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        Ethan Frome

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1911 - First Issue, with "wearily" unbroken on penultimate line p.135 and top edge gilt. Small 8vo: [6],195,[5, four of which advertisements]pp. Publisher's crimson cloth, spine and upper board stamped gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed, title page in red and black. A superb copy, bright, square and tight. Garrison A 19.I.a. Johnson, High Spots, pp 76-77. By 1910, Teddy Wharton's mental health was fast deteriorating, and his embezzlement of money from Edith's trust fund initiated the end of the Whartons' marriage, as well as Edith's American life. She leased an apartment on the Left Bank, in Paris, where she would remain until 1920. The Mount, her beloved Berkshires retreat, was sold in 1911, and "henceforth her life would be wholly a European one. . . It is somehow fitting that [Edith Frome], her frosty New England tragedy of a damaged New England farmer devastatingly crippled physically and emotionally by a disastrous love-affair, coincided with Wharton's own sundering of bonds to that same landscape and to a now-hopeless marriage which formally ended in 1913." (Literary Encyclopedia) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Nu Décoratif

      Librairie d'Art Technique, Paris 1911 - Folio. 126pp. Original glassine over printed wrappers. Frontispiece. Decorative half-title. Vignette on title page. Illustrated head- and tailpieces. This authoritative work explaining the technique, motif and decor of French Art Nouveau nude photography presents 31 artistic studies featuring beautiful and sensual female models posing within an illustrated background. Each of the 31 photogravures gives the illusion that the model is part of an object, such as a vase, a staircase ramp, a pilaster, a table leg, a fountain, a clock, a powder box, etc. Limited edition (this copy being No.49). Minor chipping on original glassine. Minor damp staining at bottom of front cover. Text in French. Glassine in overall good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ethan Frome

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1911. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. Published October 1911 Stated on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. The Scribner's Seal is beneath. The word "wearily" is perfect and unbattered on page 135, line 21. {ref: Ahearn, McBride}. Red cloth binding with gold lettering. Variant Top edge plain. Ahearn's Collected Books states that the top edges of early copies are gold gilt but the first issue point is unbattered type on page 135, line 21. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear at the spine, clean boards, clean pages, tight spine, lights spots at the rear endpaper, short tears at the ads at the fore-edge.

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        Ethan Frome (First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. First Edition. Small octavo. First Edition, first issue. With perfect type on page 135, ads at the rear, and same date on the title and copyright page. Faint, small dampstain to the top edge of text block, affecting the last one-third of the leaves, else Near Fine lacking the dust jacket, with a tiny vintage bookseller sticker on the rear pastedown. Publisher's red cloth with front and spine title in blind and gilt, top edge in gilt. A bright, clean copy. Garrison, p. 139.

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        Padre Ignacio or The Song of Temptation [Signed]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first issue, in the Publisher's original gray boards, with a decoratve scene including the title and author name applied to the front board (general rubbing, particularly to the spine ends and board corners, some scratches to the front board's decoration, frontis tissue foxed with transferrance to the frontis and to the title page) in a surprisingly nice example of the delicate and scarce glassine dust jacket on which was printed the book's title and author (loss at spine ends including the title but with Wister's name surviving, loss across top of rear panel, some general wear, nevertheless a remarkable survival), PRESENTED, SIGNED, AND DATED BY OWEN WISTER on the front free endpaper as follows: "Miss Alice Richards[?] / from / Owen Wister [with a following flourish line] / May 6th, 1912" with date underlined by Wister; the seventh novel by the author of "The Virginian", considered by many to the the Father of Western fiction. While signed limited editions of Wister's books are readily available, signed copies of his trade editions are not. Signed copies of Padre Igancio are particularly scarce, any copy in the dust jacket is scarce, and signed copies wearing the delicate glassine dust jacket are immensely difficult to find. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY OWEN WISTER. QUITE SCARCE.

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        [Lefler, Heinrich] Csoda Album

      Budapesten: Konyvnyomdajaban, 1911. First edition. Folio. Original green cloth with bold and elaborate gilt design on cover, beautiful gilt illustrated endpapers. Stories by Gyula Pekár, Aladár Fodor, Ernö Dezsö, Viktor Cholnoky, Sandor Hunyadí, to name a few. Full-page color illustrations throughout by Heinrich Lefler and Joseph Urban, appearing also in the 1911 Andersen-Kalendar. Superb black and white and tinted illustrations, decorations and embellishments by an unknown artist ("A" or "H A."). A superb copy of a scarce book and one that is rarely seen without defect, as this copy boasts.

