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      1911. The First Act in [Pogany's] Trilogy of MasterworksLimited to 525 Copies Signed and Numbered by the Artist[BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, Binders]. [POGANY, Willy, artist]. WAGNER. Richard. Tannhauser. A Dramatic Poem by Richard Wagner Freely Translated in Poetic Narrative Form by T.W. Rolleston. London: G.G. Harrap, n.d. [1911]. Limited to 525 copies signed and numbered by the artist, this being copy no. 41. Quarto (10 1/2 x 7 in; 267 x 179 mm). Unpaginated. Sixteen color tipped-in plates, with illustrations in black and white or orange to each page, some full. Initials.Bound c. 1960 by Bayntun-Riviere in full tan morocco and finished by their Christopher Lewis with a multi-colored morocco pictorial onlay within a sunken panel enclosed within a gilt decorated frame. Gilt decorated compartments. Gilt rolled edges. Gilt rolled turn-ins. All edges gilt. A flawless copy. Housed in a later plush-lined drop-back clamshell box.William Andrew ("Willy") Pogany (born Vilmos Andreas Pogány) (August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. Pogany's best known works consist of illustrations of classic myths and legends done in the Art Nouveau style. He also worked as an art director on several Hollywood films, including Fashions of 1934 and Dames.The publication of Pogány's Tannhauser was "the first act in his trilogy of masterworks focused on Wagner's Germanic tales, and one of the quintet that is considered his finest work. Pogány clearly approached the commission to improve and extend techniques that he had developed through his preceding work, particularly The Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám, and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Along with Tannhäuser, Parsifal, and Lohengrin these five books immortalized his career as an llustrator. That commitment to ongoing innovation resulted in an incredible suite of illustrations, including color lithographs, monotone and marginal illustrations and the delightful tipped-in color plates (produced in four-color process) included in Tannhauser. Themes of medieval chivalry, erotic love and moral tests are illustrated in a lavish fashion by Pogány with an outstanding use of iconography, form and colour" (Houfe).Chris Lewis was one of Bayntun-Riviere's most talented 'finishers'. He designed and finished many unique inlaid bindings during his time at Bayntun-Riviere in the 1960s and then again prior to his death in the late 1990s.Houfe, p. 417.

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      1911. 1. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. TANNHAUSER by Robert Wagner. London: Harrap, (1911). 4to (8 x 11 1/4"), full brown calf with gilt tooled cover and spine, top edge gilt, some edge and joint rubbing else tight, clean and VG- Fine. 1st edition. LIMITED TO ONLY 525 NUMBERED COPIES FOR ENGLAND AND AMERICA SIGNED BY POGANY (this is #317). A beautiful book, this is printed on heavy grey paper and is illustrated by Pogany with 16 tipped-in color plates, full page black and whites, orange text illustrations plus beautiful color pictorial endpapers. The calligraphic text with decorative initials is also by Pogany. The binding has a lovely art nouveau cover design and the spine is heavily embossed. This is a sumptuous production, rare in the limited edition.

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      Published by G.G. Harrap & Co., 1911. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Pogany, Willy. Very good condition. Limited to 525 signed and numbered copies. Dark green calf binding with tooled design and title on front cover. Tooled title and decoration to spine. 16 beautiful tipped-in colour plates. Printed on thick grey paper, every page has lithographed orange or black illustrations. Endpapers and prelims are illustrated in multiple colours, predominantly blue. Top edge gilt. SIGNED by artist to limitation page, this is copy no. 254. Corners and cover edges very lightly rubbed. Spine browned. Light page edge browning. A super copy of a scarce book. [R]

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        Tannhauser : a dramatic poem / by Richard Wagner ; freely translated in poetic narrative form by T. W. Rolleston ; presented by Willy Pogany

      London : G. G. Harrap, [1911], 1911. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: [108] leaves of plates : illus. (some col., part. mounted) ; 29 cm. Subjects: Wagner, Richard -- Tannhauser -- Operas -- Librettos. Notes: Illustrated end papers. Text of printed in black and red (in several colours on t.p.) on tinted paper. Text in handwritten cursive hand. Col. illus. (relief halftones) mounted. Very good copy bound in gilt-blocked decorative cloth. Gilt and colour-illus. front panel. Spine bands somewhat worn. Panel edges dulled and rubbed. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      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's and other books. See Wiki.

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        THE SENSITIVE PLANT (In Exceedingly Rare Dust Jacket)

      London: Heinemann, 1911. Shelley, Percy Bysshe. THE SENSITIVE PLANT. London & Philadelphia: William Heinemann & J.P. Lippincott, [1911]. First Charles Robinson Illustrated Edition, bound in stunning original publisher's green cloth blocked in gold, top edge gilt; profusely illustrated throughout with 18 tipped-in color plates (including frontispiece). A brilliant late Art Nouveau gem with distinctive pre-Raphaelite inspiration . Lovely bi-chrome and monochrome illustrations, title page and vignettes, decorative borders and initials, all by Charles Robinson. Introduction by Edmund Gosse (who provides a very thorough and somewhat poetic tale of the genesis of Shelley's composition of "The Sensitive Plant" and the lady who might have inspired it). A FINE copy indeed in a VERY GOOD TO FINE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET which features a replication of the beautiful endpaper design). The dustwrapper is unrestored and complete, just the most minor of edge-wear, slightly nicked at the tip of the spine with two corresponding very small closed tears but, considering the thick, almost cardboard quality of the DJ, it is a remarkable survival in this condition. This is the kind of book one wishes to acquire in superb condition and so rarely has that opportunity. Fifty times the rarity, quality and desirability for thrice the price.. Fine/Very Good to Near Fine. Illus. by Charles Robinson.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Sensitive Plant, The

