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        Orig. tegning forestillende en yndig ung meget opmærksom dame i en stol.

      På armlænet sidder en ældre herre med skæg og monokel i en nydelig habit. På gulvet ligger en kursliste! 1911. 33 x 24 cm. Signeret SB. Tusch, vandfarve og dækhvidt. Enkelte rifter i margin.. Tegningen har sandsynligvis været trykt i Bladet Tik-Tak

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        DOCUMENTS DE FERRONNERIE ANCIENNE ÉPOQUES LOUIS XV ET LOUIS XVI... Publié par F. Contet..., A Paris chez F. Contet... 1911.

      3 belle cartelle carton. originale, dorso in tela, titolo in oro al dorso, cm 45x33, Première Série, Troisième Edition: Recueil composé de 40 Planches contenant plus de 100 Motifs choisis à Amiens, Bordeaux, Chartres, Paris, Rouen, Toulouse, Versailles; Deuxième Série, Deuxième Édition: Recueil composé de 40 Planches contenant plus de 100 Motifs choisis à Amiens, Bordeaux, Paris, Reims, Rouen, Tours, Versailles; Troisième Série: Recueil composé de 44 Planches contenant environ 80 Motifs choisis à Compiègne, Dampierre, Dijon, Nancy, Paris, Reims, Sèvres, Sens, Tours. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Windmill in the Woods

      n.p. signed w. m. timlin 1911 n.p., signed "w. m. timlin, 1911". Approx. 10 x 6€7/8 inches. Brown wash on paper. Matted . William M[itcheson] Timlin (1893-1943) was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published "The Ship that Sailed to Mars", which has become a fantasy classic

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        Der Russisch-japanische Krieg. Amtliche Darstellung des Russischen Generalstabes. Deutsch vom russischen Kriegsministerium mit allerhöchster Genehmigung autorisierte Ausgabe. 5 Bde. (in 11 Teile).

      Berlin, Mittler und Sohn, 1911-12. 8vo. Bound in 11 contemp. hcalf. and 4 portfolios in hclot (maps to 4 parts), gilt backs. Paperlabels pasted on lower part of back. With a large number of folded maps, some in pockets at end

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN

      1911. 1. (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN. NY & London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1911). Large thick 4to (9 x 11 1/4"), goldish-tan gilt decorated cloth, tiny edge bump else Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated with 28 wonderful tipped in color plates with lettered guards plus decorative border on each page. This is a beautiful copy.

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        Die Traumdeutung [The Interpretation of Dreams]

      Franz Deuticke Leipzig und Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1911. Hard Cover. Third Edition. This is Freud';s greatest work and one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. First published in 1899, the book introduced Freud';s theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, his theories of psychoanalysis, and the subconscious. Its influence has extended far outside the field of psychiatry into culture and literature. Very good in brown cloth with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor fraying and wear to spine ends, joints, and edges of boards. The interior hinges have been repaired with green binder';s tape. A crack is visible to the gutter between the colophon and last page. Light foxing and previous owner';s signature in pen on the half title page. 414 pages. PSYCH/051512. Very Good.

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        Kong Haakons den 7des Land. Roald Amundsen og hans 4 Fæller paa Sydpolen 14-17 December 1911. [King Haakon the 7th' Land. Roald Amundsen and his 4 companions on the South Pole December 14-17 1911].

      Relief af patineret metal visende Roald Amundsen på en isforhøjning, med det norske flag på stander, omgivet af Olav Bjaarland, Sverre Hassel, Helmer Hanssen og Oscar Wisting. 17x15 cm.Relief of patinated metal showing Roald Amundsen on an ice-rise, with the Norwegian flag, surrounded by Olav Bjaarland, Sverre Hassel, Helmer Hanssen and Oscar Wisting. 17,15 cm.. Roald Amundsen vandt 1911, sammen med Olav Bjaarland, Sverre Hassel, Helmer Hanssen og Oscar Wisting, kapløbet mod Robert Scott, om at være den første ekspeditionsleder, der nåede Sydpolen. Til denne begivenhed lavede den danske maler og billedhugger J.F. Willumsen [1863 - 1958] omtalte relief i 1912. Om dets tilblivelseshistorie kan der desværre ikke fortælles meget, ej heller hvor mange eksemplarer det er fremstillet i. Blot må det formodes at det kun er fremstillet i et meget begrænset antal. Willumsen Museet har, på forespørgsel, oplyst, at museet først i 1993 fik indlemmet et eksemplar af relieffet i dets samling. Museet fik, ved kunstnerens død, doneret hele dennes samling af egne og andres kunstværker.1911 Roald Amundsen, along with Olav Bjaarland, Sverre Hassel, Helmer Hanssen and Oscar Wisting, won the race against Robert Scott, of being the first expedition leader, who reached the South Pole. For this event the Danish painter and sculptor JF Willumsen [1863 - 1958] made this relief in 1912. Unfortunately not much is known about this piece of art, nor how many copies it is produced in, assumable only in very limited number. Willumsen Museum has, on inquiry, reported that the museum in 1993 included a copy of the relief in its collection. The museum was, by his death, donated his entire collection of own and others' artworks

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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".