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        2000 Miles on Foot: Walks through Great Britain and France

      London: Walter Scott Publishing 1911 London: Walter Scott Publishing, 1911. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. . Blue cloth, spotted and soiled, final contents leaf detached, must; in printed dust jacket, soiled and edgeworn, lacking large piece from spine; good. OCLC: 2 copies . A scarce record of pre-automobile tourism. [With:] Approximately 60 pen and ink sketches by Fox, pasted to album leaves. 8vo. V.p. [England, France], ca. 1903-1905. Bound in half red morocco gilt and cloth, tail of spine rubbed, boards soiled, sketches foxed, with Fox's bookplate. Sketches from Fox's wanderings in England and France, drawn at the time described in his 2000 MILES ON FOOT

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        Jean-Christophe in Paris [Signed]: The Marketplace; Antoinette; The House

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Virtually Fine copy of the first American edition, first printing, in elegant marbled boards, with a cloth spine lettered in gilt (upper corner of front board rubbed, otherwise Fine with the Jack Palance auction bookplate to the front free endpaper), SIGNED BY ROMAIN ROLLAND on the front free endpaper; being the second three volumes of Romain Rolland's renowned 10-Volume roman-fleuve written from 1903 through 1912, easily his most famous novel, through which Rolland expressed his views on music, social matters, and understanding between nations. (See the Penguin Companion to Literature.) Though written in 10 volumes, each volume (and each multi-volume book) stands independently, while the 10 volumes together also comprise a single novel, the cradle to grave story of Jean-Christophe Krafft, a genius German composer -- of Belgian extraction -- whose life is filled with hardships and spiritual struggles and who must balance his strong pride in his magnificent talents, which would call him to a high level of work, with a more practical need to earn his bread. The entire work was published in three multi-volume sections: "Jean-Christophe" (4 volumes in 1), "Jean-Christophe à Paris" (3 volumes in 1, offered here), and "La fin du voyage" ("Journey's End") (3 volumes in 1). Romain Rolland won the 1915 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings". (In 1915, the Committee determined that none of the nominees merited the Prize and, as then allowed by its governing statutes, postponed the award of the Prize to 1916 at which time it awarded the 1915 Prize to Rolland -- the 1916 Prize went to Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam.) Collectible copies of Rolland's works in English translation are quite uncommon. A virtually Fine copy of the first American edition of Romain Rolland's most famous novel, SIGNED BY ROMAIN ROLLAND. SCARCE.

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        A History of Eton College (1440-1910). Fourth Edition, revised throughout and greatly enlarged. [With photogravure plates from drawings by Frederick L. Griggs]. SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY IN SIGNED SPOTTISWOODE BINDING

      Macmillan, 1911. Roy. 8vo., Fourth and Best Edition, with a fine portrait frontispiece, title-vignette, 2 coloured plates, 7 fine monochrome plates in photogravure, 62 engraved illustrations in the text and a folding coloured map; handsomely bound in full chocolate Chieftain morocco BY SPOTTISWOODE, sides with double gilt frame border enclosing a gilt lotus leaf at corners and a gilt fleur-de-lis at centre, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and framed in gilt, all other compartments framed in gilt with gilt lotus leaf jn centre, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers heightened with gilt, elaborate gilt dentelles, a superb copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. The binding is signed by Spottiswoode on front paste-down. The fine photogravure plates are from drawings by Frederick L. Griggs (of 'Highways and Byways' fame). These appear here for the first and only time, replacing four of the woodcuts present in the third edition. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM R.S. DE HAVILLAND WITH HIS SIGNED AND DATED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER VERSO. Reginald Saumarez de Havilland ('Havvy'), Assistant Master at Eton, played a fundamental role in the development of the school's boating prowess. In 1892 he succeeded Donaldson as coach of the famous 'Eton Eight' and in the following year replaced the Eight's previously characteristic short, sharp stoke with a much longer draw on a sliding seat. He presented his ideas (and much else) n the standard work 'Elements of Rowing' (Eton, 1913). Lyte's standard history was first published in 1875 and successively updated and re-issued in 1889 and 1899. A magnificent copy in virtually fine state. . Catalogs: fine bindings.

