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        The Winchester Edition of the Novels [Works] of Jane Austen. The works include: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Lady Susan, The Watsons, as well as the Letters

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1911., 1911. Complete in 12 volumes including the Letters; 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent red half morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines in 5 compartments; red cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. A very attractive, fine set, a little dusty to edges only.

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        THE NOVELS. The Winchester edition

      John Grant.Edinburgh.,1911. 12 VOLUMES.Large 8vo.(8.5 x 6 inches).Complete.Includes the minor works and the Letters of Austen.Finely bound in recent full tan morocco,raised bands,red and green labels,gilt.Spine compartments decorated with gilt devices.Gilt ruled borders on boards.Top edges gilt,others untrimmed.A fine set of the most popular edition.:

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        The Novels [Works] of Jane Austen. The works include: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1911., 1911. The Winchester Edition. 10 volumes, 8vo.; complete as published. Finely bound in recent dark blue half morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines in 5 compartments, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. Age toning to page edges. A handsome set.

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        THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1911 First Edition of this Haycraft Queen, Queen's Quorum title and the first Father Brown collection. A near fine, exceptionally bright, fresh copy in red cloth, gilt titles, some very light foxing throughout. Black and white illustrations. 8vo. 356 pp. Adapted into film with Sir Alec Guinness as Father Brown. A handsome copy of this Keating and MLC 5 Dagger Classic. Superior example.. 1st Edition.

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        The World Crisis, full set of first editions, four of six in dust jackets

      Here is a beautiful, collector-grade full set of six first editions, four of them in dust jackets. Collectors will note that the U.S. is the true first edition, as U.S. publication preceded the British. Churchill was in a special position to write this history of the First World War, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915. After the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, he was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose, containing what is regarded as some of Churchill's finest writing. All six volumes offered are first edition, first printing, ranging from truly fine to near-fine condition. All four dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing their original front flap prices. The Unknown War dust jacket is clean with fractional loss confined to the spine ends, some wrinkling and a .5 inch closed tear at the spine head, and modest spine toning. The Aftermath jacket has light overall edge wear, losses at the spine ends to a maximum depth of .25 inch, and modest toning to the spine. The 1916-1918 Volume I jacket has clean and complete faces with just light age toning and minor wear at the corners. The jacket spine is a bit darkened with fractional loss at the spine head and chipping to a maximum depth of 3/8 inch at the spine tail. The 1916-1918 Volume II dust jacket has a clean and complete rear face with just a hint of age toning and minor wear at the corners. The jacket's front face is slightly more toned (likely due to transfer browning from the slipcase in which it was originally issued), bears a few tiny dark spots, and has three tiny chips along the top edge (likely where the jacket long ago caught on the aforementioned slipcase). The jacket spine is a lightly toned with fractional losses at the spine ends and a tiny hole along the lower third of the rear hinge. The volumes beneath the jackets are all excellent. The Unknown War is a truly fine, bright copy with a 1931 previous owner inscription inked on the ffep, a tiny Chicago bookseller's sticker affixed to the rear pastedown, and ghosting on the rear endpaper from the rear dust jacket flap. The Aftermath is near-fine with no spotting, just some age-toning to the untrimmed fore edge, some dust soiling to the top edge, and a bookshop sticker on the rear pastedown. Both 1916-1918 volumes are near-fine. The bindings are extremely clean, marked only by slight dulling to the bottom edges of the spines. The contents are clean and tight with no ownership marks. The untrimmed fore edges show the usual age-toning and the top edge shows some soiling and light spotting. The two unjacketed volumes - 1911-1914 and 1915 - are unusually bright and clean examples. The 1911-1914 volume is of special note. The first printing proved particularly prone to both extreme sunning and blackening of the gilt. Here is an extraordinary fine and extremely unusual example with rich, unfaded spine color, strong gilt, pristine binding, and crisp, immaculate contents. We have never seen a finer copy without a dust jacket. The 1915 volume is the attractive first printing binding variant featuring gilt stamping on the front cover and two gilt stars on the spine (see Cohen p.223). Condition is near-fine, with excellent spine presentation and only slight color shift at the spine. Trivial wear is confined to spine end wrinkling and lightly bumped corners. The contents are bright and tight with a small owner ink stamp on the pastedowns and a crease to the ffep. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(I-V), Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103.

