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        Peter and Wendy

      This copy has 2 of the 3 points that a true American first is distinguished by. 1. Scribner's seal, 2."Published October, 1911" to copyright page As this copy does not have it's dust jacket, #3 is missing. (#3 A "$1.50 net" price to the jacket's front cover.) Published simultaneously with the UK first, This copy has very minor wear to edges. Contents are Near Fine, front end paper has original owners Book Plate. Book sellers small label on back page along with inventory notation. Page 84 has a very small closed tear. No other marks on contents, otherwise bright and clean. A beautiful copy in a custom made slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Phil & Bev Dittberner]
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        Manifesti dei Musicisti Futuristi

      Milan: Direzione del Movimento Futurista, [1911]. Single sheet folded once to make [4]pp. Soft horizontal fold to middle with a few tiny spots of loss to the rear, else a very good example of this early Futurist manifesto, the first on music. The first musician to "surrender to the persuasion of promises and liberation", Pratella was courted early on by Marinetti to join his new movement that he hoped would breathe new life into Italian culture. Though not as nihilistic as Russolo's Art of Noises published three years later, he still makes what at the time, were revolutionary demands that musicians break from the traditional, proclaiming in a later manifesto that" the new order of disorder should be created by destroying the ancient schemes." Ref: Pontus Hulten. Futurism and Futurisms,525-7; 544-5.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory, ABAA]
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        Before The Lamps are Lit

      George Robertson & Company, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. First Edition, 1911. Tarella Quin [Daskein] was a noted author of Australian fairy stories. ILLUSTRATED BY IDA RENTOUL OUTHWAITE WITH APPROXIMATELY 50 BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS. Contains: Before the Lamps are Lit; Ebenezer's Anniversary; Constellation Jam; Poppy and the Pixies; The Strange Adventures of Aunt Martha and The Binnajig and the Tattyoon.... all with beautiful accompanying illustrations. Binding is tight and completely sound with decorative boards. The boards show some wear/rubbing with whitish marks and spotting to front and back [please see photos]. Internally the book is very good. One page has some small black spots on it and there are some scattered marks, and at edges; one illustartion has loss at one corner and a couple of pages have tiny nicks; else the book is really very good. There is an author inscription written in pencil which can be erased but we have elected to retain since the book's previous owner was the noted Australian artist Enid Philip and it appears that these illustrations and this book may have provided some of her inspiration [may account for the little black spots [paint?] on the page mentioned above!]. 190 pp. A RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE BOOK.

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        Merry and Bright

      New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. Large thin 4to. Original cloth spine, paper over boards with illustrated paste-on of Merry and Bright, the two dogs who are the subject of this book. Twenty-four full page, color illustrations on stiff paper of the doings of Merry and Bright. Cloth and boards worn at edges, light soil, inner hinges neatly mended, half-title lightly foxed, else a very good copy and quite scarce. An unexpected New York publisher's imprint; printed by Thomas Forman and Sons in Nottingham. With a contemporary bookplate showing a girl and her book.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        MERRY AND BRIGHT.

      Pictorial title-page, and twenty-four full-page colour plates. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. 28.5 x 25 cm. First edition. Small corner lost from pastedown on front boards; some very light browning; else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        La Musica Futurista: Manifesto Tecnico

      Milan: Direzione del Movimento Futurista, [1911]. Single sheet folded once to make [4]pp. Soft horizontal fold to middle, else a nice example of this early Futurist music manifesto. The first musician to "surrender to the persuasion of promises and liberation", Pratella was courted early on by Marinetti to join his new movement that he hoped would breathe new life into Italian culture. Though not as nihilistic as Russolo's Art of Noises published three years later, he still makes what at the time, were revolutionary demands that musicians break from the traditional, proclaiming in a later manifesto that" the new order of disorder should be created by destroying the ancient schemes."

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory, ABAA]
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        Dictionary of the Great Russian language].

