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        Oliver Wendell Holmes Signed Harvard University Commencement Speech.

      1911. Speech delivered by "Mr. Justice Holmes at Commencement, Harvard University, June 28, 1911," fifty years after he graduated from the university, three pages on two adjoining sheets. Inscribed by the author, "Mrs. Bradley, from O. W. Holmes, July 8, 1911." The speech, in part states, "Life is a roar of bargain and battle, but in the very heart of it there rises a mystic spiritual tone that gives meaning to the whole. It transmutes the dull details into romance. It reminds us that our only but wholly adequate significance is as parts of the unimaginable whole. It suggests that even while we think that we are egoists we are living to ends outside ourselves." In his own hand, Holmes adds the word "that" to the final sentence. Rare and desirable. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January-February 1930. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" opinion for a unanimous Court in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, and is one of the most influential American common law judges, honored during his lifetime in Great Britain as well as the United States. Holmes retired from the Court at the age 90, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court's history. He also served as an Associate Justice and as Chief Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and was Weld Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, of which he was an alumnus.

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        Sammlung der Drucksachen des Preussischen Hauses der Abgeordneten. 21 Legislaturperiode, IV. Session 1911, Bd. I - VI cpl..

      Preussische Verlagsanstalt Berlin 1911 Enthält die Drucksachen des Jahres 1911 in diesen sechs Bänden cpl.. Mit den Drucksachen Nr. 1 - 800 = Seiten 1 - 4344. Jeweils mit Inhaltsverzeichnis sowie im Band 1 einem Verzeichnis der Mitglieder des Hauses der Abgeordneten. Mit zahlreichen Tabellen sowie einigen farbigen Karten. ( Drucksache Nr. 7: \" Bericht über die Ergebnisse des Betriebes der vereinigten preussischen und hessischen Staatseisenbahnen im Rechnungsjahr 1909 \" mit einem großen, ausfaltbaren Lageplan des Bahnhofs Mülheim am Rhein - Drucksache Nr. 348: Mit einer Übersichtskarte betreffend die Vereinigung der Landgemeinde Vohwinkel ( Kreis Mettmann ) mit der Stadtgemeinde Elberfeld ) Goldgeprägte Ohldr, 4°. Einbände leicht berieben ( 2 Bände auch etwas stärker ), innen Exlibris, Bibliotheksvermerke. Wohlerhaltene, dekorative Reihe. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Preussen, Abgeordnetenhaus, Berlin, Preussische Staatseisenbahnen, Hessische Staatseisenbahnen, Mühlheim am Rhein, Vohwinkel, Mettmann, Elberfeld

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        Sammlung der Drucksachen des Preussischen Hauses der Abgeordneten. 21 Legislaturperiode, IV. Session 1911, Bd. I - V cpl..

      Preussische Verlagsanstalt Berlin 1911 Enthält die Drucksachen des Jahres 1911 in diesen fünf Bänden cpl.. Mit den Drucksachen Nr. 1 - 800 = Seiten 1 - 4344. Im ersten Band mit einem Verzeichnis der Mitglieder des Hauses der Abgeordneten. Mit zahlreichen Tabellen sowie einigen farbigen Karten. ( Drucksache Nr. 7: Bericht über die Ergebnisse des Betriebes der vereinigten preussischen und hessischen Staatseisenbahnen im Rechnungsjahr 1909 mit einem großen, ausfaltbaren Lageplan des Bahnhofs Mülheim am Rhein - Drucksache Nr. 348: Mit einer Übersichtskarte betreffend die Vereinigung der Landgemeinde Vohwinkel ( Kreis Mettmann ) mit der Stadtgemeinde Elberfeld ) Goldgeprägte Ohln, 4°. Einbände leicht berieben, innen Exlibris, Bibliotheksvermerke. Wohlerhaltene, dekorative Reihe. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Preussen, Abgeordnetenhaus, Berlin, Preussische Staatseisenbahnen, Hessische Staatseisenbahnen, Mühlheim am Rhein, Vohwinkel, Mettmann, Elberfeld

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        Peter and Wendy

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1911 - First American Edition, first issue (simultaneous with the London Harrap edition). The true first is distinguished by three points: 1. Scribner's seal, 2."Published October, 1911" to copyright page and 3. A "$1.50 net" price to the jacket's front cover (later issues priced at $2.50 on the front flap). A fine copy with Peter, Mermaids & the Click-Tock Crocodile to the front and Captain Hook to the spine. First issue jacket repeats the binding images and adds the price. Later editions (though still copyrighted 1911) lack the oddly-placed price to the front of the jacket. Jacket frayed along top with not entirely successful archival repairs from long ago. Book itself is as new: tight hinges and gutters; no owners' names, no bookplates, no sunning nor wear; gilt is bright & clean. "Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Peter Pan quickly overshadowed his previous work [and was] credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them." Wikipedia 2016; 8vo ; [ix], 267 pages

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        Pastorales. La tristeza del campo - El valle - La estrella del pastor - 1905

      Biblioteca Renacimiento - Madrid 1911 - Primera edición. Encuadernado en 3/4 cuero marron. 225 paginas. 20x13 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Oscar Wilde [set of writings/plays/novels including The Happy Prince, The Canterville Ghost, An Ideal Husband, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Selfish Giant, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, A House of Pomegranates, De Profundis, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Duchess of Padua, A Woman of No Importance, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, Salomé, A Florentine Tragedy, etc.]