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

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      1911. 1. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. THE SENSITIVE PLANT by Percy Bysshe Shelley. London & Philadelphia: Heinemann & Lippincott, no date [1911] printed in England. 4to (8 x 10 1/2"), FULL PUBLISHER'S VELLUM WITH ELABORATE GILT PICTORIAL DESIGN on cover and spine, top edge gilt, Fine in pictorial dust wrapper (chipped at spine ends). 1st edition. Illustrated by Robinson with pictorial endpapers, 18 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards, plus illustrations on each page of text. Printed on heavy coated stock, this is a magnificent copy of a lavishly produced book. This vellum edition is scarce, most likely done by the publisher for presentation.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1911. Very Good. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, ed. THE PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN TEN VOLUMES. New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911. var. pp. Uniformly bound, 4to., rebound in textured black cloth with gilt spine lettering. Clean and bright, except for one small pale mark to front board of Volume VII. Grey endpapers. A few corners gently bumped. Color title page preceding title page announces "Semi-Centennial Memorial" edition. B/w photo reproductions, maps, illustrations. Contributors include William Peterfield Trent, John E. Gilman, Allen C. Redwood, Samuel A. Cunningham, Holland Thompson, Henry W. Elson, James Barnes, Charles King, John W. Headley, L. R. Stegman, Frederick Dent Grant, O. E. Hunt, Theo. F. Rodenbough, President William H. Taft, and others. Very good plus condition overall; extra shipping charges will apply.

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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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        Typed Postcard Singed to Prof. Dr. Ludwig Hopf

      Zurich, 1911. No binding. Near Fine. JUNG, Carl. Typed postcard, Signed to Prof. Dr. Ludwig Hopf. Zurich, Switzerland: March 9, 1911. Postage: Zurich. One page in German on Swiss postkarte. Sheet measures 5 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches. Near Fine Condition.& & "Dear Doctor, / I would be grateful if you would send me the passage from Aristophanes that you recently cited for me, along with the literary quotation. By so doing, you would save me a lot of search time. With great thanks in advance. / Yours truly, / Dr. Jung

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      Published by Frederick Warne & Co, 1911. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Green pictorial textured card wraps. Pictorial endpapers. Delightful colour illustrations plus b/w pictures to paint. Captions at bottom of pages and blank pages in between. Corners very slightly worn with 0.5" crack at top of spine. one very very faint mark to rear cover else covers are exceptionally clean. Endpapers and most of the pictures have been beautifully completed in watercolour. If it wasn't for the fact that the previous owner has written their initials in pencil on the pictures they've painted, it would be difficult to tell which are the originals! This copy has been protected by its original glassine dustwrapper which has a few small holes to spine with slight loss at top, also slightly chipped lower edge. Overall this is a superb copy of a scarce book and exceptionally rare in dustwrapper.

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        The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes [Peter Rabbit First Series Number Twelve]

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1911. First Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good/[No dustjacket]) A tidy copy. ______ All notable faults: Very lightly shaken, a few minor marks, light wear on the corners, regular light to moderate finger marks, two small adhesion marks on the pages 62/63, previous owner&#39;s name on the front endpaper and previous owner&#39;s inscription on the half title page. Dustjacket not present. 16906. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [3 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book. [Quinby 20 and Linder, page 429]] .

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        &#147;Relativitat und Gravitation: Erwiderung auf eine Bemerkung von M. Abraham,&#148; offprint from Annalen der Physik, Band 38, 1912

      First edition, rare offprint in original wraps. In &#147;April 1911 Albert Einstein arrived in Prague to become full professor of theoretical physics&#133; It was there, for the first time that he concentrated primarily on the problem of gravitation. Before he left Prague in July 1912 he had submitted &#147;Relativitat und Gravitation&#148; [this paper] in which he remarkably anticipated what a future theory of gravity should look like&#148; (&#147;Relativity and Gravitation: 100 Years after Einstein in Prague,&#148; June 2012 Conference).& In 1912 a &#147;debate began in the Annalen der Physik which&#133; lacked style and substance&#148; (Pais, Subtle is the Lord, The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein, 231). &#147;In language that rarely appeared in the unpolluted pages of [Annalen], [the German physicist Max] accused Einstein&#146;s theory of relativity of having &#145;exerted an hypnotic influence especially on the youngest mathematical physicists which threatened to hamper the healthy development of theoretical physics&#146;&#148; (Norton, &#147;Einstein, Nordstrom, and the Early Demise of Scalar, Lorentz Covariant Theories of Graviation,&#148; Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 45, 1, 1992, 17). &#147;In a first comment, Abraham noted that relativity was threatening the healthy development of physics since &#145;it was clear to the sober observer that this theory could never lead to a complete world picture if it were not possible&#133; to incorporate gravity.&#146; He added that Einstein had given &#145;the death blow to relativity&#146; by discarding the unconditional validity of Lorentz invariance. &#145;Someone who, like this author [Einstein], ha had to warn repeatedly against the siren song of this theory will greet with satisfaction [the fact] that its originator has now convinced himself of its untenability.&#146; &#147;Einstein shot right back [in this paper, &#147;Relativitat und Gravitation,&#148; though in measured language: &#145;[Special] relativity has a wide range of applicability [and is] an important advance; I do not believe it has impeded the progress of physics&#133; There is not the slightest ground to doubt the general validity of the relativity principle [for uniform motion].&#146; He expressed his own views about the difficult and as yet unsolved problem of gravity by making a comparison: &#145;In my opinion, the situation [regarding gravity] does not indicate the failure of the [special] relativity principle, just as the discovery and correct interpretation of Brownian motion did not lead one to consider thermodynamics and hydrodynamics as heresies.&#146; He added that he himself did not yet understand how the equivalence principle was to be implemented in general. &#147;Abraham did not give up and published a rebuttal. It adds nothing substantially new and is vicious: &#145;[Einstein] craves credit for the future theory of relativity.&#146; In reply, Einstein published a five-line statement in which he declared that the public debate was closed as far as he was concerned. To a friend he described Abraham&#146;s theory as &#145;a stately horse which lacks three legs&#133;&#146; [Despite this] Einstein considered him to have the best understanding of gravitation theories is excellent&#148; (Pais, 231-232). CONDITION & DETAILS: Offprint from Annalen der Physik, 38, 1912, pp. 1059-1064. 8vo. Tiny (pin sized) chip out of the head of the front wrap. Slight old crease down the center; minor old, small and very, very light damp stain at the head of the inner margin of the outer wrap. See photos. Very good condition. &