      Volf Skt. Peterburg - Moskva - 1914 1911 - Four vols, octavo (27.2 x 19 cm), vols 1-3 - fourth edition, vol 4 - third edition. Half-title, frontispiece, title, III, [1], XVI, XIV, 1744, VIII pp.; Half-title, title, 2030 pp.; Half-title, title, 1782 pp.; Half-title, title, 1619, text in two columns per page, pagination according to columns. Contemporary red calf over red cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines, red edges; slightly rubbed and sunned. The most comprehensive dictionary of the Russian language at the time of publication. It includes 200 000 words and 30 000 proverbs and sayings that are used to illustrate the meaning of the words explained. Vladimir Dahl (1801-1872) has dedicated 53 years of his life to this monumental work. He started collecting words for a future dictionary from the age of eighteen and passed away working on the second edition of this work. After the first issues of the dictionary came out Dahl was awarded the Konstantinivskaya medal. In 1868 he was elected an honorary member of the Academy of Sciences and awarded the Lomonosov Prize. The third and fourth editions were edited by Jan de Courtenay (1845 – 1929), one of the most influential linguists in Russia in the late 19th - early 20th century, and are famous for having included Russian swearing words. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Collier, 1911, Hardcover (Half Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, 1st Edition. Size: Folio. Silverfish damage to maroon cloth and paper on boards. Internally very nice. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Baseball; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21856.

      [Bookseller: Archer's Used & Rare Books]
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        Fables 3 Bde. (compl.).

      8, 194, 164, 206 S., zahlr. farb. Holzstich-Illustr. u je einer Suite (mit je 20 Kupferstichen), Kart.-Umschlag, darin Broschur m. losen Bogen u. je zusätzlicher Suite in Schmuckschuber., Schuber etwas gebäunt. Buch: einzelne, wenige Stockflecklein, minimale Stauchung an einem Buchblock, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Text frz. Ein Exemplar der nummerierten Vorzugsausgabe: Sur vélin de rives, et dune suite en noir avec remarques du trait gravé sur cuivre, Nr. 380 (301-600 Exempl.). Jean Taricco a gravé quelque deux mille deux cents bois nécessaire à la reproduction des aquarelles. - Henry Lemarié (1911- 1991) est, sans conteste, le miniaturiste français le plus célèbre et le plus apprécié de notre époque. Son oeuvre est la plus recherchée des bibliophiles: en effet, à ses qualités picturales il a su adjoindre une parfaite maîtrise de l'illustration.

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        Works

      1911. BAIN, Francis William. Works. London: Methuen, (1911-13). Nine volumes. Slim 12mo, contemporary three-quarter red close-grain morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $1750.Mixed later editions comprising this nine-volume set of Hindu love stories, purported by F.W. Bain to be his translations of ancient Sanscrit manuscripts. Handsomely bound by Bickers & Son.British author of fantasy stories Francis William Bain claimed that the tales he published were translated from ancient Hindu Sanskrit. Bain was for a number of years a fellow of All Souls College at Oxford, and then professor of History at the Deccan College in Poona, British India— presumably being well schooled in both the Eastern and Western traditions. Bain offered the first of these tales, A Digit of the Moon (first published in 1898), as his translation of the eighth part of a 16-part Sanskrit manuscript presented to him by an unidentified brahmin. Argument over the authenticity of BainÂ’s “translations” raged throughout his life. Each of the stories contains erudite footnotes explaining Sanskrit puns and wordplay that Bain himself confessed he did not fully understand. A contemporary reviewer saw it this way: “Though palpably a pretence, they are graceful fancies, and might as well have appeared for what they really are instead of masquerading as ‘translations.Â’ No Hindu, unless of this generation and under foreign influence, ever conceived these storiesÂ… Moreover, they are of a strict propriety, whereas original Hindu love stories would put RabelaisÂ’s ghost to the blush” (The Nation, 1905). A Digit of the Moon was followed by a number of other stories in the same mode: including In the Great GodÂ’s Hair, Bubbles of the Foam, An Essence of the Dusk, Ashes of a God, Mine of Faults, and A Heifer of the Dawn. A fine set, with only light flecks of foxing to fore-edges, elegantly bound.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Lettera autografa firmata inviata a Plinio Nomellini, Lucca

      1911. Bologna 178x114 mm 1 bifolio, scritte 2 pagine. Busta conservata. Manoscritto a inchiostro nero "[...] Prima di tutto, e di nuovo, silenzio assoluto. Come si lavora bene nel silenzio! E' ora di mettersi all'opera. Per Giugno io direi che potessimo metter fuori il primo volume dei Poemi del Risorgimento. [...] Si vogliono tavole a colori, da riprodursi nel miglior modo. La prima dovrebbe essere Napoleone a Sant'Elena. [...] La seconda [...] può essere o una notturna cavalcata di un reggimento di cavalleria che va al galoppo verso Novara. C'è tra loro, ammantellato, spaventato dal destino che porta con sé, il giovane principe di Carignano, Carlo Alberto, che ha tradito e abbandonato la causa della libertà e ubbidisce agli ordini del re [...] che vuole che vada a Novara [...] O può essere Garibaldi giovinetto a Roma. Ma per questo bisogna che tu attenda il poema [...]. Quando mi avrai scritto, riscriverò. Silenzio! Tuo Giovanni Pascoli [...]".