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        Zuleika Dobson

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann, 1911. 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. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

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        THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES ... ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAVURES BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN

      London: Grant Richards 1911. London: Grant Richards, [1911].. Small folio. Cloth backed boards, elaborately lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, printed spine label. Frontis and nine tipped-in photogravure plates. One end of spine label chipped, costing final 'L', boards a bit hand smudged, with a few small nicks at edges; usual mild offset from plates to facing pages, tiny surface abrasion to extreme margin (not image) of frontis, small spot of ink offset in margin of title, otherwise fresh and crisp, with the plates in fine state. First edition in this format, the very scarce British issue. From a total edition of six hundred copies printed on French handmade paper by Bertha Goudy at the Village Press, this is one of sixty copies distributed in the U.K. by Grant Richards with their imprint, and with a handwritten limitation statement on the blank verso facing the half-title, signed at the end by Wells and by Coburn. The hand-pulled photogravures were printed under the supervision of Coburn, from plates he prepared himself. Due to a production accident, only three hundred of the six hundred were issued with the full complement of photogravures; in the remaining three hundred, sometimes one and usually many more of the plates were supplied as aquatones. This copy, as we suspect all copies of the limited British issue as originally distributed, includes all of the plates in photogravure. CARY 70. TRUTHFUL LENS 184.

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        A Boy's Will

      David Nutt 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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        STORIA DELLA CITTA' DI DOMODOSSOLA E DELL'OSSOLA SUPERIORE. Dai primi tempi all'apertura del Traforo del Sempione.

      In-4 p., cartonato moderno, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. cop. orig., pp. (10),574, con 12 tavv. in b.n., a doppia pag. e f.t. (ritratti, vedute, stemmi). ?Memorie storiche, documenti, statuti, torri e castelli, araldica, notizie sacre, ecc.?. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Across the Roof of the World: A Record of Sport and Travel through Kashmir, Gilgit, Hunza, the Pamirs, Chinese Turkestan, Mongolia, and Siberia

      Constable and Co. London: Constable and Co., 1911. First edition. Tall 8vo. xvi, 437 pp. Illustrated from photographs, folding map (tear near hinge). The author hunted sheep, gazelle, ibex, wapiti, and roe deer. Czech, p. 73: "This book represents a wonderful blend of travel, explorations, and big game hunting." Original three-color and gilt-stamped decorated green cloth, t.e.g. Abrasions at head of spine, else very good. (2806)

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        The Secret Garden. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.

      London: William Heinemann, 1911.. First English edition and first edition with these illustrations, 8vo, (viii), 306, 6 advertisement pp. 8 coloured plates with captioned tissues, pictorial endpapers bound in at front, contemporary pencilled inscription to front blank, recent marbled endpapers. Recent half green calf, a.e.g. Originally published the same year in New York with different illustrations.

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        Gravetye Manor. Or Twenty Years' Work round an Old Manor House. Being an Abstract from the Tree and Garden Book of Gravetye Manor, Sussex, kept by the owner...

      London: John Murray 1911.. First edition, folio, (xiv), 155, (1) pp. 5 plates with captioned tissues plus 32 illustrations in the text. Original two tone cloth, some marks, spine ends slightly worn.

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        FARM BABIES

      1911. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. FARM BABIES. London: Henry Frowde [1911]. 4to, pictorial boards, small repairs to paper at spine ends else fine. Featuring 24 fabulous, bold color plates by Aldin plus pictorial endpapers and title page, all of which depict adorable animal babies from pigs to puppies.

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        Buch des Fluges 3 volumes

      Wien: G. Szelinski, k.k. Universitäts-Buchhandlung, 1911. First Edition. Very Good. 3 volumes: vol. 1--xv, [1], 676 p., 29 leaves of plates (some in color); vol. 2--xxiv, 680 p., 38 leaves of plates (including 1 color folded map); vol. 3--x, 551, [1] p., 18 leaves of plates, including 2 color illustrations (1 folded); 28 cm. Dark blue publisher's cloth with gilt-stamped spine titles and cover titles, and cover illustration. All page edges blue. Endpapers are dark blue with a silver pattern. Striking Art Nouveau book design by Tanna Hoernes. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 1911, volume 3 in 1912. In addition to the plates, includes many full-page and in-text illustrations and maps. Entirely in German. Vol. 1 title page has circular stamp of the Vienna Staatsarchiv Kriegsarchiv at head and "Nachlass, Mjr. Franz Schorn" written at the foot. Vol. 2 title page is stamped at the head "Österreichischer Aero-Club" with "Nachlass Hermann Hold, Wien" written above (several other pages also have the stamp of the Österreichischer Aero-Club); also on the title page is a small oval stamp of a bookseller in Vienna. In Very Good Condition: corners are bumped and rubbed; vols 1 and 2 corners are slightly frayed and back joints are starting to separate from tail; covers are slightly soiled and rubbed; one plate in vol. 2 is detached but present (lower edge creased with 1-cm. tear not touching image); otherwise pages and plates are clean and tight. A fascinating and heavily illustrated history of flight up to immediately prior to the First World War. A very heavy set that will require extra shipping.