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        (WIEDEMANN&#145;S) ANNALEN DER PHYSIK. Hrsg. v. W. WIEN u. M. PLANCK. Begründet und fortgeführt durch F.A.C. Gren, L.W. Gilbert, J.C. Poggendorf, E. Wiedemann u. P. Drude. Kuratorium: F. Kohlrausch, M. Planck, G. Quincke, W.C. Röntgen, E. Warburg

      Lpz., Barth 1911.. 4. Folge. Bd. 34. Der ganzen Reihe 339. Bd. VIII, 1032 S. Mit insg. 6 Figurentaf.u. mehreren Textabb. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Tit. gestemp. Enthält u.a. folgende Beiträge in Erstdruck: A. EINSTEIN. Bemerkungen zu dem Gesetz von Eötvös; Ders. Eine Beziehung zwischen dem elastischen Verhalten und der spezifischen Wärme bei festen Körpern mit einatomigem Molekül; Ders. Bemerkungen zu den P. HERTZschen Arbeiten: " Über die mechanischen Grundlagen der Thermodynamik"; Ders. Bemerkung zu meiner Arbeit "Eine Beziehung zwischen dem elastischen Verhalten"; Ders. Berichtigung zu meiner Arbeit: "Eine neue Bestimmung der Moleküldimension"; W. v. IGNATOWSKY. Bermerkung zu der Arbeit. "Der starre Korper und das Relativitätsprinzip"; J. FRANCK u. R. POHL. Bemerkung zu den Versuchen des Hrn. MARX über die Geschwindigkeit der Röntgenstrahlen.

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        The Works

      New York and London: Vincent Parke and Company,, 1911. 15 volumes, octavo (232 × 156 mm). Late 20th century dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, blue endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Hand-coloured limitation page and numerous monochrome illustrations throughout. An excellent set. Edition d&#39;Amiens, limited to 600 numbered copies. A handsomely bound set of Verne&#39;s works.

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        Works [Edition d&#146;Amiens]

      1911. A Finely Bound Set of The Edition d&#146;Amiens of Jules VerneVERNE, Jules. Works of Jules Verne. Edited by Charles F. Horne, Ph.D. Professor of English, College of the City of New York; Author of &#147;The Technique of the Novel&#148;,&#148; etc. New York: Vincent Parke and Company, [1911].Edition d&#146;Amiens. Limited to 600 numbered copies, of which this is No. 122 and signed by R.G. Lancaster, Registrar. Fifteen large octavo volumes (8 5/8 x 5 13/16 inches; 220 x 151 mm). Hand-colored frontispieces, signed by the colorist, and numerous tinted plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Hand-illuminated limitation leaf. Bound by Frost of Bath ca. 1960 in full crimson polished calf, covers with double-gilt rules, spines with five shallow raised bands decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, purple and green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges and turn-ins decoratively gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very fine set.Jules Verne (1828-1905), &#147;French writer whose writings shaped the development of modern science fiction&#133;In 1863 Verne published the first of his Voyages extraordinaires&#151;Cinq semaines en ballon (1863; Five Weeks in a Balloon). The great success of the tale encouraged him to produce others in the same vein of romantic adventure, with increasingly deft depictions of fantastic but nonetheless carefully conceived imaginary scientific wonders. The Voyages continued with Le Voyage au centre de la Terre (1864; A Journey to the Center of the Earth), De la Terre à la Lune (1865; From the Earth to the Moon), Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers (1869-70; Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea), and L&#146;Île mystérieuse (1874; The Mysterious Island), in which he foresaw a number of scientific devices and developments, including the submarine, the aqualung, television, and space travel. Verne&#146;s novels were enormously popular throughout the world; one in particular, the grippingly realistic Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours (1873; Around the World in Eighty Days), generated great excitement during its serial publication in Le Temps and remained one of his most popular works&#148; (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature).

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        The British Journal Photographic Almanac and Photographer&#39;s Daily Companion, 1911, Jubilee Issue

      London: Henry Greenwood & Co., 1911. Very Good+ condition. Clean and bright. SEE PHOTOS. Hardcover. Hinges are perfect. NOT a library discard. NO owner&#39;s name or bookplate. Pages are unmarked but for occasional scattered foxing. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. 5.25" wide x 7.25" tall x 2.5" thick. Profusely illustrated with over 1000 photos, drawings, samples of photographic paper, etc. Comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in equipment, technique, developing, enlarging, with incredibly detailed price and product lists, advertisements for lenses, cameras, photo equipment, services and supplies, Kodak, info on manufacturers, photographic societies, camera clubs, obituaries, list of principal books on photography, etc. Incorporates the "Year Book of Photography and Amateurs&#39; Guide." Has several indexes. Bound in the original dark green cloth, gold embossed on front and spine, within blind stamped borders.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ condition. 1,348pp.