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        Dessin original : "une jambe qui sait se conduire"

      Dessin original d'André Hellé, 32 x 24 cm, à l'encre et au crayon, d'un soldat japonais. Légendé. Six trous de punaises sur les côtés, bord supérieur légèrement empoussiéré, un numéro au crayon au coin supérieur gauche, quelques inscriptions au verso. « "Hellé est l'un des grands noms de l'histoire du livre moderne pour enfants, admiré ?voire adoré ? par beaucoup, salué par toutes les anthologies, depuis Apollinaire et Carco jusqu'aux plus récentes publiées à travers le monde. On se souvient de la Boite à joujoux, dont Debussy écrivit la musique, et de son Arche de Noé, dont la deuxième version a été rééditée par Circonflexe. (...) Grâce aux travaux de Claude-Anne Parmegiani et Annie Renonciat, à l'exposition Livre mon ami et à celle consacrée à Hellé par la Bibliothèque Faidherbe, on connaît son style : un monde ludique et coloré, où les personnages sont des jouets et les jouets des personnages. La naïveté de l'inspiration est sublimée par la géométrie des lignes simplifiées : l'imagerie se fait ici ultra-moderne. De récentes recherches ont permis d'établir la date de publication de la première version de l'Arche de Noé, sous la houlette du génial imprimeur-éditeur Alfred Tolmer : 1911. Cette date est surprenante : nous ne sommes pas dans les années 1930, mais à l'époque de Benjamin Rabier, de Job, de Boutet de Monvel, de Beatrix Potter et de Bécassine. Les artistes russes n'ont pas encore apporté ce regard nouveau qui allait définitivement rénover le livre d'images. Le singulier modernisme d'André Hellé a 20 ans ?et une guerre- d'avance ! Disons tout de suite que, en ce qui concerne le livre d'images c'est la France qui est incontestablement à l'avant-garde. Elle l'est depuis 1912. Quel scandale avait produit Hellé. On cherchait en vain à cet art audacieux un ancêtre à travers la longue et noble lignée des illustrateurs du XIXe siècle. Andre Hellé, c'était tout neuf. On se disait qu'il était bien facile de faire ces animaux en bois avec des couleurs unies. Mais ces animaux et personnages qui faisaient penser à des jouets en bois étaient extraordinairement vivants. Dédaignant les détails, Hellé avait saisi le rythme caché et il le traduisait avec une apparente naïveté. En réalité toutes ces images débordaient d'esprit et de finesse et Debussy le comprit, lui qui composa pour La boite à joujoux l'exquise musique de ballet que l'on applaudit encore chaque année à l'Opéra-Comique. Hellé a été le courageux précurseur. Il a d'ailleurs continué à créer album après album: Le tour du monde en 80 pages, Maman les petits bateaux, les Douze Plus Belles Fables du monde, etc., etc. On ne saurait dire qu'il a eu des imitateurs ou même des disciples. Mais avec lui le mouvement moderne de peinture est entré dans l'illustration du livre pour enfants, et quand on voit maintenant les livres de Parain, de Tranchant, d'Edy Legrand, de Brunhof, on ne peut se défendre de songer à celui qui fut l'avant-coureur de l'avant-garde, tout seul, avant la guerre, il y a bien longtemps." (Claire Huchet Bishop, French Review, 1936) Mais d'où venait-il, ce Hellé ? Il naît de parents pharmaciens à Boissy Saint-Léger, en mars 1871, tandis que Paris est à feu et à sang, et que la France doit céder l'Alsace-Lorraine à l'Allemagne. Il fait un passage à Louis-le-Grand, prend quelques leçons de piano, mais semble surtout s'intéresser au dessin et à ses rêves. Devenu dessinateur et graveur, il commence vers l'âge de 25 ans à publier des dessins signés dans la presse satyrique. Il en réalisera des centaines, dans d'innombrables journaux illustrés, et sa signature ornera souvent la couverture de Fantasio, du Sourire, du Rire... En 1904, c'est la consécration : l'Assiette au beurre lui confie l'illustration d'un numéro complet (consacré au monde de la nuit parisienne.). C'est un honneur que ce jeune homme partage avec Valloton, Rabier, Steinlen, Jossot, Grandjouan, Kupka et Van Dongen ». ["extrait de la biographie d'André Hellé par Jacques Desse, publiée sur Ricochet"]. (tv) Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        ACQUAINTANCES, OLD AND NEW, AMONG REFORMERS