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        1. A History and Genealogy of the Habersham and Other Southern Families; 2. A History and Genealogy of the families of Bulloch and Stobo, and of Irvine of Cults; 3.The Cuthberts, Barons of Castle Hill and Their Descendants in South Carolina and Georgia; 4. A Biographical Sketch of Hon. Archibald Bulloch, President of Georgia, 1776-77. (Four Volume Set)

      J.G.B. Bulloch Washington, DC; Columbia, SC: (J.G.B. Bulloch). (1901-1911). First. Four separately published works in printed wrappers, all first editions, housed together in a custom made slip case. The third volume is Inscribed by the author on the first blank leaf. Volume one: vi, 222 pp. (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan, 1901). Volume two: 95, vi pp. (Washington, DC: Press of Byron S. Adams, 1911). Volume three:100 pp. (Washington, DC: April, 1908). Volume four: 17 pp. (no imprint or date), the last leaf (p.17) laid-in as issued. Housed in a contemporary brown cloth slipcase with an inner wrap-around cloth chemise and red leather spine label. 25.5 cm. Near fine with a few small chips and rubbing to the slip case. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Oak Book of Southampton. 3 Vols. with Supplement

      1911. Studer, P[aul] (1879-1927). The Oak Book of Southampton of c. A.D. 1300. Southampton: Cox & Sharland, 1910-1911. Quarto. 3 Volumes. illustrated, facsimiles. Original green cloth, gilt, floral endpapers. From the library of W.H. Jacobs, the editor of the Hampshire Chronicle, and sent to him by the Author for review. They contain copies of his reviews, and also two letters from the author thanking him for the favorable reviews tipped into volumes 2 and the supplement. * English text translated from Latin, Anglo-Norman, and Middle English into English; critical matter in English. Vol. 1. Including the Anglo-French ordinances of the ancient guild merchant of Southampton; Vol. 2. Including a fourteenth century version of the medieval sea-laws known as the Rolls of Oleron; Vol. [3]. Supplement to The Oak book of Southampton of c. A.D. 1300. A publication of the Southampton Record Society. Transcribed and edited from the unique MS. in the Audit House, with translation, introd., notes, etc., by P. Studer.

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        ANTICHE TRINE ITALIANE (Trine a fuselli : Venezia, Genova, MIlano, Abruzzi)), Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1911

      27 x 35, bella rilegatura piena pelle con titolo in oro incorniciato sul piatto e sul dorso, buone condizioni. Edizione su carta raffinata; le tavole sono applicate alle pagine ed anche su tav. f.t. L'opera è così articolata Introduzione da pag.11 a pag. 27 Trine di Venezia tavole 1-16 Trine di Genova tavole 17-40 Trine di Milano tavole 41-64 Trine di Abruzzi tavole 65-78 Opera fondamentale e classica ed assai ricercata

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        Die Kunst (Freie Kunst) Monatshefte für freie und angewandte Kunst und Angewandte Kunst» . 1911 (23 Bd.: Freie Kunst FK, 24 Bd.: Angewandte Kunst AK); 1912 (25 Bd.: FK, 26 Bd.: AK); 1913 (27 Bd.: FK, 28 Bd. AK); 1914 (30. Bd. AK); 1915 (31 Bd. : FK, 32 Bd.: AK); 1916 (33 Bd.: FK, 34 Bd.: AK); 1917 (35 Bd.: FK, 36 Bd.: AK). 14 Bde. .

      4°, je ca. 600 S., unzähl Abb., teilw. farbig. (Inhalts- u Bilderverzeichnis, Namensregister, Privat -HLdr m. Rückenschild, Rücken fleckig, etwas berieben, innen minimal stockfleckig, ansonsten gute Exemplare Die Bände «Angewandte Kunst», zeigen unzähliche Beispiele von Kunstgewerblichen Arbeiten aller Art, Bauten und Innenarchitektur. Die frühen Bände vor allem Beispiele des Jugendstil.

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        Did Peary Reach the Pole ? By " An Englishman in the street".