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        Catalogue of the philatelic library of the Earl of Crawford.

      Philatelic Literature Society, 1911. 923 large pp. 1st ed., very clean in orig. grey paper covers. Two very small library h/s's and small m/s ink number on spine.

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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'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'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'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's work. Someone may not have liked the plain cover..."If that's the case, we'd like to thank them. This special copy is the better for it.Hughey 27.

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      1911. Paperback. 1. (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. LA REINE DES NEIGES [STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN]. Paris: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza (1911). Large thick 4to (9 1/4 x 12"), cream colored wraps decorated in gold and silver, Fine condition. 1st French trade edition, printed on vellum paper (same year as English). Andersen's classic fairy tales are illustrated by Dulac with 28 magnificent tipped-in color plates with decorative borders and captioned page guards plus decorative border on text pages. Altogether a beautiful book in amazing condition considering the nature of the binding. Hughey 27mm.

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      1911. 1. GERMAN. (CASPARI,GERTRUD) GUTEN MORGEN heitere Reime mit bildern von Gertrud Caspari.. Leipzig: Alfred Hahns no date [1911] 11 auflage [1911]. 4to (9 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, near Fine. This is a book of simple rhymes for the young child, beautifully illustrated with color lithographs on every page by Caspari.

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        Avifauna Spitzbergensis. Forschungsreisen nach der Bären-Insel und dem Spitzbergen-Archipel, mit ihren faunistischen und floristischen Ergebnissen.

      Herausgegeben und verfast von Alexander Koenig. Mit 74 Textbildern, 26 Heliogrvüren, 34 Farbentafeln und einer Karte. Bonn [published by the author] 1911. 4:o. Cromolithographed frontispiece,(X,(2),294 pp. + 26 plates in heliogravüre, 23 chromolithographed plates of birds (a few with some offsetting from protective guards), 10 coloured plates of eggs in collotype and 1 large folded linen-backed map in pocket lower cover "Karte von Spitzbergen zu den A. Koenig'schen Expeditionen 1907 und 1908". Publisher`s clothbacked boards. Paper on boards with some damage from insects, loss of surface. Ex libris Bengt Falach. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz and his signature on front paste-down. 32 x 26,5 cm.. There are 24 coloured plates of birds comprising 1 by Thorburn, 11 by Keulemans, and 12 by H. Schulze of S:t petersburg. There are also 10 colored plates of eggs by G. Krause

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        ANTICHE TRINE ITALIANE: TRINE AD AGO - TRINE A FUSELLI. Raccolte e ordinate da Elisa Ricci.

      In-4 gr., 2 voll., tela edit., taglio sup. dorato. - Il vol. "Trine ad ago", II ediz., s.d. (la I è del 1908) è diviso in 4 parti, con le ill. fotografiche nel t. applic. alla pag., ed è così composto: Parte I. "Modano". "Fili tirati". "Buratto", pp. 56, con 40 figg. nel t. e 38 tavv. f.t. - Parte II. "Punto a reticello", pp. 22, con 19 figg. nel t. e 54 tavv. f.t. - Parte III. "Punto in aria", pp. 28, con 22 figg. nel t. e 54 tavv. f.t. - Parte IV. "Macramé. Punto avorio. Sfilature. Uncinetto", pp. 4, con 2 figg. nel t. e 14 tavv. f.t. - Il vol. "Trine a fuselli", I ediz., 1911, con tutte le ill. fotografiche (nel t. e f.t.) applic. alla pag., è pure diviso in 4 parti, precedute da una "Introduzione", pp. 27, con 13 ill. di cui 1 tav. a colori: - Parte I. "Venezia", da p. 31 a 76, con 33 figg. nel t. e 16 tavv. f.t. - Parte II. "Genova", pp. 30, con 21 figg. nel t. e 24 tavv. f.t. - Parte III. "Milano", pp. 16, con 11 figg. nel t. e 24 tavv. f.t. - Parte IV. "Abruzzi", pp. 26, con 32 figg. nel t. e 14 tavv. f.t. Delle figg. nel t., numerose sono a p. pag. e riproducono celebri dipinti in cui i personaggi raffigurati indossano abiti impreziositi da trine (colletti, maniche, ecc.). Le ?trine ad ago? sono tutte e sempre veneziane (se si eccettuano i "fili tirati" siciliani, piuttosto ricami che trine) e prendono nome dal modo di esecuzione: "reticello, punto in aria, ecc."; mentre le ?trine a fuselli? sono dette di Venezia, di Genova, ecc., dal paese donde vengono o vennero in origine e donde traggono i loro caratteri particolari. Ricercato ed importante repertorio, raro se completo. Un vol. con qualche fiorit. e alone, altrim. esempl. su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        Avifauna Spitzbergensis. Forschungsreisen nach der Bären-Insel und dem Spitzbergen-Archipel, mit ihren faunistischen und floristischen Ergebnissen. (2 Theile : Allgemeiner Teil Bearbeitet von Alexander Koenig. - Spezieller Teil. Bearbeitet von O. le Roi). Mit 74 Textbildern, 26 Heliogravüren, 34 Farbentafeln und einer Karte.