      London: The Edinburgh Society 1911. Literature. 14 volumes, Octavo. LIMITED MAGDALEN EDITION, number 30/480 sets. Frontispiece and other illustrations. Bound in half dark green oasis morocco with cloth sides, gilt rules to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt.Internally clean, exterior unmarked. A fine set in a superb recent leather binding.

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        Peter and Wendy

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1911. Illustrated by F. D. Bedford. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover in gilt, fore edge untrimmed, others trimmed. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, pictorial title page, and 11 plates, all by Bedford. Spine gently rolled, very slight rubbing to extremities, top edge lightly dust toned; a very good copy in the jacket with expert restoration to head of spine, panels a little soiled, nicks to extremities, minor loss to fold of rear flap and to head of spine and rear panel, short closed tear to head of front panel. First US edition, first printing, with Scribner's seal and "Published October, 1911" to copyright page, and "$1.50 Net" to the front panel of the dust jacket.. Peter and Wendy is an expanded adaptation into novel form of the story first made popular in the 1904 stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. It tells the familiar story of the stage version, with Peter as an older child flying off with Wendy and the other Darling children to battle Captain Hook and his pirates, but Barrie added a final chapter to the book in which Peter returns for Wendy years later, when she is grown with a child of her own. The stage play itself was not published until 1928. Originally published in the same year in the UK.

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        Parsifal, Lohengrin, Tannhauser: Complete illustrated works of Richard Wagner, by Willy Pogany, 3 books: Parsifal or The Legend of The Holy Grail, The Tale of Lohengrin Knight of The Swan, Tannhauser.

      Harrap & Co., London 1911 - Complete works of Richard Wagner as illustrated by Willy Pogany. Three beautiful bright volumes, issued circa 1911, 1912 and 1913, one volume per year, all limited signed editions of 525 copies, with tipped-in lithograph plates after Willy Pogany, each page and endpapers of each book profusely illustrated with line drawings, unpaginated contents (pages un-numbered), on gray cardstock, TEG, deckled, pictorial endpapers front and rear of each volume. Spectacular collection of three books, protected from wear and tear over the years by a custom slipcase. Vellum bindings overall bright and clean, very slight wear, very slightly bumped, joints to Parsifal and Tannhauser expertly reinforced, all of the superb lithographs in perfect condition without scratches or nicks, tight and square bindings, free from bookplates or inscriptions. Additional photos available. Minor wear stated for the sake of accuracy, a very impressive collection of books in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Oscar Wilde [set of writings/plays/novels including The Happy Prince, The Canterville Ghost, An Ideal Husband, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Selfish Giant, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, A House of Pomegranates, De Profundis, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Duchess of Padua, A Woman of No Importance, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, Salomé, A Florentine Tragedy, etc.]

      London: The Edinburgh Society 1911. Literature. 14 volumes, Octavo. LIMITED MAGDALEN EDITION, number 30/480 sets. Frontispiece and other illustrations. Bound in half dark green oasis morocco with cloth sides, gilt rules to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt. Internally clean, exterior unmarked. A fine set in a superb recent leather binding.

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        Album Souvenir de La Saison Russe 1911 (cover title): Miss Gertrude Hoffmann Announces Les Ballets Russes Saison Russe Album Souvenir 1911

      New York: Gertrude Hoffmann. 1911. Folio. String-tied printed wrappers with illustration by Leon Bakst. Small tear on the yapped wrappers, else about very good. Includes the printed glassine over-wrapper which has chips and tears. .

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        The Mechanism of Life. Translated by W. Deane Butcher

      London: Rebman Limited 1911 - first British edition; xv, 172 pp., original gilt stamped blue cloth, covers rubbed and slightly darkened, previous owner's signature inked to the front free endpaper, foxing to endpapers and early and last leaf of text, else near very good. Photos available upon request.

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        [Photographs]: World War I African-American Sailor from Philadelphia

