecil) 1857? -1912. Crane, Walter. A very good copy in the original title-blocked and colour-pictorial cloth. Slight dust-dulling/toning only, with minor rubbing to the corners. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request. 2 Kg. 99 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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      - Paris, Dorbon Ainé, s.d. (1911), 21x29, deux volumes. Le volume de texte (illustré) est relié en plein parchemin, portant le titre et l'auteur sur le dos. Le volume de suites est relié de manière assortie en demi parchemin à coins. Tranche supérieure dorée. Couverture d'origine conservée. Ouvrage richement illustré par Robida. Notre exemplaire est l'un des 10 sur grand papier vélin à la cuve (2). Le premier volume comporte en plus du volume normal, une aquarelle originale signée, 4 états de l'eau-forte (deux sur Chine) et une eau-forte supplémentaire. Le deuxième volume contient une double suite (une sur Chine et une sur Japon). Superbe exemplaire, à l'état neuf ! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Mechanische Zeitzünder. Mit 115 Bildern im Text und auf Tafel

      Berlin, Eisenschmidt, 1911.. Royal octavo. Pp. vi, 122, 33, (1) publisher's ad. Plus large folding plate with 11 lithograph illustrations. With over 100 letterpress mechanical illustrations to the text. Charts, footnotes, appendix. Handsome letterpress publisher's device to verso of title. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, contemporary cloth-backed boards with original printed cover laid down, shelf labels to spine. In fine condition (old institutional stamps and marks). Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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      Hyperion-Verlag/Hans von Weber, München (Munich), Germany 1911 - folio. publisher's full vellum with calligraphic titling in black ink. cccxliv, (ii) pages. Text in German. Limited to 1507 numbered copies. This is one of 100 copies printed on white woven Dutch paper and bound thus. The Modern Language Review 6:4 (October 1911), 567. Kudrun, also known as the Gudrunlied, is a Middle High German epic, probably written in the early 13th century, perhaps influenced by the Nibelungenlied. It is based on the sea and is known for the prominent role given to women. It focuses on the trials and triumphs of Princess Kudrun. See also Georgetown University Library Associates 24 (Februray 1989), 3, which notes that this work is printed on handmade paper. Covers lightly soiled. Front free endpapers chipped at edges and lightly soiled. publisher's full vellum with calligraphic titling in black ink

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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      London: T. Fisher Unwin,. 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-307 [308: printer's imprint] [note: first leaf is a blank],. title page printed in orange and black, original purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind.. Spine panel just a bit faded, cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine. panel, corner tips and along outer joints, free endpapers a bit. darkened, a clean, tight, very good copy. An attractive, above. average copy with no foxing to the text block. (#75790). First edition. The major collection of Crawford's weird tales. Issued in the U.S. two weeks later as Wandering Ghosts. "...Crawford's reputation rests mostly on his short horror fiction, collected posthumously as Wandering Ghosts... but written mostly in the 1890s. Paramount among them is the tale of the suicide-haunted stateroom, 'The Upper Berth,' one of the most reprinted of all ghost stories. Others are the vampire story 'For the Blood is Life,' and ghost tales 'The Screaming Skull' and 'The Dead Smile.' Crawford has a skill for raising his fiction to heights of terrifying power and he ranks almost unequaled among the masters of fear." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 59. "...legendary collection of ghost and horror stories... [Crawford's] short stories... rank among the best in weird fiction." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 100-01. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-17. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 448. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 2054-58. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-63. Bleiler (1978), p. 52. Reginald 03546. BAL 4248.

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        Souvenir of the First British Naval Airship, 1911.

      N.p. [?London], n.d. c. 1911 - A small printed card, approx. 140 x 90mm., printed to both sides on "IOCO", in very good condition. The Mayfly was designed as the first airship - HMA No. 1 - of the British Navy, and was to that date the largest airship in existence. Construction began in 1909, and by February 1911 the first static trials took place in the Barrow-in-Furness Naval Construction Yard. Further tests followed before a full flight trail on the 24 September 1911. It seems that, as Mayfly was being moved from the hangar, a severe gust of wind, coupled with mishandling errors, resulted in undue strain being placed on the frame; Mayfly snapped at the centre, and the two halves fell into the waters of Cavendish Dock. The project was subsequently shelved The present apparently unrecorded "Souvenir" provides details of the ship, though not of her fate. One side of the souvenir prints some technical details of the ship, and a small paragraph states "As this little bit is part of the very limited available amount of the actual material used, it will in years to come be of unparalleled historical interest." On the other side is printed an image of the Mayfly, above the words "This is a 'little bit to spare' of 'Ioco,', the fabric used in the construction of the ship. It is made in Scotland by the IOCO PROOFING CO., Ltd., Fraser Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, whose fabrics have been tested and proved to be the most suitable waterproof material in the world for 'Land, Sea or Air.'" The last few lines on this side of the souvenir direct the reader for more information about the airship to "All the World's Airships" by Fred T. Jane, with the publisher's details (Sampson Low & Co., London), but it is not clear whether the publishers were responsible for the printing of this souvenir.