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam of Naishapur, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia, the

      New York: Alice Harriman, 1911. Book. Illus. by Isabel Hauxhurst Hall. Very Good. Hardcover. One of the rarest of Rubaiyats, illustrated by Isabel Hauxhurst Hall in soft brown tones of arts and crafts styling (19 full page examples), 4to, small discoloration to top left of front cover else VG. Harriman was perhaps America's first woman publisher (1907) and this book was the result of her relocation from Seattle to New York in 1910. She was involved in many literary salons, poetry clubs, writers groups, and an author of books on Montana..

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        The fishes of the Indo-Australian archipelago I-XI. (complete)

      Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1911-1962. 11 parts in 11. 8vo. with over 5,200 pp., three portraits, 1,093 text figures. Uniform contemporary (publisher's) full cloth with gilt title on the spines and front boards.* The rare original edition of this most important ichthyological work. Published over a very long period and seldom found complete. It includes an index of the ichthyological papers (including all references to the species and genera) of Pieter Bleeker, and a mounted portrait of this eminent ichthyologist of the 19th century who contributed by far the most to the ichthyology of the Malayan archipelago. Cancelled library stamps on titles, a few boards a bit dented, otherwise a very good clean set. Dean II, p. 610 (the start only); Nissen ZBI, 4352.

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        Studier over Metallernes Elektrontheori. Afhandling for den filosofiske Doktorgrad.

      Kbhvn. / Copennhagen 1911. [6]+120 p. Heftet ekspl. med de orig. omslag. Unbound as published with orig. wrapper preserved.. First edition of Niels Bohr's thesis. A wellpreserved copy of this rare work. The author's thesis was a purely theoretical work, that again exhibited how masterly of the vast subject he had chosen, the electron theory of metals. This theory, which pictured the metallic state as a gas of electrons moving more or less freely in the potential created by the positively charged atoms disposed in a regular lattice, accounted qualitatively for the most varied properties of metals; but it ran into many difficulties as soon as a quantitative treatment was attempted on the basis of then accepted electrodynamics. In order to throw light on the nature of these difficuties, Bohr develloped general methods allowing him to derive the main features of the phenomena from the fundamental assumption in a very direct way. He could thus clearly exhibit the fundamental nature of the failures of the theory which were in fact attributed to an insuffiency of the classical principles themselves. The rigor of his analysis gave him, at this early stage, the firm conviction of the necessity of a radical departure from classical electrodynamics for the description of atomic phenomena." (Leon Rosenfeld). DSB II, 239. Rosenfeld 3. Roller & Goodman I,134

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        Winnie" (The Right Hon. Winston Churchill, M.P.)

      London: Vanity Fair, 1911. unbound. very good. Caricature. Chromolithograph. Image measures 13" x 8". From the satirical series published by Vanity Fair. Minor creasing, small tear to left and bottom margin, slight tape residue in corners.

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        The Doctor's Dilemma, Getting Married, & The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet

      London: Constable & Co, 1911. First edition. 1 vols., 8vo. . Original pale green cloth. Covers soiled, spine dulled. In quarter black morocco and green cloth slipcase with chemise and red leather spine labels. Laurence A108 . Inscribed on the half title "to James Hearn, the perfect Father Anthony, / from G. Bernard Shaw. / 23rd February 1911." And with a letter laid in from the daughter of the recipient, explaining that her father played Father Anthony in "Getting Married."

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA. Getting Married, & The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet. Inscribed

      London: Constable and Company, 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. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        3 letters in Arabic language, signed ("Emile Brugsch" bzw. "E. Brugsch").

      Apparently Cairo, 1887 to 1911. - 4to. Altogether 2 pp. On various matters, including two with French editing comments. - Emil Brugsch is known as the official who "evacuated" the mummies from the Deir el-Bahri Cache in 1881, and as being assistant curator of the Bulaq Museum - the core element of what is today`s Egyptian Museum. - With punched holes.

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        Cats at School

      1911. Rare Cats Meow the Three "R"sWAIN, Louis. WOODHOUSE, S. C. Cats at School. Illustrated in 21 Coloured Plates by Louis Wain. With Verses by S. C. Woodhouse, M.A. (Oxon). London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, n.d. [1911]. First edition. Tall octavo. [2], 4-23, [1, blank] pp. With twenty full-page color plates, including frontispiece. Quarter green cloth over color pictorial, heavy-card stock boards. Some soiling to boards, upper corners creased. Otherwise, an excellent copy. No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. OCLC/KVK record only three copies in library holdings worldwide.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. “He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves” (H.G. Wells).“From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled…[a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!” (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Wood 36. Dale, p. 76.