      [Mostly 1911-1918]. A collection of 108 photographs, mostly taken by Walter Timothy, Jr., an African-American sailor from Philadelphia. 96 of the images are on shipboard or related, while 12 are (mostly older) images of the Timothy family, also two post cards, commercially printed (but which help provide the identification of Timothy).. Various sizes, most are around 3.5" x 3.5", a fair number are real photo postcards. Some overall fading, a few with small ink splashes or creases, most are near very good, with a few better or worse. A majority are briefly but clearly captioned on the verso, a few on the margins or edges of the images.Service records indicate that Walter Timothy, Jr. enlisted in the Navy in 1911 and served throughout the duration of World War I on convoy ships and escorts. He also later served in WWII. The vast majority of the Naval images represented here (and likely all of them) were taken during the War, and depict a number of topics that would indicate that fact, including a destroyer standing by a disabled hydroplane floating nose down in the ocean, pictures of depth charge explosions trying to sink subs, several of dirigibles and "captive" observation balloons tethered over the ship, several of troop convoys in formation, divers going down in harbors looking for mines, survivors from a French fishing boat sunk by a U-boat. Also included are a few images of ship pets including cats (one walking along the barrel of the aft-gun), a dog, a goat mascot, airing bedding on deck, an image of a collision at sea between two U.S. ships, one odd image of what looks like a German soldier attempting to bayonet a French fisherman (certainly staged, as the next image shows them laughing together), a barber giving a haircut on the deck, many images of big guns and mines on deck in racks, a few in the engine room of ships both American and British.Many are of Timothy's shipmates, almost all of them white (including one curious fellow, "Monkey Baldwin" who in a couple of images was kept on a leash and acted like a chimpanzee), another of all-bald shipmates. Only one image shows a group of black shipmates, perhaps stewards. The jovial nature on board would suggest that Timothy was on good terms with most of his white shipmates.The family images, mostly with Philadelphia photographers marks are mostly of females, several captioned, although one identifies Walter (in dress and with long hair) as a 16-month old toddler. Census records indicate that after the war Walter went to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Despite the fading that impacts the aesthetic quality of some of the images, still an easily viewable and a fascinating collection of images depicting the course of service of a black sailor during the World War I, and very uncommon thus. .

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        Helen of Troy and Other Poems

      New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press for G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. 8vo. 115pp. Original cloth-backed boards, matching lettered spine panel. Inscribed with a poem. The poet has signed and dated the copy 1912 at top, and she inscribes it with an 8-line poem for "Mr. Gomme" on the front free endpaper: "I wonder, shall I add thereto, / Or let the name stand all alone? / What is the proper thing to do, / I wonder? Shall I add thereto? / I've autographed so very few -- / If I am wrong, let this atone; / I wonder shall I add thereto, / Or let the name stand all alone? / S.T. for Mr. Gomme." This is presumably Laurence Gomme, collector of performing arts material, and bookseller. Light toning at edges.

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        Loose Photographs]: Early 20th Century Images of Mexico

      1911 - 32 loose glossy albumen photographs of Mexico. Each is 7" x 5", and nearly all are contemporarily well-captioned in English on the versos. Undated but circa 1909-1911. Small nick in the margin of one picture, a few flaws visible from the negatives, and some scattered sunning, else very near fine. Presumably the work of an American tourist, the images depict many scenes of small towns, rustic roads and the countryside, peasants working, a train scene, a line of burros, one image shows a woman doing laundry next to a wicker birdcage, and in the company of the family pig. There are additional images of cities, including the Flower Fiesta in Mexico City, monuments and various haciendas, and two of Abraham Gonzalez, the Governor of Chihuahua and political mentor of Pancho Villa, in the driver's seat of an early automobile. He was murdered by supporters of the dictator Victoriano Huerta in 1913. Nice, well-documented images.

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        The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries

      1911 - Wentz, W. Y. Evans. The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. Henry Frowde Oxford University Press, London, 1911. First Edition 524pp. Fine un-faded dark green cloth with bright gilt and gilt device on front board. Frontispiece photo of Carnac dolmens. Gilt top edge. Shipping $8.00 US, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A COLUMBUS OF SPACE ..

      New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1911.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii-x] 1-297 [298], four inserted plates with illustrations by Howard Heath, original pictorial light green cloth, front panel stamped in black, dark green and white, spine panel stamped in white and black. First edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of text on page [298]. Interplanetary adventure novel of travel by atomic powered spaceship to Venus inhabited by people and monsters. A minor science fiction classic combining high adventure in the Haggard tradition with the science fantasy of Wells and Verne. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-133; (1981) 1-146; and (2004) II-978. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 113-14. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1997. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 679. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 40. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 192. Locke, Voyages in Space 189. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 177. Reginald 12900. Slight spine lean, just a touch of wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, touch of sunning to spine panel, a tight, bright, very good copy. The striking front cover pictorial is quite attractive. A much better than average copy. This book is scarce in nice condition. (#89962)

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        THREE YEARS IN THE CONFEDERATE HORSE ARTILLERY

      New York: Neale Publishing, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: The Neale Company. 1911. First edition. 362 pages. Author was in J.E.B. Stuart's Horse Artillery in Northern Virginia. Original green cloth with titles in gilt. Interior bright and clean in tight binding. Sunning to spine and edges. Very good tight copy. "If I had not seen it coming and jumped out of its path it would have struck me square in front just below the breast which would have undoubtedly labeled me for transportation to the silent city" [p207].

