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         The Lost World

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1912 - "The Lost World", by Arthur Conan Doyle. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1912, first UK edition first issue. Frontispiece and 7 other full page plates to text + line illustrated maps (all present), original publisher's blue cloth a little marked. Internally in very good condition. No inscriptions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The South Pole

      12, 1912 12, 1912 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An illustrated first edition of this work of Polar Exploration by Roald Amundsen. First English edition, translated from the Norwegian by A G Chater. First printing, with no reprint stated. Collated: Complete, with all plates, maps and plans, including the two folding maps to the rear. Roald Amundsen wasa Norwegian explorer of polar regions. His expedition of 1910-1912 to the Antarctic was the first to reach the South Pole, competing against the expedition of Scott to the Antarctic, for which he was originally criticised in Great Britain. Amundsen beat Scott's party to thepole by a month and, unlike Scott, returned home safely, benefiting from careful preparation, good equipment andclothing and the use of dogs and skis. Amundsen was a key expedition leader in theHeroic Age of Antarctic Exploration and after his success reaching the South Pole, Amundsen was the first leader for the air expedition to the NorthPole. Subsequently he was the first person without dispute to have reached both poles, as well as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage in the Arctic. Condition: In the original red cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with light rubbing to the extremities and slight bumping to extremities and head and tail of the spine. Light spotting of dampstaining to boards. Evidence of labels removed from the tail of the spines. Hinges reinforced although rear hinge of volume I strained before endpaper and map. Volume II lacking front endpaper. Evidence of former bookplate to front pastedowns and slight marks from ink stamps to the endpapersof the first volume. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright with light spotting throughout. Surrey County Library stamp to verso and recto of the title pages with ink markings also. Newspaper clipping adhered to blank portion of map at rear of volume I. Tape repairs and reinforcements to the rear folding map of volume II. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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         [Broadside]: In Loving Memory of Clara Barton Founder of the Red Cross and First Aid Society. Born in Oxford, Mass. Dec. 25, 1821. Died Apr. 12, 1912. Neither Ambition, Self Seeking, Nor Vain Glory, But Helpfulness, Kindliness..

      [No place]: Nellie M. Putnam, W.A.M.S., 1912. Near Fine. Large hand drawn and designed broadside. Approximately 28.5" x 21.5". Pen and ink with pale green wash on thin parchment. Signed lower right corner. Several small tears and tiny nicks, else near fine. We can find little about the artist who created this. Undated, it seems like it was contemporary with Barton's death. We are unsure of the acronym after Putnam's name, it might possibly stand for the Worcester Art Museum School, of Worcester, Massachusetts, founded in 1896. Unique.

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         Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From the Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie. A New Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1912 - "Deluxe edition", 4to, (ii, xii), 122, (2) pp. 50 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues, and placed amongst the text for the first time in this edition, mild browning to free endpapers only. Original gilt decorated green cloth, spine ends with mild bumping, otherwise an excellent bright copy. With a new frontispiece in this edition and the addition of 7 black and white illustrations. This edition is marginally larger than previous issues.

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         Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton.

      London: William Heinemann; Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1912 - Large octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial images to spine and front cover in gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge green. Housed in a green quarter morocco folding case. Front hinge cracked, spine rolled, rubbing to ends of spine and corners, toning to spine, light soiling to covers, a very good copy. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates with tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. First trade edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the artist's sister-in-law Fanny Starkie, inscribed on the half-title with an original ink drawing by Arthur Rackham of two crows, "To Fanny from Edyth & Arthur Rackham Christmas 1912", the inscription in Edyth's hand except for Arthur's signature. Latimore & Haskell pp. 38-39; Riall p. 111-12. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Rocket Book.

      4to. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1912. 4to., 24 leaves, the recto of each printed with an illustration in color and the text in verso. Blue cloth boards with a color print pasted on upper board. Blank book-label affixed to the upper paste-down, minor foxing around margins, a bright copy in very good condition. First edition, first impression. Another clever book in which Newell uses a literal hole as the integral element of the story, with humorous verse and illustrations. Loker p. 206.

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         [Portrait broadside or poster]: Grace C. Strachan, the President of the Interborough Association of Women Teachers

      New York: Malcom & Hayes, 1912. Very Good. Portrait poster tribute to Grace C. Strachan, the President of the Interborough Association of Women Teachers and the leader of the "Movement for Equal Pay" in New York City. Printed on heavy card stock and measuring 10.25" x 15.5". Near very good with some light soiling at the margins. Once mounted as some paper remnants are affixed to the verso, with a crack or split at the upper right corner; held together by one of the paper remnants. The poster features a portrait of Strachan positioned above a plaque dated 1912 with verses lauding her qualities.Strachan began her teaching career in Brooklyn in 1893 and was rapidly promoted until in 1900 she had become the Associate Superintendent of Schools. When the greater New York City school system was consolidated in 1900, she was selected to serve as a district superintendent. At the time, beginning women teachers were paid only $600 a year or about two-thirds that of a beginning male teacher ($900), and women's salaries topped out at $1,440 year or about 60% that of a male teacher ($2,400/year) with equivalent credentials and experience. In her new position, Strachan began campaigning for "Equal Pay for Equal Work" and eventually published a book with that title about the same time she became the President of the Interborough Association of Women Teachers (IAWT).As the association president she lobbied extensively for the cause, and was finally successful in the fall of 1911. This tribute poster was printed the following year. Interestingly, she may have become quite wealthy as a result of her campaign as *The New York Times reported that 90% of New York City's female teachers pledged to contribute their first month's salary increase - a total of over $200,000 - as a thank-you "endowment" to Strachan who, when questioned, did not definitively deny that she would accept such a gift, replying, "That is like asking a boy if he would refuse to be President of the United States. We can't grasp what is only in the air."

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         Bill the Minder

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1912 - Heath Robinson's Wittiest DrawingsROBINSON, W. Heath. Bill the Minder. Written and Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1912.Edition de Luxe. Limited to 380 numbered copies (this copy being No. 192), signed by the author/artist. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 9 inches; 283 x 229 mm.). xiv, [2], 254, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates (including frontispiece), with descriptive tissue guards. One hundred and seventeen black and white illustrations, including full title-pages, vignettes, head- and tailpieces. A little light foxing to first and last leaves only, otherwise a fine and fresh copy.Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe ca. 1990 in full crimson morocco, covers bordered in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt with the original design. Spine with five raised bands paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, cockerel end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. From the early 1970s through the early 1990s I had a few hundred books bound specially for me (E. Joseph) by Zaehnsdorf of London who were later taken over by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Zaehnsdorf already had several of the original front cover blocks for these limited editions and over the years we had many more cut for the signed limited Rackhams, Dulacs, Nielsens, Robinsons etc, etc."In Bill the Minder Heath Robinson really found himself. The story is a simple tale or a series of tales about the wanderings of the King of Troy and a boot-cleaner called Bill, who became the Minder (today he would be called a baby-sitter) to the bad-tempered family of a bad-tempered mushroom-gatherer named Crispin. Like most of Heath Robinson's characters, Bill was a solemn little person who took his minding very seriously, even to the extent of studying at the British Museum and in the Minding Room of the Patents Museum at South Kensington. Soon his fame as a Minder spread and he found himself minding a large flock of children. One day they were out in the fields, being minded by Bill, they found an eccentric old man in a haystack. It was the King of Troy, who had been banished from his country. With Bill's assistance, the children set out on a journey, and through a series of adventures they restore this unworldly old gentleman to his throne. In the process they meet some very droll characters. These are the substance of some of Heath Robinson's wittiest drawings" (Lewis, p. 102).Beare 69b; Lewis, p. 216. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Lehrbuch der chirurgischen Operationen an der Hand klinischer Beobachtungen für Ärzte und Studierende: Allgemeine Operationslehre (77 pp.) Chirurgie des Kopfes (551 pp.). 2 Bde.

