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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]

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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]

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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]

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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).

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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

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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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        M

      Kolorierter Lichtdruck nach dem Aquarell von Carl August Lebsch

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        The Principles of Scientific Management

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1911. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board in gilt, publisher's device to front board in blind. Extremities a little rubbed, top corners of boards a little bumped, light ink stain to bottom corner of boards and text block, faint dampstaining to fore edge of front free endpaper and first 8 leaves. A very good copy. First trade edition, preceded only by the privately distributed edition in the same year. "F. W. Taylor, an engineer in the Bethlehem Steel Works in Philadelphia, was the originator of what he called 'scientific management', now known as 'time and motion study'. His system was based on what he estimated to be a fair day's work and the best means of ensuring such a standard of production. He was interested in any factor that hindered or helped in attaining this end, and besides studying factory conditions and methods in great detail he was responsible for fundamental changes in machinery and machine tools. The main lines of approach to increased efficiency were standardising processes and machines, time and motion study, and payment by results, all of which have been welcomed in the USSR, where 'Stakhanovism' is virtually 'Taylorism' renamed, and in Germany, where the Principles was translated and achieved a wide circulation (31,000 copies sold by 1922). The adoption of his methods there contributed notably to the speedy recovery of German production after the First World War. His methods were anathema to trade unionists almost everywhere else" (PMM).

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        The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

      London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1911 - Sextodecimo. Original green boards, spine and front board lettered in white, pictorial label with illustration to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Boards gently bowed, contents a little cockled. An excellent copy. 27 colour plates. First edition. The first two printings are believed to be identical. The story of Timmy and Goody Tiptoes is the only Beatrix Potter story apparently set in North America - although this is implicit rather than stated anywhere in the book. All the main animal characters are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks and a "large bear", but the waters are muddied somewhat by the presence of Yellowhammers (or Emberiza citrinella, the birds which sing "Little bita bread and-no-cheese!"), whose range includes Europe and much of Asia but not America. Linder p. 429; Quinby 20. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'armée nouvelle

      First edition.Bradel paper binding by Goy & Vilaine, black morocco title piece.Rare autograph inscription from Jean Jaurès to monsieur Allard.A very good copy in a nice binding. Jules Rouff & Cie Paris 1911 11x17,5cm relié

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        SIEGFRIED AND THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

      Published by William Heinemann, 1911. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. The second of the two volumes making up the trilogy of The Ring Of The Niblung. Brown cloth, dark blue decorations and title to spine and front cover. 30 magnificent tipped-in colour plates which display the Germanic inspiration evident in Rip and Midsummer Night's Dream and continuing through Undine and the Wagner books. Pictorial endpapers. Trade edition. Bumping to spine. Light wear to corners. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. All plates present. Wrapper is browned to spine, with edge-creasing and chips/nicks; some foxing; a few marks and wear. [S]

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        Fine Letter signed 'Pierre' in French with translation, to the President of the Republic of Bolivia (1844-1921, the Last King of Serbia and first King of the Serbs, Croats and SLovenes)

      1911 - telling him about his daughter s recently celebrated wedding and saying that he reports "to your Excellency about my beloved daughter s marriage, her Royal Highness Princess Helen of Serbia, to his Royal Highness Prince John Constantinovich, celebrated at Peterhof the 21st August .", 1 side 4to., Belgrade, 17th September two small file holes to the left edge, barely touching one letter of the text, not affecting the signature. Eliodoro Villazón Montaño (1848-1939) was Constitutional President of Bolivia from 1909-13. Princess Helen of Serbia (1884-1962) Daughter of King Peter I and his wife Princess Zorka of Montenegro, and sister of Alexander I of Yugoslavia. Known as Elena Petrovna, after her marriage. Prince Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia (1886-1918) Also known as Prince John, was the eldest son of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia. Murdered by Bolsheviks at the early age of 32 along with his brothers (Translation) Peter I King of Serbia, To His Excellency the President of the Republic of Bolivia. Most dear and good Friend, I hasten to inform Your Excellency that the marriage of my beloved daughter the Princess Jelena to His Highness the Prince Ioann Constantinovich was celebrated on the 21st August last at Peterhof. I like to believe that Your Excellency will receive the news with satisfaction, and I take the opportunity presented to renew to Your Excellency the assurance of the high esteem and sincere friendship with which I am your Good Friend [Signed] Peter Belgrade, the 17th September 1911. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Bernhard von Breydenbach and His Journey to The Holy Land 1483-4: A Bibliography

      J. & J. Leighton, London 1911 - First and only edition; [vi], xxxii, 47, [9]; frontispiece plus 59 additional plates; no. 31 of 200 copies; bookplate of John Howell; with a sketch in sanguine for Vénus Marine by Chassériau also on front pastedown; bound in half crushed green morocco in red cloth boards; t.e.g. with gilt title; spine aged to brown; some rubbing to hinges and wear to tips. Davies' Bibliography is the scholarly and exhaustive work on one of the most important travel books published before 1500: Bernhard von Breydenbach's famous Peregrinatio In Terram Santam. This was the earliest voyage-narrative to be printed with views of the places seen en route. All the editions described are based on copies in the library of C. Fairfax Murray. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Decade of Years, Poems by William Wordsworth 1798-1807 [from the text of 1857]