      London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, 1911. 84 + (1) s. Foldet kart. Orig. helsjirtingbd.. *Ded. fra forf på forsatsbl. Orig. full cloth. Folding map. Inscription from the author on front endpaper

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        MY ATTAINMENT OF THE POLE: Being the Record of the Expedition That First Reached the Boreal Center 1907-1909 With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy.

      New York: The Polar Publishing Co.,1911.. 1st Edition; xx, 604pp, illustrated, frontispiece, plus 49 b/w photographic illustrations. Original brown pictorial cloth lettered in gilt. Cook's original purpose in exploring the region west of Greenland was ostensibly to organize a hunting expedition. Just north of Etah, Cook decided that conditions were good enough for an assault on the North Pole, and set out on his journey over the sea ice with two Eskimo companions, two sledges and 26 dogs. Cook is one of the most controversial figures in the history of polar exploration. His supporters claim that he was the hero of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, the first to climb Mt. McKinley, and the first to stand at the North Pole (allegedly only four days before Robert Peary). Others insist that Cook faked his claims to both Mt. McKinley and the North Pole, and continued a career of deceit by using the mail to defraud investors in a Texas oil promotion, for which he was convicted and spent five years in federal prison. The endless controversy and debate continues over what Cook's true accomplishments were. [Ricks: p.70; Smith: 1976; Wickersham: 4904 (later printing)]. Shelfware, top and bottom of spine, corners bumped and begining to fray, eps beginning split, minor foxing and some pages slightly wrinkled, contents clean. Very Good.

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        Originale tegninger til 'Med Luftskib til Mars' af N. Meyn og A. Klingsey.

      18 originale pennetegninger + en tegning til omslaget i farver + et alternativt omslag i farver af Osvald Jensen(?) udført som illustration til "Med Luftskib til Mars", udsendt af Chr. Erichsens Forlag (København) i 1911. Alle signerede og dateret 1911. Tegningerne har nogenlunde samme størrelse, 23 x 19 cm og har tryktekniske bemærkninger på bagsiden. Komplet. Vedlagt er en udgave af bogen fra 1921.. Fremragende række af originale tegninger til en tidlig dansk science fiction-roman. Mesteren er Karl Hansen Reistrup (1863-1929), der bl.a. blev uddannet i Paris. Reistrup havde et bredt favnende talent og har lavet stor keramisk kunst for Kählers værksted, dekorative malerier i skønvirke-stilen, dekorationer til Københavns Rådhus og Aarhus Teater, skulpturer - især elefanterne på Carlsberg - og ikke mindst bogillustrationer. Illustrationerne her gengiver en levende og frodig verden på Mars med skræmmende, langlemmede beboere, der selvfølgelig kan tæmmes af de kloge mennesker. Der er også et par helt vidunderlige gengivelser af rumskibet.** Den fantastiske fortælling i bedste Jules Verne-stil er skrevet af Niels Gustav Meyn, der debuterede som science fiction-forfatter med dette samarbejde med August Klingsey. Der var kun gjort spæde forsøg til danske science fiction bøger før Meyns gennembrud - f.eks. en Jules Verne-inspireret novelle af Vilhelm Bergsøe, eller måske endda Holbergs Niels Klim. De pragtfulde tegninger er helt tæt på arnen af dansk science fictions støbning.*** Collection of original pen drawings to one of the first Danish science fiction books 'Med luftskib til Mars'. The illustrator is Karl Hansen Reistrup and the collection includes 18 original drawings, a drawing in colour for the cover and an alternative drawing for the cover by another artist. All are signed and dated (1911) by the artist. The drawings depict the fierce martians attacking the human visitors as well as a couple of wonderful depictions of a space ship in perfect Jules Verne style

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        Works, The

      1896-1911. The Standard Edition"Numbered and Initialed by George Meredith.GEORGE, Meredith. The Works... Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1896-1911. [The Memorial edition], limited to 1025 copies, this being copy no. 527, numbered and initialed (GMM) by Meredith. Thirty-six octavo volumes (8 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches; 216 x 142 mm.). Frontispiece to first volume. Armorial bookplate of Louise G. Emmet on front pastedowns.Contemporary three-quarter crimson morocco over red cloth boards ruled in gilt by Birdsall of Northampton (stamp-signed). Spines decoratively gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Original cloth covers preserved at end. The mildest of wear. Occasional mild, scattered foxing. A handsome set."Ah, Meredith! Who can define him? His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning" (Oscar Wilde). His signature is extremely rare; lightning strikes this initialed set."The Memorial Edition of the Works of George Meredith... is the standard edition" (Encyclopedia Britannica).Victorian novelist George Meredith's (1828-1909) writing was characterized by a fascination with imagery and indirect references. He had a keen understanding of comedy and his Essay on Comedy (1877) is still quoted in most discussions of the history of comic theory. In The Egoist, published in 1879, he applies some of his theories of comedy in one of his most enduring novels. Some of his writings, including The Egoist, also highlight the subjection of women during the Victorian period. During most of his career, he had difficulty achieving popular success. His first truly successful novel was Diana of the Crossways published in 1885. His first big novel, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, was judged so shocking that Mudie's circulating library canceled an order of 300 copies. Meredith was richly honored: he succeeded Lord Tennyson as president of the Society of Authors, and in 1905 he was appointed to the Order of Merit by King Edward VII.