      Berlin, Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1912/14, 4, XVI, XXI, 628 pp. mit 152 Abb. und 112 farblith. Tafeln, Leinenband feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe des klassischen Lehrbuches derKOPFCHIRURGIE von Fedor Krause und seinem Oberarzt Emil Heymann aus dem Augusta-Hospital in Berlin. Dieses seltene und zu unrecht relativ unbekannte Werk enthält folgende Kapitel: ALLGEMEINE OPERATIONSLEHRE: Vorbereitungen zur Operation Verfahren zur Schmerzbetäubung Asepsis Verband und Nachbehandlung. CHIRURGIE DES KOPFES: Behandlung der Kopfwunden Exstirpation von Weichteilgeschwülsten im Gesicht Plastische Operationen im Gesicht - Die einfachsten Methoden der Hautplastik Eindrehen eines gestielten Hautlappens Freie Hautverpflanzung Besondere Plastische Methoden Lippenplastik Plastischer Verschluß der Gaumenspalte Rhinoplastik Wangenplastik Blepharoplastik Chirurgie des Auges und der Augenhöhle Chirurgie des Ohres Chirurgie der Nase und ihrer Nebenhöhlen Chirurgie des Trigeminus Die chirurgischen Eingriffe am Ober- und Unterkiefer Erkrankungen und chirurgische Eingriffe in der Mundhöhle Die Resektion des Kiefergelenks Chirurgische Eingriffe am Pharynx Chirurgische Eingriffe an den Speicheldrüsen Chirurgie des N. facialis Chirurgie der Occipital- und Nackennerven Chirurgie des Gehirns Operationen bei Epilepsie Chirurgie der Hirngeschwülste Eingriffe beim Hirnabsceß, bei eitriger und gummöser Meningitis, sowie bei Tuberkulose der Schädelknochen. Walker No.1288 (Engl.EA).

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         The History of the Hoppers

      London: W. & R. Chambers, circa 1912. Twelve stories of kangaroos told in verse with many small drawings in sepia and twelve beautifully printed, full-page, partially-coloured plates. First edition of this justly famous children's book with anthropomorphised kangaroo characters - 'perhaps the best known story entirely devoted to the kangaroo' (Robert Holden 'The Mint Exhibition' 1985). Quarto, full colour pictorial boards, edge rubbing, corner wear, chipping of paper at spine ends and along spine edges, two pages with minor nicks at page edge, clean and bright, a very good copy overall.

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         La création du monde

      Devambez, Paris 1912 - Revue et corrigée selon l'esprit du siècle par René Peter. Exégèses de Paul Reboux et Charles Muller. Préface et musique de Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947). Paris, Devambez, 1912, in-4 oblong de 270x310mm, 110p., broché sous couverture illustrée à rabats. L¿illustration comporte 4 pages de préface musicale de Reynaldo Hahn reproduites en fac-similé et 26 compostions coloriées au pochoir sur fond lithographique. Tirage total de 225 exemplaires; un des 25 sur japon, premier papier (avec les planches sur vélin teinté) signé par les quatre auteurs, sans le dessin signalé au colophon qui semble manquer dans la plupart des exemplaires. Surprenant livre d¿artiste ou décadentisme et futurisme se confondent à la manière d¿un catalogue pour un salon de peinture ; il rassemble des proses de Reboux et Muller grands spécialistes des pastiches qui se sont amusés à emprunter le vocabulaire des critiques d¿art qui accompagnent et commentent les dessins de l¿auteur dramatique René Peter, ami de Debussy et de Proust. Au nombre de 26 ces compositions étranges s¿apparentent à des ¿uvres d¿inspirés, de médiums, ou d¿hallucinés que les surréalistes mettront à la mode dans les années trente. Selon le préambule, des artistes éminents les apprécièrent avec enthousiasme notamment Whistler, A. Stevens, Puvis de Chavannes. Le livre parut pour les Etrennes 2012, et reçut la critique suivante dans "Les annales politiques et littéraires" du 22 décembre : "J'allais oublier un livre humoristique qui est de l'Offenbach en planches de couleurs; il s'agit de La Création du Monde, par M. René Peter, qui veut imiter les ébauches maladroites des enfants et atteint à des effets comiques imprévus. MM. Paul Reboux et Charles Müller ont rédigé le texte "à leur manière", qui est loin d'être mauvaise. M. Reynaldo Hahn a jeté sur le papier, en guise de préface, une parodie musicale fine et légère, "chaotique " naturellement, puisqu'elle doit préciser "la musique des sphères" qui n'existait pas encore." René Peter, intime de la famille Proust fut aussi un amour ignoré de Marcel; il n¿écrira cette histoire qu¿en 1947 peu avant sa mort; elle ne sera publiée qu'en 2006. Défauts en couverture, mouillure claire à quelques feuillets dans le coin inférieur droit. Etui et chemise (Devauchelle) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         La Quatrième arme. Le Gagnant du Concours Militaire [and] La Revue de Printemps vue à bord du dirigeable "Capitaine Ferber".

      Mabileau & Co. Paris 1912 - Two hand-coloured pochoir prints; one with two corners chipped. Size: 68 cm x 34 cm. Striking record of early military aviation, at the dawn of World War I. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Eugène Lami (1800-1890)

      Manzi, Joyant et Cie 1912 - Exemplaire sur papier du Japon avec une double suite des planches - cinq planches fac-similé en couleurs. Illustrations d'après les peintures et les dessins originaux. Il a été tiré de ce livre EUGENE LAMI soixante-quinze exemplaires sur papier des M - Genre : DOUIN [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Ordres et apostilles de Napoléon (1799-1815)

      Champion, 1911, 1912. 4 volumes grand in-8, toile gommée bleu-marine, dos lisses, ornés et dorés, pièces vertes, non coupé, non rogné, 400 - 668 - 656 - 659 pp. Table des ordres et apostilles, index des noms. On joint, du même auteur et reliés à l'identique, les Inédits Napoléoniens. Paris, Fontemoing, 1913, 2 volumes in-8° de 510 et 538 pp., index. Tache d'encre rouge sur la tranche sup. du 1er volume des Inédits sinon très bon exemplaire. Importante publication en belle condition et rare complète des Inédits Napoléoniens que le biographe présente en complément des Ordres et apostilles.