      S. E. Tate Printing Company [Milwaukee]: [S. E. Tate Printing Company], 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. A spectacular, as new copy of a very scarce book. Duodecimo (5-1/4" x 7-3/4") bound in bright blue publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover; 115 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and several plates. Brown describes meeting Frederick Douglass and touring with Susan B. Anthony as well as her experiences as a minister. Bookplate of Brown's daughter; Gwendolen Brown Willis, on the front free endpaper. Olympia Brown (1835-1926) was refused admission to the University of Michigan because of her gender and instead attended Mount Holyoke College and Antioch University. She decided to become a preacher because she wanted to counter the prevalent and, she believed, erroneous "doctrine of endless punishment" offered by traditional hellfire-and-brimstone ministers. She had to argue to gain admittance to the Universalist Divinity School at St. Lawrence University where she became the first female graduate of a mainstream theological school. In 1863, when she was posted as minister to a congregation in Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts, she was the only female granted full clergy status in any mainstream Christian denomination. Almost as soon as she arrived in Massachusetts, she became active in the women's suffrage movement. She was later posted at a church in Bridgeport, Connecticut--where circus master P. T. Barnum was in her congregation--but received little support from her congregation, where a traditionalist faction sought to have her removed from the pulpit during her first pregnancy. She was unemployed for two years, before accepting a post at the struggling Church of the Good Shepherd in Racine, Wisconsin, which had been without a regular minister for several years. At Racine, she granted female church members equal voting rights on church matters and brought in such guest speakers as Susan B. Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, Mary Livermore, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In 1887, just after her father's death, she switched her life's priorities, becoming a part-time minister and a full-time activist for women's rights. She served as Vice President of the National Woman Suffrage Association, founded the Federal Suffrage Association in 1892 (which became the Federal Equality Association), and became one of the first members of the more radical and confrontational Woman's Party when it was formed by Alice Paul in 1913. She was one of the last of the "old time suffragettes" who lived to see women granted voting rights in 1919. After casting her first ballot in 1920 at the age of 85, she became active in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Her church in Racine has since been renamed Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church.

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        Versi e Disegni.

      Milano, Società Editrice "La Grande Attualità", 1911. 1911 In-8° grande (260x197mm), pp. 222, (2), bellissima brossura editoriale illustrata in rosso aragosta da Rubino con delicate figurazioni fiabesche. 30 illustrazioni in b.n. a piena pagina e 20 vignette in nero al tratto su pagine riquadrate e decorate in ocra. Magnifico esemplare in barbe, allo stato di nuovo. Seconda edizione, perfettamente contemporanea alla prima e ad essa tipograficamente identica (si tratta, in effetti, di una seconda tiratura emessa per saturare le richieste editoriali, essendo la prima tiratura limitata a soli 500 esemplari), di uno dei più squisiti figurati del Novecento italiano, in cui le poesie per bimbi di Rubino si fondono mirabilmente con il corredo illustrativo. Il volume è considerato il primo libro d'artista italiano per l'infanzia. Pallottino, Storia dell'illustrazione italiana, p. 226: "I versi erano stati composti tra il 1899 e il 1902, i disegni rappresentavano l'esuberante ed ironica esposizione del piu' macabro ed allucinato repertorio decorativo simbolista, mentre la 'mente' era quella del pittore, scrittore e illustratore autodidatta". Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 788. Alligo, Antonio Rubino. I libri illustrati, n. 13: "Del tutto identica alla prima edizione, salvo per la carta, per la mancanza della sovraccoperta e dell'ex-libris... Uscita contemporaneamente alla prima, come edizione economica in vendita in tutte le librerie". Alligo, Pittori di carta, II, pp. 129-130: "Nello stesso anno della prima edizione ne esce una seconda non numerata, del tutto identica alla prima salvo per la dicitura seconda edizione e per il colore della copertina, che dà sul verdino" [la nostra copia presenta invece la stessa gradazione cromatica dell'edizione originale].