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        Frank Lloyd Wright, Chciago: Diese deutsche Ausgeba ist nur in Europa verkäuflich.

      Ernst Wasmuth a.-G. 1911 - 113 pp., 6 (ads.), with color frontispiece, 148 illustrations. (8. Sonderheft der Architektur des XX. Jahrhunderts.) Printed tan paper wrappers. Text in German. Some wear to edges. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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        Rosario De Sonetos Liricos

      Madrid: Imprenta Espanola / Fernando Fe / Victoriano Suarez, 1911. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Near Fine. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing 291 Pp + 1 Pp Advertisement For The Author's Works. Original Beige Wrappers Printed In Black, Priced 3 Pesetas On Spine. Inscribed By Unamuno To The Cervantes Scholar Rudolph (Rodolfo) Schevill And Dated In Salamanca Vi/11 [June 1911, The Year Of Publication]. Covers With Slight Browning, More Browning To Spine, Water-Staining At Upper Right Corner Edges Of Rear Cover To 1/4" Deep But No Traces Elsewhere On Covers Or Pages. Contents Fine, Pages Unopened [Still Attached At Top]. A Book Of Poetry, Noted By Some As Containing The Finest Sonnets In The Spanish Language.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Jugendstil - Leo Rauth.

      Windhundsjabloongekleurde Jugendstil lithografie van de hand van Leo Rauth. Gesigneerd, gedateerd 1911 en betiteld in de druk. Gedrukt op met wolken gemarmerd tekenkarton. Afm.: (papier) 38 x 38 cm.Schilder en graficus Leo Rauth (1884-1913), was leerling aan de kunstacademie van Leipzig, Karlsruhe, Berlin en M?nchen (onder Franz von Stuck) en werkte vanaf 1909 in Leipzig.Rauth schilderde portretten, naakten, carnaval sc?nes, maakte ontwerpen voor toneeldecors (?Les petits riens??), posters, en gebruiksgrafiek.Prijs: ?1.650,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Ethan Frome (Unrecorded Variant of the First Edition)

      Scribners, NY 1911 - First edition, first issue with top edge gilt and perfect unbroken type in the last line of p.135. Red cloth stamped in gilt. A typographically unique copy, possibly preceding alll previously known states; the title page is misprinted, omitting the title and names of both the author and publisher---only the words "By", "New York" and the date "MCMXI" appear on the title page. The verso (copyright page) appears normally with "Copyright, 1911, by Charles Scribner's Sons", "Published October, 1911" and the publisher's colophon or seal. The text and rear adverts appear normally (final leaf of ads is unopened). Tight fine and fresh, bookplate of Chicago bookseller John Valentine affixed to front pastedown. In custom cloth slipcase with black leather spine label lettered in gilt; slipcase is moderately sunned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        The Voyage of The 'Why Not?' In The Antarctic. The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910. English Version by Philip Walsh. With Numerous Illustrations from Photographs.

      1911 - Hodder and Stoughton. UK First edition. [1911]. Large 4to. viii, 315pp. Folding frontis.with tissue guard plus 42 plates, all present as called for. Original aquamarine cloth gilt with embossed gilt illustration of ship to upper board and a white penguin to spine. Very professionally and virtually invisibly recased with original spine laid down and original endpapers retained. Head and tail of spine together with corners also almost invisibly repaired and strengthened. Hinges re-enforced so binding is very sound. Outer edges of boards sl. mottled. Endpapers and pages browned, ownership signature to front endpaper. Occ. light foxing o/w a clean and sound copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        Konvolut von 13 Büchern "Kant's Schriften" - hrsg. von der königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften) - ohne Band 5, 9,13

      Berlin, Georg Reimer,1911.1913, 1111 - Schrift: Fraktur Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben, innen sauber und ordentlich, Band 14 Buchdeckel abgerissen, Band 11 Einband beschädigtbzwei broschierte, verschiedenfarbige, noch unaufgeschnittener Einbände im Groß-Oktavformat; sehr gut erhaltene photomechanische Nachdrucke der Ausgaben Berlin, Georg Reimer 1910 + 1912 585 + 526 Seiten Deutsch 1g N50 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ABC Versand]
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        Manuel de Police Scientifique (Technique).