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         Le vol sans battement ouvrage posthume inédit...

      Librairie Aéronautique, 1912. (14 x 22) PRIMA EDIZIONE. Cop. edit. a colori. Ritratto dell'autore, 484 pp., 12 ill. nel testo, 3 tavv. in una. rip. fuori testo. Art Ancien Cat. 70 n. 190; Gamble 5272; Sorbets p. 79; Sotheran 20805.

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         Le Monoplan du Pape Roman politique en vers libres

      First edition. 8vo., original wrappers, dust jacket. Paris, E. Sansot & Cie.

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         LLOYD'S BOOK OF HOUSE FLAGS & FUNNELS OF THE PRINCIPAL STEAMSHIP LINES OF THE WORLD AND THE HOUSE FLAGS OF VARIOUS LINES OF SAILING VESSELS

      London. 1912. Lloyd's London. - Updated version of the 1904 original edition. (6), (2 PP index to National and Official Flags / index to Funnels), (30 PP index to shipowners), (2), 16 PP advertisements, plus 111 plates (25 to 136) with colour House-Flags and Funnels. Green cloth cover, gilt decorated front, gilt title on spine. Spine is soiled with some cracking and has been reinforced. Rear cover is a little soiled, o/wise front cover is quite clean and bright. Inside front and rear gutters are a little cracked. No other imperfections, and internally this is near fine copy of a very rare item. 25.5 x 16. Plates 25 to 35: National and Official Flags. Plate 36: International Code Flags and Pennants. Plates 37 to 126 "House-Flags and Funnels of Steam Vessels": Numbered from 1 to 1890 (with 145 blank spaces and 45 corrections of House-Flags / Funnels pasted down on the opposite page). Plates 127 to 132 with blank spaces for No. 1891 to No. 2016, followed by an extra page with 21 blank spaces. Plates 133 to 136 "House-Flag of Sailing Vessels and other flags": numbered 2017 to 2128 (with 19 blank spaces). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         CAMPOS DE CASTILLA

      - Campos de Castilla.- Madrid, Renacimiento, Establecimiento Tipográfico y Editorial, Pontejos, 8, 1912; en 8º mayor rustica original con ligeros desperfectos, 198 pp. - 1 h. Primera edición. Muy rara. Desde 1908, viviendo en Soria, Machado venía escribiendo poemas que, en un primer compendio, envió a finales de 1910 a Gregorio Martínez Sierra, para su publicación en la Editorial Renacimiento. El editor lo consideró material escaso y de ahí que el libro no se publicase hasta finales de abril de 1912. Contenía 54 poemas, presentados así: "Campos de Soria", nueve poemas iniciales; "La tierra de Alvargonzález", extenso romance en diez capítulos; "Proverbios y cantares", 29 pequeños poemas; Cuatro poemas sueltos (Humorada, Consejos, Profesión de fe y Mi bufón).Dos elogios: a Unamuno, y a Juan Ramón Jiménez, que se sumaban a las dos dedicatorias, a Julio Romero de Torres y a Juan Ramón, incluidas respectivamente en el poema "Amanecer de otoño" y en "La tierra de Alvargonzález".

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         Captain Johnston's Report of the General Scheme for the Improvement of the River Murray; together with Plans and Estimates. [Bound together with] Report on Improvements in the Vicinity of the Mouth of the River Murray, South Australia

      Adelaide, R.E.E. Rogers, Government Printer, 1912 [and] 1913. Foolscap folio, 66 pages plus a folding chart, 3 large folding plans or charts (describing a typical plan of a lock and weir, and charting the effects of certain reservoirs on navigation) and a large folding map of the Murray (555 x 910 mm, the 'section between Swan Reach and Wentworth ... showing locations of lock-sites', with a very large inset map of the entire length of the river), [and] 32 pages plus a folding map ('Proposed improvements in the vicinity of the mouth of the River Murray', 537 x 518 mm). Contemporary full morocco lettered in gilt on the front cover 'Captain Johnston's River Murray Reports'; the original spine is missing and has been replaced with a fairly pedestrian piece of cloth, giving it a quarter cloth look; extremities rubbed, bumped and a little worn; title pages a little marked (with the second one a little foxed along the top margin); neat repairs to a few trifling tears to the folding plans (with a tape-stain to an old repair along one fold of the last map); slight nicks to the bottom edge of some leaves in the first paper; overall in very good condition. The ownership signature of Arthur Searcy (1913) is written in pencil on each title page. Arthur Searcy (1852-1935) was Controller of Harbors from July 1911 and Chairman of the Harbors Board Committee until his retirement at the age of 65 (information from the Searcy scrapbooks in the State Library of South Australia). He was the older brother of the more well-known Alfred (1854-1925). Loosely inserted are retained duplicate typescripts of two letters (in all, four pages foolscap) from Searcy, as Chairman of the Board, to the Minister of Marine, regarding proposed works at Victor Harbor (one page) and Goolwa (three pages). The letters are signed and dated at the head by Searcy (August and September 1922 respectively); the one on Goolwa raises numerous objections to Johnston's scheme. Three related contemporary newspaper cuttings (one printing a lengthy letter from Simpson Newland) are also present. The September 1928 ownership signature of E.H. Bakewell is written in pencil on the recto of the front flyleaf. Bakewell was managing director of the South Australian Reinforced Concrete Company, which makes sense in this context.

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         Prison memoirs of An Anarchist

      Original olive green cloth. frontis portrait of Berkman"At the time of the Homestead Strike." Gift inscription from Berman to C.V. Cook to the front end paper. In ink, states that this was part of Home Library at Home Hall. This is Berkman's account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh, from 1892 to 1906. The book begins with the details of how Berkman came to be imprisoned: as an anarchist activist, he had attempted to assassinate wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick, manager of the Carnegie steel works in Pennsylvania. Berkman - Russian born, anarchist and lover of Emma Goldman, in 1919 he was finally deported to the Soviet Union where he would also be eventually expelled. Cook, Cassius V., 1879-1950 - American anarchist, worked in Chicago as treasurer of the Rationalist Association of North America in 1915 and publisher of the Libertarian Magazine. In 1917-1918 he was secretary-treasurer of Daniel Wallace's League of Humanity. He spoke at an Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman Protest Defense Meeting, held under the auspices of the League of Humanity on 23 June 1917 with Daniel H. Wallace, William Nathanson, and William Abrams. Cook was arrested on 28 March 1918 and charged with violation of the Espionage act, but was able to escape a prison term "due to the extraordinary cautiousness of my good friend Attorney Harold O. Mulks of Chicago." (Cook to Agnes Inglis 26, March 1943, Cassius Cook Papers, Labadie Collection, University of Michigan), Lucy Parsons put up her house in Chicago to help bail out Cook in 1918 and he was released about a month after his arrest. In April 1918 Mother Earth Bulletin reported that he was arrested and placed under $10,000 bail, charged with conspiracy to obstruct the draft, and a C.V. Cook Defense Committee was organized in Chicago. After his release from Cook County Jail he became publicity director for the Tom Mooney case in Chicago, and was then appointed by the President of the Chicago Federation of Labor to a Committee of Fifteen to help build a chain of cooperative retail stores and a national cooperative Wholesale shop, a venture which eventually failed.