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      London / NY: John Lane, the Bodley Head / John Lane Company, 1911. (UK) 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. First English Language Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES. Translated by H. Oskar Sommer

      T. C. & E. C. Jack. London.,1911. FIRST WALTON EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.5 x 6.8 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 24 fine full colour plates, this is a beautifully designed book with decorative black and gold endpapers after a design by Walton, who also designed the gilt illustration and decoration on the front board and spine. Publishers black cloth, gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed.Some rubbing to the extremities but overall a very good copy of this uncommon book. Cecile Walton's first major book commission. Her work shows the influence of her native Glasgow (she was the daughter of E. A. Walton, one of the 'Glasgow Boys' group), some of her illustrations being reminiscent of Jessie M. King's watercolours.:

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        A Boy's Will

      London: David Nutt. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, in the extremely rare first-issue binding ("binding A"), of Robert Frost's first book of poetry. "By 1911 Frost was fighting against discouragement. Poetry had always been considered a young person's game, but Frost, who was nearly 40 years old, had not published a single book of poems and had seen just a handful appear in magazines. In 1911 ownership of the Derry farm passed to Frost. A momentous decision was made: to sell the farm and use the proceeds to make a radical new start in London, where publishers were perceived to be more receptive to new talent. Accordingly, in August 1912 the Frost family sailed across the Atlantic to England. Frost carried with him sheaves of verses he had written but not gotten into print. English publishers in London did indeed prove more receptive to innovative verse, and, through his own vigorous efforts and those of the expatriate American poet Ezra Pound, Frost within a year had published A Boy's Will (1913). From this first book, such poems as 'Storm Fear,' 'Mowing,' and 'The Tuft of Flowers' have remained standard anthology pieces" (Britannica). London: David Nutt, 1913. Octavo, original bronzed brown cloth with upper cover title in gilt. A little fading to spine, otherwise fine. RARE.

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        Osiris & the Egyptian Resurrection

      London: Medici Society 1911, 1st UK Edition. (Hardcover) xxxv,404;viii,440pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Two volumes small Quarto. Colour frontispiece in each volume, 6 plates (2 folding), and numerous illustrations in text. Original gilt lettered, decorated red cloth. Mild foredge foxing otherwise a bright, clean copy. With fairly extensive scholarly pencil notations throughout both volumes. The dust wrappers are in wonderful conditon, a great copy with an interesting association. A classic work on the Egytian religion by one of the great scholars in the field. From the library of A.J.E. Cave an early Mummy researcher along with a 2 page letter from a colleague asking for the the formula for preservation liquids..

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        Artist Charles P. Gruppe Archive of Letters

      1911 - An exceptional group of nine ALS's, all written in 1911, all addressed to art dealers in Albany, NY (Annesley and Co.), and all with detailed art related content. Also included is a catalogue for a one-man show of his oil and watercolors at the Annesley Gallery in 1911. Content includes painting titles and prices that Gruppe feels are "net prices". He does, in two letters, say he needs money for his summer trip to Holland and is willing to entertain "good-sized offers". Several letters relate to shipping paintings from various sources to ready the gallery for his exhibition. Gruppe, born in Canada in 1860, was a landscape and marine painter of considerable renown. Much of his earlier work was of scenes in Holland. Later in life, he and his son, Emile (also a painter) settled on Cape Ann, and he continued to share a Rockport studio with him until 1929.

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        The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry. And an Analysis of the Inter-Relation Between the Craft and the High Grades in Respect of their Term of Research, Expressed by the Way of Symbolism.

      London: Rebman Limited, 1911.. FIRST EDITION. 2 Vols. Quarto. pp. xxxv, 417; vii, 447. Publisher's white cloth boards, gilt masonic square and compass to upper and a cross in a rose to lower boards. Titles to spines in relief on decorative gilt panels, top edge gilt others untrimmed, white endpapers. Red silk marker to each volume. Illustrated with 28 plates, including photographic portrait of the author frontispiece and small black and white vignette head and tail pieces. Very light soiling to boards, three small splash dots of ink to spine of vol. I, but essentially near fine copies with clean and fresh pages. Bookplate of S. E. Atkinson to front pastedown and of L. J. Coomer to verso of front free endpaper. Contains chapters of the influence on Freemasonry of Magic, Kabbalah, Alchemy and Rosicrucianism among other ideas. The size and weight of these books often leads to split hinges or a shaken text block, making copies in this near fine condition uncommon. Gilbert [A26(a)]; Pritchard [2737]

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        THE SUFFRAGETTE. The history of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement 1905-1910