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        Le Japon Militaire. L'Armée et la marine japonaises en 1910 - 1911 [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, E. Leroux 1911 Deuxième édition, 1 vol. in-12 br., Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, Yokohama, E. Leroux, Paris, s.d. (circa 1911), VI-256 pp. Exemplaire dédicacé par l'auteur à Mr. Albert Tissier "Sur le retour, voilà ce que j'écris... Lis-le quand même en souvenir d'un vieil ami qui te reste très attaché". Etat satisfaisant (dos abîmé, corps de l'ouvrage gondolé) pour cet ouvrage rare. Prix en l'état. Français

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        The Aborigines of Minnesoa; a report based on the collections of Jacob V, Brower, and on the field surveys and notes of Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis

      St. Paul, Minn., Minnesota Historical Society, 1911. First Edition. Bound in publisher's original half black leather and black cloth. Scuffing and wear to extremities as usual, otherwise a nice tight copy with sound hinges. Invaluable information regarding native american artifacts and maps giiving the locations of all of the burial mounds around the state. Image available on request. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Thoughts on Hunting in a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend. De Luxe signed limited edition

      London Hodder and Stoughton [1911]. VG : in very good condition. Sm. marking to to spine and minor wear to corners. Teg - remaining edges uncut. Signed by the illustrator beneath limitation number Limited Editionn [91/350] Gilt embellished Morrocco/leather cover xxii, 155pp :: 25 captioned tissue-guarded, tipped-in colour plates :: 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8") :: Peter Beckford was the nephew of William Beckford (1709-70), the Jamaican-born Lord Mayor of London. A series of letters that Peter Beckford had written, he collected and published in 1781 as 'Thoughts on Hunting'. The Sporting World journal at that time concluded that he 'was master of the subject on which he wrote'

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        Improvements in propellers applicable for aerial machines.

      [Redhill, Love & Malcolmson for His Majesty Stationery Office, 1911]. Large 8vo. Well preserved; sometime machine stitched into a volume, now disbound; from the Patents Department of Manchester Free Library, with stamp in upper margin of the first page, accession date 9 September 1911. 3 pp. [1, blank] + one lithographic plate.. The extremely rare propeller patent that constitutes Wittgenstein's first publication, and without doubt the scarcest. It is his work on the propeller presented here and the mathematical problems associated with the development of it that leads Wittgenstein to consider the foundations of mathematics, considerations that directly lead him to philosophy and logic and to an immediate change of career, without which the entire tradition of modern philosophy and logic would have looked completely different. The present publication, published at the mere age of 21, is arguably responsible for catapulting Wittgenstein into his philosophical career. After taking out the patent, Wittgenstein quit his aeronautical career and stopped working on his jet-engine. Not until recently has the great importance of the invention to early aviation been recognized - Wittgenstein's scheme anticipated by three decades developments in which blade-tip jets were used to drive the rotors of hybrid helicopters. Wittgenstein's patent had within it the seeds of the centrifugal-flow gas turbine engine, later to be developed in the 1930'ies by Frank Whittle, the father of jet-propulsion and the inventor of the torbojet engine. About 30 years after Wittgenstein's invention, the engine was reinvented, by Friedrich Doblhoff, this time leading to a completely new concept for a helicopter, which was successfully tested for the first time in 1943. The patent was unknown to all Wittgenstein biographers and scholars, confirming the extreme scarcity of it. Only von Wright mentions Wiggtenstein's work, and only indirectly, probably not knowing about the patent. Wittgenstein apparently told him "the problem on which he worked at Manchester has since become very urgent". Von Wright's assumption was that he was referring to the emergence of reaction engines in modern aircraft

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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: McBride}. Red cloth binding with gold lettering. Top edge gold. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, clean boards and spine, mildly rolled spine, minor repair to endpaper hinges, previous owner's name at the front endpaper, light foxing.

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        Nord i Tåkeheimen. Utforskningen av Jordens Nordlige Strøk i Tidlige Tider.