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         Geschichte der deutschen Flugzeugindustrie: Stand vom Sommer 1918. - [2 Bände in 1 Band].

      2 Bände in 1 Band (Band I: "Geschichte vor dem Kriege". Band IIa: "Bauaufsichten 1 bis 10" und Band IIb: "Bauaufsichten 11 bis 45 nach deren Angaben, ohne kritische Würdigung"). Der erste Band beschreibt die Anfänge bis zur Nationalflugspende Deutschlands (mit Vergleichsdaten des Auslands), und weiter bis zum Kriegsbeginn (Frühjahr 1912 bis Sommer 1912). Die beiden Teilbände IIa und IIb beschreiben Flugzeuge und Flugzeugteile produzierende deutschen Firmen (Gründung, Fabrikanlagen und Flugplatz, Fabrikation, Arbeiterfürsorge, Kraftanlage, Flugtechnische Entwicklung, Belegschaften und Konstrukteure, Bauaufsicht, Streiks [!]...). - Bearbeitet von der Inspektion des Flugzeugwesens, Zentral-Abnahme-Kommission (Z.A.K. VII). - Mit dem gedruckten Vermerk "Entwurf" auf dem Einband und auf den Titelblättern. - Mit einigen wenigen Abbildungen. - Einband etwas berieben und vorn wellig gelockert, Schnitt gering fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar.[Flugzeuge, Flugzeugentwicklung, Deutsches Reich, Flugzeugproduktion, Albatros, L.B.G., Rumpler, Roland, Merkur, Aviatik Leipzig, D.F.W., Gotha, Schwade, Hannover, Halberstadt, A.W.S., Fokker, A.E.G., Daimler, Friedrichshafen, Schütte-Lanz, Linke-Hoffmann, Rinne, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, Pfalz, Germania, Gläser, Kondor, Otto, S.L. Zeesen, Märkische Flugzeugwerft, S.S.W. Nürnberg, Norddeutsche Flugzeugwerke, Hansa, Aviatik, Hans-Grade-Werk, S.S.G. Köslin, Goedecker, L.B.G. Köslin, Alter, Junkers-Fokker, Schneider, Götze, Sablatnig, Nürnberger Schraubenfabrik, Berliner Unterlief, Rex, Zeppelin Staaken, Bleichrode, Steiger]

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         12/25 ????? 1912 ?.: 1812-1912. [One Hundred Years Anniversary of the Office of the Governor General in Finland, 12/25 March 1912: 1812 - 1912].

      Tip. "Finliandskoy Gazety" Helsingfors 1912 - Octavo (25 x 16.8 cm). 80, [4] pp., with 6 plates, including 5 with tipped-in original photographs. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering to upper cover; extremities slightly rubbed, corners bumped. Rare publication issued in a limited number not for sale. It was published to commemorate a hundred years since the establishment of the Office of the Russian Governor in Finland, which in accordance with the Treaty of Fredrikshamn was incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1809 as an autonomous territory. The publication describes official celebrations of the anniversary, including ceremonial services in the honour of deceased Russian Emperors, prayers for Nicholas II, menus of official dinners, texts of congratulatory telegrams and a concert programme. It is illustrated with five original photographs showing guests of the celebratory events. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         V. Olympiaden: Olympiska Spelen I Stockholm 1912 I Bild och Ord [The 1912 Olympic Games at Stockholm in Words and Pictures]

      Published by Ahlen & Akerlund, Goteborg [Gothenburg] 1912 - , 526 pages, limited edition no.1920 of 2500, each numbered copy is registered to an owner and a list up to no. 1766 appears at the rear, text in Swedish, English, German and French, by Cederstrom, Drake, Fick, Grut, Hermelin, Klercker, Littorin, Laftman, Lonnegren, Moberg, Palm, Peterson, Salander, Salchow, Schwartz, Soderstrom, and Warelius. Black and white photos throughout, decorated capitals, red titles. Limited Edition , book is in fine condition , cardboard slipcase worn at edges with some torn joints, fair condition , full padded morocco, gilt embossed shield and title to front board, gilt border to front, marbled endpapers, full red edges, , oblong quarto, 26.5 cm x 34 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Brothers Karamazov

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912. First American edition. One of the towering classics of Russian literature. First translated into English in the 20th century by Constance Garnett, as the first book in her series "The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky." Constance Garnett is responsible for introducing many works of Russian literature to English readers for the first time, including books by Tolstoy and Turgenev. "[her] translations read easily... her versions were in many cases pioneering versions."(Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translations). A quick search on Americana Exchange reveals a single copy of this first US edition (using the British sheets) sold by Swann in 2017 for $10,000. The British edition appears equally rare. A Very Good+ copy. Spine darkened and chipped at the crown, minor soiling to the boards (and an ink mark to the rear board), internal contents generally in excellent shape. Top edge gilt. One of the great works of world literature. Dealing with questions of belief and faith in a seemingly ambivalent world, "The Brothers Karamazov" has influenced countless writers and thinkers. Freud called it "the most magnificent novel ever written" and Nietzsche ironically said Dostoyevsky was "the only psychologist ... from whom I had something to learn; he ranks among the most beautiful strokes of fortune in my life." The book took over two years for Dostoyevsky to write - he died months after its publication. "What makes [you] read it too, is sheer breathless interest in the people and the drama... every man, woman, and child introduced in these 840 pages is human - convincingly and horribly human." (Contemporary New York Times Review.).

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         The Weird of the Wanderer

      William Rider, London., 1912. First edition. Octavo. pp xxii, 299. 16-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Original blue buckram covers decorated in blind and lettered in gilt. A fantasy novel. Corvo wrote in a letter: ''I wrote nine tenths of that book to Pirie-Gordon's one tenth & we were to share profits half & half''. On page 14 of the advertisements at the rear of the book Rolfe is given sole credit for the book. Laid in are parts of the scarce and extremely friable dustwrapper: most of the front and rear panels and the flaps.Bookplate on front pastedown. Edges faintly spotted. Very good indeed. A bright copy.

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         LANDSCAPE GARDENING IN JAPAN.