      Gay & Hancock Limited. London.,1911. REPRINT of original May 1911 edition. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.2 inches). Signed by Emmeline Pankhurst, her daughters Christabel and E. Sylvia, the book's author, and also by Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, on a front free endpaper. Errata leaf at front. Portrait frontis of Sylvia plus 31 full page mono photographic plates throughout the text. One page preface by Emmeline, plus 3 page one writen by Sylvia. Index at rear. Some minor toning to page edges otherwise a very good copy in the publishers purple cloth with 3 triangles, in the Suffragette's colours of green, white & purple in front of a set of gilt prison bars, and title and author lettered in white, to the front board. Spine lettered in gilt. The spine cloth is darkened, although the gilt is still bright, and corners bumped and rubbed but still a very good copy of this scarce title. Authoir signed copies of this book are scarce. To have one signed not only by the Author, but also her Mother and Her older Sister, both founders of the movement, and also one of the more famous activists, is rare.:

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      London: Edward Arnold,. 1911. original pictorial gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. A touch of fading to spine panel, endpapers foxed, mostly free. endpapers, and some foxing to page edges and mild scattered foxing to. text paper, else a nearly fine copy with clean binding that presents. well. (#142563). First edition. The second collection of James's classic ghostly tales. "First-rate stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 912. "He was a consummate artist of the creepy tale, and his best works are literary gems." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-108. "... author of some of the most frightening and formally perfect ghost stories ever written." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 233-35. "... a literary weird fictionist of the very first rank ..." - H. P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, pp. 100-05. Includes "Casting the Runes," the story upon which Jacques Tourneur's 1957 film "Curse of the Demon" was loosely based. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 103-04. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 292-93. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-126. Bleiler (1978), p. 108. Reginald 07820.

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        When God Laughs

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911 First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by London on the front endpaper to close friends and members of the author's circle, Carlton and Lora Bierce. Original publisher's cloth. A very good or better copy with light rubbing and minor wear to the spine ends and corners.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Album de Poemes du Livre du Jade (Poems from the Book of Jade, translated from the Chinese into French)

      London: Eragny Press, 1911. Octavo. 28pp., frenchfold. One of an edition of 130 copies. Printed on Japon vellum. This exquisite book contains eight color wood engraved illustrations of Chinese ladies by Lucien Pissarro, within circular borders hand-illuminated in gold. Four or five gold initials per page begin each selection of Chinese poetry. One pictorial initial in gold and colors, and eleven colored floral woodcuts, ornament the text. Title lettering, both Chinese and Roman, also in gold. Stab-bound with silk thread into limp grey-green leather wrappers, with titling and floral ornament in gilt. A superb copy with the original glassine, which has a few tears, and the original slipcase, which is broken. T.e.g. With a signed autograph letter from Lucien Pissarro, dated July 3, 1920, to the noted private press collector Laurence Hodson. In the letter, Pissarro writes that nine copies of the Livre du Jade are still available, and that Hodson can have them at the publication price. Pissarro reflects on the decline of English collecting and of commercial interest in wood engravings, and on the difficulties that the Eragny Press had at the start. The letter perfectly captures Pissarro's beliefs about the production of the "book beautiful." He writes, "I have done my two best books for French societies of "Bibliophiles" who had them printed specially for themselves. The advantage of this is that it removes all of the worries of sales and lets the craftsman give all his attention to his work and the security of placing the whole edition at once allows him not to economise and so produce the best work. In that way the book lovers are dealing directly with the artists and have no need of the ignorant booksellers. I wish we had at least one society of this kind in England." The letter is also in fine condition.

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      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911. First edition. Good +/Good +. First printing, second state with illustration tipped in between pgs. 270 and 271, in an early variant dust jacket. Book in Good+ condition due to smokey odor, some damp-staining to boards and a bit of cocking to the spine. In a Good+ dust jacket, which appears to be married from another book with some chipping at the extremities, age toning/foxing and damp-staining, mostly visible from the verso. London's history of a voyage that he took with his wife through the Hawaiian and Solomon Islands near the turn of the twentieth century. Additional images available upon request. Good + in Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes

      New York: The Review of Reviews Co, 1911. Semi-Centennial Memorial edition; first (trade) edition. Minor rubbing to some corners, else fine. An exceptionally attractive set. Large quarto.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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      1911. Very Good. [DESIGN] Sugiura HISUI. 44 COVERS FROM MITSUKOSHI MAGAZINE. Tokyo, Meiji 44 to Taisho 6 [1911-1917] Hisui, perhaps the most influential design figure in the development of "Taisho Chic", joined Mitsukoshi department store in 1908 at the age of 32 as a part-time designer and became their head of design two years later. His graphic work on the covers of the monthly Mitsukoshi magazine marked the begining of his rise to prominence and he would spend decades as an illustrator and book designer thereafter, a prime mover in the spread of a native Deco design tradition in Japan. Here we have a group of 44 front covers, removed from the original magazines. They were trimmed by a collector to uniform size and stab bound into an album. Here removed again, they provide a remarkable record of Hisui's graphic genius. Save for the trimming and occasional foxing, in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Ka hana kapa: the making of bark-cloth in Hawaii (2 volumes)

      Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press. Good; 9.5 x 12.5. Volume 1 in original wraps with minor chipping to edges . and slight foxing on a few pages. Partly unopened. Text block split in two . places. Volume 2 in portfolio with soiling to hinges. Good condition.. 1911. Paperback/Portfolio. Illustrated by 26+2 color plates (mostly collotypes) and 47 black and white plates; This is the definitive study on Hawaiian bark cloth. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, v. 3. Uncommon.; 10; iv, 273, [iii] pp. .

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        The Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion. The works include: The Magic Art, 2 vols.; The Scapegoat; Spirits of the Corn, 2 vols.; Taboo; Adonis Attis Osiris, 2 vols.; Balder the Beautiful, 2 vols.; The Dying God; Bibliography and Index; Aftermath

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1911., 1911. The Third Edition. 13 volumes. Complete, with the supplement 'Aftermath'. Finely bound in recent dark green half morocco with two maroon title labels and extra gilt to spines, green cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt. A fine set in a beautiful, very attractive binding. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion. It offers a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon rather than from a theological perspective. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial. (Wikipedia)

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        ALS & photographic portrait of Giacomo Puccini

      1911.. Very good condition. A striking black and white photographic portrait of the Italian composer of opera, including La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. With a handwritten and signed note. The note is on letterhead 'Torre del Lago, Toscana', and dated September 30, 1911, and reads "My Dear Tonino, I stopped by to say hello to you and the young lady, but nobody was at home. I am leaving for London and Liverpool, and I shall be back in about twelve days. I am having an addition built to my existing cement dock extending out on the lake. I shall have it built with wood, covered by sheet metal, three meters by five. I am telling you this so that you may notify the town authorities. Our friend, Nasone, continues to spoil my hunting expeditions by preceding me with his early morning walks and flushing out whatever game there is. How long can this go on, I ask you? If this continues, I shall wind up asking you to introduce me to the sport of fishing, and I shall make you an offer you cannot refuse. By the way, let me know when Nasone's contract expires. We are all well and I shall write again. Adieu. P. S. Should we buy the little motorboat that Sargentini cut down in size? It would be very useful to me. It could be used instead of the three row boats which I keep on the dock." It is signed Puccini. The letter is addressed to Antonio Bettolacci, a friend and the administrator of the Marchese Ginori, which was across Lake Massaciuccoli. The "young lady" referred to is most likely Maria Bianca Ginori, the daughter of Carlo Ginori. Sargentini was the Ginori family chauffeur and mechanic. The photograph 4 3/4 x 6 3/4". The note, 6 x 9 1/2". Matted and framed in a gilt and red wood frame, 18 1/2 x 16".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Country Life Magazine

      1911 - London - Country Life Magazine, 1910 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Four volumes of Country Life magazine. Bound without covers or advertisements. Includes black and white photographic illustrations and some colour plates. With typed alphabetical stately homes contents page at front. Volume29 part one contains January1st to June 25th, 1910. Volume 29 part two contains July 2nd to December 31st, 1910. Volume 30 part one contains January 14th to June 24th, 1911. Volume 30 part two contains July1st to December 30th, 1911. The magazine covers the pleasures and joys of rural life, as well as the concerns of rural people. It is primarily concerned with rural communities and their environments as well as the concerns of country dwellers. Much of its success has historically been built on its coverage of country houses, architecture and gardening. The pursuits and interests covered include hunting, shooting, farming, equestrian news and gardening and there are regular news and opinion pieces as well as a firm engagement with rural politics. There are reviews of books, food and wine, art and architecture, and antiques and crafts. Condition: In red cloth bindings. Externally, sound with shelfwear, most prominentlyto the extremities. Some marks to the boards. Spines are sunned. Cloth to spine of Vol XXIX Part Two is lifting and its front hinge is a little strained. Internally, generally firmly bound with a few pages loosening. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition under the Veil of Divination. By Arthur Edward Waite. With 78 Plates, illustrating the Greater and Lesser Arcana, from designs by Pamela Colman Smith.