      Kristiania 1911. 4to. IX + 603 s. Illustr. av forf. Orig. helshirtingbd. m. forgylt dekor. Pent og fast ekspl

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        REVELATIONS OF THE SECRET SERVICE

      London: F.V. White & Co. Ltd.., 1911 Presentation Copy From The Father Of The Espionage & Spy Fiction Novel. First Edition. 8vo., 312pp. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine & upper board. A very good or better copy showing light spotting on the fore edge. Subtitled: Being The Autobiography Of Hugh Morrice, Chief Travelling Agent Of The Confidential Department Of His Britannic Majesty's Government. The Author's holograph inscription on the half-title: "With The Author's Compliments". Considered the originator of the Espiona ge story, Le Queux's work over a 20 year span from 1890 through 1910, anticipated almost every development in the genre until the works of Eric Ambler appeared. This master of novels & short stories of mystery, crime & the intentional intrigue is re puted to have been a member of the British Secret Service & began his writings about secret agents largely to finance his work for British Intelligence which require much travelling & socializing with Royalty & other high ranking people. His Mysteri es Of A Great City, [1920] is a QQ [Queen's Quorum Selection]. A very uncommon title seldom offered for sale.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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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: McBride}. Red cloth binding with gold lettering. Top edge gold. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, clean boards and spine, mildly rolled spine, minor repair to endpaper hinges, previous owner's name at the front endpaper, light foxing.

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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.

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        Festschrift zur 200 jährigen Jubelfeier der ältesten europäischen Porzellanmanufaktur Meissen, 1710-1910.

      F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig 1911. Folio. 377 Textabbildungen. Portrait, XVI,207,(1 blank) pp. + 43 plates (10 coloured). Publisher´s cloth with title in gilt on upper board and spine. Some rubbing and soiling to boards. Interior fine. 38,5 x 30,5 cm

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        Ethan Frome

      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: McBride}. Red cloth binding with gold lettering. Top edge gold. Book Condition: Very Good, light shelf wear, clean boards and spine, mildly rolled spine, minor repair to endpaper hinges, previous owner's name at the front endpaper, light foxing."

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        Peter and Wendy. Illustrated by F.D. Bedford.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1911].. First edition. 8vo. (viii), 267, (1) pp. Bound by Birdsall & Son of Northampton in contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, spine with gilt tooled raised bands, olive morocco gilt lettered label, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, pictorial title and 11 black and white plates Spotting to the fore and lower edge, contents otherwise clean, a lovely copy.

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        Note Books of Percy Bysshe Shelley From the Originals in the Library of W. K. Bixby. Deciphered, Transcribed, and Edited, with a Full Commentary by H. Buxton Forman, C. B. In Three Volumes.

      St. Louis: Privately Printed for William K. Bixby, 1911.. Frontis, xvi, 209 pp.; vii, 187 pp.; vii, 179 pp. 8vo. Quarter vellum over gray boards. Gilt titles. Tan slipcases. Limited edition of 250 copies. Illus. with b/w plates. Bixby permitted the Bibliophile Society to publish a limited edition of 465 copies of the manuscript he had purchased from Richard Garnett of the British Museum. He reserved the right to print privately 250 copies for presentation purposes of which this is number 104, presented to the author Isaac H. Lionberger, and inscribed and numbered by Bixby in the year of publication. Edges and boards soiled, more so on Volume I which is without a slipcase. Foxing to endpapers. All volumes tight, especially volumes II & III which have never been opened. Overall a very good or better set of the less common edition. Slipcases are rubbed and a bit soiled. All volumes are now protected by clear archival jackets.

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        Tannhauser

      Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. New York; (1911): Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. no pagination, translated by T.W. Rolleston, beautifully illustrated by Willy Pogany, each page illustrated in black often with accents or red, contains 16 tipped in color plates, pictorial endpapers accented in blue, red, tan and gray. A striking production of Wagner's dramatic poem of fantasy brilliantly illustrated by Pogany, bound in gray pictorial cloth accented in blue, black and gilt, spine gilt, some general finger soiling and rubbing. A very nice copy of this spectacular work.. First Edition. Quarto.

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        The Starlit Mire (Review Copy)

      London & New York: John Lane, 1911 In green cloth with gilt title and image, tooling to edges in white ink, covers faded very slightly at top edges. Spine has title in gilt, edges worn very slightly. Internally NO inscriptions, an edition limited to 350 copies for sale in England and America, tissue guarded B&W frontis, title page has an embossed stamp stating Review Copy with John Lanes Compliments, lightest very sparse foxing. Ten superb illustrations by Austin Osman Spare, (viii), 62 pp, (2). Very minimal light foxing to first and last few pages. (ODNB Austin Osman SPARE, described by Mario Praz as a ‘Satanic occultist’ (The Romantic Agony, 2nd edn, 1951, 396 n. 59) and condemned by Crowley as a black magician, Spare was none the less a keen member of the RSPCA. Urban but unworldly, he stayed eccentrically close to working-class life, and in the mid-1930s produced a set of Surrealist Racing Forecast Cards for picking winners. Misleadingly promoted as a proto-surrealist, or pigeon-holed as an Edwardian decadent, Spare was a maverick artist whose best work carries an exceptional charge. He was above all a prodigious draughtsman, and a prime candidate for inclusion in what Peter Ackroyd has often termed ‘the Cockney visionary tradition’ (Blake, 1995, 92). Examples of Spare's work are in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum, London, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.) (OCLC 557281800)