      Lausanne: Librairie Payot & Cie., Paris: Félix Alcan, , 1911. I - Vols et Homicides [all published] Préface de M. Louis Lépine, Préfet de Police de Paris. Octavo. Contemporary oatmeal half cloth on mid-blue boards, blue morocco label to spine, original wraps bound in. Profusely illustrated. Some light spotting, a couple of leaves a touch cockled, one with repair along top edge, but overall very good First and only edition. The first, and the only published, volume of a projected, comprehensive, four-volume manual of scientific police practice by one of its unsung pioneers. The other volumes were to have covered forgery; the identification of repeat offenders; and the organization of a modern criminal police force, but the world-wide demand for his services as a consultant; the intervening international conflict; and his post-war decision to resign his academic post and to settle in Serbia, completed its completion. Reiss (1876-1929), received his doctorate from Lausanne in 1898, and in 1899 he took over the Service de l'Identité Judiciaire founded 3 years previously by Marius Jaccard on principles suggested by the anthropometric work of Alphonse Bertillon for the Préfecture de police in Paris. The publication of the present work establishes his international reputation, and in 1906 he attends the 6th International Congress on Criminal Anthropology, in Turin, where he meets Cesare Lombroso, pioneer anthropometrist; Salvatore Ottolenghi, founder of the Scuola di Polizia Scientifica; and Edmond Locard, originator of the fundamental exchange principle of forensic science, "Every contact leaves a trace." Following a period of study with Bertillon, he returned to Lausanne and in 1909 established the l'Institut de Police Scientifique offering an interdisciplinary diploma in scientific policing. His publication in 1911 of the first volume of his Manuel de Police Scientifique cements his position as a recognized authority in the area. In 1912 he was invited to preside over a series of seminars in St. Petersburg; the following year he was in Sao Paolo, presenting a course for the Brazilian government; and in 1914 he is consulted by the New York police seeking advice on their reorganization on rational lines, his suggestions being published as Contribution à la Réorganisation de la Police. After service on the Serbian front in the First World War, Reiss resigned his post at the IPS and settled near Belgrade, where he died in 1929. An exhibition in Lausanne in 2001 celebrated Reiss as " Un Sherlock Holmes vaudois.

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        Six Town Chronicles of England

      Oxford Clarendon Press 1911 - 1911. 208 pages. No dust jacket. Navy cloth with gilt lettering. Noticeable foxing & tanning mainly to the endpapers & page edges. Previous owner's name on front paste down, with a plate ("With the Author's Compliments") on front endpaper. Few internal hinge cracks. Pages are rough cut. Front hinge cracked at top thus the endpapers are torn (approx. 1cm). Mild wear to board edges and corners, with small splits (approx. 1cm) to spine ends. Visible tanning to spine and board edges. Distinct soiling with other small pale marks (approx. 1cm) all over the boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peter and Wendy

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. - First edition. 8vo. 267pp, title/frontis + 11pp full page plates by F. D. Bedford. Green boards with gilt decoration and lettering to spine & front board. Pictorial First Issue dustwrapper. A near fine copy with bright & fresh boards & very light wear indeed. Some light foxing to edges & sporadically within text. Neat ink owner inscription dated 1911. The very good dustwrapper has a few nicks at tip of spine & tiny chips to foot. Much brighter spine than usual. Peter Pan introduced in 'The Little White Bird', expanded into a childrens story in 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' & then enlarged and novelised in the version that we know today in 'Peter and Wendy'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books ABA ILAB]
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        Blue Book

      1911. First Edition . (NEW ORLEANS). Blue Book. [New Orleans: Thomas C. Anderson, circa 1911]. 12mo, original wire-stitched pale blue wrappers. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $5500.Early directory of the “fast women” of New Orleans, apparently published by principal advertiser restaurateur Tom Anderson, and compiled by Billy Struve, manager of AndersonÂ’s Annex Café. Contains the warning, “This book must not be mailed,” and the advisory, “Read all the ads.”The Preface of this notorious pocket-sized directory of the legendary Storyville district of New Orleans asks the question, ""Why [should] New Orleans have this directory? Because it is the only district of its kind in the States set aside for the fast women by law."" Established by city statute in 1897, Storyville segregated prostitution to a specific area, in order to curtail such activity in outlying neighborhoods. First appearing around 1900, this ""Blue Book"" of Storyville purveyors is broken out by race, with alphabetic entries of the names and addresses of ""the best places to spend your money."" Interleaved are full-page advertisements for whiskey (""recommended as a stimulant""), cigars (""cardinal size, 5 cents straight""), jewelry (""expert examination""), candy (""made last night""), drug stores (""free delivery""), mistresses (""Miss Edna Hamilton has, without doubt, one of the finest equipped 'Chateaus' in the Tenderloin District""), and legal services (""Practices in all courts, P.L. Fourchy, Counsellor-at-Law""). Storyville is commonly regarded as the birthplace of Dixieland jazz (""all the latest musical selections nightly, rendered by a typical southern darky orchestra""), and had remained a staple attraction for visiting carousers until the U.S. Navy closed it down in 1917. Text printed in red and black. Near-fine condition.