      [Hammersmith: The Doves Press], 1911. One of 200 copies printed on paper. Text printed in black and red. 230, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Original full vellum, spine titled Wordsworth in gilt, by the Doves Bindery. Calligraphic gift label dated 1919 on front flyleaf, H.W.D.J. d.d. J.F.W. Some natural mottling to vellum, minor exterior soiling. Fine copy in a cloth slipcase. One of 200 copies printed on paper. Text printed in black and red. 230, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Choice copy of this selection of Wordsworth's short and long form verse from the defining period of the Romantic movement, and one of the great books of the press.Cobden-Sanderson was "overwhelmed by the scope of the war, for unlike other wars in his memory, it seemed to engulf the whole world in a sort of madness. … He wanted his last books, before finally closing the press, to be books of peace such as Wordsworth and Goethe, and he hoped to make them his best" (Tidcombe). Ransom p. 252 no. 27; Reed A364 (noting spine title as A Decade of Years); Tidcombe p.40

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        Haras du Quesnay à M. W. K. Vanderbilt. Juillet 1911 [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure plein cuir blanc avec bande centrale de chagrin marron, Typographie Champon & Pailhé, Paris, s.d. [ 1911 ], 113 pp. et 2 ff. Très rare témoignage des débuts des Haras du Quesnay, établis en 1907 par le magnat américain Vanderbilt. La préface précise : "Le Stud de M. W. K. Vanderbilt, qui vient d'être transféré au Haras du Quesnay, a été établi en France en octobre 1895, au Haras de Villebon (Seine et Oise). A cette date, le Stud se composait d'un étalon : Fripon, par Consul et de seize poulinières, toutes importées d'Amérique. Depuis, l'élevage a été augmenté d'année en année et de nombreux vainqueurs sont sortis de Villebon ; leur nombre s'est élevé à 119, produits par 52 poulinières différentes. Parmi les plus importants de ces vainqueurs, il convient de rappeler : Alpha, actuellement étalon en Allemagne ; Bengal, Brume, Columbia, Dido, Ellsmere, Second Sight, Foresight, Gibelin, Illinois II, Manfred, Northeast, gagnant du Grand Prix de Paris, Oversight, Reinhart, Silver Streak, et cette année encore Petulance et Sightly. Actuellement, le Stud se compose de 3 étalons : Maintenon, Oversight et Prestige, et de 42 poulinières". L'ouvrage propose pour chacun des 5 étalons le palmarès, une photo et son pedigree, puis le pedigree et le produit de chaque poulinière. Condition modeste (la reliure, d'une facture assez singulière, est en mauvais état, mais bon état intérieur) pour ce document rare. Prix en l'état Français

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        Blazek in Tomazek.

      Ljubljana, Slovenia: Schwentner . 1911 - 4°. [20], with b/w and chromolithographed illustrations within text, with original wrappers and illustrated cromolithographed cover (binding loose, wrappers dusty, with small tears and small paper loss, large loss of lower corner to the blank back cover). This very rare children’s book in Slovenian language was inspired by a famous German book Max and Moritz (A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks), by Wilhelm Busch, first published in 1865. The book describes cruel pranks by two boys Little Blaius and Thomas (Blažek in Tomažek), which include trying to drown another boy, stealing, and scarning elderly people. The verses are accompanied by beautiful art neuveau illustrations, some of which are printed in chromolithography. The book is not dated nor signed. According to later bibliography was the author of the verses Slovenian poet Cvetko Golar (1879-1965). The according to the bibliography Slovenska bibliografija za l. 1907-1912, the book was published in 1911. The publisher Schwentner, active in Ljubljana, was known for his high quality colour printing in art-neuveau style. No examples recored in the libraries worldwide. References: Janko slebinger, Slovenska bibliografija za l. 1907-1912, 1913, p. 86; Vanek siftar, ?Cvetko Golar: iz spominov in sre?anj?, 1963, p. 195; Grafenauer, Ivan: Golar, Cvetko (1879–1965). Slovenska biografija. Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti, Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, 2013.?

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        RACCOLTA DELLE VERE DA POZZO IN VENEZIA

      1911. Venezia Ongania 1911 In Folio Pagine 20 + CLXXXIV tavole in fotoincisione raffiguranti le vere. Legatura editoriale in brossura. Sporadiche fioriture. Ottima copia. Si allega la brocchure editoriale in francese COLLECTION OF MARBLE WELL-CUBS IN VENICE Pagine 8 Esemplare conservato entro astuccio editoriale in cartone con legacci rossi. Ottima e rara opera. Magnifica monografia artistica su un aspetto storico-artistico mai indagato prima di Venezia. Le Vere elencate e qui riprodotte sono sculture in pietra o marmo ivi presenti in cortili, giardini, strade e pubbliche piazze. Antichissimo fu l'uso dei pozzi e cisterne per raccogliere l'acqua potabile in Venezia, trattandosi di una città priva di fonti e sorgenti. Unica edizione di soli 600 esemplari, con dedica a ''J.Pierpont Morgan Esq. mecenate dell'arte'' firmata da Ferd Ongania. Opera importante e non comune.