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        SEA FAIRIES

      1911. 1. BAUM,L.FRANK. THE SEA FAIRIES. NY:Reilly & Britton (1911). 8vo, green cloth, pictorial label featuring the faces of the three main characters, slight cover rubbing and a few tiny random spots else near fine. 1st ed., 1st issue in first state binding (with last 2 lines transposed on p.95 & and lines 14 & 15 transposed on p. 105) of this scarce non-Oz fantasy. Illustrated by J. R. NEILL with cover label, pictorial endpapers plus 12 duotone plates surrounded by green irridescent pictorial border plus many full page and partial page black & whites. This is a really nice copy of wonderful fantasy tale.

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        La Comedia del divino Dante Alighieri da Firenze con la esposizione di Giuseppe Landino Passerini da Cortona.

      In Firenze. Apresso L. S. Olschki, 1911. 3 p.l., [v]-xl, [1], 524 p., 1 l.; 43.5 cm. Reproduces 101 facsimiles of woodcuts in the Venice, 1491 edition. A magnificent effort of book production to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Divine Comedy. Gabriele d'Annunzio was to have contributed a life of Dante. He never completed it, so his 'Vita' was replaced by an earlier, already published essay on Dante. Everything else is first-rate. The handmade paper was commissioned for this edition, which was printed in 300 copies. (this is number 41). The binding is leather over wooden boards with iron clasps, bosses, and a bust of Dante (in six copies, one of which is in the Pierpont Morgan Library, the clasps, bosses, etc. are of silver). In this copy the previous owner, a Dante scholar, began annotating on the title-page, the beautiful title-page. He made two notes, then came to his senses (or someone beat him senseless). The NUC (132: 646: ND0037108) records five copies: DLC, CU, FU, DCU, MH. We have had a clamshell box made for it by James DiMarcantonio, Hope Bindery & Box Company. The condition is generally excellent; there is some scuffing, a few of the nails for the ironwork have come out. We had the leather of the clasps replaced. One of the great editions of Dante. OB1000.

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        44 COVERS FROM MITSUKOSHI MAGAZINE

      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.

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        The Aborigines of Minnesoa; a report based on the collections of Jacob V, Brower, and on the field surveys and notes of Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis

      First Edition. Bound in publisher's original half black leather and black cloth. Scuffing and wear to extremities as usual, otherwise a nice tight copy with sound hinges. Invaluable information regarding native american artifacts and maps giiving the locations of all of the burial mounds around the state. Image available on request. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Ethan Frome

      Scribners New York: Scribners. 1911. First. First edition, first issue. A very good copy with some foxing and slightly spine cocked, lacking the rare dustwrapper. Author Fannie Hurst's copy, with her attractive bookplate on the front pastedown. Wharton's greatest tragedy, which, along with The Age of Innocence, ranks as her masterpiece. .

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        Ethan Frome (First Edition)

      Charles Scribner's Sons 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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        Seiho Junishi Jo (An Album of the Twelve Zodiacal Signs by Seiho)

      Geisodo Yamada Naosaburo Kyoto: Geisodo Yamada Naosaburo, 1911. Small folio. Folding album consisting of twelve ink wash and color prints on thirteen sheets, each bearing Seiho's chop mark. One of the key figures of modern Japanese painting, Seiho (1864 - 1942) absorbed elements of European-style painting -- Impressionism, in particular -- and successfully fused them into traditional Japanese styles, especially those of the Maruyama-Shijo School. The present work, which is considered a masterpiece of Shijo artistry, clearly demonstrates this harmony between styles. Seiho was awarded the first Order of Cultural Merit in 1937. Two small holes on the front blank, else a bright, clean copy in original paper-covered boards, which show light edgewear and abrasions to front cover. Housed in a rough cloth folding case with bone clasps.