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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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        POIL DE CAROTTE. Compositions et gravure originale de Lobel-Riche.

      In-4 p. (mm. 280x186), astuccio, elegante legatura firmata (Santagostino - Milano) in p. marocchino, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, sottile cornice dorata ai risg. damascati, conserv. cop. orig. (con alone), pp. 282,(4), magnificamente illustrata da 51 acqueforti originali di Lobel-Riche nel t. + un ritratto dell?A. f.t. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 338: ?Très belle publication cotée, qui mérite encore plus d?attention, car elle prouve que, "meme sans couleur", un graveur de grand talent comme Lobel-Riche est capable de donner toutes les satisfactions avec l?eau-forte originale en noir?. Pregiata edizione di 350 esemplari numer. Il ns., 165, fa parte della tiratura di 200 (num. 151 a 350), ?sur vélin, à un seul état des gravures?. In ottimo stato.

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        THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN WINCHESTER EDITION

      Edinburgh John Grant 1911.. Twelve volume set, including the Watsons and the letters which is frequently missing. Recent dark blue half calf. Banded gilt decorated spines. Hand marbled boards and endpapers. Top edge gilt others uncut. Light outer edge foxing o/w attractive set. Each vol with frontis illustration. More images on request

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        Studier over metallernes elektrontheori. Afhandling for den filosofiske doktorgrad.Copenhagen / Hannover: V. Thaning & Appel / J. Jørgensen, 1911. First edition.

      A fine copy of Niels Bohr's doctorial thesis. "Bohr's doctoral dissertation, <i>Studier over metallernes elektrontheori</i>(1911), was a purely theoretical work that again exhibited a mastery of the vast subject he had chosen, the electron theory of metals. This theory, which pictures 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 principles of classical electrodynamics.<br/><br/> "In order to throw light on the nature of these difficulties, Bohr developed general methods allowing him to derive the main features of the phenomena from the fundamental assumptions 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 insufficiency of the classical principles themselves. Thus, he showed that the magnetic properties of the metals could in no way be derived from a consistent application of these principles. 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." (Rosenfel in DSB). <br/><br/> Bohr's "thesis had pushed him to the outer frontier of classical physics. It could just be that these experiences encouraged him to push into areas beyond, into the mysteries of quantum physics, as he was soon to do" (Abraham Pais). <br/><br/> Rosenfeld, Bohr Bibliography, no. 3; Dictionary of Scientific Biography II, pp. 239; Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, p. 111; see pp. 107-11). Large 8vo (256 x 180 mm), original printed wrappers, upper right corner very slightly bumped, short closed tear to the lower left corner, very faint rubber stamp (unreadable) to the front wrapper, old price to the half tile, the two announcements of the defense laid in - in all a fine copy in its original state

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        Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods

      London : William Heinemann , 1911 . Limited Edition . Fine . 4TO . Thirty colour plates, nine black and white drawings by Arthur Rackham. Some of his finest, most powerful work. Ths copy number 876 of 1150 signed and numbered copies. Magnificently rebound by noted bookbinder Courtland Benson in full green oasis goatskin, titled and tooled in gold. Slipcase, also by Benson, of acid-free board covered in buckram. Part of original vellum front cover laid in showing title and gilt vignette. TEG. Occasional light foxing.

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        Studier over Metallernes Elektrontheori. Afhandling for den filosofiske Doktorgrad.

      I kommission hos V. Thaning & Appel, København 1911. Small 4to. (6)+120 pages. Bound untrimmed in a private dark brown full leather binding with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Bound with the original invitation slip for the public thesis defense. Spine slightly faded and with a bit of wear to the upper part of the spine.. From the private library of Aage Bohr.** Inscribed by Niels Bohr to a his mother's sister Hanne (Hanna) Adler: 'Til Moster Hanne fra Niels'. With a further inscription from Hanna Adler til Aage Bohr: 'Til Aage fra Moster Hanna'.*** The doctoral dissertation by Niels Bohr owned by his son.**** Aaserud 4

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        The Divine Comedy

      London. J.M. Dent and Sons. 1911 Spectacularly bound by Zaehnsdorf in 3/4 gilt ruled straight grained crimson morocco and marbled boards. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate multi-chromatic ornate gilt-tooled motifs. Gilt title. t.e.g. 12mo. 5.0" x 7.0". Dante&#39;s classic vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, regally presented by the world&#39;s most esteemed Bindery. A Very Fine, pristine flawless set.