      Bonn, (Privately printed)1911. Large 4to. (32x27 cm.). Contemp. hcloth. Spine with gilt lettering. Cromolithographed frontispiece.(by Thorburn). X,(4),204 pp. 26 plates in heliogravüre, 33 beautiful chromolithographed plates of birds (a few with some offsetting from protective guards, can be removed), 10 fine coloured plates of eggs in collotype and 1 large folded map "Karte von Spitzbergen zu den A. Koenig'schen Expeditionen 1907 und 1908"., linen-backed in pocket at the end.. Scarce first edition of a wonderfully produced birdbook relating the account of three ornitological expeditions to Spitzbergen with a detailed discussion of the avifauna of the region. The general portion is by Koenig, the ornitological sections are by le Roi.Koenig was a man of exacting standards and possessed the wealth to promote them so his books are all privately published and superbly produced with the best craftsmanship of the era.... this work which describes the results of three collecting trips he took to the European high Arctic. He wrote the narrative and Otto le Roi did the systematic text covering 58 species of birds that they either collected or considered reliably observed in the past in the areas they covered. Le Roi also wrote briefly on the insects and plants that were collected by the expedition. Some bibliographers have mistakenly thought that le Roi was a synonym for Koenig but there is a photograph of the two men together in a later work.This is an outstanding production with magnificent photographic and drawn illustrations. Thorburn's frontispiece of Dovekies (Little Auks) is amongst the finest of ornithological tableaux and ranks with his Himalayan scenes in Beebe's Pheasants.Measurements are presented for every specimen that was collected and virtually every egg that they encountered is beautifully depicted. A fine bibliography of the ornithology of the area is also given. (Soffer Ornithology Collection).Wood, p. 421; Yale, p. 160; Zimmer, p. 359. - Nissen Illustr. Vogelbücher No 522. - Anker No. 265

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        Sensitive Plant, The

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

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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 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'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'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's Our National Game, also published in 1911, would help cement the Doubleday creation myth

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        Onkel Tom's Kebin oder di Shvartse Shklaven in Amerike (Yiddish Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin) WITH Original Advertising Plate

      Hebrew Publishing Company New York Hebrew Publishing Company 1911 First edition thus 8vo. ii, 514, [8]pp. Original blue cloth with gold-stamped image of "Liza crossing the ice" titled in Yiddish lettering "Aliza antloyft mit ihr kind ibern eyz." Gold decorated spine. Frontispiece reproduction of a photographs in sepia-tone of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Tight copy of the first edition thus of the Yiddish translation of Stowe's literary classic. Illustrated with 58 full-page b/w reproductions of drawings. Translated from the original English into Yiddish by J. Jaffe. 8 advertisement pages in Yiddish (text only) at rear. Tail of spine slightly bumped. Small stain near bottom edge of rear board. Some soiling on top, fore- and bottom edges. Gilt on spine slightly faded. Binding in very good, interior in near fine condition. WITH 8" x 11 1/2" x 1" advertising (printing) plate with the design and illustration of the front cover & spine (and image of fan-out pages on top edge) of the 1911 Yiddish edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The plate was not used for the actual edition but most likely served to create a sheet for an advertisement section in a magazine, etc. Wood at rear slightly split but holding firm. Overall very good condition. On Josef Jaffe: " of his last works was the translation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, Hebrew Publishing Company 1911." (Source: Reisen, bd 1, pp. 1230-1231. See also Raskin, bd. 4, pp. 209-211)

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        The Principles of Scientific Management. This Special Edition Printed in February 1911 for Confidential Circulation Among the Members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the Compliments of the Author.

      New York, Harper & Brothers, 1911. 8vo. In the original embossed dark green full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Capitals and corners with minor wear and a 2 cm long tear on p. 71, not affecting the text. Otherwise a very nice and well preserved copy. 77 pp.. First printing of Taylor's seminal work on 'scientific management' or 'time and motion study', which became the very first business bestseller and sparked an entire revolution in business management, today known as 'Taylorism'. -Taylor is today regarded, due to the ideas presented in the present work, as one of the most original and influential management thinkers of all time."The main lines of approach to increased efficiency were standardizing processes and machines, time and motion study. [...] The adoption of his methods contributed notably to the speedy recovery of German production after the First World War". (DSB)."Frederick W. Taylor was the first man in recorded history who deemed work deserving of systematic observation and study. On Taylor's 'scientific management' rests, above all, the tremendous surge of affluence in the last seventy-five years which has lifted the working masses in the developed countries well above any level recorded before, even for the well-to-do. Taylor, though the Isaac Newton (or perhaps the Archimedes) of the science of work, laid only first foundations, however. Not much has been added to them since - even though he has been dead all of sixty years." (Drucker, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, 1974, p. 181)"Taylor's greatest work, "The Principles of Scientific Management", was the very first business bestseller. Its influence spread to unlikely places. It was translated early into French and inspired Henri Fayol. In Russia, Lenin at one stage exhorted Soviet workers to "try out every scientific and progressive suggestion of the Taylor system". Subsequent failure to achieve Taylor-like production targets led many Soviet workers to the gulag." (The Economist)Today scientific management, sometimes known as Taylorism, is often seen as a system that has no room for the nuances of human nature in its urge to find ever greater manual efficiency. But Taylor himself is universally acknowledged to have been one of the most original and influential management thinkers of all time. His biographer, Robert Kanigel, wrote: "After Ford and Taylor got through with them, most jobs needed less of everything-less brains, less muscle, less independence." (Ibid.).PMM 403