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        [Photographs]: World War I African-American Sailor from Philadelphia

      [Mostly 1911-1918]. A collection of 108 photographs, mostly taken by Walter Timothy, Jr., an African-American sailor from Philadelphia. 96 of the images are on shipboard or related, while 12 are (mostly older) images of the Timothy family, also two post cards, commercially printed (but which help provide the identification of Timothy).. Various sizes, most are around 3.5" x 3.5", a fair number are real photo postcards. Some overall fading, a few with small ink splashes or creases, most are near very good, with a few better or worse. A majority are briefly but clearly captioned on the verso, a few on the margins or edges of the images.Service records indicate that Walter Timothy, Jr. enlisted in the Navy in 1911 and served throughout the duration of World War I on convoy ships and escorts. He also later served in WWII. The vast majority of the Naval images represented here (and likely all of them) were taken during the War, and depict a number of topics that would indicate that fact, including a destroyer standing by a disabled hydroplane floating nose down in the ocean, pictures of depth charge explosions trying to sink subs, several of dirigibles and "captive" observation balloons tethered over the ship, several of troop convoys in formation, divers going down in harbors looking for mines, survivors from a French fishing boat sunk by a U-boat. Also included are a few images of ship pets including cats (one walking along the barrel of the aft-gun), a dog, a goat mascot, airing bedding on deck, an image of a collision at sea between two U.S. ships, one odd image of what looks like a German soldier attempting to bayonet a French fisherman (certainly staged, as the next image shows them laughing together), a barber giving a haircut on the deck, many images of big guns and mines on deck in racks, a few in the engine room of ships both American and British.Many are of Timothy's shipmates, almost all of them white (including one curious fellow, "Monkey Baldwin" who in a couple of images was kept on a leash and acted like a chimpanzee), another of all-bald shipmates. Only one image shows a group of black shipmates, perhaps stewards. The jovial nature on board would suggest that Timothy was on good terms with most of his white shipmates.The family images, mostly with Philadelphia photographers marks are mostly of females, several captioned, although one identifies Walter (in dress and with long hair) as a 16-month old toddler. Census records indicate that after the war Walter went to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Despite the fading that impacts the aesthetic quality of some of the images, still an easily viewable and a fascinating collection of images depicting the course of service of a black sailor during the World War I, and very uncommon thus. .

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        SOUVENIR OF VERNET LE BAINS - The Paradise of the Pyrenees. A SUPERB ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM IN VERY FINE STATE.

      Unpublished. Circa 1911 - STUNNING Oblong Folio bound in FINE full crimson straight grained morocco leather and titled in gilt to the front board. Superior original mounted and well captioned photographs celebrating the mountain retreat established at Vernet Le Bains in the French Pyrenees. Dated photographs range from 1903 to 1911 and feature notables including Rudyard Kipling, Lord and Lady Roberts and groups of visiting medicals as well as images of the facilities in the locality including the putting green and opportunities to ski. Original cello protective wrapper torn otherwise a Wonderful item in beautiful condition ! (Extra postage required for Overseas shipping.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Illustrated Edwardian Visitors Book Covering 1909-1911 Wiht Numerous Photographs, Drawings, Caricatures, Etc By the Author and Her Family in Cornwall and Elsewhere

      Winifred Prideaux-Brune, Padstow, Cornwall 1911 - 31 strong card leaves illustrated as below on both sides. Contemporary stout half leather oblong quarto album with red cloth boards, the front one gilt blocked with large initials W.A.P-B. [11.5 x 10ins], minor rubbing and wear to extremities but excellent condition for its age and with no pages missing or items removed. Illustrated visitors book in the form of an album kept by Miss Winifred Prideaux-Brune [1889-1924], second daughter of Col Charles Robert Prideaux-Brune of Prideaux Place, Cornwall and her mother was the former Hon Katherine Cecilia Hugessen [daughter of the 1st Lord Brabourne]. A marvellously amusing and telling picture of country house life in its Edwardian hay day, the album is a remarkable record covering the two years from September 1909 to December 1911, weaving together the diverting activities of the upper class weekend [or Friday to Monday] house parties with important national events. Most of the events have the signatures of those attending scattered amongst amateur watercolours and caricatures with photographs and items of memorabilia. The album begins with photographs of Prideaux Place [still owned by the family and sometimes open to the public] and members of the family [identified by initials]. The following pages are generally illustrated with photographs, postcards, small drawings, etc and cover house parties ay Prideaux Place [sometimes with details of the shooting bag [on one occasion in Oct 1909 554 pheasants]. A page the start of 1910 has a watercolour of an earlyt motor car. May 6th 1910 has a black bordered photograph of King Edward VII's lying in state. Three pages of photographs illustrate Sandhurst Sports [Winifred's elder brother Denys [later Lt Col, DSO, Rifle Bde] was there at the time. Other pages record visits to Penshurst Place [Kent, Viscount de L'Isle & Dudley], Lillertyon [Devon, Sir Arthur Dyke Acland Bt], Werrington Park [Launceston, Williams], Hartshome Hall [Lincoln, Earl of Liverpool], Pencalenick [Truro], Bayford Hall [Hertford], Harmer Green Lodge [Hertford], East Cowes Castle. Three pages are devoted to the coming of age of Lieut Fulke Prideaux-Brune, R.N., the heir. Two pages and a two page insertion are devoted to the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary when the family were at the Spithead Review [Winifred's invitation to an Admiralty Ball at Porstmouth Naval Barracks is tipped in]. Some of autographs on various pages are: Edward & Juliana St Aubyn, Courtenay Vyvyan, H Maitland Wilson, Ella Bowles, Reginald Cholmondeley, Charles de Tollemache Scott, Atholl Forbes, Rupert Napier, Geraldine de Ros, De L'Isle [Viscount], Cynthia V Astell, Geraldine de Launay de la Mothaye, Arthur Hohle, Cherry Hart-Davis, Gertrude Acland, George Napier, Arthur W Acland, Francis Hext, Zouche [Baroness], Liverpool [Earl of], G S Foljambe, Hermione Harcourt-Vernon, Geoffrey Toynbee, Rosalind Northcote, Bettine Knatchbull-Husessen, Brenda G Bolitho, Beatrice Barnard, Ursula Dimsdale, A M Blake, John H Oglander, Edward & Edith Hastings, E S King-Harman, Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, Eleanor Gort, Winifred Arran, Dundonald [Earl of], Edward Beauchamp, Mary Trefusis, St Leven [Lord], H Tarleton, and lots of Prideaux-Brunes. The book came from the family of Winifred Prideaux-Brune's husband, Captain Sir Offley Wakeman, Bt. Size: Oblong Quarto [11.5 x 10ins] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Time Table of Special Train conveying Her Imperial Majesty the Queen-Empress from Delhi to Agra Over the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. 16th December 1911.