      - Tokio 1912,1893, Maruzen.Green cloth,very good,gold stamped, 2 vol.set, index, many illustrations 40 collotype photos by K. Ogawa, tall folio 161+40p. photos, bibliography, plans, neatly rebacked, 26.5 x 36.5 cm. 2nd & BEST EDITION. SCARCE BINDING: The pictorial are gold-stamped with garden illustrations, the backs are blind-stamped as issued. Large size format. *** THE FRONTIS: This was a lovely print done with 80 color woodblocks., highlighted by gold and silver, colors superbly done by T. Tamura. * CONTENTS: Treatise on authentic Japanese garden design & construction. Covering in detail, the history, garden stones, lanterns, pagodas, water basins, garden enclosures, wells, bridges, arbors, ornamental water, garden vegetation & composition. The supplemental volume contains some forty photo collotypes of individual gardens in Japan, superbly photographed by the celebrated Japanese photographer, K. Ogawa. This work is a classic study on the construction and design of Japanese gardens, as well as a photographic essay of some of the best examples throughout Japan. A corner stone of Japanese garden books & teahouse gardens. Always R A R E in the complete two volume set. Volume 1 contains history, garden stones, lanterns, pagodas, water basins, enclosures, wells, bridges, arbors, water use, vegetation, garden composition. An excellent resource. * WHO WAS JOSIAH CONDER: Josiah Conder, the father of Japanese architecture of the many foreign architects invited to Japan in the last quarter of the 19th century, Conder was the man who made the biggest impact on the Japanese. A graduate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, where he was a pupil of William Burgess, Conder was awarded the institute's prestigious Soane Prize in 1876, recognition of his talent and potential. In 1877, aged 25, Conder arrived in Japan, where he served concurrently as professor of architecture at the Imperial College of Engineering, and as consultant to the Building and Repair Division of the Ministry of Public Works. He was to remain in Japan until his death in 1920, devoting his life to modernizing Japan's architectural technology. . Between 1878 and 1907, Conder designed over 50 major Western-style buildings in Tokyo. These included the Tokyo Imperial Museum in Ueno (1881), the largest brick building in Japan of its day, the Kaitakushi Bussan Urisabakijo [1881], a marketplace for selling produce from Hokkaido, and the Rokumeikan state reception hall (1883), a symbol of the Meiji government's Westernizing aspirations. Conder built in a variety of styles, ranging from Gothic to Renaissance to Tudor to Moorish, contributing to the progressive, eclectic appearance of Meiji period architecture while suggesting he was struggling to find a suitable idiom for Japan. For example, the Tokyo Imperial Museum showed Islamic Indian influence, the Kaitakushi building Victorian Gothic tendencies, and the Rokumeikan English Renaissance tastes. . For the Meiji administration, however, which sought a more mainstream European style, Conder's approach proved a little too wide-ranging, and in due course he set up his own firm, although he continued to advise the government. Conder went into private practice in 1888. His commissions included the first Mitsubishi building in the redbrick Marunouchi district of Tokyo [1894], a residence in Yushima for Hisaya Iwasaki [1896] and the Mitsui Club in Mita, used by the Mitsui family for entertaining [1913]. He paid full attention to interiors as well as exteriors, so that these residences were perfectly coordinated, and all his projects bore his distinctive touch. As the Imperial College of Engineering's chief instructor for the Engineering Science Department, Conder organized lessons and delivered lectures. His courses covered everything from ancient Egyptian through Indian to contemporary European architecture, and focused on construction techniques using wood, brick and stone. . Conder also gave demonstrations on site, such as

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         A HOLOGRAPH LETTER FROM WILLIAM E. GRIFFIS TO HENRY SMITH MUNROE, MARCH 19, 1912

      - Ithaca, N.Y. 1912. A single sheet, folded 3 times, opens to 28 x 21.7 cm., folds down to be 14 x 7.7 cm., very good, pen written in bold script, with Griffis's stunning signature. Three items in all. A RARE GROUP OF THREE NICE ITEMS *** *** *** . . "YATOI" or "KAITAKUSHI," FOR SALE AS A GROUP . . * A GROUP OF THREE IMPORTANT ITEMS BY "YATOI" or "KAITAKUSHI" This is a small group of rare items relating to foreigners who were hired by the Meiji Government to modernize Japan, they were commonly called YATOI" or "KAITAKUSHI," in Japanese, but Griffis fondly refers to them as "Yatoi." * . The group consists of the following three RARE items: . 1. A holographic letter from William E. Griffis to Columbia Mining Professor, Henry S. Munroe. Pen written & dated letter in Griffis's bold hand. The letter was dated March 19, 1912, Ithaca, New York. Griffis asks Munroe for the postal address of Dr Antisell, Prof. Randolph, General Capron or any "Yatoi." you may recall in your work." * . THE CONTENTS OF THIS LETTER: Griffis states: "Gladly renewing our old acquaintance, not to be forgotten, in Tokyo, will you kindly.tell me as to the postal accessibility of relatives of Dr. Antisell, Prof. Randoplph, Gen. Capron, or any 'YATOI' [temporary foreign employees of the Japanese government aka: KAITAKUSHI] you may recall in your work." . 2. The book by Henry S. Munroe: THE MINERAL WEALTH OF JAPAN, Philadelphia 1878, Sherman. Nice copy in the original wrappers. 67p, and the large folding 1876 map showing mining and other fields of mineral wealth in Japan. . 3. The book by William E. Griffis: HEPBURN OF JAPAN: And His Wife and Helpmates, A Life Story of Toil for Christ. Philadelphia 1912, Westminister, spine clean, ex-library copy with perforated title and plates, else clean, solid. . . !! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL BEAUTIFUL EDITION !! . . THIS IS !! N O T !! A DEFECTIVE OCR REPRINT ! . *** WHO WAS WILLIAM E. GRIFFIS [1843-1928]:: . Griffis was an American Orientalist, and Japan's foremost missionary, Congregational minister, lecturer, and a prolific author of a large number of books about Japan, China and Korea. See us for a list of available titles currently in stock. He was also a most prolific and respected author a good number of his works are now considered to be "Classics." Griffis spend some four years in Japan during the 1870's, reorganizing the Japanese school system. . In September 1870 Griffis was invited to Japan by Matsudaira Shungaku, for the purpose of organizing schools along modern lines. In 1871, he was Superintendent of Education in the province of Echizen. In recompense, he was provided with a salary of $2,400, a house in Fukui and a horse. . In 1872-74, Griffis taught chemistry and physics at Kaisei Gakko, the forerunner of Tokyo Imperial University. He prepared the New Japan Series of Reading and Spelling Books, 5 vols. (1872). He also published primers for Japanese students of the English language; and he and contributed to the Japanese press and to newspapers and magazines in the United States numerous papers of importance on Japanese affairs. . Griffis was joined by his sister, Margaret Clark Griffis, who became a teacher at the Tokyo Government Girls' School later to become the Peeresses' School. By the time they left Japan in 1874, Griffins had befriended many of Japan's future political leaders. . Griffis was a member of the Asiatic Society of Japan, the Asiatic Society of Korea, the Historical Society of the Imperial University of Tokyo, and the Meirokusha. . In 1903 Griffis resigned from the active ministry to devote himself exclusively to writing and lecturing. His books on Japan and Japanese culture were complemented with extensive college and university lecture circuit itineraries. In addition to his own books and articles during this period, he also joined Inazo Nitobe in crafting what became his most well-known book, "BUSHIDO: The Soul of Japan." . In 1907, the Japanese government conferred upon Griffis the Order of the