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        Peter and Wendy

      Scribner's 1911 - "Peter and Wendy", J.M. Barrie. First US edition first printing. Scribner's, NY. Hardcover, Gilt-decorated green cloth, 13 plates including pictorial title page - 267 pp - 20.2 x 14.3 cm With beautiful full-page illustrations by F.D. Bedford This is the first edition of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the “boy who wouldn’t grow up”, Peter Pan, published in October 1911 . Good, lacking jacket. Green boards with gilt decorations on spine and front board. Copyright page states "Published October, 1911" and has Scribner's seal. Board edges rubbed with showing at corners and light tearing to spine ends. A few small stains to front board. Spine sunned. Previous owner's name to front paste down with small note on rear paste down. Illustration facing page 122 laid in place and illustration facing page 142 lacking. Clean, unmarked text.”One page(see picture 7 and 8) repaired with tape. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photographic History of the Civil War

      1911. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. The Photographic History of the Civil War. New York: Review of Reviews, 1911-12. Ten volumes. Quarto, original blue cloth gilt, patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. $3000.Early mixed edition set of MillerÂ’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities.”""This mammoth workÂ… a necessary part of any civil war library,"" contains contributions from over 39 eminent individuals, including academicians, President William H. Taft, and veteran officers of both Confederate and Union forces, many of whom wrote from personal experience. A number of the photographs, previously unpublished, are from the collections of private individuals, including the extensive Eldridge Collection of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs, ""easily five times larger than that of any contemporary"" (Everitt). ""Zealous in their work, often regardless of danger, and at all times handicapped by the vexing difficulties of the photographic process of that day,"" Brady and his assistants ""carried their cameras to every scene that promised an interesting picture,"" capturing ""scenes of actual conflict, others of places devastated by gunfire, of troops on the march or in bivouac, and of individual officers and men"" (DAB). All volumes are first edition except the sixth and the tenth, which are both from 1912. Index is third issue, with ""[3d Ed.]"" appearing at the foot of the index pages. Eicher 771. Nicholson, 516. Interiors fine, light wear and soiling to original cloth, gilt bright, a few inner hinges expertly reinforced. A near-fine copy.

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        Portrait photograph signed "Sophie Duchess of Sparta Princess of Prussia" and dated (Dorothea Ulrike Alice, 1870-1932, Princess of Prussia, daughter of Emperor Friedrich III, wife, 1889, of King Constantine I of Greece)

      1911 - showing her full length , in an elegant but unostentatious light wrap over an embroidered velvet dress, wearing a wide belt, three rows of pearls, and a simple plumed hat, 6" x 3", no place, Queen Sophie was the third daughter of Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm III, and Victoria, Empress Frederick. She was a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria and married Constantine on the 27th October 1889.

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        The Masses. Vol. 1, No. 4. April 1911.

      The Masses Publishing Company, New York 1911 - Folio. 18pp, illustrated, frontispiece. Stapled wraps printed in brown ink on brown paper. Frontipiece is a photographic portrait of Victor L. Berger. The Masses was an important and inflential radical magazine that was published in Greenwich Village from 1911 to 1917 when it was forced to shut down after a lengthy showdown with the government in which they stood trial accused of trying to "unlawfully and willfully…obstruct the recruiting and enlistment of the United States [military]". This issue contains articles on the Mexican Revolution and a profile of Victor L. Berger - "the first socialist congressman". Includes contributions by Thomas Seltzer, George Allen England, J. B. Larric, Eugene Wood, Ellis O. Jones, Hermann Sundermann, Carlo de Fornaro, W. J. Ghent, Edwin Bjàrkman, Horatio Winslow, and Allan Updegrad. Illustrators include Art Young, Anton Otto Fischer, Horace Taylor, Frank Van Sloun, Carlo de Fornaro, Samuel Schwartz, and Marjorie Hood. Hinge reinforced with tape, light chipping, else very good.