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        ADVENTURE

      1911. hardcover. <center><b>inscribed and signed by Jack London to his personal doctor</b></center> <center><b>(who in a few years would sign his death certificate)</b></center> London, Jack. ADVENTURE. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911. 8 pp undated ads. Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in cream and blue-grey. <p>First American Edition, published about a month after Nelson&#39;s British one. London wrote this during the worst days of his 1907-1909 cruise of the "Snark," after he had interrupted the voyage to return to San Francisco to settle financial crises (and to discourage his ex-wife from remarrying). Back on the "Snark," his body became wracked with problems -- malaria, yellow fever, "the Solomon yaws," psoriasis, and, perhaps worst for his ego, hemorrhoids so bad Charmian had to treat them with olive oil...</p> <p><?ms_indent>His elbows were becoming silvery like a leper&#39;s, and his hands were swelling to the size of boxing gloves as their skin fell away, layer after layer. It was a tribute to his courage that he managed to start a new novel, ADVENTURE, while he was waiting &#91;at Guadalcanal] for the steamer to take him and Charmian to hospital in Sydney.</?ms_indent></p> <p><?ms_indent>ADVENTURE is his worst novel, written at the time of his greatest physical agony and public humiliation. Underlying a romance of the Solomon Islands between an English plantation owner and an American girl was a dark story of disease and sadism, a horror of the flesh and its torments. [Sinclair]</?ms_indent></p> <p>Once in Sydney, Jack was hospitalized and was then maintained as an outpatient for five months. In addition to surgery on double rectal fistulas, his case of yaws was treated with arsenic (leaving troughs in his skin): this arsenic, combined with mercury he had probably received earlier for gonorrhea (a condition Bess had cited in her divorce petition), would soon attack his kidneys, brain and nervous system.</p> <p>This is a fine copy of this attractively-bound book (a decorative trade binding signed "G.H."), very slightly rubbed at the extremities. Sisson & Martens p. 56; Blanck 11928.</p> <p><u>The front free endpaper bears an inked presentation inscription signed by the author</u>, "To Dr. W. S. Porter | Jack London | July 29, 1913." It was in the summer of 1913 that Dr. Porter of Oakland became Jack&#39;s personal physician,</p> <p><?ms_indent>warning Jack that he would die of kidney failure if he did not stop drinking, give up raw fish and meat, and start exercising and losing weight. Jack ignored the advice and went on drinking, gobbling underdone duck, and avoiding exercise. To him, the chief merit of his new doctor was that he could now get increasing supplies of the opiates he had first begun taking in the Solomon Islands... From this time forward, morphine and heroin began to replace alcohol as analgesics for his white nights. [Sinclair]</?ms_indent></p> <p>When, on 22 November 1916, Jack lay dying of an apparent morphine overdose (according to the local doctor who first arrived), Dr. Porter would be summoned -- too late; he and a third doctor conferred about the cause of death, and chose to attribute it solely to kidney failure -- which precluded an inquest or autopsy, or questions as to how Jack had gotten the morphine. Jack&#39;s body, and the morphine in it, were quickly cremated. It is Porter&#39;s signature that appears on the death certificate.</p> AMERICAN DECORATIVE TRADE BINDINGS, SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES, MARITIME (Sumner & Stillman Code:11667)

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        The Encyclopaedia Britannica; A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, and General Information (Eleventh Edition in 29 Volumes)

      Cambridge: University Press, 1911. Original very dark green leather bordered in gold recto and verso. Top edges gilt. No writing. Each volume of approximately 1000 pp. only one inch thick due to use of India paper. Minimal damage, chiefly limited to cracking of spines. All volumes holding together very well. All volumes have been stored lying flat to prevent damage. Your opportunity to purchase the best one yet.. Eleventh Edition. Full Leather on Flexible Board. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Maps and Drawings. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        [Fine Binding] Masken Hamburgische Schauspieler Bildnisse

      Hamburg: Alfred Janssen, 1911. First edition. Bound in sumptuous full blue crushed morocco with elaborate period designs comprising ornate and expressive ilgt panels with lettering on front cover, eight prominant raised bands on spine, with gilt ruled lines on each band, geometric designs. Large inner dentelles with gilt ruled designs. This binding has unique silver wove silk endpapers and doublures against black backgound. TEG. Binding is unsigned. Book and binding fine condition. A beautiful example of period German design. In contemporary felt-lined folding gray box.