      - [Delhi?, 1911]. Small 8vo. Original cord-bound handmade stiff paper wrappers, front cover lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped coat-of-arms; ff. [2], printed in purple within gilt single-fillet frame, 15 plates after photographs within sage-green frames, final blank; wrappers a little dusted, internally, apart from very light spotting to title, near fine. This is a rare and finely produced survival from the 1911 Delhi Durbar, the most splendid manifestation of Imperial power in India, when King George V and Queen Mary were publicly proclaimed Emperor and Empress of India, and, without warning, India's capital was moved from Calcutta to Delhi. This Time Table was probably only handed out to the Royal couple and a few court, state and railway officials, involved in organizing the smooth running of the train from Delhi Selimgarh (departure 1:10 PM) to Agra Cantt (arrival at 5PM). The plates depict the architectural landmarks along the line. The only other copy we were able to locate is in the Royal Collection. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        'La Fanciulla del West. Spartito per canto e piano.'

      'Ricordi', 1911. 'Cm 20,5 x 27,5 bross edit ill.ta a colori di Giuseppe Palanti, pp 344 con ritratto di Puccini (Platinotipia Bertieri) sul quale è apposta una dedica autografa del Maestro: "All'' (?) Alex Puglia ricordo di Giacomo Puccini, Brescia (?) 25.8.911" Antichi rinforzi con nastro alla legatura della coperta, piccola mancanza al dorso, in basso, firma di appartenenza in copertina (? Borghi 1921); a pag 91/92 antico restauro con nastro che non impedisce la lettura del pentagramma interessato. Seconda edizione per il mercato anglosassone (planches 113483), titolo in inglese, testo italiano e inglese. Esemplare arricchito dalla dedica autografa del Maestro. Second english edition, title in english, english and italian text; a very good copy of a very scarce score, enriched with the dedication by Puccini.'

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        Rubaiyat. With an introduction by A. C. Benson. Reproduced from a manuscript written and illuminated by F. Sangorski & G. Sutcliffe.

      London: Siegle, Hill & Co., [1911] - Large quarto. Original vellum, titles to brown morocco label to spine gilt, elaborate floral and peacock decorations to spine and front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, brown endpapers decorated in green and purple. Boards slightly bowed, light foxing to covers, an excellent copy. Title page printed in red and black, opening double-page spread with elaborate calligraphic borders, 10 colour illustrations by E. Geddes, calligraphy by A. Sutcliffe. First edition thus, number 415 of 550 copies printed on handmade paper signed by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe; a further 25 were printed on japon. This is one of the most lavish editions of the Rubáiyát in the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, first published in 1859. Of all the literature of the Islamic world, perhaps only The Thousand and One Nights has had a greater impact on the European imagination. Potter 81. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE BATTLE OF SOULS ..

      Edinburgh: J. & J. Gray & Company, 1911.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-x 1-169 [170: blank], professionally rebound in three-quarter black crushed morocco and black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, original gold stamped purple cloth front and spine panels tipped in at rear, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. An antiwar, anti-Socialist future war novel that ends with a worldwide religious awakening and a Christian utopia. The Austro-Hungarian Empire invades England. With the help of agents of the Devil and Satan's formula for a super high explosive artillery shell, the British army is on the brink of destruction when the Son of Man appears on the battlefield and declares that "war is no more, neither the pride of strife" and "so war was no more in the Earth." This is among the best examples of the small group of pre-World War I supernatural future war novels. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 164. Not in Clarke (1978). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy. A very scarce book. (#156607)

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        The Russian Yearbook 1911-15

      Eyre and Spottiswood - 5 editions of the Russian Year Book from covering 1911-15, containing financial and commerical summaries as well as general statistics and travel details. Good condition Ex Library copies in red cloth hardcover, with the usual bookplates and stamps. Cr 8vo. Clear pages with fully legible text and no annotations. Near invisible embossed stamps appear occasionally throughout volumes Fold-out maps and diagrams in neat, functional condition. Firm bindings. Decorative red speckled effect to foxed page edges. Gilt titling to spines and front boards, some dustmarking and a few light marks to boards. Minor rubbing to the spine edges but in good wear for library copies of this age. Further images/information on the content or condition available on request. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Peek-A-Boo's In Winter