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      1911. Good. FROM NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO WITH THE WORLD IN BETWEEN [ALBUM]. WORLD TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 1910-1911. 561 Photos. Hand lettered captions. Oblong folio, flexible thin brown textured leather, binding deteriorating, block sound. Pages with captions hand lettered in white; circular black picture corners. 561 gelatin silver print photographs, skillfully executed, 13 x 8 cm. for the most part. The first blank recto bears the title "Around The World: ... A trip leaving New York July 23rd 1910 and arriving at San Francisco July 6th 1911." A huge amount of images with travelers chronicling both the people and places they encounter. Images/places include Stavanger, Norway (lovely scenes of fjords and countryside); Moscow and St. Petersburg (portraits of Russian sailors, St. Basil's, the Kremlin); Warsaw (the Jewish quarter, street scenes); Budapest (churches, the Danube); Salzburg (Mozart's house, Oberammergau); the Bavarian mountains; the Tyrolean Alps; Verona (the ancient Roman theatre); Rome (the Palatine, the Coliseum); Port Said and Luxor, Egypt (the Pyramids, the Sphinx, shipbuilding and boats on the Nile, Luxor's streets, the temples at Harhor and Karnak), the island of Phylae and the Assouan Dam; Ceylon (Tamil people, working elephants, shrines and temples); Madura, Hyderabad, Tanjore, The Langar, Golconda, Ahmedelad, Jodhpur, Delhi, Lahore, Peshawar, Fatehpur Sikri, Benares, and Darjeeling, India (Jain temples, street scenes, snake charmers, Jama Musjid, Afghani travelers, beggars, Akbar's Tomb, funeral pyres by the Ganges); Burma (a monastery, pagodas); Penang, Malaysia (temple gardens); Canton, China (harbor views); Macao (fishing and street scenes); Manila, Mt. Mayou, The Phillipines (town and country views); and finally, Kyoto, Japan (temples, a tea house, Nara). On the last page of photographs a few pictures are missing from their corners, and captions remain. The captions themselves recall the colonialism of the times, especially when referring to indigenous people in Asia. Throughout the album the captions have occasionally faded, but most are legible. Pages are in good condition, as are most of the photographs, with some occasional creasing where the photo has escaped its corners at some point. Contents near fine, album itself only fair to good.

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      1911. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. ORIGINAL ART: SIEGFRIED AND THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS. We're pleased to offer a wonderful watercolor by Rackham used in Siegfried And The Twilight Of The Gods published in 1911. The image measures 6 1/4 x 10 1/4", beautifully framed (plexiglass) to 16" wide x 20" high, in fine condition, signed and dated. The image shows the Wanderer and the Dwarf; the former has challenged the dwarf to answer a second riddle in order to save his life. This is a fantastic piece, richly colored and with much detail.

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        Theory of superconductivity.Lancaster: American Physical Society, 1957. First edition, offprint issue.

      Very rare offprint of the 'BCS' theory of superconductivity, the first successful quantum-mechanical explanation of the disappearance of electrical resistance in certain metals at very low temperatures. Superconductivity was first observed by Kammerlingh Onnes in 1911. "In the competitive world of theoretical physics, the BCS theory was the triumphant solution of a long-standing riddle. Between 1911 and 1957, all the best theorists in the world, among them [Richard] Feynman, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Wolgang Pauli and Lev Landau had tried and failed to explain superconductivity" (Hoddesdon & Daitch, p. 3).<br/><br/> "In 1957, the Physical Review published the first fundamental theory explaining how, at low temperatures, some materials can conduct electricity entirely without resistance. Building on experimental clues and earlier theoretical hints, John Bardeen, Leon Cooper, and Robert Schrieffer, all at the University of Illinois in Urbana, explained not just the absence of electrical resistance but also a variety of magnetic and thermal properties of superconductors. The 'BCS' theory also had an important influence on theories of particle physics and provided the starting point for many attempts to explain the new high-temperature superconductors. <br/><br/> "Superconductivity was discovered in 1911, and by the 1930s, physicists had concluded that electrons in a superconductor must occupy a quantum-mechanical state distinct from that of normal conduction electrons. In 1950, researchers found that the temperature at which mercury becomes a superconductor is slightly higher for mercury isotopes of lower atomic weight, suggesting that superconductivity somehow involves motion of the atoms in a material as well as the electrons. <br/><br/> "Following up on this 'isotope effect,' Bardeen and Illinois colleague David Pines showed theoretically that within an atomic lattice, electrons could attract one another, despite their strong electrostatic repulsion. Essentially, an electron can create vibrations among the lattice atoms, which can in turn affect other electrons, so the attraction is indirect. <br/><br/> "By the middle 1950s, Bardeen was collaborating with Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow, and Schrieffer, a graduate student. Cooper published a short paper showing how the Bardeen-Pines attraction could cause electrons with opposite momentum to form stable pairs [L. Cooper, 'Bound electron pairs in a degenerate Fermi gas', pp. 1189-1190 in Physical Review, Vol. 104, November 1956]. This pairing mechanism, Cooper suggested, might be responsible for superconductivity, but Bardeen was initially sceptical. The paired electrons were not physically close together but moved in a coordinated way, always having equal but opposite momentum. It was not clear that these tenuous, extended pairs could be crammed together to create a superconducting medium without getting disrupted. <br/><br/> "A few months later, however, Schrieffer hit on a mathematical way of defining a quantum mechanical state containing lots of paired electrons, with the pairs oblivious to other electrons and the lattice, allowing them to move without hindrance... After publishing a short note early in 1957 [J. Bardeen, L. Cooper & J. R. Schrieffer, 'Microscopic theory of superconductivity', pp. 162-164 in Physical Review, Vol. 106, April 1957], the team published what became known as the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer, or BCS, theory of superconductivity in December... The theory explained the isotope effect and the fact that magnetic fields below a certain strength cannot penetrate superconductors. It also explained why superconductivity could only occur near absolute zero--the tenuous Cooper pairs break up in the presence of too much thermal jiggling" (American Institute of Physics: <br/><br/> Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer were awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work, earning Bardeen the singular distinction of being the only person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. His team completed the work on superconductivity just a few months after he returned from Stockholm to collect the 1956 Prize for the invention of the transistor (shared with William Shockley and Walter Brattain). <br/><br/> L. Hoddesdon & V. Daitch, True Genius: The Life and Science of John Bardeen, 2002.. Offprint from Physical Review, Series II, Vol. 108, December 1957, pp. 1175-1204. 4to: 267 x 200 mm, original printed self-wrappers, signature of previous owner to front wrapper, fine condition. Very rare. The offprint is accompanied by copies of the two earlier <i>Physical Review</i> papers which announced the essential ideas leading to the BCS theory (each contained in a complete journal issue in the original printed wrappers)