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        Ecce Homo

      Edinburgh:T. N. Foulis, 1911. Limited edition. Of the first edition # 1809 of 2000 copies. First English edition. Ecce Homo (Nietzshe's autobiography). 8vo. pp, 207, (6, music), blank, (13, Pub. list) plus publisher's tipped-in bust of Nietzsche frontispiece. Volume 17 of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsce. Edited dy Dr. Oscar Levy. Translated by Anthony Ludovici.Dark navy cloth with bright gilt titles to spine. Blind stamped head of Nietzshe to front board. Rare orange Macmillan Company dust jacket.Light bumping to extremities, mostly to top and bottom of spine. Gilt and cloth are clean and bright. Hinges and text block are sound. Interior is fine, close to as new. Uncut edges. No foxing, signatures, bookplate, staining or underlining. Dust jacket is tattered. Large 3/8 to 1/2 inch loss, chipping, from top and bottom of jacket spine. Text is near fine. Jacket is good only.

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        The Journal, with introduction by John Greenleaf Whittier

      Headley Brothers, London,, [1911]. Small octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Front cover slightly marked, a very good copy. First edition thus, a reprint of Woolman&#39;s journal in The Chalfont Library series, pocket editions of Quaker classics and other works. Presentation copy from Bertrand Russell to Ottoline Morrell, with his autograph gift inscription on the front free endpaper, "O.M. from B. April 1911. Studlands.

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        Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, on a oblong folio sheet of music paper, May 1911

      Dukas pens the first seven bars of ?The Sorcerer?s Apprentice,? signing underneath, ?Paul Dukas, Mai 1911.?

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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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        EUGENIE GRANDET

      Paris Ferroud 1911. In-8°, 16.6x24.1 cm., 266 pp., belle édition illustrée du classique de Balzac. Les 26 compositions d&#39;Auguste Leroux - en texte et hors texte, dont un frontispice - ont été gravées sur bois en couleurs par Florian, Froment et Duplesses. Relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d&#39;éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1200 exemplaires dont 1020 exemplaires sur vélin d&#39;Arches numérotés de 181 à 1200.

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        SYNGE AND THE IRELAND OF HIS TIME

      Churchtown, Dundrum [Ireland]:: The Cuala Press,. 1911. First edition. One of 350 copies. This copy SIGNED by Yeats on title page where he has crossed out his printed name in ink and signed beneath it, "W B Yeats." John Millington Synge (1871- 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, collector of folklore, and one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play "The Playboy of the Western World," which caused riots during its opening run at the Abbey. He suffered from Hodgkin&#39;s disease, a form of cancer which at the time was untreatable. He died just weeks shy of his 38th birthday. Yeats says of Synge, "He was a drifting silent man full of hidden passion, and loved wild islands, because there, set out in the light of day, he saw what lay hidden in himself." Crème colored cloth spine and paper boards. Bottom on spine has a small dampstain, otherwise very good or better.

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        The Book of Baseball. The National Game from the Earliest Days to the Present Season

      New York: P.F.Collier & Son, [1911]. First edition. Folio. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Charles Dana Gibson; photographically illustrated throughout. Original pictorial boards, maroon cloth back; rubbed and lightly stained. Hinges reinforced. Very good. Smith 638, Grobani 6-10 . One of the earliest histories of the game, tenth on Grobani&#39;s chronological list of general histories. Contains a review of the 1910 season, pitching instructions, a review of the minor league, and biographies of star players. The chapter on baseball&#39;s origins mentions Doubleday only in passing, and instead credits New Yorker Alex J. Cartwright and the Knickerbocker Club with the invention of baseball. Spalding&#39;s Our National Game, also published in 1911, would help cement the Doubleday creation myth

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        A Thousand end-games: A Collection of Chess Positions that can be Won or Drawn by the Best Play

      Leeds: British Chess Magazine, Ltd, 1911 2 volumes in one: xii+211+[1 ad] pages with diagrams; xvi+200 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound 3/4 red leather with stripped boards. From the library of Jens Endevoldsen. (Betts:23-8; 23-9) 1st edition. Volume on comprises a collection of 480 studies by various composers. Covers king and pawn endings, knight endings, bishop endings, including those with combinations of bishops and knights, and rook and pawn and rook and knight endings. Solutions appear on pages 141-211. Sources not given. Volume two contains studies covering endings with rook against bishop, with rooks and bishops, and with rooks, bishops and knights, and queen endings. Solutions appear on pages 135-189. Sources not given. An essay on the "strategy and tactics of the end game" completes the work. Condition Points rubbed, small scratch to front heal cover, several signatures on front end paper including Jans Enevoldsen in green. A very good copy. . First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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        The Works

      London, Chatto and Windus,, 1911. With an introduction by Andrew Lang. 25 volumes, octavo (186 × 122 mm). Finely bound for Hatchards in tan calf, double brown morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines, flat bands, twin rule to boards, decoration to turn-ins, plain endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Some occasional light foxing, light spotting to fore-edge, an excellent set handsomely bound. The Swanston edition. Limited to 2,060 numbered copies.