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         RUINS OF DESERT CATHAY: Personal Narrative of Exploration inCentral Asia and Wes

      - London 1912, Macmillan. Brown cloth, teg., very good, 2 vol. set, 546+517p., index, 3 fold-out maps, line drawings,332 bw photos, 9 color lithos, 6 fold-out panoramas, 17 x 24 cm., a bit of minor damp stain to end paper,spine, 1 corner bumped. *** *** *** . . . AN IMPORTANT PRIMARY RESOURCE: A FIRST STUDY . . * The most fascinating of Stein's popular publications, incluing chapters on his negotiations for the treasures in the walled-up library at Dunhuang. His personal record of archeological & geographical explorations carried out in the remote parts of Asia. . * Stein traveled on foot over 10,000 miles from the valley of the Indo-Afghan border, across the snowy ranges of the Hindu Kush, up the cradle of the River Oxus, on the roof of the world, & down to the Tarim River basin, to the dreaded Taklamakan desert. A keen archaeological primary resource, plus the first discovery of Tun-Huang and the Caves of the 1000 Buddha's. A major resource for early Buddhist studies, and Central Asian exploration, the Silk Road, and that whole area. By and large, the most impressive resource on this hitherto unexplored area. The Holy Grail of early Buddhist images and Buddhism. . * THE FIRST EDITION WAS LONDON 1912 IN 2 VOLUMES. Bound in original brown cloth with gold-stamping, and top edges gilt, 17 x 24 cm. . *** REFERENCES: . Yakushi S331 * Stein 1862-1943 *

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         Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido: Beitrage zur Entwicklungeschichte des Denkens (Psychology of the Unconscious)

      Franz Deuticke 1912 - First edition. (Garrison/ Morton 4985.2.) 422pp. Recent black leather with gilt spine lettering, original front wrap mounted on front board, back panel creased and laid in at rear. In German. Near Fine with a few easily-erasable pencil underlines and marginal notes, a few light corner creases. The first appearance in book form of an important early work by Jung, which occasioned a break in his friendship with Freud. It was translated into English four years later as Psychology of the Unconscious. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Paul Scheurich. Pierrot. Mappe mit sechs Radierungen [signiert]. 76. Werk der Gurlittpresse

      Berlin: Fritz Gurlitt Verlag, 1912 - 76. Werk der Gurlittpresse. Erschienen in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 20 Exemplaren auf Japan und 40 Exemplaren auf Bütten, hier vorliegend das Exemplar No. B 7. Großformatige Halbleinenmappe mit entnehmbarem Deckblatt und 6 (vollständig) entnehmbaren signierten und datierten Radierungen unter Passepartouts, Blattgröße jeweils 20 x 15 cm ; Plattengröße jeweils zirka 11,5 x 8 cm. Die Mappe etwas berieben und fleckig, die Passepartouts etwas fleckig, die Büttenblätter mit den Radierungen selbst sämtlich in sehr guter und sauberer Erhaltung. jpwRegal-HH [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         THE LOST WORLD

      Hodder & Stoughton, George H. Doran Company 1912 - TRUE First Edition, First State Near fine, crisp clean copy First Edition, First Printing, First State with the year 1912 printed on the copyright page. In the extremely scarce ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the publisher¿s $1.25 net printed price present on the spine. This book preceded all the London printings and the later oversized issues in larger format An extraordinary crisp example of this title with vibrant red cloth boards with an embossed title image to front. Strong unfaded Gilt titles to spine. The boards are in clean condition with sharp corners, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The mustard colored end papers are in perfect clean condition with no inscriptions, no bookstore stamps and no owner names. The internal pages still maintain their rigidity, and are crisp, bright, and flat, and extremely clean for this title. The book has no writing, no marks, no scribbles, no stains, no bent pages, no age toning and no foxing. Beautiful copy of a children¿s book in hard to find condition, internally appearing as unread! The original first edition, first state dust jacket has benefited some very slight restoration to the spine tips and as such presents in near fine condition. The white based dust jacket is still bright with only a hint of toning, maintaining vibrant red titles and text to the front and back panels, with the more common fading to the spine. The dust jacket otherwise has no stains, no rips, no chips, no edgewear, and no foxing. The jacket has the publisher's $1.25 net printed price present on the spine. A lovely stunning jacket! Please see images A very handsome copy of this title, presenting well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other SciFi, fantasy and mystery rare books [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Gesammelte Werke. Hrsg. von Dr. J. Schwalbe unter Mitwirkung von G. Graffky & E. Pfuhl. 2 in 3 Bde.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Georg Thieme, 1912, Folio, XIV, 706 pp. IV, 680 pp. V, pp.681-1216 1 Portraitafeln, 2 Frontisp., 194 Textabbildungen und 43 z.T. farb. Tafel., 3 orig. Leinenbände Einbände etas beschabt, weinge Seiten fleckig. First and only Edition of Robert Koch's collected works! Many of the basic principles and techniques of modern bacteriology were adapted or devised by Robert Koch, who therefore is often regarded as the chief founder of that science. His isolation of the causal agents of anthrax, tuberculosis, and cholera brought him worldwide acclaim as well as leadership of the German school of bacteriology. Directly or indicrectly he influenced authorities in many countries to introduce public health legislation based on knowledge of the microbic origin of various infections, and he stimulated more enlightened popular attitudes toward hygienic and immunologic measures for controlling such diseases. So he was ranked by Paul Ehrlich among "the few princes of medical science" and Theobald Smith- not given to loose praise- called him "the master of us all in bacteriology". Such tributes were evoked by a remarkable combination of qualities- extraordinarily methodical technique, dogged perseverance in verifying theories and fearless logic in applying findings, and tireless industry. "Nicht locker lassen" (don't let up) was a favorite exhortation to himself and associates. Koch expressed his career's basic motivation in his first paper on tuberculosis: "I have undertaken my investigations in the interest of public health and I hope the greatest benefits will acure therefrom". In disclosing the causes from disease and expounding the means of prevention, Robert Koch at his best was unexcelled. The Faustian weaknesses and perplexeties he carried do not diminish the lasting benefits that his aspirations bestowed upon mankind. - cit. n. Claude E. Dollmann, DSB 7, p.420-434.Koch's complete works were published two years after his death and contain practically all 99 of his published monographs and scientific papers, as well as 92 previously unpublished reports to national, state and municipal authorities. Vol.I contains his early classic reports on anthrax, wound infections, disinfection, and methods of isolating bacteria, and 18 other papers on tuberculosis that appeared between 1882 and 1910. Vol. II, pt.1 contains 9 publications on cholera and 30 on tropical diseases, chiefly malaria and sleeping sickness. Among the reports to governments in vol. II, pt.2, 53 deal with zoonoses, acute infectious diseases (including cholera and typhoid fever), and tropical diseases 8 with tuberculosis 5 with vaccination regulations and procedures 14 with with sewage disposal and water supplies and 12 with miscellaneous topics ranging from the denaturing of alcohol to smoke nuisances. Heirs of Hippocrates, No. 1076 Garrison & Morton No.86 Nobel price in 1905. These three volumes containing Garrison & Morton No. 2331-3, 2544.1, 2457, 2488, 2495.1, 2536, 2545, 5040, 5108, 5167, 5636.1, 5923, 5930. Rare not in Cushing, Osler or Waller.