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        Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, The

      1911. first edition. First Edition of &#147;Timmy Tiptoes,&#148;in the Original Printed Glassine Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1911.First edition. Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/8 inches; 139 x 105 mm.). 84, [1], [1, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page.Original dark green boards ruled and lettered in white on front cover and lettered in white spine. Cover pictorial label (measuring 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches; 67 x 57 mm.) on front cover within a blind arch-shaped panel outlined in blind. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate X). A near mint copy. In the original glazed paper glassine dust jacket printed in black with the price &#147;1/- NET&#148; at foot of spine, with vertical lines at the top and bottom of the spine indicating where the fold should come for the front panel, with an advertisement for &#147;The Peter Rabbit Books&#148; on the rear panel listing The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes under &#147;New Book for 1911,&#148; an advertisement on the front flap: &#147;Children Will Revel In The Story of The Roly=Poly Pudding&#133;The Pie & The Patty=Pan&#133;Ginger and Pickles,&#148; and an advertisement on the rear flap: &#147;A Novel and Charming Pocket Series by Beatrix Potter&#133;The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit&#133;The Story of Miss Moppet.&#148; A remarkable and complete jacket, with only a tiny bit of chipping at the top and bottom of the spine and a closed tear at the bottom of the spine.Linder, p. 429. Quinby 20. V & A 1664.

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      1911. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES. Lond & NY: Warne 1911 (1911). 12mo, green boards, pict. paste-on, slightest of finger soil else near fine. 1st ed. Quinby #20.

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        Les Nuits. La Nuit de Mai - La Nuit de Décembre - La Nuit d'Aout - La Nuit d'Octobre. Avec les illustrations de Luc Olivier Merson gravées par Ch. Chessa et de Adolphe Giraldon gravées par E. Florian. Preface par Edmond Harancourt.

      Paris, J. Meynal, (Pour M.H. Couderc de Saint-Chamant, 1911). Small folio (binding: 31x21 cm.). Bound in an exquisite and elegant dark purple full morocco binding with five raised bands and gilt lettered title and author to spine. Boards with three blindstamped borders inside eachother (2 + 7 + 2 lines) and the raised bands culminating in small blindstamped stars to boards. Single gilt lines to all edges of baords and small gilt lines to capitals. Hand-stitched capital-bands in purple, green, and yellow. Inner boards lavishly decorated in typical Art Nouveau-style with morocco-inlays in pink, purple, beige, yellow, brown, green, and red, on an in-laid dark blue morocco-background. The magnificent inlaid floral decorations intertwined with Art Nouveau-typical lines and bands, inside which several both gilt and silvered lines. Marbled free end-papers, first and last of which covered with purple silk to recto and verso respectively. All edges gilt. Housed in a blue half-morocco chemise with gilt lettered title and author and in a blue morocco-edged box of marbled paper. Binding signed in gold to bottom of front board.Ex-libris to front free end-paper. In near mint condition, in- as well as ex-ternally. Chemise with minor wear to corners. Box with wear to extremities and a small crack to bottom.73 pp. (including the frontispiece and the 4 half-titles) + 63 leaves (being the 4 extra suites of the decorations and illustrations) + 3 blank leaves. Copy nr. 12 out of 20 copies on papier du Japan.. One of the 20 copies with an extra suite of etchings and an extra suite of woodcuts as well as an extra suite of the etchings in the first state and one in black on the vellum paper of the edition. A part from these 20 copies, 139 copies appeared on vélin (no suites), 1 copy mounted on papier Walthman, and 20 copies intended for the collaborators. This copy bound in a magnificent "hidden" Art Nouveau-binding by Gruel.The drawings by Merson are engraved by Ch. Chessa and those by Giraldon are engraved by Florian."Gruel. Trois générations de Gruel se sont succédé dans l'atelier créé en 1811 par Isidore Deforges dans le quartier de la Madeleine de Paris... Peu temps après Léon Gruel, qui fut toujours d'une santé délicate, se retirait à Cannes, laissant l'affaire à son fils, Paul, né le 8 juin 1864 et formé depuis longtemps dans l'atelier de la rue Saint-Honoré. Son intelligence, sa compétence avaient su donner l'affaire une importance appréciable et en faire la première maison de Paris dans sa spécialité: les livres de présents..." Flety, Dictionnaire des Relieurs Francais...)."20 exemplaires sur papier Japon, avec une suite tirée aà part des eaux-fortes et des bois. Il est joint à chacque exemplaire une suite des eaux-fortes en premier état et tirées en noir sur le vélin de l'édition, numérotés de 1 à 20." Monod: 8565