      Frowde; London, 1911 Scarce large format Preston book. Lond: Frowde ca 1911. Oblong folio, cloth backed picture boards, rear and front boards, corners, and edges rubbed. The travels and adventures of Paul, Peter, Plantagent and Cassandra, four adorable large-eyed children. Their story is presented in rhyme and there are 18 fabulous, bold color plates as well.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

      

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

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover in gilt, fore edge untrimmed, others trimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, very slight rubbing to extremities, top edge lightly dust toned; a very good copy in the jacket with expert restoration to head of spine, panels a little soiled, nicks to extremities, minor loss to fold of rear flap and to head of spine and rear panel, short closed tear to head of front panel. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, pictorial title page, and 11 plates, all by Bedford. First US edition, first printing, with Scribner's seal and "Published October, 1911" to copyright page, and "$1.50 Net" to the front panel of the dust jacket. Peter and Wendy is an expanded adaptation into novel form of the story first made popular in the 1904 stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. It tells the familiar story of the stage version, with Peter as an older child flying off with Wendy and the other Darling children to battle Captain Hook and his pirates, but Barrie added a final chapter to the book in which Peter returns for Wendy years later, when she is grown with a child of her own. The stage play itself was not published until 1928. Originally published in the same year in the UK. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eduard Thöny: Münchner Freigebigkeit (Originalzeichnung)

      - Mischtechnik auf Papier auf Karton aufgezogen 33,5 x 27 cm Veröffentlicht: Simplicissimus. Jahrgang 16 (1911), Heft 22, Seite 369 Text: "'Na, die dean ma net datrenka, die schenk' ma dem Zoologischen Gart'n." Provenienz: Nachlass des Künstlers

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        Unter vier Augen. Album, München, Albert Langen, Verlag für Litteratur und Kunst, 1911.

      1911 - In.fol. mayor.- (2 h.).- 30 láminas fotograbadas en color de Ferdinand von REZNICEK.- Encuadernación de editor ene tela, esampada con una composición tricolor del artista.- Excelente estado. LAS ESCENAS PINTADAS POR REZNICEK, IMPREGNADAS DE UNA ATMOSFERA GALANTE Y SUGERENTEMENTE EROTICA, ESCONDEN EN REALIDAD UNA VISION CRITICA DE LA SOCIEDAD VIENESA DE FIN DE SIGLO, DE LA QUE DEJO UN TESTIMONIO GRAFICO PLENO DE INTELIGENTE IRONIA Y CALIDAD PLASTICA. REZNICEK FUE COLABAORADOR PERMANENTE, ENTRE OTRAS REPRESENTATIVAS PUBLICACIONES DE LA EPOCA, DE "SIMPLICISSIMUS", "JUGEND" Y "FLIEGENDE BLÄTTER· [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liegender Akt.]

      o.O., o. J. []. 1911 - ORadierung. ca. 9,8 x 24,8 cm. Mit der eighd. Signatur, dat. 1911.

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        The Tarjuman Al-Ashwaq.: A Collection of Mystic Odes. Edited from three manuscripts with a literal version of the text and an abridged translation of the author's commentary thereon. By Reynold A. Nicholson.

      London Royal Asiatic Society 1911 - The earliest appearance of any work by Ibn Arabi in a European language, the present edited text and translation presents the "Odes", which mingle poetic conventions of divine and erotic love. Ibn Arabi was perhaps the greatest of the medieval Arab mystics, and the present work offers an insight both into his heterodox theology and his late reception in the West. A very good copy in original cloth. Blind stamp of Wigan Public Library. Free end-paper torn without loss. First edition, pp. vii, [i, blank], 156. Text printed in Arabic and English.

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        A Columbus of Space.

      - NY, Appleton 1911. Octavo publisher's apple green illustrated cloth blocked in white, dark green and black; four coloured illustrations by Howard Heath, three of which are terrific. A hint of fading of the spine but a remarkably bright, fresh copy, particularly for such a vulnerable cloth colour. First edition. A fine radioactive fuelled romp through space to the planet Venus populated naturally by extraordinary beings and beasts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. U. und 2 eigenh. Postkarten m. U.

      San Remo, Wien und o. O., 29.XII.1880, 9.V.1898, 23.XII.1911 und o. D. - Zusammen 9 SS. (Qu.-)8vo. Alle Briefe und Postkarten an den Fotografen Wilhelm J. Burger (1844-1920), mit dem ihm eine lange Freundschaft verband: "Du hast unser Exil durch die kunstvollste Freundschaftsspende welche ich mir vorstellen kann verschönert - und unsere Gedanken [ ]" (San Remo 29.12.1880). Spricht sein Beileid aus: "Du weißt welchen Antheil ich - an allem Guten und Bösen welches dich getroffen hat nehme [ ]" (Wien 9.5.1898). - Wilhelm J. Burger (1844-1920) war ein österreichischer Fotograf, der sich hauptsächlich als Landschaftsfotograf betätigte. Um 1900 fotografierte Burger für Graf Wilczek die Burg Kreuzenstein und verwendete bei einer Nachtaufnahme der Burg dreihundert Einzelblitze. - Der aus einem polnisch-schlesischen Adelsgeschlecht stammende Wilczek rüstete die Vorexpedition in das Nowaja-Semlja-Meer aus (1872), unterstützte die österreichisch-ungarische Nordpolexpedition und arrangierte mit Hans Makart 1879 dessen berühmten Festzug in Wien. 1882 richtete er aus eigenen Mitteln die österr. Station auf der Insel Jan Meyen ein. Wilczek gründete die "Gesellschaft der Wiener Kunstfreunde" (1900), gemeinsam mit Theodor Billroth das Rudolfinerhaus. Er ließ die Ruine Kreuzenstein wiederaufbauen und gestaltete sie zu einem Museum des Rittertums im Mittelalter aus. 1861-1918 gehörte Wilczek dem Herrenhaus an, war Ehrenmitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und Ritter des Ordens von Goldenen Vlies.