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         THE KING EMPEROR'S INDIAN TOUR 1911 - 1912. A Large and Important Photographic Record of the Tour as Photographed By the Royal Photographer

      Ernest Brooks - Photographer, Windsor 1912 - A large oblong folio album containing 208 original photographs [mainly 6 x 4ins, 155 x 111mm] mounted four to each side of the album leaves, each with a letterpress description pasted beneath it. The album, measuring 17½ x 12 ins [445 x 315mm], is bound in full padded red leather with the title as above gilt blocked to the upper board. It shows signs of wear but is quite sound and has been professionally re-backed at some time with most of the original spine laid down. Although there are no previous ownership marks the album was almost certainly prepared for a member of the Royal Party travelling to India on H.M.S. Medina and the images are by the royal photographer Ernest Brooks* who had much more intimate access to the party and events than almost any other professional photographer. That the album contains a large number of photographs of the tiger hunting visit to Nepal further indicates that the owner was probably a member of the King's suite, perhaps an ADC. During that part of the tour the Queen was elsewhere and her separate activities are not recorded by this photographer. This is an extremely useful pictorial record of the visit with many photographs that are not published in the standard books or encountered in other albums. We have never come across another example of this particular album [although we have handled this one before]. The photographs are as follows: Departure from Portsmouth [2]; escorting battleships photographed from HMS Medina; Port Said with TIM, the Khedive of Egypt, Lord Kitchener, &c [2]; life on board - deck games, informal group portraits, &c [15]; Bombay including the royal barge procession [4]; Delhi and the Coronation Durbar, including Maharajas in open carriages visiting the King Emperor, reviews, a rare view of a fire in the camp, portraits, &c [46]; inspecting the Arrah Light Horse, , tiger and rhino hunting with the Maharaja of Nepal [50]; leaving Nepal [2]; royal boat crossing the Ganges; official duties in Calcutta [17]; on the royal train Calcutta -Nagpur - Bombay [8]; Port Sudan including tribesmen and portraits of Lord Crewe & Lord Charles Fitzmaurice, Hon Sir David Keppel & Capt Faussett RN on camels [14]; on board HMS Medina - royal rooms, &c [4]; Malta with illuminated battleships [2]; the last few pages are filled with additional images that are out of sequence - hunting in Nepal [6], portraits [4], HMS Exmouth saluting the royal barge, royal heralds and attendants, Delhi [2], view of Delhi camp, review in Gibraltar, arrival at Portsmouth. Thanksgiving at St Paul's. The photographs seem personally selected and reflect the chief interests of the time. The large number of good images of the hunting expeditions in the Nepal Terai is particularly notable and they include many of the King shooting from the elephant howdah, kills, loading tigers on to pack elephants, shooting lunches, and include named individuals such as Gen Sir Horace Smith Dorrien, the Duke of Teck, the Maharaja of Nepal, etc. Many other key individuals are mentioned in the captions including the ladies attending Queen Mary, the Viceroy Lord Hardinge, Indian Princes, etc. The photographer has had perhaps a unique opportunity to record the relaxed life of the royal party on board ship and the Durbar section includes much that is not seen in the standard large format prints that fill most albums. There are five interesting images of princes in their silver mounted carriages [Patiala, Benares, Bilaspur, Jind, and Nawanagar] and there are several other attractive images of rulers [Bikaner with his heir, Bharatpur, Bhopal] together with a particularly good double portrait of the Hon ADCs HH Ganga Singh Maharaja of Bikaner and HH Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh. "Ernest Brooks [1875 - 1957] grew up in Windsor Great Park where his father worked. As a opportunity to youth he looked after the pony which Lord Kitchener had given to Queen Victoria. He became e photographer to the King and as such accompanied the royal party on t [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Die heteroplastische und nomöoplastische Transplantation. Eigene Untersuchungen und vergleichende Studien.

      Berlin, Verlag von Julius Springer, 1912, 8, (4), 161, (1), 6 pp. Anzeigen, 29 Abb., 1 Tafel, orignal broschiertes Exemplar in einem feinem Halbleinenband im Stil der Zeit. Georg Schöne (1875-), coiner of the term "transplantation immunity," was among the first to study tumor immunology by means of transplantable tumor lines in experimental animals. "From the very outset of these investigations of transplantable tumors, it was noted that there were very strict limitations on the ability of the tumor transplant to survive in the new host. The experimental work of barely a decade was summarized in 1912 in "Die hetroplastische und homöoplastische Transplantation". Schöne made clear, tumor researches had already established by 1912 the general rules governing the acceptance or rejection of tumor grafts. . . . Here, in 1912, are the 'laws of transplantation' substantially as we understand them today" Silverstein, Hist. Immunology, pp. 278-79. Schöne generalized these findings beyond tumors to encompass the transplantation of skin and organs. His work forms one of the foundation stones of the Nobel-Prize winning transplantation researches conducted a generation later by Medawar and Burnet. Garrison & Morton No. 2567.1

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         I: ???? ????????????? ???????????? [Emperor Alexander I].

      St. Petersburg eks. zagotov. gos bumag 1912 - 2 vols, folio (30.5 x 22 cm). XIII, including half-title and title, with 19 plates, with issue guards; V, including half-title and title, 745 pp. Contemporary half-green morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, top edge gilt; rubbed. This work was printed by the publishing house of Government Securities known for the quality of its prints. A very good copy of this profound work by the Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich (1859 – 1919), an eminent historian and scholar, who focused his research mainly on the history of Russia during the reign of Tsar Alexander I. Bibliokhronica, I, ? 145. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         14 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Wien u. a., 1877 bis 1912. - Zusammen 31¾ SS. auf 27 Bll. (Gr.-)8vo. Schöne Briefe an den Komponisten, Arrangeur und Dirigenten Eduard Kremser (1838-1914), die sich hauptsächlich auf seine Tätigkeit beim Wiener Männergesangsverein beziehen: "Gestern sprach ich mit Herrn Hellmesberger und der meint daß eine kräftige Probe - kurz vor dem Conzert hinreichen dürfte. Da ich aber für diese Probe noch eine letzte Correktur an den Auflagstimmen machen möchte so bitte ich Sie, so gut sein zu wollen und mir die Partitur für 1-2 Tage zu borgen [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 8. I. 1877). - "Die Zeit der Entscheidung der Chormeister-Angelegenheit im M. G. V. rückt näher, und ich bin unendlich neugierig zu erfahren inwiefern meine Chancen sich geändert d. h. gebessert haben, ich bin höchst gespannt wie die letzte Entschließung des Vereins fallen wird [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 11. IX. 1880). - "Für die große Freude die Sie mir gestern durch die unvergleichliche Wiedergabe des Chores 'Herbst' machten, sage ich Ihnen nochmal meinen wärmsten Dank. - Sollten Sie das Stück heuer bei einer Sommerliedertafel wieder bringen, so wäre ich sehr vergnügt darüber. Bei einiger Akustik des Raumes ist das Stück auch im Freien von sicherer Wirkung. (Ich hörte es vor 2 Jahren vom [G]razer Männergesangvereine, der es auch im Freien repetiren mußte.) [.]" (a. d. Br. v. 12. XI. 1885). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Olympische Spiele Stockholm 1912. 29. Juni bis 22. Juli veranstaltet vom Schwedischen Olympischen Organisations-Komitee.