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        The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

      First edition, deluxe issue, 84, (2) pp. Frontispiece and 26 coloured illustrations, illustrated endpapers, previous owner's slightly blurred small ink stamp to fly leaf. Original gilt decorated green cloth with a small coloured vignette to the upper cover, recently recased, a.e.g., extremities rubbed.

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        Poems

      1911. First Edition . BROOKE, Rupert. Poems. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1911. Octavo, original blue cloth, paper spine label. $1600.First edition of Rupert BrookeÂ’s first book of poetry, one of only 500 copies.Brooke, one of the finest of the World War I poets, was just 23 when he published this work. He died in the war four years later. Keynes 5. Paper spine label slightly rubbed. A lovely copy in near-fine condition.

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        Le martyre de Saint Sébastien*. Mystère composé en rythme français par G. d'A. et joué à Paris sur la scène du Châtelet le XXII mai MCMXI avec la musique de Claude Debussy. Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1911

      1911. in-16, pp. (8, di cui le prime 5 bb.), VIII, 270, (2 bb.), broch.edit.con titolo in rosso e nero e incisione raffigurante il Martirio del Santo su carta tipo pergamenata, entro legatura in pergamena rigida, titolo in gotico in rosso e nero e fregi oro al dorso. Edizione originale, nella prima tiratura che non reca indicazione di migliaio alla copertina anteriore, che contrassegna invece le successive ristampe. Le pagine prelim. in numeraz. romana contengono il messaggio a Maurice Barrès, scrittore antidannunziano. Fu rappresentata per la prima volta dalla Compagnia di Ida Rubinstein, mima russa ed ispiratrice del "Mistero". *Dedica autografa* "à Madame Marie Scheikévitch - pur la quelle il manque en ce livre un rondel sur des "roses blanches au miel de l'Hymette". Gabriele D'Annunzio". Marie Scheikévitch (1866-1966) di famiglia di origine russa si trasferì a Parigi nel 1896 dove sposò Carolus-Duran. Introdotta dal suocero nei circoli letterari della capitale entrò in contatto con Proust (il loro epistolario venne edito nel 1928).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Jugendstil - Leo Rauth.

      Windhundsjabloongekleurde Jugendstil lithografie van de hand van Leo Rauth. Gesigneerd, gedateerd 1911 en betiteld in de druk. Gedrukt op met wolken gemarmerd tekenkarton. Afm.: (papier) 38 x 38 cm.Schilder en graficus Leo Rauth (1884-1913), was leerling aan de kunstacademie van Leipzig, Karlsruhe, Berlin en München (onder Franz von Stuck) en werkte vanaf 1909 in Leipzig.Rauth schilderde portretten, naakten, carnaval scènes, maakte ontwerpen voor toneeldecors (?Les petits riens?'), posters, en gebruiksgrafiek.Prijs: ?1.650,- (incl. lijst).

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        Un nouveau théologien, Fernand Laudet

      - Les cahiers de la quinzaine, Paris 1911, 13x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 14 copie numerate su Whatman solo le carte. Binding blu scuro metà Marocco con angoli, torna con cinque nervi, piatti dorati data coda carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats blu di carta, copertine e dorsi conservati, testa dorata sulla testimoni, eleganti vincolante siglato Alix. Molto bella copia di tutti i margini ben stabilita. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 14 exemplaires numérotés sur Whatman, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier bleu, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, élégante reliure signée d'Alix. Très bel exemplaire à toutes marges parfaitement établi.

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        Manuel de Police Scientifique (Technique). I - Vols et Homicides [all published] Préface de M. Louis Lépine, Préfet de Police de Paris.