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        THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN

      Cassell and Company, Ltd., London 1911 - Octavo, cloth. "A cornerstone volume (it) can lay claim to greatness on two counts: It introduced the priest detective whose adventures are still popular three-quarters of a century later, and it contains more classic short stories than almost any other mystery collection before or since." - Pronzini and Muller: 1001 Midnights. Queen's Quorum #47. A bright near fine copy. (6697) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HILL TOWNS OF ITALY; with PLAIN TOWNS OF ITALY - The Cities of Old Venetia [Two volumes, finely bound by the Rowfant Bindery]

      Boston: Houghton Miffin. Very Good+. 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. "Hill Towns" was originally published in 1903. This copy is a later printing, available from Houghton Miffin contemporaneously with the 1911 first edition of the author's "Plain Towns..." The pair of volumes are offered as a set, in matching fine bindings: contemporary three-quarters bindings of navy blue crushed levant morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with four raised bands on the spines. The titles and author's names are lettered in gilt between the upper and lower pairs of bands, in the larger space at the center, there are extraordinary pictorial onlays in four shades of tan and brown leathers. The high quality of these bindings, brilliantly executed using the finest materials is confirmed by the stamped identification of the Rowfant Bindery on the verso of each front free endpaper. This renowned firm had roots in the project initiated by Robert Hoe and members of the Grolier Club in New York, unhappy with the woeful state of the art of fine binding in America, to establish the Club Bindery in an attempt to make available to Grolier Club members luxury bookbindings that could rival those crafted by the European binders. Several English and French-trained binders were brought to New York to begin work around1895. In 1897, Robert Hoe was instrumental in bringing Leon Maillard to the bindery from France. The temperamental Maillard turned his exceptional finishing skills to the production of wonderful and expensive bindings for Hoe and other collectors. The Club Bindery was dissolved in 1909, after Hoe's death. The staff was drawn to Cleveland by the prospect of working for the active collector-members of that city's Rowfant Club. (The tools of the Club Bindery were sold to another firm in New York as part of the Hoe estate in 1912). The designer and finisher from the Rowfant Bindery responsible for these matched bindings has based the pictorial onlays on the designs of the handsome original cloth bindings in which these books appeared from the publisher. [The earlier "Hill Towns" had a decorative cloth binding designed by Adrian Iorio, an assistant to Will H. Bradley. The later "Plain Towns" was a product of the Decorative Designers studio]. The masterly vignette on the "Hill Towns" spine depicts a typical building of the region, in onlays of tan and two shades of brown, with outlines in black. A sense of the building's setting on a hill is neatly conveyed by the simple geometric sweep of the wall and path leading to the door. The scene on the spine of the "Plain Towns" uses a similar palette, and shows vernacular buildings with their tile roofs in two shades of tan, glimpsed through poplar trees with a hill behind, using two shades of brown. This pair of bindings are executed in three-quarters morocco, and may not have been commissioned by a member of the Rowant Club -- (there is no groundhog candlestick device, just the tiny letters "ROWFANT BINDERY" stamped at the upper corner of the verso of each front free endpaper). Most likely, this handsome pair represent a relatively scarce subset of the 1051 Rowfant bindings -- in which the best American binders of their time were attempting to save the Rowfant Binders firm with superior commercial work to supplement the commissions from Rowfant Club members. Alas, in 1914, the firm's brief existence came to an end, less than five years after its Cleveland incarnation opened. Some of the staff including Gaston Pilon formed their own firm as Book-lover's Bindery in Cleveland, and thus struggled along for four more difficult years. Some of that staff subsequently moved back to New York and plied their trade as "The French Binders." The brilliant finisher, Leon Maillard, who learned his trade from his father Charles Maillard in Paris at Cuzin's, and then worked with Gruel and as master finisher with Marius Michel before Robert Hoe lured him to New York to be master finisher for the Club Bindery, was known as sullen and moody, even when things were going well. Leon Maillard, athough widely thought of as the finest finisher of his time on either side of the Atlantic is said to have abandoned binding to become a salesman of carpet sweepers, and then took his own life in 1921. This pair of bindings is in lovely, fresh condition overall. There is minor wear at the tips of the corners, and just a hint of rubbing along the outer hinges, but the volumes are clean, sound and the mosaic pictorial spine vignettes in multi-colored leather onlays are fresh and perfectly preserved.; .