      London: William Rider and Son Limited, 1911.. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Octavo pp.xii, 340 including a bibliography. Publisher's salmon pink cloth, gilt titles to spine and gilt titles with author's name in an Orouboros to upper. Top edge gilt, others trimmed with plain endpapers. Illustrated with 78 black and white plates depicting the Tarot pack, by Pamela Colman Smith. Some rubbing and chipping to head and tail of spine, which is a little darkened. Front hinge starting though book remains tight with clean pages. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HALF-TITLE: 'To | Elizabeth Severn | from | Arthur Edward Waite | wishing her God's speed in the work | June 1913'. Dr Elizabeth Severn (Prudentia in Libramine) was a member of Waite's Independent and Rectified Rite Order, created from the ashes of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1903 and continuing until 1914. Inscribed copies of this famous Tarot work are rare. Gilbert [A24]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Zuleika Dobson

      London: William Heinemann, 1911. Hard Cover. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. Hard Cover. IN THE RARE DUST JACKET. First Edition of Beerbohm';s famous novel. According to Mark Samuels Lasner, the Beerbohm scholar and bibliographer, there have only been five copies of this book identified as still having their dust jackets. Two are in institutions, two have been in private hands, and the location of the remaining copy is not currently known. The front cover of the plain brown dust jacket is cleanly detached, and there are small chips and tears along top edges, but otherwise in very good condition. Title, author, price, and publisher in brown to spine. Bound in original reddish brown cloth with light bumping and soiling. Some spotting to fore-edges and very occasional light foxing to text pages but in very good condition. 350 pages. LIT/110811.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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      London: Stephen Swift & Co., Ltd.,, [1911]. The Second Childhood of John Bull Folio. 15 colour illustrations and prefatory matter housed loosely in the publisher's blue cloth portfolio. 15 colour illustrations by Max Beerbohm. Portfolio a little rubbed with some spotting and wear to the upper corner. Contents clean. A very good set. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Doctor's Dilemma, Getting Married, & The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet

      London: Constable & Co 1911 London: Constable & Co, 1911. First edition. 1 vols., 8vo. . Original pale green cloth. Covers soiled, spine dulled. In quarter black morocco and green cloth slipcase with chemise and red leather spine labels. Laurence A108 . Inscribed on the half title "to James Hearn, the perfect Father Anthony, / from G. Bernard Shaw. / 23rd February 1911." And with a letter laid in from the daughter of the recipient, explaining that her father played Father Anthony in "Getting Married."

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      1911 - [DESIGN] Sugiura HISUI. 44 COVERS FROM MITSUKOSHI MAGAZINE. Tokyo, Meiji 44 to Taisho 6 [1911-1917] Hisui, perhaps the most influential design figure in the development of "Taisho Chic", joined Mitsukoshi department store in 1908 at the age of 32 as a part-time designer and became their head of design two years later. His graphic work on the covers of the monthly Mitsukoshi magazine marked the begining of his rise to prominence and he would spend decades as an illustrator and book designer thereafter, a prime mover in the spread of a native Deco design tradition in Japan. Here we have a group of 44 front covers, removed from the original magazines. They were trimmed by a collector to uniform size and stab bound into an album. Here removed again, they provide a remarkable record of Hisui's graphic genius. Save for the trimming and occasional foxing, in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, ABAA]
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        Olof Joh: Bromans Glysisvallur och öfriga skrifter rörande Helsingland.

      - Utgifna av Gestrike-Helsinge Nation i Upsala genom Karl A. Haegermarck och Anders Grape. Del I-III. Uppsala, 1911-1954. 4:o. Porträtt,XV,(blank),910; VIII,1021;XV,(blank),969 s. Dekorerade originallinneklotband, häftesomslagen medbundna. Ett främre omslag insatt i början av varje volym övriga bundna i slutet av Del III. Ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek hans exlibris samt namnteckning i första delen. En del främre omslag med namnteckning G. Lundqvist samt årtal. 25,5 x 18 cm.*Bifogat: Testimonia om Olof Bromans Glysisvallur. 8 sidigt prospekt. edv. Berlings Boktryckeri AB, Uppsala 1920. Klammerhäftad, vikta kanter med revor. 26,5 x 18 cm.[#\108549]