      Lausanne: Librairie Payot & Cie., Paris: Félix Alcan, 1911 - Octavo. Contemporary oatmeal half cloth on mid-blue boards, blue morocco label to spine, original wraps bound in. Some light spotting, a couple of leaves a touch cockled, one with repair along top edge, but overall very good Profusely illustrated. First and only edition. The first, and the only published, volume of a projected, comprehensive, four-volume manual of scientific police practice by one of its unsung pioneers. The other volumes were to have covered forgery; the identification of repeat offenders; and the organization of a modern criminal police force, but the world-wide demand for his services as a consultant; the intervening international conflict; and his post-war decision to resign his academic post and to settle in Serbia, completed its completion. Reiss (1876-1929), received his doctorate from Lausanne in 1898, and in 1899 he took over the Service de l'Identité Judiciaire founded 3 years previously by Marius Jaccard on principles suggested by the anthropometric work of Alphonse Bertillon for the Préfecture de police in Paris. The publication of the present work establishes his international reputation, and in 1906 he attends the 6th International Congress on Criminal Anthropology, in Turin, where he meets Cesare Lombroso, pioneer anthropometrist; Salvatore Ottolenghi, founder of the Scuola di Polizia Scientifica; and Edmond Locard, originator of the fundamental exchange principle of forensic science, "Every contact leaves a trace." Following a period of study with Bertillon, he returned to Lausanne and in 1909 established the l'Institut de Police Scientifique offering an interdisciplinary diploma in scientific policing. His publication in 1911 of the first volume of his Manuel de Police Scientifique cements his position as a recognized authority in the area. In 1912 he was invited to preside over a series of seminars in St. Petersburg; the following year he was in Sao Paolo, presenting a course for the Brazilian government; and in 1914 he is consulted by the New York police seeking advice on their reorganization on rational lines, his suggestions being published as Contribution à la Réorganisation de la Police. After service on the Serbian front in the First World War, Reiss resigned his post at the IPS and settled near Belgrade, where he died in 1929. An exhibition in Lausanne in 2001 celebrated Reiss as " Un Sherlock Holmes vaudois." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Coronation invitation to George Glyn, (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) & MARY (of Teck, 1867-1953, his Queen)

      1911 - showing an angel holding the orb and septre underneath the Royal crest and the banner "Coronation of their Majesties", in between both house crests, bordered by two pillars, very fine design by Walter Crane, 1 side folio, 22nd June

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Allighieri

      1911. (DANTE) ALIGHIERI, Dante. La Divina Commedia di Dante Allighieri. (Milan: Antonio Vallardi, 1965). Three volumes. Folio (12-1/2 by 18 inches), original half gray morocco, black and blue morocco spine labels, gray linen boards, top edges gilt. Each volume housed in matching gray linen slipcase. $1500.Fine facsimile reproduction of the splendid 1795 Bodoni printing of Dante’s masterpiece of world literature, the Divine Comedy, number 669 of 875 copies, finely bound in three folio volumes.“Dante’s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage… The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante’s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes” (PMM 8). Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) was an Italian engraver, publisher, printer and typographer of high repute; he designed the family of typefaces now known as Bodoni. His Divine Comedy of 1795—reproduced here in full facsimile—is widely considered a landmark in the history of printing. Text in the original Italian. With original publisher’s prospectus preserved in matching cloth portfolio. Bookplate.Fine condition.

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        Zuleika Dobson

      William Heinemann, Ltd, London, 1911 First edition, first impression, first issue binding.Octavo. Original smooth brown cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a brown morocco fire box by the French Bindery, Garden City, New York.Hinges tender, but a very nice copy indeed. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "by Max Beerbohm Rapallo, Italy 'Oxford! The very sound of the word spoken, or sight of it printed, is fraught for me with most actual magic.'" Laid in is a slip of paper, headed 'From the Rosenbach Collection' and with a typed description of this book beneath. This inscribed copy of Beerbohm's only novel - and probably his most enduring work - is one of just a tiny handful known. Mark Samuels Lasner reports having seen just the two other examples in his own collection.[127]

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        New Machiavelli

      1911. First Edition . Signed. WELLS, H.G. The New Machiavelli. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1911. Octavo, original red cloth. $2000.First English edition of this roman a clef, inscribed by Wells on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, ""R.A.G.s from H.G. 1911"" Presented to and from the collection of Wells’ close friend and frequent scientific adviser, Sir Richard Arman Gregory.""The narrator, Remington, is a version of Wells, as is Wilkins the novelist, who had previously made a cameo appearance in Ann Veronica and who would appear in several later novels. Among other recognizable figures, Isabel Rivers is based on Amber [with whom Wells was having an affair], Oscar and Altiora Baileys on the Webbs, Willesley on Wallas, Evesham on Balfour, Cossington on Harmsworth and the Cramptons on C.P. and G.M. Trevelyan. For contemporary readers, this was history hot from the press, enlivened by scathing pen portraits. Wells offered the book to Macmillan in October 1909, assuring him that it was a political novel that contained nothing morally controversial… Macmillan told Wells that there was twice as much reason to reject The New Machiavelli as there had been to reject Ann Veronica"" (Sherborne, 210). ""The opening chapters of The New Machiavelli are notable for their description of Bromley at the time of the author's childhood"" (Hammond). First published in New York in 1910. Hammond A7. Wells 40. Inscribed to noted British scientist and Wells' lifelong friend Sir Richard Arman Gregory. In Wells' first work of fiction, he dedicated the work to Gregory as his ""dearest friend."" The two met while students at the Normal School of Science in South Kensington. They jointly authored a textbook, Honours Physiography, in 1891. Reportedly, Gregory was the one person with whom Wells never quarreled. A professor of astronomy, Gregory also possessed expertise in physics, chemistry and other disciplines; he wrote several textbooks and eventually assumed the editorship of the journal Nature, to which Wells frequently contributed. The author often turned to Gregory, and to the experts Gregory contacted on Wells' behalf, for insight and encouragement when writing his famous ""scientific romances."" After Wells' death, Gregory worked to establish the H.G. Wells Memorial to preserve public attention to his friend's body of work. Throughout his life Gregory was a passionate advocate for science—""It is necessary to believe in the holiness of scientific work,"" he once declared—and ""an optimist about man's future"" (Horrabin, in New Scientist, April 11, 1957).A bit of foxing to first few and last few leaves; spine sunned. An exceptionally good presentation-association copy.