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        DE LIBRORUM ANTIQUORUM CAPITUM DIVISIONE ATQUE SUMMARIIS. ACCEDIT DE CATONIS DE AGRICULTURA, LIBRO DISPUTATIO DISSERTATIO INAUGURALIS

      ROBERTI NOSKE BORNENSIS, MARPURGI 1911 - LATINO Pagine ingiallite ai bordi ed ondulate ai bordi superiori probabilmente da presenza di vecchia umidità, frontespizio con piccolo appunto con matita azzurra, con lieve fioritura e traccia di umidità al bordo superiore, coperta mancante La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        EVERYMAN. A morality play. (Edited by Frank Sidgwick).

      London, Philipp Lee Warner 1911. - Nr. 8 von nur 12 Exemplaren auf Pergament (Gesamtaufl. 512). - Horne S. 70; Vollmer I, 42. - Prachtvoller, breitrandiger Druck für die `Medici Society`. Erschienen im selben Jahr wie Hugo v. Hofmannsthals Bearbeitung des "Jedermann"-Stoffes. Die Illustrationen des Malers und Illustrators J.H. Amschewitz (1882-1942) erinnern an die Arbeiten von Frank Brangwyn. Die Illustrationstafeln auf Büttenpapier montiert, die Seidenpapier-Hemdchen tragen die Illustrationstitel in Rotdruck." 4°. 1 nn. Bl., XIII, 36 pp., 2 nn. Bll. Mit einfarbiger Titelillustration und 10 mont. Farbtafeln von John Henry AMSCHEWITZ. Flexibler Orig-Pergamentband mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel, Kopfgoldschnitt und verdeckt rundum geführten Schließbändern. Titel u. Inhaltsverzeichnis von der Gestapo gestempelt "Geheime Staatspolizei Staatspolizeileitstelle Wien", flieg. Vorsatz gestempelt "Kulturreferat der Polizei Wien II". Leimschatten-Ecke a. d. Spiegel.

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        Le Quatrième Livre des Entretiens et Épîtres de Shenouti [Mémoires Publiés par l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire. Tome Vingt-Troisième]

      Le Caire (Cairo): Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Folio (14 x 10 3/4"). [6], 2010, [2]pp (Text), [2] double leaves (Plates). Modern full cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Publisher's device to title page.Émile Chassinat's "Le Quatrième Livre des Entretiens et Épîtres de Shenouti" (Codex IFAO 1) contains the full Coptic text of Shenoute's discourse "I Have Heard About Your Wisdom" (aka Ad Flavianum ducem). Includes two double-page phototype plates at rear reproducing leaves 21 and 101 of the original manuscript.Minor shelf wear. Ex-library copy with sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, descriptive notice pasted on inside of back cover, and stamp at upper and lower paper edges. Introductory text in French, text in Coptic. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-465) was the spiritual leader of the monastic community of the "White Monastery," located on the Upper Nile north of Thebes, just outside the town of Atripe - now the modern city of Sohag. As such, he wrote numerous speeches and letters that express his views on monastic life and what he considered the orthodox principles Christians should follow. His two major works, "Canon" and "Discourses," place Shenoute as the most important Coptic writer of Late Antiquity.

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        Die Seele und Die Formen - Essays.

      First Edition / Erstausgabe. Berlin, Egon Fleischel & Co., 1911. 21.3cm x 14.8cm. 373 pages. Original Hardcover. Gilt lettering on spine and frontboard, slightly faded. / Originales Halbleinen. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Rare ! Endpaper signed by preowner. / Die Bindung gering berieben. Das Halbleinen etwas ausgeblichen. Bindung und Vorsatzpapiere firm und wunderbar erhalten. Innen aussergewöhnlich sauber und gut erhalten.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1911 : 1911 Original Hardback Wisden Very Good+ Condition

      1911. Hi, Here we have a rare 1911 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 16th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and spine. The boards are excellent, very clean and crisp, odd tiny bobble if being picky. Inside the hinges are very good, very tightly bound. Amazingly clean inside including the yellow pastedowns and photoplate. Minimal foxing. A lovely book. Very Rare in this condition, Other 1911s available in more average condition, just ask. No restoration.

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        TO MARS VIA THE MOON: AN ASTRONOMICAL STORY ..

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. London: Seeley and Co. Limited, 1911.. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-xv [xvi] xvii [xviii] xix-xxi [xxii] xxiii [xxiv] 25-327 [328] [note: except for small signature mark "A" on recto, first leaf is blank], sixteen inserted plates, mostly illustrations and maps drawn by the author, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, U.S. issue. "A science fiction story intended for the younger reader and trying to give within its framework up-to-date information on the moon and Mars. The voyage is carried out by spacecraft, the civilization of humanoid Martians encountered is scientifically and socially superior to ours, and the planet is stiff with canals."- Locke, Voyages in Space 212. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-176 and (1981) 1-182. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2382. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 812. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 40. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 209. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 231. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 151. Bleiler (1978), p. 208. Reginald 15305. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A fine copy. A beautiful copy of this handsome book. (#109904)

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