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        De l'anaphylaxie ou sensibilite croissante des organismes... 33pp., 4to. Autograph manuscript signed

      Paris, 1911. 33-Page Autograph Manuscript on Anaphylaxis by Nobel Prize Winning ImmunologistRichet, Charles (1850-1935). De l'anaphylaxie ou sensibilite croissante des organismes des doses successives de poison. Autograph manuscript signed, 33 numbered loose leaves, prepared for the printer with numerous erasures and corrections. [Paris, probably before 1911.]. 210 x 157 mm. Light horizontal crease where previously folded, minor soiling, rust-marks from paper clip on first and last leaves. Very good. Preserved in a cloth folder. Richet, together with his colleague Paul Portier, discovered the phenomenon of anaphylaxis in 1902, while researching the toxins produced by the Portuguese man-of-war and sea anenome. In an attempt to convey immunity and determine experimentally the parameters of toxicity of these poisons, Richer and Portier injected dogs with doses too small to be dangerous. However, they discovered that second doses of the poison caused immediate death in some of their experimental animals, leading them to conclude that the poison had an effect exactly opposite to the immunizing properties of serums, vaccines, etc.--instead of reinforcing the body's resistance to a foreign substance, a sublethal dose of the poison diminished it. Richet continued his investigations on anaphylaxis, constructing a general theory of the phenomenon in 1907 (see G-M 2599), and attempting to explain the function of anaphylaxis in evolutionary terms. In 1913 he received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discovery.

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        RECORD OF RECENT CONSTUCTION, NOS. 61-70, BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

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

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        The Starlit Mire (Review Copy)

      In green cloth with gilt title and image, tooling to edges in white ink, covers faded very slightly at top edges. Spine has title in gilt, edges worn very slightly. Internally NO inscriptions, an edition limited to 350 copies for sale in England and America, tissue guarded B&W frontis, title page has an embossed stamp stating Review Copy with John Lanes Compliments, lightest very sparse foxing. Ten superb illustrations by Austin Osman Spare, (viii), 62 pp, (2). Very minimal light foxing to first and last few pages. (ODNB Austin Osman SPARE, described by Mario Praz as a 'Satanic occultist' (The Romantic Agony, 2nd edn, 1951, 396 n. 59) and condemned by Crowley as a black magician, Spare was none the less a keen member of the RSPCA. Urban but unworldly, he stayed eccentrically close to working-class life, and in the mid-1930s produced a set of Surrealist Racing Forecast Cards for picking winners. Misleadingly promoted as a proto-surrealist, or pigeon-holed as an Edwardian decadent, Spare was a maverick artist whose best work carries an exceptional charge. He was above all a prodigious draughtsman, and a prime candidate for inclusion in what Peter Ackroyd has often termed 'the Cockney visionary tradition' (Blake, 1995, 92). Examples of Spare's work are in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum, London, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.) (OCLC 557281800)

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        THE STARLIT MIRE. With ten drawings by Austin Osman Spare.

      John Lane 1911 In-8 p., tela editoriale, tagli superiori dorati, pp. VIII,61,(3), molto ben illustratop fuori testo. da 10 tavole di disegni eseguiti dall'artista inglese Austin Osman Spare (1888 -1956), pittore, incisore. Prima ediz. illustrata. Cfr. Fanelli-Godoli "Dizionario degli illustratori simbolisti e Art Nouveau",II, p. 203 che cita anche l'illustrazione di quest'opera. Bella edizione, in tiratura limitata di 350 copie. In buono stato (good copy). .

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        [Lefler, Heinrich] Csoda Album

      Konyvnyomdajaban 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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        The Domestic Architecture of England During the Tudor Period

      B.T. Batsford 1911. 3 vols. SUBSCRIBER'S EDITION. Buckram edges have been sympathetically repaired. Although the issued title page is dated 1911, the prospectus to vols 1 and 2 indicates that they were published before 1909 and that vol. 3 was initially scheduled for publication in 1911. The three volumes contain in total 246 pages of text and 180 plates comprising both photographs and architectural details - these plates are rather confusingly mixed across the three volumes, but they are complete; the title pages to volumes one and two were issued with volume 3; volume 3 also contains a complete list of subscribers. Very nice set 103a

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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

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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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