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        Before the Lamps are Lit

      Melbourne,: George Robertson, c., 1911.. Oblong quarto, frontispiece, plates; illustrated cloth, a little shaken, hinges repaired but a very good copy. Attractive children's book of six stories with engravings by eminent illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Both Tarella (Ella) Quin and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite had attended East Melbourne Presbyterian Ladies' College, Ella was 11 years older and it was through her younger sister Hazel that the association occurred. In Anderson's Singing Roads, Hazel writes "I mentioned that there was a girl at school who was always decorating the edges of her exercise books with drawings of fairies"Her father, Edward Quin, who was at one time a member of the New South Wales Legislature, owned a dairy farm called 'The Leasowes' near Fern Tree Gully and a sheep station called 'Tarella' in far western New South Wales between Wilcannia and White Cliffs. One of eight children, 'Ella' was educated in Adelaide, but spent most of her life on stations. The summers there were exceedingly hot, and whenver possible her mother sent the girls south to 'The Leasowes' for the summer months. Ella's first writing was short sketches of station life, published under the pseudonym 'James Adare' in the Pastoral Review. At the editor's suggestion, she wrote some stories for children, which she forwarded to Ethel Turner (Mrs Curlewis) (q.v.), hoping to have them published in Sydney newspapers. However, Turner strongly recommended that they be published as books, and so her first book, Gum Tree Brownie, came to be published in 1910. Ella's younger sister, Hazel, was at school with Ida Rentoul, and it was through this association that Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (q.v.) came to illustrate Quin's children's stories. Ella married T. M. Daskein, one of the proprietors of Morden Station in far northwest NSW.Outhwaite was both original and prolific: 'the marked success of her work in capturing the imagination of a large audience was the direct impetus behind the spate of finely produced and illustrated Australian children's fantasy books of the 1920s.' (Holden, Visions of Fantasy).A most desirable showcase of this important Australian illustrator's work.Muir, 1907.

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        The Secret Tradition in Goetia. The Book of Ceremonial Magic Including the Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery And Infernal Necromancy.

      William Rider & Son, London 1911 - Hardcover. Quarto. xxxvi + 340pp. Original white buckram boards, with gilt titling and enlarged design of the Tarot trump 'The Magician' from the deck designed by Waite and Pamela Coleman Smith stamped on front cover. Teg, other edges untrimmed. Frontis plate of Edward Kelly raising a spirit w/ tissue guard, eight other full-page "process engraved" plates, and 188 vignettes, smaller illustrations etc. in text and as decoration. "The Book of Ceremonial Magic" was effectively a revised edition of Waite's earlier "Book of Black Magic and Pacts," with an added Introduction, Conclusion, and three new sections in the third Chapter of the first Part. As the title suggests it is a study and collection of material from various grimoires, including "The Key of Solomon," "The Lesser Key of Solomon," "The Grimoire of Honorius," "The Fourth Book of Agrippa," "The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage," etc. etc. [GilbertA 25a] As usual with this book the white buckram is darkened at spine, with some light marks from handling, light bruising to spine ends and corners. , corners bumped and lightly rubbed, a few light bumps to edges. Occasional scattered foxing: heaviest around the preliminaries and last few leaves. Stil overall a clean, tight VG + copy, one of the nicest that we've seen. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        Twinkle and Chubbins: Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1911. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover in original pictorial boards. 8vo. First edition. Book is in Very Good condition. There is a one-inch strip of wear along bottom edge of front board, and light all-over soiling. Corners are rubbed through at the very tips. Binding is solid, pages are clean, and the color plates, by Maginel Wright Enright, are in Fine condition. There is some offsetting of the color onto the pages opposite. Overall, a handsome copy of a scarce title. 384 pp.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL AND OTHER POEMS with a SIGNED copy of the poem

      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1911). First Edition. Hardcover. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1911 A collection of fifteen short stories including Shanley's Luck, which is based on the Candadian Pacific Railroad Beavermouth Riots of 1885 that interfered with construction until the legendary Sam Steele intervened. Packard's first book. Frontis color illustration by Howard Brown. Bound in original gray cloth with lettering in white and attractive illustration on the front cover in black, blue and brown. Previous owner's neat signature on the front free endpaper. White lettering on the spine mildly toned. A bright very good plus, attractive copy. . First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        La revanche du corbeau, nouvelle histoire de bêtes.

      Mercure de France 1911 - - Mercure de France, Paris _1911, 15,5x20cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 19 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2645 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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