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      London: Elkin Mathews, 1911 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Boards lightly rubbed and tanned along the spine and edges, spotting to endpapers and occasionally to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first issue. One of only 1000 copies printed, of which "not more than 500" were issued later in 1913 as part of the combined volume Canzoni & Ripostes. Gallup A7a [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CHILDREN'S STORIES FROM DICKENS Re-told by his Grand-daughter Mary Angela Dickens and others. With an introduction by Percy Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Harold Copping. Edited by Edric Vredenburg.

      Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd 1911 - 148, [4]pp. catalogue. Illustrated with 12 colour plates and numerous line drawings within the text. Original blue pictorial cloth, gilt titles. Dickens Centenary stamp on front pastedown endpaper. This edition was issued to aid 'The Daily telegraph' Fund to benefit the five grand-daughters of Charles Dickens. Preceeding the half-title page is a printed limitation leaf bearing the signatures of the five Dickens grand-daughters, and stating that this is copy number 284 of an edition of 500. Modern four line dedication on front free endpaper. Foxing to title page and prelims and some lesser irregular spoting further on; however the body of the text is clean. Binding is in excellent condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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      John Lane, the Bodley Head / John Lane Company, London / NY 1911 - (UK)First English Language Edition No markings, toning to the endpapers, very light rubbing to the cover corner tips, solid VG; no Dj. Two volumes, each about 22.5 x 15 cm, Wedgewood blue-grey cloth with white borders and gold titles to cover and to spine, top edge gilt. Volume I: cii, 578pp. Volume II: vii, 580pp, index. 16pp publisher's ads. No illus. Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855-1927) was a British-born naturalized German political scientist and his work THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (which was pulbished in germany in 1899) became one of the main literary supports for Teutonic supremacy and the pan-Germanic movement in the early part of the 20th century. Chamberlain grouped all Euopean peoples into the "Aryan Race", seen as a racial elite. The Germans, he argues, saved Western Civilization from Semitic domination. There is alengthy introduction by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale. A heavy set. (4.2 JM HOQ 103/1 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J. W. Mah]
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        Phantom of the Opera

      Bobbs-Merrill 1911 - First Edition, First Printing with Braunworth & Co. Bookbinders and Printers Brooklyn, N.Y. printed on the copyright page. A magnificent copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with a superb facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Gaston Leroux First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Phantom of the Opera

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1911 - New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911: First edition, first printing. In Very Good condition, lacking dust jacket. Frontis illustration and tissue guard intact; only three of the four double page illustrations are present. Occasional spotting, creases and wear to pages. Front paste down has remnants of a bookplate, with offsetting from this to the front free end paper. Boards are lightly soiled and edge worn. Publisher's imprint at base of spine is rubbed. A nice copy of the scarce First American Edition of this beloved classic. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE NOVELS. The Thornton edition

      John Grant. Edinburgh. 1911. 12 VOLUMES, including Mrs Gaskell`s life of Charlotte. Complete. Illustrated throughout with mono plates. Finely bound in recent half tan morocco, raised bands, red and green labels, gilt. Spine compartments decorated with gilt. Tan cloth on boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A fine set of the most popular edition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Ethan Frome

      Scribner's 1911 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with 'Wearily' at bottom p. 135 unbattered or also known as perfect type. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with a stunning facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Wharton First Editions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burnham Williams & Co., Philadelphia, PA 1911 - Issues 61 through 70 from 1907 to 1911 of Baldwin Locomotive Works' "Records of Recent Construction," with original wrapper covers, custom bound into hardcover for William L. Austin with his name stamped in gilt on the front cover. Austin entered the firm Baldwin Locomitive Works in 1870 and in 1885 became a partner in the firm of Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co., and later Chairman of the Board of Baldwin. Issues 61] Steam Locomotive of the Future, by Lawford H. Fry; 62] Balanced Compound Locomotives; 63] Record of Recent Construction, 1907; 64] Locomotives Built for the Central Railroad of Brazil; 65] Mallet Articulated Compound Locomotives; 66] Smoke Box Superheater - Feed Water Heater; 67] Locomotives Recently Built for Passenger Service; 68] Mallet Articulated Locomotives; 69] Mallet Articulated Locomotives for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Systerm; 70] Walschaerts Valve Gear. Bound in original red calf with raised bands and lettering and intricate border design stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Top of text block in gilt. Light wear at several corners and along spine. A handsome, near fine, bright copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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