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        WORKS, The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson

      New York; 1911-1912: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons In 27 volumes, beautifully bound by Crombie & Lamothe for Wilkinson & Lancaster in 3/4 dark green crushed morocco over decorative green paper covered boards with matching endpapers, top edges gilt, raised bands, compartments lettered and decorated in a gilt floral motif with one red flower, folding map frontispiece in volume 19. A few small scuffs or rub marks to paper otherwise an exceptionally handsome set. see pics. Octavo.

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        The Works

      London; Chatto and Windus,, 1911. With an introduction by Andrew Lang. 25 volumes, octavo (187 × 124 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, green cloth boards, green endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Black and white frontispiece to each volume. Light partial toning to endpapers, some mild foxing to a few leaves and to fore-edges, spines uniformly faded to tan, an excellent set. Swanston edition. Limited edition of 2,060 numbered copies. A handsome set of Stevenson&#39;s works.

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        Stories From Hans Andersen

      1911. One of 100 Copies Printed on Japanese Vellum Signed by Edmund DulacA Unique CopyIn a Handsome, Unrecorded Variant Binding[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans [Christian]. Stories from Hans Andersen. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1911].Edition de Luxe, limited to 100 numbered copies printed on Japanese Vellum and signed by the artist, this copy being no. 20. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 309 x 249 mm.). viii, 250, [2] pp. Mounted color frontispiece, with descriptive tissue guard printed in black, and twenty-seven mounted color plates (included in pagination). Plates framed with thick pale green line border and accompanied by guard leaves printed in pale green with stylized pineapples on the recto and border of snowflakes above descriptive caption on the verso. Text pages with pale green snowflake borders at top and bottom. All leaves framed with double pale green lines.Original dark chocolate brown pigskin pictorially stamped with three-peacock design and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine, with Hodder & Stoughton gilt-stamped at spine foot. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Endpapers printed in pale green with repeated design of stylized peacocks. A stunning copy, unique, and arguably the finest copy of the De Luxe Edition. The binding and endpapers do not conform to Hughey&#39;s description, and appear to be unique to this handsome copy. As she notes, the pigskin binding, ("brandy colour," not dark chocolate-brown, as here), should only have two thin gilt rules as frame, gilt lettering, date 1911 on spine, and white endpapers, not illustrated as here and in the trade edition. We contacted her for insight. Having seen only two copies of the Edition De Luxe, William Randolph Hearst&#39;s and another viewed at a Washington book fair, she reports:"So, where does your copy fit in? And when was it bound? I tend to think it was done close to original printing time, November 1911. There were a lot of oddball copies done then...The title was sold very quickly - all sold by December 1911. The fact that your endpapers are paper available at the time [to the trade edition] tends to date it...It is possible that someone or firm had this done for your copy #20. Your copy&#39;s binding design on front cover is clearly an adaptation of the endpapers but I do not think by Dulac as it does not appear in any of his other editions of Hans Andersen&#39;s work. Someone may not have liked the plain cover..."If that&#39;s the case, we&#39;d like to thank them. This special copy is the better for it.Hughey 27.

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        The White Peacock.

      London: William Heinemann 1911.. First English edition, 8vo, (iv), 496 pp. Some light foxing, free endpapers browned. Original dark blue cloth, extremities rubbed, gilt titled spine. Roberts A1b. Lawrence's first novel, published the day after the New York edition. This copy is Roberts' variant (4), with cancel pages 227-230 and the preliminaries reprinted and pasted in. The binding is the first state (one of 750 copies) with a blind stamped windmill to the lower cover.

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        Tannhauser

      London: GG Harrap & Co, 1911 A Dramatic Poem. 1st ed, 16 pls, Good, limp suede. In the uncommon limp tan suede, gilt titles and illustration, a little marked, corners and edges bumped and worn, some chips. Spine, relaid, retaining most of the old, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, illustrated endpapers, no inscriptions, hinges strengthened, not paginated but 108 leaves, 16 superb tipped in plates by Pogany, with numerous other illustrations, all within decorative borders, 3 of the plates have creases, some offsetting to edges of fep, letterpress and fine illustrations lithographed by Vincent Brooks, Day and Sons Ltd, London, the four colour plates printed by Henry Stone and Son, Ltd, Banbury. A good set in the rare suede with outstanding illustrations by Pogany. WAGNER, Wilhelm Richard was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist primarily known for his operas. See Wiki. POGANY, William Andrew ("Willy") (born Vilmos Andreas Pogány), was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children&#39;s and other books. See Wiki.

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