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        Storia dell'arte italiana. vii. la pittura del quattrocento. milano, hoepli, 1911-15.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 23, pp. 4.204 complessive. Con 2861 illustrazioni. Legatura d'amatore in mezza pergamena con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli, tagli di testa colorati. Bross. orig. ill. da Cisari conservate. Ottima conservazione. Collana ""Storia dell'arte italiana"". Si tratta dell'intera sezione dedicata alla pittura del Quattrocento. Opera universalmente reputata come uno dei migliori strumenti per la conoscenza dell'arte italiana, ancor'oggi insostituibile e d'approccio attualissimo. Non comune, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione e munita di una solida legatura che ben si adatta alla consultazione dell'opera.

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        Der Diamant. Ein Studie. Mit einem Atlas von 43 Tafeln.

      Heidelberg, Carl Winther, 1911. Lex8vo. Cont. hcloth. Paperlabel taped on lower part of back. Stamps on title (Metallbank). XVII,274,(2) pp. and Atlas with 43 plates, mostly coloured and some with "Däckblätter". Internally fine.. First edition

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        The Purchasing Power of Money. Its Determination and Relation to Credit, Interest and Crisis.

      New York, Macmillan, 1911. 8vo. In the original full cloth. Library-label (University Club of Chicago) pasted on to pasted down front free end-paper. Wear and soiling to extremities. Text on spine faded and "F1" wirtten in white to spine. Cloth loosend to back of spine and a 2 cm long tear to the middle of spine. Book-block, however, firmly attached. Internally fine and clean. XXII, (2), 505 pp.. First printing of Fisher's seminal work in which he introduced his famous equation of exchange, known as the Fisher Equation. "No other mathematical formulation in economics, perhaps no other in history save that of Albert Einstein, has enjoyed a greater vogue, and this continues without diminution to our own time." (Galbraith. A History of Economics, Pp. 152-3).The Fisher Equation states MV=PT. (M=stock of money, V= the velocity of circulation of money, P=price level, T=amount of transactions carried out using money)In theory this means that by varying the supply of money, while the velocity and the volume of trade remained the same could raise or lower the level of prices. Upward movements could be arrested by reducing the money supply."This was a mojor, even awe-inspiring, step in the history of economics. [...] Later, in the early years of the Great Depression, Fischer and his disciples would be at the center of policy; they would urge and, in some measures, create a plan to arrest the punishing price deflation of the time. [...] With Fisher the long history of money is brought into the modern era."Irving Fisher is regarded as being one of the earliest American neoclassical economists and the first celebrity economist. Fisher was also the first economist to distinguish clearly between real and nominal interest rates and he was by Milton Friedman called "the greatest economist the United States has ever produced."

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        Thule. Altnordische Dichtung und Prosa. Einleitungsband u. Bd. 1-24. Mischauflage. Zusammen 25 Bände (alles).

      8vo. Mit zahlr. teils gef. Ansichten u. Kt. OHpgt. m. Rückentitel u. Deckelvignetten auf Buntpapierbezügen. Gelber Kopfschnitt. Einleitungsband: Islands Kultur zur Wikingerzeit; Bd. I-II: Edda; III: Die Geschichte vom Skalden Egil; IV: Die Geschichte vom weißen Njal; V: Die Geschichte von dem starken Grettir; VI: Die Geschichte von den Leuten aus dem Lachswassertal; VII: Die Geschichte vom Goden Snorri; VIII: Fünf Geschichten von Ächtern und Blutrache; IX: Vier Skaldengeschichten; X: Fünf Geschichten aus dem westlichen Nordland; XI: Fünf Geschichten aus dem östlichen Nordland; XII: Sieben Geschichten von den Ostlandfamilien; XIII: Grönländer und Färinger Geschichten; Bde. XIV-XVI: Snorris Königsbuch; Bde. XVII u. XVIII: Norwegische Königsgeschichten; Bd. XIX: Die Geschichte von den Orkaden, Dänemark und der Jomsburg; XX: Die jüngere Edda; XXI: Isländische Heldenromane; XXII: Die Geschichte Thidreks von Bern; Bd. XXIII: Islands Besiedlung und älteste Geschichte. - Einige Bände außen etw. fleckig u. m. stärkerer Patina d. Pergaments, Band 4,11 u. 21 im Schnitt stärker stockfleckig, nur Bd. 13 m. ausgeschiedenem Bibl.-Stempel, einige Bde. mit Namen auf Titelrücks. oder Vorsatz. Im Text sauber u. von guter Erhaltung. Vollständige, dekorative Reihe, einheitlich in Halbpergamenteinbänden. [4 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Motifs historiques d'architecture et de sculpture d'ornement. decorations exterieures emprumptees a des edifices francais du commencement de la renaissance a' la fin de louis xvi. nouvelle edition. paris, ch. massin, 1911.

      Due volumi di cm. 45, pp. (8) di testo + 112 tavole; pp. (8) di testo + 86 tavole. A fogli sciolti, come d'origine, entro cartelle editoriali in piena tela bordeaux con titoli in oro e laccetti di chiusura (intatti). Esemplare completo ed in eccellente stato di conservazione.

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