      Mit VIII, 135 Seiten mit einem Frontispizporträt des schwedischen Königs Gustaf V. Sowie mit 200 Illustrationen nach Photographien und Tuschzeichnungen und mit 20 schwarz-weißen Tafeln ( Vollbilder ). Schlichter grauer Oln, KleinFolio ( 35 x 27,5 cm ). Von schlechter Erhaltung: Der Einband stärker angestaubt, etwas fleckig, etwas angeknickt zur rechten unteren Ecke, das obere Kapital des schmalen Einbandrückens bestoßen, Bindung stark gelockert. Innen mit alten Besitzvermerken und -stempeln aus dem Jahre 1912 auf dem Vortitel sowie dem Titelblatt. Seiten teils stark gelockert bzw. lose, Klammerheftung angerostet, Seiten teils etwas fleckig ( einige Seiten auch stärker fleckig ) bzw. fingerfleckig. Einige Seiten mit Randläsionen und/oder gering angeknickt. - selten - ( Gewicht 1500 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request )

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         De Re Metallica. Translated from the first Latin edition of 1556 ... by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover

      London, 'Published for the Translators by The Mining Magazine', 1912 [first thus]. Folio, [iv], xxxii, 640, [1] (colophon) pages with approximately 270 illustrations. Original full vellum lettered and decorated in black on the spine; boards slightly bowed; vellum and endpapers lightly foxed and a little marked and discoloured; a very good copy (internally, a fine copy, uncut and - from page 317 - unopened). The first edition 'of Agricola's "De Re Metallica" (On Metals), illustrated with over 270 woodcuts, embraced everything connected with Renaissance mining and metallurgical industries, including administration, the duties of companies and workers, prospecting, mechanical engineering, ore processing and the manufacture of glass, sulfur and alum. Book VI provided detailed descriptions of sixteenth-century mining technologies, such as the use of water-power for crushing ore and the improvements in suction pumps and ventilation that became necessary as mine shafts were sunk deeper underground; it also includes an account of the diseases and accidents prevalent among miners, along with the means of preventing them. It is thus a pioneering work in occupational medicine. "De Re Metallica" remained the standard textbook on mining and metallurgy for over two hundred years..... In 1912 American mining engineer and industrialist, and later 31st President of the United States [1929-33], Herbert Clark Hoover [1874-1964] and his wife Lou Henry Hoover issued a semi-facsimile edition and translation, with "Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices upon the Development of Mining Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy & Mining Law from the earliest times to the 16th century ... The work, which remains definitive, was published in the same format as the first (1556) edition ... Mrs. Hoover, a former Latin teacher, was responsible for the translation' (Norman: HistoryofInformation.com). Norman also cites a summary report of 28 March 1914 'stating that Hoover had received 509 copies of the translation, 31 copies had been sent for review, 814 had been sold and 122 remained in the hands of the booksellers. This gives a total of 1,476 copies printed, a figure more plausible than Hoover's later claim of 3,000 copies (Memoirs I, pp. 117-119)'. Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed by Herbert Hoover on his personal stationery, from his Waldorf Astoria Towers address, 13 September 1958 (one page, large octavo); it is short enough to quote in full. 'Dear Dr. Delprat: I am delighted to have the book. I knew your father well, as I was for many years the engineer for a company which operated a neighbouring mine. With kind regards, Yours faithfully, [signed] Herbert Hoover.' The recipient was Dr Guillame Daniel Delprat, the son and namesake of G.D. Delprat (1856-1937), engineer, metallurgist, and pioneer industrialist, whose biography, 'A Vision of Steel. The Life of G.D. Delprat CBE. General Manager of BHP, 1898-1921', by his daughter Lady Paquita Mawson, was published in 1958. Dr Delprat was a medical practitioner in San Francisco; presumably his father's biography was the book referred to in the letter from Hoover. This copy of 'De Re Metallica' comes from the collection of G.D. Delprat (senior) himself, by descent; the pencilling on the front cover of the book ('Hoover Pres. United States to G.D. Delprat') may well be in his hand (if not, it is easily removed).

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        Farbenphotographie. Eine Sammlung von 100 Aufnahmen in natürlichen Farben.

      Leipzig, Seemann 1912 - Original-Leinen-Einband. Fol., 96 Seiten, mit 60 auf schwarzen Kartons montierten und durch vorgebundene Trennseiden geschützten Tafeln, darauf Wiedergaben von Autochromien im Dreifarbendruck, sowie 48 farbigen Textabbildungen. -- Eines der frühesten Bücher welches mit dem Autochromverfahren hergestellte Tafeln abbildet. Prächtige Publikation zum Autochromverfahren, ein von den Brüdern Lumiere 1903 entwickeltes Verfahren zur Fertigung farbiger Fotografien in Form von Glas-Diapositiven. Mit dem Autochromverfahren war es erstmals möglich, ein Farbbild mit einer einzigen Aufnahme zu erzeugen. Allerdings war die Belichtungszeit für eine Aufnahme sehr lang. - Das Verfahren konnte sich aufgrund hoher Herstellungskosten und langer Belichtungszeiten nicht durchsetzen, und wurde in den 1930er Jahren durch Agfacolor und Kodakchrome-Filme verdrängt. -- Komplettes Exemplar des ursprünglich in Lieferungen erschienen Werkes. Die einzelnen Lagen haben noch die Heftlöcher der Original-Lieferungs-Bänder. - Komplette Exemplare sind äusserst selten. Wir konnten auf dem internationalen Markt in den letzten jahrzehnten nur zwei inkomplette Exemplare ausfindig machen. - Vorderdeckel am unteren Rand etwas fleckig - sonst sehr gut erhalten. -- One of the earliest books using the autochrome Lumiere technic. - Very rare book with 60 plates in autochrome Lumiere technic. -- front cover a bit stained at bottom - otherwise in very good condition. - extremely rare when complete!! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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