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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

      - London - Chatto and Windus, 1911 Book. Hardcover. The Swanston Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's works. Published in twenty five volumes, this is an incomplete set comprising of twenty volumes. As stated to edition page the swanston edition was limited to 2060 copies of which 2000 copies are for sale. This set is number 1987 of 2000. Frontispiece to all volumes. Numerous facsimile plates to the rear of Volume XXII. In Hatchards bindings, as indicated from binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper. Volumes present are as follows: Volume II: The Amateur Emigrant Part I and II, The Old and New Pacific Capitals, The Silverado Squatters, Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers. Volume III: Familiar Studies of Men and Books, The Body SnatcherVolume IV: The Arabian Nights, A Lodging for the Night, The Sire de Maletroits Door, Providence and the Guitar. Volume V: More New Arabian Nights, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Volume VII: Prince Otto, Wrong BoxVolume VIII: The Black ArrowVolume IX: Memories and Portraits Volume XI: CatrionaVolume XII: The Master Of Ballantrae Volume XIV: A Child's Garden of Verses The Child Alone, Garden Days, Envoys, Underwoods, Book II: In Scots, Ballads, Songs of Travel, Additional Poems. Volumes XVI: A Family of Engineers, Lay Morals and Prayers. Volume XVIII: In the South SeasVolume XIX: The Ebb-Tide, Weir of HermistonVolume XX: St Ives. Volume XXI: The Merry Men Fables. Volume XXII: Juvenilia Essays Volume XXIII: Letters IVolume XXIV: Letters IIVolume XXV: Letters III. Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, wssayist and travel writers. He had many famous works including the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses. The volume containing his well known Treasure Island is not present to this set. Condition: Crack to front joint of volume II from head to halfway down. Small cracks to head and tail of rear joint to volume II. Front hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Loss to head and tail of spine to volume V. Small crack to the spine of volume VII. Crack to tail of front joint to volume VII. Crack to rear joint of volume VII. Loss to head and tail of spine to volume VII. Front hinge to volume VIII is slightly strained but firm. Small loss to the head of volume XIV. Loss to head and tail of joints to volume XVI due to rubbing. Crack to spine of volume XVII. Crack to rear joint to volume XX. Loss to head and tail of volume XXV,Priorowner's initials to rectoof front endpaper to majority of volumes. L E L andE L. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Ribbon bookmarks present to all volumes. Overall:VERY GOOD..

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        Excellent unsigned coronation portrait by Downey, (Duke of Connaught, 1850-1942, Son of Queen Victoria, Governor General of Canada) his wife LOUISE MARGARET (Alexandra Victoria, 1860-1917, Daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia), their daughters MARGARET (1882-1920) & PATRICIA (1886-1974) and their son ARTHUR (1883-1938) with their son in law GUSTAV VI ADOLF (1882-1973, King of Sweden)]

      1911 - showing the family seated and standing in all their regalia, 11½" x 10", in mount 18" x 14", no place, no date, (22nd June some damage to the mount From the collection of Lady Patricia Ramsay, daughter of the Duke of Connaught.

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        Puissances de Paris

      - Eugène Figuière & Cie, Paris 1911, 11,5x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. autografo prezioso firmato da Jules Romains; "Un Henri Matisse con la simpatia e l'ammirazione di Jules Romains." Torna incrinato con piccoli restauri, secondo piatto un po 'sporca. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jules Romains ; "A Henri Matisse avec la sympathie et l'admiration de Jules Romains." Dos fendillé comportant de petites restaurations, deuxième plat légèrement sali.  

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        OLD CHINESE PORCELAIN AND WORKS OF ART IN CHINA. Being Description and Illustrations of Articles selected from an Exhibition held in Shanghai, November, 1908. Signed and Inscribed by A. W. Bahr.

      Cassell and Company Limited, London 1911 - [vi], 161 pages of text. Original dark green hardcover cloth binding with gilt lettering in English and Chinese; minor rubbing and shelfwear, including tiny tears to the spine extremities; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Contains a frontispiece and 120 illustrations, of which 12 are in color. Signed and inscribed on the front endpaper by the author, Abel William Bahr (1877-1959). It reads "To my dear friends Lon & Marie, from your friend Billy Bahr 1928 22 Nov 1928 New York." Moderate browning to the endpapers and title page, with minimal browning/aging to the paper uniformly throughout the text, as is usual for this publication. There are a few spots of foxing and minimal soiling to a few pages, but this book remains a very attractive, intact, and clean book without any restoration of any kind. The illustrations are clean and unblemished. One caption-titled tissue plate guard is creased. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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