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        Catalogue des Perles, Pierreries Bijoux et Objets d'Art Precieux

      1911. First Edition . ABD-UL-HAMID II. Catalogue des Perles, Pierreries Bijoux et Objets d’Art Précieux. Le tout ayant appartenu à S.M. le Sultan Abd-ul-Hamid II. Paris: George Petit, 1911. Folio (10-1/2 by 13-1/2 inches, 20th-century burgundy cloth, uncut. $1500.First edition of this 1911 auction catalogue of the jewels and jewelry belonging to Sultan Abd-ul-Hamid II, with 27 photographic plates depicting the finest pieces from the collection. From the collection of renowned gem and jewelry book collector Henry Polissack. Text in French.Abd-ul-Hamid II was the 34th sultan of the Ottoman Empire. His reign lasted from 1876 to his deposition in 1909, following a military coup. The sultan was known for his impeccable taste in art and culture. He made furniture, translated operas, hosted European performers, and wrote poetry. The jewels and objets d’art presented in this auction catalogue represent an extension of those interests. Abd-ul-Hamid II created a collection that showcased beauty and artisan skill. The Paris auction made them available to the public for purchase after the Sultan was deposed and fled in exile with the jewels. The promotional preface to the catalogue promises to allow access to Arabian dreams and legends. Text in French. Bookplate of Henry Polissack, a book dealer and collector who was known for his collection of books on jewelry and gems. Auction prices realized neatly written in red ink next to each item, including text and plates.Fine condition.

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        Electric Railway Dictionary. Definitions and Illustrations of the Parts and equipment of Electric Railway Cars adn trucks.

      New York. McGraw Publishing Company. 1911. 1st Edition. Profusely illustrated with black and white photo illustrations and diagrams, 292 pages + 55 pages of advertisements, 12 1/4 x 9 inches, leather-covered boards (hardbound). New gilt-lettered leather spine, wear to extremities now skilfully repaired, hinges repaired with Japanese paper, very light dampstaining to fore edge of first and last pages, 1 1/2 inch edge tear to one page, good to very good condition, tight and complete. Although described as a dictionary, the vast majority of this volume is given over to 1987 figures which illustrate, with photo illustrations and drawings a fascinating array of railway equipment from interurban cars to work cars (eg. trailer wrecking car for elevated lines), from water closets to cab heaters, from springs to the truck chassis, and much more. In addition there are a large quantity of finely drawn cross-sections (complete with measurements). It should be noted that the fine detail which is important to these documentary illustrations would be lost in modern reprint editions of this work.

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        Puissances de Paris

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        Uncanny Tales

      

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        HIGH GERMANY: Eleven Sets of Verse.

      London:: Duckworth & Co.,. 1911.. First edition. Scarce volume of poetry published during the run-up to WWI. Ezra Pound, its first reviewer, noted: "Mr. Hueffer is making some sort of experiment in modernity. The results will displease most readers. They are nonetheless interesting ... [two of the poems] are true music. They are rare music. And the book is interesting, let us say to me personally, because Mr Hueffer is searching ... for a vital something which has in too great a degree slipped out of modern poetry" (Poetry Review, March 1912, "The Book of the Month"). Harvey [A35] notes copies with and without an errata leaf tipped before p.[vii]--this copy does not appear to have every had one. Original tan wrappers, lettered and decorated in green. Lacking the front endpaper. Covers lightly soiled and moderated foxing to prelims and page edges, otherwise, very good or better. .

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      Kolorierter Lichtdruck nach dem Aquarell von Carl August Lebsch

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